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Using Technology to Balance Your Education and Life - OnlineUniversities.com

Using Technology to Balance Your Education and Life - OnlineUniversities.com | Breaking Education Technology News | Scoop.it
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Using Technology to Balance Your Education and Life -  For those considering a return to college or even high school seniors on the fence about committing to pursuing a degree, one thing to consider is how you are going to balance that commitment with everything else you need to do in your life.

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It's Time to Embrace the Post-Textbook Era in #HigherEd - OnlineUniversities.com

It's Time to Embrace the Post-Textbook Era in #HigherEd - OnlineUniversities.com | Breaking Education Technology News | Scoop.it
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It's Time to Embrace the Post-Textbook Era in #HigherEd -  We already live in a post-PC world with serious implications for education,  what will the death of the textbook industry mean for educators and students, and how can higher education professionals and students embrace this trend and what will benefits will it yield?

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DIY MOOCs - Turing Massive into Micro - OnlineUniversities.com

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DIY MOOCs - Turing Massive into Micro - OnlineUniversities.com - This post will redefine the mOOC (micro Open Online Course), present some paths that can be taken to create your own mOOC and suggest some innovative ways of making your mOOC the kind of interactive experience that will set it above all others.

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Using Social Media to be a Savvy College Shopper - Online Universities.com

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Using Social Media to be a Savvy College Shopper - how should you best leverage the power of social media to help you find the best possible higher education match? Here is a strategy that you can use to help make your search efficient and effective.

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How You Can Survive College Without Windows or iOS! - Online Universities.com

How You Can Survive College Without Windows or iOS! - Online Universities.com | Breaking Education Technology News | Scoop.it
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How You Can Survive College Without Windows or iOS! -With an unused computer and the advice I presented in "How to Get by in College Without MS Office!" you can install a free operating system and continue along in your education without missing a beat. Your computer might even run better and be safer than it was under either the Windows or Mac OS too. Here are the options and how to guide for getting started.

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8 Must Have Open Source Apps for Teachers | Teach Amazing!

8 Must Have Open Source Apps for Teachers | Teach Amazing! | Breaking Education Technology News | Scoop.it

Via Timo Ilomäki
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I know some of these, but they all look good and tie in to tomorrow's post on Education Unbound about breaking free of MS Office http://ow.ly/is1jH

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Tweeting Your way to Academic Success - Online Universities.com

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Twitter is one of those pieces of technology that people either love or hate.
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Tweeting Your way to Academic Success -  A recent report from The Education Forum, Twitteracy: Tweeting as a New Literacy Practice, sheds some light on the debate over whether Twitter is a major time waster or a valuable educational tool for developing technological literacy. Is Twitter, with its 140 character limit really a tool that can make education better? If so, how?

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5 Ways edX Could Change Education - Online Universities.com

5 Ways edX Could Change Education - Online Universities.com | Breaking Education Technology News | Scoop.it
After the initial announcement of Harvard and MIT’s collaborative learning platform, edX, earlier this year, I speculated that it might have several things to teach the world about e-learning and education in general …...
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5 Ways edX Could Change Education - The possible research contributions of edX to education that I proposed at the time were: students like learning with technology; gamification works; peer-enabled learning is effective; time should be a variable in learning not a constant; and that teaching innovation isn’t easy. Here is a look at what the researchers at MIT and Harvard intend to investigate and an evaluation of the evolving edX agenda.

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How to Create a MentorMobU Playlist » Online Universities

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Education Unbound Tech Literacy: MentorMob >> MentorMob, with its recent redesign and the inclusion of instructor tools in MentorMob U, is set to become one of the next big innovations in informal online learning that offers crowdsourced lessons on just about anything. MemtorMob also provides a powerful tool set for creating instruction and using it in the classroom. Here’s a look at the new interface and an overview of how to get started using it.

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iTunes U–The Next Big Learning Management System? » Online Universities

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iTunes U–The Next Big Learning Management System? » The ease of access to the system and the recent speculation on the Epic 2020 website that iTunes would someday become the dominant informal education platform in the world prompted me to take a closer look at the interface and its potential for current teacher use and future world domination.

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Hyper-connectivity and the Future of Education » Online Universities

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Hyper-connectivity and the Future of Education » one of the underlying causes of the need to change our political system and, consequently, our education system – the hyper-connectivity of the world.

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Edraw Mindmap - Free Mind Mapping Software

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Edraw MindMap creates mind maps for brain-storming, problem solving, rational analysis, and decision making easily.

Via Baiba Svenca, Elizabeth Dill
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Udacity Cancels Free Online Math Course, Citing Low Quality - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Udacity Cancels Free Online Math Course, Citing Low Quality - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Breaking Education Technology News | Scoop.it

Udacity, a start-up company offering free online courses, last week canceled a course, “Logic and Discrete Mathematics,” that was due to begin this summer, saying the lectures and materials it had prepared on the topic did not live up to its quality standards.

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5 Easy Steps to #Gamifying #HighereEd - OnlineUniversities.com

5 Easy Steps to #Gamifying #HighereEd - OnlineUniversities.com | Breaking Education Technology News | Scoop.it
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5 Easy Steps to #Gamifying #HighereEd - Choose one or two of these simple steps at first and allow them to bring out your innate creativity. You will find that your teaching gets a refreshing update that makes it more enjoyable for you and more effective for your students. If you like it, stick with it, add some additional elements, or even gamify all of your classes.

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Establish Good Tech Habits Now to Last a Lifetime - OnlineUniversities.com

Establish Good Tech Habits Now to Last a Lifetime - OnlineUniversities.com | Breaking Education Technology News | Scoop.it
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Establish Good Tech Habits Now to Last a Lifetime - OnlineUniversities.com - These four positive tech habits will help you be successful not only in higher education, but for the rest of your life.

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MOOC Insider Charlotte Flynn Reflects on Her Experience with the iSchool MOOC - OnlineUniversities.com

MOOC Insider Charlotte Flynn Reflects on Her Experience with the iSchool MOOC - OnlineUniversities.com | Breaking Education Technology News | Scoop.it
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Education Unbound Google+ Hangout with Charlotte Flynn - Charlotte Flynn, graduate student at Syracuse University in the School of Information Studies (iSchool), first came to the attention of Education Unbound because of her April, 2013 article, "The iSchool’s First MOOC: Lessons Learned," which described her experience as a graduate teaching assistant for the iSchool’s first foray into the world of the MOOC.

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Vine in Education - Online Universities.com

Vine in Education - Online Universities.com | Breaking Education Technology News | Scoop.it
Twitter's video-sharing app, Vine, has the potential to impact the classroom, much like Twitter itself has done since its beginning.
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Using Vine In the Higher Education Classroom - So why should you care about Vine when there are already dozens of other social media tools out there? Because Vine has the potential to be a pretty useful and special medium.

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How to Get by in College Without MS Office! - Online Universities.com

How to Get by in College Without MS Office! - Online Universities.com | Breaking Education Technology News | Scoop.it
Go for it! If you are even a little tech-savvy, there is absolutely no reason that you can’t ditch MS Office, save yourself some money, and still be able to do all your school work and feel confident sharing it with others. The only caveat here is that you will need to be diligent about remembering to save your documents in the more ubiquitous MS Office format before sending them to others, and you may lose some formatting when opening MS documents in another application. In my opinion, the opportunity to start breaking up a monopoly, and save yourself some money in the process, is well worth the small amount of extra time you would need to invest in order to do so.
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Seeing Education in 50 Shades of Plaid! - Online Universities.com

Seeing Education in 50 Shades of Plaid! - Online Universities.com | Breaking Education Technology News | Scoop.it
It is a rare case in higher education when form and function mesh to create a perfect storm of engagement and learning. It is even rarer for that to happen in a classroom containing nearly 3,000 students.
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The Plaid Avenger on OU.com- I had the pleasure of sitting down with Boyer and his technology assistant Katie Pritchard for a Google+ Hangout  in which we discussed topics ranging from the backstory of The Plaid Avenger, to the innovative uses of technology in the course, to the future of higher education. You can view the video below and see a summary of some of the main points at the bottom of the page.

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What Happened in Ed Tech in 2012? - Online Universities.com

What Happened in Ed Tech in 2012? - Online Universities.com | Breaking Education Technology News | Scoop.it
The end of the calendar year is always a great time for thinking back on the year past and imagining a better, brighter, and more progressive future.
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What Happened in Ed Tech in 2012? -  This year we can reflect on some big advances in education at all levels, from edX, and the rise of MOOCs, to the re-election of a President who seems more determined than ever to help make learning a core value of our society. Audrey Watters, blogger for Hack Education, provides an excellent recap of the big edu-news from 2012 by comparing her predictions for the year with what actually happened.

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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Student Social Media Use » Online Universities

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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Student Social Media Use » Andrew Reiner laments the state of American youth, particularly their preoccupation with social media, advocating for "social media sabbaths" in which students would disconnect from their networks in order to more deeply engage with each other and their academic pursuits. While there are certainly negatives that can be associated with social media overuse, it is also a valuable part of the way our society functions.

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Google Course Builder - Not for Anyone? » Online Universities

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Google Course Builder – Not for Anyone? >>What is Course Builder? Is it the harbinger of an oncoming education war between Apple and Google as some have predicted? Is it even something that the average instructor could use for their teaching?

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Do Smaller Screens=Bigger Learning? » Online Universities

Do Smaller Screens=Bigger Learning? » Online Universities | Breaking Education Technology News | Scoop.it

Turns out that there seems to be an optima, or at least preferred, type of use for each kind of device. Might translate into trouble for BYOD initiatives that would rely heavily on smartphones - the least useful for sustained, in-depth educational uses.

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Hybrid Pedagogy's MOOC MOOC – A MOOC to Learn About MOOCs » Online Universities

Hybrid Pedagogy's MOOC MOOC – A MOOC to Learn About MOOCs » Online Universities | Breaking Education Technology News | Scoop.it

Hybrid Pedagogy’s MOOC MOOC – A MOOC to Learn About MOOCs>> A MOOC that explores unhesitatingly — even a bit recklessly — the potential, pitfalls, drawbacks, and advantages of this approach to teaching and learning.

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Making Use of QR Codes in Education » Online Universities

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Making Use of QR Codes in Education >> These funny looking checkerboards are cropping up everywhere – at zoos and in museums, in books, on airline tickets and driver’s licenses, on product packaging and store displays, online, and even in classrooms. How is it that something as seemingly simple as a box with a bunch of smaller boxes inside it can be powerful enough to influence our daily lives and what benefits can they possibly provide for education?

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