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Using Social Media to Deliver Strategic Communications

Using Social Media to Deliver Strategic Communications | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it
It's common to hear phrases like "think strategically," "strategic communications," or "marketing strategy." Yet, for all of our education and focus on using strategy to deliver key initiatives, on...
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I often scoop items about technology but there are fewer items about how best to use technology.  This post from Simon Tam explains why some of our communications just don't hit the mark and how we can change that.

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70 useful sentences for academic writing

70 useful sentences for academic writing | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it
This post contains a random collection of 70 sentence stems you can use in your academic writing.
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If I wanted to help my students with their essay writing this is a list I would definitely draw their attention to.  It is very difficult when anxiety about writing an essay prevents you from thinking of the best phrase to use, especially when you are new to academia.  This list provides some very helpful prompts.

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flea palmer's curator insight, March 13, 2014 8:27 AM

What a great idea! A really useful list of phrases for when you get stuck and need inspiration.

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High-tech classes help Leeds youngsters engage with education

High-tech classes help Leeds youngsters engage with education | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it
Digital technology is giving students and teachers across Leeds lessons in high-tech learning.
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Had to scoop this simply because I like what the children say about ICT, especially when they had to go without it for 24 hours.  Just imagine, they are going to be with us in only  a few years time :)

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QuileR | Library Resources

QuileR | Library Resources | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it
A series of very short videos, screen captures and Word/pdf documents for ICT knowledge and skills. A range of programmes commonly used within universities will be included in Quiler. Staff and students can search for the resource they require in the database.
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University of Worcester, Information and Learning Services (ILS) now have a Library Resources Collection on QuileR.  The Collection only has one video in it at the moment but there are more in the pipeline.  QuileR is for everyone so do make use of this ever growing, searchable, online database of very short, "how to do ..."  videos :)

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Create Games, Challenges, and Tournaments!

Create Games, Challenges, and Tournaments! | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it
Select what type of game you want to create.
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Here are some easily created games that could help even HE students with revision.  It's up to you how difficult you make the questions :)

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Are We In Control Of Our Own Decisions?

Behavioral economist Dan Ariely, the author of Predictably Irrational, uses classic visual illusions and his own counterintuitive (and sometimes shocking) research findings to show how we're not as rational as we think when we make decisions.

Via Roxana Marachi, PhD
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Get a cup of coffee and have a  listen to this TED talk.  Interesting ideas for those of us who have to make split second decisions about other people's health and safety.  Scooped with thanks from Dr Roxanna Marrachi's site

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Three Great iPad Apps for Recording Tutorials and Screen Sharing ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Three Great iPad Apps for Recording Tutorials and Screen Sharing ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it

iPad is a great versatile device that can be utilized for a wide range of educational purposes in our classrooms. One of the best uses is to turn it into a whiteboard canvass to record and create tutorials and step by step guides to share with your students.

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Three more great ideas from Educational Technology and Mobile Learning, I love apps that are quick and easy to use.  All three of these are good ones it just depends on how you work as to which one you prefer.

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10 Useful Web Tools for Creating Online Quizzes and Polls ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Useful Web Tools for Creating Online Quizzes and Polls ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it

Via Grant Montgomery
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Have a look through these quiz tools, you might find something useful.

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Facing the students on Facebook: Are you game for it?

Facing the students on Facebook: Are you game for it? | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it
"Facebook? Well, I have an account but did not use it in the recent past". This is how many of my colleagues responded to my question on how often they used Facebook. I would have given an exactly ...
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A long blog to read over coffee by Dr. Kumar an engineer about using Facebook with his students.  Interesting to compare this example with that of Dave Robson in the following scoop.

 

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Sue Beckingham

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My research interests include the use of social media in higher education and technology enhanced learning to enhance student engagement.
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Sue Beckingham produces some fantastic slides herself, here on her slideshare site you can also see the productions she likes.  Follow Sue for news and views about digital literacy in HE.  Thanks Sue :)

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3 Excellent Tools to Create Interactive Posters and Visuals for Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

3 Excellent Tools to Create Interactive Posters and Visuals for Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it
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We all enjoy a short piece of fun to start us thinking about a subject or to enliven us in that post prandial slump.  Why not try some of these tools for creating online, interactive activities.  I'd love to see what students produced to help others learn about their subject :)

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Livetweeting Classes: Some Suggested Guidelines – ProfHacker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Livetweeting Classes: Some Suggested Guidelines – ProfHacker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it

At ProfHacker, we’ve written a lot about using Twitter in the classroom. Mark has written a framework for teaching with Twitter; Ryan about disposable Twitter accounts for classroom use; Erin on choosing hashtags. I’ve used Twitter in the classroom for some pretty successful assignments;

Karen Johnson's insight:

Very helpful tips for when using Twitter in the lecture hall.  Never thought of NOT displaying the tweets on screen - ProfHacker has a point - I suppose it could prove a distraction.

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Google Image Search Adds Easy Interface for Finding Images Licensed for Re-Use – ProfHacker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Google Image Search Adds Easy Interface for Finding Images Licensed for Re-Use – ProfHacker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it
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Thank you ProfHacker for bringing this Google search option to our attention.  Students and staff are always in a hurry and this will make their lives just that little bit easier.

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5 Great Tools for Creating Your Own Educational Infographics

5 Great Tools for Creating Your Own Educational Infographics | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it
These fun, mostly free tools can help educators easily create their own Infographics, and bring a very modern twist to instruction. “A picture is worth

Via Gust MEES, Carola Brunnbauer, Glyndwr E-learning, Gino Fransman
Karen Johnson's insight:

Have you used an infographic before?  Here is an opportunity for you to try creating one yourself.  They can be quite good starter points for discussions.

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Jean Claude Le Tellier's curator insight, May 29, 2013 9:56 AM

For infographics users

Ludmila Smirnova's curator insight, June 8, 2013 7:22 AM

Explore this tool to screate your own infographics

diane gusa's curator insight, July 20, 2013 9:21 AM

List of infographic tools to chose from.

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#EUPRIO14: Keeping up with the pace of higher education change

#EUPRIO14: Keeping up with the pace of higher education change | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it
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Fancy a trip to Innsbruck later in the year?  Why not book a place at EUPRIO and join in some of the workshops and find out what HE in the rest of Europe is thinking about.

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Program - SLanguages Annual Symposium

Program - SLanguages Annual Symposium | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it

A 2-day virtual conference on Edunation in Second Life about language learning in virtual worlds

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Some of you will be interested in attending this 2-day conference about the great success (and the problems) of teaching and learning languages in virtual environments.  A very interesting conference for those of you interested in languages and language learning.

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2 Must Have Evernote Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

2 Must Have Evernote Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it
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I have used Evernote on and off for a while now and find the latest version very easy to use.  In fact I'm going to make a few short videos on QuileR ( http://quiler.omeka.net/ ) about how to use Evernote as I think it is an exceptionally useful tool for both staff and students.

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A Great Wheel of All The Learning Theories Teachers Need to Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Great Wheel of All The Learning Theories Teachers Need to Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it
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Just couldn't resist including this wheel of learning theories in the scoops today.  If you were ever confused about how the different theories link and overlap, this is going to be really useful for you.  Once again a good piece from ETML.

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Educational Psychology & Technology

Educational Psychology & Technology | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it
Resources and strategies for inspired teaching and learning
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This is a really interesting site, do go and have a look at all the scoops on it.  If you are a teacher in training, a student or a lecturer you are sure to find something worth you time.

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Teacher holds class via tablet as she sits in Pennsylvnia Turnpike gridlock

Teacher holds class via tablet as she sits in Pennsylvnia Turnpike gridlock | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it
[From NJ.com, with an addendum from NBC News] [Image: AP European History students at the Hun School in Princeton facetime with their teacher.] Hun School teacher holds class via tablet as she sits...
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What a lovely example of just how useful technology can be when everyone is ready and willing to try.

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Interview with Dave Robson

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This is my interview with Dave Robson who is using Facebook to help support and retain students in the long period between acceptance and the start of the course.

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Flexible Pedagogies: technology-enhanced learning

Flexible Pedagogies: technology-enhanced learning | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it

This report has been developed as part of our research project Flexible Pedagogies: preparing for the future. Technology-enhanced learning is one of five main focus strands embedded within the theme of flexible learning.

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Re-writing a module or creating a new course?  Here is a useful HEA publication for you.  As well as a summary of what is currently happening in HE there are also recommendations on flexible pedagogies. 

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Listen, understand, act: social media for engagement

Listen, understand, act: social media for engagement | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it
With staff and learners beginning to exploit social media's potential to support learning and teaching, attitudes towards it are changing...
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A post from the Jisc blog which is interesting on all sorts of levels.  The discussion, the tips and the further resources provided are all going to be useful for you.  You can read about an example here at UW in SAM http://socialaccessiblemobile.wordpress.com/2012/06/14/news/ where Dave Robson is improving retention with Facebook.

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It's Here! The NMC Horizon Report > 2014 Higher Education Edition | The New Media Consortium

It's Here! The NMC Horizon Report > 2014 Higher Education Edition | The New Media Consortium | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it

The NMC and EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) jointly released the NMC Horizon Report > 2014 Higher Education Edition at a special session at the ELI Annual Meeting 2014.

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For those of you who haven't looked at the NMC HE report yet here is a short video and write up from the NMC.  You can download the whole report at the bottom of the page.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Titles with full-text online

The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Titles with full-text online | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it

Via Dennis P. Garland
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For the historians amongst us.  Take a look you could find something useful.  Well done Metropolitan

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Dennis P. Garland's curator insight, January 29, 2014 8:30 PM

Five decades of Met publications on art history, available to read, download, and/or search for free.