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British Journal of Educational Technology Content Alert (New Articles)

British Journal of Educational Technology Content Alert (New Articles) | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it

"... British Journal of Educational Technology © British Educational Research Association Early View (Online Version of Record published before inclusion in an issue) ..."

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Some very interesting articles in this edition of BJET, although at times I wondered why there was research still asking a particular question.  On the whole, worth HE lectures attention.

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5 Excellent iPad Apps Students Can Use for Taking Audio Notes ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Excellent iPad Apps Students Can Use for Taking Audio Notes ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it

There are times when taking a note in a written format is not a practical option. You might for instance be attending a lecture or a conference or you might simply prefer to listen to your recorded notes instead of reading them, in these cases apps such as the ones below are what you will use for audio note taking.

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Some good examples from Educational Technology and Mobile Learning.  Come on lecturer's pass these tips on to your students - help them to improve their note taking.

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20 Top Video Explanations to Help Teachers Become Tech Savvy ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

20 Top Video Explanations to Help Teachers Become Tech Savvy ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it
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I know a whole load of people who will welcome these quick, easy to understand videos.  Pass the link on to your students and friends and be loved by all :)

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Digital Literacy | Common Craft

Digital Literacy | Common Craft | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it
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Thanks to Educational Technology and Mobile Learning for bringing this video to my attention.  A nice, simple explanation of what Digital Literacy is all about.

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flea palmer's curator insight, January 21, 2014 5:24 AM

This video defines what Digital Literacy is in Common Craft's nice easy-to-understand style. What I also didn't realise is that you can download their 'cut outs' to create your own presentations - sweet! See  http://www.commoncraft.com/cut-out-library

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Social media key to getting ahead, PhD students hear

Social media key to getting ahead, PhD students hear | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it
Skills, reputation and peer networks can be built online even when stuck in the lab
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I just love it when a paper like the THE says this.  It's what we have been teaching our PhD students for about three years and have extended it to our undergraduates too now.  Some still need help to get going but that's what we're here for, isn't it :)

 

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 9, 2014 9:42 AM

Social media is part of the broader connections that we need. Face-to-face is still important. What ways can they be integrated?

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Netskills: Programme

Netskills: Programme | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it
Programme for Spring
Forthcoming Public Workshops
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Here is the spring programme of Netskills Workshops.  I'm very pleased to see there are now 5 offered online as well as all the courses on offer in Bristol, Birmingham, London and Newcastle.  Sign up soon they are very popular.

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20 Options for Real-Time Collaboration Tools - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

20 Options for Real-Time Collaboration Tools - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it
20 options for real-time collaboration tools for you to select from.
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I'm always looking for more tools for real-time,online collaboration.  We don't all like the same technologies and different disciplins use technology in different ways.  Have  a look through these and feedback on which ones you find most useful to you.

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MOVENOTE app: add more to your presentations | Life Feast

MOVENOTE app: add more to your presentations | Life Feast | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it

This afternoon, I learned about a website and app which allows us to upload a presentation either from our computer or from google drive and record our voice and image using our webcam. http://www.movenote.com/

 

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I've scooped this simply because a friend and I were talking about this type of technology.  Nice to hear someone talking about the flipped classroom too.

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School of Open begins investigating its impact with the OER Research Hub - Creative Commons

School of Open begins investigating its impact with the OER Research Hub - Creative Commons | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it
Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators.
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A rather long but interesting article on developments in OER, get your coffee and have a read

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Netskills: Are you an online Visitor or Resident?

Netskills: Are you an online Visitor or Resident? | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it

New forms of practice and the challenges of Residency on the web

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Not sure how many of you know Dave White's work, I think of it as being in that area where elearning and digital literacy overlap.

 

This is a Jisc Netskills workshop so it will undoubtedly be very good.  Be quick and sign up if you want to feel more confident about working online.

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Open access and Creative Commons licensing: copyrights, moral rights and moral panics

Open access and Creative Commons licensing: copyrights, moral rights and moral panics | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it
There is still widespread confusion over copyright and open licensing in relation to academic research outputs. Anne Barron addresses the uncertainty by disentangling the four regimes of authors' r...
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Do you wake in a cold sweat at night, worrying about copyright?  You might find this article from the LSE reassuring - then again you might not :)

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Five Things Game Designers Can Teach eLearning Designers

Game designers continually create engaging, dynamic experiences for players. What if eLearning developers could take some of those ideas and techniques and appl

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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At first you think this is going to be death by PowerPoint but be patient, there are some really good tips in this slide show.

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6 Blended Learning Models [INFOGRAPHIC] | LearnDash

6 Blended Learning Models [INFOGRAPHIC] | LearnDash | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it

...  what some people do not know is that there are multiple ways (or models) for a blended learning approach.

The infographic below, created by DreamBox.com, describes six distinct blended learning models – they are as follows:

Face-to-Face DriverRotationFlexOnline LabSelf-BlendOnline Driver
Karen Johnson's insight:

Once again here is an article written for American schools.  As I have said before, there is no reason we cannot learn from these articles.  If you are not sure what blended learning involves, this infographic explains in very simple terms a variety of ways of creating blended learning.  There are more ways of approaching blended learning but at least this is a start.

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STUDYBLUE | Find and share online flashcards and notes from StudyBlue. Any subject, anywhere, anytime.

STUDYBLUE | Find and share online flashcards and notes from StudyBlue. Any subject, anywhere, anytime. | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it
Find and study online flashcards and class notes at home or on your phone. Visit StudyBlue today to learn more about how you can share and create flashcards for free!
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This could be a really useful little tool for the memorization aspect of your subject.  The students can create their own flashcards or you can create some for them.

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Tablets in schools: coding, creativity and the importance of teachers

Tablets in schools: coding, creativity and the importance of teachers | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it
Using iPads in the classroom with a curriculum that integrates IT and traditional subjects is helping pupils learn at one UK school. By Stuart Dredge
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This article provides an example of embedding digital literacy in the classroom.  Now all we have to do is mimic it to provide embedded digital literacy in the lecture hall.  In just another four years some of these students will be selecting which University they want to go to; what do you think will influence them?

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Overcoming Hurdles to Social Media in Education (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

Overcoming Hurdles to Social Media in Education (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it
EDUCAUSE Review Online
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This  is a very interesting review of a Pew Report on the use of Social Media in HE.  For those of you who have been toying with the idea of using social media in your module or course, this review might just help you to make up your mind.

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Judging a book by its URLs: accurate and concise digital references are central to academic rigour and credibility.

Judging a book by its URLs: accurate and concise digital references are central to academic rigour and credibility. | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it
Central to the quality of academic scholarship is its rigour. Footnote references are integral to this process. If generating accurate and fully comprehensive footnotes is to be maintained in onlin...
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A friend drew my attention to this article on the LSE blog.  An excellent article to introduce University students at all levels to the use and academic purpose of the URL.  For history buffs this is an interesting topic too :)

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Jisc Digital Media | Guide...

Jisc Digital Media | Guide... | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it
Digital media help desk – digitise, create, manage and use still images, sound and video – free for UK higher education, further education and skills.
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If you like medieval history or languages, you will enjoy this.  Do go and try out some of the resources.

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Teacher's Guide to Socrative 2.0 ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Teacher's Guide to Socrative 2.0 ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it
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Socrative interested me because of the ability to use it on any device.  A good tool for carrying out quick quizzes in the lecture hall or off campus.

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Netskills: Digital Storytelling Masterclass: BTEC Certificate

Netskills: Digital Storytelling Masterclass: BTEC Certificate | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it

Discover how digital technology can help you become a skilful storyteller at this highly participative workshop.

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Wow Jisc!  I would love to go on this workshop about Digital Story Telling.  If you want to learn how to make better videos that your students find engaging and helpful, sign up for this workshop - quick :)

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A quiz a day keeps poor grades away?

A quiz a day keeps poor grades away? | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it
Could a quiz a day keep the bad grades away? A study published last week in PLOS ONE by professors from the University of Texas-Austin showed that giving brief online daily quizzes boosted student performance.
Karen Johnson's insight:

If this was just formative instead of summative I wonder how many students would engage with it.  As the students in the article say, it is frightening.  I don't really like using MCQ for a summative assessment so does this mean I can't make use of this idea?  I think it would help students but I'm trying to find a way to connect it to the summative assessment - any ideas?

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JOLT - Journal of Online Learning and Teaching

JOLT - Journal of Online Learning and Teaching | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it

MERLOT is a free and open peer reviewed collection of online teaching and learning materials and faculty-developed services contributed and used by an international education community.

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JOLT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching is published by MERLOT.  You might like to look at the MERLOT site http://www.merlot.org/merlot/index.htm as well as looking at the latest Abstracts of the Journal.  

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Copyright in Higher Education: Teaching, Digitisation and OERs

Copyright in Higher Education: Teaching, Digitisation and OERs | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it
Copyright developments and licensing in relation to the UK HEIs, and the progress of OERs
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If you have more than a passing interest in Copyright in UK HE you should be following this scoop.it site.

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30 Apps Perfect For BYOD Classrooms - Edudemic

30 Apps Perfect For BYOD Classrooms - Edudemic | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it
BYOD classrooms can address a number of issues. It can solve the problem of not having enough (or any) devices for your classroom.
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I was standing in the coffee queue the other day and noticed that far more students were using iPads this semester.  These 30 apps are for those of you who have students with smart phones and iPads.

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Labster - Virtual Lab for Teaching Life Science

Labster -  Virtual Lab for Teaching Life Science | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it
Labster is a virtual laboratory and interactive e-learning platform for teaching biotechnology, biology and life sciences.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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For all those people who found Second Life just one step too far :)  Labster looks as if it could be a useful addition to your teaching tools.

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