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Favorite Apps for Education

Favorite Apps for Education | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it
There are more than 1.5 million iPads currently in use in educational institutions and schools and thousands of educational apps to choose from. Here are our thoughts on best educational applications for students and teachers.
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ICDE » ICDE policy briefing published

ICDE » ICDE policy briefing published | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it

Following the ICDE sponsored study of regulatory frameworks for distance education, a policy brief has been developed on open and distance education and its place in modern education systems. The page has a link to the PDF of the report.

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Online Teacher

Online Teacher | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it
Top Ten Books and Resources For Online Teachers (Top Ten Books and Resources For Online Teachers http://t.co/9N4mBEBxzb #onlineed #onlineeducation #elearning)...
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Diy: Mystery | Games Based Learning MOOC

Diy: Mystery | Games Based Learning MOOC | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it
Tues Nite 7 pm MT/9 pm ET - DIY: Mystery for Week 4 of the Games MOOC http://t.co/cR7y5plok9 #gamemooc #sigve #iste
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15 ways online educators can improve social engagement

15 ways online educators can improve social engagement | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it
Social engagement may help eliminate the student retention problems that have plagued higher education for many years. Stephen Abram, author of the Stephen’s Lighthouse blog on library trends, poin...

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Are we ready to tap into the virtual classroom?

Are we ready to tap into the virtual classroom? | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it
It’s time there was more national awareness about how online education can bring quality education in India (Are we ready to tap into the virtual classroom?
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123 Homeschool 4 Me: Time 4 Learning: Homeschool Online Educational Program

123 Homeschool 4 Me: Time 4 Learning: Homeschool Online Educational Program | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it
looking for a computerized supplement to your #homeschool? My friend Beth @homeschool4me uses @Time4Learning http://t.co/KFzUjpqkgH #ihsnet
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Rethinking cultural learning in higher education abroad

Rethinking cultural learning in higher education abroad | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it
Based on advances in intercultural communication theory, research, and programme design, we can easily facilitate cultural learning in education abroad.
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Why Schools Should Teach Every Student To Be Able To Program Inspiring

Why Schools Should Teach Every Student To Be Able To Program Inspiring | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it
Could this be the future of education? And what impact would it have on your organisation? http://t.co/dtT5tRG6kp
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Are Brain-Training Exercises Worthless? « Annie Murphy Paul

Are Brain-Training Exercises Worthless? « Annie Murphy Paul | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it
“Brain training has become a multi-million-dollar business, with companies like Lumosity, Jungle Memory, and CogniFit offering their own versions of neuroscience-you-can-use, and providing ambitious parents with new ...
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Education Finally Ripe for Radical Innovation by Social Entrepreneurs - Forbes

RT @echoinggreen: The door is open for the radical reinvention of the classroom and campus experience. http://t.co/tHWsn9xAlk #socent #education
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Why does social science have such a hard job explaining itself?

Why does social science have such a hard job explaining itself? | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it
Contrary to US Senate rulings, we need more and better funded social science, not less, says Ziyad Marar – without discussing how it differs from natural science, it remains easy to relegate (Why does social science have such a hard job explaining...
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Global Leadership- My thoughts on leadership and what's different about leadership in a global team

Global Leadership- My thoughts on leadership and what's different about leadership in a global team | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it
IT: Transformative or Not? The Education Experience
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WebRTC primer: Using Web browsers for calls and video conferencing

"WebRTC
Web Real-Time Communications (WebRTC) is an open source project focused on embedding real-time voice, text and video communications capabilities within Web browsers.

WebRTC relies on JavaScript application programming interfaces (APIs) and HTML5 to embed these communications technologies into Web browsers so end users do not have to download a software application, client or browser plug-in in order to communicate directly with another user." from source: http://searchunifiedcommunications.techtarget.com

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Reading Reflection: The Connected Educator

Reading Reflection: The Connected Educator | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it
I recently started the Connected Educator by Sheryl Nusssbaum-Beach and Lani Ritter Hall. I've been fortunate enough to take ecourses from both of them through Powerful Learning Practice. They have...
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KIDS launches free eLearning for parents of disabled children and young people

KIDS launches free eLearning for parents of disabled children and young people | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it
A press release from Kids: Today KIDS launches a new eLearning package for parents and carers, aimed at explaining the key points about personalisation, personal budgets and how they may impact on ...
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The Emergence of Niceness | Synthesis

The Emergence of Niceness | Synthesis | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it

"“People in our model do not behave irrationally,” explains Grund, but while the “homo economicus” optimizes its utility independently, the “homo socialis” puts himself or herself into the shoes of others to consider their interests as well.” Helbing adds: “This establishes something like “networked minds”. Everyone’s decisions depend on the preferences of others.” This becomes even more important in our networked world."


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Howard Rheingold's curator insight, April 6, 2013 4:28 AM

The woman in the picture is the late Elinor Ostrom, whose research is cited, but who did not contribute to the evolutionary modeling research that provides evidence for mechanisms whereby cooperative behavior can spread in socieities dominated by selfishness. Sociality is the key -- pewople who get to know each other can be stimulated by ordinarily disadvantaged cooperative actors into mutual cooperation, which then becomes self-reinforcing through mutual payoffs. The social web is certainly a hotbed of ill-will. It is also an environment in which those who are inclined to cooperate -- people with diseases or caregivers, gamers, makers, educators, and just friendly, civil people -- can find each other and cluster. It is that clustering that promotes payoffs and spreads cooperation, and which online social networks can promote.

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A participatory kind of economy


How will this change our economy? Today, many customers doubt that they get the best service by people who are driven by their own profits and bonuses. “Our theory predicts that the level of other-regarding preferences is distributed broadly, from selfish to altruistic. Academic education in economics has largely promoted the selfish type. Perhaps, our economic thinking needs to fundamentally change, and our economy should be run by different kinds of people,” suggests Grund. “The true capitalist has other-regarding preferences,” adds Helbing, “as the “homo socialis” earns much more payoff.” This is, because the “homo socialis” manages to overcome the downwards spiral that tends to drive the “homo economicus” towards tragedies of the commons. The breakdown of trust and cooperation in the financial markets back in 2008 might be a good example.

 

“Social media will promote a new kind of participatory economy, in which competition goes hand in hand with cooperation,” believes Helbing. Indeed, the digital economy’s paradigm of the “prosumer” states that the Internet, social platforms, 3D printers and other developments will enable the co-producing consumer. “It will be hard to tell who is consumer and who is producer”, says Christian Waloszek. “You might be both at the same time, and this creates a much more cooperative perspective.”

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Free Technology for Teachers: Mapping History - Historical Patterns Animated

Free Technology for Teachers: Mapping History - Historical Patterns Animated | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it
Mapping History - Historical Patterns Animated http://t.co/58r3kTwclu (@rmbyrne) #elearning #edtech
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Gamification and Education: Value Added or Lost? - Online Universities.com

Gamification and Education: Value Added or Lost? - Online Universities.com | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it
#Gamification and #Education: Value Added or Lost? http://t.co/uBy0JucbaS vía @OU_com
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Design thinking and higher education - News@Northeastern

Design thinking and higher education - News@Northeastern | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it
News@Northeastern Design thinking and higher education News@Northeastern One by one, students raised their hands and listed a range of timely topics they often discuss, including online education, the rising costs of higher education, transitioning...
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At the Heart of the MOOC | Pearson Learning Solutions

At the Heart of the MOOC | Pearson Learning Solutions | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it
Read our press releases and other current information about professional education as well as association, government, and non-profit training.
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Learning Strategies Outperform IQ in Predicting Achievement - Scientific American (blog)

Learning Strategies Outperform IQ in Predicting Achievement - Scientific American (blog) | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it
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Learning Strategies Outperform IQ in Predicting Achievement
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In the 1960s, the legendary psychologist Albert Bandura rejected the view that learning is passive.
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Testing students during video lectures improves learning - Ars Technica

Testing students during video lectures improves learning - Ars Technica | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it
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Testing students during video lectures improves learning
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But are they really improving learning? The evidence is not fully convincing.
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What Education Policy Can and Can't Do

What Education Policy Can and Can't Do | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it
Education policy maven Rick Hess of the American Enterprise Institute think tank offers straight talk on matters of policy, politics, research, and reform.
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Engineering education is going CubeSat shaped.... » DesignSpark

Engineering education is going CubeSat shaped.... » DesignSpark | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it
RT @RSElectronics: Fancy your own satellite? #CubeSat is a cheap introduction to #space technology. Bill's blog: http://t.co/bO0XEKqLMh ^WM
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