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Digital Conversion Service Publishes Accessible, Multi-Platform Textbooks -- Campus Technology

A company known for helping clients in the media and retail sectors digitize their publications has launched a version of its publishing platform for converting PDF-based books into interactive texts that can be accessed on multiple platforms for...
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Learning Technologies

Learning Technologies | (e)Books and (e)Resources for Learning & Teaching | Scoop.it
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Strategy, not Technology, Drives Digital Transformation | MIT Sloan Management Review

Strategy, not Technology, Drives Digital Transformation | MIT Sloan Management Review | (e)Books and (e)Resources for Learning & Teaching | Scoop.it
The 2015 Digital Business Report by MIT Sloan Management Review and Deloitte identifies strategy, not technology, as the key driver of success in the digital arena.
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Strategy is more important than technology for a digital business. I think culture is also important, perhaps even triumphing over strategy

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5 Common Problems Of Organizational Blended Learning And How To Overcome Them - eLearning Industry

5 Common Problems Of Organizational Blended Learning And How To Overcome Them - eLearning Industry | (e)Books and (e)Resources for Learning & Teaching | Scoop.it
What are the challenges of organizational Blended Learning? Check 5 common problems of organizational Blended Learning and how to overcome them.
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The Free eBook: How To Become An Instructional Designer - eLearning Industry

The Free eBook: How To Become An Instructional Designer - eLearning Industry | (e)Books and (e)Resources for Learning & Teaching | Scoop.it
24 Highly-skilled Instructional Designers share their success stories! Read the Free eBook: "How To Become An Instructional Designer" Enjoy your reading!
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The Free eBook: How To Become An Instructional Designer - e-Learning Feeds

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How To Become An Instructional Designer You want to pursue a career in Instructional Design but you don’t know how to start? Are you already in charge of e
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British Journal of Educational Technology - Volume 46, Issue 3 - Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs): ‘disrupting’ teaching and learning practices in higher education - Wiley Online Library

British Journal of Educational Technology - Volume 46, Issue 3 - Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs): ‘disrupting’ teaching and learning practices in higher education - Wiley Online Library | (e)Books and (e)Resources for Learning & Teaching | Scoop.it
Special Issue: Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs): ‘disrupting’ teaching and learning practices in higher education
May 2015

Volume 46, Issue 3

Pages 451–678, E7–E13
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The eLearning Guild : 58 Tips for Breakthrough eLearning Instructional Design Contributing Editor Chris Benz : Publications Library

The eLearning Guild : 58 Tips for Breakthrough eLearning Instructional Design Contributing Editor Chris Benz : Publications Library | (e)Books and (e)Resources for Learning & Teaching | Scoop.it
Instructional Design (ID) is — or at least should be — the foundation for effective eLearning. Whether you are new to ID or have been designing eLearning for a while, it’s easy to get stuck in certain ways of doing things. That’...
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The role of assessment in teaching research methods: a literature review | The Higher Education Academy

In the UK, research methods courses are a staple diet of postgraduate social sciences programmes.
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Rethinking Education in a Changing World - UNESCO


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Carole Longden on Blended Learning: Khan’s Octagonal Framework 2007

Carole Longden on Blended Learning: Khan’s Octagonal Framework 2007 | (e)Books and (e)Resources for Learning & Teaching | Scoop.it
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a holistic conceptual approach to blended learning

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Template Library Overhaul - eLearning Brothers

Template Library Overhaul - eLearning Brothers | (e)Books and (e)Resources for Learning & Teaching | Scoop.it
We've recently made some changes to our template library, so come take a look at our awesome new features!
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All Kinds of Worksheets and Printables You Need for Your Class

All Kinds of Worksheets and Printables You Need for Your Class | (e)Books and (e)Resources for Learning & Teaching | Scoop.it
May 18, 2015
Super Teacher Worksheets is an excellent website for teachers looking for some handy printable worksheets to use in class.  The site provides a variety of high quality worksheets...
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How Machine Learning Is Eating the Software World

How Machine Learning Is Eating the Software World | (e)Books and (e)Resources for Learning & Teaching | Scoop.it
Marc Andreessen, who created the World Wide Web, famously said in 2011 that software was eating the world. Four years later, that trend has accelerated, on
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Report: Skills Gap Increasing in Higher Ed-to-Business Talent Pipelines -- Campus Technology

Employers are struggling to find college graduates with the necessary skills for their jobs, according to a new report from the Human Capital Institute.
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Watch A Great Short Film On The Future Of Technology And Education

Watch A Great Short Film On The Future Of Technology And Education | (e)Books and (e)Resources for Learning & Teaching | Scoop.it
We're still teaching our kids using a 20th-century paradigm, but many visionarieslike the ones in this videohave plans to take our advances in...
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Students' Mobile Learning Practices in Higher Education: A Multi-Year Study (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

Students' Mobile Learning Practices in Higher Education: A Multi-Year Study (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | (e)Books and (e)Resources for Learning & Teaching | Scoop.it
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What Schools Must Learn From LA's iPad Debacle | WIRED

What Schools Must Learn From LA's iPad Debacle | WIRED | (e)Books and (e)Resources for Learning & Teaching | Scoop.it
What Schools Must Learn From LA's iPad Debacle | WIRED. Just catching up: this is from a few months back. We dealt with this back in the early 90s when our oldest was in school. It's sad, but not s...
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Ed tech roll-out are complex processes, and must be approached as such. When some initiatives scale up horizontally or vertically, some assumptions will break down, and other issues considered insignificant when done small will dominate and be pivotal of its outcomes and success.

 

Often, it is not merely doing the right things that ensure success, but ensuring that the wrong things are not done, and that the right things are not done the wrong way.

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@Ignatia Webs: Free report Continued Professional Development for teachers & #MOOC #CPD

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George Siemens: Preparing for the Digital Universitiy

George Siemens:  Preparing for the Digital Universitiy | (e)Books and (e)Resources for Learning & Teaching | Scoop.it

In the field of educational technology 2012 was touted as the year of the Massive Open online course (mooc). While the number of

MOOC offerings have since rapidly increased, the research in this space has been lagging. To help facilitate the development of research and examine the potential of MOOCs in education the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation supported the massive open online course (MOOC) research initiative (MRI).

Athabasca University, long a pioneer in distance education, was selected as the principal investigator for the grant. The MOOC conversation was largely occurring in the popular media and was focused on the technologies and the large numbers of learners enrolling. Thesheer scale of numbers of students led to bold proclamations of education disruption and a sector on the verge of systemic change. However, from the perspective of 2015, these statements appear increasingly erroneous as MOOCs have proven to be simply an additional learning opportunity instead of a direct challenge to higher education itself. Many of the issues confronting early MOOC development and offerings could have been reduced if greater consideration was given to research literature in learning sciences and technology enabled learning. This report is the final component of the MRI grant.

Additional work in the MRI grant includes research  reports, conference, and a special issue of the International Review of Research in open and Distributed learning. The articles presented in this report provide an overview of research literature in:

Distance educationBlended learningOnline learningCredentialingMOOC researchFuture learning technology infrastructures


It is our intent that these reports will serve to introduce academics, administrators, and students to the rich history of technology in education with a particular emphasis of the importance of the human factors: social interaction, well-designed learning experiences, participatory pedagogy, supportive teaching presence, and effective techniques for using technology to support learning. The world is digitizing and higher education is not immune to this transition. The trend is well underway and seems to be accelerating as top universities create departments and senior leadership positions to explore processes of innovation within the academy.

It is our somewhat axiomatic assessment that in order to understand how we should design and develop learning for the future, we need to first take a look at what we already know. Any scientific enterprise that runs forward on only new technology, ignoring the landscape of existing knowledge, will be sub-optimal and likely fail. To build a strong future of digital learning in the academy, we must first take stock of what we know and what has been well researched.

During the process of completing this report, it became clear to us that a society or academic organization is required to facilitate the advancement and adoption of digital learning research. Important areas in need of exploration include faculty development, organizational change, innovative practices and new institutional models, effectiveness of teaching and learning activities, the student experience, increasing success for all students, and state and provincial policies, strategies, and funding models. To address this need, we invite interested academics, administrators, government and industry to contact us to discuss the formation of an organization to advocate for a collaborative and research informed approach to digital learning.


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Copyright Free Resources

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10 Online Tools for College Students to Improve Studying

10 Online Tools for College Students to Improve Studying | (e)Books and (e)Resources for Learning & Teaching | Scoop.it

This article will highlight ten of the most useful online tools that college students can use to their own studying advantage. Enjoy and learn smart!

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Self-Directed Learning Well Explained and 27 Actions

Self-Directed Learning Well Explained and 27 Actions | (e)Books and (e)Resources for Learning & Teaching | Scoop.it
TeachThought.com has a series of posts about self-directed learning by Terry Heick and the staff, well worth a read! “Learning is most effective when it’s personalised; it means something to the le...
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The 7 Principles Of The Future Employee

The 7 Principles Of The Future Employee | (e)Books and (e)Resources for Learning & Teaching | Scoop.it
It's safe to say that the employee of tomorrow is not the same person as the employee of yesterday. The five trends shaping the future of work helped make sure of that fact. A few weeks ago I also shared another visual called The Evolution of the Employee which compares employees of the past [...]
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Machine Learning And Big Data Is Changing Sports - Science 2.0

Machine Learning And Big Data Is Changing Sports - Science 2.0 | (e)Books and (e)Resources for Learning & Teaching | Scoop.it
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What makes machine learning algorithms so useful is their ability to be trained on large pre-existing data sets.
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