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Noam Chomsky - The Purpose of Education

Noam Chomsky discusses the purpose of education, impact of technology, whether education should be perceived as a cost or an investment and the value of stan...

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Critical Friends: A Novel Approach to Improving Peer and Instructor Feedback | Faculty Focus

Critical Friends: A Novel Approach to Improving Peer and Instructor Feedback | Faculty Focus | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
In the online courses at Graceland University Gleazer School of Education M.Ed program, we have a structure in place called “Critical Friends.” It works like this: Students are organized into groups of three or four students, and must submit their weekly assignments to their group prior to submitting them to the instructor. As the excerpt from the weekly participation rubric below outlines, students are expected to give critical feedback to each other as it relates to both content and structure
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Home - BrainWare Safari

Home - BrainWare Safari | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

When we do something over and over again (like practicing a piano piece, hitting a baseball or tying our shoes), our brains get to the point where the process is automatic. That means that the neural connections in our brains have become strengthened and activate as a network to enable us to do something without thinking about it. That is what BrainWare Safari does with 41 skills in the areas of attention, memory, visual and auditory processing, thinking and sensory integration.


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Thanks to Creative Commons, OER university will provide free learning with formal academic credit - Creative Commons

Thanks to Creative Commons, OER university will provide free learning with formal academic credit - Creative Commons | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Creative Commons licenses are enabling an international partnership of accredited universities, colleges and polytechnics to provide free learning opportunities for students worldwide with pathways to formal academic credit. The OER university (OERu) will create a parallel learning universe for learners who cannot afford a tertiary education by offering CC-licensed courses — with the opportunity to acquire formal academic credit at greatly reduced cost when compared to full-tuition studies.


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Part Sixty-Four Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

Part Sixty-Four Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

By Larry Ferlazzo

 

Ferlazzo is one of the great miners of the web, constantly on the lookout for practical, useful websites that will be of immediate (and longer term) assistance to teachers and students. After he finds great sites, he collects them in categories and publishes his lists...a great service to educators around the world.

 

This is one of Ferlazzo's periodic lists that deals with content creation online. Within the blog post, he also includes links to previous collections in this series.

 

All in all, this is a great post to lead educators to terrific sources for students to create content. -JL


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Take a tour of the virtual future at Stanford

Take a tour of the virtual future at Stanford | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
If you want to see what your living room is likely to look like four years from now, take a tour of the Virtual Human Interaction Lab, which has reopened after a major renovation. Tours are offered to the general public most Fridays at 4 p.m.
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Fast, open-science publishing for biology and medicine | KurzweilAI

Fast, open-science publishing for biology and medicine | KurzweilAI | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The Faculty of 1000 (F1000) has announced an experiment in online science publishing aimed at sharing research results widely and rapidly, Nature News Blog...
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Using the iPad to Enhance Student Learning | Virtual-Strategy Magazine

Using the iPad to Enhance Student Learning | Virtual-Strategy Magazine | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

"Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota moves into the vanguard of online and mobile learning by incorporating the iPad into its online graduate programs in Project Management, Organizational Leadership, and Human Resource Management in May. Staff and faculty who have developed the project will present their innovative approach at the Campus Technology Forum, which takes place April 30 through May 2 in Long Beach, CA.

Each student will receive an iPad preloaded with programs and resources and will use it to access the online learning environment, electronic resources, content-creation tools, and student services. But rather than functioning as a static device for receiving information, the iPad is deeply integrated into the curriculum of the programs, incorporating both native applications and specially designed learning activities that will enable and enhance student-to-student, student-to-instructor, and student-to-content interaction..."


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- Eight ways to create screencasts and slideshares | Tech & Learning

- Eight ways to create screencasts and slideshares | Tech & Learning | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

By Joyce Valenza

 

"Recently I’ve been exploring the options for slide-casting and screen-casting...

 

"I’d like to begin to archive and more broadly share professional development. I’d like to offer teachers easy ways to present and archive instruction. To offer students new strategies for presentation and for archiving their work. To help me rehearse and archive my own formal presentations. And I am planning to do a little online adjuncting in the fall.

 

"And, as more schools and more individual teachers adopt the Flipped Classroom model, we will be looking for options to present content, lecture, and video as homework, so we can devote class time to more interactive and engaging collaborative learning strategies."


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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: TED-Ed Turns Videos Into Interactive Lessons

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: TED-Ed Turns Videos Into Interactive Lessons | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: TED-Ed Turns Videos Into Interactive Lessons.


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Using Diigo in the Classroom - Student Learning with Diigo

Using Diigo in the Classroom - Student Learning with Diigo | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

"Diigo is a powerful information capturing, storing, recalling and sharing tool. Here are just a few of the possibilities with Diigo:

Save important websites and access them on any computer.

- Categorize websites by titles, notes, keyword tags, lists and groups.

- Search through bookmarks to quickly find desired information.

- Save a screenshot of a website and see how it has changed over time.

- Annotate websites with highlighting or virtual "sticky notes."

- View any annotations made by others on any website visited.

- Share websites with groups or the entire Diigo social network.

- Comment on the bookmarks of others or solicit comments to your shared bookmarks."

 


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31 Great Ways Universities Are Using Google+

31 Great Ways Universities Are Using Google+ | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Social media resources like Google Plus offer a great opportunity for growth in education through collaborative work, communication, and camaraderie.
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Strategies for Creating a More Inclusive Classroom | Faculty Focus

Strategies for Creating a More Inclusive Classroom | Faculty Focus | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
“I don’t really have any diversity issues in my class because all of my students are white.” “I have a lot of content to cover, so there’s really no time to address multiculturalism.”


Diversity, once largely centered on race and ethnicity, has evolved over the years to include a broad range of personal attributes, experiences, and backgrounds, each interlocking to create one’s social identity.

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How To Record a Google Hangout Session (from a Mac)

How To Record a Google Hangout Session (from a Mac) | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Here's is a good and well illustrated step-by-step tutorial on how you can record a full Google Hangout video collaboration session (from a Mac).

 

Useful. Illustrated. 8/10

 

Full step-by-step tutorial: http://www.tildee.com/5owhfh 


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Infographic: Information Literacy Issues

Infographic: Information Literacy Issues | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

The need to keep improving the way we get the message across is so essential . . .

"Developing information literacy skills is perhaps the most important issue in 21st Century Learning and yet the struggle to do so is an uphill battle. We asked our friends in the library world what..."


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MindWave – Please Use Your Brain » Coolest Gadgets

MindWave – Please Use Your Brain » Coolest Gadgets | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
NeuroSky is also involved in ADHD, Alzheimers and brain injury programs, working with universeties to study how the brain can be “talked to”, exercised or even healed. Unlocking the mysteries of the human brain, now that ...

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Texting With Teachers Keeps Students in Class -- THE Journal

Texting With Teachers Keeps Students in Class -- THE Journal | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

One high school is using text messaging and free cell phones to keep students and teachers in constant contact with each other, and seeing dramatic results.


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Ethical supercomputing | KurzweilAI

Ethical supercomputing | KurzweilAI | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Wikipedia lists 20 current non-profit volunteer computing grids that use donated PC cycles to tackle grand challenge-type science problems,and 40 others...
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‘Super Wi-Fi’ blankets first county in US | KurzweilAI

‘Super Wi-Fi’ blankets first county in US | KurzweilAI | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
New Hanover County, North Carolina, recently rolled out Super Wi-Fi, operating in the white spaces between 50--700Mhz, where previously only television...
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DARPA works on ‘virtual reality’ contact lenses | KurzweilAI

DARPA works on ‘virtual reality’ contact lenses | KurzweilAI | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The Defense Advanced Research Projects (DARPA) agency is working with Innovega to create  wearable contact lenses with tiny, full-color displays that...
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Teaching Without Walls: Life Beyond the Lecture

Teaching Without Walls: Life Beyond the Lecture | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Teaching Without Walls: Resources, tips, best
practices and more for innovations in college teaching and learning by @brocansky.

 

Check out the tab on using Voicethread for college teaching!


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Save, Share and Collaborate Around Any Kind of File with the New Google Drive

Robin Good: Google Drive is finally out and readfdy to be used.

 

The service moves Google Docs to a whole new level by providing full integration between cloud storage and the apps and files you have in your computer.

 

"Google Drive lets you do more than just store your files. Share files with exactly who you want and edit them together, from any device.

 

In Google Drive, you can create new documents, spreadsheets and presentations instantly. Work together at the same time, on the same doc, and see changes as they appear."

 

Key features include:

 

  • Google Drive gives you instant access to Google Docs, a suite of editing tools that makes working together better—even when your teammates are miles away.

  • Say goodbye to bulky email attachments. Send a link from Google Drive in Gmail and everyone has the same file, same version—automatically.

  • Your videos and pictures in Google Drive are instantly available in Google+, so you’re never more than one click away from sharing with your circles.

  • Google Drive helps you get to your files faster. Search for content by keyword and filter by file type, owner and more. Google Drive can even recognize objects in your images and text in scanned documents.

  • Open over 30 file types right in your browser—including HD video, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop—even if you don’t have the program installed on your computer.

  • You can share files or folders with anyone, and choose whether they can view, edit or comment on your stuff.

  • Create and reply to comments to get feedback and make files more collaborative.

  • Go back in time. Google Drive tracks every change you make—so when you hit the save button, a new revision is saved. You can look back as far as 30 days automatically, or choose a revision to save forever.

 

Free to use.

 

Get started with 5 GB of free space. Upgrade to 25 GB for less than $2.50 a month.

 

Google Drive is available for:

PC and MaciPhone and iPad (coming soon) Android devices

 

More info: https://drive.google.com/start#home


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Born to Learn

Born to Learn is the first animation in a fascinating series aimed to provide easy-access to the exciting new discoveries constantly being made about how humans learn! Makes a great argument for brain compatible teaching. Narrated by Damian Lewis. (Video)


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caroldibe's comment, May 11, 2012 10:41 PM
tô pirando aqui no seu Scoop...tanta coisa bacana.
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What Makes Design Good From The Brain ViewPoint: Designing for the Mind

What Makes Design Good From The Brain ViewPoint: Designing for the Mind | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

"Design is powerful because of the way our brain processes visuals.

 

We might think of vision working by our eyes pulling in images and projecting them in the back of our mind.

 

If this were the case then there would no be design or art.

 

There are in fact 30 areas in the back of your brain that process different aspects of the image.

 

The various vision processing areas of the brain are individually recreating the design.

 

So, in a way, the viewer is also an artist.

 

In reality, design and art stimulate the mind more than a realistic image would do. Which is why it affects us differently."

 

 

"In this article we look at some principles that make the aesthetics of design attractive to people, and explanations on why they do.

 

The more you become conscious of how design works the better you are able to communicate and judge design decisions."

 

Full article: http://designinformer.smashingmagazine.com/2010/08/10/designing-mind/ 

 

(Curated by Robin Good)


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