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Social Networking in the 1600s

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LONDON — SOCIAL networks stand accused of being enemies of productivity. According to one popular (if questionable) infographic circulating online, the use of Facebook, Twitter and other such sites at work costs the American economy $650 billion each year. Our attention spans are atrophying, our test scores declining, all because of these “weapons of mass distraction.”

Yet such worries have arisen before. In England in the late 1600s, very similar concerns were expressed about another new media-sharing environment, the allure of which seemed to be undermining young people’s ability to concentrate on their studies or their work: the coffeehouse. It was the social-networking site of its day.


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“...weapons of mass distraction.” love that :-D

 

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HFD veröffentlicht Studie zu digitalen Prüfungsszenarien | Hochschulforum Digitalisierung

HFD veröffentlicht Studie zu digitalen Prüfungsszenarien | Hochschulforum Digitalisierung | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it
Das Hochschulforum Digitalisierung (HFD) befasst sich intensiv mit einer großen Reihe an Themen rund um die Digitalisierung der Hochschullehre. Themen des HFD sind unter anderem neue Lernformate, die Vernetzung von Hochschulen, digitale universitäre Weiterbildung sowie digitalisierte Prüfungsformate.

Mit dem Thema „Digitales Prüfen” verbinden seit Jahren nicht nur E-Learning-affine Personengruppen an Hochschulen große Hoffnungen. Denn mit der Bologna-Reform ist das Prüfungsaufkommen enorm gestiegen – und damit entsteht nicht nur für die Studierenden viel Arbeit, sondern auch für die Lehrenden. Zugleich sind mit der Umsetzung von E-Assessments jedoch auch einige Herausforderungen verbunden, die sowohl die Technik und die Organisation betreffen, als auch den komplexen Bereich der Rechtssicherheit und nicht zuletzt die Frage, welche Inhalte sich mit E-Prüfungen sinnvoll prüfen lassen.
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Marc My Words: Learning Technology—Proceed with Caution by Marc Rosenberg

Marc My Words: Learning Technology—Proceed with Caution by Marc Rosenberg | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it

The problem with learning technology is not the technology itself, but how well it’s used. (...) The best infrastructure, tools, platforms, and networks can’t compensate for lousy instructional design, poor content, or the wrong training delivered to the wrong people at the wrong time."


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Ray Kurtzweil's Mind-Boggling Predictions for the Next 25 Years

Ray Kurtzweil's Mind-Boggling Predictions for the Next 25 Years | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it

Bill Gates calls Ray, “the best person I know at predicting the future of artificial intelligence.” Ray is also amazing at predicting a lot more beyond just AI.

This post looks at his very incredible predictions for the next 20+ years. 


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Facebook Was The One Network People Used Less In 2014

Facebook Was The One Network People Used Less In 2014 | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it

new comprehensive survey shows that out of the eight biggest social networks, Facebook was the only one to see a decline in the rate of people actively using the site per month over 2014 — a pattern that was consistent in regions across the world — while others like Pinterest and Tumblr saw large jumps in activity. 

 


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Muster vs. Methoden: Neuer Langtext von Joachim Wedekind

Muster vs. Methoden: Neuer Langtext von Joachim Wedekind | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it
Didaktische Entwurfsmuster werden schon seit einiger Zeit als Alternative zu anderen Formen der Beschreibung von Lehrmethoden diskutiert. Auch auf e-teaching.org werden seit 2009 neue E-Learning-Szenarien im Patternformat dokumentiert. Unser ehemaliger Kollege Joachim Wedekind hat jetzt unterschiedliche Darstellungsformen unter die Lupe genommen. Sein Langtext – ein Plädoyer für E-Learning-Patterns – kann im Portal heruntergeladen werden.
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MPFS - Medienpädagogischer Forschungsverbund Südwest : JIM-Studie 2014

MPFS - Medienpädagogischer Forschungsverbund Südwest : JIM-Studie 2014 | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it
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Essaywettbewerb: Bildung heute. Bildungsideal einer digitalen Zeit

Essaywettbewerb: Bildung heute. Bildungsideal einer digitalen Zeit | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it
Der Stifterverband ruft in Kooperation mit dem Hochschulforum Digitalisierung und der Initiative "Was bildet ihr uns ein?" junge Leute dazu auf, in einem Essay sich mit dem Bildungsbegriff in einer von digitalen Medien geprägten Gesellschaft auseinanderzusetzen.
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Spielend Geschichte lernen: Mit dem Lernspiel und der E-Learning-Anwendung „1961“ können Schüler mehr über den Mauerbau erfahren

Spielend Geschichte lernen: Mit dem Lernspiel und der E-Learning-Anwendung „1961“ können Schüler mehr über den Mauerbau erfahren | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it
Das Jahr 1961 ist auch 25 Jahre nach dem Mauerfall noch ein denkwürdiges Jahr deutsch-deutscher Geschichte. Der Bau der Berliner Mauer steht im Mittelpunkt der nun veröffentlichten gleichnamigen multimedialen Lernumgebung für den Geschichtsunterricht der neunten und zehnten Klassen.

„1961“ besteht aus einem digitalen Lernspiel in Form eines Point-&-Click-Adventures und aus einer zugehör ...
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Beyond Words: How to Write for Readability

Beyond Words: How to Write for Readability | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it

POSTED BY ANDREA AYRES

...If you are a purveyor of online content you have a duty to your reader. How text looks greatly impacts the willingness of your reader to interact with that text.



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That! That's how online text should look.It's like balm on my frayed nerves and pleasant for the eyes. :-)

 

No wonder retaining information from an online text is so hard if presented in the wrong way.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 13, 2014 1:15 AM

This article goes into considerable depth about many aspects of web writing and readability.  


Great lessons for anyone who creates web content. (Online instructors... learn these lessons!)

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Can Colleges Use Data to Fix What Ails the Lecture?

Can Colleges Use Data to Fix What Ails the Lecture? | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it
In a culture of accountability, some professors call on technology to collect information about student participation in the classroom.
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Engage your students with #MysterySkype

Engage your students with #MysterySkype | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it

Mystery Skype is an educational game, invented by teachers, played by two classrooms on Skype. The aim of the game is to guess the location of the other classroom by asking each other questions.

It's suitable for all age groups and can be used to teach subjects like geography, history, languages, mathematics and science.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 14, 2014 10:04 AM

Here's an online learning activity that will engage and energize your students. It would be a great back to school project. Skype in the Classroom will help you connect with other tech using teachers for a game based exchanged.


National and international connections are waiting to be made.


Jump in and have some fun.



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Thanks be to you for the post and God for the educational increase.

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9 Tips To Apply Adult Learning Theory to eLearning

9 Tips To Apply Adult Learning Theory to eLearning | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it
Apply Adult Learning Theory to eLearning. Applying Adult Learning Assumptions and Adult Learning Principles to eLearning. Apply Andragogy to eLearning!

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Assumption #1 (Self-Concept)
Create learning experiences that offer minimum instruction and maximum autonomy.

Assumption #2 (Adult Learner Experience)
Include a wide range of instructional design models and theories to appeal to varied experience levels and backgrounds.
Assumption #3 (Readiness to Learn)
Utilize social media and online collaboration tools to tie learning to social development.

Assumption #4 (Orientation to Learning)
Emphasize how the subject matter is going to solve problems that an adult learner regularly encounters.
Assumption #5 (Motivation to Learn)
There must be a valid reason behind every eLearning course, module or educational activity.


Principle of Andragogy#1
Adults must have a hand in the design and development of their learning experience.

Principle of Andragogy#2
Experience should be at the root of all eLearning tasks and activities.

Principle of Andragogy #3
Real life applications and benefits must be tied to the eLearning course.

Principle of Andragogy #4
Give adult learners the opportunity to absorb information, rather than memorizing it.

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Apply Andragogy to eLearning

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Digitale Schule: Tablet wischen statt Tafel wischen - SPIEGEL ONLINE

Digitale Schule: Tablet wischen statt Tafel wischen - SPIEGEL ONLINE | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it
Sie drehen Filme, präsentieren sie mit ihren Tablets und verzichten fast völlig auf Papier: Eine Schulklasse in Niedersachsen lernt ausschließlich digital. In Deutschland ist sie damit ziemlich alleine.
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Neuauflage: MOOC zu Open Educational Resources geht in die zweite Runde

Neuauflage: MOOC zu Open Educational Resources geht in die zweite Runde | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it

Ziel des Kurses ist es, einen umfassenden Überblick über Theorie und Praxis von OER zu bieten. Dies umfasst sowohl grundlegende Informationen zu OER und bestehenden Initiativen als auch praxisrelevante Informationen für Lehrende und Lernende aller Bildungsbereiche, die OER nutzen oder produzieren wollen. Thematisch gliedert sich der Kurs in sechs Einheiten, in denen es um Fragen geht wie: was sind OER eigentlich? Wo findet man OER und wie erstellt man sie selbst? Wa sind die Einsatzszenarien von OER im Schul- und Hochschulkontext und wie finanziert man diese?

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How To Find Openly Licensed Educational Resources You Can Use [Infographic]

How To Find Openly Licensed Educational Resources You Can Use [Infographic] | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it
Most of us turn to the internet when we are looking for resources to use for a presentation, report or article. The internet holds the key to so many robust resources.

Yet how many of these resources can you legally use for free? How many of them can you adapt?

That’s where Open Educational Resources (OER) can help. Here’s an infographic from the Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (at the University of Texas at Austin) that can help.

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Suzanne's curator insight, February 17, 5:02 AM

Every language teacher and student should contribute to make this a powerful resource concept. Language is an instrument; use it, take care of it, share it.

Dean Mantz's curator insight, February 18, 11:15 AM

Thanks to @Dennis T OConnor for sharing this infographic on finding and identifying open source education resources.  

Iolanda Bueno de Camargo Cortelazzo's curator insight, February 19, 12:00 PM

Bastante úteis estas informações para professores e gestores educacionais.

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5 Keys to Engaging Faculty With IT -- Campus Technology

5 Keys to Engaging Faculty With IT -- Campus Technology | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it
Faculty development remains one of the biggest impediments to the wider use of technology in education. CT looks at five strategies that schools have implemented successfully to increase faculty engagement.
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IT-Ausstattung der Schulen wird immer schlechter (Presseinformationen) - BITKOM

IT-Ausstattung der Schulen wird immer schlechter (Presseinformationen) - BITKOM | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it

T-Ausstattung der Schulen wird immer schlechter

54 Prozent der Schüler sind mit dem Zustand der Computertechnik unzufrieden
Digitale Medien werden nur selten im Unterricht eingesetzt
Zwei Drittel der Schüler lernen in ihrer Freizeit online und digital

Berlin/Karlsruhe, 9. Dezember 2014 - Schüler geben der IT-Ausstattung an ihren Schulen von Jahr zu Jahr schlechtere Noten und wünschen sich einen stärkeren Einsatz von digitalen Medien im Unterricht. Das ist das Ergebnis einer repräsentativen Befragung von 512 Schülern weiterführender Schulen im Auftrag des Hightech-Verbands BITKOM und der LEARNTEC, der Messe für digitales Lernen. Mehr als jeder zweite Schüler (54 Prozent) bezeichnet den Zustand der Computertechnik an seiner Schule als mittelmäßig oder schlecht. Die Kritik der Schüler an der mangelhaften IT-Ausstattung der Schulen wird damit immer schärfer.“

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In eigener Sache: OER-Broschüre jetzt in aktualisierter Auflage verfügbar

In eigener Sache: OER-Broschüre jetzt in aktualisierter Auflage verfügbar | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it
Der Ratgeber „Offene Bildungsressourcen (OER) in der Praxis“, herausgegeben von der Medienanstalt Berlin-Brandenburg (MABB), wendet sich an Lehrkräfte und Multiplikatoren der schulischen und außerschulischen Bildung. Nachdem die erste Auflage vergriffen war, erscheint nun die zweite, aktualisierte Fassung, gedruckt und als PDF-Version. Die Broschüre wurde vom iRights.Lab umgesetzt, Autor ist John Weitzmann.
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The Top 10 Things You Should Know About Teaching Online | Edudemic

The Top 10 Things You Should Know About Teaching Online | Edudemic | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it
The benefits of teaching online? Simple: Flexible hours; work from almost anywhere; greater student diversity; growth industry; more control over what you teach; global network of colleagues; personalized instruction; larger pool of students; easier and cheaper to share content; small investment to get started. But what factors are most important to consider when teaching an …

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GML² Tagungsband 2014 erschienen

GML² Tagungsband 2014 erschienen | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it

Am 13. und 14. März 2014 fand die nunmehr zwölfte GML⊃2; an der Freien Universität Berlin statt. Unter dem Motto „Der Qualitätspakt E-Learning im Hochschulpakt 2020“ widmete sich die GML⊃2; 2014 Themen rund um den Einsatz digitaler Medien und Technologien im Rahmen des BMBF-Programms „Qualitätspakt Lehre“ des Hochschulpaktes 2020.

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i2Speak - Free Online Smart IPA Keyboard

i2Speak - Free Online Smart IPA Keyboard | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it

i2Speak is a free online Smart IPA Keyboard (International Phonetic Alphabet) to quickly write phonetic symbols using Roman letters without the need to memorize any symbol code.

 

 


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 27, 2014 3:39 AM

Well I'm not so sure about quick and not needing to know the symbols and code, but it does work well.


Jennifer Dorman's curator insight, August 27, 2014 8:26 AM

Free IPA keyboard resource - great for ELA/ESL/EFL educators

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, August 28, 2014 2:47 AM

About time! Easy way to have phonetic transcription at hand!

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3 education myths busted

3 education myths busted | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it
Spoiler alert: There's no such thing as 'math people.'

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Edgar Mata's curator insight, August 21, 2014 11:53 PM

There's no such thing as 'math people

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Is lecture really the thing that needs fixing? By Robert Talbert

Is lecture really the thing that needs fixing? By Robert Talbert | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it

Image: Automated Blackboard eraser...

 

Based on the headline and framing of the article, you might be tempted to think that the problem is that lecture is ineffective and that data might be able to fix it. But that’s not really it. (Nor is the problem that students are stupid and lazy, which you might get from the comment section.) Actually I think Samson himself nails the problem:

He is not shy about admitting where teaching falls on the list of priorities for most of his peers: a distant third, after publishing articles and landing research grants. “Instructors want to do the right thing,” he says. “They’re just busy guys, and they don’t sense that the bean-counting is heavily weighted toward the teaching.”

In that one quote, you get everything you need to know about why traditional instructor-centered teaching still reigns supreme on many university campuses, despite mountains of evidence, not to mention anecdotes, that interactive-engagement methods are far more effective. It all boils down to that one word:Priorities.



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" If you really want something to happen, you make it a priority and make the time. I have to conclude that I think many universities, and sadly many faculty, say that they want effective teaching and high student performance, but they don’t want it badly enough to make sacrifices for it."

 

He has point there. :-)

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 13, 2014 12:40 AM

Here's a bit of insight: Professors should also be teachers, colleges should make teaching a priority, teaching skills should be rewarded.


You know what they say about should... Still it's a clean, simple, low tech solution a major problem in the college classroom. 

Michelle Allwright's curator insight, August 20, 2014 5:11 PM

Interactive, engaging and the learning around core skills is where it is heading. It's about ensuring that the students are industry ready; not just theory ready.

Jim Goldsmith's curator insight, August 20, 2014 8:18 PM

A number of good points made about priorities in higher education; also, some intelligent disussion in the comment sections from (mostly) learning peers.

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Evolution der Internetverbindung | Die Infografik | upc cablecom

Evolution der Internetverbindung | Die Infografik | upc cablecom | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it
Entdecken Sie die Entwicklung des Internets seit Datenklo & 56kb Modem. Jetzt durch die Web Evolution klicken & Internet Speed von damals & heute erleben!

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