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Collaborative Screen Sharing App ScreenHero Now Available on Windows Too

Collaborative Screen Sharing App ScreenHero Now Available on Windows Too | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it
Simple, collaborative screen sharing. You each get your own mouse, and you're both always in control.

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From the website:

"Screenhero lets you screen share any application with anyone, no matter where they are. It's super simple and blazing fast. You each get your own mouse pointer, and you're both always in control. It's designed for collaboration, not just broadcasting your screen. It's like Google Docs for any application on your computer.

Screenhero is designed to feel like you're sitting next to the person you're working with — even when you're miles away. It's available for both Mac and Windows."

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Robin Good's curator insight, March 6, 2013 6:06 AM



ScreenHero, which I have reviewed and announced back in December, is a downloadable app which allows anyone to collaboratively screen-share any application and to work together simultaneously on it with others.


Today ScreenHero has released a Windows version of its free app which is immediately available for download here: http://screenhero.com/#download


From the official site: "You each get your own mouse pointer, and you're both always in control. It's designed for collaboration, not just broadcasting your screen.


From the original article on BetaKit: "The team calls Screenhero “Google Docs for any application.”


After downloading the app, signing up, and adding team members or friends, users can either share their entire screen or one individual window.


Once a contact has agreed to view the screenshare, both participants get their own mouse pointer and similar to Google Docs, can simultaneously edit and work on projects.


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The company said their platform is ideal for developers who are programming together or reviewing code, companies who want to review designs or mockups together, or marketers giving product demos.


The basic account is free, and soon users will be able to pay either $5 per month for an individual pro account, or $49 per month for a pro team account, which will add additional features like support and enterprise integration.


The app also lets users chat using Screenhero’s internal chat feature, currently via text but the company said it plans to add audio chat as well, which is a crucial feature since right now most users who want to chat while they’re working together have to use Skype in conjunction with Screenhero."


Source: http://betakit.com/2013/03/05/screenhero-launches-windows-version-of-collaborative-screensharing-app



Screenhero lets you screen share any application with anyone, no matter where they are. It's super simple and blazing fast. You each get your own mouse pointer, and you're both always in control. It's designed for collaboration, not just broadcasting your screen. It's like Google Docs for any application on your computer.



Free for Mac and Windows.


Future pricing: http://screenhero.com/pricing.html


Check this video: http://youtu.be/5BOAArc7vfM


Try it out now: http://screenhero.com/



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Is lecturing the cream of future massive online education?

It seems that video lectures are the golden cream of xMOOCs, and even Khan Academy.  So lecture is still the predominant technology that has been hailed as the most primitive, yet an effective meth...
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Creating an Online Student Lounge

Creating an Online Student Lounge | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it

"It is not hard to create a virtual student lounge in an online classroom. Think about what a student union provides and go from there. Make sure that students go there first, familiarize themselves with the space, and are encouraged to return to it time and again to recharge their social batteries. It should be a place where everyone can hang out and share, posting, uploading and downloading. You can also create a "water cooler" thread of some kind that serves as just a fun way to build your community, introducing students to each other as members of a Virtual Learning Community (VLC.)"


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EDTC@UTB's curator insight, March 5, 2013 1:34 PM

Cool idea... It's a great way for students within a program to socialize and stay in touch between semesters and between courses.

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The Harsh Reality of the Classroom of the Future

The Harsh Reality of the Classroom of the Future | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it
What does the classroom of the future actually look like? Here's a hint: it's your current classroom. There's just a harsh reality to face.

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Ein paar Gedanken zum Heiligen Gral | bildungslücke

Ein paar Gedanken zum Heiligen Gral | bildungslücke | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it

Vernachlässigt hab ich dich, meine liebste Bildungslücke. Entschuldige bitte. Jetzt kümmere ich mich wieder um dich.

In Vorbereitung auf einen Vortrag zum Thema „Was ist ein guter Mathematiklehrer? Und was können die Hochschulen dazu leisten?“ arbeite ich mich gerade in die Hattie-Studie [1] ein, denn: eine gute Mathematiklehrerin / ein guter Mathematiklehrer sollte ja auch eine gute Lehrerin / ein guter Lehrer sein, und die Hattie Studie ist a) zunächst fachunspezifisch und b) zurzeit (bzw. seit langem) sehr populär.

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Alternative Word Cloud Generator: Tagul – Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

Alternative Word Cloud Generator: Tagul – Technology Enhanced Learning Blog | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it

I’ve used Wordle and Tagxedo in the past to generate a word cloud of text for different projects, but I recently found this new one that produces an interactive word cloud – Tagul. - See more at:

 

http://www.dontwasteyourtime.co.uk/elearning/alternative-word-cloud-generator-tagul/#sthash.W6LfCwIo.dpuf

 


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Was mache ich eigentlich in der Präsenzphase?

Die zentrale Phase, in der es im Flipped Classroom eigentlich geht, ist die Präsenzphase. Aber was mache ich eigentlich mit 100 vorbereiteten Studierenden in 90 Minuten freier Zeit?


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Kathrin Jäger's curator insight, February 27, 2013 8:26 PM

Inverted Classroom Model and the reorganisation of the presence phase – insights and an interesting inspiration

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DIY E-Book Publishing: An Intro To What You Need To Know

DIY E-Book Publishing: An Intro To What You Need To Know | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it
Here's an overview of e-publishing principles and skills, as well as specific services you should be aware of given their current prominence in the market.

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Robin Good's curator insight, February 23, 2013 7:46 AM



Brian Klerns offers some good tidbits of information for anyone considering to publish an ebook by providing a good overview of the key things that he needs to know.


From the basic tools, file formats and down to the alternative distribution options available to you, the article offers a good summary of what you need to know and where to find it.


Of particular view, especially for those more interested in keeping up with this field, is Mr Klerns short selection of online ebook publishing resources he suggests to follow. These are:


→ Digital Book World (digitalbookworld.com): This site (by F+W Media, parent company of WD) offers news, analysis and interviews about e-book publishing. Start by reading the series of articles about maximizing sales through the Amazon Kindle by Carolyn McCray.


→ The Book Designer (thebookdesigner.com): Joel Friedlander offers practical advice and information on self-publishing digitally or in print.


→ Kindle Direct Publishing forums (forums.kindledirectpublishing.com): While most digital publishing services offer their own forums, the Kindle forums host some of the most active and comprehensive discussions. Whatever your question is, you can probably find it answered here.



Useful for beginners. Informative. 7/10


Full intro guide to DIY ebook publishing: http://www.writersdigest.com/online-editor/the-basics-of-diy-e-book-publishing



ghbrett's curator insight, February 23, 2013 11:37 AM

See Robin's comment below. He always has good information about the Scoop'ed item. Thanks, Robin.

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Infographic: 50 Activities Replaced By Technology (Or Were They?)

Infographic: 50 Activities Replaced By Technology (Or Were They?) | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it
From using public telephones to calling movie theaters for showtimes, there are a few activities replaced by technology we still actually do.

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Fun thing to do: check the info-graphic for things you still do and those out of question... like making mixed tapes of your favourite songs, using public phones, buy CDs ;)

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Why You Should Use Clickers In Your Classroom

Why You Should Use Clickers In Your Classroom | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it
Looking at the use of classroom clickers - especially in large classes - and how their use can increase student involvement and engagement in their lessons.

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Ulrike Grabe's comment, February 23, 2013 9:21 AM
Article focuses on genuine clicker systems. Works the same with internet-based systems that work with input from mobile devices.
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Ergebnisse Umfrage E-Learning - Womit es sich am besten lernt - Meldung - Stiftung Warentest

Ergebnisse Umfrage E-Learning - Womit es sich am besten lernt - Meldung - Stiftung Warentest | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it
Wer elektronisch lernt, wählt seinen Weg zum Wissen sehr bewusst.
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Udacity Blog - Higher Education For Free: A Bill of Rights and Principles for Learning in the Digital Age

Udacity Blog - Higher Education For Free: A Bill of Rights and Principles for Learning in the Digital Age | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it
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The rights of learners in the Digital Age so they won't be forgotten in the excitement of developing even shinier technology to enhance the learning experience. Good thought, that. The focus should be on the learning individual, not the surounding tech gizmos. :)

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E-Learning: Wie das Netz zum Klassenzimmer wird

E-Learning: Wie das Netz zum Klassenzimmer wird | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it
Seit einigen Jahren wird die Wichtigkeit von „lebenslangem Lernen“ betont. Dies erfordert jedoch ein enormes Maß an persönlicher Informationskompetenz, was somit zu einer Schlüsselaufgabe des modernen Menschen wird.
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20 Reasons Why you Should Use Google Plus [Infographic]

20 Reasons Why you Should Use Google Plus [Infographic] | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, March 10, 2013 9:05 AM

G+ is catching up big time for many reasons.  Among these reasons is the Hangout integration.  

 

We just facilitated a remote 1.5 day leadership development session with Hangouts and it was fantastic.  

 

Google is sticking to their strategy and their value is starting to win people over.  I was never a fan and, through valuable features, I am changing my perspective on the suite of offerings.

 

This is a relevant infographic.

Penelope's comment, March 10, 2013 6:43 PM
Been thinking about G+. Thanks for sharing, Al. ;)
Shanika Journey's curator insight, March 12, 2013 12:49 PM

NICE ONE! Great reference

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Stories, Scenarios and Micro eLearning: Precision Could Kill your eLearning Lessons

Stories, Scenarios and Micro eLearning: Precision Could Kill your eLearning Lessons | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it

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From the text:

 

"What can we learn from here?

• In developing interactive stories, create an inventory of data and information. Classify your data accordingly: important, not so important and useless.  Include only the data which are necessary and exclude those which are only ‘ornamentals’.We call this “must learn” versus “learn on need.”

• Blend the data with the narrative through the help of  metaphors and visuals.

• Test the draft presentation with a pilot audience and see if they got your message across."

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NLafferty's curator insight, March 6, 2013 3:46 AM

This is the sort of article subject matter experts should read before starting to write content for an elearning resource.

Fiona Quigley's curator insight, March 20, 2013 7:43 PM

Less is more - the modern adage for designing learning in 21st Century.

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European Commission launches Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs

European Commission launches Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it

Commission President José Manuel Barroso today called on Europe's digital businesses, governments, training and education sectors to join a Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs to address up to 900 000 job vacancies expected to exist in Europe in Information and Communication technologies (ICT) by 2015. Despite the current levels of unemployment, the number of digital jobs is growing by more than 100 000 per year. Yet the number of fresh ICT graduates and skilled ICT workers is not keeping up.


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La Commission européenne lance Grande Coalition pour l'emploi numériques.

"Président de la Commission José Manuel Barroso a appelé aujourd'hui les activités numériques de l'Europe, les secteurs des gouvernements, de la formation et de l'éducation se joindre à une grande coalition pour l'emploi numériques d'adresser jusqu'à 900 000 offres d'emploi qui devraient exister en Europe dans les technologies de l'information et de la communication (TIC) en 2015. Malgré les niveaux actuels du chômage, le nombre d'emplois numériques est en croissance de plus de 100 000 par an. Pourtant, le nombre de diplômés en TIC frais et ouvriers qualifiés des TIC ne suit pas".


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10 Ways To Start Using Skype In The Classroom - Edudemic

10 Ways To Start Using Skype In The Classroom - Edudemic | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it

Skype can connect your classroom to the rest of world with ease. There’s an entire site calledSkype in the Classroom that’s packed full of useful ideas. As you can see in the above video, technology enables classrooms to connect like never before


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The ten ways to use Skype (or Google+ Hangouts, for that matter) mentioned in the article are:

"1) Connect with international classrooms

2) Learn a musical instrument

3) Professional development

4) Meet with librarians

5) Guest lecturers

6) Practice interviews

7) Have mystery call!

8) Meet exchange students

9) Give students background tasks while Skyping

10) Parent teacher conferences"

...and may I add from own experience: allow a student, who has to stay at home with a broken leg, to follow or catch up on class.

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Videos in der Hochschullehre, konkrete Nutzung

Keynote auf der Konferenz ICM 2013 an der Universität Marburg. Gesamtliste aller Videos, samt Suchfunktion: http://www.j3L7h.de/videos.html
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Prof. Loviscach die Erstellung und den Einsatz von Videos in der Hochschullehre (auf der ICM 2013 in Marburg).

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denkspuren: Die Vorlesung auf den Kopf gestellt: Die "Inverted Classroom Model"-Konferenz ICM 2013 in Marburg

Warum hält heutzutage noch ein Dozent bzw. eine Dozentin eine Vorlesung? Gemeint ist der "Lehrmonolog", in dem einer spricht und viele zuhören und sich das dialogische Moment des Austauschs auf ein Minimum beschränkt. Damit mich niemand falsch versteht: notwendig ist diese Lehrform unbedingt. Es gibt Dinge, die wollen gewusst und erklärt werden. Aber das Forma...

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Schöne Zusammenfassung der wichtigsten Erkenntnisse aus den Vorträgen und Workshops der ICM 2013 in Marburg.

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Peter Baumgartner - MOOCs: Überzogene Kritik und überzogene Erwartungen - Gedankensplitter

Peter Baumgartner - MOOCs: Überzogene Kritik und überzogene Erwartungen - Gedankensplitter | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it

In diesem Beitrag setze ich mich mit zwei als Video aufgezeichneten Referaten zu MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) auseinander. Ich vertrete die Ansicht, dass einerseits die Kritik von Rolf Schulmeister überzogen ist und andererseits Joachim Wedekind und Claudia Bremer überzogene Erwartungen an MOOCs stellen. Ich plädiere für eine Kombination der MOOC-Idee mit der Bewegung für Freie Bildungsressourcen, weil damit die jeweiligen Nachteile minimiert werden können. Weiterlesen …


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Baumgartner kommt zu dem Schluss, dass für die Kritik an MOOCs der falsche Maßstab gewählt wird. Der Vergleich mit "Higher Education" führt dabei zu einem schlechten Abschneiden der MOOCs. Sieht man sie als Mittel der allg. Volksbildung, ähnlich den Volkshochschulen, fällt das Urteil ganz anders aus.

 

Außerdem geht er darauf ein, dass MOOCs mit OER-Initiativen kombiniert werden sollten.

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Andreas Link's comment, February 25, 2013 10:38 AM
Ich bin mir nicht sicher, ob Baumgartner sich wirklich sicher ist, worüber er spricht. Profunde Kenntnis sieht für mich anders aus.
Jochen Robes's comment, February 25, 2013 10:58 AM
Ist aber auch nicht sein Anspruch. Ist halt ein Blogpost und kein akademischer Artikel. Vielleicht darf man noch hoffen, dass er das Thema "xMOOC & OER" an anderer Stelle ausführlicher ausbreitet. Sonst ruft gleich der Nächste "überzogene Erwartungen" ...
Andreas Link's comment, February 25, 2013 11:27 AM
Ja, stimmt. In der Knappheit hab' ich wohl überzogen :-) Aber die Verbindung von 'volksbildnerischen Ziele' und MOOCs lassen mich halt aufschreien ... Spannender würde ich mal eine Diskussion zu 'volksbildnerischen Zielen' (evtl. Lebenslanges Lernen) und OER halten - losgelöst vom institutionellen schulischen und akademischen Umfeld, und von der Verlags-Diskussion.
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How to create interactivity that works

How to create interactivity that works | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it
How many times you have come across sessions that makes you click various on screen objects and claims to be interactive? How many times you have talked to vendors who claim their content to be interactive because it has quizzes after every 5 screen?

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Interactivity can be a powerful tool that can make your course stand out. However, only asking learners to click on something is not creating interactivity. After a point it becomes a mechanical and the learners will do it just to get ahead in the session.

So, what is the right ways of creating interactivity? The answer lies in understanding what is an interactivity and what are the types. Here is a short guide to get you started.   

What is an Interactivity?

“Interactivity” is a word used to describe a learner’s engagement or involvement in the learning process.Often it involves an active effort on the learners side to seek out an outcome. It can be a simple multiple choice quiz or a complex business simulation.


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The article identifies the most common ways to achieve interactivity in e-learning enviroments as control, response and manipulator, explains them and shows examples.

 

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Online Courses Could Widen Achievement Gaps Among Students

Online Courses Could Widen Achievement Gaps Among Students | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it

"Low-cost online courses could allow a more-diverse group of students to try college, but a new study suggests that such courses could also widen achievement gaps among students in different demographic groups. The study, which is described in a working paper titled “Adaptability to Online Learning: Differences Across Types of Students and Academic Subject Areas,” was conducted by Columbia University’s Community College Research Center."


Via EDTC@UTB
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quote from the text: "They found that students in demographic groups whose members typically struggle in traditional classrooms are finding their troubles exacerbated in online courses. The study found that all students who take more online courses, no matter the demographic, are less likely to attain a degree."

 

*ouch*

 

But there are pros for older students, students juggling jobs, studdying and family and and higher performing students.

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Mindmaps – Online-Tools im Seminar einsetzen

Mindmaps – Online-Tools im Seminar einsetzen | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it
Strukturieren, Ideen sammeln, Wissen hervorholen, Zusammenhänge deutlich machen – Mindmapping steht in dem Ruf, das Schweizer Messer unter den Kreativitäts- und Visualisierungswerkzeugen zu sein.

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Kurze Vorstellung der Methode und mehrere Online Tools für Mindmapping.

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The eLearning Guild Publishes 2013 Global eLearning Salary & Compensation Report

The eLearning Guild Publishes 2013 Global eLearning Salary & Compensation Report | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it

"The eLearning Guild has released the 2013 Global eLearning Salary & Compensation Report. This comprehensive report is based on data obtained from more than 4,700 Guild members and shows worldwide eLearning salaries increased slightly by 1.7% this past year, with an average global salary of $77,682. In the US, salaries increased by 0.06% to $78,984. The averages shared in the report are given in US dollars so that comparisons can be easily made across geographies."


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EDTC@UTB's curator insight, February 21, 2013 5:52 PM

Hmmm... I think I am in the wrong profession. :-)

KiwiBelma's curator insight, February 22, 2013 3:27 AM

I like this!

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Open Educational Resources (OER) finden – e-learning center – Technische Universität Darmstadt

Open Educational Resources (OER) finden – e-learning center – Technische Universität Darmstadt | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it
Open Educational Resources (OER) außerhalb der TU Darmstadt bei anderen Universitäten und sonstigen Anbietern finden
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Links zu vielen OER-Resourcen bzw. Suchportalen, um nämliche zu finden.

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