From super-effective search tricks to Google tools specifically for education to tricks and tips for using Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar, these tricks will surely save you some precious time.
"In fifty years, if not much sooner, half of the roughly 4,500 colleges and universities now operating in the United States will have ceased to exist. The technology driving this change is already at work, and nothing can stop it. The future looks like this: Access to college-level education will be free for everyone; the residential college campus will become largely obsolete; tens of thousands of professors will lose their jobs; the bachelor’s degree will become increasingly irrelevant; and ten years from now Harvard will enroll ten million students."
In this post, I share ideas on certain types of videos that I’ve gathered and how educators might use related methods or styles to engage students in constructing and deconstructing media while becoming critical consumers and producers of digital media.
"Cellphones can be used as instructional tools inside and outside of the classroom, educator Lisa Nielsen writes in this blog post. Students can use phones to write first drafts, record oral reports and take videos of learning activities."
Ranked as the #1 public school in the United States, Berkeley offers podcasts and webcasts of amazing professors lecturing. Each course has an RSS feed so you can track each new lecture. For printable assignments and notes you can check the professors homepage, which is usually given in the first lecture or google his name. Even though the notes, homework and tests are not directly printed in the berkeley website, as they are in MIT and other courseware sites, it's not a problem to find them. I personally tried to use it for John Wawrzynek's machine structures class and the nutrition courses.
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LMU Munich explores new forms of collaborative learning – by making use of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Via Coursera, a leading platform for online education, LMU will soon make stimulating courses in subjects that are of wide contemporary relevance available on the internet. Designed and taught by LMU faculty members, the courses may be accessed by anyone anywhere, at no charge and without having to meet any special entrance requirements. The MOOCs offered by LMU generally consist of video lectures, machine-graded quizzes, collaborative online learning forums, reading lists and seminar assignments. With this combination of inputs, members of the virtual audience can gain a thorough understanding of their chosen subject.
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Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität MünchenAs one of Europe's leading research universities, LMU Munich is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in research and teaching. Building on its 500-year-tradition of scholarship, LMU covers a broad spectrum of disciplines, ranging from the humanities and cultural studies through law, economics and social studies to medicine and the sciences.
Google is widely (and rightly) recognised as the mother of all search engines. But, if you need to drill down your searches by more specific details, do you trust Google to give you what you need every single time?
Here’s a collection of 3o vertical search engines which you should have up your sleeve when you need some specialist power.
"This MOOC guide was first initiated by Inge de Waard who organized the MobiMOOC. MobiMOOC was a course that used the MOOC format to provide a framework for all MOOC participants to learn or deepen their knowledge on mobile learning (mLearning).
After the MOOC guide was first initiated, the guide was opened up for all to add and strengthen the guide so it can/could be used by all interested parties."
Robin Good: If you are just about to start testing how effective a content curation tool like Scoop.it can be for building your own reputation and visibility in a specific interest area, this 10-step guide by Shirley Williams does provide some important information on how to start with the proper foot.
The guide is illustrated with many screenshots and it pinpoints the key items you need to be paying attention to when starting to curate a dedicated channel.
There are a lot of great teachers out there. But what, exactly, makes a teacher a great teacher? Is their approach to their students and their classroom different?
Just because I'm a huge proponent of e-learning and m-learning doesn't mean that I'm anti-teacher. Quite the contrary! I'm a teacher's kid, and all my siblings and I have had some sort of training or teaching position in our lifetimes in different ways. To quote my very wise taekwondo instructor, "The best way to learn is to teach." I hope teachers never go away, as the really good ones are instrumental in helping all kids learn to fulfill their potential. --techcommgeekmom
"Comic book layouts are pretty popular. And they work well for elearning courses. For one, they look different. It’s that type of contrast that can hook your learners who might be bored with the standard-looking corporate elearning. On top of that a comic-like layout breaks the content into panels which allows you to control the pacing and flow of information as each panel progressively reveals more. It’s a great way to still have the simplicity of a linear course, but make it seem more engaging."