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Qiqqa Tutorial: Manage your research PDF collection with ease!

Qiqqa Tutorial: Manage your research PDF collection with ease! | Higher Education | Scoop.it

This tutorial shows the basic features of Qiqqa. It shows many of the techniques Qiqqa offers for you to manage your research PDF collection, including PDF annotation and PDF text exporting.


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Seven Useful Microsoft Excel Features You May Not Be Using

Microsoft Excel is packed with useful data management features that don’t see a lot of use, like pivot tables, index and match, and conditional formatting. If you’re just using excel to sum and chart columns, this graphic can show you some other tools to help you become the spreadsheet ninja you always wanted to be. 

Of course, real spreadsheet ninja probably already use these features on the reg—but let’s say you’re in training and just want to beef up your Microsoft Excel skills. This graphic from the folks at STL won’t show you exactly how to apply each Excel feature to your graphs, but they do show you how things like Waterfall Charts, Goal Seek, and Flash Fill actually work, so you can try them out yourself. The next time you’re working with large quantities of data, give them a try.
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This is a quick 'cheat sheet' for 7 super useful Excel features you might not be aware of. Up you spreadsheet management, and save time getting your work done.
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Synchronous Online Classes: 10 Tips for Engaging Students

Synchronous Online Classes: 10 Tips for Engaging Students | Higher Education | Scoop.it
So how do you teach in this odd virtual space? How do you keep participants from descending into that peculiar passivity characteristic of conference calls? And how do you help students fight the constant temptation of momentarily clicking away from class? While virtual classes are not without challenges, there are, in fact, concrete steps you can take to run class sessions that are energetic, interactive, and productive.

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These are some high quality suggestions that can be simply and easily incorporated into your synchronous online class. Having done numerous webinar trainings, a couple of things I would add is 
1) the 60 minutes (or whatever your timeline) will seem to go by very fast once you get feedback from your students; 
2) after you ask a question, it's okay to say something like, "take a minute to think about that" then wait! 

You might only wait for 15 or 30 seconds but the silence is golden! I don't recommend you insert these pauses too often, but once in awhile gives students an opportunity to actually reflect on the question and form a coherent response...don't rush it.
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10 tips to make your real time online meetings soar.

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The Jobs of Today May not Exist Tomorrow – How do we Prepare Students? via Indiana Jen

The Jobs of Today May not Exist Tomorrow – How do we Prepare Students? via Indiana Jen | Higher Education | Scoop.it
Not long ago, I wrote a blog post entitled: Lifelong Learning is an Essential Skill, not a Buzzword. The more I read about future-readiness, 21st century skills, job market reports, and advances in technology (especially AI), the more I understand this to be true. Recently, PEW Research published a report on the Future of Jobs…

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I believe that if you can identify the fundamental or essentials of any occupation or discipline AND you can continue to educate yourself on those basics, only then will you have any hope of remaining relevant in this ever-changing landscape of the 21st century!
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Reflect on this article about preparing students for an unknown future. Engaging students to learn the skills for learning will prepare them for any possibility.
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Book | Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: Disciplinary Approaches to Educational Enquiry

Get your free audio book: http://ntube.space/e/B00KAY9B06 In today's higher education climate academic staff are encouraged to focus not only on th
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CES 2017 Wearable Tech

CES 2017 EBC Las Vegas Correspondent Nicole will give us a look at the latest in wearable technology. Brought to you by Eagle Broadcasting Corporation: EB
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Hybrid Learning: The Actual Case Of A Graduate Systems Engineering Program For The Industry

Hybrid Learning: The Actual Case Of A Graduate Systems Engineering Program For The Industry ABSTRACT "This paper first examines prevalent onlin
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10 Best Educational Resources For Teachers And Students

Finding effective strategies and resources is imperative in helping students with here are ten of the best for special education teachers today mar 29, 201
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Calls for 'airport-style' searches of students before exams following Telegraph investigation

Calls for 'airport-style' searches of students before exams following Telegraph investigation | Higher Education | Scoop.it
Students should be subject to "intrusive" airport-style searches before sitting exams, MPs and university bosses have said, amid fears a growing number are using tiny in-ear devices to cheat the system.
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How To Go Beyond The Presentation

How To Go Beyond The Presentation | Higher Education | Scoop.it
This article is aimed at teachers, trainers, keynote speakers and instructors and asks and answers the question, “How can you affect the student/listener/learner after they leave the classroom?” Let me provide three straightforward approaches to enhance the student/participant experience. These strategies can be applied in virtually any career field for the purpose of instruction, training or education.
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Extending what you taught today - into tomorrow! 
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Office Mix for Teachers - Microsoft Education Resources

Office Mix includes a multitude of tools teachers at every level can use. Including: Slide Recording, Video App Quizzes, Screen Recordings and more! 


Whether you are teaching online, in-class, or a blended mixture of the two, you can make use of many of these resources to connect with and engage your students!  There are dozens of YouTube and Vimeo videos that walk through the various facets of Mix for anyone interested in testing the waters.


Perhaps one of the most useful aspects of Mix for teachers is the ability to upload your Mixes to and export them to others. This ability to conduct virtual collaboration will be a game changer in 2017! 

Lastly, Mix is one of two Microsoft products that are making a huge impact on the e-community. The other is Microsoft OneNote.


Once you've experienced the utility of OneNote, you'll quickly see how valuable it is to be able to manage your projects across devices, and be able to access them when you need them.


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2 Ways to Publish eBooks from G Suite - via  EdTechTeacher

2 Ways to Publish eBooks from G Suite - via  EdTechTeacher | Higher Education | Scoop.it
In this post EdTechTeacher Instructor Greg Kulowiec demonstrates how to publish eBooks from G Suite like Google Docs using ePub and Issuu.

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Give your students the opportunity to publish their work to a larger audience, and ignight their interest in writing well! Particularly in genre such as fiction, poetry, and areas of self expression, students need more than their audience of one (you). 
Here is a simple means for sharing beyond you; and if they solicit feedback, they can improve their writing and perhaps find an untapped outlet for self expression!
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7 Blogging Tools for Teachers Compared and Ranked - via @Rmbyrne

7 Blogging Tools for Teachers Compared and Ranked - via @Rmbyrne | Higher Education | Scoop.it
One of last year's most popular posts featured my chart comparing seven popular blogging tools for teachers and students. Given th

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mirna ayoubi's curator insight, February 5, 11:49 AM
Blogs can facilitate  a teacher's job by creating accounts with the students so they can share information online. This article shows the popular blogs that can be used in nowadays. 
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always good to look at the blogging tools available

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A blog is an online journal which allows users to post their ideas and thoughts. It also allows them to link to other resources or websites to back up their views or to give examples. Why makes it good to be used in learning? The fact that users can comment on posts and interact with other learners make it motivating and helpful in collaborative learning. It is the place where learners can get updates and new ideas about topics of interest.
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2 Ways to Publish eBooks from G Suite - via  EdTechTeacher

2 Ways to Publish eBooks from G Suite - via  EdTechTeacher | Higher Education | Scoop.it
In this post EdTechTeacher Instructor Greg Kulowiec demonstrates how to publish eBooks from G Suite like Google Docs using ePub and Issuu.

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Give your students the opportunity to publish their work to a larger audience, and ignight their interest in writing well! Particularly in genre such as fiction, poetry, and areas of self expression, students need more than their audience of one (you). 
Here is a simple means for sharing beyond you; and if they solicit feedback, they can improve their writing and perhaps find an untapped outlet for self expression!
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15 Ways for Students (and Teaching Professionals) to Use Google Keep [infographic]

15 Ways for Students (and Teaching Professionals) to Use Google Keep [infographic] | Higher Education | Scoop.it

Help Students Get Organized, Track Progress, Take Notes, and more with Google Keep! 

Google Keep is a robust G Suite tool that can help students and teaching professionals create and share notes, lists, and reminders. This short infographic captures some of the ideas.

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If you think Microsoft OneNote is good, you're going to love Google Keep! Here are 15 simple ways students (and teaching professionals) can use Google Keep. Be sure to share them with your professional network!
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Students Say They Are Not as Tech Savvy as Educators Assume - EdSurge News

Students Say They Are Not as Tech Savvy as Educators Assume - EdSurge News | Higher Education | Scoop.it
In an interview with EdSurge, Alexandra Pickett, the Director of New York State University’s Center for Online Teaching Excellence, noted that many of her students know how to use online platforms such as Twitter and Facebook for fun, but have no idea how to leverage them for academic and professional use.

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This is the 'open secret' many dismiss out of hand. Rather than assuming all my students know how to use Google Drive, OneNote, Box.com and other online applications, I take the time to walk them through it when we need it in class. Some students can be hyper sensitive to negative feedback, and others don't want to be the one that slows the momentum of the class with questions everyone else seems to know the answers to.

Rather than expose any student to peer scrutiny, I make it a point to remind the class that not everyone has the same level of knowledge as I do, so I need to ensure we all start out on the same page. This interview corroborates my gut assessments. 
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All online teachers know this. We coach the technology right along with the curriculum. 

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Yup, we have know this for years! This is why school librarians are important. 
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Why Teacher Education Should Include Neuroscience

Why Teacher Education Should Include Neuroscience | Higher Education | Scoop.it
The neuroscience of how the brain learns and what influences the most successful brain acquisition and application of learning should be included in all teacher education programs.

Teachers need to be prepared with foundational knowledge to understand, evaluate, and apply the neuroscience of learning. With this knowledge they will be able to recognize future implications from this rapidly expanding field of research to increase the effectiveness of their teaching and build and sustain students’ joy of learning.

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When I was completing my Master's degree, I was fortunate to take a course on neuroscience and teaching. It was insightful. Another great source for me was parents with children who were diagnosed with autism, fetal acohol syndrome, ADD/ADHD, etc. They provided information I did not have access to.
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Book | Choosing Web 2.0 Tools for Learning and Teaching in a Digital World

Get your free audio book: http://eita.space/e/B004L62ISG Choosing Web 2.0 Tools for Learning and Teaching in a Digital World provides practical strategie
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Learn Italian Online YouTube

Choose a Starting Level to Suit You Now. Speak, Read, Write & Listen! Pronounciation · Offline mode · Learn anytime · Grammar units · 12 languages · 60
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Neuroscience and Learning in Higher Ed

From March 21, 2017 - MCTV Studio, Rockville, Maryland The President's Innovation Forum hosted a discussion about neuroscience and learning in highe
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It's not just students who are frightened of Cambridge - teachers are too

It's not just students who are frightened of Cambridge - teachers are too | Higher Education | Scoop.it
Every year, thousands of perfectly eligible candidates miss out on a place at Cambridge.
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Choosing & Using Sources: A Guide to Academic Research (an Open Source Textbook)

Choosing & Using Sources: A Guide to Academic Research (an Open Source Textbook) | Higher Education | Scoop.it

Choosing & Using Sources presents a process for academic research and writing, from formulating your research question to selecting good information and using it effectively in your research assignments.


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This is an excellent teaching and learning resource for anyone working on or teaching research methods courses. As it's a creative commons publication, providing student access is an additional plus!
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Sue Alexander's curator insight, April 9, 8:03 PM
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Good overview of the research task process
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Choosing & Using Sources
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Behaviors & Strategies for Improving Your Instructor Presence

Behaviors & Strategies for Improving Your Instructor Presence | Higher Education | Scoop.it
Establishing a connection with online learners is a demonstrated strategy for increasing student motivation in online classes (Jones, Kolloff & Kolloff, 2008) and a marker of instructor excellence (Palloff & Pratt, 2011). Employing the the behaviors and strategies noted below is an effective step towards making your online students' learning more relevant and increasing their investment in your class (DuCharme-Hansen, Dupin-Bryant, 2005).

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This is a very simple process for meeting students where they are and strategically guiding them along the learning path. 
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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 9, 1:53 PM

I dare you to read these lists of behavior and strategy ideas and not find something new.  Great resource. 

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After a Disappointing 2016, Will Wearables Wither Further in 2017?

After a Disappointing 2016, Will Wearables Wither Further in 2017? | Higher Education | Scoop.it

2016 has not been a great year for the consumer wearables market (read “eMarketer Slashes Growth Outlook for Wearables - Only Early Adopters are Using Them”: http://sco.lt/6eaNbV). However, declaring wearables dead is a mistake.

 

First, the bad news.

 

During CES 2016, which took place in January, wearables were the star of the show, with numerous companies, including Pebble and Samsung, introducing new hardware. After the early success of the Apple Watch and steady increase in Fitbit’s sales, many were predicting a strong and growing demand for these devices.

 

 

However, throughout this year, the wearables market began to show signs of weakness. And, a number of negative market events occurred in rapid succession. For example:

 

The market research firm IDC reported that estimated sales of the first-generation Apple Watch had fallen over two consecutive quarters. These reports led Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, to make a rare public statement indicating that sales of the Apple Watch Series 2 are running above expectationsFitbit’s stock has lost significant value as poor sales of new product offerings make investors nervous about whether the company can maintain and accelerate consumer uptake of its devices.Microsoft and Motorola pulled back from the wearables market due to poor demand. In addition, Intel laid off employees in its wearables division, fueling speculation that the company may exit the sector (Intel says otherwise).Pebble, which proved extremely adept at generating interest among a core group of fans for its devices, was never able to achieve mass appeal. Pebble’s assets were recently acquired by Fitbit but that deal does not cover Pebble’s outstanding liabilities.Consumer opinion on wearables is mixed with a recent Gartner study indicating that many believe wearables are useless and expensive.

 

The flurry of bad news has led some to declare that wearables are dead, or at least over-hyped. Is this true? More...

 

Further reading:

“Why 2016 Will Be The Year Of Mass Wearables Adoption”: http://sco.lt/7tKbpJ ;“Most Doctors Not Yet Ready to Recommend Mobile Apps & Wearable to Patients”: http://sco.lt/8yujoX“MIT/Harvard ‘Hackers’ Dis Pharma's mHealth & Wearable App Efforts”: http://sco.lt/91ET45
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3 Ways To Encourage Creativity In Your Classroom This Year via Steven Anderson

3 Ways To Encourage Creativity In Your Classroom This Year via Steven Anderson | Higher Education | Scoop.it
This post is in partnership with ACER. Over the next few months I will be writing and sharing many of the exciting classroom product

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Tan Ling Xuan's comment, February 5, 3:23 AM
This article is about ways to encourage creativity in students. The author suggests that institutions could implement a more flexible structure and give opportunities to students to demonstrate their understanding of a topic through different ways. I find this suggestion extremely relevant to Singaporean students as we are known for our rigid thinking, hence such implementations will definitely force students to think out of the box and realise there are a wide variety of ways to present our opinions, not just through pen-and-paper. Anderson also mentioned about widening the audience of student’s work, utilizing social media to publish student’s work and share their views on a global scale. This is also exemplified in Singapore whereby students are sometimes asked to blog about their thoughts on a certain social issue and provide solutions.
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16 Education Podcasts to Check Out In 2017 (EdSurge News)

16 Education Podcasts to Check Out In 2017 (EdSurge News) | Higher Education | Scoop.it
It’s a golden age of education podcasts. Teachers, professors, education innovators, and tech skeptics have switched on their microphones to share their insights and analysis—and you’ll find plenty of lively characters and fresh voices via your earbuds. After all, let’s face it, teachers can be great talkers (we mean that in a good way), and they’re also seasoned storytellers.

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