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Ten Steps to Plan & Communicate Your xAPI Design to a Web Developer

Ten Steps to Plan & Communicate Your xAPI Design to a Web Developer | EdTech 2.0 | Scoop.it

If you are an instructional designer beginning to work with the Experience API (xAPI), you may be wondering how to go about designing and developing an xAPI solution. Some of the authoringtools you use may support the xAPI. But the only activities some of these tools track are the same bookmarking, scoring, and completion data that SCORM handles.

 

To realize the full activity-tracking potential of the xAPI in your design, you will need to collaborate with a web developer who knows how to program and who can manually code the xAPI statements. This article outlines 10 steps you can take to plan and communicate your xAPI design to a web developer.

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20 free data visualisation tools

20 free data visualisation tools | EdTech 2.0 | Scoop.it
In this article, I want to focus on tips and tools that are free and easily accessible. There are loads of great paid tools out there, and I use many of them. But it is hard to expect someone just getting into this field to pay for expensive software without actually knowing what they are getting into.
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The 4 Levels Of Learning Analytics

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Using data to drive learning outcomes isn’t a new concept, really. For as long as teachers have been giving students assessments, the assessments and results have been used by both students and teachers (even if only loosely) to determine how to move forward. What needs to be reviewed more? What was covered/studied well? Learning analytics takes this concept and kicks it up a notch. Well, more like a thousand notches, especially if you’re considering things like adaptive computer based testing that changes as students use it.
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5 Infographics to Teach You How to Easily Create Infographics in PowerPoint [+ TEMPLATES]

5 Infographics to Teach You How to Easily Create Infographics in PowerPoint [+ TEMPLATES] | EdTech 2.0 | Scoop.it
5 infographics and free templates that will teach you how to easily create professional-looking infographics in PowerPoint.
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Confronting the Myth of the 'Digital Native'

Confronting the Myth of the 'Digital Native' | EdTech 2.0 | Scoop.it
Professors at Northwestern University are training students to build online identities that can advance their academic and professional careers.
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4 Big EdTech Trends Spotted At BETT 2014 - Edudemic

4 Big EdTech Trends Spotted At BETT 2014 - Edudemic | EdTech 2.0 | Scoop.it
This years’ BETT show (British Education and Training Technology - the UK equivalent of ISTE or TCEA) presented a dizzying range speakers and exhibitors, and it was set against some interesting changes in UK education… To name a few, the national curriculum now includes coding, schools should now be teaching character, or ‘grit’ alongside subjects, …
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Why Should Techies Care About Education Theory?

Why Should Techies Care About Education Theory? | EdTech 2.0 | Scoop.it

Debates about education are by no means new: What’s the best way to teach? What’s the best way to learn? What should the curriculum be? Who should have access to specialized knowledge and specialized training? How does technology impact all of these questions? (See Plato’s The Republic, for example, on what the education of “philosopher kings” should entail or Plato’sPhaedrus on the dangers to learning of technology (well, of writing).)

 

Rather than outline the history of education or the history of education theory from Plato the philosopher to PLATO the online learning system, here is a brief overview of 5 of the 20th century’s most important educational theorists. Their influence can still be felt today, both in how we view the educational system and the educational process. As is the case with most theories, these individuals’ work has been adopted, refuted, tweaked, and ignored to varying degrees.

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Tim Hopper's curator insight, April 12, 10:37 AM

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Micro-Credentials: Empowering Lifelong Learners

Micro-Credentials: Empowering Lifelong Learners | EdTech 2.0 | Scoop.it

Despite the vast shift in how we pursue knowledge, little has changed with how we credential those who acquire knowledge. We still primarily credential learners based on seat time and credit hours, and often only recognize learning pursued through traditional pathways.

 

I’ve seen many teachers expand their knowledge of teaching strategies via Twitter chats or at Edcamps. Yet, when it came time to report continuing education credits, teachers still only reported professional development "hours" that involved seat time and structured in-service days. If we want to support personalized learning for our students, we should model those practices with our teachers. One way to achieve this is with a credentialing system that more accurately represents a teacher's specific skills and knowledge.

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The world's largest photo service just made its pictures free to use

The world's largest photo service just made its pictures free to use | EdTech 2.0 | Scoop.it

If you go to the Getty Images website, you'll see millions of images, all watermarked. There are more than a hundred years of photography here, from FDR on the campaign trail to last Sunday's Oscars, all stamped with the same transparent square placard reminding you that you don't own the rights. If you want Getty to take off the watermark, you'll have to pay for it.

Starting now, that's going to change. Getty Images is dropping the watermark for the bulk of its collection, in exchange for an open-embed program that will let users drop in any image they want, as long as the service gets to append a footer at the bottom of the picture with a credit and link to the licensing page. For a small-scale WordPress blog with no photo budget, this looks an awful lot like free stock imagery.

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What is SCORM Infographic

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At the What is SCORM Infographic you will understand what SCORM is and how it can make or break your ability to demonstrate the ROI from an e-learning course.
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Strut - An HTML5 Presentation Editor

Strut - An HTML5 Presentation Editor | EdTech 2.0 | Scoop.it

An editor for creating web based presentations.

All you need is a web browser.

Strut presentations work on desktops, laptops, mobile devices and tablets.


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PIRatE Lab's curator insight, February 22, 12:58 PM

This looks super cool.  A much simplified version of PowerPoint and might be more intuitive for many of you.  Give it a try and let me know if you like this.

alexislucas's curator insight, February 22, 12:59 PM

encore en beta mais top pour les diaporama web 2

Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, February 23, 3:04 PM

ziet er goed uit! en html5!

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Tips on technology integration for apprehensive educators

Tips on technology integration for apprehensive educators | EdTech 2.0 | Scoop.it

If you try to jump straight to modification or re-definition, you will most likely create significant frustration for both yourself and your students, and will be reluctant to continue with a transition that offers significant promise.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 16, 3:13 PM

Some interesting tips.

Martin Debattista's curator insight, February 16, 3:53 PM

We have more than a fair share of apprehensive educators in Malta!

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add your insight...

 
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Scitent Blog - The Promise and Realities of Tin Can

Scitent Blog - The Promise and Realities of Tin Can | EdTech 2.0 | Scoop.it
Share this post Have you heard about Tin Can? As you know, the Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) is a set of technical standards for e-learning software products, and it governs how online learning content and learning management systems (LMSs) communicate with each other. The Tin Can API (sometimes known as the Experience API or xAPI) …
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10 Self-Evaluation Tips for Technology Instructional Specialists

10 Self-Evaluation Tips for Technology Instructional Specialists | EdTech 2.0 | Scoop.it
Successful technology integration must include an element of reflection to stay focused on how individual teachers and learners will use this technology in the classroom.
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RAIT: A Balanced Approach to Evaluating Educational Technologies

RAIT: A Balanced Approach to Evaluating Educational Technologies | EdTech 2.0 | Scoop.it
The rapid pace of technological change has become the norm in modern digital and information landscapes. Most operating systems, including both Microsoft and Mac OS, change every year or two; mobile devices develop annually with increasing sophistication; and new social- and cloud-based software appear and disappear almost daily. Within educational contexts, the pressure of such changes is felt acutely by educators, administrators, and learners alike.
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Designing for Mobile Learning: Clark and Mayer's Principles Applied

Designing for Mobile Learning: Clark and Mayer's Principles Applied | EdTech 2.0 | Scoop.it

The m-Learning industry needs to catch up with the mobile industry at large. ... Mobile learning needs integration as part of a complete learning environment including a LMS, collaboration tools, informal learning management tools, and both push and pull technologies. It is time to get ready for mobile learning initiatives, starting with trying various approaches for designing m-Learning “courselets” and testing them on various types of devices using different operating systems."

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Open Source Options For Education

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This document presents options for open source software for use in the education sector. Some of these may have uses outside of education, but they are presented here in the context of their specific benefits to educational establishments, or their use in the course of teaching and learning.

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Tracking Cloud Adoption in Schools [Infographic]

Tracking Cloud Adoption in Schools [Infographic] | EdTech 2.0 | Scoop.it

Schools will soon spend close to 30 percent of IT budgets in the cloud.

 

Read more:

http://www.edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2012/09/tracking-cloud-adoption-schools-infographic

 


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Continuum in E-Learning: People, Process and Product (P3)

Continuum in E-Learning: People, Process and Product (P3) | EdTech 2.0 | Scoop.it

In e-learning, people are involved in the process of creating e-learning materials, or products and making them available to its target audience. The People-Process-Product or the P3 continuum can be used to map a comprehensive picture of e-learning.

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Learning analytics don't just measure students' progress – they can shape it

Learning analytics don't just measure students' progress – they can shape it | EdTech 2.0 | Scoop.it
From online forum debates to predictive essay writing software, data showing how students learn can help universities adapt their teaching
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A Useful Framework For Transparency In Education

A Useful Framework For Transparency In Education | EdTech 2.0 | Scoop.it

Increasingly teachers are encouraged to work in professional learning communities, data teams, and other structures intended to encourage teachers to work together to unpack standards, plan instruction, assess learning, analyze data, revise instruction, re-analyze data, and then evaluate the impact of individual teaching strategies.

 

The idea of both vertical alignment (i.e., same content area, different grade level) and horizontal alignment (same content area, same grade level) both depend greatly on visibility–what’s being taught, when, and how.

 

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Social Media Life Cycle - Social Media Center |

Social Media Life Cycle - Social Media Center | | EdTech 2.0 | Scoop.it
The Social Media Life Cycle describes the processes and stimuli involved in transforming attention into affection, creating social commerce in full motion.
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I find it interesting that marketers spend a great deal more time understanding the influence of social media than educators. 

"The four phases in the Social Media Life Cycle are seeding, nurturing, harvesting and spreading. We can’t spread if we haven’t seeded the fruits of our intentions." 

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Digital school strategies

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What are the biggest tech-related challenges facing schools?

It's about encouraging reluctant teachers to adopt, embed and apply new technology effectively within authentic teaching and learning contexts. We also need better in-service training and orientation. If teachers use new interactive whiteboards in the same way they used ordinary whiteboards, they're missing the point, failing to capitalise on the excellent functionality and, worse still, depriving students of diverse interactive learning experiences. 

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Mobile-Based Training Infographic

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The Mobile-Based Training Infographic provides a clear overview of the current state of mobile training and where it’s headed.
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