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Trends in online learning, and the integration of digital and social media skills in learning
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Can These Simple Cartoons Help Redesign Education?

Can These Simple Cartoons Help Redesign Education? | EdTech Evolution | Scoop.it
Were you bored in school? Guess what, so was Einstein! Does that make you a genius, too? Not likely, but according to a new project called Born to Learn, it does suggest that our educational practices might need a rethink.
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Half The Sky: Games For Change In The Developing World

Half The Sky: Games For Change In The Developing World | EdTech Evolution | Scoop.it
The idea that games can do good is rapidly gaining steam.
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Are We Wired For Mobile Learning? [INFOGRAPHIC] | Voxy Blog

Are We Wired For Mobile Learning? [INFOGRAPHIC] | Voxy Blog | EdTech Evolution | Scoop.it

Because of the proliferation of new technologies, the younger generation today is outgrowing traditional forms of education – remember pencils, chalkboards, textbooks and graphing calculators? Whether we are in the car, on the train, at work, or in a classroom, mobile technology in particular is giving us the ability to learn on-the-go. See the infographic below to learn why we are wired for mobile learning, and how we can use mobile technologies to educate ourselves.

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How Humanity Created So Much Data & Computable Knowledge (Infographic)

How Humanity Created So Much Data & Computable Knowledge (Infographic) | EdTech Evolution | Scoop.it
Steven Wolfram and team have gathered together a big timeline of key events in the history of systematic data and computable knowledge.
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Education Week: Lectures Are Homework in Schools Following Khan Academy Lead

Education Week: Lectures Are Homework in Schools Following Khan Academy Lead | EdTech Evolution | Scoop.it
The "flip model" of schooling calls for students to watch lectures online for homework and use class time for discussions, problem-solving, and labs.
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Edu-pinning: Pinterest in Education

Edu-pinning: Pinterest in Education | EdTech Evolution | Scoop.it

These are six pinners from the field of education and leadership that I think have boards worth following.


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Understanding the Economics of Online Learning : Education Next

Understanding the Economics of Online Learning : Education Next | EdTech Evolution | Scoop.it

The Costs of Online Learning, the latest in Fordham’s digital learning policy series, tackles the tricky question of per-pupil spending. And while the paper cannot offer definitive answers for policymakers and school leaders, it does provide a helpful primer on the overall economics of online and blended learning.

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Students Want Social Media in Schools

Students Want Social Media in Schools | EdTech Evolution | Scoop.it
In its Policy Priorities report, Can Social Media and School Policies be "Friends," ASCD provides a state-of-the union on social media use in schools.
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5 ways to enhance your social presence in online courses – e-moderation station

5 ways to enhance your social presence in online courses – e-moderation station | EdTech Evolution | Scoop.it

How are present are you as an instructor in your online courses? Research* has shown that tutor presence – the sense of the tutor being there – is a key motivator for online students. The trick is to find the middle ground between being omnipresent (and too stifling), and being invisible (and appearing uninterested ). Here are five things that can help you strike this balance.

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The Staggering State of the Internet in 2011 | Edudemic

The Staggering State of the Internet in 2011 | Edudemic | EdTech Evolution | Scoop.it

Here’s a mammoth, interactive infographic that shows many important facts in the overall landscape of the web. It’s even got a bit of real-time data thrown in, too. Click the image below to launch the infographic itself.

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Learning with 'e's: Digital age learning

Heutagogy is a grand way of saying 'self directed or self determined learning'. Paragogy is another way of describing peer to peer learning, where students support each other's learning on an equal basis. Both are highly applicable when we consider the advance of learning technologies and the deep pervasion of social media into many learning spaces, formal and informal.

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Infographic: A Look At The Size And Shape Of The Geosocial Universe In 2011 | TechCrunch

Infographic: A Look At The Size And Shape Of The Geosocial Universe In 2011  |  TechCrunch | EdTech Evolution | Scoop.it
Thanks to Jesse Thomas of interactive design agency JESS3, we now have an updated look at the structure of the geosocial universe as it exists in anno domini 2011.
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