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A scoop it magazine focusing on educational technology in higher education.
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iPad Rival in Education Isn't a Tablet, Laptop or Desktop

iPad Rival in Education Isn't a Tablet, Laptop or Desktop | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Education has been quick to jump on the tablet bandwagon, but in one surprising twist, the iPad has found itself under threat in the classroom.
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Answer Underground Aims To Be A Mobile-Focused Quora For Education, Hits The iPad This Week

Answer Underground Aims To Be A Mobile-Focused Quora For Education, Hits The iPad This Week | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
There are some 3.7 billion web searches every month for education-related topics. However, ask a student how easy it is to find answers to their burning academic questions, and they'll probably just roll their eyes.
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Survey: iPad adoption sluggish but e-textbooks booming

Survey: iPad adoption sluggish but e-textbooks booming | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Electronic textbooks and computing tablets have a lot of buzz, but the old bound volumes and desktop models still dominate on four-year college campuses, according to a new survey.
The Apple iPad, which many pegged as the device that would finally make electronic textbooks appealing to students, is enjoying a great deal of hype and steadily growing user base, according to data collected this spring by Student Monitor, a market research firm. Sixty-six percent of respondents to the firm’s latest survey -- which queried 1,200 full-time students at four-year colleges and universities -- said the iPad was “in” on their campuses. Fewer, about 12 percent, actually own an iPad, but students are adopting the iPad at a faster rate than the laptop computer when they were first released, according to Eric Weil, the president of Student Monitor.

Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/07/05/survey-ipad-adoption-sluggish-e-textbooks-booming#ixzz1zoi7GY9L
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iPads Are Not Yet King Of The Educational Tablets

iPads Are Not Yet King Of The Educational Tablets | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Despite the craze around Apple’s iPad, it’s only been two years since the device was introduced, and that may not be enough time to separate fad from trend over the long term in education.
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Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2011: The iPad

Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2011:  The iPad | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Welcome to the first in my year-end series “Top 10 Ed-Tech Trends of 2011.” I’ve identified some of the most important trends from this year, which I’ll be highlighting here over the course of the next few weeks.
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Mobile Learning of Bloom’s Taxonomy (#mlearning, #iPaded, #iPadchat)

Mobile Learning of Bloom’s Taxonomy (#mlearning, #iPaded, #iPadchat) | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
62 iPad apps were organized in this Pedagogy Wheel V2.0, it's developed by Allan Carrington and has become very popular. Enjoy and think outside the box! The Padagogy Wheel by Allan Carrington is l...
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8 Tools to Create an Irresistible Ebook

8 Tools to Create an Irresistible Ebook | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
These eight tools will make the experience of creating your first ebook painless and even fun.

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Grading with Voice on an iPad

Grading with Voice on an iPad | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

One of the frustrating things I found in teaching online last semester was the lack of direct contact with students. The class felt impersonal, despite my efforts to give it life.

I found that especially frustrating when I graded assignments. The feedback seemed cold and distant, even as I as I tried to point out strong areas of writing and multimedia projects.

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Professor's Classroom iPad App Debuts at Consumer Electronics Show

Professor's Classroom iPad App Debuts at Consumer Electronics Show | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

A professor from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor is trying to turn the iPad into a new kind of classroom tool that lets students draw on a shared canvas.The new iPad app is being shown off this week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas by a company called LectureTools. The company grew out of a project created by Perry Samson, a professor of atmospheric, oceanic, and space sciences at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.

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