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Universities begin to unlock the potential of social enterprise

Universities begin to unlock the potential of social enterprise | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Higher education is at the forefront of innovation, so it is no surprise the profile of social enterprises is rising
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Social learning is how work gets redesigned in the network era | Harold Jarche

Social learning is how work gets redesigned in the network era | Harold Jarche | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Trends | Infographic: Professors and Social Media

Trends | Infographic: Professors and Social Media | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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How do I know that all of this was real? : The dark side of being a digital stranger in an online learning environment – Part 1

How do I know that all of this was real? : The dark side of being a digital stranger in an online learning environment – Part 1 | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Read Part 2 here: http://peterbryant.smegradio.com/?p=266


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Social Learning Platform Curatr Releases Version 2.0

Social Learning Platform Curatr Releases Version 2.0 | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Curatr encourages designers and developers of eLearning to take a different approach to the normal “click next to continue” world of eLearning.

“We went back to the drawing board, to imagine eLearning in a world which is already vastly rich in content,” said Ben Betts from Curatr. “This approach means you don’t have to invest huge amounts of time and money in the development of new content; you can re-use content from the Web or from within your organization to create an experience in which the learner becomes the curator of their own knowledge."


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Can Learnist Hold the Key to Enterprise Social Learning?

Can Learnist Hold the Key to Enterprise Social Learning? | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

I really enjoy following the learning frontier, reading about and analyzing the latest developments in learning tools and methodologies. My last two blog posts were reactions to augmented reality, a concept that was thought up decades ago, coined in the 90s, and only starting to crawl into everyday life. Augmented reality has a potential to revolutionize learning because of its ability to overlay helpful information not normally seen by the naked eye onto the objects we view. AR is beginning to permeate our lives through smart phone apps and viral videos from tech firms like Google, but existing uses are still a bit clunky and there is a ways to go before this technology has a real effect on everyday learners like you and me.

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The 2 Hottest Educational Social Networks You’re Not Yet Using

The 2 Hottest Educational Social Networks You’re Not Yet Using | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

The world of edtech is abuzz this week thanks to a smattering of exciting news. First, we had Stanford creating an entirely new position and office for online learning. Now something that signals a seismic shift in the edtech world.


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Why do (social) networks matter in teaching & learning?

After a week of increasingly intermittent engagements with Twitter I stumbled back into the Twitterverse this afternoon and one of the first things I see is this post from @marksmithers. It is Mark...
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Twitter Actually Increases Your Overall Grades [Infographic]

Twitter Actually Increases Your Overall Grades [Infographic] | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
There is a common perception in the world that Twitter, Facebook and every other social networking site is bad for us.
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Online social networks as formal learning environments: Learner experiences and activities

Online social networks as formal learning environments: Learner experiences and activities | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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KnowU: Harrison College’s Social Learning Network May Just Be The Future Of Education

KnowU: Harrison College’s Social Learning Network May Just Be The Future Of Education | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Being social in a MOOC

Being social in a MOOC | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Social media and digital learning environments are now combined. As part of the MOOC experience, students are requested to join debates and course’s topics on social networks, such as Facebook, Twi...

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Confounding redundancy: LMS, Social Networks & E-portfolio Systems ...

This is the presentation that Jon Dron and I did in Vancouver for the Canadian Moodlemoot. We looked at the redundancy between three big institutional e-learnin

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Good compare & contrast of LMS, eportfolio and social networks
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Simple explanation!

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In Classroom Experiment, All Discussion Happened via Twitter

In Classroom Experiment, All Discussion Happened via Twitter | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Students at George Mason University shifted their feet and chatted outside a classroom here on Tuesday morning, waiting for Stephen Groening’s class on cellphone cultures to begin. On tap was not an ordinary classroom discussion about the assigned readings. Instead, the entire conversation would take place by Twitter, and students were nervous.

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It’s Official: Using Twitter Makes Students More Engaged

It’s Official: Using Twitter Makes Students More Engaged | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Further affirming what you probably already know, Twitter is evidently one of the best tools for learning and becoming an engaged student. We’ve covered the benefits of the social network ad nauseum for teachers and administrators over the past few years … but a new study solidifies the worth of Twitter for students.

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A Visual Guide to Social Learning

A Visual Guide to Social Learning | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Download the info graphic here: http://www.skillsoft.com/infographic/social_learning_infographic.pdf Tweet By John Ambrose Social learning - other than the global financial scene, no topic creates more lines of news these days.
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Blogging vs Threaded Discussions in Online Courses

Blogging vs Threaded Discussions in Online Courses | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Proponents of social learning theory believe that learning is based upon an individual's overall environment. What one observes and experiences has a profo...
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Now In 600+ Schools And Open To Any Student, Lore Gives Higher Ed A Next-Gen Social Network

Now In 600+ Schools And Open To Any Student, Lore Gives Higher Ed A Next-Gen Social Network | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
With social networking having permeated the way we look for jobs, share photos and music, and discover news, a startup named Lore is on a mission to do the same for higher education, and potentially re-shape the way teachers and students communicate.
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The Pros and Cons of Adding Social Layers to Online Learning

The Pros and Cons of Adding Social Layers to Online Learning | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Probably the hardest thing to “mimic” in online education is the experience of meeting peers and professors on campus. Besides making friendships and having the opportunity to directly interact with other people, working together on problems and learning with the help of peers is an important part of the entire experience.

Learning alone has its advantages as well. Students can study at their own pace and from almost anywhere, thanks to mobile Internet or free WiFi in coffee shops. But still, students will most likely end up wishing there was someone else they could ask for help or to keep them motivated.

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Stanford adds social learning component to free online course

Stanford adds social learning component to free online course | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Stanford University began sharing recordings of events and faculty presentations on iTunes U in 2005, and since then it has steadily increased its online offerings. With the launch of the updated iTunes U app in January, Stanford began to offer supplemental materials, such as assessments, quizzes and exams, with its 13 courses.
And this summer, for the first time, Stanford is adding another component to one of its online courses -- interaction with other students.

Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/06/19/stanford-adds-social-learning-component-free-online-course#ixzz1yOFnPJDP
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Edmodo Nabs $15 Million From Benchmark, Greylock For Educational Technology - Forbes

Edmodo Nabs $15 Million From Benchmark, Greylock For Educational Technology - Forbes | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Educational tech startup Edmodo has raised $15 million in Series B financing led by Greylock Partners and Benchmark Capital.
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