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Joseph Rene Corbeil, Ed.D.

Joseph Rene Corbeil, Ed.D. | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

Welcome to the Educational Technology News site. I have been involved in technology and distance education for over 30 years. Research interests include best practices in elearning and mobile learning. I am currently researching effectiveness of social media for enhancing social presence and teacher immediacy in elearning environments.

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Drora Arussy's comment, June 6, 2013 1:31 PM
This is really helpful in helping me stay on top of what's out there and how people are using it. Thank you
Surapon Boonlue's comment, July 5, 2013 5:11 PM
Well i want to know to research in social media in your country
burlysand's comment, September 24, 2013 3:45 AM
Thats amazing...
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LAUSD to Apple: We want a refund on iPads

LAUSD to Apple: We want a refund on iPads | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Eight months after pulling the plug on its troubled 1:1 iPad program, the Los Angeles Unified School District is threatening to sue Apple if it doesn't refund millions spent on the devices and related Pearson software.

The district says that it won't spend another dollar on the Pearson software, which, according to Apple Insider, was riddled with errors and missing lessons and interactive materials that were promised when the deal was made.

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When students become entrepreneurs, real learning happens

When students become entrepreneurs, real learning happens | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Here in eastern Ohio, some of our students are embracing their entrepreneurial spirit right at school, engaging in a style of learning that helps make lessons come alive. The students, spread throughout nine districts, are working with my organization, the Mahoning County Educational Service Center, which provides educational opportunities—
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The 'University Of Everywhere' Isn't For Everyone: The Future Of Learning Will Be A Big Tent

The 'University Of Everywhere' Isn't For Everyone: The Future Of Learning Will Be A Big Tent | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Last May, I used this column to argue that Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are more like health clubs than hospitals: Providing free access to a gym will encourage lots of healthy, motivated people to use it and get healthier. And that would be a good thing; healthier people [...]
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It’s Our Move: All learning is akin to chess learning

It’s Our Move: All learning is akin to chess learning | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Chess is a game of constant striving, where even the greatest mastery is put to the test in search of constant improvement. Shouldn’t workplace learning be the same?"

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A Look at Why Good Design Is Absolutely Critical for eLearning Success

A Look at Why Good Design Is Absolutely Critical for eLearning Success | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"eLearning comprises of two kinds of designs – instructional design and graphic design. When we as commoners think about design, all we think of is superficial things. But design is more than just aesthetics. It involves emotional connect. It involves creating solutions that help in improving the lives of people."

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Robert Kisalama's curator insight, Today, 11:25 AM

I think this critical because often times Teachers are struggling thinking they can do everything including actual deployment of content.

 

Becky Roehrs's curator insight, Today, 7:52 PM

Excellent tips for creating engaging elearning.

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Groups Say Deceptive Advertising Rife in YouTube Kids App

Groups Say Deceptive Advertising Rife in YouTube Kids App | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Consumer groups have targeted Google Inc. in an attempt to get US regulators to investigate the company’s advertising on Android and iOS app YouTube Kids."

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Quick Guide To Becoming An E-learning Pro

Quick Guide To Becoming An E-learning Pro | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"There are numerous online degree courses as well as MOOCs that can guide you on the best possible ways to acquire expertise in the e-learning arena. At this article you will find a quick summary of some of the proven techniques that can help you become an e-learning pro!"

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Researchers seeking best practices for flipping classrooms

Researchers seeking best practices for flipping classrooms | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Researchers continue to explore flipped versus traditional classrooms but some are turning to questions of which flipped model is the most beneficial to studentsCampus Technology reports that the University of Washington found students were less likely to fail in flipped environments and did slightly better on tests when compared to their peers in lecture classes."

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Questions To Ask About Ed-Tech At Your Kids' School

Questions To Ask About Ed-Tech At Your Kids' School | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Among public school classrooms, 97 percent have at least one computer — a stat that dates back to 2009, light-years ago in technology time. More recently, a national survey in 2014 found that nearly half of all K-12 schools allow students to bring their own smartphones to class, which they're using to do research, shoot video and, let's be honest, to text the occasional emoji note."

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New Research Shows Free Online Courses Didn't Grow As Expected

New Research Shows Free Online Courses Didn't Grow As Expected | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Remember the MOOC? Just a few years ago, the Massive Open Online Course was expected to reinvent higher education. Millions of people were signing up to watch Web-based, video lectures from the world's great universities. Some were completing real assignments, earning certificates and forming virtual study groups — all for free. Surely the traditional college degree would instantly collapse."

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How Are Teachers Using Tablets?

How Are Teachers Using Tablets? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
A much needed balance between function and affordability, tablets of all shapes and sizes are being embraced by teachers in millions of different ways.
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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, April 16, 7:50 AM

Tablets can make a difference when used with intention.

M. Fagot-Karcher's curator insight, April 17, 5:16 AM
certes, une grande variété, expériences à partager
Eduardo Vaz's curator insight, April 17, 11:29 AM

Tablets are becoming common in classrooms, but how are teachers using them? #ygk #LDSB

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Teacher's Guide to Digital Citizenship

Teacher's Guide to Digital Citizenship | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Concerns of what kids can access online caused schools to teach students about digital citizenship; the idea that we’re interconnected through the Internet.
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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, April 16, 9:39 AM

I've seen this posted in school hallways, but teachers and administrators have to do more than just put a chart on the wall. Students have to be invited to have meaningful conversations about digital impact.

Marie Vans's curator insight, April 16, 12:28 PM

This is really helpful for anyone wanting to teach Digital Citizenship/Information Literacy.

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Coding in the Classroom: A Long-Overdue Inclusion

Coding in the Classroom: A Long-Overdue Inclusion | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"One need not look to superstars such as Mark Zuckerberg or Bill Gates to justify reasons for using code and programming logic in the classroom. There's plenty of literature that illustrates its positive learning outcomes. Coding in the classroom is linked to improved problem solving and analytical reasoning, and students who develop a mastery of coding have a "natural ability and drive to construct, hypothesize, explore, experiment, evaluate, and draw conclusions.""

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5 ways to create a safer digital environment at your school

5 ways to create a safer digital environment at your school | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Two authors share tips that school technology administrators can use to make their own jobs easier while supporting their institutions with solid, safe IT practices.
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3 ways technology can support positive behavior in schools

3 ways technology can support positive behavior in schools | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"According to the federal Education Department, more than 19,000 U.S. schools are using School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports(PBIS), an evidence-based framework to reduce disciplinary infractions, improve the school climate, and increase student achievement."

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Fee payments lift MOOC completion rates

Fee payments lift MOOC completion rates | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
A study has found paying a small fee makes students in online courses more diligent.
EDTC@UTB's insight:

Of course, when students have 'skin in the game' they will work harder.

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What Will Education Look Like in a More Open Future?

What Will Education Look Like in a More Open Future? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"In my book, OPEN: How We’ll Work, Live And Learn In The Future, I argue that a relentless focus upon high-stakes accountability — through student testing and teacher evaluation — has done little to improve outcomes, and has de-professionalized and demoralized teachers."

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Hackr.io Brings Crowd-Evaluated Voting to Online Courses

Hackr.io Brings Crowd-Evaluated Voting to Online Courses | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Hackr.io, a new online community that aggregates tutorials and courses on programming, is offering a new approach to crowd-evaluated education. Developed by the former Slideshare and Naukri developer, Gaurav Gupta, Hackr.io aims to present quality content to its free, paid and premium users on a platform that allows for upvoting and rating of all courses so that the best ones get the credit and exposure they deserve"

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6 Tips For Creating Engaging Asynchronous Online Courses

6 Tips For Creating Engaging Asynchronous Online Courses | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"One of the pitfalls of asynchronous online training is that employees may not find the motivation or interactivity they need to become fully engaged in the online training process. There are, however, a number of ways that you can receive all of the benefits of asynchronous online training without having to deal with any of the common drawbacks. In this article, I’ll show you how to create engaging asynchronous online training courses."

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Poll: Californians value arts, math, and science over tech

Poll: Californians value arts, math, and science over tech | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"While we are told how important it is to go 1:1 in schools, this study shows that claim is not fully believed by all of the school's stakeholders. Tech integration is pushed heavily by the ed tech companies and curriculum powerhouses that make tech-compatible material, however, whether people actually believe it will make the most positive difference is something else."

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, April 16, 3:35 PM

That the arts score high is interesting since that is one of the first items to be cut in a tight school budget.  Maybe we are getting into a national discussion of what the purpose of education is:  To educate well rounded individuals, or to educate career competent adults and maturity and character are to be obtained elsewhere?  -Lon

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Accreditation for alternative credentialing gaining traction

Accreditation for alternative credentialing gaining traction | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Multiple ideas to accredit alternative credentialing pathways are gaining traction in a push to expand opportunities for nontraditional, post-secondary learningMassive open online courses, coding bootcamps, and other programs offering “microcredentials” can’t currently accept federal financial aid because they’re not accredited, which ends up limiting access to low-income prospective students, Insider Higher Ed reports."

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Live From Small Town America: Teachers Who Blog To Stay In Touch

Live From Small Town America: Teachers Who Blog To Stay In Touch | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Katie Morrow became a teacher, among other things, because of wanderlust. "I'm going to be a teacher because I can go anywhere in the world," she thought. She's originally from a small town in Nebraska called O'Neill, population 3,700. "In the middle of nowhere, literally," she says. So where did she end up teaching? Right back in O'Neill."

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Blogs Aren’t Better Than Journal Assignments. They’re Just Different

Blogs Aren’t Better Than Journal Assignments. They’re Just Different | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Although some instructors are phasing out journal-keeping assignments in favor of a class blog, a study has found that blogs are not inherently better instructional tools."

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The Benefits of Adaptive Learning Technology

The Benefits of Adaptive Learning Technology | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Adaptive learning has long been a part of education. The basic concept is simple: Coursework should be adapted to meet the individual needs of each student.
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4 Skills To Include In eLearning For Employable Students

4 Skills To Include In eLearning For Employable Students | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Wondering how to incorporate the qualities desired by employers into eLearning? Check the 4 Skills To Include In eLearning For Employable Students
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