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The latest news on e-learning, m-learning, and social media in education
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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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Helen Teague's curator insight, June 2, 2015 9:21 AM

Dr. Corbeil is currently researching effectiveness of social media for enhancing social presence and teacher immediacy in elearning environments.

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Study: Less Than Half US Students Ready To Fill High-Tech Jobs

Study: Less Than Half US Students Ready To Fill High-Tech Jobs | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Study: Less Than Half US Students Ready To Fill High-Tech Jobs by Vince Bertram, CEO of Project Lead The Way Summary: Technology and Engineering Literacy exam results highlight need for expanded access to STEM curricula The resounding headline of the results of the first-ever Technology and Engineering [...]
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In order to prepare their students to become future ready, teachers need to become future ready. http://utrgv.edu/edtech

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Data science latest field to get bootcamp treatment

Data science latest field to get bootcamp treatment | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"In the push for greater computer science education, coding has received much of the attention — but it's not the only high-demand tech field driving the economy. A number of tech fields, including data science, have relevance across disciplines, which should make it easier for traditional higher ed programs to incorporate them in their curricula. In fact, there's a push to start doing just that in gen ed."

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Personalized learning requires educators to think outside of the box

Personalized learning requires educators to think outside of the box | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"More than with any previous generation, finding ways to personalize learning is of increasing importance for today’s students."

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What’s True and What’s Not: 6 eLearning Myths Busted

What’s True and What’s Not: 6 eLearning Myths Busted | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
The sooner these eLearning myths are busted, the easier it would be for designers to conceive and create courses that provide value to wider audiences.
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Edtech’s Next Significant Impact: Health and Wellness

Edtech’s Next Significant Impact: Health and Wellness | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"When we think about the field of educational technology, our thoughts typically remain within the traditional arenas. We think about devices in classrooms, online learning tools, supplemental platforms in higher education or corporate learning management systems. But this focus on the traditional ignores a category where edtech has the potential to make an equally massive impact: health and wellness."

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We're already seeing this a UTRGV. EdTech students are collaborating with the School of Medicine to develop mobile apps to help medical students and home visitors to be more efficient in their work.

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5 Ways To Effectively Teach Soft Skills To Your Sales Team

5 Ways To Effectively Teach Soft Skills To Your Sales Team | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"We all know that the best sales people have the “it” factor that no one seems to be able to describe. It’s in the way they communicate to a customer, that connects with them beyond the surface level, and spawns an immediate likeability and trust. Sales managers wish they could clone this person’s hard to train skill set, and many try to by creating training initiatives. Unfortunately, most sales training programs are missing an important focus."

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An unknown future? Prepare students with these timeless skills

An unknown future? Prepare students with these timeless skills | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
The future is uncertain for our students. But some skills have served people through the ages. If we can help students develop them, they'll be more prepared.
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Get future ready: http://utrgv.edu/edtech

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Online Learning - What You Need to Know

Online Learning - What You Need to Know | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Online Learning, eLearning, Distance Education; call it what you will, if it's all new to you, this 5-minute read will get you off to the right start!
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Pros And Cons Of Having An Online Degree Instead Of An Offline One

Pros And Cons Of Having An Online Degree Instead Of An Offline One | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Want to know the pros and cons of having an Online Degree instead of an offline one? Check the Advantages and Disadvantages of having an Online Degree.
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As Online Learning enters the mainstream, the cons are quickly disappearing.

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elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, May 24, 1:47 AM
Because MOOCs will come to that question in the next two or three years
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Who Just Rocked a National Technology and Engineering Test? Girls.

Who Just Rocked a National Technology and Engineering Test? Girls. | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Get this. In 2014 the federal government administered a first-ever national test of technology and engineering literacy. The results were made public on Tuesday, with 45% of eighth-grade girls and 43% of eighth-grade boys showing proficiency."

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1:1 device success requires strong IT leadership, strategy

1:1 device success requires strong IT leadership, strategy | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"When making a decision on new tech, it can be advantageous for school leaders to evaluate devices and the potential of new programs with a cost-benefit mindset. A number of factors should be considered before taking leaps into the digital space."

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A computer science class didn’t notice one of its TAs was a chatbot

A computer science class didn’t notice one of its TAs was a chatbot | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
The Turing test has always been an approximate benchmark for good AI. In the test, a human is supposed to converse with a machine over text for five minutes; if the human doesn't realize that they are talking to a machine, then the computer passes as AI "indistinguishable" from human intelligence.
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Raspberry Pi is becoming more than a niche educational computer

Raspberry Pi is becoming more than a niche educational computer | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Conceived as an education computer and designed to be capable of performing the same tasks you would expect from a desktop computer, Raspberry Pi has proved to be a popular computing platform, not just amongst the emerging maker market, but also for commercial and industrial applications.
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Stop Fighting Social Media. Start Working with Students to Integrate It Into Learning!

Stop Fighting Social Media. Start Working with Students to Integrate It Into Learning! | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Many students and teachers are in districts like Wake County where they are subjected to policies, guidelines, and mandates that they rarely have any say in. It doesn’t have to be that way and in New York City it isn’t. Instead the newly released social media guidelines for students 12 and younger incorporated the participatory design process and were developed with rather than for students and teachers. These guidelines serve as a companion to the 13 and older guidelines and have been positively received by stakeholders."

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Is game-based learning key to reengaging 'bored' students?

Is game-based learning key to reengaging 'bored' students? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"A common argument among proponents of game-based learning has been the need to engage students raised with the instant feedback and gratification of modern technology like video games and text messaging. Game-based learning, then, ideally meets that generation where they are. Of course, you can't just throw together a game and call it educational, either. The real challenge comes in striking a balance between learning and fun in the overall experience."

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Is a death knell sounding for iPads in the classroom?

Is a death knell sounding for iPads in the classroom? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"A series of issues have plagued iPads in K-12 schools, including the serious problem of inter-school pricing disparities. A study by the Technology for Education Consortium (TEC) found iPad prices for schools ranged from a low of $367 to a high of $499 per device, and that price differential does not correlate to district size. Instead, it seemed to relate to how aggressively districts negotiated with Apple sales reps."

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Bridging Education and Work: New Models for 'Skilling Up'

Bridging Education and Work: New Models for 'Skilling Up' | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
In today’s knowledge economy, people expect change over the course of their careers. More than 90 percent of millennials plan to stay in their jobs less than three years. They’ll spiral between work and learning, sometimes blurring the lines between both. As they continue to build foundational knowl
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When Integrating Technology There Needs To Be A Return On Instruction (ROI)

When Integrating Technology There Needs To Be A Return On Instruction (ROI) | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
"When integrating technology there needs to be a Return on Instruction (ROI) that results in evidence of improved student learning outcomes." - Eric Sheninger
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Instructional Design for eLearning: the Waterfall Model

Instructional Design for eLearning: the Waterfall Model | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
How can you incorporate the Waterfall Model in your instructional design for the development of successful eLearning courses? Find out in this article!
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PowerPoint for Graphic Design

PowerPoint for Graphic Design | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
In this free e-learning webinar recording, Tim Slade shares tips and tricks for how to use PowerPoint for graphic design.
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I actually use PowerPoint a lot to design graphics for my e-learning courses.

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GE TV: Karl Kapp on Why Gamification Works

GE TV: Karl Kapp on Why Gamification Works | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
In this interview with gamification expert Karl Kapp, find out why gamification and learning games work, and how to use them effectively
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David W. Deeds's curator insight, May 24, 6:11 PM

Check this out! Thanks to Juan Doming.

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11 Digital Tools to make your teaching easier

11 Digital Tools to make your teaching easier | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Here’s a list of tools that will make the hard work of teaching just a little bit easier. | TeacherCast.net
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Ashleigh Latter's curator insight, May 24, 7:54 AM
This is quite a good resource for a quick explanation of some great tools to incorporate into everyday classroom use.
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10 Ways Teachers Can Manage Their Online Reputations

10 Ways Teachers Can Manage Their Online Reputations | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"As it should be, social media and technology can be an intimidating territory for educators. Currently, 80% of teachers use social media venues for personal […]"

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Tech helps level playing field between students

Tech helps level playing field between students | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Some districts, like Virginia's Fairfax County Public Schools, are already engaging students with interactive components by combining traditional textbooks with a variety of other content, like newspapers, letters and source documents. With students better engaged in learning, academic performance is improved. Fairfax uses technology and games to engage learners in topics like modern naming controversies for countries or bodies of water."

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Online courses just got personal

Online courses just got personal | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Kwantlen Polytechnic University instructor David Burns is aiming to make higher education easier for full-time workers, parents, and students travelling abroad.
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