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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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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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Media Giant Bertelsmann Enters Online Education Market

Media Giant Bertelsmann Enters Online Education Market | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Global media giant Bertelsmann SE recently announced its purchase of US online-course provider Relias Learning.


Europe’s largest media company is purchasing the company for an undisclosed amount “in the mid-hundreds of millions” of US dollars in an acquisition from San Francisco-based private-equity firm Vista Equity Partners, according to a statement from the company."

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Study: Video Games Improve Learning Sensorimotor Skills

Study: Video Games Improve Learning Sensorimotor Skills | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"The University of Toronto found in a recent study that people who engage in first person shooter video games on a regular basis are able to learn new sensorimotor skills more quickly and efficiently than those who do not, writes Karim Lahlou from Game Crate."

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Overcoming the Motivation Challenge in eLearning: 5 Things You Can Do

Overcoming the Motivation Challenge in eLearning: 5 Things You Can Do | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Motivation in eLearning can best be described with a U-shaped curve: novelty and enthusiasm produce high drive at the beginning, but it drops off sharply thereafter, only increasing when the end of the course is in sight. It is up to you to boost and maintain your students' motivation throughout the course, so that they will get the most out of it. Unless they have the motivation to focus and sit through the entire course, they learn nothing at all."

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Online classes: Students, teachers adapting to demand for online learning

Online classes: Students, teachers adapting to demand for online learning | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"As enrollment numbers continue to climb, Iowa State has seen a rapid increase in the demand for online instruction both on and off campus, according to Ralph Napolitano, associate director for online learning for the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching."

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The Difference Between Technology Use And Technology Integration

The Difference Between Technology Use And Technology Integration | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Using technology for learning makes sense. Technology creates access, transparency, and opportunity. Any smartphone or tablet is media incarnate–video, animation, eBooks, essays, blog posts, messages, music, games. The modalities of light, color, and sound all arranged just so to communicate a message or create an experience."

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Chris Carter's comment, October 23, 8:34 PM
Thank you for sharing, Luciana.
Willem Kuypers's curator insight, Today, 4:37 AM

En utilisant les TIC, d'abord c'est un moyen pédagogique. Puis cela change la manière de donner cours, et on a alors intégré la technologie.

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Report Finds Teachers Underutilize Resources for Digital Games in the Classroom

Report Finds Teachers Underutilize Resources for Digital Games in the Classroom | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"While more teachers are using digital games in the classroom, how they decide which games to use and why is less standardized, according to a teacher survey of 694 K-8 teachers by the Games and Learning Publishing Council called Level Up Learning: A National Survey on Teaching with Digital Games."

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EdCast CEO: The multiversity can help fend off MOOC disruption

EdCast CEO: The multiversity can help fend off MOOC disruption | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Stanford StartX startup EdCast has maintained a regular presence in the headlines recently. In September, the cloud-based learning platform provider announced a $6 million Series A funding round, followed by news at Educause that it is partnering with the Open Education Consortium, increasing its partner count beyond 300."

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Teaching and the University of Tomorrow

Teaching and the University of Tomorrow | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Last week, I attended the De Lange Conference held at Rice University every other year, this time on “Teaching in the University of Tomorrow.” The future-oriented theme had both intrigued me, and left me a little skeptical. But ultimately I was won over by the chance to attend, for the first time, a conference exclusively focused on teaching. I would be able to talk shop about learning and pedagogy. Like many other academics, I’m concerned about what the university of tomorrow might become."

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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, October 23, 8:46 AM

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5 Reasons Learners Hate Your Online Course

5 Reasons Learners Hate Your Online Course | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Pet peeves. Everyone has them. And as it turns out, learners might have a lot more pet peeves about your course than you realize! Today at Your Everything for e-Learning Place, we’re shining the light on 5 pet peeves learners have about online training courses."

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, October 23, 4:10 PM

Ouch! I don't agree with all five. though:

1) It may seem Patronizing to describe how your course works, but not if you explain to your students that some of their co-learners are new to e-learning.

2) Poor Design: Ok, some courses are packed with too many animations, clip art and embedded videos

3) Poor Performance: Broken links are a pet peeve of mine, but big graphics and lots of them, may be hard on those with spotty internet connections

4) Locked Navigation: This drives me crazy, so I don't do this to my students.

5) Zero substance:Since I usually teach tech stuff, I haven't padded it with buzz words, I usually pare down the content as well.

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Online Framework Offers Teacher Competencies Assessment

Online Framework Offers Teacher Competencies Assessment | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"A new framework has been created allowing K-12 teachers to assess their competencies in online and blended environments."

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4 Types of Visuals You Can Use in eLearning, And Why They Work

4 Types of Visuals You Can Use in eLearning, And Why They Work | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"As our world becomes more media-oriented, it grows increasingly clear that people show a preference for visual information over text. Graphs, diagrams, and other formats are more accessible than a block of text."

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The Relationship between Participation and Discussion in Online Class Discussions

The Relationship between Participation and Discussion in Online Class Discussions | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"My interest in participation and discussion continues. How do we use them so that they more effectively promote engagement and learning? A couple of colleagues and I have been working on a paper that deals with how we define participation and discussion. (Side note: If you want to challenge your thinking about an aspect of teaching and learning, consider focused conversations with colleagues and the purposefulness of a writing project. I have said it before and will likely say it again: We have so much to learn from and with each other.) One of the new insights that has come to me out of this collaboration involves the relationship between participation and discussion. I used to think of them as being related, but I didn’t see them as interrelated."

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Rice Offers First Free Advanced Placement MOOC

Rice Offers First Free Advanced Placement MOOC | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Rice University has released a free Advanced Placement biology course on edX in a milestone move to bring college-level courses to high school students."

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Minecraft Continues to Teach Skills Outside the Classroom

Minecraft Continues to Teach Skills Outside the Classroom | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Minecraft, one of the latest video games to keep kids glued to their screen across the globe, is also having a very real impact on the education world.


Minecraft has been deemed a ‘sand box game’ because of its lack of structure when players begin, writes Chris Taylor for Reuters. There are no rules or guidelines laid out for players. They must figure out how to start with nothing and build themselves up through the levels. This sort of game, by default, builds problem solving and reading skills as players learn to maneuver through the virtual world."

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Easy steps to OER (Open Educational Resources) creation

Easy steps to OER (Open Educational Resources) creation | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Open educational resources (OER) offer educators a chance to align learning materials to students’ needs–and teachers can create their own OER through a surprisingly straightforward process, using materials they likely have in abundance in their classrooms."

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Surprising Gadgets, Not Just Books, Are Ready for Checkout at College Libraries

Surprising Gadgets, Not Just Books, Are Ready for Checkout at College Libraries | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Justin Ellis’s official title at the Georgia Institute of Technology’s library is instructional-technology associate, but he thinks of himself as the gadget guy. He manages a program at the library that lets students and professors check out a growing catalog of computers, cameras, and other electronics—a selection more akin to a Best Buy store than a lending library."

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With no internet at home, kids crowd libraries for online homework

With no internet at home, kids crowd libraries for online homework | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Once again, Christina Morua found herself in the South Dade library longer than she would like on a school night. The 28-year-old single mom sat in the bustling children’s section on a recent Thursday, waiting for her fourth-grader to get on a computer and start some online math homework."

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Scott Holcomb's curator insight, October 23, 3:30 PM

I don't think most public libraries are ready for this continued computer usage patronage...

Betty Skeet's curator insight, October 23, 6:26 PM

What happens when you do not have internet access?

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Survey: Teachers Embracing Games in the Classroom

Survey: Teachers Embracing Games in the Classroom | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"A new survey has offered data about the importance of using digital games in the classroom and how those games can transform the world of education."

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Using Games to Promote Evidence-Based Learning

Using Games to Promote Evidence-Based Learning | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"For educators around the country, teaching to new Common Core or state standards has meant a lot of work. For one Florida librarian, it has also meant a lot of play."

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e-Learning What Not to Do… BuzzFeed Style!

e-Learning What Not to Do… BuzzFeed Style! | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Here at Your Everything for e-Learning Place, we pride ourselves on offering you all the resources you need to create the best e-Learning."

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“Fliperentiated” Instruction: How to Create the Customizable Classroom

“Fliperentiated” Instruction: How to Create the Customizable Classroom | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Effective teaching has long put the unique interests of the learner up front, allowing teachers to meet the needs of more students more of the time. Now, advocates of differentiated instruction have found a true partner in the form of flipped learning, the pedagogical approach in which direct instruction moves from the group learning space to the individual learning space.


Call it "fliperentiated" instruction."

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Tina Jameson's curator insight, October 23, 6:40 PM

This blog article extols the virtues of using the flipped classroom approach to address differentiation.

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Report: Kids Have Better Internet at Home Than at School

Report: Kids Have Better Internet at Home Than at School | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"New data from a Harris Poll on behalf of Pearson has found that students have better access to the Internet at their homes than they do at school."

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How One Boy With Autism Became BFF With Apple’s Siri

How One Boy With Autism Became BFF With Apple’s Siri | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"The developers of intelligent assistants recognize their uses to those with speech and communication problems — and some are thinking of new ways the assistants can help. According to the folks at SRI International, the research and development company where Siri began before Apple bought the technology, the next generation of virtual assistants will not just retrieve information — they will also be able to carry on more complex conversations about a person’s area of interest."

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Single Source Authoring: Liberating Instructional Designers In The 21st Century

Single Source Authoring: Liberating Instructional Designers In The 21st Century | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Among the greatest misconceptions surrounding learning and development organizations is that learning is stuck in the traditional teacher-led classroom using content (textbooks and handouts) and management systems that had their heyday in the 1950s. Or, conversely, all an employee needs is a learning module on a computer screen. Increasingly, informal learning is composing the vast majority of learning opportunities in many organizations."

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