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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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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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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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Defining mLearning

Defining mLearning | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"In the previous article, I opined on the definition of eLearning. What better to follow-up with than a definition of mLearning? The term ‘mLearning’ is a bit narrower than ‘eLearning’, of course, due to its specific focus on mobile devices and access."

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Defining eLearning

Defining eLearning | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"It is generally accepted by now that eLearning provides several advantages to most any organization’s training initiatives. From cost-savings to enhanced retention, eLearning is actually recognizing those goals and continues to hold great promise…but what exactly is eLearning'?"

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Minorities Getting Tech Degrees, but Companies Slow to Hire

Minorities Getting Tech Degrees, but Companies Slow to Hire | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"A new USA Today analysis has discovered that twice as many black and Hispanic students are graduating with computer science and computer engineering degrees as are being hired by leading technology companies."

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Gamification In Learning Through An Avatar-based Serious Game Concept

Gamification In Learning Through An Avatar-based Serious Game Concept | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"In one of my earlier articles published in eLearning Industry portal on Aug 2014, I had shared a case study on the benefits of Gamification in learning (through a serious game concept). In this article, I am sharing another case study using the same content (on Account Management Fundamentals) but re-designed using an Avatar-based approach. I will also share the gains that accrued with this enhanced approach."

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Start a Reading Revolution: Flip Your Class With Blogs

Start a Reading Revolution: Flip Your Class With Blogs | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Are kids actually reading? It's a worthwhile question. In an age when distractions seem to make readers more reluctant, one must wonder how many students actually do it."

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The must-know changes in distance education policy

The must-know changes in distance education policy | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"A lot has changed in online learning practices in just a few short years—and accreditation policy is no exception.


Did you know that when offering online courses, collaboration options for students are a requirement? Or that faculty participation in designing the implementation of an online learning program is mandatory?"

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Wrapping up your elearning

Wrapping up your elearning | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Imagine a dear friend buying you a beautiful thoughtful gift but running out of time to wrap it and just handing it over in an old plastic grocery shopping bag. What a difference it would have made taking the time to wrap it nicely. The same goes for an elearning course – just a small amount of time and effort in thoughtful presentation and implementation makes a large difference."

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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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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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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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Texas thinks again on MOOC investments

Texas thinks again on MOOC investments | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Some Texas academics are rethinking investments by their state’s higher education institutions in massive open online courses."

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Blended Learning as Transformational Institutional Learning

Blended Learning as Transformational Institutional Learning | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"The research about the effectiveness of blended learning provides a powerful jolt for campus members.  Of note, a recent Inside Higher Education (2013) survey of faculty attitudes toward technology found large amounts of skepticism among faculty members about the quality of online learning.  This finding of high levels of skepticism, taken out of context, raises more questions than answers."

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Over 10,000 Take MOOC Course on Ebola Prevention

Over 10,000 Take MOOC Course on Ebola Prevention | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"A free MOOC is being offered to help educate people on Ebola prevention. Advanced Learning Interactive Systems Online (ALISON), a global online education company based in Ireland, created the MOOC in an effort to educate people in West Africa on Ebola in hopes of preventing spread of the disease.  The latest update from the World Health Organization shows that 3,900 people have died from the disease so far."

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Elliot King's curator insight, October 21, 3:39 PM

Awesome use of a MOOC

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Universities Rethinking Their Use of Massive Online Courses

Universities Rethinking Their Use of Massive Online Courses | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Texas politicians have praised massive open online courses, or MOOCs, but academics are reassessing their role in higher education.
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Questioning Our Use Of Technology In The Classroom: The Cheap Gimmicks Of EdTech

Questioning Our Use Of Technology In The Classroom: The Cheap Gimmicks Of EdTech | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"This was an Ignite style session where I expressed my own personal frustration with educational technology at scale and attempted to then offer some redeeming alternatives actively being pursued by others. Below are a few of the slides and roughly what I tried to get across."

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Lee SCHLENKER's curator insight, October 21, 1:54 AM

"On the left is good education/learning etc. The middle is roughly what we have now, suffering from extensive damage and quite vulnerable to being completely destroyed. The far right is what a lot of technology integration does. It is covering up gaping holes and damage but at the same time utterly destroying what it purports to be protecting and conserving."

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5 lessons for launching your first competency-based degree

5 lessons for launching your first competency-based degree | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"When Purdue University announced in 2013 that it intended to introduce a new technology school built on the “competency” model, it joined a field with few other players. Delaware County Community CollegeSouthern New Hampshire UWestern Governors UExcelsior College and a handful of other institutions have pursued a similar path in developing educational programs that put the emphasis on helping their graduates master specific competencies vs. counting the number of hours they sit in classrooms."

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#techniquement, aucune #limite à l'#autoformation

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In person online: the human touch

In person online: the human touch | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"What is the human touch in online learning? How do you know if it’s there? What does it look and feel like? My epiphany on this topic occurred when a student told me 'I thought I would have done better if I had a real teacher.'"

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1:1 iPad Initiative: A Four Year Study & Review

1:1 iPad Initiative: A Four Year Study & Review | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"The Franklin Academy High School implemented a 1:1 iPad deployment a the beginning of the 2010-2011 school year. Over the course of the next two school years, the pilot was expanded to include all grades 9-12 in the high school. This deployment has reached 475 high school students and all teaching staff. Our K-8 program deployed iPads across the grade levels in the form of class sets and mobile carts."

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