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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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3 Ways to Support Flipping Faculty

3 Ways to Support Flipping Faculty | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Reinventing classes in a flipped format takes a lot of time and effort. Here's how three institutions have created a support structure for faculty making the switch."

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Create a Computer Lab on the Cheap with New Intel Compute Sticks

Create a Computer Lab on the Cheap with New Intel Compute Sticks | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"The Compute Stick, which Intel unveiled early this year at the Computer Electronics Show and will make available this spring, is just 4 inches long and 1.5 inches wide. When you plug it into the HDMI port of any monitor, you get a computer powered by a quad-core Intel Atom Z3735F processor, which powers many Android tablets."

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We're Not Ready for Online Tests, Most District Ed-Tech Leaders Say

We're Not Ready for Online Tests, Most District Ed-Tech Leaders Say | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Fewer than 30 percent of K-12 school technology leaders believe their district is ready for online assessments, according to an annual survey by the Consortium for School Networking."

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Viewing Comprehension Strategies: Watching Videos Like You Read A Book

Viewing Comprehension Strategies: Watching Videos Like You Read A Book | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"You can’t watch a video like you read a book; the modalities couldn’t be much different."

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Improving online accessibility for students a major issue for schools

Improving online accessibility for students a major issue for schools | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"In February, advocates for the deaf filed federal lawsuits against Harvard and M.I.T., stating that both universities violated antidiscrimination laws by failing to provide closed captioning in their online lectures, courses, podcasts, and other educational materials. In Harvard and M.I.T. Are Sued Over Lack of Closed Captionsthe New York Times highlighted portions of the complaint and zeroed in on the fact that, “Much of Harvard’s online content is either not captioned or is inaccurately or unintelligibly captioned, making it inaccessible for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.”"

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What Every BYOD Classroom Needs to Succeed

What Every BYOD Classroom Needs to Succeed | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"So you want to convert your classroom to a student-centered learning environment? By making this decision, you’ve recognized the need to deliver more diverse and inclusive instruction that better reflects the needs of 21st century learners. Beginning with the shift to mobile learning, we’re moving steadily into student-centered education where technology plays a key role, and where there’s more student voice and choice than ever before. But what’s slowing us down? It’s the “what next” that often urges you to lose sight of your initial motivation to change, which begins with choosing what technology to use. One recurring question when making the move to a mobile, flipped or blended learning environment is: “Do I really need a learning system?” The simple answer to this question is yes."

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Watch Out For These Trends in Mobile Learning: 2015 And Beyond

Watch Out For These Trends in Mobile Learning: 2015 And Beyond | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
  • "Global mobile data traffic grew 69 percent in 2014 and was nearly 30 times the size of the entire global Internet in 2000
  • Mobile video traffic exceeded 50 percent of total mobile data traffic for the first time in 2012
  • Mobile network (cellular) connection speeds grew 20 percent in 2014
  • In 2014, on an average, a smart device generated 22 times more traffic than a non-smart device.


These are just some excerpts from Cisco’s Visual Networking Index: Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update for 2014 to 2019, but they clearly prove a point. That, the usage of mobiles is growing faster than ever before, backed by the rolling out of quicker internet speeds and smarter phones at affordable prices."

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The Changing Role Of The Teacher In Personalized Learning Environment

The Changing Role Of The Teacher In Personalized Learning Environment | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Today’s students are studying and learning differently – a change confirmed by the widespread adoption of digital studying. Our recent study found that 81% of college students use mobile devices (such as smartphones and tablets) to study, the second most popular device category behind laptops and up 40 percent in usage since 2013."

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The don’ts of eLearning Instructional Design

The don’ts of eLearning Instructional Design | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Sometimes it could be confusing to draw the line between what’s useful and what’s not. This criterion is very important when it comes to eLearning Instructional design. Right from the content creation to the design of the page, there are several ways in which it could go wrong. Below are the lists of don’ts when it comes to eLearning instructional design."

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Strike the Right Tone for Maximum Impact in eLearning

Strike the Right Tone for Maximum Impact in eLearning | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Do you talk to your audience or talk down to them? What does your eLearning courses read like? Like a text book that makes your audience doze off or an interesting story that they can't wait to read through? Do you come across as friendly, knowledgeable, and convincing in your courses or is there something about the way you talk that puts your audience off?"

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3 Research Findings to Inform K-12 Technology Investments

3 Research Findings to Inform K-12 Technology Investments | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Today’s students are studying and learning differently – a change confirmed by the widespread adoption of digital studying. Our recent study found that 81% of college students use mobile devices (such as smartphones and tablets) to study, the second most popular device category behind laptops and up 40 percent in usage since 2013."

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Tell Me A Story: Cutting Edge Scenario Based eLearning

Tell Me A Story: Cutting Edge Scenario Based eLearning | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Are you an eLearning designer trying to move on from click-and-read courses? Do you realize the value of non-linear and scenario-based learning? Then this post will help you to structure your course so it’s more engaging and effective for your end user."

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The Changing Cost of Open Source

The Changing Cost of Open Source | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"At one time higher ed wanted community-built software because of the $0 price tag; now many universities are paying somebody else to keep open source projects moving forward."

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Why do some developers at strong companies like Google consider Agile development to be nonsense?

Why do some developers at strong companies like Google consider Agile development to be nonsense? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"The Agile Process is perfectly fine, and it addresses the physical and psychological aspects of managing software development teams quite well. The bullshit comes in when a team or company makes the statement that "we are doing Agile" because they aren't. So, to clarify, Agile itself is a good process, but when someone says they are "doing Agile" that statement is bullshit. Always."

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Why Texting Should Be Part of Teaching

Why Texting Should Be Part of Teaching | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Research into texting between teachers and students shows that it can drive engagement and deliver results."

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Common-Core Testing Clashes With Social-Media Monitoring

Common-Core Testing Clashes With Social-Media Monitoring | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"A New Jersey high school student who posted a tweet about a question on a common-core test last month has unintentionally sparked a controversy that is reverberating through the first wave of state assessments this year.


The fallout from the tweet—discovered in a sweep of social media for cheating—has become a talking point for people concerned about student privacy, for those protesting the overuse of testing, and for others who want to protect the integrity of the new assessments, which are being administered in 28 states and the District of Columbia."

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How 3 districts empower teachers as tech leaders

How 3 districts empower teachers as tech leaders | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Plans to transition to digital, technology-rich environments are forming in districts across the country, but the success of those plans largely hinges on one thing: teacher buy-in."

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Google Says It Won't Abandon Glass, Classroom Use Continues

Google Says It Won't Abandon Glass, Classroom Use Continues | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Executive Chairman of Google Eric Schmidt has announced that the company is not giving up on its Google Glass eyewear that comes with the capability to connect to the Internet – an invention with education implications – arguing that the technology is too important."

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Social media communities for instructional design and ed tech

Social media communities for instructional design and ed tech | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"I love social media. Social media is not only a way to casually keep in touch with friends and family, but a way for me to grow professionally. I’ve made great connections (such as Mel MillowayAshley Chiasson, and Craig Wiggins) and learned so much through my network. Steve Wheeler’s post on social media last week got me even more energized about the topic, so I wanted to share my enthusiasm and share some awesome social media resources for instructional designers and ed techies!"

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Gamification Harnesses the Power of Games to Motivate

Gamification Harnesses the Power of Games to Motivate | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Over the past four years, gamification has gone through a cycle of (over-)hype and (overblown) disappointment common for technological trends.
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Making BYOD Work: Benefits And Best Practices

Making BYOD Work: Benefits And Best Practices | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Bring Your Own Device or BYOD as it is popularly called, is not just another fad. It is a powerful trend slated for growth in the learning domain – both at the academic as well as enterprise level. The reason for this is simple: BYOD gives organizations the best of both worlds – lesser costs of providing hardware yet the ability to capitalize on technological devices. On the learners’ side too, BYOD is a win-win since they don’t have to manage separate happy wheels demo devices for personal and professional work. Besides, to be able to work on a familiar, personal device is far more comforting. Here’s why a BYOD policy could be an excellent investment for training, learning and development:"

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Customer Service Training: Why One Size Does Not Fit All!

Customer Service Training: Why One Size Does Not Fit All! | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Staff train­ing has taken on many new faces. While the class­room approach is still the most pop­u­lar, e-learning, video, Web sem­i­nars, and even games have become com­mon train­ing tools.  Why? Cur­rent research demon­strates that peo­ple learn bet­ter with inter­ac­tive and hands-on activ­i­ties rather than sim­ply lis­ten­ing.  And today’s work­force is more diverse than ever, bring­ing with it a broad spec­trum of back­grounds, tal­ent, and learn­ing styles."

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10 Brilliant and Inspiring Education and Technology Experts I Follow, and Why

10 Brilliant and Inspiring Education and Technology Experts I Follow, and Why | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Like many of you, there are certain educators that I find frequently impact my thinking and teach me new things through their published works. Here I offer 10 of my favorites. Some of these passionate and informed minds have inspired me for years, and others I have become aware of more recently. Of course, there are plenty of other wonderful educators writing and sharing great ideas across the Web and in conferences and schools around the world every day, so I hope you — the reader — will share some of your favorites too!"

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5 Tips To Find Your Narrative Voice For Your eLearning Course

5 Tips To Find Your Narrative Voice For Your eLearning Course | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"By finding and perfecting your narrative voice for your eLearning course, you gain the ability to create an eLearning experience that is polished, organized, and complete. In this article, I'll explore how you can discover your narrative voice for your eLearning content, so that your eLearning courses can offer real value to your audience, instead of creating disjointed eLearning courses that fail to meet their learning objectives."

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elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, March 27, 5:15 AM

Nice piece about finding your narrative voice. Some challenges for teachers

Maruja Romero's curator insight, March 27, 8:43 AM

Importantes ideas para hacer del mensaje auditivo una forma de calidad en la experiencia on line.

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Global Education Αnd Language Learning Technology

Global Education Αnd Language Learning Technology | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"We are increasingly connected to the rest of the World. To address today's challenges we must develop cooperative relationships based on communications. Peer-to-Peer Video conferencing offers opportunities to increase communication skills and language learning. Social interaction helps build connections for a better world."

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Ruby Rennie Panter's curator insight, March 27, 5:46 AM

This is quite a short article, and is very US -centred, but there are some useful indicators of issues and ideas that could be explored further.