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3 Social Learning Trends to Watch in 2012

3 Social Learning Trends to Watch in 2012 | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Tony Bingham, president and CEO of the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), is leading the discussion about defining social learning. 'Social learning is learning with and from others, often — but not always — with social media tools,' Bingham explains. 'Social learning is a powerful approach to sharing and discovering a whole array of options, leading to more informed decision-making and a more intimate, expansive and dynamic understanding of the culture and context in which we work.'"

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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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Can Rapid Authoring Tools Deliver Responsive and Device Agnostic Content?

Can Rapid Authoring Tools Deliver Responsive and Device Agnostic Content? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Device agnosticism is a hot topic in the web content development arena. Because of the fact that so many different devices with different screen sizes, specifications and operating systems are releasing every day, content developers are looking for ‘create-once-and-deliver-for-all’ kind of solutions. That’s where device agnosticism comes into the picture: writing content that’s suitable for most devices (ideally all devices) and be responsive nevertheless."

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Blended Learning: What’s all the fuss about?

Blended Learning: What’s all the fuss about? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"There has been a bit of hype at the beginning of this year about blended learning and it seems to be a topic at this year’s Learning Technologies 2015 conference in the UK. I’ve always had a bit of a love/hate relationship with the term ‘blended learning’. The traditional idea of a blended learning environment is a mixture of face to face and online. Sometimes this doesn’t always sit well with me and honestly leaves me feeling a little confined!"

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8 K-12 tech tools to watch in 2015

8 K-12 tech tools to watch in 2015 | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Over the last few years, technology has reshaped the classroom in many ways — and is continuing to do so. From digital textbooks and platforms that make teaching often-complex STEM subjects simpler to deep data analytics that measure and predict student achievement, ed tech is addressing a number of issues in the nation's schools."

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Is Facebook the New School Web Page?

Is Facebook the New School Web Page? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"The popular social media site has revolutionized how some schools communicate with students and parents."

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Not a bad idea... It would probably get more views than a traditional web site. Besides, most school web sites only post static information.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, Today, 8:02 AM

Now this is interesting! ;)

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Texas approves Discovery Education Social Studies Techbook for statewide use

Texas approves Discovery Education Social Studies Techbook for statewide use | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Adoption of interactive social studies material demonstrates nationwide shift to digital learning. Following a rigorous evaluation, the Texas State Board of Education has approved the Discovery Education Social Studies Techbook for statewide use as a core instructional resource through its state adoption process."

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How Apple wants to remake the classroom

How Apple wants to remake the classroom | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Steve Jobs saw technology as an amplifier for our intellect" recalls John Couch, who first met Jobs in the early days of Apple.


Apple's vice-president of education remembers the then 20-year-old Apple co-founder comparing computing to a bicycle, referencing its power to augment humans' natural abilities."

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Rachael Holly's curator insight, January 30, 3:39 PM

#MUSPED 

David W. Deeds's curator insight, Today, 8:05 AM

Good stuff! 

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How To Encourage Continuously Interactive Online Discussions

How To Encourage Continuously Interactive Online Discussions | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Ever get tired of grading posts at 11:00 pm on a Sunday night as the last students desperately try to finish the week’s discussion question with just minutes remaining? Looking for ways to keep a more even flow of posts and better interactions among your students? This article shares two techniques to develop better learning communities with more and better interactions among students in online discussions."

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Gates Foundation Bets on Online Education to Improve World

Gates Foundation Bets on Online Education to Improve World | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation celebrated its 15th anniversary by announcing its intentions to improve the lives of people in poverty-stricken countries through technological advancements and betting on online education to extend to billions worldwide."

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, Today, 8:03 AM

Safe bet, but thanks, Bill! 

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Are digital textbooks worth it?

Are digital textbooks worth it? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"It has been nearly three years since the FCC and Education Secretary Arne Duncan rolled out the Digital Textbook Playbook and challenged schools to go digital within five years. It’s safe to say schools are not there yet. While going digital looks certain, arrival in two years looks doubtful."

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, January 30, 11:13 AM

Absolutely! Only problem is with the MEATware. ;)

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Amazon launches e-textbook publisher for educators

Amazon launches e-textbook publisher for educators | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Amazon is rolling out a new e-textbook publishing service specifically for educators."

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Managing Cognitive Load is a Delicate Act of Balance

Managing Cognitive Load is a Delicate Act of Balance | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Cognitive load. What's that? You may not be aware of the jargon, but you are up to your neck in it! Try searching for information on the Internet. Kudos to you, if you can manage to find what you need right away in the midst of spammy websites and pop-up ads. An hour of your favorite animal show on TV instructs you more on detergent brands and car makes than animal trivia. We have to be on top of the cognitive load aimed at us in our daily lives, else we would be lost in the maze of useless information."

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John G Kelly's curator insight, January 30, 11:50 AM

A bit wonky and technical but some good insights that you could put into place. 

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How Mentors Can Improve Online Graduate Student Attrition Rates

How Mentors Can Improve Online Graduate Student Attrition Rates | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"In the United States, the rate of attrition for doctoral programs is alarmingly high. Half of the students who begin a doctoral program fail to complete their degree [1]. One of the major issues causing such high rates of attrition and poor retention of students is the culture of blaming the student for dropping out rather than looking to the school, faculty, or administrators [1]. Efforts to improve this rate should be focused on financial support, professional development, academic preparation, and mentoring relationships."

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The Credit Hour Is Here to Stay, at Least for Now

The Credit Hour Is Here to Stay, at Least for Now | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"The Carnegie Unit has been around for more than a century, and unless someone can come up with a better way of tracking college credit, it won’t be going anywhere anytime soon. It presents challenges, but it has value because it sets minimum instructional standards."

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With competency based education things may soon change.

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Signs That Virtual Reality Is on the Verge of Taking Off

Signs That Virtual Reality Is on the Verge of Taking Off | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Virtual reality, along with its potential, has been around for years.  While there were some apps that took advantage of its “wow” factor early in development by pointing us to the closest subway or restaurant through our smartphones, the rich applications have always required the use of a bulky pair of goggles.  These have not been lightweight goggles!  As researchers of education, we found them in university engineering labs but potential was never realized because of its cost and bulk."

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4 tools to boost language learning in the classroom

4 tools to boost language learning in the classroom | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Last week, New York City School Chancellor Carmen Fariñannounced that the city will expand its dual language offerings, making no less than 40 such programs available to K-12 students. According to the New York Times, the programs will primarily aim to get students reading, writing, and talking proficiently in both English and Spanish, with additional offerings available in Japanese, Hebrew, Chinese, French, and Haitian-Creole."

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Seven Tips for Breaking into the World of Instructional Design

Seven Tips for Breaking into the World of Instructional Design | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"What does an instructional designer do when he or she is at work? He hobnobs with clients who may be life coaches, entrepreneurs, healthcare professionals, owners of production units, real estate magnates, or banking professionals."

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Next Stop, Ubiquity? The Benefits of Wi-Fi on Wheels

Next Stop, Ubiquity? The Benefits of Wi-Fi on Wheels | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"More schools should consider extending the benefits of mobile learning to the bus."

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Osmond Pipe's curator insight, January 30, 7:13 PM

Every interesting piece of reading. Never thought of that one before, maybe it might reduce some of the conflicts that happen on school buses. Not a bad idea, could be something for those in authority to think about.

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What students think of their blended learning teachers

What students think of their blended learning teachers | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"A recent survey reveals that teacher training may impact student opinion in blended courses. With blended learning, the computer may provide much of the learning fundamentals and students must be more self-regulated than in a traditional industrial model classroom, but the teacher still plays a vital (albeit different) role."

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9 Ed Tech Trends To Watch in 2015

9 Ed Tech Trends To Watch in 2015 | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"The New Year is a time for both reflection and resolution. We've channeled a little bit of both with our annual look at the hottest tech trends in higher education: In the following virtual roundtable discussion, five IT leaders from around the country share their thoughts on everything from analytics and personalized learning to badges and gamification."

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The Top eLearning Statistics and Facts For 2015 You Need To Know

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Google Translate App Adds Real-time Conversation Mode

Google Translate App Adds Real-time Conversation Mode | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"The Google Translate App recently saw an impressive update: users can now have a real-time conversation with someone who speaks another language. The feature included in the update, referred to as “conversation mode,” not only acts as a real-time translator for conversations, but also comes with a “camera translation” mode that allows users to decipher words found on signs."

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Turn snow days into e-learning days with these 6 simple steps

Turn snow days into e-learning days with these 6 simple steps | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"With some pre-planning, schools and districts can turn snow days into learning opportunities. The latest winter storm to pound the Northeast left a foot or two of snow in its wake, in the process shutting down much of the tri-state region, limiting access to roads, flights, and, of course, preventing schools from opening.

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Study Reveals that Adding Frequent Tests to Online Learning Improves Retention

Study Reveals that Adding Frequent Tests to Online Learning Improves Retention | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Ever wonder how to improve attention within an online lecture and how to improve an online learner’s ability to learn? One method might be to quiz them frequently."

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Yeah, but will they remember the content after 2 weeks, a month, or longer?

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Deepak Motiramani's curator insight, January 30, 9:32 AM

Lets face it. We are talking about Adult Learning......

hypernet.us's curator insight, January 30, 12:01 PM

hypernet Learn allows teachers to create Summative and Formative assessments for their students.

Check it out at hypernet.us/learn

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How a GoPro got my students excited to learn

How a GoPro got my students excited to learn | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"One teacher recounts the transformation in learning, collaboration, and creativity he’s seen after adding a GoPro"

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, January 29, 8:46 AM

I've got one! A lot of students have one too! 

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Khan Academy Releases All Classes for iPad

Khan Academy Releases All Classes for iPad | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"For the first time ever, Khan Academy has released all of its classes specifically for the iPad. This is great for anyone interested in getting some free education, but it’s much more than that. In fact, Khan Academy’s decision is big news for human civilization."

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Jason Robert LeClair's curator insight, January 28, 10:56 AM
A good resource for math, science, and the humanities!
Ula Rutter's curator insight, January 28, 2:26 PM

I've been recommending this resource to a number of students recently; it has lessons in many subjects now, but was originally started by a mathematician who posted explanations of maths topic.

 

Anita Vance's curator insight, January 29, 2:20 PM

Point your patrons in new directions...