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Online Degree Program Lets Students Test Out of What They Already Know

Online Degree Program Lets Students Test Out of What They Already Know | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"The University of Wisconsin plans to start a 'flexible degree' program online focused on allowing undergraduates to test out of material they have mastered. The new program, geared toward working adults with some college education, operates under a 'competency based' model, said Raymond Cross, chancellor of the University of Wisconsin Colleges and University of Wisconsin-Extension. This model is similar to the Advanced Placement program, in which high-school students take AP tests to pass out of college-level courses."

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The latest news related to the meaningful and effective implementation of educational technology and e-learning in K-12, higher education, corporate and government sectors.
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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. Visit us at: http://utrgv.edu/edtech

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Janie's curator insight, December 31, 2016 8:54 AM
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CésarAdrián Suaste's curator insight, January 25, 8:39 PM

la educación tecnológica en nuestros días a tomado una gran importancia

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High-Tech Personalized Learning Without All the Screentime? It’s Happening in Georgia 

“Is it going to explode?” I asked the group of goggle-wearing students as one places a beaker into the microwave. I take two steps back, aware of th
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4 Popular Free LMSs – A Comparison

4 Popular Free LMSs – A Comparison | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Check this blog to know about 4 widely-used free LMSs.
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3 Facts to Build a Strong Case for Game-Based Learning

3 Facts to Build a Strong Case for Game-Based Learning | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
This blog will talk of how you can convince your management to choose game-based learning for your organization.
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10 Habits of Tech-Savvy Professors

10 Habits of Tech-Savvy Professors | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"If you’ve ever found yourself reciting the phrase, you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, you’ve likely observed older coworkers, and family members refuse smartphones and tablets. As a professor, this kind of attitude is unacceptable. Your students need an education infused with technology, and it’s your responsibility to become a tech-expert yourself."

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Jimmy Bowie's curator insight, October 21, 1:27 AM
A person can always learn and grow.  Professors have learned the art of how to remain tech-savy.  These habits contains habits that keeps the professor confident, focused, and fearless to just mention a few.  I like how the professors have embraced the fact that their students have knowledge that they do not have and that the professor is not ashamed about not knowing everything.






























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5 Ways That Technology Can Expand Creativity in Higher Education

5 Ways That Technology Can Expand Creativity in Higher Education | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"As universities are encouraging the expansion and use of technology in the classroom, many professors are also encouraging the development of their students’ creative minds."

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Jimmy Bowie's curator insight, October 21, 1:05 AM
Technology is the hub for learning and being creative in Higher Education.  The ways that expands creativity is structured by STEM and encouragement.  This article promotes the concept that." we are always learning."  That concept has led to the point where teachers accepts the fact that it is alright for them to learn from their students. I see it as a path that is going to lead us to a more proficient learning.
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3 ways crowdfunding is reshaping the US edtech landscape

3 ways crowdfunding is reshaping the US edtech landscape | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
By 2025 global investment from crowdfunding is expected to reach $93 billion. And education is one area expected to benefit the most.
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5 Augmented Reality Apps Teachers Can Use Today

5 Augmented Reality Apps Teachers Can Use Today | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"There are many apps that make the use of augmented reality possible in the classroom. In this article, we will suggest five of the best ones..."

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6 tools and tips for taking control of your teacher development

6 tools and tips for taking control of your teacher development | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
As I’m sure you are aware we live in changing times with technology impacting on every aspect of our lives and the lives of our students. Keeping up with these kinds of changes isn’t something we can expect others to do for us. As technology increasingly enables our students to have a greater degree of learner autonomy and drive their own education, we as teachers need to also take responsibility for our own development and ensure we make best use of the opportunities the internet offers.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 20, 12:49 AM

The most recent in my series of articles for Cambridge's World of Better Learning blog.

Fiona Leigh's curator insight, October 21, 1:38 AM
Teacher agency -very important for teacher self worth
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What To Look For In Your Online Education

What To Look For In Your Online Education | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"The rapid evolution of technology is changing everything, and education is no exception. Cumbersome card catalogs went extinct as almost instantaneous access to research materials became available, apps and electronic tablets are replacing easily outdated workbooks, and edtech is a portmanteau with its own trending hashtag."

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5 ways educational games improve learning, according to teachers

5 ways educational games improve learning, according to teachers | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
When teachers used educational games in the classroom, students raised test scores by more than half a letter grade in only three weeks.
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Turning Your Students Into Web Detectives

Turning Your Students Into Web Detectives | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Five vetted resources students can use to separate truth from fiction online.
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Educating with VR Is Still Pricey, But Costs Are Dropping 

Educating with VR Is Still Pricey, But Costs Are Dropping  | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Schools and institutions are still a long way off from effectively implementing VR-based education. The challenge is prohibitive cost.
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Six Things Principals Are Thinking When They Get Pitched Edtech 

"As a principal, I get pinged by edtech providers almost every day. Everyone has a new solution that is going to “disrupt” my school. "

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Teaching with the Test: Questions that Build Students' Self-Awareness

Teaching with the Test: Questions that Build Students' Self-Awareness | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
The method here is to respond, as much as possible, to student answers with additional questions, what I am calling Socratic mentoring.
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Instead of teaching to the test, the author proposes that we teach "with" the test.

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Where Do Microlearning Modules Fit in the Training Strategy?

Where Do Microlearning Modules Fit in the Training Strategy? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Find the right place for microlearning modules in your training strategy.
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E-learning vs M-learning: 4 Design Aspects that Differ

E-learning vs M-learning: 4 Design Aspects that Differ | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Check our infographic to know four fundamental difference between e-learning and m-learning."

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Do Video Games Make Kids Smarter?

Do Video Games Make Kids Smarter? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Over the last three decades, educators have been experimenting with gaming as a pedagogical tool and using it to get students to engage with the teaching and learning process. Many educators and neuroscientists have gone as far as decrying that playing video games makes children smarter. In my opinion, the jury is still out on this, but playing games do have positive effects on children."

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Podcast: Digital Readers Read Differently 

Podcast: Digital Readers Read Differently  | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"In this series, Ryan Schaaf takes a look at what a modern learner ‘is’ and how teachers can adapt to and serve them."

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Blended Learning: Incredible Opportunities or Undermining the Value of Educational Process?

Blended Learning: Incredible Opportunities or Undermining the Value of Educational Process? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Blended Learning: Incredible Opportunities or Undermining the Value of Educational Process?
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8 Lessons Learned from Teaching Online

This video list of insights comes from experts in the field of online teaching. Here is a collection of 8 lessons that might improve your online course

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, October 13, 2:12 PM

Learn lessons from the experts!

Nathalie Ferret's curator insight, October 20, 6:21 AM
Seems simple and basic but...always important highlight.
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How Technology Is Transforming the Way We Teach and Learn

How Technology Is Transforming the Way We Teach and Learn | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Our education system is in need of reform. Most students are not taught to be self-motivated lifelong learners, nor do they come out of the school system with the skills, mindsets, and values required to survive a world of accelerating change. Most students do not graduate to feeling inspired to contribute to human progress.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 14, 1:23 AM

Some useful points.

Mrs. Reinagel's curator insight, October 20, 10:30 AM

Absolutely need to work on self-motivating! 

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7 beginner’s steps in digital citizenship for any district

7 beginner’s steps in digital citizenship for any district | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"How should an entire district begin teaching digital citizenship? To begin with, creativity, flexibility and strong goals are a must."

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Are Young Children Spending Much More Time In Front Of Small Screens? 

Are Young Children Spending Much More Time In Front Of Small Screens?  | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
A new national survey of parents suggests mobile device use by children under 8 has increased tenfold in the last 6 years.
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When I was a kid, my parents told me to stop reading and go out and play. Today, kids read on devices. Is there a difference?

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The gap between what employers need and the skills of the workforce is growing

The gap between what employers need and the skills of the workforce is growing | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
There are more than 60,000 unfilled jobs in the state, of which nearly 18,000 are deemed critical to growing the economy. In August there were 81,476 unemployed, or about 4.5
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Are you future ready?

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Three Experiments in Student Blogging 

Three Experiments in Student Blogging  | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"They say that one of the best ways to learn is to do. But many education professionals have been finding in recent years that a great way to learn is to do a blog."

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