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What Makes Educational Games Work?

What Makes Educational Games Work? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"As the gaming in education continues to grow, one of the foremost experts in the field, Constance Steinkuehler, makes the case for why it’s important to pay attention to what works in gaming and how it could be applied to learning. At the recent Aspen Ideas Festival, Steinkuehler, who’s now a Senior Policy Analyst at the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Executive Office of the President, spoke with author and researcher John Seely Brown about some of the more prominent issues in gaming and 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. 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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4 Tips To Create Engaging Online Courses

4 Tips To Create Engaging Online Courses | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Want to know how to Create Engaging Online Courses? Check 4 tips for engaging your online students and help them improve learning retention.
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future currency...bitcoin?

future currency...bitcoin? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"While we are busy in our small lives solving our day to day problems world is moving at a really fast pace where even the most important thing of our lives has gone digital and that's money."

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6 Hacks to Create A Job You Love

6 Hacks to Create A Job You Love | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
We have more say than we think in how fun our job can be--here are 6 ways to transform your job into one you love.
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Where Good Ideas Come From & How Your Classroom Can Respond

Where Good Ideas Come From & How Your Classroom Can Respond | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Steven Johnson discusses where good ideas come from, and TeachThought offers takeaways for teachers.
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, April 21, 2:19 PM
For me, the key take away was not to get to caught up in the packaged curriculum and policy i.e. using computers. How do the experiences of students and their problems help a teacher? How does a teacher's lived-experiences, their own curriculum, inform them and their teaching
Karen Bonanno's curator insight, Today, 6:26 PM

Make them short, sharp and shiny. 

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The 3 biggest Twitter problems for educators—and how to overcome them

The 3 biggest Twitter problems for educators—and how to overcome them | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
In the digital age, educator discomfort in using Twitter can have a direct effect on students’ digital literacy. Here are some solutions.
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Why some schools are restricting student access to 3D printers

Why some schools are restricting student access to 3D printers | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
A number of factors, including lack of guidance and management issues, lead educators to restrict students' access to 3D printers.
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Infographic: Why mobile technology is hurting some students

Infographic: Why mobile technology is hurting some students | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Most children in low-income families have internet access and devices that connect to it, but they struggle with being "under-connected."
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Can a District Disrupt the Edtech Industry?

Can a District Disrupt the Edtech Industry? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Fail fast. Think big. These are the words that edtech startups live by, but schools and districts generally operate at a different pace. When it comes to our children’s education, there’s no room for failure—fast or slow—and layers of bureaucracy and tight budgets often make big changes impossible."

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The EdSurge Guide to Getting a Job (or Finding Talent) in the Edtech World

The EdSurge Guide to Getting a Job (or Finding Talent) in the Edtech World | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Good edtech tools and initiatives aren’t merely the result of funding and luck. In fact, it’s the people behind them—the dreamers who brainstorm and discover, the designers who test and train, the teachers and students who use and offer feedback—that turn good ideas into reality."

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The elephant in the room for IoT security

The elephant in the room for IoT security | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
What does it take to call a connected device secure? In the rush of stories detailing how connected devices have been harnessed in a botnet army, can be used to spy on children or can be rendered u…
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What is the effective way to handle Big Data?

What is the effective way to handle Big Data? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Big Data management is the systematic organization, administration as well as governance of massive amounts of data. The process includes management of both unstructured and structured data. The primary objective is to ensure the data is of high quality and accessible for business intelligence along with big data analytics applications. To contend with the rapidly growing data … Continue reading What is the effective way to handle Big Data?
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Do smartphones negate the need for campus cards?

Do smartphones negate the need for campus cards? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Campuses have long supplied students with ID cards, but in light of a population more familiar with mobile tech, the cards could be migrated onto students’ smartphones and mobile apps."

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Digital IDs are a pretty good idea. I regularly forget my faculty ID but I never forget my cellphone. If only driver's licenses could be made digital...

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MOOCs Started Out Completely Free. Where Are They Now?

MOOCs Started Out Completely Free. Where Are They Now? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"As MOOC providers focussed on finding a business model, they started putting certain aspects of the experience behind a paywall, hoping to get more people to pay. MOOCs went from free to free to audit (nevermind that the concept of auditing a class is completely foreign in most parts of the world)."

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Big Data Privacy Risks And The Role Of The GDPR

Big Data Privacy Risks And The Role Of The GDPR | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
The role and importance of information management and governance in data privacy will be a key success factor for all organizations with EU customers.
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How Will The Internet Of Things Affect The Telecommunications Industry?

How Will The Internet Of Things Affect The Telecommunications Industry? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"How will the future of IoT impact telecom companies? They need to have teams of lawyers, engineers and MBAs design processes, platforms, and protocols for making applications work across firm boundaries. That is challenging for any organization, big or small, and it certainly will challenge telecom firms too."

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Report: Sharing ed tech prices could save schools $3B annually

Report: Sharing ed tech prices could save schools $3B annually | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"According to a report released to EdWeek Market Brief by the Technology for Education Consortium last week, titled "How School Districts Can Save (Billions) on Edtech," K-12 schools could save a staggering $3 billion a year total by sharing the costs of ed tech."

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Making The Most Of Limited Access To Learning Technology

Making The Most Of Limited Access To Learning Technology | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"As a high school science teacher, nothing frustrates me more than when I can’t check out the computer lab because it’s already full. Now, granted, I should probably sign up for it well in advance (and not the day before like I usually try to), but it is my firm belief that, as a dynamic educator, I should be able to put a capable device in front of my students on any given day."

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Real talk: This is what successful blended learning actually looks like

Real talk: This is what successful blended learning actually looks like | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
A superintendent charts his district’s journey to sustainable blended learning—and offers a roadmap for others to follow.
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3 ways new-to-online students can thrive with virtual learning

3 ways new-to-online students can thrive with virtual learning | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
How can students best approach virtual learning for the most productive, skills-building learning?
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4 Digital Tools That Help Students Practice Integrity

4 Digital Tools That Help Students Practice Integrity | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Digital tools can help give students a platform to demonstrate their honesty, courage, and integrity in the classroom on a regular basis.
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These 4 Quirky, Unorthodox Letters Got People Hired at Edtech Startups

These 4 Quirky, Unorthodox Letters Got People Hired at Edtech Startups | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Nothing beats personal connections when it comes to landing a job interview. Yet what you know can matter more than who you know, especially at early-stage startups. Employees will likely wear many hats, placing a premium on those with multifaceted skillsets. That could mean writing code in the morning, editing marketing copy in the afternoon, and moderating a panel at night."

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How to Shake the Blended Learning Blues

How to Shake the Blended Learning Blues | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"When I interviewed for my current teaching position, my school's 1:1 program was a huge selling point. To me it represented the administrators' commitment to bringing public schools into the 21st century, and to providing equal educational opportunities to all. When I entered the classroom, however, my relationship with the laptops got...complicated."

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Kickstarter launches a ‘request for projects’ program

Kickstarter launches a ‘request for projects’ program | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"You can’t be hanging around in the world of crowdfunding for as long as Kickstarterwithout spotting a few trends here and there. Taking a leaf out of Y Combinator’s Request for Startups, the crowdfunding site is highlighting what it thinks are opportunities in the coming year."

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Difference between Big Data Analytics and Statistical Predictive Modeling

Difference between Big Data Analytics and Statistical Predictive Modeling | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Big Data Analytics is a type of analytics executed upon Big Data.descriptive statistics, Statistical modeling, can all be considered as Big Data Analytics.
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Are campus bookstores the key to online and digital learning success?

Are campus bookstores the key to online and digital learning success? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Leaders discuss how the college bookstore is becoming a tech-enabled, data-rich cornerstone of campus life.
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