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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.

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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...
Helen Teague's curator insight, June 2, 9:21 AM

Dr. Corbeil is currently researching effectiveness of social media for enhancing social presence and teacher immediacy in elearning environments.

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4 Best Practices In Delivery Of Digital Learning Resources

4 Best Practices In Delivery Of Digital Learning Resources | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Want to know which are the best ways for your organization to deliver Digital Learning Resources? Check these best practices.
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The Data Challenge for Schools - What Problem to Solve?

The Data Challenge for Schools - What Problem to Solve? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
The biggest data challenge for schools, in my experience, is determining what question you are trying to answer or what problem you are trying to solve.
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Florida Homeschooling Soars Thanks to Online Learning

Florida Homeschooling Soars Thanks to Online Learning | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Increased availability to online and blended learning options have helped more Florida families transition to homeschooling their children.
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The Ultimate Guide to Gamifying Your Classroom

The Ultimate Guide to Gamifying Your Classroom | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
The effects of gamification include increased student engagement, and class wide enjoyment of academic lessons, even from reluctant learners.
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7 Common Mistakes About Open Online Education

7 Common Mistakes About Open Online Education | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Here are my top 7 mistakes that pundits and critics make when they talk about open online education"

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Taking Serious Games Seriously in Education

Taking Serious Games Seriously in Education | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Games can serve as a means of not just developing domain-specific knowledge and skills but also identity and values key to professional functioning. The data from games enable understanding how students approach and solve problems, as well as estimating their progress on a learning trajectory."

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M-learning and E-learning: Where and How to be Used

M-learning and E-learning: Where and How to be Used | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
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E-learning Tips: Creating Content for Novice Learners

E-learning Tips: Creating Content for Novice Learners | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Creating eLearning for a beginner-level audience? Here’s how to take the complexity out of complex subjects
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Quit Telling Me to Get off My Phone. I have “Device Dependency”

Quit Telling Me to Get off My Phone. I have “Device Dependency” | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Just because adults want kids to put away their mobile devices, doesn’t mean there is something wrong with the kids (or you!). Every parent and teacher who has kids of the cell phone age-limit (how old do kids have to be to get a phone? 10? 12?) knows that kids are often glued to their […]
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10 tips to improve your visual design skills and visual literacy for non-designers

10 tips to improve your visual design skills and visual literacy for non-designers | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
10 tips to help non-designers to create better visual designs such as presentations and infographics. Learn how to improve your visual design skills.
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With increased video use comes greater copyright concerns for higher ed

With increased video use comes greater copyright concerns for higher ed | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Hundreds of individuals on any given campus produce video, often adding graphics, still photos, audio clips, and stock footage to round out their own material.
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How online education could narrow the global skills gap

How online education could narrow the global skills gap | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Business leaders and educators are turning to new technologies to fill jobs and train workers.
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True Or False Questions In eLearning: What eLearning Professionals Should Know

True Or False Questions In eLearning: What eLearning Professionals Should Know | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
What eLearning Professionals should know about True or False Questions? Check 4 Best Practices and 4 Tips To Use True or False Questions.
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A Learner-Centered Syllabus Helps Set the Tone for Learning

A Learner-Centered Syllabus Helps Set the Tone for Learning | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
A learner-centered syllabus can take many forms, but often includes shared decision-making, a rationale for course objectives and tips for staying on track.
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Good point. All to often, the Syllabus becomes a monster of a document to read because it is developed to satisfy multiple audiences (faculty, administration, accreditors, etc.).

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Miloš Bajčetić's curator insight, August 2, 4:01 AM

Good point. All to often, the Syllabus becomes a monster of a document to read because it is developed to satisfy multiple audiences (faculty, administration, accreditors, etc.).

Dennis Swender's curator insight, August 2, 3:40 PM

Good point. All to often, the Syllabus becomes a monster of a document to read because it is developed to satisfy multiple audiences (faculty, administration, accreditors, etc.).

Kim Flintoff's curator insight, August 2, 7:35 PM

Good point. All to often, the Syllabus becomes a monster of a document to read because it is developed to satisfy multiple audiences (faculty, administration, accreditors, etc.).

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What is the Role of TFTS? (Technology for Technology's Sake)

What is the Role of TFTS? (Technology for Technology's Sake) | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
We have all done it at sometime in our careers. Sometimes intentionally, sometimes unintentionally. We have implemented Technology for Technology’s Sake. I think that the ultimate goal is to rid ourselves of TFTS, but for now it plays a role in schools. What is TFTS? TFTS is a term I am starting to use that (...)
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Peek Inside A University With No Lectures, Deadlines or Quads

Peek Inside A University With No Lectures, Deadlines or Quads | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Rising college tuitions and a wave of student debt are making competency-based higher education programs more enticing.
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Using Technology to Improve how the Brain Learns

Using Technology to Improve how the Brain Learns | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"We’ve Only Just Begun to Explore the Ways in Which Technology can be Used to Improve How we all Learn. It is common knowledge that an array of technological advancements have made many medical miracles"

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Jennifer McGuff's curator insight, August 1, 5:14 PM

Information on the possibilities for information or ‘computer’ technologies to be leveraged to help the mind grow and enhance learning, Really interesting.

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What's Next for the LMS?

What's Next for the LMS? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Today's LMS needs to be supplemented with (and perhaps later replaced by) a new digital architecture and new learning components—the NGDLE—to enable current transitions in higher education."

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Anytime and Anywhere: A Case Study for Blended Learning

Anytime and Anywhere: A Case Study for Blended Learning | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Using live streaming with blended learning helps engage off- and on-campus students in real time and enhances the off-campus experience by incorporating synchronous activities in addition to the usual asynchronous interactions."

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Benefits of Micro-modules in Online Learning

Benefits of Micro-modules in Online Learning | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"One of our clients, a leader in the healthcare industry, had an e-learning course which was developed using Flash components and JavaScript. Most of the client’s employees could not complete the course as per schedule and faced accessibility issues, as the duration of the course was very long."

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What Will Your eLearning Salary Be Like In 5 Years? 6 Factors To Consider - eLearning Industry

What Will Your eLearning Salary Be Like In 5 Years? 6 Factors To Consider - eLearning Industry | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
The eLearning Salary Forecast: Check 6 Factors That May Affect Your Future eLearning Salary. What Will Your eLearning Salary Be Like In 5 Years?
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How can we approach live online learning to ensure good practice?

How can we approach live online learning to ensure good practice? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
With the advancement of technology the benefits of delivering some learning and marketing through webinars and live online learning have become clear over recent years. There are cost savings for o...
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As broadband demands increase, districts find inventive workarounds

As broadband demands increase, districts find inventive workarounds | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Just 63% of school districts meet industry standards for broadband capacity. How can they fix that?
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Carts Before Horses: Growth in Online Learning for Students, but Who Will Teach Their Instructors?

Carts Before Horses: Growth in Online Learning for Students, but Who Will Teach Their Instructors? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
With contributing authors Dr. Donna Murdoch, Penn GSE VOLT instructor & Cat McManus, Penn GSE Doctoral Candidate From early learning to high school, college, professional education, and beyond, can the landscape of for-credit online higher education become more competitive? We think the market is significantly  saturated at this point. We don’t need [...]
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School saves 150 failing students with quickie online courses

School saves 150 failing students with quickie online courses | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Flushing HS put 150 flunking students in quickie online “credit recovery” courses and pressured teachers to reverse failing grades to boost a lower-than-50 percent graduation rate, a stunning inter...
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