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Through Technology, Children with Disabilities have a Voice

Through Technology, Children with Disabilities have a Voice | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Speech synthesis or text-to-speak (TTS) technology has been around for decades; however, there have always been inconsistencies with developing a natural-sounding synthetic voice – especially for young children... While sound engineering can manipulate the pitch of an adult’s voice to mirror a child’s, a base recording is still needed to recreate the natural sound of a child’s voice."

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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 10:31 AM
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 2:11 PM
Well i want to know to research in social media in your country
burlysand's comment, September 24, 2013 12:45 AM
Thats amazing...
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4 Characteristics Of Critical Digital Pedagogy

4 Characteristics Of Critical Digital Pedagogy | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"In this idea, Stommel shifts the practice of pedagogy as a vehicle for “teaching” to something more whole–considering the humanities not as a school of thought or academic genre, but rather a reason for being. Humanities teach. The “digital” reaches. Therefore, the digital humanities should reach and teach as a matter of concept and design. That’s what they’re for."

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Essay urges professors not to ban student emails

Essay urges professors not to ban student emails | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"The article about Spring-Serenity Duvall, a communications professor who banned students from emailing her and lived to blog about it, caught my eye on the same day my own inboxes at two colleges spilled over with bewildered messages from students. Some had been told to purchase the wrong edition of our course text, resulting in their plodding through a chapter on meta-commentary instead of one on contributing meaningfully to group discussions; more simply hadn’t received their textbooks and didn’t know when they would; still others, I suspected, were so besieged by first-week information overload that they needed reassurance from a human who had seemed friendly enough on the first day of class."

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How Virtual Reality Meets Real Life Learning With Mobile Games

How Virtual Reality Meets Real Life Learning With Mobile Games | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Games played on mobile devices allow teachers to leverage all the information on the internet along with the lived experiences of people in real life.
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Decoding the DNA of an eLearning Course: 5 Essential Instructional Elements

Decoding the DNA of an eLearning Course: 5 Essential Instructional Elements | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
f you want to create an eLearning course, follow the example of the cell cycle, as each teaching unit is divided into a number of elements, indispensable for enabling learning.
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The 4 Stages Of Edtech Disruption

The 4 Stages Of Edtech Disruption | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
What are the stages of technology in learning, and how can these stages be used as a framework for improving learning?
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How M-learning Can Support Instructor-led Classroom Training

How M-learning Can Support Instructor-led Classroom Training | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
M-learning can be effectively used to support or enhance instructor-led training programs. Learn how.Read more ›
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Steps to Create an E-learning Course

Steps to Create an E-learning Course | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
This info-graphic lists the steps involved in the development of an eLearning course. Read more ›
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10 Tips to Earn Money as an eLearning Professional

10 Tips to Earn Money as an eLearning Professional | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Earn Money as an eLearning Professional: 10 top tips that can help you boost the income you earn as an eLearning professional.
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Measuring Students’ Self-Control: A ‘Marshmallow Test’ for the Digital Age

Measuring Students’ Self-Control: A ‘Marshmallow Test’ for the Digital Age | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Researchers hope that being able to accurately measure how well students resist digital temptations will help them learn about how "academic diligence" features in later life success.
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Minerva Project Uses MOOCs to Cut College Costs

Minerva Project Uses MOOCs to Cut College Costs | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
The Minerva Project is attempting to cut down the traditional costs associated with a college education by using MOOCs to give more students a chance.
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Use of Tablets, Smartphones on the Rise for Tweens and Teens

Use of Tablets, Smartphones on the Rise for Tweens and Teens | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
In a new study, the use of tablets and smartphones by students in grades 4-12 is on the rise, with more than two-thirds wanting to use them to learn.
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Online learning enhances success

Online learning enhances success | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Fears of the ‘digital divide’ are unfounded: a blended mode has proven itself to students.
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SCORM Still Dominating ELearning?

SCORM Still Dominating ELearning? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"For a very long time, SCORM was the go-to protocol for tracking and recording elearning. All the major elearning development platforms made it possible to publish to a version of SCORM so that the courses could be uploaded to the learning management system of your choice.


As technology became leaner, the learning industry began to realize that the SCORM specification that we used was falling behind."

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The MOOC Where Everybody Learned

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"Some MOOC skeptics believe that the only students fit to learn in massive open online courses are those who are already well educated. Without coaching and the support system of a traditional program, the thinking goes, ill-prepared students will not learn a thing.


Not so, according to researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology."

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Fervor and fury over L.A. schools' iPads

Fervor and fury over L.A. schools' iPads | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
The often-cited LAUSD iPad program has seen its share of praise and criticism.
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The Top 10 Things You Should Know About Teaching Online | Edudemic

The Top 10 Things You Should Know About Teaching Online | Edudemic | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
The benefits of teaching online? Simple: Flexible hours; work from almost anywhere; greater student diversity; growth industry; more control over what you teach; global network of colleagues; personalized instruction; larger pool of students; easier and cheaper to share content; small investment to get started. But what factors are most important to consider when teaching an …
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EdX to Roll Out 26 Online Courses for High School Students

EdX to Roll Out 26 Online Courses for High School Students | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
EdX has announced it will roll out 26 online courses free for high school students this fall, signalling their entrance into the K-12 market.
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Role-Playing Game Upends College Lecture and Ignites Fire in Students

Role-Playing Game Upends College Lecture and Ignites Fire in Students | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
A complicated role-immersion game has a few college professors handing over control of the classroom to students who are suddenly showing more passion and interest than ever before.
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4 Tools to Convert PowerPoint Presentations into Online Courses

4 Tools to Convert PowerPoint Presentations into Online Courses | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
This blog post shares four rapid authoring tools that help you convert powerpoint presentations into online courses.Read more ›
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5 Meaningful Ways to Encourage Technology Use in Schools

5 Meaningful Ways to Encourage Technology Use in Schools | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"... as I finish my career in a leadership role, surrounded by a blend of seasoned professionals and eager and talented new teachers, I ponder the question of how we encourage our colleagues to learn, to try, to incorporate and to share meaningful integration of technology. Here are my thoughts:"

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4 Tips for Teachers Leading Online Discussions

4 Tips for Teachers Leading Online Discussions | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
As a current college student, I regularly deal with “required” online discussions. In these discussions, teachers usually provide a prompt and require a certain amount of posts or sentences that a student must write to receive credit before a certain deadline. Often, replying to another student’s post is mandatory. Now that you understand what these …
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States receive ed grades from US Chamber of Commerce

States receive ed grades from US Chamber of Commerce | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
The grades indicate that, despite improvements, states still have progress to make before they're truly competitive with the rest of the globe.  
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Stanford Professor Finds Holes in Coursera Security

Stanford Professor Finds Holes in Coursera Security | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
A Stanford professor revealed in his blog several problems with the security of Coursera, leading the company to issues fixes and apologies.
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Pearson Survey: Students Desire More Classroom Technology

Pearson Survey: Students Desire More Classroom Technology | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
A study by testing giant Pearson reveals that students want more classroom technology, particularly tablets.
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Can technology solve K-12 budgetary deficits?

Can technology solve K-12 budgetary deficits? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Blended learning, or combining brick-and-mortar schools with online education, may help reduce the cost of education while delivering positive results.
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