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Educators Debate Merits of Social Networking

Educators Debate Merits of Social Networking | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Recently, The Huffington Post featured an article entitled “Educators Debate The Merits of Technology and Social Networking in Classrooms,” which explores the recent phenomena of schools and teachers adopting social media practices as methods of...
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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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From Learning to Performance: 3 Key Phases Essential for Learning Success

From Learning to Performance: 3 Key Phases Essential for Learning Success | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
This article highlights three key phases needed to turn your learning strategy into learning success.
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Common Core Tests Require Digital, Computer Literacy Skills

Common Core Tests Require Digital, Computer Literacy Skills | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Common Core testing will give an indication of how well schools have been preparing students to use digital tools.
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Video Games Can Change You -- If You Want to Change

Video Games Can Change You -- If You Want to Change | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Games can change you. Instead of making you violent, the speakers at the Games For Change Festival say, a well-designed “social impact” game can make you smarter, or more socially aware."

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Suvi Salo's curator insight, Today, 2:07 AM

" This War of Mine throws away the curtain and focuses on the living civilian victims of war"...

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Online Learning and the Doctorate

Online Learning and the Doctorate | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
As the popularity of online doctoral programs grows, its vital for learners to have an accurate picture of the professional opportunities that await them within industry and academia.
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elearn Magazine: Mobile Learning in Higher education: Mobilizing staff to use technologies in their teaching

elearn Magazine: Mobile Learning in Higher education: Mobilizing staff to use technologies in their teaching | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Given the ubiquity of mobile devices being used by students in their university, a group of lecturers formed an action-learning group to learn collaboratively about enhancing their teaching with mobile pedagogies. The community of learners developed a process for setting goals for themselves, and for implementing action plans to do with integrating mobile technologies in teaching. The article discusses the processes used and the lessons learned through this project. These findings have informed work done with schools that are trying to integrate mobile learning into their classrooms.
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Is the Internet really making us smart?

Is the Internet really making us smart? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"The Internet has wrought incredible changes to learning, both in what we can learn and the way that we learn it.  Not only is the information of the world largely available (free of charge) at our fingertips, but we also increasingly have access to new ideas and bright minds from around the world."

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Tech It Up Tuesday: Get Homework Help with Snapsolve

Tech It Up Tuesday: Get Homework Help with Snapsolve | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Hey, difficult homework assignments! You’ve met your match! Yep, thanks to a newly released iOS app called Snapsolve, students can get instant homework help for any grade level or topic any day, anytime , anywhere. And it works something like this:


Just snap a picture of the challenging homework problem, optionally include additional info that will assist with solving the question and press send. The image is then relayed to one of thousands of highly qualified tutors, who within about 15 minutes on average, not only provides the answer but a customized explanation as to how the problem was solved."

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Does it really take longer to create an online course?

Does it really take longer to create an online course? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Researcher looks to empirical evidence to determine why teaching online courses seems to take more time than face-to-face courses.
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Academic Partnerships to pay faculty who include live online sessions in their courses

Academic Partnerships to pay faculty who include live online sessions in their courses | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"The online 'enabler' company Academic Partnerships plans to share tuition revenue with faculty members at partnering universities as the company prepares a major update of its online education platform."

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Where Flipped Learning Research Is Going

Where Flipped Learning Research Is Going | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
While most agree that the flipped classroom model benefits learning, researchers are delving into the details and exploring the many facets of a flip.
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PC Shipments Continue Decline Despite Growth in Mobile Segment

PC Shipments Continue Decline Despite Growth in Mobile Segment | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Global PC shipments continued their decline in the first quarter of 2015, totaling 71 million units, according to a new report from Gartner. That total represents a 5.2 percent drop compared to the first quarter of 2014.
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12 Mobile Learning Trends On The Rise

12 Mobile Learning Trends On The Rise | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"The mobile learning boom started to come about when people began to rely upon mobile technology on a more regular basis. Specifically, this referes to tablets and smartphones. The gray area of course being laptops."

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Norton Gusky's curator insight, April 23, 8:03 AM

Great infographic to highlight new directions with mobile learning.

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7 Brainy Ways to Boost Knowledge Retention in eLearning

7 Brainy Ways to Boost Knowledge Retention in eLearning | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
As instructional designers, you have to create courses that are easy to remember and difficult to forget. Here's how:
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online4ed's curator insight, April 24, 5:01 PM

Working with students this week on the use of infographics in distance ed!  

Sue Alexander's curator insight, Today, 11:29 AM

Such great advice...easy to incorporate in all instruction

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Levels of Interactivity (and Why You’re Overcomplicating Things)

Levels of Interactivity (and Why You’re Overcomplicating Things) | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Everyone knows that interactivity and engagement can make or break an eLearning program, but if you run a simple Web search on how to best approach interac
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David W. Deeds's curator insight, Today, 5:07 PM

This is good stuff, check it out! 

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The College Degrees And Skills Employers Most Want In 2015

The College Degrees And Skills Employers Most Want In 2015 | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
The hiring picture keeps getting better for college graduates. According to a new survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), employers are planning to hire 9.6% more graduates for their U.S. operations than they did from the class of 2014. That’s a one percent hike from the [...]
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Most of the competencies employers say they are looking for are covered in the EdTech degree.

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Three Reasons LinkedIn Broke the Bank for Lynda.com

Three Reasons LinkedIn Broke the Bank for Lynda.com | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Teaching isn’t traditionally viewed as a high-paying career choice. But building software for teaching? That appears to be a little more lucrative."


"LinkedIn's biggest acquisition ever makes a lot of sense."

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Not Just for Students: Mobile Teacher Professional Development

Not Just for Students: Mobile Teacher Professional Development | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Mobile phones are emerging as an important professional learning vehicle for the millions of teachers who lack access to computers and technology and their use as teacher professional development tools is expanding. This article shares some examples of how simple mobile phones provide teachers in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia with access to content, language instruction, and curriculum. While the mobile phone is a promising tool for teacher learning, the article outlines some of the challenges associated with mobile learning and cautions against the temptation to abandon or reduce face-to-face interventions (when possible) in favor of phone-based learning.
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Can Foreign Language Immersion Be Taught Effectively Online?

Can Foreign Language Immersion Be Taught Effectively Online? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Imagine learning how to speak a language by observing body language and trying to guess what's being said. An innovative online language course is rethinking how we learn.
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David W. Deeds's curator insight, April 24, 8:37 AM

Virtual worlds proved this long ago.

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7 ways to close an elearning scenario (and a few more)

7 ways to close an elearning scenario (and a few more) | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
A scenario can be an engaging, lifelike learning experience. The best ones add the tension of real life decision-making and help you to learn from seeing the consequences of your decisions. But wha...
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5 Tips To Build An Instructional Design Portfolio

5 Tips To Build An Instructional Design Portfolio | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
How To Build An Instructional Design Portfolio There's no rule that says you should have a carefully crafted Instructional Design portfolio on-hand when tr
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Anti-distraction software may improve online student performance

Anti-distraction software may improve online student performance | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
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Dustin Fowler's curator insight, April 22, 3:06 PM

Very interesting time management strategy!  I, for one, love to flip between several tabs and update statuses, send texts, etc.  For some, these things are serious distractions. 

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Max Out Your eLearning Design Toolkit with These +40 Freebies

Max Out Your eLearning Design Toolkit with These +40 Freebies | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Here's a list of free resources that will make your life as an all-round eLearning designer a little easier.
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Digital disruption meets education

Digital disruption meets education | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

""Social and economic pressures are forcing senior education leaders to rethink business models and consider a range of new technologies to bring down the cost of administering education institutions and scale the business," Lowendahl says.

"An increasing number of technical innovations and technology trends are emerging from within the industry, but most will emerge outside the industry, driven by major forces such as digital business and the consumerisation and industrialisation of IT."

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, April 23, 9:32 AM

Check this out! 

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Are You Making This ELearning Mistake?

Are You Making This ELearning Mistake? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"ELearning has evolved quite a bit over the past decade. In the beginning it was confined to a desktop. Since then though, it has become more mobile in nature."

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Why Education Innovation Is The Most Important Thing You Could Pursue

Why Education Innovation Is The Most Important Thing You Could Pursue | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
By Li Jiang -The next revolution we need should be one of education, empathy, and a broader understanding of the world, and of its people and culture.
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CIM Academy's curator insight, April 22, 6:30 AM

Is learning and development the key to innovation? This article suggests that this is the case.

David W. Deeds's curator insight, April 22, 9:57 AM

Great info here!