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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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Infographic: 4 Ways the Internet is Making Kids Smarter

Infographic: 4 Ways the Internet is Making Kids Smarter | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
According to this infographic the Internet is not to blame. In fact according to the stats below the Internet is actually making our kids smarter.
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Five new ed-tech innovations for schools

Five new ed-tech innovations for schools | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Products that make it easier for teachers to control students’ tablet computers and leave notes within the margins of online lessons are among the latest ed-tech innovations we’re highlighting this week. To learn about these and other new ed-tech innovations, read on."

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Controversial Mooc nearly costs professor his job

Controversial Mooc nearly costs professor his job | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Teaching a massive open online course is seen as a feather in the cap for many academics: an opportunity to reach thousands of students, increase personal notoriety and boost the reputation of one’s university.


For one Mooc teacher, however, his course resulted in him nearly losing his job, catching the attention of several Middle Eastern regimes and having to ban disruptive students from course discussions."

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2014: The year of e-learning?

2014: The year of e-learning? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Employees now use high quality technology – smartphones, tablets, ultrabooks or netbooks – in their everyday lives and also expect to be able to use them at work. Many HR departments have begun to embrace this shift, but many are still catching up - training, learning and development need to reflect the trend to online and mobile not simply because it is the ‘next big thing’ but because it can have genuine and measurable benefits."

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Tapping Into the Potential of Games and Uninhibited Play for Learning

Tapping Into the Potential of Games and Uninhibited Play for Learning | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
In the classroom, fiero -- excitement that gamers experience when they overcome challenges -- makes students see that they're empowered players in their own education. They're released into the exciting adventure that learning can be. Without the intrinsic motivating power of fiero, however, gamification becomes nothing more than semantic spin: a language game in which a letter-based grade system is replaced by a points-based reward system. In these cases, gamification does little to address the shortcomings of a system that relies on high-stakes testing.
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9 Digital Learning Tools Every 21st Century Teacher Should Be Able To Use

9 Digital Learning Tools Every 21st Century Teacher Should Be Able To Use | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
The 21st century is a time of rapid change, and while the brain may not be changing (much), the tools we use to feed it…
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Using Brain Research to Design Better eLearning Courses: 7 Tips for Success

Using Brain Research to Design Better eLearning Courses: 7 Tips for Success | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

Key principles from neuroscience research paired with tips that will allow course creators to achieve effective eLearning development.

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Moore's Law Touches Education At Last -- To Techies' Delight

Moore's Law Touches Education At Last -- To Techies' Delight | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Moore's Law -- which explains much of Silicon Valley's progress -- is finally coming to education, too.
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Getting the Most Out of Your Online Classes – Part 2

Getting the Most Out of Your Online Classes – Part 2 | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"The most important item to consider is how to communicate in different places, different time zones, and how to make a connection without ever meeting face to face.  Today’s world offers many tools that are free and easy to use to do so.  Here are a few of the most common you will find in school..."

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3 Ways to Use QR Codes to Connect School and Home

3 Ways to Use QR Codes to Connect School and Home | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Print communications can be enhanced with this digital barcode-like technology.
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MOOCs Continue to Draw International Attention

MOOCs Continue to Draw International Attention | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Educators are debating the reliability and impact of MOOCs, and how they will figure into the future of education.
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Minority Students Should Weigh Pros, Cons of Online Education

Minority Students Should Weigh Pros, Cons of Online Education | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Online learning is often more academically rigorous than on campus programs, experts say, and minority students should be sure they are academically prepared to take on the workload. In one recent study looking at 40,000 community and technical college students in Washington, for example, researchers from Columbia University's Teachers College found that males, younger students, black students and students with lower grade-point averages struggled more than other students to adapt to online courses."

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Ed Tech Experts Share BYOD Challenges and Triumphs

Ed Tech Experts Share BYOD Challenges and Triumphs | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Discover what works — and what doesn’t —when it comes to implementing K–12 BYOD.
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10 Technologies Of The Future That Might Actually Happen

10 Technologies Of The Future That Might Actually Happen | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Our classrooms – and our lives more generally – have come a long way in terms of technology. From ye olde school slate to iPads, the way students learn, teachers teach, and we all research has changed significantly. But what is coming down the pipeline in terms of technology of the future?"

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Renowned education system has a flip side: ingrained cheating

Renowned education system has a flip side: ingrained cheating | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"The voice that answers the number posted on the online ad is polished, confident: No one will suspect anything, he says. The gadget has never failed.


A college senior, he sounds younger on the phone but assures the caller that he speaks from experience. He gives his name as Anil and quotes his price: about $40. Minutes later he texts, offering a 6 percent discount.


That’s the price to cheat on one of India’s all-important tests, a pressure-packed exercise that holds the key to the country’s most coveted colleges, universities and postgraduate programs."

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Why Should I Attend An EdTech Conference?

Why Should I Attend An EdTech Conference? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"The handy infographic below takes a look at 5 things to expect from a great edtech conference."

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10 Innovative EdTech Programs Happening In Schools

10 Innovative EdTech Programs Happening In Schools | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"This year marked the third year of the $200,000 Follett Challenge, which encourages K-12 schools around the US to share their innovative programs that have been put in place to prepare our modern students for the demands of the 21st century.Recently, the 4 semifinalists plus the “People’s Choice” winners —were announced."

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Are Existing Tech Tools Effective for Teachers and Students?

Are Existing Tech Tools Effective for Teachers and Students? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
The Gates Foundation released a report today surveying teachers and students on the kinds of digital tools they'd like to see available in classrooms.
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Computer glitches jeopardize Fla. standardized tests

Computer glitches jeopardize Fla. standardized tests | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Technical difficulties stopped multiple Florida school districts from accessing the state's yearly standardized test, the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). The Pearson test has reportedly not been accessible due to an issue with the test company's hosting provider. "

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Online Courses Continue to Gain Momentum

Online Courses Continue to Gain Momentum | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
From traditional courses taught online to mini-lessons from the Khan Academy, online education continues to build.
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How e-Learning Benefits the Environment

How e-Learning Benefits the Environment | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
In honor of Earth Day, let’s take a look at how e-Learning reduces energy costs, improves the bottom line and helps the environment!
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Fundamentals of Great Course Design

Fundamentals of Great Course Design | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"One of the things that is easy to forget when looking at building a new course is that this is a hard job. Striking the right balance between the material that needs to be covered, directives you might have from clients or your organisation, and making sure the material is fresh and engaging are all challenges you’re going to face. While I’d love to write a blog post or give a presentation titled “5 Easy Ways to Quickly Design a Great Course”, this is unrealistic. We need to face facts – instructional design is a challenge and we need to approach it with the humility and tenacity that it requires."

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10 Reasons Twitter Works In Education

10 Reasons Twitter Works In Education | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Offering quick bits of information, a dynamic stream that looks great on desktop and mobile devices, and a variety of ways to communicate from #hashtags to @messaging to micro-blogging and link distribution, twitter works, and unlike facebook, blogging, and other digital tools, when something does indeed “Fail” on twitter, the overwhelming number of tweets quickly covers the mistake."

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District Blocks Social Media Sites Following YouTube Suicide Note

District Blocks Social Media Sites Following YouTube Suicide Note | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
A school district in Louisville, Kentucky, blocked access to social media sites after a student posted a suicide note on YouTube before taking her own life.
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'MOOC World': Experts clash over differing visions of education technology

'MOOC World': Experts clash over differing visions of education technology | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"University leaders and government officials from five continents on Thursday explored challenges and opportunities from economics to diversity that higher education faces. The second day of the Princeton-Fung Global Forum in Paris also featured vigorous debate on whether online learning platforms pose more risks or rewards for academia and society."

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