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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
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Texas thinks again on MOOC investments

Texas thinks again on MOOC investments | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Some Texas academics are rethinking investments by their state’s higher education institutions in massive open online courses."

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Blended Learning as Transformational Institutional Learning

Blended Learning as Transformational Institutional Learning | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"The research about the effectiveness of blended learning provides a powerful jolt for campus members.  Of note, a recent Inside Higher Education (2013) survey of faculty attitudes toward technology found large amounts of skepticism among faculty members about the quality of online learning.  This finding of high levels of skepticism, taken out of context, raises more questions than answers."

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Over 10,000 Take MOOC Course on Ebola Prevention

Over 10,000 Take MOOC Course on Ebola Prevention | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"A free MOOC is being offered to help educate people on Ebola prevention. Advanced Learning Interactive Systems Online (ALISON), a global online education company based in Ireland, created the MOOC in an effort to educate people in West Africa on Ebola in hopes of preventing spread of the disease.  The latest update from the World Health Organization shows that 3,900 people have died from the disease so far."

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Elliot King's curator insight, October 21, 3:39 PM

Awesome use of a MOOC

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Universities Rethinking Their Use of Massive Online Courses

Universities Rethinking Their Use of Massive Online Courses | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Texas politicians have praised massive open online courses, or MOOCs, but academics are reassessing their role in higher education.
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Questioning Our Use Of Technology In The Classroom: The Cheap Gimmicks Of EdTech

Questioning Our Use Of Technology In The Classroom: The Cheap Gimmicks Of EdTech | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"This was an Ignite style session where I expressed my own personal frustration with educational technology at scale and attempted to then offer some redeeming alternatives actively being pursued by others. Below are a few of the slides and roughly what I tried to get across."

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Lee SCHLENKER's curator insight, October 21, 1:54 AM

"On the left is good education/learning etc. The middle is roughly what we have now, suffering from extensive damage and quite vulnerable to being completely destroyed. The far right is what a lot of technology integration does. It is covering up gaping holes and damage but at the same time utterly destroying what it purports to be protecting and conserving."

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5 lessons for launching your first competency-based degree

5 lessons for launching your first competency-based degree | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"When Purdue University announced in 2013 that it intended to introduce a new technology school built on the “competency” model, it joined a field with few other players. Delaware County Community CollegeSouthern New Hampshire UWestern Governors UExcelsior College and a handful of other institutions have pursued a similar path in developing educational programs that put the emphasis on helping their graduates master specific competencies vs. counting the number of hours they sit in classrooms."

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In person online: the human touch

In person online: the human touch | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"What is the human touch in online learning? How do you know if it’s there? What does it look and feel like? My epiphany on this topic occurred when a student told me 'I thought I would have done better if I had a real teacher.'"

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1:1 iPad Initiative: A Four Year Study & Review

1:1 iPad Initiative: A Four Year Study & Review | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"The Franklin Academy High School implemented a 1:1 iPad deployment a the beginning of the 2010-2011 school year. Over the course of the next two school years, the pilot was expanded to include all grades 9-12 in the high school. This deployment has reached 475 high school students and all teaching staff. Our K-8 program deployed iPads across the grade levels in the form of class sets and mobile carts."

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Research supports UNC's move to flipped classrooms

Research supports UNC's move to flipped classrooms | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"More students are experiencing flipped classrooms for the first time this semester, and as UNC prepares to apply for reaccreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in 2015, the move toward more flipped classrooms is part of a push to improve academic quality."

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"With Liberty and Justice and High Speed Internet Access for All"

"With Liberty and Justice and High Speed Internet Access for All" | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"I have seen schools throughout the country where the excitement of learning is palpable and students utilize technology and internet access as an integral component in their daily learning. I've also witnessed the opposite -- schools with limited, antiquated access to the internet and little access to technology in the classroom -- where students simply don't have access to the tools and resources commonplace in universities and the workplace."

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Technology's Role in Transforming the Lecture Space

Technology's Role in Transforming the Lecture Space | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Imagine yourself sitting in a large lecture hall--which can range between 300 to 500 students--and while you are trying your best to digest what your instructor is saying, your mind is on everything else except what the teacher is saying. Who can blame you? Within an arm’s reach, you have instant access to news, entertainment, and virtually anyone around the world because of that handy device they call a smartphone. If this is resonating with most of you, that’s because this situation is all too familiar for most anyone who has attended college."

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RESENTICE's curator insight, October 19, 5:03 AM

Il est nécessaire de transformer les espaces d'apprentissage ... les amphis ne correspondant plus aux besoins des étudiants .. le BOYD permet d'inverser la classe...

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Would They Play? Would They Learn? Finding the Sweet Spot between Games and Learning

Would They Play? Would They Learn? Finding the Sweet Spot between Games and Learning | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"What began as a routine summer workshop on incorporating games and game-like elements into instruction turned into the surprise of the summer; two weeks of fun and intense online game play by an engaged and committed cadre of faculty and staff who were working to apply the principles of gaming to their courses and student activities. I had planned to end the workshop with a two-week follow-up online game for participants, but I didn’t seriously think anyone would do it."

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Single Source Authoring: Liberating Instructional Designers In The 21st Century

Single Source Authoring: Liberating Instructional Designers In The 21st Century | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Among the greatest misconceptions surrounding learning and development organizations is that learning is stuck in the traditional teacher-led classroom using content (textbooks and handouts) and management systems that had their heyday in the 1950s. Or, conversely, all an employee needs is a learning module on a computer screen. Increasingly, informal learning is composing the vast majority of learning opportunities in many organizations."

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Defining mLearning

Defining mLearning | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"In the previous article, I opined on the definition of eLearning. What better to follow-up with than a definition of mLearning? The term ‘mLearning’ is a bit narrower than ‘eLearning’, of course, due to its specific focus on mobile devices and access."

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Defining eLearning

Defining eLearning | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"It is generally accepted by now that eLearning provides several advantages to most any organization’s training initiatives. From cost-savings to enhanced retention, eLearning is actually recognizing those goals and continues to hold great promise…but what exactly is eLearning'?"

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Minorities Getting Tech Degrees, but Companies Slow to Hire

Minorities Getting Tech Degrees, but Companies Slow to Hire | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"A new USA Today analysis has discovered that twice as many black and Hispanic students are graduating with computer science and computer engineering degrees as are being hired by leading technology companies."

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Gamification In Learning Through An Avatar-based Serious Game Concept

Gamification In Learning Through An Avatar-based Serious Game Concept | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"In one of my earlier articles published in eLearning Industry portal on Aug 2014, I had shared a case study on the benefits of Gamification in learning (through a serious game concept). In this article, I am sharing another case study using the same content (on Account Management Fundamentals) but re-designed using an Avatar-based approach. I will also share the gains that accrued with this enhanced approach."

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Start a Reading Revolution: Flip Your Class With Blogs

Start a Reading Revolution: Flip Your Class With Blogs | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Are kids actually reading? It's a worthwhile question. In an age when distractions seem to make readers more reluctant, one must wonder how many students actually do it."

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The must-know changes in distance education policy

The must-know changes in distance education policy | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"A lot has changed in online learning practices in just a few short years—and accreditation policy is no exception.


Did you know that when offering online courses, collaboration options for students are a requirement? Or that faculty participation in designing the implementation of an online learning program is mandatory?"

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Wrapping up your elearning

Wrapping up your elearning | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Imagine a dear friend buying you a beautiful thoughtful gift but running out of time to wrap it and just handing it over in an old plastic grocery shopping bag. What a difference it would have made taking the time to wrap it nicely. The same goes for an elearning course – just a small amount of time and effort in thoughtful presentation and implementation makes a large difference."

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Wikipedia, a Professor's Best Friend?

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"Michael Gorman, a former president of the American Library Association, wrote some years ago that "a professor who encourages the use of Wikipedia is the intellectual equivalent of a dietitian who recommends a steady diet of Big Macs with everything." If that is true, I must be an intellectual fast-food vendor."

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Funding the Shift to Digital Learning

Funding the Shift to Digital Learning | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"This paper shares practical examples for leaders to consider as they work to expand access to digital learning tools. With the shift to online assessments and increased national attention to the importance of personalizing our education system, ensuring equitable student access to high-quality digital learning tools and opportunities is one the most important issues of our time. Without full access, students will be cut off from the possibilities for the personalization and customization of learning, and the opportunities to develop deeper learning skills necessary for college and career readiness."

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Report: Students Lack Wireless Access to Digital Learning Resources at School

Report: Students Lack Wireless Access to Digital Learning Resources at School | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Students have better wireless access to the Internet at home than at school, according to a report conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of Pearson."

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Coursera Expands Its MOOC Certificate Program

Coursera Expands Its MOOC Certificate Program | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Coursera, the online education company, announced on Wednesday that it was expanding a program that awards special certificates to students who pass multiple MOOCs.


The company unveiled the program, called Specializations, earlier this year. The idea was to create certificates that, while not supplanting traditional degrees, carry more weight than a certificate of completion from a single massive open online course."

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A Simple Technique You Can (and Should) Apply To Your eLearning Courses

A Simple Technique You Can (and Should) Apply To Your eLearning Courses | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"It’s easy for an eLearner to “zone out” when faced with complex course content, especially with limited existing knowledge of a topic. The instructional design challenge is how to explain complex content easily. Start by considering some premises fundamental to eLearning design."

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Anna Maria Portico Ambrosio's curator insight, October 17, 5:07 PM

My first scoop on  creative language...

Chris Carter's curator insight, October 19, 8:32 PM

I am now putting together a completely online course. This article is highly relevant.

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