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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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Interactive eLearning: A Key Component In Online Course Development

Interactive eLearning: A Key Component In Online Course Development | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
There is no doubt that Interactivity is a key component in eLearning. Here are a few tips to remember when Developing Interactive eLearning Experiences.
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8 ways technology is revolutionizing education (with examples)

8 ways technology is revolutionizing education (with examples) | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Technology is helping students to learn in ways we could never imagine before. Here are eight ways that tech is revolutionizing education.
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Online Education: Silver Bullet or Runaway Train?

Online Education: Silver Bullet or Runaway Train? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Is online education the silver bullet that will kill major global education problems? Or is it a runaway train with gigantic issues of its own–issues far too imposing to be solved in the foreseeable future?"

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5 Tips For Mentoring New Freelance Instructional Designers

5 Tips For Mentoring New Freelance Instructional Designers | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Freelance instructional designers often painfully pay their dues while feeling inadequate. Help new team members be successful with effective on-boarding.
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‘Ninja’ Tricks To Personalize ELearning

‘Ninja’ Tricks To Personalize ELearning | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Despite all of the great advantages of elearning, people aren’t always fond of it. Many prefer live instruction because of the interaction that comes with being in a classroom setting. If live instruction isn’t possible, then it isn’t uncommon for people to pursue webinars. In other words, there is an isolation factor to elearning that has to be addressed."

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Nelly Renard's curator insight, May 23, 4:45 AM

Don't forget to add a “human” element to elearning – something that is often missing today in online courses.

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Put the Power Back in PowerPoint With More Images and Less Text!

Put the Power Back in PowerPoint With More Images and Less Text! | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words The next time you’re putting together a presentation, ask yourself whether a slide can be replaced with a picture. If you can get your main point across with a picture instead a chart,
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Wendy Zaruba's curator insight, May 22, 3:02 PM

Great advise for not overloading those presentations with text.

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Bullets in eLearning: Friend or Foe?

Bullets in eLearning: Friend or Foe? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Here's how to create impactful bullet lists that liven up your eLearning course and make it effective.
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'Non-threatening environment' for instructors key to BYOD success

'Non-threatening environment' for instructors key to BYOD success | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Houston Independent School District's CTIO offered eCampus News several tips for successfully implementing BYOD programs. 
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Traditional Training vs the Bite Size Approach

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The Traditional Training vs the Bite Size Approach Infographic explains why Microlearning is the training solution for employees’ shrinking attention spans!
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6 steps to a successful BYOD program

6 steps to a successful BYOD program | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
BYOD and one-to-one laptop/tablet implementations on K-12 campuses usually sound simply enough in theory—but they can actually be quite complex. Lenny Schad, chief technology
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Poll: 45% of Educators Say Mobile Device Usage in Class Produce Positive Outcomes

Poll: 45% of Educators Say Mobile Device Usage in Class Produce Positive Outcomes | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
A recent poll suggested that schools are increasingly integrating the use of mobile devices in the classroom. It was also found that 45 percent of educators said allowing students to use these devices produced positive results, while nearly 75 percent of students believe every student should use a mobile device in school for learning.
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How Blended Learning Changed My Classroom Experience: A Student Perspective

How Blended Learning Changed My Classroom Experience: A Student Perspective | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
At Cristo Rey San Jose Jesuit High School in San Jose, CA, students are experiencing a new style of learning. Blended learning has provided students with the chance to learn and accumulate information at their own pace. These students are using various websites, such as ALEKS, Duolingo, Memrise, Ach
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6 Tips To Engage Passive Learners In eLearning

6 Tips To Engage Passive Learners In eLearning | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Wondering how to Engage Passive Learners In eLearning? Check the 6 Tips To Engage Passive Learners In eLearning.
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Barbara Monica Pérez Moo's curator insight, Today, 9:04 AM

Aplicarlos puede ayudarnos a bajar el índice de deserción de los cursos on line.

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"Online Learning Gives you Something Different” Says Student accepted into All 8 Ivy Leagues

"Online Learning Gives you Something Different” Says Student accepted into All 8 Ivy Leagues | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
A US student who studied one of his subjects entirely online has been accepted by all eight of American’s Ivy League schools.
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10 useful tools for assessment with tech

10 useful tools for assessment with tech | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Technology gives students lots of options for demonstrating their learning via assessments. Here are 10 tools to empower them.
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3 Ways Teachers Are Using Social Media to Engage Students

"The battle between teachers and social media accounts for student attention has been one in which teachers seem quite likely to lose. High schools have banned phones, established site blocks, and multiple other strategies to reduce student abilities to gain access to the internet during class time. However no matter what hurdles faculty put up, students teach themselves ways to get around them."

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4 Ways To Apply Instructional Interactivity In eLearning

4 Ways To Apply Instructional Interactivity In eLearning | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
How to apply Instructional Interactivity In eLearning. Check 4 Ways that eLearning Professionals can use to apply Instructional Interactivity In eLearning.
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When Your Online Course Is Put Up for Adoption

When Your Online Course Is Put Up for Adoption | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Jennifer V. Ebbeler always knew that somebody else would end up teaching her online Roman-history course. But that didn’t make giving it up any easier."

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Report outlines how to shift to tech-enabled personalized learning

Report outlines how to shift to tech-enabled personalized learning | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
How can educational challenges can be addressed collectively to scale the implementation of personalized learning through technology?
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Does edX proctoring solution hold key to offering MOOCs for credit?

Does edX proctoring solution hold key to offering MOOCs for credit? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
The non-profit MOOC provider now offers a way to record student test-taking for later review, increasing flexibility for high-quality verification.
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8 Reasons Why Open Badges Are Awesome

8 Reasons Why Open Badges Are Awesome | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
The 8 Reasons Why Open Badges Are Awesome Infographic presents the usefulness of badges as indicators of skills learned inside or outside the classroom.
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Steve Whitmore's curator insight, May 22, 9:19 AM

Thinking through the badge idea in Professional Learning...

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Badges are the new trophies, are you using them?

David Bell's curator insight, May 22, 4:15 PM

This infographic is an great way to share the Open Badge concept with those who don't yet know about it.

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When Should You Choose Self-Paced Learning vs Live Online Learning?

When Should You Choose Self-Paced Learning vs Live Online Learning? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
From TalentLMS by V Prountzos URL:  While many organizations and eLearning institutions might naturally assume that the most important aspect of any educational platform is the content, this is not...
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5 core functions of the LMS of the future

5 core functions of the LMS of the future | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
New EDUCAUSE report explored the gaps between current LMS functionality and what’s needed for the next-gen digital learning environment.
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Why So Many MOOC Videos Are Utterly Forgettable

Why So Many MOOC Videos Are Utterly Forgettable | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"The participants of #NumericalMOOC will have noticed that we made only one video for the course. I thought that maybe I would do a handful more. But in the end I didn’t, and I don’t think it matters too much. Why didn’t we have more videos?"

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elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, May 21, 2:58 AM

"At the edX Global Forum (November 2014), it was often mentioned that producing a MOOC is a high-cost operation, with an estimated average expense of $100,000 per course." So a MOOC without a video a possibility ? Even though I am a great fan of educational multimedia, I am intrigued

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Data That Will Vex Online Education Critics

Data That Will Vex Online Education Critics | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Two weeks ago I wrote about the overwhelming research evidence that community college students aren’t doing as well in online classes as they are in face-to-face traditional classes. Students are failing in higher numbers and getting lower grades. That remains true, but it isn’t the whole story."

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