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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 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
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Formative Assessment: The Secret Sauce of Blended Success

Formative Assessment:  The Secret Sauce of Blended Success | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"A few weeks ago, a colleague emailed me about some trouble she was having with her first attempt at blended instruction. She had created some videos to pre-teach a concept, incorporated some active learning strategies into her face-to-face class to build on the video, and assigned an online quiz so she could assess what the students had learned. After grading the quizzes, however, she found that many of the students struggled with the concept. “Maybe,” she wondered, “blended instruction won’t work with my content area.” 

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Get Going with mLearning: A recap of mLearnCon 2014

Get Going with mLearning: A recap of mLearnCon 2014 | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"This year's conference highlighted the state of the mLearning industry as well as documented the future that mLearning can have, with the necessary steps to capitalize on the opportunities."

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Would You Create An Online Course? Here's Why Some Do (And Some Don't)

Would You Create An Online Course? Here's Why Some Do (And Some Don't) | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"There have been fairly substantial news stories of teachers making wads of cash selling their lesson plans to other teachers. With more and more teachers creating online course material, it is only natural that the online content is also moving into this sharing market. So are teachers just doing it to make money?"

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Mobile Learning: A Designer’s Guide to Fighting Learner Distraction

Mobile Learning: A Designer’s Guide to Fighting Learner Distraction | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"One of the biggest issues in eLearning is distractions. The brain is constantly bombarded with stray thoughts even when users exert great self-control. The problem is yet more pronounced in mLearning, as devices themselves may cause distractions such as phone calls, email alerts, and the knowledge that the user could easily be doing something different. The average mobile user also has a short attention span — most people skim headlines and prefer bite-size content to long articles."

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7 Million Taking Online Classes, But Is Enrollment Slowing?

7 Million Taking Online Classes, But Is Enrollment Slowing? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
While an all-time high of seven million students are currently taking college classes online, companies are fearful that the number has peaked.
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Chromebooks increasingly popular with schools

Chromebooks increasingly popular with schools | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
According to Google, one million Chromebooks were sold to schools in Q2 of 2014.
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Learning to Blog and Blogging to Learn

Learning to Blog and Blogging to Learn | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
The journey my students and I were about to undertake as bloggers in the 21st century was not at all fully imagined so be prepared for a wonderful adventure
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An MIT Learning Program Challenges Many Ed-Tech Assumptions

An MIT Learning Program Challenges Many Ed-Tech Assumptions | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
A low-tech teaching technique used by a MIT researcher calls into questions many of the maxims about personalized, student-driven learning upheld by the education technology industry.
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Standards and 21st Century Skills: Can we do both?

Standards and 21st Century Skills: Can we do both? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"My first school example is Coppell New Tech High School in Coppell, TX. Coppell uses Project and Problem based instructional practices to facilitate learning in their classes. Coppell’s learning outcomes include: collaboration, oral communication, written communication, global citizenship, professional ethics, and intellectual pursuit. Students learn to work together to solve problems, critically think, communicate and are held accountable for passing the state test."

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The Psychology of Storytelling: What Can eLearning Creators Learn from Star Wars?

The Psychology of Storytelling: What Can eLearning Creators Learn from Star Wars? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Though creating a program with as high of a production value as Star Wars would be quite challenging, the Star Wars saga offers many valuable hints and techniques for captivating an audience and introducing valuable content. As a creator of elearning, you can borrow the techniques that George Lucas used in his exciting saga to create excellent elearning content that excites consumers."

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Competency-Based Learning Provides Perks for Online Students

Competency-Based Learning Provides Perks for Online Students | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
At a growing number of online programs, students have the option to complete courses at their own pace.
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eLearning, Meet Design

eLearning, Meet Design | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"If you’re looking to produce attractive modules to help your learners retain even more knowledge, then buckle in! "

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Nearly 75 Percent of Faculty Incorporated Technology into their Teaching in the Past Year

Nearly 75 Percent of Faculty Incorporated Technology into their Teaching in the Past Year | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
When it comes to technology in the classroom, phrases like “faculty resistance” and the importance of getting “faculty buy-in” are tossed around with great frequency. But is that perception still valid? Are all instructors so set in their ways, skeptical of anything new, and fearful of deviating from what they’ve done that it’s nearly impossible to get them to try something new?
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Using the Remind App in the Online Classroom

Using the Remind App in the Online Classroom | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
As of January 2014, nine out of 10 Americans own a cell phone, with almost half using a smartphone (Pew Research, 2014). Given the ubiquity of mobile devices, it makes sense for instructors to leverage this technology to improve communication with students.
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What Happens When School Design Looks Like Game Design

What Happens When School Design Looks Like Game Design | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
At the Quest To Learn School, curriculum experts and game designers work together to reimagine what school might look like if it drew its inspiration from video games.
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4 Technology Trends Changing Higher Education

4 Technology Trends Changing Higher Education | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Technology has had a huge impact on the education system worldwide, transforming how students learn, share and gather information. The adoption of technologies like mobile apps, cloud computing and game-based learning has helped students be more productive. From being consumers, students are now becoming creators and innovators, thanks to technology’s ubiquity."

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MOOC dropouts – What we learn from students who leave

MOOC dropouts – What we learn from students who leave | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Over the past few decades, online learning platforms have been well known for the richer types of learner interaction data they bring to the researcher's table than face-to-face instruction. Massive open online courses, or MOOCs, bring two additional dimensions: scale and learner diversity."

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Computer errors invalidate Nebraska writing exam scores

Computer errors invalidate Nebraska writing exam scores | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Students taking new online tests faced a number of glitches, including being kicked offline mid-test.
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5 good reasons to use captions on your videos - What you need to know

5 good reasons to use captions on your videos - What you need to know | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
1) It’s the right thing to do. It includes rather than excludes people 2) Videos with captions are ranked more highly by search engines so you are more likely to come nearer the top of searches 3) Around 750m people use English as a foreign language – captions can help them understand your message 4) …
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The Benefits of Flipped Classes on Student Workloads

The Benefits of Flipped Classes on Student Workloads | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
While learning is mentioned in my student feedback, the benefit most mentioned is how the flipped class makes their workloads and processes more manageable.
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Designing eLearning to Maximize the Working Memory

In eLearning, one of the most important brain functions to consider is the working memory, one of the more everyday functions of the brain.
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Ten Useful Reports on #MOOCs and Online Education

Ten Useful Reports on #MOOCs and Online Education | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Supported by the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research, the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) is the leading global membership organization for open, distance, flexible and online education, including e-learning, and draws its membership from institutions, educational authorities, commercial actors, and individuals. ICDE was founded in 1938 in Canada as the International Council for Correspondence Education and today has members from over 60 countries worldwide."

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Rethinking What a 'Traditional' College Education Entails: Five Misconceptions About the Online Learning Experience

Rethinking What a 'Traditional' College Education Entails: Five Misconceptions About the Online Learning Experience | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"While a few naysayers may remain, online learning models are here to stay and the quality debate between online and campus learning will continue to fade. This notion is supported by the number of brick-and-mortar universities that are offering their own online degree programs, by the improvements in educational technology and, most importantly, by the vast number of students achieving their degrees and accomplishing their careers goals through online learning."

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What Does Gamification Look Like In Classrooms?

What Does Gamification Look Like In Classrooms? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Using games or game play elements in the classroom to drive learning outcomes is sill gaining popularity. Though most teachers aren’t ready to embrace bringing serious games like Minecraft into their classrooms, many are willing to gamify learning or use other types of games. That said, getting an idea of how many teachers are (or …
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3 Important Elements that Game-Based Quizzes Lack

3 Important Elements that Game-Based Quizzes Lack | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"One thing that continually strikes me is how, to this point, many people visualize and apply games in learning environments. A particular announcement of the release of an “innovate quiz-game” especially caught my eye. Since when are we calling quizzes innovative?"

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