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Blended Learning Is a Comfortable Alternative to MOOCs and Online Learning

Blended Learning Is a Comfortable Alternative to MOOCs and Online Learning | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"There is a big difference between online education, massive open online courses (MOOCs) and blended learning... MOOCs are a relatively new spin on web-based learning that opens up classes to the masses, though usually not for credit. Blended learning, on the other hand, uses technology to enhance traditional learning environments. In blended classrooms, also known as flipped classrooms, professors use classroom time to interact with students and use the Internet to deliver lectures, typically as web videos."

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I often recommend to faculty wanting to become online instructors that they transition into e-learning gradually, beginning with moving some of their content online while teaching face-to-face.

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Louise Gravina's comment, January 20, 2013 7:45 PM
Can see real positives in a blended approach to learning... interesting to see different methods
Nancy White's curator insight, June 19, 2013 12:17 PM

This article really makes me wonder where we are headed in K-12 with MOOCs. Is this the future of blended learning?

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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. Visit us at: http://utrgv.edu/edtech

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Incredible: Growth of this technology crushes Apple, Microsoft in K-12 classrooms

Incredible: Growth of this technology crushes Apple, Microsoft in K-12 classrooms | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Chromebooks continue their growth in education, securing 58 percent of K-12 market share, according to K-12 technology trends.
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For many schools and districts, the struggle of what to do with data remains real

For many schools and districts, the struggle of what to do with data remains real | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Many schools continue to struggle with effectively using the data they've gathered, as highlighted in a report issued last year by the Data Quality Center."

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Shutting down unused servers can save money, reduce security threats

Shutting down unused servers can save money, reduce security threats | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Thanks to virtualization, more unattended or abandoned servers are cropping up on campus networks, slowing things down and causing security liabilities."

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Internet of Things could have eventual data-collection impact on K-12

Internet of Things could have eventual data-collection impact on K-12 | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"The Internet of Things could impact K-12 in myriad ways, from automatically tracking attendance to collecting data from students via wearables."

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Mobile Apps Are a Must to Attract and Engage Students—Here's How Colleges Can Build Them

Mobile Apps Are a Must to Attract and Engage Students—Here's How Colleges Can Build Them | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Reaching out to prospective students previously fell on the shoulders of individual program faculty and department heads. There was no uniform approach for recruiting. Now, MPC is actively seeking innovative ways to better promote the college. The introduction of mobile apps is part of that larger campus-wide outreach program."

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I would love to develop a mobile app for the graduate EdTech program but I'm having a hard time figuring out what the app should do. It shouldn't compete with or replicate apps students already use. Any suggestions?

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Why Students Living on Campus Take Online Courses

Why Students Living on Campus Take Online Courses | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"It has always seemed strange to me that students living on campus would choose to take courses online. After all, the original promise of teaching on the internet was to reach remote students who couldn’t easily get to a campus. But like many institutions, Central Florida has figured out that students often prefer at least some online options, and that it doesn’t mean they stay holed up in their rooms."

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Installing Linux on an Android Phone

Installing Linux on an Android Phone | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"As a web developer, being able to run a Linux distro alongside your pre-existing mobile OS on your android phone is a very enticing offer. With a fully functional Linux program in your pocket at all times, you can begin to utilize your phone for various processes including powering a LAMP server and turning the device into a portable network, troubleshooting tool, and pen-testing device."

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Student-Run Tech Initiatives Can Empower and Ready Them for the Future

Student-Run Tech Initiatives Can Empower and Ready Them for the Future | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Students at a California middle school have become the teachers when it comes to technology.
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6 eLearning Strategies To Develop Deeper Learning Skills

6 eLearning Strategies To Develop Deeper Learning Skills | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Want to know how to help children Develop Deeper Learning Skills? Check 6 eLearning strategies to help your young students Develop Deeper Learning Skills.
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Christine Weald's curator insight, March 23, 12:39 AM
Keeping abreast of new technology
Helen Teague's curator insight, March 24, 8:54 AM
Strategies that also help adult learners too
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Data Analytics, Blended Learning Methods Make Sure Students Are College Ready

Data Analytics, Blended Learning Methods Make Sure Students Are College Ready | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Technology can assist administrators with getting students prepared for the future.
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New Blueprints for K–12 Schools: Innovative Design Supports Blended Learning

New Blueprints for K–12 Schools: Innovative Design Supports Blended Learning | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Blended Learning uses school time in a unique way, combining online instruction with traditional methods and giving students more agency over how, when, and where they learn. That third variable, the “where,” calls for some serious rethinking of how school space is organized and deployed. In our architectural practice, we have found that design either supports or frustrates a school’s mission—it is never an 'innocent bystander.'"

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5 technologies to avoid in the classroom-and what to use instead

5 technologies to avoid in the classroom-and what to use instead | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
In a technology-dependent education culture, are there some technologies to avoid? And if so, why, and what are better alternatives?
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6 growing trends taking over academic libraries

6 growing trends taking over academic libraries | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Horizon Report details short-and long-term technologies, trends that will impact academic libraries worldwide in the next 5 years.
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Young learners are mastering the use of 3-D scanners

Young learners are mastering the use of 3-D scanners | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"3-D scanners are proving popular additions to STEAM labs to teach concepts like design and prototyping to students as young as elementary school."

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Government boosts funding for computer science ed to combat threats

Government boosts funding for computer science ed to combat threats | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"A shortage of trained professionals who can deal with sophisticated cybersecurity threats has put renewed focus on K-12 education efforts in the sector, both at the federal and state level."

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Data creates new mapping opportunities for campuses

Data creates new mapping opportunities for campuses | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Some campuses are layering their own data sets on virtual maps making them highly personal, letting students locate construction projects, map out unsafe areas and lit paths at night."

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21st Century Skills Have Always Been “Needed” Skills, But Now We Need Them More Than Ever

21st Century Skills Have Always Been “Needed” Skills, But Now We Need Them More Than Ever | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
It's 2017. Communication is changing fast (my 7-yr old daughter and I just exchanged Snaps while I am in Chicago and she is outside of Philadelphia in different time zones, with real-time interaction). Collaboration has evolved to

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Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, February 9, 12:08 PM
These skills are important and essential for success in the 21st Century. Schools must pay attention to the whole student to prepare them for their future.
Margarita Saucedo's curator insight, March 17, 10:26 PM
Encontrando la "mezcla" entre habilidades y actitudes
#Habilidades #Las4Cs
Chris Carter's curator insight, March 24, 9:13 PM
I find the 5 categories of skills, also included in the piece, to be of more practical value than simply understanding the 4 Cs, though the 4 Cs are the right starting point for conversations on how to structure materials, lessons, and physical space.
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From Teaching to Edtech — Lessons From Those Who’ve Made the Leap

From Teaching to Edtech — Lessons From Those Who’ve Made the Leap | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Not everyone who goes into edtech has entrepreneurial leanings. Sarah Rich, a founding teacher at the Paul Cuffee School in Providence, R.I., simply felt that after 16 years, teaching was “losing its spark.” Blended learning relit the flame."

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New Report Examines What's Next for Academic and Research Libraries

New Report Examines What's Next for Academic and Research Libraries | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
NMC Horizon Report reveals the top trends, challenges, and technology developments disrupting academic and research libraries worldwide.
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How Will the Internet of Things Impact Education?

How Will the Internet of Things Impact Education? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Connected classrooms can help track people and things digitally, experts say.
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10 Ways To Find Out Who Your Learners Really Are

10 Ways To Find Out Who Your Learners Really Are | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Want to know how to find out Who Your Learners Really Are? Check 10 simple ways to find out Who Your Learners Really Are.
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How Technology Supports Social Learning

How Technology Supports Social Learning | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Facilitating to the various needs of social learning, technology has made it possible for masses to involve and..
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How New Tech Will Influence eLearning

How New Tech Will Influence eLearning | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
How New Tech Will Influence eLearning contributed by Sarah Daren eLearning has created the opportunity for people around the world to access courses and content from anywhere for any numbers of reasons.
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How do we prepare for the Artificial Intelligence Society?

How do we prepare for the Artificial Intelligence Society? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
At the recent Davos 2017, Klaus Schwab, the founder of the World Economic Forum in conversation with Sergey Brin, co-Founder of Alphabet Google
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