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Social Media Use Continues to Evolve for Teachers, Students

Social Media Use Continues to Evolve for Teachers, Students | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Social media that create communities without walls are also very good at breaking down necessary boundaries, schools find. Courtney Flynn of Voice News reports that Michigan high schools take different tacks in defining how teachers and students can relate outside of classroom hours."

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Over the past 5 years, I have been successfully using a host of social media platforms, including blogs, microblogs, wikis, and cloud-based file sharing to maintain continual contact with students in my online graduate courses. What I like most about these tools is that they allow us to communicate and collaborate through our smart mobile devices without having to log in to the LMS. We are essentially "plugged in" 24/7.

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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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Role-Playing Game Upends College Lecture and Ignites Fire in Students

Role-Playing Game Upends College Lecture and Ignites Fire in Students | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
A complicated role-immersion game has a few college professors handing over control of the classroom to students who are suddenly showing more passion and interest than ever before.
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4 Tools to Convert PowerPoint Presentations into Online Courses

4 Tools to Convert PowerPoint Presentations into Online Courses | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
This blog post shares four rapid authoring tools that help you convert powerpoint presentations into online courses.Read more ›
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5 Meaningful Ways to Encourage Technology Use in Schools

5 Meaningful Ways to Encourage Technology Use in Schools | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"... as I finish my career in a leadership role, surrounded by a blend of seasoned professionals and eager and talented new teachers, I ponder the question of how we encourage our colleagues to learn, to try, to incorporate and to share meaningful integration of technology. Here are my thoughts:"

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4 Tips for Teachers Leading Online Discussions

4 Tips for Teachers Leading Online Discussions | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
As a current college student, I regularly deal with “required” online discussions. In these discussions, teachers usually provide a prompt and require a certain amount of posts or sentences that a student must write to receive credit before a certain deadline. Often, replying to another student’s post is mandatory. Now that you understand what these …
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States receive ed grades from US Chamber of Commerce

States receive ed grades from US Chamber of Commerce | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
The grades indicate that, despite improvements, states still have progress to make before they're truly competitive with the rest of the globe.  
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Stanford Professor Finds Holes in Coursera Security

Stanford Professor Finds Holes in Coursera Security | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
A Stanford professor revealed in his blog several problems with the security of Coursera, leading the company to issues fixes and apologies.
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Pearson Survey: Students Desire More Classroom Technology

Pearson Survey: Students Desire More Classroom Technology | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
A study by testing giant Pearson reveals that students want more classroom technology, particularly tablets.
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Can technology solve K-12 budgetary deficits?

Can technology solve K-12 budgetary deficits? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Blended learning, or combining brick-and-mortar schools with online education, may help reduce the cost of education while delivering positive results.
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Want more time for Project Based Learning in the Classroom? Flip it!

Want more time for Project Based Learning in the Classroom? Flip it! | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Join the worldwide community of educators who are passionate about ensuring learners are prepared to thrive in the global economy.
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Note Taking Skills for 21st Century Students

Note Taking Skills for 21st Century Students | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Note taking skills aren’t just automatic. We tell students “take notes” but they have no idea what that means. What makes “good notes.” What do they write down? What should notes look like? "

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Taking Classroom Tech Use to the Next Level: Specific Traits to Look For

Taking Classroom Tech Use to the Next Level: Specific Traits to Look For | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Dissatisfied with existing frameworks used to judge the effectiveness of classroom tech a group of instructional coaches are trying to build their own tool with help from other educators.
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EdX to offer MOOCs for high school students

EdX to offer MOOCs for high school students | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
The non-profit MOOC provider will be the first to offer an organized high school curriculum.
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The 4 Stages Of Edtech Disruption

The 4 Stages Of Edtech Disruption | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
What are the stages of technology in learning, and how can these stages be used as a framework for improving learning?
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How M-learning Can Support Instructor-led Classroom Training

How M-learning Can Support Instructor-led Classroom Training | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
M-learning can be effectively used to support or enhance instructor-led training programs. Learn how.Read more ›
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Steps to Create an E-learning Course

Steps to Create an E-learning Course | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
This info-graphic lists the steps involved in the development of an eLearning course. Read more ›
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10 Tips to Earn Money as an eLearning Professional

10 Tips to Earn Money as an eLearning Professional | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Earn Money as an eLearning Professional: 10 top tips that can help you boost the income you earn as an eLearning professional.
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Measuring Students’ Self-Control: A ‘Marshmallow Test’ for the Digital Age

Measuring Students’ Self-Control: A ‘Marshmallow Test’ for the Digital Age | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Researchers hope that being able to accurately measure how well students resist digital temptations will help them learn about how "academic diligence" features in later life success.
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Minerva Project Uses MOOCs to Cut College Costs

Minerva Project Uses MOOCs to Cut College Costs | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
The Minerva Project is attempting to cut down the traditional costs associated with a college education by using MOOCs to give more students a chance.
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Use of Tablets, Smartphones on the Rise for Tweens and Teens

Use of Tablets, Smartphones on the Rise for Tweens and Teens | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
In a new study, the use of tablets and smartphones by students in grades 4-12 is on the rise, with more than two-thirds wanting to use them to learn.
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Online learning enhances success

Online learning enhances success | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Fears of the ‘digital divide’ are unfounded: a blended mode has proven itself to students.
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Survey: 9 in 10 Students Say Tablets Will Change How They Learn

Survey: 9 in 10 Students Say Tablets Will Change How They Learn | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Ninety percent of students said tablets will change the way they learn and 89 percent said the devices would make learning more fun, according to a new survey conducted by Harris Poll for Pearson.
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Apple Watch: Coming to a Classroom Near You?

Apple Watch: Coming to a Classroom Near You? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Wearable technology has entered the mainstream. The Apple Watch, announced on Tuesday, ushers in the possibility that, one day soon, campuses across the country will contend with students who are literally attached to their gadgets."

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What need could the Apple watch fulfill better than any other smart device?

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Games in the Classroom: Overcoming the Obstacles

Games in the Classroom: Overcoming the Obstacles | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
There are ways around every obstacle.
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DeVry Launching an EdTech Incubator

DeVry Launching an EdTech Incubator | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Starting this fall, DeVry will recruit two groups of companies — three to five startups each — that will each focus on a specific education technology issue."

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Pretty cool idea.

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Twitter - Eighth Grade Too Young or Time to Develop an Online Footprint? - Please Weigh in

Twitter - Eighth Grade Too Young or Time to Develop an Online Footprint? - Please Weigh in | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"There has been great debate on Lisa Nielsen's, aka the Innovative Educator, facebook page about an email she received from a parent questioning the use of Twitter for an eighth grader."

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