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Internet Access for All: A New Program Targets Low-Income Students

Internet Access for All: A New Program Targets Low-Income Students | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Access to technology costs money and some fear lower-income schools and students will lag behind the frenzy for newer and better devices, faster connectivity and effective teacher training on digital tools. EveryoneOn is one attempt to make sure that doesn’t happen... The program offers low-cost devices and Internet service, as well as access to digital literacy training programs around the country, hoping to give access to the estimated 100 million Americans who have no broadband connection at home and another 62 million who don’t use the Internet at all."

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Enter your zip code to see if you qualify for discounted technology and internet service: http://www.connect2compete.org

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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
Thats amazing...
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2014: The year of e-learning?

2014: The year of e-learning? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Employees now use high quality technology – smartphones, tablets, ultrabooks or netbooks – in their everyday lives and also expect to be able to use them at work. Many HR departments have begun to embrace this shift, but many are still catching up - training, learning and development need to reflect the trend to online and mobile not simply because it is the ‘next big thing’ but because it can have genuine and measurable benefits."

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Tapping Into the Potential of Games and Uninhibited Play for Learning

Tapping Into the Potential of Games and Uninhibited Play for Learning | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
In the classroom, fiero -- excitement that gamers experience when they overcome challenges -- makes students see that they're empowered players in their own education. They're released into the exciting adventure that learning can be. Without the intrinsic motivating power of fiero, however, gamification becomes nothing more than semantic spin: a language game in which a letter-based grade system is replaced by a points-based reward system. In these cases, gamification does little to address the shortcomings of a system that relies on high-stakes testing.
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9 Digital Learning Tools Every 21st Century Teacher Should Be Able To Use

9 Digital Learning Tools Every 21st Century Teacher Should Be Able To Use | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
The 21st century is a time of rapid change, and while the brain may not be changing (much), the tools we use to feed it…
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Using Brain Research to Design Better eLearning Courses: 7 Tips for Success

Using Brain Research to Design Better eLearning Courses: 7 Tips for Success | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

Key principles from neuroscience research paired with tips that will allow course creators to achieve effective eLearning development.

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Moore's Law Touches Education At Last -- To Techies' Delight

Moore's Law Touches Education At Last -- To Techies' Delight | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Moore's Law -- which explains much of Silicon Valley's progress -- is finally coming to education, too.
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Getting the Most Out of Your Online Classes – Part 2

Getting the Most Out of Your Online Classes – Part 2 | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"The most important item to consider is how to communicate in different places, different time zones, and how to make a connection without ever meeting face to face.  Today’s world offers many tools that are free and easy to use to do so.  Here are a few of the most common you will find in school..."

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3 Ways to Use QR Codes to Connect School and Home

3 Ways to Use QR Codes to Connect School and Home | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Print communications can be enhanced with this digital barcode-like technology.
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MOOCs Continue to Draw International Attention

MOOCs Continue to Draw International Attention | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Educators are debating the reliability and impact of MOOCs, and how they will figure into the future of education.
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Minority Students Should Weigh Pros, Cons of Online Education

Minority Students Should Weigh Pros, Cons of Online Education | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Online learning is often more academically rigorous than on campus programs, experts say, and minority students should be sure they are academically prepared to take on the workload. In one recent study looking at 40,000 community and technical college students in Washington, for example, researchers from Columbia University's Teachers College found that males, younger students, black students and students with lower grade-point averages struggled more than other students to adapt to online courses."

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Voices: High-tech teaching breaks down time and distance

Voices: High-tech teaching breaks down time and distance | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Alvin Toffler, futurist and author of 'Future Shock' and 'The Third Wave,' boldly predicted, 'the illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.'
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A flipped journey: How PBL rescued my classroom

A flipped journey: How PBL rescued my classroom | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Flipping was supposed to make me love what I was doing again. But once I started, I realized nothing had really changed for me.
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The Pencil Metaphor for EdTech - an infographic describing different types of teachers in a school

The Pencil Metaphor for EdTech - an infographic describing different types of teachers in a school | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"I joined a bunch of Google+ Communities where people congregate to ask questions and generously share resources. I just saw a recent post from Michael Parent to the Instructional Technology Integrators and Coaches community. He uploaded a great image where part of a pencil are used to describe the different personality types in a school: The Leaders, The Sharp Ones, The Wood, The Ferrules, The Erasers, The Hangers-On…"

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Why Should I Attend An EdTech Conference?

Why Should I Attend An EdTech Conference? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"The handy infographic below takes a look at 5 things to expect from a great edtech conference."

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10 Innovative EdTech Programs Happening In Schools

10 Innovative EdTech Programs Happening In Schools | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"This year marked the third year of the $200,000 Follett Challenge, which encourages K-12 schools around the US to share their innovative programs that have been put in place to prepare our modern students for the demands of the 21st century.Recently, the 4 semifinalists plus the “People’s Choice” winners —were announced."

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Are Existing Tech Tools Effective for Teachers and Students?

Are Existing Tech Tools Effective for Teachers and Students? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
The Gates Foundation released a report today surveying teachers and students on the kinds of digital tools they'd like to see available in classrooms.
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Computer glitches jeopardize Fla. standardized tests

Computer glitches jeopardize Fla. standardized tests | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Technical difficulties stopped multiple Florida school districts from accessing the state's yearly standardized test, the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). The Pearson test has reportedly not been accessible due to an issue with the test company's hosting provider. "

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Online Courses Continue to Gain Momentum

Online Courses Continue to Gain Momentum | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
From traditional courses taught online to mini-lessons from the Khan Academy, online education continues to build.
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How e-Learning Benefits the Environment

How e-Learning Benefits the Environment | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
In honor of Earth Day, let’s take a look at how e-Learning reduces energy costs, improves the bottom line and helps the environment!
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Fundamentals of Great Course Design

Fundamentals of Great Course Design | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"One of the things that is easy to forget when looking at building a new course is that this is a hard job. Striking the right balance between the material that needs to be covered, directives you might have from clients or your organisation, and making sure the material is fresh and engaging are all challenges you’re going to face. While I’d love to write a blog post or give a presentation titled “5 Easy Ways to Quickly Design a Great Course”, this is unrealistic. We need to face facts – instructional design is a challenge and we need to approach it with the humility and tenacity that it requires."

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10 Reasons Twitter Works In Education

10 Reasons Twitter Works In Education | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Offering quick bits of information, a dynamic stream that looks great on desktop and mobile devices, and a variety of ways to communicate from #hashtags to @messaging to micro-blogging and link distribution, twitter works, and unlike facebook, blogging, and other digital tools, when something does indeed “Fail” on twitter, the overwhelming number of tweets quickly covers the mistake."

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District Blocks Social Media Sites Following YouTube Suicide Note

District Blocks Social Media Sites Following YouTube Suicide Note | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
A school district in Louisville, Kentucky, blocked access to social media sites after a student posted a suicide note on YouTube before taking her own life.
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'MOOC World': Experts clash over differing visions of education technology

'MOOC World': Experts clash over differing visions of education technology | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"University leaders and government officials from five continents on Thursday explored challenges and opportunities from economics to diversity that higher education faces. The second day of the Princeton-Fung Global Forum in Paris also featured vigorous debate on whether online learning platforms pose more risks or rewards for academia and society."

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iClassrooms: Technology changes schools dramatically

iClassrooms: Technology changes schools dramatically | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Walking into Cindy Mischler’s middle school English class today feels very different than it did just a few short years ago.
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Community College Uses Gaming To Bring Real-World Relevance to Courses

Community College Uses Gaming To Bring Real-World Relevance to Courses | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Lambton College is developing a pilot program to test out gaming in six of its courses — including first-year math, electrical circuits, and hair removal — to see if the use of game-playing improves attendance rates and student engagement.
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Tech-ifying learning? Educators are key to fulfilling promise of technology in classrooms

Tech-ifying learning? Educators are key to fulfilling promise of technology in classrooms | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Technology in education is a $7.9 billion-a-year industry that plays on a dual promise. It purports both to redefine traditional learning and to alleviate the socioeconomic disparities of American education. The term “educational technology” encompasses a range of meanings, from Web-based tools to mobile apps to computer programming skills. All of these digital permutations have two overlapping priorities: making (or saving) money and providing access."

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