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Case study: How 20 high school students ignited a social media success

Case study: How 20 high school students ignited a social media success | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"This is a story to inspire even the grumpiest social media naysayer. If a group of 20 senior high school students can get their heads around social media marketing in the space of a couple of weeks, contribute to a marketing strategy, and help slash an annual marketing budget by over 70 percent whilst delivering improved results, just think what you could do if you let your people loose to explore their own creativity!"

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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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Tell Me A Story: Cutting Edge Scenario Based eLearning

Tell Me A Story: Cutting Edge Scenario Based eLearning | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Are you an eLearning designer trying to move on from click-and-read courses? Do you realize the value of non-linear and scenario-based learning? Then this post will help you to structure your course so it’s more engaging and effective for your end user."

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The Ripple Effects of Competency-Based Higher Education

The Ripple Effects of Competency-Based Higher Education | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"The excitement about CBE is justified. CBE gives shape and direction to the long overdue need to personalize learning in higher education; it allows students to progress at their own pace; it incorporates the practice of prior learning assessment (indirectly through self-paced learning or directly through credential recognition), and offers a logical framework for aligning the demands of the labour market with higher education. CBE works especially well for adults that are returning to school to complete programs of study, and it has the potential to reduce costs for students, institutions, and taxpayers by shortening the time to completion. Not too shabby."

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The value of creating with your students

The value of creating with your students | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Storytelling is nothing new in foreign language classrooms. It’s a fun, lively way to get meaningful repetitions of new vocabulary or grammar structures if it’s done right. A couple weeks ago, one of my Spanish classes and I created this story together on the fly, and it was fun."

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Crystal Bellert's curator insight, Today, 2:42 AM

Create experiences not just teach, is the message of this particular article.  In five years’ time I hope to continue to teach my children through experiences, whilst continuing to learn through experiences myself.  From what I currently know about workplace health and safety training many people find it boring and unengaging. If I am in a position that requires me to teach others in the workplace, I hope that I would have learnt the skills to teach them in an engaging an meaningful manner that makes the information stick. 

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5 Elements To Better Connection And Communication With Online Students

5 Elements To Better Connection And Communication With Online Students | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"My philosophy on teaching online adult learners is centered on building a solid relationship that establishes the instructor first and foremost as the real person committed to the process of learning. This article is about the 5 elements you can use to achieve better connection and communication with online students."

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Tom Bryon's curator insight, March 25, 6:06 PM

The new methods of communication we have has now made education opportunities available to a wider range of students. Mobile technology allows people to learn using powerful tools with a low price, and high practicality.

Maruja Romero's curator insight, Today, 8:31 AM

Principios que debemos recordar para una eficiente comunicación on line.

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Roll Them In: Why TV is Still Essential Classroom Technology

Roll Them In: Why TV is Still Essential Classroom Technology | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"The best teachers understand that even a perfect lesson plan won’t help students learn if they aren’t engaged. Keeping students actively involved in classroom activities that stimulate thinking, encourage interaction and support collaboration gets kids excited to learn."

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Students Post Test Questions, Answers on Social Media

Students Post Test Questions, Answers on Social Media | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Two tenth-graders in Maryland were recently found to have cheated on a statewide English assessment by posting test questions on Twitter."

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What Your Choice of Browser Says About You as an Employee

What Your Choice of Browser Says About You as an Employee | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"There was a time when the browser you used was nothing more than a matter of taste or subtle self-expression. Safari was for Apple purists, Chrome for the fleet of foot, Firefox for the universally compatible, and Internet Explorer for the masochistic. But in the end, they all ended up doing more or less the same thing, just with marginally different visual styles and at marginally different speeds."

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Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Market 2015-2020

Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Market 2015-2020 | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"The MOOC's market is exhibiting great potential to grow exponentially over the next few years. In 2015, the technology is poised to see substantial uptake due to the growing number of connected devices, high enrolment rates in MOOCs, the increasing acceptance of MOOCs based training in enterprises around the globe and the increasing demand for low cost, high quality and globalised education.  "

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, March 25, 8:07 AM

Geeky-cool stuff! 

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Redefining Training: Empowering the Learner

Redefining Training: Empowering the Learner | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"If you have been closely associated with matters around employee training, you might have noticed a subtle shift in the jargon that the global community has started to prefer and use – words like ‘learning’ and ‘development’ instead of ‘training’. The question is – Why?"

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Lizette Greyling's curator insight, Today, 12:11 AM

This article was interesting because it made me think about the differences of training and learning and how we must adapt to how people are accessing information these days.

 

We have so many amazing apps and programs right at our finger tips that we can use to promote safety, health and wellness and instead of focusing on training sessions its maybe just as important to share ways the employer can learn more during their spare time. 

 

I do believe it is good to supply the information to employees to learn more about these topics but also to provide time during their work day for training. Making sure everyone is familiar with standing operating procedures and to listen to any recommendations or concerns they might have.

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You’ve Been Doing Your eLearning Research All Wrong!

You’ve Been Doing Your eLearning Research All Wrong! | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"With over 3.5 billion searches per day and 1.2 trillion searches per year, it's no surprise that Google is a great resource for your research needs.  But what if I told you that MOST of you aren't doing it right? And what do I mean by not doing it right?"

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5 Ways to Keep Social Media From Being a Legal Headache

5 Ways to Keep Social Media From Being a Legal Headache | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"During the past 10 years, privacy, freedom of speech and technology issues has become highly interconnected in society. With the proliferation of smartphones and digital platforms, students and school personnel are communicating more than ever via electronic mediums. Social media platforms and apps have become extremely popular with students and with the general population. This change has required the K-12 community to better understand the ramifications of these new technologies."

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, March 25, 8:18 AM

Some handy tips here.

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The 10 questions to ask before you start your one-to-one program

The 10 questions to ask before you start your one-to-one program | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"When preparing for one-to-one programs, schools today spend too much time thinking about the device and not enough time on why they’re launching a one-to-one program in the first place."

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5 Tips To Find Your Narrative Voice For Your eLearning Course

5 Tips To Find Your Narrative Voice For Your eLearning Course | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"By finding and perfecting your narrative voice for your eLearning course, you gain the ability to create an eLearning experience that is polished, organized, and complete. In this article, I'll explore how you can discover your narrative voice for your eLearning content, so that your eLearning courses can offer real value to your audience, instead of creating disjointed eLearning courses that fail to meet their learning objectives."

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elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, Today, 5:15 AM

Nice piece about finding your narrative voice. Some challenges for teachers

Maruja Romero's curator insight, Today, 8:43 AM

Importantes ideas para hacer del mensaje auditivo una forma de calidad en la experiencia on line.

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Global Education Αnd Language Learning Technology

Global Education Αnd Language Learning Technology | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"We are increasingly connected to the rest of the World. To address today's challenges we must develop cooperative relationships based on communications. Peer-to-Peer Video conferencing offers opportunities to increase communication skills and language learning. Social interaction helps build connections for a better world."

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Ruby Rennie Panter's curator insight, Today, 5:46 AM

This is quite a short article, and is very US -centred, but there are some useful indicators of issues and ideas that could be explored further.

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How eLearning Can Fix Bad Customer Service

How eLearning Can Fix Bad Customer Service | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"There are a few theories as to why internet, insurance, and airlines are the worst for customer satisfaction. And usually, when you’re on the phone with someone who can’t (or won’t) help you with a problem, your own theories are anything from incompetency to conspiracy."

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Five Ways for High School Seniors to Establish a Digital Footprint

Five Ways for High School Seniors to Establish a Digital Footprint | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Over the years, I’ve listened with interest as many have spoken to the importance of helping kids establish and maintain a digital footprint that they can be proud of. I know that some college admissions officers make a study of such things. I also know it’s not enough for kids to simply avoid certain online behaviors."

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Melissa Marshall's curator insight, March 26, 9:10 PM

We often talk to our students about their 'digital footprints' and where they lead. Life is a lot more trackable for kids who grew up on the Internet. However, this can be presented to them fairly negatively. Perhaps the idea should be, how do we help them to create a digital identity that they are proud of, that celebrates who they are, that highlights their strengths and capabilities, and makes those who wish to hire them sit up and take notice? 

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Online or In-Person? One College Lets Students Switch Back and Forth

Online or In-Person? One College Lets Students Switch Back and Forth | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"When you register for a course, you often have a choice: in-person or online. But at Peirce College, you don’t have to pick one or the other. All students will soon get access to both formats in the same course."

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Are You Writing Rockin’ Course Objectives? 7 Do’s and Don’ts

Are You Writing Rockin’ Course Objectives? 7 Do’s and Don’ts | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"What do you want your learners to think or care about? What do you expect them to accomplish? Can you answer these questions? You should! They'll help you define clear and sound course objetives without wasting time and energy. "

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Top 20 in Educational Technology to Connect with through Social Media

Top 20 in Educational Technology to Connect with through Social Media | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Interested in growing your personal learning network? We informally queried the AACE community and beyond resulting in these top 20 suggestions for Edublogs and Twitter Handles. The list includes past AACE conference keynote speakers, conference committee members and EdITLib contributors."

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Blackboard still losing market share in higher ed

Blackboard still losing market share in higher ed | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Blackboard has continued to lose market share when it comes to college and university learning management systems as the industry becomes saturated with competitorsThe company has only 44% of the market, down from its high of up to 90% in 2006..."

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Using Toys in E-Learning

Using Toys in E-Learning | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"This week’s Articulate challenge is to use toys to help tell a story in e-learning. My toys were game, so we went for it."

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Tips for designing serious games in learning

Tips for designing serious games in learning | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"There is a reason why people give up on learning more quickly than they would on a good game. This is because, simply put, games are fun. This is why games are used as an important study aid in learning. Otherwise known as Gamification, it is the use of gameplay mechanics for non-game applications. Game mechanics here, are the construct of rules that encourage users to explore and learn the properties of their possibility space through the use of feedback mechanisms. As a designer who designs games for the purpose of education, it is important to use what is used to build engagement in games can also be applied to other interactive material such as eLearning."

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The Learning Zone: Stepping Away from the Comfort Zone

The Learning Zone: Stepping Away from the Comfort Zone | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Have you ever been "in the zone"? As an instructional designer have you ever considered your job to be getting people OUT of their comfort zone? This is, as they say, where the magic happens...in the Learning Zone! The Learning Zone rests between the Comfort Zone and the Chaos Zone The comfort zone is an …
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AnnRobinson Wright's curator insight, March 25, 8:11 AM

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, March 25, 8:20 AM

Interesting stuff! 

Kirsten Wilson's curator insight, March 25, 10:59 AM

Excellent and brief article on teachers and students moving out of their comfort zone.

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Want to personalize learning? Try personalizing PD first

Want to personalize learning? Try personalizing PD first | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"In Meriden, Conn., school district leaders are rethinking traditional approaches to instruction. For the past five years, the district has had a “no zero” grading policy to encourage the completion of all student work. Middle school students can take online courses for high school credit, and high school students can design their own studies with the help of a faculty advisor."

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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, March 24, 6:24 PM

We know blended and personalized learning can work for students. It makes sense that blended and personalized PD can work for educators. I think that's one of the reasons edCamp and other "unconferences" can be so successful.

M. Fagot-Karcher's curator insight, March 25, 9:09 AM

intesting : A explorer

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Coaching Strategies to Enhance Online Discussions

Coaching Strategies to Enhance Online Discussions | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Prepare students for the challenges of online learning and interaction. Identify the skills students will need. Provide examples of successful and not-so-great discussions. Critique work together. The bunny slope is filled with beginners falling and skiing clumsily. Remind students that discussing content online is awkward and difficult."

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