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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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What do eLearning designers and instructors really do?

What do eLearning designers and instructors really do? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Articulate.com recently held a challenge contest to create a graphic that explained what eLearning designers and instructors actually 'do'."

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Are Online Courses Democratizing Education or Killing Colleges?

Are Online Courses Democratizing Education or Killing Colleges? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"There’s a debate whether a recent boom in online-university courses democratizes higher education, or provides a playground for the wealthy. Both a supporter and a sometime critic of online courses had the same message on Tuesday: Commuter and community colleges may get squeezed as the Web increasingly becomes alternative to traditional courses."

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11 Ways to Become a Leader of Digital Technology

11 Ways to Become a Leader of Digital Technology | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Not every IT employee can develop into a leader of technology transformation, but you're more likely to get to that level if you know which steps to take."

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Faculty survey: Face-to-face beats online

Faculty survey: Face-to-face beats online | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Most faculty members with online teaching experience believe that online courses are inferior to traditional courses, as judged by course results, according to Inside Higher Ed and Gallup's “Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology.""

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A Few Concerns about the Rush to Flip

A Few Concerns about the Rush to Flip | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
I have some concerns about flipping courses. Maybe I’m just hung up on the name—flipping is what we do with pancakes. It’s a quick, fluid motion and looks easy to those of us waiting at the breakfast table. I’m not sure those connotations are good when associated with courses and that leads to what centers my concerns. I keep hearing what sounds to me like “flippant” attitudes about what’s involved.
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4 Tips to Get Started with M-learning

4 Tips to Get Started with M-learning | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"It is no exaggeration to say that mobile Learning (mLearning) has radically transformed the corporate training landscape. Today, thanks to this innovation, people can access courses wherever and whenever they want. M-learning is the ideal means to provide Just-in-Time (JIT) support to workforces which goes a long way in enhancing their performance. Therefore, it did not come as a surprise, when the Ambient Insight Report (2011) stated that the demand for mLearning solutions is growing at an astounding rate of 29.3%."

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Using Concept-Mapping Techniques for eLearning Content Analysis

Using Concept-Mapping Techniques for eLearning Content Analysis | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Imagine you are a detective who faces the search of the murder of a young woman. There are no traces of the crime, only a series of letters the prime suspect has sent to his mother but which does not contain any information that could lead to evidence of any kind. Where would you start looking for clues?"

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MOOC Interrupted: Top 10 Reasons Participants Don't Finish a Massive Open Online Course

MOOC Interrupted: Top 10 Reasons Participants Don't Finish a Massive Open Online Course | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"On Tuesday, we gave you a Visualization of the Big Problem for MOOCs, which comes down to this: low completion rates. To be clear, the completion rates aren’t so much a problem for you; they’re more a problem for the MOOC providers and their business models."

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Tests Don’t Build Skills, Teachers Do: Remembering the Role of Technology

Tests Don’t Build Skills, Teachers Do: Remembering the Role of Technology | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"We are risking driving a generation of students away from using the device in their pockets to learn, instead becoming disheartened and bored by what it means to “use the computer.” In an era of looking for progress in a number, we are failing to remember that it won’t matter what students can tell a machine if they don’t have the depth, warmth and excitement that comes from an innovative classroom environment. Tests don’t build skills. Teachers do."

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online4ed's curator insight, October 29, 7:23 AM

It's still about the teaching. 

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10 Strategies To Help Online Learners Complete An Online Program

10 Strategies To Help Online Learners Complete An Online Program | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"'Successful' online learners are those students who complete their online course. 'Unsuccessful' online learners either drop out of the online course or fail its requirements. As we all know, online learning suffers from much higher drop-out rates than face-to-face learning. And since most attrition occurs at the beginning of a program/course, it is important to frontload this preparation and interventions at the beginning of the course. This article offers 10 strategies online programs can undertake to increase learner retention."

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, October 29, 11:36 AM

I've used f2f orientations when I knew some of my students were be new to online learning. But I also provided a number of practice activities so all learners got use to the tools and how I used them in their course. 

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PhotoMath Phone App Solves Math Problems, Shows Steps

PhotoMath Phone App Solves Math Problems, Shows Steps | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"A new app by Microblink is helping students do their math homework using their phone’s camera. The PhotoMath app that can complete math equations simply by “seeing” the problem through a camera lens..."

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6 Benefits of BYOD In The Classroom

6 Benefits of BYOD In The Classroom | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"A few years ago, I decided to incorporate mobile devices into my lesson plans. While the content still remains the focus of my teaching, I think technology can enhance learning at every point in a lesson. As an early BYOD ("Bring Your Own Device") adopter in my school, I have seen increased learning outcomes and test scores, not to mention that my students are now more engaged in learning activities."

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Nancy J. Herr's curator insight, October 27, 12:13 PM

Increases in student engagement and personalization are two of the important items in this article. 

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MOOCs Could and Should Eat The Textbook Market!

MOOCs Could and Should Eat The Textbook Market! | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Most of the chatter about MOOCs has been about whether they will kill traditional universities, or at least a lot of them. That is the wrong concern. My guess is that most bricks-and-mortar campuses will survive the MOOC onslaught for quite a long time, thank you. But textbooks may not. Nor should they. Here are the reasons why."

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The Future of MOOCs

The Future of MOOCs | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"MOOCs are not dead, but MOOC mania has certainly abated. Predictions made in 2012 that MOOCs would totally disrupt the existing higher education model were certainly exaggerated. But that does not mean that MOOCs won’t have an profound impact on the future of higher education."

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How Social Media Can Derail Job Offers

How Social Media Can Derail Job Offers | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Employers are increasingly citing inappropriate social media behavior as their reason to pass over job candidates, according to a recent survey from CareerBuilder."

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Georgia Tech, AT&T and Udacity Partner for Online Degree

Georgia Tech, AT&T and Udacity Partner for Online Degree | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Georgia Tech is rolling out the first online Master’s degree in Computer Science with the help of Udacity and AT&T. "

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Blackboard debuts Grader app

Blackboard debuts Grader app | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Blackboard Inc. on Wednesday released Bb Grader, a new iOS app for iPad and iPad Mini that allows educators to track and grade student assignments, and provide text, audio, or video feedback."

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5 Training Problems That Can Be Solved With E-learning

5 Training Problems That Can Be Solved With E-learning | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Training managers work with a lot of constraints. If you are a training manager working independently or with a large corporate organization, you might agree with what I am about to share. In this blog, I would like to list some of the challenges and limitations faced by training managers and how eLearning can come handy to overcome these challenges."

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10 Treats (and Tricks!) I Hear as an Instructional Designer

10 Treats (and Tricks!) I Hear as an Instructional Designer | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"This week’s Articulate challenge is to list 10 things instructional designers don’t like to hearIDs with jobs will always have issues to resolve – (let’s hear it for gainful employment!) – and I’m grateful every day that I get to do this work."

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Online Ed Skepticism and Self-Sufficiency: Survey of Faculty Views on Technology

Online Ed Skepticism and Self-Sufficiency: Survey of Faculty Views on Technology | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"The massive open online course craze may have subsided, but the debate about the role of online courses in higher education persists. Even as more faculty members experiment with online education, they continue to fear that the record-high number of students taking those classes are receiving an inferior experience to what can be delivered in the classroom, Inside Higher Ed’s new Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology suggests."

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How Does Coursera Make Money?

How Does Coursera Make Money? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Coursera is an education platform that partners with top universities and organizations worldwide to offer courses online for free. It was started by two Stanford professors in late 2011. In less than three years it has reached 10 million students around the world and raised $85 million in venture capital."

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3 Statistics to Consider When Assessing Online Faculty

3 Statistics to Consider When Assessing Online Faculty | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Online students have many decisions to make before they log into class, be it deciding to go to school, choosing a degree or picking a program."

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online4ed's curator insight, October 29, 10:03 AM

I do feel earning two difficult degrees online and years of experience teaching, training, and designing online gives me a unique perspective.  

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MOOC Providers Exploring Business-Focused Courses

MOOC Providers Exploring Business-Focused Courses | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"As online courses pick up in popularity and effectiveness, MOOC developers are partnering with business schools to offer business training to executives on a range of topics from cybersecurity to marketing."

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Need extra money for the classroom? Check out these 5 grant opportunities

Need extra money for the classroom? Check out these 5 grant opportunities | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"While this is a cool opportunity for teachers who are already implementing innovative, character-driven projects, it's not the only way schools and teachers can land some additional funding. Here are four other great grant initiatives..."

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What Does Good eLearning Have In Common With Good Movies?

What Does Good eLearning Have In Common With Good Movies? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"You may not have realized it, but  eLearning and movies have many things in common. Both seek to captivate their audience and produce a memorable story, and both can fall flat if not produced correctly."

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Drora Arussy's curator insight, October 28, 8:05 AM

Simple, straight forward, and so true. Do it right, engage, and keep on point - no bling necessary, low budget is possible, but engage!