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Online vs. traditional high school education?

Online vs. traditional high school education? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"The number of high school students enrolled in so-called 'virtual' classrooms and the number of college students enrolled in online courses has almost tripled over the past eight years."

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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 helps students get good jobs?

What helps students get good jobs? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"The latest results from Phi Delta Kappa’s annual poll… Check out standardized tests versus real-world projects in the image below."

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How to Create Videos that Engage Students

How to Create Videos that Engage Students | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"As a teacher, you may think slick production is the way to go in building engaging learning videos, but data out of MIT's edX shows that variables within your control (and budget!) have more of an impact. I'm going to display two different types of video lessons and I want you to consider which one would lead to higher student engagement:"

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5 Reasons Why Great Edtech Products Don’t Succeed

5 Reasons Why Great Edtech Products Don’t Succeed | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
"As a former teacher and edtech sales and marketing consultant, I’ve been on both sides of the table. Teachers want to innovate, but not at too high of a cost. Edtech producers want to help educators, but don’t always know how to help or get out of their offices and into classrooms."
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11 Simple Ways To Start Using Technology In Your Classroom

11 Simple Ways To Start Using Technology In Your Classroom | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"If you’re on the education technology fence, you probably can’t decide which device or app is the best one to really use. You aren’t sure if you want to jump into the edtech pool with Evernote, Moodle, an iPad, a Chromebook, or some other hot new product or service. That’s because there are an overwhelmingly large number of options out there."

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Technology can close achievement gaps, improve learning

Technology can close achievement gaps, improve learning | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"As school districts around the country consider investments in technology in an effort to improve student outcomes, a new report (link is external)from the Alliance for Excellent Education(link is external) and the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education(link is external) (SCOPE) finds that technology - when implemented properly -can produce significant gains in student achievement and boost engagement, particularly among students most at risk."

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MOOCs -- Completion Is Not Important

MOOCs -- Completion Is Not Important | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are oftendescribed as the future of education — or at least a significant part of it. But there may be a significant problem with them: a very small proportion of students who start them actually finish. This poses a serious threat to their legitimacy. Many are beginning to think that if less than 10% of students even complete MOOCs, they must be useless. This worry is largely unfounded, since people benefit even without completion."

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British Council's English Language MOOC Called Largest in World

British Council's English Language MOOC Called Largest in World | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"The British Council has created its first massively open online course (MOOC), which it believes to be the largest English language-learning course in the world.


More than 100,000 students have enrolled in the online course offering lessons in the English language, with one-third taking part on mobile devices.  The course has enrolled students from 178 countries with the majority of the students from Spain, Burma, and Russia."

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ғelιх c ѕeyғarтн's curator insight, September 20, 7:31 AM

Follow-up on the @britishcouncil offering "largest English language-learning course in the world". Even taking drop-out rates into account, the title will probably hold for some time. When will @DAAD_Germany, @GATE_Germany or @GI_weltweit follow suit with German? 

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Thursday’s Trending e-Learning Topic: Success

Thursday’s Trending e-Learning Topic: Success | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Everyone wants to succeed, especially e-Learning developers. That’s why the trending topic this Thursday is success! Below you’ll find all the tips you need to succeed in the e-Learning world—from course design to the details of your overall training program. Get excited. As Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.”

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MOOCs give higher education a run for its money

MOOCs give higher education a run for its money | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"The cost of higher education is drowning students in debt, but college degrees are increasingly important in careers. Massive open online courses (MOOCs), offering free to low-cost online college classes, might have the solution for students. But how MOOCs might change traditional higher education and post-secondary credentials is less clear."

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Webinar vs Virtual Classroom – Lecture vs Learning

Webinar vs Virtual Classroom – Lecture vs Learning | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"In order to deliver a true learning experience through a real-time virtual classroom, alongside best practices such as setting up your system correctly, using your webcam correctly, making sure participants arrive early, prepare the session etc, you should follow these 3 simple tips."

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The Rise of Online Learning: Why You Can’t Ignore It & What’s Next

The Rise of Online Learning: Why You Can’t Ignore It & What’s Next | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Even with student demand for more accessible, technology-forward learning environments and the need for colleges to competitively differentiate themselves, the adoption of online learning in higher education has been slow."

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4 Characteristics Of Critical Digital Pedagogy

4 Characteristics Of Critical Digital Pedagogy | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"In this idea, Stommel shifts the practice of pedagogy as a vehicle for “teaching” to something more whole–considering the humanities not as a school of thought or academic genre, but rather a reason for being. Humanities teach. The “digital” reaches. Therefore, the digital humanities should reach and teach as a matter of concept and design. That’s what they’re for."

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Fact or Fiction?: Video Games Are the Future of Education

Fact or Fiction?: Video Games Are the Future of Education | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Video games are playing an increasing role in school curricula as teachers seek todeliver core lessons such as math and reading—not to mention new skills such as computer programming—in a format that holds their students’ interests. Some herald this gamification of education as the way of the future and a tool that allows students to take a more active role in learning as they develop the technology skills they need to succeed throughout their academic and professional careers."

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We can do better than this

We can do better than this | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Some random technology-related incidents that I have seen and heard about during the first few weeks of school here in Iowa…"

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Software Will Not 'Eat' Education

Software Will Not 'Eat' Education | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Technology is not driving down costs in...education, but it should...[Access is] the critical thing. We need to get every kid on the planet access to what we consider today to be a top Ivy League education. The only way to do that is to apply technology."

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​‘Picture This’: A Step by Step Guide on Digital Learning Portfolios in the Classroom

​‘Picture This’: A Step by Step Guide on Digital Learning Portfolios in the Classroom | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"It’s hard to talk about “Digital Learning Portfolios” without really knowing what they are. At theDreamyard Project, a collaboration between the Bronx’s Dreamyard Preparatory School and theParsons New School of Design, this illustration below is what we think it is, and what we all agree that a digital portfolio should be."

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10 Reasons Why I Will Continue to Give my Children Handheld Devices

10 Reasons Why I Will Continue to Give my Children Handheld Devices | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Last week the Huffington Post ran this article titled 10 Reasons Why Handheld Devices Should be Banned for Children Under the Age of 12. As an educator who advocates for the intentional and appropriate use of technology, I could go on about this forever. But instead I’m writing here as a mother.


Here are my 10 reasons why I will continue giving my children handheld devices, and all other forms of technology as well."

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The Time-Tested Dos and Don'ts of Using Classroom Technology

The Time-Tested Dos and Don'ts of Using Classroom Technology | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"The choices are endless. Should I set up a class blog or a Twitter account? Should I use Edmodo? Test out cell phone use in the classroom? How about Google DocsPrezi?

Throughout my nine years in the classroom, I’ve been eager to test out possibilities for improving teaching and learning through technology use. It’s a messy process. Back in February 2010, I broadcast my eagerness to use cell phones in the classroom inEducation Week. Then I changed my stance, arguing in May 2012 that too much social media and gimmicky technology application in the classroom could lead teachers to neglect teaching students substantial skills."

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What Will Learning Look Like in the Year 2024?

What Will Learning Look Like in the Year 2024? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Ten years is in some contexts a long time, and in other just a blip on the radar. As I peer into the future, I see both of those contexts in play. Here are my thoughts."

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The 6 Laws of Learning No Instructional Designer Can Afford to Ignore

The 6 Laws of Learning No Instructional Designer Can Afford to Ignore | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Today it is almost more likely to find companies pursuing eLearning than it is the traditional course in education. This makes good designers of eLearning programs a necessity. As a designer, you want to be able to stand out from the crowd and become known not as simply a good designer, but as a great one. You want your students to be able to learn and to see that they are progressing and you want to be sought out for your knowledge and skill in designing."

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5 Tips To Increase Your eLearning Productivity

5 Tips To Increase Your eLearning Productivity | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"In this article, I will share 5 tips that can help you increase your eLearning productivity today. As they say, there’s no time like the present. So, why not use these eLearning productivity tips and tricks to start making every eLearning design and development moment count when creating eLearning."

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MOOCs 2.0: Scaling One-on-One Learning

MOOCs 2.0: Scaling One-on-One Learning | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"In the summer of 2011, massive open online courses, or MOOCs, appeared seemingly out of nowhere and changed the education landscape forever. In many ways, MOOCs are like the troublemakers in Apple’s legendary “Think Different” ad: You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. But the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things."

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When Students Get Creative With Tech Tools, Teachers Focus on Skills

When Students Get Creative With Tech Tools, Teachers Focus on Skills | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"One of the most intimidating aspects of infusing technology into curriculum is that educators often believe that they will have to master and then teach their students to use new technology tools before assigning a project. These concerns are understandable as our time for professional development is finite and school curricula are already packed. However, consider the impact if, rather than focusing on new tools, we explored the skills students need to learn and then incorporated the most effective digital resources to accomplish those objectives."

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SCORM Still Dominating ELearning?

SCORM Still Dominating ELearning? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"For a very long time, SCORM was the go-to protocol for tracking and recording elearning. All the major elearning development platforms made it possible to publish to a version of SCORM so that the courses could be uploaded to the learning management system of your choice.


As technology became leaner, the learning industry began to realize that the SCORM specification that we used was falling behind."

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The MOOC Where Everybody Learned

The MOOC Where Everybody Learned | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Some MOOC skeptics believe that the only students fit to learn in massive open online courses are those who are already well educated. Without coaching and the support system of a traditional program, the thinking goes, ill-prepared students will not learn a thing.


Not so, according to researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology."

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