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The Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture for Tinkering and Maker Education

The Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture for Tinkering and Maker Education | Digital Learning - beyond eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
If you have been following my blog series on The Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture, you know that I am using this opportunity, given all the press on flipped classroom, to discuss a model of teac...
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Basic Functions of a Social Media Tool » Cat's Pyjamas

Basic Functions of a Social Media Tool » Cat's Pyjamas | Digital Learning - beyond eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Most education technologists will argue that our work is not about the tools, but about what the tools will allow educators and learners to do.

 

However, very often it is the tool that becomes the obstacle. Yet another account to set up. Yet more functions to figure out. And there’s always more tools after that…It can be discouraging.

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Plagiarism checking tool

Plagiarism checking tool | Digital Learning - beyond eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

This is a useful free plagiarism checker. It's always good to check your assignments, just in case you missed referencing a quote.


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10 Technology Skills Every Educator Should Have

10 Technology Skills Every Educator Should Have | Digital Learning - beyond eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Overall, educators need to understand some basics about technology and that it is not a be-all-end-all solution to everything in a classroom. Technology can help teachers differentiate and provide new experiences for their students. Technology can also help students better understand a concept and provide extra help for them. Educators need to start with good pedagogy and lesson objectives and activities and then look for technology that can enhance those lessons, improve teaching and learning, and help students learn.


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The technology mistake: Confusing access to information with becoming educated

The technology mistake: Confusing access to information with becoming educated | Digital Learning - beyond eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
What technology enthusiasts forget, neglect, stumble over — pick a verb – are the multiple purposes of tax-supported schools in a democracy. They and many others futurists err in equating access to information with becoming educated.
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Findings: More than book club

Findings: More than book club | Digital Learning - beyond eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Findings is a groundbreaking tool for collecting, sharing and discussing clips you find on your Amazon Kindle and from any website on the internet. Just import your Amazon Kindle Highlights with Findings and you can start sharing and discussing them with others instantly. Findings is a Betaworks company.

 

KF:  Classroom uses of Findings might include crowdsourced note-taking sessions, collaboratively identifying key passages/content, collaborative summarsing... 

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In This Online University, Students Do the Teaching as Well as the Learning - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

In This Online University, Students Do the Teaching as Well as the Learning - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Digital Learning - beyond eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Peer 2 Peer University, a three-year-old online institution where students learn together, at no charge, using materials found on the Web. The poet, Vanessa Gennarelli, and the programmer, John Britton, taught each other online, discovering unexpected bridges between their disciplines.

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Stanford University's Cloud-based Copyright Clearance: A Win-Win for Content Creators and Users | The New Media Consortium

Stanford University's Cloud-based Copyright Clearance: A Win-Win for Content Creators and Users | The New Media Consortium | Digital Learning - beyond eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Legal experts fear that drawn-out copyright cases like this could have a nasty effect on the quality of education. Just as iTunes offered a salvation to the music industry, universities are in desperate need of an electronic, yet pragmatic, solution for academic content.

At Stanford University, a group of researchers drawn from the fields of computer science, law and higher education, are studying the requirements for a system to automate the copyright clearing process, known as the Stanford Intellectual Property Exchange (SIPX). The Openlibrary service intends to roll out the SIPX technology campus-wide in 2012.

 

KF:  This is an exciting solution, and while it seems to focus on the US version of copyright the principles involved could be adopted by Australian institutions in developing a regionally appropriate iteration.

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Screenleap | Instant Screen Sharing

Screenleap | Instant Screen Sharing | Digital Learning - beyond eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Screen share instantly for free using Screenleap.

 

Screenleap makes it really easy to share your computer screen. You can share your screen with as many people as you like with no downloads, account setup, or cost required. Friends, family, and colleagues can view your computer from their laptops, desktops, or mobile devices without having to install anything.

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Blended Learning Toolkit |

Blended Learning Toolkit | | Digital Learning - beyond eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Welcome to the Morning Blend, our occasional blog dedicated to exploring the many facets of blended learning. As time goes on, we hope to use this space to create a forum for ideas related to blended learning from the leading thinkers.

 

University of Central Florida

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Flipping the Classroom Requires More Than Video

Educators experimented with flipping the classroom long before Khan started shooting video.

 

In 2004, a former hedge fund analyst began recording and posting videos of himself explaining some math techniques. He created the material to help tutor his young cousin. Rather than keeping it private, however, the analyst posted the videos to YouTube. By 2012, Salman Khan had more than 3,000 lessons online, 140 million views, and a reputation as an education guru.

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Five Reasons I'm Not Flipping Over The Flipped Classroom

Five Reasons I'm Not Flipping Over The Flipped Classroom | Digital Learning - beyond eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
If you've read my thoughts about the Flipped Classroom in USA Today this week, you probably are either in agreement with my caution over the excitement around the flipped classroom made popular by Sal Kahn or you are a flipped...

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John McDermott Neill's curator insight, October 12, 2014 11:35 PM

Interesting thoughts on why the flipped classroom may not be the answer.

Kara Osmundson's curator insight, October 28, 2014 8:46 PM

Considerations for best practice - lecture is still lecture

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Facebook Apps for eLearning | TOPYX Social LMS

Facebook Apps for eLearning | TOPYX Social LMS | Digital Learning - beyond eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Facebook has been making many inroads into education over the last few years. Many institutions are using Facebook sites to publicize events on campus, as well as to aid in their recruiting.
As well, many students, instructors and administrators are using a number of Facebook applications for a wide variety of academic purposes.
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4 Professors Discuss Teaching Free Online Courses for Thousands of Students - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

4 Professors Discuss Teaching Free Online Courses for Thousands of Students - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Digital Learning - beyond eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

What is it like to teach a free online course to tens of thousands of students? Dozens of professors are doing just that, experimenting with a format known as Massive Open Online Courses.


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Seven Questions eLearning Developers and Managers Should Answer … Every Time by Marc J. Rosenberg

Seven Questions eLearning Developers and Managers Should Answer … Every Time by Marc J. Rosenberg | Digital Learning - beyond eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Building quality eLearning can seem daunting because it’s both science and art. Many proven design and development tools, models, pedagogies, and tactics exist to help the process along. In addition, if you answer these seven questions each time you begin a development project, you will substantially increase the likelihood of a much better product.

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THE LIBRARY IS [JUST] A PHILOSOPHY (it’s not about the chairs) - The Ubiquitous Librarian - The Chronicle of Higher Education

THE LIBRARY IS [JUST] A PHILOSOPHY (it’s not about the chairs) - The Ubiquitous Librarian - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Digital Learning - beyond eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

In this manner– libraries are just a philosophy too. Learning Commons. Institutional Repositories. Special Collections. Information Literacy. All that stuff is just a theory. It’s a set of beliefs that we are attempting to translate into a tangible form.

 

I think sometimes (most times?) we get caught up in (obsessed with?) the materiality —but it’s really about what the materiality enables, not the other way around.

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Some Handy Tools For You Tube | Digital Learning Environments

Some Handy Tools For You Tube | Digital Learning Environments | Digital Learning - beyond eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Many districts are realizing the potential that YouTube learning can have in the classroom. There are lots of great videos and channels out there on 1000's of topics. I have put together a list of some of my favorite tools to use with YouTube. Some are for the creation end, while some are for the consumption end. Overall they hopefully will give you a good start on getting more out of your favorite video service.

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TechCrunch | Facebook Allows File Sharing With Rollout Of .Edu-Exclusive “Groups For Schools”

TechCrunch | Facebook Allows File Sharing With Rollout Of .Edu-Exclusive “Groups For Schools” | Digital Learning - beyond eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
With today’s rollout of college collaboration tool “Groups For Schools”, Facebook gets nostalgic for Zuck’s Wirehog and lets students share un-copyrighted files up to 25mb. Soon all U.S. colleges and then those around the world will be able to create groups for dorms, classes, and clubs that can only be joined by people with that school’s “.edu” email address. The idea is that you’ll share more nerdy or racy content if it’ll only reach your classmates.

 

KF:  This story is a couple of months old but as the system seems readily accessible now it might be that there are some good uses possible.

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A Day in the Life of a Connected Educator – Using social media in 21st century classrooms | Powerful Learning Practice

A Day in the Life of a Connected Educator – Using social media in 21st century classrooms | Powerful Learning Practice | Digital Learning - beyond eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

great inforgaphic and exmaple how a day in your life as a connected educator may unfold...


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Virtual site visit supports student learning - eScholar - Curtin University

Virtual site visit supports student learning - eScholar - Curtin University | Digital Learning - beyond eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Elizabeth Karol used a virtual video tour of a building to enable students to have access to ‘behind the scenes’ services in a building. These services are usually in tight spaces making it difficult for large groups of students to actually see the services as installed whilst listening to a commentary. The recording of interviews in the service areas with the building engineers gave students a valuable insight into the technologies used in the running of a ‘green’ building in Perth.

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Scoop.it – My Curation Platform Of Choice » Borasky Research Journal

Scoop.it – My Curation Platform Of Choice » Borasky Research Journal | Digital Learning - beyond eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

What do I like about Scoop.it? First of all, it’s easy to set up a topic and start collecting articles. You simply enter search keywords and Scoop.it searches Twitter, YouTube, Digg, Google Blogs and Google News feeds for matches. You can add any RSS feed, search a Twitter user, list or search stream. You can add a Facebook page or import an OPML file.

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Social Media in Communities of Practice

Social Media in Communities of Practice | Digital Learning - beyond eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Social media tools can help create a more dynamic community of
practice and provide an ongoing and searchable conversation to
benefit others.

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Flipped Classrooms Promote Personalization in Higher Education

Flipped Classrooms Promote Personalization in Higher Education | Digital Learning - beyond eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Digital tools cultivate engagement and encourage mastery by allowing for highly individualized instruction.
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Flipped Classroom Infographic #flippedclassroom #blendedlearning #edtech

Flipped Classroom Infographic #flippedclassroom #blendedlearning #edtech | Digital Learning - beyond eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Many educators are experimenting with the idea of a flipped classroom model. Find out what it is and why everyone's talking about it.

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The Flipped Class: Myths vs. Reality - THE DAILY RIFF - Be Smarter. About Education.

The Flipped Class: Myths vs. Reality - THE DAILY RIFF - Be Smarter. About Education. | Digital Learning - beyond eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
We also realize there is a lot of mis-information about the Flipped Classroom and quite a bit of controversy about whether or not this is a viable instructional methodology.

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