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Social media training resources produced by researchers at the University of Warwick

Social media training resources produced by researchers at the University of Warwick | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
10 ways researchers can use Twitter

Creating a successful online presence
Video interviews with Warwick bloggers
Google scholar and its citation data
Blog readership: build and maintain an audience
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5 Real Ways To Use QR Codes In Education

5 Real Ways To Use QR Codes In Education | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"QR codes have been in use since 1994 when they were created to track vehicles during manufacturing. Growing in popularity in recent years with the explosion of camera equipped smart-phones, the codes are now being used to link real world objects with all sorts of online data and information. So, what value can this bring? And what are some ways you can use QR codes in education?"


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New to online teaching? Here are 5 tips for new online instructors

New to online teaching? Here are 5 tips for new online instructors | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"As technology rapidly evolves and becomes more pervasive in our lives and our students' lives, it is also becoming more prevalent at all levels of education. Higher education leaders are looking for ways to meet challenges related to budgets and access, while addressing academic objectives and learner needs. Online learning is one way for institutions to meet the many requirements. While not everyone is interested in technology-enriched learning, and it's not a remedy for all that ails education, it is making headway even in traditional classrooms."


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Is higher education aware of how technology is transforming learning?

Is higher education aware of how technology is transforming learning? | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"Expensive, bureaucratic, and slow-moving, higher education is an industry ripe for technological disruption. In a discussion on the topic at 2011′s Techonomy Conference, Angel Cabrera hinted at one way social media is substituting for classroom time, in a good way: 'You can download TED Talks and YouTube videos by the world’s leading thinkers in every topic. You don’t need to be stuck with the lecturer at your university. Many students choose to watch better teachers online,' said the President of Thunderbird School of Management."


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Strategies for effective group work in the Online Class

Strategies for effective group work in the Online Class | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"I’ve experienced group work from the inside and out. From the inside, through my fully online graduate program of which I’m a student, where I’ve had (and have) group work in every class. Group assignments contribute anywhere between 20%, and as much as 100% to the final grade. Concurrently, I’ve worked with groups on the outside, working with professors extensively to create assignments and collaborative activities for students in several online classes at my work place. Each perspective has assisted the other, which helped me to create a pretty comprehensive list of strategies for making groups work…"


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Good, Bad and Ugly: Student comments on group work in e-learning

Good, Bad and Ugly: Student comments on group work in e-learning | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"I thought it would be interesting to add an addendum to my three-part series on group work in online environments by including a selection of comments from students from the very same courses I discussed in the previous posts on group work. The series focused on the why, what and how of implementing and executing group strategies, yet I think it may be helpful for readers to consider student feedback, and appreciate the group process from student perspective."


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Online learning advocates see elearning as an integral component to education reform

Online learning advocates see elearning as an integral component to education reform | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"Students in Tennessee could click their way through more courses, if a Capitol Hill push to embrace online classes for K-12 education gains traction. Lawmakers are considering a bill that would bring requirements such as teacher-student ratios, which public schools that have traditional buildings and classrooms already adhere to, to bear for their online counterparts. That bill has not yet made it to either chamber of the Legislature for a floor vote. Advocates this week laid out their position that while virtual schooling is edgy and perhaps intimidating to some, it is a potent tool for keeping students engaged and in school."


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College students find 'serious' video games educational and fun

College students find 'serious' video games educational and fun | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"All work and no play is said to make Johnny a dull boy. But the proliferation of educational video games—what professors and game industry professionals call 'serious' games—in college and graduate school classrooms and on campus suggests work and play can occur simultaneously."


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Time spent in course design may make online education better than F2F

Time spent in course design may make online education better than F2F | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"As online education increasingly gains in popularity and availability, the debate about its merits in relation to face-to-face (F2F) education are constantly being debated. Some, such as Eckerd College President Donald Eastman, have declared that online education is not even 'real' education. However, studies have indicated that there is, at worst, no significant advantage to be derived from one mode of learning over the other when all things are equal (Smith Jaggars & Bailey, 2010). However, other studies indicate that all things are not equal between the two models (Cavanaugh, 2005) and that in fact, significantly more time and effort is required to teach an online course (Worley & Tesdell, 2009). The question then becomes, are there hidden benefits to students when their instructors spend more time teaching them?"


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Are online learners frustrated with collaborative learning experiences?

Are online learners frustrated with collaborative learning experiences? | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"Online education increasingly puts emphasis on collaborative learning methods. Despite the pedagogical advantages of collaborative learning, online learners can perceive collaborative learning activities as frustrating experiences."


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Risks of putting digital life in cloud

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Risks of putting digital life in cloud...

 

A case for redundancy.


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Experts push gaming as a ‘serious’ element of higher education

Experts push gaming as a ‘serious’ element of higher education | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Campus technology leaders say “game” isn’t the four-letter word it once was in the Ivory Tower, thanks to a new crop of instructors willing to make games a centerpiece of their course curriculum.

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Howard Rheingold - Social Media and Peer Learning: From Mediated Pedagogy to Peeragogy | Connected Learning

Howard Rheingold - Social Media and Peer Learning: From Mediated Pedagogy to Peeragogy | Connected Learning | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Discover how giving students more responsibility in shaping their own curriculum can lead to more active participation.


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Technology support for active learning pedagogies jan 2012

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Developing digital literacy in higher education: live chat

Developing digital literacy in higher education: live chat | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"Digital literacy is vital for both education and life but it's often taken simply to mean computer skills. The popularity of the Guardian's digital literacy campaign shows not only how much interest there is in this topic but also how much misunderstanding there is about what digital literacy is, or what purpose it serves."


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Universities leading the way with education technology

Universities leading the way with education technology | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"Georgia Institute for Technology's Center for 21st Century Universities (C21U) is a self-described living laboratory for fundamental change in higher education. Its mission: to foster and accelerate the innovation, validation, adoption and deployment of disruptive ideas-particularly those involving technology in the service of teaching and learning, industry wide. Accelerate is just the right word. When it comes to change, we are reaching warp speed."


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Video: Teachers and students as media producers

"Need a quick, fun dose of inspiration? Check out this video, The Infinite Thinking Machine, a new (well, technically, it’s re-launched) Internet TV show for educators. This eight-minute episode focuses on teachers and students as media producers, creating photos, videos, animation, and multi-media projects as storytelling devices. Produced by CUE, the host is Ramsey Musallam, and executive producers are Mike Lawrence and Chris Fitzgerald Walsh. It’s well worth the time."


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8 Things To Consider Before You Design an eLearning Course

8 Things To Consider Before You Design an eLearning Course | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"If you are an eLearning newbie and you’ve been tasked with developing an online course, you are probably asking yourself 'Where do I begin?'. While it can be very tempting to some (ME!) to jump right into the creative development aspect, there are some critical things you should get straightened out first. Here are eight initial considerations that you should contemplate before getting started."


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What happens when our basic assumptions about schooling no longer apply? The Three New Pillars of 21st Century Learning

What happens when our basic assumptions about schooling no longer apply? The Three New Pillars of 21st Century Learning | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

The textbook, the lecturer and the classroom are three pillars of modern-day schooling that date back hundreds of years. Each was invented to solve a problem. The textbook was invented because information was scarce, the lecturer because teachers were few and the classroom because learning was local. These enduring icons persist into the Internet age, shaping our view of learning and driving the popularity of their digital grandchildren, things like iPad 'textbooks' and the Kahn Academy 'lectures.' There’s just one catch – these problems don’t exist anymore."


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Opinion: 3 reasons why the future of learning will be online

Opinion: 3 reasons why the future of learning will be online | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"In recent years, more education professionals have noticed the benefits of online learning. Such programs allow students to comprehend a subject matter in a structure that can be more convenient for their learning styles. Time constraints for online learning programs are different than in the traditional classroom setting."


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Innovations in Higher Education? Leaders need to move beyond talking about transformation before it's too late.

Innovations in Higher Education? Leaders need to move beyond talking about transformation before it's too late. | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"As the creators of new knowledge, faculty should be in the vanguard of change, and sometimes they are. But they are also fierce guardians of the status quo. Hacker and Dreifus identify 'the Professorial Campus' as representative of a fundamental misalignment between faculty incentives and institutional goals. Faculty are rewarded as individual performers for their research and their contribution to their field, but have no incentives for institutional loyalty or accountability for student success. How many faculty even know the graduation rates of their colleges, or consider it their problem?"


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Rebranding Teachers: Creating a new visual vocabulary reflecting the multidimensional role teachers.

Rebranding Teachers: Creating a new visual vocabulary reflecting the multidimensional role teachers. | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"A couple of weeks ago, I ran across this post on 'Rebranding Teachers' at Hyperakt, a design firm for “the Common Good.” Here’s the gist: We began with a simple premise, that education is the key to human progress, therefore teaching is among the most important professions for humanity. Our new visual vocabulary should capture the excitement and magic of activating the potential that is innate in every student. It should celebrate the process of developing ideas, reflect the collaborative nature of teaching and pay homage to existing visual tools used in teaching."


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E-Learning: Time to get off the bus and on the computer

E-Learning: Time to get off the bus and on the computer | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"Seventy-five years ago, use of a new technology resulted in a dramatic transformation of education in our region and in rural areas throughout the country. Until then, the one-room schoolhouse was the norm in rural places. Every back road and hollow had one; children simply walked to the one nearest their house. Each school had one teacher who taught every subject up to eighth grade. The expectation for most children was that an eighth grade education was sufficient. High School was only possible for those who lived in the villages or who could live with a family in the village during the week."


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iPad-enabled students get performance boost, says ACU study

iPad-enabled students get performance boost, says ACU study | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
From special-needs classrooms to textbook publishers to free lesson movements, anxious IT administrators to Irish principals to K-12 thought leaders:...

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Flipped learning: Professor tested, student approved

Flipped learning: Professor tested, student approved | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Marcio Oliveira could see the benefits of his kinesiology course’s flipped learning approach with every new hand that popped up in the first minute of every class, as students peppered him with questions.

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