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Journey in Technology: Science Simulations: A Virtual Learning Environment

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Teachers need Twitter

Why teachers need to Twitter. A brief video explaining how useful Twitter is for keeping current in technologies, pedagogy, and creativity. This was apart of...

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Global Trends in Education - home

Global Trends in Education - home | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

In January one hundred educators from around the globe were invited to Austin, Texas to mark the tenth anniversary of the New Media Consortium Horizon Project, and reflect on no less than the future of education. A Communique from the event listed 10 Major Trends that are having an impact on education globally.

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Infographics & Data Visualizations | Visual.ly

Infographics & Data Visualizations | Visual.ly | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Like infographics and data visualization? Visual.ly is the world's largest community of infographics and data visualization. Come explore, share, and create.
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Technology support for active learning pedagogies jan 2012

Center for Enhanced Learning and Teaching Technology Support for Active Learning Pedagogies Nick Noakes...
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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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Institutional repositories, social media and academic publication: a simple experiment

Institutional repositories, social media and academic publication: a simple experiment | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Over at Science of the Invisible, my colleague Alan Cann has been reflecting on the contemporary landscape within academic publication. Specifically, he's been thinking aloud about the role played ...


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Blended Learning: A Disruptive Innovation [INFOGRAPHIC]

Blended Learning: A Disruptive Innovation [INFOGRAPHIC] | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Check out this in-depth infographic all about Blended Learning. Learn what it is, why it's spreading, and how it works in real and virtual classrooms. 

 

Created by Knewton and Column Five Media.


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Cloud Learning: Learning Environments in the Cloud Era

Teemu Arina's presentation at Eduhub Days 2011 on 24th of March 2011 in Lugano, Swizerland...
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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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