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projeqt - dynamic presentations for a real-time world

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"With Projeqt, your presentations never remain static. Pull in live tweets or blog feeds, insert an interactive map, add audio notes or stream videos. Let your presentations be as dynamic as you are."

 

Projeqt is an alternative to PowerPoint, Keynote, and Prezi. I like it better than all 3 because it lives on the web and is device agnostic. Basically, it's a cool way to tell digital stories that overcomes some of the linear limitations of PP and KN, while not making viewers dizzy like Prezi can. Built in HTML5, so it's future friendly.

 

It's simple to use and can integrate all types of media easily, while incorporating layering of presentations (stacks) and the ability to pull in live feeds including live tweets or blog posts.

 

Honored as one of the the best Web Services and Applications by the 2011 Webbys  and as an Interactive Awards Finalist at SXSW 2012. Do check it out. -JL

 


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Digitize and Assess Student Work with ThreeRing

Digitize and Assess Student Work with ThreeRing | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Born out of Startup Weekend EDU in Washington DC last fall, ThreeRing has been hard at work over the past few months transforming its initial idea and prototype into a working application and a brand new startup. Earlier this month, ThreeRing launched its open beta with two apps -- one for Android (link) and one for iPhone (link) -- available in their respective mobile app stores.


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Altmetrics in the Wild: Using Social Media to Explore Scholarly Impact

Altmetrics in the Wild: Using Social Media to Explore Scholarly Impact | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

In growing numbers, scholars are integrating social media tools like blogs, Twitter, and Mendeley into their professional communications. The online, public nature of these tools exposes and reifies scholarly processes once hidden and ephemeral. Metrics based on this activities could inform broader, faster measures of impact, complementing traditional citation metrics. This study explores the properties of these social media-based metrics or "altmetrics," sampling 24,331 articles published by the Public Library of Science. We find that that different indicators vary greatly in activity. Around 5% of sampled articles are cited in Wikipedia, while close to 80% have been included in at least one Mendeley library. There is, however, an encouraging diversity; a quarter of articles have nonzero data from five or more different sources. Correlation and factor analysis suggest citation and altmetrics indicators track related but distinct impacts, with neither able to describe the complete picture of scholarly use alone. There are moderate correlations between Mendeley and Web of Science citation, but many altmetric indicators seem to measure impact mostly orthogonal to citation. Articles cluster in ways that suggest five different impact “flavors,” capturing impacts of different types on different audiences; for instance, some articles may be heavily read and saved by scholars but seldom cited. Together, these findings encourage more research into altmetrics as complements to traditional citation measures.


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eLearning / Teaching and Learning - Northern Illinois University Faculty Development's videos on Vimeo

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eLearning / Teaching and Learning - Northern Illinois University

 

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Could Many Universities Follow Borders Bookstores Into Oblivion?

Could Many Universities Follow Borders Bookstores Into Oblivion? | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Atlanta — Higher education’s spin on the Silicon Valley garage. That was the vision laid out in September, when the Georgia Institute of Technology announced a new lab for disruptive ideas, the Center for 21st Century Universities. During a visit to Atlanta last week, I checked in to see how things were going, sitting down with Richard A. DeMillo, the center’s director and Georgia Tech’s former dean of computing, and Paul M.A. Baker, the center’s associate director. We talked about challenges and opportunities facing colleges at a time of economic pain and technological change—among them the chance that many universities might follow Borders Bookstores into oblivion.


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Use of E-learning in the Developing of the Key Competences

Use of E-learning in the Developing of the Key Competences | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

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TechLearning: 21st Century Student Handbook: Teaching Today’s Web-Centric Kids

TechLearning: 21st Century Student Handbook: Teaching Today’s Web-Centric Kids | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators.

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Introducing TED-Ed: Lessons worth sharing

TED-Ed's mission is to capture and amplify the voices of great educators around the world. We do this by pairing extraordinary educators with talented animat...

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Learning with 'e's: Content is a tyrant...

Learning with 'e's: Content is a tyrant... | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Never before has gaining access to information been so easy. The imminent arrival of widespread 4G broadband and LTE (Long Term Evolution) will usher in wider availability to information and push even more data to our mobile devices over the same amount of radio spectrum. At least that is the plan. Better coverage and faster download/upload speeds would ensure that just about everyone who is connected would have even greater access to online content and services anytime, anywhere. But in adopting these communication advances, are we also opening the door for a deluge of content? Are we not already swamped by a tsunami of content?


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Eight Ways To Retrain Your Brain To Notice The Little Things | Young Upstarts

Eight Ways To Retrain Your Brain To Notice The Little Things | Young Upstarts | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

By Jason Womack

 

There are obvious reasons to pay attention to the details. Your momentum is constantly moving you forward, allowing you to better serve your employer and/or clients and just do an all-around better job. Doing so helps you catch mistakes and allows you to connect certain dots that you might not have seen otherwise. You’re not frequently having to interrupt your work flow to put out fires and fix problems, and as a result, you can be more productive overall.

 

But I think, most importantly, it helps you build better relationships. When you have an eye for detail — for example, noticing someone’s new watch or remembering that their favorite sports team played the night before — then the people you’re with see that you’re really focused on them. And naturally, that makes them feel special, which makes them think positively of you.

 

It also improves your ability to communicate. When you can tell a detail-rich story, it becomes more interesting for the listener. It makes them want to connect with you, and where that desire exists a great relationship can blossom.


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SlideShark App

SlideShark App | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
SlideShark is the one and only app used to reliably show and view PowerPoint on the iPad. Get it for free now.

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Cool Cat Teacher Blog: Elearning and global competency #flatclass ...

Cool Cat Teacher Blog: Elearning and global competency #flatclass ... | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Elearning and global competency #flatclass #globaled 02/04/2012. Posted by Vicki Davis. Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to Facebook. Education Week: U.S. Schools Forge Foreign Connections Via Web.

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How higher education uses social media - Peter Black's Freedom to Differ

How higher education uses social media - Peter Black's Freedom to Differ | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Digital Scholarship and the Online Learner | Online College Tips – Online Colleges

Digital Scholarship and the Online Learner | Online College Tips – Online Colleges | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
As an online student, you are at the intersection of academia and technology. This is an exciting and dynamic place to be as educators across disciplines explore new ways to engage in scholarly pursuits and enhance learning ...

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If Courses are About Content, We Have Competition…

If Courses are About Content, We Have Competition… | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
It’s Open Education Week this week, apparently (whatever that means), although as Amber writes in her piece openedspace: “most of the definitions [of open education] are really about op...

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Edmodo Makes the Move from Social Network to Education Platform

Edmodo Makes the Move from Social Network to Education Platform | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Edmodo hopes to make the move from "app" to "platform," with the opening today of its API to third-party Web developers.

At launch, Edmodo boasts some 35 partners who have already developed apps for the new platform -- these include Mathalicious, Late Nite Labs, Desmos, BrainNook, Aviary and (30) others. Using the Edmodo API, these companies can now connect their own apps to the Edmodo social network, meaning that they can tap into Edmodo's badge functionality, feeds, assignments, grade book and so on. These apps are integrated with Edmodo, in terms of single sign-on, analytics, and -- and this is key for both Edmodo users and app developers -- roles (that is, who's a teacher, who's a student, what grade is the student, who's a parent, who's a principal and so on).


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Ten reasons why game based learning works in education | connectED

Ten reasons why game based learning works in education | connectED | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

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GoodSemester: Not an LMS, but a Learning Platform

GoodSemester: Not an LMS, but a Learning Platform | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

A while back here on e-Literate, Phil wrote a post called Farewell to the Enterprise LMS, Greetings to the Learning Platform. In it, he wrote,

In my opinion, when we look back on market changes, 2011 will stand out as the year when the LMS market passed the point of no return and changed forever. What we are now seeing are some real signs of what the future market will look like, and the actual definition of the market is changing. We are going from an enterprise LMS market to a learning platform market.

What I mean by ‘enterprise LMS’ is the legacy model of the LMS as a smaller, academically-facing version of the ERP. This model was based on monolithic, full-featured software systems that could be hosted on-site or by a managed hosting provider. A ‘learning platform’, by contrast, does not contain all the features in itself and is based on cloud computing – multi-tenant, software as a service (SaaS).

There tends to be a pendulum swings in technology. In the old days, there were dumb terminals, with all the business logic residing on the mainframe. Then came the PC revolution, pushing functionality out to the edges of the network. Next came the internet, driving functionality back to the server. And now we have apps. Similarly, in educational technology, we started with a few tools, moved to an all-in-one, all-you-can-eat LMS model, and now are moving back toward more specialized systems. And one of the questions platform developers and teachers a like are asking is how much functionality do you really need? Is it just WordPress? Is it WordPress plus Google Docs? Is it WordPress, Google Docs, and grade book? Is it a simple LMS with only a handful of tools and an app store? There are lots of different models.

 


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Why Video Games Sustain Engagement | Video Games As Learning Tools

Why Video Games Sustain Engagement | Video Games As Learning Tools | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Why Video Games Sustain Engagement: A Cage Match between Social Learning Theories:   Why Video Games Sustain Engagement: A Cage Match between Social Learning Theories Brock Dubbels The Center for Cognitive Sciences Department of Curriculum & Instruction...

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Host Your Own Webapp, Personal Nameplate, or Personal Website For Free in Seconds at Github

Host Your Own Webapp, Personal Nameplate, or Personal Website For Free in Seconds at Github | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Most people consider Github just a repository for code and a place where developers can collaborate on projects and visitors can download cool new open-source applications.

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Free Unity3d for iOS and Android « Life at the Feeding Edge

Free Unity3d for iOS and Android « Life at the Feeding Edge | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

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Getting Students to Act on Our Feedback | Faculty Focus

Getting Students to Act on Our Feedback | Faculty Focus | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
I’m still pondering why students don’t make better use of the feedback we provide on papers, projects, presentations, even the whole class feedback we offer after we’ve graded a set of exams.

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Manifesto for Teaching Online

Manifesto for Teaching Online | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Manifesto web site: in order to provide an interactive space in which to discuss and share content relating to the manifesto, we've created a separate web site at http://onlineteachingmanifesto.wordpress.com/ . You can leave comments there, and can also subscribe to the blog.


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Emerald | Library Hi Tech | Participatory technologies, pedagogy 2.0 and information literacy

Emerald | Library Hi Tech | Participatory technologies, pedagogy 2.0 and information literacy | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

This paper seeks to explore the impact participatory technologies have had on education and the information environment in which students operate. It seeks to define a pedagogical approach that will capitalize on the benefits of participatory technologies in the classroom and applies this “pedagogy 2.0” to information literacy instruction. Free to download.


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Online education advocates look to make their message viral | Inside Higher Ed

Online education advocates look to make their message viral | Inside Higher Ed | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

The lead authors of the manifesto say these statements are not simple slogans but faithful abridgments of scientific research into online learning, often their own. The document, which is really more of an object (it can be downloaded and shared as a PDF, and the authors commissioned a student to create a video version), is designed as a more compact way of getting across some ideas that the Edinburgh lecturers feel are too often overlooked in public discourse about online education."


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