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Open Source Options For Education

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Useful list of free tools to support eLearning in schools.

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Three degrees of innovation in designing a new distance programme

Three degrees of innovation in designing a new distance programme | elearning_moodle_schools | Scoop.it
The FUTURA report that I co-wrote with Brenda Padilla, Lourdes  Guàrdia and Cris Girona was recently published by the Open University of Catalonia's eLearn Center. It documents current and emerging practices in online teaching in higher education. We analysed over 100 initiatives from a wide range of higher education institutions which were seen as being innovative in…
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No psychological harm to children who play lots of video games, study says - The Hechinger Report

No psychological harm to children who play lots of video games, study says - The Hechinger Report | elearning_moodle_schools | Scoop.it
This is the kind of research every kid trying to convince his parents to let him play video games dreams about: “Time spent playing video games may have positive effects on young children.” That was the headline on a March 2016 press release from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, promoting a new study co-authored by …
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4 ways forward-thinking districts are inspiring more students to code

4 ways forward-thinking districts are inspiring more students to code | elearning_moodle_schools | Scoop.it
Use these innovative strategies to get more students learning to code.
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OK, Google, Where Did I Put My Thinking Cap?

OK, Google, Where Did I Put My Thinking Cap? | elearning_moodle_schools | Scoop.it
It can be too easy for students to Google an assignment before they stop to think about it. Some researchers say we're losing our critical thinking and memory skills by relying on the search bar.
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Interesting read although it doesn't offer too many concrete suggestions to "google-proof" questions.

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2016 Graphic Design Trends for eLearning Aficionados - eLearning Brothers

2016 Graphic Design Trends for eLearning Aficionados - eLearning Brothers | elearning_moodle_schools | Scoop.it
Graphic design trends can be fickle and are always changing. Check out the top trends for 2016 to make your eLearning beautiful and useful.
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Looking for colours/trends for your next project?

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Google is tracking students as it sells more products to schools, privacy advocates warn

Google is tracking students as it sells more products to schools, privacy advocates warn | elearning_moodle_schools | Scoop.it
Once a bit player in schools, Google has become a dominant force. But parents in many school districts can't opt-out of the company's tracking.
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Anyone should be able opt out of data tracking.  I wonder why they don't use track-blockers like Ghostery.

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LMS Trends 2015 Is it time for something different?

LMS Trends 2015 Is it time for something different? | elearning_moodle_schools | Scoop.it
Brandon Hall Research Group’s annual report, based on a survey of companies that use LMS, recognizes a distinct shift in the LMS marketplace.
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Interesting, well worth a read.

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Helping students make the jump to college | SmartBlogs

Helping students make the jump to college | SmartBlogs | elearning_moodle_schools | Scoop.it
This month we're bringing you guest blog posts about blended and online learning. In this post, Tony Brannon and David Black with Murray State Universi
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I liked the idea of helping vocational students to transition - helping the less academic (?) benefit from online education.

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Student agency by @drmichaelsnell

Student agency by @drmichaelsnell | elearning_moodle_schools | Scoop.it
Join us this month for blog posts about blended and online learning. In this blog post, Superintendent Michael Snell highlights how his district uses t
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A good article comparing what adults do to self-organize as compared to what we (some of us sometimes) teach our students to do.

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Dear Students and Faculty: Please Go Digital

Dear Students and Faculty: Please Go Digital | elearning_moodle_schools | Scoop.it
In a world where results matter, it's clear that the future of instructional resources is digital and we are pricing these resources at a much lower level than print.
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This is an interesting read from the publisher's perspective - one which we don't often consider.  For me the answer has been, for a couple of decades now, writing my own teaching resources.  In more recent times these find their way into class as blended courses on the LMS.  This is better than a digital copy of a textbook from a publisher because I have tracking data too.  Probably this is where publishers should head next.

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Who Stole My eLearning Audience? - eLearning Industry

Who Stole My eLearning Audience? - eLearning Industry | elearning_moodle_schools | Scoop.it
Wondering who stole your eLearning Audience? Check 10 tips on how to create effective online content and keep your eLearning Audience engaged.
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You will have seen these before I expect - why?  Because they're all true.

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From the mouths of babes | SmartBlogs

From the mouths of babes | SmartBlogs | elearning_moodle_schools | Scoop.it
When it comes to using technology in the classroom, teachers "have to be open-minded" and willing to take risks, said Moananui Blankenfeld, a senior at Kam
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While your students are meditating and relaxing after the last scoop, you on the other hand, need to listen to them more!

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Podcasts Designed For Kids Can Be A Fun Way to Ignite Imagination

Podcasts Designed For Kids Can Be A Fun Way to Ignite Imagination | elearning_moodle_schools | Scoop.it
Podcasts can be fun and effective learning entertainment for kids. So why aren't there more being made just for young listeners?
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How Competency-Based Courses Are Changing the Education Game

How Competency-Based Courses Are Changing the Education Game | elearning_moodle_schools | Scoop.it
Technology-backed learning offers opportunities to institutions and students, as long as IT can keep pace with the new requirements.
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Did you say free? Educators turn to textbooks that cost nothing, as U.S. Department of Education throws its weight behind them - The Hechinger Report

Did you say free? Educators turn to textbooks that cost nothing, as U.S. Department of Education throws its weight behind them - The Hechinger Report | elearning_moodle_schools | Scoop.it
The avant-garde of educators on social media went aflutter last week as the U.S. Department of Education announced new developments in its effort to assist schools that embark on plans to ditch old-school textbooks. Emblazoning their social media posts with #GoOpen, teachers, principals, advocacy organizations and trade groups rallied behind what the department described as …
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Improve your Moodle user experience

Improve your Moodle user experience | elearning_moodle_schools | Scoop.it
What does user experience look like at your organisation?

How do we begin designing the online learning experience with the end user, our learners, in mind? What functions does Moodle have to ensure a positive user experience?.

I have based the following Moodle User Experience Hierarchy of needs upon Maslow, Growth engineering and also Stephen Anderson’s user experience hierarchies of needs.

Via Miloš Bajčetić
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Ghiscoopit's curator insight, February 10, 4:15 AM

Le LMS Moodle vu sous l'angle de l'expérience utilisateur (UX) - = actions et perceptions d’une personne qui résultent de l’usage ou de l’anticipation de l’usage d’un produit, d’un service ou d’un système-. La projection proposée s'appuie sur la pyramide de Maslow (= hiérarchie des besoins humains) revisitée par Stephen Anderson qui l'a adaptée à l'utilisation d'un LMS.

Wendy Zaruba's curator insight, February 10, 8:27 AM

Great article on Moodle, how is your course designed or how will you design your course.

DocAten's curator insight, February 10, 8:50 AM

Des compléments d'infos sur Moodle sont disponibles scopés par @Miloš Bajčetić

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6 storytelling techniques for great interaction design

6 storytelling techniques for great interaction design | elearning_moodle_schools | Scoop.it
Let’s start by stating this: Not every visual story has to be interactive! Say it again: Your visual story does not have to be interactive to be effective!
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Nice, useful article.  Well-written.

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The Future of Big Data and Analytics in K-12 Education

The Future of Big Data and Analytics in K-12 Education | elearning_moodle_schools | Scoop.it
Tech startup AltSchool wants to push the boundaries of classroom data collection and personalized learning. But are schools ready for the big data revolution?
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Big brother at a school near you.

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Queensland makes coding and robotics compulsory in schools

Queensland makes coding and robotics compulsory in schools | elearning_moodle_schools | Scoop.it
Queensland has set a “tremendous example” for the rest of Australia by making coding and robotics compulsory in schools from prep to Year 10.
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Interesting move.  Wonder where the teachers will come from?

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Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, December 30, 2015 3:58 PM

This is a program designed to give youth the tools for personal and business success in the future.  The digital world is now part of us, and our children must learn to deal with it.  Aloha, Russ.

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The Problem With Conventional Web-Based Training

The Problem With Conventional Web-Based Training | elearning_moodle_schools | Scoop.it
The widening gap between e-learning and the rest of the Web signals bad news for learning impact.
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Some very useful insights here.

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Universities can learn from schools when it comes to improving teaching quality

Universities can learn from schools when it comes to improving teaching quality | elearning_moodle_schools | Scoop.it
Rather than reinventing the wheel, universities should pay careful attention to what has already been learned in schools around effective teaching
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Well, duh!

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7 mobile learning myths no educator should believe | eSchool News | eSchool News

7 mobile learning myths no educator should believe | eSchool News | eSchool News | elearning_moodle_schools | Scoop.it
Two research professors discuss the mobile learning myths associated with its adoption infancy, and what they’ve learned since.
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A worthwhile read. Main takeaway: when using technology to design learning, ensure the focus is on the learning first and always.

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