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Video: Tech Tools Students Say They Can’t Live Without – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Video: Tech Tools Students Say They Can’t Live Without – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
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My Pebble smartwatch has become my right hand's right hand! What tools and apps can't you live without? 

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eLearning Business Trends in 2014

eLearning Business Trends in 2014 | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
Predictions on how e-learning business might trend in 2014 based on key business drivers across geographies, L&D challenges and e-learning buzz words like Social, MOOC, gamification, games, byte-sized learning, performance management, mobile content, HTML5, Tin Can API.
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Harvard U. Will Offer Exclusive MOOCs to Alumni – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Harvard U. Will Offer Exclusive MOOCs to Alumni – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it

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"Is Harvard onto something? Efforts to integrate MOOCs into higher education’s credentialing system have stalled, and studies suggest that MOOCs tend to attract people who already have college degrees. So alumni relations and fund raising are areas where universities might find value in MOOCs."

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Top 8 Competencies of a Mobile Learning Designer

Top 8 Competencies of a Mobile Learning Designer | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
Mobile learning is one of the major revolutions happening around us that demands a shift in the mere thinking of ‘learning’. It requires us to unlearn and relearn some of the traditional notions such as learners’ attention span, learning style/preference, and the new (additional) dimensions to learning. In this article, we’ll take a quick look at the top eight essential competencies that a new age learning designer is required to possess for designing effective mobile learning interventions for today’s workplaces.
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More than a list, here are several resources to help you learn what it takes to become a mLearning designer.

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Interesting Flow Chart on Teacher Confidence in Use of Technology ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Interesting Flow Chart on Teacher Confidence in Use of Technology ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
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Going Beyond 'Learning to Code': Why 2014 is the Year of Web Literacy | DMLcentral

Going Beyond 'Learning to Code': Why 2014 is the Year of Web Literacy | DMLcentral | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
In January 2012 the Mayor of New York tweeted, along with thousands of other people, that he planned to 'learn to code' during the course of that year. Whether or not he was successful in this venture, it's a good indication of how 'learn to code' has captured the zeitgeist and become a movement.
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Six trends that will accelerate the adoption of technology in higher education

Six trends that will accelerate the adoption of technology in higher education | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
We take a look at the six “key trends” picked out in the NMC Horizon Report: 2014 Higher Education Edition
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Site Navigation in Online Education

Site Navigation in Online Education | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
Like any other website, online courses need to be easy to navigate. Most online courses fall into two styles. Each have their own benefits. Which style do you prefer?
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A Beginner's Guide to Creating Digital Portfolios

A Beginner's Guide to Creating Digital Portfolios | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
The Connected Student Series: This post first appeared …
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Fake Infomercial for ‘For Profit Online University’ Satirizes Higher Ed

The Fastest Growing College on the Internet! Join Now, Print Your Degree Today and Come Profit With Us!
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Ten Tips for Tweeting at Conferences – ProfHacker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Ten Tips for Tweeting at Conferences – ProfHacker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
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Cognitive Load Theory and Instructional Design

Cognitive Load Theory and Instructional Design | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
Understanding the basics of the Cognitive Load Theory and applying them to your instructional design is an absolute must, particularly if you want your learners to get the most out of the eLearning course you are creating. This guide will offer you a detailed look at Cognitive Load Theory, including how it can be applied in learning settings. Check the Cognitive Load Theory and Instructional Design article and presentation to find more.
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Ex-NSA Computer Scientist Creates Tool To Let You Take Back Emails

Ex-NSA Computer Scientist Creates Tool To Let You Take Back Emails | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
Virtru, a new email plug-in, could make it a lot easier to send an email securely.
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New Play-i Robots bring Code to Life for All Students - Getting Smart by Alison Anderson - 21stedchat, coding, compsci, EdTech, Hourofcode, play-i

New Play-i Robots bring Code to Life for All Students - Getting Smart by Alison Anderson - 21stedchat, coding, compsci, EdTech, Hourofcode, play-i | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
Students that begin to code at a young age to create real products and build on those skills as they develop will not be afraid to take on computer science a core curriculum subject as the continue their education journey through high school, college and beyond.
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21st century toys for 21st century kids!

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MOOCs, Trust, and the Signature Track – #FutureEd - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

MOOCs, Trust, and the Signature Track – #FutureEd - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
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"So what does the Signature Track offer? To have verified skills has potential impact not just for end users, but also for those enterprises that might need knowledge workers, ... [because] ... MOOCs are trading in something that has already been institutionalized socially as extremely valuable: education from reputable institutions and professors."

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6 Most Important Things You Can Do Before Developing An eLearning Course

6 Most Important Things You Can Do Before Developing An eLearning Course | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
While it can be very tempting to some to jump right into the eLearning development, there're 6 critical things you should get straightened out first
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Teachers’ Guide to Trendy EdTech Concepts Infographic

Teachers’ Guide to Trendy EdTech Concepts Infographic | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
To help teachers, the Teachers' Guide to Trendy EdTech Concepts Infographic can serve as an educational technology cheatsheet.
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If you are new toeLearning here's a handy little cheat sheet to help get the conversations started...

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What if You Blended Adaptive Learning With MOOCs? – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

What if You Blended Adaptive Learning With MOOCs? – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
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The world’s first School in the Cloud opens in the UK | TED Blog

The world’s first School in the Cloud opens in the UK | TED Blog | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
Sugata Mitra has opened the doors of the world’s first School in the Cloud. A look at it and what happens there.
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The 6 Types of Creative Commons Licences Students Should know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 6 Types of Creative Commons Licences Students Should know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
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Using Content Curation Tools to Engage Students

"The abundance of freely available information also has changed the role of educators. It’s no longer about us standing in front of class and providing information. It’s about helping these learners contextualize that information. Helping them connect it to what is out there in the real world and give it foundation and meaning. They have access to the information already, but can they critically evaluate it and figure out which piece goes into which puzzle? Then the question becomes, how should we, as instructors, be helping them? 

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Forbes Living TV to Air Online Education in the 21st Century Series

Forbes Living TV to Air Online Education in the 21st Century Series | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
St. Petersburg, FL (PRWEB) January 06, 2014 -- Forbes Riley, the dynamic host of the Forbes Living TV talk show, introduces viewers to the best in online education.
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What 5 Tech Experts Expect in 2014

Some hot topics, they predict, are likely to emerge at the intersection of education and technology.
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How the Humanities Compute in the Classroom

How the Humanities Compute in the Classroom | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
Humanities programs are teaching students to deconstruct technologies, not just texts.
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Edcamps: The New Professional Development

Edcamps: The New Professional Development | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
Conferences are really great venues to get new ideas, share best practices and meet with colleagues from near or far. They are planned a year ahead of time and educators can plan ahead and choose from a menu of great presenters or workshops. Unfortunately, conferences can be very expensive although many of them are worth the money. • What can schools do to fill the void between great conferences? • How can schools substitute for the fact that they may not have the money to send teachers or administrators to conferences? • How can schools be innovative at a time...
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