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Options Increase as Google Enters the Educational Market

Options Increase as Google Enters the Educational Market | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
For the past few years, Apple has enjoyed a stranglehold on the education tablet market. With the launch of the iPad 2 several years ago, Apple swooped into the education arena, leaving everyone else
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As we leave 2013, it's safe to say that the cost of devices, especially tablets like the Nexus 7 and laptops such as the Chromebook, are making it easier for schools to provide access to digital learning opportunities for more students.
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Here's How Snapshots Can Help You Design Better Courses - E-Learning Heroes

Here's How Snapshots Can Help You Design Better Courses - E-Learning Heroes | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
E-Learning Heroes: Step-by-step tutorials for building better courses, fast answers to your e-learning questions, free downloads for your e-learning projects.
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You can now be Flipped Classroom certified thanks to Sophia!

You can now be Flipped Classroom certified thanks to Sophia! | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
I know you’ll like to LIKE this—I am now Flipped Classroom certified thanks to Sophia. Want in on the fun? Find out more here.
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Has the ‘MOOC Revolution’ Drifted Off Course?

Has the ‘MOOC Revolution’ Drifted Off Course? | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
In 2012, "massive open online courses" were lauded as the most important trend in higher education. But this year, educators and even students rebelled against the rapid expansion of online learning. Two of the biggest MOOCs say they're making big changes in how they deliver their classes in 2014.
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Ed Tech Flowchart

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Here's a handy guide to help you select the right tools to integrate into your class.
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MOOCs in 2013: Breaking Down the Numbers (EdSurge News)

MOOCs in 2013: Breaking Down the Numbers (EdSurge News) | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
In November 2011 I was taking one of the first MOOCs from Stanford. At that time, many new MOOCs were being announced and I started Class Central as a way to keep track of them and figure out what I should take next. The website gathers course listings through provider sites, social media, and tips
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Here's a quick snapshot of the rise of MOOCs, their subjects and providers in 2013.
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Education 3.0--Where Students Create Their Own Learning Experiences

Education 3.0--Where Students Create Their Own Learning Experiences | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
Education 3.0--Where Students Create Their Own Learning Experiences
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SimCity wants to be the killer app of the classroom

SimCity wants to be the killer app of the classroom | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
How the venerable urban planning simulator is helping kids learn social studies, math, science — and even English.
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Easily Create Video Presentations Integrated with Google Apps

Easily Create Video Presentations Integrated with Google Apps | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
Here's a very slick new tool that allows students and teachers to share a Google Doc or Presentation, record themselves along side the presentation or doc and email or embed the video on a blog. It...
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Here are easy to follow intructions on how to create and embed a video in a Google doc or presentation.

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The world's first micro-learning platform.

The world's first micro-learning platform. | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
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This seems like a tool best suited for just-in-time learning and skills training/review for employee who need a bit of info now and who don't have the time, conditions or even inclination to spend hours on a class. 

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How to Build Your E-Learning Skills - The Rapid eLearning Blog

How to Build Your E-Learning Skills - The Rapid eLearning Blog | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
Build your own e-learning and online training skills by learning from others. Be inspired by their work and connect with them in the e-learning community.
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Good advice on sharing ideas and resources with and learning others to improve your eLearning development skills.

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It's Coming... Taleblazer is The New SCRATCH - Getting Smart by Alison Anderson - AR, coding, edapps, gamification, gaming, K12, MIT, moblie learning, programmig

It's Coming... Taleblazer is The New SCRATCH - Getting Smart by Alison Anderson - AR, coding, edapps, gamification, gaming, K12, MIT, moblie learning, programmig | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
Taleblazer is a brand new web based platform that allows students to create location based, augmented reality games that can actually be played on mobile devices.
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Top 10 Tips for Succeeding in Online School

Top 10 Tips for Succeeding in Online School | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
How to get the most from your online education.
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Online colleges are like traditional colleges in that they provide some form of lectures, assignments, projects and tests designed to prepare the student for a career in their desired field. However, the nature of the way online schools are structured and delivered differ from traditional colleges and require a different set of skills for succeeding.

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Ten Tips for Personalized Learning via Technology

At Forest Lake Elementary School, in Columbia, South Carolina, the student population grows more diverse by the day. Income levels, ethnicities, family structures, first languages, interests, and abil
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As schools give students computers, price of L.A.'s program stands out

As schools give students computers, price of L.A.'s program stands out | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
The Perris Union High School District is paying $344 apiece for a Chromebook for every student. Nearby, Riverside Unified purchased a variety of devices, including the Kindle Fire and iPad Mini , for as low as $150 each. In San Diego Unified, some students are using a $200 tablet.
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While the iPad is represents the gold standard you can still get a lot of bang for your buck with other devices such as the Chromebook, Kindle, etc. for a whole lot less gold.
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50 Education Leaders Worth Following On Twitter - Edudemic

50 Education Leaders Worth Following On Twitter - Edudemic | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
Whether you agree with what they're saying, tweeting, or believing ... their opinion matters to many. So rather than shutting out a particular point of view, consider adding some of these 50 education thought leaders to your stream to keep it lively and interesting!
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8 Online Games for Inspiring Students

8 Online Games for Inspiring Students | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
Eight brilliant online games that can engage, inspire and equip students with the tools and ambition to approach a whole host of exciting careers and paths.
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5 Ways Tech has Changed Professional Development

5 Ways Tech has Changed Professional Development | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
  5 ways tech has changed professional development By Liz Logan Technology has not only changed the way students learn but also the way educators grow through professional development. We talked wi...
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8 Characteristics Of Education 3.0 -

8 Characteristics Of Education 3.0 - | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
Something “point-oh” has entered the modern vernacular as a response to our digital world. Unlike physical “stuff,” digital stuff is more fluid–constantly iterating and evolving at often breakneck speed.
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For-Profit Medical Schools Discover Loophole For The Ages

For-Profit Medical Schools Discover Loophole For The Ages | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
For-profit Caribbean medical schools that don’t have access to U.S. federal loans are finding a way around the rules: Encouraging some students to enroll simultaneously in online master’s programs at U.S.
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Here Are Some Free E-Learning Templates to Speed Up Your Course Design

Here Are Some Free E-Learning Templates to Speed Up Your Course Design | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
Need free templates for e-learning & online training courses? If so, here are a couple that will help you save time.
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QuickWire: Facebook Supports Open-Source Movement With an Open Academy - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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Top 10 Free Content Curation Tools for Teachers

Top 10 Free Content Curation Tools for Teachers | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
Finding educational content in the web is no big deal- but managing it, is.
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"... all teachers are educational information curators, or should be." Here are some tools that can help you manage your educational content.

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Can Virtual Reality Keep Us Safe During Disasters?

Can Virtual Reality Keep Us Safe During Disasters? | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
The United Nations recently commemorated the International Day for Disaster Reduction, an annual effort to raise the profile of disaster preparedness.
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Here's a proactive alternative to post-disaster case studies...

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