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Now you see it - Graphic storytelling teaches better than text | Best Practices in Instructional Design & Use of Learning Technologies

Now you see it - Graphic storytelling teaches better than text | Best Practices in Instructional Design  & Use of Learning Technologies | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
The studies are in: If you want to communicate more clearly, use comics, cartoons, storyboards and other graphic storytelling approaches instead of or in addition to text.
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Digital Learning should be Personalized Learning | Connected Learning

Digital Learning should be Personalized Learning | Connected Learning | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
Learning is most effective when it’s personalised. That happens when people feel they are participants in their own learning, shaping what and how they learn, and able to articulate its value to them.
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Think Like a Teacher » #edtechresolve, part 1: edtech empathy exercises

Think Like a Teacher » #edtechresolve, part 1: edtech empathy exercises | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
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Collaborate with Colleagues Using Google+ with Extras - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Collaborate with Colleagues Using Google+ with Extras - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
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ECAR National Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2011 Report | EDUCAUSE

ECAR National Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2011 Report | EDUCAUSE | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it

"The ECAR study of undergraduate students and information technology sheds lights on how information technology affects the college experience."

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Teacher takes students around the world through technology

Teacher takes students around the world through technology | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
MANSFIELD -- Students at Richland Academy School of Excellence travel around the world and through the pages of history -- all without leaving the classroom.
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IDiot: “I’m not an idiot!” – A Letter from an Agonized Adult Learner

IDiot: “I’m not an idiot!” – A Letter from an Agonized Adult Learner | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
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Can We Really Learn Online? Response to NYTimes on Wall Street's Digital Learning Enterprises | HASTAC

Can We Really Learn Online? Response to NYTimes on Wall Street's Digital Learning Enterprises | HASTAC | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it

"So that is the key question: is the motivation for online learning enriching an online experience more and more of us are having and finding new and inventive ways to learn? Or is the real motive enriching share holders, even if it is at the expense of real learning?"

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Class Of 2011: If Social Media Were a High School [INFOGRAPHICS] – Urban Times

Class Of 2011: If Social Media Were a High School [INFOGRAPHICS] – Urban Times | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
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Video shows the evolution of television over the decades

Video shows the evolution of television over the decades | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
TV is changing in front of our eyes with users engaging with social media services like Twitter and Facebook as they watch their favorite shows.
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Websites That Will Let You Create Digital Magazines and Newspapers | blueblots.com

Websites That Will Let You Create Digital Magazines and Newspapers | blueblots.com | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
Nowadays, the digital version of print magazines and newspapers are becoming increasingly popular among publishers as they can save printing and postage costs as well as they are able to reach a whole new audience in the online world.
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Mobile Learning: A Quick SWOT Analysis | Upside Learning Blog

Mobile Learning: A Quick SWOT Analysis | Upside Learning Blog | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
Mobile Learning: A Quick SWOT Analysis | Upside Learning Blog | mobile Learning mlearning | Shortened and Popularized by d8P.it (RT @AbhijeetValke: #Mobile #Learning: A Quick SWOT Analysis #mlearning |
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Monitoring the PACE of Student Learning: Analytics at Rio Salado College -- Campus Technology

Monitoring the PACE of Student Learning: Analytics at Rio Salado College -- Campus Technology | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
At Rio Salado College, where all 41,000-plus students attend classes online, identifying at-risk students is a key component of the institution's efforts to help non-traditional students meet their goals.
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Digital literacy can boost employability and improve student experience

Digital literacy can boost employability and improve student experience | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
Students without the skills to use digital tools risk suffering an inferior learning process at best, and being left completely behind at worst, says JISC's Sarah Knight...
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Educational Technology Guy: YouSendIt - easy file sharing, sync, and sign

Educational Technology Guy: YouSendIt - easy file sharing, sync, and sign | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it

Cool Tool Tip: YouSendIt makes it easy to share large files with anyone!

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QuickWire: Advice for Academic Twitter Newbies - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

QuickWire: Advice for Academic Twitter Newbies - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it

"Want to start tweeting but not sure how? The London School of Economics and Political Science wants to help."

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Broadband, Social Networks, and Mobility Have Spawned a New Kind of Learner -- THE Journal

Broadband, Social Networks, and Mobility Have Spawned a New Kind of Learner -- THE Journal | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
Students are different today because of technology. Every educator knows this, of course, but this change is about much more than agile thumbs, shriveling attention spans, and OMG'd vocabularies.
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Stanford's open courses raise questions about true value of elite education | Inside Higher Ed

Stanford's open courses raise questions about true value of elite education | Inside Higher Ed | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
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Private chats become the new suicide hotline on Facebook

Private chats become the new suicide hotline on Facebook | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
A suicide prevention program is only as effective as its ability to reach people in times of crisis. Facebook, in partnership with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, has introduced features ...
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Digital divide and social media: Connectivity doesn’t end the digital divide, skills do. | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network

"Beside the divide in Internet use and in the context of technological infrastructure, there are other types of digital inequalities that move beyond internet access such as information literacy. Information literacy involves, for example, online search, digital, media and networked literacy or technical and cognitive, critical literacy skills in order to navigate online."

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Embracing Continuous Improvement with EdTech | Edutopia

Embracing Continuous Improvement with EdTech | Edutopia | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
Blogger Mary Beth Hertz suggests that, instead of feeling intimidated by those teachers who do everything better, we should learn from them.
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Open Educational Resources Expand Educational Inequalities « Educational Technology Debate

Open Educational Resources Expand Educational Inequalities « Educational Technology Debate | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
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Schoology: A new LMS for the Facebook generation

Schoology: A new LMS for the Facebook generation | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it

"An LMS can serve as a useful tool for teacher-student communication. The problem? Students don’t like using them... Schoology aims to replace more traditional systems with one that is more appealing to users. It didn’t look far – its layout is nearly identical to Facebook’s. The clear advantage of this is that it makes it easy to use for students and most teachers."

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