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Jobs Was Right: Adobe Abandons Mobile Flash, Backs HTML5

Jobs Was Right: Adobe Abandons Mobile Flash, Backs HTML5 | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
UPDATE 8:39 A.M.PST: Adobe confirmed it will cease Flash development on mobile devices.

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Why Education Needs to Get Its Game On

Why Education Needs to Get Its Game On | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
Kids are immersed in social media and video games all day, and are then expected to learn from textbooks and lectures.
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Starbucks and the SSAT: All with a wave of your smartphone?

Starbucks and the SSAT: All with a wave of your smartphone? | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it

"The education conference landscape can be barren for those of us who dream of the next big thing. I’ve attributed this to the fact that there’s a need for basic instruction; in general, educational institutions tend to be late adopters. Below, you’ll find some thoughts from the Media Summit on what might be applicable to your school in the distant, but hopefully near, future.

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Online-Course Enrollments Grow, but at a Slower Pace. Is a Plateau Approaching? - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Online-Course Enrollments Grow, but at a Slower Pace. Is a Plateau Approaching? - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
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Accessibility in a Digital Age 1.5 - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Accessibility in a Digital Age 1.5 - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it

"'Accessibility in a Digital Age,' [is] a roundup of links concerned with how to create and use digital resources that are accessible to all people."

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No Tuition? No Problem. - Online Learning - The Chronicle of Higher Education

No Tuition? No Problem. - Online Learning - The Chronicle of Higher Education | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
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Seven Top Authoring Tools by Joe Ganci : Learning Solutions Magazine

Seven Top Authoring Tools by Joe Ganci : Learning Solutions Magazine | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
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Teach or perish: early career academics need course design experience

Teach or perish: early career academics need course design experience | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it

"Those of us who have been, or are, in graduate school have come across this mantra: publish or perish. What is important about this phrase is not only the unrelenting pressure it puts on graduate students and early career faculty to publish, but the unspoken lack of emphasis it places on teaching. We go through graduate programs learning how to do research, but even now very few programs actively teach us how to teach or even encourage us to teach."

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Top 13 LMS (and Learning Technology) Blogs | Upside Learning Blog

Top 13 LMS (and Learning Technology) Blogs | Upside Learning Blog | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
List of Top 13 LMS (Learning Management System) and Learning Technology Blogs Upside Learning follows.

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Amazon, Now a Book Lender

Amazon, Now a Book Lender | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
Amazon is launching a digital-book lending library that will be available only to owners of its Kindle and Kindle Fire devices who are also subscribers to its $79-a-year Amazon Prime program.
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10 Resources for Copyright and Royalty Free Media

10 Resources for Copyright and Royalty Free Media | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
Ben Rimes | Digital Storytelling, Featured Articles, Multimedia...
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Khan Academy Snags $5 Million To Blow Up Education

Khan Academy Snags $5 Million To Blow Up Education | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
Online classrooms getting hotter....

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Teachers: Embrace Technology or Students Will Leave You Behind

Teachers: Embrace Technology or Students Will Leave You Behind | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
We are creating tools that offer limitless access to knowledge and collaboration, but we're still putting the same textbooks in front of students.

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Survey shows that as online enrollments have boomed, doubts about online quality persist | Inside Higher Ed

Survey shows that as online enrollments have boomed, doubts about online quality persist | Inside Higher Ed | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
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Technology Companies Hunt for Global University Connections - Planet Academe - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Technology Companies Hunt for Global University Connections - Planet Academe - The Chronicle of Higher Education | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it

"When technology-company executives talk about how they want to connect worldwide with universities, they don’t sound very techno-centric."

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Online Programs Face New Demands From Accreditors - Online Learning - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Online Programs Face New Demands From Accreditors - Online Learning - The Chronicle of Higher Education | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it

"Critics see online education, offered in particular by for-profit colleges, as the dark underbelly of higher education, with the quality of Internet courses second to the greed of unscrupulous investors.


And now the critics are counting on accreditors to clean up the problems.

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A Social Network Can Be a Learning Network - Online Learning - The Chronicle of Higher Education

A Social Network Can Be a Learning Network - Online Learning - The Chronicle of Higher Education | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
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The race for education tech heats up - Fortune Tech

The race for education tech heats up - Fortune Tech | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
The education industry's top firms are rushing to secure their future, even if it means partnering with a startup that it would have acquired outright in the past.
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Academic Earth | Online Courses | Academic Video Lectures

Academic Earth | Online Courses | Academic Video Lectures | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
Academic Earth offers free access to video courses and academic lectures from leading colleges and universities.

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What’s a Connected Educator?

"The idea of being connected in the Twentieth Century had a very different meaning than it does today. Back then being connected conjured up visions of pinstriped suits and shoulder holsters. Today, being connected brings up visions of computers, Smartphones, and tablets. A general misconception is that to be a connected educator, one needs to be a computer geek, with a vast knowledge of all things having to do with social media."

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The Innovative Educator: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, and Blogs - When and Why to Use Each

The Innovative Educator: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, and Blogs - When and Why to Use Each | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
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Free Technology for Teachers: Just Beam It - Drag and Drop File Transfers

Free Technology for Teachers: Just Beam It - Drag and Drop File Transfers | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
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