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Education Week: Education Schools Playing Online PD Catch-Up

Education Week: Education Schools Playing Online PD Catch-Up | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
Offerings from many schools of education are more aligned with traditional face-to-face approaches, but some colleges are moving to incorporate more virtual PD into their programs.
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Tweeting for teachers: how can social media support teacher professional development? | Pearson Centre for Policy and Learning

Tweeting for teachers: how can social media support teacher professional development? | Pearson Centre for Policy and Learning | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
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Education Week: Virtual Schools Offer PD Programs for E-Teaching

Education Week: Virtual Schools Offer PD Programs for E-Teaching | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
Because schools of education have been slow to offer programs to develop virtual instructors, many of the nation’s leading online schools are trying to fill the void.
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Missouri Repeals Law Banning Teacher-Student Facebook Friendship

Missouri Repeals Law Banning Teacher-Student Facebook Friendship | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
After teachers complained the ban was unconstitutional and interfered with education, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon altered the state policy in a new bill signed Friday.
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Getting the Most out of Academic Libraries—and Librarians

Getting the Most out of Academic Libraries—and Librarians | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it

"Students are routinely flummoxed as to how to search for or evaluate the sources they need in their work. But even as librarians are poised to teach information technology through classes, online tutorials, and one-on-one sessions, actually laying hold of student time and attention depends on faculty support—and that is not always easy to find."

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Pearson Debuts Free LMS with Google Apps Integration -- Campus Technology

Pearson Debuts Free LMS with Google Apps Integration -- Campus Technology | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
Publishing and education tech behemoth Pearson has introduced a new, free, cloud-based LMS for higher education--OpenClass.
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The Anatomy Of An Infographic: 5 Steps To Create A Powerful Visual | SpyreStudios

The Anatomy Of An Infographic: 5 Steps To Create A Powerful Visual | SpyreStudios | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
Information is very powerful but for the most bit it is bland and unimaginative.
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EdSurge: Mapping The Edtech World, Flipped Classrooms, And More... | Fast Company

EdSurge: Mapping The Edtech World, Flipped Classrooms, And More... | Fast Company | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
A few highlights from the recent issues of EdSurge, the edtech entrepreneur's weekly roadmap.
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In Victory for Open-Education Movement, Blackboard Embraces Sharing

In Victory for Open-Education Movement, Blackboard Embraces Sharing | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it

Professors who use Blackboard’s software have long been forced to lock their course materials in an area effectively marked, “For Registered Students Only,” while using the system. Today the company announced plans to add a “Share” button that will let professors make those learning materials free and open online.

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Pearson and Google Jump Into Learning Management With a New, Free System

Pearson and Google Jump Into Learning Management With a New, Free System | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it

"Today Pearson, the publishing and learning technology group, has joined the software giant Google to launch OpenClass, a free LMS that combines standard course-management tools with advanced social networking and community-building, and an open architecture that allows instructors to import whatever material they want, from e-books to YouTube videos."

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Integrating technology into your teaching | Faculty Focus

Integrating technology into your teaching | Faculty Focus | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
The number of technologies available to both higher education institutions and individual instructors seems to grow each day.
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Google Reader incorporating some Google + social features, and what it means for educators | CITES Academic Technology Services

Google Reader incorporating some Google + social features, and what it means for educators | CITES Academic Technology Services | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
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Education Is The New Marketing

Education Is The New Marketing | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
The internet has democratized education and businesses should take notice.  You are in business because you have some area of expertise.  Sharing your...
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The Most Successful Way to Brainstorm

The Most Successful Way to Brainstorm | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
The problem with group brainstorming sessions is that the technique is often ineffective. Groups that get together to generate ideas often generate fewer ideas than the individual would generate if they worked alone.
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New Security Threat: Infected QR Codes

New Security Threat: Infected QR Codes | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
Security experts say QR codes may be the next frontier for cybercriminals spreading malware.
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Education Week: Lectures Are Homework in Schools Following Khan Academy Lead

Education Week: Lectures Are Homework in Schools Following Khan Academy Lead | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
The "flip model" of schooling calls for students to watch lectures online for homework and use class time for discussions, problem-solving, and labs.
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What do students envision for your website?

What do students envision for your website? | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
Redesigning your school's website is always a tough process...
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Information Literacy and the First-Year Student

As research on gaps in college preparedness continues to emerge, fueling debates in both academic and public forums, most postsecondary institutions have taken some measures to assist undergraduates in developing a higher degree of information and digital literacy, and to prepare students better for conducting academic research.

 

To learn where you can see the highest return on these efforts, we turned this week to Anne-Marie Dietering, the Franklin McEdward Professor for Undergraduate Learning Initiatives at Oregon State University. A forward thinker on integrating information literacy into different stages in the student experience, Dietering offers the following tips for her peers at other colleges and universities.

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Immersive PBL: Indiana Project Reaches Far Beyond the Classroom | Edutopia

Immersive PBL: Indiana Project Reaches Far Beyond the Classroom | Edutopia | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
A school district in Indiana takes on the project of bringing clean drinking water to people in Haiti.
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The Human Factor: The Connection Between Social Networking and Learning by Mary Arnold : Learning Solutions Magazine

The Human Factor: The Connection Between Social Networking and Learning by Mary Arnold : Learning Solutions Magazine | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
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The Ten Commandments of eLearning | Upside Learning Blog

The Ten Commandments of eLearning | Upside Learning Blog | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
We discovered ‘The Ten Commandments of eLearning” as elucidated by Cath Ellis and Clive Shepherd.
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