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Is Your Data Safe in Evernote?

Is Your Data Safe in Evernote? | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

"When you rely so heavily on a software system like Evernote, some people rightly ask, “But is my data safe?” Here are six reasons why I think it is..."

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Why Khan Academy Is The Wrong Answer

Why Khan Academy Is The Wrong Answer | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

"...Before we solve a problem it’s important to make sure we’re working on the right problem. We need to do the same when improving education..."

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The History of Learning Technology in 100 Objects - JISC RSC Blog

The History of Learning Technology in 100 Objects - JISC RSC Blog | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

"The 2012 JISC Online conference (#jiscel12) officially kicks off today! But it has already got off in great style with a pre-conference week of activities. Part of this was a really innovative opening session led by Rob Englebright looking at the history of learning technology, which turned out to be a really lively and sparky session, with a huge number of contributions via microphone and text chat.

 

The idea was simple: Rob had set up a timeline so that people could insert technologies which had really changed their worlds, together with some notes about what was special about these. While some might have reservations about the focus on technology, it really worked for me."

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50 Powerful Ways To Use Skype In The Classroom

50 Powerful Ways To Use Skype In The Classroom | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

Skype, the free, ubiquitous VOIP downloadable, offers some unique opportunities for tech-savvy teachers to get their students learning in exciting new ways. It might prove a buggy affair depending on the version, but all the same the service still makes for a phenomenal classroom tool. Read on to find out how you can put this cool tool to work in your classroom.

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Amazon Brings Kindle Owners Lending Library to UK

Amazon Brings Kindle Owners Lending Library to UK | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

"...Amazon is also launching its Kindle Owners’ Lending Library in Europe which entitles subscribers to its Prime service to borrow a book a month for free. Many of the books in the library use Kindle Direct Publishing, which allows authors to avoid traditional publishers for e-books.Tech Crunch explains how the library will operate...

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History of eLearning: mechanical teaching machine - 1954

History of eLearning: mechanical teaching machine - 1954 | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

eLearning...has roots deep in the early decades of the 20th century.

 

Includes film of BF Skinner talking about a mechanical teaching machine in 1954

 

"The goals of the “Teaching Machine” that BF Skinner describes are similar to our modern interpretation of online learning:

 

Immediate feedback
Self-paced learning
Ability to align with student’s level
Ability to cover more material in less time"

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(Open) Badging courses created by the community | JISC RSC Scotland e-Assessment

(Open) Badging courses created by the community | JISC RSC Scotland e-Assessment | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

"Recently I have been working on developing a badging system for the online courses we run at the JISC RSC Scotland, using the Mozilla Open Badges Infrastructure (OBI). This has required a bit of thought but before going into what I have been considering, it would probably be worth describing our approach to our courses and how we currently recognise participant achievement."

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Project Glass - Google+

Project Glass - Google+ | eLearning tools | Scoop.it
Project Glass - Thoughts, designs, and stories. - We think technology should work for you—to be there when you need it and get out of your way when you don’t.
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Collaborative eBooks with Creative Book Builder and Dropbox on the iPad

Educational Technology Integration...

 

...This is a good example of collaborative work in the digital age. What drove this to success was not just the app’s design but mostly the planning the teachers did before embarking on the project. The teachers knew what they wanted to see as an end product having had some experience with Creative Book Builder products from earlier this spring...

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10 things to consider now that Volume Purchasing has arrived in the UK

10 things to consider now that Volume Purchasing has arrived in the UK | eLearning tools | Scoop.it
Apple make some great Apps e.g. iMovie, Keynote, Pages, Numbers, iPhoto and GarageBand. People will shell out for them because they are fab.

 

However, in the new VP era, it is more expensive for schools managing small class sets e.g… iMovie £2.99, Keynote£6.99, Pages £6.99, Numbers £6.99, iPhoto £2.99 and GarageBand £2.99 on up to 20 iPads will cost a wapping (no pun intended) £600.

 

So if you’ve not been saving your pennies you need to do some smart thinking.

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40 Sites for Educational Games

40 Sites for Educational Games | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

This list, presented in alphabetical order, has a nice mix of subjects and grade levels that teachers can use with their students.

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15 reusable technology solutions for OER : Jisc Digital Infrastructure Team

15 reusable technology solutions for OER : Jisc Digital Infrastructure Team | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

These solutions address a range of issues that we identified in our original call for proposals, and they specifically address:


How to create rich machine-readable resources that contribute to the global content commons?

 

How to simply and cheaply host and display content?

 

How to enrich and manage audio-visual content in an educational context?

 

How to bring OER content closer to the everyday life of academics?

 

How to make use more visible to aid discovery and decision making?

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Colleges Turn to Crowd-Sourcing Courses - NY Times

Colleges Turn to Crowd-Sourcing Courses - NY Times | eLearning tools | Scoop.it
Colleges are building global student bodies and trying to create models for massive open online courses, or MOOCs.

 

...The spread of MOOCs is likely to have wide fallout. Lower-tier colleges, already facing resistance over high tuition, may have trouble convincing students that their courses are worth the price. And some experts voice reservations about how online learning can be assessed and warn of the potential for cheating...

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Vyew - web based conferencing service

Vyew - web based conferencing service | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

Vyew allows you to meet and share content in real-time or anytime. Upload images, files, documents and videos into a room. Users can access and contribute at anytime.

 

Free unlimited use with up to ten people.

 

Conferencing features – whiteboarding, video conferencing, screen sharing, Voice-over-IP.

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JISC RSC > Gaming in the classroom – a new way of teaching for the future?

JISC RSC > Gaming in the classroom – a new way of teaching for the future? | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

Further education colleges have the opportunity to see if gaming in the classroom could offer a new way of teaching and learning thanks to a pilot being run by JISC Collections.

The pilot, on the benefit of using educational online games and resources will run from January 2013 – December 2013 and will be made available via JISC Collections’ online catalogue.

Colleges will have the opportunity to review these games and resources from November 2012 until the end of 2013 and can sign up for online access or to license the software.

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Apple TV vs Interactive Whiteboards in the Classroom | Instructional Tech Talk

Apple TV vs Interactive Whiteboards in the Classroom | Instructional Tech Talk | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

"There have been several posts on the web discussing what makes the most sense to purchase for the classroom, an Apple TV setup or an Interactive Whiteboard. While it’s great to say one is better than the other, I would like to show you the differences between the two setups and break each setup down into categories to see which outperforms the other..."

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Designing, developing, and running (massive) open online courses (MOOC)

Presentation, University of South Africa (Pretoria)...
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Students first to benefit from iBooks | Manchester Metropolitan University

Students first to benefit from iBooks | Manchester Metropolitan University | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

STUDENTS on Manchester Metropolitan University’s Exercise and Sport Science distance learning course are thought to be the first in the country to benefit from having custom-made iBooks to support them through their studies.

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Google announces YouTube now has more than 1,000 educational channels

Google announces YouTube now has more than 1,000 educational channels | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

Today is World Teachers' Day and Google has some news to share. YouTube has hit a new milestone: the video sharing website now features more than 1,000 educational channels.

In celebration of teachers everywhere, Google has put together some new resources to make YouTube even more useful for learning. Oh, and the site also has a new logo showing off a chalkboard and an apple, hitting two teacher stereotypes in one shot!

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Google - Project Glass: what you need to know

Google - Project Glass: what you need to know | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

"When Google unveiled Project Glass, the tech world instantly fell into two camps. Camp one was excited: we're living in the sci-fi future! Camp two, though, wasn't so happy. It's vapourware! some said, while others worried that Google just wanted to plaster ads on the entire world. Is either camp correct? Let's find out."

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Key Trends to Watch in Gartner 2012 Emerging Technologies Hype Cycle - Forbes

Key Trends to Watch in Gartner 2012 Emerging Technologies Hype Cycle - Forbes | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

By Hung LeHong and Jackie Fenn Gartner, Inc.   

 

Imagine a trip to the movie theater in the future. When you enter, you unlock your smart phone with facial recognition, purchase tickets by stating your name to the clerk, swipe a tag at the entrance that sets your phone to “silent” for the duration of the movie, and listen to a talk by the film’s director who appears holographically at the front of the room.

 

Most of the technologies necessary to enact this scenario are available and charted on Gartner’s 2012 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technology. In fact, it is only a matter of a few “tipping point” technologies that still need to mature for several compelling scenarios to take off.

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Nearpod - synchronized use of iPads in the classroom

Nearpod - synchronized use of iPads in the classroom | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

An all-in-one solution for the synchronized use if iPads in the classroom

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