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Coursera - Edinburgh University is to be the first UK institution to join

Coursera - Edinburgh University is to be the first UK institution to join | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

"We are a social entrepreneurship company that partners with the top universities in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free. We envision a future where the top universities are educating not only thousands of students, but millions. Our technology enables the best professors to teach tens or hundreds of thousands of students.

 

Through this, we hope to give everyone access to the world-class education that has so far been available only to a select few. We want to empower people with education that will improve their lives, the lives of their families, and the communities they live in."

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How Twitter can be used as a powerful educational tool | eSchool News

How Twitter can be used as a powerful educational tool | eSchool News | eLearning tools | Scoop.it
Think Twitter is just a waste of time? Think again. Its organizational structure makes it an effective tool for connecting with students and others online.
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5 Essential Questions About ePortfolios - Getting Smart by Susan Lucille Davis

5 Essential Questions About ePortfolios - Getting Smart by Susan Lucille Davis | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

You have – no doubt – tuned in to the buzz about ePortfolios. Digital portfolios certainly were the talk of ISTE 2012 in June. Although it was written in 2005, “An Overview of E-Portfolios,” by George Lorenzo and John Ittelson for Educause, paints a pretty good portrait, even now, of where we stand with ePortfolios for students, especially if you skip the part about CD-Roms and DVDs. As I decipher the ongoing conversation (for an example, the Twitter #Edchat summary by Shelly Terrell from 2009), I get the impression that many educators view ePortfolios as the ultimate solution to our complex assessment dilemmas.

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20 Exciting Teaching Tools of Tomorrow - Online Universities

20 Exciting Teaching Tools of Tomorrow - Online Universities | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

It’s hard to find a field that hasn’t been radically changed by technology, and education is no exception. Few classrooms these days operate without digital tools, gadgets, or applications that have made it easier for teachers to track student progress and tailor lessons to student needs and interests. While the tools of today are great, there are even more great technological teaching tools and practices on the horizon, many of which are just starting to be adopted in the classroom or are just making it out of the developmental stages. These tools offer new and often very promising ways to connect with students and improve the quality of education offered in schools. Read on to learn about just a few of the websites, programs, and amazing technologies of the future teachers and students alike will soon be using.

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Delivering Web to Mobile « CETIS Publications

Delivering Web to Mobile « CETIS Publications | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

The use of mobile devices for the consumption and use of Web content and services has grown steadily over the last few years and continues to do so, with analysts predicting that mobile will soon exceed the traditional desktop PC as the most common means users interact with the Web and other Internet services.

 

This report looks at the growth of mobile, the state of the Web and gives an overview of approaches to delivering content and services optimised for the mobile context. This includes approaches to Web design for responsive sites, leveraging access to device functions and capabilities and the use of Web technologies to build mobile applications.

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Raspberry Pi - a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard

Raspberry Pi - a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It’s a capable little PC which can be used for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games. It also plays high-definition video. We want to see it being used by kids all over the world to learn programming.

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Apple Reminds Teachers And IT Pros About Free Web iPad-In-Education Webcast Series | Cult of Mac

Apple Reminds Teachers And IT Pros About Free Web iPad-In-Education Webcast Series | Cult of Mac | eLearning tools | Scoop.it
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The Dart Project - cost effective assistive technology solutions

The Dart Project - cost effective assistive technology solutions | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

The DART project enables the practice that has led to the first class, cost effective assistive technology solutions that are in place for the learners at Beaumont College and National Star College to be shared with the wider sector. We are working with eight colleges on a one to one basis, and also developing a web resource for the wider sector containing detailed case studies...


The DART project has been funded through the LSIS Flexibility and Innovation Fund.

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TalkTyper - Speech Recognition in a Browser

TalkTyper - Speech Recognition in a Browser | eLearning tools | Scoop.it
An easy to use web app that gives you free speech to text dictation in a browser.
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13 ways Twitter Improves Education

13 ways Twitter Improves Education | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

Here’s some ammunition for what often turns into a pitched, take-sides verbal brawl as well-intended teachers try to come to a compromise on using Twitter (in fact, many of the new Web 2.0 tools–blogs, wikis, websites that require registrations and log-ins, discussion forums. You can probably add to this list) that works for all stakeholders


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OverDrive – Global distributor of digital eBooks, audiobooks, music & video for library, school & retail

"OverDrive is a leading full-service digital distributor of eBooks, audiobooks, and other digital content. We deliver secure management, DRM protection, and download fulfillment services for publishers, libraries, schools, and retailers--serving millions of end users globally."

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5 Things You Should Avoid On Pinterest | Pinterest News

5 Things You Should Avoid On Pinterest | Pinterest News | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

"There are lots or bad pinners using Pinterest so we've decided to publish our top 5 things to avoid on Pinterest. See how you're pinning.."

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IFTTT / create powerful connections with one simple statement

IFTTT / create powerful connections with one simple statement | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

IFTTT is a service that lets you create powerful connections with one simple statement

 

Some example Channels are:

 

Twitter

Facebook

Evernote

Email

Weather...

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SoundGecko

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SoundGecko is a service that let’s users listen to any article on the web, on the go, anywhere.

 

Many learners/practitioners etc., commute to their learning environment and back every day, spending up to 40 minutes or more on the bus/train etc.

 

SoundGecko provides an easier way to catch up/keep up with web content, without squinting at the tiny text on their mobile - they just listen.

 

There’s three different ways of sending articles to SoundGecko: website, email or a browser (Chrome) plugin.

 

In a matter of seconds, SoundGecko will send users an email with a link to the MP3 file that they can listen to, on any device.

 

Users can do all of this for free, without downloading an app and without registration.

 

If users do register, they get to use the iPhone app and also Google Drive/Dropbox sync that lets them listen to all your articles easily. 


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Hull College: Film-maker to improve staff and student confidence | Excellence Gateway

Hull College: Film-maker to improve staff and student confidence | Excellence Gateway | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

Following a merger, Hull College supported staff in using more video resources to avoid inconsistencies in teaching methods. Staff confidence in technology has increased through creating resources themselves and supporting students filming what they are learning. Learner confidence and self-evaluation has improved. The College shares best practice during cross college training.

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Raspberry Pi: helping to deliver the IT curriculum

Computing reporter Peter Gothard, sees first hand how the Raspberry Pi is helping Swallow Hill Community College deliver its IT curriculum.

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The MagPi - A Magazine For Raspberry Pi Users

The MagPi - A Magazine For Raspberry Pi Users | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

The third issue of The MagPi, the Raspberry Pi community’s free-to-download magazine, comes out today, and there’s more content in there than ever. Jaseman (with help from Chris “tjz” Stagg and Antiloquax’s spare Raspberry Pi) has compiled a list of Debian essentials to try on your Raspberry Pi – including more than 150 free games. The beginners’ projects for interfacing using the GPIO ports on your Raspberry Pi continue (if you’re new to The MagPi, it’s worth reading through the issues 1 and 2 first); there’s more on that robot arm, a picture tutorial on making ribbon cable, and some ideas from Meltwater (and Rosie, age 5) on introducing the Raspberry Pi to small kids. There are more C, Scratch and Python tutorials…tell you what. Rather than describe everything that’s in the magazine, I’ll leave it to you to download your own copy.

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QR code- synthesized voice message

Generates qr-code for a synthesized voice message...
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Mentimeter - Free and easy to use audience response system

Mentimeter - Free and easy to use audience response system | eLearning tools | Scoop.it
Setup takes 10 seconds

no installation required
no technicians needed
no file downloads
no cost (mentimeter is free)

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The Innovative Educator: A Friendly Guide to Deploying iPads at Your School

The Innovative Educator: A Friendly Guide to Deploying iPads at Your School | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

There is a lot to like about the iPad when it comes to using them in the classroom. It’s light and fast. It turns on instantly. The battery lasts all day. Best of all, it’s about half the price of a macbook. Let’s face it, price matters when you’re buying at scale.

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Coolest Google Docs Demo Ever.

Coolest Google Docs Demo Ever. | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

Google Docs is one of those things that we tend to use daily but don’t get the full experience. I know that I personally don’t use all of its capabilities, especially when it comes to collaboration. I end up using it like a flat Word document.

 

Google has pushed out a pretty cool demo, which invites you to collaborate with some of the greatest writers of all time. Kind of.

 

A “famous writer” will start typing and then it’s your turn. Once you’ve typed in the next line, the writer takes over. It’s kind of fun.

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8 Cool Apps That Will Sync With Dropbox

8 Cool Apps That Will Sync With Dropbox | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

Dropbox is our favorite file storage service. It works great for swapping files and creating backups.


But one of the best things about Dropbox is that it's open for developers to create clever apps that make the service even more useful.


We took a look at some of our favorite apps that connect to Dropbox for syncing files, playing media, and backing up important data on your smartphone.

 

 

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3M™ Cloud Library

3M™ Cloud Library | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

"The 3M Cloud Library is a flexible, easy-to-use e-book lending system. Now your patrons can browse, check out and read the titles they want. Using the latest mobile technology, the 3M Cloud Library offers a seamless experience that lets readers explore and borrow e-books in your library, at home and on-the-go."

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