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Don't Forget These Five Security Issues in Your BYOD Policy - The Practical Employer - Workforce

Don't Forget These Five Security Issues in Your BYOD Policy - The Practical Employer - Workforce | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

Any successful BYOD program results from a synergy among the C-suite, legal, IT, HR, and risk management. Involve all of these departments to make sure that your BYOD program is successful, and addresses all necessary security issues.

 

Includes a sample BYOD Policy

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Better Learning through Technology – a report from the SchoolsTech Conversation run by Naace and ALT between January and March 2012 - ALT Open Access Repository

Better Learning through Technology – a report from the SchoolsTech Conversation run by Naace and ALT between January and March 2012 - ALT Open Access Repository | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

Berry, Miles and Brooks, Bernadette and Coombs, Steven and Deepwell, Maren and Jennings, David and Schmoller, Seb and Slater, John and Twining, Peter and Webb, Jan Better Learning through Technology – a report from the SchoolsTech Conversation run by Naace and ALT between January and March 2012. ALT.

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Information Literacy Weblog: Open University announces a MOOC on OERs

Information Literacy Weblog: Open University announces a MOOC on OERs | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

"The Open University’s Institute of Educational Technology is leading the first Open Learning Design Studio MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) focusing on the theme of curriculum design with OERs (Open Electronic Resources), to be held in Autumn 2012. This course will be valuable for anyone seeking to develop their professional skills and experience in curriculum design, learning design and use of OERs in education. In particular the course will appeal to new and established HE and FE lecturers, to those completing professional certificates in teaching, and to researchers and managers of teaching and learning innovation." Register your interest at http://goo.gl/j5jIe

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No such thing as a free MOOC : JISC

No such thing as a free MOOC : JISC | eLearning tools | Scoop.it
In his recent JISC blog, David Kernohan asks: ‘Why bother paying inflated fees to attend university? …What if you could get it all for free, online?’ Of course, it is tongue in cheek, because as my title above suggests, you don’t get something for nothing.

And that brings me to our recent decision in the University of Edinburgh to join our colleagues in North America and offer our own MOOCs – or massive open online courses – through the Coursera consortium.
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iPad Institute - including lesson planning and authoring

"The iPad Institute is organized in five clusters that correspond to the five days of direct instruction and hands-on practice aimed at accomplishing the objectives outlined below. To help accomplish all of this within the span of five days, participants will use iBooks to to work through the iPad Primer that includes video tutorials and links to the apps taught in the Institute. To download the Primer your iPad needs to have your Apple ID. If you do not yet have an Apple ID, you can get one by following this link to the Apple ID page."

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JISC and Wellcome Trust to support universities with new open access demands : JISC

JISC and Wellcome Trust to support universities with new open access demands : JISC | eLearning tools | Scoop.it
The recent Finch report said that universities will have to be increasingly efficient in the way they pay for open access publishing in the form of article processing charges (APCs).

 

Responding to the recommendation, new work funded by JISC and the Wellcome Trust on behalf of the Open Access Implementation Group (OAIG) will look at how we can help universities manage the charges efficiently and also what role an intermediary might play in making the process work smoothly.

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The PC is the Titanic and the Tablet is the Iceberg. Any Questions?

The PC is the Titanic and the Tablet is the Iceberg. Any Questions? | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

Most tech pundits are confused about the Tablet computer. They compare the abilities of the PC (traditional notebook and desktop computers) to those of the Tablet and find the Tablet wanting. They can’t understand how the Tablet can be so dog gone popular when it makes for such a terrible PC...

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Dictionary, translation, definition | English, Spanish, German... | Collins

Dictionary, translation, definition | English, Spanish, German... | Collins | eLearning tools | Scoop.it
The authoritative Collins dictionaries now available online. Search amongst hundreds of thousands of words and expressions in Spanish, French, German, Italian, Chinese, Portuguese, Russian and synonyms dictionaries.
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» 3D Printers in the Library: Toward a Fablab in the Academic Library ACRL Tech Connect

» 3D Printers in the Library: Toward a Fablab in the Academic Library ACRL Tech Connect | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

Talks about the practicality of 3D printers in academic libraries - how to convince stakeholders, and selection of printer models.


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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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Boundless - The Free Textbook Replacement

Boundless - The Free Textbook Replacement | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

Boundless has launched the public beta version of its brand new site.

 

Boundless is...

- iPad-friendly and works on laptops;

- a way to turn open source information into a simple easy-to-use digital textbook;

- is free;

- generates digital resources for users based on the textbook practitioners and/or learners would normally use in their course(s).

 

Users can still use the printed textbook and use Boundless as a free digital supplement.

 

The new Boundless UI has an instant search feature built into it  and the digital textbooks have no expiration date. They’re not rentals or anything that would cost you money since it’s all open source.


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The 60-Second Guide To Smartphones In Education | Edudemic

The 60-Second Guide To Smartphones In Education | Edudemic | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

A new infographic from Online Colleges spells out exactly what schools are using smartphones for, which apps are most popular, and overall statistics you may not (yet) know about. This shouldn’t take more than a minute to read through but will get you caught up to speed just in time for back to school!

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Augmented Reality Is Finally Getting Real - Technology Review - published by MIT

Augmented Reality Is Finally Getting Real - Technology Review - published by MIT | eLearning tools | Scoop.it
As smartphones explode in popularity, augmented reality is starting to move from novelty to utility.
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Social media for schools: a guide to Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest

Social media for schools: a guide to Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest | eLearning tools | Scoop.it
Using social media in schools doesn't have to be scary. Here, Matt Britland shares his tips for managing school accounts and some examples good practice
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EduApps - JISC RSC > Portable apps

EduApps  - JISC RSC > Portable apps | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

The EduApps Family includes the following:


AccessApps, provides a range of solutions to support writing, reading and planning, as well as sensory, cognitive and physical difficulties. TeachApps, is a collection of software specifically designed for teachers or lecturers. LearnApps, as its name implies, is specifically designed for learners. All learners or students can benefit from LearnApps. MyStudyBar, is our most popular program, providing a suite of apps to support literacy. MyVisBar, a high contrast floating toolbar, designed to support learners with visual difficulties. MyAccess, is a portal to all your favourite and accessible applications providing inclusive e-learning options for all. Accessible Formatting WordBar, create accessible Word documents with ease using the innovative WordBar.

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The 100 Best Twitter Tools For Teachers (2012 Edition) | Edudemic

The 100 Best Twitter Tools For Teachers (2012 Edition) | Edudemic | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

In 2009, we shared our favorite tools for teachers on Twitter, with 100 resources for managing feeds, finding followers, and tackling classroom groups on the social media site. Since then, many tools have been revamped, replaced, or simply aren’t available anymore. Clearly, an update is in order, so we’re proud to present a new list for 2012, featuring the very best tools available to Twittering teachers today.

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Flipping The Classroom… A Goldmine of Research and Resources To Keep You On Your Feet

Flipping The Classroom… A Goldmine of Research and Resources To Keep You On Your Feet | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

"Welcome to another post rich in resources on the Flipped Classroom. If you have come here looking for links that will guide you to videos and multimedia to use in a Flipped Classroom you will find that in the second half of this post. Perhaps you have tried a little Flip of your own and want to learn more. If you are beginning to investigate what a Flipped Classroom is, with the thought of possibly trying some kind of Flip yourself… then this is also the right place."

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Linkage College: Inclusive Interaction with iPads

Linkage College: Inclusive Interaction with iPads | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

Linkage College identified issues of cost and mobility in using big communication devices with some of their learners with specific needs. Initial trials identified an iPad as a more affordable and accessible alternative. Their use can improve interaction in the classroom and help individuals develop lifelong management skills relating to their communication needs.


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E-Book Is Reading You

E-Book Is Reading You | eLearning tools | Scoop.it
Digital-book publishers and retailers now know more about their readers than ever before. How that's changing the experience of reading.

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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

SoundGecko | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

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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