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Gaming in the Workplace - IEEE - The Institute

Gaming in the Workplace - IEEE - The Institute | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
How mixing work and play can motivate employees
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A basic overview of improving engagement in workplace training by using games. I would argue the progression of learners through the various stages is an example of using micro-credentials

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Microsoft's new augmented reality project turns a whole living room into a screen (and a controller) - GeekWire

Microsoft's new augmented reality project turns a whole living room into a screen (and a controller) - GeekWire | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
  Growing up, I always wanted a holodeck. Heck, I still want a holodeck. If a new project is any indication, so do the folks at Microsoft Research. Ro
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Now this would be interesting or scary depending on your point of view

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Xerte Online Toolkits Joins Apereo Incubation Process | Apereo Foundation

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Not sure how many people are familiar with Xerte but this is a significant development for them. I wish them well

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University System of Georgia Launches MOOC to Imagine Higher Ed's Future -- Campus Technology

University System of Georgia Launches MOOC to Imagine Higher Ed's Future -- Campus Technology | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
The University System of Georgia is embarking on a mission to "Invent the Beyond," and it is opening up the process to others in higher education in a MOOC-like collaboration starting this week.
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If you want an insight into the "Learning Systems" of the future this MOOC might be of interest

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Spikes, Stacks, and Spaces | Confessions of a Community College Dean @insidehighered

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I agree with the sentiment expressed that even though online activities are increasing students  have greater expectations of libraries-as-physical-spaces than they have in the past.


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How the Web Became Our 'External Brain,' and What It Means for Our Kids | Opinion | WIRED

How the Web Became Our 'External Brain,' and What It Means for Our Kids | Opinion | WIRED | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
Search YouTube for “baby” and “iPad” and you’ll find clips featuring one-year-olds attempting to manipulate magazine pages and television screens as though they were touch-sensitive displays. These children are one step away from assuming that such technology is a natural, spontaneous part of the material world.
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Interesting

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Udacity, AT&T Team Up in Online Ed Degrees, without any universities

Udacity, AT&T Team Up in Online Ed Degrees, without any universities | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
An interesting development in the MOOC degree space.  Udacity and AT&T, the partners with Georgia Tech on our OMS degree, are now teaming up around a new "NanoDegree" program -- without any hig...
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Micro-credentials are now impacting on private provision. It will be interesting to monitor progress of this

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Mad At Moodle? 5 Tips for Moodle Novices - eLearning Industry

Mad At Moodle? 5 Tips for Moodle Novices - eLearning Industry | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
If you find yourself creating courses in Moodle, here are the key five pointers to keep in mind. Mad At Moodle? 5 Tips for Moodle Novices!
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Although not "Rocket Science" it is always good to have a re-look at the basics of course design and learner engagement

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Shar-E-Fest 2014 | Emerging Technologies Centre

7th Annual New Zealand Shar-E-Fest: September 29th – 30th, 2014 Venue: Waikato Institute of Technology, Hamilton Concept: Shar-E-Fest is designed to en
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The "applied theme" of shar-e-fest always means you come away with some practical ideas.

 

We encourage you to share your experiences with other interested educators.

 

There is still time

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VideoNot.es: The easiest way to take notes synchronized with videos!

VideoNot.es: The easiest way to take notes synchronized with videos! | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
The easiest way to take notes synchronized with videos!
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Given the increased use of video in teaching and learning this functionality will appeal

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21 Good iPad Apps for Teachers of High School Students to Try This Summer

21 Good iPad Apps for Teachers of High School Students to Try This Summer | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
Each day this week I have shared a selection of apps appropriate for various grade ranges. On Monday I shared 21 apps for Pre-K through 2nd grade. On Tuesday, I shared apps 3rd through 5th grade st...
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Some ideas if you are an iPad user

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Melissa Marshall's curator insight, July 21, 3:41 AM

Richard Byrne gives a stack of apps for you to look at in a quick little slide presentation. I am going to download iCell and have a play! 

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People Don't Kill Engagement - Power Point Bullets Do!

People Don't Kill Engagement - Power Point Bullets Do! | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
Engagement in crisis: why Powerpoint doesn't work
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This provides some theory behind what we already know

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Peter Haydon Druery's curator insight, July 20, 3:45 AM

Couldn't agree more with this author. Most e-learning is developed using platforms that ignore the learner's learning preferences, characteristics and/or needs completely. The teacher really needs to know the learner if there is to be real engagement and educational motivation.

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10 Examples Of Disruptive Cloud-Based Learning

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10 Examples Of Disruptive Cloud-Based Learning
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Provides some useful examples of the many threads of "cloud-based" education. Worth a glance

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How Performance Support Apps Are Faring In Today’s Workplaces - Learnnovators - Bringing INNOVATION to E-LEARNING

How Performance Support Apps Are Faring In Today’s Workplaces - Learnnovators - Bringing INNOVATION to E-LEARNING | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
We all know… this is the age of mobile apps! These are revolutionizing all aspects (personal and professional) of our lives. They have started capturing their space in our workplaces too. Thanks to the ubiquitous nature of mobile devices and the amazing power fuelled by their ever-expanding features, mobile apps are enabling us perform at our workplaces in ways never imagined before! Therefore, it is quite natural for these to be touted as one of the best forms of performance support for today’s workplaces. We, at Learnnovators, have been excited about leveraging this technology for workplace performance support (especially, in the context of ‘on-the-job learning’). We have been doodling about the possibilities this learning technique offers while developing cost effective and powerful mobile performance support solutions. Read on…
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This links to some very interesting articles and reviews

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Windows 10 is the official name for Microsoft's next version of Windows

Windows 10 is the official name for Microsoft's next version of Windows | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
Microsoft is officially unveiling the name for the next release of Windows today: Windows 10. While the software maker had referred to Windows 10 as codename Windows Threshold internally, today’s...
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Does anyone know what happened to 9? Anyway looks as if there a merging of UI features of 7 and 8.

 

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Draft Programme | Emerging Technologies Centre

Draft Programme | Emerging Technologies Centre | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
Time Welcome Shar-E-Fest 2014 DAY 1 ROOM A.2.05 9.00 Registration: Tea and Coffee 9.30 Housekeeping and Organisation Richard El
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Draft Menu for Shar-E-Fest 2014 Published

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Psychometric Characteristics and Response Times for Content-... : Academic Medicine

Background: This study investigated the impact of item format and number of options on the psychometric characteristics (p values and biserials) and response times for multiple-choice questions (MCQs) appearing on Step 2 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination.
Method: In all, 192 MCQ...
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For those about to develop test / exam items this might be of interest. The conclusion "smaller numbers of options per item (and more items) should result in more efficient use of testing time and greater score precision per unit of testing time" should spark some debate.

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Evaluative self assessment – Taster workshops - Ako Aotearoa

Evaluative self assessment – Taster workshops - Ako Aotearoa | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
() Start: 15/09/2014 End:  14/10/2014  
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Not sure if many people now about these, look interesting

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Microlearning: hungry for knowledge nuggets

Microlearning: hungry for knowledge nuggets | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
Photo: Michigan Engineering

The overall concept of microlearning isn’t a new thing; that is, the principle of learning in small and repetitive steps has
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While not new it does make you re-think your teaching practice

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Crowd-Sourced Peer Review: Substitute or supplement for the current outdated system?

Crowd-Sourced Peer Review: Substitute or supplement for the current outdated system? | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
The problem with peer review today is that there is so much research being produced that there are not enough experts with enough time to peer-review it all. As we look to address this problem, iss...
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Interested in the future of "academic" scholarship and journals?

 

This is well worth a read as we potentially move to "wiki-style" editing and publishing of academic articles. 

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In the last 30 seconds there were 1,565,880 Facebook likes.

In the last 30 seconds there were 1,565,880 Facebook likes. | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
From tweets to likes, see how fast data is generated every second on the internet in this interactive visualization.
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This is a neat way to see haw Data is generated in dashboards and can be used to make choices.

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Learning spaces

Learning spaces | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
An infoKit with associated case studies and a photo library on new build and refurbishment in the sectors including sustainable approaches and business incubation spaces.
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An interesting set of resources on learning spaces and learning and teaching approaches

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CC Search

CC Search | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators.
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Want to find that FREE re-usable image or video? This is a good place to start

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10 Things That Learners Pay Attention To (And How to Use Them in eLearning)

10 Things That Learners Pay Attention To (And How to Use Them in eLearning) | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
Even more than other types of education, eLearning must struggle to attract learners' attention: the Internet is full of distractions, and adult lear
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Some interesting points

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Peter Haydon Druery's curator insight, July 20, 3:49 AM

Too many distractions and no real focus or teacher guided discipline. Put students in a face to face class room, use the resources to support rather than deliver, and they will do much better. 

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Why Microlearning is HUGE and how to be a part of it - eLearning Industry

Why Microlearning is HUGE and how to be a part of it - eLearning Industry | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
Why has Microlearning has blown up recently? Check this article to find out plus 5 Microlearning Commandments To Create You Own Microlearning!
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Like the quote "If organizations want to attract, develop and retain talent in this generation, they have to adapt to their audience. To quote The Kinks, “give the people want they want”

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Los Angeles school district to shift away from Apple's iPad to Windows, Chromebook

Los Angeles school district to shift away from Apple's iPad to Windows, Chromebook | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
A report over the weekend confirmed the Los Angeles Unified School District is planning to switch up a $1 billion technology in education project, allowing certain high schools in its jurisdiction to choose from six different Windows and Chromebook laptops instead of Apple's iPad.
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I totally agree with the statement "To have a one-device-fits-all approach does not make sense" Different learners, disciplines and capabilities require a "best-fit for purpose" approach rather than a "fit as best you can" technology mind-set ..

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