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What is mobile learning? - Jisc infoNet

What is mobile learning? - Jisc infoNet | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
Jisc infoNet helps organisations in the Higher Education and Further Education and Skills sectors to operate effectively, get best value for money and deliver excellent quality learning, teaching and research.
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A very detailed overview of mobile learning from the leading body in Britain. Well worth the read.

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Degreed wants to make online courses count - Fortune Tech

Degreed wants to make online courses count - Fortune Tech | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
More people are learning online, but what will it take for employers to pay attention?
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Part 3 of the Massification Theme. Is Degreed, and the "customised" credentialing solutions they propose, the real trend for education. A hint of how mssification of education might occur?

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MOOCs and the 'sound' of higher education

MOOCs and the 'sound' of higher education | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
AS Australian universities embrace free online courses and partner with world leading massive open online course providers such as Coursera and edX, they are not only changing how education is delivered, but potentially challenging the very meaning...
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Although advocating MOOCs the question posed


"Will education become more modular (self-contained elements that can be combined), in terms of both courses and credentials?"


is very relevant.

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Dartmouth foreign language classes embrace Twitter | eSchool News

Foreign language professor Tania Convertini is thrilled to catch her Dartmouth College students complaining about homework or upcoming tests.
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Learning languages 140 characters at a time, as long as they do not try and abreviate :)

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If You Ask These Questions About Interactive Elearning, Everyone Wins!

If You Ask These Questions About Interactive Elearning, Everyone Wins! | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
When you ask the right questions about developing interactive elearning courses, you and your learners benefit.
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Some interesting comments to reflect on

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Scaling the New School of Knowledge [Infographic] - SocialTimes

Scaling the New School of Knowledge [Infographic] - SocialTimes | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
Web platforms may one day catch up to traditional institutions like the Library of Congress in their ability to collect and organize millions of documents, according to an infographic by content curation platform Scoop.it.
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Do not know if I agree with Scribd comment "mean librarians". 

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Universal Traits of a Winning eLearning Course

Universal Traits of a Winning eLearning Course | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
Below is a quick list of traits you definitely should consider for your next eLearning course.
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Some interesting bullet points that should prompt some reflection.

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Grammar 4eva: Has 'techspeak' made time-honoured language skills irrelevant ... - National Post

Grammar 4eva: Has 'techspeak' made time-honoured language skills irrelevant ... - National Post | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it

National Post Grammar 4eva: Has 'techspeak' made time-honoured language skills irrelevant ...


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As we move to full audio / video will writing be relevant at all?

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"Did You Know?/Shift Happens" (Version 6, 2012)

Did You Know? originally started out as a PowerPoint presentation for a faculty meeting in August 2006 at Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colorado, Unite...
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These always present some interesting talking points.

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Why Should You Try Game-Based Learning? - Edudemic

Why Should You Try Game-Based Learning? - Edudemic | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
This visual takes a look at how game-based learning activities are designed, why they work, and how well they work in classrooms. Keep reading to learn more.
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Staring to grow very interested in these infographics. Would be nice to know how they impact on student performance and educators perceptions of the value of "content"

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Building Meaningful Assessments [INFOGRAPHIC] | LearnDash

Building Meaningful Assessments [INFOGRAPHIC] | LearnDash | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
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As we move to add interactions to our online activities this infographic may prove useful

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How Tablets Are Influencing The Way We Teach and How our Students Learn - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

How Tablets Are Influencing The Way We Teach and How our Students Learn - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
The infographic below clearly shows how tablets like iPads are influencing the way we teach and how our students learn.
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Really like the information on certificates. illustrating, to me at least, the growing trend / demend for badges/micro-credentials. 

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Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers | Teaching Strategies | Mentoring Minds

Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers | Teaching Strategies | Mentoring Minds | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
Download an 11X17 version of the Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers Infographic by Mentoring Minds.com.
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A nice infographic?

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12 Free iPad Apps for Learning the Human Anatomy

12 Free iPad Apps for Learning the Human Anatomy | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
The human body is a really complex system. If you want to learn more about it or teach your little ones about human anatomy download for free the following Applications for iPad and have fun while learning and interacting with them.
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Of use to health, science and sports science?

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MOOC Mania Meets the Sober Reality of Education

MOOC Mania Meets the Sober Reality of Education | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
What are the benefits for the vast majority of students who, for various reasons, are not able to benefit significantly from taking a MOOC? Indeed, can the technologies on which MOOCs are built offer any benefits to average students?
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Again a signal that the juggernaught of the MOOC is slowing. However, the underlying issues of costs of educational delivery, the use of blended techniques and micro-credentialing / mass customisation remain. 

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6 Types of Blended Learning

6 Types of Blended Learning | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it

"Blended Learning is not so much an innovation as it is a natural by-product of the digital domain creeping into physical boundaries. As digital and social media become more and more prevalent in the life of learners, it was only a matter of time before learning became “blended” by necessity.

That said, there’s a bit more to Blended and “Hybrid” Learning than throwing in a little digital learning." Terry Heick

 


Via Karine Thonnard, CECI Jean-François
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A nice infographic providing a good overview of multiple conceptions of blended learning.and how these conceptions are influencing all educational sectors. 

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, November 7, 2013 11:20 AM

This has been cross posted in Innovation and in the Agile Learning curation stream, with over 250 comments.  It has garnered quite the attention this past month!  


~  Deb

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, April 2, 2015 6:07 AM

Intéressant de voir des initiatives l'un à côté de l'autre. Un bon résumé de quelques possibilités.

Ajo Monzó's curator insight, April 3, 2015 5:48 AM

Thanks!

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Tips for Writing Better Quiz Questions

Tips for Writing Better Quiz Questions | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
Quizzes are a popular evaluation tool used within eLearning all the time. As an eLearning professional, I’m always on the hunt for new ways to measure the knowledge and retention of my learners. If...
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Some nice comments and thoughts around quiz development, worth a read.

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TubeChop - Chop YouTube Videos

TubeChop - Chop YouTube Videos | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
TubeChop allows you to easily chop a funny or interesting section from any YouTube video and share it.

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This application could be fun :)

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KiwiBelma's curator insight, August 13, 2013 6:32 PM

Thanks you Mark for sharing!

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New: 10 of the best Apple and Android apps for education in 2013 | eSchool News

New: 10 of the best Apple and Android apps for education in 2013 | eSchool News | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
Last year we presented “New: 10 of the best Apple apps for education in 2012,” which highlighted some of the best apps for iPhones and iPods.
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Some interesting (and sometimes free) apps. Great to see the I-brand issue is starting to fade as people realise it is all about functionality not fashion statements.

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5 Ways To Support Teachers Skeptical Of Technology - Edudemic

5 Ways To Support Teachers Skeptical Of Technology - Edudemic | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
As more schools move to a 1:1 or BYOD format, it becomes increasingly important to support teachers - all teachers - effectively make that transition and to support them in that process.
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Although school focused I think the points outlined are relevant to education in general

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How Can Educational Data Mining and Learning Analytics Improve and Personalize Education? - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

How Can Educational Data Mining and Learning Analytics Improve and Personalize Education? - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
Check out this beautiful infographic which answers why would colleges want to have analytics, how can educational data mining and learning analytics improve and personalize education, and how does this process work.
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While we need to be conscious of Orwell and the Big Brother syndrome there is no denying that data used appropriately can lead to personilised learning.

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The Myth of Learning Styles

The Myth of Learning Styles | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
“Myth: 82% thought that teaching children in their preferred learning style could improve learning outcomes.
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This could generate some interesting debate

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Multiple Choice Cartoon | Savage Chickens - Cartoons on Sticky Notes by Doug Savage

Multiple Choice Cartoon | Savage Chickens - Cartoons on Sticky Notes by Doug Savage | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
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Do we know how to craft multi-choice questions?

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Schooled by Google: How Google Apps is penetrating education (infographic)

Schooled by Google: How Google Apps is penetrating education (infographic) | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
Education is a notoriously slow adopter of technology, but Google Apps is growing quickly, if not virally, doubling over the last two years.
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If we ignore the BRAND we can recognise life will be based in the cloud rather than on desktops. 

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The Twitter Guide for Teachers

The Twitter Guide for Teachers | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
Twitter can be an incredible tool for both teachers and students when used correctly. As a teacher, your role in the process is to be professional, understanding, and as creative as possible.
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A nice overview of how micro-blogging (Twitter) can be used to stimulate learning.

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