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Does research support flipped learning? | eSchool News

Does research support flipped learning? | eSchool News | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
Though quantitative and rigorous qualitative data on flipped learning is limited, a recent literature review based on teacher reports, course completion rates, and supported methodology research indicates that flipped learning is more than just a...
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Flipped classrooms do work

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The Transcendent Potential of Digital Badges and Paradigm Shifts in Education | HASTAC

The Transcendent Potential of Digital Badges and Paradigm Shifts in Education | HASTAC | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
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Some interesting ideas on micro-credentials / badges and a useful discussion at the conclusion of the article

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California Puts MOOC Bill on Ice - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

California Puts MOOC Bill on Ice - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
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The intial bloom of the MOOC appears to be behind us. Does this mean mass-customisation will gain more traction?

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Genghis Khan Never Used WebEx And Did Just Fine by Wayne Turmel - Elearning! Magazine BLOG

Genghis Khan Never Used WebEx And Did Just Fine by Wayne Turmel - Elearning! Magazine BLOG | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
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"Genghis Khan and his Mongols ran half the known world and never held a WebEx meeting or conference call" what does this tell us?.

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PCs outsell tablets in college dorms

PCs outsell tablets in college dorms | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
Sales of desktop and laptop computers may soon be overtaken by tablets, but there is one place the old workhorses haven’t fallen out of fashion: the college campus.
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Are tablets suitable for "education" purposes? This article, with its nice quote "Unless you’re shooting for a degree in Angry Birds, tablets are a horrible back-to-school purchase", is food for thought. 

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The 5 Best Colleges Killing it With Higher Ed Social Media

The 5 Best Colleges Killing it With Higher Ed Social Media | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
Is your college's Higher Ed social media strategy lacking something? Find out how five colleges are absolutely killing it with social media!
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I liked Bostons SCVNGR (pronounced “scavenger”)  using platforms like Facebook and Twitter to direct where to travel next. Maybe an orientation exercise?

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18 Things To Know About Education In New Zealand - Edudemic

18 Things To Know About Education In New Zealand - Edudemic | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
We have lots of Edudemic readers from New Zealand so we thought this would be quite useful: a look at education in New Zealand.
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A nice info-graphic on the current state of education in NZ

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Is this an accurate representation of education in NZ?

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MOOCagogy: Assessment, Networked Learning, and the Meta-MOOC | Online Learning | HYBRID PEDAGOGY

MOOCagogy: Assessment, Networked Learning, and the Meta-MOOC | Online Learning | HYBRID PEDAGOGY | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
Hybrid Pedagogy is an academic and networked journal of learning, teaching, and technology that combines the strands of critical pedagogy and digital pedagogy to arrive at the best social and civil uses of technology and digital media in education.
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This article is an analysis of "MOOC MOOC" which was a MOOC exploring  the potential, pitfalls, drawbacks, and advantages of massive, open approaches to teaching and learning. It validates what we already know about Communities of Practice (COP) 

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Executive Summary: Relationship Centered Learning / Brandon Hall Group Member Center

Executive Summary: Relationship Centered Learning / Brandon Hall Group Member Center | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
This executive summary provides an overview and highlights of Brandon Hall Group's exclusive research on Relationship Centered Learning. The study is based on surveys of more than 60...
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Given increased focus on competency-based curriculum, performance outcomes and performance support this overview of approaches to teaching and learning is useful. 

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Why Should Educators Use LinkedIn? - EdTechReview (ETR)

Why Should Educators Use LinkedIn? - EdTechReview (ETR) | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
Many people fail to realize that the features of LinkedIn are not only for employees in various sectors but also for teachers and educators. Let’s see how those features of LinkedIn useful for educators.
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THis social networking site is starting to make inroads in the professional sector.

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PowerPoint as an Authoring Tool: Use this great tool, but don’t tell the others!

PowerPoint as an Authoring Tool: Use this great tool, but don’t tell the others! | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
Only few people know that PowerPoint has got standard features that can turn it into a powerful eLearning authoring tool.
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PPT is often overlooked as viable option to create engaging content but it is possibly the application most of us have skills in.

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The Role of Social Media in eLearning

The Role of Social Media in eLearning | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
This article reflects the use of social media in eLearning plus some tips on how social media can be used as learning platforms.
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Thought piece argues one of the best outcomes of the use of social media is that learning has become learner-centric and not teacher-centric, which is the way it should have been all along. 

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Shar-E-Fest 2013: Submissions

Shar-E-Fest 2013: Submissions | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
The first call for submissions for Shar-E-Fest 2013 is now being made. The programme is based around 5 x 100 minute workshops (a 30 seat computer lab is available for practical demonstrations) and 30...
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Shar-E-Fest is designed to be a forum where those engaged in e-activities - for example, delivering e-learning events, developing online learning resources/services, providing access to digital materials, creating virtual spaces, and improving the digital literacy of participants - can share their innovations and experiences.in a friendly and supportive environment.

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xAPI, Open Badges and E-Portfolios - Christian Glahn

xAPI, Open Badges and E-Portfolios - Christian Glahn | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
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While a little technical this infographic illustrates the growing importance of micro-credentials (badges). customisation of learning and the emerging trends within formal education

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How Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Points Towards A Future Of Google Wearable Devices

How Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Points Towards A Future Of Google Wearable Devices | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
Take Bluetooth Smart, mix in new Android features and shake it all up. What do you get? A new generation of personal smart devices.
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Where do they get these names from?

Anyway looks as if the future is arriving fast.

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Arrnica's World of E-learning/ Tech Writing/ Presales/ Marketing: Fueling Self-Learning, Contribution to Corporate Learning, and Employee Performance Improvement through Gamification

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Gamification, whilst not new is gaining traction in team environments. Interesting to see the mention of "badges"

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Learn The Language Of Online Training! [CROSSWORD PUZZLE]

Learn The Language Of Online Training! [CROSSWORD PUZZLE] | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
This interactive crossword puzzle will help you get up to speed with online training jargon and terms. Free PDF version also available.
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A nice puzzle to while away a few moments.

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The Different Levels of Boredom in eLearning Content

The Different Levels of Boredom in eLearning Content | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
The problem of boring eLearning won’t go away simply by avoiding it. You have to acknowledge it first before you can solve it. Here’s how.
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Where do you rate on the Boredom Barometer?

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Educational Websites That Amaze Kids - EdTechReview (ETR)

Educational Websites That Amaze Kids - EdTechReview (ETR) | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
Kids are exposed and attracted to technology, they like digital learning. Here are some educational websites that make your kids focus more on learning.
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Confirms future learners will be fully networwed and digitaly literate. Will our current models cope?

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Moodle 2.0 for Teachers: An Illustrated Guide (Revised)

This is all facilitated by the use of an illustrated guide using actual screen shots taken form his own well establish Moodle for Teachers site E-TeachUK

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Sometimes it is always nice to have a "book" to guide our efforts

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5 Reasons BYOD Technology in the Classroom Enhances Learning

5 Reasons BYOD Technology in the Classroom Enhances Learning | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
BYOD (bring your own device) has and will continue its proliferation into school wireless networks everywhere.
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While focused on the classroom the underlying concepts are relevant to tertiary institutions.

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Knowmia: A Great Site and App for Flipping Lessons - EdTechReview (ETR)

Knowmia: A Great Site and App for Flipping Lessons - EdTechReview (ETR) | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
Knowmia helps students as a tool to get free video tutorials for topics they want to learn, and helps teachers as a free lesson planning and recording tool.
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While focused on the pre-tertiary sector some of the ideas and tools are useful

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The Facebook Guide for Teachers

The Facebook Guide for Teachers | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
How do I properly use Facebook in the classroom? What are the golden Facebook rules for teachers? How can as a teacher utilize Facebook in the classroom?
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The golden Facebook rule for teachers is if you have a personal Facebook page, then keep it personal.

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SJSU and Udacity: Poor Planning and Support, but Valuable Reviewing of Results -

SJSU and Udacity: Poor Planning and Support, but Valuable Reviewing of Results - | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
A couple of weeks ago I was interviewed for an article in the NY Times about recent pushback against MOOCs.
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The MOOC hype is slowly being questioned

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The Official Educator's Guide To YouTube

The Official Educator's Guide To YouTube | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
The Official Educator's Guide To YouTube: flipped classroom, mobile learning, khan academy
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From the article: YouTube is a goldmine for content. Yes, it’s also a goldmine for trash and whimsy, but more than anything it’s a kind of circus-mirror reflection of culture.

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