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» You’ll Remember a Facebook Post Longer than a Face - Psych Central News

» You’ll Remember a Facebook Post Longer than a Face - Psych Central News | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
Surprising new findings suggest an individual will remember a Facebook post longer than they'll retain the memory of human face or a sentence in a
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Maybe we should be more spntanious in our e-mails posts since this research indicates our minds may better take in, store, and bring forth information gained from online posts because they are in what the researchers call ‘mind-ready’ formats – i.e., they are spontaneous, unedited and closer to natural speech.

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Save the world from boring training!

Save the world from boring training! | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
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While it is focused on training some of the tips apply to our own environment

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QuickThoughts – A place to think and share » Blog Archive » Discussing design models for hybrid/blended learning and the impact on the campus » QuickThoughts - A place to think and share

QuickThoughts – A place to think and share » Blog Archive » Discussing design models for hybrid/blended learning and the impact on the campus » QuickThoughts - A place to think and share | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
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Tony bates comments "Despite all the hype about MOOCs, hybrid learning is probably the most significant development in e-learning". At Wintec, and in NZ generally, we use the term "blended" rather than hybrid. 

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Vittorio Canavese's curator insight, July 19, 2013 4:42 PM

Il modello di blog è piuttosto interessante, lo specifico post anche più. Cominciamo a parlare anche di hybrid learning quando il blended learning è visto ancora con molta diffidenza (e sospetto altrettanta non conoscenza)

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Welcome to Platform 3.0

Welcome to Platform 3.0 | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
We’re excited to announce the formation of a new forum, specifically designed to advance The Open Group vision of Boundaryless Information Flow™ by helping enterprises to take advantage of these co...
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a little technical (and commercial) at times but does indicate where IT systems are moving

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Does Technology Make Us Stupid Or Smart?

Does Technology Make Us Stupid Or Smart? | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
The answer is "both." Here's how to get your gadgets to increase not decrease your intelligence:
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What you need to know to get your gadgets / tools to increase, not decrease, your intelligence

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How We Use Social Media for Informal Learning

How We Use Social Media for Informal Learning | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
Vendors talk about social learning like its something revolutionary, but I'm here to tell you its not. Informal learning is an everyday thing.
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The section on swaying the sceptics is interesting

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How Can Technology Make a Classroom Engaging? - EdTechReview (ETR)

How Can Technology Make a Classroom Engaging? - EdTechReview (ETR) | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
Students love new technologies in classroom. Teachers can know how technology can make a classroom engaging.
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Some interesting ideas

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Could social media bridge the divide between business and education?

Could social media bridge the divide between business and education? | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
Education isn't equipping students for the world of work, says James Jefferson – could a new virtual apprenticeship, co-created by universities and business, be the answer?
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Continuing the theme of creating environments that empower students to develop careers rather than just qualifications

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Radical Reform: iPad Schools Seek to Transform Education

Radical Reform: iPad Schools Seek to Transform Education | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
Plenty of schools use iPads. But what if the entire education experience were offered via tablet computer? That is what several new schools in the Netherlands plan to do. There will be no blackboards or schedules.
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THe educational environment of the future? But wonder why the continue to refer to a "product" rather than the concept?

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New to Wolfram|Alpha? Take the Tour: What Is Wolfram|Alpha?

Wolfram|Alpha is a computational knowledge engine for computing answers and providing knowledge; it is not a search engine.
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If the next generation of the Web -- Web 3.0 – is based on sophisticated search engines and systems generated responses keeping track of tools like this are important. 

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A University's Offer of Credit for a MOOC Gets No Takers

A University's Offer of Credit for a MOOC Gets No Takers | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
Colorado State University-Global Campus made the $89 offer but may have to adjust its thinking, officials say.
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It appears that MOOCs from smaller "brand" institutions may not have the uptake that high brand MOOCs have (Harvard, MIT). Adds weight to the concept of "customisation" ? 

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[Infographic] Using Tablets For Teaching - EdTechReview (ETR)

[Infographic] Using Tablets For Teaching - EdTechReview (ETR) | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
Check out this infographic to know more on how tablets are being used for teaching students of the 21st century.
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Some data from 2012 but the infographic is still of use.

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Jinha Lee: Reach into the computer and grab a pixel | Video on TED.com

The border between our physical world and the digital information surrounding us has been getting thinner and thinner. Designer and engineer Jinha Lee wants to dissolve it altogether.
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Thought provoking ideas

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[Infographic] Learning Analytics: How Will It Work? - EdTechReview (ETR)

[Infographic] Learning Analytics: How Will It Work? - EdTechReview (ETR) | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
How will Learning Analytics work? Find out more about this educational revolution in this infographic.
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Learning analytics combines this sort of data analysis with student interaction in online education tools, aiming to create a more integrated and customized learning experience

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Can Doodling Improve Memory and Concentration?

Can Doodling Improve Memory and Concentration? | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
An experiment suggests doodling may be more than just a pleasant waste of time and paper.
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Research on doodling might sound a little trivial but you have to admit it can be fascinating

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3 Great Infographic Tools

3 Great Infographic Tools | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
I just finished creating an infographic for our adjunct faculty Moodle training when I came across this wonderful infographic on "13 Reasons Your Brain Craves Infographics". I will post it here, bu...
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Next time you want to grab someone’s attention through writing and visuals, try an infographic!

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Time to move beyond MOOC hype?

Time to move beyond MOOC hype? | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
AS scores of universities rush to offer free online classes, the mania over massive open online courses may be slowing down. Even top proponents of MOOCs are acknowledging critical questions remain unanswered, and are urging further study.
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Thrun, the CEO of Udacity, is pulling back from previous rhetoric of only 10 world universities, as he notes we should be "willing to learn from our failures and to forge on."

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Ed-Tech Cheat Sheet [INFOGRAPHIC] | LearnDash

Ed-Tech Cheat Sheet [INFOGRAPHIC] | LearnDash | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
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Provides a brief overview of common "buzzwords" in educational technologies.

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The 8 Best Free Video Tools For Teachers

The 8 Best Free Video Tools For Teachers | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
Screen casting is a very helpful technique in eLearning. It can be used by teachers or instructors who want to create video tutorials or presentations. This is why I created a list of the best free video tools for teachers.
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I can recomend screenr

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Lecture theatres to go the way of the dodo

Large lecture theatres are disappearing and will soon be gone from university campuses say Australian vice-chancellors.The trend is evidenced by the major campus upgrade being undertaken by the University…...
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“As we move into online environments our on-campus environment will be richer, more interactive and be focused on making meaning , socialy construted knowledge. The days of transmission / behaviourists are over??

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BRAIN POWER: From Neurons to Networks

Directed by @tiffanyshlain "BRAIN POWER: From Neurons to Networks" is the third cloud film in the "Let it Ripple: Mobile Films for Global Change" series. All...
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May help explain "connectionism" the movement in cognitive science which hopes to explain human intellectual abilities using artificial neural networks.

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3 Knowledge Domains for the 21st Century Student

3 Knowledge Domains for the 21st Century Student | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it

Digital literacy is the foundational knowledge to know while critical thinking is the meta knowledge to act.

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A simple image that helps make sense of a complex problem

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How tablets help teachers learn, too | Amplify

How tablets help teachers learn, too | Amplify | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
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The quote “This has been a great learning experience for me,” she says. “Adding technology has caused me to be a better teacher.” says it all

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The Millennials Are Coming! Proven Engagement Strategies by Elisabeth Arellano : Learning Solutions Magazine

The Millennials Are Coming! Proven Engagement Strategies by Elisabeth  Arellano : Learning Solutions Magazine | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
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Millennials, the generation of people born between 1981 and 1999 during the rice of ICTs. They will be looking for mobile learning, gamification, and video-based learning.

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Sir Ken Robinson- The Art of Teaching

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Validates Eisner in that teaching is subtle and complex, an "art", not logical and syatamatic, a "science". 

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