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How digital technology is ushering in a new age of learning

How digital technology is ushering in a new age of learning | Flexible Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
More and more educators are ditching the chalkboards and opening their physical classroom boundaries in favour of digital learning.
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Digital literacy may reduce cognitive decline in older people

Digital literacy may reduce cognitive decline in older people | Flexible Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
People aged between 50 and 89 who use email or are internet “literate” perform better in memory and cognitive tests, a recent…
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Education’s war on millennials: Why everyone is failing the “digital generation”

Education’s war on millennials: Why everyone is failing the “digital generation” | Flexible Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Both reformers and traditionalists view technology as a way to control students — and they're getting it very wrong
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The 15 Best Blogging Platforms on the Web Today

The 15 Best Blogging Platforms on the Web Today | Flexible Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
We've combed the Internet to bring you a selection of the best blogging platforms online.
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Budget 2014 - Education changes, research cuts a concern for ICT sector

Budget 2014 - Education changes, research cuts a concern for ICT sector | Flexible Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Changes to higher education student fee systems and funding cuts to research organisations in this year's budget is a concern for some IT professionals in a sector that is struggling to find staff and money to innovate.
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Taylor & Francis Author Services - Tweet your research

Taylor & Francis Author Services - Tweet your research | Flexible Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Tweet your research: a how to guide
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Farewell Nokia: The rise and fall of a mobile pioneer - CNET

Farewell Nokia: The rise and fall of a mobile pioneer - CNET | Flexible Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Nokia was once a dominant force in the wireless world. CNET takes a look at its successes -- and what went wrong.
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Social Media Statistics Australia - March 2014

Social Media Statistics Australia - March 2014 | Flexible Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Monthly Social Media Report showing the most active social networking websites in Australia over March 2014
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Writing Speeches That Grab Your Audience from the Opening Sentence - Tuts+ Business Article

Writing Speeches That Grab Your Audience from the Opening Sentence - Tuts+ Business Article | Flexible Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Writing a presentation is a daunting task. You wonder: Will anybody listen to me? Will anyone remember the ideas I share? Can my presentation really make a difference? The answer to these questions is yes, yes and yes. That is, as long as you've got to grips with basic presentation skills and you give your presentation a solid structure. Let's look at the structure you can use in your presentations to grab attention from your opening line. | Tags: Communication
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A Concussion Monitor to Measure Hard Knocks

A Concussion Monitor to Measure Hard Knocks | Flexible Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
New impact sensors in helmets promise to warn coaches and parents when a young athlete has sustained a blow that might have caused a concussion.
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Prezi - Blog - 10 Most Common Rookie Mistakes in Public Speaking

Prezi - Blog - 10 Most Common Rookie Mistakes in Public Speaking | Flexible Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
In this guest post, Terry Gault, Managing Partner and Vice President of The Henderson Group , p...
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The End of Theory in Digital Social Research? | DMLcentral

The End of Theory in Digital Social Research? | DMLcentral | Flexible Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Computer code, software and algorithms have sunk deep into the “technological unconscious” of our contemporary “lifeworld.” How might this affect academic research in the social sciences and the formation of the professional identities of academics?
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Future workers

Future workers | Flexible Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
How will Generations X,Y & Z change the way work and the workplace operates?
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Personalized Learning: A Working Definition

Personalized Learning: A Working Definition | Flexible Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
A group of philanthropies and school and technology advocacy groups, with contributions from educators, compiled a four-part "working definition" of the attributes of personalized learning.

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Reliable internet services usher in farm automation

Reliable internet services usher in farm automation | Flexible Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Reliable internet services bring online farm automation to Tasmania grain businesses.
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How Academia and Publishing are Destroying Scientific Innovation: A Conversation with Sydney Brenner | King's Review – Magazine

How Academia and Publishing are Destroying Scientific Innovation: A Conversation with Sydney Brenner | King's Review – Magazine | Flexible Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
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The Landing: Connectivism: a learning theory or a theory of how to learn?

The Landing: Connectivism: a learning theory or a theory of how to learn? | Flexible Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
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Online proctoring raises privacy concerns

Online proctoring raises privacy concerns | Flexible Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Some online courses require a proctoring service that watches students take tests through their computer's webcam, privacy concerns have arisen.
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Peace of mind at your fingertips

Peace of mind at your fingertips | Flexible Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Apps that record sleep and exercise habits may have the side-effect of improving mental health.
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Nurses’ tablets tame the tyranny of distance

Nurses’ tablets tame the tyranny of distance | Flexible Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
TABLET computers with high-speed wireless broadband connectivity and video capabilities have been credited with saving time and money for healthcare provider Silver Chain.
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The Monitored Man

The Monitored Man | Flexible Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
After six months of heavy use of activity-monitoring gadgets — sometimes wearing four at a time — the author reports back.
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A guide to choosing journals for academic publication

A guide to choosing journals for academic publication | Flexible Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
The key is the match between your paper and the journal Choosing a journal for your paper is a complex and nuanced process. Don’t expect to be able to ask anyone else off the cuff and get a sensibl...
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Why You Need to be on Social Media

Why You Need to be on Social Media | Flexible Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
If you are a private citizen with no business concern at all, then there is no great need for you to be on social media. The main reason that many private citizens are on it is because it is fun. You get to communicate with your friends and complete strangers. It is also loaded with brand new content every day, including content that your friends and family have posted. It allows people to see family photographs that were uploaded by distant relatives. It also allows you to share things between friends that will make them laugh. If however you are running a website, blog, business, or all three, then it is vitally important that you are on social media. Continue reading →
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