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SlideTalk - turn your presentations into engaging talking videos

SlideTalk - turn your presentations into engaging talking videos | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

SlideTalk makes it easy to publish, edit and share PowerPoint presentations, business presentations, tutorials, eLearning material, education material and documentation of events as talking presentations, thanks to using high quality text-to-speech and image processing software to hide from you all boring details of creating a talking video, and leaving you free to focus on the creative and pedagogical tasks.


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Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, January 27, 2013 10:47 AM

I wasn't too thrilled with the voice-over, but I can forsee utilizing this tool eventually. 

Karen Dietz's comment, January 31, 2013 1:01 PM
Thank you for all the input Videoworld, Beth, and Mayra!
Robin Good's comment, February 10, 2013 2:29 AM
Baiba, my mistake and my apologies. I mixed up one post of yours with another and got myself confused. I have deleted my comments and I apologize for any inconvenience I may have caused.

Keep up the great curation work.
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Project-Based Learning Through a Maker's Lens - Edutopia

Project-Based Learning Through a Maker's Lens - Edutopia | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"The rise of the Maker has been one of the most exciting educational trends of the past few years. A Maker is an individual who communicates, collaborates, tinkers, fixes, breaks, rebuilds, and constructs projects for the world around him or her. A Maker, re-cast into a classroom, has a name that we all love: a learner. A Maker, just like a true learner, values the process of making as much as the product. In the classroom, the act of Making is an avenue for a teacher to unlock the learning potential of her or his students in a way that represents many of the best practices of educational pedagogy. A Makerspace classroom has the potential to create life-long learners through exciting, real-world projects."


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Norton Gusky's curator insight, July 11, 4:19 AM

This helps to put the two trends into one package. Good approach.

Suzy Hirsch's curator insight, July 11, 6:29 AM

Aren't we all makers!

Linda Ashida's curator insight, July 11, 8:33 AM

Key message of this piece: Focusing on process as much as product, all as it relates to learning.

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The Science of Attention: How To Capture And Hold The Attention of Easily Distracted Students

The Science of Attention: How To Capture And Hold The Attention of Easily Distracted Students | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
How long can you reasonably expect your students to pay attention during your lessons? Some psychologists claim the typical student?s attention span is a

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Frances's curator insight, July 3, 6:29 AM

Paying attention to HOW students learn!

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Canvanizer

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Create your visual business model or SWOT model with Canvanizer, business brainstorming blackboard, modelling tools
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A useful tool for collaborative design, analysis and other activities.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: 8 Interactive Video Tools for Engaging Learners

Five-Minute Film Festival: 8 Interactive Video Tools for Engaging Learners | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
It's no secret that I am a passionate advocate for using video in the classroom. When used well, videos can help students make connections to people and ideas beyond their usual frame of reference. Th

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 7, 6:06 PM

This post not only provides 8 interactive video tools it also a section on "Reviews and Guides for Interactive Video Tools" and "Sources and Ideas for Using Videos in the Classroom."
The 8 video tools are shared as video clips (via YouTube) and include:

* Zaption

* TED-Ed Website Tour

* How to use Vialogues

* Using Metta.io

* Add Questions and Quizzes to YouTube Videos!

* VideoNot.es: Improving How We Learn with Online Videos

* eduCanon

* Huzzaz

Frances's curator insight, March 8, 6:42 AM

Multiple ways to represent info and idea; to ask qs; to stimulate engagement

Charlotte Assomo's curator insight, March 9, 3:33 AM

An amazing collection of tools that allow you to add a range of learning tools to existing videos.

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Educator as a Maker Educator - User Generated Education

Educator as a Maker Educator - User Generated Education | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"The following materials are being used to present to educators the idea that implementing maker education requires a different mindset, and often different roles and skills of the educator."


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Educator as a Design Thinker

Educator as a Design Thinker | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
 Resources for Educator as a Design Thinker Ideo. (n.d.).  Design Thinking for Educators Toolkit - Pfau, P. (2014).  Rethinking Education with Design Thinking - Speicher, S. (2013).  Design Thinkin...
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Dr. Michael Simmons's curator insight, May 28, 8:19 AM

Design Thinking gaining traction in the university setting as applied to teaching.  Makes sense.  UNT College of Visual Arts and Design heavy into this from all angles.

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The Naked Truth About Full-Frontal Presentations -- Campus Technology

The Naked Truth About Full-Frontal Presentations -- Campus Technology | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
As part of Common Core's shift of focus from teaching to learning, students are delivering more presentations (while teachers and peers sit-and-get). Not surprisingly, the same boring presentation techniques don't work any better for students than they did for teachers.

 

One suggestion:

 

Delete all the text from your slides.Replace those words and bullets with full-screen, full-color, photographic images.Narrate over the slides.
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One of the more ridiculous shifts that occurs in Active Classrooms and Flipped contexts is that the sins of the past are inflicted upon students.  When we ask lecturers to stop lecturing there seems to be a shift towards asking students to lecture instead.  The "in class presentation" (either physical or virtual) is often worse than the lecture process that the teacher abandoned. 

 

This piece offers some suggestions for breaking the cycle.

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Dr. Michael Simmons's curator insight, May 28, 8:28 AM

This short article and the attached resources are blunt, but necessarily so.  Why can't we (me included) break away from the damn bullet points!  I'll try again!

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Using Self-Determination Theory to Improve Online Learner Motivation

Using Self-Determination Theory to Improve Online Learner Motivation | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
According to self-determination theory, a theory developed by Deci and Ryan, three basic psychological needs affect motivation: autonomy, competence, and relatedness. Susan Epps, associate professor of Allied Health Sciences, and Alison Barton, associate professor of Teaching and Learning, both at East Tennessee State University, have used this theory to develop ways to improve online learner motivation.
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STEM students fare better when professors don't just lecture, study finds @insidehighered

STEM students fare better when professors don't just lecture, study finds @insidehighered | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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5 digital learning trends in museums | eSchool News | eSchool News

5 digital learning trends in museums | eSchool News | eSchool News | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Digital learning spaces are becoming museums' top way to connect with and engage students. Here are five strategies museums use today.

 

1. Last fall, the museum conducted a program in which students played games with scientists in order to pique their interest in different areas of science.  [Gamification/Serious Games]

 

2. Museum staff also use Minecraft with students. [Games/Virtual Worlds]

 

3. Students also use 3D printers to create objects that relate to subjects that they have studied and explored in the museum.  [Makerspace / Design]

 

4. Digital badges are in use at AMNH as well. [Digital Badging]

 

5. The museum runs a program that helps train teachers to go into schools and bring physical and digital resources from the museum back into classrooms. It also offers a graduate program and a program for urban schools. [Professional Learning]

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Some clear indicators of the adoption of a range of approaches that all enhance the Active Learning capacity of the museum's educational program - extrapolate for schools and universities.

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Lectures Aren't Just Boring, They're Ineffective, Too, Study Finds

Lectures Aren't Just Boring, They're Ineffective, Too, Study Finds | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
"Active learning" boosts grades, reduces failure rates in undergraduate STEM classes, concludes major review

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Volkmar Langer's curator insight, May 15, 12:40 AM

Definitely a must read!

Julie Bourguignon's curator insight, May 15, 1:37 AM

A bold statement...

Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, May 30, 1:33 AM

aulas expositivas nao sao apenas chatas, sao ineficientes para aprendizagem também...

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What's In and What's Out in Education

What's In and What's Out in Education | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

 

 

 


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Odile Dupont's curator insight, May 6, 12:19 AM

Des idées évidentes mais sans doute pas encore pour tout le monde !

ExamTime's curator insight, May 6, 1:42 AM

I think learners producing content rather than simply consuming is an important point to keep in mind. This idea is the basis of why ExamTime, the elearning web-app I work on, was created. With ExamTime, students create their own Mind Maps, Flashcards and other learning aids to improve their understanding of theory and overall learning. 

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 6, 9:55 AM

Relationships are at the centre of education. It is no longer teacher-centred or learner-centred. In a sense, teachers and students are learning alongside each other. I am not sure it will always be the teacher leading the way although they have to be willing to know when to let go and when to take charge. Content is still incredibly important in that unless it connects to the lives of teachers and students it is not practical and meaningful. Technology is rarely seamlessly integrated.

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SAMR as a Framework for Moving Towards Education 3.0 - @jackiegerstein

"This presentation is based on the following . . . the SAMR model was developed by as a framework to integrate technology into the curriculum. I believe it can also serve as a model to establish and assess if and how technology is being used to reinforce an old, often archaic Education 1.0 or being used to promote and facilitate what many are calling 21st century skills, i.e., creativity, innovation, problem-solving, critical thinking; those skills characteristic of Education 3.0. Many look at SAMR as the stages of technology integration. I propose that it should be a model for educators to focus on Modification and Redefinition areas of technology integration. Why should educators spend their time recreating Education 1.0 using technology at the substitution and augmentation levels when there are tools, techniques, and opportunities to modify and redefine technology integration for a richer, more engaging Education 2.0 or 3.0?"


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Militao de Maya Ricardo's curator insight, April 30, 10:24 AM

Muito boa apresentação, lançando perspectivas de processo bem mais abertos de educação que avançam no sentido da individualização dos conteúdos a serem trabahados, de acordo com  interesse de cada indivíduo, que se torna o motor e o cérebro de sua caminhada de aprendizado, utilizando os recursos disponíveis atualmente.

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Definition / Definition

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Convert Any Presentation Into a Talking Video in Your Preferred Language: SlideTalk.net

 

 


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Anita Rissler's curator insight, April 2, 2013 3:36 AM

Om du inte tycker om att lägga på din egen röst på ett bildspel med förklaringar, ska du absolut titta på den svenskutvecklade gratistjänsten SlideTalk.net.  Idén är att man skriver text till varje bild som behöver förklaras. Sedan finns det sju svenska röster att välja bland som läser upp texterna (totalt finns 70 röster). Du kan påverka röstläget, lägga in pauser, välja snabbhet på talet och blanda manliga och kvinnliga röster.

Färdigställ bildspelet - från PowerPoint-fil eller enskilda bilder med texter - förhandsgranska, ändra och publicera. Med litet övning kan säkert texterna låta  mer naturliga och tydliga - http://bit.ly/10uTAGc.

Själva publiceringen tog ett litet tag. Bildspelet konverteras och blir en video som laddas upp till SlideTalks kanal hos YouTube. Med gratistjänsten blir videon offentlig. Om det här sättet att lägga på texter passar dig, kan du köpa ett årsabonnemang på tjänsten ganska billigt. En väldigt trevlig tjänst med svenska röster!

Patricia Christian's curator insight, April 7, 2013 8:07 PM

Presentation using high quality voiceover which may be uploaded on You Tube.  SlideTalk.net     Show Describe and Share

Javier Arana's curator insight, July 3, 7:18 AM

Un manera de subir presentaciones, escribir texto y que una voz profesional de voz a texto grabe la presentación. La cuenta libre permite hasta 15 slides por presentación. Me parece, interesante. Lo comparto.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Photo Mapo for Archiving Summer (and other things)

Free Technology for Teachers: Photo Mapo for Archiving Summer (and other things) | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"While gathering resources to share with campus teachers, I stumbled upon thePhoto Mapo app and quickly added it to my list of tools for summer archival. The intent was to provide a repository of tools and applications that educators could utilize in the midst of their staycations and vacations that could also be extended to the classroom. Photo Mapo is a FREE app that does just that. "


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Very useful for fieldtrips and site -based learning activities - the app allows you to record the location, a map, a photo and notes about the location in a single "postcard" style image.  Geological survey, environmental outings, etc could all be recorded with this innovative, yet very simple application.

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Allan Tsuda's curator insight, June 9, 4:34 PM

Just downloaded and checked it out. So easy to use. Choose a photo and that's it! (GPS data with photo, of course.) Lots of templates to choose from. 

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Flipped Video Tools ~ Shambles

Flipped Video Tools ~ Shambles | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

by Chris Smith

 

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More than 30 apps dealing with creation and annotation of videos and other presentations for the flipped classroom. Smith's collections always warrant serious consideration.


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Active learning increases student performance in science, engineering, and mathematics | Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

Active learning increases student performance in science, engineering, and mathematics | Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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To test the hypothesis that lecturing maximizes learning and course performance, we metaanalyzed 225 studies that reported data on examination scores or failure rates when comparing student performance in undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses under traditional lecturing versus active learning. The effect sizes indicate that on average, student performance on examinations and concept inventories increased by 0.47 SDs under active learning (n = 158 studies), and that the odds ratio for failing was 1.95 under traditional lecturing (n = 67 studies). These results indicate that average examination scores improved by about 6% in active learning sections, and that students in classes with traditional lecturing were 1.5 times more likely to fail than were students in classes with active learning. Heterogeneity analyses indicated that both results hold across the STEM disciplines, that active learning increases scores on concept inventories more than on course examinations, and that active learning appears effective across all class sizes—although the greatest effects are in small (n ≤ 50) classes. Trim and fill analyses and fail-safe n calculations suggest that the results are not due to publication bias. The results also appear robust to variation in the methodological rigor of the included studies, based on the quality of controls over student quality and instructor identity. This is the largest and most comprehensive metaanalysis of undergraduate STEM education published to date. The results raise questions about the continued use of traditional lecturing as a control in research studies, and support active learning as the preferred, empirically validated teaching practice in regular classrooms

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Are lectures a good way to learn?

Are lectures a good way to learn? | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Imagine a future where university enrolment paperwork is accompanied by the statement: Warning: lectures may stunt your academic performance and increase risk of failure. Researchers from the United States…
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Transformers: Building an Active Learning Faculty -- Campus Technology

Transformers: Building an Active Learning Faculty -- Campus Technology | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Ball State University has long believed in the value of immersive learning experiences. Now faculty practices are undergoing transformation through immersion in a learning community dedicated to the precepts of active learning.

 

Even the most cutting-edge classrooms are ineffective if nobody knows how to use them to enhance learning. Case in point: When Ball State University upgraded a couple classrooms with Steelcase "Node" chairs as part of experimentation in "active learning," the faculty response was less than enthusiastic. The chairs are designed to facilitate a pedagogical shift from lecturing to collaboration and problem-solving -- but without training, faculty were ill-equipped to recognize the potential of movable furniture.

 

"People hated them," recalled Marilyn Buck, associate provost and dean of Ball State's University College. "In fact, when I saw them, at first I thought, why would anybody do this? [Faculty] were just thrown in there. All they saw was that students could roll [the chairs] around and they had no idea how to use them."

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Cooperative Learning Group Activities For College Courses : A Guide For Instructors

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4 Steps to Becoming a Learner-Centered eLearning Professional

4 Steps to Becoming a Learner-Centered eLearning Professional | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
A shift to a learner-centered eLearning design model allows you to meet the needs of all learners while maintaining expectations and quality content.

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Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, May 30, 1:22 AM

4 passos para tornar-se um profissional de e learning com foco no aprendiz e nao no conteudo

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55% More STEM Students Fail Lectures Than Active Learning Classes -- Campus Technology

55% More STEM Students Fail Lectures Than Active Learning Classes -- Campus Technology | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Traditional lectures are failing students in STEM disciplines. According to a new meta-analysis published this week, a staggering 55 percent more students flunk purely lecture-based STEM courses than flunk courses taught with some sort of active learning component.
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An Annotated List of Flipped Class Tools and Resources

An Annotated List of Flipped Class Tools and Resources | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Flipped Class Tool and Resource List from Turn to Your Neighbor We will keep a (clearly very incomplete) list of tools and resources we use and/or discover relative to flipped teaching here. Help u...

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niftyjock's curator insight, May 5, 6:26 PM

Peer instruction checklist, fantastic

Елена Гончарова's curator insight, May 7, 8:21 AM

добавить понимание ...

Murielle Godement's curator insight, May 29, 10:35 PM

Annuaire commenté des ressources utiles pour une classe inversée. Création et partage de ressources

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UNC Chapel Hill | Echo360

UNC Chapel Hill | Echo360 | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
CREATING LIFELONG LEARNERS

Higher exam scores and increased student satisfaction weren’t the only positive results stemming from Dr. Mumper’s flipped classroom research study. Read the case study to uncover his other surprising discoveries.

 

Case Study
http://echo360.com/sites/default/files/UNC%20School%20of%20Pharmacy%20Case%20Study.pdf#page=1

Download Research Paper

http://echo360.com/sites/all/themes/echo360/files/Mumper_Final_Academic_Medicine.pdf#page=1

 

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A cure for the common lecture, flipping the classroom brings learning to life. Download the infographic for the 3 key components to flipping your own classes.
http://echo360.com/sites/all/themes/echo360/files/UNC-Infographic.pdf#page=1

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