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Free Technology for Teachers: SummarizeThis Quickly Summarizes Long Passages of Text

Free Technology for Teachers: SummarizeThis Quickly Summarizes Long Passages of Text | Flipping Uni | Scoop.it

"SummarizeThis is a free tool that summarizes the main point(s) of long articles that you find on the web. To use SummarizeThis you just copy and paste text into the summary box and click "summarize." A summary of the text then appears above the original text that you copied."


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This looks surprisingly effective (in my test of one article) ... and could be a useful first order tool for scanning large amounts of work.  Students might learn to summarise/paraphrase by looking carefully at how the results relate to the original text (if they can resist just cutting and pasting the new words).

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, December 2, 2013 9:27 PM

This tool look interesting and you might have students use it when they are doing research. We know how hard it can be to get students to read longer articles. This has the potential to let them see if his article is important to their topic. Will it help them answer their questions?

Intriguing Networks's curator insight, December 3, 2013 3:35 AM

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Possibly not just for teachers, but if it works so well then maybe the authors might need to think again, 'brevity the soul of wit'

Tracy Shaw's curator insight, December 10, 2013 6:58 PM

Here's a cool tool for teachers! Time saver. 

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15 Tips For Facilitating Online Discussion - Edudemic

15 Tips For Facilitating Online Discussion - Edudemic | Flipping Uni | Scoop.it
Facilitating discussions between students is one of those things that is infinitely easier when you’re teaching in a physical classroom rather than online. When the students are all in one room, discussions happen more naturally. Facilitating the same type of productive, useful discussion when teaching online is more of a challenge. The handy infographic below …
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transforming espoused theory/intentions to actual practice

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WPI Teaching with Technology Collaboratory - Improving Your Teaching Presence in Distance Learning Courses

WPI Teaching with Technology Collaboratory - Improving Your Teaching Presence in Distance Learning Courses | Flipping Uni | Scoop.it

Teaching presence is a significant component of the community of inquiry model developed by Garrison, Anderson and Archer in 2000. The components of this model are cognitive presence, social presence and teaching presence. Cognitive presence encompasses the course content and its contribution to critical thinking skills. Social presence is the social environment created in an online teaching course. Teaching presence includes the organization of course content, activities, and interaction along with the added expertise of the instructor (Anderson, Elloumi, 274). Teaching presence is defined in the model as "the design, facilitation, and direction of cognitive and social processes for the purpose of realizing personally meaningful and educationally worthwhile learning outcomes" (Anderson, Rourke, Garrison, Archer). Although the instructor is not physically present in a distance learning course, implementing the following techniques can improve the sense of presence for your students.


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I need to read more about the theory base for community of inquiry ... the distinction of types of presence seems a useful framework for reflecting on our roles and effectiveness.

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Steve Klien's curator insight, November 30, 2013 9:17 PM

Presence

Bibhya Sharma's curator insight, November 30, 2013 9:30 PM

a must read for those who are involved in distance and flexible education.

Andrew Doig's curator insight, December 2, 2013 7:01 AM

Says a lot of what we understand in our Solent Online Learning standard

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An Introduction to Open Badges

A brief introduction to open badges, answering the following questions: - What is a badge? - What is an open badge? - How do I get started? - Where can I fin...

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TutorForward's curator insight, November 30, 2013 1:31 AM

People love extrinsic rewards.

Jose Pietri's curator insight, November 30, 2013 6:09 AM

Individual level tracking of "bite-sized" learning delivered via Pearltrees?

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Degrees Based on What You Can Do, Not How Long You Went

Degrees Based on What You Can Do, Not How Long You Went | Flipping Uni | Scoop.it
College leaders say that by focusing on what people know, not how or when they learn it, and by tapping new technology, they can save students time and lower costs.
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Arguments for and against, but they don't really matter.  The question will be "how many programs will be offered in this form?"  Will professional accrediting organisations recognise degrees offered/gained on this basis?  That probably depends on the strength (validity, reliability) of the competency testing ... this is the where the teeth are.

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Exploring Curation as a Core Competency in Digital and Media Literacy Education, Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2013

Exploring Curation as a Core Competency in Digital and Media Literacy Education, Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2013 | Flipping Uni | Scoop.it
In today's hypermedia landscape, youth and young adults are increasingly using social media platforms, online aggregators and mobile applications for daily information use.

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mmm... obviously important topic, but no chance to review this yet as the weird machinations of the US government mean ERIC is currently unavailable while the world's biggest debtor convinces itself to advance itself some more credit.

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Bill Weigall's curator insight, October 4, 2013 7:35 AM

Important focus for marketing and pop culture.

Roberto Ivan Ramirez's curator insight, October 4, 2013 6:21 PM

Sorpresa!, me topo que no puedo acceder a esta liga, porque me mandan un mensaje que está desconectado el sitio debido al pagón del gobierno de EU.

 

Sarah Bylsma's curator insight, October 5, 2013 10:16 PM

This modern media skills is a must.

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Six Principles of Effective e-Learning: What Works and Why by Ruth Clark : Learning Solutions Magazine

Six Principles of Effective e-Learning: What Works and Why by Ruth  Clark : Learning Solutions Magazine | Flipping Uni | Scoop.it

"For the past ten years, Richard Mayer and his colleagues at the University of California at Santa Barbara have conducted a series of controlled experiments on how to best use audio, text, and graphics to optimize learning in multimedia. Six media element principles can be defined based on Mayer’s work. What follows is a summary of these principles along with supporting examples, psychological rationale, and research."


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Not enough references, and not direct references, which is what my "yet to be convinced" colleagues are looking for ... but the principles are logical and probably good starting points for a bit of further reading and discussion in development workshops for professional development of higher ed teachers

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Irma de Jesús's comment, September 19, 2013 10:59 AM
i will take a look at this research, seems interesting and useful!
A/Prof Jon Willis's curator insight, September 19, 2013 5:59 PM

I like these principles (and I like that there is some research to establish why they work)

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, September 22, 2013 1:13 PM

Take any e-Lesson — show it to five people and ask them what they think. My bet is you will get five different opinions about the quality of the courseware. But, wait! What if the five reviewers are educational “experts” — specialists with advanced degrees in training and education? Now you might expect a greater consensus. Based on my experience over the past three years reviewing courses with experts, I predict a little more agreement; but it’s not likely to be anything close to a consensus.

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Professor Tips: Dr. Jackie Gerstein's Flipped Classroom | Top Hat

Professor Tips: Dr. Jackie Gerstein's Flipped Classroom | Top Hat | Flipping Uni | Scoop.it
Dr. Jackie Gerstein is a modern educator who applies her version of the flipped classroom model, "experiential learning," in higher education courses. (Professor Tips: Dr.
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Another view from the field of practitioners

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Classes should do hands-on exercises before reading and video, Stanford researchers say

Classes should do hands-on exercises before reading and video, Stanford researchers say | Flipping Uni | Scoop.it
A study of how students best learned a neuroscience lesson showed a distinct benefit to starting out by working with an interactive 3D model of the brain.
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So don't just 'flip' ... provide some context prior to the content, and then close the loop.

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A divide-and-conquer approach to planning a flipped class session ...

A divide-and-conquer approach to planning a flipped class session ... | Flipping Uni | Scoop.it
I'm returning to the blog after an hiatus brought on by two things: the six-week calculus class I am finishing up right now, and my participation in the Appalachian College Association's Teaching and Learning Institute at Ferrum ...
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A How-To for flipping just one class session ... repeat until...

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Is the Lecture Dead?

Is the Lecture Dead? | Flipping Uni | Scoop.it
Medical education isn't just about conveying information as efficiently as possible. A lecture, done right, gets to the heart of why a lesson is worth learning.
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A prohibition against passive learning doesn't make the lecture obsolete, but forces us to examine the purpose of the lecture and return to motivation and inspiration instead of transmission.

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Adaptive Learning: Why Your Kids Will Be Smarter Than You

Adaptive Learning: Why Your Kids Will Be Smarter Than You | Flipping Uni | Scoop.it
We spoke with the founder and CEO of the adaptive learning platform Knewton.
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Massive Analytics and analysis of demonstrated understanding gives educators and students an 'expert' advantage in selecting (or designing) learning activities for targeted outcomes.

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Getting Started: Academic Podcasting and Making an Impact

Getting Started: Academic Podcasting and Making an Impact | Flipping Uni | Scoop.it
There's links to (a) software (b) tech instructions (c) how to guides (d) examples (e) two podcasts about academics & impact agenda.
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Free Technology for Teachers: SummarizeThis Quickly Summarizes Long Passages of Text

Free Technology for Teachers: SummarizeThis Quickly Summarizes Long Passages of Text | Flipping Uni | Scoop.it

"SummarizeThis is a free tool that summarizes the main point(s) of long articles that you find on the web. To use SummarizeThis you just copy and paste text into the summary box and click "summarize." A summary of the text then appears above the original text that you copied."


Via Beth Dichter
Phil Turner's insight:

This looks surprisingly effective (in my test of one article) ... and could be a useful first order tool for scanning large amounts of work.  Students might learn to summarise/paraphrase by looking carefully at how the results relate to the original text (if they can resist just cutting and pasting the new words).

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, December 2, 2013 9:27 PM

This tool look interesting and you might have students use it when they are doing research. We know how hard it can be to get students to read longer articles. This has the potential to let them see if his article is important to their topic. Will it help them answer their questions?

Intriguing Networks's curator insight, December 3, 2013 3:35 AM

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Possibly not just for teachers, but if it works so well then maybe the authors might need to think again, 'brevity the soul of wit'

Tracy Shaw's curator insight, December 10, 2013 6:58 PM

Here's a cool tool for teachers! Time saver. 

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Top 10 Skills for the 21st Century Young Professional [Infographic]

Top 10 Skills for the 21st Century Young Professional [Infographic] | Flipping Uni | Scoop.it

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, November 28, 2013 10:12 PM

What are the top ten skills that are needed in the workplace today? The University of Phoenix has published this infographic that provides a look at the top ten skills as well as information on how to acquire the skills. Are you providing your students the opportunity to learn and/or practice these skills?

Audrey's curator insight, November 29, 2013 2:26 PM

These skills make a lot of sense and all tend to be included in education, right now. In addition to learning the standard topics, most educational establishments incude socio-cultural, moral and practical lessons for students to be able to cope with life in the 21st century.

 

audrey@homeschoolsource for http://www.homeschoolsource.co.uk

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The Teacher's Quick Guide To Blended Learning - Edudemic

The Teacher's Quick Guide To Blended Learning - Edudemic | Flipping Uni | Scoop.it
So how popular is blended learning? This visual guide takes a look at some statistics on blended learning adoption, facts on four different models of blended learning
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Coming to a School near you ... are universities ready for student expectations (and skills) in the next five years?

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Infographic: Why Aren't Students Completing MOOCs?

Infographic: Why Aren't Students Completing MOOCs? | Flipping Uni | Scoop.it

MOOCs (free online courses that are open to anyone) are more popular than Justin Bieber right now, but why aren't students finishing the courses they signed up for?


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The comments offer more insight than the infographic, which really just has some nice numbers and identifies the courses they come from.  But the question itself is an interesting one to ponder when setting out to flip your course or institution.

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Elaine Watkins's curator insight, October 24, 2013 10:29 PM

I was one of the 36% of students who completed the Equine Nutrition course. I can tell you why I was able to... It was because there was excellent support from the lecturers, easy to access video lectures, no hard deadlines until the end of the course, meaning there was much more flexibility for people, like me, who work full time and can't always complete quizzes by 6pm each Monday for example. I could do it in my own time, as long as I stayed within the course duration and I found that some weeks I had much more time and could complete 2 weeks worth of readings & quizzes. 

In contrast, I just attempted to complete an Animal Behaviour course, but unfortunately due to hard deadlines each Monday, I was unable to complete quizzes on time and therefore could not achieve the marks necessary to pass, so I gave up halfway through. I have still completed readings and watched lectures, but with no result as the quizzes did not count after the weekly hard deadlines. Obviously many people had the same issue as me, because out of 24950, only

1428 people completed the course.

I believe course designers need to revisit their courses and ensure they are flexible enough for full time workers to do in their own time. 

Christine Aizpurua's curator insight, October 31, 2013 11:57 AM

Me ! 

Patricia Christian's curator insight, February 8, 2014 5:45 AM

An integral part of any online learning environment is the social synergy created via communication and discussion.  This is where deep reflection and learning take place.  Are students not feeling connected.  Are they collaborating and creating something new with the knowledge they have gained and sharing it with others?  Learning must me meaningful and applicable.

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Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain – review

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain – review | Flipping Uni | Scoop.it
Jon Ronson takes the introvert/extrovert test
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The book reviewed makes sense and logically is an important lens for thinking about the engaged/interactive classroom ... but the conversation in the comments brings home the message if you consider that each of these correspondents could actually be one of your students (or many of them).  If your students expressed these thoughts to you, how would your pedagogy change?

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In Higher Education Social Media Is Your Job

In Higher Education Social Media Is Your Job | Flipping Uni | Scoop.it
I'm here to announce that in the world of higher education, we are no longer awarding cute points or righteousness points to naysayers of social media. Those presentations are uninformed, and to be honest, they just annoy the hell out of me.
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An expression of the imperative, and the inevitable.  Of course, this direct approach won't do anything for the entrenched opposition because they are either afraid or their ego is too heavily invested in the stance they have already taken.  The threats (direct and indirect) embodied in this approach need to be followed up with appropriate support for those who do consider changing their position.

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I Flip, You Flip, We All Flip

I Flip, You Flip, We All Flip | Flipping Uni | Scoop.it
So you want to flip your class? In this how to video I explain the idea behind flipping, some things to think about as you begin and some concrete steps to g...

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Basic but thorough grouding in the how?

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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, September 16, 2013 1:01 PM
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This video not only provides an explantion of flipping and how to begin this process it also provides great resources (if you click on the Show More button under the description). There you will find links to four "great content curators" (these sites have content across many subject areas) as well as links to educational content creators (more focused on a specific area)  and a variety of websites that tend to post daily and you may want to subscribe to. The video also provides you with a "tutorial" of how to create a video if you want to flip your class. Thanks to Keith Hughes and HipHughesHistory to providing this wonderful resource!

Mike Dilger's curator insight, October 14, 2013 5:18 AM

Some ideas about flipping. There are various degrees of flipping and you can start small and flip quite successfully, with good results.  

Mary Anne Parrish's curator insight, July 16, 2014 4:49 PM

This teacher has it going on!  Very entertaining and full of fantastic information and tips for the beginning flipper!

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Why I Flipped My Classroom

For more information on how to flip your classroom (flipping the classroom) go to: http://fizzedu.org To view answers to frequently asked questions go to Kat...
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Katie Gimbar has a lot of practical advice and insights into flipping your classroom pragmatically ... search for her on YouTube, or go to the Friday Institute at http://www.fi.ncsu.edu/project/fizz/

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The Flipped Classroom: Explanation & Resources

The Flipped Classroom: Explanation & Resources | Flipping Uni | Scoop.it
The flipped classroom model, in which traditional teach… (I'm very interested in this #regteach http://t.co/NrYSrgu3K8)
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As it says ... explained, and some resources

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My First MOOC | The All New Delta Phi Nu Review

My First MOOC | The All New Delta Phi Nu Review | Flipping Uni | Scoop.it
My transition from teaching onsite, to blended, to entirely online happened at a comfortable pace over the next five years. ...
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The good oil on what it might look like to make the journey to the MOOC-side.

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The Growing Adoption of Creative Commons Textbooks

The Growing Adoption of Creative Commons Textbooks | Flipping Uni | Scoop.it
Ten years after its creation, governments are turning to the Creative Commons license to reform their education programs.
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Probably inevitable, probably an initial constriction of available texts if publicly funded in the way described.  Unless a way is found to pay a wider range of authors for quality material under Creative Commons, there will be no diversity of quality texts available.

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5 Free Tools to Collect Student Feedback ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educación flexible y abierta

5 Free Tools to Collect Student Feedback ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educación flexible y abierta | Flipping Uni | Scoop.it
5 Free Tools to Collect Student Feedback ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | @scoopit http://t.co/HZRE13CZ
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Feedback (or Process data) is a fundamental requirement for quality control and assurance ...you just have to make sure you ave measuring variables that both affect your quality and that you can influence.

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