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This morning in Salt Lake City I gave a presentation at the Literacy Promise Conference. These are the slides from that presentation. The power of technology to prepare students for... (The Power of Technology For...
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Guild Announces Instructional Design Research Report by News Editor : Learning Solutions Magazine

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A Good Visual On Bloom's Taxonomy Vs Depth of Knowledge ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Why eLearning? [Infographic]

Why eLearning? [Infographic] | Focus: Online EdTech | Scoop.it
eLearning is the most effective way to train employees and see measurable results. Find out why in this infographic.
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How Usable is Your eLearning Course? Follow the 5 E’s For Best Results

How Usable is Your eLearning Course? Follow the 5 E’s For Best Results | Focus: Online EdTech | Scoop.it
Following the 5 E's will likely lead you towards creating a good (and usable) eLearning course.

Via steve batchelder
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The "5 Es" are  a good framework to keep in mind when beginning a e-learning design project. When you are in the planning stages you need to keep each of these things in mind to ensure that you have a quality product at the end. Budding e-learning designers should really try to focus on each of these elements while learning to create projects.

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39 Blogging Tools to Help You Work Faster & Write Better

39 Blogging Tools to Help You Work Faster & Write Better | Focus: Online EdTech | Scoop.it
The best blogging tools for coming up with ideas, writing efficiently, and getting your post seen by more readers.

Via Danielle M. Villegas
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Want to start a new blog?  Need ideas for snappy blog posts? This article presents an excellent variety of tools you might consider using if you're in need of some fresh ideas for your blog. The tools help to generate anything from blog article titles to actual content with catchy phrases to help your articles really stand out.

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Danielle M. Villegas's curator insight, December 3, 1:28 PM

Thanks to Craig Cardimon for posting this on Facebook. I thought I would know most of these, but upon review, there are some great tools even a "veteran" like me could learn to use! Always working to build the "TechCommGeekMom" empire!  Take a look--some good resources here. 

--techcommgeekmom

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Good article!
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Teaching With YouTube

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9 Tips For Smarter Teaching With YouTube
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This article presents some updated applications for YouTube in the classroom.  Items of note include using shorter videos.  Stay away from those 1-hour lectures! Present a variety of short clips on a single topic to stimulate engagement and keep learner interest at a high level.

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Let It Snow Or Let It Go? State Board Talks eLearning Option - Indiana Public Media

Let It Snow Or Let It Go? State Board Talks eLearning Option - Indiana Public Media | Focus: Online EdTech | Scoop.it
The State Board of Education discussed an option for schools to participate in eLearning activities during inclement weather days.
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Could this possibly be a shift in the way we deliver education in K-12? This movement could potentially increase the use of the flipped classroom model as well where teachers post content online and then have students use that content for in-class activities later.  What is your opinion on the use of e-learning solutions in response to the ever increasing snow days?

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The 5 Rs of designing an OER course - eCampus News

The 5 Rs of designing an OER course - eCampus News | Focus: Online EdTech | Scoop.it
Open courseware experts will publish the 5R Open Course Design Framework, guidelines for developing courses using open educational resources (OER).

Via EDTC@UTB
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As many educational institutions are making the move to OERs (open educational resources), this framework is a timely addition to the conversation. It provides educators with a purposeful use of free resources and identifies ways in which they might be incorporated into learning environments.

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7 Ways to Deal With Digital Distractions in the Classroom | Edudemic

7 Ways to Deal With Digital Distractions in the Classroom | Edudemic | Focus: Online EdTech | Scoop.it

To educators who embrace new technologies wholeheartedly, digital devices are a powerful tool for creating an engaged and individualized educational experience. To those that are a little more hesitant, digital devices seem more like a quick route to Instagram and Facebook — that is, to distractions that interfere with the educational experience, rather than boosting it.


Via Nik Peachey
Linda Kaiser, PhD's insight:

Excellent article that gives educators some additional ways to incorporate digital devices into the curriculum.  The author also explains ways to get around using these devices as well.  You have probably heard of learning styles. Did you know there was such a thing as a "distraction style?"

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, November 27, 4:49 AM

Some useful tips.

Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, November 28, 9:51 AM

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e-Learning Graphic Design Fundamentals - eLearning Industry

e-Learning Graphic Design Fundamentals - eLearning Industry | Focus: Online EdTech | Scoop.it
e-Learning Graphic Design Fundamentals: Take a look at these layout, typography and imagery tips for better e-Learning design.

Via EDTC@UTB
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Eva Martí's curator insight, November 30, 7:44 AM

Reglas básicas para el diseño gráfico en e-Learning

 

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Step by Step: Designing Personalized Learning Experiences For Students

Step by Step: Designing Personalized Learning Experiences For Students | Focus: Online EdTech | Scoop.it
Each student is unique and learns in different ways. There are many ways to use this diversity as a classroom strength.

Via EDTC@UTB
Linda Kaiser, PhD's insight:

The ideas presented in this infographic are spot on! I appreciate how this image describes a variety of ways to present content so it is relevant and useful to a broad range of learners.  In online courses, it is especially important to provide this type of variety. Since some learners are intimidated by the technology of the course itself, presenting the content at a lower level will help those who are less technologically literate to grasp the content easier. By also presenting curriculum with "lots of levels," those who are at ease with the technology will be able to progress at a more comfortable pace.

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eLearning Trends to Follow in 2015 [Infographic]

eLearning Trends to Follow in 2015 [Infographic] | Focus: Online EdTech | Scoop.it
Fantastic infographic with eLearning Trends to you should follow in year 2015.

Via Elizabeth E Charles
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Keep this infographic in mind as you plan for your 2015 e-learning projects. I think the mobile learning is going to come to the very front of the line this next year.

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online4ed's curator insight, December 3, 7:26 AM

In an environment where so little changed for so long, this is both exciting and challenging to teachers and faculty.  

Paige Brooks-Jeffiers's curator insight, December 4, 6:24 PM

Are you using any of these? What is working for you? 

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Tips for Surviving Group Projects in Online Class - US News

Tips for Surviving Group Projects in Online Class - US News | Focus: Online EdTech | Scoop.it
When a virtual student isn't pulling his weight, be prepared to tell the instructor.
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A couple of good suggestions for facilitating group work in online courses. It's often difficult to be a learner is these types of situations but with proper planning and strategies, group work can be successful.
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Future Forwards - 2013 - Page Cover

Participants also learn about our project based learning prototype at @ASBIndia #FutureForwards http://t.co/Y2az9TNEi1
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A Good Visual On Bloom's Taxonomy Vs Depth of Knowledge ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Good Visual On Bloom's Taxonomy Vs Depth of Knowledge ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Focus: Online EdTech | Scoop.it

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Amy Burns's curator insight, December 5, 7:37 AM

Fantastic visual of these two important components of 21st Century education.

Diane Alicia's curator insight, December 7, 6:48 AM

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How to Start or Improve a Podcast – ProfHacker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

How to Start or Improve a Podcast – ProfHacker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Focus: Online EdTech | Scoop.it
Did you know podcasting is back? How to Start or Improve a Podcast, by Jason Jones. #elearning http://t.co/ZAfshhFtO8
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Podcasts are "in" again according to this article. This would be an excellent skill for new instructional designers and instructional technologists to nurture. I will use the resources here to develop new assignments in podcast design and development for my future students.
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The Benefits of Students Teaching Students Through Online Video

The Benefits of Students Teaching Students Through Online Video | Focus: Online EdTech | Scoop.it
The best student video tutorial creators are sometimes made the kids who've struggled the most to understand.

Via Nik Peachey, Frank J. Klein
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The best way to learn something is to teach it to someone else.  These students in this article are doing just that.  Those who struggle to learn a new concept have found that teaching it to their peers via a video presentation are learning more deeply than if they were just trying to understand the concepts on their own. 

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, November 8, 6:57 AM

Love this idea.

Dennis Swender's curator insight, November 11, 4:49 PM

Online as well as f2f, this process puts Vygotsky's zone of proximal development into practice. 

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How to use Google tools in Project-Based Learning

How to use Google tools in Project-Based Learning | Focus: Online EdTech | Scoop.it
When you think about some of the key features of Project-Based Learning (PBL), what do you think of? PBL should be student-driven, with a real-world connection.
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Presented here are some excellent ideas for using the various Google tools in a project-based learning environment. The tips here are an example of real-world application for a variety of the tools that will help learners put the PBL concept into practice.

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What's Next for E-Textbooks? - Campus Technology

What's Next for E-Textbooks? - Campus Technology | Focus: Online EdTech | Scoop.it
Technology is moving the digital textbook from print look-alike to next-generation learning platform.
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While Pearson may have begun offering electronic versions of textbooks, there is still much work to be done so that e-books become more readily available in higher education.  There are still some large hurdles to overcome with regard to accessibility and access to a wide variety of electronic materials, especially for online courses. Many publishers simply aren't prepared (or willing) to make the transition. However, this is the future of educational materials and all publishers need to climb on board or be left behind.

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4 best practices for Flipped Classroom implementation - eCampus News

4 best practices for Flipped Classroom implementation - eCampus News | Focus: Online EdTech | Scoop.it
The flipped model has become a go-to learning model in the digital age of higher education, but what have educators learned since the model’s debut?

Via EDTC@UTB
Linda Kaiser, PhD's insight:

Here is another shared flipped-classroom experience.  The more we share the variety of ways flipped-classrooms are working, the more we all learn to incorporate this approach into our own teaching and learning environments.

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Charles Nyakito's curator insight, December 3, 4:16 AM

The idea of a flipped classroom is a wonderful idea. Teachers waste a lot of time explaining new concepts to learners which time could have been saved if the teacher had given the learners the topics in advance to research using their mobile digital devices.and simply use class time to discuss. I wish to recommend for every teacher who has not tried these ideas to do so and enjoy the magic of flipping.

Lindsay Gaughan's curator insight, December 3, 3:16 PM

This is a great article

Amy Dooley's curator insight, December 5, 11:35 AM

Thinking about trying this for some of the Audio Recording modules. 

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10 Apps to Make Reading in the Classroom Even More Fun

10 Apps to Make Reading in the Classroom Even More Fun | Focus: Online EdTech | Scoop.it
Just about a year ago, we published a post detailing the 10 best web tools for enhancing the reading experience.
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A few more tools to add to your app library.

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5 Social Media Must Knows for Every Teacher

5 Social Media Must Knows for Every Teacher | Focus: Online EdTech | Scoop.it
By Cari Bennette - For dynamic learning experiences to engaged students and parents, here's tips for teachers on how to apply social media in the classroom.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Kent Wallén, David W. Deeds
Linda Kaiser, PhD's insight:

This article goes hand in hand with my work with personal learning environments (PLNs) and curating and connecting! There is even a new tool listed here that I hadn't heard about and will have to try out. Social media tools such as this are invaluable to educators wanting to grow and nurture their own learning networks and environments.

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Matleena Laakso's curator insight, December 2, 1:04 PM

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, December 2, 5:04 PM

Lots of ideas on how to use Twitter, Instagram, Facebook in the Classroom, Pinterest, YouTube, flickr, and Tackk in the Classroom with your students and peers.

Gina Tucker's curator insight, December 3, 2:08 PM

teachers need to use social media, too

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Apply This Storytelling Technique to Create More Engaging eLearning

Apply This Storytelling Technique to Create More Engaging eLearning | Focus: Online EdTech | Scoop.it
Sometimes when designing eLearning, we rely on the use of storytelling to give a stronger communication and instructional value to the learning content.

Via EDTC@UTB
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A novel approach to writing e-learning content. If you are looking for a new way to present that dry content, then you might look to this "Back to the Future" approach.

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Open University: Online Learning Must Be Collaborative, Social

Open University: Online Learning Must Be Collaborative, Social | Focus: Online EdTech | Scoop.it
The future of online education must include more social, collaborative contact among students and professors, suggests an Open University report.

Via EDTC@UTB, Audrey, Ivon Prefontaine, Suvi Salo
Linda Kaiser, PhD's insight:

Interesting listing of MOOC-related articles from current sources.  There seem to be some interesting ideas floating around addressing the luke-warm presentation of MOOC courses.  Maybe getting the socialization piece nailed down will help MOOCs to become a better-accepted piece of distance education and professional development.

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Carla Kessler's curator insight, November 23, 1:55 PM

Although this is about higher level coursework than middle school, the social and collaborative importance of online learning is even more paramount at the middle grade level. When you choose a computer-based curriculum, look for ways that it allows students to work together or interact with their knowledge. 

Audrey's curator insight, November 27, 11:29 AM

This means that  learning online will open up the skype network.  People will  see each other and exchange views in real time. Learning materials can be easily downloaded.  If people from all parts of the country and world are able interact surely this will lead to less prejudice and stereotyping and an understanding of each other as human beings.

Audrey http://www. homeschoolsource.co.uk and

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, November 27, 1:22 PM

All learning is a social event. Teaching is teaching someone.

 

@ivon_ehd1

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The True Adventures of an Incurably Curious Educator

The True Adventures of an Incurably Curious Educator | Focus: Online EdTech | Scoop.it
Collaborative Learning with Google Maps http://t.co/31RAyWs4n0 http://t.co/oRHck8W4Sd
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Yet another great idea for using another of the Google tools.
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