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Agencies announce new collaboration | HOT OFF THE PRESS ...

Agencies announce new collaboration | HOT OFF THE PRESS ... | HASTAC | Scoop.it
The Canada Council for the Arts today announced a collaboration with the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) to assist in the assessment of applications for research-creation within the SSHRC ...
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Facebook Study Explains Why We Spend So Many Hours Stalking Each Other

Facebook Study Explains Why We Spend So Many Hours Stalking Each Other | HASTAC | Scoop.it
Americans spend eight hours a month on Facebook. And now, thanks to research by a team of university professors, we know better than ever why we just can't quit the habit.
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Pay with a Tweet - A social payment system

Pay with a Tweet - A social payment system | HASTAC | Scoop.it

...you can use http://t.co/CjLsFwPT to make them socially share your message in exchange for an ebook http://t.co/pmAU9CKL...

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Study of the Day: School Contracts Boost Grades, Student Satisfaction

Study of the Day: School Contracts Boost Grades, Student Satisfaction | HASTAC | Scoop.it
New research suggests that a traditional points system may not be the best way to measure learning progress and encourage engagement.
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What multitasking does to our brains

What multitasking does to our brains | HASTAC | Scoop.it

"Why the heck is it so hard to focus on just one thing? To understand what actually goes on in our brains and see if it all makes sense, I went ahead and found some stunning research and answers to these questions..."


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Teaching with Twitter: how the social network can contribute to learning

Teaching with Twitter: how the social network can contribute to learning | HASTAC | Scoop.it

"Twitter wasn't designed with teaching in mind but Rosie Miles finds it an ideal way to encourage students to get under the skin of academic texts."

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Avatars may help children with social anxiety

Avatars may help children with social anxiety | HASTAC | Scoop.it

Researchers looking for 8- to 12-year-olds to participate in study.

 

Researchers at the University of Central Florida’s Anxiety Disorders Clinic and the Atlanta-based company Virtually Better want to give more children with social anxiety the practice they need to become comfortable in social situations. They have developed a new, one-of-a-kind computer simulation program that enables children to interact with avatars playing the roles of classmates, teachers and a principal.


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Online Degree Program Lets Students Test Out of What They Already Know - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Online Degree Program Lets Students Test Out of What They Already Know - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | HASTAC | Scoop.it
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Introducing a Game-Based Curriculum in Higher Ed | Emerging Education Technology

Introducing a Game-Based Curriculum in Higher Ed | Emerging Education Technology | HASTAC | Scoop.it
Continuing from last week's post about “The Gamification of Education”, this week we bring you a guest post from Justin Marquis, who examines the why's and...

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How to get your whole class debating

How to get your whole class debating | HASTAC | Scoop.it
Student debate has moved on from 'two pupil ping-pong' – our latest blog from ESU takes you through the basics of using debate as a teaching tool across all subjects (RT @kingswood_: Excellent post on how debating in class encourages original thinking,...
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Building the Future of Work and Culture: Announcing CultureCon 2012!

Building the Future of Work and Culture: Announcing CultureCon 2012! | HASTAC | Scoop.it
I’ve been a solo artist working independently for several years now, occasionally teaming up with others around events or short-term media projects. Lately though, I’ve become less interested i...
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New ‘Digital Divide’ Seen in Wasting Time Online

New ‘Digital Divide’ Seen in Wasting Time Online | HASTAC | Scoop.it
As access to devices has spread, children in poorer families are spending considerably more time using them for purposes other than for education.
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Will Congress compound its error on 'highly qualified' teachers? - Washington Post (blog)

Will Congress compound its error on 'highly qualified' teachers? - Washington Post (blog) | HASTAC | Scoop.it
Will Congress compound its error on 'highly qualified' teachers?
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New Statesman - This is what online harassment looks like

New Statesman - This is what online harassment looks like | HASTAC | Scoop.it
Current affairs, world politics, the arts and more from Britain's award-winning magazine...
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Wait, You *Can* Learn While You Sleep?!

Wait, You *Can* Learn While You Sleep?! | HASTAC | Scoop.it
New research in Nature Neuroscience shows that stimulation during sleep can reinforce memories and enhance your skills.
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Battle of the sexes: Who's winning the social media war? - Washington Post (blog)

Battle of the sexes: Who's winning the social media war? - Washington Post (blog) | HASTAC | Scoop.it
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UNow and the Mythologies of Higher Ed | Inside Higher Ed

UNow and the Mythologies of Higher Ed | Inside Higher Ed | HASTAC | Scoop.it
"The myth that UniversityNow challenges here is, in part, that students need to go into debt to achieve their...
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Gates Foundation Announces $9 Million in Grants to Support Breakthrough Learning Models in Postsecondary Education | Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

SEATTLE -- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced a $9 million package of grants that aim to significantly boost the number of students who attain a high-quality and affordable postsecondary credential.
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Web Accessibility for Higher Education Institutions: A recorded Webinar from EDUCAUSE - Universal Design

Web Accessibility for Higher Education Institutions: A recorded Webinar from EDUCAUSE - Universal Design | HASTAC | Scoop.it
A recording of EDUCAUSE's webinar entitled "Making Web Accessibility Work for Your Institution" is now available online.
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Measurable Outcomes vs. Higher Education? | Rightly Understood | Big Think

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In This Online University, Students Do the Teaching as Well as the Learning - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

In This Online University, Students Do the Teaching as Well as the Learning - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | HASTAC | Scoop.it

A poet with a hankering to learn code recently teamed up with a Web developer who was curious about poetry as part of a new kind of teaching experience.

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NY Times article wastes time with false digital literacy argument | Mediacology by Antonio Lopez

NY Times article wastes time with false digital literacy argument | Mediacology by Antonio Lopez | HASTAC | Scoop.it
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Higher Ed Online: Curriculum, Context, and the Culture of Innovation

Higher Ed Online: Curriculum, Context, and the Culture of Innovation | HASTAC | Scoop.it
Higher education around the world is changing, and its changing fast. Despite this remarkably exciting era in higher education globally, there is a danger lurking in the shadows of this revolution. (Insights from the field.
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