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Why You Should Care About M-Learning

Why You Should Care About M-Learning | Higher Ed | Scoop.it

"Mobile learning is becoming increasingly popular in the workplace. There are a variety of reasons for this, but many have to do with the accessibility of mobile devices, the savings associated with a mobile enabled learning program, and the convenience mobile learning affords the learner. In fact, today if there is a learning management system (or courses) that do not perform on mobile devices, it is borderline in-excusable. In five years time, it will be flat-out archaic."


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LLZ Uni Halle's curator insight, April 3, 2014 8:41 AM

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Danielle M. Villegas's curator insight, April 4, 2014 8:54 AM

Good article about why companies need to start adopting mobile training. Some of the information echoes what I have in my e-learning presentation slides from last week! Technology is moving fast, and we have to move fast with it or fall severely behind. The infographic in this article is rather good. 

--techcommgeekmom

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The Online Education Revolution Drifts Off Course

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Some of the largest online course providers say there will be big changes to their products in 2014.

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By September coding will be mandatory in British schools. What the hell, America?

By September coding will be mandatory in British schools. What the hell, America? | Higher Ed | Scoop.it
The British Government just put America to shame by mandating a programming curriculum in all primary and secondary schools. The UK Department of Education has been fiddling with the idea for awhil...

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Danielle M. Villegas's curator insight, February 19, 2014 1:20 PM

This is a very hot topic to me.  When I took a proposal writing course last summer, I chose to write a (fake) proposal seeking funding for initiatives to teach 3D printing at my son's school.  While doing the research on STEM curriculum initiatives to support my project proposal, there were a lot of articles about the UK curriculum changes to add more STEM topics to school curriculums starting at the kindergarten level, including the basics of computing and coding. I agree with this article that I don't understand why bigger initiatives aren't being brought to the forefront to make this happen in the US--or anywhere, for that matter. It was just a little bit of coding that I had learned as a child, and a little bit that I learned as an adult that helped me get to where I am today. I am not a developer, but I understand how computing works, and that helps me immensely as a technical communicator.  

 

Having a digital education doesn't mean only understanding how to use a laptop or tablet. It means also understanding how it works, and how to make it work--or at least have an understanding of how it works enough to respect what full-fledged developers do. If any country is going to get ahead, it needs to start now. 

 

I grew up when personal computers were just becoming mainstreamed. I remember my father bringing home an Apple II from work, and I learned some BASIC to draw pictures and such. I didn't learn elementary HTML until 15+ years later--and that was 17 years ago. My son is very used to having computers around him due to having computing parents. He thought one of his friends was "poor" because they didn't have a laptop or desktop out for everyone to use, or at least each person didn't have their own, like we do. (For my husband and I, we both brought our own desktops/laptops into the relationship, and then inherited another machine we let our son use. So, no, we aren't rich. LOL).  But he's very used to being around computers. Not all kids have this advantage, and yet in this day and age, they should. 

 

So, BRAVO to the UK for its forward thinking and initiative. It's going to be a big adjustment, and it'll be a lot of work to keep up with ever-moving technology, but it'll be advantageous to its student population in the end. The rest of the world needs to catch up. 

--techcommgeekmom

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Online Content Promotion through Twitter

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Blog post at Million Social Help :

No matter how Pulitzer-worthy your content may be, It wouldn’t have much value if none of your target demographic gets to read it. In [..]

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Danielle M. Villegas's curator insight, February 13, 2014 9:04 AM

Former TechCommGeekMom guest blogger, Allie Cooper, wrote this gem.  Great advice in here, Allie!
--techcommgeekmom 

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Brantford branding miscalculated social media lesson 

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Top 10 Skills for Today' s Learners | Online & ...

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It's often reiterated within the educational circles and curriculum designers that given the speed with witch technology is advancing, the jobs our students will have in the future are probably not...
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Open Access and Academic Freedom - Inside Higher Ed

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Over the last decade there has been a rapid evolution toward increased scholarly publishing online. Much of it remains proprietary publishing available only through paid access, but there are now a number of peer-reviewed gold access online scholarly journals, and book publishers commonly make a table of contents and a sample chapter freely available. Google meanwhile has made the complete texts of millions of public domain books available for free. And there are countless websites devoted to more narrowly defined online publishing projects.

 





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19 Mind-Blowing Tricks Every iPhone And iPad User Should Know

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“ You spend, like, half of your life on that thing. Time to figure out what it really does.”
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Study: Teachers Love EdTech, They Just Don't Use It

Study: Teachers Love EdTech, They Just Don't Use It | Higher Ed | Scoop.it
“ The visual below takes a look at some teachers' opinions on edtech, and as the visual might have given away - it isn't optional, it's essential! Keep reading to learn more.”
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Essay on what academic job-seekers need on their websites | Inside Higher Ed

Essay on what academic job-seekers need on their websites | Inside Higher Ed | Higher Ed | Scoop.it
When you first hear about a fellow academic or receive an email from a person you do not know, what do you do? How do you try to find out basic information about such a person? There is a good chance that you do an online search. Then, you likely click on one of the top results returned by the search engine. You look for information that will give you details about the person’s background, interests, education, papers, conference presentations, or at minimum their affiliation and the focus of their work.This approach is likely increasingly common among fellow academics. When members of a department with a position opening informally pass around the names of potential candidates – yes, informal conversations about prospective applicants happen in the hallways of departments posting jobs – they may well use this method to find material they can share about up-and-coming scholars of interest. Were someone to do a search on your name online, what would they find? Would they find a helpful page with material that would convey why you are a desirable candidate?
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TimelineBuilder

“ Get TimelineBuilder on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.”
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MOOCs: Can They Produce the Next Einstein?

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“ MOOCs: Can They Produce the Next Einstein? - The Huffington Post”
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MOOC research to be unveiled at UT Arlington - News Center - UT Arlington

MOOC research to be unveiled at UT Arlington - News Center - UT Arlington | Higher Ed | Scoop.it

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MOOCs: Can They Produce the Next Einstein?

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MOOCs: Can They Produce the Next Einstein? - The Huffington Post

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8 Top Benefits of Using a Cloud-based LMS

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As eLearning becomes more popular in the employee-training sphere, the benefits of cloud-based Learning Management Systems become prevalent factors for the organizations that want to offer cost-effective and flexible training methods. Jump in for more on the cloud-based LMS benefits.

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Danielle M. Villegas's curator insight, April 9, 2014 9:18 AM

Christopher Pappas posted this on Google+, and it's an interesting article. Cloud-based systems are becoming more widespread, and they do appear to be a growing solution for mobile access to learning. This article has some great arguments in favor of using cloud-based LMS. 

--techcommgeekmom

sobrie01's curator insight, April 9, 2014 2:11 PM

Interesting way to look at the LMS of the future: flexible, open and accessible. What's the downside?

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10 Reasons Why Twitter Is Appealing to Companies

10 Reasons Why Twitter Is Appealing to Companies | Higher Ed | Scoop.it
Why would a business use Twitter? What's so appealing about Twitter to companies? Rather than tell you what we think (we're biased – this is a social media b

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Laurent Carbonnaux's curator insight, April 22, 2014 4:26 AM

81% des abonnés à une entreprise s'attendent à recevoir une réponse à leur tweet dans la journée.

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Helpful article

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Why would a business use Twitter? What's so appealing about Twitter to companies?  #jdc #jdsmc
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Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: Media Education for the 21st Century


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 12, 2014 1:54 PM

The table of contents used questions which is interesting. It is a long read, but hopefully addresses issues openly.

 

niftyjock's curator insight, February 12, 2014 4:24 PM

This is an "occasional paper" (I love this idea that it's only occasional) apart from the name it has some old news and some new ideas around how to teach the new literacies.  

Danielle M. Villegas's curator insight, February 13, 2014 10:25 AM

This is a fantastic whitepaper about the value of participatory culture in elearning and other digital means of education. This is very much the approach I come from in my own standpoint of using social media in elearning and mlearning, and just gathering information in general. The document is not light reading, but it's very well-written, and seems fairly comprehensive. A must-read for those who are in education, elearning or mlearning. Really good stuff. 

--techcommgeekmom

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Online 'classrooms' break the MOOC language barrier - University World News

Online 'classrooms' break the MOOC language barrier - University World News | Higher Ed | Scoop.it
Online 'classrooms' break the MOOC language barrier
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... Khan Academy have brought Ivy League teaching to the world, but cultural and language barriers remain.
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A Must See Visual Featuring 7 Effective Ways to...

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Twitter is definitely one of the best social media websites where you can create and grow your personal/professional learning network. Social networking now is one of the essential and uncostly means...
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online learning

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Brentwood Open Learning College is a UK's leading online and distance learning platform. We specialise in on line learning and correspondence courses.Our mission is to make Skills affordable and accessible for people from all walks of life.
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The LMS. Not Dead Yet.

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"The death of the learning management system has been routinely predicted over the last few years, but if a new market forecast is to be believed, commercial vendors have little to fear. The industry will continue to expand over the next five years, though most of the growth will come from outside the higher education sector."
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The 5 Rules of Storytelling Every Teacher Should Know

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A good story does have to abide by certain rules and these rules are learned through practice. Andrew Stanton, the Pixar writer and director behind both Toy Story and WALL-E, talks some of these rules in his popular TED Talk, The clues to a great story.
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Resources and Downloads for Teaching Critical Thinking | Edutopia.org

Resources and Downloads for Teaching Critical Thinking | Edutopia.org | Higher Ed | Scoop.it
Educators from the Bay Area's KIPP King Collegiate High School and the KIPP network have provided these resources for you to use in your own school.Click headline to access hot links to resources and downloads--
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Design for Learning Spaces and Innovative Classrooms

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MOOC research to be unveiled at UT Arlington - News Center - UT Arlington

MOOC research to be unveiled at UT Arlington - News Center - UT Arlington | Higher Ed | Scoop.it

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Flipped Learning: Educators Change the Classroom by Flipping Math

Flipped Learning: Educators Change the Classroom by Flipping Math | Higher Ed | Scoop.it
Four guiding principles – Flexible Environment, Learning Culture, Intentional Content, and Professional Educator – are essential to Flipped Learning.
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