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Bringing together current ideas to enhance the use of Educational Technology in Higher Education
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10 New Educational Web Tools to Try Out ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 New Educational Web Tools to Try Out ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Higher EdTech | Scoop.it
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Have you got a great activity based learning idea but don't know what tech to use? Here's a small selection from Educational Technology and Mobile Learning that might just be for you. There's even a social network especially for teachers!

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Teacher's Guide to Creating Facebook Group for Students

Teacher's Guide to Creating Facebook Group for Students | Higher EdTech | Scoop.it
After posting about how to create a Google Plus community for your class one of my readers here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning  asked about whether there is a way to do the same...
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The first platform many people are likely to think of when the phrase "Social Media" is mentioned is Facebook. It's also been quite contentious in the past for "blurring the lines" between teachers' and students' social and professional lives, and for the potential privacy risks. This hasn't stopped people wanting to know how it can be used effectively in education. Here's a nuts and bolts guide...

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Educators Share Tech Struggles: From Tablets To Twitter - InformationWeek

Educators Share Tech Struggles: From Tablets To Twitter - InformationWeek | Higher EdTech | Scoop.it
Educators Share Tech Struggles: From Tablets To Twitter InformationWeek But that $2 billion project, completed in 2000, was followed by a bigger one: getting teachers to use the technology for teaching and learning, integrating it with pedagogy,...
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Ellis Booker provides a wealth of detail, rich in observations and quotes, that provide a snap-shot of experiences and current thinking from the front line of education. Tablets have an increasingly strong foothold, cloud computing is removing locational constraints, and the true value of IWBs is realised by giving control to the learners. Ok, it's not all cutting edge, but it is a very good summary of where we are.
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12 Amazing Videos for Teachers

12 Amazing Videos for Teachers | Higher EdTech | Scoop.it
From time to time Educational Technology and Mobile Learning curates lists of engaging and challenging videos for its readers. So after the Top 10 Videos on 21st Century Learning and 6 Great Clips on...
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If working with learners relatively new to independent or self-directed learning and critical thinking this collection opens up the possibilities of free thought, particularly the "Chicken and Egg" debate! Could be a great intro to constructing balanced and structured arguments in academic writing...

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NMC Horizon Report > 2013 Higher Education Edition | The New Media Consortium

NMC Horizon Report > 2013 Higher Education Edition | The New Media Consortium | Higher EdTech | Scoop.it
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Want to invest your development time wisely? Find out where learning technology is heading in the next year, the next 2-3 years and the next 4-5 years. If you just want the flavour of the report there's a 3min overview here: http://www.youtube.com/embed/qjUtoZllJ1I

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Higher Education Technology Blogs

Higher Education Technology Blogs | Higher EdTech | Scoop.it
The best blogs on MOOCs, cloud computing, mobile learning, social media, digital pedagogy and more.
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If you're in HE, want to know more about EdTech, but really don't where to start, this is the very thing for you! There are overviews and links to 50 blogs here so I'm sure you'll be able to find at least three that will satisfy your curiosity.

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iPad Management using Apple Configurator

iPad Management using Apple Configurator | Higher EdTech | Scoop.it
Preview and download the podcast iPad Management using Apple Configurator on iTunes. Read episode descriptions and customer reviews.
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If you're relatively new to the use of institutionally owned iPads for use in programme delivery this collection of videos is for you!

It covers most of the common opperations required to manage the apps, access rights, usage and eSafety through Apple's Configurator application.

Even if you won't be configuring things yourself, at least you'll understand the issues around machine management and how they can be addressed.

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Technology and community enhanced practice: Tweet, Pin and Scoop - Creative approaches to engaging in and sharing research.

by Deborah Millar & Joanna Neil, Blackburn College & University Centre. 15 May 2012
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For an overview of what social media can currently provide to support collaboration in research and learning this Pezi covers most bases, including ideas for implementation!

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