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Bringing together current ideas to enhance the use of Educational Technology in Higher Education
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Instructional Design

Instructional Design | Higher EdTech | Scoop.it
instructional design and educational technology resources
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There are still Learning Providers wondering how to get the most from their VLE, how to improve learner engagement, how to make it somewhere students find appealing.

The answer could be as simple as being honest about what learners need. Start by analysing their learning needs: (A) Where are they now? (B) Where do they want to be? Then think about the support they need to get from A to B. As long as your VLE provides or directs learners to good support for the journey it will be used...

And it needn't be a "conventional" VLE, just an environment that supports learning!

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A Must See Graphic on How to Do Research ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Must See Graphic on How to Do Research ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Higher EdTech | Scoop.it
RT @pgsimoes: A Must See Graphic on How to Do Research http://t.co/giINWKgfq2 (@medkh9) #elearning #edtech
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Getting ready for your next group of 1st year undergraduates? Wondering how to break the research ice and start the road to independent learning? This graphic, or an adaptation of it, could be just what you need!

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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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Failure Is Mandatory: Creating A Culture Of Innovation - Edudemic

Failure Is Mandatory: Creating A Culture Of Innovation - Edudemic | Higher EdTech | Scoop.it
Progressive school admins understand teachers need room to explore and experiment to uncover ways to use technology in creating a culture of innovation.
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No-one is an instant success! Start with an idea to get your learners over a particular, possibly long-standing, hurdle. To overcome a hurdle a different approach will be required. Dare to try something new! It doesn't have to be perfect first time, but it will almost certainly be better than just accepting "this has always been a tough topic".

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Case Studies: How Teachers Use Tech to Support Learning

Case Studies: How Teachers Use Tech to Support Learning | Higher EdTech | Scoop.it
Erin Scott Starting the year off with ideas on the best ways to use technology to support learning, Larry Ferlazzo collected an invaluable list of cr (#eLearning Case Studies: How Teachers Use Tech to Support Learning:

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Getting learners engaged and owning their learning can be a challenge! With links to more detailed case studies Tina Barseghian collects together here four diverse and thought provoking ideas.

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Activity-led Learning Applied Research Group (ALLARG)

Activity-led Learning Applied Research Group (ALLARG) | Higher EdTech | Scoop.it
The Activity-Led Learning Applied Research Group (ALL) acts as a forum and a focus for activity-led learning pedagogical research.
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This isn't strictly a tech-scoop, but learning isn't really tech either! A good activity can immerse learners in learning. It would normally occupy a good range of senses making it memorable and engaging. So why mention it here? Tech may well be able to enhance, expand, increase reach and depth, enable and add new dimensions to activities. Start with the activity idea and consider where and how far tech could take the learning...

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Excellent Video Clips on Plagiarism to Share with Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Excellent Video Clips on Plagiarism to Share with Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Higher EdTech | Scoop.it
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I know summer is only just about to start, but if you may already be looking for inspiration on how to introduce the subjects of academic writing and plagiarism to your new learners in September... Here are some nice resources that you could use as the foundation to build a learning activity / debate / online exchange of views!

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What's the Difference Between "Doing Projects" and "Project Based Learning"?

What's the Difference Between "Doing Projects" and "Project Based Learning"? | Higher EdTech | Scoop.it
Thanks to Amy Mayer of FriEdTechnology for this fantastic comparison describing the key differences between "doing projects" and project-based learning! This, my friends, is exactly what I have bee...

Via Daniel Stebbins
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Boiled down it's about managing the process rather than inspecting the product. Helping learners learn how to learn is a fine balance between instruction and coaching. It starts in a different place for every learner, but should head towards independance through coaching. This table is a great self check for supporting learning activities. 

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Great pedagocial infographics for teachers...

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Online Learning: A User’s Guide to Forking Education | Online Learning | HYBRID PEDAGOGY

Online Learning: A User’s Guide to Forking Education | Online Learning | HYBRID PEDAGOGY | Higher EdTech | Scoop.it
Hybrid Pedagogy is an academic and networked journal of teaching and technology that combines the strands of critical and digital pedagogy to arrive at the best social and civil uses of technology and digital media in education.
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This blog post may capture why some can't see the point of technology in education... Jesse Stommel recognises that there is little motivation to learn  different tools for use in the same techniques. By all means start from where you are comfortable, but use what you learn to put some anticipation, excitement and fun into learning.

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20 Tips for Creating a Professional Learning Network

20 Tips for Creating a Professional Learning Network | Higher EdTech | Scoop.it
Networking is a prime form of 21st century learning.  The world is much smaller thanks to technology.  Learning is transforming into a globally collaborative enterprise.  Take for example scientist...
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If you're encouraging learners to take charge of their educational destiny this article gives concise tips and links within the text to more detailed information.

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