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LMS Nightmares | Virtual Learning Environments

LMS Nightmares | Virtual Learning Environments | Higher Education 3.x | Scoop.it
The LMS market continues to be plagued with a series of issues that could give anyone nightmares.

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LMS is the platform not the teaching. Pedagogy and LMS remain difficult

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, October 4, 2013 7:23 AM

Scary or funny? True either way. ;)

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Everything related to trends, developments, and issues pertaining to Higher Education. Focus is placed on Higher Education in South Africa
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Breaking the Cell #WebExpo

Talk given at Using Google Apps Script and Sheets for social network data mining and analysis Examples used in this presentation bundled at http://bit.ly/break…;

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2014 Outlook: Top Ed Tech Trends for the Coming Year

2014 Outlook: Top Ed Tech Trends for the Coming Year | Higher Education 3.x | Scoop.it

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Anne Pascucci, MPA, CRA's curator insight, January 7, 8:18 AM

Innovation comes in all forms!

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Trends That Will Shape 2014 | Social Media Today

Trends That Will Shape 2014 | Social Media Today | Higher Education 3.x | Scoop.it
As Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus make it harder to get found organically, niche sites are going to prove to be more valuable than ever to get in front of your customers.
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Students Tuning Out Humanities Professors

Students Tuning Out Humanities Professors | Higher Education 3.x | Scoop.it

The humanities meltdown is a huge indictment of the academic fads and trends of the last generation.


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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, November 2, 2013 5:57 PM

"Today’s humanities faculties that can’t build student enrollments are like people who can’t sell umbrellas during a rainstorm: great teachers teaching great books and great ideas are exactly what most students need. Unfortunately, too many people in the field in the last generation were interested in producing bad or indifferent teachers who taught dull and impenetrable books filled with tendentious and superficial ideas. And as for concepts like character and spiritual development, forget it. Fortunately, this seems to be changing among many younger faculty and grad students and there are grounds to hope that the humanities in America will regain some balance and poise."

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The Neuroscience Of Learning: 41 Terms Every Teacher Should Know

The Neuroscience Of Learning: 41 Terms Every Teacher Should Know | Higher Education 3.x | Scoop.it
The Neuroscience Of Learning: 41 Terms Every Teacher Should Know

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Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, November 8, 2013 10:25 PM

This article is part of a larger, on-going effort to help connect teachers and other learning professionals with the neuroscience of learning.

Moses B. Tambason's curator insight, November 9, 2013 2:40 PM

More people are running to charity tube to post free videos and watch free videos than posting on you tube. Try posting at charity tube and you will never leave. http://www.africatube.net/ More visitors and more video views. Don't take our word for it, try it. Post one same video on youtube and put it on  http://www.africatube.net/ and return ater five hours and compare the viewers rate and decide for yourself. Create your very own group or forum and control who watch it and invite everyone to watch the video. Above all, post video in English or in any language and viewers can watch video description in their own language. Try it and let us know your experience. Above all it is absolutely free like youtube

Vincent Munch's curator insight, November 25, 2013 12:51 PM

Something we should all read

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Case Studies on Integrating ICT into Teacher Education Curriculum in Asia

The dramatic adaptation of ICT has in turn called for education reforms at various levels with a view to creating an enabling educational environment for next generations to effectively function in the digital era. Therefore, teachers’ capacity of integrating ICT into their teaching practices plays a critical role in achieving the goals of the education reform. In this regard, teacher education institutions (TEIs) have made great efforts to develop a new ICT curriculum (or course) or incorporate ICT components into their existing curriculum.


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Fulton Schools Professional Learning's curator insight, October 29, 2013 8:29 AM

Great ideas for how different systems embed ICT in their teacher training program

TALC library's curator insight, October 29, 2013 8:54 PM

As UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova emphasized, “Technology can be a powerful education multiplier, but we must know how to use it. It is not enough to install technology into classrooms – it must be integrated into learning. Nothing can substitute for a good teacher. It is not technology itself that empowers people – empowerment comes from skills and knowledge.”

 

It is within this context that the two phases of the

Next Generation of Teachers Project (Next Gen) funded by Japan Funds-in-Trust (JFIT), were implemented. The Project was designed to build the institutional capacity of teacher education institutions (TEIs) and Ministries of Education in 15 countries from the Asia-Pacific region in designing and providing training courses on

ICT-pedagogy integration, thereby preparing the next generation of teachers to enhance the process of teaching and learning by utilizing ICT judiciously in the classroom.

 

2 This was done

through 1) engaging Deans and TEI faculty members in planning and creating an ICT-based teacher training environment, 2) guiding TEIs in their curriculum review and development of ICT-related education courses, 3) implementing capacity building workshops for teacher educators on designing, providing and managing teacher training activities on ICT-pedagogy integration, and 4) tapping the TEI network to serve as Resource Centres to ensure that publications (books

and CDs) of UNESCO Bangkok reach the target audience.

Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan's curator insight, October 30, 2013 3:04 AM

Read about how teacher education institutions (TEIs) have made great efforts to develop a new ICT curriculum (or course) into their existing curriculum.

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Download Free Better Histogram Add-In for Excel

Download Free Better Histogram Add-In for Excel | Higher Education 3.x | Scoop.it
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Ahhh just what a teacher / lecturer might need -- gone are the days of doing this by hand -- Phew!
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LMS Nightmares | Virtual Learning Environments

LMS Nightmares | Virtual Learning Environments | Higher Education 3.x | Scoop.it
The LMS market continues to be plagued with a series of issues that could give anyone nightmares.

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LMS is the platform not the teaching. Pedagogy and LMS remain difficult

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, October 4, 2013 7:23 AM

Scary or funny? True either way. ;)

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Opening the Door for Low-Income Students to Overcome 'Aristocracy' of Higher Ed | PBS NewsHour | Sept. 9, 2013

Opening the Door for Low-Income Students to Overcome 'Aristocracy' of Higher Ed | PBS NewsHour | Sept. 9, 2013 | Higher Education 3.x | Scoop.it
For kids who grew up poor or without higher education role models, the idea of attending one of the best colleges in the country isn't just a dream -- the goal may not have ever occurred to them.
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Google Drive - a Complete User Guide.

What is Google Drive? A complete guide how to use it. Cloud (storage), Creation, Collaboration, Communication How to access Google Drive, including from Goog...

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Infographic: What Climate Change Means for Africa and Asia

Urgent action is needed to mitigate carbon emissions and build resilience in the face of climate change that threatens food, water and livelihoods.
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TwitLonger — When you talk too much for Twitter

TwitLonger — When you talk too much for Twitter | Higher Education 3.x | Scoop.it
TwitLonger is the easy way to post more than 140 characters to Twitter (Higher education is sexy RT @PinkDymondsPlz: He is?
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Who learns in maths classes depends on how maths is taught

Who learns in maths classes depends on how maths is taught | Higher Education 3.x | Scoop.it
Students who are ill-prepared in mathematics are entering university and creating challenges for mathematics departments.

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Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA)

Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) | Higher Education 3.x | Scoop.it

The OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) provides the world’s most extensive and rigorous set of international surveys assessing the knowledge and skills of secondary school students. This volume combines an analysis of PISA with a description of the policies and practices of those education systems that are close to the top or advancing rapidly, in order to offer insights for policy from their reform trajectories.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, January 6, 2:39 AM

You can download the complete PDF report from here: http://www.oecd.org/pisa/46623978.pdf It's 250+ pages, but it's important reading for anyone involved in education reform.

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Education Technology Is In Its Infancy But It Is Growing Up Fast

Education Technology Is In Its Infancy But It Is Growing Up Fast | Higher Education 3.x | Scoop.it
Much has been written of late about the need for healthcare reform in our country.  Whether one is a fan of the Affordable Care Act or not, the case for change is quite clear.

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700 iPad Lessons Pinned HERE!!!

700 iPad Lessons Pinned HERE!!! | Higher Education 3.x | Scoop.it
If you would like more iPad resources, visit my blog www.techchef4u.com, download the TechChef4u app, or find all things TechChef4u at www.kimtag.com/techchef4u.
Also check out the new TechChef4u FB!

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Okay, this is my last "list" posting for awhile....it got me at the 700 number...
Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, March 6, 7:06 AM

iPad para todo el mundo ...

Nicole Sprainger's curator insight, May 18, 7:15 AM

Interesting Resource for iLearn

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Five Steps to Reboot Schools

Five Steps to Reboot Schools | Higher Education 3.x | Scoop.it
It's time for the technology industry to claim responsibility for underserving the nation's schools and to take steps to incite transformation, writes Cameron Evans.

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Lou Salza's curator insight, November 12, 2013 12:19 PM

Found this spot-on! Love the conclusion:

"Now is the time for us to be honest in assessing the shortcomings of our current solutions, optimistic in our vision for a better approach, and, most importantly, possessed of the will to change." 

Indeed! --Lou

 

Excerpt: "Two-thirds of United States 4th graders read below grade level, and the weakest ones are falling further behind, according to the U.S. Department of Education's 2009 National Assessment of Educational Progress. In a 2011 report, the Annie E. Casey Foundation found that 16 percent of children who are not reading proficiently by the end of 3rd grade do not graduate from high school on time. And when we see business leaders questioning recent college graduates' competencies, such as the value of their diplomas and grade point averages, something's clearly wrong.

Worse still, the skills students acquire in school may not even translate to the modern workplace. According to findings from the market research firm International Data Corp., or IDC, that identify and analyze the skills required for the best jobs of the future, "While education reform is high on the agenda of many political leaders and aspirants, academic experts, and even many corporate leaders and entertainment icons, there remains debate regarding the relevance and aspirations of school requirements."

After years of accumulating performance deferments and declining success rates, it's time to hit the reset button. Schools are investing heavily in gadgets and devices without necessarily giving thought to reform through transformative smart models and learning tools. Digitizing analog materials and processes is not enough..."

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Monitors AnyWhere for Schools | The Education Blog

Monitors AnyWhere for Schools | The Education Blog | Higher Education 3.x | Scoop.it
Monitors AnyWhere, the VGA over LAN signage system that allows a single computer to operate its display on multiple screens, has received a powerful
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Easy iPad Management for Education- At Scale!

Easy iPad Management for Education- At Scale! | Higher Education 3.x | Scoop.it

iPad deployment includes all of the steps between buying an iPad and beginning to use the device. For an individual’s personal iPad, this is often a very fast and easy process lasting no longer than five minutes: You just open the box, turn it on, download the apps you want on your device, and go. But for a school, or district, with potentially hundreds of iPads–each one requiring a specialized list of apps that need to be purchased before protecting the devices with a case and sending them out to classrooms. As an administrator or teacher, there are a few things you will need to know before you deploy your iPads


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Dee KC's curator insight, October 31, 2013 9:03 AM

Please please read this before spending your money...make sure you have planned for the time and cost of implementing the devices themselves.

Carey Leahy's curator insight, November 11, 2013 1:28 AM

May need this one day!

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ITU Measuring the Information Society

ITU Measuring the Information Society | Higher Education 3.x | Scoop.it
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An important report to study if you are interested in developments, ICT as a factor of development

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Upcoming trends in data visualization

Upcoming trends in data visualization | Higher Education 3.x | Scoop.it
The aim of this post is to highlight some of the key changes happening in the way we visualize data and provide some resources to use so that you can start capitalizing on these changes.
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Possibility of selectively erasing unwanted memories

Possibility of selectively erasing unwanted memories | Higher Education 3.x | Scoop.it
For the first time, scientists have been able to erase dangerous drug-associated memories in mice and rats without affecting other more benign memories.
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MOOCs transitioning from higher education to K-12

According to one of the most popular International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) 2013conference speakers, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are on the verge of revolutionizing K-12 education.
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After the Great Recession, higher education paths diverge - Columbia Missourian

After the Great Recession, higher education paths diverge - Columbia Missourian | Higher Education 3.x | Scoop.it
Different countries are drawing different lessons from recent economic history about what students should study and what kind of knowledge will drive future economic growth. (After the Great Recession of 2007, U.S.
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