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March 14, 2013: IJEDICT Weekly News is out

March 14, 2013: IJEDICT Weekly News is out | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

IJEDICT Weekly News", by Stewart Marshall: A free, online newspaper with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos about ICT for education and development.

 

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War fails to halt the MOOC Revolution spreading to IRAQ - About Education Degrees

War fails to halt the MOOC Revolution spreading to IRAQ - About Education Degrees | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

Despite challenging circumstances on the ground in Iraq, Ireland-based ALISON, the first MOOC (Massive Open Online Courseware) and a global leader in the provision of free certified online workplace skills training, together with USAID/Foras, Silatech, a regional social initiative promoting employment opportunities for Arab youth, and Cihan University, have collaborated to launch the first ever free online training courses in the Kurdish language. Free online self-paced courses covering food safety, tourism studies, human resource management, and customer service are now accessible in the Kurdish language on ALISON.

 


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9 Free Video Conferencing Web Apps — No Registration Required

9 Free Video Conferencing Web Apps — No Registration Required | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

There’s a problem with traditional video conferencing clients. Though they are in abundance, they’re only remotely useful if all parties are collectively using the same client. Popular services such as VoxOX, ooVoo, IMO and, of course, Skype and Google Hangouts all have this problem, thus putting a damper on quick collaboration.

One “solution” to this is to have accounts for them all, which is something I used to do. The best solution, however, is to use one of the many free video conferencing websites that don’t require an account for hosting your online meeting .

 


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Jarrod Johnson's curator insight, April 14, 6:50 PM

Good collaborative  tools for small groups

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Street artists from around the world — brought together virtually by TEDx and the Google Cultural Institute

Street artists from around the world — brought together virtually by TEDx and the Google Cultural Institute | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
Alexandre Farto spends his days creating towering works on the buildings of Lisbon and London — portraits of people that mirror urban decay, dissolving into scratches and splatters. Their stretched...

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LTDC Virtual Showcase 2015 | Learning Technology

LTDC Virtual Showcase 2015 | Learning Technology | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
Look left, look right, look back, and then look dead-on straight ahead…what do you see? Of course, the air is filled with e-learning opportunities as well as talk of educational transformation. So much news. So much progress. Each second of the day, dozens of learners discover shiny learning nuggets previous unknown. Each week, thousands of schools, universities, corporations, and government offices announce strategic plans for e-learning. Every month, hundreds of new online courses, programs, and certificates are offered. Year after year, research reports and meta-analyses indicate that there are undeniable positive benefits of online teaching and learning. The world of technology-enhanced learning, is looking up, up, up. But wait a minute. It is no time to be content. It is not time to relax and just let the “inevitable” future unfold in front of our eyes. No! We must all jump in and help build the changes we want to see. Besides, there are hundreds of millions of people who cannot wait. They need access to a more free and open education today–one with high quality content, interactive and engaging tasks, and motivating technology use. This is a land of where nature (i.e., technology) meets nurture (i.e., pedagogy). It is time you joined in to build the future. Those attending this talk should be cautioned to check their hearts and credits cards at the door since this will be an emotionally-packed talk intended to make you act.

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How to Create an Infographic in Under an Hour [+10 Free Templates]

How to Create an Infographic in Under an Hour [+10 Free Templates] | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

Wouldn't it be great if creating infographics was just as simple as writing regular ole text-based blog posts? Unfortunately, the reality is that making visual content like this usually takes a lot more time, effort, and let's face it -- skill -- than the written word. 

 

Usually.But considering the popularity and effectiveness of visual content in marketing today, you can't just afford to throw in the towel. That's why we decided to take all the pain and suffering out of infographic creation. 

 

Seriously -- don't throw in the towel just yet. You, too, can create professional-looking, high-quality infographics ... quickly! And I'm going to prove it. First things first ...


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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, April 11, 1:09 PM

You can download 10 powerpoint free templates:

http://offers.hubspot.com/how-to-create-infographics-in-powerpoint


Carmen Ramos's curator insight, April 12, 12:36 PM

Infographiken erstellen einfach gemacht, mit Power Point

Lori Wilk's curator insight, April 14, 10:04 AM

It's great to have tools to make your more #effective and #efficient that allows you to improve your #productivity. Execellent to help us to learn about creating #infographics

 

 

 

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Tablets in schools: coding, creativity and the importance of teachers - theguardian

Tablets in schools: coding, creativity and the importance of teachers - theguardian | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

"From September, coding will be part of the primary and secondary education curriculum in the UK, as part of wider changes designed to boost computer literacy alongside reading, writing and maths skills for British children.

 

Some independent schools are already providing a glimpse at the potential. Which is why I recently found myself in Cambridge, watching a classroom of Year 5 girls – 9-10 year-olds – practising their programming skills on iPad apps like Hopscotch, Move the Turtle and Kodable."


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chris patrick's curator insight, January 28, 2014 11:11 AM

Yeah, Ipads get used a lot in the classroom. Who knew school work could get done on them tho?

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Computer programming: Internet of things should be developable for all - Masters and PhDs

Computer programming: Internet of things should be developable for all - Masters and PhDs | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

Within the next five to ten years, around 100 billion different devices will be online. A large part of the communication takes place solely between machines, and to ensure that they can communicate, the European Commission has supported a project that over the last three years has been working on creating a common platform — a programming language, that can make everything from microwave ovens to wind meters talk to each other.



Read more: http://masters-phds.com/computer-programming-internet-of-things-should-be-developable-for-all/#ixzz3WADVPnea

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1 hour of seat time? Checklist for Online Courses from 360training.com

1 hour of seat time? Checklist for Online Courses from 360training.com | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
Have you been thinking about authoring an elearning course (Life as a 360 Author), but are having a hard time getting a sense of how much content to create to end up with about an hour of seat time?

The following provides broad high-level guidance for authors, subject matter experts, and instructional designers when planning an online course. Note that these are guidelines only. Design for actual courses should reflect learner needs with respect to course objectives.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 23, 12:02 PM

What's it take to author an e-learning module with 1 hour of seat time?  For a solid estimate and a fine outline on how to build an e-learning module read this article! 

Sue Walsh's curator insight, March 26, 5:54 PM

It reinforces the importance of wise up front choices to maximise ROI!!

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Essential Guide to Visual Thinking for E-Learning

Essential Guide to Visual Thinking for E-Learning | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
Want to communicate the right way in your e-learning courses? One trick is to apply visual thinking skills. This post on visual thinking offers some tips.

The essence of visual thinking is to convert your text-based information to images and text that show concepts and the flow of ideas. I like the way Dave Gray describes it as a way to “move beyond the linear world of the written word, lists, and spreadsheets and entering the non-linear world of spatial relationships, networks, maps, and diagrams.”

 

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Visit Australia with Eric Ripert

Visit Australia with Eric Ripert | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

Michelin three-star chef, author and TV personality Eric Ripert of Le Bernardin restaurant in New York City will take you on an insider's view of his culinary adventures as he travels the globe for creative inspiration including Australia.  Ripert explores the people, places, cultures and ingredients of Australia.

 


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6 Tips To Create The Perfect Pervasive eLearning Experience - eLearning Industry

6 Tips To Create The Perfect Pervasive eLearning Experience - eLearning Industry | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

Pervasive eLearning experiences offer learners the chance to learn whenever, wherever, making it one of the most effective social learning approaches in use today. In this article, Christopher Pappas


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These Amazing Maps Show the True Diversity of Africa

These Amazing Maps Show the True Diversity of Africa | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

"African countries are also quite diverse from an ethnic standpoint. As the Washington Post's Max Fisher noted back in 2013, the world's 20 most ethnically diverse countries are all African, partially because European colonial powers divvied up sections of the continent with little regard for how the residents would have organized the land themselves. This map above shows Africa's ethnographic regions as identified by George Murdock in his 1959 ethnography of the continent."

 

Tags: Africa, colonialism, borders, political, language, ethnicity.


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Madison & Morgan's curator insight, April 8, 1:40 PM

This article explains Africa's area and geography. African countries are one of the most ethnically diverse countries in the world. European colonial powers divided up sections of the continent which caused the residents to organize land themselves.

Jackson and Marduk's curator insight, April 9, 1:04 AM

Social: This map shows the ethnic diversity found in Africa. The cultures are all unique, and often conflicting. The regions are smallest and most abundant near the middle, and get larger and more scarce near the top and bottom. Although many people think all Africans are the same, it would be similar to say that Americans and Canadians are the same, because they are their own separate countries with unique cultures.

Paul Farias's curator insight, April 9, 1:12 PM

This country is clearly more diverse than the world as a whole. It looks like some one taped up the boarders of Africa and splashed paint through out. 

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konoz for creating online video based courses

konoz for creating online video based courses | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

konoz is a vibrant community of great teachers and passionate learners. We encourage and support great creators who make their content free.


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Aguilar Dominique's curator insight, February 14, 4:15 AM

Facilite la transmission des connaissances par le visuel.

Costantino Soudaz's curator insight, February 14, 5:06 AM

aggiungi la tua intuizione ...

Limitless Learning Limited's curator insight, March 10, 4:28 AM

An alternative way to make money from educational videos?

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Record sea-surface temperatures in Pacific point to record warmth in 2015 and 2016

Record sea-surface temperatures in Pacific point to record warmth in 2015 and 2016 | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

March sea-surface temperatures in the Coral Sea region off Queensland broke the previous high by 0.12 degrees – a big jump for oceans that are typically more thermally stable than land. Temperatures for the entire Australian ocean region also set new highs for the month, the Bureau of Meteorology said.

The climate is on a performance-enhancing drug and that drug is carbon dioxide

 


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The Art Of Persuasive Learning: 7 Tips For eLearning Professionals - eLearning Industry

The Art Of Persuasive Learning: 7 Tips For eLearning Professionals - eLearning Industry | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

Persuasive learning can be a powerful tool. It can draw in distracted learners and create an emotional connection with your audience. However, there’s a fine line between eLearning courses that persuade learners to interact with the subject matter and become active participants and those that coerce them into completing the module. In this article, I’ll share some tips to help you use the art of persuasion when designing your next eLearning course.

 
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Education for All 2000-2015: Only a third of countries reached global education goals - About Education Degrees

Education for All 2000-2015: Only a third of countries reached global education goals - About Education Degrees | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Paris/New Delhi: Just one third of countries have achieved all of the measurable Education for All (EFA) goals set in 2000. Only half of all countries have achieved the most watched goal of universal primary enrolment. An extra $22 billion a year is needed on top of already …
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The College Conundrum: Physical Vs. Virtual Face Off

The College Conundrum: Physical Vs. Virtual Face Off | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
I just spent a day touring colleges with my high-school aged son. I learned a lot about the state of education today... but in some ways more about the coming revolution around the corner. This is my second time doing the college tour tromp, and with and 8 year age difference, enough [...]

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Paul West's curator insight, April 9, 12:49 PM

The expansion of free and low cost education. 

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 9, 6:58 PM

It is not an either/or situation. It is an "and" situation which suggests a continuum of choices.

 

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How a Burning Man Chat App Turned Into a Tool For Revolution

How a Burning Man Chat App Turned Into a Tool For Revolution | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

Garden’s messaging app Firechat was initially launched as a way for people at festivals like Burning Man to communicate when they were off-the-grid using WiFi, Bluetooth or Apple’s multipeer connectivity framework. What its founders didn’t bank on is users relying on it to send messages during civil uprisings.

 


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5 Ways To Use Word Clouds In The Classroom

5 Ways To Use Word Clouds In The Classroom | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
The popularity of word clouds remains pretty constant in education, and it’s not difficult to see why. They’re a great way for students to distil and summarize information.
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Water, sanitation and hygiene in health care facilities - About Health Degrees

Water, sanitation and hygiene in health care facilities - About Health Degrees | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

The findings in this first multi-country review of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services in health care facilities are sobering. Drawing on data from 54 low- and middle-income countries, the report concludes that 38% lack access to even rudimentary levels of water, 19% lack sanitation and 35% do not have water and soap for handwashing. When a higher level of service is factored in, the situation deteriorates significantly. A number of areas require urgent action and WHO will work with UNICEF, Governments and other partners to develop a global plan to address the most pressing needs and ensure that all health care facilities have WASH services.

 


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10 Power Women Shaping Africa's Private Equity ...

10 Power Women Shaping Africa's Private Equity ... | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
With only 7.6 percent of the of top private equity positions in Africa are held by women, compared to over 10.6 percent in Asia.

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Carbon3D Unveils Breakthrough CLIP 3D Printing Technology

Carbon3D Unveils Breakthrough CLIP 3D Printing Technology | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

Carbon3D has just unveiled a groundbreaking new 3D printing process which could revolutionize the industry. Their new Continuous Liquid Interface Production (CLIP) process is between 25 and 100 times faster faster than current technology. The CLIP technology works by harnessing the power of light and oxygen to cure a photosensitive resin.

 


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40 Uses For Smartphones in School | ExamTime

40 Uses For Smartphones in School | ExamTime | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
The purpose of this article is simply to remove some of the negative connotations around smartphones and to consider new possibilities which we have at our disposal. In order for students to use smartphones in school responsibly, it is important that we set limits and rules beforehand.

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Eneritz Madariaga's curator insight, March 19, 6:37 PM

Oso interesgarria ikasleen motibazioa sustatzeko!!

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Manuel Morilla Jaren's curator insight, March 30, 4:41 AM

añada su visión ...

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Why Aren’t More Schools Using Free, Open Tools?

Why Aren’t More Schools Using Free, Open Tools? | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
One school in Pennsylvania is using open-source tools wherever possible to keep students close to the code behind the machines they use. This stance is opposite to the very restrictive policies of many schools, but could allow students more freedom to explore what makes devices work.

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Adult Education Degree Programs - About Education Degrees

Adult Education Degree Programs - About Education Degrees | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

As the name suggests, adult education programs prepare you to work with adult learners. The programs are based on adult learning philosophy, known as andragogy. In andragogy, learners are assumed to be self-motivated, self-directed, and have accumulated life experiences that need to be accounted for in course design and delivery. 

Campus-based and online education in adult education programs can lead to interesting and satisfying careers facilitating learning in adults.  This page provides information on what is studied in these programs, where you can study them, what the prospects are after completion, and more.

 


Read more: http://abouteducationdegrees.com/adult-education-degree/#ixzz3UCRJdFOg

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