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Who Says Online Courseware Will Cause the Death of Universities?

Who Says Online Courseware Will Cause the Death of Universities? | Ict4champions | Scoop.it
By Tom Katsouleas,  Dean of Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering. He serves as Chair of the National Academy of Engineering’s Advisory Committee on Engineering Grand Challenges for the 21st Century.

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Pros and Cons of BYOD and School Supplied Mobile Devices

With educational budgets ever tighter, and with a large percentage of students already toting their own smart phones, tablets, and laptops, more institutions are considering the bring-your-own-device, or "BYOD," approach to mobile classroom technology.

But there are pros and cons to both BYOD and school-supplied strategies. Handing out specific devices allows IT departments to standardize the mobile rollouts and provide a predictable level of support across all devices. But the rollouts can get expensive--an issue that the BYOD approach solves by allowing students to purchase and use their own equipment.

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5 Free Tools to Collect Student Feedback

5 Free Tools to Collect Student Feedback | Ict4champions | Scoop.it

There are several free web tools that teachers can use to gather feedback from their students both formally and informally. You can also use these tools to poll your students about a learning event, assess their level of comprehension, or simply to get to know their opinions about a certain topic. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has already posted a list of such tools last year but today we are updating this list deleting the ones that no longer work and including new ones .

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Toolbox_BYOT

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Welcome to Brebeuf Jesuit's BYOT (Bring Your Own Technology) Toolbox. At Brebeuf, we encourage learners to access, evaluate and use the best tools to meet their learning objective.

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The Secret to Highly Effective eLearning

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So what makes an eLearning course good? Or perhaps a better question, what can make it great?
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15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers - Edudemic

15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers - Edudemic | Ict4champions | Scoop.it

Google is usually one of the first places students turn to when tasked with an assignment. Whether it’s for research, real-time results, or just a little digital exploration … it’s important they know how to properly Google. Lucky for teachers (and students, of course), Google has a handy set of lesson plans that are just waiting to be unleashed upon the leaders of tomorrow.


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Edsocial-a FREE safe private school social learning network

edSocial offers a FREE safe private social network where administrators, educators, students and parents can connect, share and learn. This is the home page.

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OER Material: Survey Finds Use of Open Educational Resources Remains Consistent but Low - Faculty eCommons

OER Material: Survey Finds Use of Open Educational Resources Remains Consistent but Low - Faculty eCommons | Ict4champions | Scoop.it
A new survey produced by the Babson Survey Research Group, Hewlett Foundation and Pearson cites key barriers to widespread adoption of OER material in higher education. “When quickly skimmed&...
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10 Awesome Free Tools To Make Infographics

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Information graphics, visual representations of data known as infographics, keep the web going these days.
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18 Ways iPads Are Being Used In Classrooms Right Now - Edudemic

18 Ways iPads Are Being Used In Classrooms Right Now - Edudemic | Ict4champions | Scoop.it
iPads are quickly becoming a popular and powerful educational tool for classrooms. Beyond the immediate benefit of engaging students, iPads can improve education efficiency and standards.
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Howcast for Mobile

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You can learn to do just about anything from anywhere with Howcast's family of mobile apps. Need to replace your tire? Or remember the ingredients for a banana pudding recipe? How about find tips to survive an long airport layover? Howcast apps are optimized for each device and connection, making it easy to find and view almost any how-to. With more than 2 million downloads, Howcast for mobile is the #1 mobile app for instructional content -- wherever you are.

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Ezvid - Best Free Screen Recorder and Video Editor

Ezvid - Best Free Screen Recorder and Video Editor | Ict4champions | Scoop.it

Ezvid is the best free video maker, screen recorder and slideshow maker for Windows, featuring video editing, screencasting and screen capture. You can instantly record your screen, desktop, browser, make gaming videos, and record virtually anything on your computer. No registration, no subscription, and no signup is required.


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good option for a screen recorder, plus video maker, editor

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Directory of free MOOC providers

Check out http://moocs.co! Listing of Massive Open Online Courses (moocs) and their Providers...

 

 


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... and why not make a directory of MOOCs, good idea. For as long as its doable, of course, which is probably not for long, looking at the many budding MOOC initiatives ... (@pbsloep)

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Teaching with SmartPhones

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Jennifer Carey tells how she's using smartphones in her classroom: to charge up lessons, promote research & fact-checking and harness powerful apps for learning.
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Facebook as an “interactive learning resource”?

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A compilation of academic research articles on the usefulness of Facebook as a learning resources for students.

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3 Reasons To Start Using Phones In Your Class - @Edudemic

3 Reasons To Start Using Phones In Your Class - @Edudemic | Ict4champions | Scoop.it
The phone has ceased to be a contentious object and is now a ubiquitous one – just as it is in many student’s lives.
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Top 10 tools and apps to unleash the power of your documents

Top 10 tools and apps to unleash the power of your documents | Ict4champions | Scoop.it

"Nowadays appear daily many startups who offer gateway to knowledge for teachers and students worldwide and for this reason I launch CRED ( Curation Restart Education ) Project http://credproject.visibli.com/share/SkZjmz , just like . I chose to write now about gr8 tools and apps to unleash the power of your documents . If you like these tools and apps share, leave a comment and also you can repply here with other tools like this .
Thank you in advance Lucian, http://xeeme.com/ecurator/"

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Google Docs: Creating Better Looking Documents | Teachem

Google Docs: Creating Better Looking Documents | Teachem | Ict4champions | Scoop.it

Google Docs can look pretty bland if you just open up a blank document and start typing. Just knowing a few tricks can help you create documents that look just as professional as Microsoft Word.

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Educational Apps Checklists Every Teacher Should Have

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The ' checklist mentality ' is something very common among teachers and educators. We use checklists alot in our work and I personally find them very effective in getting things organized. Here are a few checlists that you can use to evaluate educatipnal apps. Very handy!!

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Get more out of Google: Tips for students doing online research [infographic]

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This is a great online research infographic that could be turned into a poster for the classroom.

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Social Media is the New Normal for Educators

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The term “new normal” is the lingo used to describe drastic change in doing something or life after a major event. The change is usually quick and immediate. It alters one’s approach to something or way of life. In the educational world a slower transition is happening that will create a new normal. That change agent is social media. Social media has been around for some time but its practical use is relatively new to educators. As I engage more and more educators in the use of social media for educational purposes I hear a lot of the same questions. Here are some of the most common questions with my responses.

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mLab Southern Africa

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mLab Southern Africa (SA) is a mobile solutions laboratory and startup accelerator that provides entrepreneurs and mobile developers with the support they need to develop innovative mobile applications and services.
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