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Various technologies that I've found of interest in the learning learning arena
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"This eBook explains the various types of blended learning models being used in real classrooms throughout the country. While the specific needs of a district, school or classroom will vary, each can utilize different technologies that exist today to aid inthe instruction and delivery of a successful blended learning model."
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This topic is curated by staff in Learning Environments at the University of Melbourne, along with invited colleagues.
Note: These articles are posted around a common interest in MOOCs, to provide information and promote discussion. They do not represent the views or positions of the University of Melbourne.
“We believe that badges offer a promising approach to addressing a vexing challenge – getting under and un-employed Americans into high-paying, unfilled jobs,” said Anne Derryberry, one of the course designers and facilitators.
The WICHE Cooperative for Education Technologies (WCET) has announced that they will co-host a massive open online course (MOOC) to examine the growing interest in using badges to document knowledge, skills and competencies when working toward attaining high value professional credentials. Sage Road Solutions LLC, Mozilla, Blackboard Inc., and WCET have collaborated to produce a 6-week shared learning experience that will be offered via Blackboard’s MOOC platform. The MOOC will broaden understandings about approaches to earning high value credentials that benefit institutions, content providers, employers and individuals alike.
The “Badges as New Currency for Credentials” MOOC begins on September 9 and concludes October 14, 2013. It will feature a weekly live session Mondays at 2PM ET for the duration of the course. To register for this free, open course, please visithttps://badges.coursesites.com/.
With the recent announcement of Google Classroom, school districts and educators across the country that are currently integrating Google Apps for Education into their classrooms are awaiting the opportunity to gain access to Google’s workflow solution.
""Blended learning incorporates a mix of traditional face-to-face learning with digital learning techniques. One increasingly popular specialized version of blended learning, the “Flipped Classroom,” has been garnering a lot of attention lately as it sees increasing rates of adoption. In fact, the widely respected 2014 NMC Horizon Report lists the Flipped Classroom as a technology that is positioned for widespread adoption this year and next ..."
Many studies show us that our brains prefer storytelling to facts.When we read facts, only the language parts of our brains work to understand the meaning. When we read a story, the language parts of our brains and any other part of the brain that we would use if we were actually experiencing what we’re reading, light up.This means that it’s easier for us to remember stories than facts. Our brains can't make major distinctions between a story we’re reading about and something we are actually doing....