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The Technology of Massive Open Online Courses

The Technology of Massive Open Online Courses | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Online learning used to be synonymous with shady diploma mills that offered a questionable product. Now it suggests something much better and more technologically sophisticated.

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MOOC's are something that are likely to come of age in 2013. This is worth a read if you are thinking about how deliver online learning. It has some interesting insights into the commercial possibilities and limitations too.

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Danielle M. Villegas's curator insight, January 4, 2013 10:02 AM

Another excellent article about the future of MOOCs. It's definitely a growing business, whether it's internally in higher ed or going corporate. This article also stresses the challenges in providing the same quality content as the classroom experience. Definitely a must-read. 

--techcommgeekmom

Elena Caldirola's curator insight, January 7, 2013 7:30 AM

... questi due insistono. E dai e dai che alla fine la avranno vinta.

DoS Nexus's comment, January 7, 2013 8:12 AM
This looks very interesting indeed. Just signed up for a course!
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Сollection of 11 sources with learning activities

Сollection of 11 sources with learning activities | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

For teachers who need to continually find great writing prompts and activities for their students, the Internet provides a huge array of options. This article presents some of the best sources for writing activities, carefully selected from hundreds of potential ideas.


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A nice collection of links to writing related resources.

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shrikewolds's curator insight, June 30, 1:38 AM

http://equitycrowdnews.com/

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good

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Incredibly good...!!
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7 Free Tools for Creating Your Own Machinima Films

7 Free Tools for Creating Your Own Machinima Films | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Machinima is the art of making movies with video game footage and assets, and it's an exciting and growing medium for creative filmmaking. While you generally can't get the visual quality of traditional Pixar-style computer graphics, you can nonetheless create some wonderful things with it. 

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Machinima is a great medium for project work and language learning and use.

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Angel Rivera 's curator insight, July 2, 11:31 AM

Para creación de recursos audiovisuales, esta herramienta puede ser muy potente. Cabe mencionar que la herramienta es sencilla y se requieren dominios tecnológicos básicos. 

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, July 2, 12:23 PM

7 Herramientas gratuitas para crear sus propias películas Machinima |scoopit travésNikPeachey http: //sco.lt / ...

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NMC Horizon Report > 2015 K-12 Edition

NMC Horizon Report > 2015 K-12 Edition | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

What is on the five-year horizon for K-12 schools worldwide? Which trends and technologies will drive educational change? What are the challenges that we consider as solvable or difficult to overcome, and how can we strategize effective solutions? These questions and similar inquiries regarding technology adoption and transforming teaching and learning steered the collaborative research and discussions

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Always worth reading.

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Blended learning: The great new thing or the great new hype?

Blended learning: The great new thing or the great new hype? | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
If done right, blended learning can be used to support more equitable access to learning resources and discipline-specific expertise. It may also engage students (and teachers) in a variety of online and offline learning activities that differentiate instruction and bring greater diversity to the learning context.
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Yes. Important to remember that blended learning isn't a pedagogy, its just a term to describe the point of contact with learning.

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Yes. Important to remember that blended learning isn't a pedagogy, its just a term to describe the point of contact with learning.

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Professional Practices for English Language Teaching - British Council

Professional Practices for English Language Teaching - British Council | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
A free online continuing professional development (CPD) course for people who are teaching English as a foreign language.
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This looks like a useful free course for teachers of English. Includes a completion certificate.

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ed alvarado's comment, July 4, 12:28 AM
Thats neat
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Supporting Technology with the SAMR Model Plus Ten Great Resource Sites

Supporting Technology with the SAMR Model Plus Ten Great Resource Sites | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

In this post I wish to go beyond the idea of finding the tech in the standards. Instead in this post it will be important to see how the technology is being integrated in a classroom. Not only should the technology support the standards, but proper integration of technology will ensure productive and effective technology use and integration in the 21st Century Classroom.

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A sound introduction and some useful tips if you are interested in the SAMR model.

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Why online teaching liberates ESL teachers

Why online teaching liberates ESL teachers | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Inspired by her talk at Innovate ELT, guest blogger Jaime Miller of English Success Academy looks at the reasons and pluses for getting into teaching online.
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Nice blog post about being an online English teacher.

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, June 20, 12:52 PM

Worth reading!

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Why Online Students Succeed

Why Online Students Succeed | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Improving online student success can be overwhelming, but findings from a recent Eduventures study suggest that it is not as complicated as it seems.
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An interesting read with a useful tick list of things  to check for in your online offering.

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Alexandra Koukoumialou's curator insight, June 18, 2:00 AM

Loved the checklist!

 

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Real Time and the conversation

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From Nik Peachey.

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Using HelloTalk to practice language learning

Using HelloTalk to practice language learning | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
jīn yú zài shuì lián yè zi xià biān yóu zhe ne.  And for those of you who do not read pinyin Chinese, "The goldfish are swimming under the lily pad."  In the past few weeks I have been using an app...
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Interesting blog post about the use of HelloTalk

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Why Technology Will Never Fix Education

Why Technology Will Never Fix Education | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

The real obstacle is student motivation, and no gadget can create that.

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An interesting and controversial read.

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Pamela Hills's curator insight, June 5, 9:01 AM
If our past self could give students today any advise it is this. Learn all you can in school because you will be further ahead when you graduate. We live in a fast pace world a world so different from when we went to school. Be the dreamers. you are the future . The only one holding you back is you and being lazy only you can make the difference .
Sieg Holle's curator insight, June 5, 9:38 AM

Interesting food for thought -motivation is a quality issue?

Peter Rettig's curator insight, June 5, 12:45 PM

This certainly also applies to learning a foreign language. As a learning "tool", technology will only help if you really want to build something, e.g. your knowledge or skills....

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Children’s Rights in the Digital Age: A Download from Children Around the World | UNICEF Publications | UNICEF

Children’s Rights in the Digital Age: A Download from Children Around the World | UNICEF Publications | UNICEF | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

How do children see their rights affected by digital media and tools? In July and August 2014, 148 children in 16 countries took part in workshops to discuss the opportunities and risks associated with digital media; these discussions – and the voices of the child participants of the workshops – are reflected in this report

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Well worth reading for an insight into the minds and opions of kids/ teens growing up in a digitally connected world.

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How flipped learning works in (and out of) the classroom

How flipped learning works in (and out of) the classroom | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Flipped learning is more than just having students do homework during the school day. It’s more than just putting the onus on students to teach themselves. In fact, it’s neither of those things. Don’t be fooled by simple explanations of flipped classrooms that simplify a highly complex undertaking.

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A good but quite basic introduction to flipped learning.

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bernieshoot's curator insight, June 7, 3:43 AM

#education #homeworks 

Michel Bergeron's curator insight, June 8, 4:56 PM

Les principes de la classe inversée s'appliquent très bien à la formation dans les organisations.

Pamela Hills's curator insight, June 17, 12:15 PM

 Face Book is not just social media , expand your horizons  , you can talk to people all over the world and learn new language, how to cook something different. With Skype you can take tour and never leave your home. You can get real news as it is unfolding. The world became so much smaller .  There is a whole world out there  waiting for you .

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Ednak - Intersection of Education & Tech

Ednak - Intersection of Education & Tech | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Ednak lets educators discover education technology tools & resources. Save, share and act on what matters most to you.

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This looks like a useful site for finding education appropriate web absed tools.

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Allan Tsuda's curator insight, May 19, 10:38 PM

Very smart; nicely put together site. Allows you to save your selection of resources into "Notebooks." Registration required. I would rate this a a "must-have" link at least.

Ressources pour les cours d'anglais's curator insight, May 30, 1:19 PM

Pour découvrir différents services en ligne pour faciliter la collaboration par exemple.

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Virtual Debate: 7 Advantages of Online Discussions

Virtual Debate: 7 Advantages of Online Discussions | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

How to facilitate such discussions is confusing to many teachers, and online discussion threads and chatrooms may be seen as a poor substitute for the “real” thing, an evil necessity of the online class. However, although there are some barriers such as its more decontextualized nature, in comparison to face-to-face discussion, there are advantages that are unique to the online discussion that can be built on by the instructor while the drawbacks are minimized.


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Worth a quick read if you are considering getting your students talking online.

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cantatapledge's comment, July 3, 6:33 AM
Fabulous
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Its grand
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E-Learning in Higher Education in Latin America

E-Learning in Higher Education in Latin America | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
This report analyses the incorporation of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in higher education in Latin America, focusing mainly on what is commonly referred to as “e-learning”.
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Really useful reading for anyone working with students in Latin America.

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Technology can transform education, but not without people

Technology can transform education, but not without people | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Five years ago I was trying every new tech tool to come out. I was glogging with glogster. I was threading with voice thread. And I sure was writing and editing in real-time with Google Docs! But the technology was not transforming me. It was not transforming my classroom, because it was just technology.
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Interesting short read.

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RossanaPiccini's curator insight, July 1, 8:18 AM

Not to be ignored. 

Chris Carter's curator insight, July 1, 9:56 PM

I do not fear the tech revolution. Life has been and always shall be built on relationships. 

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Detecting plagiarism with Unplag

Detecting plagiarism with Unplag | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Plagiarism has become an increasingly significant issue with the increase of online information and the ease with which it can be copied. It is an issue in the classroom for students and educators, but it’s also an issue for writers, bloggers and journalists.


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My review of Unplag - tool for detecting plagiarism.

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Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, July 2, 8:18 AM

Para detectar el plagio

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Creativity in the English language classroom

Creativity in the English language classroom | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

The activities will help teachers to explore the role of creativity in the classroom both in the sense of helping students to express their unique creative identity and also by helping them to think about and use language in a creative way. The activities are suitable for a broad range of students from young to old and from low to higher levels and can be used alongside your existing syllabus and course materials to enhance your students’ experience of learning English.

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A free ebook.

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Rosidah Awang's curator insight, June 25, 8:59 PM

Useful tips on developing creativity in language classroom.

Tamar Naline Shumiski's curator insight, June 26, 8:44 AM

Melhorando suas aulas de Inglês.

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Very good
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Using the TeamUp calendar to schedule learning

One of the greatest challenges to effective study and teaching is organising and managing time efficiently. This becomes even more of a challenge if you want to get your students working in a collaborative way and blending their classroom activity with online activities and projects.

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A review and some learning tips for the TeamUp online calendar.

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Armando's curator insight, June 22, 5:43 AM

Using the TeamUp calendar to schedule learning

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5 Free Apps to Tell Creative Stories on Instagram

5 Free Apps to Tell Creative Stories on Instagram | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Instagram is more than just an app for photo filters, it's a community to share stories. And sometimes, the app's built-in features aren't good enough to tell the story you want to. But there are some innovative third-party apps that let you get creative with Instagram. Third-party apps for Instagram are nothing new. In fact,…
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Some great tools if you have students with Instagram accounts.

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Today's top 15 UK edtech influencers on Twitter | Media Taylor

Today's top 15 UK edtech influencers on Twitter | Media Taylor | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Today's top 15 UK edtech influencers on Twitter from Influmetrics. These 15 are a subset derived from Influmetrics edtech leaderboard.

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Nice to be mentioned here at number 7.

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Teacher-researchers in Action

Teacher-researchers in Action | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Edited by Kenan Dikilita ş , Richard Smith and Wayne Trotman Published by IATEFL Research SIG in June 2015 Click on the front cover image below to freely browse in or download a copy of the book.

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A free ebook to download.

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Pamela Hills's curator insight, June 17, 12:12 PM

 There is no reason not to ask questions and find answers these days.

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Transforming Teaching and Learning in Asia and the Pacific: Case Studies from Seven Countries

Transforming Teaching and Learning in Asia and the Pacific: Case Studies from Seven Countries | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

How are our teachers teaching in schools in the Asia-Pacific region? Do their pedagogical practices meet the needs of the 21st century? What is required to change teaching and learning? Through case studies on changing pedagogical landscapes in seven countries - Fiji, Indonesia, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, the Republic of Korea, and Viet Nam - this publication reflects on these questions and explores opportunities and challenges in transforming teaching and learning.

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A free PDF ebook.

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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, June 6, 2:34 PM

A free ebook of case studies. 

Scott J. Simmerman's curator insight, June 7, 11:00 AM

Understanding and knowledge are certainly key components in making better choices and performing more effectively. With technology and globalization, best practices will be more apparent when we all share the best ideas for learning to learn

Stewart-Marshall's curator insight, June 14, 6:31 AM

A free e-book from UNESCO.

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Why We Changed Our Model of the “8 Essential Elements of PBL” | Blog | Project Based Learning | BIE

Why We Changed Our Model of the “8 Essential Elements of PBL” | Blog | Project Based Learning | BIE | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
BIE’s Essential Project Design Elements contain two new items, both of which are familiar to those who know PBL. One is “authenticity,” which has to do with how real-world the project is. The other is “reflection,” which we have previously coupled with “revision” but now stands on its own; students should reflect on what they’re learning, how they’re learning, and what they have accomplished in a project.
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Useful article for anyone interested in Project Based Learning.

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Kathy Lynch's curator insight, July 3, 8:33 PM

Thx Nik Peachy

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Cloud Education: The Future of Learning, The Forum - BBC World Service

Cloud Education: The Future of Learning, The Forum - BBC World Service | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

What are the big challenges in education around the World? How do we ensure everyone learns to the best of their ability? Is new technology the answer? And what does it mean for teachers and pupils?

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Some interesting viewing.

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Wendy Zaruba's curator insight, May 20, 3:11 PM

Cloud Education, what does it mean for teachers and pupils?  Will this be the future?

CHRISTINE OWEN's curator insight, May 22, 9:29 PM

New technology must be accompanied by new pedagogies for new learning to take place. We are really only guessing at what the future holds for our students. In previous and even recent ages, we had a pattern of development to base our predictions upon. Now,the impossible is very likely, and the possible will be something else entirely tomorrow. We must ensure our students have the capacity to be adaptable and creative in their thinking to take advantage of and flourish in our world of ever improving technology and access.

Antonio Bautista's curator insight, May 24, 12:33 PM

Buena Información Sobre las Alternativas de futuro