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EdMediaShare - share and find useful video for education

EdMediaShare - share and find useful video for education | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

This site is for you to share the video you use to support your teaching, learning and research, and find video that others have found useful.

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Harrogate Online | The 48th Annual International IATEFL Conference & Exhibition

Harrogate Online | The 48th Annual International IATEFL Conference & Exhibition | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

48th Annual International IATEFL Conference and Exhibition Harrogate International Conference Centre, Harrogate, UK 2nd - 5th April 2014. Live coverage of the conference begins 1st April 2014

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Follow one of Europe's largest and most diverse teacher conferences live online. I'll be there doing live interviews from April 1st.

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Information Overload? Here Are 10 Ways You - And Your Students - Can Deal With It - InformED

Information Overload? Here Are 10 Ways You - And Your Students - Can Deal With It - InformED | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Researchers tend to agree that it’s not the volume of information that is the problem; it’s our inability to organize and process it all without experiencing “information overload, or what neuroscientists like to call “cognitive overload. In recent years, technology strategists have even compared information overload to physical obesity, dubbing it “infobesity. Just as our eyes are sometimes larger than our stomachs, our interest can be significantly greater than our brain capacity.

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Some great tips towards the end for information management and how to help students with this.

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Education 3.0 and the Pedagogy (Andragogy, Heutagogy) of Mobile Learning

Education 3.0 and the Pedagogy (Andragogy, Heutagogy) of Mobile Learning | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Many educators are doing Education 1.0; talking about doing Education 2.0; when they should be planning and implementing Education 3.0. This post compares the developments of the Internet-Web to those of education. The Internet has become an integral thread of the tapestries of most societies throughout the globe. The web influences people’s way of thinking, doing and being; and people influence the development and content of the web.

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This is so true "Many educators are doing Education 1.0; talking about doing Education 2.0; when they should be planning and implementing Education 3.0. "

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Mick D Kirkov's curator insight, April 18, 3:48 AM

Greatest expenses for the State: Medical and Education.

 

That's why anything in these domains that helps explain how the Internet is going to make those enormous savings in the next years (e.g. through "self-medication" diagnosing oneself with the help of online medical expert systems https://www.google.ch/search?q=+medical+expert+systems&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&channel=sb&gfe_rd=cr&ei=K9dQU9W5EO7W8gfd7ICACg or through "self-education" just in the knowledge you need through systems like this here over) is to take in the newest or modern history curriculum.

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, April 18, 6:55 AM

Education 3.0 and the Pedagogy (Androgagy, Heutagogy) of Mobile Learning

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, April 18, 3:14 PM

Educación 3.0

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Time to retire from online learning?

Time to retire from online learning? | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

And then there’s MOOCs. I can’t express adequately just how pissed off I am about MOOCs – not the concept, but all the hubris and nonsense that’s been talked and written about them. At a personal level, it was as if 45 years of work was for nothing. All the research and study I and many others had done on what makes for successful learning online were totally ignored, with truly disastrous consequences in terms of effective learning for the vast majority of participants who took MOOCs from the Ivy League universities. Having ignored online learning for nearly 20 years, Stanford, MIT and Harvard had to re-invent online learning in their own image to maintain their perceived superiority in all things higher educational.

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Marvelous article about the past and future of distance and online learning.

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diane gusa's comment, April 16, 9:35 AM
Yes! As an online learner and teacher I found the absence of best practices for online learning missing in all my Mooc participation. It would better be termed distance learning, falling back to the correspondence education of the past.
cioccas's curator insight, April 16, 6:33 PM

This paragraph exactly reflects my thoughts about MOOCs. Glad to hear it coming from a leader in the online and distance learning field as this type of voice has been swamped by the unquestioning embracing of MOOCs by all and sundry!

 

Alberto del Mazo's curator insight, April 18, 7:38 AM

vía [url=/u/174100 x-already-notified=1]Jordi Adell[/url] leo este último artículo del canadiense Tony Bates, especialista en "online learning". 

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The internet isn't harming our love of 'deep reading', it's cultivating it

The internet isn't harming our love of 'deep reading', it's cultivating it | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

As it happens, I value deep reading – and so, perhaps, do you. And so, quite obviously, do all the youngish people I see everyday on London transport reading 700-page printed books such as the Game of Thrones series, 50 Shades of Grey or the new Donna Tartt. Stuart Jeffries has written persuasively about the popularity of such doorstops, as well as complex modern TV series. This might be a culture not of attention deficit but of "a wealth of attention focused more readily on the things that warrant it".

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More on the debate about the changes in our reading habits.

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Myths of Technology Series: "Technology Will Replace Face-to-Face Interaction"

Myths of Technology Series: "Technology Will Replace Face-to-Face Interaction" | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

We have to see that for some students, technology actually can provide them the voice that they have never had before.  I spoke to one student that said the use of social media actually inspired them to start speaking publicly because they developed confidence through a medium that worked for them.  I think of how many students would benefit and feel more comfortable talking in public when they would be allowed to use a medium that works for them first.

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Well worth reading to get a view of the human side of technology.

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Interview with Sugata Mitra

Interview with Sugata Mitra | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Sugata joins us in the studio after his plenary session and reacts to some of the comments from Twitter and the live feed during his talk.

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My interview with Sugata Mitra after his controversial plenary at IATEFL 2014

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, April 6, 4:49 AM

My interview with Sugata Mitra after his plenary in Harrogate.

Sylvia Guinan's curator insight, April 7, 2:21 AM

Mind-blowing concepts - Sugata says that future testing parameters will operate outside the head - through harnessing what Nik called 'extended intelligence' - problem-solving beyond intellectualism - - - think adventurous McGyver-esque students on a mission called REAL LIFE;)

' Resources of the future are/will be intangible' and therefore cannot be 'used' as though they were a WC'........

Can't wait to blog about this one !!!

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The future of learning - Sugata Mitra

The future of learning - Sugata Mitra | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

In this talk, Sugata Mitra will take us through the origins of schooling as we know it, to the dematerialisation of institutions as we know them. Thirteen years of experiments in children's education takes us through a series of startling results – children can self-organise their own learning, they can achieve educational objectives on their own, they can read by themselves. Finally, the most startling of them all: groups of children with access to the internet can learn anything by themselves. From the slums of India, to the villages of India and Cambodia, to poor schools in Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, the USA and Italy, to the schools of Gateshead and the rich international schools of Washington and Hong Kong, Sugata's experimental results show a strange new future for learning.

Nik Peachey's insight:

Fantastic plenary from IATEFL 2014. You can see my follow up interview here: http://iatefl.britishcouncil.org/2014/sessions/2014-04-05/interview-sugata-mitra

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Nicky Mohan's curator insight, April 9, 1:42 AM

Sugata is all about the future of learning- not just talk but action

Philippe-Didier Gauthier's curator insight, April 9, 2:56 AM

#Apprenance  Le XXIe siècle va nous apporter une inévitable révolution des modes d'apprentissages, donc du système éducatif, et notre rapport au savoir change déjà : de la logique de stock (de connaissances et de compétences) à la logique de flux (de capabilités)....

Katja Kranjec's curator insight, April 13, 4:00 AM

Such a fascinating lecture! Fantastic!

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What Do They Know? Dismissing a Viral Presumption About Millennials

What Do They Know? Dismissing a Viral Presumption About Millennials | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

By assuming that each student who walks through the doors of an elementary, middle or high school is a fully knowledgeable online citizen, we are perpetuating societal inequalities that exist among the more and less privileged when it comes to their Internet skills and by extension, the potential benefits they may or may not reap from spending time online.

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Interesting article which confronts the myth of the digital native.

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Andrea Marrs's curator insight, April 11, 9:40 AM

As someone who works with students living in rural poverty, I have been saying this as well.

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Own-language use in ELT: exploring global practices and attitudes | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC

Own-language use in ELT: exploring global practices and attitudes | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

In this research paper Graham Hall and Guy Cook explore teacher attitudes to own-language use in the classroom. They conducted a global survey and interviews with practising teachers.
They found evidence of widespread own-language use within ELT, and suggest that teachers’ attitudes towards own-language use, and their classroom practices, are more complex than usually acknowledged. The findings also suggest that there is a potential gap between mainstream ELT literature and teachers’ practices on the ground.

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You can download the complete research (59 page PDF) ebook for free.

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Rebooting "Learning Styles" | Knewton Blog

Rebooting "Learning Styles" | Knewton Blog | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

A learning strategy is a student’s learning path, whether deliberate or not, through particular content, and the resulting learning outcomes. And Knewton can measure the effects of these strategies, to the percentile, for every student, at the concept level.

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Interesting and controversial article.

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Lou Salza's curator insight, April 8, 11:44 AM

This reframing makes sense to me. It does an 'end run' around the arguments about learning styles--and goes right to the heart of what works for learners.--Lou

 

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A learning strategy is a student’s learning path, whether deliberate or not, through particular content, and the resulting learning outcomes. And Knewton can measure the effects of these strategies, to the percentile, for every student, at the concept level.

There are myriad learning strategies that Knewton measures and adjusts for. A sample of the ones we’re focused on now: the amount of content covered per session, the format of the learning experience (text vs. video vs. game vs. physical simulation vs. group discussion, etc.), the difficulty level of prose explaining a given concept, the difficulty of accompanying practice questions, the time of day, whether content contains mnemonic devices, whether it confuses cause and effect, whether it makes use of lists, student attention span, student engagement with particular learning content, strategic modalities (e.g., does the content define a procedure vs. address a common misconception vs. use a concrete example?), the presence or absence of learning aids (e.g., hints), user-specific features (e.g., difficulty relative to the student’s current proficiency), and many, many more.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 8, 12:37 PM

It is more likely we possess a mixture of learning styles, learning strategies, and intelligences. Schools have become places where we attempt to push students into conforming and moving towards a mythical ideal which means those who do not conform stand out and there must be something wrong in their learning. It is more likely humans are on a continuum and learning is different for each of us. Yes, there are some who are at extreme ends of the continuum and learning is a challenge which has to be met. What would happen if the vast majority were given more freedom in their learning and teachers given freedom in working relationally with students?

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Connected Learning: Harnessing the Information Age to Make Learning More Powerful

Connected Learning: Harnessing the Information Age to Make Learning More Powerful | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

This report introduces connected learning, a promising educational approach that uses digital media to engage students’ interests and instill deeper learning skills, such as communication, collaboration, and critical thinking. The report lists four elements constituting connected learning’s emphasis on bridging school, popular culture, home, and the community to create an environment in which students engage in and take responsibility for their learning.

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Free 12 page report.

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eLearningTV's curator insight, March 28, 4:50 AM

Due to invention of new devices and internet access, it should the future and open learning.

Professor Jill Jameson's curator insight, April 1, 7:40 AM

The emphasis on developing deeper learning skills in this is helpful. 

dawsonloane's curator insight, April 7, 6:35 AM

This report focuses on school-age learners, but the emphasis on deeper learning skills, such as communication, collaboration, and critical thinking is definitely applicable to professional development.

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It Sure Is Complicated: Teen Life in the Digital Age | MiddleWeb

It Sure Is Complicated: Teen Life in the Digital Age | MiddleWeb | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

As parent of two teenagers and as a teacher of pre-teens, I took away a lot of information from It’s Complicated. First and foremost is the idea that young people have less and less access to public spaces and time in which to socialize with friends and peers. The days of our moms and dads kicking us outdoors in the morning and saying, “Don’t come back until dinner time” are over.

Nik Peachey's insight:

A nice summary reading of danah boyd's research.

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David Baker's curator insight, March 22, 8:06 PM

The seven main ideas that are shared will make a great starting point for ongoing conversation about the role of technology, schools and students.  This will be especially important as we talk with parents about the role digital learning will have as a part of our 1:1.

Deborah Welsh's curator insight, March 23, 5:22 PM

The danger of labelling students as digital natives, and other interesting observations about their online lives.

Francisco Restivo's curator insight, March 31, 10:02 AM

It's a completely new world, that strangely no one asked for.

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Sugata Mitra Talks to Nik Peachey on IATEFL Harrogate 2014

Sugata Mitra Talks to Nik Peachey on IATEFL Harrogate 2014 | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
The actual plenary had a standing ovation on one hand, and a vociferous backlash, to say the least, on the other hand. A paradoxical reaction to a master in the art of ambiguity.
Nik Peachey's insight:

Interesting collection of opinions about Sugata Mitra's plenary in Harrogate.

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Anne Fox's curator insight, April 18, 5:27 AM

Especially from about 6.30 to 9.30 where Mitra corrects himself from teachers not reqd to teaching not required

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8 Technologies That Will Shape Future Classrooms

8 Technologies That Will Shape Future Classrooms | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

What does the future of learning hold? What will classrooms of the future be like? Emerging technologies such as cloud computing, augmented reality (AR) and 3D printing are paving the way for the future of education in ways we may have yet to see. At the very least though, we can extrapolate from what these promising technologies and predict how schools will adopt them in time to come.


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Some interesting technologies. Amazing how fast 3D printing is becoming part of our education.

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, April 18, 6:24 PM

We are seeing some of these technologies now in schools, but maybe higher education places/spaces will be the leaders with a flow on effect to the schools. Regardless, it is still important to prepare our students for this transition. 

Viljenka Savli's curator insight, April 19, 4:53 AM

To whom the bell tolls? To the governments to finance the education in a proper way and to foresee the need to modernize the processes at schools and to teachers to embrace the new technologies and let them go with the flow and learn how to adapt and use IT for meaningful purposes. 

Jesús Arribi's curator insight, Today, 6:04 AM
Lo más interesante, desde mi punto de vista las aplicaciones de la impresión 3D.
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Top Learning Management System Trends for 2014

Top Learning Management System Trends for 2014 | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Amidst the technological tempestuous evolution that takes us on an awe-inspiring journey through new automations, inventions, and machines, following our continuous quest and concern to save money and make our lives easier and upgradable, eLearning Industry does not appear to be just another market in transition, but a beacon of inspiration and innovation.

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An interesting look at the state of online learning and edtech.

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Why Data Is the Key to Successful Course Redesign - Edudemic

Why Data Is the Key to Successful Course Redesign - Edudemic | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Course redesign can be a major undertaking, but utilizing the data derived from your existing course can inform your decisions on what areas need to be targeted. When you combine the four factors I mentioned and use them to form a holistic, summative picture of your course redesign project; you can be certain that what is currently working in your course remains, and what is not working is revised.

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Interesting article on using data to help redesign courses.

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Enrico De Angelis's curator insight, April 15, 5:27 AM

Some basic tips and references for a systematic redesign of courses.

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Left to Their Own Smart Devices

Left to Their Own Smart Devices | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Educational institutions should enter the mobile age and embrace the opportunity to be more effective, efficient, and cost sensitive than ever before. The challenge, like with any disruption, is to rethink the system design and utilize new concepts, such as multi-persona, that align with this new age of mobility. Exciting times are ahead for educators.

Nik Peachey's insight:

Interesting article about how to approach BYOD

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John Rudkin's curator insight, April 16, 3:42 AM

This is a long debated subject.  Just get on with it...... it's happening.

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, April 16, 7:54 AM

Left Their Own Smart Devices

Barbara Goebel's curator insight, April 16, 9:28 PM

Brush off your vocabulary, and learn about BYOD. "Granularity" of education consumption, with temporal limits. Some possible solutions to objections about the use of personal technology in the learning space.

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Reading is different online than off, experts say

Reading is different online than off, experts say | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

“We can’t turn back,” Wolf said. “We should be simultaneously reading to children from books, giving them print, helping them learn this slower mode, and at the same time steadily increasing their immersion into the technological, digital age. It’s both. We have to ask the question: What do we want to preserve?”

Nik Peachey's insight:

Interesting article about digital reading.

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Carmenne K. Thapliyal's curator insight, April 11, 2:01 AM

Very interesting

Eric de Beauvoir's curator insight, April 11, 2:34 AM

Humans seem to be developing digital brains with new circuits for skimming through the torrent of information online. 

jose antonio gabelas's curator insight, April 15, 1:23 PM

Indicated 7 Keys to observe differences http://educarencomunicacion.com/2013/07/7-claves-para-escribir-en-la-web/ ;

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A Planning Cycle for Integrating Digital Technology Into Literacy Instruction

A Planning Cycle for Integrating Digital Technology Into Literacy Instruction | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

The Technology Integration Planning Cycle is a guide to help teachers integrate digital technology into literacy instruction in meaningful ways that are consistent with the Common Core State Standards.

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You can either read it online or download it for later.

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Pamela Hills's curator insight, April 9, 10:06 AM

People do your research into 'COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS " From what I have read about it stand up and say know ! To me is like China, Former Soviet Union and what Hitler had incorporated in schools ! We need good old fashion education it can be high tech sure . But the art of teaching and exciting young minds to learn are being taken over by Government make no mistake it is the core beliefs they want taught and will punish a school and teacher if not implemented . I do not know which is worse "NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND" or this to make sure they all march in straight line ! <3

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How to Infuse Digital Literacy Throughout the Curriculum

How to Infuse Digital Literacy Throughout the Curriculum | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

In our emerging digital world, a new medium of exchange has developed: online engagement, especially via social media. Effectively engaging online requires a myriad of skills that we strive to foster in school – effective written communication, brevity and civility. These components are often highlighted in Digital Citizenship programs, but in tradition-bound K12 education, we often deride social media as trite or ineffective.

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Some strong arguments for boosting the focus on digital literacy across the curriculum


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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, April 2, 2:09 PM

Of course, the librarian is in the position to help teachers infuse digital literacy into student projects. 

John McDermott Neill's curator insight, April 3, 12:17 PM

Interesting post with good ideas.

LibrarianLand's curator insight, April 7, 2:53 PM

Many students still do not understand the limitations of finding information on the free web. Google is about the extent of it and if it isn't found in the first few results, it does not exist or is too hard to find (or worse still, what is found must be "it.").

 

From article: "We need to ensure that they know how to evaluate a website, a blog post, a tweet, a Facebook entry. These evaluative skills transfer cross curricularly and prepare students for the broader world of online communication."

 

 

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Is technology dangerous?

Is technology dangerous? | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

So why do some of my lecturer’s discourage me from using “technology”? I can’t say for sure, but I would guess that, as is so often the case, they fear it because they do not understand it. And that is fine. Long gone are the days where the teacher is the beacon of all knowledge. But if you don’t understand something, you need to be open to learning about it, and if you can’t manage that then you should probably stop trying to train pre-service teachers.

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Really well thought out article by a trainee teacher.

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Monty Bell's curator insight, April 8, 11:19 AM

Interesting take as many educators fear tech and they may not be totally wrong. 

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Who are the Tech Age Girls?

Who are the Tech Age Girls? | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

According to a recent ITU report, the European Union calculates that in ten years, there will be 700,000 more Information Communication Technology (ICT) jobs than professionals to fill them; globally, that shortfall is estimated to be closer to two million. But access to the internet and tech careers continues to remain unequal and even in high income countries women only make up 20% of ICT specialists

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Some interesting links and resources here.

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Dinah Galligo's curator insight, March 27, 4:49 AM

L'inégalité de genre persiste dans le numérique. Les filles doivent s'y remettre, d'autant plus qu'il va y avoir des emplois !

Phemie Wright's curator insight, March 27, 8:21 PM

*digital swoon*.. Im so excited about watching this next generation!

RossanaPiccini's curator insight, March 28, 9:41 AM

Emerging new technologies can empower women like nothing before. Let's take this chance!

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Facebook Buys Oculus So You Can Take a Virtual Vacation | MIT Technology Review

Facebook Buys Oculus So You Can Take a Virtual Vacation | MIT Technology Review | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

While Oculus is today focused on gaming, Zuckerberg gave a few examples of other uses the technology could have in the coming years. He described being able to virtually sit courtside at a game, communicate face-to-face with a doctor, or shop in a store while feeling like you’re actually there.

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Interesting the Facebook is getting interested in and investing in this technology. It could have really interesting implications for online teaching.

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The Pointlessness of Unplugging

The Pointlessness of Unplugging | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

If it takes unplugging to learn how better to live plugged in, so be it. But let’s not mistake such experiments in asceticism for a sustainable way of life. For most of us, the modern world is full of gadgets and electronics, and we’d do better to reflect on how we can live there than to pretend we can live elsewhere.

Nik Peachey's insight:

Nice article which underlines how technology is now integrated with our lives.

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RossanaPiccini's curator insight, March 24, 2:04 PM

It's more often than not that I come across someone who shuns modern technology for a day or two in pursuit of some sort of "purification". What are they really talking about and why? This article begins to explore some of the issues underlying our reborn fear of technology.