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French President F. Hollande announces unlimited access to OpenClassrooms for all jobseekers | OpenClassrooms : le blog

French President F. Hollande announces unlimited access to OpenClassrooms for all jobseekers | OpenClassrooms : le blog | Learning@the_speed_of_change | Scoop.it
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How to Create Moodle Badges

How to Create Moodle Badges | Learning@the_speed_of_change | Scoop.it
Badges are new in Moodle 2.5+ . Badges are a great way to motivate users. They are an electronic way to demonstrate that you have mastered a specific skill. Moodle badges may be awarded based on a variety of criteria chosen by the teacher. You can upload your own images as badges or get them from a site such as Badges for Your Moodle.

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Elizabeth Dalton's curator insight, April 11, 8:38 AM

Digital badges have been around for several years, but still have a way to go until they are fully integrated and recognized appropriately in education and in the world of work.  The fact that Moodle, a widely-used and free system for online instruction, has integrated them in their system is definitely a step in the RIGHT direction.  Go Moodle!

Elizabeth Dalton's curator insight, April 11, 8:50 AM

Great to know that Moodle, one of the most widely used systems for online learning (and FREE) has integrated digital badges.  Badges have great potential, but they need clear definition & recognition of value in the field.  this is a step in a good direction. 

Steve Whitmore's curator insight, April 11, 10:54 AM

What would you badge together?  Oakland Schools is exploring this in special education professional development

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What is Innovation in Education?

What is Innovation in Education? Stephen Downes Ghent, Belgium March 30, 2015

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[PDF] Technology in Higher Education: Defining the strategic leader

[PDF] Technology in Higher Education: Defining the strategic leader | Learning@the_speed_of_change | Scoop.it

Information technology is so much the fabric of the university that its presence is often not fully recognized. The focus in the IT organization has shifted from a tactical to a strategic perspective. With the demand for IT only growing, understanding how IT leaders can best lead in these efforts is essential.

 

In early 2014, EDUCAUSE and Jisc came together to address a common concern: Understanding the skills required by technology leaders in higher education was an issue often overlooked and one needing immediate attention. The two organizations convened a working group of 10 leading U.S. and U.K. IT leaders to define a set of desired technology leadership characteristics and capabilities, now and in the future. This report identifies 10 key roles played by the IT leaders, describes what each of these roles entails, and outlines the essential skills required to perform them.


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Synesthesia Test | Are Your Senses Crossing Paths?

Synesthesia Test | Are Your Senses Crossing Paths? | Learning@the_speed_of_change | Scoop.it
Are you a synesthete? While research suggests that only one in 2000 individuals has synesthesia, it may be much less rare than we believe.
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Smarking Drives Big Data To Parking Industry

Smarking Drives Big Data To Parking Industry | Learning@the_speed_of_change | Scoop.it
Y Combinator-backed Smarking found a technology gap in parking industry, and the three founders decided to fill it with a smart parking solution. Designed..
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Excellence in Every Classroom: Supporting Teachers in Guaranteeing Learning for All - edWeb archive webinar

Excellence in Every Classroom: Supporting Teachers in Guaranteeing Learning for All - edWeb archive webinar | Learning@the_speed_of_change | Scoop.it
School improvement can’t exist until the learning of educators becomes the constant. Teachers all across America are working hard, but some fail while others excel. To reach the goal of “No Child Left Behind,” it starts with saving every teacher first. Excellence in Every Classroom (EIEC) is a philosophy that leaders employ to save every kid by making teacher learning the preferred tool of school improvement.

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Uber, Carnegie Mellon Uni to develop autonomous vehicles | ZDNet

Uber and Carnegie Mellon University have signed a partnership to develop vehicle safety and autonomy technology at the soon-to-be-launched Uber Advanced Technologies Center.

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I still get arguments from bus drivers and taxi drivers when I try and forewarn them they are soon to be redundant sooner than they might expect.  Forewarned is forearmed, but only if you are a horse and you actually drink from the watering hole to which you have been led...

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Flexible graphene-based LED clears the way for flexible displays

Flexible graphene-based LED clears the way for flexible displays | Learning@the_speed_of_change | Scoop.it
Researchers have developed a new prototype semi-transparent, graphene-based LED device that could form the basis of flexible screens for use in the next-generation of mobile phones, tablets and te...
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Facebook Unveils Facebook At Work, Lets Businesses Create Their Own Social Networks

Facebook Unveils Facebook At Work, Lets Businesses Create Their Own Social Networks | Learning@the_speed_of_change | Scoop.it
About six months ago, we reported that Facebook was working on a new product aimed squarely at the enterprise market under the working title, "FB@Work."..
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Badges: A New Measure of Professional Development -- Campus Technology

Badges: A New Measure of Professional Development -- Campus Technology | Learning@the_speed_of_change | Scoop.it
Some higher ed institutions are experimenting with digital badges as a way to encourage and document learning among faculty and staff.

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The Lisbon Council - think tank for the 21st century - News & Events

The Lisbon Council - think tank for the 21st century - News & Events | Learning@the_speed_of_change | Scoop.it
The Lisbon Council for Economic Competitiveness and Social Renewal is a think tank and policy network committed to defining and articulating a mature strategy for managing current and future challenges.
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5 Quick Tools for Visualizing Time Zones

5 Quick Tools for Visualizing Time Zones | Learning@the_speed_of_change | Scoop.it
Confused by time zones? You're not alone, if family from out East calling me at 6 AM is any indication. I shouldn't joke too much: I've made similar mistakes. It's easy to do, because time zones are abstract, which is why tools that help you visualize them are so helpful – they make things more…

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Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, April 13, 11:54 PM

Figuring out time zones for meetings and conferences can be real pain.  But, with these five tools and apps, that job is made a lot easier. These tools include Hoursapart (hoursapart.com), Time Map Andoid App, XKCD's Now (xked.com/1335/), Veern (free iOS app). and Miranda (iPhone app).  Aloha, Russ.

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This Is Genius: A Spoken Word Poem

A spoken word poem by Ryan Lotocki. Filmed by: Nick Stroczkowski and Kurt Schlewitt If you would like to get in contact with Nick shoot him an email at nick....

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 1, 10:12 PM

This spoken word poem is by a high school student, sharing their view of school today and why change/reform is needed. Listen and learn from his words.

Bruno Ferreira's curator insight, April 5, 4:51 PM

cool

SMARTERTEACHER's curator insight, April 6, 11:43 AM

Are we listening to what our students needs are?

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Pearson Under Fire for Monitoring Students' Twitter Posts

Pearson Under Fire for Monitoring Students' Twitter Posts | Learning@the_speed_of_change | Scoop.it
Pearson, the education publishing giant, describes its practice of monitoring social media posts as a test-security measure, but some parents say the practice is unfair and invasive for students.
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Map: The Most Common* Job In Every State

Map: The Most Common* Job In Every State | Learning@the_speed_of_change | Scoop.it
The jobs picture has changed profoundly since the 1970s. This map shows how those changes played out across the country.
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15 Data Visualizations That Will Blow Your Mind - Udacity - Climb Higher

15 Data Visualizations That Will Blow Your Mind - Udacity - Climb Higher | Learning@the_speed_of_change | Scoop.it
If a picture is worth a thousand words, a data visualization is worth at least a million. Check out these 15 data visualizations that will wow you.
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How to live tweet AND automatically create searchable, sharable notes with Evernote | Gail Bennell

How to live tweet AND automatically create searchable, sharable notes with Evernote | Gail Bennell | Learning@the_speed_of_change | Scoop.it
Making sense of your notes after a conference is a daunting task!  You either have a load of handwritten notes, which make sense only to you, or if (like I d
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Brilliant - thank you Gail.

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Finland scraps cursive handwriting in favour of typing skills

Finland scraps cursive handwriting in favour of typing skills | Learning@the_speed_of_change | Scoop.it
Cursive handwriting will be scrapped from the Finnish education curriculum and replaced by lessons in keyboard typing, it has been announced.

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Why aren't we doing it too? We still have our exams in written format. I've heard of schools dropping their BYOD programs because students are thought to be performing poorly on exams - cause poor handwriting. Exams often require hours of writing. Who does that these days? I can sympathize with the challenges - along the same lines that must have occurred when moving from stone tablets to papyrus. Must have been hell to have to keep writing your papers in stone when you could have just penned them on papyrus. When will we learn!!!!

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DailyEnglish's curator insight, February 4, 2:33 PM

quel est votre avis ? est ce que l’éducation français doit se concentrer sur l'utilisation d'un clavier plutôt que l'ecriture ?

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A débattre !

EdTech@FAIS's curator insight, February 4, 6:38 PM

Is there a brain-memory connection to learning cursive that can't be learned with typing skills? What do you think?

Sue Gaardboe's curator insight, February 5, 5:42 AM

So sensible to teach typing, but I find children who can write cursive can read it.  It will be a pity to loose the ability to read old text, e.g. a letter from Granny!

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Mapping The Most Influential Languages On Earth

Mapping The Most Influential Languages On Earth | Learning@the_speed_of_change | Scoop.it
An MIT Media Lab project maps the links that spread information from people who speak Urdu to Italian to Swahili.
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Google Domains Further Simplifies The Entire Process Of Owning A Website – Here’s What It Offers

Google Domains Further Simplifies The Entire Process Of Owning A Website – Here’s What It Offers | Learning@the_speed_of_change | Scoop.it
Google Domains is the newest service from the search company. Ironically one of the oldest services on the internet, Google has only recently decided to enter

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