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Talking points when admin wants to know if Google Apps Edu is secure (US)

Talking points when admin wants to know if Google Apps Edu is secure (US) | Learning@the_speed_of_change | Scoop.it

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Why Technology Isn’t The Only Answer

Why Technology Isn’t The Only Answer | Learning@the_speed_of_change | Scoop.it
Marrying the best of both digital and analog worlds for greater student outcomes. GUEST COLUMN | by Shawn Collins When we think of the challenges affecting today’s educators, we can be overwhelmed ...

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niftyjock's curator insight, September 10, 10:30 PM

Technology is one of the answers to learning, their are many 

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5 Killer eLearning Tips To Help You Dominate Content Chunking

5 Killer eLearning Tips To Help You Dominate Content Chunking | Learning@the_speed_of_change | Scoop.it

"Reading content on the Internet has changed the way people process information, and nowhere is this change more obvious than in fields where design must adapt to new technology such as in eLearning. eLearning course creators need to refine their content to suit learners’ behavior and accessibility to training. This is where chunking comes into play."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 1, 5:56 PM

If you design a course, face2face or online, it is important to keep up with information on how people learn, and today we know that chunking information is critical. This post begins by describing what a chunk is and why they are important in learning. It them moves on to the five tips (quoted below):

1. Set a chunking limit

2. Chunk with coherance

3. Use the right formatting

4. Keep chunks short

5. Use the inverted pyramid method for for prioritization

Each of these is described in detail and many addional resources are included in the post. You will also find a SlideShare on the Basics of Content Chunking. If this concept is new to you it will provide additional information. However be aware that the number of items that can be held in short term memory varies, and the rule they use is not accurate for all people. A recent course I took on Coursera, Learning How To Learn, suggested that the number of items most people can keep in short term memory is four.

niftyjock's curator insight, September 1, 6:24 PM

what's your chunking limit?

Mel Riddile's curator insight, September 2, 10:16 AM
"Beth Dichter's insight:

If you design a course, face2face or online, it is important to keep up with information on how people learn, and today we know that chunking information is critical. This post begins by describing what a chunk is and why they are important in learning. It them moves on to the five tips (quoted below):

1. Set a chunking limit

2. Chunk with coherance

3. Use the right formatting

4. Keep chunks short

5. Use the inverted pyramid method for for prioritization

Each of these is described in detail and many addional resources are included in the post. You will also find a SlideShare on the Basics of Content Chunking. If this concept is new to you it will provide additional information. However be aware that the number of items that can be held in short term memory varies, and the rule they use is not accurate for all people. A recent course I took on Coursera, Learning How To Learn, suggested that the number of items most people can keep in short term memory is four."

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Clyp - Record and share audio, simply.

Clyp - Record and share audio, simply. | Learning@the_speed_of_change | Scoop.it

Discover and share the world of audio. Clyp is a free, simple and fun way to record and share the sounds in your life with friends and family. Now available on iOS.

 

 


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 28, 5:41 AM

This is a really useful tool for recording and sharing audio either from the desktop or iOS and it doesn't require registration.

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Free and no account required.

Brooke Hall's curator insight, August 28, 7:31 PM
Quick, easy tool to record, upload sounds, and share with others.
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Think Pedagogy First, Technology Second

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Think Pedagogy First, Technology Second

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Rachel Vartanian's curator insight, March 28, 4:40 PM

EdTech is about education: student learning and outcomes. 

Jimena Acebes Sevilla's curator insight, August 18, 8:33 PM

Primero la pedagogía, después la tecnología.

Stéphane Bataillard's curator insight, August 24, 1:26 PM

A méditer...

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A Curated Collection of The Best Search Engines Organized Around Your Needs

A Curated Collection of The Best Search Engines Organized Around Your Needs | Learning@the_speed_of_change | Scoop.it

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Steve Whitmore's curator insight, June 17, 7:59 AM

Good reference list. I didn't realize there were so many search engines.

Pushpa Kunasegaran's curator insight, June 19, 7:58 PM

This is an excellent resource!

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, August 14, 5:22 PM

For more resources on Social Media & Content Curation visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl

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Teaching with Minecraft? MOOC Explores Gamification for K-12 -- THE Journal

Teaching with Minecraft? MOOC Explores Gamification for K-12 -- THE Journal | Learning@the_speed_of_change | Scoop.it
Instructure has launched a series of MOOCs that use Minecraft to help K-12 teachers implement gamification in the classroom.

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Melissa Tothero's curator insight, August 15, 12:13 PM

Learning is FUN!

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College textbook forecast: Radical change ahead

College textbook forecast: Radical change ahead | Learning@the_speed_of_change | Scoop.it
Textbook publishing has long been seen as an impenetrable business, with five major players controlling most of the nearly $14 billion industry. But in recent years, the shift to digital and open-acce

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Matthew Burley's curator insight, July 29, 7:48 PM
Key players in the alternative textbook market; Boundless, OpenStax College

Boundless: Offers customizable online textbooks, priced at $20 per student per course, in 20 subject areas, using open-source material. Web content, quizzes and PowerPoints offered free.www.boundless.com

CourseSmart: Provides free online review texts to faculty and discounted e-textbooks to students. Originally founded by Pearson, Cengage Learning, McGraw-Hill Education, Bedford, Freeman & Worth and John Wiley & Sons, it’s now owned by Vital Source Technologies. www.coursesmart.com

Flat World Knowledge: Produces peer-reviewed textbooks priced at $24 and up, published under a Creative Commons license. Faculty can add, delete or rearrange content at will.www.flatworldknowledge.com

Flooved: Offers free lecture notes, handouts and study guides provided by faculty, as well as a paid online social forum. www.flooved.com

OpenStax College: Offers seven peer-reviewed open-source textbooks online for free; print prices start at $30. Based at Rice University and funded by major foundations. openstaxcollege.org.

Packback: Offers on-demand e-textbook rental at $5 a day. Started by students from Illinois State University. www.packbackbooks.com

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Measuring social is harder than you think | Comment | Research

Measuring social is harder than you think | Comment | Research | Learning@the_speed_of_change | Scoop.it
Counting social media is easy, it’s the measurement that’s hard says Ray Poynter, as the industry collaborates on evaluating social media campaigns.
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W3C Launches Push for Social Web Application Interoperability | W3C News

W3C Launches Push for Social Web Application Interoperability | W3C News | Learning@the_speed_of_change | Scoop.it
W3C today launched a new Social Activity to develop standards to make it easier to build and integrate social applications with the Open Web Platform. Future standards —including vocabularies for so
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Episode 17: Trends for the Weeks of June 24-July 6 Wearable Devices Move to the Work Place, Table Devices Overtake PCs, Goolge's PR Push, and the Search for the Killer App - Trends & Issues

Episode 17: Trends for the Weeks of June 24-July 6 Wearable Devices Move to the Work Place, Table Devices Overtake PCs, Goolge's PR Push, and the Search for the Killer App - Trends & Issues | Learning@the_speed_of_change | Scoop.it
We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks of June 24-July 6, 2014. We discuss four trends we observed as we  flipped resources into our Flipboard magazine (http://bit.ly/trendsandissues). We consider two of the trends to be major trends. The first is tablet devices. The Gartner Group recently published a report (http://tnw.co/1qOGbJB) that predicts […
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Instructional quality of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) | Anoush Margaryan, Manuela Bianco, Allison Littlejohn - Computers & Education

Abstract: We present an analysis of instructional design quality of 76 randomly selected Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). The quality of MOOCs was determined from first principles of instruction, using a course survey instrument. Two types of MOOCs (xMOOCs and cMOOCs) were analysed and their instructional design quality was assessed and compared. We found that the majority of MOOCs scored poorly on most instructional design principles. However, most MOOCs scored highly on organisation and presentation of course material. The results indicate that although most MOOCs are well-packaged, their instructional design quality is low. We outline implications for practice and ideas for future research.


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ғelιх c ѕeyғarтн's curator insight, November 19, 8:37 AM
More of this kind of research is needed, although this article seems to follow the prevalent kind of thinking that groups different kind of learning activities which have chosen the #MOOC format into one genre, as if there was a genuine type. This does not appear to hold up to scrutiny. The finding that these MOOC formatted courses do not largely comply with the "instructional design principles" of e-learning but do excel in "organisation and presentation" instead, once combined with the fact that millions of learners flock to these very MOOC but could care less about conventional e-learning formats, leads one to reflect on the usefulness of said principles as analytical/evaluation tools and their scope as indicators of learning outcomes.
Anoush Margaryan, Manuela Bianco, Allison Littlejohn, Instructional quality of Massive Open Inline Courses (MOOCs), Computers & Education, Volume 80, January 2015, Pages 77-83, ISSN 0360-1315, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compedu.2014.08.005.(via http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S036013151400178X)Keywords: Massive Online Open Courses; Distributed learning environments; Evaluation methodologies; Lifelong learning; Pedagogical issues
Antonio Bartolome's curator insight, November 20, 2:56 AM

Estudio sobre 76 MOOCs: materiales bien construidos pero diseño instruccionar pobre.

Mariano Rico's curator insight, November 20, 8:43 AM
Back to basic formation design. We learn by doing
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Watch 1000 Years of European Borders Change In 3 Minutes

Watch 1000 Years of European Borders Change In 3 Minutes | Learning@the_speed_of_change | Scoop.it
This time-lapse video has never been more relevant. As the eyes of the world are fixed on events in Ukraine and Crimea, its good to have a little perspective on the ever-changing flux of borders throughout time. Very cool!

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Diane Therrien's curator insight, September 3, 9:48 PM

Great learning tool!

Kirsten Wilson's curator insight, September 4, 12:23 AM

Great visual to show students about the 5 themes of Geography

Rosa Saló Sagué's curator insight, September 19, 3:40 AM

History

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Cloud storage facilities in the spotlight over leaked photos

Cloud storage facilities in the spotlight over leaked photos | Learning@the_speed_of_change | Scoop.it
Explicit photos of dozens of female celebrities surface on the internet triggering many to question the security of online storage facilities.
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Please re-read Robert Vamosi's "When Gadgets Betray Us". How many warnings do we need!

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i2Speak - Free Online Smart IPA Keyboard

i2Speak - Free Online Smart IPA Keyboard | Learning@the_speed_of_change | Scoop.it

i2Speak is a free online Smart IPA Keyboard (International Phonetic Alphabet) to quickly write phonetic symbols using Roman letters without the need to memorize any symbol code.

 

 


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 27, 3:39 AM

Well I'm not so sure about quick and not needing to know the symbols and code, but it does work well.


Jennifer Dorman's curator insight, August 27, 8:26 AM

Free IPA keyboard resource - great for ELA/ESL/EFL educators

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, August 28, 2:47 AM

About time! Easy way to have phonetic transcription at hand!

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WikiWand

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WikiWand is a slick new interface for Wikipedia, offering a significantly better reading experience.

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Four Ways to Think About Using ThingLink - Rethinking ThingLink

Four Ways to Think About Using ThingLink - Rethinking ThingLink | Learning@the_speed_of_change | Scoop.it

"Thinglink is a powerful tool, and some new uses are making it even more compelling. Beyond creating pictures with links, images, and videos, a “next level” exists that turns ThingLink into a powerful organizer, aggregation tool, and curator."


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Quran Coaching's curator insight, August 14, 3:55 PM

The Quran-Coaching is the best platform for the quran learning by taking online quran classes.
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#quran #onlineQuran #islam #Tajweed

Rebekah Lee's curator insight, August 15, 3:29 AM

A pretty nifty way to insert signposts on a screenshot to display  pop up instructions

W. Bradley Gooderham's curator insight, August 15, 1:45 PM

Whoa, just whoa.   ThingLink is so cool and what a great way to densify creative products and engage a diversity of learning pathways!    I am going to include this in my next resume for sure.

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Smart Campus

Smart Campus | Learning@the_speed_of_change | Scoop.it
Services WITH and FOR people

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niftyjock's curator insight, August 13, 8:15 PM

Great group of people, innovative ideas and a great design, well worth a look

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World’s first Career MOOC a real success!

On Friday 25 July 2014 the Enhance Your Career and Employability Skills MOOC officially closed on the Coursera platform. This six week course was produced by The Careers Group, University of London and the University of London International Academy. By the final week of the course over 157,000 had registered on the course with nearly 89,000 students engaging with the material. The evaluation survey from the course reveals that the vast majority of the students found the course to be fulfilling and rewarding. Now the course has finished it is also possible to analyse the level of student activity in terms of forum postings, videos watched and quizzes submitted: all make fascinating reading as you can see below:

 

See more at: http://www.careers.lon.ac.uk/blog/news/index.php/2014/07/29/career-mooc/#sthash.hM5FmcgX.dpuf


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Responsive Web Design - W3DEVCAMPUS

Responsive Web Design - W3DEVCAMPUS | Learning@the_speed_of_change | Scoop.it
The W3C “Responsive Web Design” course leads you step by step through an approach that focuses on HTML and CSS to make your Web site fit in all viewport sizes. These are the fundements you need to understand in the most logic and efficient way what responsive design is about and how to create responsive […]
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