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Free online media converter

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Have you ever needed to convert a pdf document to Word? Or maybe you needed to convert an audio or video file to a different format? This free online file converter lets you convert quickly and eas...

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This is such a useful tool for all of your transmedia/transliteracy needs!

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Where are all the Expert Learners?

Where are all the Expert Learners? | Media and Information Literacy for Next Gen | Scoop.it
Bill McGrath from Montgomery County Public Schools, MD, shares why UDL is important for all learners.

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, July 3, 11:28 AM
The UDL framework gives us guidelines and a vision to build expert learners:
  • Learners who can navigate flexible learning opportunities with great skill.  
  • Learners who do not just navigate but are active partners and innovators in the design of future learning.  
UDL tells us how to do this so it can work for each and every learner.  
Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, July 3, 11:34 AM

The UDL framework gives us guidelines and a vision to build expert learners:

  • Learners who can navigate flexible learning opportunities with great skill.  
  • Learners who do not just navigate but are active partners and innovators in the design of future learning.  

UDL tells us how to do this so it can work for each and every learner. 

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Joyce Kasman Valenza (jvalenza) on about.me

Joyce Kasman Valenza (jvalenza) on about.me | Media and Information Literacy for Next Gen | Scoop.it

Joyce is an Assistant Professor and Director of the MLIS Program at Rutgers University SC&I.

She has been a school, public, reference and special librarian. For ten years, Joyce was the techlife@school columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer. She is the author of Social Media Curation, Power Tools, Power Research Tools and Power Tools Recharged for ALA Editions.

Joyce was awarded an AASL/Highsmith research grant in 2005. Her Twitter chat, #tlchat won an Edublogs Award in 2011 and is nominated for 2015.

Joyce is a Milken Educator and an American Memory Fellow. She was selected as a Technology and Learning 100@30 and was awarded an Edublogs Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 20, 3:07 PM

Follow the bright light Joyce broadcasts on all media.

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Making Learning Interactive

Making Learning Interactive | Media and Information Literacy for Next Gen | Scoop.it

Mary Alice Anderson:

 

"Last September I introduced the recently published Student Discovery Sets from the Library of Congress. These ebooks are collections of primary source sets designed to provide interactive, inquiry learning while introducing students to primary sources on common curricular topics."


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Kim Flintoff's curator insight, April 9, 12:22 AM

Inquiry and challenge models work well at all levels

jane fullerton's curator insight, April 9, 8:59 AM

Love these ideas for using the Library of Cngress

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, April 9, 6:38 PM

Share with ELAR AND SS teachers. 

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The Art of the Discussion Prompt | IDDblog

The Art of the Discussion Prompt | IDDblog | Media and Information Literacy for Next Gen | Scoop.it
Discussions are sometimes called the engine of an online course. Discussions provide an opportunity for students to engage with the course content, with each other, and with you—the professor—simultaneously, which means they have a lot of potential for meaningful learning and high retention.

There is no guarantee that students will really apply themselves by just creating a discussion. What you get out of a discussion assignment depends on what you put into it. Here are some tips for writing your discussion prompt, selecting your settings, and participating in the discussion.

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Kiruthika Ragupathi's curator insight, March 21, 9:45 PM

good design advice on structuring discussions. Follow these principles to create better discussions in your online or blended classes.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 21, 10:04 PM

Dialogue and conversation have different feels than discussion which is about winning one's argument.

 

@ivon_ehd1

Doug Ward's curator insight, March 22, 7:47 PM

Good advice.

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Bryant Nielson: Top 10 Training Metrics

Bryant Nielson: Top 10 Training Metrics | Media and Information Literacy for Next Gen | Scoop.it
Is it time for you to measure the effectiveness of your training programs? If you’re not sure where to start, these Top Ten Training Metrics can help.

Measuring the effectiveness of training is a very difficult task, for stakeholders, training departments and end users. If you are a training manager or company stakeholder looking for ways to measure the effectiveness of your programs, these ten metrics are a great place to start.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 11, 7:49 PM

Corporate point of view-- excellent source for Instructional Designers! 

Alfredo Erba's curator insight, February 19, 10:07 AM

Interessante approfondimento per ampliare le metriche per la valutazione delle attività formative.

Sue Walsh's curator insight, February 19, 5:37 PM

A useful set of measures for an training organisation.

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Finding E-Learning Jobs

Finding E-Learning Jobs | Media and Information Literacy for Next Gen | Scoop.it

Here's an interactive Piktochart Infographic on the basics of finding online teaching work.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 7, 2:43 PM

Just the basics, but it will give you a starting place for a career shift that could change your life. 

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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Amazing! 74 Infographics for Teacher-Librarians

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Amazing! 74 Infographics for Teacher-Librarians | Media and Information Literacy for Next Gen | Scoop.it

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 4, 2:08 PM

What happens when you mix teacher-librarians with infographics?


Wonderful Things!

José Antônio Carlos - O Professor Pepe's curator insight, February 5, 6:36 AM

Muito útil.

Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, February 7, 1:37 AM

Some good Infographics here- not limited to librarian use.

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6 Ways to Engage Every Learner Using UDL -- THE Journal

6 Ways to Engage Every Learner Using UDL -- THE Journal | Media and Information Literacy for Next Gen | Scoop.it
In any given classroom, there are invariably learners who simply don’t connect with what’s being taught. Lectures can be easy to tune out. A textbook can feel dense and boring to finish. Even a video can pose limitations for learners with sight or hearing difficulties. When these are the only options available, some learners are bound to fall behind without requesting special support, while others will surge ahead. Differentiation is one way to bridge this gap, and another is adapting the curriculum to suit all learners, instead of adjusting it to support the needs of each one.


That latter approach, called Universal Design for Learning (UDL), operates under a handful of broad principles that mainly concern themselves with the what, how and why of learning.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, January 3, 5:27 PM

UDL - Universal Design for Learning promises to help us design so our curriculum can 'suit all learners'.   This is a lucid overview of an essential design principle. 

Linda Kaiser, PhD's curator insight, January 5, 5:08 PM

Incorporating Universal Design concepts into e-learning projects can really help some people learn better.  I especially agree with the comment in this article where the author says you don't have to use all of the guidelines - start small and apply these ideas a bit at a time to additional lessons.  Eventually, it will become a way of thinking when designing instruction.

Ann Luzeckyj's curator insight, January 6, 5:37 PM

I know some staff here at Flinders already use this - but for those that do not...  happy to discuss with anyone wanting more info.

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15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers ~ Global Digital Citizen Foundation

15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers ~ Global Digital Citizen Foundation | Media and Information Literacy for Next Gen | Scoop.it

"Google is usually one of the first places students turn to when tasked with an assignment. Whether it’s for research, real-time results, or just a little digital exploration … it’s important they know how to properly Google. Lucky for teachers (and students, of course), Google has a handy set of lesson plans that are just waiting to be unleashed upon the leaders of tomorrow.

 

"While I understand there’s a LOT more to research than just Googling, it’s important to note that this is where nearly all students start their research. Therefore, it’s a critical skill if they’re going to start down the right paths.

 

"Below are 15 lesson plans courtesy of Google designed to make students better online researchers. They’re organized by difficulty and meant to help students (and everyone) become better online searchers."


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Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, September 18, 2014 10:30 PM

Excellent lessons. Must be used.

Deborah Fillman's curator insight, December 15, 2014 8:47 PM

This is a pet peeve of mine--schools are still not teaching kids how to do this properly, with disastrous results. Whether you homeschool or send a child to school, these lessons will help them use the Internet more effectively (and responsibly) for research projects. 

Tanyam's curator insight, February 23, 5:10 PM

I have not read all of this, but I have seen some ideas in here we could use in both our face to face and online teaching. Interesting to read the criteria Google use to evaluate resources

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The Guilded Age: Professional Learning Communities in Education

The Guilded Age: Professional Learning Communities in Education | Media and Information Literacy for Next Gen | Scoop.it
By Walter McKenzie

A millennium ago, artists and artisans formed guilds to share expertise and support one another in highly-skilled professional practice. These vibrant learning communities sustained artistry and craftsmanship through the dark ages when centers of learning were exclusive and rare. Much like these medieval guilds, professional learning communities (PLCs) provide a new dimension to professional development as educators flock around high-interest needs and topics. By definition, PLCs

Form organically around immediate member needs and interests.
Allow participants to self-select their roles and contributions.
Offer opportunities to enrich and deepen understanding.
Include collaborative inquiry in the learning process.
Provide practice and risk taking in a safe, supportive climate.
Grow, morph, and disband as part of a life cycle.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, October 30, 2014 11:53 AM

When Walter McKenzie speaks about professional learning communities --- listen.  Walter is a very bright light. He's a pioneer in all things involving virtual communities of practice. He is also one of my mentors. Walter has taught me much over the years. Let him teach you a bit about PLC's. 


Rich Schultz's curator insight, December 1, 2014 11:58 AM

Online learning communities are the key to building successful collaborative learners!

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Top 10 Tips to Use Word Clouds in eLearning - eLearning Industry

Top 10 Tips to Use Word Clouds in eLearning - eLearning Industry | Media and Information Literacy for Next Gen | Scoop.it
Word clouds are ideal for eLearning professionals who are looking for ways to visually represent text, whether this is content within an eLearning course or writings of the learners. Color and size can be used to denote a word's level of importance within the cloud, which helps learners to acquire and retain significant ideas (i.e. bolded words) more effectively. While word clouds are often associated with language arts eLearning courses, they can actually be used in virtually any eLearning setting.

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online4ed's curator insight, October 16, 2014 11:48 PM
Love using this in research classes.
Ness Crouch's curator insight, July 2, 10:16 PM

I love using word clouds. They have so many great opportunities for learning. I've used them for brainstorming, spelling, art and presentations. 

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e-Jobs: Online Instructor/Designer Financial Markets, Risk Management

e-Jobs: Online Instructor/Designer Financial Markets, Risk Management | Media and Information Literacy for Next Gen | Scoop.it

Experience, Qualifications, and Other Requirements:
PhD or Master's Degree in Economics, Finance, or closely related field. Financial Engineering or Quantitative Finance education and/or experience a plus.
o Graduate students / Post-Docs welcome
Superb written and verbal communication skills including presentation skills.
Advanced organizational skills including ability to multitask, deal with competing deadlines and meet them.
Good interpersonal skills.
Strong computer skills.
Additional Skills and Abilities:
Ability to create support materials relevant to the objectives of the course, including applied learning activities.
Ability to develop assessments for content.
Instructional Design and Project Management experience in a postsecondary school, institution of higher education, or business conducting adult education.
Knowledgeable about leading edge instructional design processes.
Experience with learning management systems (edX preferred); rapid eLearning development tools (such as Camtasia and Captivate); and multi-media skills (video production to include analog and digital audio, video, and graphics).
Understanding of the principles of adult education and learning models associated with higher education.
Highly self-motivated and self-managed.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, September 23, 2014 11:59 AM

Looks like an opportunity for someone with subject matter expertise, online teaching skills and instructional design skills. 

Hector Gonzalez's curator insight, September 26, 2014 1:13 PM

asomándose al futuro que llegó...

el aprendizaje virtual y el trabajo en linea

(e-learning y e-jobs)....

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Download the Digital Citizenship Starter Kit from Edmodo & Common Sense Media

Download the Digital Citizenship Starter Kit from Edmodo & Common Sense Media | Media and Information Literacy for Next Gen | Scoop.it

Today, Edmodo is excited to announce a partnership with Common Sense Media, a national non-profit dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of media and technology. As part of our partnership, we have created  a new resource for educators, the “Digital Citizenship Starter Kit,” which includes a series of activities and lessons designed to introduce digital citizenship concepts right in Edmodo. All lessons are based on Common Sense Media’s free K-12 Digital Literacy and Citizenship curriculum.


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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, September 24, 2014 10:26 AM
Download the Digital Citizenship Starter Kit from Edmodo & Common Sense Media
Jennifer Futrell's curator insight, September 24, 2014 11:31 AM

Common Sense Media is a fantastic teaching resource. 

Steve Vaitl's curator insight, September 25, 2014 2:18 PM

Great resources for anyone not familiar with being online!!!

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Create your own electrostatic motor using a 3D printer | MakerED | MakerSpaces

Create your own electrostatic motor using a 3D printer | MakerED | MakerSpaces | Media and Information Literacy for Next Gen | Scoop.it
An Instructables user by the name of ‘Joehan’ shared a 3D printable solution for what is perhaps the only component that is more important than the actual wind turbine itself - an electrostatic motor that can reside within the wind turbine.

 

Learn more:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/20/maker-space-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=makerspace

 

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, June 21, 3:24 PM
An Instructables user by the name of ‘Joehan’ shared a 3D printable solution for what is perhaps the only component that is more important than the actual wind turbine itself - an electrostatic motor that can reside within the wind turbine.


Learn more:


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/20/maker-space-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=makerspace


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The Keyword Blog: Information Fluency Interactive Infographic

The Keyword Blog: Information Fluency Interactive Infographic | Media and Information Literacy for Next Gen | Scoop.it

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Maggie McGuirk Veres's curator insight, January 29, 9:37 PM

This is a great resource.

Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, January 30, 11:41 AM

Flujos de Información: Infografía Interactiva 

Nedko Aldev's curator insight, March 28, 7:15 AM

 

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How To Add Closed Captions To A YouTube Video - YouTube

http://BigNate84.com - In this video I will show you How-To create closed captions for a YouTube video. You'll get formatting tips, step-by-step instructions...

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Darlene Clapham K12's curator insight, April 3, 10:55 AM

Great tip for accessibility!

Bobbi Dunham's curator insight, April 3, 12:57 PM

Oh that is so simple. Good to know how to add transcripts to youtube so easily. 

Natasha Georgiou's curator insight, May 9, 5:52 AM

Great for students with hearing difficulties in your classroom.

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Frames Just for Fun!

Frames Just for Fun! | Media and Information Literacy for Next Gen | Scoop.it
This site is simply fun. Frame is a web site that will take any photo and place it into a scene for free! It takes four easy steps: Choose your scene (all technology related) Upload a screenshot or...

 

Above image was created with "Frame".


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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 13, 9:18 AM
This site is simply fun. Frame is a web site that will take any photo and place it into a scene for free! It takes four easy steps: Choose your scene (all technology related) Upload a screenshot or...


Above image was created with "Frame".


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All-In-One Diagram Software for Flowchart, Org Chart and Mind Map

All-In-One Diagram Software for Flowchart, Org Chart and Mind Map | Media and Information Literacy for Next Gen | Scoop.it
Creating flow chart, business diagrams, organizational charts, network diagrams, mind map. Free Examples and diagram software Download.

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=FlowChart

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 18, 5:47 PM
Creating flow chart, business diagrams, organizational charts, network diagrams, mind map. Free Examples and diagram software Download.


Learn more:


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=FlowChart


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Free PD for eacher Librarianss (an infographic) — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

Free PD for eacher Librarianss (an infographic) — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | Media and Information Literacy for Next Gen | Scoop.it
There’s a whole lot of learning going on out there, but I’ve learned that it’s not all that easy to find.

For the last few years I’ve tried to keep up with it myself and help my students and colleagues keep up as well. I decided it was time to pull it all together. Here’s a first go at an infographic collecting some of the major professional learning opportunities out there for school librarians.

Please let me know what I missed and please feel free to embed and share with friends.

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SLS Guernsey's curator insight, February 4, 2:13 PM

Really useful!

Anita Vance's curator insight, February 5, 12:40 PM

Always worthwhile to keep up with Joyce Valenza! Here are her suggestions for keeping up....thanks to John Evans!

David Baker's curator insight, February 8, 11:40 AM

Librarians are vital as we move 1:1. The resources are changing but the need for text and learning are never greater. 

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Infographic: 10 Trends to Personalize Learning in 2015

Infographic: 10 Trends to Personalize Learning in 2015 | Media and Information Literacy for Next Gen | Scoop.it

Infographic on the 10 Trends to Personalize Learning


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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, January 1, 2:15 PM

Take a close look at the 10 Trends to Personalize Learning in 2015 and follow us this year as we blog on each trend.

Barbara Bray's curator insight, January 1, 3:18 PM

We decided our 10 Trends to Personalize Learning in 2015 needed a visual so we created this infographic. Enjoy!

Shanta Vichare's curator insight, January 11, 2:40 PM

I  really liked the UDL Design Approach. It gives  a lot  of space to learners and voice  thoughts of the learner.  Hundreds of schools are way behind still using "traditional models ' of learning & teaching.

what is surprising is that the Head od the Deparments still don't know what is happening is  E_ teach  or New Trends of Teaching.

Shanita Vichare 

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Tony Bates: Resources on e-portfolios

Tony Bates: Resources on e-portfolios | Media and Information Literacy for Next Gen | Scoop.it

Tony Bates:

 

"In education, a ‘portfolio’ refers to a personal collection of information describing, documenting and recording a person’s achievements and learning. Portfolios are used for many different purposes such as a tool for evaluating leaning, for accreditation of prior experience, for continuing professional development, to assist a job application, or for a certification of competences acquired through a course or from work experience . An educational portfolio is mainly used to encourage personal reflection and involves the exchange of ideas and feedback. Many people have already used some kind of portfolio. Most of them have built a portfolio to collect evidence required to get certificates or to show what they have learned in a concrete situation or training. The development of information and learning technologies has led to the development of digital portfolios or electronic portfolios, commonly referred as e-Portfolios."


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, November 26, 2014 11:02 PM

Bates has filtered the Internet for e-portfolio resources and panned out some pure gold. 

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The Digital Public Library of America: Collaboration, Content, and Technology at Scale (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

The Digital Public Library of America: Collaboration, Content, and Technology at Scale (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | Media and Information Literacy for Next Gen | Scoop.it
EDUCAUSE Review Online

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GwynethJones's curator insight, December 14, 2014 7:42 PM

Great resource for your students & teachers!

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Creating Effective & Engaging Video Tutorials | Blended Librarian Webcast Recording now available

Creating Effective & Engaging Video Tutorials | Blended Librarian Webcast Recording now available | Media and Information Literacy for Next Gen | Scoop.it

The recording of our 9/18 webcast "Would You Watch It: Creating Effective and Engaging Videos" is now available. Over 200 librarians attended the webinar and the evaluation feedback was overwhelmingly positive. If you missed it or if you attended and want to share it with colleagues, please take advantage of the great information shared by Martin's.


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Edutopia: Mastering Online Discussion Board Facilitation


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, September 20, 2014 8:56 PM

Best practices, Netiquette, Time Management tips... all in one sweet pdf package.

Gary Harwell's curator insight, October 4, 2014 3:05 AM

lots of good stuff here

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, October 4, 2014 12:55 PM

A PDF with tons of great insights. 

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What is NIMAS? | National Center on Accessible Instructional Materials

What is NIMAS? | National Center on Accessible Instructional Materials | Media and Information Literacy for Next Gen | Scoop.it

NIMAS is a technical standard used by publishers to produce source files (in XML) that may be used to develop multiple specialized formats (such as Braille or audio books) for students with print disabilities.


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Its tremendous :)