Merging Education and Technology
569 views | +0 today
Follow
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Stefan P. Schmid
Scoop.it!

Checklist: Selecting Technology for Learning

Checklist: Selecting Technology for Learning | Merging Education and Technology | Scoop.it
With so many possibilities for digital learning, selecting media and technologies for appropriate course instruction is a very complex process. Although there are a wide range of options in the ed ...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Stefan P. Schmid
Scoop.it!

When Technology Stops Being a Solution
(Weekend reading)

When Technology Stops Being a Solution <br/>(Weekend reading) | Merging Education and Technology | Scoop.it
Last week I visited a conference/fair on educational technology aimed primarily at corporate… - Stefan P. Schmid – Google+
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Stefan P. Schmid
Scoop.it!

Why Mobile Technology Enhances Instruction

Why Mobile Technology Enhances Instruction | Merging Education and Technology | Scoop.it
As mobile technology continues to steal the spotlight in K-12 classroom methodology, certain areas of study tend to be gravitating towards the trends more strongly. Last week an Education Market R...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Stefan P. Schmid
Scoop.it!

Toward a common definition of "flipped learning" - Casting Out Nines - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Toward a common definition of "flipped learning" - Casting Out Nines - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Merging Education and Technology | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Stefan P. Schmid
Scoop.it!

How to Build a Rock Solid Blended Learning Infrastructure (EdSurge News)

How to Build a Rock Solid Blended Learning Infrastructure (EdSurge News) | Merging Education and Technology | Scoop.it
You don’t want your blended learning program to fail. No one does. However, just like you can’t have a car without an engine, don’t even think of having a blended learning program without the right infrastructure.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Stefan P. Schmid
Scoop.it!

Too Much Technology and Not Enough Learning?

Too Much Technology and Not Enough Learning? | Merging Education and Technology | Scoop.it
I was reading the book The Smartest Kids in the World by Amanda Ripley and couldn't help wondering what our schools would be like today if we were forced to teach without the technology (including co
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Stefan P. Schmid
Scoop.it!

From Distraction to Learning Tool: Mobile Devices in the Classroom -- Campus Technology

From Distraction to Learning Tool: Mobile Devices in the Classroom -- Campus Technology | Merging Education and Technology | Scoop.it
A journalism professor at the University of Maryland is using tablets to engage his students.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Stefan P. Schmid
Scoop.it!

How to Survive the Next Wave of Technology Extinction - New York Times

How to Survive the Next Wave of Technology Extinction - New York Times | Merging Education and Technology | Scoop.it
How to Survive the Next Wave of Technology Extinction
New York Times
Technologies have always gone belly up, but tech extinctions may become even more common over the next few years.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Stefan P. Schmid from Digital Learning - beyond eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education
Scoop.it!

This is How To Use Google Hangout in Your Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

This is How To Use Google Hangout in Your Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Merging Education and Technology | Scoop.it

"If you are planning to use Google Hangout with your students then here is a very good video clip to help you learn more about the benefits of using this platform in your teaching. Though relatively new, Google Hangouts has been increasingly gaining in popularity particularly among educators and social media users.

 


"Google Hangout  has several distinctive features that sets it apart from the crowd. First, it is integrated with other Google services like Youtube, Gmail, and Calendar and if you have a Google account then you automatically have a Google Plus account. Google Hangouts can also be recorded or streamlined live on YouTube using a generated link. The image and audio quality of hangouts are, I believe, better than the ones in Skype. Google Hangouts also supports a wide variety of third party apps that can be used to perform different tasks like adding emoticons, doodles, chat and many more."



Via Patty Ball, Jim Lerman, Sheryl Romero Abshire, Bonnie Bracey Sutton, Kim Flintoff
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Stefan P. Schmid
Scoop.it!

Has the ‘MOOC Revolution’ Drifted Off Course?

Has the ‘MOOC Revolution’ Drifted Off Course? | Merging Education and Technology | Scoop.it
In 2012, "massive open online courses" were lauded as the most important trend in higher education. But this year, educators and even students rebelled against the rapid expansion of online learning.
Stefan P. Schmid's insight:
Time for re-evaluation!
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Stefan P. Schmid
Scoop.it!

Google+ Connected Classrooms offers virtual field trips with the help of Hangouts

Google+ Connected Classrooms offers virtual field trips with the help of Hangouts | Merging Education and Technology | Scoop.it
Field trips are usually restricted to points of interest that can be easily reached by bus during regular school hours. Now, Google has a tool for
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Stefan P. Schmid
Scoop.it!

One Blog: Corporate Connectivism

One Blog: Corporate Connectivism | Merging Education and Technology | Scoop.it
Stefan P. Schmid's insight:

Why MOOCs are the wrong focal point for corporate educators and Connectivism is an old acquaintance.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Stefan P. Schmid from E-Learning and Online Teaching
Scoop.it!

Schooled by Google: How Google Apps is penetrating education [infographic]

Schooled by Google: How Google Apps is penetrating education [infographic] | Merging Education and Technology | Scoop.it
Education is a notoriously slow adopter of technology, but Google Apps is growing quickly, if not virally, doubling over the last two years.

Via Gust MEES, Dennis T OConnor
more...
CECI Jean-François's curator insight, August 8, 2013 4:13 AM

Édifiant...surtout quand on vit au quotidien avec les énormes réticences des universités Françaises :-) 

Scooped by Stefan P. Schmid
Scoop.it!

How to Integrate Technology without Losing Your Teacher Mind

How to Integrate Technology without Losing Your Teacher Mind | Merging Education and Technology | Scoop.it
Veteran educator Jennifer Gonzalez shares a 7-step framework that can help hesitant or frustrated teachers add more digital prowess to their teaching practice.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Stefan P. Schmid
Scoop.it!

30 Trends In Education Technology For 2015

30 Trends In Education Technology For 2015 | Merging Education and Technology | Scoop.it
30 Trends In Education Technology For The 2015 School Year by Terry Heick What's trending up for 2015 school year in terms of education technology?…
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Stefan P. Schmid from E-Learning and Online Teaching
Scoop.it!

3 Must-Know Tips For Anyone Nervous About EdTech - Edudemic

3 Must-Know Tips For Anyone Nervous About EdTech - Edudemic | Merging Education and Technology | Scoop.it
Dear “Nervous To Try Something New With EdTech”: You know when you spoke with me the other day and told me that that introducing more tech into my class was fine for me because I was ‘into it’ and ‘understood’ it? That you were not going to try a new way of doing things (edtech-wise) …

Via Lynnette Van Dyke, Dennis T OConnor
more...
Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, April 23, 2014 1:41 AM

I've done edtech training for nervous teachers since the days of the Apple ll and the  Commodore 64. Some things never change.  I think it's not so much the fear of tech as it is the fear of losing control of a class when the tech fails (as it always will).  


The cure? Perhaps being flexible enough to have multiple fall back positions when the tech crashes and accepting the role of teacher as learner as you learn the ropes along with your students. 

Rocio Watkins's curator insight, April 24, 2014 3:39 AM

Great article - supports the SAMR theoretical framework for gradual introduction to technology integration in the classroom.

Scooped by Stefan P. Schmid
Scoop.it!

Managing e-Learning Projects

Managing e-Learning Projects | Merging Education and Technology | Scoop.it
Managing e-Learning Projects is extremely important for successful e-Learning course design. This article is the first in a series about e-Learning Project Management. Check it out and learn the Top 6 reasons why e-Learning projects fail.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Stefan P. Schmid
Scoop.it!

Learning Management Systems Enhance Workplace

Learning Management Systems Enhance Workplace | Merging Education and Technology | Scoop.it
Learning management systems benefit employees as well as businesses by providing online communities for discussion and shared learning.
Stefan P. Schmid's insight:
Endorsement post. Nevertheless, good arguments
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Stefan P. Schmid
Scoop.it!

[Infographic] Areas of Technology That Educators Should Know for Making the Digital Jump - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

[Infographic] Areas of Technology That Educators Should Know for Making the Digital Jump - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Merging Education and Technology | Scoop.it
The infographic below highlights some of the areas of technology that educators should examine before moving part or all of their curriculums to a digital platform.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Stefan P. Schmid
Scoop.it!

Just What is Blended Learning?

Blended learning is education that combines face-to-face classroom methods with computer-mediated activities. According to its proponents, the strategy creat...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Stefan P. Schmid
Scoop.it!

The Downes Prize 2013 ~ Stephen's Web

The Downes Prize 2013 ~ Stephen's Web | Merging Education and Technology | Scoop.it
Stephen's Web, the home page of Stephen Downes, with news and information on e-learning, new media, instructional technology, educational design, and related subjects
Stefan P. Schmid's insight:
Good reading list consisting of the runners-up.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Stefan P. Schmid
Scoop.it!

What is a Corporate MOOC?

What is a Corporate MOOC? | Merging Education and Technology | Scoop.it
MOOCs (pronounced “mooks”), or “massive open online courses,” have created great fanfare over the past few years.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Stefan P. Schmid
Scoop.it!

Complete Guide to Google+ Curation Pages - WebSIGHT Hangouts

Complete Guide to Google+ Curation Pages - WebSIGHT Hangouts | Merging Education and Technology | Scoop.it
Using a Google+ Page for curating content, instead of your personal profile, is simple and extremely effective.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Stefan P. Schmid from Learning Technology News
Scoop.it!

Transition from Tradition: 9 Tips for successfully moving your face-to-face course online

Let's face facts. A computer screen offers students neither the warm comfort of peers nor the imposing brow of an instructor to encourage them to show up. We have to manufacture that motivation elsewhere to inspire students to virtually attend class and provide a means for them to be proactive in their learning.

 


Via Nik Peachey
more...
sshsoluae's comment, August 2, 2013 8:31 AM
SMS Marketing
http://www.sshsol.com/sms-marketing.html
Ray Tolley's curator insight, August 3, 2013 5:30 AM

Reminds me of a document that I wrote some six years ago:

http://issuu.com/efoliouk/docs/the_joy_of_e-learning

Dean Mantz's curator insight, August 7, 2013 9:22 AM

I truly feel that teachers at the secondary level should consider "Blending" their curriculum courses in some facet.  This article provides some discussion and thought starting points.

 

Thanks to Nik Peachey for sharing it on scoop.it.