URL shortening services are experiencing a renaissance in the age of Twitter. When every character counts, these services reduce long URLs to tiny forms. But which is the best to use, when so many are offered and new ones seem to appear each day?
For a detailed view use interactive chart at the bottom of this post. Now that we have the top 10 social networking sites for December 2011 let’s see what happened last year. But before we go there’s another new entry to the top 10 list.
Edudemic is all about finding innovative ways to get through to students. That’s why we’ve talked about game dynamics more than a few times. Inspiring students to learn through the gamification of a large lecture hall has not yet been broached by us Edudemic-ers.
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TED Talks In this talk from RSA Animate, Sir Ken Robinson lays out the link between 3 troubling trends: rising drop-out rates, schools' dwindling stake in the arts, and ADHD. An important, timely talk for parents and teachers.
This article from Education, Technology, and Change Journal presents a list of 6 different issues concerning online learning in the coming year that are not going away. As online education becomes more prevalent in the learning environment there will be growing pains, and these are among the handful of issues that will likely continue cropping up.
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