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Beyond Prototypes | Enabling innovation in technology-enhanced learning

Beyond Prototypes | Enabling innovation in technology-enhanced learning | Mobile learning for students and teachers | Scoop.it

Technology-enhanced learning (TEL) research focuses on how technologies can add value to learning and teaching processes. Today’s learners have access to increasingly powerful and affordable handheld computing devices, including smartphones, games consoles and tablet computers. They can share, interact and immerse themselves online with others through the use of social networks and virtual worlds.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, November 25, 2013 11:02 AM

Free 48 page PDF ebook. Well worth downloading.

John Bostock's curator insight, November 25, 2013 12:35 PM

I'm going to have to find time to read this as soon as possible!

A/Prof Jon Willis's curator insight, November 25, 2013 6:39 PM

For those interested in moving beyond the classroom/desktop nexus of teaching and learning.

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Using the webcam to develop pronunciation

Using the webcam to develop pronunciation | Mobile learning for students and teachers | Scoop.it

The webcam can be a vital tool in helping to support our students’ pronunciation habits and helping them to ‘see’ how words and expressions are pronounced and what particular pronunciation features they need to be aware of.  So here are a few tips and examples to help you use your webcam to help with your students’ pronunciation.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 3, 10:23 AM

This is my latest post for the EnglishUp Teachers' Blog. This one is about using the webcam to help develop pronunciation when teaching online.

Dennis Swender's curator insight, December 3, 12:11 PM

Reinforcing the visual intelligence realm -- with particular applicability for higher ed  EL pedagogy

Janet McQueen's curator insight, December 3, 5:11 PM

A great idea to support ELLs pronunciation in the classroom by using webcam. 

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EnglishUp

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EnglishUp is a cutting edge online English language learning business, which targets adults who lead busy lives but are motivated to speak fluently.
We use our tech and academic expertise to deliver first rate personalised learning experience, aimed at getting concrete results.


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EnglishUp's curator insight, October 21, 8:13 AM

We use this site to provide free additional learning opportunities for English language learners.

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How to Turn a Classroom Research Project into an Infographic | Edudemic

How to Turn a Classroom Research Project into an Infographic | Edudemic | Mobile learning for students and teachers | Scoop.it

Conveying information in a striking, concise way has never been more important, and infographics are the perfect pedagogical tool with which to do so. Below, you’ll find my experience with designing an infographic-friendly classroom research project, explained in a step-by-step process you can implement in your own classroom.


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The Rice Process's curator insight, November 24, 8:22 AM

infographics present the greatest opportunity to increase the effectiveness of what is being taught. Designing visual representation of information is more than translating words to pictorials.  The construction involves filtering the information, drawing relationships, revealing patterns and representing the information as meaningful content. 

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, November 25, 3:05 AM

For this process, I recommend NeoMam Studio’s “13 Reasons Why Your Brain Craves Infographics,” which describes their efficacy in a visually compelling way...

Anna-Liisa Hayward's curator insight, November 25, 7:50 AM

Very useful!

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Embrace digital age or face irrelevance

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Embrace digital age or face irrelevance – Martin Bean
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The University of Strathclyde has taken its “Introduction to Forensic Science” MOOC and re-delivered it for credit in a virtual learning environment.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, November 15, 8:41 AM

Yeah, what he said! ;)

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, November 15, 9:48 AM

If we embrace the digital age poorly and do not understand what that means, we face irrelevance, as well.

 

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Kadeejh's curator insight, November 16, 12:44 AM

Face irrelevance.

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Preface | Teaching in a Digital Age

Preface | Teaching in a Digital Age | Mobile learning for students and teachers | Scoop.it

The book examines the underlying principles that guide effective teaching in an age when everyone,and in particular the students we are teaching, are using technology. I provide you with a framework for making decisions about your teaching, while understanding that every subject is different, and every instructor has something unique and special to bring to their teaching.


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Maria Flouraki's curator insight, November 6, 5:27 PM

An interesting article for teachers

Vineta Erzen's curator insight, November 15, 5:56 AM

Food for thought . Recommend.. 

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Get This Pair of Free Digital books from iPad Educators - Learning in Hand

Get This Pair of Free Digital books from iPad Educators - Learning in Hand | Mobile learning for students and teachers | Scoop.it

"iPad Educators is a great website with the tagline "Redefining Teaching, From Dubia to the World." The website is run by four educators and is non-commercial, which is great because their app reviews are not paid for by the app developers (as I have discovered, many app review sites get paid to write their reviews). iPad Educators also has featured articles and interviews with iPad educators."

 

http://learninginhand.com/blog/2014/3/20/get-this-pair-of-free-digital-books-from-ipad-educators


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Liz Wernig's curator insight, October 14, 6:53 AM

Excellent! 

Paul Westeneng's curator insight, October 14, 7:07 AM

Great ebooks When you're looping for iPad apps to support transformationele of learning. Note: they take a while to download. Be patient.

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18 Apps That Will Inspire Creativity In Your Everyday Life - Huffington Post

18 Apps That Will Inspire Creativity In Your Everyday Life - Huffington Post | Mobile learning for students and teachers | Scoop.it
Mobile devices like iPads and Androids have transformed the way we experience boredom. No longer is a wayward commuter forced to play Snake or Tetris, occupying themselves in a hardly satisfying, and utterly pixelated virtual reality. The tablet or smart phone-wielding travelers can now immerse themselves in an entire library of art and culture-related distractions, finding solace in everything from a Vincent van Gogh game to a digital version of the Louvre.

Just this week, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a 140-year-old cultural stalwart of New York City, went the way of the future and introduced an iPhone app. Described as "exceedingly simple and modest" by Forbes, the move to make art more accessible is something we can't help but love. So, in the spirit of the Met's 21st century attitude, we've put together a list of mobile museums and art-honoring programs that will spark creativity in your everyday life.

Behold, 18 apps every creative and artist type should download now:

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Pavel Liser's curator insight, October 13, 3:51 AM
It's one of those #AutumnDays, when you need one of these apps :)
Techstore's curator insight, October 13, 6:35 AM

18 Apps that will Inspire Creativity in your Everyday Life.

#business #apps #technology

Kamian's curator insight, October 14, 8:53 AM

(ENG) 18 Impresionantes aplicaciones que convertirán tu Ipad en una genial herramienta creativa y artística.

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Teaching Online: The key ingredients

A presentation by Nicky Hockly and Lindsay Clandfield, outlining the key ingredients for successful online teaching.

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Deliver the Bilingual Advantage | eSchool News | eSchool News

Deliver the Bilingual Advantage | eSchool News | eSchool News | Mobile learning for students and teachers | Scoop.it
Technology News & Innovation in K-12 Education

Preparing today’s students with 21st Century skills increasingly includes language. The Academy for International Education (AIE), a tuition-free public charter school in South Florida/Miami-Dade, has implemented an exciting language learning “technogogy” for students to build bilingualism through bi-literacy in Spanish and English. Watch how one elementary school is developing global, bilingual citizens

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Language Learning needs a Flip

Language Learning needs a Flip | Mobile learning for students and teachers | Scoop.it
Language learning should be kept out of the classroom. Teachers and students should focus on practicing conversational skills instead.

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I like the provocative first sentence - but read on! There's some interesting points in this blog post.

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Texthelp

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Presenting iReadWrite iPad app

iReadWrite makes reading easier and writing more accurate when using an iPad for school, work, or leisure.

iReadWrite runs on your iPad with no Wi-Fi or 3G access necessary and will ensure you never make a mistake again as you can export your completed document to email, Messenger, Facebook or Twitter.

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This is quite an expensive app (£19.99) and I haven't purchased it yet. I looks useful, though. There are many apps that will read text back to you, but the addition of the integrated feature of being able to get suggested words and check the spelling/meaning with audio could be helpful. I'm hoping someone has purchased it and can let me know if it's worth it!

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Twenty terrible reasons for lecturing

One reason for lecturers not responding to their everyday experience is, I believe, their ignorance of alternatives. If you can't imagine what else you might do than lecture, then it hardly matters what your everyday experience is telling you. Lecturing is taken for granted. Courses are designed around lecture topics. Knowledge is packaged in our heads in one-hour-lecture-sized chunks. Why is this?


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Not about mobile learning, but even when we start to design an online course we tend to think in terms of lecture-type input first, even though the input may be some kind of online reading material, or (quite commonly) a video of a lecture. The ideas here are pertinent, therefore, in the preparation for syllabus design both for face to face and online.

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Leona Ungerer's curator insight, July 27, 3:57 AM

Wonder what more recent literature would suggest (on lecturing as a teaching tool).

Heidi Hutchison's curator insight, July 27, 7:42 AM

All educators should read this! Great in thinking about presenting any info.Makes me think of all school faculty meetings and how we could do it differently!

Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, August 9, 11:06 AM

... because the person who is "doing" the reading, writing, talking, listening, and investigating is the person who is doing the learning.

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Seven Models for Blended Learning Success

Seven Models for Blended Learning Success | Mobile learning for students and teachers | Scoop.it

"This eBook explains the various types of blended learning models being used in real classrooms throughout the country. While the specific needs of a district, school or classroom will vary, each can utilize different technologies that exist today to aid inthe instruction and delivery of a successful blended learning model."


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A very short outline, but it gives an overview of some of the ideas associated with blended learning. You have to sign up for newsletters before you can download it!

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Modern English Teacher - free sample issue - July 2014 digital edition

Modern English Teacher - free sample issue - July 2014 digital edition | Mobile learning for students and teachers | Scoop.it
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Free edition of this useful teaching magazine

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Warmers and fillers for the online classroom - EnglishUp

Warmers and fillers for the online classroom - EnglishUp | Mobile learning for students and teachers | Scoop.it

The online classroom can at times seem like a very cold space and building a supportive and friendly environment for students while getting a clear idea of their capabilities can be quite challenging. Having some zero preparation activities up your sleeve to get students speaking can be a real benefit. 


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, November 26, 5:02 AM

Some tips for worming up the online classroom.

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, November 27, 3:00 AM

Usefuuuuuuul!!!

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Online Learning Must Be Collaborative and Social

Online Learning Must Be Collaborative and Social | Mobile learning for students and teachers | Scoop.it

"An annual report by The Open University said the current key challenge for education specialists is to engage thousands of learners in productive discussions while learning in a collaborative, online environment."


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Audrey's curator insight, November 27, 11:29 AM

This means that  learning online will open up the skype network.  People will  see each other and exchange views in real time. Learning materials can be easily downloaded.  If people from all parts of the country and world are able interact surely this will lead to less prejudice and stereotyping and an understanding of each other as human beings.

Audrey http://www. homeschoolsource.co.uk and

http://www.hotmoodle.com

 

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, November 27, 1:22 PM

All learning is a social event. Teaching is teaching someone.

 

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Linda Kaiser, PhD's curator insight, December 1, 9:37 AM

Interesting listing of MOOC-related articles from current sources.  There seem to be some interesting ideas floating around addressing the luke-warm presentation of MOOC courses.  Maybe getting the socialization piece nailed down will help MOOCs to become a better-accepted piece of distance education and professional development.

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Jorum - open education

Jorum - open education | Mobile learning for students and teachers | Scoop.it

Here you will find links to our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) as well as our Guides section, which includes "how to" guides on sharing resources with Jorum, making the most of Jorum and more. We also have some useful links to other sites below.

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Business English eLearning

Business English eLearning | Mobile learning for students and teachers | Scoop.it

Having worked on many elearning and mlearning materials development projects I can safely say that I know what a huge task it is, even when working with experienced teams, to produce really good quality, well designed, interactive digital content and that’s why it is such a surprise to see Paul Emmerson’s new BEhereBEthere Business English site.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 25, 4:57 AM

Here's a review of a really well designed free Business English site.

Nalya Ovshieva's curator insight, October 25, 4:36 PM

Business English site will provide the real-life context for the learners and widen their scope. Students will gain access to up-to-date financial information.

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Inside Steve Jobs schools: swapping books for iPads

Inside Steve Jobs schools: swapping books for iPads | Mobile learning for students and teachers | Scoop.it
Schools in the Netherlands have shunned textbooks and only use Apple tablets for teaching and learning. A year in, journalist Sarah Marsh investigates how pupils and teachers are faring

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Free Technology for Teachers: Read Write Think Timeline - A Timeline Tool for Almost All Devices

Free Technology for Teachers: Read Write Think Timeline - A Timeline Tool for Almost All Devices | Mobile learning for students and teachers | Scoop.it

 a useful


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This could be a useful way to illustrate verb tenses in English language teaching

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From Toy to Tool: How to Develop Smart Tablet Habits in Class

From Toy to Tool: How to Develop Smart Tablet Habits in Class | Mobile learning for students and teachers | Scoop.it

Managing tablets as learning tools in the classroom is not easy, especially when many kids use them largely as toys outside of school, if they have access to a tablet in their home environment. Here are some ideas on how to develop smart habits for class.



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Ramon Pavia's curator insight, September 10, 2:25 AM

Useful tips all tablet-friendly teachers must have in mind....

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, September 13, 5:44 PM

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Kimberly House's curator insight, September 18, 3:53 AM

Useful tips for teachers introducing iPads into their classrooms.

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Bloom's 'Digital' Taxonomy - Printable Reference Table - FRACTUS LEARNING

Bloom's 'Digital' Taxonomy - Printable Reference Table - FRACTUS LEARNING | Mobile learning for students and teachers | Scoop.it
This overview shows the progression of Bloom's Digital Taxonomy, how each thinking skill applies in practice, and examples of activities using digital tools.

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Matthew Jorgensen's curator insight, August 20, 7:15 AM

Any BTax charts with verbs are ok with me.

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5 Tips To Be A More Engaged Online Reader

5 Tips To Be A More Engaged Online Reader | Mobile learning for students and teachers | Scoop.it

The idea of speed reading has been around for decades, but there's been an explosion of speed-reading apps lately that promise to get you reading up to 400, 600, even 1,000 words per minute. But is it worth it? Are you really doing yourself a favor by blasting through e-mails at top speed? 


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 18, 3:57 AM

Nice article with some good tools to help slow down and make your reading more engaging.

Miloš Bajčetić's curator insight, August 18, 4:42 AM
Why Speed Reading Is Problematic

 

By using an RSVP app or even going through a speed-reading course, you can increase the number of words that you can read from 200 or 300 per minute up to and over 1,000. But there’s one serious drawback – comprehension takes a huge hit. Absorbing and internalizing the information that you’re reading takes time, and it often requires that you go back and re-read parts of passages to fully grasp their meaning.

In speed reading competitions, participants routinely only understand 50% of the text that they’re reading, which is far too low for learning important lessons or appreciating a piece of literature. Some experts even believe that speed reading a tweet would result in lower comprehension, and that’s only 140 characters.

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Free Technology for Teachers: WordWriter - A New Way of Learning Vocabulary Through Writing

Free Technology for Teachers: WordWriter - A New Way of Learning Vocabulary Through Writing | Mobile learning for students and teachers | Scoop.it

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Why do so many Moodle courses suck?

Why do so many Moodle courses suck? | Mobile learning for students and teachers | Scoop.it

 insights and practical Moodle is a magnificent free product and has the potential to enable schools and teachers to build wonderfully unique interactive online learning courses in which learner interaction can be tracked, measured and responded to. Despite this the vast majority of Moodle courses I see are a long list of Word and PDF documents with at best a few forums that enable a minimum of human social interaction.


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Nik gives some very useful insights and some practical ideas for developing online materials. He has a focus on Moodle, but the ideas relate to any online learning platform.

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Donna Farren's curator insight, August 1, 8:16 AM

Nik makes some great points about Moodle - or really putting any content online - there has to be instructional design training, online teaching training or blended teaching training and how to select content for online delivery.  technical training alone is not enough.

irene's curator insight, August 4, 11:51 PM

Interesting observation - echoes my own experience

Mikko Hakala's curator insight, August 7, 5:40 PM

Problems and possibilities of Moodle (and other similar platforms) outlined by Nik Peachey:

 

* Why Moodle courses often suck?

Not so intuitive platform to work with, lack of teacher training and skills to create online learning material (I agree with these points), excess security issues.

 

* What to do to improve.

 

* Comment about ready-made courses.

There are various problems, for example these often contain little student-teacher or peer interaction. I agree that the ready-made digital material, in my experience, is not very personalisable (and therefore difficult to teach in an inspired way).

 

* How to develop your Moodle skills?

The post gives 9 links to practical video tutorials (how to create a quiz, add a youtube, etc.). There are also free Moodle platforms to practice.

 

Read more: http://nikpeachey.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/why-do-so-many-moodle-courses-suck.html