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Ohio State faculty object to draft intellectual property policy @insidehighered

Ohio State faculty object to draft intellectual property policy  @insidehighered | On education | Scoop.it
For many years, Ohio State University -- like lots of peer institutions -- had an understanding with its faculty: the institution might claim intellectual property rights to innovations, inventions and patentable research, but scholarly works belonged to professors alone. Now a new draft intellectual property policy is threatening that agreement in the eyes of some faculty members.
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Jorum | The UK's largest repository for discovering and sharing Open Educational Resources for HE, FE and Skills.

Jorum | The UK's largest repository for discovering and sharing Open Educational Resources for HE, FE and Skills. | On education | Scoop.it

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Stanford President John L. Hennessy on Information Technology and the Future of Teaching and Learning

The "unbundling" of degrees that many are predicting -- where students assemble the learning they want, offered in person or online, by one or more institutions to earn credentials -- is something that Hennessy predicted was the future of continuing education and professional education. "Online technologies will dominate this marketplace," he said. And this will include many professionally oriented master's programs, he said. But he rejected the idea that this would be or should be the future of undergraduate education.

 

 


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Tony Guzman's curator insight, March 23, 12:52 PM

This video shares a lecture from Stanford President, John L. Hennessy. During his lecture he eludes to the "unbundling" of degrees. Thoughts?

Ashley Jessica Beard's curator insight, March 26, 9:04 PM

A talk regarding the importance of education and how technology will improve it and make the learning experience better.

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Jorum: The UK's largest repository for discovering and sharing #OER for HE, FE and Skills

Jorum: The UK's largest repository for discovering and sharing #OER for HE, FE and Skills | On education | Scoop.it

The new & contemporary Jorum website is available now: new Themed Collections; simplified navigation; browsable content, and an improved Support section


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QLET's curator insight, March 20, 5:48 AM

Well-designed resource!

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Google Launches Free Tool To Let You Run Your Own Online Courses | Edudemic

Google Launches Free Tool To Let You Run Your Own Online Courses | Edudemic | On education | Scoop.it
Sensing the excitement from online education tools like edX, Google has just unveiled a (very beta) version of its own course building software. If you’ve ever wanted to run your own online courses, this might be worth your time.
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7 Innovative #EdTech Practices You Can Implement at No Cost | Tech Learning ` by Lisa Nielsen

7 Innovative #EdTech Practices You Can Implement at No Cost | Tech Learning ` by Lisa Nielsen | On education | Scoop.it
The Americas Society and Council of the Americas invited me to discuss scalable innovative practices for education with experts and leaders dedicated to advancing and shaping the political, economic, social and cultural agendas of the Western Hemisphere. The purpose was to take what works in New York City and bring it to other education systems.  
Here are some ideas I shared that global leaders can bring back to their countries

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placeSpotting.com | The online map game | solve

placeSpotting.com | The online map game | solve | On education | Scoop.it
placeSpotting.com ist ein neues online Landkarten Spiel. Finde Orte auf der Erde und erstelle ein Karten Quiz für deine Freunde

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Lars Thim's curator insight, March 14, 8:25 AM

Kul tävling med kartor. Måste använda detta med mina elever. 

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How to Themeefy? – Customer Feedback and Support for Themeefy

How to Themeefy? – Customer Feedback and Support for Themeefy | On education | Scoop.it

"Create your own learning theme in minutes by using open content."

 

This video shows how. -JL


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Infographic_Did-I-Plagiarize1.jpg (2550x1650 pixels)

Infographic_Did-I-Plagiarize1.jpg (2550x1650 pixels) | On education | Scoop.it

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Personalize Learning: Conversations about Play-based Learning

Personalize Learning: Conversations about Play-based Learning | On education | Scoop.it
Enjoy the insightful and playful conversations in the archive of the 3/9/15 #plearnchat on Play-based learning.

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, March 10, 1:50 PM

Purposeful play should be the central learning experience in early learning classrooms. It is a natural way of learning that supports creativity and imagination. But why should play be limited to primary classrooms only? It doesn't matter what age we are; we all like to play. 

This is Trend #7 in the 10 Trends to Personalize Learning in 2015. The focus of the conversations was around the big question.

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Organising a Large Scale University Web Project – Five Essentials

Organising a Large Scale University Web Project – Five Essentials | On education | Scoop.it

After two years and three other large scale web projects, we’ve just helped UCL launch their Undergraduate Prospectus website


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What’s the Difference Between EPUB, DPS, and PDF?

What’s the Difference Between EPUB, DPS, and PDF? | On education | Scoop.it
Don't know which way to go go with your next project? David Blatner maps the current digital publishing landscape.

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leenamrius's curator insight, March 8, 2:02 PM

important to reD

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Creating A Thoughtful Content Strategy in Higher Education Marketing

Creating A Thoughtful Content Strategy in Higher Education Marketing | On education | Scoop.it
Here are steps to help you create an inbound content strategy for your higher education institution, while maintaining your relationship with traditional stakeholders.

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5 Ways to Teach with YouTube ~ Teacher Tech ~ by Alice Keeler

5 Ways to Teach with YouTube ~ Teacher Tech ~  by Alice Keeler | On education | Scoop.it
I bought Minecraft for my 7 year old son and asked him if he needed help with it. “No, I just looked it up on YouTube.” We all know that YouTube is a great source for tutorial videos. Did you know that YouTube is the #2 search engine? Students are very likely to look up information on YouTube, it has become part of their culture. Here are 5 things you can do with YouTube:

 

Jim Lerman's insight:

 

Great list of suggestions that are all well explained. Very convenient to have all 5 suggestions in one place.


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Bloom's Revised Taxonomy Action Verbs infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Bloom's Revised Taxonomy Action Verbs infographic - e-Learning Infographics | On education | Scoop.it
Bloom’s Taxonomy was created in 1956 under the leadership of educational psychologist Dr Benjamin Bloom in order to promote higher forms of thinking in education, such as analyzing and evaluating concepts, processes, procedures, and principles, rather than just remembering facts (rote learning). It is most often used when designing educational, training, and learning processes.

Bloom saw the original Taxonomy as more than a measurement tool. He believed it could serve as a:

common language about learning goals to facilitate communication across persons, subject matter, and grade levels;
basis for determining for a particular course or curriculum the specific meaning of broad educational goals, such as those found in the currently prevalent national, state, and local standards;
means for determining the congruence of educational objectives, activities, and assessments in a unit, course, or curriculum; and
panorama of the range of educational possibilities against which the limited breadth and depth of any particular educational course or curriculum could be contrasted.

The original Taxonomy provided carefully developed definitions for each of the six major categories in the cognitive domain. The categories were Knowledge, Comprehension, Application, Analysis, Synthesis, and Evaluation. With the exception of Application, each of these was broken into subcategories. The categories were ordered from simple to complex and from concrete to abstract. Further, it was assumed that the original Taxonomy represented a cumulative hierarchy; that is, mastery of each simpler category was prerequisite to mastery of the next more complex one.

Lorin Anderson, a former student of Bloom, and David Krathwohl revisited the cognitive domain in the mid-nineties and made some changes. This new taxonomy reflects a more active form of thinking and is perhaps more accurate. Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy improved the usability of it by using action words. The Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy Action Verbs infographic includes some action words that are useful in writing learning objectives.

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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, March 21, 10:48 AM

This is a nice chart to share with your teachers. 

Peter Rettig's curator insight, March 22, 7:26 AM

Very interesting, as I had forgotten about Bloom...

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VideoNot.es: The easiest way to take notes synchronized with videos!

VideoNot.es: The easiest way to take notes synchronized with videos! | On education | Scoop.it

"Automatically synchronized
All the notes you type are automatically synchronized with the video. Later, just click on a line for the video to jump to the relevant part.

"Integrated with Google Drive
Create and manage your VideoNotes directly via your Google Drive and access them from everywhere

"Easy to share
Manage your permissions and share your VideoNotes with your friends, fellow students, or make them private anytime"


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Assessment AS Learning #plearnchat - March 23rd, 7pm ET

Assessment AS Learning #plearnchat - March 23rd, 7pm ET | On education | Scoop.it

Assessment AS Learning - Trend #8 of the 10 Trends to Personalize Learning


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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, March 19, 10:22 AM

Join us in #plearnchat with educators around the world to discuss these important questions about Assessment AS Learning. 

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GIF, JPG and PNG - What's the Difference? ~ Design & UX ~ by James George

GIF, JPG and PNG - What's the Difference? ~ Design & UX ~ by James George | On education | Scoop.it
When working with digital image files, it is essential to know the differences between each one, so you know when to use them. The main difference between files formats is how they are used when designing for the web and the outcome they produce. One produces highly optimized simple graphics, another is used for most images, and the third option is used for complex graphics, gradients and transparency.

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30 Useful Apps For Students You Probably Don't Know About - InformED ~ by Marianne Stenger

30 Useful Apps For Students You Probably Don't Know About - InformED ~ by Marianne Stenger | On education | Scoop.it
If you want to encourage your students to start taking advantage of the many technology tools available to them, here are a few examples of the types of productivity and learning apps that can support them in their studies.

 

Good list. Lots of new ones to me. -JL


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Uber, Badging and Higher Ed | Technology and Learning @insidehighered

Uber, Badging and Higher Ed | Technology and Learning @insidehighered | On education | Scoop.it
What will happen to legacy higher education providers when the ownership society ceases to exist? We are in the midst of a reordering of our material world, a shift away from owning to renting, buying to consuming. How will this shift impact higher education?
 
If I lived in a city I would never own a car. Why absorb the auto expenses of ownership in a world where transportation is available at touch of a smart phone? Who would want to deal with repairs and insurance, parking and depreciation, when an Uber ride (or a ZipCar borrow) is a click away?
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How It Works | Lime App by Vipaar

How It Works | Lime App by Vipaar | On education | Scoop.it
Learn how Lime App by Vipaar uses augmented reality to make it easy to help friends, family, & coworkers over video chat.

 

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A very interesting app that enables users to engage in two-wide video conversations and give help to one another by using hand gestures. This written description does not do justice to the app, so this post links to a 71 second video demonstration. It is definitely worth watching. The app is free for individual use.


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Kristen Baker's curator insight, March 18, 10:56 AM

This could be useful in so many ways--especially helping teachers with their technology at a distance.

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13 Easy-to-Use Tools for Creating Killer Visual Content | VerticalResponse

13 Easy-to-Use Tools for Creating Killer Visual Content | VerticalResponse | On education | Scoop.it

Creating your own images is also an excellent tactic for re-purposing text-only content into enticing images. Here are some examples: Turn quotes into an interesting slideshow, post an event announcement on a pretty picture, place stats onto eye-catching graphs, give a blog post title some pizzaz, create an infographic about the history of your biz, create a catchy, custom featured image for a video, etc. The possibilities are endless.

 

To help you create images that get BuzzFeed-worthy engagement, here are 13 of our favorite and easy-to-use visual content creation tools....


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ffeog's curator insight, March 13, 4:38 AM

A picture speaks a thousand words - some good resources here for visual content and creation to add a visual dimension to your messages, which tend to perform much better for opens and clicks than text alone.

Carlene Kelsey's curator insight, March 25, 10:22 AM

Content is shared in many forms.  These tools make it pretty easy to get creative.

Michelle Gilstrap's curator insight, March 25, 3:14 PM
Good article to help anyone wanting to create better content.
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STEM Resource Series: Over 70 Stemtastic Sites, Pt. 4 | Tech Learning

STEM Resource Series: Over 70 Stemtastic Sites, Pt. 4 | Tech Learning | On education | Scoop.it

Part 4 of this helpful series. -JL


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How To Make A Homemade Smartphone Projector - Viral Videos

How To Make A Homemade Smartphone Projector - Viral Videos | On education | Scoop.it
Watching your favorite TV shows on Netflix and YouTube on your smartphone is great, but after a while looking down for so long can become tiring. If only there was an easy way to make your smartphone into your own movie theater… Well there is!

With just a cardboard box and magnifying glass, BuzzFeed explains how to make a homemade projector for smartphones that can turn any room into a theater. Genius!

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Pete Ofstedal's curator insight, March 10, 9:07 AM

Gotta try this

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, March 10, 2:49 PM

The comments on this video are rude and obscene, however the video instructions are clever and easy to follow. I can see any kid following them to get good results.

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9 of the Best Free Social Media Analytics Tools

9 of the Best Free Social Media Analytics Tools | On education | Scoop.it

Word-of-mouth advertising is very powerful. You need to earn the trust of your audience so they will recommend your products or services to their friends. Chances are that you’re already using Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms to create engagement and thought leadership in your space. Social media analytics tools can help you make sense of how well your social media marketing efforts are paying off and identify areas that need improvement.

These 9 free social media analytics tools are some of the best out there.




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Marco Favero's curator insight, February 24, 4:17 PM

aggiungi la tua intuizione ...

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9 of the Best Free Social Media Analytics Tools

Bart van Maanen's curator insight, February 25, 7:23 AM

Met dit online gereedschap krijg je een beter beeld over wat er gebeurt met je social media berichten en die van anderen. Daardoor kun je uitvinden wat voor jou goed werkt en hoe je je posts kunt verbeteren.