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Nik's QuickShout: AudioBoo to Posterous: Audio Podcasting from the Classroom

Nik's QuickShout: AudioBoo to Posterous: Audio Podcasting from the Classroom | On education | Scoop.it

For a while now I've been using Posterous in class and in training sessions to help show teachers and students just how easy it can be to create a blog.


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Ileane Smith's comment, October 28, 2012 7:15 AM
Thanks for this tip!
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How do educators get to know what they don’t know?

How do educators get to know what they don’t know? | On education | Scoop.it

If you don’t know about something, how would you know to seek PD in that area? This is especially true of learning with technology. I have a master’s degree in educational technology. The fact is that not any of the applications or computers that I learned on, as well as the methodology in the use of those components, exists today. Very little of that degree would be relevant, if I did not continue to learn, adapt and progress with what I know. The same holds true with any degree in any profession.


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Christie Burke's curator insight, November 1, 2013 3:28 PM

Talks about a supported peer-to-peer model of professional development, and the need for ongoing learning across the board. 

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Fred Mulder: OER will need 20 to 30 years to reach its ultimate global realization

Fred Mulder: OER will need 20 to 30 years to reach its ultimate global realization | On education | Scoop.it

"Fred Mulder holds the UNESCO chair in Open Education Resources (OER). In the frame of the Open Access Week, he talks with us about the progress that has been accomplished and the efforts to be done to further promote the OER."


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Gartner: 10 Critical Tech Trends For The Next Five Years - Forbes

Gartner: 10 Critical Tech Trends For The Next Five Years - Forbes | On education | Scoop.it

At a Gartner Symposium IT Expo session this morning, analyst David Cappuccio laid out 10 “critical” trends and technologies impacting IT for the next five years. (David Letterman apparently was not available; at least they found another Dave to do the honors.)

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Classroom of 2020: The future is very different than you think

Classroom of 2020: The future is very different than you think | On education | Scoop.it
Courses could have thousands of students, students could teach.

People do not develop this level of comprehension by passively listening to explanations, according to Wieman. “True understanding comes only through the student actively constructing their own understanding through a process of mentally building on their prior thinking through ‘effortful study.’”


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New survey on faculty activities and attitudes | Inside Higher Ed

New survey on faculty activities and attitudes | Inside Higher Ed | On education | Scoop.it

Full-time faculty members at four-year colleges are spending less time on teaching than they used to, according to a national study being released today by the Higher Education Research Institute at the University of California at Los Angeles. Because the comparative data are for full-time faculty only, it is not clear if this trend is because more courses are being taught by part-timers, because more sections have been canceled due to budget cuts, or for other reasons.

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STOP STEALING DREAMS: Seth Godin at TEDxYouth@BFS

STOP STEALING DREAMS: On the future of education & what we can do about it. Seth Godin is the author of 14 books that have been bestsellers around the world ...

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Javiera Atenas: Directory of OER repositories

Javiera Atenas: Directory of OER repositories | On education | Scoop.it

After weeks and weeks digging on the internet, reviewing hundreds of OER initiatives, projects, blogs and hashtags, and also harassing other OER enthusiasts and experts in twitter, I managed to develop a first version of a directory of OER repositories.


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Berkeley launches plagiarism investigation in light of public nature of complaints | Inside Higher Ed

Berkeley launches plagiarism investigation in light of public nature of complaints | Inside Higher Ed | On education | Scoop.it

The varied effects of the Internet age on the world of academic research are well-documented, but a website devoted solely to highlighting one researcher’s alleged plagiarism has put a new spin on the matter.

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Animation Library - Free animations for your presentations

Animation Library  - Free animations for your presentations | On education | Scoop.it

Over 14,000 Free Animations plus articles, reviews, tutorials, postcard, and everything else related to animated graphics.


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10 Truths About Educational Technology

10 Truths About Educational Technology | On education | Scoop.it
A few brief, high-impact guidelines for using technology in the classroom.

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HowOpenIsIt? | Open Access Spectrum (OAS)

HowOpenIsIt? | Open Access Spectrum (OAS) | On education | Scoop.it

"PLOS, SPARC and OASPA have collaborated to create a guide that identifies the core components of OA and how they are implemented across the spectrum between “Open Access” and “Closed Access”.  The guide provides an easily understandable, comprehensive, and quantifiable resource to help authors make informed decisions on where to publish based on publisher policies.  In addition, funders and other organizations will have a resource that indicates criteria for what level of OA is required for their policies and mandates."


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The 88 Best iOS Apps For Mobile Learning | Edudemic

The 88 Best iOS Apps For Mobile Learning | Edudemic | On education | Scoop.it

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Williams, Keith; Kear, Karen and Rosewell, Jon: Quality Assessment for E-learning: a Benchmarking Approach

Williams, Keith; Kear, Karen and Rosewell, Jon: Quality Assessment for E-learning: a Benchmarking Approach | On education | Scoop.it

"This manual is the main product of a suite of EU funded projects undertaken under the auspices of EADTU: E-xcellence (2005-2006), E-xcellence plus (2008-2009) and E-xcellence Next (2011-2012). The overall aim of these projects has been to develop a methodology and supporting resources for the quality assurance of e-learning in higher education. The E-xcellence projects involve a core pool of experts from six European Universities with a stake in e-learning developments (see below), and an extended group drawn from a total of 50 institutions during the course of the projects."


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Next steps in risk-based quality assurance - HEFCE

Next steps in risk-based quality assurance - HEFCE | On education | Scoop.it

HEFCE has published the outcomes of its consultation on the future direction of quality assurance in higher education (notes 1 and 2).

 

The outcomes have been agreed by the HEFCE Board and will come into operation from the academic year 2013-14. They form a strong and positive package which puts students at its heart, and achieves better regulation by focusing effort where it is most needed.

The revised approach, which builds on existing good practice, will protect and enhance the student experience through robust and rigorous reviews of the quality assurance of teaching and learning in universities and colleges, and the standards of their awards. Students will continue to play a key role, as central partners in the quality assurance and enhancement of their higher education experience.


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Pros and Cons of The Flipped Classroom

Pros and Cons of The Flipped Classroom | On education | Scoop.it
Educator, Don Goble, takes a look at the flipped classroom from a variety of perspectives. He shared his results with TeachHUB.

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German University Offers MOOC with Credit -- Campus Technology

A public university in Germany is joining the MOOC movement with a course that will come with "university credit points" that it said could be accepted by degree programs.

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How to Consistently Out-Curate Your Competitors | Outspoken Media

How to Consistently Out-Curate Your Competitors | Outspoken Media | On education | Scoop.it

Excerpted from this interesting article on Outspoken Media:

"The facts are:

***Content curation is a needed skill that will only grow in importance as more big brands and publishers flood the Internet with all kinds of content.
***Curation can be a fun, rewarding and highly effective part of your online marketing mix.
***Curating content requires skill, tenacity and, above all, an unflinching focus on the needs of your audience.

 

The biggest temptation all search marketers face is to sell our souls to the Borg and AUTOMATE EVERYTHING.

 

An effective curation strategy requires a healthy variety of sources. If you expect any one tool to do all of the work for you, you’re going to miss a lot of remarkable content.

 

So, use a fancy tool as one of your filters, if you wish. But don’t fool yourself into believing you can just put it on autopilot and watch it magically send you everything you need to succeed.

 

If your goal is to curate content that provides true value for your audience, you’ve got to out-hustle all of the namby-pamby posers in your niche who claim to be curating, however half-heartedly.

 

Here is a collection of solid strategies and tasty tactics that will help you consistently out-curate your competitors.

1) Create Twitter lists of experts and thought leaders in your niche.

2) Save Twitter searches for relevant keywords.
3) Build customized MyAllTop pages to keep up on industry blogs.
4) Set up Google Alerts for targeted keywords.
5) Subscribe to blogs by RSS and view them in Google Reader.
6) Create topical lists on Facebook.
7) Perform keyword searches in Trackur.
8) Explore Regator’s curated blog directory.
9) Hunt down content by category on StumbleUpon.
10) Find applicable articles and experts with Topsy.
11) Join relevant LinkedIn groups.
12) Search Scribd’s documents database.
13) Dig into the bookmarked items on Delicious.
14) Keep an eye on curated niche sites that serve your audience, like Inbound.org.
15) Scour the Web with Snip.it and Scoop.it.
16) Drop your keywords into Bottlenose.
17) Scan the curated lists on List.ly.
18) Sign up for a personalized email digest from YourVersion.
19) Say hello to your little friend: Social Buzz.
20) Swing by Ice Rocket and ROCKZi once in awhile.
21) Ignore Google+ at your own risk. I dare you. #smooches.

 

Constantly Refine and Refocus Your Curation Strategy:

I like to cram tons of different sources into my content funnel at the beginning of each new curation project. Then, once I’m convinced I’ve cast my net wide enough, I begin the crucial process of whittling down those sources into a much more manageable list.

 

Be the Pickiest, Little Curator Allowed by Law:

If you’re going to out-curate your competition, every piece of content you serve to your audience has to be exactly the right piece of content.

Set high standards and strive to exceed them...."

 

 

Read full, long and interesting article here: 

http://outspokenmedia.com/online-marketing/how-to-consistently-out-curate-your-competitors/


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Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, October 2, 2012 7:08 AM
Great note Giuseppe. I moved it to Curation Revolution this morning. Marty
Giuseppe Mauriello's comment, October 2, 2012 7:22 AM
@Marty...I have seen your rescoop few minutes ago. Thanks for appreciation my curated article.
massimo facchinetti's comment, October 5, 2012 7:48 PM
I am far from being namby-pamby
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Higher Education Empirical Research Database

Higher Education Empirical Research Database | On education | Scoop.it

The Higher Education Empirical Research (HEER) database comprises summaries of the latest published research on a range of topics related to higher education.

 

It is intended for use by policy-makers, academics and researchers in higher education.

 

The database is fully searchable by theme, publisher and date. It is free to register.


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QAA's comment, October 24, 2012 12:00 PM
Thanks everybody for sharing this and letting others know about the HEER database. You can stay up-to-date with all the latest news from HEER by following us on Twitter @QAA_HEER. Kind regards, Katie.
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Integrating the 16 Habits of Mind

Integrating the 16 Habits of Mind | On education | Scoop.it

The habits themselves aren't new at all, and significant work has already been done in the areas of these "thinking habits." However, in a 21st century learning environment -- one often inundated with information, stimulation and connectivity -- there may be a newfound context for their application.


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Better measures of college performance | Inside Higher Ed

Better measures of college performance | Inside Higher Ed | On education | Scoop.it

State lawmakers increasingly want to tie public funding of higher education to colleges' performance. But measuring sticks that reflect the differences between institutions and who they serve are hard to find.

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Animation Library - Free animations for your presentations

Animation Library  - Free animations for your presentations | On education | Scoop.it

Over 14,000 Free Animations plus articles, reviews, tutorials, postcard, and everything else related to animated graphics.


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Free Technology for Teachers: Six Multimedia Timeline Creation Tools for Students

Free Technology for Teachers: Six Multimedia Timeline Creation Tools for Students | On education | Scoop.it

This week I ran a workshop on mind mapping, brainstorming, and timeline creation. These are the timeline creation tools that I included in the workshop.

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Teachers can make ebooks for free with QuarkXpress

Teachers can make ebooks for free with QuarkXpress | On education | Scoop.it

Teachers can download QuarkXpress, worth nearly £1,000, for free in new offer.

There was a time when QuarkXpress was the page creation software program of choice for most of the publishing industry but was hardly known in schools. Since those days increased competition – particularly from Adobe with its compelling education discounts – has produced some very useful offers for schools and teachers.

Now QuarkXpress is available free of charge to all teachers as part of the QuarkXpress for Teachers scheme. And the good news is that the program is no longer just a tool for print; teachers can also use it to create publications for the web and for digital tablets like the iPad and ereaders like the Kindle.


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Classroom Newspaper Google Docs Style!

Classroom Newspaper Google Docs Style! | On education | Scoop.it

Great Ideas! Love the idea of uploading newspaper to Youblisher. Turns it into a flippable page newspaper.


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Pam Cadwalder's comment, September 16, 2013 11:55 AM
Glad you liked it:)
Rachel Marker's curator insight, September 27, 2013 11:30 PM

Could replace monthly newsletter. Student written!

Annie Gual-Arnoux Gwynn's curator insight, November 22, 2014 3:51 AM
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