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edX in the Community College: The MassBay Experience -- Campus Technology

edX in the Community College: The MassBay Experience -- Campus Technology | On education | Scoop.it
Through its partnership with edX, MassBay Community College will examine how courses developed at a premier research and teaching institution like MIT can be leveraged effectively by community colleges.
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25 Education Technology Google+ Accounts To Check Out - Edudemic

25 Education Technology Google+ Accounts To Check Out - Edudemic | On education | Scoop.it

Google has no shortage of great education technology resources, including Google Apps for Education, so it’s no surprise that tech-minded educators and professionals have flocked to Google+. News sites, technology directors, researchers, and more all have something to say about educational technology on the social media site. Check out our list to find 25 great edtech accounts on Google+ and learn more about what others are doing in educational technology today.

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Education Trends: What to Expect in 2013 | WISE - World Innovation Summit for Education

Education Trends: What to Expect in 2013 | WISE - World Innovation Summit for Education | On education | Scoop.it

The education landscape has been witnessing a range of new developments that are likely to expand in 2013. Click on the images to find out about five education trends to watch out for this year:

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Big differences in Finnish and Norwegian teacher education

Big differences in Finnish and Norwegian teacher education | On education | Scoop.it
Finnish schools are frequently ranked as the best in the world, well ahead of their Nordic neighbors, despite cultural similarities. But Finland's secret and Norway's scourge may lie in each country's educational policy making.
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An Infinite Collaborative Image Canvas: CanvasDropr

An Infinite Collaborative Image Canvas: CanvasDropr | On education | Scoop.it

CanvasDropr provides a virtually infinite online canvas on which you and your friends / contacts can easily add, position, resize and rotate photos and video clips at will.

CanvasDropr can be used to brainstorm around visual collections, to select and organize images, and to prepare visual portfolios or tours to share with others or to be published online. 

 

From the official site: "The center of the CanvasDropr idea is to work and collaborate on a so-called "Canvas".

 

The canvas can be shared by an unlimited amount of people, and changes made in the canvas are updated real-time in every user’s canvas.

 

Users can easily drag and drop new images directly from their desktop onto the canvas."

 

CanvasDrops allows you to text chat in real-time with other "collaborators" you have invited as well as to set permissions for what "public" users can edit or modify on a "public canvas.

 

It is possible to place photos and video clips coming from Facebook, YouTube, Flickr and Picasa or to import one simply by providing its URL. 

 

The final canvas can be shared on FB or Twitter, downloaded as an "image" or a .zip file containing all of its images and can also be "embedded" on any site or blog.

 

The service is free to use.

 

Check this video: http://vimeo.com/31591478 ;

Find out more: http://www.canvasdropr.com/ ;

 

or you can try it immediately with no need for signup if you alrady have a Twitter or facebook account: http://www.canvasdropr.com/Signup.aspx ;


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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, January 10, 2013 6:44 PM

A nice collaborative tool for images.

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44 Smart Ways to Use Smartphones in Class (Part 1) - Getting Smart by @JohnHardison1 -

44 Smart Ways to Use Smartphones in Class (Part 1) - Getting Smart by @JohnHardison1 - | On education | Scoop.it

This week an online article grabbed my attention. Its title read “94 Percent of High School Students Using Cellphones in Class.” I immediately scoped out the heading and thought to myself, “Finally, teachers are beginning to embrace the powerful little gadgets.” However, it did not take me long to realize the researched article took quite a different slant.

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12 Free Online Quiz Makers to Create Online Quizzes | Training & E-Learning Zone for Quizzes

12 Free Online Quiz Makers to Create Online Quizzes | Training & E-Learning Zone for Quizzes | On education | Scoop.it

I often receive a lot of questions about how to make online quizzes for free. Here is a collection of 12 free online quiz making applications I collect after days’ collection. These apps will help you make quizzes for online use for free. Do you know of any other free online quiz makers that can be helpful? Please add your favorites in the comments.

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Survey finds online enrollments slow but continue to grow | Inside Higher Ed

Survey finds online enrollments slow but continue to grow | Inside Higher Ed | On education | Scoop.it

MOOCs may have snared most of the headlines, but traditional, credit-based online learning continued to chug along just fine last year, thank you very much.

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OER - Open Educational Resourses in Higer Education

Interview with Dave Cormier and Helen Keegan on the use of open educational resources (OER) recorded in October 2012. Interviewer: Alastair Creelman, Linnaeus University. The interview was produced for the Swedish OER-project

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Visual Recording on the iPad

A brief overview of how to use the iPad for visual recording/notetaking. Includes things to consider when doing this; how this is different from traditional (paper-based) visual recording; and comparisons of four tools (Ideas, AirSketch, Brushes, and SketchbookPro).

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9 Ways to Generate Your Best Ideas Idea generation...

9 Ways to Generate Your Best Ideas Idea generation... | On education | Scoop.it

Idea generation is often seen as the magic side of creativity, and although I love the magic of it, I also feel like I have learned there is a practical side to it as well.

The great idea spirit seems as unpredictable as the weather. Don’t get me wrong, I agree that idea generation has a mystical side, I just think we have more power to be the catalyst of this spirit than many creatives believe.

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MOOCS, Online Learning, and the Wrong Conversation | Inside Higher Ed

MOOCS, Online Learning, and the Wrong Conversation | Inside Higher Ed | On education | Scoop.it

The fact that MOOCS and online courses have sparked new conversations on your campus about teaching and learning is a terrific development. We should be grateful whenever attention is paid to teaching.

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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: 3 Ways to Embrace Change This Year

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: 3 Ways to Embrace Change This Year | On education | Scoop.it

Teachers embracing technology to support the Common Core and new ways of teaching may want to get organized and prepared for some positive changes. Here are 3 ways to get  ready for change in the New Year.

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Premium Content is Dead, Long Live Premium Content - Getting Smart by Tom Vander Ark -

Premium Content is Dead, Long Live Premium Content - Getting Smart by Tom Vander Ark - | On education | Scoop.it

With the shift from print to digital and the explosion of the new open education resources (OER) is there any place for premium content? It is becoming more common to hear, “Content is becoming a commodity.” With the shift from print to digital and with the explosion of open- and teacher-developed content, textbook publishers have experienced margin compression but there is still a market for quality instructional materials.

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Deeper Learning: Performance Assessment and Authentic Audience

Deeper Learning: Performance Assessment and Authentic Audience | On education | Scoop.it

In a conversation with a veteran educator -- a man with years of experience teaching English and acting as a headmaster -- I was confronted with a prejudice so ingrained in my teaching that I was almost embarrassed to admit it.

He said, "You know, when I ask a student to write a paper and turn it in to me, that's ridiculous; I'm the worst audience they could have."

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30 Myths About eLearning That Need To Die In 2013

30 Myths About eLearning That Need To Die In 2013 | On education | Scoop.it

For as long as eLearning has been around, it has been haunted by the voices of those who aim to criticize its authenticity, viability, and quality. But is it true? Do students of traditional institutions boast more success than those who’ve chosen distance learning?

It’s time for some of these myths to die.

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Notetaking In The Digital Classroom: A Blended Learning Approach

Notetaking In The Digital Classroom: A Blended Learning Approach | On education | Scoop.it

Note-taking is part-and-parcel to the academic learning experience.

Often during lecture, but also experiments, interviews, and field research, understanding what’s important and recording it for future reference is central to the learning process–curation before we called it that.

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School of Podcasting - Learn "How To Podcast" with Podcast Coach Dave Jackson | Podcast Consulting, Live Training, How to Podcast Tutorials, and Resources

School of Podcasting - Learn "How To Podcast"  with Podcast Coach Dave Jackson | Podcast Consulting, Live Training, How to Podcast Tutorials, and Resources | On education | Scoop.it

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Today I provide 20+ reasons why you should be podcasting. We play with a free podcasting software that allows you to have sounds play with a click of a button, we talk about cleaning up noisy files, and we have a list 5 in 5.

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OER for research repositories managers ~ Events ~ Repositories Support Project

OER for research repositories managers ~ Events ~ Repositories Support Project | On education | Scoop.it

In this free RSP webinar, Nick Sheppard (Leeds Met Repository Development Officer) and Laura Skilton (Learning and Teaching Coordinator and Jorum Business Development Manager), will discuss issues on Open Educational Resources (OERs), their collections and the role of the institutional repositories.

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Computer program divides student work to crowdsource feedback | Inside Higher Ed

Computer program divides student work to crowdsource feedback | Inside Higher Ed | On education | Scoop.it

Meet Caesar: the computer system that, like its Roman namesake, divides and conquers.

What Caesar divides is large amounts of code submitted by students in professor Rob Miller’s “Elements of Software Construction” course at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In doing so, it helps Miller and his graders conquer the problem of getting students timely, useful feedback by combining peer review with crowdsourcing.

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Adult learning in the UK is in a policy vacuum - European InfoNet Adult Education

Adult learning in the UK is in a policy vacuum - European InfoNet Adult Education | On education | Scoop.it

 

In 2012 only 38% of adults in England considered themselves to be current or recent learners. There have been only marginal changes in this figure since 2001 when it stood at 46%.  However since 2010 there has been a steady decline from a figure of 43%.

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Personalize Learning: OMG! Teacher Roles are Changing

Personalize Learning: OMG! Teacher Roles are Changing | On education | Scoop.it

Personalized learning means it starts with learners having a voice and choice in how they learn. They create their Personal Learner Profile using the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) lens determining how they learn best indicating their strengths, challenges, aspirations, interests, and talents. They know how they prefer to access resources, engage with content, and then choose the best ways to express what they know. They self-regulate their learning. They own and drive their learning. It is does not mean technology personalizes the learning for learners. It does not mean that your role as teacher is no longer needed. Your role changes in a personalized learning environment more than ever as a partner in learning with your learners.

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Is there a “spirit of open”?

Is there a “spirit of open”? | On education | Scoop.it

The scope of open education gets ever broader, from the production, use and reuse of open textbooks, to the use of open educational resources (OER) for teacher education in developing countries, to the use of Creative Commons-licensed content in some MOOCS. But are these activities driven by and infused with a ‘spirit of open’ – an ethos connected with the use, adaptation and reuse of OER that is distinctive and which can be identified amongst educators, learners, academics and institutions?

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On Open Government, Education Data, and PDFs

On Open Government, Education Data, and PDFs | On education | Scoop.it

Late on Christmas Eve, the City of Newark released dozens of emails (as PDFs) relating to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s $100 million donation to its schools back in the fall of 2010. It did so to comply with a Superior Court order, following a lawsuit by the ACLU on behalf of local parents.

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The World We Explore- Sir Ken Robinson Zeitgeist Americas 2012

The World We Explore-- Sir Ken Robinson, Educator. Curiosity encourages us to push boundaries into uncharted territories. Where can our hunger for discovery take us - both outside and inside ourselves?

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