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18 Amazing Examples of G+ Hangouts in Education » Online Universities

18 Amazing Examples of G+ Hangouts in Education » Online Universities | On education | Scoop.it

Google+ Hangouts is making a splash in education, where teachers and others are transforming the learning experience.


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30 Online Multimedia Resources for PBL and Flipped Classrooms by Michael Gorman

30 Online Multimedia Resources for PBL and Flipped Classrooms by Michael Gorman | On education | Scoop.it

By Mike Gorman

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"In this PBL Mania Post I explore Online Multimedia Resources. These fantastic mega-sites can provide lessons and formative assessment activities for PBL. The power of project based learning integrated with this type of online technology allows teachers to provide multimedia that can be used individually, in groups, or even at home. The multimedia may be a movie, sound clip, picture, simulation, reading, or game. In PBL, the multimedia may be an entry event, a tutorial, a basis for further discussion and inquiry, or a tool that measures student understanding. It could possibly even be an assignment or activity for students to investigate at home. Best of all, students can even be in control of the speed of delivery and even control their own remediation by repeating sessions. Multimedia can be used to flip the classroom, allowing students to participate and formulate their own inquiry through teacher facilitated posts in content delivery systems such as Edmodo or My Big Campus. Let's take a look at some of these large mega resource sites."


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Abel Caine: What are Open Educational Resources?

Abel Caine, Programme Specialist at UNESCO's Communication and Information Sector, explains in detail concept of Open Educational Resources (OER).

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Khan Academy founder talks online education success - CBS News

Khan Academy founder talks online education success - CBS News | On education | Scoop.it

Summary by SmartBrief on EdTech

 

" Khan Academy founder Sal Khan in this interview considers the reasons behind the growing popularity of his education videos. The videos, Khan said, feature a conversational tone, taking the stress out of learning and making the concepts approachable. "I think that and the breadth of the content that's there has gotten people engaged," he said."


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Developing digital literacy: trial and error? : JISC

A JISC study has found that learners develop a variety of digital literacies often through a social trial-and-error process, without the direct support or advice of their educational institutions.

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Commonwealth of Learning - Perspectives on Open and Distance Learning: Open Educational Resources and Change in Higher Education: Reflections from Practice

Commonwealth of Learning - Perspectives on Open and Distance Learning: Open Educational Resources and Change in Higher Education: Reflections from Practice | On education | Scoop.it

The 28 contributors to this book bring to these questions and many others a wealth of knowledge, experience and insights about OER policy and practice at both national and international levels. With some astute caveats, their findings collectively affirm the promise of OER as a way of providing enhanced quality education to potentially greater numbers of students. Policy makers and practitioners will be able to draw many precepts and possibilities from the rich variety of experience and reflection contained within this volume.

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Five lessons from the nation’s best online teacher | eSchool News

Five lessons from the nation’s best online teacher | eSchool News | On education | Scoop.it

From the website

 

"Teacher Teresa Dove of the Florida Virtual School (FLVS) last week was chosen as the first winner of this new award, which not only recognizes excellent teaching but also the prevalence, and importance, of online learning across the country.

 

"The award, which recognizes an “outstanding online teacher for exceptional contributions to online K-12 education,” was created by the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) and the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL)."


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5 Ways Twitter Strengthens A School’s Learning Community | Connected Principals

5 Ways Twitter Strengthens A School’s Learning Community | Connected Principals | On education | Scoop.it

By Joe Mazza

 

"This year, our K-6 staff began learning in a new virtual way using Twitter. After a couple staff in-service trainings and after school workshops, parents and teachers ventured into this new educational Twitterverse. As we enter the final week of school, I’d like to share it’s initial impact on teaching and learning from my principal’s lens.

 

"Our staff’s “learning by Twitter” has occurred in multiple formats this school year:

-From each other

-From classroom to classroom

-From our school parentsFrom their developing Personal Learning Networks (PLNs)

-From local & national conferencesFrom our district hashtag (#nped)

-From weekly education chats like #ptchat, #5thchat, #edchat #ntchat & others

 

"Below are five examples of collaborative and transparent learning compliments of @KnappElementary staff and parents. Without the efforts of teachers AND parents “trying” social media at school, something very new to most of us, none of these benefits would be possible."


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Child poverty 'may rise again'

Child poverty 'may rise again' | On education | Scoop.it
The authors say the last government cut child poverty at a scale and pace unmatched by other industrial nations - although it did miss targets.

The Child Poverty Action Group suggests coalition changes to tax and benefits may hit low income families hardest.

The Department for Work and Pensions said the Labour government "failed to address the root causes of poverty".

A spokesman said it had introduced measures to improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of people.

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Badges Are NOT Assessments | iterating toward openness

I believe we need to be very careful in the way we talk about badges. Badges are not assessments. A badge is something you receive after you successfully complete an assessment. The actual assessment could take the form of generic multiple-choice questions, a performance assessment, a portfolio evaluation, a construct-aligned bundle of context-dependent items, or whatever. If the person successfully completes this assessment, then they receive the credential. Badges are not assessments; badges are credentials – badges are things we award to people who pass assessments.

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IRRODL - Are online learners frustrated with collaborative learning experiences? | Capdeferro | The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning

IRRODL Vol 13, No. 2 (2012)

Online education increasingly puts emphasis on collaborative learning methods. Despite
the pedagogical advantages of collaborative learning, online learners can perceive collaborative learning activities as frustrating experiences. The purpose of this study was to characterize the feelings of frustration as a negative emotion among online learners engagedin online computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) experiences and, moreover, to identify the sources to which the learners attribute their frustration. With this aim, a
questionnaire was designed to obtain data from a sample of online learners participating in
the Master of ICT and Education program of the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC).
Results revealed that frustration is a common feeling among students involved in online
collaborative learning experiences.


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The Clever Sheep: Seven Degrees of Connectedness... the Infographic

The Clever Sheep: Seven Degrees of Connectedness... the Infographic | On education | Scoop.it

While I haven't had time to respond to all the comments I received on the framework I posted yesterday, I did engage in a short conversation with Sylvia Tolisano about turning the Seven Degrees of Connectness into an infographic.


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Writing Peer Review TOP 10 Mistakes

"4th and 5th graders show how NOT to conduct a peer review. Show this video to your class to help them make better use of peer review opportunities. Please visit http://www.timbedley.com for more teaching ideas. I understand that "real" peer review is done by the scientific community. However; in my elementary school class we stole the term to refer to a one-on-one critique of each other's writing."


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Create an eBook from Online Articles

Create an eBook from Online Articles | On education | Scoop.it

This is a great way to create eBooks from your own online content or from any content you find online.
You can create and share reading lists for courses. Create your own eBooks of yours or your students' stories. Create your own collection of your favourite articles. Collect a reading list of articles to read when you don't have an Internet connection. Webpages that you capture in this way can be much easier to read and of course you have all the eBook's mark up and note taking functions which will store all your annotations on the eBooks you create.


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BookChook's curator insight, November 13, 2013 6:59 PM

Readlist enables sharing and embedding your own online content - great way to bundle a collection of your blog posts. 

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Young listeners opting to stream, not own music - CNN.com

Young listeners opting to stream, not own music - CNN.com | On education | Scoop.it
For Camille Kim, music is life....

On a typical day, the Emory University student spends hours on her laptop, scouring the Internet for the latest music. She uses a site that aggregates music recommendations from blogs to discover new artists and songs, streams them online and then shares her finds with her friends through a Facebook group.
But she rarely buys songs or albums.


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Born to Learn ~ You are Born to Learn

Born to Learn ~ You are Born to Learn | On education | Scoop.it
Born to learn is a fun, thought-provoking series of animations that illustrate ground-breaking new discoveries about how humans learn...

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Earning college credit for MOOCs through prior learning assessment | Inside Higher Ed

Earning college credit for MOOCs through prior learning assessment | Inside Higher Ed | On education | Scoop.it

Massively open online courses, or MOOCs, are not credit-bearing. But a pathway to college credit for the courses already exists -- one that experts say many students may soon take.

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4 New Research Studies Educators should not Miss

4 New Research Studies Educators should not Miss | On education | Scoop.it

Just a couple of weeks before the official start of summer. I know we all are looking forward to it; we do need this break to recharge. But the meaning of recharging is not limited to only camping, barbecuing and travelling. It also means you catch up with some important readings that you might have missed amidst the busy time schedule you have had. Larry Ferlazzo has been of great help in providing some of the prominent research studies that have recently been released to the public. I have not really read all of them but I have selected some good titles that you might probably want to read as well.


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Henri Pirkkalainen - OER internationalization barriers

Henri Pirkkalainen - OER internationalization barriers | On education | Scoop.it

Currently, there are millions of learning materials on the web, some structured in repositories and databases, some just hidden on the web as part of personal homepages. This sounds extremely promising in terms of internationalization, which could be seen to include creation and sharing of educational resources that is followed by adaptations of these resources to new contexts. But is this really taking place on a large scale? - No- But why not? This we will be investigating within this article as well as clarifying our interpretation of internationalization of OER.

 

via @jatenas


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Benjamin Stewart's comment, June 14, 2012 8:16 AM
To frame the problem as OERs not taking off, a global perspective is required. From a global perspective, it's quite difficult to judge whether OERs have taken off or not.
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Why CC-BY just isn’t good enough « Lisa's (Online) Teaching Blog

Why CC-BY just isn’t good enough « Lisa's (Online) Teaching Blog | On education | Scoop.it

CC-BY as proof of openness, a passport to the world of the trendy edupunks and transparency in education. But it’s not that simple.

Basic Attribution (CC-BY) doesn’t do much for open learning, or even sharing. It’s the NC (non-commercial) and SA (share-alike) aspects of Creative Commons licensing that makes for openness. Attribution simply means anyone can use the work so long as they attribute it, as part a Cartridge package or inside a website, but with no obligation to openness at all. They can take the package, close it off in a system, and charge for access to that system.

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Instructure Canvas Expands Support for McGraw-Hill Campus -- Campus Technology

Instructure Canvas Expands Support for McGraw-Hill Campus -- Campus Technology | On education | Scoop.it
McGraw-Hill Higher Education and Instructure have partnered to expand support for McGraw-Hill Campus, a service specializing in providing digital resources and course integration, within Instructure's Canvas, an open source LMS.
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If You Don't Like Your Future, Rewrite Your Past

If You Don't Like Your Future, Rewrite Your Past | On education | Scoop.it

Sometimes strategic change just means taking something from the periphery — an anomaly, a demonstration, a small innovation — and redefining it as central. Put the past in perspective, not as a set of constraints or excuses, but as a springboard to new actions. Motivate change by creating a new narrative showing how success will be achieved and why the elements are in place to get there.

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Flashcard Machine - Create, Study and Share Online Flash Cards

Welcome to Flashcard Machine — a free service for creating web-based study flashcards that can be shared with others.

With over 64.4 million flash cards created to-date, Flashcard Machine is your premier online study tool.


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Cool Tools: Freesound - The best free sound library

Cool Tools: Freesound - The best free sound library | On education | Scoop.it

By Timothy Lord

 

"There are sound effects libraries that cost more than a small car, and they're probably worth it to certain kinds of users — like movie studios or audio production houses — but not to me. In search of interesting, appropriately licensed sounds for personal amusement, some google searching led me to Freesound.org, which has many thousands of freely usable, user-contributed sound recordings, all Creative Commons licensed. Some of them are tiny snippets, the audio equivalent of the icons on a computer screen, and some are lengthy field recordings. (Many of the sounds here are purely synthetic, too, or remixes that the CC licensing facilitates.) Last Halloween, I set up a playlist for my family's "haunted condo," consisting of screams, clanks, and creepy laughter (but also repurposed sounds like foghorns and musical instruments I thought sounded ominious), with sounds drawn entirely from this site."

http://www.freesound.org/


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Educational Technology Guy: List of What Makes a Good Teacher - created by students

Educational Technology Guy: List of What Makes a Good Teacher - created by students | On education | Scoop.it

This "what makes a good teacher" created by a group of high school students.

 


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