Creating animations has always been considered as one of the most complex aspects of graphic design that requires specific software and technological expertise. It is a time-intensive activity that requires heavy software and high speed computers.
However, over the past few years, the emergence of different online presentation and animation tools have simplified the process of creating animations...
Higher education institutions face a number of opportunities and challenges as the result of the digital revolution. The institutions perform a number of scholarship functions which can be affected by new technologies, and the desire is to retain these functions where appropriate, whilst the form they take may change. Much of the reaction to technological change comes from those with a vested interest in either wholesale change or maintaining the status quo. Taking the resilience metaphor from ecology, the authors propose a framework for analysing an institution’s ability to adapt to digital challenges. This framework is examined at two institutions (the UK Open University and Canada’s Athabasca University) using two current digital challenges, namely Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and Open Access publishing.
"I’ve recently had a very useful online chat with Steve Lai in Vancouver about not only the skills and habits but also the mindset required to make iPad teaching successful. I love the way social media connects me to these enthusiastic and talented teachers around the world."
"Everyone is talking about the SAMR model for eLearning.
A principal emailed me this week wanting to know more about the concept so I emailed her with a reply but thought it may be useful to add my thoughts more publicly too.
The SAMR model is based on the thinkings of Ruben Puentedura.
In a nutshell here is how I see what the SAMR letters stand for.
S- Substitution- would be you just used an iPad as a flash sort of text book for the kids to read and copy from.
A- Augmentation- you might have the text book read to you via Speech Selection so that is moving things up a notch.
M- Modification- You might make your own book using Book Creator that includes graphics, audio, video and hyperlinks etc
R- Redefinition- You might have students all collaborating making pages for a Book Creator including graphics, audio, video and hyperlinks etc and combining them in one book which you then publish it on iTunes."
Chunks, bits and short modules make learning more manageable and easier to integrate into long-term memory. Long classroom or web-based training courses may accomplish the function of training, but rarely achieve desired retention rates. Instead of just dumping information on the learner, employees are expecting the content to be easy to find, relevant and digestible in the way their brains process information.
After hosting dozens of these conversations, I realize one thing: We just don't listen enough to our students. The tradition in education has been not to ask the students what they think or want, but rather for adult educators to design the system and curriculum by themselves, using their "superior" knowledge and experience.
The Hottest Seats in Class TIME Described as “the aunt you always wanted” by former student James Melia, she often steers students towards publishing careers and helps them make connections in the industry.
Editions des archives contemporaines's insight:
We were waiting for this day, when teachers could become like rock stars. How far are they from the "golden boy remuneration" that should go with it?
On Friday Google altered its Terms of Service to give itself permission to take users' Google+ profile names and pictures and use them in advertisements for Google products, reviews and other commercial offerings. Here is how to opt-out.
If for any reasons you do not want to upload your classroom videos to YouTube and are looking for another free hosting video that can allow you to upload and share your videos Google Drive is one of your best options. Only few Google Drive users know that there is a functionality in Google Drive that enables anyone with a Google Drive account to instantly upload their videos and after the upload you can get an embed code to integrate your video anywhere on the web. Here is how you can do it.
Fewer and fewer jobs can be done without technology. Our increasingly sophisticated technologies enable our enhanced minds to do many previously impossible things, such as mass individualization, and quickly connecting and combining ideas from humans around the world.
Zaption, a San Francisco based tech startup, is revolutionizing online video for education. Teachers, trainers, and content publishers use Zaption’s intuitive web app to quickly add images, text, quizzes, and discussions to existing videos from YouTube, Vimeo and private video libraries. The result is an interactive learning tour that transforms video from a “lean back” experience to an engaging “lean forward” activity.
Mashable Calls WizIQ a Trusted Online Education Platform Sacramento Bee Colleges using WizIQ include Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) in India, Atlantic University in Virginia Beach and Des Moines Area Community Colleges in Iowa, Macmillan...
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