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Can E-Textbooks Help Save the Planet?

Can E-Textbooks Help Save the Planet? | Things to Explore | Scoop.it

Electronic textbooks, often lauded as a cheaper alternative to hard copies, may also seem like a perfect way for colleges to reduce their greenhouse-gas emissions. Many institutions encourage use of e-books, and one state, California, has required that all textbooks used in college classes be made available electronically by 2020. In a sign of growing campus interest in cutting carbon emissions, nearly 700 institutions have signed the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment, pledging to reduce their footprint and to promote education and research on climate change.

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Before You Jump on the Bandwagon....

Before You Jump on the Bandwagon.... | Things to Explore | Scoop.it

We are only starting to imagine the possible effects that massive open online courses and other innovative technologies will have on traditional higher education—but the immediate response has a disconcerting air of panic.

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RebelMouse: Smart Curation for the Classroom

RebelMouse: Smart Curation for the Classroom | Things to Explore | Scoop.it

Undoubtedly Twitter is a powerful communication tool. However, using Twitter in the classroom presents challenges. Simply embedding a tweet stream on blogs or webpages is not enough because all tweets from our account are included, not only the ones relevant to students. Embedded tweet streams are also not particularly attractive or informative – especially for the Twitter novices. Though not targeted specifically at academia, RebelMouse presents an interesting solution to this problem, by intelligent curation of social media wrapped in a great design.

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What You Need to Know About MOOC's

What You Need to Know About MOOC's | Things to Explore | Scoop.it

Colleges and professors have rushed to try a new form of online teaching known as MOOC’s—short for "massive open online courses." The courses raise questions about the future of teaching, the value of a degree, and the effect technology will have on how colleges operate. Struggling to make sense of it all? On this page you’ll find highlights from The Chronicle's coverage of MOOC's.

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Don't Confuse Technology With Teaching

Don't Confuse Technology With Teaching | Things to Explore | Scoop.it

As we think about the future of education, we need to sharpen our understanding of what education is and what educators do. Education is often compared to two other industries upended by the Internet: journalism and publishing. This is a serious error.

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The INTENT Project | Raising greater awareness of telecollaboration

The INTENT Project | Raising greater awareness of telecollaboration | Things to Explore | Scoop.it

This page aims to  keep you up to date with all the latest developments and publications by the INTENT project team.

 

Telecollaboration involves engaging groups of learners in distant locations in collaboration together through online technologies. Our Erasmus Multilateral Project INTENT (Integrating Telecollaborative Networks into Foreign Language Higher Education) aims to raise greater awareness among students, educators and decision makers of telecollaboration as a tool for virtual mobility in FL education at university level and also on achieving more effective integration of telecollaboration in Higher Education Institutions.

 

If you want to learn more about the  background of our project, you can visit our website (http://intent-project.eu/) or contact the project team  (intentproject@gmail.com). You can also read our introductory flyer in six languages here (http://intent-project.eu/?q=node/47). 


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Seelio | Home

Seelio | Home | Things to Explore | Scoop.it

Build a vibrant online portfolio in a few simple steps! Add pictures, presentations, videos, and more so companies can look beyond the bullet points to see the real you.

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Home Page- IRIS Digital Repository

Home Page- IRIS Digital Repository | Things to Explore | Scoop.it
A digital repository of data collection instruments for research into second language learning and teaching...
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Articulate - E-Learning Software and Authoring Tools

Articulate - E-Learning Software and Authoring Tools | Things to Explore | Scoop.it
Create compelling courses with stunningly simple, remarkably powerful e-learning authoring software from Articulate. We have 28,000+ customers and the largest e-learning community.
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Is Open Access a Moral or a Business Issue?

Is Open Access a Moral or a Business Issue? | Things to Explore | Scoop.it

Is university research being held captive by morally suspect for-profit academic publishers charging exorbitant prices for journal subscriptions? Since the start of 2012, this caricature of academic publishing has captured headlines within higher education news.

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Developing an Effective Teaching Portfolio - On Hiring - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Developing an Effective Teaching Portfolio - On Hiring - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Things to Explore | Scoop.it

No one mentioned teaching portfolios in the professional-development seminars I attended as a doctoral student, so when I encountered requests for that item (or the vaguer “evidence of teaching effectiveness”) in a handful of job calls last year, I balked. As I thought through exactly how much can go into such a collection of documents, it was tempting to simply scratch off my list those institutions that requested a portfolio.

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University of Toronto Press - Journal Article

Joe & Nina.  Telecollaboration for Professional Purposes: Towards Developing a Formal Register in the Foreign Language Classroom

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Snip.it | Collect Your Web

Snip.it | Collect Your Web | Things to Explore | Scoop.it


Collect your favorite articles, all in one place.
Snip.it lets you express your interests and passions through what you're reading. You can snip any online article, video or image, add your own thoughts and organize it into a collection that you can share with the world.

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Heidi Byrnes, Reconsidering Crosscultural Abilities—The Link to Language Learning and Assessment

Dr. Byrnes speaks at a conference presented by the Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy. Date: Friday, January 27th. Full detai...
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Dozens of Plagiarism Incidents Are Reported in Coursera's Free Online Courses - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Dozens of Plagiarism Incidents Are Reported in Coursera's Free Online Courses - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Things to Explore | Scoop.it

Students taking free online courses offered by the startup company Coursera have reported dozens of incidents of plagiarism, even though the courses bear no academic credit. This week a professor leading one of the so-called Massive Open Online Courses posted a plea to his 39,000 students to stop plagiarizing, and Coursera's leaders say they will review the issue and consider adding plagiarism-detection software in the future.

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NanoVox

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NanoVox was created by Dan Nickolai using the open-source NanoGong java applet. NanoVox allows instructors to create online recording activities for their students. All activities include the audio recorder, and individual activities can feature any combination of images, text, videos, and sound. The online activity editor streamlines this process, and requires no programming knowledge. Just click and create.

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Encore Episode: A Pioneer of Free Online Courses Explains Their Promise - Tech Therapy - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Encore Episode: A Pioneer of Free Online Courses Explains Their Promise - Tech Therapy - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Things to Explore | Scoop.it

George Siemens, who leads Athabasca University’s Technology Enhanced Knowledge Research Institute, makes the case for why colleges should experiment with inviting tens of thousands of students to participate in their courses free online. Since the Tech Therapy team conducted the interview last year, the model has caught on with many well-known universities.

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The Social MEDia Course - Education in the Social Media Era

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The Social MEDia Course - Education in the Social Media Era...
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Reforming Copyright Is Possible

Reforming Copyright Is Possible | Things to Explore | Scoop.it

The tantalizing vision of universal access to the cultural and scientific heritage of humanity seemed close to fulfillment in 2008, when Google announced the settlement of a class-action lawsuit charging that its Google Book Search project infringed copyright by scanning in-copyright books from major research-library collections. Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google, later asserted that the settlement was a big win for everyone because it would create a "library to last forever."

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