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50 Great Ways To Use QR Codes In The College Classroom | Young Upstarts

50 Great Ways To Use QR Codes In The College Classroom | Young Upstarts | Social Media Strategies For Higher Education | Scoop.it

Some great tip & resources for using QR Codes in the college classroom.

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Can Social Media Play A Role in Improving Retention in Higher Education? Research Says it Can. | Emerging Education Technology

Can Social Media Play A Role in Improving Retention in Higher Education? Research Says it Can. | Emerging Education Technology | Social Media Strategies For Higher Education | Scoop.it

Studies have concluded that using media in an educational context  can improve student retention & commitment to the institution.

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Social Media Enhances the Learning Experience in Higher Education | Social Media Today

Social Media Enhances the Learning Experience in Higher Education | Social Media Today | Social Media Strategies For Higher Education | Scoop.it

"When used as an educational tool, colleges and universities have found that social media enhances the learning experience by enabling students and teachers to connect and interact in new ways beyond the classroom."

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Teachers Roadmap to The Use of Twitter in Education

Teachers Roadmap to The Use of Twitter in Education | Social Media Strategies For Higher Education | Scoop.it

Here are several ways to use Twitter in education, along with some things to keep in your mind while using this social network.

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Essay on the nature of an instructor's work | Inside Higher Ed

Essay on the nature of an instructor's work | Inside Higher Ed | Social Media Strategies For Higher Education | Scoop.it

The nature of a professor's work? Some of us are pressing our noses against the window of what’s to come.

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The Adventures of Library Girl: Six Tips to Help Teachers Move From TechnoPHOBE to TechnoFAB!

The Adventures of Library Girl: Six Tips to Help Teachers Move From TechnoPHOBE to TechnoFAB! | Social Media Strategies For Higher Education | Scoop.it

 Great tips to help teachers who remain either afraid or suspicious of technology, discover and embrace their inner geeks.

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Integrating Social Media into Online Education - Faculty Focus | Faculty Focus

Integrating Social Media into Online Education - Faculty Focus | Faculty Focus | Social Media Strategies For Higher Education | Scoop.it

"Many take it for granted  that online education must be run through a learning management system (LMS) like Blackboard, D2L, etc. Now faculty are starting to wrestle control back from administrators through the use of social media tools.

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Online education: can we bridge the digital divide?

Online education: can we bridge the digital divide? | Social Media Strategies For Higher Education | Scoop.it

Despite claims about the democratisation of education through free online university courses and open educational resources, some  students are being left on the wrong side of the digital divide.

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The Innovative Educator: 19 bold (not old) ideas for change

The Innovative Educator: 19 bold (not old) ideas for change | Social Media Strategies For Higher Education | Scoop.it
A powerful presentation by Will Richardson with bold ideas for educational change.
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Fixing College Through Lower Costs and Better Technology

Fixing College Through Lower Costs and Better Technology | Social Media Strategies For Higher Education | Scoop.it
Colleges and universities must mitigate a decade’s worth of unsustainable growth by looking for ways to lower costs, embrace technology and improve education.
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One approach to setting up the iPad for shared use among multiple users | Emerging Education Technology

The iPad is inherently an individualized device - 'Our Pad' makes it easier to work around that. With this app, iPads could be available for loan within a college library, or a few people in a department or work group might share the use of one?

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Will MOOCs Promote Superstar Teaching Over Superstar Research At Princeton And Other Ivy Universities? | WiredAcademic

Will MOOCs Promote Superstar Teaching Over Superstar Research At Princeton And Other Ivy Universities? | WiredAcademic | Social Media Strategies For Higher Education | Scoop.it

Because of MOOCs and Princeton’s upcoming participation in Coursera, “The conversations about teaching (at Princeton) have gone from 0 to 60 on our campus.” Princeton faculty who used to brush off discussions geared toward improving their teaching are now eager to have such discussions, he says.

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Do you know where your students are? SCVNGR brings location-based games to college campuses | Higher Ed Live

Do you know where your students are? SCVNGR brings location-based games to college campuses | Higher Ed Live | Social Media Strategies For Higher Education | Scoop.it

Unlike the popular “check-in” services like Foursquare and Facebook Places that do little more than broadcast a user’s current location to friends, Kirchick says SCVNGR guides users to specific locations as part of a gaming experience, perfect for team-building and ice-breaking experiences of the sort popular at university orientation weekends.

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RebelMouse: Smart Curation for the Classroom - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education

RebelMouse: Smart Curation for the Classroom - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Social Media Strategies For Higher Education | Scoop.it

Interesting ideas for integrating twitter in the classroom.

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Silkslides

Silkslides | Social Media Strategies For Higher Education | Scoop.it

A easy way to share presentations with your students and invite their comments & questions. Educators might also use it to comment on student submitted presentations.

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Beyond Beiber: Twitter improves student learning

Beyond Beiber: Twitter improves student learning | Social Media Strategies For Higher Education | Scoop.it

"Twitter, best known as the 140-character social-networking site where Justin Beiber and Lady Gaga chit-chat with fans, has become a new literary format that is improving student learning, a new study argues."

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Hey IT Manager, We're Your Friends

Hey IT Manager, We're Your Friends | Social Media Strategies For Higher Education | Scoop.it

You know who you are. You are the employee who ignores mandates from the IT department. You use your own devices and apps to get the job done, company policies be hanged.


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Teaching, Learning, and Sharing: How Today's Higher Education Faculty Use Social Media Resources

Teaching, Learning, and Sharing: How Today's Higher Education Faculty Use Social Media Resources | Social Media Strategies For Higher Education | Scoop.it
The rise of social media has impacted every sector of the modern economy, and higher education is no exception. This study takes a deep dive into faculty awareness, personal use, and professional use of social media.

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40 Quick Ways To Use Mobile Phones In Classrooms | Edudemic

40 Quick Ways To Use Mobile Phones In Classrooms | Edudemic | Social Media Strategies For Higher Education | Scoop.it

Simple and straightforward ways to easily integrate these mobile devices into your classroom,

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Envisioning the future of education technology

An infographic envisioning how emerging technologies will change education.

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Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture for Higher Education

Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture for Higher Education | Social Media Strategies For Higher Education | Scoop.it

"The Flipped Classroom has become quite the buzz in education and its use in higher education has been given a lot of press recently."  This post provides an implementation model based on an experiential model of learning.

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The Value of Networks for Faculty Members

Alec Couros explains some of the strategies that seem to bear fruit when it comes to the adoption of technology for faculty members.

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Supporting the Social Workplace Learning Continuum | Learning in the Social Workplace

Supporting the Social Workplace Learning Continuum | Learning in the Social Workplace | Social Media Strategies For Higher Education | Scoop.it

It is difficult for a lot of organisations (including colleges) to support informal and social learning because they are unable to jump the two mindset hurdles of (a) thinking that learning only happens in training courses, and (b) that all organisational learning needs to be controlled by training departments.

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An online opportunity for Canadian universities

An online opportunity for Canadian universities | Social Media Strategies For Higher Education | Scoop.it

Instead of following in the wake of other schools, Canadian universities should join the leading edge of this new experiment...


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10 Colleges Most Creatively Using Mobile Technology | Online Universities

10 Colleges Most Creatively Using Mobile Technology | Online Universities | Social Media Strategies For Higher Education | Scoop.it
Get inspired by some of the creative ways these schools have harnessed mobile media for current and future students.
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