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MOOCs: Who’s using MOOCs? 10 different target audiences

MOOCs: Who’s using MOOCs? 10 different target audiences | Sparkle Ideas | Scoop.it

The problem is that the decision makers often don’t have the marketing skills to differentiate between different addressable audiences. External adult learners may not want a long-winded, over-engineered, six to ten week course on anything. Life’s too short. Yet academics are used to producing courses of this semester length. What many may want are mini MOOCs. They may want them to be asynchronous starting and ending when convenient for them. This, of course, is exactly what’s happening. All in all, however, the good news is that MOOCs are forcing HE institutions to change. MOOCs may very well be the force that makes them more open, transparent and relevant. There will, of course, be a backlash, but the digital genie is out of the bottle - MOOCs are here to stay.


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MOOC is here to stay. 

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Henrietta Marcella Paz-Amor's curator insight, May 1, 2013 11:00 AM

Nice Infographic and article on MOOCs - who is the target audience(s)?

 

Dirigeantsetpartenaires's curator insight, May 2, 2013 3:22 AM

Intereesting infographic on Coursera (I have an account too).

I'd be interested to know if anybody else is actively using a MOOC right now ...?

Sieg Holle's curator insight, May 24, 2013 11:51 AM

Knowledge ia personal power -in any form - go grow in whatever form by giving choice to the user

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55 Fresh Creative Examples of Single Page Website Designs

55 Fresh Creative Examples of Single Page Website Designs | Sparkle Ideas | Scoop.it
Every year web design trends come and go, and it’s necessary for designers to keep up with them in order to stay up-to-date. Designers see each other’s work, browse likes and comments, and draw conclusions. Although minor trends pop up all the time, we’ll only talk about one of the major trends in this article: single page design.

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, April 4, 2015 7:15 PM

Creativity with your coffee: always fun to see who's developing the latest creative one page website designs.

Free Template Depot's curator insight, April 8, 2015 9:34 AM

For full website templates checkout ... http://www.freetemplatedepot.com

 

 

 

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Nutshell- create short video stories

Nutshell- create short video stories | Sparkle Ideas | Scoop.it

Snap three pictures. Add captions. Choose graphics. And let Nutshell turn it all into a shareable cinematic story.


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Mª Jesús García S.M.'s curator insight, February 18, 2015 6:11 AM

Video Storytelling

Jamie Fulcher's curator insight, February 19, 2015 3:48 PM

Looking forward to trying this out with some trainers.

Marianne Hart's curator insight, February 26, 2015 8:42 PM

Use for student PSA'a - Public Service Announcements

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Web 2.0 Presentation Tools: A Quick Guide

Selected Web 2.0 presentation tools

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Bobbi Dunham's curator insight, April 23, 2015 10:27 AM

Had to share. Someone took the time to assemble this information. Greatly appreciated

hghodbane's curator insight, September 4, 2015 6:04 AM

Really useful guide to online presentation tools+

Roselink's curator insight, March 9, 4:19 PM

Not so much a 'Quick Guide' as an in depth guide, really! Looks of detailed explanation and screenshots giving a solid overview of a whole host of tools. Much more useful than a list as you can read and look and get a clear idea of what the tool is and how it might be used.

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Turn Your Handwriting into a Font for Free - Make: ~ by Agnes Niewiadomski

Turn Your Handwriting into a Font for Free - Make: ~ by Agnes Niewiadomski | Sparkle Ideas | Scoop.it

"Think your handwriting is pretty neat? Well here’s your chance to share it with the world by turning it into a font, and it gets better, it’s free to do thanks to the good people at MyScriptFont.com The process is quite simple, though you will need access to a printer and flatbed scanner."


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A.K.Andrew's curator insight, March 14, 2015 12:40 PM

Not sure my handwriting deserves a font , but I love the concept.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Seven Web-based Tools for Delivering Flipped Lessons ~ by Richard Byrne

Free Technology for Teachers: Seven Web-based Tools for Delivering Flipped Lessons ~ by Richard Byrne | Sparkle Ideas | Scoop.it
In the right setting the flipped classroom model can work well. My favorite tools for creating flipped lessons include the option to insert questions for students to answer while watching the video instead of waiting until the end to answer a series of questions. I also like tools that provide students with the opportunity to submit questions to their teachers while they are watching videos. These tools offer those options.

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VideoNot.es: The easiest way to take notes synchronized with videos!

VideoNot.es: The easiest way to take notes synchronized with videos! | Sparkle Ideas | Scoop.it

"Automatically synchronized
All the notes you type are automatically synchronized with the video. Later, just click on a line for the video to jump to the relevant part.

"Integrated with Google Drive
Create and manage your VideoNotes directly via your Google Drive and access them from everywhere

"Easy to share
Manage your permissions and share your VideoNotes with your friends, fellow students, or make them private anytime"


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10 Brilliant and Inspiring Education and Technology Experts I Follow, and Why — Emerging Education Technologies

10 Brilliant and Inspiring Education and Technology Experts I Follow, and Why — Emerging Education Technologies | Sparkle Ideas | Scoop.it
Like many of you, there are certain educators that I find frequently impact my thinking and teach me new things through their published works. Here I offer 10 of my favorites. Some of these passionate and informed minds have inspired me for years, and others I have become aware of more recently. Of course, there are plenty of other wonderful educators writing and sharing great ideas across the Web and in conferences and schools around the world every day, so I hope you — the reader — will share some of your favorites too!

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15 Digital Storytelling Tools for Educators - Social Learning ~ by David James

15 Digital Storytelling Tools for Educators - Social Learning ~ by David James | Sparkle Ideas | Scoop.it

"Engaging, multimedia-rich digital stories can capture the attention of students and increase their interest in exploring new ideas. Combining storytelling with powerful digital creates a truly authentic learning experience that helps students develop a wide range of intellectual skills."

 

Very nice selection of tools. -JL


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Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, March 26, 2015 5:12 AM

Näitä ohjelmia ja appseja on jo ihan hirveästi, mutta tässä on jokaisesta kerrottuu vähän pääkohtia.

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EdTechTeacher Video Tutorial Libarary

EdTechTeacher Video Tutorial Libarary | Sparkle Ideas | Scoop.it

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EdTechTeacher, co-founded by Tom Daccord and Justin Reich, is a wonderful edtech consulting and training organization. Among many things that it does, ETT sponsors conferences, workshops, and leadership seminars. They are perhaps most well known for their Teacher iPad Summits held each year in Boston and San Diego

 

ETT's website hosts many resources, this Scoop focuses on their outstanding (and growing) collection of video tutorials (185 strong as of today...March 30, 2015). You may find the library on Vimeo (just click on the headline or the image above).

 

Each video provides a professionally produced demo/explanation of how to use some the the latest and greatest apps and techniques. Recent examples include "Pop up Video with Explain Everything," "VideoNot.es Tutorial," "Snagit Video Tutorial," and "Kaizena Video Tutorial."

 

All of this material is free. What a generous contribution by these wonderfully talented and creative people!


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9 Best Note Taking Apps for iPhone & iPad - AppsDose via @Wpgteach

9 Best Note Taking Apps for iPhone & iPad - AppsDose via @Wpgteach | Sparkle Ideas | Scoop.it
Here are the best note taking apps for your iPhone and iPad. You can choose to any of these note taking apps for your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch according to your needs.

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27 Presentation Software & Powerpoint Alternatives For 2015

27 Presentation Software & Powerpoint Alternatives For 2015 | Sparkle Ideas | Scoop.it
At CustomShow, we decided to list some powerpoint alternatives that could help solve your overall presentation software problems. These programs serve many purposes.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, January 9, 2015 11:03 AM

Thanks for the suggestion to Justin Croxton.

Becky Roehrs's curator insight, January 9, 2015 1:56 PM

Awesome list, provides product links, descriptions, pros/cons and who the product is "perfect" for.

Selina Foong's curator insight, January 13, 2015 1:32 AM

help solve your overall presentation software problems. These programs serve many purposes.

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What's The Best Online Presentation Creation Tool?

What's The Best Online Presentation Creation Tool? | Sparkle Ideas | Scoop.it
Creating a mesmerizing presentation is more than stitching slides together, sure, but a good presentation tool certainly helps keep your audience's attention. Some of the best are on the web and easy to use, too, and don't require you download a pricey app to use. This week, we want to know which ones you think are the best.

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Nedko Aldev's curator insight, February 10, 2015 4:07 AM

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Amazing Free PowerPoint Add-in for Motion Path Animations

To get slides to the front animation sequence, visit my blog here: http://bit.ly/1ykmNUt . This video shows a super cool animation add-in that I wish I knew ...

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, January 30, 2015 12:33 PM

See how you can easily add animations to your PowerPoint presentations.

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How to Create an Infographic in Under an Hour [+10 Free Templates]

How to Create an Infographic in Under an Hour [+10 Free Templates] | Sparkle Ideas | Scoop.it

Wouldn't it be great if creating infographics was just as simple as writing regular ole text-based blog posts? Unfortunately, the reality is that making visual content like this usually takes a lot more time, effort, and let's face it -- skill -- than the written word. 

 

Usually.But considering the popularity and effectiveness of visual content in marketing today, you can't just afford to throw in the towel. That's why we decided to take all the pain and suffering out of infographic creation. 

 

Seriously -- don't throw in the towel just yet. You, too, can create professional-looking, high-quality infographics ... quickly! And I'm going to prove it. First things first ...


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Carmen Ramos's curator insight, April 12, 2015 12:36 PM

Infographiken erstellen einfach gemacht, mit Power Point

Lori Wilk's curator insight, April 14, 2015 10:04 AM

It's great to have tools to make your more #effective and #efficient that allows you to improve your #productivity. Execellent to help us to learn about creating #infographics

 

 

 

Mery Elvis Mt's curator insight, October 7, 2015 8:34 PM

Crear infografías genera un alto engagement, aprende como hacerlas en menos de 1 hora

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How to Create Fireworks In PowerPoint Using Animations

How to Create Fireworks In PowerPoint Using Animations | Sparkle Ideas | Scoop.it
Fireworks are yet another cool trick you can use to spice up your PowerPoint presentations by combining simple shapes with animations. There are many different ways to create fireworks depending on...

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, March 14, 2015 3:31 PM

If you want to make your PowerPoint presentation more eye-catching, use fireworks effect.

Fenia's curator insight, March 16, 2015 4:57 AM

A feature I didn;t know it existed in PowerPoint. Really useful. 

Fathie Kundie's curator insight, January 28, 10:36 AM

How to Create Fireworks In PowerPoint 

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PowerPoint's Best Kept Secret

This quick guide shows how you can save your PowerPoint slides as high resolution images.

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Wendy Zaruba's curator insight, April 7, 2015 8:13 AM

Great tips for creating your Presentations!

Bob Connelly's curator insight, April 9, 2015 11:33 AM

While Keynote makes it easy to export slides as high resolution images, it is a great tip for Powerpoint users.

John P. Street's curator insight, July 1, 2015 1:34 PM

Power Point tips

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30 Useful Apps For Students You Probably Don't Know About - InformED ~ by Marianne Stenger

30 Useful Apps For Students You Probably Don't Know About - InformED ~ by Marianne Stenger | Sparkle Ideas | Scoop.it
If you want to encourage your students to start taking advantage of the many technology tools available to them, here are a few examples of the types of productivity and learning apps that can support them in their studies.

 

Good list. Lots of new ones to me. -JL


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Chrome Extensions for Teachers ~ Teacher Tech ~ by Alice Keeler

Chrome Extensions for Teachers ~ Teacher Tech ~ by Alice Keeler | Sparkle Ideas | Scoop.it

"I have been publishing several blog posts on Chrome extensions for teachers. I thought it might be helpful to link to them all in one place."

 

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Keeler has done us all a great service by gathering her now 14 (as of March 2015) blog posts dealing with practical Chrome Extensions for Teachers. You will undoubtedly find something useful here that you did not know about previously.


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6 questions students should ask themselves before finishing work - Daily Genius

6 questions students should ask themselves before finishing work - Daily Genius | Sparkle Ideas | Scoop.it
Instead, students should pose the following 6 questions before finishing work. They’re designed to promote effective learning as well as a deeper understanding. That sounds good, to be sure. But the real story is this:

These questions make a student actually take a step back and think about what they just learned. This is as opposed to someone like me saying ‘okay I have mastered the concept, time to move on as fast as possible.’ Instead, students are tasked with asking themselves a few questions that will help them better grasp concepts and overall themes that might have otherwise gone unnoticed.

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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Sign Documents That Have Been Emailed to You Without Printing Them

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Sign Documents That Have Been Emailed to You Without Printing Them | Sparkle Ideas | Scoop.it
In the course of the school year there are plenty of documents that we all have to sign for one reason or another. You could print those documents, sign them, then scan them. Or you could use HelloSign to sign them within your web browser and never have to print or scan them at all. In the video embedded below I demonstrate how to use HelloSign

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How To Use Google Voice Commands In Google Drive ~ Edudemic ~ by Aiden Wolfe

How To Use Google Voice Commands In Google Drive ~ Edudemic ~ by Aiden Wolfe | Sparkle Ideas | Scoop.it
Since its inception, Google Drive has been a source of excitement for innovation-minded educators. However, as with any new teaching technology, you may find yourself thinking “it sounds intriguing, but will it really make a difference?” In regards to Drive features like audio feedback, the answer to that question is an unequivocal yes. Aside from offering convenience and helping spare teachers from endless amounts of typing, the addition of voice commenting brings with it profound benefits to the learning experience as a whole. Below, you’ll find five compelling reasons to give it a try, as well as a simple guide on how to get started.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Dozens of Alternatives to YouTube

Free Technology for Teachers: Dozens of Alternatives to YouTube | Sparkle Ideas | Scoop.it
Over the last few years I've seen more schools opening up access to YouTube, at least to teachers, than I had in the past. YouTube for Schools has partially contributed to that trend. Tools like ViewPure and Watchkin have made using YouTube videos in schools a little less scary too. All that said, there are still lots of schools that block access to YouTube. That's why a few years ago I started to maintain a list of alternatives to YouTube.

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9 Best Note Taking Apps for iPhone & iPad - AppsDose via @Wpgteach

9 Best Note Taking Apps for iPhone & iPad - AppsDose via @Wpgteach | Sparkle Ideas | Scoop.it
Here are the best note taking apps for your iPhone and iPad. You can choose to any of these note taking apps for your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch according to your needs.

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Meet Pecha Kucha, the Japanese presentations changing everything about PowerPoint

Meet Pecha Kucha, the Japanese presentations changing everything about PowerPoint | Sparkle Ideas | Scoop.it

As I prepare for my presentation this week at the Florida Educational Technology Conference (FETC) on “Presenting with Pecha Kucha,” my colleagues have repeatedly asked me, “What is Pecha Kucha?” The short answer is it’s a great presentation style that gets students thinking and learning, not reading slides.


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, January 23, 2015 12:01 PM

An interesting post about how Pecha Kucha type of presentations is used in education.

Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, January 24, 2015 12:15 AM

I know peche kucha from conferences' but this would be brilliant with my students! 

Dennis Danielson's curator insight, January 26, 2015 5:02 PM

Death to long PowerPoints !

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5 PowerPoint Shortcuts That Will Save Your Life

Looking for some ways to make the arduous act of presentation-making faster and easier? Look no further than BrightCarbon's top five shortcuts!

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Tony Park's curator insight, January 28, 2015 9:03 PM

Some great points.

Tony Park

Business Gardener.

Frank Napoli's curator insight, January 29, 2015 3:57 PM

Great presentation and information.

John P. Street's curator insight, July 1, 2015 2:15 PM

PowerPoint shortcuts