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MOOCs and online learning: Research roundup

MOOCs and online learning: Research roundup | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
2013 selection of recent research on massive open online courses (MOOCs).

At the January 2013 World Economic Forum in Switzerland, global leaders were dazzled when a 12-year-old Pakistani girl, Khadija Niazi, testified that she had been able to receive free, college-level instruction through MOOCs — massive open online courses. Initially offered through independent providers such as Udacity and Coursera, they’re now being produced and shared by long-established universities as well. MOOCs differ from earlier online learning programs in their open, social nature: They’re available to anyone and students are encouraged to discuss content together.

 

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Education for all, includes those in developing countries.

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Wanted: Long-Term Thinking about Technology and Education - Masters and PhDs

Wanted: Long-Term Thinking about Technology and Education - Masters and PhDs | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Although adaptive learning technologies are still in their infancy, they are already displaying huge promise. The idea is to tailor the teaching process to each student's progress. As the tools develop, adaptive learning will bring seismic shifts to the instruction process. Companies such as Knewton and systems such as the Open Learning Initiative at Carnegie Mellon University are just a hint of what's to come.

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Video Games Are the Future of Education - Fact or Fiction? - Masters and PhDs

Video Games Are the Future of Education - Fact or Fiction? - Masters and PhDs | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Video games are playing an increasing role in school curricula as teachers seek to deliver core lessons such as math and reading—not to mention new skills such as computer programming—in a format that holds their students’ interests. Some herald this gamification of education as the way of the future and a tool that allows students to take a more active role in learning as they develop the technology skills they need to succeed throughout their academic and professional careers.

Few would argue that video games can do it all in terms of education, says Scot Osterweil, a research director in Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Comparative Media Studies program and creative director of the school’s Education Arcade initiative to explore how games can be used to promote learning. But games are a powerful learning tool when combined with other exploratory, hands-on activities and ongoing instruction from a teacher acting more as a coach than a lecturer, he adds.

 
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Free Screen Recorder Video Capture Software

Free Screen Recorder Video Capture Software | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Screen recorder is convenient and safe software that allows to take PC screen video capture of high quality, with or without sound. The program has no viruses, spyware and unwanted applications. Screen Recorder has been tested by the advanced antivirus systems that proved it is absolutely secure software in its segment.

 


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tom jackson's curator insight, September 26, 7:15 AM

I am using screencast-o-matic currently, but this appears to have many similar functions and may be a way for you to investigate a screen recording product

tom jackson's curator insight, September 26, 7:16 AM

I am using screencast-o-matic currently, but this appears to have many similar functions and may be a way for you to investigate a screen recording product

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Screen recorder is convenient and safe software that allows to take PC screen video capture of high quality, with or without sound. The program has no viruses, spyware and unwanted applications. Screen Recorder has been tested by the advanced antivirus systems that proved it is absolutely secure software in its segment. This program is a perfect tool when the users need to create:

  • Video clips
  • Video lectures
  • Video presentations
  • Game video records
  • Online video records
  • Records of video and audio conversations

Screen recorder software allows each user to make unique high-quality screen records and share them with other users on the web. Users don’t have to register or pay fee to use Screen Recorder.

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The Importance of STEM Education [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Importance of STEM Education [INFOGRAPHIC] | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Science, technology, engineering, and math have always been key components of a college preparatory education. However, in recent years, studies have shown that fewer than 50% of high school graduates are ready for college-level math and science courses. This lack of readiness can affect a student’s chances of earning a four-year degree, which in turn can affect his or her job opportunities. 

Take a look at this infographic to see why STEM education is so important for success in high school, college, and in the workforce. 

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A Wonderful Chart of Educational Web Tools to Use in Class

A Wonderful Chart of Educational Web Tools to Use in Class | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Here is a wonderful chart featuring a plethora of diverse tools arranged according to the task they are to perform. From web tools to create digital quizzes to note taking and brainstorming tools, this chart is definitely a must have. 

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10 Social Media Skills for The 21st Century Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Social Media Skills for The 21st Century Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Source: www.educatorstechnology.comSee on Scoop.it - Australian Curriculum Implementation

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katemreid's curator insight, September 19, 4:19 AM

I love the fact that this was inspired by Doug Johnson at the Blue Skunk Blog - I love his perspective on school libraries, teacher librarianship and our roles in an increasingly blended information universe

Ching Rem's curator insight, September 19, 4:30 AM

Faeta!

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Technology Skills

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Different modes of digital learning object use in school settings - Masters and PhDs

Different modes of digital learning object use in school settings - Masters and PhDs | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

The aim of the studies reported in this paper is to gain classroom based empirical evidence on the learning effectiveness of learning objects used in two types of study settings: Collaborative and individual.

The pretest and post test measures and observation data showed that though the learning objects were primarily developed for individual use, they may also help students working with peers.

The study provided evidence that using the learning objects in different modes is possible and designing and developing learning objects for the use of multiple modes is crucial.

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New Teachers: Resource Roundup

New Teachers: Resource Roundup | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

From classroom management to working with parents, lesson planning to learning environments, this compilation of blogs, videos, and other resources provides an array of tips and advice for teachers just starting out.


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Amy Burns's curator insight, September 11, 7:02 AM

A great refresher for seasoned teachers, too!

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Online learning: the UK’s scepticism is holding it back

Online learning: the UK’s scepticism is holding it back | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

There’s no doubting the history of online education among UK institutions. The work of the Open University makes it a stand-out, and in the breadth of its offering, an international leader. Many traditional universities have offered online options for years, but their offerings have remained limited and positioned outside of the mainstream as the alternative to the real thing.

The UK (meaning providers, learners and employers) needs to embrace online learning quickly if its higher education sector isn’t to be left behind on the international stage. Overcoming scepticism will, of course, require a clear basis of regulation and maintenance of standards for all online programmes and a clear sense of differentiation for students between the accredited and non-accredited. In the US that has meant all online providers needing to gain accreditation through one of the regional accreditation bodies or the Distance Education and Training Council in order to be taken seriously.

 
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Big data in the classroom - Masters and PhDs

Big data in the classroom - Masters and PhDs | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

The days of paper textbooks seem destined to become as distant a memory as cursive handwriting. In 2014, big data is reshaping the way students receive curriculum and learn, and the tools of the new and digital classroom are changing the dynamics for educators.

“Data is changing the way people think,” says Eileen Murphy Buckley, founder and CEO of ThinkCERCA, a company in the data-driven education space. “From critical accountability to teacher accountability to the way we arrange time, our learning spaces, technologies — data is disrupting everything.”

 
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End of Google Authorship

End of Google Authorship | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

The idea behind Google Authorship seemed extremely promising when it patented Agent Rank/Author Rank back in 2007. The idea was to influence page rankings based on the reputation of its authors by using digital signatures. So, trusted agents would receive a higher score than someone who hadn’t yet earned their stripes.

This was just an idea until June 2011. During this time Google began to encourage webmasters to use the rel=”author” and rel=”me” tags for pieces of content that an author wrote. When Google+ was unveiled, the entire Google Authorship plan came together is there was a way to connect content with its authors.

Within the first year, the experiment seemed promising.Searchmetrics found that 17% of SERPs were showing the rel=author tag, which was higher than expected. Unfortunately, Authorship didn’t take off as expected.

Stone Temple Consulting discovered in a recent study that 70% of authors made no effort in connecting their content with authorship. In addition to that staggering figure, out of 150 pages sampled, 50 did not have author pages, while ¾ gave no attribution to an author. Furthermore, there were issues with confusing authors and containing no links to Google+ profiles.

 

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ICT Brings Students and Communities Together in the DR Congo - Masters and PhDs

ICT Brings Students and Communities Together in the DR Congo - Masters and PhDs | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Inveneo teamed up with United Methodist Communications (UMCom) and Steve Bryant from the General Board of Discipleship to begin building a power and financially sustainable Computer Center serving three institutions of higher learning in Kamina. Currently, Kamina Methodist University (KMU) is unable to offer students in its ICT program a functioning computer lab, a loss which results in the inability to do hands-on work to support their theoretical learnings. Once completed, however, the Computer Center will be used by KMU students, the Health Sciences College, the Teachers College, and local community members as a place to gather knowledge and build skills. It will serve 1,000 people!

 
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New Report: Transforming Teaching Through Tablets - Masters and PhDs

New Report: Transforming Teaching Through Tablets - Masters and PhDs | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Education in Haiti is vastly changing. Where teachers once had a few books to offer their students, now they have an incredible wealth of resources available to them through Google Nexus 7 Tablets. And thanks to Inveneo and our partners like Google and the Craig Newmark Philanthropic Fund, we have made these educational tools to over 1,000 students in Haiti.

 
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10 Steps to Creating the Perfect Educational Twitter Account | Mr Kemp

10 Steps to Creating the Perfect Educational Twitter Account | Mr Kemp | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
HELPFUL: 10 Steps to Creating the Perfect Educational Twitter Account via @mrkempnz http://t.co/MxLJAgOh0A

I wish I got connected to Twitter earlier on in my educational career (as it is the BEST form of FREE Professional Development I have ever found). Because of this, I love to share my passions behind using Twitter and how it makes me a better educator.

 
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With Tech Taking Over in Schools, Worries Rise - Online And Distance Learning

With Tech Taking Over in Schools, Worries Rise - Online And Distance Learning | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Legislators in the state of California passed a law last month prohibiting educational sites, apps and cloud services used by schools from selling or disclosing personal information about students from kindergarten through high school; from using the children’s data to market to them; and from compiling dossiers on them. The law is a response to growing parental concern that sensitive information about children — like data about learning disabilities, disciplinary problems or family trauma — might be disseminated and disclosed, potentially hampering college or career prospects. Although other states have enacted limited restrictions on such data, California’s law is the most wide-ranging.

 

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Autism: Change schools - not students - for more inclusive education - Masters and PhDs

Autism: Change schools - not students - for more inclusive education - Masters and PhDs | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
A study of Australian mothers’ attempts to access more appropriate schooling for their autistic children offers a new perspective on inclusive education po
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Amazing Blogs and Resources for Insights on Special Education

Amazing Blogs and Resources for Insights on Special Education | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Special education or special needs education is the practice of educating students with special needs in a way that addresses their individual differences and needs. Special kids are learners who are physically, mentally, emotionally and socially delayed.

These learners or students need special education and teachers need to put extra effort to teach them. And teachers need guidance, information and inspiration to help themselves, so that they can teach effectively.

So here is a collection of some amazing resources that helps teachers in their process to teach special kids:

http://edtechreview.in/news/1350-amazing-blogs-and-resources-for-insights-on-special-education

 
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Great Critical Thinking Map for your Classroom

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Making up my mind

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, September 25, 6:10 PM

A good one to display for a visual reminder.

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Flip Your Classroom with These Great Online Tools - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Flip Your Classroom with These Great Online Tools - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Flipping the classroom is a great strategy for utilizing the Web 2.0 tools and technologies to support effective teaching in the 21st century. In a flipped classroom, educators can drastically increase collaboration time with their pupils.

It also opens several opportunities for the students to interact, ask questions, solve problems and integrate technology in a purposeful way. Some of the web based tools that make it possible and turn your flipped classroom into wonderful experience are:

 
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Suvi Salo's curator insight, September 15, 11:17 PM

Blubbr on ihan kätevä.

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May need to skip add at front.

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How to Get Augmented Reality into the Classroom

How to Get Augmented Reality into the Classroom | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

One of the most common misconceptions about Augmented Reality is that it belongs in the future, when in fact it is all around us – right here, right now. It is also incredibly user-friendly whilst utilising cutting edge technology, making it ideal for incorporating into learning environments.

 


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 10, 3:11 AM

I'm a big fan of augmented reality, so for me this was good to read.

Norton Gusky's curator insight, September 11, 7:06 AM

For a number of years I've waited for this technology to take off. Now there are teachers around the globe using augmented reality to engage students in ways impossible before.

Mark Pegrum's curator insight, September 12, 8:49 PM

Some ideas on why, and where, to get started with AR in the classroom

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Time Travel Simulation Resolves “Grandfather Paradox” - Masters and PhDs

Time Travel Simulation Resolves “Grandfather Paradox” - Masters and PhDs | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

What would happen to you if you went back in time and killed your grandfather? A model using photons reveals that quantum mechanics can solve the quandary—and even foil quantum cryptography.

The source of time travel speculation lies in the fact that our best physical theories seem to contain no prohibitions on traveling backward through time. The feat should be possible based on Einstein’s theory of general relativity, which describes gravity as the warping of spacetime by energy and matter. An extremely powerful gravitational field, such as that produced by a spinning black hole, could in principle profoundly warp the fabric of existence so that spacetime bends back on itself. This would create a “closed timelike curve,” or CTC, a loop that could be traversed to travel back in time.

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Should schools ban homework?

Should schools ban homework? | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

The College de Saint-Ambroise, an elementary school in Quebec, has banned homework for kids in grade one through six for a year. The Canadian media exploded with blogs, tweets and radio talk shows questioning the decision or applauding the action.

This kind of intense debate about homework has a long history. For example, in the 1920s, some physicians were concerned about the impact of homework on children's health.

They argued that children need between six to seven hours a day of fresh air and sunshine. In the 1930s, editor Edward Bok of the Ladies Home Journal also called for an end to the practice. For the rest of the 20th century, different research reports were used to support or dismiss the practice, yet it persists despite the lack of clarity on its educational value.

What is clear is that parents and kids don't live in the world of academic research; they live in the real world where there are piles of homework on the kitchen table.

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Teaching Is Not a Business - Masters and PhDs

Teaching Is Not a Business - Masters and PhDs | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Today’s education reformers believe that schools are broken and that business can supply the remedy. Some place their faith in the idea of competition. Others embrace disruptive innovation, mainly through online learning. Both camps share the belief that the solution resides in the impersonal, whether it’s the invisible hand of the market or the transformative power of technology.

Neither strategy has lived up to its hype, and with good reason. It’s impossible to improve education by doing an end run around inherently complicated and messy human relationships. All youngsters need to believe that they have a stake in the future, a goal worth striving for, if they’re going to make it in school. They need a champion, someone who believes in them, and that’s where teachers enter the picture. The most effective approaches foster bonds of caring between teachers and their students.

 
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What counts for academic productivity in research universities? - Masters and PhDs

What counts for academic productivity in research universities? - Masters and PhDs | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Research universities focus mainly on research accomplishment: this is their core mission and what is key to the rankings and the achievement of high global status. But measuring research productivity is problematical. The global rankings count journals that are indexed in main global indices – such as the Science Citation Index, Web of Science or Scopus, or their equivalents for other disciplines. These indices list only a small number of journals and tend to favour publications in English – the global scientific language.

 
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The Education Revolution Is Here Right Now - Don't Miss It - Masters and PhDs

The Education Revolution Is Here Right Now - Don't Miss It - Masters and PhDs | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Innovative organizations who can leverage new approaches to learning, while meeting consumer needs in a lower cost manner, will do well. And most incumbent institutions have the ability to meet this soon-to-be future state successfully, if they couple this ability with institutional will. The “will” part of it is probably the biggest challenge. On the other hand we may look back seven to ten years from now and ask where did all the colleges go? I guess one way to think about this is that for sure there will be winners and losers.

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