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The 30 Best iPad apps for university students and academics (part 2)

The 30 Best iPad apps for university students and academics (part 2) | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it
This second part of a three-part series on the best iPad apps for university students and academics discusses apps for conceptualizing and presenting ideas.
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100 Time-Saving Search Engines for Serious Scholars - Online Universities.com

100 Time-Saving Search Engines for Serious Scholars - Online Universities.com | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it
Undergraduates and grad students alike will appreciate the usefulness of these search engines that allow them to find books, journal articles and even primary source material for whatever kind of research they're working …...

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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, January 7, 2013 9:45 PM

Quite an inclusive list!

ruthschapira's curator insight, January 7, 2013 11:13 PM

Incredibly useful sites for research papers: a one-stop shop for search tools. I recommend that you Bookmark it!

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Times Higher Education - Professors feel stitched up over stressful ...

University professors have the least stressful career in the US - narrowly beating tailors and seamstresses into second place, a job listing website has found. According to CareerCast, the high growth opportunities, low health ...
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40 Must-know Web 2.0 Edutools

40 Must-know Web 2.0 Edutools | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it
40 Must-know Web 2.0 Edutools - Free ebook download as PDF File (.pdf), Text File (.txt) or read book online for free.

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joyrosario's curator insight, January 9, 2013 1:42 AM

This book contain 40 selected top web 2.0 tools for teaching and learning. A must have ebook for all educators and trainers

Heather Thompson's curator insight, April 16, 2013 4:50 PM

A how to  for a wide range of tools to use

Helen Rowling's curator insight, May 9, 2013 12:19 AM

Reading Matters: It is up to you to spread the word if you find a tool that simplifies or enhances a subject learning area...Explore and share...

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Studies Find How Technology Is Changing Higher Education - Edudemic

Studies Find How Technology Is Changing Higher Education - Edudemic | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it
You can't ignore it. You can't avoid it. Technology is here. These studies find out exactly how technology is changing higher education.

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Why Tech Training for Faculty is a Waste of Time

Why Tech Training for Faculty is a Waste of Time | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it
Providing faculty training for ed tech tools is a waste of time, unless accompanied by instruction that shows instructors how to incorporate the tools to enhance teaching. In this post I share reas...

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Good ideas in this posting.

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Using Technology to Reach Unreachable Students

Using Technology to Reach Unreachable Students | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it
The iPad made a transformation in John's learning demeanor. Where once his attitude blared, "I dare you to teach me!" now it screams, " Teach me more!

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The 20+ Apps To Know About In 2013 - Edudemic

The 20+ Apps To Know About In 2013 - Edudemic | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it
What are the biggest apps to know about in the upcoming year? Our friends at Education Dive have assembled a useful list!

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25 Ways Twitter Can Help Your Essay Writing

25 Ways Twitter Can Help Your Essay Writing | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it
It can also be used as a helpful tool for students who need to prepare a paper. Here are a couple dozen (or so) ways Twitter can help your essay writing.

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Rachelle Wooten's curator insight, December 30, 2012 5:00 PM

Wow! Twitter and essays! Who would've thought!

Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, January 4, 2013 2:51 PM

Twitter and essays!  Wow

Gianfranco D'Aversa's curator insight, January 6, 2013 12:17 PM

It can also be used as a helpful tool for students who need to prepare a paper. Here are a couple dozen (or so) ways Twitter can help your essay writing.

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5 BIG tips to Become a Presentation Jedi

My first self-initiated slide-deck outlining some ways to build better presentations through visuals and delivery. Presentation includes links to external sites

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The Zen Presentation stuff of Garr Reynolds is useful resource here as well http://www.presentationzen.com/ or alternative take on it

http://www.slideshare.net/fabiancrabus/presentationzen ;

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, January 1, 2013 3:42 AM

Great slideshow with lots of useful tips and links.

If this is the author's first slide presentation, as he says, he is already a master!

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18 Mind-Blowing eLearning Statistics You Need To Know

18 Mind-Blowing eLearning Statistics You Need To Know | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it
More than a dozen powerful eLearning stats that are sure to be eye-openers, if not total mind-changers.

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Elements of Educational Technology 

The Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) offers the following definition for the concept of Educational Technology: "Educational Technology is the study and ethical...

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Big Data for Higher Ed – Leveraging Education Data [Infographic]

Big Data for Higher Ed – Leveraging Education Data [Infographic] | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it
Big Data is effecting all industries, including Higher Ed. Created by @tessedel this infographic explains the uses and benefits of Learning Analytics. Learning Analytics: Leveraging Education Data ...
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The 30 Best iPad apps for college students and academics (part 3)

The 30 Best iPad apps for college students and academics (part 3) | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it
This third and last part of my series of 30 best iPad apps for students and academics focuses on apps for Organizing and Enjoying life in academia.
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How To Integrate Live Tweets Into Your Presentations | Edudemic

How To Integrate Live Tweets Into Your Presentations | Edudemic | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it

We just stumbled across a new tool that’s designed to incorporate live tweets into your presentation. What could be better than that? While these tweets may not all be perfect and some may not be professional / appropriate, it’s a great tool to know about...


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Times Higher Education - Doctoral-level thinking: non-PhDs need ...

Times Higher Education - Doctoral-level thinking: non-PhDs need ... | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it
Almost 30 per cent of the 113 universities that responded to a Freedom of Information request by Times Higher Education say they have aims or commitments to increase their proportion of academics with doctorates, whether ...
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The 5 Biggest Ways Students Actually Use Technology - Edudemic

The 5 Biggest Ways Students Actually Use Technology - Edudemic | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it
There's a lot of learning models in use right now. So what are the biggest ways students actually use technology?
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Cloud Services for Education: Alternatives to Google

Cloud Services for Education: Alternatives to Google | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it

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Ed in the Cloud: a snapshot of cloud-based tools for education

From a meeting of Colleges--University of Leicester Network on 29 November, 2012...

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Smarter Curation, Awesome Content. — Spundge

Smarter Curation, Awesome Content. — Spundge | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it
Spundge is the end-to-end tool for today's power curator. Connect with the best content creators on the web. Collaboratively curate the web and create relevant, influential content.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 24, 2012 9:28 AM

This is a very handy new content curation site which allows users to generate 'notebooks' from collections of articles that are generated based around feed and search terms. Very handy for keeping up to date with various study topics.

Craig Silverman's comment, December 24, 2012 11:37 AM
Thanks for checking out, Spundge! I'm part of the team, so let me know if I can be of help or answer any questions.
academiPad's curator insight, January 2, 2013 10:25 PM

mmh look, another curation site. Better than Scoop.it? You decide.

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Using Multiple Course Evaluations to Engage and Empower Your Students and Yourself | Faculty Focus

Using Multiple Course Evaluations to Engage and Empower Your Students and Yourself | Faculty Focus | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it
Course evaluations are often viewed as a chore; one of those unpleasant obligations we do at the end of each course.

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An interesting posting about a topic, probably, most of us want to get right but are nervous about.

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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, January 2, 2013 8:22 PM

This article helps shift the paradigm from evaluation being something that is done to us to something that is done by (and for) us. Good advice. 

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Reaching out with OER: the new role of public-facing open scholar - Open Research Online

Reaching out with OER: the new role of public-facing open scholar - Open Research Online | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it

Reaching out with OER: the new role of public-facing open scholar.


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Tim Scholze's curator insight, January 3, 2013 9:54 PM

Looks like it could be an interesting read!

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10 Predictions for Blended Learning in 2013.

10 Predictions for Blended Learning in 2013. | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it
In the ninth installment of their monthly column, blended learning experts Michael B. Horn and Heather Staker predict how blended learning programs will evolve in 2013.

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IBM’s Watson Goes to Med School - IEEE Spectrum

IBM’s Watson Goes to Med School - IEEE Spectrum | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it
This AI program mastered “Jeopardy!” Next up, oncology 

In the final round of a televised game show that pitted top players against IBM’s AI program Watson, a humbled human jotted down an aside to his written response: “I for one welcome our new computer overlords.”

Now even doctors are speaking that way. “I’d like to shake Watson’s hand,” says Mark Kris, an oncologist at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, in New York City. He talks excitedly about the day in late 2013 when Watson—now his student—will be fully trained and ready to assist physicians at the cancer center with their diagnoses and treatment plans.

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Infographic: Is Social Media Hurting Productivity In Learning?

Infographic: Is Social Media Hurting Productivity In Learning? | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it

"So, you’ve just finished a task or an assignment and figure you deserve a little mental break. Why not check Facebook or Twitter? It will only take you five minutes, right? Wrong. As American students and workers spend more time on the Internet and on social media sites in particular, their levels of productivity are tanking. The average college student might spend three hours checking their various social media sites, but only two hours studying. That discrepancy is reflected in lower GPAs. Workers aren’t faring much better, either."


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academiPad's curator insight, December 31, 2012 2:08 PM

Here we go again... the same charge laid against computer games when they got big, before that to TV, before that to radio, (way) before that to novels and even theater! Media consumption patterns are moving, get over it. Get on with it! Learn how to use the social web to support learning, instead of fearing it will distract from it. After all, the social web has one distinct advantage over the traditional computer games, TVs, radio, novel and theater consumption that feared so many commentators over so many centuries: it operates in more than one direction.

Kalani Kirk Hausman's comment, December 31, 2012 10:46 PM
I believe that part of the concern is exactly what @academiPad's comments note - Social Media is multidimensional in its communication between students, resources and educators. It violates the traditional role of the educator and requires that instructors not only be able to present information but also to interpret it and to manifest this in an interesting manner. This is difficult for many who learned their trade in educational studies whose curriculum was stabilized in the late 1950's and only marginally updated through the years since. It is difficult to expand past what you have been taught and until a new crop of educators build atop this new environment, there will be continued strife and concern.
academiPad's comment, January 1, 2013 12:31 AM
That's a good point raised by Kalani. Maybe it is even deeper than just fear of a new technology, but fear of new relationships and roles. But there is also the answer: let students help each other, and the instructor. In my college class I will adopt a more democratic model this year that seeks to integrate continuous feedback, improvement and peer input through a "user feedback tool" that is normally used by web companies. I agree that there is some initiative I had to show to set up this tool and get the ball rolling, but I hope it will develop an own dynamic based on my students' inputs.