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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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Some interesting and useful insights here.

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ExamTime - Changing the Way You Learn

ExamTime - Changing the Way You Learn | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it
ExamTime is here to help you study smarter. Use our free online study tools to achieve that exam success. Click for Mind Maps, Flashcards and more

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MOOC and Higher Education

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Disruptive technology and how to compete for the future MOOC in this students-weigh-in-on-value-of-massive-open-online-classes.   The crisis in higher education tells a great story. Debating the fl...

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8 Excellent Free Timeline Creation Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

8 Excellent Free Timeline Creation Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it

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Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2012: Data and Learning Analytics | Inside Higher Ed

Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2012: Data and Learning Analytics | Inside Higher Ed | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it
Top #EdTech Trends of 2012: #Data and #LearningAnalytics http://t.co/PEaFDVqi #edu
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'History Harvest' Project May Spawn a New Kind of MOOC - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

'History Harvest' Project May Spawn a New Kind of MOOC - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it

Since 2010, scholars and students at Nebraska and at James Madison University have organized a series of “History Harvests”—community events where families share their artifacts and stories with students, who document and digitize them. The idea is to make visible histories and materials that otherwise would be largely invisible, and to share them more broadly online. Scholars benefit, and so do students, who learn to apply their disciplinary skills in real-world situations.

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An interesting spin on the MOOC debate

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Kathi Fletcher's Blog: Principles of Remixable OER

Kathi Fletcher's Blog: Principles of Remixable OER | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it

For the past six months the OERPUB team has been working on an editor for remixable open education resources (OER). We are embedding the editor within a workflow that supports first converting documents created in popular formats (Word, Open Office, Google Docs, Blogs, LaTeX), then editing them, and finally publishing to repositories for OER.


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Tim Scholze's curator insight, December 11, 2012 8:43 PM

Open Educational Resources are the way to go. Thanks for taking the time to "mix" things up Kathi!

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Is higher education about to go the way of the music industry ...

Is higher education about to go the way of the music industry ... | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it
This is a bit outside our usual domain, but I think it's interesting and it's certainly relevant to anyone who has or wants an academic job, so I thought I'd post on it.
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Case Studies in Web Sustainability | Ariadne

Case Studies in Web Sustainability | Ariadne | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it
At the moment organisations often make significant investments in producing Web-based material, often funded through public money, for example from JISC. But what happens when some of those organisations are closed or there is no longer any money or resources to host the site? We are seeing cuts in funding or changes in governmental policy, which is resulting in the closure of some of these organisations.

What happens to those Web resources when the organisations are no longer in existence? Public money has often been used to develop these resources - from that perspective it would be a shame to lose them.

Moreover, the resources might be needed or someone may actually want to take over the maintenance of the site at a later date. How do we make these sites more sustainable? Is there any way we can move sites to somewhere that is free to host the Web pages, and can be left there or modified when needed? JISC previously funded three projects to look at this area through a programme called Sustaining ‘at risk’ online resources [1]. One of these projects, which ran at The University of Northampton, looked into ‘rescuing’ one of the recently closed East Midlands Universities Association’s online resources. This resource, called East Midlands Knowledge Network (EMKN), lists many of the knowledge transfer activities of 10 of the East Midlands universities. The project looked at options on how to migrate the site to a free hosting option to make it make it more sustainable even when it is no longer available on the original host’s servers.

This article looks at this work as a case study on Web sustainability and also included a case study of another project where Web sustainability was central.
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UK universities embrace the free, open, online future of higher education powered by The Open University

UK universities embrace the free, open, online future of higher education powered by The Open University: http://t.co/RFBfsL3X
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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.
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12 Most Influential Forces In Higher Education In 2012

12 Most Influential Forces In Higher Education In 2012 | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it
The year is drawing to a close. The world did not end on December 21, 2012, despite History Channel specials suggesting otherwise.
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Interesting but US-centric list, probably with expection of coursea.

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Social Media Revolution 2013: the video « Learning in the Social Workplace

Social Media Revolution 2013: the video « Learning in the Social Workplace | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it
Social Media Revolution 2013: the video http://t.co/RmpXOzdz #YouTube

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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, December 31, 2012 9:03 AM

We Need A Revolution!

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Socius Ars's curator insight, April 10, 2013 11:55 AM

add your insight...

 
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7 Reasons educators should blog - Articles - Educational Technology - ICT in Education

7 Reasons educators should blog - Articles - Educational Technology - ICT in Education | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it
Like many others, I find blogging a useful activity. So useful, in fact, that I think everyone inv...

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, December 29, 2012 5:10 PM

Why blog?  Here are just a few of the many reasons.  

Helena Capela's curator insight, January 4, 2013 5:48 AM

I don't know if I'm convinced !

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How to use QR codes in research and teaching

How to use QR codes in research and teaching | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it
You have seen QR codes in ads, but do they make sense for academics? This post discusses why, when and how you can use QR codes in research and teaching.

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academiPad's curator insight, December 26, 2012 11:28 AM

QR codes are a great way to supply an offline audience with additional online information (e.g., your web page, a research article, or teaching supplements). I used the christmas break to design my own Designer QR code shown in this image, just to prove to the world that QR codes can be an important part of your self-branding.

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Social media, impact factors and how to get writing: Our most popular blogs of the year

Social media, impact factors and how to get writing: Our most popular blogs of the year | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it
As the year closes, the Impact of Social Sciences project team took a walk down memory lane and found your top ten most read blog articles of the past year. Beginning with out most popular, Melissa...
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Book Review: Using Mobile Technology to Deliver Library Services | Ariadne

Book Review: Using Mobile Technology to Deliver Library Services | Ariadne | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it

My initial thought upon seeing Using Mobile Technology to Deliver Library Services was available for review was that it was a topic of which I have limited knowledge – but part of its appeal was that I could learn about a new subject.  After I registered to review the book I then had second thoughts. I began to worry that the book would be too advanced for me. Part of the reason I know little about the topic relates to the fact that I have a simple mobile phone which only supports calls, texting and media messages.  Thankfully this minor worry was banished when I received the book and started reading.  I am pleased to say the book explained anything that required knowledge or experience of using mobile technology above ‘basic’.

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FutureLearn is UK's chance to 'fight back', says OU vice-chancellor

FutureLearn is UK's chance to 'fight back', says OU vice-chancellor | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it
Following the launch of the UK's first Mooc platform, Martin Bean talks to Claire Shaw about 'blended learning' and why UK higher education can't afford to bore international students ("What we should be talking about (in HE) is fit-for-purpose teaching...
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JISC Inform Top seven predictions for the future of research

JISC Inform Top seven predictions for the  future of research | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it
Technology is moving fast and has an ever-increasing influence on the way researchers work. Sarah Porter, head of innovation at Jisc, has worked alongside her colleague Torsten Reimer to pull out key predictions for the future of research. Sarah says, “With rapidly increasing amounts of data generated, digital technology offers new and innovative ways of finding and analysing relevant information. It also allows academics to work with citizen scientists and engage the public in their research. This will allow researchers to undertake projects on a larger scale with more impactful results.”

Sarah and Torsten believe that, in the future,
the quality of research will depend on an
informed use of technology and hope
the below predictions will help you to
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21st-century Scholarship and Wikipedia | Ariadne

21st-century Scholarship and Wikipedia | Ariadne | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it
Wikipedia, the world’s fifth most-used Web site [1], is a good illustration of the growing credibility of online resources. In his article in Ariadne earlier this year, “Wikipedia: Reflections on Use and Academic Acceptance” [2], Brian Whalley described the debates around accuracy and review, in the context of geology. He concluded that ‘If Wikipedia is the first port of call, as it already seems to be, for information requirement traffic, then there is a commitment to build on Open Educational Resources (OERs) of various kinds and improve their quality.’ In a similar approach to the Geological Society event that Whalley describes, Sarah Fahmy of JISC worked with Wikimedia and the British Library on a World War One (WWI) Editathon [3]. There is a rich discourse about the way that academics relate to Wikipedia.
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