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Digital Storytelling 106: Open, Participatory, Student-centric, Social...the Future? | DMLcentral

Digital Storytelling 106: Open, Participatory, Student-centric, Social...the Future? | DMLcentral | Teaching and Learning software and topics | Scoop.it
Far more important to me than all the venture-capitalized consortia of elite university MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses) and the hundreds of thousands of students flocking to them is a course taught by an adjunct professor at University of...

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Interesting perspective on abandoning the LMS in favour of individual student learning blogs

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"Twitter...is where the learning happens" feels like a very important part of this piece. We don't just learn by bits, but by banter. 

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Student-centric learning approaches

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Apple's iTunes U course on Swift is watershed in high school computer science ... - Apple Insider

Apple's iTunes U course on Swift is watershed in high school computer science ... - Apple Insider | Teaching and Learning software and topics | Scoop.it
In a groundbreaking first, Apple at this year's WWDC conference in June published an iTunes U course that provides educators with first party tools to teach the Swift programming language to high school students.
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The 10 eLearning Design Principles Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

The 10 eLearning Design Principles Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Teaching and Learning software and topics | Scoop.it
The 10 eLearning Design Principles Infographic presents 10 simple changes that will improve the layout of your eLearing course.
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A really useful thing to print out and put on your office wall

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Dairy farms go digital with apps from School of Veterinary Medicine - University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dairy farms go digital with apps from School of Veterinary Medicine - University of Wisconsin-Madison | Teaching and Learning software and topics | Scoop.it
Dairy farms go digital with apps from School of Veterinary Medicine University of Wisconsin-Madison The utility of the apps in client education is fitting because they began as teaching tools at the SVM and continue to play a major role in...
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There's an app for that! Career advisers share top picks for new graduates

There's an app for that! Career advisers share top picks for new graduates | Teaching and Learning software and topics | Scoop.it
Since graduating from college or
university, you've quickly discovered
looking for a job is a full-time job in
itself.
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Now all relevant to Australia, but there are local versions of most of the specifically Canadian ones.

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Office Mix now supports integration with Learning Management Systems - NCCE's Tech-Savvy Teacher Blog

Office Mix now supports integration with Learning Management Systems - NCCE's Tech-Savvy Teacher Blog | Teaching and Learning software and topics | Scoop.it
NCCE Edtech Blog featuring the Tech Savvy Teachers
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5 Instructional Design Tips To Enhance Metacognition In eLearning - eLearning Industry

5 Instructional Design Tips To Enhance Metacognition In eLearning - eLearning Industry | Teaching and Learning software and topics | Scoop.it
What is Metacognition? Metacognitive Knowledge vs Metacognitive Regulation. Check 5 Instructional Design Tips To Enhance Metacognition In eLearning!
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This is a great piece - useful for all educational designers

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The Ultimate eLearning Design and Development Checklist

The Ultimate eLearning Design and Development Checklist | Teaching and Learning software and topics | Scoop.it
I have combed the web and compiled several e-learning, instructional design and web design checklists to create this ultimate e-learning checklist. Not every item on the entire list will apply to e...
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10 Good Apps & Sites for Creative Writing Proje...

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10 Good Apps & Sites for Creative Writing Projects on iGeneration - 21st Century Education curated by Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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5 Learning Theories on Instructional Design

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This blog shares importance of 5 learning models which help IDs to design better eLearning courses.
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Social software: E-learning beyond the LMS

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Social software: E-learning beyond learning management systems on Learning Design curated by Colette
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Blended learning: The great new thing or the great new hype? - Washington Post (blog)

Blended learning: The great new thing or the great new hype? - Washington Post (blog) | Teaching and Learning software and topics | Scoop.it
To what extent is this a new model of learning in a digital age? How are private corporations employing old rhetoric to advance new avenues into public education?
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3 Good Text to Speech Tools for Struggling Readers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Source: 3 Good Text to Speech Tools for Struggling Readers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning
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8 Things You Must Never Do with Graphics in PowerPoint - e-Learning Feeds

8 Things You Must Never Do with Graphics in PowerPoint - e-Learning Feeds | Teaching and Learning software and topics | Scoop.it
Jennifer Valley is an Instructional Designer with five years of experience. She enjoys blogging, talking on social media, and researching. PowerPoint got a
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5 Reasons Why eLearning on Smartphones | Amélio...

5 Reasons Why eLearning on Smartphones | Amélio... | Teaching and Learning software and topics | Scoop.it
How many times do you pick up your Smartphone even when you are seated in front of a high-tech laptop? According to a recently conducted survey, an average user picks up his phone about 221 times in a day.
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Increasingly I think we have to embrace the smartphone as a learning technology. At my uni, most students have an hour commute each way, and most of them are sitting listening to their phones through speakers or updating facebook. Can we harness this 2 hours a day with useful convenient learning activities instead? 

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Aboriginal leaders outraged over Jewish Post & News opinion piece - CBC.ca

Aboriginal leaders outraged over Jewish Post & News opinion piece - CBC.ca | Teaching and Learning software and topics | Scoop.it
An opinion piece published in Manitoba's Jewish Post has been called both offensive and controversial as it discusses Canada's recent TRC recommendations.
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University of Adelaide is phasing out lectures

University of Adelaide is phasing out lectures | Teaching and Learning software and topics | Scoop.it
University of Adelaide is phasing out lectures in favour of online learning and small-group discovery.
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A New Framework to Identify Truly 'Educational' Apps - EdCentral

A New Framework to Identify Truly 'Educational' Apps - EdCentral | Teaching and Learning software and topics | Scoop.it
Kathy Hirsh-Pasek and Jennifer Zosh examine early education apps in "Putting the Education in “Educational” Apps: Lessons from the Science of Learning."
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A nice article, but the best thing is the graphic element on the top of the webpage that shows you just what proportion of the page you have left to read. 

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eLearning: Formatting Numbers

I share some of the ideas I use to make sets of numbers and statistics look better in my eLearning projects.
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30 essential iPad Apps for the paperless classr...

30 essential iPad Apps for the paperless classr... | Teaching and Learning software and topics | Scoop.it
I make no apologies for making this an iPad focused post. So many of the schools that I work with have iPads both for students and for educators. The majority of the 30 Apps I've chosen are ones I ...
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[Infographic] Managing cognitive load in eLearn...

[Infographic] Managing cognitive load in eLearn... | Teaching and Learning software and topics | Scoop.it
The working memory plays a crucial role in helping us learn. But this part of the brain can only remember so much information or process a limited amount of data at any one time.
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What is SCORM?

What is SCORM? | Teaching and Learning software and topics | Scoop.it
It's time to add another e-learning / edtech term to our vocabulary. Our word for this week is SCORM. SCORM? Kind of sounds like a storm of corns with worms to scorn - (well, they do rhyme). Kidding...
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How To Tell If Apps For Kids Are Actually Educational - Lifehacker Australia

Lifehacker Australia How To Tell If Apps For Kids Are Actually Educational Lifehacker Australia Lots of educational apps encourage usage with reward structures — virtual stickers or fancy animations — but this is the wrong tack, according to the...
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Putting Education in “Educational” Apps: Lessons From the Science of Learning - Association for Psychological Science

Putting Education in “Educational” Apps: Lessons From the Science of Learning - Association for Psychological Science | Teaching and Learning software and topics | Scoop.it
Putting Education in “Educational” Apps: Lessons From the Science of Learning - Association for Psychological Science http://t.co/ppT6LcH01F
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Introduction to LAMS: Learning Activity Management System

Introduction to LAMS: Learning Activity Management System.
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13 Apps That'll Teach You Something New Every Day - BuzzFeed News

13 Apps That'll Teach You Something New Every Day - BuzzFeed News | Teaching and Learning software and topics | Scoop.it
Superfood for your noggin.
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