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7 Tips to Beautiful PowerPoint by @itseugenec

Short talk about presentations given at Startup Dynamo, a workshop held by Startup@Singapore NUS using the Learn Startup Methodology. My segment was on Present

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Some good tips, but some slides are quite busy. Less is more when it comes to PowerPoint. 

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Linda Dougherty's curator insight, October 12, 2013 10:14 AM

Have started showing students during Google presentation tutorials how to outline their presentations like they always do with those bulleted lines on the slides.  Then take those sentences, change them into titles, and put one title on each slide. Select one image per slide. If needed, add URL links. Add the works cited for the image in tiny print at the bottom of the slide. Move those outlined bulleted points to the note section or toss into a document to print out for a group presenetation.

 

No more slides crowded with text and 4 images! No more students sleeping in the classroom while their classmates read from the Smartboard.

Susan Kay Daniels's curator insight, January 13, 2014 9:30 AM

This is a PowerPoint presentation that would have sent my former employers into shock. They had no imagination whatsoever. However, Eugene Cheng clearly has wonderful artistic skills and knows how to present them. In addition, he clearly has a nice budget to work with. These kind of beautiful graphics don't come at low price. I thoroughly enjoyed glancing through this presentation and plan to use it as inspiration for future projects.

 

Warmly,

Susan Daniels

http://goldenstarsocial.com

 

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, January 17, 2014 1:28 AM

While beautiful Powerpoint may seem like an oxymoron  this slideshow proves it is possible.

Focusing on effective teaching practices for the 21st century student
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Buzzwords May Be Stifling Teaching Innovation at Colleges

Buzzwords May Be Stifling Teaching Innovation at Colleges | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
So what is adaptive learning? At a summit, ed-tech makers and other experts try to figure that out.
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Edspeak buzzwords definitely turn off academics without a background in education. One colleague described this as the "theory d'jour." 

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Three-Quarters of Students Say More Tech Would Improve Their Learning

Three-Quarters of Students Say More Tech Would Improve Their Learning | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Nearly six in 10 students would feel more comfortable being in a digital class than an in-person class and almost three-quarters report that they'd do better in their courses if only their instructors would use more technology, according to new research sponsored by VitalSource.
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74% of students said they feel they would learn more if their instructors used technology. Big number.

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Shadow Syllabus

Shadow Syllabus | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
I’ll tell you exactly how to get an A, but you’ll have a hard time hearing me.I could hardly hear my own professors when I was in college over the din and roar of my own fear.Those who aim for A’s ...
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Something fun and inspirational for the new year. Enjoy! 

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Browse More Privately with the Privacy Badger

Browse More Privately with the Privacy Badger | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

 

Do you like privacy online? Do you like adorable–if fierce–animals? Of course you do! So you will probably be interested in the fact that, earlier this month, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (previously) announced that Privacy Badger, their anti-tracking browser extension, has officially reached 1.0 status, and is now available in a stable release for Chrome and Firefox users.

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Learning Myths: Debunked

Learning Myths: Debunked | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Debunking popular myths about learning. Here are the facts about three of the most common learning myths including learning styles.

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Anytime I hear a speaker reference "learning styles" at a conference I tune out immediately because I know they haven't done their homework and are not serious researchers in the field of education.  

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Suzanne's curator insight, August 21, 5:52 AM

Unfortunately still taught in teacher training sessions.

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7 unusual learning techniques for eLearning

7 unusual learning techniques for eLearning | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
A summary and examples of 7 unusual learning techniques for eLearning that Logicearth Learning Services uses in their modern eLearning content.

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Excellent tips for both online and face-to-face presentations. I love the "cast of characters" idea. 

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‘Machine Teaching’ Is Seen as Way to Develop Personalized Curricula – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

‘Machine Teaching’ Is Seen as Way to Develop Personalized Curricula – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

 

esearchers at the University of Wisconsin at Madison say they are getting closer to designing a system to deliver the ideal lesson plan for each student, through a process they call “machine teaching.”

If the idea of machine learning, a popular area of artificial-intelligence research, is to let computers learn from data to detect patterns and better deal with large data sets, machine teaching looks for the best way to share particular information with a student, says Jerry Zhu, an associate professor of computer science at the university who is leading the project. Eventually, the approach could create the best lesson for a particular student, Mr. Zhu says.

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"Machine Teaching." This name alone is going to get many professors steaming. I think the idea of individualized instruction is great. One question will be, is it scalable? 

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10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know You Could Do With #Twitter Search

10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know You Could Do With #Twitter Search | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

 

Twitter’s search tool is an incredibly powerful part of the system but it’s criminally underused. Indeed, many new users aren’t even aware that you can search on Twitter, and those that do often aren’t aware of the more advanced aspects of the feature.

It’s time to put that right. In this article we’ll look at 10 things you probably didn’t know you could do with Twitter search, with easy-to-follow, clickable examples so you can utilise these tips right away.

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Simple, yet effective tips.

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Top 10 Free Timeline Creation Tools For eLearning Professionals - eLearning Industry

Top 10 Free Timeline Creation Tools For eLearning Professionals - eLearning Industry | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Want to know how to create eLearning timelines for free? Check the Top 10 Free Timeline Creation Tools for eLearning professionals.
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There are some great applications here that can be just as effective in the face-to-face classroom as online. 

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Marylin Alvarez's curator insight, August 5, 9:55 PM

There are some great applications here that can be just as effective in the face-to-face classroom as online. 

Virginia Katsimpiri's curator insight, August 6, 11:39 PM

There are some great applications here that can be just as effective in the face-to-face classroom as online. 

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5 under-appreciated Google tools for teaching Social Studies

5 under-appreciated Google tools for teaching Social Studies | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Is there a better way to start the week than by spending all day talking and learning about more effective ways to do social studies? You're right. There isn't. I had the sweet chance to spend yest...
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These are great resources that could be useful for many content areas. Take a look. 

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Why is MIT ignoring 25 years of research into online learning? | Tony Bates

Why is MIT ignoring 25 years of research into online learning? | Tony Bates | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Tony Bates: "In my previous post, there were two sessions at the LINC 2013 conference that referred specifically to MIT’s own strategies for technology-enabled learning within MIT. These resulted in my asking the following question towards the end of the conference:


Why is MIT ignoring 25 years of research into online learning and 100 years research into how students learn in its design of online courses? "


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This is an excellent article regarding one of the flaws often seen in online education; i.e., simply moving outdated pedagogical approaches to an online format and calling it "new." 

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ERBRAINS MICROSOFT DYNAMICS's curator insight, August 10, 12:46 AM

It's more complex that 'nerds vs. educators' but sometimes it does feel like the MOOC revolution is driven by the hardware & software with little regard for the hard won and deeply researched lessons learned since the days when online learning was considered the Devil's stepchild.

 

Bate knows online learning as well as anyone on the planet. With the entrepreneur-tech-ed pundits listen?  Obviously not. 8-(

denobisipsis's curator insight, August 10, 3:01 AM

It's more complex that 'nerds vs. educators' but sometimes it does feel like the MOOC revolution is driven by the hardware & software with little regard for the hard won and deeply researched lessons learned since the days when online learning was considered the Devil's stepchild.

 

Bate knows online learning as well as anyone on the planet. With the entrepreneur-tech-ed pundits listen?  Obviously not. 8-(

Konstantinos Kalemis's curator insight, August 10, 4:43 AM

It's more complex that 'nerds vs. educators' but sometimes it does feel like the MOOC revolution is driven by the hardware & software with little regard for the hard won and deeply researched lessons learned since the days when online learning was considered the Devil's stepchild.

 

Bate knows online learning as well as anyone on the planet. With the entrepreneur-tech-ed pundits listen?  Obviously not. 8-(

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Resources for Assessment in Project-Based Learning

Resources for Assessment in Project-Based Learning | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Looking for tools and strategies for effective assessment in project-based learning? To support you, we've assembled this guide to helpful resources from Edutopia and beyond.
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Effective Learning Design: The 6 Engagement Factors

Effective Learning Design: The 6 Engagement Factors | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Designing and developing learning that helps drive end-user engagement is always a goal, and at times, a lofty one! Sometimes the content itself is so completely boring that it's hard to design an experience that leads to a truly rewarding activity. However, even with the most dreadful compliance content or regulatory and/or safety content, there are factors you can employ to help you take even the most boring or complicated topics and turn them into more engaging experiences. And remember: huma
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Some important things to remember whether teaching online or face-to-face. 

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10 Clever Tricks for Adding Text to Images

10 Clever Tricks for Adding Text to Images | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Presentation Design Tips - Learn 10 ways to creatively add text to images. These cool PowerPoint tricks will get your audience excited and ready for action

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Some terrific suggestions here on how to make impactful images. 

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, August 25, 3:08 PM

Some great tips for making your images stand out and carry more value.

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Teaching critical thinking

Teaching critical thinking | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Understanding and thinking critically about scientific evidence is a crucial skill in the modern world. We present a simple learning framework that employs cycles of decisions about making and acting on quantitative comparisons between datasets or data and models. With opportunities to improve the data or models, this structure is appropriate for use in any data-driven science-learning setting. This structure led to significant and sustained improvement in students’ critical thinking behaviors, compared with a control group, with effects far beyond that of statistical significance.
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Interesting study on the effects of iteration on critical thinking skills. 

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Pew confirms lots of social networking stereotypes

Pew confirms lots of social networking stereotypes | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Pew has released a new report today detailing America’s usage of social networking tools, and much of the report confirms things many people already suspected. First there’s Facebook. It remains the undisputed king of social networking, with a reported 72 percent of Internet users having an account with the service. Of those, an estimated 70 percent…

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"And then there’s the evidence showing that LinkedIn really is for people who want to get ahead in their careers." This is what I have been telling my students for years! 

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Stephen Dale's curator insight, August 25, 4:31 AM

A useful report to keep track of trends and to know whether you're part of the crowd or somehow unique!

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Sway: Reimagine the way your ideas come to life.

Sway: Reimagine the way your ideas come to life. | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Sway is an intelligent app that helps you easily create an interactive web-based canvas of your ideas. Pull your content from a variety of sources with minimal effort and use the built-in layout engine to craft a cohesive look and feel that looks great on any screen.

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This is worth checking out. 

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Does Assessment Make Colleges Better? Let Me Count the Ways

Does Assessment Make Colleges Better? Let Me Count the Ways | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Data on graduates, skills for the workplace, students who can talk about what they’ve learned — these are the results of asking institutions to measure what they do.
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Some excellent arguments on both sides of this issue. I tend to agree with the commenter who said assessment is like salt -- a little is great -- too much is terrible. 

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Firefox sticks it to Microsoft, redirects Cortana searches in Windows 10

Firefox sticks it to Microsoft, redirects Cortana searches in Windows 10 | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Users who set Firefox as their default browser can use Cortana web search with whatever search engine they want, instead of just Bing.
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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, August 13, 5:23 PM

Who thought Tek Wars was just a TV show?

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Do I Own My Domain If You Grade It? (EdSurge News)

Do I Own My Domain If You Grade It? (EdSurge News) | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Universities across the country are giving personal web domains to their students. I picked andrewrikard.com. Davidson College, where I’m a junior, pitched it as an opportunity to own my own data. I could create a Wordpress blog from scratch. I could play with HTML, CSS, and Javascript and create ex
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Blackboard announces some long-needed changes

Blackboard announces some long-needed changes | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

 

I’ll be blunt: Blackboard Learn has all the visual appeal of a 1950s warehouse.

In terms of usability, it’s like trying to navigate an aircraft carrier when you really need a speedboat.

To Blackboard’s credit, it’s not that different from other learning management systems, which emphasize security and consistency from class to class as selling points. The company has been listening to user complaints, though, as upstarts like Canvas, Desire2Learn, and Moodle (in which Blackboard owns a stake) have chipped away at its dominant market share over the last few years.

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A report from BbWorld. 

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Google’s In-Document Research Tool - TeachingForward

Google’s In-Document Research Tool - TeachingForward | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

 

Wouldn’t it be great if it were more seamless for kids to search for and collect online information as well as easily cite the source of the content as they work inside a Google Doc?  Well, they can!  Google’s in-document Research Tool is an often overlooked feature, that allows users to search websites, find famous quotes and even images with a built-in sidebar.  The tools also lets them cite any website To access the Research Tool from any Google Docs or Sheets files, click Tools –> Research from the menu at the top of the screen.  A sidebar will appear on the right (see example below).  You can search by entering your key term(s) in the search box at the top of the Research Tool.  Results will appear right below the search inside the sidebar.

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This post comes with a great video tutorial on how to use the tool.

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The Key to Digital Learning? Bring It Into the Real World

The Key to Digital Learning? Bring It Into the Real World | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Connected Worlds aims to teach youngsters about environmental science by immersing them in it.
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Check out this article in Wired on this amazing new exhibit at the New York Hall of Science. 

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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, August 5, 10:16 AM

Confira este artigo na Wired sobre esta exposição nova e surpreendente no New York Hall of Science. Isso é tão legal.

Stephania Savva's curator insight, August 5, 10:18 AM

Check out this article in Wired on this amazing new exhibit at the New York Hall of Science. This is so cool.

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Check out this article in Wired on this amazing new exhibit at the New York Hall of Science. This is so cool.

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Holistic approaches for Learning with Technology

Holistic approaches for Learning with Technology | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Informational technology needs to be holistically integrated into our learning environments.

The integration of information technology into our unique learning environments can be greatly enhanced if we apply constructivist approaches. Such approaches could include, but are not limited to discovery learning, inquiry based learning, play-based learning and making. But they also include listening, reflecting, and taking the time to process. Essentially, we want our learners to become great thinkers. We want learners to take an active role in the learning process and move away from the passive regurgitation of information being passed from a teacher to a student. Effective infusion of information technology into our learning environments is an excellent way to achieve this.

In our world, information technology is not just a means to an end. It more about the information and how we use it that is the most important. How to find it, how to process it, how to use it, and how to build on it. The technology we use facilitates and re-shapes this use of information in many new ways. For instance, no longer are we following learning in a linear fashion, say, based on a textbook. Rather, we are working in flexible frameworks where learners can focus on big ideas, but follow their learning along multiple paths happening all at once in the learning environment.

 

credit is given to Deborah McCallum:


http://bigideasineducation.ca/2015/07/30/holistic-approaches-for-learning-with-technology/


 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 


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Informational technology needs to be holistically integrated into our learning environments.
The integration of information technology into our unique learning environments can be greatly enhanced if we apply constructivist approaches. Such approaches could include, but are not limited to discovery learning, inquiry based learning, play-based learning and making. But they also include listening, reflecting, and taking the time to process. Essentially, we want our learners to become great thinkers. We want learners to take an active role in the learning process and move away from the passive regurgitation of information being passed from a teacher to a student. Effective infusion of information technology into our learning environments is an excellent way to achieve this.

In our world, information technology is not just a means to an end. It more about the information and how we use it that is the most important. How to find it, how to process it, how to use it, and how to build on it. The technology we use facilitates and re-shapes this use of information in many new ways. For instance, no longer are we following learning in a linear fashion, say, based on a textbook. Rather, we are working in flexible frameworks where learners can focus on big ideas, but follow their learning along multiple paths happening all at once in the learning environment.

 

Learn more:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 

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Informational technology needs to be holistically integrated into our learning environments.
The integration of information technology into our unique learning environments can be greatly enhanced if we apply constructivist approaches. Such approaches could include, but are not limited to discovery learning, inquiry based learning, play-based learning and making. But they also include listening, reflecting, and taking the time to process. Essentially, we want our learners to become great thinkers. We want learners to take an active role in the learning process and move away from the passive regurgitation of information being passed from a teacher to a student. Effective infusion of information technology into our learning environments is an excellent way to achieve this.

In our world, information technology is not just a means to an end. It more about the information and how we use it that is the most important. How to find it, how to process it, how to use it, and how to build on it. The technology we use facilitates and re-shapes this use of information in many new ways. For instance, no longer are we following learning in a linear fashion, say, based on a textbook. Rather, we are working in flexible frameworks where learners can focus on big ideas, but follow their learning along multiple paths happening all at once in the learning environment.

 

Learn more:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 

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Informational technology needs to be holistically integrated into our learning environments.
The integration of information technology into our unique learning environments can be greatly enhanced if we apply constructivist approaches. Such approaches could include, but are not limited to discovery learning, inquiry based learning, play-based learning and making. But they also include listening, reflecting, and taking the time to process. Essentially, we want our learners to become great thinkers. We want learners to take an active role in the learning process and move away from the passive regurgitation of information being passed from a teacher to a student. Effective infusion of information technology into our learning environments is an excellent way to achieve this.

In our world, information technology is not just a means to an end. It more about the information and how we use it that is the most important. How to find it, how to process it, how to use it, and how to build on it. The technology we use facilitates and re-shapes this use of information in many new ways. For instance, no longer are we following learning in a linear fashion, say, based on a textbook. Rather, we are working in flexible frameworks where learners can focus on big ideas, but follow their learning along multiple paths happening all at once in the learning environment.

 

Learn more:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 

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Informational technology needs to be holistically integrated into our learning environments.
The integration of information technology into our unique learning environments can be greatly enhanced if we apply constructivist approaches. Such approaches could include, but are not limited to discovery learning, inquiry based learning, play-based learning and making. But they also include listening, reflecting, and taking the time to process. Essentially, we want our learners to become great thinkers. We want learners to take an active role in the learning process and move away from the passive regurgitation of information being passed from a teacher to a student. Effective infusion of information technology into our learning environments is an excellent way to achieve this.

In our world, information technology is not just a means to an end. It more about the information and how we use it that is the most important. How to find it, how to process it, how to use it, and how to build on it. The technology we use facilitates and re-shapes this use of information in many new ways. For instance, no longer are we following learning in a linear fashion, say, based on a textbook. Rather, we are working in flexible frameworks where learners can focus on big ideas, but follow their learning along multiple paths happening all at once in the learning environment.

 

Learn more:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 

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Maximize Evernote with 5 Powerful Features

Maximize Evernote with 5 Powerful Features | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
With over 100 million users, Evernote is arguably the web's favorite productivity and note-saving tool. But there's much more to this powerful platform than meets the eye. Since its launch in 2008, Evernote has quickly become the ubiquitous platform for "storing everything." From photos of receipts, to copies of bills. From hurriedly typed notes, to downloads of your…

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Some nice advantaged features in Evernote. 

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Marry Susan's curator insight, July 30, 4:19 AM
If you have forgotten the alternate email account, security question and other authentication confirmation detail of your then you have to take assistance from yahoo help desk by calling on Yahoo Password Recovery number or you can contactyahoo to recover/reset mail password.
Thierry Evangelista's curator insight, July 30, 7:03 AM
If you use Evernote (I must say that I'm a big fan), here are some advanced tricks that may improve the way you use it and your productivity
Sue Osborne's curator insight, August 2, 7:42 PM

Ooh! Stuff to make Evernote even better! COOL!