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Google Hangouts - a complete guide

Google Hangouts - a complete guide | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
This is the fifth video in a series of five. It covers just about everything you'll need to know about Google Hangouts, including Hangouts-On-Air. Check out ...

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Google Hangouts makes collaborating virtually a breeze. 

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, April 24, 2014 8:21 PM

Thank you for the excellent resources!

Rose Marie DeSousa's curator insight, April 25, 2014 1:43 PM

Excellent and  extremely informative. Thanks for this. Great way to bring people together and sharing information with prospects, future customers,  business partners, etc.

Debbie Rogers's curator insight, April 27, 2014 8:55 PM

Connected Classrooms - virtual field trips galore!

Focusing on effective teaching practices for the 21st century student
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Matching Questions In eLearning: What eLearning Professionals Should Know

Matching Questions In eLearning: What eLearning Professionals Should Know | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
What eLearning Professionals should know about Matching Questions? Check 4 Matching Questions Best Practices and 4 Tips To Use Matching Questions.
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Report: How Millennials Use Mobile Devices at College

Report: How Millennials Use Mobile Devices at College | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Higher ed IT must get ahead of the mobile curve to support more students.
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The average college student brings seven internet-connected devices, including smartphones, notebooks and tablets, to campus.

 

And yet there are still professors who don't use technology in their teaching. 

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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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Why Your Department Needs Social Media

Why Your Department Needs Social Media | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Why your department’s Twitter and Facebook accounts should be as free as possible from institutional interference.
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10 Emerging Education Technologies

10 Emerging Education Technologies | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Apple technology represent some cutting edge tools & trends in education. While some are being implemented now, regular use of others is on the horizon.
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Not much that is new here, but an interesting article. 

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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.

Wendy Zaruba's curator insight, September 2, 9:14 AM

Here are some great tips for creating those Presentation Slides.

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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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Your social media presence has got to match where your clients and prospects reside.  Great information from Pew!

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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.

david low's curator insight, August 6, 7:29 AM

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