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Noam Chomsky - The Purpose of Education

This is the YouTube video of  the Noam Chomsky presentation at the Learning Without Frontiers conference.  

 

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Harnessing Gaming for the Classroom

Harnessing Gaming for the Classroom | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

More from the Learning Without Frontiers conference in London!  Experts gathered to explore the pros, and some cons, of computer gaming as a learning tool.

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How Innovation Happens

How Innovation Happens | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Some great talks from the Learning Without Frontiers: Future of Learning Conference.  

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A pedagogical framework for mobile learning

A pedagogical framework for mobile learning | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
A pedagogical framework for mobile learning: Categorizing educational applications of mobile technologies into four types...

 

IRRODL "The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning"


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Smartphones: Teaching Tool or Brain Candy? -- Campus Technology

Smartphones: Teaching Tool or Brain Candy? -- Campus Technology | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
As smartphones become ubiquitous, educators debate how to take advantage of their unique strengths for learning while minimizing their disruptive influence.
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Disrupting Education with Technology

Interesting, thought provoking piece.

 

Technology will disrupt the education of our children - in a good way.

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VoiceThread - About - Features

VoiceThread - About - Features | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Michelle is inspiring!  I heard her speak at a conference last year.  

 

Transforming media into collaborative spaces with video, voice, and text commenting.

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Tactics for the Smart Classroom: Getting Smarter About Faculty Involvement -- Campus Technology

Tactics for the Smart Classroom: Getting Smarter About Faculty Involvement -- Campus Technology | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
College IT professionals and administrators reveal their top 5 techniques for working with, rather than against, faculty members in implementing technology-enhanced learning environments.
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7 Strategies to Make Your Online Teaching Better | Inside Higher Ed

7 Strategies to Make Your Online Teaching Better | Inside Higher Ed | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Having been on both sides of online learning has taught me a few lessons about how best to help students learn in an environment that provides as many challenges (if not more) as face-to-face teaching.

Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/7-strategies-make-your-online-teaching-better#ixzz1lkiXeCWO
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Top 10 Free Online Tutoring Tools for 2012 | Edudemic

Top 10 Free Online Tutoring Tools for 2012 | Edudemic | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Whether you’re a teacher preparing for tomorrow’s lecture, a professional tutor working with one or two students, or you just want to help your cousin in Alabama with some trig homework, these free tools will help you interact with your student(s) sans the confines of the classroom.

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It's not solitaire: Brain activity differs when one plays against others

It's not solitaire: Brain activity differs when one plays against others | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Researchers have found a way to study how our brains assess the behavior -- and likely future actions -- of others during competitive social interactions.

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Badges: A solution to our teacher evaluation disaster?

Badges: A solution to our teacher evaluation disaster? | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Millions of Web programmers worldwide have learned to innovate at a far faster pace than most educators and to evaluate one another rigorously through peer assessment.
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9 Great Articles about The 21st Century Education

9 Great Articles about The 21st Century Education | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

I am sharing with you in this post that features the most successful articles I have covered in the section of the 21 st century education.These posts have been viewed thousands of times and I deemed it necessary to amass them all in one article to make it easy and accessible for everyone.


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Noam Chomsky explains why we need to decide what education is (Wired UK)

Noam Chomsky explains why we need to decide what education is (Wired UK) | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Technology is a neutral tool that you should use when you have a plan, when you know what you want to find, said Noam Chomsky, the world renowned social and political theorist...
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Evernote For Schools Site: Resource for Using Evernote in Education

Evernote For Schools Site: Resource for Using Evernote in Education | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
RT @evernote: Check out our brand new Evernote For Schools site, a great resource for using Evernote in education.
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CUE Unplugged

CUE Unplugged | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
CUE Unplugged is a small series of crowd-sourced activities that take place in, around, and with the support of the annual CUE  (Computer Using Educators) conference, held in Palm Springs each year....
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What the Best College Teachers Do: An HETL Interview with Dr. Ken Bain

What the Best College Teachers Do:  An HETL Interview with Dr. Ken Bain | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Harvard University Press will publish (August 2012) Dr. Bain’s latest book entitled, What the Best College Students Did. It is a study of highly creative people in a variety of fields and how they got to be that way (especially how they reacted to their college experience).

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17 Little Known Social Media Tools You Should Be Using (and Why)

17 Little Known Social Media Tools You Should Be Using (and Why) | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Everywhere you look there is social media. It seems that every week there is a new social site launched. To make matters worse, for every social site launched, there seems to be two or more services created to measure, track and monitor that service.

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College admission letter goes where no letter has gone before | 11alive.com

College admission letter goes where no letter has gone before | 11alive.com | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

I'm thinking this student got into the right college!  

 

College admission letter goes where no letter has gone before http://t.co/PVjuA6Bx...

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Harold Jarche » Personal Knowledge Management

Harold Jarche » Personal Knowledge Management | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

As usual, interesting Article by Howard Jarche. Harold presents a nice overview of arguments in favour of networked learning, esp. by knowledge professionals.
Personal Knowledge Management, aka Networked Learning http://t.co/SXNoK0qy


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20 Must-Have Educational Resources For All Teachers | Edudemic

20 Must-Have Educational Resources For All Teachers | Edudemic | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
RT @TwitClass: 20 Must-Have Educational Resources For All Teachers http://t.co/EHaMkDGh #edtech #elearning...
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Rice University announces open-source textbooks | Inside Higher Ed

Rice University announces open-source textbooks | Inside Higher Ed | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Using Rice’s Connexions platform, OpenStax will offer free course materials for five common introductory classes. The textbooks are open to classes anywhere and organizers believe the programs could save students $90 million in the next five years if the books capture 10 percent of the national market. OpenStax is funded by grants from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the 20 Million Minds Foundation and the Maxfield Foundation.

Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/02/07/rice-university-announces-open-source-textbooks#ixzz1lkUy8Nah
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Educational Technology Guy: Differentiator - free web app to help teachers differentiate using Blooms Taxonomy

Educational Technology Guy: Differentiator - free web app to help teachers differentiate using Blooms Taxonomy | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

The Differentiator is a simple web app that helps you create objectives based on Bloom's Taxonomy. You simple click on the thinking skill, content, resources, product, or group tabs and then select what you want the student to do by clicking on the sub categories.


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IDroo Whiteboard for Skype

IDroo Whiteboard for Skype | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

This is a very useful free interactive whiteboard that works along side Skype for online teaching and tutoring.


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MIT's New Free Courses May Threaten (and Improve) the Traditional Model, Program's Leader Says - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

MIT's New Free Courses May Threaten (and Improve) the Traditional Model, Program's Leader Says - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

The recent announcement that Massachusetts Institute of Technology would give certificates around free online course materials has fueled further debate about whether employers may soon welcome new kinds of low-cost credentials. Questions remain about how MIT’s new service will work, and what it means for traditional college programs.

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