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Coursera Takes a Nuanced View of MOOC Dropout Rates - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Coursera Takes a Nuanced View of MOOC Dropout Rates - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

What accounts for the high attrition in MOOCs, and what does it mean? Coursera and data researchers at several partner universities of the MOOC provider have begun trying to answer those questions by learning more about why students wash out of MOOCs—and what instructors and course designers could do to stem the tide.

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Education in a Digital World

Scott McLeod, J.D., Ph.D, discusses his views on the importance of technology in learning and the need to revolutionize education to give kids the skills the...

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Allan Shaw's curator insight, April 6, 2013 4:19 AM

The tenor and tone of the classroom needs to move towards the higher end of Bloom's taxonomy. The content of this YouTube clip is good but the 'how' for a school is much harder than the 'what'.

Alejandro Silva's curator insight, April 8, 2013 3:31 AM

¿Es la tecnología realmente necesaria para la educación?

Maria Claudia Londoño D's curator insight, April 13, 2013 9:59 AM

There are so many questions and different point of view about this already...!!! 

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Transforming Campus Learning Spaces -- Campus Technology

Transforming Campus Learning Spaces -- Campus Technology | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Penn State Harrisburg updated its campus with a cornucopia of collaborative classrooms and study spaces, featuring modern furniture and the latest audiovisual and interactive technologies. See how.
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Keeping an Eye on Cheaters -- Campus Technology

Keeping an Eye on Cheaters -- Campus Technology | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
When it comes to secure testing online, even high-tech solutions rely on an old standby: a human proctor. But is such an approach sustainable in the long run?
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10 Ways To Support Learning Styles With Concept Mapping

10 Ways To Support Learning Styles With Concept Mapping | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"Engaging your mind takes some effort to identify what you care for and what is the best way to attain what you care for. Do you want students to become better learners? Help them discover what they care for by allowing them to identify and use their own learning style."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 4, 2013 10:18 PM

Concept maps are a great tool for many learners...and this post provides ten ways you might consider using them in your classroom. The concept maps are divided into three categories: Learn by Seeing, Learn by Doing, and Learn by Hearing. In many cases there is a concept map that shows off the style.

There are many free tools to help create concept maps. A quick look on concept maps in this Scoop.it will provide quite a few results.

Lauren Anderson's curator insight, April 5, 2013 9:46 AM

<3 concept mapping

Tracy Hanson's curator insight, April 5, 2013 3:14 PM

It seems the more people deny there are learning styles the more information surfaces explaining them.

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mmixr | The Ultimate "All in One" Presentation Tool

mmixr | The Ultimate "All in One" Presentation Tool | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

mmixr is the ultimate all in one presentation tool to help organizations, universities and students to create, manage, share and distribute engaging, animated and interactive presentations.

mmixr’s extensive features enables companies and users to organise all their presentations and media assets such as PowerPoint, images, Flash or videos in one application and play them seamlessly through different devices including mobile phones and tablets.


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delta14's comment, April 18, 2013 10:26 AM
Una herramienta necesaria para apoyar o complementar PLE
Alfredo Corell's curator insight, April 23, 2013 3:25 PM

Yes... all in one, but some limitations: only play offline for example. Tus presentaciones serán públicas

Kamakshi Rajagopal's comment, April 23, 2013 5:24 PM
Hi Robin! We are conducting a survey on education-related topics on Scoop.IT at the Open Universiteit in the Netherlands and could really use your help. Would you like to join our experiment? You can sign up here: http://bit.ly/14QR9oa Thanks for your participation!!!
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Mural.ly - Think, Imagine, Discuss Ideas

Mural.ly - Think, Imagine, Discuss Ideas | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Mural.ly - Google Docs for Visual People. Thousands of creative people from all over the world are using Mural.ly to grow ideas.

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LeanneStewart's curator insight, April 23, 2013 2:54 PM

Imagine what your community could come up with if they used Mural.ly! It could be an excellent way to see where what you're offering lines up with what they desire. 

Jordi Castells's curator insight, April 28, 2013 12:19 PM

Another excellent wall to "Pin up", organize  and share content

Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s comment, June 24, 2013 3:52 AM
interesting, useful and collaborative, now also coming with an app for iPad
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Alone With Thousands of Other People - On Hiring - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Alone With Thousands of Other People - On Hiring - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

First of all, I didn’t think I’d like the video lectures, but they’re actually kind of helpful. I’m a face-to-face guy, or at least I thought I was. As a student, I’m finding that I actually love the videos because I can pause and go back as often as I want. It makes me think about being in front of the classroom, when I impart glorious wisdom onto students. How much do they miss? I miss an awful lot in a video, so I pause it, go back, and do that two or three more times. In class, the students do ask me to repeat myself or to explain further, but I wonder how often they must wish they could do it just one more time.

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50 Ways To Integrate Art Into Any Lesson

50 Ways To Integrate Art Into Any Lesson | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Albert Einstein wrote:  The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. So the unknown, the mysterious, is where art and science meet.

 

Keeping his words in mind, educators everywhere are beginning to work art into education. Because we live in the 21st century, we have all the tools right at our fingertips, quite literally. The Internet hosts site after site devoted to integrating art into education.

 

Right here, you’ll find some of the best websites and some interesting ideas that are easily altered to fit various lessons. Explore 50 ways to add artistic elements to the simplest and most complex lessons.



Cited From: http://newsroom.opencolleges.edu.au/features/50-ways-to-integrate-art-into-any-lesson/#ixzz2PLSreQyH


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Primarily K-12, but some useful tips for higher ed as well. 

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Allan Shaw's curator insight, April 3, 2013 5:11 PM

As an art educator, albeit one without recent classroom experience these ideas look great for a range of ages from mid primary to mid secondary.

Carmenne K. Thapliyal's curator insight, April 4, 2013 9:23 AM

An interesting read

ohdesiderata's curator insight, April 12, 2013 8:21 AM

An incredibly valuable resource that authentically incorporates the arts across almost all the KLAs.

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How Social Media Can Enhance Study Abroad - WorldWise - The Chronicle of Higher Education

How Social Media Can Enhance Study Abroad - WorldWise - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

social media has hurt study abroad, in part prompted by a commentary in The Chronicle.While I agree that technology has changed the way we look at study abroad and the way students interact while overseas, I don’t agree that it will lead to fewer cultural or transformative experiences for students while abroad.

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Jisoo's curator insight, April 10, 2013 3:41 PM

My Thoughts:

I definitely think that social media is beneficial to anyone who studies abroad. Because social media makes it easy for everyone to interact with anyone/anywhere around the world, some might think actually going abroad is unnecessary. But, I cannot agree with that. Looking up on the Internet and actually experiencing it and seeing it with your own eyes are VERY DIFFERENT. Instead, we can use social media to enhance the quality of study abroad. If a student is studying abroad, he/she can keep in touch with his family and friends by using social network. It will definitely decrease his stress. In addition, he then can use it to connect to the friends he made abroad and collaborate on group projects. Some social media/network is universal. For example, Facebook is used in a number of countries. I personally know few people who studied abroad and they all told me that Facebook was absolutely essential while they were studying in Korea. The students there used Facebook to communicate about their homework, projects, or just daily lives. Without social media, it would be hard for people to study abroad. Therefore I cannot agree that social media has hurt study abroad.

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Academic Journals on Your Tablet - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Academic Journals on Your Tablet - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

BrowZine is a free app — by Third Iron — for accessing and reading content from academic journals on the iPad (with versions for other tablets being developed). The app allows users to

select academic journals from a “shelf” display (see Figure 1.),browse complete journal issues,read individual articles,collect favorite journals on a shelf of one’s own,save favorite articles,and perform additional tasks with journal content.
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If online students aren’t engaged, blame their teacher

If online students aren’t engaged, blame their teacher | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"A very wise old online professor, Bill Pelz, once told me that the lecture is the most efficient way to pass important concepts and theories from the professor’s notepad to the student’s iPad without going through either brain. So, I am very curious. Why do students fail to engage in discussions/interactions? What went wrong in the discussion activity? We need to think about this from students’ perspective."


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Nick Kiley's curator insight, April 2, 2013 3:40 PM

Interesting discussion on online presence

Dr. Melissa A. Bordogna's curator insight, April 2, 2013 4:47 PM

Engagement in online or offline teaching needs to be addressed.  One way to increase engagement is to include play or fun into the mix.

Tom Nicknish's curator insight, August 20, 2013 3:14 PM

Developing engaging content can help to engage students. 

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40 Simple Ways To Use A Smartphone In The Classroom

40 Simple Ways To Use A Smartphone In The Classroom | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
40 Simple Ways To Use A Smartphone In The Classroom: smartphone, apps, mobile learning, classroom
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5 Brilliant ‘Design Your Own Game’ Websites for Students

5 Brilliant ‘Design Your Own Game’ Websites for Students | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Five 'design your own game' sites for creative students and learners to take gaming to a deeper level by creating and designing games them self.

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Gary Harwell's curator insight, April 7, 2013 12:53 PM

Can our students do this?

Lyr Lobo's curator insight, June 23, 2013 11:21 AM

There is a magic today with the wealth of tools that support students and their creativity.  Creation and discovery is a powerful combination for learning.

Anne-Marie Armstrong's comment, June 23, 2013 12:24 PM
Hey Lyr, great to see your scoops. This will be helpful to have your curation on this topic. Thanks.
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CourseSmart E-Textbooks Track Students’ Progress for Teachers

CourseSmart E-Textbooks Track Students’ Progress for Teachers | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Nine universities are testing technology that allows them to track their students’ progress with digital textbooks.
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Fighting Plagiarism With Technology -- Campus Technology

Fighting Plagiarism With Technology -- Campus Technology | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Plagiarism is rife on campus, with students lifting material from a host of online sources. While technology has made cheating much easier, can it also provide a solution?
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The Heart of the Digital University -- Campus Technology

The Heart of the Digital University -- Campus Technology | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
In a Q&A, authors Frank McCluskey and Melanie Winter discuss how the forces that have brought about the current crop of challenges in higher education are the same ones that can help solve them.
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How to Make Your Classroom a Thinking Space

How to Make Your Classroom a Thinking Space | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Editor's note: The following is an excerpt from Thinking Through Project-Based Learning: Guiding Deeper Inquiry by Jane Krauss and Suzie Boss. It was published this month by Corwin.
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SchematicMind Free mind map for Android

SchematicMind Free mind map for Android | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

SchematicMind Free mind map, The premiere mind mapping software for Android. The premiere free Mind mapping tool that enables you to create and edit mind maps.

SchematicMind allows you to create an unlimited amount of mind maps that quickly can be made clear and aesthetically pleasing.


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If you're planning a project, need to organize your thoughts or simply looking for a way to visualize an idea then this is the application for you. With the help of SchematicMind free mind maps you can outline any information you want.


FEATURES:

● Create an unlimited amount of mind maps
● Easy to use touch interface
● Apply Styles
● Add icons
● Select from five distinct shapes
● Define topic, border and background colors
● Supports zooming and Scrolling
● Unlimited map size
● Export and Import functionality
● No functionality locked
● Requires no login

 

 

historiaenpresent's curator insight, April 6, 2013 12:19 PM

Aplicació mapa mental per a Android

Freek Kraak's curator insight, April 10, 2013 5:44 AM

Handig...

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Sweating the Details of a MOOC in Progress - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Sweating the Details of a MOOC in Progress - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Because I grew up in a military family, the expression “boots on the ground” always informs how I look at the planning and execution of a project. No matter the situation, I believe an accurate assessment of resources and personnel is paramount to success. Like many instructors who have agreed to teach MOOCs (I’m currently working with colleagues to develop a massive open online course in freshman composition at Georgia Tech), I was eager to explore the possibilities. But in recent weeks I’ve begun to feel naïve, and even at times misled, about the necessary resources and procedures.

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Commonwealth of Learning - Linked Data for Open and Distance Learning

Commonwealth of Learning - Linked Data for Open and Distance Learning | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

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luiy's curator insight, April 2, 2013 1:14 PM

In this report, we introduce a recent development in the area of Web technologies which has the potential to revolutionise the area of ODL: The Semantic Web. While the Semantic Web has been, until now mostly considered from a research perspective, we focus here on the concrete benefit that can today be obtained from applying the set of principles and technologies that have emerged from the most pragmatic part of the Semantic Web field: Linked Data.

 

Linked Data relies on the simple idea that the mechanisms used nowadays to share and interlink documents on the Web can be applied to share and interlink data and metadata about these documents, as well as the concepts and entities they relate to. On the Web of Linked Data, every “data object” (representing for example a person, a place or a topic) is identified by a Web address, and characterised using Web links that can connect to representations of other data objects, identified by other Web addresses, thus using the Web as a giant data graph that openly draws from any contributing source.

 

In this report we describe how this idea is being realised and how it can be adopted by organisations willing to contribute, interlink to and take advantage of the Web of Linked Data for ODL. We describe the tools, technologies and processes to publish and use Linked Data in a concrete way, focusing in particular on learning and teaching applications. Understanding both the costs and benefits of adopting Linked Data and Semantic Web technologies is, of course, a critical part of the process. Alongside the description and explanation of the technological notions related to this area we show how such notions can be applied to solve some of the specific problems faced in ODL and present a number of case studies in which such benefits have been concretely achieved.

John Gallo, PhD's curator insight, July 11, 2013 3:09 PM

could be key

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Catfished - On Hiring - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Catfished - On Hiring - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

But isn’t that the essential problem with all forms of interpersonal communication conducted solely via technology—you’re never quite certain who’s on the other end?

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U. of Akron to Offer Tutorials for Credit-Bearing Exams - Students - The Chronicle of Higher Education

U. of Akron to Offer Tutorials for Credit-Bearing Exams - Students - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
"Save money and graduate early," the new program promises. It publicizes Akron's existing for-credit exams and, for a fee, helps students prepare for them.
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Academics' Online Presence Guidelines Handbook

In today’s digital world, if you use the web, you have an online presence. Online content is exploding; there were 1.8
trillion gigabytes of online information in 20111 and academics are part of that content.


Universities have web pages profiling their staff. Academic networks such as LinkedIn and Academia.edu are used
by researchers around the globe to keep in contact with colleagues and collaborators. In addition, social media are
increasingly being used for purposes in addition to ‘social’. It is fair to say that academics want to make a difference;
having an influence is almost a job requirement.


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academiPad's curator insight, May 10, 2013 3:36 PM

This is a very comprehensive guide (28 pages), but it is absolutely worth spending some time with!

academiPad's comment, May 10, 2013 3:36 PM
This looks really great!
Melissa A. Venable's curator insight, May 10, 2013 4:33 PM

Academics' online presence guidelines: A four step guide to taking control of your visibility
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 South Africa License.

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KooBits 4.0 - Ebook Reader Software to Shelve All Your Ebooks

KooBits 4.0 - Ebook Reader Software to Shelve All Your Ebooks | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
KooBits 4.0 is a digital bookshelf to shelve and read all your ebooks. This free e-book software supports most common formats like PDF, EPUB and KBJ, etc.

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, April 2, 2013 1:07 PM

KooBits 4.0 is an all-new innovative free e-book reader software that enables you to conveniently view, organize and manage all your e-books in commonly used formats such as PDF, ePub, even those interactive e-books with animation and multimedia in KBJ format.

KooBits 4.0 not only has the basic functions as an universal e-book viewer and e-book manager, like organizing a library of e-book collection, purchasing from an online e-bookstore, highlighting in various colours, annotating with symbols or icons using the stamp feature and bookmarking, but enables interactive functions such as page flipping and game elements as well. With KooBits e-book reader, games are weaved into the story plot and incorporated into the e-book to enable easier understanding of the story with the flow of game while reading.