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20 ways of thinking about digital literacy in higher education

20 ways of thinking about digital literacy in higher education | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
From understanding what digital literacy is, to developing skills and establishing ethical principles for students, our live chat panel share ideas and resources for universities

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Ms. Corri's curator insight, July 4, 2013 2:53 PM

Since this is becoming very important to what we do with the Common Core, this seems a good read.

Richard Evans's curator insight, July 6, 2013 4:46 PM

Changing literacies for a digital future. 

David Cook's curator insight, August 7, 2014 10:34 PM

I found this to be a lot of bark with no bite.  But that's may be because I'm already sold on the need for digital literacy in education, and am much more interested in reading about specific content, frameworks, curriculum, etc. 

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A global look at pedagogies for 21st century skills

A global look at pedagogies for 21st century skills | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Disconnects between policy mandates/supports and desired practice were found in most of the schools and all of the systems in our sample. For example, teachers were often being asked to innovate while being incented and judged solely by measures of the facts that students had acquired through traditional means, or given ICT to use without related curricular materials and models for ways to use it powerfully and effectively in subject matter learning. It was rare that teachers experienced standards, curriculum, professional development, assessments, and incentives that all aligned to support the development of students’ 21st century skills.


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Hua Hoong Chia's curator insight, June 25, 2013 10:01 AM

so true!

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, June 28, 2013 7:26 PM

Many clear points within the article...Education is messy.

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, July 11, 2013 12:18 PM

It is not the desired practice which is disconnected, but more an issue of did policy makers actually go into classrooms and have conversations with teachers.

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Polychart: Create Awesome Charts For PowerPoint

Polychart: Create Awesome Charts For PowerPoint | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Polychart is a free web service that lets you easily create Dashboards and charts from your existing database. It conveniently connects directly to where you store your data and works in browsers and on tablets so you can create charts and diagrams anywhere you are. You can also export your charts to PowerPoint, PDF and image formats.


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R Kay Richardson's comment, June 22, 2013 8:20 AM
I liked what I read until I got to the part where it connects from the web, directly to your data. How secure is that?
Lynn M. Miller's curator insight, June 22, 2013 12:15 PM

Great article! *Professionalism with a Flair! #lmallc

Wayne Turner's curator insight, June 23, 2013 11:08 AM

I'm always looking for ways to graphically present complex information.

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How TO Host A Scoopit Newsletter / Landing Page FREE on Google Drive or Dropbox

How TO Host A Scoopit Newsletter / Landing Page FREE on Google Drive or Dropbox | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, September 16, 2013 8:26 AM
Found A Cool Use for Scoop.it's new Newsletter feature. It is easy to create a content landing page and host it free with Google Drive.

Here's How...

1. Create a newsletter using the Manage > Create A Newsletter

2. Download as a Zip file. Open the Zip file.

3. Upload the HTML file to your Google drive into a public folder.

4. Click on the HTML file. A window pops up, click on OPEN in lower right corner.

5. Click on preview. Copy the URL that appears in the browser window:
https://googledrive.com/host/0B0eG3a8zValDQjl6aldwQlJMNDg/email%203.html ;
Alfredo Corell's curator insight, September 22, 2013 2:42 PM
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Found A Cool Use for Scoop.it's new Newsletter feature. It is easy to create a content landing page and host it free with Google Drive. 

Here's How...

1. Create a newsletter using the Manage > Create A Newsletter

 

2. Download as a Zip file. Open the Zip file.

 

3. Upload the HTML file to your Google drive into a public folder.

 

4. Click on the HTML file. A window pops up, click on OPEN in lower right corner. 

 

5. Click on preview. Copy the URL that appears in the browser window:

https://googledrive.com/host/0B0eG3a8zValDQjl6aldwQlJMNDg/email%203.html ;

Next figuring out how to add a Call To Action and subscription code.  BTW, Unbounce charges $700 a year to host landing pages :). 

 

Also works on DropBox. 

The Free Alternative
The interesting question is could you create a web marketing business with NO money for websites or blogs? Yes is the answer to that question. By using free tools such as Google Drive, Scoop.it and Blogger or WordPress you could create a business without paying anything to web development. 

You might find that business is limited in scale, but so what. Your cost is  limited to your sweat equity to create a revenue stream and THEN buy the website improvements you need to go to the next level. I just build a MagentoGo store (Story of Cancer Store: http://storyofcancer.gostorego.com/ ;) and the same thing is ALMOST true for Ecom.

 

Between Storify, Volusion and Magento you can create a store for sweat equity + $500 (give or take). My little store has already made $130 inside of its first month so well on its way to paying for its serving costs. 

The ultimate lesson of crowdfunding and crowdsourcing is DO NOTHING until it is worth the investment to do so :). 

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Is the Internet killing English?

Is the Internet killing English? | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
What today’s online classes say about tomorrow’s college curriculum.

 

Young Americans have been turning away from literature, philosophy, history and religion for some time, several recent studies show. This week, a national group of academics supported by the American Academy of Arts & Sciences delivered a report to Congress to raise awareness among lawmakers about the decline in humanities. “It’s almost as if a memo went out to students from their friends and families telling them not to study the humanities,” says Anthony Grafton, a history professor at Princeton University.

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Review: Learning Python on CodeAcademy - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Review: Learning Python on CodeAcademy - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

If you’re dabbling around with the digital humanities, you’ve probably been told that you should learn Python. Today I’m reviewing one way you can learn this programming language: withCodeAcademy.

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EduClipper Launches Its “Pinterest For Education”

EduClipper Launches Its “Pinterest For Education” | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

This week the teacher-turned-entrepreneur officially launched eduClipper, a platform that allows teachers and students to explore, share and contribute to a library of educational content. In both function and design, it’s essentially a Pinterest for education.


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Your Guide To Scrivener

Your Guide To Scrivener | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Learn to use the ultimate writing software: Scrivener. Allowing you to combine the various elements that make up your writing project, from outlines to research to note, Scrivener helped author Nicole Dionisio write two novels in a single year.

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Jim Lerman's curator insight, July 1, 2013 1:05 AM

No connection between this website and the Scrivener product. -JL

David Allen Wizardgold's comment, July 5, 2013 3:51 AM
Brilliant app. If you are a writer then it is the best tool for novel writing. I also use it for other writing tasks.
David Allen Wizardgold's curator insight, July 5, 2013 3:51 AM

Brilliant App for writers

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Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2013 | AASL

Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2013 | AASL | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

The American Association of School Librarians has just released "The 2013 Best Websites for Teaching and Learning foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration. They are free, Web-based sites that are user friendly and encourage a community of learners to explore and discover."


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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, July 1, 2013 1:02 PM

Great list of educational tools for 2013 from AASL!

 

Claudia Robinson's curator insight, July 7, 2013 12:43 PM

Great sites that make tech engaging for students...sharing, collaborating, and sites to help with organization, plus much more.

davidconover's curator insight, July 9, 2013 10:34 PM

This list ties together a number of resources that can help a teacher organize their teaching tools that address 21st-century learning.

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Unpaid Internship? Some Colleges Pick Up the Tab

Unpaid Internship? Some Colleges Pick Up the Tab | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The plight of the unpaid intern is improving. Not because businesses are paying more for summer helpers, but because colleges are picking up part of the tab.
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ruthschapira's curator insight, June 24, 2013 10:54 PM

Based on the article's examples, I wouldn't exactly call this a trend, however, the tide might be turning as colleges feel more pressure to focus on job placements after graduation, to assist students in landing adequate internship experiences. 

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How Badges Really Work in Higher Education -- Campus Technology

How Badges Really Work in Higher Education -- Campus Technology | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Digital badge initiatives at colleges and universities across the country are challenging assumptions about learning and assessment.

 

Because much of the work takes place outside the classroom, administrators wanted students to create their own portfolios where they could demonstrate all types of learning and activities. "This seemed to match well with digital badges," says Joanna Normoyle, internship coordinator and undergraduate adviser for UC-Davis' Agricultural Sustainability Institute (ASI). "We want to help students organize their thinking about their different learning experiences and tell their story. It seemed to us that badges could help take something that is highly abstract and concretize it."

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Facebook’s Instagram Unveils Video Service

Facebook’s Instagram Unveils Video Service | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom unveiled a new video service for the popular image sharing app now owned by Facebook.
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Google says GPAs don't predict anything

Google says GPAs don't predict anything | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
“We found that brainteasers are a complete waste of time. How many golf balls can you fit into an airplane? How many gas stations in Manhattan? A complete waste of time. They don’t
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Benefits of Online, Face-to-Face Professional Development Similar, Study Finds

Benefits of Online, Face-to-Face Professional Development Similar, Study Finds | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Researchers found similar effects on student learning and teacher behavior regardless of whether teachers took part in online or face-to-face professional development.

 

Fishman said that administrators and policymakers should see the findings as further evidence that online teacher professional development, while no silver bullet, can be a viable alternative to the traditional model.

 

"There's some hesitation on the part of teachers who think that online [professional development] is somehow less valuable to them because of a lack of personal connection," Fishman said.

 

"I think this study may make them a little more optimistic."


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TechMarm's curator insight, June 22, 2013 5:48 PM

Teachers are really ready for this.   Receiving some of your PD via online means is less expensive and equalizes the participants.  For many teachers this what they have been waiting for.  I say let's grab a 'holt' of this and go.

 

Debra Evans's curator insight, June 23, 2013 7:38 AM

Interesting information, but I think I had self proved this anyway 

Gust MEES's curator insight, June 23, 2013 6:08 PM

 

Learn more:

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/is-your-professional-development-up-to-date/

 

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Learn How To Find, Analyze and Visualize Information Effectively at School of Data

Learn How To Find, Analyze and Visualize Information Effectively at  School of Data | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Learn how to find, process, analyze and visualize data

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raremare's comment, August 28, 2013 11:27 PM
Thats interesting
animedubbedonline's comment, September 9, 2013 3:06 PM
it's brilliant
Paula Silva's comment, March 3, 2014 11:54 PM
Will you check this scoop? Thank you so much. http://sco.lt/5okJ17
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Remove Any Image Background and Create a Perfect Silhouette in Minutes: ClippingMagic

Remove Any Image Background and Create a Perfect Silhouette in Minutes: ClippingMagic | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

 

 


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Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, September 2, 2013 11:22 AM

I know I can use this!

Alexis Tzormpatzakis's curator insight, September 4, 2013 10:01 AM

I always needed a fast way to do this. I hope it helps

Danniella Garces's curator insight, October 6, 2013 6:09 PM

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Apps for Multiple Intelligences

Apps for Multiple Intelligences | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Get recommended app lists, webcasts and resources selected by Apple Distinguished Educators. Our recommended apps have been tested in a variety of different grade levels, instructional strategies and classroom settings.

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Andrew Aker's curator insight, September 5, 2013 5:55 AM

This site is great for multiplying your multiple intelligences! 

David W. Deeds's curator insight, September 10, 2013 8:58 AM

Thanks to Ana Cristina Pratas.

Dean J. Fusto's comment, September 11, 2013 9:24 PM
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5 Online Discussion Tips For Students - Edudemic

5 Online Discussion Tips For Students - Edudemic | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Students are online all day long. Here are a few ways to keep them civil: just a few online discussion tips for students to keep the conversation going.
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Online + face-to-face = blended learning

Online + face-to-face = blended learning | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

 

 

 

“Blended learning is about engaging students in ===>  deeper learning <===,” says Ron Cramer, senior learning technology consultant. “It’s about blending online and face-to-face activities together in a thoughtful way.”

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, June 27, 2013 7:24 PM

 

To me Learning is anyway deeper learning as I am a hard critical thinking person, BUT as THEY want to describe it that way, WHY NOT, agreed ;)

 

Ainsley Stollar's curator insight, March 6, 2014 10:57 AM

This article talks about how a type of learning called blended learning has been created to put minds at ease. It was created to help engage students in a deeper type of learning than the usual shallow learning implemented in a classroom. It relates because students are allowed to discuss their success without feeling the pressure of failure. 

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Advances in Technology Enhanced Learning

Advances in Technology Enhanced Learning | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Advances in Technology Enhanced Learning’ presents a range of research projects which aim to explore how to make engagement in learning (and teaching) more passionate. This interactive and experimental resource discusses innovations which pave the way to open collaboration at scale. The book introduces methodological and technological breakthroughs via twelve chapters to learners, instructors, and decision-makers in schools, universities, and workplaces.

 


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Free downloadable iBook.

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Gina Martin's curator insight, August 11, 2013 3:46 PM

Looking forward to reading this one. 

Guillermo Pérez's comment, August 11, 2013 10:21 PM
You can view mor information at: https://itunes.apple.com/book/advances-in-technology-enhanced/id663022333?ls=1
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President Clinton Announces Commitment to Create New Pathways to College and Career Success Through Open Badges | HASTAC

President Clinton Announces Commitment to Create New Pathways to College and Career Success Through Open Badges | HASTAC | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Speaking at the Clinton Global Initiative America (CGI America) meeting, an annual event of the Clinton Global Initiative that seeks innovative solutions for economic recovery, Clinton said three partners – the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Mozilla, and HASTAC – have created the commitment to Open Badges. Outreach and technical assistance will be provided to help employers and universities across the country incorporate Open Badges in hiring, promotions, admissions, and credit over the next three years.


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Cath Ellis's curator insight, June 30, 2013 10:50 PM

Amazing

Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, July 1, 2013 11:11 AM

Would this work in middle and high school?  I have so many students who would, at least initially, be motivated to work online to earn badges.  I foresee issues of authentication of work, but there is something worth exploring here.

Dixie Conner's comment, July 2, 2013 1:21 PM
Yes, this would definitely work in all levels of education. K-12 and adult.
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The Essence of MOOCs: Multi-Venue, Non-Linear, Learner-Initiated Learning -- Campus Technology

A discussion of MOOCs as the logical outcome of the move toward learner-initiated learning.

 

MOOCs--massive open online courses--in the end may not be so "massive," "open," or even "courses" in the usual sense of the word. And, they may come to blend online learning with place-based instruction or real-world experiences, and not be quite so "online" as they started out to be (see "MOOC Students Who Got Offline Help Scored Higher, Study Finds," June 11, 2013, Wired Campus).

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The University Should Be Seen as a Public Good - Higher Education

The University Should Be Seen as a Public Good - Higher Education | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

The concept of higher education as the “great equalizer” may be the best outcome of the evolution of American colleges and universities in the 20th century. As education advanced and the needs of the workforce changed, Americans recognized with clearheaded pragmatism that education offered the most certain avenue “out and up.” They took advantage of the G.I. Bill to retrain to meet the demands of the mature industrial economy. For middle-class America, the expectation became even stronger as parents prepared their children for a college degree and sacrificed what was necessary to achieve it.

 

We should celebrate and appreciate what got done.

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Can Digital Games Boost Students’ Test Scores? | MindShift

Can Digital Games Boost Students’ Test Scores? | MindShift | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
A new report released today reveals the results attempting to answer the question: do digital games and simulation help students studying science, technology, math, and engineering achieve better learning outcomes?
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Lessons That Can't Be Learned Online

Lessons That Can't Be Learned Online | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Since this is my first LinkedIn post, I’ll start with a short introduction that explains my background and interest in both online and face-to-face education. I’m the co-founder of lynda
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