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University of Calif agrees to pay $1M to settle lawsuit by students who were pepper-sprayed

The University of California is set to pay about $1 million to settle a lawsuit filed by demonstrators who were pepper-sprayed during an Occupy protest at UC Davis last fall.
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Facebook Groups Adds Dropbox Integration

Facebook Groups Adds Dropbox Integration | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Now if you want to share files with friends via Facebook groups, you can do so via Dropbox.
This can have a great impact for an active Group


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17 Free Tools for Creating Screen Capture Images and Videos

17 Free Tools for Creating Screen Capture Images and Videos | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

When you're trying to teach people how to do something new on their computers having screencast videos or annotated screen capture images can be invaluable to you and the people you're trying to help. Here are some free tools that you can use to create screen capture videos and images.


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Gates foundation solicits remedial MOOCs | Inside Higher Ed

Gates foundation solicits remedial MOOCs | Inside Higher Ed | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Early returns show that massive open online courses (MOOCs) work best for motivated and academically prepared students. But could high-quality MOOCs benefit a broader range of learners, like those who get tripped up by remedial classes?
That’s the question the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation wants to answer with a newly announced round of 10 grants for the creation of MOOCs for remedial coursework.

 

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Students Think They Can Multitask. Here's Proof They Can't | Faculty Focus

Students Think They Can Multitask. Here's Proof They Can't | Faculty Focus | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
With easy access to all sorts of technology, students multitask. So do lots of us, for that matter. But students are way too convinced that multitasking is a great way to work.
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Penetrating the Fog: Analytics in Learning and Education

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EDUCAUSE Review Online...

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Learning Through Digital Media » How I Used Wikis to Get My Students to Do Their Readings

Learning Through Digital Media » How I Used Wikis to Get My Students to Do Their Readings | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"We have heard the complaint or issued it ourselves one too many times: “They don’t read!”

 

But can Digital Media provide some simple pedagogical models to promote a more active engagement with that most ancient and passive form of learning: the reading assignment? In this article, I describe the use of Wikis (web pages that people can easily edit as a group) to get students to summarize, ask questions, and comment on a reading before they even meet for class. And while many new—and old—tools can be used to accomplish similar results, what is innovative about this approach is that whereas before reading and writing was something students were supposed to do individually in the isolation of their rooms or the library, now—thanks to Wikis—it is a project they tackle collaboratively as a class. The goals of this critical pedagogy are thus both modest and radical, at the intersection of old and new technologies: to use Digital Media to change the way students interact with texts."

 

Assignment provided and reflection on it's impact on student learning. A really worthwhile read!


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Ken Morrison's comment, October 3, 2012 1:45 PM
This has been on my mind a lot lately. It frustrates me that so many teachers are ready to gather around Wikipedia like a pinata and beat it down. It is still sooooooo young. It can become something really special if we nurture it and encourage wise use. For example, the most powerful part is not the front page but by going under the hood and looking at the discussions about what should be on the front page. Helping our students find those discussions is so important. Ken
Anne Whaits's comment, December 15, 2012 6:50 PM
Thanks Ken!
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Interesting use of Wiki's to foster student engagement with course readings

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Kinect in the Classroom

Kinect in the Classroom | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

One of the most interesting ways game-based learning (GBL) is being implemented is with the use of Microsoft’s Kinect. Kinect specifically is an accessory to the Xbox 360, where motion and gestures control game functions. From sports games, to “hack and slash,” the Kinect physically involves the player in gameplay. But why use it in the classroom? And how should you use it in the classroom? Today I present not only a great rationale for use the Kinect in the classroom, but also some specific ideas and resources for doing so.


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Uncommon Uses of PowerPoint

Uncommon Uses of PowerPoint | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
PowerPoint is not just for presentations – read about these uncommon ways to use PowerPoint (Ever seen PowerPoint being used to create Artwork?

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Five Technology Skills Every Student Should Learn| The Committed Sardine

Five Technology Skills Every Student Should Learn| The Committed Sardine | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

From having the courage to experiment with different technologies to possessing online literacy, readers said being a tech-savvy student in the 21st century is about much more than learning how to use a certain software program or device—it’s about being able to adapt to what’s constantly changing.


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Embracing Introversion: Ways to Stimulate Reserved Students in the Classroom

Embracing Introversion: Ways to Stimulate Reserved Students in the Classroom | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
In April, Mark Phillips wrote this article for Edutopia that highlighted the importance of recognizing the introvert in your classroom. If you haven’t had a chance to read it yet, please do.
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University of Maryland will offer free online courses - Washington Business Journal

University of Maryland will offer free online courses - Washington Business Journal | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Four of University of Maryland’s most popular courses will be available online this spring for free, the Baltimore Business Journal reported.

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Can MOOC's Help Sell Textbooks? - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Can MOOC's Help Sell Textbooks? - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Publishers seem to think so. The courses' recommended-reading lists represent "a promising market," says the director of one press.

 

Colleges aren't the only enterprises interested in the possibilities of free, online courses. Publishers have begun to investigate whether so-called MOOC's, or massive open online courses, can help them reach new readers and sell more books.

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In Colleges' Rush to Try MOOC's, Faculty Are Not Always in the Conversation - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

In Colleges' Rush to Try MOOC's, Faculty Are Not Always in the Conversation - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
On some campuses, professors are skeptical of the free online courses and of the speed with which they are being embraced.
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6 Mobile Learning Trends That Grew in 2012

6 Mobile Learning Trends That Grew in 2012 | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you might have heard by now that mobile learning is no longer the next big thing – it IS the big thing.

 

1. mLearning in the classroom…and in the workplace.

2. Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

3. “Snack learning”

4. Tin Can API

5. Location-based integration and workplace training

6. Cloud computing


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Let's Spread the Word About Fair Use - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Let's Spread the Word About Fair Use - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
There's no need for you to ask permission to use my book chapter in your course pack, let alone pay me for it.

 

Last month, as college students across the country prepared to head back to campuses, my fax machine coughed out my annual "Request for Permission" from the Copyright Clearance Center, the corporation that is one of the world's largest brokers of licenses to copy other people's work.

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Higher Education Isn't a Political Issue

Higher Education Isn't a Political Issue | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Granted, the different parties may have different approaches to increasing access to higher education and reducing the cost of a college degree. So if the issue isn't a political one, how do we categorize it?
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Schools Jump onto Free Online Course Service but Hedge on Certification -- Campus Technology

Schools Jump onto Free Online Course Service but Hedge on Certification -- Campus Technology | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Coursera's on a growing streak. The number of new institutions of higher education to sign onto the free online course site has more than doubled, bringing the total count of colleges and universities participating to 33 from 16.
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11 Reasons Every Educator Needs a Video Strategy

11 Reasons Every Educator Needs a Video Strategy | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Any educator who wants to take advantage of the benefits video can have in the classroom needs to create and implement a video strategy.

 


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Free Video Converter: best software for converting video files easy and fast.

Free Video Converter: best software for converting video files easy and fast. | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Free Video Converter designed to help you convert any video files from one format to another. All video formats are supported, conversion is fast and easily. Very useful piece of free software and there is a version for both MAC and PC.


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The Future Internet: Service Web 3.0

Future Internet - Supported by STI International: http://www.sti2.org 

 

With over a billion users, today's Internet is arguably the most successful human artifact ever created. The Future Internet, an initiative driven by the European Union, has become a prime research focus of STI International and the Service Web 3.0 project.

 

In order to explain, promote, and attract new contributors, we created a video to be viewed by stakeholders, who may be non-experts, in a new generation Internet. The video outlines the basic themes of the European Union's Future Internet initiative.


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Educational Technology Journals

Educational Technology Journals | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Program handouts for the Educational Technology Journals workshop shared by the Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center at Northern Illinois University...

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3-D Printers Aren't Just for Engineers Anymore - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

3-D Printers Aren't Just for Engineers Anymore - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Print a dinosaur fossil in the office. Print 8,000 cookies for visiting students. It's all possible with the advancing technology, if patent battles can be resolved.
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Tools for Teaching: The Amazing Sticky Note

Tools for Teaching: The Amazing Sticky Note | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

This week, I watched a science teacher use sticky notes in a very creative way. To check for understanding, the teacher gave each student a sticky note and asked each of her science students to give concrete examples of the vocabulary that they had learned in class. As the students exited the classroom, they placed the sticky note on the door. After the students all left the classroom, the teacher collected the sticky notes and was able to tell right away which students understood the concepts and which ones needed some targeted assistance.

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Why Lies Often Stick Better Than Truth - Percolator - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Why Lies Often Stick Better Than Truth - Percolator - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

There is no good reason to believe vaccines cause autism. A 1998 paper in The Lancet that championed the link was immediately pilloried and later withdrawn as fraudulent. Its author, the British physician Andrew J. Wakefield, was found guilty of dishonesty and abuse of developmentally disabled children by the British General Medical Council. He has been stripped of his medical license. No other researcher has been able to replicate his work, and journals have retracted his other papers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Academy of Sciences, and many other groups found no evidence of a link.

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