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Making Moodle Multi-device Friendly with Bootstrap

Making Moodle Multi-device Friendly with Bootstrap | Tech & Education | Scoop.it

This presentations show the history of Bootstrap, some example themes and samples of plugins for Moodle created with the Bootstrap framework.


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ICT for Higher Education – Case Studies from Asia and the Pacific

ICT for Higher Education – Case Studies from Asia and the Pacific | Tech & Education | Scoop.it

Over time, the number of universities embracing new technologies to conduct the business of education is expected to soar”.  Indeed, thanks to the relatively greater autonomy that HEI has, ICT has been increasingly used to enhance innovative teaching and learning practices in tertiary education. Still, it is undeniable that most of today’s university classrooms are using ICT to merely replace lecture notes (e.g. electronic slides), only reinforcing a traditional mode of instruction where teachers are talking and students are listening.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, April 22, 12:49 AM

This collection of case studies looks well worth reading if you have the time (171page PDF)

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, April 28, 12:18 AM
ICT for Higher Education – Case Studies from Asia and the Pacific
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Fab Visual Storytelling Tools for Going Viral

Fab Visual Storytelling Tools for Going Viral | Tech & Education | Scoop.it
In my last article we talked all about visual storytelling — why it’s important for your business, how to think about it so it will work for you, and then I shared examples of companies doing visual storytelling really well — and being successful as a result. Yahoo! At the end, I promised that my …

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, April 16, 10:27 AM

Hi Folks -- visual storytelling is becoming more and more critical for driving traffic, gaining customers, and engaging fans.


So I went through this curation to find the best articles on visual storytelling tools. I put this together in an article I wrote last week for Curatti.com. Duh -- I'm finally sharing it with you (where does my mind go?)!


This is a terrific companion piece to the other article I curated this morning for you on 5 principles for visual storytelling that will make it more shareable. The principles and the tools are a winning combo.


Talk with us about your favorite tools and don't forget to add a link to a visual story piece you want to share (place in comments). Thanks!


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

malek's curator insight, April 17, 9:21 AM

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massimo scalzo's curator insight, April 18, 5:37 AM

Very Useful Tools !!! - Storytelling helps you going Viral. This is How To Make Your Stories Come Alive - Have a Look !

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Tips on technology integration for apprehensive educators

Tips on technology integration for apprehensive educators | Tech & Education | Scoop.it

If you try to jump straight to modification or re-definition, you will most likely create significant frustration for both yourself and your students, and will be reluctant to continue with a transition that offers significant promise.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 16, 12:13 PM

Some interesting tips.

Martin Debattista's curator insight, February 16, 12:53 PM

We have more than a fair share of apprehensive educators in Malta!

Alexandro Lebron's curator insight, March 8, 6:23 PM

add your insight...

 
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5 Fun Ways to Use Facebook in Your Lesson Plans and Teaching

5 Fun Ways to Use Facebook in Your Lesson Plans and Teaching | Tech & Education | Scoop.it
The most popular site on the Internet can be leveraged in the classroom in engaging and useful ways. Post collaboratively written with guest author Heather

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FOCUSKY online presentation software

FOCUSKY online presentation software | Tech & Education | Scoop.it
The Focusky zooming presentation tool is a creative online presentation maker, presenting your multimedia presentation in dynamic and engaging way with zoom and slide effect. It is a better presentation ideas rather than PowerPoint alternative.

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Amélie Silvert's comment, February 19, 3:57 AM
the installing files seem to be bringing a worm to your system!
Amélie Silvert's comment, February 19, 3:59 AM
the same edit path as prezi...hummm
Baiba Svenca's comment, February 19, 8:37 AM
Amelie, I downloaded and installed the software, and it seems there are no worms but there is a big BUT! When I try to launch the program, I always get the message Class not registered. And I can't get further than that. If Focusky people are reading this, please respond.
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Social Media 101: Is There a Place For Social Media in Classrooms?

Social Media 101: Is There a Place For Social Media in Classrooms? | Tech & Education | Scoop.it
Constructive uses of social media in education is becoming an integral (and one might venture inevitable) part of the learning experience. Here’s a look at how so, at every stage of the game.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Easyclass - A Free Multilingual Online Course Management System

Free Technology for Teachers: Easyclass - A Free Multilingual Online Course Management System | Tech & Education | Scoop.it

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"Using Excel Macros to Analyse Moodle Logs" from the #MRC2013

"Using Excel Macros to Analyse Moodle Logs" from the #MRC2013 | Tech & Education | Scoop.it

The seven page paper by Dr. Andreas Konstantinidis and Dr. Cat Grafton of King’s College London is an interesting look at how and why the logs were analyzed and provides some insight to the value of data just waiting in Moodle logs. From the logs the researchers were able to calculate

- Total page views

- Total unique users

-Total unique actions

-Total unique pages

-Total IP addresses

- Approximate mean session length

 

After importing the log data a nice visualization of aggregated user information was available to the tutors (below). This was helpful in setting a benchmark or average for students and for gaining insight about days of the week, spikes, drilling down to certain pages or users, etc.


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Nick Varney's curator insight, January 28, 1:48 AM

Looks like an incredible piece of work. I shall make the time to read the author's report.

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The 8 Digital Skills Students Need for The Future ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 8 Digital Skills Students Need for The Future ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Tech & Education | Scoop.it

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Tracy Shaw's curator insight, January 31, 5:35 AM

This is an important topic - and not just to librarians. Many schools will need to re-evaluate their classes to include more embedded technology & ethics skills. 

Maria João Loureiro's curator insight, February 1, 12:37 PM

Em síntese, as competências a desenvolver (qualquer que seja o nível de ensino em diferentes patamares, diria eu), relacionam-se com a literacia da informação (com e sem recurso as tecnologias mais recentes), ou seja, pesquisa, seleção e tratamento de informação (para a transformar em conhecimento - diferente de copy/paste) e comunicação (oral e escrita) de ideias, de si próprio e do que faz (de forma rigorosa e atraente), tendo em conta as normas de privacidade e ética (que em contextos online são bastas vezes descuidadas) . Parece-me ficar a faltar outras tantas, como a resolução de problemas, a colaboração, o aprender a aprender...

Paula Schwertner's curator insight, February 27, 6:00 AM

I could help teach students these skills in the context of their other coursework.

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Are Your Students Digitally Literate? 10 Resources : Teacher Reboot Camp

Are Your Students Digitally Literate? 10 Resources : Teacher Reboot Camp | Tech & Education | Scoop.it

“ See on Scoop.it – Technology in the Classroom , 1:1 Laptops & iPads and MORE Our learners live in a connected world where technology impacts their lives daily. Our students often dedicate many hours to communicating, sharing, and learning online.”


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Comparison of Totara and Moodle (what's the difference?)

Comparison of Totara and Moodle (what's the difference?) | Tech & Education | Scoop.it
To the lay person or average Moodle you might have heard of Totara but have no idea why/how it's actually different than Moodle. While this was produced by a Totara LMS partner (Paradiso Solutions)...

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The competencies required for effective performance in a university e-learning environment - Australasian Journal of Educational Technology

The competencies required for effective performance in a university e-learning environment - Australasian Journal of Educational Technology | Tech & Education | Scoop.it
The competencies required for effective performance in a university e-learning environment

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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, January 7, 10:42 AM

Worth a read --

 

Abstract:

 

The aim of this study was to identify and rate the importance of the competencies required by students for effective performance in a university e-learning environment mediated by a learning management system. Two expert panels identified 58 e-learning competencies considered to be essential for e-learning. Of these competencies, 22 were related to the use of technology. The remaining 36 competencies encapsulated a range of practices considered to be essential for learning within a social constructivist framework. Six of the competencies identified were either new or substantially different from what had been previously identified in the literature. A survey of e-learning stakeholders rating the importance of the e-learning competencies indicated that the competencies were not of equal importance. Critically, a number of key competencies from a social constructivist perspective that dealt with interacting and working with others were rated as being unimportant. This suggests that there is a disconnect between what the literature says about the importance of social constructivism to e-learning environments in theory and what e-learningstakeholders perceive its importance to be in practice.

siobhan-o-flynn's curator insight, January 8, 4:52 AM

Abstract:

 

The aim of this study was to identify and rate the importance of the competencies required by students for effective performance in a university e-learning environment mediated by a learning management system. Two expert panels identified 58 e-learning competencies considered to be essential for e-learning. Of these competencies, 22 were related to the use of technology. The remaining 36 competencies encapsulated a range of practices considered to be essential for learning within a social constructivist framework. Six of the competencies identified were either new or substantially different from what had been previously identified in the literature. A survey of e-learning stakeholders rating the importance of the e-learning competencies indicated that the competencies were not of equal importance. Critically, a number of key competencies from a social constructivist perspective that dealt with interacting and working with others were rated as being unimportant. This suggests that there is a disconnect between what the literature says about the importance of social constructivism to e-learning environments in theory and what e-learning stakeholders perceive its importance to be in practice.

Jaime Salcedo Luna's curator insight, January 12, 2:30 PM

Competencias requeridas de los estudiantes para se efectivos en un curso online.

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Booktrack Classroom - Amplify your story

Booktrack Classroom - Amplify your story | Tech & Education | Scoop.it

Booktrack has created a new genre of digital storytelling entertainment. The patented technology lets anyone add a synchronized movie-style soundtrack—including music, ambient audio and sound effects—to an e-Book or other digital text content, with the audio paced to each individual’s reading speed. This innovative platform enables users to create and share stories—on a mobile or tablet device—in a unique and exciting way, transforming the “written” word.


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John Dalziel's curator insight, April 22, 2:52 AM

Booktrack Classroom – delivers an experience for today’s generation of digital-savvy learners, providing new ways for learners to study and enjoy reading and writing.
Booktrack Classroom is a new technology that synchronizes audio with text to create an immersive reading experience.
Stories and essays published with Booktrack include a customised, movie-style soundtrack that complements the story.

Booktrack can be used in a variety of ways to engage with learners. Here are just a few examples:

Narrative Writing – Learners add music and audio to their original stories.Informative and Explanatory Writing – Learners compose essays and articles selecting suitable audio to accompany their text.Literature Study – Learners gain insight and increased understanding of the text by creating their own soundtracks for novels, stories, and plays they are reading in class.Read-Alouds – Practitioner and learner led read-alouds are enhanced through the addition of sound and music to the chapter or act being presented.

Booktrack Classroom can be used on both an individual basis as well as in group learning exercises.

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Pedagogías Múltiples: Pedagogy in Cyberspace - The Dynamics of Online Discourse


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ProfeRed's curator insight, April 17, 5:18 AM

..."Intellectual engagement de-scribes the foreground cognitive processes of collaborative learning." and teaching!...

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, April 18, 4:03 AM

Pedagogy in Cyberspace:  The Dynamics of Online Discourse

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24 Powerpoint Alternatives & Presentation Programs For 2014

24 Powerpoint Alternatives & Presentation Programs For 2014 | Tech & Education | Scoop.it
At CustomShow, we decided to list some alternatives to powerpoint that could help in solving your overall presentation problems. These programs serve many purposes.

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Natalie Sing's curator insight, May 1, 9:19 AM

Lots of Presentation ideas here that would be great for High School Students

Lino's curator insight, May 2, 2:50 AM

24 Powerpoint Alternatives & Presentation Programs For 2014

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, May 5, 2:18 AM

A new list of the most popular digital presentation tools available.


And a very helpful list of advantages and disadvantages for any of the tools.


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ZenMate - Your Free Privacy & Freedom companion!

ZenMate - Your Free Privacy & Freedom companion! | Tech & Education | Scoop.it

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André Manssen's curator insight, February 20, 7:38 AM

Voor zover ik het begrepen heb: alleen voor Chrome. Zou het echt helpen?

David Bennett's curator insight, February 21, 1:02 AM

I copied the following from the FAQs:

 

FROM THE FAQs
Which technology is ZenMate using? Is ZenMate safe?
ZenMate is using superior technology to fully encrypt all of your browser traffic. Your IP is hidden, your Internet unrestricted and your privacy protected. We are using tested industrial strength encryption standards which we are delivering through our unique lightweight plugin, with no configuration needed at all.

 

Is ZenMate a VPN or a Proxy Plugin?
ZenMate is a new development to offer you the best of both worlds. We bring the feature of full and heavy encryption into the browser with the ease of use and lightweight installation of a browser plugin. This was previously not possible and is unique to the ZenMate plugin.


How does ZenMate differ from plugins like Hide my Ass, Stealthy or Hola Unblocker?
In contrast to many other plugins ZenMate also fully encrypts all your browser traffic.

Other plugins just work like a proxy that change your IP but do not offer encryption. ZenMate is the first plugin to offer security and real privacy by encrypting everything you do in your browser so that hackers and sniffing spooks (such as ISPs and governments for example) don't have a chance to get hold of you.

 

Does ZenMate log my IP or track any other connection data?
No, ZenMate is not tracking any IPs. If we have to log something due to technical and/or usability reasons we do so after anonymizing the data. We are governed by very strict German data privacy laws, which are among the strictest in Europe. According to these laws we are not allowed to track any form of connection data. Please also have a look at our privacy policy for further information.

 

Who is behind ZenMate?
We are a young and ambitious team from Berlin, Germany that aims to make the web a better place. Learn more about us, our company and vision. Oh, and we're hiring in case you'd like to join us.

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Top Ten Moodle Course Design No-Nos

Top Ten Moodle Course Design No-Nos | Tech & Education | Scoop.it

Well, welcome to the post that tells you what not to do. Typically, I wouldn’t use negative examples to express how to implement best practices in Moodle course design, but sometimes we all just need a clear and concise ‘what not to do’ list, don’t we?

 

For today’s blog, I’m going to share with you my personal, top ten “Moodle course design no-no’s”! When designing Moodle courses, I think the key is to keep your students’ experience in mind with every step of development. It’s important not to overwhelm (or underwhelm) your students… especially those who may be new to the Moodle LMS (or online learning in general). Staying away from the following “no-no’s” is your best bet for a fully functional Moodle course, and long-term student success!

1. Don’t forget the syllabus!
2. Don’t create a glorified file repository!
3. Don’t clutter your course with too many blocks!
4. Don’t flood your Front Page with graphics!
5. Don’t use color to draw attention or ‘look pretty’!
6. Don’t create a “link farm” with files on your course Front Page!
7. Don’t overuse one module type!
8. Don’t use modules you don’t understand!
9. Don’t overuse labels!
10. Don’t forget to have fun!
Moodle was created on the Social Constructivism pedagogy, which centers around all course participants, both teachers and learners, contributing to the learning experience. As I said above, you should always design your courses with the student in mind. Think to yourself, “Would I want to take this course?”.


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Miloš Bajčetić's curator insight, February 20, 10:27 AM

Ten very useful advices!

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INFOGRAPHIC: The risk of posting in social networks

INFOGRAPHIC: The risk of posting in social networks | Tech & Education | Scoop.it
INFOGRAPHIC: The risk of posting in social networks. You have the right to remain private. Anything you post can and will be used against you.

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Kaitlyn Kaminski's curator insight, March 13, 2:13 PM

Something that students should know.

Dawn Matheson's curator insight, April 30, 7:16 AM

Fascinating and frightening all at the same time ... especially when you think about it in the context of kids, who are less likely to be descreet about their real name, location, and plans.

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Creating Google Presentations with Scoot & Doodle

Creating Google Presentations with Scoot & Doodle | Tech & Education | Scoop.it
  I frequently am creating presentations for different professional development workshops I am presenting at. I wanted to do something fun with my slides this time so I thought I would use Sco...

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13+1 tips to reduce presentation anxiety

Are you nervous before giving a presentation? This deck explains why are we afraid of public speaking and offers some tips to cope with presentation anxiety.

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Bernard Lamailloux's curator insight, January 31, 12:18 AM

Coooooooooooooool !...

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, January 31, 6:28 AM

We were just talking about how students give presentations in class.  This slideshare may help them with some of their anxiety.   It may be a good resource for students as they get ready for job, college, or scholarship interviews.

Monica Crane-Gatto's curator insight, January 31, 8:04 PM

Helpful to share with students!

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Review: IOMAD for Moodle (part 1)

Review: IOMAD for Moodle (part 1) | Tech & Education | Scoop.it
This is the first of a three-part review about Iomad – a business and corporate focused enhancement to Moodle. Normally I follow a set pattern in doing review (RT @moodleman: #IOMAD. Weird name, but strong potential for corporate #moodle users.

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Wellcome Images Releases 100,000 Images Under Creative Commons Licensing

Wellcome Images Releases 100,000 Images Under Creative Commons Licensing | Tech & Education | Scoop.it

"The Wellcome Library recently made more than 100,000 drawings, photographs, paintings, and advertisements available to the world under Creative Commons licensing. The images available through the Wellcome Images library are primarily of a historic nature. You can browse the galleries or search for images by keyword."


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Nacho Vega's curator insight, February 26, 11:53 AM

"You can browse the galleries or search for images by keyword."

Solange Giardino's curator insight, March 21, 1:52 PM

Ótimas imagens para usar nas vídeo aulas.

Ajo Monzó's curator insight, July 28, 2:46 AM

Buen material y bonitas imágenes! gracias!

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Adding an External Blog on Moodle - YouTube

Blogging in and out of Moodle: http://moodle4teachers.org (Blogging in and out of Moodle: http://t.co/94VycHWJmi via @youtube)

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The Difference Between Instructivism, Constructivism, And Connectivism

The Difference Between Instructivism, Constructivism, And Connectivism | Tech & Education | Scoop.it
We spend so much time in education trying to make things better. Better policies. Better technology. Better standards. Better curriculum. Better instruction. Better assessment. Better response to assessment data.

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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, December 15, 2013 12:21 PM

Amazing

John McDermott Neill's curator insight, December 18, 2013 3:15 AM

A brief attempt to define these overlapping ideas.