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The Digital Promise Initiative

On Friday, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced the Digital Promise Initiative, a high-profile research effort "to advance breakthrough technologies that transform teaching and learnin...
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ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education

ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Technology for Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Teaching Students to Search with 'Google Search Education Evangelism'

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Technology Is Not a Silver Bullet

Technology Is Not a Silver Bullet | Technology for Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Technology can enhance student learning, but not when implemented in a vacuum. Technology alone will not accomplish the broader objectives needed to prepare students for today's world.
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Systemic Changes in Higher Education | in education

Systemic Changes in Higher Education | in education | Technology for Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Paper by George Siemens & Kathleen Matheos


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e-Learning That’s Saving Lives

e-Learning That’s Saving Lives | Technology for Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Ethan Edwards discusses how OLI used CCAF to help save lives.
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Jan Schwartz's comment, September 16, 2011 8:16 AM
This is obviously a corporate course, but it is an excellent example of what online training can be.
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Connectivism: Questioning the role of the teacher in a connected world

Connectivism: Questioning the role of the teacher in a connected world | Technology for Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
It seems that every week there is a news article debating issues in education from the value of standardized testing amongst scandal, the value of technology on education, how to improve the qualit...

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A New Kind of Distance Learning

A New Kind of Distance Learning | Technology for Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Don Huesman is the Managing Director of the Innovation Group at the Wharton School In a famous story about languages, researchers studying the Greenland Inuits documented their use of 15 different terms for snow.
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Education: On technology and test scores (Community Voices)

Education: On technology and test scores (Community Voices) | Technology for Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Technology in the classroom is not about raising test scores.

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The MOOC Guide

The MOOC Guide | Technology for Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

The purpose of this document is two-fold:
- to offer an online history of the development of the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)
- to use that history to describe major elements of a MOOC


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Online-Mentor Program Raises Retention of At-Risk Science Students - Students - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Online-Mentor Program Raises Retention of At-Risk Science Students - Students - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Technology for Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Help for STEM students.

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Why Are Finland's Schools Successful?

Why Are Finland's Schools Successful? | Technology for Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

"The country's achievements in education have other nations doing their homework..."

They teach kids to learn how to learn, not how to take tests.

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Who are MOOCs for? Confused personal thoughts. « Connectivism | Connectivism | Scoop.it

Who are MOOCs for? Confused personal thoughts. « Connectivism | Connectivism | Scoop.it | Technology for Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
This post grapples with an idea that I’m still coming to understand, but that feels important: namely, who participates in open online courses, what are the elements of privilege that we overlook in planning and running course, who benefits, and why?

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How Does Media Multitasking Make Kids Feel? It’s a Mixed Bag. | MindShift

How Does Media Multitasking Make Kids Feel? It’s a Mixed Bag. | MindShift | Technology for Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
How Does Media Multitasking Make Kids Feel? It’s a Mixed Bag.
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NASA - NASA Kids' Club

NASA - NASA Kids' Club | Technology for Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
NASA.gov brings you images, videos and interactive features from the unique perspective of America’s space agency.
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White House to Launch "Digital Promise" Initiative | The White House

White House to Launch "Digital Promise" Initiative | The White House | Technology for Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
WhiteHouse.gov is the official web site for the White House and President Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States.
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What font should I use?

What font should I use? | Technology for Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Some things to consider when deciding what fonts to use in an eLearning course.
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Social Media Usage Trends Among Higher Education Faculty | Faculty Focus

Social Media Usage Trends Among Higher Education Faculty | Faculty Focus | Technology for Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
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Make and Publish Books for Free Using A Cell Phone and Flickr

Make and Publish Books for Free Using A Cell Phone and Flickr | Technology for Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

If your students have access to a cell phone (or any digital device i.e. iPad, laptop) that can take and send/email pictures, they can make and publish their own books quickly and easily using Flickr.  This is a great way to bring student books to life by publishing them digitally in a format that can be easily shared with the world or printed as a book for the classroom or school library.


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Views: The Disruption Is Here - Inside Higher Ed

Just because higher education isn't going away doesn't mean that those arguing that radical change is on the way are incorrect, writes Michael Staton.
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The Universe in a Nutshell: Dr. Michio Kaku On the Physics of the Impossible | Floating University | Big Think

The Universe in a Nutshell: Dr. Michio Kaku On the Physics of the Impossible | Floating University | Big Think | Technology for Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
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Education Week: Digital Edition: E-Learning for Special Populations

Education Week: Digital Edition: E-Learning for Special Populations | Technology for Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

"This special report examines the growing e-learning opportunities for students with disabilities, English-language learners, gifted and talented students, and those at risk of failing in school.

Download the digital edition. (Login or FREE registration required.)

You can read the complete online version of the report here http://www.edweek.org/media/ew/specialreports/1/elsp/Education_Week_Elearning_SpecialPopulations_8-24-2011.pdf ."

 

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10 Tech Tools for Teacher Training Courses

10 Tech Tools for Teacher Training Courses | Technology for Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

I hope you have found something interesting here and this article makes you think a little more about how you deliver teacher training in general as the use of these tools isn't just restricted to tech training. They could be integrated into the delivery of any language or teacher training course and to some extent I feel that until tech tools are integrated into mainstream teacher training we aren't going to get the quality and quantity of digitally literate teachers that we need to really provide a 21st century learning environment for our students.


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Thanks for this great post, Nik!
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ARCADE: Literature, the Humanities, and the World

ARCADE: Literature, the Humanities, and the World | Technology for Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

David Palumbo-Liu responds to a live Chat sponsored by CHE about Cathy Davidson's book--and more.  Great conversation here.

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70+ Google Forms for the Classroom | edte.ch

70+ Google Forms for the Classroom | edte.ch | Technology for Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Google Forms is a great tool and I hope to use it more throughout this year.
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Cathy Davidson on Attention & Technology

"Deep attention is a goal for all of us in our lives at various times. That said, I don't believe our technologies make us any less committed to deep attention. There is no deeper attention than a coder writing code. We have such a naive and uninterrogated view of deep attention in the West because, in fact, almost all our research on attention, beginning with William James's original "Attention" chapter in 1890 (Principles of Psychology) has been focused on the form of attention interrupted by external stimuli. What 5000 years of Eastern thinking on attention tells us is that the hardest attention of all is deep attention: alone, in a meditative space, with no distractions, it is the mind that confuses itself. If it didn't we'd have a lot more Buddhas in the world! That's the profound conclusion of Eastern understandings of attention: it is hard to have deep attention and, in fact, reading doesn't even come close. Even "reading" as a category is a mish-mash. We read from different parts of the brain and in different ways when what we read is new, difficult, a re-read, a re-read of something first read in a pleasurable circumstance, a re-read of something first read in traumatic surroundings, a skim, something that must be memorized, and on and on. We call it "reading" but all those are different cognitive acts, with more or less deep attention. Given that, I dismiss simple binaries of "multitasking" as being about technology."


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