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The 12 Best eLearning Blogs You Need to be Reading | Cogentys

The 12 Best eLearning Blogs You Need to be Reading | Cogentys | Technology Enhanced learning in education | Scoop.it
You don't have time to read everything out there in the eLearning or LMS industry. Luckily you can get about all the information you need with a weekly (or even less) check of just a few top blogs and sites.
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Haven't checked all these out yet, but will be doing so.  I can personally recommend David Hopkins' blog (Technology Enhanced Learning) and Tom Kuhlmann's Rapid e-learning blog.

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Why Maths and Science Education Matters!

Why Maths and Science Education Matters! | Technology Enhanced learning in education | Scoop.it
In 2012, then Prime Minister Julia Gillard commissioned Australia’s Chief Scientist (Professor Ian Chubb) to compile a report on maths and science education. The paper underlined the critical importance of robust participation and performance.
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STEM subjects are essential for a quality school education - irrespective of which continent.

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Australian perspective sees the importance of mathematics, engineering and science education for prosperity. To maintain this, one needs quality teaching and inspirational teachers.

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13 Learning Theories for e-learning

13 Learning Theories for e-learning | Technology Enhanced learning in education | Scoop.it
Ideas on e-learning and creativity

Via Mark Smithers
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great mindmap, loads of useful and relevant information. : )

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Is Flipped Education Worth Flipping For?

Is Flipped Education Worth Flipping For? | Technology Enhanced learning in education | Scoop.it
What is the early research telling us about the benefits or drawbacks of the Flipped Classroom? (Thanks @LauraHonig http://t.co/XblglsX7eP)
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Although the flipped classroom is a great pedagogical tool, it isn't one size fits all and it may not be for everyone.  Thoughts anyone?

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Classroom Design Principles for an Increasingly Online World - Huffington Post

Classroom Design Principles for an Increasingly Online World - Huffington Post | Technology Enhanced learning in education | Scoop.it
Classroom Design Principles for an Increasingly Online World Huffington Post Meanwhile, students have changed (90 percent of students use email to communicate with a professor), pedagogies have changed (54 percent of freshmen say that they...
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good to see acknowledgement that online and distance learning is about learning a new skill set and not just publishing your powerpoint slides on a website.

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Y Combinator Backs Its Next Nonprofit, Coding Education Program ...

Y Combinator Backs Its Next Nonprofit, Coding Education Program ... | Technology Enhanced learning in education | Scoop.it
CodeNow is announcing that it has joined incubator Y Combinator — move that founder and CEO Ryan Seashore said will help with the programming education nonprofit's ambitious plans for growth. CodeNow aims to teach ...
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always good to see this attempt at encouraging participants who may not have the opportunity to do so elsewhere.

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What is 21st Century Education?

Thanks to EFSmithsonian for their work on this FANTASTIC video.
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Interesting to see how the English Language has extended so dramatically since Shakespeare's time. 

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Our young people need to study science and technology for a ...

Our young people need to study science and technology for a ... | Technology Enhanced learning in education | Scoop.it
For years, educators (and some government ministers) have been agonising over the decline in the number of secondary-school pupils studying the stem (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects at ...
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well government ministers..start making STEM in secondary school more engaging and accessible

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Education For Whom and For What?

Noam Chomsky, a world-renowned linguist, intellectual and political activist, spoke at the University of Arizona on Feb. 8, 2012. His lecture, "Education: Fo...
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entertaining and thought provoking.

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Froebel and the pedagogy of computing

Froebel and the pedagogy of computing | Technology Enhanced learning in education | Scoop.it
Now that we’ve got the programme of study for computing sorted, and thus have at least a framework for thinking about what we teach, I think it’s time to turn our attention to the question of how w...
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nice article showing the importance of play as an integral part of the learning experience

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The e-Learning Classroom: e-Learning Conversations Feedback

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The e-Learning Classroom: e-Learning Conversations Feedback http://t.co/gecG0nlcgq

Via GIBS Information Centre / GIBSIC
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really nice use of "comic book" style posters to give feedback and disseminate information.

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The Future Of Games In Education - Edudemic

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Gamification is a trend that doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon.
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one to watch.  gamification in education has featured strongly in the last few NMC Horizon Reports.  

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Copyright meets Internet - Harvard Gazette

Copyright meets Internet - Harvard Gazette | Technology Enhanced learning in education | Scoop.it
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Copyright meets Internet
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The pedagogical contribution of such sources can be more than aesthetic.
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Copyright is a minefied, and more so with online resources.  maybe more test cases will have to be settled before copyright and the internet can be comfortable with each other.

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A Teacher’s Overview of Social Media | Anything and everything about eLearning

A Teacher’s Overview of Social Media | Anything and everything about eLearning | Technology Enhanced learning in education | Scoop.it
A Teacher's Overview of Social Media http://t.co/qU7lfxahTn #edtech #Pedagogy #Web20
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lovely infographic.

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Tweet from @education_geek

Tweet from @education_geek | Technology Enhanced learning in education | Scoop.it
Why not educators as well MT: @education_geek: This should be every student's commitment to education. http://t.co/JKMp1cpf19
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good adage for the "21st century learner"

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How Khan Academy is using design to pave the way for the future of education

How Khan Academy is using design to pave the way for the future of education | Technology Enhanced learning in education | Scoop.it
The design team at Khan Academy is helping lay the foundation for a revolution in education.
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Good work KA.  lets' hope they remain a non-profit organisation for the sake of their learners.

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Book of the Month: Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire ...

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YEREVAN, Armenia - This month we feature Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire, recommended by Assistant Professor at the American University of Armenia (AUA)'s School of Public Health Dr. Byron Crape.
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re-defining the flipped classroom.  this will be on my reading list.

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