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Productivity and My Menu Bar Heroes | Inside Higher Ed

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Looking for ‘Flippable’ Moments in Your Class | Faculty Focus

“How do you determine what can be flipped?”

With all of this discussion around flipped classrooms, more instructors are asking this question and wondering when and where flipped strategies are best integrated into the learning environment.
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At South-by-Southwest Education Event, Tensions Divide Entrepreneurs and Educators - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

At South-by-Southwest Education Event, Tensions Divide Entrepreneurs and Educators - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it
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SCHOOLS SHIFT FROM TEXTBOOKS TO TABLETS

 Schools no longer have to wait for textbook companies to print new editions to get the latest events. In some cases, it's as simple as a teacher hitting "refresh."

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Despite Yahoo's ban, working from home may be the future

Despite Yahoo's ban, working from home may be the future | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it
Maybe Yahoo should have done its homework before banning work-at-home.
For millions of American companies large and small, telecommuting has become a critical force in boosting worker productivity and growing profits in the information age.
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It is the future for those in the distance education sector.

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Pearson Launches EdTech Incubator for Startups

Pearson Launches EdTech Incubator for Startups | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it
Publishing giant Pearson created Pearson Catalyst, a new program that will match educational startups with the company's brands and resources.
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Coursera Adds 29 Schools, 90 Courses And 3 New Languages To Its Online Learning Platform | TechCrunch

Coursera Adds 29 Schools, 90 Courses And 3 New Languages To Its Online Learning Platform | TechCrunch | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it
TechCrunch is a leading technology media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking tech news.
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Using Podcasts to Address Concepts Students Find Difficult | Faculty Focus

Whether you teach online, face-to-face, or blended/hybrid courses, podcasts can improve student learning, says Charles Morgan, chair of the mathematics department at Lock Haven University.
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10 Tricks to Make Yourself a Dropbox Master

10 Tricks to Make Yourself a Dropbox Master | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it
Dropbox is a robust independent file syncing tool (which Apple once tried to buy) that recently hit the 100m user milestone. It's arguably the most popular cloud service around, and for good reason.
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5 Things To Consider Before Teaching An Online Course - Edudemic

5 Things To Consider Before Teaching An Online Course - Edudemic | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it
Before you head off into the wild world of online learning, consider some of these tips and tricks before teaching an online course or even taking one.
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Hack Education Weekly News: Coursera Course Cancellations and Credit Recommendations

Hack Education Weekly News: Coursera Course Cancellations and Credit Recommendations | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it
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Samsung, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Partner To Bring HMH Fuse, educational Material to Galaxy Tabs -- THE Journal

Samsung, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Partner To Bring HMH Fuse, educational Material to Galaxy Tabs -- THE Journal | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) and Samsung have partnered to make HMH interactive educational material available on Samsung's Android-powered mobile devices and to bring the HMH Fuse app to Android.
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I’m a Digital Grad in a Digital World | Inside Higher Ed

I’m a Digital Grad in a Digital World | Inside Higher Ed | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it
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Nice artice about a grad student's use of digital resources for teaching, learning, and professional development.

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After Aaron, Reputation Metrics Startups Aim To Disrupt The Scientific Journal Industry | TechCrunch

After Aaron, Reputation Metrics Startups Aim To Disrupt The Scientific Journal Industry | TechCrunch | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it
Editor's note: Richard Price is founder and CEO of Academia.edu, a platform for academics to share research papers.

Aaron Swartz was determined to free up access to academic articles.
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Importance of eBooks: Research demonstrates they motivate kids to read | Tech Savvy Mama

Importance of eBooks: Research demonstrates they motivate kids to read | Tech Savvy Mama | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it
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Can the iPad Rescue a Struggling American Education System? | Gadget Lab | Wired.com

Can the iPad Rescue a Struggling American Education System? | Gadget Lab | Wired.com | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it
Tablets are reinventing how students access and interact with educational material, and how teachers assess and monitor students’ performance at a time when many schools are understaffed and many classrooms overcrowded.
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Tablets alone will not rescue the american education system. Teachers equipped with right resources and understanding of how to use them will.

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Sir Richard Branson Chides Mayor Michael Bloomberg And Marissa Mayer, Says The Office Will Be A Thing Of The Past | TechCrunch

Sir Richard Branson Chides Mayor Michael Bloomberg And Marissa Mayer, Says The Office Will Be A Thing Of The Past | TechCrunch | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it
Sir Richard Branson, the billionaire man of space tourism and founder of Virgin Airlines, is chiding New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Yahoo CEO Marissa Meyer, saying the office will soon become a thing of the past...
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I side with Branson ... 

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Text-to-speech startup iSpeech launches publisher platform; Evernote, Pearson first clients

Text-to-speech startup iSpeech launches publisher platform; Evernote, Pearson first clients | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it
Text-to-speech startup iSpeech is rolling out tools for publishers that let them convert books and articles to audio. The first two clients are Pearson and Evernote.
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Fascinating, especially for Evernote users like me

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MOOC Pedagogy in Philadelphia

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Arizona University Moves to Lecture-Free Classroom Model -- Campus Technology

Arizona University Moves to Lecture-Free Classroom Model -- Campus Technology | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it
Benedictine University at Mesa aims to improve student engagement and performance by moving away from traditional lecture-based instruction to a lecture-free learning environment.
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A bold move, will be watching this ...

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Online Lessons from EasyBib Teach Students Research Writing Skills -- Campus Technology

Online Lessons from EasyBib Teach Students Research Writing Skills -- Campus Technology | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it
A company that offers free and low-cost versions of bibliography and citation generation software has launched a Web-based service for teaching students how to research and write research papers.
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A Three-Pronged Approach to Improving Online Student Engagement | Faculty Focus

A Three-Pronged Approach to Improving Online Student Engagement | Faculty Focus | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it
Monica Rothschild-Boros, an art appreciation and cultural anthropology instructor at Orange Coast College, uses a combination of embedded lecture questions, threaded discussion, and innovative assignments to engage students and get them to think...
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No tuition or tests, just teachers: WVU launching free online courses for all in February

No tuition or tests, just teachers: WVU launching free online courses for all in February | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - There's no homework, no tuition and no tests. No credit, either. But now anyone with access to the web can become a college student.
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American Council on Education Recommends 5 MOOCs for Credit - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

American Council on Education Recommends 5 MOOCs for Credit - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it
Approval of the Coursera-provided classses could be a major step toward bridging the gap between massive open online courses and traditional higher education.
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What  Do  Unsuccessful  Online  Students  Want  Us  to  Know? | The Sloan Consortium

What  Do  Unsuccessful  Online  Students  Want  Us  to  Know? | The Sloan Consortium | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it
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Rarely do we get this kind of feedback which can be valuable for revising online courses to be more effective.

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The World's Tweets Light Up the Globe in Stunning Live Visualization | Wired Design | Wired.com

It's simple, but lovely. Web designer Franck Ernewein's real-time Twitter visualization, Tweetping, drops a bright pixel at the location of every tweet in the world, starting as soon as you open the page.
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Calling all geography teachers, how might you use this in your courses?

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