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E-readers kindle enthusiasm for learning among children in Kenya

E-readers kindle enthusiasm for learning among children in Kenya | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it
Laila Ali: Digital readers supplied by the Kilgoris project are encouraging kids who might otherwise lack basic textbooks to love reading...
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Social media’s impact in the higher-ed classroom

Higher education’s use of social media in the classroom is expanding and changing, with younger faculty members leading the way and influencing how tools such as Facebook, Twitter, and video are used, according to an October 2012 survey.
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Understanding the Flipped Classroom: Part 2 | Faculty Focus

Understanding the Flipped Classroom: Part 2 | Faculty Focus | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it
Editor’s Note: Part 1 of this article looked at the history of the flipped classroom. Today we look at what it takes for someone to teach effectively in a flipped classroom.
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German University Offers MOOC with Credit -- Campus Technology

German University Offers MOOC with Credit -- Campus Technology | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it
A public university in Germany is joining the MOOC movement with a course that will come with "university credit points" that it said could be accepted by degree programs.
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ReadWrite DeathWatch: One Laptop Per Child

ReadWrite DeathWatch: One Laptop Per Child | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it
One Laptop Per Child puts computers in the hands of the world's most vulnerable children to help educate them out of poverty. It's a noble cause championed by our brightest minds - but it doesn't seem to work.
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Challenge of creating on tablets

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As a range of new tablet computers go on sale, creatives weigh in on the ups and downs of making content on the touch-screen devices.
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Facing Backlash, Minnesota Decides to Allow Free Online Courses After All - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Facing Backlash, Minnesota Decides to Allow Free Online Courses After All - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it
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Campus Connection: Online videos replace live lectures … and students thrive

Campus Connection: Online videos replace live lectures … and students thrive | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it
Online education still tends to get a bad rap in some circles -- especially among those of us who grew up listening to professors talk at the front of a lecture hall.
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Top 25 Career Apps For the Modern, Mobile Student - Online College Courses

Top 25 Career Apps For the Modern, Mobile Student - Online College Courses | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it
To help you maximize your time and get ready for the working world, there are hundreds of smartphone and tablet career apps out there.
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Google's Open Course Builder: A Giant Leap into 21st Century Online Learning

Google's Open Course Builder: A Giant Leap into 21st Century Online Learning | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it
"Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful." -- About Google

Google is the most powerful nonhuman teacher ever known to actual humans.
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Calibre: Hands-Down, The Best eBook Manager Available

Calibre: Hands-Down, The Best eBook Manager Available | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it
Electronic media is no doubt more prevalent today than it ever has been. The Internet is at the core of it all, and because of it we have eBooks, web articles, and news from electronic magazines and newspapers.
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Trend: masses are embracing online learning faster (Myfreecoursesonline.com)

Trend: masses are embracing online learning faster (Myfreecoursesonline.com) | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it
From the subway’s of New York City to the underground of London there is a noticeable trend and behavioural change amongst the masses yet to be fully accepted by those catching up with global culture and that is almost everyone seems fully engaged...
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Cool Tool | Edshelf: A Directory of Digital Tools for Educators

Cool Tool | Edshelf: A Directory of Digital Tools for Educators | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it
Mike Lee and Thomas Sha want to make a positive impact on the world by making education more efficient and effective. Through a directory of websites, mobile apps and desktop software — rated and r...
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Implementing 1-to-1 Computing: Getting Close, But Content Still Falls Short

Implementing 1-to-1 Computing: Getting Close, But Content Still Falls Short | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it
THOUGHT LEADERSHIP | by Eliot Levinson, et al.  Implementation of digital educational content and 1:1 devices is happening now and is replacing the century-old textbook as the technology of educati...
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4 Reasons Why iPad Mini Might Hit the EDU Sweet Spot | Inside Higher Ed

4 Reasons Why iPad Mini Might Hit the EDU Sweet Spot | Inside Higher Ed | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it
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Understanding the Flipped Classroom: Part 1 | Faculty Focus

Understanding the Flipped Classroom: Part 1 | Faculty Focus | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it
The flipped classroom seems to be the latest buzz in educational trends. Is this truly a new revolutionary approach or a revision of a technique used throughout the ages?
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Check out the open-source textbooks here>Siyavula | Technology-powered Learning

Check out the open-source textbooks here>Siyavula | Technology-powered Learning | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it
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Free Technology for Teachers: Creative Uses for iPads in the Classroom

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Online learning calls for new set of skills

Online learning calls for new set of skills | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it
Online learning calls for new set of skills...
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San Jose State U. Says Replacing Live Lectures With Videos Increased Test Scores - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

San Jose State U. Says Replacing Live Lectures With Videos Increased Test Scores - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it

In an effort to raise student performance in a difficult course, San Jose State University has turned to a “flipped classroom” format, requiring students to watch lecture videos produced by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and using class time for discussion. And initial data show the method is leading to higher test scores, university officials announced this week.

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Is Pheed the New Twitter? - Forbes

Miley Cyrus seems to think so. As does Ashley Tisdale, David Guetta, Paris Hilton, Chris Brown, and thousands of others who have joined the site in a matter of days. So what is Pheed? In short, think of it as Twitter, with a business plan.
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The Perks of Working From Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Perks of Working From Home [INFOGRAPHIC] | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it
If you’re part of the 86% who drive to work every day, you can devise ways to lower your gas costs, save time and improve your health — by telecommuting.
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LinkedIn Announces Massive Update To Its “Pillar Product”, The Profile | TechCrunch

LinkedIn Announces Massive Update To Its “Pillar Product”, The Profile | TechCrunch | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it
Senior VP of Products and User Experience of LinkedIn, Deep Nishar, discussed the company approach to design and iteration, which is extremely interesting. He says that since January 2009, its members has gone from 32M members to 175M+ members.
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How To Fight "Socware" - Malware On Facebook And Other Social Networks

How To Fight "Socware" - Malware On Facebook And Other Social Networks | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it
Engineering professors and graduate students at University of California-Riverside have coined a new term to describe malware distributed on social networks, but they didn't stop there: They also developed an app to fight it.
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Unis to face high degree of change in mobile era

Unis to face high degree of change in mobile era | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it
Unis to face high degree of change in mobile era...
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