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The Hottest Educational Technology Trends based on Teachers - Infographic

The Hottest Educational Technology Trends based on Teachers - Infographic | Trends in e-learning | Scoop.it
Web-based Tools for Educational Purposes, Online Educational Resources, Digital Literacy, Personal Learning Networks (PLN), Blended Learning, Social Media in Education, E-Moderation, Mobile Learning, Digital Games in Education, Interactive...

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Waar zijn docenten het meest geïnteresseerd in? Lees het in dit artikel.

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Technology Integration Research Review

Technology Integration Research Review | Trends in e-learning | Scoop.it
Edutopia’s tech integration research review explores some of the vast body of research out there and helps you navigate useful results.
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Teaching a MOOC: Lessons Learned & Best Balch Practices

Teaching a MOOC: Lessons Learned & Best Balch Practices | Trends in e-learning | Scoop.it
I just completed teaching a MOOC on Computational Investing via coursera.org. I did some things right and a lot of things wrong. Here are my lessons learned from the first round. I'm very excited n...
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Adding Some TEC-VARIETY to Online Teaching and Learning | The Cengage Learning Blog

Adding Some TEC-VARIETY to Online Teaching and Learning | The Cengage Learning Blog | Trends in e-learning | Scoop.it

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Vance Stevens's curator insight, January 11, 2013 6:23 AM

Curt Bonk is one of the most sharing deep thinkers I know (there might be others but I don't know them that well :-)  Here he talks about motivation in online learning and proposes a mnemonic for it TEC-VARIETY. He fleshes out the acronym in this post and indicates he is writing a book on the topic which, being Curt, he will disseminate as a free PDF (or on Amazon, if you prefer).

 

In this post he addresses motivation in MOOCs: "

Adding to the media hype machine is the sudden emergence of massive open online courses (MOOCs) with tens or even hundreds of thousands of learners in a single course. Unfortunately, it is rare for more than 10 or 20 percent of those enrolled in such courses to complete them. Retention and motivation seems to be the issue of the day not just in the UK, but right here in the USA!

Might MOOC pioneers and other online and blended learning instructors need ideas and examples for motivating their online learners? I think so. Since that first online motivation talk in London in 2005, I have been working on a framework for motivation and retention online called “TEC-VARIETY.”

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Changing the password with the BB9 Lockdown Browser tool

This video shows how to change the password of a BB9 test that uses the Lockdown Browser.

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Outlook for online learning in 2013: online learning comes of age

Outlook for online learning in 2013: online learning comes of age | Trends in e-learning | Scoop.it
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Tony Bates forecasts may help provide some perspective on the rapidly changing e-learning environment

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5 #EdTech Alternatives to Traditional Classroom Activities

5 #EdTech Alternatives to Traditional Classroom Activities | Trends in e-learning | Scoop.it
Five great tools and edtech alternatives to spice up old-fashioned classroom activities using education technology.
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Clipped launches as a Flipboard competitor, using natural language processing to better curate news

Clipped launches as a Flipboard competitor, using natural language processing to better curate news | Trends in e-learning | Scoop.it

Excerpted from article on The Next Web:

"Finding ways to keep track of what’s happening in the world and in various markets can be pretty difficult, especially on mobile devices. People are interested in seeking out new ways to allow them to get information that’s relevant and important to them.

 

Apps to help with this problem include Flipboard, a popular social news aggregator that has helped to change the way people consume content,Zite, Cir.ca, and Summly. Now, Clipped is seeking to take its place as one of those services and has launched its iOS and Android apps to help optimize the way people consume the news on their mobile devices.

 

Created by Tanay Tandon, Clipped’s original intent was to be something that the average teenager could use easily. He says that it was important for the user to be able to open up the application and immediately find the most important information in front of them.

 

Processing, Clipped believes that it allows it to generate comprehensive summaries of articles. As Tandon tells us:

"The technology grammatically analyzes text, and discovers which sentence structures hold the most important information. The algorithm diagrams sentences through a Part of Speech tagger, and can determine which information is dependent on other sections. Through a combination of statistics and keyword analysis, we are then able to rank chunks of information and select which regions of the sentences are most relevant. Clipped then re-reads its summary and makes sure that the selected information contextually makes sense. The algorithm then returns the top information as a bulleted list for the user to read..."

 

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http://thenextweb.com/apps/2013/01/01/clipped-launches-as-flipboard-competitor-to-help-curate-news/


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Best iPad Apps of 2012

Best iPad Apps of 2012 | Trends in e-learning | Scoop.it
The iPad Insight list of the Best iPad Apps of 2012

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asnal abbas's comment, January 2, 2013 7:07 AM
happy new year
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Happy 2013 to you too Asnal Abbas!
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What is Curation?

This is the first in a series of videos explaining the shifts we're seeing in the world of content creation. Curation has exploded with the growth of Twitter, Tumblr…
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Simple but clear explanation of meaning of curation

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Assistive Technology and the 1:1 Student

Assistive Technology and the 1:1 Student | Trends in e-learning | Scoop.it
Meaghan recalls her first moments with the iPad and how she and her liaison discovered the variety of new opportunities that this one device presented. One of the first things she used was the ability to invert the colors of the screen. The iPad gives users the opportunity to read predominantly black text on a lighter screen, or to invert the colors and overlay white text on a black screen. This one feature, Meaghan recalls, was "transformative" in her learning of what the iPad could offer her educational experience.
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Mark Pegrum's curator insight, December 17, 2012 8:54 PM

An important reminder of the value of iPads for students with visual impairments.

Karen Johnson's curator insight, January 8, 2013 7:15 AM

Some useful tips for lecturers to pass on to their students.  This is why it is better to buy iPads than a less adaptable device.

Kathryn Wyeth's curator insight, January 8, 2013 10:22 AM

Great ideas from how one student with vision loss uses an iPad to participate and learn.

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Learning Through Digital Media » How I Used Wikis to Get My Students to Do Their Readings

Learning Through Digital Media » How I Used Wikis to Get My Students to Do Their Readings | Trends in e-learning | Scoop.it

"We have heard the complaint or issued it ourselves one too many times: “They don’t read!”

 

But can Digital Media provide some simple pedagogical models to promote a more active engagement with that most ancient and passive form of learning: the reading assignment? In this article, I describe the use of Wikis (web pages that people can easily edit as a group) to get students to summarize, ask questions, and comment on a reading before they even meet for class. And while many new—and old—tools can be used to accomplish similar results, what is innovative about this approach is that whereas before reading and writing was something students were supposed to do individually in the isolation of their rooms or the library, now—thanks to Wikis—it is a project they tackle collaboratively as a class. The goals of this critical pedagogy are thus both modest and radical, at the intersection of old and new technologies: to use Digital Media to change the way students interact with texts."

 

Assignment provided and reflection on it's impact on student learning. A really worthwhile read!


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Ken Morrison's comment, October 3, 2012 8:45 AM
This has been on my mind a lot lately. It frustrates me that so many teachers are ready to gather around Wikipedia like a pinata and beat it down. It is still sooooooo young. It can become something really special if we nurture it and encourage wise use. For example, the most powerful part is not the front page but by going under the hood and looking at the discussions about what should be on the front page. Helping our students find those discussions is so important.
Ken Morrison's comment, October 3, 2012 8:45 AM
This has been on my mind a lot lately. It frustrates me that so many teachers are ready to gather around Wikipedia like a pinata and beat it down. It is still sooooooo young. It can become something really special if we nurture it and encourage wise use. For example, the most powerful part is not the front page but by going under the hood and looking at the discussions about what should be on the front page. Helping our students find those discussions is so important. Ken
Anne Whaits's comment, December 15, 2012 1:50 PM
Thanks Ken!
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17 ways iPads will be used in schools in 2013

17 ways iPads will be used in schools in 2013 | Trends in e-learning | Scoop.it
New classroom tablet programs are beginning and others are expanding. Here's a look at what's taking shape.
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Tips for Online Instructors: Managing Files, Feedback, and Workload | Faculty Focus

Tips for Online Instructors: Managing Files, Feedback, and Workload | Faculty Focus | Trends in e-learning | Scoop.it
Teaching online is a rewarding experience; but any instructor who makes the transition to online education, thinking it will be easier and less time-consuming than face-to-face classroom teaching, is in for a big surprise!
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Helpful tips for managing workload for online instructors

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stps13 Infographic Syllabus_Kays.png » | Diigo

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Very creative way to develop a course syllabus

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Welcome to the Ontario Online Learning Portal for Faculty & Instructors | Contact North

Welcome to the Ontario Online Learning Portal for Faculty & Instructors | Contact North | Trends in e-learning | Scoop.it
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The Best of Teachers Web Tools

This eBook features some of the best web tools teachers need in order to effectively integrate technology into their work

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Multiple sites for creative activity for students of varying ages.

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Takako Kobayashi's curator insight, January 12, 2013 7:11 PM

Web tools for teachers

Patrizia Tirel's curator insight, January 14, 2013 9:58 AM

I've downloaded it and  great satisfaction ....there are tools I'm using!

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Keeping up with social media–in 30 minutes a day (you heard me!)

Keeping up with social media–in 30 minutes a day (you heard me!) | Trends in e-learning | Scoop.it
Does this scenario sound familiar? You're stuck in meetings all day. You have absolutely no time. Yet your boss is asking you to stay on top

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Víctor Farré's curator insight, January 12, 2013 9:13 AM

Maneras de manejar la sobrecarga de información

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소셜미디어의 홍수속에서 그리고 정보의 홍수속에서 사는 우리, 어떻게 하면 좀 더 효율적으로 정보를 습득하고 정리할수있을까요?? 이 기사가 8가지 팁을 주네요. 

8 tips how to keep up with social media! There are many ways to manage your social media tools but are you certain that it's effective? why don't you read what the author has to say about how to manage your social media and give it a try? 

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Great Mind Mapping Apps for iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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News Discovery: Get Summarized Stories in Bullet Point Summaries with Clipped

News Discovery: Get Summarized Stories in Bullet Point Summaries with Clipped | Trends in e-learning | Scoop.it

 

 


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Not sure if deep learning occurs through bullet points, but possibly a handy quick reference source.

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Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com's curator insight, January 2, 2013 3:06 PM

Looks like an interesting new tool!

REwebCentral's curator insight, January 2, 2013 6:42 PM

Who doesn't love bullet points?? We've downloaded both the Chrome extension and the Android app. Let us know if you do the same and we'll compare notes.

REwebCentral's comment, January 2, 2013 6:44 PM
I'm not expending any "deep learning" bandwidth until I see bullet points. I think this product is a curator's dream.
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Four Innovation Trends to Watch in 2013

Four Innovation Trends to Watch in 2013 | Trends in e-learning | Scoop.it
Will badging go big? Will multitasking be monetized? And other questions for the new year.

 

The OECD economies may be sluggish; America may or may not hurtle over fiscal cliffs; and BRICs may not be growing quite as fast as their champions hoped. But adversity (almost) always creates economic opportunity. Digital media continue to be springboards for global innovation and enterprise. North America's fracking fever has proviked experts (who once feared the world had passed Hubbert's Peak) to predict the US will soon be a net energy exporter. Human ingenuity — increasingly augmented by technical amplifiers — remains the most remarkable renewable resource. So here are four innovation ideas — themes, really — sure to gain significantly greater mind- and market-share over the coming year. What do they all have in common? Individual empowerment.

 

'Badges? We Don't Need No Stinkin' Badges!'

With apologies to John Huston, yes we do. From Khan Academy to Coursera to edX to the O'Reilly School of Technology, badges increasingly enjoy consideration as human capital's coin of the the realm for online education. Valid and verifiable accreditation is an exponentially growing challenge for virtual educators — and their students — worldwide. What should it mean to employers that someone has successfully completed a core course in Machine Learning or Hadoop? What does an executive education badge from an Instituto de Empresa, an Insead or Hitotusbashi say about the curricular competences of its holder? What badges will dramatically increase a job candidate's hireability or promotability?

 

Linked-In endorsements are lovely, but the demand for meaningful and measurable affirmation and accreditation will have profound effects on both higher and executive education. Badging bandwidth will further expand as the IBMs, Accentures, Schlumbergers and professional societies decide that they, too, want to brand the expertise of their training programs and people. Craft unions and other skilled labor organizations also seem destined to bring badging to their memberships. Will badges require successful course completion? Or will be badges be won by passing a demanding array of standardized virtual tests?

 

Course content, quality and participation won't ultimately determine the triumph of the online educational revolution. The ability to measure and assess real learning and skills acquisition in virtual environments will. Badges — not digital diplomas — seem to be the best and likeliest bet on accreditation's future. What policies and programs is your organization developing around badges? Do your hiring/promotion processes recognize badges? Badges will be key variables in human capital evaluation. Is HR your best badgemeister?

 

Second Screens and Monetizing Multitasking

Attention is no longer undivided. Multitasking rules. Kindle readers tweet commentary about the ebooks and magazines they're reading; folks chatting on their iPhones use their tablets to turn real-time conversations into livestreamed blogs. The mix of device mobility and multiplicity makes people into multimedia 'prosumers;' nobody is doing 'just one thing' anymore.

Hollywood and content creators worldwide have taken notice and readjusted their business models accordingly. Television shows are no longer broadcast — or streamed — to be watched; they're supposed to be tweeted and/or otherwise reengaged. "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" invites its viewers to download a 'watchalong' app. Disney 'Second Screen' offers 'playalong' apps for movie classics ranging from 'Bambi' to 'The Lion King.' Bravo encourages and expects viewers of its cult shows to tweet their real-time reactions to the world.

Instead of forcing people to overwhelmingly focus their time and attention on a single screen, broadcasters, sports teams and "appreneurs" increasingly seek to monetize divided attention spans by promoting multidevice engagement. Multitasking has evolved from a distraction and diversion to a financial focus wherever digital content lives. The phenomenon is global: Chinese and Indian yuppies increasingly carry two devices. So do the emerging middle classes in Brazil and Colombia. Monetizing multitasking will be mass media challenge, not a province of the elites.

 

Of course, "second screening" won't be just a consumer behavior. Personal productivity both at home and at work will depend on finding ways to integrate how multiple devices work together to amplify individual performance. Designing for multidevice/multitasiking second- (and third-) screen engagement is in its earliest phases. But the designs it inspires are exactly what Apple, Amazon, Google, Samsung, Nokia and Microsoft are looking for.

 

Taking 'Recofriendations' More Seriously

What friends and colleagues "like" is useful to know. But is it enough? While recommendation engines have been fantastically successful for the Amazons and Netflixes, they remain relative underachievers given their technical and algorithmic potential. Both in theory and practice, social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Yelp and Reddit have the data and analytics to transform how "likes" get
translated into insight and advice.

 

"Recommenders" that go beyond alerting/notifying you that "friends you know" like this movie or have read that article are emerging. Just as Gmail now begins to suggest "other" people you might send that email to, Facebook, Amazon and LinkedIn will increasingly make recommendations based on your "successful" web behaviors. "Social Reader"-like notifications will give way to more sophisticated reasons and rationales for recommendation. Recommendations will be more like "Here's why..." than "Hey!"

 

Find a particularly helpful answer on Quora? You'll have a recommender suggest who on Outlook/Gmail/Linked-In and/or Facebook should be forward an excerpt. Did you just book a flight on Expedia or enter travel plans on your Calendar? Then your recommender will suggest which friends and/or acquaintances you might wish to contact when you're there. Preparing PowerPoint/Keynote presentations with a few facts a tad fuzzier than you might like? Your recommender offers up names drawn from your social networks of possible "reviewers" for your iffier slides.

 

Simply put, recommendation engine technology will be repurposed to better align what you're digitally doing with which particular friends/colleagues/acquaintances would likely be most interested in learning about it — and vice versa. As with multitasking above, "recofriendation engines" may prove as valuable for professionals seeking a productivity boost as for people looking to go beyond "notifications" and tweets for engaging friends. Will there be battles and skirmishes about the privacy implications? There always are. Otherwise, what's not to "like?"

 

Fed Up Entrepreneurship

Critics harshly declare Ben Bernanke's Federal Reserve hates savers and retirees. Certainly, equity investors believe the Fed's low interest rate policies make the stock market a better bet for higher returns. "The [Fed] has created an environment where there is no effective alternative to stocks," Omega Advisors CEO Leon Cooperman told CNBC the week before Christmas. "...Half the stocks in the market are now yielding more than fixed income. You have to go back to 1958 to see that kind of condition."

Controversies about the efficacy of the Fed's policies at stimulating economic growth notwithstanding, Bernanke's declaration that interest rates will be kept low until unemployment rates dramatically improve signal a profound shift in the investment environment. Investors looking for higher returns will increasingly look to more innovative alternatives.

 

Will lower interest rates make venture capital a more appealing option? Preliminary data suggest not. According to a PriceWaterhouse Coopers preliminary review, 2012 venture funding has actually declined. "Investment for the first three quarters of the year was $20 billion into 2,661 deals, a level well below this point last year, making it likely that 2012 will fall short of 2011 in terms of both dollars and deal volume," the PwC release asserted.

The numbers don't lie. However, a slower-growth economy and near-zero interest rates strongly suggest that entrepreneurs may find it easier to make the case that their ventures — even on a risk-adjusted basis — might be worth serious consideration. Entrepreneurship as an "alternative investment" may hold growing appeal to institutional investors seeking "growth stories" and diversification options.

 

While everyone, of course, looks for the next Google and Facebook, the reality is that globally, innovation opportunities in bio/nano/info-technologies continue to emerge. Who would have picked hydraulic fracturing as a disruptive business/technology breakthrough in 2002?  How angel investment, corporate venturing or institutionalized venture capital innovatively responds to Fed policy remains to be seen. But the relative paucity of returns on more traditional investments and the increasingly appeal of innovation opportunities suggest that there may never be a better time to be a charismatic entrepreneur with a scalable prototype.


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To watch implies reacting. These kind of thought enables a reader to create for 2013 and after.

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A Useful Social Media Cheat Sheet - Edudemic

A Useful Social Media Cheat Sheet - Edudemic | Trends in e-learning | Scoop.it
The infographic may be designed for small business owners but it's worthwhile for any teacher, student, parent, or other Edudemic reader looking for the quick bites of the social networks.
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Ultimate List of Free Music for eLearning Development

Ultimate List of Free Music for eLearning Development | Trends in e-learning | Scoop.it
At the Ultimate List of Free Music for eLearning you will find 34 websites where you can use Free Music for your Online Courses. You can download hundred thousand music files for thousands artist and use it for Free.

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10 Ways To Use Technology To Teach Writing

10 Ways To Use Technology To Teach Writing | Trends in e-learning | Scoop.it
Here, we offer just a few tech-focused ways to help students learn grammar,and, most importantly, why good writing is so important to their futures.
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