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Embedding creative commons licences into digital resources - SCA briefing paper : JISC

Embedding creative commons licences into digital resources - SCA briefing paper : JISC | Trends in e-learning | Scoop.it
Creative Commons licences (also referred to as CC licences) can facilitate the copying, reuse, distribution, and in some cases, the modification of the original owner’s creative work without needing to get permission each time from the rights holder.
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Six Examples of iPad Integration in the 1:1 Classroom

Six Examples of iPad Integration in the 1:1 Classroom | Trends in e-learning | Scoop.it

"At Burlington High School in Burlington, MA, we are entering our eighth month of a 1:1 iPad initiative that began in September 2011. Don't get me wrong, we think the iPad is a great device for learning and gives each of our students a dynamic learning tool that can be used across the content areas and to accomplish a variety of tasks. Many of the critics claim that we are backing our students into a corner by giving them one brand and one skill set to learn exclusively on one device. This is not the case at Burlington. Furthermore, I have support."


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Contact North - Technology Revolution

How technology will the break the "iron triangle" of post-secondary education, delivering wider access, higher quality and lower cost all at the same time...
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Ten Best Practices for Teaching Online

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EDTEC 470 - Using Twitter to Learn from Others

EDTEC 470 - Using Twitter to Learn from Others | Trends in e-learning | Scoop.it

Reading RSS feeds is a great way to keep up with what's happening. But there's another technology that provides a different, more spontaneous window into the minds of other people.

 

It's called Twitter and it's one of the fastest growing Web 2.0 technologies.


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Best News Discovery Tools 2012

Best News Discovery Tools 2012 | Trends in e-learning | Scoop.it

Robin Good: If you are curating a specific topic you may find yourself often wading through tons of useless content and wondering where you can find some good stuff. 

 

One option is to start using some good news discovery tools which can greatly help you filter out some of the useless spammy content that fills in most unfiltered searches and feed streams.

 

Here is my mindmap on news discovery tools which can help you in finding your best crop of interesting stories on the specific topic you are interested in.

 

It contains over 30 news discovery tools and services all with a direct link. 

 

Direct map link: http://bit.ly/bestnewsdiscoverytools  

 

(Thanks also to Beth Kanter for featuring me and this list in her recent live presentation in NY - find out more in her curated report here: http://storify.com/kanter/what-can-nonprofits-learn-about-content-curation-f )


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Francesco Campa's comment, February 10, 2012 4:31 AM
That's ok Robin ;-)

Beth Kanter's comment, February 10, 2012 11:40 AM
Thanks again for skyping into the conference, doing the video, and creating the map! I learned a lot and so did the 300 ngos in the room. And, I've been slowly playing with the tools on this list and now really adore trap.it!
Coleman Foley's comment, February 16, 2012 3:19 PM
Xydo is still a discovery engine, but is now focused on discovering content for email marketers. The rest of the list seems to be more focused on general purpose news discovery.
From their new home page:

"Easily find white-hot content that’s relevant to your business and customers."

Quickly create beautiful, white-labeled emails optimized for web, email, and mobile.

Track every action: opens, clicks, shares, etc. — down to an individual subscriber."

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Blackboard Learn 9.1 'Ocho' Update Gets Workflow Optimizations, New Looks - Campus Technology

Blackboard Learn 9.1 'Ocho' Update Gets Workflow Optimizations, New Looks - Campus Technology | Trends in e-learning | Scoop.it

Blackboard Learn 9.1 'Ocho' Update Gets Workflow Optimizations, New LooksCampus TechnologyIn an online meeting with members of the media last week, Blackboard Learn President and CTO Ray Henderson explained that SP8 "will significantly improve the...

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LiveMinutes |Free Web Conferencing |Online Video Conferencing Services |Net Meeting |Audio Conferencing Services

LiveMinutes |Free Web Conferencing |Online Video Conferencing Services |Net Meeting |Audio Conferencing Services | Trends in e-learning | Scoop.it
Live Minutes provide free web conferencing, video conferencing, online audio conferencing and net meeting services. These services are appropriate for corporate meetings, webinars, conference calling, screen sharing requirements and much more.
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Educational Technology and Life » Blog Archive » Personal Learning Networks for Educators: 10 Tips

Educational Technology and Life » Blog Archive » Personal Learning Networks for Educators: 10 Tips | Trends in e-learning | Scoop.it
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Google Launches Redesigned Education Site | MindShift

Google Launches Redesigned Education Site | MindShift | Trends in e-learning | Scoop.it

Google has revamped its site for educators, creating a redesigned repository for all its educational tools and resources for teachers, schools, and students.

 

The newest feature is News and Calendar, a listing of all events and deadlines for Google’s education endeavors.


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Smartphones Sers in the World

Smartphones Sers in the World | Trends in e-learning | Scoop.it

Smartphone Usage Statistics 2012 [Infographic] (Smartphone Usage Statistics 2012 [Infographic] http://t.co/rzCZBpFd...)...


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Three Developments That Are Transforming Online Learning

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No Financial Aid, No Problem. For-Profit University Sets $199-a-Month Tuition for Online Courses - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

No Financial Aid, No Problem. For-Profit University Sets $199-a-Month Tuition for Online Courses - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Trends in e-learning | Scoop.it

It's a higher-education puzzle: Students are flocking to Western Governors University, driving growth of 30 to 40 percent each year. You might expect that competitors would be clamoring to copy the nonprofit online institution's model, which focuses on whether students can show "competencies" rather than on counting how much time they've spent in class.

So why haven't they?

 

Two reasons, says the education entrepreneur Gene Wade. One, financial-aid regulatory problems that arise with self-paced models that aren't based on seat time. And two, opposition to how Western Governors changes the role of professor, chopping it into "course mentors" who help students master material, and graders who evaluate homework but do no teaching. 

 

Mr. Wade hopes to clear those obstacles with a start-up company, UniversityNow, that borrows ideas from Western Governors while offering fresh twists on the model. One is cost. The for-profit's new venture—New Charter University, led by Sal Monaco, a former Western Governors provost—sidesteps the loan system by setting tuition so cheap that most students shouldn't need to borrow. The price: $796 per semester, or $199 a month, for as many classes as they can finish.

"This is not buying a house," says Mr. Wade, co-founder and chief executive of UniversityNow. "This is like, do I want to get cable?"

Another novelty: New Charter offers a try-it-before-you-buy-it platform that mimics the "freemium" model of many consumer Web services. Anyone can create an account and start working through its self-paced online courses free of charge. Their progress gets recorded. If they decide to pay up and enroll, they get access to an adviser (who helps navigate the university) and course specialists (who can discuss the material). They also get to take proctored online tests for course credit.

 

For years, some analysts have argued that ready access to Pell Grants and federal loans actually props up colleges prices because institutions have little incentive to charge anything beneath the floor set by available financial aid.

 

Yet the project faces tall hurdles: Will employers value these degrees? Will students sign on? And, with a university that lacks regional accreditation right now­—New Charter is nationally accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council, and is considering seeking regional accreditation—will students be able to transfer its credits? Mr. Wade banks on appealing to working adults who crave easier access to education.

 

In California, where Mr. Wade is based, nearly 140,000 first-time students at two-year institutions couldn't get into any courses at all during the previous academic year. 

 

To build the software, Mr. Wade looked beyond the traditional world of educational technology, recruiting developers from companies like Google. Signing up for the university feels more like creating an account with a Web platform like Facebook than the laborious process of starting a traditional program—in fact, New Charter lets you join with your Facebook ID. Students, whether paying or not, start each class by taking an assessment to establish whether they're ready for the course and what material within it they need to work on. Based on that, the system creates a pathway to guide them through the content. They skip stuff that they already know.

 

At New Charter, even students who don't end up paying offer value to the university. That's because, behind the scenes, the Web site hoovers up data about what they clicked on and how they behaved. That data is used to help serve the next person with a similar profile—to diagnose them faster and recommend the right learning resources.


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E-Coaching Success Tips

E-Coaching Success Tips | Trends in e-learning | Scoop.it
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Broadband, Social Networks, and Mobility Have Spawned a New Kind of Learner -- THE Journal

Broadband, Social Networks, and Mobility Have Spawned a New Kind of Learner -- THE Journal | Trends in e-learning | Scoop.it
Students are different today because of technology. Every educator knows this, of course, but this change is about much more than agile thumbs, shriveling attention spans, and OMG'd vocabularies.
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E-learning Examples — Interactive Graphics, Visual Journalism and Multimedia Storytelling

E-learning Examples — Interactive Graphics, Visual Journalism and Multimedia Storytelling | Trends in e-learning | Scoop.it
Gallery of interactive graphics from corporate elearning to multimedia journalism.

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Truly Amazing Video – The Power of Mobile Learning: Float Mobile Learning

Truly Amazing Video – The Power of Mobile Learning: Float Mobile Learning | Trends in e-learning | Scoop.it
If you had any doubts, you need to watch this video. Powerful stuff indeed. These devices may be the best, most effective and least expensive assistive technology yet. We've written a bit about this topic...
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3 Social Learning Trends to Watch in 2012 |

3 Social Learning Trends to Watch in 2012 | | Trends in e-learning | Scoop.it
Jane Bozarth, eLearning Coordinator for the State of North Carolina and author of Social Media for Trainers explains how using social networks can enhance training: “Social media tools help to amplify the social and informal learning already going...
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SXSWkh | SlideRocket, Online Presentation Tools

Presentation software by SlideRocket allows you to create, administer, and deliver professional presentations efficiently and effectively.
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5 E-Learning Trends for Higher Ed -- Campus Technology

5 E-Learning Trends for Higher Ed -- Campus Technology | Trends in e-learning | Scoop.it
To get some insights into what's on the horizon for e-learning, Campus Technology spoke with a group of academics and instructional technologists.
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iLibrarian » 5 Free Online Tools to Create Your Own Infographics

iLibrarian » 5 Free Online Tools to Create Your Own Infographics | Trends in e-learning | Scoop.it

 

 

             5 Free Online Tools to Create Your Own Infographics


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