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What is the point of Educational Technology?

What is the point of Educational Technology? | Teachning, Learning and Develpoing with Technology | Scoop.it
Adam | Featured Articles, Teaching & Learning, Technology in Education, The Future of Education

I spend a huge amount of my time reading about the top 5 apps for teachers, the best software for collaborative writing, the best web tool for this, that or the other, how to do something that I’ve never heard of but should have and now feel guilty about, so I’m going to Google it and try to drop it into a conversation next time I’m face to face with another teacher, so that I seem on top of the ever-burgeoning world of educational technology.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m a big fan. I might even describe myself as being someone close to the cutting edge of what is going on, but the more I read, the more concerned I become about the quality of what is going on in schools.


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The future belongs to those who take charge of their own learning « Learning in the Social Workplace

The future belongs to those who take charge of their own learning « Learning in the Social Workplace | Teachning, Learning and Develpoing with Technology | Scoop.it

Once upon a time (as all good fairy tales start) employees had a job for life. Having left school or college you could start work for an organization and remain there for your whole professional life. The company would provide you with all the training you needed, give you all the promotions you deserved and then at your retirement, reward your long service with the gift of a clock or a gold watch.

 

But things have changed; there is no longer such a thing as a job for life, and nowadays when you work for an organization they are only likely to provide you with the minimum training you require to get started and carry out your basic duties, together with all the necessary regulatory/compliance/statutory/ mandatory training they are obliged to provide to keep their CEO out of jail! If you are very lucky they might pay for you to attend a professional conference once a year.

 

A MUST read:

http://www.c4lpt.co.uk/blog/2012/10/29/the-future-belongs-to-those-who-take-charge-of-their-own-learning/

 

 


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Characteristics of good elearning

Characteristics of good elearning | Teachning, Learning and Develpoing with Technology | Scoop.it

Thought-provoking


It's all very well having fun while using elearning materials. ===> But what you're trying to do is get people to change the way they behave or think. <===

 

For that to occur, ===> good elearning will cause people to reflect on what they currently do/think and start working the way the elearning is suggesting. <===

 

You actually want to bring in some element of "cognitive dissonance" - putting people in a state where they may end up trying to hold two conflicting ideas.


Often, this brings out some emotion.

 

===> But, even if people disagree with what the content is saying, at least you've stimulated a reaction. That's better than no reaction at all. <===

 

Read more, a MUST:

http://www.learningconversations.co.uk/main/index.php/2012/11/13/characteristics-of-good-elearning?blog=5

 


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Free Windows Screencasting Tool: ActivePresenter (Win)

Free Windows Screencasting Tool: ActivePresenter (Win) | Teachning, Learning and Develpoing with Technology | Scoop.it

Robin Good: For Windows PC users ActivePresenter may prove to be an interesting alternative, with lots of useful features at a price that can't be beaten.

 

And when you want more options, like extra export formats, or the ability to produce PowerPoint presentation as final output, the Standard and Pro editions come to the rescue.

 

With ActivePresenter, not only you can record your computer screen along with your own audio narration, but you can also capture screenshots automatically with mouse clicks or key presses and 

automatically generate appropriate annotations for each action.

 

Even the free version has no watermarks or time limitations.

 

Other features include:

- Attractive callouts

- Annotations for explaining each action
- Changing mouse cursor path
- Remove/change unneeded parts
- Add more video overlays
- Sync audio, video and overlays
- Closed Captioning

- Make it interactive by adding application simulations, branching scenarios, and quizzes
- Easily publish to the web, desktops, mobile devices, and leading SCORM-compliant Learning Management Systems
- Track and report key metrics to evaluate learner performance


Supported output formats: AVI, MP4, WMV or WebM (supported by Youtube)

 

Three editions available:

- Free Edition: Can create video (AVI, MP4, WMV, WebM)
- Standard Edition: as Free + output in Flash Video (FLV), Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Adobe PDF and HTML output
- Pro Edition: as Standard + the capability to create interactive AJAX, Adobe Flash simulations and Microsoft PowerPoint presentations.


N.B.: The Free Edition has almost all the features as in the Standard or Professional Edition, except the export capability.

 

Demo recordings: http://atomisystems.com/demo/ ;

 

Compare different editions: http://atomisystems.com/activepresenter/features-comparison/ ;

 

More info: http://atomisystems.com/activepresenter/free-edition/ ;


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