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5 Smart Ways to Organize Your Content for eLearning

5 Smart Ways to Organize Your Content for eLearning | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
Your goal is to create eLearning courses that will get learners engaged. How you manage content determines whether you effectively communicate.

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Eight Free tools for Teachers to Make Awesome Infographics

Eight Free tools for Teachers to Make Awesome Infographics | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

Information graphics which are the visual representation of data known as infographics are making rounds online these days. It seems like web users are favoring this form of content format over other forms. Their visually attractive display, the bright and shiny colors they include are what make them an appealing means of communication.


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Culture, Not Curriculum, May be Key to High School Reform

Culture, Not Curriculum, May be Key to High School Reform | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

Leadership and collaboration can boost student progress without altering teacher quality, one expert says.


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Shaping Communities as the World's Classrooms

Shaping Communities as the World's Classrooms | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
Tom Vander Ark is an education advocate, advisor, and author of Getting Smart: How Personal Digital Learning is Changing the World. Tom is Founder and Executive Editor of Getting Smart and a partner in Learn Capital.

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How L.A. Became the First School District to Hire a Full-Time Social Media Director

How L.A. Became the First School District to Hire a Full-Time Social Media Director | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
The woman leading the nation’s second-largest school district's social media communications explains why it’s so important.
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4 Ways To Stop Being Scared Of Online Learning

4 Ways To Stop Being Scared Of Online Learning | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

Education is embracing online learning. Have you? Here's a few quick tips to get over your fear of the unknown.The post 4 Ways To Stop Being Scared Of Online Learning appeared first on Edudemic.


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The School-Less Revolution: Free Online Courses Being Considered For College Credit | TechCrunch

The School-Less Revolution: Free Online Courses Being Considered For College Credit | TechCrunch | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

Students could soon receive college credit for taking free online courses. Massive Online Open Course platform Coursera is working with accreditation standards institution American Council on Education to evaluate whether its online classes are sufficient for the kinds of college credit awarded in Advanced Placement courses.

 

Should free online courses be given accreditation, it could dramatically reduce the cost of the first two years of college and release a significant portion of education from the confines of schools. ”Students will have an unprecedented opportunity to obtain recognized credentials for their work,” said Professor William G. Bowen, former President of Princeton University. “This could significantly reduce the costs of higher education for millions of students.”

 

Coursera is part of a broader educational movement to provide universal access to world-class education by putting lectures and materials from top universities online for free. MIT OpenCourseWare, the pioneer of the system, has seen over 125 million lifetime views. Coursera augments its lectures with interactive forums and peer graders, which it argues are close to the quality of a college teaching assistant.

 

Despite their success, accredited schools hold a monopoly on the American education system. No matter how competent a student or quality a class, only classes that can be counted for credit are taken seriously. As a result, pretty much everyone has to be funnelled through the traditional classroom.

 

But if free online courses could be given the recognition of something like Advanced Placement, it would disrupt the very foundation of the education system.

 

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Reading Like a Historian: Contextualization (Uncut)

Reading Like a Historian: Contextualization (Uncut) | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

Watch the complete lesson that teaches students to contextualize, or understand the things happening around certain historical events.


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A New Pedagogy is Emerging…And Online Learning is a Key ...

A New Pedagogy is Emerging…And Online Learning is a Key ... | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
From the early days of online learning, there has been an emphasis on enabling learners to construct knowledge through questioning, discussion, the analysis of resources from multiple sources, and instructor feedback.

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Opening Up Education – MIT Press

Opening Up Education – MIT Press | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
This 500 page ebook is distributed under a Creative Commons license. Opening Up Education: The Collective Advancement of Education through Open Technology, Open Content, and Open Knowledge edited b...

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Why allow ed-tech access? 'We owe it to our students' | eSchool News

Why allow ed-tech access? 'We owe it to our students' | eSchool News | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
Technology can be intimidating, and even frightening—but Eric Sheninger, principal of New Jersey’s New Milford High School (NMHS), says that educators must overcome their fear of putting technology into students’ hands.

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What Your Kids Need to Know About Leadership - Forbes

What Your Kids Need to Know About Leadership - Forbes | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
Great leadership is not a skill. It relies on values and attitudes. Here is one attitude that every great leader has.
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EDUCAUSE 2012: Mobile Devices Everywhere

EDUCAUSE 2012: Mobile Devices Everywhere | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
IT organizations seek ways to take advantage of mobility.

 

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There's no avoiding mobility; campuses must keep up or be left behind, IT leaders say.

Applications and uses continue to expand as IT departments help groups on campus identify ways to gain the most potential from the mobile explosion.

Participants include Dennis Cromwell of Indiana University, Joy Hatch of Virginia Community College System, Thomas Hoover of University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Joanne Kossuth of Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering and Kirk Moore of the University of Colorado Colorado Springs.


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5 Tips for Using On-Demand Video with eLearning

5 Tips for Using On-Demand Video with eLearning | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
Looking for simple ways to make more effective training videos? Check out these tips from around the web for using video with eLearning.

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A Quick Primer On Futurist-Level Foresight

A Quick Primer On Futurist-Level Foresight | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
Anyone raising a child with the benefits of the digital world doesn't have to look past those tiny fingertips tapping their own apps to realize how quickly we're transitioning.Theoretical physicist and futurist Dr.
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Udemy's new iPad app turns idle minutes into learning opportunities - VentureBeat

Udemy's new iPad app turns idle minutes into learning opportunities - VentureBeat | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
Udemy's new iPad app turns idle minutes into learning opportunitiesVentureBeatUdemy is an online education portal that features hundreds of courses, on topics ranging from entrepreneurship to vegan cooking.

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'Soft Skills' Pushed as Part of College Readiness

'Soft Skills' Pushed as Part of College Readiness | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
Resiliency, grit, and self-efficacy are among the so-called "soft skills" increasingly being viewed as vital for college success.

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6 Hot Trends in Educational Technology [#Infographic]

6 Hot Trends in Educational Technology [#Infographic] | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
Where does your school stand when it comes to adopting the latest classroom innovations?

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A Guide To Finding Digital Books: 20+ Free Online Libraries

A Guide To Finding Digital Books: 20+ Free Online Libraries | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
A Guide To Finding Digital Books: 20+ Free Online Libraries...

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Moving at the Speed of Creativity - Leading a Culture of Innovation by Sir Ken Robinson

Moving at the Speed of Creativity - Leading a Culture of Innovation by Sir Ken Robinson | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

Ken Robinson’s TED talk has now been viewed over 216 million times

 

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http://www.speedofcreativity.org/2012/11/13/leading-a-culture-of-innovation-by-sir-ken-robinson-sirkenrobinson-socf12/

 

 


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Moodle icons 2.3 vs 2.4

Moodle icons  2.3 vs 2.4 | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

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Mobile Campus 2.0 Puts LMS, SIS Data in Students' Hands -- Campus Technology

Mobile Campus 2.0 Puts LMS, SIS Data in Students' Hands -- Campus Technology | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

 

Modo Labs has released a major update to its mobile campus portal platform. Mobile Campus 2.0 adds new functionality that allows institutions to bring data from learning management and student information systems to students' mobile devices through a single interface. The announcement was made at the Educause 2012 conference, taking place this week in Denver, CO.


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What 4,500 Professors and Administrators Think About Online Learning

What 4,500 Professors and Administrators Think About Online Learning | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

Three important takeaways about the current state of this growing trend.

Fifty-eight percent of faculty surveyed feel pessimistic about online education. Administrators, on the other hand, are overwhelmingly excited about teaching students over the Internet, with more than 80 percent indicating their optimism. It’s easy to see why: Online education programs are a revenue stream for cash-strapped schools. At the same time, they redefine the professor’s role in a way that may be difficult for some teachers to accept.


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Personify Pairs Kinect’s Camera With Videoconferencing Tools to Amp Up Presentations

Personify Pairs Kinect’s Camera With Videoconferencing Tools to Amp Up Presentations | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

Sales and marketing professionals who use video conferencing for product demos will now be able to overlay a real-time video of themselves on top of their slideshow, desktop or a background of their choice using Illinois-based Personify’s new...


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HostGator University Partners Program

HostGator University Partners Program | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
What is University Partners? University Partners is a HostGator initiative that provides free Linux “Business” accounts or Windows “Personal” accounts, along with a free domain name to college...
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