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Microsoft's new 'canetroller' brings VR to the visually impaired

Microsoft's new 'canetroller' brings VR to the visually impaired | Blended Learning in Higher Ed | Scoop.it
Microsoft research labs recently unveiled a new VR controller, dubbed the 'canetroller' that enables the visually impaired to navigate in VR.
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Inclusive Teaching: Mental Health Condition - ADCET

Inclusive Teaching: Mental Health Condition - ADCET | Blended Learning in Higher Ed | Scoop.it
Inclusive teaching practices for students with mental health conditions
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The Project

The Project | Blended Learning in Higher Ed | Scoop.it
“I would like to be the doctor that I wish I had.” Meet the doctors with disabilities who are advocating for a more inclusive profession.
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Inherent requirements are designed to give students the ability to identify any potential difficulties and to implement solutions or opportunities for reasonable adjustments upfront so they are better prepared for the course. They are not to be used for exclusionary purposes, as some people have misinterpreted in the past.
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Disability Advocates Celebrate the End of Australia’s ‘Book Famine’ | PBA

Disability Advocates Celebrate the End of Australia’s ‘Book Famine’ | PBA | Blended Learning in Higher Ed | Scoop.it
Disability advocates are celebrating an end to the so-called “book famine”, which saw the restriction of accessible books to blind, partially sighted and dyslexic Australians due to copyright law.
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How to Blur Faces & Objects in YouTube Videos

How to Blur Faces & Objects in YouTube Videos | Blended Learning in Higher Ed | Scoop.it
Sharing video highlights of school events can be a great way to build community interest in the good things that are happening in you
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5 Ways of Bringing Student Passions to Student Learning

5 Ways of Bringing Student Passions to Student Learning | Blended Learning in Higher Ed | Scoop.it
Learning and learning outcomes are more meaningful to students when teachers engage their passions, unleash their creativity, and give them time and tools for innovation.
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10 Insanely Advanced Technologies That We Can Expect to See Within this Century | TrendinTech

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reword - The tool to help end online bullying.

Words can hurt. Words can be changed. Like a spellchecker, reword picks up potential insults online and prompts you to make a better choice.
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Five tips for responding to someone who isn’t ‘OK’

Five tips for responding to someone who isn’t ‘OK’ | Blended Learning in Higher Ed | Scoop.it
It takes courage to ask simply and directly, ‘Are you OK?’, if concerned about someone's mental health.
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World Mental Health Day is on 10 October. Knowing how to best support someone who is experiencing a difficult time can open up conversations and help people to be heard.
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Using QR Codes to Build a Classroom Audio Library

Using QR Codes to Build a Classroom Audio Library | Blended Learning in Higher Ed | Scoop.it
QR codes can be used to turn the books in your class library into audiobooks, which can help guide your students to their personal literacy goals.
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12 Budget-Friendly Video Editing Apps You Can Use For Social Video

12 Budget-Friendly Video Editing Apps You Can Use For Social Video | Blended Learning in Higher Ed | Scoop.it
Get ahead of the social video game with 12 of the best and cheapest video editing apps. We go over the most popular video editing apps for Android and iOS.
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Embed your Photospheres in your blog/webpage

Embed your Photospheres in your blog/webpage | Blended Learning in Higher Ed | Scoop.it
Update 21/1/2016: Jim Popenoe just posted that Google have made some
progress updating Google Maps and it's now possible to embed Photospheres
without requiring Javascript or an API key.
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Use Google's photo sphere app to create visuals for your classrooms/labs
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126 Bloom's Taxonomy Verbs For Digital Learning -

126 Bloom's Taxonomy Verbs For Digital Learning - | Blended Learning in Higher Ed | Scoop.it
126 Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy Verbs For Digital Learning by TeachThought Staff At TeachThought, we’re enthusiastic supporters of any learning taxonomy. (We even created our own, the TeachThought Learning Taxonomy.) Put simply, learning taxonomies help us think about how learning happens. Even if they’re ‘not good’ as we’ve often seen the DOK framework described, they still …
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10+ Genius Camera Hacks That Will Greatly Improve Your Photography Skills In Less Than 3 Minutes

10+ Genius Camera Hacks That Will Greatly Improve Your Photography Skills In Less Than 3 Minutes | Blended Learning in Higher Ed | Scoop.it
Professional photography gear costs thousands of dollars but you can take stunning pictures by spending only a fraction of the cost. If you have the time and
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Design for Dignity Retail Guidelines

Design for Dignity Retail Guidelines | Blended Learning in Higher Ed | Scoop.it
Australian Network on Disability
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Need for inclusive communities
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NOT SPECIAL NEEDS | March 21 – World Down Syndrome Day | #NotSpecialNeeds - YouTube

Ask yourself: what “special needs” does a person with Down syndrome really have? Check out http://www.notspecialneeds.com to discover a new perspective
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2017 Instructional Design Trends Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

2017 Instructional Design Trends Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Blended Learning in Higher Ed | Scoop.it
Six are the colors of the rainbow and six are the instructional design trends highlighted in the 2017 Instructional Design Trends Infographic!

Via The Pulse
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The Pulse's curator insight, May 18, 2017 10:12 PM

An infographic about the Instructional Design Trends for 2017

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7 Ways to Be An Ally to the Disability Community

7 Ways to Be An Ally to the Disability Community | Blended Learning in Higher Ed | Scoop.it
This post offers ideas for those of you that want to be an ally to the disability community, but are not sure how to do it.
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It’s about reaching out and standing up for things that may not be comfortable to stand up for.
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Accessibility

Accessibility | Blended Learning in Higher Ed | Scoop.it
Every Apple device is built with powerful assistive technology, making them accessible to everyone.
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"The most powerful technology in the world is technology that everyone, including people with disability, can use". Integrating universal design principles in an inclusive way when designing educational experiences is therefore essential to afford all students opportunities to reach their full potential.
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Shifting From Pedagogy To Heutagogy In Education

Shifting From Pedagogy To Heutagogy In Education | Blended Learning in Higher Ed | Scoop.it
Shifting From Pedagogy To Heutagogy In Education
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3 Easy Ways to Record Educational Screencasts Using Your iPad

3 Easy Ways to Record Educational Screencasts Using Your iPad | Blended Learning in Higher Ed | Scoop.it
In today’s post, I am sharing with you some interesting tips I learned from  Jonathan Wylie   to help you record your iPad screen an
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Pathbrite Provides E-Portfolios For All Learners - Getting Smart by Alison Anderson - Assessment, BlendedLearning, eportfolio, Highered, lifelong learning, PBL

Pathbrite Provides E-Portfolios For All Learners - Getting Smart by Alison Anderson - Assessment, BlendedLearning, eportfolio, Highered, lifelong learning, PBL | Blended Learning in Higher Ed | Scoop.it
Even though e-portfolios are a natural fit for higher ed, the idea and the tools are quickly trickling down to high school age and even younger because they are great for goal setting as well as recognizing and recording the competencies students...
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