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There are many educational technology topics on scoop.it, but most are geared toward K-12. This one will focus on adult learning!
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10 free tools for creating infographics

10 free tools for creating infographics | Ed Tech for Higher Ed | Scoop.it
For all the importance we place on text, it's an indisputable fact that images are processed in the brain faster than words. Hence the rise and rise of the infographic which, at its best, transforms complex information into graphics that are both easy to grasp and visually appealing. No wonder magazine readers and web visitors love the best infographics.
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Penn State online course asks educators to use commercial video games

Penn State online course asks educators to use commercial video games | Ed Tech for Higher Ed | Scoop.it
A new course from the Penn State College of Education’s Learning Design and Technology encourages students’ use of commercial video games.
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Here is How to Create A Google Plus Collection for Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Here is How to Create A Google Plus Collection for Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Ed Tech for Higher Ed | Scoop.it
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Great tool!

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5 Ways to Tap into Metaphors for Better E-learning Courses

5 Ways to Tap into Metaphors for Better E-learning Courses | Ed Tech for Higher Ed | Scoop.it
 By Ann Iverson, Instructional Designer



 You’ve been asked to design an e-learning course on the topic of risk management.
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Harvard and M.I.T. Sued Over Failing to Caption Online Courses

Harvard and M.I.T. Sued Over Failing to Caption Online Courses | Ed Tech for Higher Ed | Scoop.it
A federal class action filed by advocates for the deaf says both schools violate antidiscrimination laws by not providing closed captioning in online lectures and podcasts.
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This may encourage some schools to start captioning!

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Terrific Rubric to Help You Create Rubrics for Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Terrific Rubric to Help You Create Rubrics for Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Ed Tech for Higher Ed | Scoop.it
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I have a hard time writing rubrics, but maybe this "rubric for rubrics" will help!

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5 Tech Savvy Teaching Tools That Your Students Will Love and Your Peers Will Envy

5 Tech Savvy Teaching Tools That Your Students Will Love and Your Peers Will Envy | Ed Tech for Higher Ed | Scoop.it
These Fun, Free Web Applications Make it Quick and Easy to Create Cool Learning Content (Watch out Though, Other Teachers Will be Banging Down Your Door Looking

Via Steve Yuen
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The Flipped Classroom: Turning the Traditional Classroom on its Head

Many educators are experimenting with the idea of a flipped classroom model. Find out what it is and why everyone's talking about it.
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Great explanation of he flipped classroom.

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2020 Vision: Outlook for online learning in 2014 and way beyond

2020 Vision: Outlook for online learning in 2014 and way beyond | Ed Tech for Higher Ed | Scoop.it
iTunesU, MIT's Opencourseware, OpenLearn, and MOOCs are early prototypes, but content quality in the future will be greatly improved in terms of pedagogical and media design to accommodate online learners.

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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In 2020, people won’t be talking about online learning as such. It will be so integrated with teaching and learning that it will be like talking today about whether we should use classrooms. 

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, January 21, 2014 11:21 AM

Educación 2020.

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A Year’s Worth of Free E-Learning Templates & Tips for Success

A Year’s Worth of Free E-Learning Templates & Tips for Success | Ed Tech for Higher Ed | Scoop.it
Here are all of the free templates shared during the year as well as links to all sorts of practical tips and tricks to help you build better courses.
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The best posts from the Rapid E-Learning Blog from the past year. This is one of my favorite sources of information and free templates!

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Online Learning Dos and Don'ts for College Students - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Online Learning Dos and Don'ts for College Students - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Ed Tech for Higher Ed | Scoop.it
Guide that covers dos and don’ts while learning online.
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How to Make Beautiful and Effective Infographics

How to Make Beautiful and Effective Infographics | Ed Tech for Higher Ed | Scoop.it
Infographics can be a great way to convey information, but there are some key notes you need to keep in mind when looking to create your own.
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Instructional Technology Consultant Sr. (Job ID: UL438) - HigherEdJobs

Jobs in higher education. Faculty and administrative positions at colleges and universities. Updated daily. Free to job seekers.
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The University of Louisville is hiring an Instructional Technologist, ideally soem teaching and multimedia experience. Please share!

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Rock Your eLearning Course Intros With These Ideas

Rock Your eLearning Course Intros With These Ideas | Ed Tech for Higher Ed | Scoop.it
You have 60 seconds to hook, engage, and keep learners in your course.
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As High-Tech Teaching Catches On, Students With Disabilities Can Be Left Behind

As High-Tech Teaching Catches On, Students With Disabilities Can Be Left Behind | Ed Tech for Higher Ed | Scoop.it
New classroom methods and platforms present difficulties for students who are deaf or blind.
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It's so important to think about accessibility when implementing technology!

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10 Things the Best Digital Teachers Do

10 Things the Best Digital Teachers Do | Ed Tech for Higher Ed | Scoop.it
Hack, grade less, and other best practices.
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Awesome and practical tips for online teaching!

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Discussion Board: Generating and Facilitating Engaging and Effective Online Discussions.


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sian etherington's curator insight, March 27, 2014 4:55 PM

I think this is from the Blackboard people; nevertheless it has some guidance on using Discussion boards which was helpful to me.

flea palmer's curator insight, April 7, 2014 11:42 AM

Good advice here - very timely!

Steve Whitmore's curator insight, March 12, 2015 8:26 AM

Some good basics for developing conversations.

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6 Ways to Be a Better Online Teacher -- Campus Technology

6 Ways to Be a Better Online Teacher -- Campus Technology | Ed Tech for Higher Ed | Scoop.it
With more and more faculty being asked to teach blended or online courses, the need for faculty training has never been higher. CT looks at tried-and-tested strategies for molding better online instructors.
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Great information for online instructors!

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Announcing Mozilla BadgeKit

Announcing Mozilla BadgeKit | Ed Tech for Higher Ed | Scoop.it
Today we are really excited to officially announce the release of BadgeKit, a new set of open, foundational tools to support the entire badging process for organizations developing badges for their...
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6 Most Important Things You Can Do Before Developing An eLearning Course

6 Most Important Things You Can Do Before Developing An eLearning Course

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Free copy of "Online Presentations for Dummies"

Free copy of "Online Presentations for Dummies"

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Free copy of "Online Presentations for Dummies"

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10 Super Powers of the World’s Greatest Instructional Designer

10 Super Powers of the World’s Greatest Instructional Designer | Ed Tech for Higher Ed | Scoop.it
Any professional eLearning designer would agree that users are always at the heart of what they do. But what about designers themselves?
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Thinking about becoming an Instructional Designer? Here are the skills you need to develop!

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UC Davis's groundbreaking digital badge system for new sustainable agriculture program | Inside Higher Ed

UC Davis's groundbreaking digital badge system for new sustainable agriculture program | Inside Higher Ed | Ed Tech for Higher Ed | Scoop.it
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