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New Research Validates Effectiveness of Adaptive Learning

New Research Validates Effectiveness of Adaptive Learning | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Study Shows 15% Improvement in Success Rate for Students Using Adaptive Learning Courseware. It wasn’t long ago that adaptive learning was a relatively unfamiliar concept for colleges and universities.
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The Educator's guide to FlipGrid by Sean Fahey and Karly Moura

The Educator's guide to FlipGrid by Sean Fahey and Karly Moura | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

Well here we go again. Version 3 of the Educators Guide to Flipgrid ebook!


Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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This guide is extensive for a very fun and collaborative tool! 

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Remembering to Learn: Five Factors for Improving Recall

Remembering to Learn: Five Factors for Improving Recall | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Most failures of memory are not problems with retrieval but with encoding. Here are five activities to help your student focus on their learning.
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It sounds dull, but are interesting to consider, especially, that your students should come up with examples that are personal to them, vs you, the instructor, creating lots of examples

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AAUP seeks to arm faculty members with tools for negotiations over managing online programs

AAUP seeks to arm faculty members with tools for negotiations over managing online programs | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
A new tool kit from the AAUP offers faculty groups concrete steps for ensuring that partnerships with for-profit companies don't threaten academic freedom and program integrity.
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Interesting-I was wondering when more faculty would balk at the agreements being made with for-profits for their academic work and research..

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Research: Digital Devices in the Classroom Can Hinder Long-Term Retention 

The question of whether or not to allow students to use smartphones, laptops and other technology in the classroom has been long-debated...

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Not only can digital devices used for non-classroom reasons (checking mail, watching a video) affect long-term memory for the user-but it can also affect those students who are near them (they are also distracted!)..

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Factitious - A Game That Tests Your Ability to Spot Fake News

Factitious - A Game That Tests Your Ability to Spot Fake News | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

Factitious is a game for testing your skill at identifying fake and misleading news stories. 

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This tool is a fun way for students find out parody/satire web sites you should be aware of, plus a way to find out what news sources ARE reliable.

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Free AUG 21 Webinar - How to Create DIY Explainer Videos

Free AUG 21 Webinar - How to Create DIY Explainer Videos | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

A decade ago Common Craft introduced the world to a new style of explanatory videos. 

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Don't miss out on your chance to hear from Common Craft on how to create your how-to videos! They are the best!

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Sakai instructor "Gotcha's": The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Sakai instructor "Gotcha's": The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

Our Sakai instructors are a wonderful group of talented faculty. But you can't know everything about a Learning Management System, no matter how wonderful you are! Here are "popular" issues our faculty run into, with the steps you can use to avoid them.

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Pick the best Sakai Test settings, Gradebook settings, and add your files in Lessons the best way, too.

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NC Faculty & Librarians: Open Education Workshops/Grants 

NC Faculty & Librarians: Open Education Workshops/Grants  | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

To support instructor adoption of open textbooks for popular NC community college and university courses, NC LIVE will offer OER workshops for faculty members interested in learning more about OER

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In the workshops, NC instructors can find out how to apply for  $1000 adoption grants for instructors who adopt open textbooks for one of the 30 most frequently-taught courses in NC's community colleges and universities.

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3 Steps to Facilitating an Effective Online Meeting

3 Steps to Facilitating an Effective Online Meeting | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
What follows are three steps you can use to ensure an online meeting is effective and meaningful to the participants.
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The article assumes you are facilitating an online Meeting with your peers-but most of the tips apply when meeting with students as well..

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Americans overwhelmingly support higher education funding, report shows

Americans overwhelmingly support higher education funding, report shows | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
A Columbia University survey shows that consumers support public funding of higher education, despite policymakers and critics questioning the value of a degree. 
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In spite of the recent speech-making to the contrary, Americans still value higher education.

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Is It Burnout? Or Demoralization? - Educational Leadership

Is It Burnout? Or Demoralization? - Educational Leadership | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

However, burnout is not the only type of dissatisfaction that may contribute to experienced teacher attrition. After researching the sources of teacher dissatisfaction for more than 10 years, I have discovered another challenge to teachers—and one that might even be more pervasive than burnout: demoralization.

 

Demoralization is a form of professional dissatisfaction that occurs when teachers encounter consistent and pervasive challenges to enacting the values that motivate their work (Santoro, 2018a). 

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This article about the book "Fighting Educator Burnout" is excellent! It addresses not just the "individual" burnout occurring, but emphasizes the moral dilemma teachers are experiencing, based on school, district and state "mandates".  Many of the reasons teachers feel demoralized, could apply to faculty of various community colleges and universities, where a business model is being pursued vs a love for life-long learning. 

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