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Taking the Distance Out of Distance Learning

Taking the Distance Out of Distance Learning | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Distance learning has provided thousands of students the chance to increase their knowledge on a chosen subject in an accessible and flexible way.... However, while students often praise the flexibility of distance learning, they also comment on the isolation that distance learning students can experience."

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The latest news related to the meaningful and effective implementation of educational technology and e-learning in K-12, higher education, corporate and government sectors.
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Joseph Rene Corbeil, Ed.D.

Joseph Rene Corbeil, Ed.D. | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

Welcome to the Educational Technology News site. I have been involved in technology and distance education for over 30 years. Research interests include best practices in e-learning and mobile learning. I am currently researching the effectiveness of social media for enhancing social presence and teacher immediacy in e-learning environments.

 

Visit us at: http://utrgv.edu/edtech

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CésarAdrián Suaste's curator insight, January 26, 2017 1:39 AM

la educación tecnológica en nuestros días a tomado una gran importancia

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Carlos A Hernandez's curator insight, October 23, 2017 5:51 AM
I am finding a greater value and interest of the learning concepts from the Ed Tech which is providing for the future wants and needs of the learning environment.
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As OER Grows Up, Advocates Stress More Than Just Low Cost 

As OER Grows Up, Advocates Stress More Than Just Low Cost  | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Open educational resources hit a turning point in 2018. For the first time ever, the federal government put forward funds to support initiatives around open educational resources, and recent studies show that faculty attitudes towards using and adapting these openly-licensed learning materials are steadily improving. But fans of OER are increasingly facing a problem. While OER started off as free online textbooks, it still costs money to produce these materials, and professors often need guidance finding which ones are high quality."

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Seven Things to Consider Before Developing Your Online Course

Seven Things to Consider Before Developing Your Online Course | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Designing and developing an online course can be a daunting task for instructors. Here are seven things to keep in mind before you start.
EDTECH@UTRGV's insight:

Recommendation #8. Transition into online teaching slowly. Start by posting the syllabus, digital resources, and handouts for your face-to-face course online. Slowly add some online activities and assessments. When you are ready, start reducing seat time in your face-to-face class while increasing online activities.  

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IS DIGITAL READING CHANGING OUR BRAIN?

IS DIGITAL READING CHANGING OUR BRAIN? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Since at least the 1980s researchers in many different fields—including psychology, computer engineering, and library and information science—have investigated such questions in more than one hundred published studies."

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10 Charts That Will Change Your Perspective Of Big Data's Growth

10 Charts That Will Change Your Perspective Of Big Data's Growth | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Sales and Marketing, Research & Development (R&D), Supply Chain Management (SCM) including distribution, Workplace Management and Operations are where advanced analytics including Big Data are making the greatest contributions to revenue growth today."

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5 Reasons e-learning is perfect for introverted students

5 Reasons e-learning is perfect for introverted students | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Chances are, one in three (if not even one in two) students is introverted. So check a few reasons why you should include e-learning in your teaching.
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Giving a nudge: How digital alerts can keep students on track

Giving a nudge: How digital alerts can keep students on track | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Colleges are using student data to craft custom text messages and other prompts to boost retention, but experts warn they can backfire.
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Survey: Online, Blended Dominate Today’s Learning Environments

In our latest Teaching with Technology Survey, the vast majority of faculty members said they teach in either a fully online or blended format.
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5 things I'm telling my kids to prepare them for the future

5 things I'm telling my kids to prepare them for the future | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
As young people start to enter the workforce, things are going to be very different than they are now. Here’s how to prepare them.
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Sometimes the Best Tech is No Tech

Sometimes the Best Tech is No Tech | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"The story is told that, in the early days of space exploration, NASA spent millions to develop a pen that could write in zero gravity. Until they achieved this impressive feat, they used a simple pencil. That story might or might not be apocryphal, but it illustrates an important point: sometimes the best tech for the job is no tech."

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I agree. The point is to select the most appropriate tool for the job. To use technology for technology's sake is wrong. In some cases a database may be the most appropriate tool for the job. In other cases a 3x5 index card may be the most appropriate tool for the job.

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Does Higher Education Still Prepare People for Jobs?

Does Higher Education Still Prepare People for Jobs? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Many degrees don’t teach students the skills they’ll need in the future.
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Are you future ready?

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Tomorrow's Learning Today: 7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future

Tomorrow's Learning Today: 7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Let’s take a look at this vague idea of the ‘classroom of the future.’ This is all subjective, but it’s worth talking about. So let’s talk."

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Interesting stuff! 

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Gen Z is defining a new era in workplace learning

Gen Z is defining a new era in workplace learning | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
A majority of Gen Z members are willing to learn new skills if they'll see financial benefits, according to a new study from LinkedIn.
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How Colleges Can Support Faculty New to Teaching Online #DLNchat 

How Colleges Can Support Faculty New to Teaching Online #DLNchat  | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"“Online teaching is the joy, fun, and magic of bringing teaching and learning into the online environment,” Karen Costa tweeted last Tuesday, January 8, kicking off the #DLNchat. Many may agree with Costa, but for faculty who have spent their academic careers teaching face-to-face, the shift to online instruction can be daunting."

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Here's What Happened When Students Solved Social Media Problems With Design Thinking 

Here's What Happened When Students Solved Social Media Problems With Design Thinking  | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"A few weeks ago, Aaron, a student in my high school elective class, mentioned he didn’t use social media very often. I’ll admit I was a little skeptical at first. When I followed up, he told the class he found the ads distracting—and said he ended up buying things he didn’t need."

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Don’t Get Used: Make Edtech Companies Deliver on Their Promises

Don’t Get Used: Make Edtech Companies Deliver on Their Promises | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Most educators have done it. They bought an edtech product from a company, only to discover that the product didn’t work the way the company promised. A defect was never resolved, or users didn’t realize they needed additional software or tools. Training didn’t happen. Attempts to reach customer service failed, and the salesperson never returned calls or emails. Crickets. Eventually, the administrators and teachers shelved the product  next to all the other disappointing products that didn’t work, required extensive add-ons, or had limited professional development and less customer service."

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Udacity Sunsets its Mobile Apps 

Udacity Sunsets its Mobile Apps  | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Udacity has removed its mobile apps from iTunes and Google Play Store.
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4 fresh approaches to coding in the classroom

4 fresh approaches to coding in the classroom | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Coding is one of the most crowded categories in edtech. And while there are a ton of great toolsfor students of any ability level, many of these tools have hit on the same formula. So whether you’re prepping for Hour of Code or looking to launch a coding unit or curriculum in your classroom, lab, or library, it’s tough to find the right solution or even determine what separates one from another. Thankfully, there are a few developers out there breaking the mold and doing something different."

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Handwriting vs typing in the learning environment

Handwriting vs typing in the learning environment | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Handwriting vs typing in learning: Is it all a sum-zero game? Children should know how to write by hand as well as how to type.
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When reprimanded by his mom for his horrible penmanship, one of my nephews responded, why do I need to learn how to write in cursive when all the work I do is on the computer? 

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Report: Online learning should 'supplement' — not replace — face-to-face instruction

Report: Online learning should 'supplement' — not replace — face-to-face instruction | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
A pair of researchers caution against weakening rules around regular and substantive interaction, which they call online education's "Achilles' heel."
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Not all online programs are the same. Some fully online programs are very successful with high completion rates. Also, online learning is not for everyone. Some students need a more teacher directed environment to learn.

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What eLearning developers could learn from Independent Game Developers 

A couple of weekends ago, I was at  Freeplay which is Australia's independent games festival. This blog post is not meant as a review or summary of Freeplay. It's an attempt to distil some ideas that might be useful in the area of eLearning from a dense and exciting weekend.

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Wouldn't it be great if all learning was fun?

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Edtech Should Complement Good Pedagogy, Not Attempt to Replace It

Edtech Should Complement Good Pedagogy, Not Attempt to Replace It | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"The newest generation of edtech is downright amazing; it’s no wonder that various education stakeholders might be a little excited about its potential to transform education. However, edtech works best when it is thought of as a tool to achieve a specific instructional objective and not as an end in itself. In other words, edtech should complement good pedagogy, not attempt to replace it."

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The Future of AI Will Be About Less Data, Not More

The Future of AI Will Be About Less Data, Not More | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
We need computers with some common sense.
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How to Gamify Professional Development 

How to Gamify Professional Development  | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Just like their students, teachers can benefit from gamified learning opportunities.
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I'm all for spicing up my professional development through gamification... as long as it doesn't lengthen the training or distract from the learning goal.

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The Basics Of Digital Citizenship: 27 Power Verbs to Guide Children Online 

The Basics Of Digital Citizenship: 27 Power Verbs to Guide Children Online  | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"How can you promote digital citizenship in students? We’ve offered that the definition of digital citizenship can be thought of as, roughly, “The quality of habits, actions, and consumption patterns that impact the ecology of digital content and communities.” In short, citizenship online and offline is very similar. It boils down to treating people and places with the respect and care required to help them thrive."

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Looking Ahead: Future-Proofing eLearning in 2019 and Beyond

Looking Ahead: Future-Proofing eLearning in 2019 and Beyond | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
As we begin the new year, many L&D executives and managers are starting to examine their refreshed eLearning budgets. Whether yours has been expanded, reduced, or simply maintained at past levels, how can you get the longest shelf life for your eLearning projects in 2019? These six considerations will help future-proof your organization’s eLearning in 2019 and beyond.
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