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4 Ways We Will Support 21st Century Learning | Inside Higher Ed

4 Ways We Will Support 21st Century Learning | Inside Higher Ed | eLearning and Educational Design | Scoop.it
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Joshua Kim's article elaborates Steven Mintz's article "Five ways that 21st and 20th Century learning will differ http://www.insidehighered.com//blogs/higher-ed-beta/five-ways-21st-and-20th-century-learning-will-differ. It also provides 4 strategies for helping to achieve Mintz's vision.

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Doceri - The Interactive Whiteboard for iPad.

Doceri - The Interactive Whiteboard for iPad. | eLearning and Educational Design | Scoop.it
Doceri is a scalable suite of products that allows a teacher or presenter to control a computer's desktop, to control audiovisual technology, and to annotate any presentation in real time with the Apple™ iPad™.
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Doceri is a must have tool for anyone using iPads in the classroom. An Android version would be really great. Check it out ...

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8 Effective Scenario Ideas for Instructional Designers - eLearning Brothers

8 Effective Scenario Ideas for Instructional Designers - eLearning Brothers | eLearning and Educational Design | Scoop.it
Scenarios are a great way to make online training more engaging and for deeper learning. Read about these scenario ideas for Instructional Designers.
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Scenarios are a great way to get students thinking and engaging with a topic. You will find some excellent suggestions for setting up and structuring scenarios at this site. If you have a topic that you would like to use a scenario with these examples should help with ideas. They also provide some of the reasons why scenarios are good and discuss the key elements of effective scenarios. A really useful post!

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Make a Video. Amazing Animated Video Maker - GoAnimate.

Make a Video. Amazing Animated Video Maker - GoAnimate. | eLearning and Educational Design | Scoop.it
Make a video online for free with GoAnimate! Make videos for YouTube and Facebook, create business and educational videos, make animated e-cards and more!
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The Skills Both Online Students And Teachers Must Have - Edudemic

The Skills Both Online Students And Teachers Must Have - Edudemic | eLearning and Educational Design | Scoop.it
What does it take to have an effective online classroom? These skills are critical for both online students and teachers.
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More about MOOCs, with some interesting statistics on participation and completion rates. The article also offers some sensible and sound strategies for successfully studying online.

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sketchcast:a free online whiteboard to create and share ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

sketchcast:a free online whiteboard to create and share ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | eLearning and Educational Design | Scoop.it
sketchcast:a free online whiteboard to create and share ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Tags: free... http://t.co/IUZZfWhp
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Free, simple and useful ....

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What Is The HyFlex Learning Model? - Edudemic

What Is The HyFlex Learning Model? - Edudemic | eLearning and Educational Design | Scoop.it
The new classroom term is called HyFlex and it describes the transitional state many classrooms are currently in. (What Is The HyFlex Learning Model?
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Read about the HyFlex model - which most of us will be familiar with if not by this name.

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Screen Captures for Rapid e-Learning with Jing

Screen Captures for Rapid e-Learning with Jing | eLearning and Educational Design | Scoop.it
Screen Captures for #Rapid #eLearning with Jing http://t.co/lziRKAN7
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Simple but effective way of creating content quickly.

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Chalktips aims to make the college paper more engaging and entertaining

Chalktips aims to make the college paper more engaging and entertaining | eLearning and Educational Design | Scoop.it
The college essay has a very short shelf life. The student writes, professor reads and hopefully comments, grades are issued, course is done. For most majors, the college paper showcases the skills a student is supposed to possess.
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Although it is still in its infancy, chalktips seems to offer the potential to create interesting student reports with interactivity that engages both the writer and reader ....

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10 Great Flashcard Making Tools for Educators ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Great Flashcard Making Tools for Educators ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | eLearning and Educational Design | Scoop.it
RT @MeghanBeler: 10 Great Flashcard Making Tools for Educators ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/J1eaqwVF via @medkh9
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A great resource - I really like flashcards as I think they can be used very innovatively, including having students create their own as a learning activity/resource.

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Blended Learning: Behind the Scenes

Blended Learning: Behind the Scenes | eLearning and Educational Design | Scoop.it

Those of us who have taught online or with blended delivery will recognise (and most likely agree with) this blog.

 

"It feels like we're on the precipice of a more common, universal implementation for blended learning, but for a while still, blended learning is still dependent on teachers knowing what to teach and (Blended Learning: Behind the Scenes - Check out..."

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History of the LMS (Learning Management System) | Mindflash

History of the LMS (Learning Management System) | Mindflash | eLearning and Educational Design | Scoop.it

This is an interesting timeline on the development of the LMS.

 

"A visual history of the development of the LMS (learning management system) from a 1920s teaching machine to today's flashy, cloud-based systems. (#elearning infographic of the day: Bored? Dig into the History of Learning Management Systems (LMS')!"

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 5 Great infographic Creation Tools for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 5 Great infographic Creation Tools for Teachers | eLearning and Educational Design | Scoop.it
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 5 Great infographic Creation Tools for Teachers http://t.co/OhANc2A1 #edchat #edtech...
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In 1995 Apple made some promises to educators about the future of technology. Here's what they got right.

In 1995 Apple made some promises to educators about the future of technology. Here's what they got right. | eLearning and Educational Design | Scoop.it
Dreaming is what technology companies are supposed to do. They think about the future, and then build it. In 1995, Apple was looking at the world ahead
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Interesting - tablets, facetime and cloud collaboration are amongst the predictions in this 1995 video by Apple that have come to fruition.

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Coding In The Classroom: 10 Tools Students Can Use To Design Apps & Video Games -

Coding In The Classroom: 10 Tools Students Can Use To Design Apps & Video Games - | eLearning and Educational Design | Scoop.it
Coding In The Classroom: 10 Tools Students Can Use To Design Apps & Video Games In this age of social media, edtech, smartphones, tablets and MOOCs, software applications play a larger role than ever in...
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A collection of useful applications with good descriptions of what each of them do. While I really like the idea of students creating applications as a learning activity, supporting them technically makes me a bit nervous. But that may say more about me and my programming skills than anything else .....

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9 amazing ways to learn online

9 amazing ways to learn online | eLearning and Educational Design | Scoop.it
There is no need to buy a massive set of encyclopedias anymore, as you can learn most things online these days. The trouble is that the internet is filled with terrible amounts of misinformation.
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Need content or inspiration for your teaching? Here are some excellent suggestions for resources.

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What's the Difference Between "Using Technology" and "Technology Integration"?

What's the Difference Between "Using Technology" and "Technology Integration"? | eLearning and Educational Design | Scoop.it
Recently, I've been noticing that a lot of instructors are under the impression that they are successfully integrating technology, when in fact they are simply using technology. Although this might...
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I agree that this isn't just semantics. There is a big difference between just using technology and curriculum design where learning activities incorporate technology in a meaningful way. Thinking about the affordances technology provides is critical to choosing and using technology in ways that support learning. Doing this systematically across lessons, topics, subjects and courses requires planning and thought.

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72% Of Professors Who Teach Online Courses Don’t Think Their Students Deserve Credit | TechCrunch

72% Of Professors Who Teach Online Courses Don’t Think Their Students Deserve Credit | TechCrunch | eLearning and Educational Design | Scoop.it
This is not a good sign for online education: 72 percent of professors who have taught Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) don't believe that students should get official college credit, even if they did well in the class.
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Accreditation is a big issue with MOOCs - learning for the sake of learning is one thing, but given that most students enroll in a course to get a qualification to help them get a job, not being able to get credit for a course would seem to be a problem. But if those who teach these courses aren't in favour of giving students credit for them, this issue may take a while to resolve. The next challenge is reputation, so that a qualification obtained through a MOOC is recognised and valued by employers and others. The MOOC discussion and debate will continue for a while yet.

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Text Me The Answer – BYOD Strategies and Solutions

Text Me The Answer – BYOD Strategies and Solutions | eLearning and Educational Design | Scoop.it
No one ever said that implementing a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) environment was easy and if they did then chances are they did not complete the implementation correct. Lots of things need to take...
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4 important things that you need to pay attention to when implementing a BYOD learning environment, plus some links to interesting applications.

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Brain-Based Online Learning Design | Faculty Focus

Brain-Based Online Learning Design | Faculty Focus | eLearning and Educational Design | Scoop.it
emailprintDigg Digg (Brain-Based Online Learning Design: http://t.co/NIxGPMGr #ID #highered #elearning #education #pedagogy #edu #teaching #ucnlt)
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The IGNITE model could provide a useful framework for content development and the brain-based online learning design principles are tried and true ...

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Assessing MOOCs at HigherEdTech conference | Inside Higher Ed

Assessing MOOCs at HigherEdTech conference | Inside Higher Ed | eLearning and Educational Design | Scoop.it
RT @kimberlyarnold: MOOCs Assessed, Modestly http://t.co/4s3auaLc #MOOC #edtech #elearning #mlearning
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A realistic, balanced and insightful commentary on the transformative potential of MOOCs.

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10 Great Ed Tech Guides for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Great Ed Tech Guides for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | eLearning and Educational Design | Scoop.it
10 Great Ed Tech Guides for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/fRpTbqwp via @medkh9
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Useful guides to Ed Tech "resource mining"

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Richard Branson: Rethinking education

Richard Branson: Rethinking education | eLearning and Educational Design | Scoop.it
The Virgin founder sees business opportunities in the tertiary learning sector. (RT @Amendor: Richard Branson -The inefficiencies of educational systems, hese have not changed despite advances in technology.
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Always interesting to hear what Richard Branson has to say - this time on education.

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Harvard ready to launch its first free online courses Monday

Harvard ready to launch its first free online courses Monday | eLearning and Educational Design | Scoop.it

If Harvard can successfully manage the marking and certification of these free online course, this has the potential to be a game changer ....

 

"America’s oldest college will make a leap into cyberspace Monday as Harvard University will begin offering its first free online courses through a joint venture called edX that the school established with MIT in the spring."

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Educational Technology in ELT: Web 2.0 tools and apps I learnt about at IATEFL 2012

Educational Technology in ELT: Web 2.0 tools and apps I learnt about at IATEFL 2012 | eLearning and Educational Design | Scoop.it

A nice compilation of Web2.0 apps ....

 

"Educational Technology in ELT via @AFitzpatrick1: http://t.co/4QSK7MLe #edtech #education #ellchat..."

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