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7 Things You Should Know About MOOCs | EDUCAUSE

7 Things You Should Know About MOOCs | EDUCAUSE | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it

"The "7 Things You Should Know About..." series from the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) provides concise information on emerging learning technologies. Each brief focuses on a single technology and describes what it is, where it is going, and why it matters to teaching and learning. Use these briefs for a no-jargon, quick overview of a topic and share them with time-pressed colleagues."


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16+ Universities Dive Into Google+ Brand Pages

16+ Universities Dive Into Google+ Brand Pages | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
Since Google+ launched brand pages Monday, universities across the world have not wasted time setting up pages for their communities to follow.

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End the Office? Students Want Right to Work From Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

End the Office? Students Want Right to Work From Home [INFOGRAPHIC] | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
A survey from Cisco finds that college students and young professionals expect a great amount of flexibility in their work environment.

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World’s Simplest Online Safety Policy

World’s Simplest Online Safety Policy | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it

"These acts were created to protect children. They were not created to keep students stuck in the past, educated in a disconnected school environment that shares little resemblance to the real world for which we should be preparing our children."

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The Best Online Tools For Real-Time Collaboration | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

The Best Online Tools For Real-Time Collaboration | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
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12 Tech Tools That Will Transform The Way You Teach! | Catlin Tucker, Honors English Teacher

12 Tech Tools That Will Transform The Way You Teach! | Catlin Tucker, Honors English Teacher | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
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Going the Distance: Online Education in the United States, 2011 | The Sloan Consortium

Going the Distance: Online Education in the United States, 2011 | The Sloan Consortium | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
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YouTube U: The Power Of Stanford's Free Online Education

"Taught by two Googlers and available on YouTube free of charge, the class might be the largest instance of group education in the world, and the students--even around the world--seem to be eating it up."

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Teaching with Technology: Tools and Strategies to Improve Student Learning - Faculty Focus | Faculty Focus

Teaching with Technology: Tools and Strategies to Improve Student Learning - Faculty Focus | Faculty Focus | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
Whether the courses you teach are face-to-face, online, blended, or all of the above, this report explains effective ways to incorporate technology into your courses to create a rich learning experience for students, and a rewarding teaching...

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Anatomy of a Librarian [infographic]

Anatomy of a Librarian [infographic] | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it

"Librarians are a great resource, and college students should use them when trying to do research. They clearly have mad skills in their ability to simultaneously use their left and right brains."

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Jobs Was Right: Adobe Abandons Mobile Flash, Backs HTML5

Jobs Was Right: Adobe Abandons Mobile Flash, Backs HTML5 | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
UPDATE 8:39 A.M.PST: Adobe confirmed it will cease Flash development on mobile devices.

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Why Education Needs to Get Its Game On

Why Education Needs to Get Its Game On | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
Kids are immersed in social media and video games all day, and are then expected to learn from textbooks and lectures.
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Starbucks and the SSAT: All with a wave of your smartphone?

Starbucks and the SSAT: All with a wave of your smartphone? | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it

"The education conference landscape can be barren for those of us who dream of the next big thing. I’ve attributed this to the fact that there’s a need for basic instruction; in general, educational institutions tend to be late adopters. Below, you’ll find some thoughts from the Media Summit on what might be applicable to your school in the distant, but hopefully near, future.

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My Teacher Is an App

My Teacher Is an App | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
More kids than ever before are attending school from their living rooms, bedrooms and kitchens.
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Status conscious? Check out this social media flowchart.

Status conscious? Check out this social media flowchart. | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
Clever thoughts bubble up constantly, but what's the right venue for all of them?
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How the Interactive Whiteboard is Really Ed Tech’s Laserdisk| The Committed Sardine

How the Interactive Whiteboard is Really Ed Tech’s Laserdisk| The Committed Sardine | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it

"The big clunky forward facing, whole class method of lesson delivery via Interactive Whiteboard, I believe, is the Laserdisc of educational technology."

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The Power of Texting: A Changing Communication Medium in Changing Times

The Power of Texting: A Changing Communication Medium in Changing Times | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
I have about 80 students at North Carolina Virtual Public School in North Carolina and I have a fabulous relationship with each and every one of them.
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Free Technology for Teachers: What I'm Doing With Google+ Now

Free Technology for Teachers: What I'm Doing With Google+ Now | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it

Google+ Page for Free Technology for Teachers

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Informal Collaborative Learning at the Tipping Point -- Campus Technology

Informal Collaborative Learning at the Tipping Point -- Campus Technology | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
A groundswell of student interest in collaborative learning with peers has prompted Santa Clara University Vice Provost for Information Services and CIO Ron Danielson to encourage IT leaders to make sure their campuses offer ample informal...
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The Freelancer Revolution [infographic]

The Freelancer Revolution [infographic] | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
In the last 20 years, the number of freelancers in the South has gone up 126%.

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7 Community Colleges Try an Online Doorway to Help Students Succeed - Online Learning - The Chronicle of Higher Education

7 Community Colleges Try an Online Doorway to Help Students Succeed - Online Learning - The Chronicle of Higher Education | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it

"Central Piedmont [Community College's]...  Online Student Portal learning system... assesses the learning styles of at-risk students (whether they learn best through reading, hearing, or hands-on work) and helps them understand how their personality traits might connect to study and career choices. It also provides a ready link to college counselors and instructors, allowing them to send so-called "early alerts" if a student starts having trouble in a class. And it carries a record of these interactions from term to term, so students and advisers can easily see where students have been—and where they're going."

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How Technology Can Improve Online Learning - Online Learning - The Chronicle of Higher Education

How Technology Can Improve Online Learning - Online Learning - The Chronicle of Higher Education | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it

"There is high-quality online learning, and there is high-quality classroom learning, just as there is low-quality learning in both settings."

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Khan Academy Snags $5 Million To Blow Up Education

Khan Academy Snags $5 Million To Blow Up Education | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
Online classrooms getting hotter....

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Teachers: Embrace Technology or Students Will Leave You Behind

Teachers: Embrace Technology or Students Will Leave You Behind | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
We are creating tools that offer limitless access to knowledge and collaboration, but we're still putting the same textbooks in front of students.

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