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MOOC Around The World, Part 6 – "MOOCish" Online Ed Resources

MOOC Around The World, Part 6 – "MOOCish" Online Ed Resources | On education | Scoop.it
The 6th part to the series is about the relatives of MOOCs - MOOClatives. These are online ed resources that have a lot in common with MOOCs but do not quite fit because they are either not massive, not entirely free or not really a complete course.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, September 13, 2013 2:43 PM

I'm feeling a tad Moocish, perhaps I'll read a discussion forum with 10,000 posts... 8-)

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Upcoming webinars from the OER Research Hub

Upcoming webinars from the OER Research Hub | On education | Scoop.it

September
Are OER complementary or competitive with formal education? Some recent research findings

October
OER and Policy changes at institutional level

December
Are OER the answer? Possibilities and challenges for OER use in the Indian education system

January
Flipped or flipped open? Using, creating and sharing free online resources in the flipped classroom

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Understanding Student Recruitment in China

Understanding Student Recruitment in China | On education | Scoop.it
Chinese student recruitment is of growing importance to higher ed content strategy and development.

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TinyTake - Best Free Windows Screen Capture Software

TinyTake - Best Free Windows Screen Capture Software | On education | Scoop.it
Make the most of your screen captures. TinyTake gives you all the tools to capture, annotate, and share screen captures and screen casts for free.

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John Bostock's curator insight, August 26, 2013 6:58 AM

This looks an interesting alternative to Jing, with better tools for annotation.

technologytoteach's curator insight, August 28, 2013 2:15 PM

Will try this out, just downloading so unable to comment on its usefulness

Terheck's comment, September 1, 2013 4:54 AM
You can also try Greenshot : very nice, free and Open Source : http://getgreenshot.org/
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EdX and Google to develop open-source MOOC platform | Inside Higher Ed

EdX and Google to develop open-source MOOC platform | Inside Higher Ed | On education | Scoop.it
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EdX, the online course provider created by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute for Technology, sees an open-source future for massive online courses. On Tuesday, the company announced it has found a like-minded partner in Google, which will work with edX to make its online course platform more accessible to aspiring developers.

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A Full Introduction To Edmodo

A Full Introduction To Edmodo | On education | Scoop.it
A complete tutorial for teachers to use Edmodo!

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John Purificati's comment, September 1, 2013 8:46 AM
Get on to Edmodo.
Scott Langston's curator insight, September 11, 2013 7:43 PM

Ever wondered about using Edmodo?

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, September 11, 2013 9:28 PM

Using Edmodo in the library for Teen Learning 2.0 activities, library skills assessment, and book clubs. Bonus for students, free cloud storage/digital portfolio. 

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The elearningeuropa.info portal is transforming into the Open Education Europa portal

The elearningeuropa.info portal is transforming into the Open Education Europa portal | On education | Scoop.it

Introducing Europe's new gateway to innovative learning
The elearningeuropa.info portal is transforming into the Open Education Europa portal!
This transformation aims to bring teachers closer to learners by providing open innovative learning spaces and encouraging the use of Open Educational Resources. The renewed website will make it easier to search for open courses and relevant resources in different languages, interact with peers in thematic groups, and access high quality research materials. All of the existing content will remain available, now conveniently reorganized to make it easier to navigate.
Open Education Europa forms part of the Opening Up Education initiative that will be launched by the European Commission on September 25th. The initiative will scale up the creation, use, re-use and sharing of quality digital education content, including Open Educational Resources. It will increase equity and encourage the modernization of learning, teaching and assessment practices through the use of digital technologies.
We invite you to visit Europe's gateway to innovative learning on the 25th of September and be part of the transformation!

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import•io is data

import•io is data | On education | Scoop.it
Import•io enables you to extract data from the web simply

 

"Find an online source for your data, whether it's a single web page or a search engine within a site. Import•io doesn't discriminate; it works with any web source.

 

 

"When you have identified the data you want, you can begin to extract it. The first stage is to highlight the data that you want. You can do this by giving us a few examples and our algorithms will identify the rest. The next stage is to organise your data. This is as simple as creating columns to sort parts of the data into, much like you would do in a spreadsheet. Once you have done that we will extract the data into rows and columns."


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Reclaiming the Original Vision of MOOCs -- Campus Technology

Reclaiming the Original Vision of MOOCs -- Campus Technology | On education | Scoop.it
Massive open online courses were never meant to be dull and lonely. But how can the courses encourage more student-to-student and student-to-faculty interaction?

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An Introduction to Content Curation and Its Relevance For Students and Teachers

 

 


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Dean J. Fusto's comment, September 7, 2013 7:49 AM
Helpful primer on curation and its particular skill set. Thanks for the scoop.
Dean J. Fusto's curator insight, September 7, 2013 7:50 AM

A very helpful primer on content curation.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, September 22, 2013 5:49 PM

 

Stacia Johnson and Melissa Marsh have recorded a 10-minute video introducing to Content Curation for their EDCI515 graduate course at the University of Victoria.

 

Topics covered:

Defining CurationWhat skills neededWhat tools can help

 

good summary recomendet to anyone interested in content-curation and its aplications in learning

 

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Assessment Tools for MOOCs -- Campus Technology

Assessment Tools for MOOCs -- Campus Technology | On education | Scoop.it
As MOOCs are made available for credit, credible--scalable--assessment options are essential. CT looks at the options.

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LinkedUp: Linking Web Data for Education - An EU project about the potential of open data in education

LinkedUp: Linking Web Data for Education - An EU project about the potential of open data in education | On education | Scoop.it

LinkedUp – Linking Web Data for Education Project

The LinkedUp project is a FP7 Support Action which pushes forward the exploitation and adoption of public, open data available on the Web, in particular by educational organisations and institutions.

To address these goals, LinkedUp provides a range of activities, including the establishment of the LinkedUp Challenge and a corresponding evaluation framework. These are aimed at identifying and promoting innovative success stories which exploit large-scale Web data in educational scenarios as part of robust applications and tools.

The project is made up of consortium partners each with respective roles in the LinkedUp project.There are also a number of associated partners with an interest in the project.The LinkedUp Challenge has an advisory board consisting of renowned experts in the fields of open data & data management, semantic web and web-based education.

Additional dataset curation activities will result in a repository and catalog of well-described and assessed datasets for educational purposes and will support participants of the data challenge, as well as interested data consumers and application developers in general.

The overall aim is to facilitate the development of innovative applications produced by the LinkedUp community and challenge participants and their deployment in real-world use case scenarios.


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Nuno Ricardo Oliveira's curator insight, September 6, 2013 8:13 AM
LinkedUp: Linking Web Data for Education - An EU project about the potential of open data in education
Dick Vestdijk's comment, September 9, 2013 6:40 AM
wondering what the EU component is in this project and how much money is involved.
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The Creative Personality ~ Psychology Today

The Creative Personality ~ Psychology Today | On education | Scoop.it

By Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi,

 

"Creativity is a central source of meaning in our lives. Most of the things that are interesting, important, and human are the result of creativity. What makes us different from apes—our language, values, artistic expression, scientific understanding, and technology—is the result of individual ingenuity that was recognized, rewarded, and transmitted through learning.

 

"When we're creative, we feel we are living more fully than during the rest of life. The excitement of the artist at the easel or the scientist in the lab comes close to the ideal fulfillment we all hope to get from life, and so rarely do. Perhaps only sex, sports, music, and religious ecstasy—even when these experiences remain fleeting and leave no trace—provide a profound sense of being part of an entity greater than ourselves. But creativity also leaves an outcome that adds to the richness and complexity of the future.

 

"I have devoted 30 years of research to how creative people live and work, to make more understandable the mysterious process by which they come up with new ideas and new things. Creative individuals are remarkable for their ability to adapt to almost any situation and to make do with whatever is at hand to reach their goals. If I had to express in one word what makes their personalities different from others, it's complexity. They show tendencies of thought and action that in most people are segregated. They contain contradictory extremes; instead of being an "individual," each of them is a "multitude."


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CCM Consultancy's curator insight, April 26, 1:22 AM

Creative people combine playfulness and discipline, or responsibility and irresponsibility. There is no question that a playfully light attitude is typical of creative individuals.

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Giving Students Feedback With Kaizena (Voice Comments) Tutorial

Published on Sep 10, 2013

Use your voice to give students feedback about their papers in Google Docs. I've only played with this a little bit so far, but I'm really excited to be able to use Kaizena to give my students feedback this year. Being able to add links to resources and reuse those links for other students is so helpful. If you have questions I'm on twitter @JenRoberts1 and the guys who make kaizena are @kaizenaFB if you have feedback for them, or email founders@kaizena.com


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David Miles's curator insight, September 20, 2013 6:17 PM

I think this has the potential to be of great use with English Language Learners, especially since they tend to understand the spoken word better than the written.

Maryalice Leister's comment, September 20, 2013 6:29 PM
Very true, David. One more tool to meet the needs of individual learners.
harish magan's comment, September 20, 2013 10:57 PM
OK. it is indeed very good
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New Social RSS Feed Reader: Feedolu

New Social RSS Feed Reader: Feedolu | On education | Scoop.it

Feedolu is in public BETA from September 5th. It is an RSS feed reader that makes it easily to read, organize and share content.

Excerpt from review article by Shelly Kramer on V3 Blog:
"Feedolu uses advanced feed reading technology and combines that with social features commonly used on sites like Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

Feedolu users will have a public profile with their own URL (feedolu.com/username).
You can customize your background, create a bio and attach a link to a website (like Twitter) and website RSS feed as well.
When a user attaches an RSS feed to their profile, other users can then go and subscribe to that RSS feed, giving that user the opportunity of increased website traffic via subscriptions.

Here are key features:
- User Following;
- SEO;
- Unlimited Feeds and Feed Walls;
- Back-End Processing.

Free to use.

Try out Feedolu: https://www.feedolu.com

Read full interesting review article by Shelly Kramer:
http://www.v3im.com/2013/09/why-you-should-check-out-feedolu-asap/

Watch the introduction video:
http://youtu.be/Nvk4yAt1tYQ


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Miquel Loriz's curator insight, September 13, 2013 3:23 AM

Echaremos un vistazo, aunque Feedly funciona bien

ibiss helter's curator insight, September 20, 2013 6:38 AM

tremendous

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Online Session : #OER and Mobile Learning on 10:30 - 11:30 AM, CST, Sep. 20, 2013.

Online Session : #OER and Mobile Learning on 10:30 - 11:30 AM, CST, Sep. 20, 2013. | On education | Scoop.it

The course content includes :

A Google document with reading content and links to an interactive course package and other slides, participants can add your comments on the Google document in real time.The interactive course package can be played on any device and browser, it contains designed learning interactions, questions with instant feedback and a little quiz at the end. This is a manifest itself of mobile learning examples.

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Teachers Now “Pinning” Common Core Resources in MasteryConnect

Teachers Now “Pinning” Common Core Resources in MasteryConnect | On education | Scoop.it
Recently, MasteryConnect unveiled a cool, social bookmarking feature for standards aligned resources. Much like the Pinterest paradigm of social bookmarking, teachers find or upload any resource on...

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Ludmila Smirnova's curator insight, August 13, 2013 4:06 PM

Looks promising and getting it from Susan Oxnevad (http://d97cooltools.blogspot.com/p/about-me.html) makes it even more convinsing!

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Georges Siemens - on xMOOCs and cMOOCs


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Ebba Ossiannilsson's curator insight, September 10, 2013 3:04 PM

Time to distinguish. MOOC seems to be everything  nowadays and tehreby also anything

Deborah Arnold's comment, September 11, 2013 5:42 AM
"MOOCs are less an idea and more a lens [through which] to view a whole sequence of changes" < very much agree with this perspective.
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The Biggest Myths (And Realities) Of Online Learning

The Biggest Myths (And Realities) Of Online Learning | On education | Scoop.it
If you're debating taking an online course, you should know about the many myths and realities of online learning that are illustrated here.
The post The Biggest Myths (And Realities) Of Online Learning appeared first on Edudemic.

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Secrets Of YouTube You Should Know ~ MakeUseOf

Secrets Of YouTube You Should Know ~ MakeUseOf | On education | Scoop.it

by Simon Slangen

 

"YouTube is a favourite past-time for many of us; the chance to lead your own TV station. From you, for you. And yet, for all the time we spend on this web site, we know very little about it. It’s not surprising, seeing the size of this site, that there are a lot of back doors. A lot of ways to do things you wouldn’t expect.

 

"If you like YouTube, as many of us do, it’ll pay off to look into these secrets. With this knowledge, it’s easier to get what you want, when you want it; to enjoy YouTube in its full glory."


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125 Top Blogs on Blended Learning - Getting Smart

125 Top Blogs on Blended Learning - Getting Smart | On education | Scoop.it

by Katie Vander Ark

 

"Last year we published a list of 60+ blended learning articles. With the extensive use of blended learning in classrooms and lots of shared success stories, we doubled that total.  Following are 125 blogs by category.  Point us to stories we missed."

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Antonia Rudenstine's curator insight, September 8, 2013 7:20 AM

A great list of blended learning resources. Just looking at the categories they have created provides a useful frame for those venturing into this space: Innovative Secondary Blends, Policy, Elementary, Tools, Competency-based Blends, Think about Space, etc. 

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, September 8, 2013 8:39 PM

Thank you for sharing.

Karine Thonnard's curator insight, September 9, 2013 9:05 AM

add your insight...

 
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The Influence of Social Media Site on the College Search Process

The Influence of Social Media Site on the College Search Process | On education | Scoop.it

Growth in the Use of Social Media in the College Search Process has Increased Substantially in the Last Four Years, But It Is Far From Universal.


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Keep Your Computer From Destroying Your Eyesight | Gadget Lab | Wired.com

Keep Your Computer From Destroying Your Eyesight | Gadget Lab | Wired.com | On education | Scoop.it
Staring at the computer all day is horrible on your eyes. All those brightly colored pixels clashing with the lighting around you is a recipe for eye fatigue and strain. Luckily, there's a free app that can help.
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Growing Sustainable Personalized Learning Environments

Growing Sustainable Personalized Learning Environments | On education | Scoop.it
Building a system of personalized learning environments takes a process and time. Check out this four year model to build a sustainable system.

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, September 5, 2013 4:12 PM

Moving to a Personalized Learning Environment (PLE) is a culture shift. Moving an entire district or a region to a system with sustainable PLEs takes time and a process. PLEs are built on a human infrastructure with groups of people where some may be definitely ready and others resistant. Those that are ready may still hesitate to jump in unless they have the support and resources they need when they need it.

Arabella Hay Tafe's curator insight, May 14, 2014 3:08 AM

hi - I found this on Scoop it and htought it very interesting - I particularly was engaged by the "coaching' aspect.

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- 5 #BacktoSchool management tips for innovative educators ~ Tech & Learning

- 5 #BacktoSchool management tips for innovative educators ~ Tech & Learning | On education | Scoop.it

by Lisa Nielsen

 

"Chatting with friends, playing games, cheating, cruising YouTube. These are just some of the behaviors educators fear will become a reality in technology-rich classrooms...unless they incorporate updated classroom management practices. Innovative educators use techniques that keep students’ attention despite the irresistible draw of the Internet. Simple practices transform their devices into tools of engagement rather than distraction.

"Here are five management tips that make for a successful technology-rich classroom."

- See more at: http://www.techlearning.com/Default.aspx?tabid=67&entryid=6362#sthash.kkLb9y0C.dpuf


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