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This curated content includes practices, strategies and methods that show promise in higher education learning environments.
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5 Apps for Making Movies on Mobile Devices

5 Apps for Making Movies on Mobile Devices | Promising Practices in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Every year at Hollywood award shows, we see fantastic movies celebrated for their rich storytelling and dynamic performances. Your students can become moviemakers, too, thanks to some powerful apps f
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the slow pace of transforming our pedagogy

the slow pace of transforming our pedagogy | Promising Practices in Higher Education | Scoop.it

I still hear too many faculty either wanting to ban technology in the classroom or lamenting the proliferation of too many brands of devices or just completely ignoring the possibilities for useful work in the classroom. What can I do about it? I can’t tell you how to teach. That’s #1. And I don’t want to. I know that teaching is a creative process and that faculty have to have the time and the interest to overhaul a project or a course or just the way everyday interaction with students is handled. And here’s where a nice pair of articles from Hybrid Pedagogy comes in to remind us that developing a digital pedagogy follows the same process that made us teachers and scholars to begin with.


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OER-101: Locating, Creating, Licensing and Utilizing OERs

OER-101: Locating, Creating, Licensing and Utilizing OERs | Promising Practices in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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OER-101 is designed around the concept created by Wikiversity, Composing Free and Open Online Educational Resources 2011, which is an eight week, open-access course built to demonstrate to educators how to search for and develop OER's step-by-step. These OER's may then be licensed via Creative Commons, printed and bound (if the faculty desires) and integrated into any type of classroom (traditional, hybrid, online, etc.).

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'Bill of Rights' Seeks to Protect Students' Interests as Online Learning Expands - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

'Bill of Rights' Seeks to Protect Students' Interests as Online Learning Expands - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Promising Practices in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The document's authors want to make sure that the rapid rise of MOOCs and other digital tools does not obscure traditional obligations to students.

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Enhancing Student Learning and Retention with Blended Learning Class Guides (EDUCAUSE Quarterly) | EDUCAUSE.edu

Enhancing Student Learning and Retention with Blended Learning Class Guides (EDUCAUSE Quarterly) | EDUCAUSE.edu | Promising Practices in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Google Faculty Summit 2012: Online Learning

Google Faculty Summit 2012: Online Learning | Promising Practices in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Google Faculty Summit 2012
July 26, 2012
Mountain View, California
Online Learning
Presented by Peter Norvig, Google Director of Research

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Using Goodreader to Keep Journal Articles Organized, Aid Research | Faculty Focus

Using Goodreader to Keep Journal Articles Organized, Aid Research | Faculty Focus | Promising Practices in Higher Education | Scoop.it
In preparing for my own dissertation research, I began getting electronic copies of journal articles so that I would not be burdened with lots of paper copies and for better file organization.

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'Bill of Rights' Seeks to Protect Students' Interests as Online Learning Expands - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

'Bill of Rights' Seeks to Protect Students' Interests as Online Learning Expands - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Promising Practices in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The document's authors want to make sure that the rapid rise of MOOCs and other digital tools does not obscure traditional obligations to students.

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Top 12 Teaching and Learning Articles for 2012, part 2 | Faculty Focus

Top 12 Teaching and Learning Articles for 2012, part 2 | Faculty Focus | Promising Practices in Higher Education | Scoop.it
It wouldn’t be the end of the year without a few top 10 lists. As we say goodbye to 2012, we’re doing our list with a little twist: the top 12 articles of 2012.
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Pushing Through The Perils of Teaching Online - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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A Framework for Evaluating the Quality of Multimedia Learning Resources | EDUCAUSE.edu

A Framework for Evaluating the Quality of Multimedia Learning Resources | EDUCAUSE.edu | Promising Practices in Higher Education | Scoop.it

This article presents the structure and theoretical foundations of the Learning Object Review Instrument (LORI), an evaluation aid available through the E-Learning Research and Assessment Network at http://www.elera.net.


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Eye-Tracking Study Reveals What Earns Student Attention in Classroom | Faculty Focus

A new study contradicts the widely accepted belief that classroom attention peaks during the first 15 minutes of class and then generally tapers off. Instead, David Rosengrant, an associate professor of physics education at Kennesaw State University, discovered that classroom attention is not as linear as previously thought and is actually impacted by various factors throughout the duration of the lecture.


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Teaching Clearly: a Deceptively Simple Way to Improve Learning

Teaching Clearly: a Deceptively Simple Way to Improve Learning | Promising Practices in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Free for 24 hours. Three studies further document a correlation between students' perceptions of professors' teaching and subsequent improvements in performance.
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Innovation in 2014: Welcome to the Evolution

Innovation in 2014: Welcome to the Evolution | Promising Practices in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Instead of calling MOOCs a failure, combine them with other pioneering ideas to help higher education evolve.
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A New Architecture for Learning (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

A New Architecture for Learning (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | Promising Practices in Higher Education | Scoop.it
EDUCAUSE Review Online

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Brain-Based Online Learning Design | Faculty Focus

Brain-Based Online Learning Design | Faculty Focus | Promising Practices in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Abreena Tompkins, instruction specialist at Surry Community College, has developed a brain-based online course design model based on a meta-analysis of more than 300 articles. In this study, she distilled the following elements of brain-based course design using the acronym IGNITE.


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Brainstorm in Progress: MOOCs: Why Do We Need Instructional Design?

Brainstorm in Progress: MOOCs: Why Do We Need Instructional Design? | Promising Practices in Higher Education | Scoop.it
RT @pgsimoes MOOCs: Why Do We Need Instructional Design? http://t.co/4uNQFvjH (@geoffcain) #elearning #edtech

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Don't Call Them Textbooks - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Don't Call Them Textbooks - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Promising Practices in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Publishers' latest digital products may deserve a category of their own.

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Twenty terrible reasons for lecturing

I would not like to leave the impression that I feel that there is no justification for ever lecturing. I lecture myself (though seldom for more than fifteen minutes at a stretch and then seldom when written substitutes are available). I believe there are circumstances when a well structured, well paced, varied, lively lecture can be the most efficient teaching method. But I do believe there is far more lecturing going on than can reasonably be justified by the evidence concerning the efficiency of lectures, especially bearing in mind the nature of the educational goals we claim to be striving for.


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6 Easy Tips for Flipping Your Classroom the First Time

6 Easy Tips for Flipping Your Classroom the First Time | Promising Practices in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Flipping your class might seem daunting, but by taking these small steps you can ease your students into more engaging, active class sessions.

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Motivating Students: From Apathetic to Inspired | Faculty Focus

Motivating Students: From Apathetic to Inspired | Faculty Focus | Promising Practices in Higher Education | Scoop.it

In a perfect world, all of your students would take your classes because they wanted to, not because they had to. They would arrive early with readings done and assignments completed. They would contribute to discussions and pose compelling questions. They would be completely present; never dozing off, peeking at text messages, or surfing the web during class.

 

But in the real world, there are students who don’t seem to make much of an effort to prepare, participate, or even show up. Their apathy is palpable, and it shows in their work and in your evaluations.


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Competency-based education and regional accreditation | Inside Higher Ed

Competency-based education and regional accreditation | Inside Higher Ed | Promising Practices in Higher Education | Scoop.it
RT @andrewjnorton: Competency-based accreditation of higher ed?http://t.co/8n7wQBb9
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Saylor Foundation's Free Courses Offer Path to Credit | Inside Higher Ed

Saylor Foundation's Free Courses Offer Path to Credit | Inside Higher Ed | Promising Practices in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Will this trend become mainstream in a couple of years?


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Technology Has Its Place: Behind a Caring Teacher - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Technology Has Its Place: Behind a Caring Teacher - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Promising Practices in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Of course, technology will play a prominent role in the continuing evolution of the academy, but it will not provide the comprehensive solution that many expect. This is so not because faculty members oppose technology—indeed, many embrace it with enthusiasm. But there is resistance for good reason. Many faculty, even those who embrace it, understand its limitations. Some things technology does with astonishing success. Some things it does poorly. Astute educators recognize the difference.


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