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University of Wisconsin: Guidelines for effective online discussions

This resource will help you, as an instructor, consider many factors that contribute to a successful implementation of online discussion in your course.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 12, 2014 9:57 PM

Good advice from a trusted source.

Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, June 14, 2014 11:09 AM

Some good tips here. 

Enrico De Angelis's curator insight, June 14, 2014 3:05 PM

an element of an interesting "knowledge base"

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Using Technology Vs Technology Integration- An Excellent Chart for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Using Technology Vs Technology Integration- An Excellent Chart for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Technology resources for ESL Instructors | Scoop.it
Using Technology Vs Technology Integration- An Excellent Chart for Teachers http://t.co/2PnlOekcx6

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Elizabeth E Charles's curator insight, April 13, 2013 8:47 PM

A really useful reminder of the differences  between 'just using' and 'integration' of technology

Hannah Monaghan's curator insight, March 30, 2014 7:33 PM

I feel that this is a very useful chart to get teachers thinking about how they need to integrate technology into the classroom in meaningful ways, not just using the technology randomly and with no thought to why they might be using it.

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Disruptive Technology on the Horizon

Disruptive Technology on the Horizon | Technology resources for ESL Instructors | Scoop.it

Seeing that far ahead is nearly impossible, but making educated guesses about the next five or 10 years is more realistic. Technology is iterative; the new replaces the old in fits and starts. PCs made big mainframes obsolete, and now smartphones and tablets are doing the same to desktops. Even applications like Facebook that are still thought to be relatively new could eventually be replaced by challengers like Instagram and Snapchat.

 

Which emerging technologies ultimately will rule the day? Only the future knows, but here are five that we think are promising and intriguing....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, February 10, 2014 4:31 PM

A look at innovative technology that’s set to take the world by storm including graphene, electronic skin, crossbar memory, smartphone co-processors and laser networks.

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10 Free Mobile Apps To Help You Learn English Faster | Hongkiat.com

10 Free Mobile Apps To Help You Learn English Faster | Hongkiat.com | Technology resources for ESL Instructors | Scoop.it

Learning a language is one of the most rewarding things you can do. There are a lot of ways you can learn or improve your skills in a particular language, from attending classes to teaching yourself through traditional methods such as reading and practice. But have you realized that you can also put that smartphone of yours to really good use for learning languages?


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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, June 13, 2014 6:52 PM

Nice try, but my Asian students would rather "play" Facebook and Line.  Interest and motivation drops with all mobile games after the initial introduction. Teachers can include the blended learning within the "free play" with these mobile programs.  

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8 Types of Technology That Will Be Essential in the 2015 Workplace

8 Types of Technology That Will Be Essential in the 2015 Workplace | Technology resources for ESL Instructors | Scoop.it

"If technology continues to evolve at the current rate, the 2015 workplace could look quite different from today's office spaces -- and may even involve less traditional office space with the rise of telecommuting. From a company's hiring process to sharing knowledge with employees, technology has the ability to change the way we all work.

 

What technology will be essential in the 2015 workplace, but doesn't exist yet?" from: http://www.huffingtonpost.com

 

NOTE: This short post has 8 thought worthy services and technology that would prove mighty helpful in this digital world that is more complex every day. I like the info for "Learning Academies to Keep Up With New Knowledge" (aka Lifelong Learning).


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Frederic Hohl's curator insight, February 6, 2014 6:26 AM

What your working place might look in 2015?