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The Intrusion of Social Media in Learning

Social media has evolved into a tool for creating and promoting the "self," creating a tension between encouraging individual expression and overemphasizing the self in a collaborative setting.

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EDTECH@UTRGV's curator insight, March 14, 11:48 AM

The word "intrusion" makes it sound like social learning is a bad thing.

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Newsflash: Preparing students for the future workforce is a society-wide effort

Newsflash: Preparing students for the future workforce is a society-wide effort | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
As technologies and the workforce change, society must help equip students with the skills for success in the workplace.

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EDTECH@UTRGV's curator insight, January 4, 4:16 PM

Are you future ready?

GwynethJones's curator insight, January 7, 10:06 AM

YES!

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The Elements Of A Digital Classroom

The Elements Of A Digital Classroom | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

"The spaces in a digital classroom can be personalized or anonymous, static or fixed, open or closed, responsive or mute. The main theme is potential, though that potential can be unrealized if there is a lack of alignment between learning objectives and the technology used to achieve them."


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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, December 6, 2017 1:53 AM
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Group vs. Collaborative Learning: Knowing the Difference Makes a Difference

Group vs. Collaborative Learning: Knowing the Difference Makes a Difference | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
All collaborative learning is done in a group (or at least pairs), but not all group work is inherently collaborative. The trick is to structure the activity in a way that makes students work together to be successful.

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Why You Need to Switch Off from Technology During Your Break 

Why You Need to Switch Off from Technology During Your Break  | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

"When you’re on leave from work, do you still find yourself checking work email? Or responding to work requests throughout your holiday? Unfortunately, you’re not alone, with many people finding it hard to completely switch off from technology during their break."


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EDTECH@UTRGV's curator insight, December 16, 2017 12:09 PM

Except, of course, from reading these posts <grin>

 
Daniela Silva's curator insight, December 18, 2017 4:54 PM

Except, of course, from reading these posts <grin>

 
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Which Assessment Strategies Do Students Prefer?

Which Assessment Strategies Do Students Prefer? | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
A team of faculty found that going beyond the same old papers and quizzes created novel learning activities that engaged students and promoted learning.

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