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Top 10 BYOD concerns — and how to overcome them

Top 10 BYOD concerns — and how to overcome them | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
The top 10 BYOD concerns that might keep schools reluctant to allow their students to bring their devices in the classroom have some corresponding suggestions on how to overcome them.
Alan Hendrick's curator insight, October 23, 2016 9:33 PM

a great topic and good advice to those who say no to BYOD.

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The latest news related to the meaningful and effective implementation of educational technology and e-learning in K-12, higher education, corporate and government sectors.
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Call for Manuscript Proposals.  ET&S Special Issue: "Designing Microlearning for How People Learn"

Call for Manuscript Proposals.  ET&S Special Issue: "Designing Microlearning for How People Learn" | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

The guest editors of a special issue for the Journal of Educational Technology & Society (ET&S) titled, Designing Microlearning for How People Learn, invite you to submit a manuscript proposal. This special issue will examine the recent phenomenon of “microlearning” and include case studies examining the effectiveness and appropriateness of microlearning in educational, professional development, training, and personalized learning contexts. Learn more here: https://designing-microlearning.blogspot.com/ 

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Attention all researchers studying the effectiveness of microlearning in educational, professional development, training, and personalized learning contexts, please consider submitting a manuscript proposal for this special issue. 

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Microlearning Videos: How to Incorporate them in Your Corporate Training Program

Microlearning Videos: How to Incorporate them in Your Corporate Training Program | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Are you looking to harness the power of microlearning videos for your employee training program? Here are the top 7 ways to incorporate microlearning videos with your corporate training program.
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What Is Microlearning Within eLearning?

What Is Microlearning Within eLearning? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Microlearning is a hot topic. At Flowsparks, we explain this and show you how eLearning with microlearning can help. The best way to design microlearning is to focus on one learning goal. This allows the learner to go in-depth into the provided topic and to really become an expert on it. Because of the focus of microlearning it keeps itself to the point and makes for a more engaging learning experience which is offered just in-time.
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Gen Z Students Want More Practical Higher Ed Options

Gen Z Students Want More Practical Higher Ed Options | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Gen Z high school students are determined to choose the higher education option that will lead them to the jobs and careers they want.
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5 things you should know about collegiate esports

5 things you should know about collegiate esports | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Collegiate esports is expanding across the nation--here's how to take advantage of this growing phenomenon on your own campus
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7 Instructional Strategies for E-Learning Corporate Training

7 Instructional Strategies for E-Learning Corporate Training | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Are you looking to leverage the power of experiential eLearning with your corporate training programs? This blog helps you dive deeper into the top 7 strategies that you can use to enhance your training outcomes.
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Gamification In EdTech: The Future Of Innovative Learning

Gamification In EdTech: The Future Of Innovative Learning | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Implementing an intelligent and wise business approach to Edtech solutions for innovation, ease, and interactivity, gamification in eLearning is the next big innovation in the field.
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I'm all for gamifying professional development and learning as long as it doesn't;t come across as gimmicky or unnecessarily extends the length of the learning event.

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More Non-degree Credentials Are Expected in Coming Years

More Non-degree Credentials Are Expected in Coming Years | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
At a conference of a GW-based research network, Provost Christopher Alan Bracey joined in discussing the future of micro-credentials.
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Focusing On Adjacent Skills May Be Key To Reskilling

Focusing On Adjacent Skills May Be Key To Reskilling | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Reskilling a workforce is a significant challenge for most companies. The solution lies in focusing on adjacent skills: skills that are not directly related to the current job but that can be learned or developed easily, to change job roles or careers.
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Remote Onboarding - The Benefits and Challenges

Remote Onboarding - The Benefits and Challenges | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Are you considering employing and managing a remote team? This blog highlights the benefits and drawbacks of remote onboarding for L&D (learning and development) and HR managers. Continue to read!
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When Education Is Designed for All Learners

When Education Is Designed for All Learners | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
There's one fundamental question that I ask myself, and it's always, “How do I create a content lesson so that it is engaging for all learners?”
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What is your comfort level with your learning system?

What is your comfort level with your learning system? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
I often mention leasing a car when talking about a learning system. When you “buy” a learning system, you are actually leasing it. Sure, there are some vendors who will sell you the system outright, but then you either pay extra for the updates or you just have a system that never gets updated. Oh, and it has to sit either on your own servers OR you pay to host it somewhere.
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How Blockchain Can Encourage Learning

How Blockchain Can Encourage Learning | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Blockchain has gotten plenty of attention lately as a new mode of exchange, allowing experimental cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and the sale of NFTs in ways that leave an unalterable, fully transparent public record that tracks the transfer and ownership of digital things.
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Careers 2030: Reimagining the Future Workplace & Skills

Careers 2030: Reimagining the Future Workplace & Skills | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Ever wonder what will happen when technology takes over the corporate world entirely? Will it destroy the job market leading to higher levels of unemployment or aggravate the economic crises? Or, on the other hand, could it lead to a progressive and healthier society?
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'Stackable credentials' could be future of higher education

'Stackable credentials' could be future of higher education | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Bill aims to increase pathways to a job
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At UTRGV, in addition to earning an M.Ed. in Educational Technology, students also have the opportunity to earn one or more stackable credentials in the form of graduate certificates in E-Learning, Technology Leadership, or Online Instructional Designer as part of the master’s degree. Learn more here: http://utrgv.edu/edtech

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Teaching Learners Digital Content Creation Skills

Teaching Learners Digital Content Creation Skills | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Content curation is nothing new and has always been a coveted skill. It has been this way for hundreds of years — think of art galleries, museums, or newspapers. 

Educators, too, have always been curators— bringing together the most valuable materials to help their learners learn. However, in the past, this might have been limited to books, posters, concrete materials, guest speakers, etc. However, as of now, we are in a world of information overload.

So, to help you hone your digital content curation skills, we decided to list some tips.
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7 facts about the state of edtech in schools

7 facts about the state of edtech in schools | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Districts are modernizing their edtech strategies, but IT leaders still grapple with near-constant cybersecurity risks
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E-BOOK: Learning Scorecard: How To Measure L&D Impact And Prove ROI

E-BOOK: Learning Scorecard: How To Measure L&D Impact And Prove ROI | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
This eBook can help you prove ROI and determine how L&D impacts your organization by putting learning under the microscope.
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Reflections on Conducting Research in a Changing Credentialing Ecosystem

Reflections on Conducting Research in a Changing Credentialing Ecosystem | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Traditional methods of research are not compatible with the way micro-credentials operate. Change is needed for a new, dynamic system to take over, and implement the evolved practices that are required.
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Agile In Education: What I Learned From Developers

Agile In Education: What I Learned From Developers | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
How is the Agile approach, typically used in IT software development, applicable in education and what impact does it have?
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Rapid eLearning: 5 Reasons it Will be Essential to Corporate Training in 2022

Rapid eLearning: 5 Reasons it Will be Essential to Corporate Training in 2022 | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Are you looking for quick online solutions to ensure that your company's training runs smoothly? Rapid eLearning could be your best bet. Continue reading to find out why rapid eLearning will be vital for businesses and employee training in 2022.
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The Pandemic’s Lasting Lessons for Colleges, From Academic Innovation Leaders

The Pandemic’s Lasting Lessons for Colleges, From Academic Innovation Leaders | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
The pandemic has dragged on, prompting colleges to ricochet back and forth on mask mandate policies and rules about holding classes in person versus online. Professors report that students are disengaged, so much so that it’s even hard to get them to take advantage of free support services. Many faculty and staff members say they feel burned out and demoralized. And college enrollments are down overall.
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Awesome End of School and Influencer Ideas for Teachers

Awesome End of School and Influencer Ideas for Teachers | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Awesome teachers connect with their students. KeKe Powell teaches second grade and has lots of ideas for ending the year and also just connecting with kids. She also shares some of her story of deciding to share what she does with a wider audience as she is becoming an education influencer. If you’re considering if you want to share, or if you just want great teaching ideas, this is a great listen for you. Scroll down for the show notes and transcript.
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Lessons Learned From Launching a Micro-Credential Program

Lessons Learned From Launching a Micro-Credential Program | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Badging programs are focused on introducing skills and understanding industry basics. From there, the student can quickly further their education.
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In the Master of Education in Educational Technology at UTRGV students have opportunities to earn graduate certificates in E-Learning, Technology Leadership, and Online Instructional Design. These certificates can be earned alone or as part of the M.Ed. EdTech degree.

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EdTech Tools: Tips To Being More Productive In Class

EdTech Tools: Tips To Being More Productive In Class | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
EdTech is here to provide smarter options with a wider reach, using technology and integrating innovative solutions, to the existing education system, and so enhancing the pedagogy and learning process. How can we be sure we are utilizing it fully to be more productive and for better learning experiences?
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