Education

Students: bring your own technology to uni

| 25 April 2014 | Reply
Students: bring your own technology to uni

Asking students to use their own tech in lectures could save money, but will it damage attention spans? A few years ago, if a student got their phone out in a lecture, this was quite a clear sign that they were no longer paying attention. But today, using a phone or tablet in the lecture […]

eLearning News 13 Apr 2014

| 13 April 2014 | Reply
eLearning News 13 Apr 2014

Round up of the news this week: Upside Learning celebrates 10th anniversary – Training Press … http://www.trainingpressreleases.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 14:16:03 GMT Upside Learning, a leading provider of learning technology solutions, announced today that April 2014 marks the company’s 10 year anniversary of its founding. Read more … UEW to increase study centres | […]

The Rising Power of MOOCs: Now, everyone can learn at Harvard (or Yale, or…)

| 2 April 2014 | Reply
The Rising Power of MOOCs: Now, everyone can learn at Harvard (or Yale, or…)

Source: Top10OnlineColleges.org The Rising Power of MOOCs: Now, everyone can learn at Harvard (or Yale, or…) 3 years ago, MOOCs were an idea. Now…. 5 million: number of students signed on to MOOCs, around the world 33,000: the average number of students that sign up for a MOOC The Dream: MOOCs Can: • Offer Ivy […]

Technology

Heartbleed – What it is and what you need to do about it

| 13 April 2014 | Reply
Heartbleed – What it is and what you need to do about it

There’s been a lot in the news recently about the Heartbleed bug. This article gives you the low down on what it is, how it affects you and what you need to do about it. The video below is fairly typical of what came out inthe news this week: So as you can see the […]

Just Google It: How Google Has Changed Research for Grad Students

| 19 February 2014 | 1 Reply
Just Google It: How Google Has Changed Research for Grad Students

Source: GradSchoolHub.com 94: percentage of U.S. students who equate research with using Google, or other search engines. 75: percentage of students who use Wikipedia and online encyclopedias. 87: the percentage of all US adults using the Internet who also use search engines. 2 billion: Or nearly 30 percent of all humans, use the Internet A […]

10 tips to curate like a rockstar

| 7 February 2014 | Reply
10 tips to curate like a rockstar

Content curation is a great way to shine on the Web. But how do we make this easy and practical? At Scoop.it they’re constantly amazed by the great work awesome curators do with their content. Here’s a summary of the best tips to join them in the Content Curation Hall of Fame.

Hints, Tips & How to's

A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom

| 3 March 2014 | Reply
A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom

Is Social Media Relevant? Take the Quiz Before we talk social media, let’s talk about the relevance of social media by taking a quiz. Which of the following is most likely to be true? Should we teach letter-writing in the classroom? Kids need to write letters and mail them. But what if they send mail […]

10 Social Media Tips for Reaching World Language Learners

| 7 February 2014 | Reply
10 Social Media Tips for Reaching World Language Learners

Feeling outdated, not connected, or even totally lost in the digital age? Well, let me assure you, droning on and on about grammatical structures is a surefire way to quickly lose student interest in the world language classroom. Instead, embrace something which truly interests the millennial student: social media. Utilizing it in the classroom will […]

131 Tips on Graphics and Animations for eLearning – Free Download

| 26 November 2013 | 2 Replies
131 Tips on Graphics and Animations for eLearning – Free Download

Are your graphics and animations effective? Are you engaging your learners? This complimentary eBook, 131 Tips on Graphics and Animations for eLearning, from The eLearning Guild, will teach you the importance of knowing your audience—including knowing how to meet the needs of learners with disabilities, why visual consistency is important to learning, and when (and […]

Professional Development & Funding

Anyone Can Learn to Make a Game

| 7 July 2013 | 1 Reply
Anyone Can Learn to Make a Game

Have you ever had an idea for a game or wanted to learn how to make games yourself? Richard Hart had a vision for the future of gaming, and in 2007 he started my first video game company. He believed that gaming was an incredibly powerful tool and that gaming could change the world. He wanted to make gaming […]

Professional development reform: 8 steps to make it happen

| 12 February 2013 | Reply
Professional development reform: 8 steps to make it happen

Every year, school districts around the country waste a tremendous amount of time and money on ineffective professional development. The traditional model of “sit and get,” where a one-size-fits-all approach is utilized, yields abhorrent results. Ask teachers from typical school districts in America their thoughts on traditional in-service time, and the feedback won’t be pretty. […]

Training Was Key to Google Apps Implementation

| 4 January 2013 | Reply
Training Was Key to Google Apps Implementation

A growing number of school districts have embraced Google Apps for Education as their cloud-based e-mail and content-management platform. But how these districts approach the effort—and the challenges and problems they encounter—differ widely. Valuable lessons in how to implement Google Apps for Education (commonly know as Google Docs) can be learned from Crook County High […]

Publications

A “Must Have” Guide for eLearning Instructional Design!

| 18 January 2014 | Reply
A “Must Have” Guide for eLearning Instructional Design!

Marina Arshavskiy (2013) Instructional Design for ELearning: Essential guide to creating successful eLearning courses If you are designing eLearning courses, you will find many informative texts on the subject out there. However, there is currently none as authoritative a guide as Marina Arshavskiy’s Instructional Design for ELearning: Essential guide to creating successful eLearning courses. The […]

131 Tips on Graphics and Animations for eLearning – Free Download

| 26 November 2013 | 2 Replies
131 Tips on Graphics and Animations for eLearning – Free Download

Are your graphics and animations effective? Are you engaging your learners? This complimentary eBook, 131 Tips on Graphics and Animations for eLearning, from The eLearning Guild, will teach you the importance of knowing your audience—including knowing how to meet the needs of learners with disabilities, why visual consistency is important to learning, and when (and […]

K-12 Education Technology Trends to Watch

| 17 June 2013 | Reply
K-12 Education Technology Trends to Watch

Six different kinds of technology and tech practics—some of them familiar to most educators, others not as much—are likely to become increasingly important in K-12 systems over the next few years, a new report predicts. The Horizon Report’s 2013 K-12 Edition, the fifth in a series focused on pre-college education, discusses those tech tools, which […]

Events

Global Conference on Education

| 18 May 2013 | Reply
Global Conference on Education

Global Conference on Education 9th and 10th, August 2013 Los Angeles, United States of America CALL FOR PAPERS: The GCE is an international refereed conference dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practices in education. The GCE promotes collaborative excellence between academicians and professionals. The topics in GCE include but are not confined to […]

Webinar: Embracing Technology To Promote Exceptional Student Services In Higher Education

| 18 May 2013 | Reply
Webinar: Embracing Technology To Promote Exceptional Student Services In Higher Education

Embracing Technology To Promote Exceptional Student Services In Higher Education Wednesday, June 5, 3:00-4:30pm EDT online webinar Host: Innovative Educators http://www.innovativeeducators.org/product_p/1036.htm NOTE: Payment is not required prior to event date. The recording is included and is accessible for one full year. OVERVIEW This webinar will offer participants an overview of the online self-services and other […]

Free Turnitin Webinar: Grading the Top 100 Student Sources

| 5 February 2013 | Reply
Free Turnitin Webinar: Grading the Top 100 Student Sources

Based on a recent Turnitin analysis, nearly 50% of student sources come from sites with content of questionable educational value. What are these sites and how do they rate in terms of appropriateness, quality of content, and value? This webcast will explore the top 100 student sources that secondary and higher education student use, including […]