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This site needs a new owner

This site needs a new owner

| 16 April 2014 | Reply

After 4 years of curating on this blog I am giving my fingers a rest – permanently. I have decided to go on to something new. I don’t know what yet, but as a lifetime learner I’m sure there is lots of exciting stuff out there for me in my “retirement”. So if anyone would […]

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

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

| 13 April 2014 | Reply

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 […]

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eLearning News 13 Apr 2014

eLearning News 13 Apr 2014

| 13 April 2014 | Reply

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 | […]

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

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

| 2 April 2014 | Reply

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 […]

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A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom

A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom

| 3 March 2014 | Reply

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 […]

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Teachers still needed with self-paced blended learning

Teachers still needed with self-paced blended learning

| 3 March 2014 | Reply

Some teachers initially view self-paced blended learning as a process where the “computer does the teaching” and the role of the teacher is diminished. Practical experience with this style of learning with middle school students over several years indicates that this is not the case. The teacher is still very important; however, the role changes. […]

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Successful eLearning begins with well-prepared teachers

Successful eLearning begins with well-prepared teachers

| 3 March 2014 | Reply

  Preparing future teachers for success helps drive the success of the students they will teach. When the state of North Carolina dramatically reduced textbook funding, yet decided it would implement the Common Core State Standards, our School of Education at Gardner-Webb University decided to fast-track a program to make all teacher preparation courses textbook-free. […]

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

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

| 19 February 2014 | 1 Reply

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 […]

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How Tablets are Changing the Face of Education

How Tablets are Changing the Face of Education

| 19 February 2014 | 1 Reply

Source: Accredited-Online-College.org Tablets on Campus: The Changing Face of Higher Education 2010: iPad is launched by Steve Jobs. Life will never be the same. 4 years later: a projected 103 million tablets (iPads and others) are projected to be sold The Amazing growth in sales of tablets • 2011: 19.5 million sold • 2012: 54 […]

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10 tips to curate like a rockstar

10 tips to curate like a rockstar

| 7 February 2014 | Reply

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.

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10 Social Media Tips for Reaching World Language Learners

10 Social Media Tips for Reaching World Language Learners

| 7 February 2014 | Reply

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 […]

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Tips on technology integration for apprehensive educators

Tips on technology integration for apprehensive educators

| 7 February 2014 | Reply

In my new role this year as a technology coach for the high school in which I work, I have found myself primarily involved in two separate but equally important activities: reflecting on and learning from my past challenges and successes with technology in my classroom and trying to motivate skeptical teachers to integrate technology […]

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