Thursday, February 28, 2013

Special Education Programs Online

Special education programs online - how they prepare teachers of students who are learning disabled, developmentally challenged, or gifted and talented.
Special education teachers work with students who have special needs such as: learning difficulties, speech and language impairments and other communication difficulties, emotional disturbances, behavioral disorders, physical disabilities, and developmental disorders. But as well as working with students who are learning disabled or developmentally challenged, they might also assist students who are gifted and talented.

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73% of Teachers Use Cellphones for Classroom Activities

More middle- and secondary-school teachers are using digital tools in their classrooms and professional lives, a new report says. A study by Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project released Thursday delves into teachers' increasing technology use, but also expresses educators' concerns about the digital divide.
The study surveyed Advance Placement and National Writing Project teachers across the United States, and 92% say the Internet has a "major impact" on their ability to access content, resources and materials for teaching. Teachers are becoming advanced tech users, according to Kristen Purcell, Pew's associate director for research.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

30 Of The Best Elementary Education Games For iPad

"Parents and teachers who trust little Muffy and Junior with their shiny iPads don’t have to worry about how access to shoot-‘em-up video games will rot their precious little gifted and talented program minds. Instead, they can download some of the following alternatives to help them build up their brilliant brains that will totally go on to win Nobel Prizes someday."

Monday, February 25, 2013

Studying a Masters in Secondary Education

Find out about masters in secondary education online programs, where you can take them, the career and salary prospects, and more ...
Getting a secondary education masters degree can open doors that lead to more challenging educational or administrative positions in the subject area for which you are most passionate.

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Sunday, February 24, 2013

Augmented reality in education: teaching tool or passing trend?

AR shouldn't be another monster under the bed (or desk), says Judy Bloxham – used intelligently, it provides new ways for learners to access content and knowledge

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Become a Graphics Pro for Free During Photoshop Week

Beginning Monday, CreativeLIVE will host a week full of 40 free online classes taught by professionals at the top of their fields. Taking down two of the largest barriers to accessing education — geography and cost — founder Chase Jarvis hopes Photoshop Week will inspire creative individuals to pursue their passion for photo editing.
Classes are geared toward all levels, from noobs to pros, but each course focuses on how photo editing can be used to further your career.

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Friday, February 22, 2013

OER Web Sites

Find out more about the content available on OER websites.
Any list of web sites is bound to be out of date as soon as it is published. However, for people just starting to explore OER, here is one list of important websites, adapted from a published list courtesy of the author and publisher ...

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Why the Real Power of eLearning is Social Learning

We know that content is of greatest use when we can access it in the context of a specific challenge, not when we’re provided it in a class or an eLearning course and try to remember it until we take the end-of-course test - content is (almost) all. So we need to replace content with context – learning through doing, rather than learning through knowing.
That is why social learning is such an important element in learning and needs more focus. It is not just ‘social’ for the sake of being social. Workers will want to co-create. Lots of the learning content of the future will be generated by people who are doing the work rather than by specialist training instructors and learning specialists. Learning professionals need to think about how they can facilitate and support this, rather than creating the next greatest content-heavy eLearning package. Instead they need to think about helping workers make connections and building communities where they can mine their own learning.

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Monday, February 18, 2013

February 18, 2013: Teaching and Learning Weekly is out

Teaching and Learning Weekly, by Adam Atodl: A free online newspaper containing a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos about development sin teaching and learning.  Of interest to both students and teachers.

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MOOCs and online learning: Research roundup

2013 selection of recent research on massive open online courses (MOOCs).
At the January 2013 World Economic Forum in Switzerland, global leaders were dazzled when a 12-year-old Pakistani girl, Khadija Niazi, testified that she had been able to receive free, college-level instruction through MOOCs — massive open online courses. Initially offered through independent providers such as Udacity and Coursera, they’re now being produced and shared by long-established universities as well. MOOCs differ from earlier online learning programs in their open, social nature: They’re available to anyone and students are encouraged to discuss content together.

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Sunday, February 17, 2013

On Campus and Online RN to BSN

Why does a nurse who is already registered as an RN need to take a Bachelor's degree, and do special upgrade programs exist pn;ine? 

This page is about online RN to BSN programs, what's would be included in them, and where they can be studied?

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Studying an Education Management Degree Online

This page provides information on what is studied in Education management online degrees, where you can study them, prospects, and more ... 
Education management degrees are designed to provide the expertise needed and to enhance your career potential in school and college management.  Most people who choose educational leadership and management are already licensed teachers or school administrators wishing to further their career in management.  So the specialization is usually only offered at graduate level.

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Saturday, February 16, 2013

Obama promotes preschool education in Georgia visit

President Obama on Thursday called for high-quality preschool programs for "every child in America," although he included no details on how to pay for it.
"I propose working with states like Georgia to make high-quality preschool available to every child in America, every child in America," he said after visiting an early childhood learning center in this Atlanta suburb.

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OER Challenges

Access to the Internet is spreading and so more people are able to access online education.  But a major problem has been the access to affordable content. The OER movement seeks to address this issue by making content free to use and adapt by anyone. So what are the problems?
Find out about OER challenges of quality, modularity, stability, persuading subject matter experts to cooperate, and more ...

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Friday, February 15, 2013

Teaching Online

Find out about the range of Internet technologies available for teaching online and enabling exciting online classroom activities to be developed at all levels.
With the social appropriation of computers, the creation of the Internet, the advent of Web 2.0 and the Semantic Web, the range of technologies available to the user is bewildering.

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4 Classic Video Games Recast as Children's Books [COMICS]

These comics give us a double dose of nostalgia by combining beloved video games with cherished children's book covers.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Elementary Education Online Degrees

This page provides information on elementary education online degrees, what is studied in them, where you can study them, the prospects, and more ...
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Stewart-Marshall's insight:
These degrees prepare you for jobs in education and administration in elementary or primary education, which usually incorporates at least the first five grades of compulsory education in the US.

About Online Learning

Find out more about online learning or elearning - using audio and video-conferencing, email, chat, and completing an online degree or certificate by distance. 
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In this web site, teachers can find out more about how ICT is changing classroom education, the social media tools that are facilitating so many of the changes, and obtain tips and resources for their own teaching.

Open Access Library

Good news for Scholars! Open Access Library is working on a new scholar search engine for all scholars worldwide. Without any registration, Open Access Library allows you free access to a database of 125.546 openly accessible academicarticles. The ultimate goal of Open Access Library is to promote academic exchange and advancement.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

February 12, 2013: Online And Distance Learning Weekly is out

Online And Distance Learning Weekly, by Natalie Stewart: A free online newspaper with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos about online and distance learning, for teachers and students.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Tacit knowledge in intercultural collaborations and the workplace: A survey

Professor Neil Anderson of James Cook University, Australia is currently leading a study that aims to increase the understanding of the processes involved in intercultural collaborations. In particular, the study focuses on the role of tacit (hidden) knowledge in international collaborative work. If you have been involved in intercultural collaborations, it would be greatly appreciated if you could complete the online survey at:

Your support in completing the survey will be greatly appreciated. It would also be appreciated if you could send this link to others in your area.

Infographic: The Impact of Tablet Use in UK Schools

When it comes to student learning curves, nothing compares to interactive devices. While tablets were a great first step towards interactive education, people are realizing that they need Ultrabooks for students.
Find out why Ultrabooks are better than tablets for educational purposes, and what’s upcoming in Ultrabook technology.

Developing a Campus Mobile Strategy: Guidelines, Tools, and Best Practices

This guide from the ACTI Mobile Web Frameworks Working Group helps walk you through the steps of: Making the Case for Mobility, Thinking Through a Mobility Strategy, Developing Institutional Mobility Goals, and Developing Your Campus Mobile Initiative. The guide also includes a number of appendices that provide rich resources to help you better understand the best mobility strategy for your institution. Finally, a Mobile Framework Evaluation Worksheet is included as an appendix, as well as in Excel format online.

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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Domo Animate - Create animations

Domo Animate, Powered by GoAnimate, is a way to easily create Domo animations and slideshows.
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A Simple Guide To 4 Complex Learning Theories [Infographic]

Do you know the actual theories of learning? A learning theory is an attempt to describe how people learn, helping us understand this inherently complex process.
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Saturday, February 9, 2013

Taking the lead with a Doctorate in Leadership

Doctorate in leadership programs provide skills for senior management positions in business, government and other settings. This page tells you more about them.

Doctoral leadership programs can be varied according to your interest, e.g., some take educational leadership, whilst others take organizational leadership. Before taking a doctorate, you will need to have completed a masters degree.

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Friday, February 8, 2013

Microsoft lays into Google for invading Gmail users privacy by scanning contents of emails to target personalised adverts

The attack, the latest volley in Microsoft’s Scroogled campaign, comes with a website and is aimed to boost interest in the veteran software company’s email service.
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