Bootcamp profiles: Nashville Software School

The Christensen Institute

Decades before bootcamps even existed, John Wark was a poster child for what Nashville Software School is trying to accomplish. In mid-2012, Nashville Software School (NSS) officially opened its doors.

Podcasting Equipment Setup and Software I use on the 10-Minute Teacher

The CoolCatTeacher

I’ve been asked about the podcasting equipment setup and software that we use on the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast. Software. He’s an engineer so he uses top of the line software. It is part of our essential podcasting software.

How to create beautiful online courses: fonts

Neo LMS

This post is the second in a series of three, on how to create beautiful online courses. The first one was about colors , while the last one will explain the layout of a nice course page. Creating beautiful online courses with fonts. Font families can save your course.

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Video conferencing software for instructor-led learning

WizIQ Education & Technology

Teachers who teach online are continually looking for platforms that are easy to use and can facilitate the best delivery of their courses to the students.

Automatic Course Syllabus Maker

ProfHacker

Here’s a quick link to a simple tool that you might find useful as you prepare your courses for next semester: Caleb McDaniel’s “Generic Syllabus Maker.” Productivity Software Teaching calendar syllabus

Technology and Capstone Courses

Dr. Shannon Doak

In the Guide to Capstone Education from the National Capstone Consortium there are a series of questions posed about technology and the role it should, could or might possibly play in a capstone course.

Google Course Builder - create your own online courses

Educational Technology Guy

Google Course Builder is a new resource from Google that allows you to create your own online courses. Google used it to create their Power Searching with Google online course. It has all of the software and instructions for creating an online course. Your course can contain lesson materials, student activities, and assessments. There are also instructions for integrating other Google products into your course.

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How Merger of Two Textbook Giants Could Impact Course Materials

Edsurge

That appears to be the hope of officials at the two companies, which have both been trying for years to shift the focus of their businesses from selling print books to shipping software and other online tools, and have recently been experimenting with subscription models.

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How Learning Management Software Helps HR

EmergingEdTech

Learning Management & Course Management Systems Learning Management SystemIt is the Human Resources department’s job to ensure the workers that are hired are skillful in the areas they need to support and that they continue to grow to develop new skills and talents that.

3 lessons from data on how students are actually using educational apps and software at school

The Hechinger Report

classrooms but a study finds that students aren’t using much of the pricey software that schools buy (Photo by Jackie Mader). Higher test scores could be caused by things other than the online software like great teaching. Most software is drastically underused by schools.

Facebook Course Partner Raises $12 Million Series A

Edsurge

On a superficial level, they earn a certificate from a software company. A Pathstream course spans three academic courses, lasting one or two semesters. Inking 21 college partnerships in just four months validated Eleanor Cooper’s startup in a big way.

How to Publish a Paid Course Using WizIQ

EmergingEdTech

WizIQ Virtual Classroom and LMS software has been used by over 400,000 educators globally. You can create paid courses as well as. Free Tools & Resources Learning Management & Course Management Systems _ Miscellaneous Tools and TopicsWizIQ comes with an integrated eCommerce to collect payments online. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

Turning your face-to-face class into an online course [Part 3]

Neo LMS

In this final post of the mini series we’ll explore the technologies available to help turn your face-to-face (F2F) class into an online course. Obviously technology plays a huge role in translating your content into an online course.

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Adobe Education Exchange courses

NspireD2

The Adobe EdEx provides free courses that mix software skill training with strategies for using the products in the classroom. News Strategies

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Free computer training resources and courses

Educational Technology Guy

As technology changes and schools upgrade software, add new apps, change hardware or operating systems, and more, faculty, staff and students need training and support. GCFLearnFree is a program of Goodwill Industries of Eastern NC and provides quality online learning courses for free.

Whatever Happened to Course Management Systems?

Edudemic

Back in 2012, Jason Blanchard wrote an article for Edudemic about the problems with Course management systems (CMSs), such as Blackboard and Moodle. At that time, CMSs were centralized platforms that host software tools essential for online course instructors and students. The post Whatever Happened to Course Management Systems? Articles Featured classroom tools course management featured learning better Learning management system LMS Web 2.0

Managing Macs & PCs in Online Courses

ProfHacker

Macs were winning out in schools due to a push on educational software and their relative ease of maintenance, while PCs offered an ease of upgrading and access to a world of software rarely ported onto Mac’s smaller market share.

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Software Helps Instructors Stop Mangling Hard-to-Pronounce Student Names

Edsurge

Of course, the problem of properly pronouncing names is not unique to higher education. When Tresor Brill enters a classroom for the first time at the start of each semester, she knows what to expect: readings, class discussions, homework—and the professor mispronouncing her name (which should be pronounced “tray”-”soar”).

An Onboarding Course to Help Your New Edtech Hires Empathize With Educators

Edsurge

Over the past seven years, we’ve continually developed and tweaked a seminar-style onboarding course to help all new employees, regardless of their background, catch up to speed on key issues in education and technology.

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Designing Engaging Course Documents with Piktochart

ProfHacker

It’s sometimes a struggle to get students to carefully read course documents. As I prepared to teach our Technical Writing and Communication course this fall, I decided I wanted to emphasize document design and economy of language, two areas in which I felt my previous classes could improve.

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Software Asset Management Helps IT Pros Get the Most from Their Software Licenses

EdTech Magazine

Software Asset Management Helps IT Pros Get the Most from Their Software Licenses. School districts that zealously inventory and tag every physical asset they purchase often have a laissez-faire attitude toward software — but a software license can be much more durable and valuable than the laptop or server it’s currently being used on. It’s a win-win when IT managers keep track of software licenses and manage their support costs. Track Crucial Software Usage.

NSF funds research on math software

eSchool News

The National Science Foundation has granted $800k to North Carolina State University to use data mining techniques to study the game-based ST Math software program that’s currently used in 2,500 schools across the country.

?What Makes a Smart Course ‘Smart’?

Edsurge

So it stands to reason that using the term “smart” to describe the application of technology within college courses might have a similar connotation. Online courses are “smart,” one might assume, because they use technology to improve educational outcomes or, at least, create new efficiencies or extend the abilities of faculty and students. Yet, while technology exists in the world of higher education, it’s not clear that technology is actually making courses smarter.

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Full Sail Labs Expands Online Course Selection

techlearning

Full Sail Labs announces the expansion of its online courses and new subscription plans to help teens explore their creativity through storytelling, art, and technology. Learn to produce original music using Ableton, Garageband, and Odesi software. [

What Software Does Your Institution Provide Free or Cheap?

ProfHacker

Then, however, I remembered something I seem to forget every time I need software. My institution pays large licensing fees for a wide range of software, taking advantage of bulk discounts, and offers that software to faculty and staff either free or at sharply reduced rates.

Why ‘Black Box’ Software Isn’t Ready to Teach College

Edsurge

That’s the argument of Candace Thille, who has a love-distrust relationship with adaptive software. Thille, an assistant professor of education at Stanford University's Graduate School of Education who previously worked in the private sector, stresses that she’s not against software companies. And they came to Carnegie Mellon looking for other schools that would be interested in putting all of their course materials online—to drive that open access.

3D Printing News Briefs: January 5, 2018

Ask a Tech Teacher

Welcome to 2018, and the new year’s first edition of 3D Printing News Briefs – the 3D printing industry doesn’t stop for anything, not even midnight celebrations. We’ll kick. View the entire article via our website.

Woz U? Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Launches Online School to Teach Software Development

Edsurge

Today, Wozniak announced his latest project, an online school called Woz U , which aims to provide tech training to aspiring software developers. In addition, SCI already offers programs for computer scientists and software development. Curriculum at Woz U will cover computer science and software development skills, and a news release says the school plans to later offer data science, mobile applications and cybersecurity programs.

Mississippi schools use online resources, technology to expand course offerings

The Hechinger Report

Schools across the state are ramping up technology to provide more access to courses for students. Online Advanced Placement courses for rural, low-income school districts. In 2016, the district purchased the Rosetta Stone foreign language software for Spanish instruction.

Integrating Wikipedia in Your Courses: Tips and Tricks

ProfHacker

There are many pedagogical reasons for this; integrating Wikipedia editing into your courses. Below I share what I have found to be most useful when thinking about assigning Wikipedia editing in my courses. Have you integrated Wikipedia into your courses?

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How U of Michigan Built Automated Essay-Scoring Software to Fill ‘Feedback Gap’ for Student Writing

Edsurge

The university has created a way for automated software to give students in large STEM courses feedback on their writing in cases where professors don’t have time to grade hundreds of essays. Senior lecturer Brenda Gunderson teaches a statistics course that will be first to adopt the automated element of M-Write. “It’s It’s a large gateway course with about 2,000 students enrolled every semester,” Gunderson says. “We

Can Bite-Sized Courses Help More Students Complete Remedial Math?

Edsurge

A minority of the students placed in these courses make to college-level math—a requirement to graduate. The modularized programs in both states have received mixed feedback: Some students appreciate the shorter time to enroll in college courses, while others miss connections between topics across modules. In Virginia, only 33 percent of students make it to college-level courses. It’s up to colleges to determine how they want to deliver course instruction.

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Mixing Automation and a Human Touch, New Software Helps Keep Students ‘On Task’

Edsurge

There’s an old joke that the original form of distance education is sitting in the back of a large lecture course. In a new partnership involving six colleges around the world, a team of researchers built OnTask, a software tool that allows professors to organize and pre-write email communications with students. We recognize that students may be taking several courses at a time, so we’re giving them exact next steps to take to be successful in the course.”

Schools' Online Credit Recovery Courses Under Scrutiny

Leadership Lounge

Imagine the following scenario: During his sophomore year, a high school student failed world history, a course required for graduation. They learn that due to budget cuts, the district no longer offers summer school programs for students to retake failed courses.

Many College Courses Are Either Overloaded or Underfilled. That May Be Hurting Retention.

Edsurge

Crafting an efficient schedule of college course offerings means solving a complex puzzle. A study out last week of about 200 colleges found that many course schedules are “unbalanced,” with 45 percent of courses analyzed filled to less than 70 percent capacity and 23 percent of courses classified as “overloaded,” meaning more than 95 percent full. The greater the inefficiency of the course catalog, the lower the graduation rate at the institutions analyzed.

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