Transition to Digital: Improving Access, Affordability and Achievement in Higher Education


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?Scaling Mobile Technology for Community College Students: 5 Tips for Entrepreneurs


It’s why mobile access has been one of the most important means of connecting students to their academic resources. This is not to say that the mobile medium provides a better learning experience ; however, students' work schedules often prohibit them from dedicated time in front of a stationary computer. These mobile messages keep students connected to course material and let students know we care about them, but the system is still too one-size-fits-all.

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A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking


You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning.

Ben’s Guide relaunches


Mobile friendly, the website includes content and activities for ages four to eight, nine to 13 and 14+. government publications GPO OER primary sources Ben's Guide to Government government documents

Digital learning futures

Learning with 'e's

I touched on personal learning networks, mobile technologies, games and gamification, the use of social media in learning, the role of user generated content, the phenomenon of ubiquitous connection, and technological convergence.

Open Educational Resources: High-Quality, Empowering and Free

Leadership Lounge

Next I'll look at open educational resources (OER), because once all students have digital devices, they can access digital OER. From what we’ve learned so far from school districts using OER resources, the outcomes are promising.

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The Cost Trap, Concluding Thoughts

iterating toward openness

Stephen has posted Four Conclusions on OERs he has drawn from our conversation. My long term goals in advocating for OER are to (1) radically improve the quality of education as judged by learners and (2) radically improve access to education worldwide. Please be aware that if your current goals with regard to OER differ from mine, one or more of the following statements may be either nonsensical or untrue in the context of your goals.

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Five Top Technology Trends In Special Education


Researchers such as Fumiko Hoeft of the University of California, San Francisco, and Nadine Gaab of Boston Children’s Hospital are leading efforts to develop new mobile early-screening apps that can be used at home and in health-care settings.

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Four game changers

Learning with 'e's

He is also aware that wireless provision and the availability of mobile technologies are increasingly important for learning in remote and underprivileged areas of the world. OER computer games social media OLPC

EdTech Acronyms Explained


MLD – Mobile Learning Devices. MLearning – Mobile Learning. OER – Open Educational Resource (this can be any online materials that are free to use). The amount of new acronyms in the educational technology world is staggering… and often overwhelming for educators.

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ISTE Highlights: Tips for Effective Blended Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

The panelists discussed current models of blended learning and provided visual examples of what these models looked like in various schools, classroom structure, open education resources (OER), learning management systems (LMS), creating flipped videos, flipped instruction , workflow, and challenges. ebook, Learning to Go , which has digital/mobile activities for any device and editable/printable handouts and rubrics.

Self-Paced E-Learning Market Evaporating, Report Finds

Marketplace K-12

However, sales of mobile learning, simulation-based learning, game-based learning, and “brain-training” software are all on the rise. market is the trend toward open and free educational resources, or OER. By guest blogger Leo Doran.

What’s important to online students

IT Bill

The top nine aspects include: Mobile-friendly content. Innovative aspects that decrease the cost and time to degree (competency-based, stackable certificates, OER). In a recent study Tony Bates shares what online students value about online learning. Access to career services advising. Positive return on investment. Interactivity with peers. Multiple channels that provide information about courses and programs (both traditional and digital). Flexible and personalized programming.

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Innovation In E-learning In The Last 10 Years


Using mobile for educational purposes is a slightly new concept. The material that is available for e-learning on a mobile device is specifically designed by expert instructional designers to make it compatible with a small screen. This is the level of vitality of smartphones which makes it necessary for the e-learning industry to introduce mLearning, i.e., mobile learning on a large scale. Open Education Resources (OER).

Today's Newsletter - Curriculum & IT: Can This Marriage Be Saved?


Mobile devices. The world of learning has evolved rapidly in the past decade. Social Media. Data Privacy. All of these can cause curriculum and IT departments to spiral into a Kayne-vs-Taylor-Swift-type feud.

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New Posted Resources 10/11/2011

The Web20Classroom

How Twitter in the Classroom is Boosting Student Engagement tags: twitter favorite Cyberbullying: An International Perspective | DMLcentral tags: cyberbullying favorite Tony Vincent''s Learning in Hand - Project Based Learning tags: pbl projectbasedlearning mobilelearning mlearning favorite What Does "Technology Integration" Mean?

Can Technology in the Classroom Replace Expensive Textbooks

Kitaboo on EdTech

If educational institutes start adopting OERs in classrooms, students will be able to save a lot of money that would otherwise be spent on purchasing textbooks and rental subscriptions. Although rentals are a good option approved by educational institutes, OER is yet to be widely accepted by educational institutes. The teachers can customize an OER and include modules that they feel would benefit the students. Increase in Textbook Prices Over the Years.

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6 Pillars to Successfully Integrate Technology In Your 1:1 Classroom


OER Commons provides a database of free learning materials commonly used by teachers nationwide. In addition, taking polls or mini quizzes using mobile devices before or after a lesson is a good way to assess student knowledge and retention rates. .

Inspiring Students: Bringing Awe Back to Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Some examples include augmented reality, virtual reality, open education resources (OER), adaptive tools, coding, drones/robotics, and gamification. They are reflective of the real world, leverage the outdoors, and capitalize on mobile technology.

MAD about Mattering: A New Global Collaborative App Project #steam

The CoolCatTeacher

This new project will take the best of compassion driven innovation, mobile app development, and global collaboration to create a new model of collaborative engineering between students of all ages.

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How to Boost Classroom Engagement With the Tech Tool That 'Always Works'


EdSurge: How has Vivi affected teacher mobility? And teacher mobility definitely encourages students to pay more attention to the learning and instruction that’s going on. teacher mobility definitely encourages students to pay more attention to the learning and instruction that’s going on. Wrangling technology can be maddening even in optimally designed classrooms.

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6 Tips for How to Build an Online College Degree from Scratch #DLNchat


Mobilize everything For #DLNchat-ters, the future of learning is mobile. EdSurge’s Aneesa Davenport shared, “Now that I'm a mom, I'm 100 percent on the mobile-first bandwagon.” As Gonzalez said, “Mobile compatibility is a must. Garay put it this way, “Quality mobile-first eLearning program delivery is, today, a requirement. Crisp reminded the group, “If they're mobile-learners, they also expect to be able to register, pay, and get help using mobile too.”.

Show Learners the Possibilities. And Then Get Out of the Way

User Generated Education

Students anywhere in the world can access OERs at any time, and they can access the material repeatedly ” ( Pros and Cons of Using OERs for Instruction ). We are living in an age of advanced user-driven technologies, information abundance, and networked, participatory learning.

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Six trajectories for education and technology

Bryan Alexander

Malcolm draws on those to illuminate the titular six: device ownership and mobile-first; the textbook and open educational resources (OER); adaptive learning technology; learning spaces; the next-generation learning management system (LMS); and learning analytics and integrated planning and advising services (IPAS). The director of EDUCAUSE ELI describes six major trends (he calls them “trajectories”) for technology and education.

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Improving the OpenEd Conference – Survey and Interview Highlights and Data

iterating toward openness

Bring back the conference track on Accessibility and OER. Have more concrete sessions on how to find OER and how to put together a course using OER. The brief time also makes it difficult for people with mobility issues. I’d like to see more social justice proponents speak, even with only minor connections to OER / Why do we invite people with no experience in OER and who have made no direct contribution to Open Education to speak at the conference?

State Leadership Working Towards Broadband Access for All

This edWebinar was hosted by SETDA and sponsored by Education Networks of America (ENA) , Kajeet , Mobile Beacon , and Parana River Group. Kajeet , the industry leader for safe, managed mobile solutions, powers the K-12 connected environment.

Revisiting #ALATTT: Trend #1: AR/VR/MR and a touch of AI


Next time around, I’ll share my notes on OER.). It’s hard to imagine not fully realizing the potential for our mobile devices as learning tools. All Cospaces scenes can be experienced in 3D on mobile devices with VR headsets. Coming in the next post: OER, OA and openness.

Down with OTT? 3 ways this technology is a new must for education

eSchool News

There’s a new catch phrase in town, and it has massive implications for blended and online learning, especially as OER use begins to ramp up in schools and institutions across the country. It has a monthly subscription fee and can be accessed via a mobile app or website address.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 10 Edition)

Doug Levin

Tagged on: March 8, 2017 New Solutions—Not Just New Winners—In the Curriculum Marketplace | New America → Innovative uses of OER offer an entirely new way of answering the question of how we solve for inefficiencies in the curriculum marketplace, rather than just advocating for new winners. government, yet 92 percent of its most popular sites fail to meet basic standards for security, speed, mobile friendliness, or accessibility.

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Districts move to single sign-on solution

eSchool News

SchoolMessenger Passport allows districts to provide teachers, staff, parents and students with quick and secure access to online learning applications, open educational resources (OER), and a variety of school management and administration software programs using a single sign-on.

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GlobalEdCon 13 - Final Day + Global Education Declaration

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Sue Toms, Head of Libraries Stories from Hello Little World Skypers - Anne Mirtschin 8:00am Building a Global Culture of Accessibility with Mobile Devices - Dr. Luis Perez ED4ALL - Educate Every Child on the Planet: The World Top 20 Education Poll - Albert N.

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An Index Of Online Courses For Teachers: Summer 2015

TeachThought - Learn better.

Instructional Design for Mobile Learning. TESS101x: Enhancing Teacher Education Through OER. Locating, Creating, Licensing and Utilizing OERs. An Index Of Online Courses For Teachers: Summer 2015. by Class Central. EDUCATION & TEACHING (29).

How to Become the Netflix of Textbooks—and Make a Digital-First Transformation


Open Educational Resources (OER): Lumen Learning’s David Wiley recently predicted that OER will eradicate textbooks in community colleges by 2024, forcing companies to redefine “affordable” with new products, such as MindTap ACE from Cengage. It means the content needs to be reconceptualized—from the rigidity of the printed page to the fluidity of computer, tablet, and mobile phone screens.

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Home Internet Access for All Students Is a Game-Changer

Leadership Lounge

This issue is especially important for schools that have implemented educational technology game changers I’ve highlighted in previous blog posts: one-to-one computing , Open Educational Resources (OER) and learning management systems (LMS).

The Future of Digital Learning in Tennessee and Beyond

Fractus Learning

To do this, Lilly turned to the CK-12 Foundation to help develop a suite of Open Educational Resources (OER) that would help them meet the school’s budgetary and educational needs.

Technology and Casey Green on campus: Future Trends Forum #3, notes and full recording

Bryan Alexander

Community colleges are much more interested in OER than other sectors. For example, currently two-thirds of community colleges have launched mobile apps, but CIOs largely don’t see the deployment as effective.

10Q: Martin Weller - the battle for open

Learning with 'e's

blogs, social media, learning objects, OERs, MOOCs, etc in this period. I think we are entering a phase of many different technologies becoming more sophisticated and more integrated into education eg mobile learning, social media, learning analytics.


Campus Tech Leaders Report More Support for Free Educational Materials

Wired Campus

“The OER movement is still young.” In another survey finding, 84 percent have an active mobile app or plan to develop one in the coming academic year. “The next level up,” he added, “is mobile learning and the role that mobile apps might play in that.” College technology leaders appear more optimistic these days about open-source textbooks and open educational resources — teaching and learning materials that can be used at no cost.

Can US Higher Education Publishers Leverage a Subscription Model

Kitaboo on EdTech

But how do they compete with resources like MOOCs and OERs that have made high quality course content from respected university professors available for free? Kitaboo is a cloud-based content platform to create-publish-distribute interactive mobile-ready content.

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2017 Global Education Conference - 39 Live Sessions on Tuesday, Day Two!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Tuesday, November 14th, is day two of the eighth annual Global Education Conference. We are ready for another great day of sessions and keynotes! IMPORTANT NOTES: Check out our new guide to attending the conference. Everything you need is here.