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Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Google Announces New Gmail Inbox Experience for Web and Mobile, Including Android and iOS

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20 Hot London Startups You Need to Watch

20 Hot London Startups You Need to Watch
 in Mashable

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Pune, India: The World's Next Great Tech City?

 by Monty Monford in Mashable

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Complete article in:
Pune, India: The World's Next Great Tech City?:

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Turn The Raspberry Pi Microcomputer Into A Low-Cost Laptop With This Atrix Dock Hack


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The $35/$25 Raspberry Pi microcomputer is being used by hardware hackers to power all sorts of creative projects. Including, in the above instance, a Raspberry Pi powered laptop, created by developer Eric Chou — principally by tying in the Motorola Atrix laptop dock. Which surely must be the coolest use of that piece of kit to date.

Read more in:

http://techcrunch.com/2013/05/27/pi-laptop/

Joomla for eLearning?

http://elearningindustry.com/joomla-for-elearning

Joomla for eLearning?

Would you be interested for an LMS integration plug-in for Joomla? Docebo releases its LMS plug-in for Joomla CMS.

http://www.docebo.com/landing/learning-management-system/docebo-joomla-cms-plugin.php?elindustry

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Zeitgeist 2013 EMEA - Highlights

Ken Robinson: How to escape education's death valley

Stanford to collaborate with edX to develop a free, open source online learning platform


http://news.stanford.edu/news/2013/april/edx-collaborate-platform-030313.html

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Stanford is evaluating how students best learn, and how faculty can best teach, in an online environment.

EdX will be available as an open source learning platform on June 1.  In support of that move, Stanford will integrate features of its existing Class2Go open source online learning platform into the edX platform.

Create online learning with 123ContactForm

http://nikpeachey.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/create-online-learning-with-123-contact.html

http://www.123contactform.com/education-forms.htm

Free HTML Contact FormEducation forms for Students & Educators


Accurate data gathering is vital for any school, college or university. 123ContactForm helps educational institutions and students to create user-friendly education forms that streamline a wide variety of tasks.


Flipped Classroom 2.0: Competency Learning With Videos | MindShift

Flipped Classroom 2.0: Competency Learning With Videos | MindShift:

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Perspectives on Open and Distance Learning: Open Educational Resources: Innovation, Research and Practice

http://www.col.org/resources/publications/Pages/detail.aspx?PID=446




by Rory McGreal (Editor), Wanjira Kinuthia (Editor), Stewart Marshall (Editor), Tim McNamara (Editor)
Contributors: José Vladimir Burgos Aguilar, Laura Czerniewicz, Susan D’Antoni, Bakary Diallo, Stephen Downes, Robert Farrow, Norm Friesen, Cheryl Hodgkinson-Williams, Asha Kanwar, Wanjira Kinuthia, Balasubramanian Kodhandaraman, Karel Kreijns, Andy Lane, Samantha Lee-Pan, Airong Luo, Wayne Mackintosh, Stewart Marshall, Patrick McAndrew, Rory McGreal, Tim McNamara, Maria Soledad Ramírez Montoya, Dick Ng’ambi, Michael Paskevicius, Demetrios G. Sampson, Robert Schuwer, Shihaam Shaikh, George Siemens, Sofoklis Sotiriou, Jim Taylor, Abdurrahman Umar, Frederik Van Acker, Hans van Buuren, Marjan Vermeulen, Catherine Wangeci Thuo (Kariuki), Clayton R. Wright, Tsuneo Yamada, Panagiotis Zervas
Publishers: COL, Athabasca University (May 2013)
Categories: Monographs
ISBN: 9781894975629
Format: PDF (Portable Document Format)/Acrobat Reader
Additional Information:Also available in epub format.
 
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How To Properly Integrate Education Technology | Edudemic

How To Properly Integrate Education Technology | Edudemic:



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What To Know About Google Play For Education | Edudemic

What To Know About Google Play For Education | Edudemic:
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Top 10 Educational Trends

Tutorat et Moocs - Jacques Rodet

Tutorat et Moocs - Jacques Rodet:


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Khan Academy: The future of education?

US and Finnish Educational Reform Trajectories: a comparison

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

edX new partners and new courses

Take courses from the world's best professors

2012 Roundtable at Stanford - Gray Matters: Brain science in the 21st century - YouTube

2012 Roundtable at Stanford - Gray Matters: Brain science in the 21st century - YouTube: ""


What if you could use sadness to make you more creative, erase bad memories and wipe out stress, keep your brain fit into your 90s, and drastically reduce your risk of Alzheimer's and memory loss?

The plasticity and capability of the brain has never been better understood. New research is revealing compelling findings that will change the way we think, interact and plan throughout our lives. As longevity and at the same time mental health issues are on the rise, our ability to impact the brain is also increasing.

Yet these are the very early days, as some put it, of understanding "those three pounds of meat inside our heads." How can we apply the new brain science to our own lives, and how is neuroscience in the 21st century going to impact us all?

Join ABC news correspondent Juju Chang and a panel of distinguished thought leaders and scientists to explore the brave new world of neuroscience and what it means for you and your family.

Stanford University:
http://www.stanford.edu

Stanford University Channel on YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/stanford



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The Humanities and the Future of the University | Mahindra Humanities Center - YouTube

The Humanities and the Future of the University | Mahindra Humanities Center - YouTube: ""

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EdX Expands xConsortium to Asia and Doubles in Size with Addition of 15 New Global Institutions | Prod: edX

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EdX Expands xConsortium to Asia and Doubles in Size with Addition of 15 New Global Institutions | Prod: edX:

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Wednesday, 15 May 2013

10 startups that are shaping the future of education | Education Dive

10 startups that are shaping the future of education | Education Dive:

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CIS 471: Amherst and San Jose State University -- two approaches to MOOCs

CIS 471: Amherst and San Jose State University -- two approaches to MOOCs:

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MBS E-Learning Design Studio

MBS E-Learning Design Studio:

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Five new partners join the FutureLearn MOOCs platform | eLearning

Five new partners join the FutureLearn MOOCs platform | eLearning

School volunteers: thank you

Coursera Blog • Coursera Partnering with Top Global Organizations Supporting Translation Around the World

Coursera Blog • Coursera Partnering with Top Global Organizations Supporting Translation Around the World:

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Tuesday, 14 May 2013

The world's best universities ranked by subject

British education company Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) has announced its World University Rankings, grading the globe's top higher education institutions by subject.

http://www.educationdive.com/news/the-worlds-best-universities-ranked-by-subject/130326/


Communication and Media Studies (see full rankings)
  1. University of California, Berkeley—95.8
  2. University of Texas at Austin—91.6
  3. Columbia University—88.4
  4. National University of Singapore (Singapore)—86.8
  5. University of Wisconsin-Madison—86.7

Education (see full rankings)
  1. Harvard University—96.4
  2. University of Cambridge (UK)—94.8
  3. University of Melbourne (Australia)—89.7
  4. Stanford University—87
  5. University of Oxford (UK)—85.6

How Marketing Legend Guy Kawasaki Manages His Social Media Presence

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http://blog.hubspot.com/author/Guy%20Kawasaki




Monday, 13 May 2013

- SarahSarah Riggott | Guatemala EdX has changed...

Sarah - an EdX inspiring story



- Sarah
Sarah Riggott | Guatemala
EdX has changed...

Coursera Blog • 5 Tips: Learn more effectively in class with Mastery Learning

Coursera Blog • 5 Tips: Learn more effectively in class with Mastery Learning:

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The pedagogical foundations of MOOCs

The pedagogical foundations of massive open online courses by David George Glance, Martin Forsey, and Myles Riley

Abstract
In 2011, the respective roles of higher education institutions and students worldwide were brought into question by the rise of the massive open online course (MOOC). MOOCs are defined by signature characteristics that include: lectures formatted as short videos combined with formative quizzes; automated assessment and/or peer and self–assessment and an online forum for peer support and discussion. Although not specifically designed to optimise learning, claims have been made that MOOCs are based on sound pedagogical foundations that are at the very least comparable with courses offered by universities in face–to–face mode. To validate this, we examined the literature for empirical evidence substantiating such claims. Although empirical evidence directly related to MOOCs was difficult to find, the evidence suggests that there is no reason to believe that MOOCs are any less effective a learning experience than their face–to–face counterparts. Indeed, in some aspects, they may actually improve learning outcomes.

Full article in: http://firstmonday.org/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/4350/3673



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To the extent possible under law, David Glance has waived all copyright and related or neighboring rights to “The pedagogical foundations of massive open online courses”. This work is published from Australia.

The pedagogical foundations of massive open online courses
by David George Glance, Martin Forsey, and Myles Riley.
First Monday, Volume 18, Number 5 - 6 May 2013
http://firstmonday.org/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/4350/3673
doi:10.5210/fm.v18i5.

NASA TV - Live from the ISS

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html




ISSLive! Bringing the International Space Station to every generation.

ISSLive! Bringing the International Space Station to every generation.:

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NASA World Wind open source

http://goworldwind.org/

NASA World Wind Java SDK


International Space Station switches from Windows to Linux, for improved reliability | ExtremeTech

International Space Station switches from Windows to Linux, for improved reliability | ExtremeTech:

The International Space Station, plus a special penguin tourist

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Thursday, 2 May 2013

MIT OpenCourseware

MIT OpenCourseWare makes the materials used in the teaching of almost all of MIT's subjects available on the Web, free of charge. With more than 2,000 courses available!

http://ocw.mit.edu/resources/res-6-007-signals-and-systems-spring-2011/


MITx student used OCW to create his own massive open online course.

MITx student used OCW to create his own massive open online course. ( in MIT news)




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Way to go, Amol!

Coursera Blog • The Anatomy of a Verified Certificate & Shareable Course Records

Coursera Blog • The Anatomy of a Verified Certificate & Shareable Course Records:

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Building your brand on Google+

Can technology prevent cheating in online courses? | Education Dive

Can technology prevent cheating in online courses? | Education Dive:

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Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Donald Clark Plan B: MOOCs: Who’s using MOOCs? 10 different target audiences

Donald Clark Plan B: MOOCs: Who’s using MOOCs? 10 different target audiences:

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10 ed tech venture capitalists you should follow on Twitter | Education Dive

10 ed tech venture capitalists you should follow on Twitter | Education Dive:

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Pioneering ed tech accelerator ImagineK12 ups startup funding to $100k each — Tech News and Analysis

Pioneering ed tech accelerator ImagineK12 ups startup funding to $100k each — Tech News and Analysis:

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‘Online Ivy’ Minerva Project launches genius grant-like prize for educators — Tech News and Analysis

‘Online Ivy’ Minerva Project launches genius grant-like prize for educators — Tech News and Analysis:

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Coursera makes first foray into K-12 education with online courses for teachers — Tech News and Analysis

Coursera makes first foray into K-12 education with online courses for teachers — Tech News and Analysis:

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Coursera Blog • Coursera Announces Professional Development Courses to Facilitate Lifelong Learning for Teachers

Coursera Blog • Coursera Announces Professional Development Courses to Facilitate Lifelong Learning for Teachers:




Course list for teachers here:

 https://www.coursera.org/courses?cats=teacherpd