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Big Data in Education: Big Potential or Big Mistake?

When learners interact with content in your course, they leave behind ‘digital breadcrumbs,’ so to speak, which offer clues about the learning process. We’re now able to collect and track this data through learning management systems (LMSs), social networks, and other media that measure how students interpret, consider, and arrive…

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Nov
26

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Neuroeducation: 25 Findings Over 25 Years

It’s been 25 years since the field of neuroeducation first reared its head in academia. Spearheaded in 1988 by the Psychophysiology and Education Special Interest Group, educational neuroscience is now the focus of many research organizations around the world, including the Centre for Educational Neuroscience; the International Mind, Brain, and…

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Nov
18

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A World of Knowledge: 50 Different Views of Education

Education sprouts in many forms depending on how you look at it. Our views of what it should look like and how it should materialize depend on our value of it and our experience with it. What if a class consisted of words that led to information that whirled into…

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Nov
15

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25 Awesome Social Media Tools for Education

Connecting with each other comes to us more easily now that we can just tap away on a keyboard and chat with a person who lives over 3000 miles away. Finding information knows no boundaries with Google on every computer in the world. As educators, this means access to more,…

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Nov
13

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20 Ideas For A Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Model of Learning

Remember the Choose Your Own Adventure books that allowed us to take stories into our own hands and decide the fate of our favorite characters? Even though the outcomes were predetermined, this interaction made us feel more invested and interested in the story. So why don’t we see more of…

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Embracing Changes In Our Learning Landscape: An Interview with Will Richardson

Our interview this week is with Will Richardson, a leading thinker and writer on the intersection of social online learning networks and education.   He has been blogging about education for over 12 years, and is a former public school educator of 22 years. He is also the author of…

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Nov
11

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Educational Videos: 197 Educational YouTube Channels You Should Know About

If you don’t have a YouTube channel as an education provider, there’s a good chance you’re behind the times. Nearly every major educational institution in the world now hosts its own collection of videos featuring news, lectures, tutorials, and open courseware. Just as many individuals have their own channel, curating…

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Sep
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Unlocking the Potential of Online Learning Spaces: Interview with Clarence Fisher

Our featured educator this week is Clarence Fisher, a fulltime teacher residing in a rural community. Even from Here is a reflection of his belief that geography is irrelevant on our hyper connected globe, and aims to paint a picture of what a truly connected class could look like. When…

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News

Virtual Assistants, Quantified Self Among NMC Horizon Trends for 2014

Sunday, March 23, 2014

The NMC Horizon Report’s 2014 Higher Education Preview is out, and there are a few surprises in the forecast. The preview highlights important developments in educational technology for higher education, providing a handy “time-to-adoption” estimate for each trend. This year, the report features the usual suspects such as flipped learning,…

See Why This English Teacher Says Digital Citizenship Must Begin With Pen and Paper

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Blogs offer students the opportunity to create an online portfolio that documents success, progress, and achievement. More significantly, they provide students with an authentic audience, which is a great motivator in terms of language use, length, and quality of work produced. Holly Fairbrother, an English teacher at the Nexus International…

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