The Thinking Behind #edtech Innovation
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The Thinking Behind #edtech Innovation

Innovation in education is hard. It is hard because the what must stay relevant in an ever-changing world. It is hard because the how and the when directly affect the value of the what. And it is hard because education instances range widely from informal day-to-day interactions with the environment to complex activities, conventionally associated…

50 Ideas For Using Skype In Your Classroom
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50 Ideas For Using Skype In Your Classroom

Skype, the free, ubiquitous VOIP downloadable, offers some unique opportunities for tech-savvy teachers to get their students learning in exciting new ways. It might prove a buggy affair depending on the version, but all the same the service still makes for a phenomenal classroom tool. Read on to find out how you can put this…

25 Trends Disrupting Education Right Now
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25 Trends Disrupting Education Right Now

25 Trends Disrupting Education Right Now by Terry Heick Disruption doesn’t sound like a pretty word, but in the long run, it can be a beautiful thing. Disruption is about shifting power. Eroding patterns. Breaking the system. In education, this can come from the most unlikely of sources. While brilliant folks struggle to their marrow…

As Digital Influence Changes, Let Students Create The New Internet
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As Digital Influence Changes, Let Students Create The New Internet

I stumbled across this presentation last week, and sat on it for several days while I thought about it, and its implications for learning. It jumps around a bit, but some of the ideas were interesting. The central claim of the presentation by Laurent Francois is the digital influence is changing, moving from mainstream influencing…

What Education Can Learn From Video Games
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What Education Can Learn From Video Games

So recently this idea of “gamification[1]” has been jumping around in my head. There’s something simultaneously immature and brilliant about it, but I haven’t been sure exactly what. The Role of Video Games First, the easy part. As with all media forms, video games have long lived in isolation. As primarily an independent experience, others…

5 Characteristics of Massive Open Online Courses
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5 Characteristics of Massive Open Online Courses

While MMORPGs get a lot of “video game” ink–for those unfamiliar, think World of Warcraft–the idea massive, open online approaches has seeped into education. 5 Characteristics of Massive Open Online Courses Course participants are likely distributed all over the world The courses do not have specific requirements The classroom is only one of many hubs…

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