Sunday, March 31, 2013

Commonwealth of Learning - Journal of Learning for Development

COL is preparing to launch the Journal of Learning for Development. The new e-journal will provide a forum for the publication of research with a focus on innovation in learning, in particular but not exclusively open and distance learning, and its contribution to development. Content will include interventions that change social and/or economic relations, especially in terms of improving equity. The Journal of Learning for Development is seeking submissions for its inaugural issue.


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Saturday, March 30, 2013

Why ebooks are a different genre from print

"The differences in format are beginning to change the nature of what we're reading, and how we do it" ...

4 Wonderful Educational iPad Apps For Kids

Whether you support the use of iPads and tablets in schools or not, you can’t ignore the fact the they are amazing educational tools.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Find Out About Online Learning

Find out more about online learning or elearning - using audio and video-conferencing, email, chat, and completing an online degree or certificate by distance.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Get a Rewarding Teaching Career with a Special Education Masters Online

Find out about special education masters online programs, where you can take them, what the prospects and salary are, and more ....

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Designing eLearning For ipads

Find about emerging need of eLearning on iPads, learn how to get started with it as a first step towards ‘mobile learning’.

5 MOOCs Teachers Should Take As Students

MOOCs may or may not save higher education, and if they save it they may further widen the gap between elite and lesser-known schools. They may also reinforce existing achievement gaps for students. As massive open online courses continue to evolve, however, educators need to know what they are and how they are changing the education landscape.
In fact, teachers and professors could be well served by trying out MOOCs for themselves. After all, the classes are free and full of information. Providers such as Coursera, edX and Udacity offer catalogs of subject- and skills-organized options for new MOOC-takers. For anyone working in education, though, the best first stop might be “Education” category at Coursera.

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Monday, March 25, 2013

Teaching and Learning Weekly

Teaching and Learning Weekly", by Adam Atodl: A free, online newspaper with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos about teaching and learning.

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5 Reasons We Use Social Media - Edudemic

There are many reasons we use social media. From the basic to the more advanced, the tool is simply ubiquitous and addictive. This infographic sheds some light for us all.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Campus and Online Programs in TESOL

travel the world with TESOLPrograms in TESOL provide you with the skills to teach English to speakers of other languages. This page tells you more about studying the teaching of English as a second or a foreign language, what's involved, and what the prospects are after graduation.

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Psychology Programs Online and On Campus: Overview

psychology word cloudAre you thinking of working in a job using psychology and looking for suitable psychology programs online or on campus?  This section will help you to find out more about psychology study and to locate suitable degree programs.

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Take a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education for a Rewarding Career

Do you want to be a teacher or an administrator in an elementary or pre-school learning environment?  Or perhaps  an early childhood education curriculum developer, or education program director?
This page provides information about masters degree early childhood education programs, what is studied in them, where you can study them, and more ...

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What's new on TED-Ed...

The TED-Ed website allows you to engage in or create dynamic lessons around the hundreds of thousands of educational videos on YouTube. In this video, the familiar illustration assembled at the beginning of each TED-Ed video finds his [computer generated] voice and gives viewers a tour of The features explored include the ability to add multiple choice questions, open answer questions, "dig deeper" materials, and custom discussion topics to any video on YouTube.

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March 21, 2013: IJEDICT Weekly News is out

IJEDICT Weekly News", by Stewart Marshall: A free, online newspaper with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos about ICT for education and development.

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Robot Helps Teach Kids With Autism

Researchers created an adaptive system with humanoid robot NAO to help children with autism develop basic social skills.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Patient Care Technician Certification For A Valuable Career

Hospital nurses are always in demand. Qualify with an online BSN

With patient care technician certification you can make a start in a career in health care and feel a sense of achievement in your job.  This page has further details of this field and the programs, both on-campus and by online and distance learning, that can lead to certification.

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Study Your Forensic Psychology Doctorate Online or On Campus

graffitiAre you interested in studying a forensic psychology doctorate program or in taking criminology and justice studies?  This page will help you to find out more about university forensic psychology and to locate suitable schools, especially those where the program can be taken by online and distance learning.
Forensic psychology is a fascinating field of study concerned with the application of psychology in law and law enforcement. For example, it is used in treating mentally ill offenders, providing expert testimony in court, and also in analyzing a criminal's mind and intent. So to prepare for this work students need to take criminal justice and civil legal courses as well as psychology courses.  But prior to taking a doctorate in this area, you need to have completed a relevant masters degree in psychology. If you are interested in this area, you may also like to check the criminal justice page for useful programs and advice.

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Monday, March 18, 2013

Studying an Education Management Masters

Education management masters degrees and graduate certificates are particularly useful if you want to progress in a career in school or college management.
This page provides information on education management masters programs, what is studied in them, where you can study them, the prospects, and more ...

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Online and open-access learning in higher education

Online and open-access learning in higher education: MOOCs, new pedagogies and business models
Senate House, University of London.  Tuesday 5 February 2013.
Presentations and slides from this conference looking at new pedagogies and business models in relation to open access learning in the higher education sector (with a special focus on MOOCs).  It was a collaboration between the University of London International Programmes, the Observatory on Borderless Higher Education and the Leadership Foundation.

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What To Study To Become An RN

pathways flowchartIf you're interested in nursing as a career, now is the time to become an RN. The demand for Registered Nurses (RNs) is strong and growing. This page tells you about the pathways to nursing registration, helps you to find suitable programs to prepare you for the NCLEX nursing licensing exam, and more ...

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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Clinical Psychology Online and On Campus Programs

word cloud for clinical psychologyThis page provides information on clinical psychology online and on campus programs. It tackles the questions - "what is clinical psychology" and" how is it different to counseling psychology?" and provides advice on programs to take in order to qualify in this field.

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Open Educational Resources (OER) - Advantages, Implications and Lists

OER word cloudOpen educational resources (OER) are digitized materials that are available for use and re-use in teaching, learning, and research, very often under a Creative Commons license.  In this page you can find out more about the many benefits - and some challenges - in using these valuable resources ...

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This Is How Students Use School Websites - Edudemic

It's important to have a proper appearance online. So why are there so many unhelpful school websites out there? This infographic shares what students want.

The 10 Skills Modern Teachers Must Have - Edudemic

There’s been a lot of talk about 21st century learners, 21st century teachers, and connected classrooms. There’s a daily influx of new technology into your inbox and your classroom feels woefully behind the times even if you’reflipping your 1:1 iPad classroom that’s already online and part of a MOOC. What are modern teachers to do with all this jargon and techno-babble being thrown at them all day long?

Friday, March 15, 2013

Does Gamification Help Classroom Learning?

Does making activities into games help kids learn in the classroom? One mother finds kids need to be engaged, not just play to earn points.
Engagement is key. If my kids aren't enjoying a learning environment, whether it's in school, summer camp or a sports team, I hear about it very quickly. In our house, Little League is all about how the kids and the coaches all gel together, and not necessarily about the game itself.
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Prepare for a Leadership Role with an Education Management PhD

Education management PhD online degrees are particularly useful if you want to progress in a career in school or college management. This page provides more details ...

Most people who study these degrees are already licensed teachers or school administrators wishing to further their career in management. Before taking a PhD you will need to have completed a relevant education masters.


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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Educational Administration and Leadership Degrees

This page provides information on what is studied in educational administration and leadership degrees, where to find them, the career prospects, and more ...

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How to make kids' app time educational

In a day and age when children spend hours on a parent’s tablet or phone, turning them on to apps, software and other technology with fun, educational content can help establish a strong foundation of core skills and accelerate academic progress.

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How to Add a SlideShow to Your Nearpod Presentation

Learn how to add a SlideShow to your NPP and let your students go at their own pace! Available on the upcoming version of Nearpod, for Gold and School users.