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share Paul Richardson from RSC Wales will over the weeks leading up to Christmas be blogging about ‘citizen science’. This is the first in the series. Not sure what ’citizen science’ is? Then read on….
Back in 2010, Jeff Dunn wrote an article about how infographics can accelerate learning . Their popularity has not lessened since then; in fact, I think their popularity has only grown, if this Pinterest page is any indication. In this post, I am going to share the reasons I love infographics.
Talk point: hands off my PowerPoint! Why don't more academics use open educational resources? | Higher Education Network | Guardian ProfessionalA woman gives PowerPoint presentation. Should more academics share their educational resources? Photograph: Alamy On Monday 3 October, at the #OpenDataLDN meet-up, organised by the Open Knowledge Foundation , I sat in a group led by Javiera Atenas, an academic at the University of Hertfordshire, on open educational resources ( OER ) and marvelled at the number of tools that existed to facilitate resource sharing.
Ebook standards may lack the glamour that the technology attracts, but the arrival of ePub3 has the potential to transform how the academy creates and delivers its content to students and researchers. Just weeks into the New Year and already there is a new ebooks revelation that colleges and universities need to digest. January saw the launch of Apple’s new iBooks2 software which grabbed headlines (see the BBC article here ) and sparked heated debate across the academic community. Quietly underpinning the technology of the iBooks software is ePub. ePub is the ‘defacto’ ebook standard, with the latest version of ePub3 supporting complex layouts and rich media and interactivity for eTextbooks and professional and scientific publications. Supporting institutions and academics in taking advantage of these new technologies saw JISC fund the creation of a thinktank to explore the potential of ePub for the academic community.
In response to the article The 7 Golden Rules of Using Technology in Schools , teacher Patti Grayson wrote a point-by-point summary of exactly how it plays out in her class. Here’s her take. By Patti Grayson Along with some colleagues in our lower school division, I lobbied to use money normally spent on workbooks and paper instructional materials to buy a classroom set of netbooks for our students. We’re only a month into the school year, and already, Bellow’s golden rules have served me well. Here’s how they apply to my fourth grade classroom:
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Is your business working with bloggers? Do you blog? This article examines new research that shows blogging is here to stay . Like many social media tools, blogs have seen a steady increase in numbers and influence over the last several years. Note the growth charted by Invesp .