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Design and Make Infographics (Project-Centered Course) - Michigan State University. Think Again: How to Reason and Argue - Duke University. Self confidence. OER. Strategy. Directory of OER repositories. Tweet #OER Last update: 6th August 2014 – Thanks to @OERhub team – @nopiedra – @EbbaOssian for sharing the data collected in their projects.

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Higher Education’s Top 10 Strategic Technologies for 2015. The technologies report provides a snapshot of the relatively new technological investments colleges and universities will be spending the most time implementing, planning, and tracking in 2015.

Higher Education’s Top 10 Strategic Technologies for 2015

The trends report summarizes the influence on institutional IT strategy of trends such as shared services, IT complexity, and agile approaches to change. Together the reports provide context and insight to guide higher education IT strategy. The interactive graphic enables you to filter the technologies list by institutional characteristics. Creative Commons. Many Flickr users have chosen to offer their work under a Creative Commons license, and you can browse or search through content under each type of license.

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Here are some recently added bits and pieces: Attribution License » 73,295,565 photos (See more) Attribution-NoDerivs License. @Ignatia Webs: Mike Sharples: Innovationi n mLearning: an international pespective. Looking Sharp as ever, straight from the mLearning theory and practice edge.

@Ignatia Webs: Mike Sharples: Innovationi n mLearning: an international pespective

And yes, Mike Sharples is one of the KEY mobile learning theorists, so if you want to get in-depth into mLearning theory, check his papers and talk to him (nice person, a bit reserved, really British)He will talk about the learning opportunities going beyond only delivering content (via mobile platforms, iPads, manuals.... and propping it into mobile devices). From basic technology: example in India (Calcutta) peer educators of male sex workers: it is a marginalized community (homosexuality was forbidden in India until recently), but all had mobile phones. It is a mixed reality project, how to deal with police harassment, how to contact a person... and to build a community between health sex workers. It uses sms, with a powerful server engine to play a game, as well as interact through sms messaging.

The 2014 mLearnCon Conference and Expo: Curated Resources #mLearnCon. This post collects the resources shared via the backchannel of the 2014 mLearnCon Conference and Expo, being held June 24-26 in San Diego, CA.

The 2014 mLearnCon Conference and Expo: Curated Resources #mLearnCon

I am a huge proponent of backchannel learning. Amazingly simple graphic design for blogs, presentations, Facebook covers, flyers and so much more. Cessible m-Learning model. Accessibility is not necessarily about a disability; in fact it is not likely to be dependent on any single factor but will depend on several different things.

cessible m-Learning model

It’s easy to think that the small screen size, limited text options and fiddly buttons would immediately reduce the accessibility of the device for some learners. Whilst this is true it is only partly true because accessibility depends to a large extent on the context you’re working in. Immersive mLearning and Its Impact on Learner Engagement - The eLearning Guild mLearnCon 2014. June 24 - 26, 2014 | San Diego, CA Register Now Forgot Password?

Immersive mLearning and Its Impact on Learner Engagement - The eLearning Guild mLearnCon 2014

| Forgot Username? Ten Terrific Mind Mapping and Brainstorming Tools. Today, I am running a workshop about using mind mapping and brainstorming tools to help students meet some of the Common Core standards in English Language Arts.

Ten Terrific Mind Mapping and Brainstorming Tools

6 Good iPad Apps to Turn Pictures Into Cartoons and Comics. November 23, 2014 I spent sometime this weekend curating and working on the list of iPad apps below.

6 Good iPad Apps to Turn Pictures Into Cartoons and Comics

These are apps that students can use to create beautiful cartoons to use in their multimedia projects or in activities that involve comic strips, digital storytelling, presentations and many more. All of these apps are easy to use and do not require any advanced technical skill. Some of the things students can do with these apps include: take pictures and turn them into cartoons, capture cartoon videos, draw cartoon sketches, customize and add different effects to pictures, convert photos into cartoon avatars, and many more. Creating A Free Website.


Imagebase: Free Stock Photography. Free Clipart - Clip Art Pictures - Graphics - Illustrations - Royalty Free Photographs. Free Travel Stock Photos - Tourism images from everywhere around the World. Open Content Program (The Getty) The Getty makes available, without charge, all available digital images to which the Getty holds the rights or that are in the public domain to be used for any purpose. No permission is required. For additional information please see the related press releases, as well as overviews of each phase of the program on The Getty Iris.

Why Open Content? The Getty adopted the Open Content Program because we recognized the need to share images of works of art for free and without restriction, so that all those who create or appreciate art—scholars, artists, art lovers, and entrepreneurs—will have greater access to high-quality digital images for their studies and projects. Art inspires us, and imagination and creativity lead to artistic expressions that expand knowledge and understanding. Royalty Free Images for Commercial Use & Educational Resources. Authoring Tools.

New open-source platform. By Brad Hayward Stanford online coursework will be available starting this summer on a new open-source platform, OpenEdX, the university announced today.

New open-source platform

Kenneth Chan John Mitchell, vice provost for online learning, speaking at an event celebrating the one-year anniversary for Stanford Online. Among the first programs to run on the OpenEdX platform will be Stanford's popular "Three Books" summer reading program for incoming Stanford freshmen, along with two public courses now open for registration – one using contemporary health topics to teach statistics and another helping K-12 teachers and parents change the way students approach math. Courses from Stanford's Department of Electrical Engineering are among those that will run on the platform beginning this fall.

700 Free Movies Online: Great Classics, Indies, Noir, Westerns. . We also have special collections of . Audience Response Systems. Google Forms - Create Surveys & Quizzes. Stencyl: Make iPhone, iPad, Android & Flash Games without code. Jane Hart's independent website about learning trends, technologies and tools. PicMonkey: Free Online Photo Editing. 20 Open Source Movies You Can Edit and Redistribute for Free. Open Source Movies, also called Open Content Movies or simply Open Movies are, as the name suggests, movies that enable the end user to view and edit the production materials. Game The News. FreeFoto. Free stock photo search engine.

mLearning by Francis Kneebone on Prezi. The Journey Into mLearning Xchange by nora alferayan on Prezi. mLearning by Serena Davie on Prezi. WAVE Web Accessibility Tool. S WCAG 2.0 Checklist - for HTML documents. HEAT. The Jisc TechDis HEAT Scheme funded over 80 projects designed to uncover or develop an aspect of accessible or inclusive practice.

Staff involved in delivering Higher Education were invited to bid for items of technology to run small projects up to one year in duration, using them innovatively to develop or uncover an aspect of inclusive practice in their everyday activities - not all were involved in teaching- sometimes explicitly to benefit students or staff with particular impairments, sometimes implicitly in developing a use of technology which is by nature more inclusive than the previous, often non-technological method.

The advantage of small scale funding is that it can be highly targeted and the administration and auditing burden is much lower than in large projects. Success comes quickly. The projects have been subdivided into categories to make it easier to find projects of interest: Related Resources HEAT at the Higher Education Academy Conference 2009. Downloadable Resources. Downloadable Resources. Project - Public Results. MOBIlearn Project - Home. 12 Sources for Free Images to Use on Your Blog and Social Media Posts. November 3, 2014 by Tricia Goss The image you choose can make or break your social media updates, blog posts and other content. The Evaluation of Next Generation Learning Technologies: the Case of Mobile Learning. Professor Mike Sharples - People Profiles - Open University. Profile For further information see. Professor Agnes Kukulska Hulme - People Profiles - Open University. Supporting a 70:20:10 approach with technology. Mobile learning. Engage students with mobile learning. The issue As 80% of people will be accessing the internet using mobile devices by 2015, organisations need to embrace mobile learning quickly. #bett2014 on Tagboard.

Designing mobile learning experiences that walk the talk. 12 Principles Of Mobile Learning. 12 Principles Of Mobile Learning. Mobile gives the edge. Freedom on the Net 2012. This report is the third in a series of comprehensive studies of internet freedom around the globe and covers developments in 47 countries that occurred between January 2011 and May 2012. Over 50 researchers, nearly all based in the countries they analyzed, contributed to the project by researching laws and practices relevant to the internet, testing the accessibility of select websites, and interviewing a wide range of sources. - digital literacies toolkit. Welcome to the Digital Literacies Toolkit. This interactive learning tool was designed by Julie Watson and developed by eLanguages in Modern Languages at the University of Southampton with support from the university Student-Centredness Fund. EduClipper.

Wideo - Make animated online videos free. Modern Lessons. Welcome to the new online learning platform for the Global Education Database! It’s a free, simple, and quick way to learn new skills, find new education resources, and figure out how to do just about anything a modern teacher or student needs. Scratch - Imagine, Program, Share. Education - OpenLearn - Open University - H817_1.

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The Economist explains: How does China censor the internet? The Digital Learning Challenge: Obstacles to Educational Uses of Content in the Digital Age A Foundational White Paper. Survey_On_Government_OER_Policies.pdf. Research. Sign IN - Open University. OER Commons. About The Open Education Consortium. Tablet ownership up 63% as UK digital ad spend hits £6.3bn. Stats and Facts. Digital Landscape Research. Help everyone get connected. Ernment Digital Inclusion Strategy.