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The effectiveness of m-learning in the form of podcast revision lectures in higher education. Volume 50, Issue 2, February 2008, Pages 491–498 DEVELOPMENT, DISRUPTION & DEBATE — Selected Contributions from the CAL 07 Conference Edited By J.D.M. Underwood and B. Tangney Chris Evans, Centre for Educational Multimedia, Brunel Business School, Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 3PH, UK Received 30 April 2007, Revised 21 September 2007, Accepted 25 September 2007, Available online 7 November 2007 Choose an option to locate/access this article: Check if you have access through your login credentials or your institution Check access DOI: 10.1016/j.compedu.2007.09.016 Get rights and content Abstract In this paper we describe a study of the effectiveness of mobile learning (m-learning) in the form of podcasting, for teaching undergraduate students in Higher Education.

Whilst podcasting is being utilized as a teaching tool by some educators in the secondary sector, its use in higher education, and its effectiveness as a learning tool for adults, remains to be established. Keywords. Instructional technology: Books. Unemployment Trends In The Valley | Valley Independent Sentinel. The latest labor figures show and increase in unemployment rates Ansonia and Derby, a leveling off of unemployment rates in Seymour and Oxford, and a decrease in unemployment rates in Shelton last month. This chart looks at unemployment rates in the five Valley towns over the past decade. An analysis of the most recent rates — for the month of June 2010 — is at the end of this article. All data comes from the Connecticut Department of Labor Office of Research.

How To Read The Motion Chart Each bubble on the chart represents a Valley town. Move your mouse over a bubble to see which town is yours. The chart lists the unemployment rate on the left. To view the animation, click the large play button on the bottom left-hand corner of the graphic. The unemployment rate timeline will move forward, year-by-year. The Data The information provided in the chart represents the average unemployment rates for each year. What’s it mean? Seymour has stayed close to the state average throughout that time. Fusion Tables. Information Visualization Tools - Enhancing Education - Carnegie Mellon University. The effective use of any technology in teaching requires thoughtful consideration and planning.

What are information visualization tools? The term “information visualization tools” refers to a broad range of digital tools and resources that allow users to view, analyze, manipulate, and/or communicate complex information, such as historical, spatial, and statistical data. Information visualization tools range from freely available tools that produce simple visual representations of small data sets to proprietary tools that can manipulate complex data. Here are some tools that have been used by Carnegie Mellon faculty: There are many other information visualization tools that you can explore. What learning objectives can be achieved with particular tools? Instructors incorporate information visualization tools into their teaching for different reasons. Instructors may also enlist information visualization tools to accomplish other learning objectives. Objective: Describe and analyze trends. Mobilelgv2. Slide1. How to visualise your data using a motion chart - Blog -

Presenting data visually is getting easier and easier to do. There are an increasing number of free or low-cost tools that help you to tell a compelling story with the data that you've collected. In this blog post we'll look at motion charts and how you can create your own. If you've not heard of them before, motion charts (also called bubble charts) were first made popular by Professor Hans Rosling.

The video below from his Ted talk gives an illustration. You can see a range of other visualisations made using the GapMinder tool here. As a visualisation tool the motion chart is interesting in it's ability to show multiple trends over time. The motion chart allows us to analyse four indicators at the same time (these are presented on the vertical axis, the horizontal axis, and the colour and size of the bubbles). Creating your own motion chart is quick and quite simple. Once you've created the chart you can then embed it on a website.

Quick Guide to Pearltrees | Top 100 Tools for Learning. EmailShare 0EmailShare Last updated: May 13, 2014 at 11:39 am Pearltrees is a social library. It lets you cultivate your interests. Collect, organize and share everything you like. What is Pearltrees? This is how they explain it “You can keep everything you like in just two clicks and then organize what you’ve collected in your own way to have it at your finger tips, or to share easily. Watch this video which gives a quick overview of Pearltrees Take a look at some Pearltrees before you get started. Getting started Take a look at this video here, which provides a visual demonstration of how to use Pearltrees When starting with Pearltrees you will need to find your way around the interface – which can be confusing at first. This is the MyPearltrees view, with the main Pearltree highlighted, and the detailed information appearing in the card on the left. Click on another Pearltree to view the pearls within it.

Select add pearls to display the different types of pearls you can add Further reading. Rethinking Education and Learning | abryk. Last semester, we were introduced to Jane Hart’s Top 100 Tools for Learning. I thought it was admirable that someone took the time to compile such a list based on the votes of learning professionals. I planned to go back and explore some of the tools I was unfamiliar with, but quickly got distracted by other things. In truth, I did not feel a pressing need to revisit the list because I honestly did not understand how many of these tools could be used for learning. How can Twitter be used for education, let alone be the top tool on the list? I did not get it and, as someone who is not a Twitter user, did not see the point of putting in the needed effort to ‘get it’. I’ve grown to understand that there is a difference between education and learning, just as much as there is an relationship between the two.

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