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5 Ways Higher Education Is Leveraging Mobile Tech

5 Ways Higher Education Is Leveraging Mobile Tech
Jeff Kirchick is Director of Universities at SCVNGR, the popular mobile game about going places, doing challenges and earning points. He presents regularly about the future of mobile and location-based services in education. You can follow Jeff on Twitter @JeffreyKirchick or e-mail him at jeff@scvngr.com. Mobile technology is on the minds of higher education professionals more than ever before. It’s no mystery why: The latest numbers show 40% of teens plan on buying an iPhone within the next three months. There's a recent debate about whether schools should create mobile apps or mobile websites. To be fair, universities have come a long way. As tomorrow’s grads become increasingly married to their mobile devices, here are five ways that mobile tech matters just as much as social technology in the higher ed space. 1. Students today seem unable to go five minutes without checking their phones for a text, notification or email. (88% of students even text during class!) 2. 3. 4. 5. Related:  Mobile Tech & Social Media

Des vidéos de 3 minutes pour comprendre les TIC De courtes vidéos en français de tous les jours pour comprendre les grands sujets liés aux TIC. Common Craft est une petite entreprise américaine basée à Washington, qui s'est rendue célèbre grâce à ses vidéos "in Plain English", c'est à dire en langage simple. Chaque vidéo traite d'un sujet lié aux technologies de l'information et de la communication, à l'économie, ou depuis peu de temps à l'environnement. Comme souvent dans les produits de qualité, la simplicité offerte à l'utilisateur est le résultat d'un soigneux et rigoureux travail de sélection des informations et de leur traduction dans le langage de tous les jours associé à des silhouettes en papier découpé. Common Craft s'est rendue célèbre grâce à ses vidéos sur les technologies. Le francophone curieux pourra donc visualiser les vidéos suivantes : ... le tout, "in Plain English" sonorisé en français (ne pas oublier de sélectionner la langue sous la fenêtre de la vidéo). Vous pouvez bien sûr accéder gratuitement aux vidéos.

Using Social Networking to Build 21st Century Skills - Finding Common Ground "Good people know that high stakes testing has limited value and they keep operating anyway. They don't let testing get in the way of doing the good work they want to do to get kids prepared for life." Todd Whitaker In education we have a habit of using terms so often that we push staff to a place where they do not want to use them anymore, which means they are in jeopardy of not being engaged in the process. The tendency to dislike a term after it is used too often happens because many educators are concerned that it's merely a new twist on an old idea. The race to nowhere is paved in countless mandates and new ideas. However, are they really new ideas? In addition, one of the best 21st century skills that we can teach students is the art of reflection. Social Network Generation As adults, we grew up in a time when we had to work as a team, think critically and communicate with others, at the same time that we were all being creative. Great conversations force us to think deeper.

Clickers Go Mobile -- Campus Technology Mobile Computing Clickers Go Mobile Two universities are using a student response app to make classes more interactive, without the need for specialized hardware. Shutterstock.com Student response systems, also known as clickers, once relied on specialized hardware. "It was a hassle to deal with clickers," recalled Leslie Bofill, director of educational technology at Florida International University. So Bofill ditched the hardware and introduced Turning Technologies' ResponseWare app to 120 medical students last August. Bofill, who manages all educational technology tools for both faculty and students, explained that an app allows for a number of options. "Before the app," Bofill noted, "we took attendance with clickers — but students would say they lost the clicker, or left it at home. With the app, there's a one-time setup with the password. "Because ResponseWare is cloud-based," Bofill added, "we don't have to apply patches or update; the vendor provides its own updates.

Treize outils utiles à l’enseignement 20 mars 2011 Henri Boudreault Didactique professionnelle, Environnement didactique, Instruments didactiques, Les pratiques, Planification, Pratique pédagogique Ceci est une présentation que j’ai réalisée pour expliquer l’utilisation de treize outils didactiques permettant de mettre en place une démarche d’enseignement différencié à l’éducation des adultes en formation professionnelle. Je présente l’idée que le choix d’une formule pédagogique ne doit pas mettre en question l’objet d’apprentissage et ses intentions. En formation professionnelle nous sommes en présence de compétences. Ensei indivi1 <p>JavaScript est requis pour lire <a hreflang="fr" type="video/mp4" href=" indivi1</a>. Ensei indivi2 <p>JavaScript est requis pour lire <a hreflang="fr" type="video/mp4" href=" indivi2</a>. Ensei indivi3 Ensei indivi4 Ensei indivi5 Ensei indivi6 Like this:

Research: Video games help with creativity in boys and girls By Mike Snider, USA TODAY Updated 2011-11-02 12:53 PM James Rabideau plays a video game as he waits in line at the Sony booth to get a chance to play the new Playstation Vita at the E3 video game convention in L.A. in June 2011. By Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAY Here's another reason to include The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword on those holiday shopping lists: children who play video games are more creative. That finding, thought to be the first demonstration of a relationship between technology use and creativity, comes from a new study of nearly 500 12-year-olds in Michigan, conducted by researchers at Michigan State University's Children and Technology Project. The children were given creative thinking tests – shown a drawing and asked to expand on it or comment on what it means – and then asked about their use of cellphones, computers, the Internet and video games. Other information technologies do have benefits beyond entertainment, however. See photos of: Madden NFL

7 Tips for Harnessing the Energy of Social Media in Class -- Campus Technology Social Media 7 Tips for Harnessing the Energy of Social Media in Class Social media can be a distraction for students — but used well, it can also invigorate teaching and learning with a relevant, immediate stream of communication. Here's how to make sure it's an asset, not a liability. By Richard Rose02/04/15 Shutterstock.com Like the sand running through an hourglass, control of the learning process in American universities has gradually shifted from the institutions to the students. The arrival of social media in today's university classroom completes the trend. Every professor struggles with this — and it is not entirely a bad thing. Building effective successful social media components into university courses is not a deep mystery. 1) Don't fall in love with tools. My Master of Education program students in Instructional Design & Technology at West Texas A&M University live in 23 states, three countries and six time zones.

7 principes de base à respecter pour réussir vos présentations et captiver votre audience Dans le cadre de vos études ou de formations professionnelles, vous êtes certainement déjà tombé sur une présentation du type Death By PowerPoint. Ce genre de présentations est malheureusement tellement répandu que vous n’avez pas pu passer à côté. Peut-être réalisez-vous actuellement des présentations de ce type, croyant bien faire, étant donné que la majorité des présentateurs se basent sur cette approche. Lundi dernier, j’avais abordé avec vous 3 raisons pour lesquelles ce genre de présentations n’a aucun sens, pour vous et vos apprenants. J’aimerais à présent partager avec vous 7 principes de base, que je vous invite à appliquer, afin de concevoir des présentations plus efficaces, de meilleure qualité, pour mieux captiver votre public : Découvrez les 7 principes de base à respecter absolument pour réussir vos prochains diaporamas et présentations, et captiver votre audience. 1. « Nous ne savons pas d’où proviennent nos idées. 2. Ce n’est pas plus compliqué que ça pour commencer ! 3. 4.

txtDrop.com - Completely Free Text Messaging Emerging trends in education and mobile learning | Steve Vosloo At the UNESCO Mobile Learning Week 2014 I sat on a panel titled Emerging Trends and New Technology – considered in the context of mobile learning. Below are the notes of the key points that I made. Note: The issue of Emerging Trends and New Technology begs the question: for who? For students in California, or for those in Kolkata? Developed country trends are very different from developing country trends. Most of the points below focus on the latter. Overlapping of education trends and mobile-enabled opportunities The brief for the panel stated: We keep being told that technology is going to transform centuries-old teaching paradigms, but traditional approaches seem to have real resilience and staying-power. I don’t believe that technology is the single driver of education transformation, although it is certainly a key influencing factor. Mobile learning itself is a trend It is on the one-year horizon for the NMC Horizon Report (along with cloud computing). Education response: Like this:

Technology: More than a tool, a new skill by corykrug I’m dumping another technology phrase that I think its time has passed by. A few years ago I stopped using the phrase 21st Century blah, blah, blah. You name it we were calling everything 21st Century. I haven’t missed that phrase in my vocabulary as I believe it is just the way things should be now that we’re 11 years into it. Technology is just a tool I have heard this said way too often-to the point, I believe, that some educators are using it to hide behind when it comes to using technology in their classrooms. Is Technology a tool? Is it JUST a tool? Technology is a Skill The more I’ve been rolling this notion over in my head the past couple of days the more sense this makes to me. The problem is you need to have the skills to use a tool before you can use it propertly and have it effect your life in positive ways. A car is a tool, it gets us from point A to point B. A pencil is just a tool, but until you learn the skill to hold it correctly it doesn’t do you much good.

6 Alternative Social Media Tools for Teaching and Learning -- Campus Technology Social Media 6 Alternative Social Media Tools for Teaching and Learning Facebook and Twitter may be ubiquitous, but there are many other social media tools out there that can enhance teaching and learning. Here, three educators share their favorites. Photo: Shutterstock.com Social media has changed the way people communicate and share information in their personal and professional lives. "For a lot of them, it's their friends on Twitter, and they don't really want to share their homework or talk with their teacher on Twitter," said Seth Dixon, an assistant professor of geography at Rhode Island College. While Dixon still uses Twitter with his students, he makes it optional, and he finds that he gets less push-back using alternative social media tools with his classes. CT asked three educators to share their favorite alternative social media tools for teaching and learning. 1) VoiceThread Pickett likes the ability to have a conversation in multiple media.

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