New iPad App Lets Any Teacher Be Like Sal Khan Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve by now heard of Sal Khan and his growing collection of YouTube video lessons covering a dizzying array of subjects. Khan’s popularity has sparked a debate among educators about the effectiveness of his methods and the role of online video lessons in education. As educators debate, students appear to be voting with their eyeballs, as traffic to Khan Academy is exploding. Are tomorrow’s students destined to learn all their math lessons from the prolific Mr. Not so fast, according to the founders of Educreations . “Khan has provided a powerful example of what’s possible,” says Educreations CEO Wade Roberts. Quick & Simple It’s an ambitious goal. Just Released The Educreations iPad app, which launched this week as a free download in the App Store ( iTunes link ), transforms the tablet into an interactive whiteboard that records a teacher’s voice and handwriting as they explain a concept or work through an example problem. How It’s Different
#Facebookvideocalling #facebook + #skype to develop a powerfull #edtech20 #pln | web20andsocialmediaeSafetyinXXIcenturyeducation The 7th International Scientific Conference eLSE - eLearning and Software for Education, BUCHAREST, April 28-29, 2011 eLSE Conference eLSE 2011 is the 7th eLearning and Software for Education Conference organized by the Advanced Distributed Learning Department to be held in April, 28th- 29th, 2011. The central theme of this forthcoming event stands out as "Anywhere, Anytime- Education on Demand".eLSE is an international refereed conference created with the aim to promote eLearning related activities by providing learning and professional development, by blending ideas from researchers, developers and practitioners from education, business and government, to both learn, teach and share from one's own experience. The conference is particularly focused on: Technology enhanced Life Long Learning. Special attention will be given to papers reflecting the progress of the eLearning related - scientific research projects. ELSE 2011 Conference Call for Papers. eLSE Conference News Sponsors and Partners
eLearning: Finding Google Images You Can Actually Use by AJ George I have previously written about some good, free stock image resources. In response to that article, a reader asked me if the images on these sites were royalty free and could be used in courses that he planned to sell. The short answer is that it's a case-by-case basis. Sometimes you can use the images, but only if you credit the original artist. An alternative to this would be to use Google to hunt down images that specifically fit how you're going to use them. While most of the images you find by doing a normal Google image source are NOT okay to use, that doesn't mean all of them are off limits. From Google, click the Images tab at the top of the screen.Click the Advanced Image Search link to the right of the Search Images button.From the Usage Rights category, click the drop-down menu and notice that you can filter your results to only show images that are "labeled for reuse" and go beyond that to find images that are labeled for "Commercial use" and "Modification."
#mediafeedia | Your #socialmedia dashboard for #facebook and more #edtech20 | web20andsocialmediaeSafetyinXXIcenturyeducation Open University learning is a joy | Jules Horne He was a flying goth with rocker looks. I was a new Open University tutor researching a play. I ventured into the OU room in Second Life, and after a few introductions (He: F04 R08. AL? Me: Yep. A363. Call me strange, but I found this amazingly thrilling. A quick straw poll reveals quite a few of my friends are closet OU students – they just haven't mentioned it. Susanne Lockie, a full-time mother to three children, told me the mental stimulation has made it a lifesaver: "I need to keep my skills ticking over, but I couldn't study to a high level without that flexibility. Employers tend to be supportive of OU study, knowing that OU students are likely to be unusually determined and committed. And these days, you often find the OU logo at the end of some the BBC's finest factual programmes, including Springwatch and Coast. There's a great site full of available tasters on everything from Textiles in Ghana to Analysing skidmarks (disappointingly about mathematical modelling).
#Webinaria Record your desktop screen movements, voice narration, webcam and post on #Facebook #edtech20 | web20andsocialmediaeSafetyinXXIcenturyeducation Online Tools: Improve Your Productivity Sharebar There are so many online services, platforms, applications and tools, it can be difficult to wade through it all. So I’ve updated an older list of productivity tools for the coming year. These are some of the best tools I use or found through research and recommendations. Tools that help us become more efficient, organized and productive are important. Why Online? When all of your important stuff is available online, you can access it from anywhere. With most of these tools you don’t have to download or install anything. Backing up your work online keeps you productive because they say to save everything in three places. Mozy is often recommended as the backup tool of choice. Dropbox has an understated and simply intuitive interface. Bookmarking and clipping the web keep you productive because you don’t have to do a deep search all around the web for that article you saw two months ago. When Delicious was ditched by Yahoo and bought by another company, some things changed.
Facebook Platform Update: New Token Requirements, Photo and Video Graph APIs Facebook Platform Update: New Token Requirements, Photo and Video Graph APIs Facebook has announced two changes that are significant for at least some groups of developers on the platform, per its blog post of updates for this past week. Access tokens are now required for user walls and news feed posts, and the change goes live in a week. Photos now also have more advanced tagging options in the Graph API. For the first change, the Graph API PROFILE_ID/feed/ for a Page, Application, User or Group as well as the PROFILE_ID/posts for a Page or User are going to require a vaild access_token to access the wall or posts of the corresponding graph object. Direct FQL queries to the stream table will need to reflect this change for posts on a wall. Photo tagging has also gotten a big upgrade. You can now get tags on a photo by issuing a HTTP GET request to PHOTO_ID/tags.You can create a tag on the photo by issuing an HTTP POST request to the tags connection,PHOTO_ID/tags. Sponsored Post
Web 2.0: A New Wave of Innovation for Teaching and Learning? (EDUCAUSE Review The Web version of this article differs somewhat from the print edition, reflecting recent and fast developments in the Web 2.0 world. Nothing has been cut from the earlier, print version; instead, some content has been added as new projects emerged. © 2006 Bryan Alexander EDUCAUSE Review, vol. 41, no. 2 (March/April 2006): 32–44. Bryan Alexander Bryan Alexander is Director for Research at the National Institute for Technology and Liberal Education (NITLE). The term is audacious: Web 2.0. Many people—including, or perhaps especially, supporters—critique the “Web 2.0” moniker for definitional reasons. Concepts Social software has emerged as a major component of the Web 2.0 movement. These sections of the Web break away from the page metaphor. Like social software, microcontent has been around for a while. This openness is crucial to current Web 2.0 discussions. Why does this matter, and why do such projects not degenerate into multisubjective chaos? Projects and Practices
#mediafeedia the only business free tool to schedule #facebook posts #edtech20 #edt#socialmedia | web20andsocialmediaeSafetyinXXIcenturyeducation Browse My Stuff Here’s Why the Future of Facebook Just Looks Grim Facebook is on track to generate more than $4 billion in ad revenue this year. That’s a pretty hefty number for a company still in its infancy. Right now, talk around the virtual campfire suggests a valuation stabilizing at around $70 billion for the company, as some of the irrational exuberance on SharesPost isn’t expected to hold. Everything is looking good for Facebook … at least on the surface. If you think about how the social media environment works, however, it’s easy to wonder if this company can really go the distance. According to eMarketer, 90 percent of Facebook’s revenue comes from its ad business. And, all of this stuff is poised to grow. It must seem pretty strange, therefore, to see me question Facebook’s ability to thrive. The fundamental problem with Facebook ads is that they aren’t served up to a user who is in a buying mindset. The problem here is that Facebook really isn’t set up to serve up these sorts of ads well. The other issue is revenue streams.