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E-learning and Digital Cultures - The University of Edinburgh

E-learning and Digital Cultures - The University of Edinburgh
About the Course E-learning and Digital Cultures is aimed at teachers, learning technologists, and people with a general interest in education who want to deepen their understanding of what it means to teach and learn in the digital age. The course is about how digital cultures intersect with learning cultures online, and how our ideas about online education are shaped through “narratives”, or big stories, about the relationship between people and technology. We’ll explore some of the most engaging perspectives on digital culture in its popular and academic forms, and we’ll consider how our practices as teachers and learners are informed by the difference of the digital. We’ll look at how learning and literacy is represented in popular digital-, (or cyber-) culture, and explore how that connects with the visions and initiatives we are seeing unfold in our approaches to digital education. This course will not be taught via a series of video lectures. Recommended Background

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Powerful Tools for Teaching and Learning: Web 2.0 Tools - University of Houston System About the Course Are you overwhelmed by the tidal wave of new technology tools available for teachers and learners? Powerful Tools for Teaching and Learning: Web 2.0 Tools can help channel that flood into a manageable power source for student engagement and motivation in your classroom! Worlds of Learning @ NMHS As a 21st Century Library Media Specialist, part of what I strive to do is to serve as an instructional technology resource for both educators and learners. In my new position here at New Milford High School, I face the exciting challenge of reaching as many staff members as I could at one time. I threw around many models in my head until I finally found one that seems right for us.

Learning Styles - Understanding and Using Learning Styles Students, in fact all individuals, are most effective when they are taught in their personal learning style. In fact, there are three major types of learners: visual, auditory, and tactile/kinesthetic. While most individuals without disabilities can learn using any one of these styles, most people have one for which they show a stronger affinity. A Look at the Three Learning Styles Visual Learners - Visual learners are those who generally think in terms of pictures. They often prefer to see things written down in a handout, text or on the overhead.

Developing Innovative Ideas for New Companies About the Course #1 Entrepreneurship Course on Coursera* #3 Overall Business Course on Coursera* *CourseTalk's "Top Rated" MOOCs (October, 2014) This course assists aspiring entrepreneurs in developing great ideas into great companies. With strong economies presenting rich opportunities for new venture creation, and challenging economic times presenting the necessity for many to make their own job, the need to develop the skills to develop and act on innovative business opportunities is ever present.

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9 Steps For Schools To Create Their Own BYOD Policy 9 Steps For Schools To Create Their Own BYOD Policy If you haven’t noticed lately, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is kind of a big deal, both in business, technology, and education fields. Why? Connected Learning: A New Research-Driven Initiative Connected Learning, a new research-driven initiative, was introduced at the Digital Media and Learning Conference 2012. We see a growing gap between the learning mediums with which young people engage in-school and out-of-school. New social media enables young people to have greater choice and autonomy in pursuing their interests—whether academic, creative, or social—in domains outside of formal learning institutions.

the language of Hollywood About the Course This history course explores how fundamental changes in film technology affected popular Hollywood storytelling. We will consider the transition to sound, and the introduction of color. Each change in technology brought new opportunities and challenges, but the filmmaker's basic task remained the emotional engagement of the viewer through visual means. We will survey major directors and genres from the studio era and point forward to contemporary American cinema.

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