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Learning Online – Questions Of Quality And Impact - Education Technology Solutions As learners increasingly engage online anywhere, anytime, in informal and formal contexts, there are questions related to the quality and impact of the learning. This Cover Story provides a conversation starter about learning online and questions of quality and impact. By Professor Glenn Finger Learners are increasingly mobile and online, enabled by anywhere, anytime access to information and communication. Mobile learning, eLearning, learning management systems (LMS), and Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) are all examples of the language used in this space which recognises that students are now participants in digital ecosystems – some of which are student-led, as well as school-led and teacher-led.

Lightroom Tutorials by Julieanne Kost DeHaze in Photoshop CC 2015 and Lightroom CC In this short tip, Julieanne demonstrates how the new Dehaze control in Lightroom CC and Phtooshop CC 2015 can help dramatically improve an image by removing haze or, add artistic atmosphere by adding haze. What's New in Lightroom CC: Hidden Gems Discover new features and enhancements Lightroom CC including faster performance, improved local adjustment tools, HTML 5 compatible web galleries, and more! Quick Tip: Panorama Merge 50 Top Sources Of Free eLearning Courses Whether you are looking for a master’s degree program, computer science classes, a K-12 curriculum, or GED study program, this list gives you a look at 50 websites that promise education for free. From databases that organize over 1,000,000 students throughout 16 universities, to a small library of documents for those interested in history, the opportunities for free online learning continue to expand as the Internet becomes a crucial component in education. 1. UMass Boston Open Courseware

21 Conversational Russian Phrases to Learn to Fit In with Natives Ever found yourself wondering what the real Russian language ”tastes” like? You know—the raw, unrefined Russian. The Russian you’re not going to encounter in textbooks, blog posts, audio lessons and most other sources you learn Russian from? The fact is, the gap between the literary Russian (you’re most probably learning) and the everyday, “average Joe” or, to put it more appropriately, “average Ivan” Russian is dramatically bigger than the gap between the literary and everyday English. Read on to learn how you can master the brutal, crude yet infinitely romantic (talk about the controversial Russian soul) everyday language you’re most probably going to come across if you ever step foot in the ”Motherland.” Literary vs.

#FlipboardChat Summary: Creative Magazine Ideas for New Graduates Jenn de la Vega / May 20, 2015 Every Wednesday evening, members of the Flipboard Club—an unofficial community of passionate evangelists—hold a Twitter chat about a Flipboard-centric topic and we summarize the discussion here. Tonight’s topic is “Using Flipboard to Create Digital Brochures”.” Join in the chat Wednesday at 7pm PT/10pm ET via the hashtag on Twitter. Students Weigh In On Flipped Classrooms By Jon Bergmann I am about to complete a book about the relationship between flipped learning and homework. While writing the book, I realised that I needed to hear from students about their perceptions and thoughts about flipped homework. I reached out through my network of flipped teachers and asked them to have their students take a survey. Before looking at the survey results, I want to emphasise that there is great debate about the value and purpose of homework. Some educators feel that homework should never be assigned, while others see it as a vital part of learning.

How to make your own all natural hand sanitizer (NaturalNews) It is a fact the commercial hand sanitizers are chemically-scented and made with toxic ingredients. While they do kill bacteria and viruses, these chemicals also seep into the pores of the skin and are absorbed into the bloodstream. The primary active ingredients in these sanitizers are Ethyl alcohol and Isopropyl alcohol. Ethyl alcohol is also know as ethanol, pure alcohol, grain alcohol and drinking alcohol. This is what kills the germs. Ethyl alcohol is used in some cosmetics to enhance the absorption of other ingredients, which means that anything mixed with it will move through the skin and into the bloodstream more easily.

Research Roundup about MOOCs and Online Learning The rising of MOOCs brings the interest of scrutinizing the effectiveness of online learning. Definitely it’s not a new-born baby, even MIT’s OpenCourseWare is more than 10 years old. But the Web2.0 technologies and new concepts have brought something different and evolving. Discovering Science Program - FutureLearn Learn about the extraordinary world of everyday chemistry, and earn 10 credits from the University of Leeds The Discovering Science program consists of five short online courses. Each course looks at how chemistry plays an important role in our everyday lives, by exploring topics such as advances in modern medicine, food, climate, and household products. Through case studies and discussions, explore how research is responsible for significant scientific developments. Take a look at science in action, and find out more about what the future holds for scientific discoveries. Each course includes exercises for you to complete which will allow you to practise your science writing skills for blog posts, press releases, interview questions and video scripts.

Where to get free ELT & education-related books … legally Many of the teachers I work with often ask me for recommendations for books to help them with lesson planning, activities, methodology, research and general professional development. I can suggest titles by the dozens but they are often not really affordable – a topic I’ve written about before. So here’s a list of sites where you can get free ELT and education related books. 1. British Council’s Teacher Development Publications There are loads here but my favourites in no particular order include the following:

Networks, Networking and Network Literacy – Part One – Linking Learning As I continue my research into how teachers experience learning through Personal Learning Networks (PLNs), I am spending a lot of time learning about networks, networking and network literacy. Before the internet became almost ubiquitous in the developed world, to many people the idea of networking may have meant dressing in business clothes, and attending some type of function, making small talk and exchanging business cards. Conferences and functions such as this still occur, and certain industries still depend on having the right background and knowing the ‘right’ people. However, networking is rapidly changing, and having network literacy now means more than the ability to balance a serviette and hors d’oeuvre while also shaking hands and looking impressive.

Munich and the Foothills of the Alps – Rick Steves' Europe TV Show Episode In Munich, where locals specialize in good living, we visit boisterous markets and go-for-Baroque palaces, while office workers surf in the Isar River. Heading into the foothills of the Alps, we tour the fairy-tale castles of “Mad” King Ludwig, and climb to the highest point in Germany atop the Zugspitze. Then we cross into Tirol to conquer a desolate ruined castle. Georg Reichlmayr I’ve had great days with Georg, who helped me generously with much of the historical information in this show. Viktualienmarkt

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