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Learning + Tech = Awesome

Learning + Tech = Awesome
BoostingFaculty Adoption(Just For the Fun of It). Since Rider University switched to Canvas from its previous LMS, faculty adoption has doubled as support requests have declined. Faculty say it's all because Canvas is fun to use. Learn more. More than twenty schools choose Canvas every month. It’s not just 1:1 technology you’re putting in students’ hands.

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Canvas What is Canvas? Canvas is a new cloud-based learning management system (LMS) by Instructure. Canvas is a modern, easy-to-use, reliable and adaptable LMS that supports current and evolving teaching and learning needs. Manuel Castells: Creative education for the Information Age: Mission Impossible? Notes from ‘Manuel Castells: Creative education for the Information Age: Mission Impossible?‘ by Gerard Pagès i Camps ‘I’m going to talk about the Obstacles and let we will find the solutions’ Manuel Castells who understood very early in the 90’s that Internet is going to change everything and recently received the 2012 Holberg International Memorial Prize from the Parliament of Norway, pointed as a key idea of his speech how educational institutions can resist to change, can transform for change.

Learning Management System Take Canvas for a test drive with our free, two-week trial account. It’s pre-loaded with course content to help you explore and hit the ground running. Try it. 1. Will it get used? Top 10 Technology Blogs for Education Editor's note: This is a cross post from College Online where "The Innovative Educator" is named in the top ten ed tech blogs list. I'm thrilled to be mentioned with all these other wonderful bloggers. I know and follow most of them and look forward to getting to know better those I don't. Education, as with all aspects of culture, is greatly impacted by the forward progress of technology.

Jupiter Ed - LMS/Gradebook/Analytics/SIS Grade tests automatically.Collect assignments online.Share your curriculum. The gradebook teachers love!Flexible options and smartshortcuts to grade faster. Turn big data into decisions.Measure learning effectivenesswith easy, ready-made reports. Integrate any 3rd party SIS,or use Jupiter iO’s rich nativeSIS for the ultimate all-in-one. Canvas LMS Reviews: Overview, Pricing and Features The system is easy to use and saves teachers time while grading with features like the SpeedGrader and the ability to record audio/video during grading.It is a dependable solution and by using it you can reduce support calls and queries from students.Canvas LMS makes the job of teachers/IT/administrators easier. Faculty can explore the many tools and features of the app to reshape their pedagogical approach.It is a very intuitive app that offers naturalness, flexibility, and customizability.Teachers and students can access the app on their mobile devices to engage with each other anytime, anywhere.Instructors can grade students quickly and accurately.They can create courses, curriculum, and certification paths.Make parents aware of their wards’ progress by automatically connecting them to their courses. Openness Canvas is an open source software that offers APIs, security audits, and feature discussions. Pedagogical Flexibility

The End of the University as We Know It - Nathan Harden - The American Interest Magazine Pipelines and Dragons and Bears Oh My Eyeing China, Russia Risks its European Energy Market Cutting off natural gas supplies would hurt Russia as well as Europe, but a potential deal with Beijing could give Moscow even more leverage in its standoff with the West.

The LMS Divide – Social Presence in Online Learning Social Presence and Community of Inquiry Model The Community of Inquiry model, developed by Garrison, D. R., Anderson, T., & Archer, W. (2000) presents the social dimension along with cognitive and teaching presence as essential for effective learning in the online community. I’ve experienced the robust and rich learning that takes place when all three do intersect, and the void when they don’t. The social dimension in this framework, involves several components beyond the scope of this post, but globally include group collaboration where emotions and opinions are exchanged, group work that requires focused collaboration and builds participation and acceptance. Why Online Classrooms need Social Presence Let’s get to the point here, social presence is needed for effective learning, and its needed to take online learning to the next level. Learning has become learner centric, students want an active role in the learning process.

Best EdTech Websites of 2014 It's been a busy year here at the Common Sense Graphite Websites desk! Throughout 2014, we rated and reviewed hundreds of websites for their learning potential, using our research-backed rubric and rigorous process of evaluation. Because it was just too hard to pick only 10, here are 14 fantastic edtech websites we reviewed this year. Connections Academy’s Online Learning Platform Connexus is one of the most comprehensive and reliable online learning management systems available. It is designed to meet the exact requirements of the Connections Academy instructional model and the needs of our students and families. This intuitive and user-friendly learning platform connects students with their lessons, teachers, and a wide range of educational resources.

Is Slack the new LMS? — The Synapse I’m glad to hear the words Slack and learning in the same sentence. Because I think with a few adjustments Slack could easily become the best LMS (Learning Manage System) available. Or to put it boldly; the first LMS that would support learning by default. How? Cristobal Cobo's Blog Cristóbal Cobo works with a trans-disciplinary group of PhDs specializing in areas of knowledge generation and transfer, digital skills, future of learning, creativity, innovation and digital culture. He has collaborated on these topics with researchers from more than 25 countries. He is also the director of the Study Center – Ceibal Foundation in Uruguay, which studies the impact of digital technology on education.

The Evolving LMS Market, Part I -e-Literate As Casey Green said in my recent interview with him, the LMS space is a “market in transition.” In 2005, the year that Blackboard acquired WebCT, the two platforms had a combined total of 75.6% U.S. higher education market share, and the next closest competitor had barely cracked 2% market share. Today, the situation is substantially different and changing rapidly. 5 of the Best Collections of EdTech Resources on the Web With new #EdTech ‘dailies’ published on Twitter every moment, whole sites dedicated to online resources for teachers and more educators hosting their own blogs than ever before, the plethora of online material for teachers to use can be bewildering to navigate. Some sites do a fantastic job of pulling together resources from all over the web in one place and sorting them clearly by subject or area of interest, making a teacher’s life much easier and providing just one simple bookmark to remember rather than hundreds. Here are our top picks of the best collections of #EdTech resources on the web… 1. Web 2.0 Guru

interesting...have you seen Coursekit? I'm trying it out this semester. I just had a closer look at this and I think Coursekit is way ahead even if they're both heading in the same direction. Thanks! by kbpc172 Jan 27

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