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20 Top Video Explanations to Help Teachers Become Tech Savvy ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Karen Johnson‘s insight:

I know a whole load of people who will welcome these quick, easy to understand videos.  Pass the link on to your students and friends and be loved by all :)

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Overcoming Hurdles to Social Media in Education (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

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EDUCAUSE Review Online

Karen Johnson‘s insight:

This  is a very interesting review of a Pew Report on the use of Social Media in HE.  For those of you who have been toying with the idea of using social media in your module or course, this review might just help you to make up your mind.

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Digital Literacy | Common Craft

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Karen Johnson‘s insight:

Thanks to Educational Technology and Mobile Learning for bringing this video to my attention.  A nice, simple explanation of what Digital Literacy is all about.

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Judging a book by its URLs: accurate and concise digital references are central to academic rigour and credibility.

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Central to the quality of academic scholarship is its rigour. Footnote references are integral to this process. If generating accurate and fully comprehensive footnotes is to be maintained in onlin…

Karen Johnson‘s insight:

A friend drew my attention to this article on the LSE blog.  An excellent article to introduce University students at all levels to the use and academic purpose of the URL.  For history buffs this is an interesting topic too :)

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Social media key to getting ahead, PhD students hear

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Skills, reputation and peer networks can be built online even when stuck in the lab

Karen Johnson‘s insight:

I just love it when a paper like the THE says this.  It’s what we have been teaching our PhD students for about three years and have extended it to our undergraduates too now.  Some still need help to get going but that’s what we’re here for, isn’t it :)

 

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Jisc Digital Media | Guide…

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Digital media help desk – digitise, create, manage and use still images, sound and video – free for UK higher education, further education and skills.

Karen Johnson‘s insight:

If you like medieval history or languages, you will enjoy this.  Do go and try out some of the resources.

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Netskills: Programme

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Programme for Spring
Forthcoming Public Workshops

Karen Johnson‘s insight:

Here is the spring programme of Netskills Workshops.  I’m very pleased to see there are now 5 offered online as well as all the courses on offer in Bristol, Birmingham, London and Newcastle.  Sign up soon they are very popular.

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Teacher’s Guide to Socrative 2.0 ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Karen Johnson‘s insight:

Socrative interested me because of the ability to use it on any device.  A good tool for carrying out quick quizzes in the lecture hall or off campus.

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20 Options for Real-Time Collaboration Tools – EdTechReview™ (ETR)

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20 options for real-time collaboration tools for you to select from.

Karen Johnson‘s insight:

I’m always looking for more tools for real-time,online collaboration.  We don’t all like the same technologies and different disciplins use technology in different ways.  Have  a look through these and feedback on which ones you find most useful to you.

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