Daily Archives: April 20, 2011

Connectivism: Design and Delivery of Social Networked Learning

Read New technologies that influence how information is created and shared and how people connect and socialize hold promise for adoption in education. The implications for education are significant. Educators have explored the role of the Internet as a research … Continue reading

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Connective Learning: Challenges for Learners, Teachers, and Educational Institutions

Read Connective learning is the main way humans have always been learning so it cannot be challenged. However, connective learning in a digital world that hugely increases the number of possible connections does pose several challenges to learners, teachers, and … Continue reading

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Dropbox – sharing files online from anywhere

Read Today, cloud-sharing and storage startup Dropbox announced that it’s rocketed to 25 million registered users globally, a massive 525% increase since January 2010, when the San Francisco-based company recorded 4 million users. Even more impressive? Users on the site … Continue reading

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CourseSmart Launches eTextbook App for Android

Read CourseSmart has released a new mobile electronic textbook app for Android OS-based smart phones and tablets, CourseSmart for Android 1.0.

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Equella 5 Digital Repository Adds Portlets, Dashboards

Read Pearson has released an update to Equella, a digital repository for higher education and K-12. The latest release, version 5.0, gains new interface enhancements, as well as support for customizing dashboards and building portlets. Equella, aside from serving as … Continue reading

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CourseSmart and Pearson eCollege Team Up To Provide Digital Materials

Read CourseSmart and Pearson eCollege have partnered to provide more than 20,000 electronic textbooks, custom products, and other digital materials through a single sign on. All the titles are available through Pearson’s learning management system, Pearson LearningStudio, with no implementation … Continue reading

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Pearson Releases CourseConnect 2.0

Read Pearson has launched CourseConnect 2.0, the newest version of the company’s suite of online courses for higher education. CourseConnect is Pearson’s library of comprehensive online courses built around Pearson textbooks. Courses include syllabi, assignments, assessment questions, media, interactive activities, … Continue reading

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Blackboard and McGraw-Hill go live with Combined Course System

Read Sooner than expected, a course system has been launched from Blackboard and McGraw-Hill Higher Education that blends course management from one company with content from the other. First publicly announced in January 2011, the new offering, which has no … Continue reading

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ePortfolios across University

Read Even with backers among the faculty, e-portfolio initiatives can be slow to take hold across university and college campuses. What does it take to encourage adoption? One professor who’s championing a faculty-driven e-portfolio initiative at the University of Cincinnati … Continue reading

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Sophia – Free Social Teaching and Learning Network focused solely on education

Read Sophia enables innovation by connecting learners, teachers, experts and parents. We provide an academic community where everyone has access to learning that surrounds and supports the traditional classroom. We encourage variety and creativity in teaching so that everyone can … Continue reading

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