Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Google Online Courses (MOOCs)

Google Online Courses (MOOCs)

Looking to expand your knowledge of Google's consumer, business, and developer products? Google Online Courses are here for you! ;)

Additional educational resources:
Google Help articles: https://support.google.com/
Google Developer Live: https://developers.google.com/live/
Learn with Google: http://www.google.com/ads/learn/all-topics.html
#google #education #mooc

New Enhanced MERLOT II

MERLOT, the Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching has been enhanced to facilitate the MERLOT community’s discovery and sharing of its Open Education Resources (OER). Highlights of the new MERLOT II can be viewed on our YouTube Channel.  MERLOT II was released at EDUCAUSE 2013 in Anaheim, CA on October 15th.

The MERLOT OER collection contains more than 42,000 online learning materials including open textbooks, courses, journal articles, and technology-based learning materials. MERLOT II introduces new social networking tools for its international community of more than 116,000 faculty, staff, students, administrators, and librarian members, enabling them to share their teaching and learning expertise across more than 25 academic disciplines.

The California State University’s (CSU) Affordable Learning Solutions initiative incorporates MERLOT services as one of its cornerstones. Since the creation of MERLOT in 1997, higher education and K-12 institutions, nonprofit associations, special interest groups, and corporations have integrated the system into their online education initiatives.

Find out more and become a member at www.merlot.org.

Free Technology for Teachers: EDPuzzle - Add Your Voice and Text Questions to Educational Videos

Free Technology for Teachers: EDPuzzle - Add Your Voice and Text Questions to Educational Videos

EDPuzzle - Add Your Voice and Text Questions to Educational Videos

EdPuzzle is a neat tool that I recently learned about from David Kapuler. EdPuzzle allows you to add your voice and questions to educational videos. On EdPuzzle you can search for educational videos from Khan Academy and Learn Zillion. Once you've found a video you can insert your own voice comments. You can also create a series of questions to go along with your chosen video. Questions are inserted along a timeline that matches the video. That means that your students don't have to wait until the end of a video in order to answer the questions. In that regard the EdPuzzle is similar to Blubbr.tv.

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

6 Innovative Ways Students Are Using Technology


They’re not just tweeting, snapchatting, and Facebooking. Okay, maybe that’s what they do most of the time. But modern students are doing some pretty innovative things with technology these days. From blending up all their online and offline courses to integrating iPads into activities outside the classroom, there’s a lot happening that you should know about.
The following visual guide from Internet Innovation walks you through a half-dozen ways that you may not have expected education technology to be used.