Is WordPress the next major Online Education Platform?

Is WordPress the next major Online Education Platform?

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“The Teacher’s Guide To Tech” Looks Great! | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

“The Teacher’s Guide To Tech” Looks Great!

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Using the Quality Matters Rubric – YouTube

Using the Quality Matters Rubric

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How to Make & Promote Wildly-Successful Infographics

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Faculty Focus – MW

How do we engage students?There are several strategies for engaging students in the classroom, and many of them have been written about the umbrella of “effective teaching strategies” and “student-centered” approaches. The reality is that any strategy that utilizes the following will engage students and require that their attention is devoted to the class and not to other pursuits: Ask questions and require students to write responses. Then ask again and have them read their answers to the class (not all, obviously, but a sampling). Have students respond to questions about readings or a previous class activity and bring those answers to foster peer discussions. Craft mini-lectures to include time for student comment, feedback, response, etc. Focus learning on student perspectives. Create rapport with students and build a classroom climate where students feel comfortable sharing their ideas.As basic as these seem, many, many faculty do not engage in activities that include active learning with students. The default teaching strategy remains largely lecture-based. In our efforts to “cover” the content we have created classrooms that are devoid of interaction.

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Impact of Social Sciences – Using Twitter for Curated Academic Content

With all the demands of academia, becoming an active curator on Twitter may sound appealing but just too onerous a task. To help ease such anxiety, Allan Johnson shares his own Twitter workflow and suggests several tools and apps, such as Pocket and Buffer, to help academics make the most of their valuable time in contributing and curating content.

The job of the humanities academic has always been to absorb large amounts of content, evaluate it, synthesize it, and portray the results in a way that will be relevant and engaging to an audience (whether that audience be students, peers, or the wider society). In the information age, we have a vast array of new tools to not only help us sort through this content, but also to shape it and share it.

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M38 – Embed Twitter and add RSS feeds – Moodle Resource Centre – UCL Wiki

If you are a Twitter user and want to embed your Twitter ‘feed’ into your Moodle site, Twitter itself provides a useful ‘widget’ (mini-application), together with embed code that you can add into a Moodle block or within other activities and resources. RSS feeds can be added via the Moodle RSS block.

Twitter Feeds
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How to add a Twitter timeline widget to Moodle after June 2013 – eLearning Themes

Two years ago we wrote a blog post about how to add a Twitter timeline to a Moodle site via the Remote RSS Feeds block. Unfortunately Twitter fully retired its API v1 in June 2013 which means you can no longer pull in a Twitter timeline via the method described in that old blog post. However, subsequently Twitter introduced a new way for users to embed their own Twitter timelines on websites. In this blog post we are going to walk you through the steps to achieve this.

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Establishing Social Media Hashtag Standards for Disaster Response | iRevolutions

Establishing Social Media Hashtag Standards for Disaster Response
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The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has just published an important, must-read report on the use of social media for disaster response. As noted by OCHA, this document was inspired by conversations with my team and I at QCRI. We jointly recognize that innovation in humanitarian technology is not enough. What is needed—and often lacking—is innovation in policymaking. Only then can humanitarian technology have widespread impact. This new think piece by OCHA seeks to catalyze enlightened policymaking.

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Digital storytelling at the University of Strathclyde | Jisc

Digital storytelling at the University of Strathclyde

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Tuesday 5 May marks the start of Images of Research, the annual competition and exhibition from the University of Strathclyde, which is designed to broaden the appeal of the university’s research outputs to the general public.

This year, to bring the research to life Chris Thomson, subject specialist – online learning and the digital student experience, helped to support the participants in using digital storytelling. Rachel Clark, project coordinator at the university, talks to us about the thinking behind the exhibition.

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