Ok, it is probably more then you ever wanted to know about SMS…
“Text messaging originated as a concept more than three decades ago, and the first phones with the capability were introduced by Nokia in 1993, according to this infographic about SMS. Exchanging messages across networks followed a couple of years later, and growth since then has made texting an integral part of consumers’ lives to this day.” ITProPortal.com (U.K.)
Thanks for Free Technology for Teachers! Learn your Google!
Some resources are free, some require account registration, some are on paid subscription. Though this online library is primarily for K12, principles of good teaching, effective assessment, and solid instructional design are universal. Happy reading!
Blackboard created a guide that gives good advice on how to support online students and get them to “finishing line” on time. More here.
And more great practical tips from EdSurge here.
These books are possibly better suited for K-12, but they deal with learning and teaching enhanced with technology. So, read away!
Seems like a good way to organize resources for students with a combination of text, animation, and assessment! More details here.
International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference highlighted 9 technologies this year:
- Google Cardboard
- Dell Professional Learning Certificates
- Dig-It Games
- First In Math
- NWEA Skills Navigator
More details here.
Some of our faculty already embed blogging and portfolios into their courses. Here are more tools to facilitate for students to post when they learn.
The International Association for K-12 Online Learning has released a new report Blended Learning: The Evolution of Online and Face-to-Face Education from 2008-2015 that examines the history of blended learning and offers a range of implementation insights through several case studies. More.
It might be useful analytics to predict any (not only MOOC) dropouts
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a “fairly accurate” means of determining when students will drop out of a massive open online course. Researchers took a number of factors into consideration, including “time spent per correct homework item and amount of time spent on learning resources such as video lectures.” CampusTechnology.com