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Archive for January, 2014

D2L Known Issues Reminder:

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 9th January 2014

D2L Known Issues Reminder: We are entering spring semester 2014 with D2L version 10.1 SP13.  This is a reminder of some of the known issues that we are still experiencing. These are by no means the only known issues we are dealing with, but they are particularly troublesome at the beginning of the semester when [...]

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Visit to Mankato CETL

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 8th January 2014

1. Green room at cCETL podcasts, live streaming 3 is the magic number, having 3 students mavtube on kaltura as YouTube channel how does it help faculty? hi end lecture capture. Collaboration for two experts, they can use the green screen. Use the background. How decisions are made.  Is faculty involved. This center is one [...]

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free web-conferencing tool: Stoodle

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 8th January 2014

Stoodle is a web application which allows you, without any download or registration, to create a quick classroom space. By sharing the URL of the classroom you can invite other participants. You can use microphone or text based chat, and upload files (images) to discuss.

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How BYOD Programs Can Fuel Inquiry Learning | Four Smart Ways to Use Cell Phones in Class. Backchanneling.

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 7th January 2014

How BYOD Programs Can Fuel Inquiry Learning. Backchanneling. http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/01/how-byod-programs-can-fuel-inquiry-learning/ creating a learner profile, a set of criteria the school district wanted students to learn while in school. That profile includes: seek knowledge and understanding; think critically and solve problems; listen, communicate, and interact effectively; exhibit strong personal qualities; and engage and compete in a global [...]

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10 Major Mobile Learning Trends to Watch For

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 7th January 2014

Location-based integration. The domination of ebooks. Cloud computing in schools. Bring-your-own-device classrooms. Online collaborative learning.  The rise of the tablet. Online class management.  Social media for education. Snack learning. Mobile learning in workplace training. http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2011/07/10-major-mobile-learning-trends-to-watch-for/

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Statistics on female usage of social media

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 6th January 2014

Inforgraphics  on female usage of social media http://www.pinterest.com/pin/541909767633878298/

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Spring Semester Start–D2L Performance

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 6th January 2014

Spring Semester Start–D2L Performance  Our number one priority during spring semester start is system performance, which we will be monitoring closely. As always, we advise that faculty perform course copying and exporting/importing prior to the first week of classes.  If any system wide performance issues occur, we may need to ask users to avoid certain activities [...]

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Media4Math+: iPAD apps for math

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 5th January 2014

nSpire: iPAD app for math: evaluation http://www.media4mathplus.com/Assets.aspx?search=nspire%20app

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What is the difference between education and training?

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 5th January 2014

per LinkedIn discussion: http://www.linkedin.com/groupAnswers?viewQuestionAndAnswers=&discussionID=5822757351727316994&gid=2038260&goback=%2Enmp_*1_*1_*1_*1_*1_*1_*1_*1_*1_*1#commentID_null What is the difference between education and training? Don Fitchett☆☆☆☆☆ Industrial Automation Training – Industrial Training software to Maintenance, Engineering, Manufacturing.Top Contributor Schools and companies commonly use the word “Training” when actually all they are delivering is scholastic education. Our company clearly distinguishes between the two which increases our effectiveness and to [...]

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10 Fundamental Apps for Your New iPad

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 2nd January 2014

10 Fundamental Apps for Your New iPad http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2014/01/10-fundamental-apps-for-your-new-ipad.html?m=1 1- Dropbox Besides  Google Drive App, Dropbox is a great cloud storage platform that you can use for free. When you sign up you get 2GB of space for free and you can upgrade for more. Dropbox lets you save all your pictures, files, and documents into easily [...]

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