TED-Ed: Flipping Videos into Interactive Lessons

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TED-Ed  is a free website that contains a growing video library for educators and learners to use as educational lessons.
Like TED Talks, TED-Ed promotes the sharing of ideas and collaboration—it lets you “flip” a video, ……

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A Must-Download Guide to Using Videos in Your Course

Free webinar: Create Engaging Video with Animoto
Register for our June 14th webinar that will discuss how to create custom, attention-grabbing videos combining still images and brief video clips.

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The Revolving Door of Technology in Education

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Let’s keep this relatively short and simple shall we? I’ve spent just a month shy of 10 years in education, and I feel as though some days I know just about as much as I did on day one in the teaching field.…

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Haiku Deck: Create Simple, Visual Presentations

Haiku Deck is the latest presentation software you’ll want to use. The free iPad app was designed by a Seattle startup team seeking to improve and “reinvent presentations for how we work, communicate, and create …… Continue reading

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My thoughts on the future of higher education [Christian]

My thoughts on the future of higher education -- March 2013 by Daniel Christian

 

 

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Though the title of this article I wrote says 10 years, it may be more or less (and given the pace of change, I would lean towards sooner rather than later).  

If you haven’t read Christensen’s/Horn’s/Johnson’s work re: disruption — such as Disrupting Class and/or The Innovator’s Dilemma — it would be worth your time to do so.

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Items re: multi-screen media — eventually this trend/convergence enables “Learning from the Living [Class] Room”

PayWizard launches first dedicated payment and subscriber management solution for TV and media industry — from PayWizard

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London, 21 February 2013 – PayWizard, specialists in payment and subscription management, has launched the TV and media industry’s first dedicated, end to end payment and subscription solution.…

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Reflections on “Hollywood meets higher ed” [Ripley]

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Some reflections onHollywood meets higher ed — a thought-provoking post by Amanda Ripley

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But online classes are different than the in-person kind: Not only do they have a huge potential profit upside, given the ability to attract tens of thousands of students worldwide, but they are, at their best, performances.…

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Interesting… “Defiance: The first video-game television show” [spectrum.ieee.org]

Defiance-FirstVideoGameTVShow-Feb2013

 

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It’s not unusual for a science fiction television show to spin off a video game. What is unusual is linking the show and the game together on an ongoing basis, with plot elements and characters from each crossing over to the other.…

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Using Harlem Shake to Teach Physics

I’m not going to pretend that I remember enough about my high school physics to speak intelligently about the difference between  centrifugal and centripetal forces, but I do know a good piece of teachable media when I see it. When you introduce a brick to a front-loading washing machine spinning at several hundred RPMs, you get something both destructive and magical.…

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Game-changing reflections re: “College branding: The tipping point” [Dooley]

College branding: The tipping point — from forbes.com by Roger Dooley

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Change is coming to this market. While there are multiple issues of increasing importance to schools, two stand out as major game-changers.

 


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Important notes for the boards throughout higher education to consider:


Your institution can’t increase tuition by one dime next year.

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