The 11 Skills Underlying 21st Century New Literacies

Historically speaking, studies of literacy have undergone two major shifts over the last four or five decades. The first shift took place in early seventies and eighties with the publication of a series of works such as The Literacy Myth (Harvey Graff, 1979), The Psychology of Literacy (Scribner & Cole, 1981), Literacy in Theory and Practice ( Brain Street, 1984),The Uses […]

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Moodle 2.8 is now available!

Twice a year, in May and November, I have the privilege of announcing the latest major Moodle release that bundles up all the work from Moodle HQ and the whole community over the previous six months. Today we are releasing Moodle 2.8, the best version of Moodle we’ve ever produced and a very solid step […]

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What is blended learning?

Andrea Edginton was tepid about teaching when her academic career began six years ago. She had gained scant lecture experience in her PhD program and was annoyed by students who showed little motivation in class. On joining the University of Waterloo’s school of pharmacy, where 40 percent of her time would be spent teaching, she […]

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Administrators: How to Model Digital Leadership | Spin Education

Too often, I hear about administrators asking teachers to use technology without proper instruction or implementation. All the while, many of those administrators have little or no clue about the same technology—even as they advertise its classroom use to parents, board members, and prospective students. Source: www.spinedu.com See on Scoop.it – Digital Literacies

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The Top 5 Moodle Plugins for Educators

There are tons of great tools that integrate directly with Moodle to offer better collaboration, personalized learning and communication. In developing the MediaCore Moodle plugin we gained experience working with Moodle and became familiar with the ecosystem of plugins available for the LMS. Source: www.mediacore.com See on Scoop.it – Moodlicious

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