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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Er du afhængig af din iPhone? af Henrik Føhns

Foto: Henrik Føhns
Henrik Føhns skriver, "Den amerikanske journalist Susan Maushart trak stikket ud på hele familien i et halvt år. Ingen computer, ingen mobiler, ingen elektroniske spil, intet fjernsyn. Kun fastnettelefon og bøger."

Og så skrev hun bogen “The Winter of Our Disconnect” om det. Harddiskens Henrik Føhns har mødt kvinden, der sov med sin iPhone – men i dag sover alene.


A Life without everyday gadgets

A Life without everyday gadgets from dantv on Vimeo.
 
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6 måneders digitalt cølibat af Henrik Føhns

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P4You Cuts Out the Costs of Classroom Training

Traditional classroom-based training costs businesses unnecessary time and money, but there is an alternative. Productivity4You (P4You) can help you provide bespoke elearning courses to develop staff and students by bringing professional, efficient and cost effective online learning direct to the desktop.



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A highly-focused elearning and knowledge management company, P4You have developed a range of innovative and cost-effective e-learning software that is helping some of the world’s leading businesses and educational establishments to create their own bespoke elearning training courses, engaging and educating their learners whilst reducing wasted time and training budget.

The final step to cutting out classroom-training costs is to provide a fully integrated Learning Management System (LMS) which will provide a familiar and intuitive online environment for your users to access and use their online training. P4You’s eLearning management system Learn Track allows you to customise and brand your elearning environment, making it secure and friendly for users, whilst also providing invaluable feedback as to how individual learners are progressing and which of your elearning training courses are the most popular and effective.
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LearnNow: How to Integrate Informal, Social, and Mobile Learning

ASTD offers new interactive conference focused on latest trend in learning and development.


Forward-thinking learning professionals are integrating informal, social, and mobile learning into their learning strategies. Now ASTD, the world’s largest professional association dedicated to the learning and development field is offering a new conference – LearnNow – that will equip cutting-edge practitioners with the knowledge and tools needed to take the learning function to the next level.
LearnNow will be held in Chicago, Illinois on October 24-25, 2011.

Photo: Bob Mosher
Attendees will join lead facilitator Bob Mosher for a game-changing event, where they will learn how to:
  • Get in front of trends and technologies that are changing the learning landscape. C
  • Craft a LearnNow strategy which includes informal, social, and mobile learning elements.
  • Gain executive buy-in.
  • Adapt design approach to leverage the latest trends and technologies.
  • Measure results and show return on investment.
  • Identify and implement the first LearnNow project for their organization.
Registration for the conference is now open.
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About ASTD

ASTD (American Society for Training & Development) is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to the training and development field. In more than 100 countries, ASTD’s members work in organizations of all sizes, in the private and public sectors, as independent consultants, and as suppliers. Members connect locally in 125 U.S. chapters and with 20 international partners. ASTD started in 1943 and in recent years has widened the profession’s focus to align learning and performance to organizational results, and is a sought-after voice on critical public policy issues.
For more information, visit http://www.astd.org.

Source: PRWeb


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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

GYLO Launches Enhanced Version of Their Best-Selling Education App

GYLO (GetYa Learn On, LLC) today announced the launch of the enhanced version of their best-selling iOS app, "Statistics 1."
The popular introductory statistics course supplement app has expanded lesson content and quiz questions as well as a design overhaul for the lesson content.

Statistics 1 for iOS and Android 


"Using the word 'eTextbook' to describe our Statistics 1 app simply does not do it justice," said Dr. Michael Mayrath, GYLO Chief Executive Officer. "Most eTextbooks available today are merely simple conversions from printed text to a static digital representation. Statistics 1 is unique because it was built using GYLO's proprietary Mobile Learning Platform which includes everything a student needs for a course all in one convenient app."

Statistics 1 is available for the iPad, iPhone/iPod Touch and Android devices.
For more information about GYLO, visit GYLO.com, follow us on Twitter, or be our friend on Facebook.

Source: PR Newswire


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Super Star Learning Company Launches ProjectBasedLearning.Com

Super Star Learning Company, the leading online provider of 21st Century Skills for students, today announced the official launch of ProjectBasedLearning.com, the new online learning website specifically developed to arm students, teachers, parents and administrators with the ability to think, create, collaborate and succeed in the era of Project Based Learning and the new Common Core State Standards. 

Photo: ProjectBasedLearning.com

ProjectBasedLearning.com is available for immediate use by all education stakeholders in the classrooms, both live and virtual, around the world.  

ProjectBasedLearning.com was developed based upon research by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills, the national organization that advocates for 21st century readiness for every student; and will enhance the "four C's" among students: critical thinking and problem solving, communication, collaboration, and creativity and innovation.

Students and using ProjectBasedLearning.com will be offered a specific technology platform to learn and to create new projects, which will immediately be transformed into online social learning communities, which enhance students' skills in the following areas:
  • Information gathering and interpretation
  • Critical Thinking
  • Independent essential content knowledge and comprehension
  • Collaboration and other key forms of communication.
  • Feedback, revision, sharing and peer review
ProjectBasedLearning.com also provides educators with their own professional social learning platform. Teachers can create, upload and share classes, lesson plans and digital content, which will be available for immediate use by other educators. These tools allow teachers to engage in collaboration and peer review with their colleagues from around the world.
ProjectBasedLearning.com is the latest in a series of cutting-edge and groundbreaking online social learning technologies introduced by Super Star Learning Company this year. Other offerings (which are available inside ProjectBasedLearning.com) include:
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ABOUT SUPERSTAR LEARNING COMPANY

Super Star Learning Company is committed to providing innovative and powerful technologies that are simple and easy to deploy and become the source of education transformation for students, teachers, and administrators.

Source: PRWeb 


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Monday, August 29, 2011

StudyBoost Launches Education Industry's First Interactive Studying Solution for Text (SMS) Messaging or Popular Instant Messaging Platforms

StudyBoost(TM) today announced the launch of its StudyBoost.com mobile learning (mLearning) platform, the education industry's first solution to allow studying via interactive SMS text or instant messaging (IM) platforms.

Study Using Instant Messaging

Study Using Instant Messaging from StudyBoost on Vimeo.


Previously in beta mode, StudyBoost.com already has a large following of teachers and students. The official launch of StudyBoost.com brings a variety of new features including open-ended questions, a comprehensive statistics page and more.

StudyBoost.com is enabling interactive mobile studying for any grade-level or higher education students that have access to any SMS-text capable cell phone, smartphone or an instant messaging client. A student or teacher first adds StudyBoost as a friend for their IM account or as a contact in their phone and then sets up a batch of questions and answers, all on StudyBoost.com. There is also a library of batches that can be used. Batches can be individualized or shared among many, such as an entire class.

StudyBoost is available via www.studyboost.com where users can currently sign up for a free account or access their existing account.
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About StudyBoost


StudyBoost(TM) provides the education industry's first interactive social media studying platform to enable learning beyond the classroom. StudyBoost allows students to study by answering self- or teacher-prepared questions, at home or while on the go, via two of the most highly used technologies amongst students: SMS text messaging and instant messaging.

For teachers, StudyBoost empowers them to use popular technology to further engage their students beyond the classroom or to integrate technology for learning into their plans. For students, StudyBoost makes true mLearning a reality by leveraging technology they are intimately familiar with and that they carry around everywhere. StudyBoost is a privately held company based in Brooklyn, New York. For more information, visit www.studyboost.com.

Source: Marketwire


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The Digital Revolution and Higher Education

"As online college courses have become increasingly prevalent, the general public and college presidents offer different assessments of their educational value. Just three-in-ten American adults (29%) say a course taken online provides an equal educational value to one taken in a classroom. By contrast, fully half of college presidents (51%) say online courses provide the same value." summarizes Pew Research Center.  


More than three-quarters of the nation's colleges and universities now offer online classes, according to the survey of college presidents, and about one-in-four college graduates (23%) have taken a course online, according to the general public survey.

These findings are from a pair of Pew Research Center surveys conducted in spring 2011. One is a telephone survey taken among a nationally representative sample of 2,142 adults ages 18 and older. The other is an online survey, done in association with the Chronicle of Higher Education, among the presidents of 1,055 colleges and universities nationwide.
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Source: Pew Research Center


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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Interactive books can enhance child's learning experience by Jinny Gudmundsen

Photo: Jinny Gudmundsen
"All parents know that reading books aloud is a fun and exciting way to introduce young children to the world. By starting to read to kids at an early age, parents help them build their vocabularies and start them on the path of being lifelong readers.", writes Jinny Gudmundsen.


With the invention of the iPad, parents can now broaden their book resources by easily downloading digital book apps. But book apps have been evolving, and many special ones are creating a new medium: interactive books.
With interactive books, kids are still being read to, but now they too become a part of the story. Here are three exciting and fabulous new book apps that let kids become part of a rich literary adventure.
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BEST PRACTICES IN ONLINE EDUCATION: Online Instructors, Courses, and administrators

Don't miss this article from Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education TOJDE.
This paper describes the roles of teachers and administrators in online learning, and discusses the rules of best practices for both.

Photo: Ziad D. BAGHDADI
Ziad D. BAGHDADI writes, "There is no universally accepted definition of what a best practice is. However, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) describes best practices as having four common characteristics: they are innovative; they make a difference; they have a sustainable effect; and they have the potential to be replicated and to serve as a model for generating initiatives elsewhere (UNESCO, n.d). When applied to a particular condition, a best practice must ensure the delivery of the most effective outcome, based on repeatable procedures or activities that have been proven they over time for large numbers of people.

The best practice in education is the most efficient (least amount of effort) and effective (best results) way by which society transmits its accumulated knowledge and skills from one generation to another. The use of computers and the Internet in transmitting knowledge and skills is blossoming, and new technology is increasingly being used to complement established education practices and develop new ways of learning such as online education. For technology to offer powerful learning tools for engaging students, online curricula must be developed based on best practices principles and taught by highly qualified teachers using principles of effective online teaching. An academic curriculum is composed of several coherent courses related by themes, enabling the learners to move from the basic foundation of knowledge to more advanced, sophisticated levels of critical thinking and mastery of skills. The attention devoted to each and every course composing the curriculum will lead to a powerful teaching tool, ending with a recognizable scientific degree.

Similarly, the traditional role of teachers is being challenged as a reflection of changing teaching philosophies. Online learning, with its steady increase in popularity and acceptance, exerts more strain on teachers to change their tools and concepts of teaching and evaluating. As an online teacher, close adherence to instructor best practices and expectations ensures a successful outcome of the learning process, which is rewarding to both the teacher and learner alike."


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Award-winning children's magazine StoryBox finally available on iPad

Bayard has announced, winner of a Parents' Choice Gold Award, StoryBox 1.0, its first iPad app. StoryBox is originally a monthly paper magazine for young children to share with their parents.

Read, learn and play with StoryBox iPad app! 

 
 
In every issue, readers find: an original book-length illustrated story, subjects on science and nature, picture-stories, games, nursery rhymes and much more. The magazine has been published for more than 15 years and is proven successful in helping children with their reading and learning development.
The first issue of StoryBox on iPad includes the same features than the paper magazine, with the same quality and variety of content, but topped with the audio and interactive touch.

In this first issue, users will enjoy:

* An book-length animated story: How about a Mooh
* An introduction to science: Why do aeroplanes leave trails in the sky
* Animal world: Humpback whales
* 2 animated picture stories: the cosmic adventures of SamSam and the dreamy world of Polo
* Interactive and fun games: join the dots, coloring, maze, find the one odd out

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About Bayard
Bayard is a European Media company. Bayard has been committed to creating innovative publications of high quality for young readers of all ages. To meet this ongoing challenge, editorial teams work closely with world renowned authors, illustrators, journalists and photographers who have something truly important and exciting to share with young people. Today, Bayard children's magazines are published in many countries, in 13 different languages, reaching a widespread and multicultural community of young readers. 3 magazines are published in English: StoryBox (ages 3-6), AdventureBox (ages 6-9), DiscoveryBox (ages 9-12). Copyright (C) 2011 Bayard All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Articles released by The CITE Journal

I hope you would like to read these three interesting articles released by CITE Journal

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Professional Development for Elementary Teachers Using TPACK
By Beth Bos
Texas State University

AbstractTeacher preparation for the 21st century deserves a front-end approach to addressing the use of technology in the learning environment. To study the effect of instructing with technology, pedagogy, and content knowledge (TPACK), teachers were asked to apply pedagogical, mathematical, and cognitive fidelity to technology used in an instructional unit they were designing. Initial results indicated that teachers were conflicted by a conceptual approach to technology use. Through clarifying and defining pedagogy, mathematics, and cognitive fidelity within the TPACK framework, teachers became more aware of the misuse of instructional technology, what attributes of technology lead to conceptual development, and integration of meaningful technology into instructional units. TPACK, with fidelity carefully defined, creates a research-based model by adding the qualifying features needed to maximize the potential of technology in the classroom. The purpose of this study is to look at the knowledge structures of TPACK and examine them in designing instruction units.
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Preservice Social Studies Teachers’ Historical Thinking and Digitized Primary Sources: What They Use and Why
By Cinthia Salinas and M. Elizabeth Bellows
University of Texas and
H. Leonard Liaw

Abstract
In this qualitative case study the authors explored secondary social studies preservice teachers’ abilities to discern the digitized primary resources available to them for historical thinking instruction. The emerging analysis highlights the development of these young teachers’ knowledge and understandings of digitized resources as they relate to historical thinking via a pragmatic meter and their pedagogical content knowledge. Using the teacher cognition scholarship of Shulman (2004), the study suggests that the preservice teachers’ enumerated knowledge sources are vital in tracing teachers' decisions.
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Examining Data Driven Decision Making via Formative Assessment: A Confluence of Technology, Data Interpretation Heuristics and Curricular Policy
By Gerry Swan and Joan Mazur
University of Kentucky

Abstract
Although the term data-driven decision making (DDDM) is relatively new (Moss, 2007), the underlying concept of DDDM is not. For example, the practices of formative assessment and computer-managed instruction have historically involved the use of student performance data to guide what happens next in the instructional sequence (Morrison, Kemp, & Ross, 2001). Like many of its sister fields, such as knowledge management, DDDM implementation is reliant on technology, but requires many other components to be successful. This article reports on an exploratory study of preservice teachers’ use of a web-based online tool designed to collect and display student level data. A primary purpose of the data displayed is to facilitate just-in-time formative assessment for instructional decision-making. Findings illuminate the barriers to implementing DDDM in actual classroom practice: a confluence of curricular policy as well as technology and teacher heuristics that result in variations in data interpretation that involve issues with both skill and perspective-taking on the data sets. Recommendations for school leaders and teacher educators alike include the need for the coherent alignment of pedagogy, policy, and supports.


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Australasian Journal of Educational Technology (AJET), Volume 27, Special issue, Number 5, 2011.

Just look in this special issue of the Australasian Journal of Educational Technology that bring together six papers that describe and evaluate assessment tasks that university students, in different disciplinary contexts, have undertaken using Web 2.0 technologies, appears in Volume 27, Special issue, Number 5, 2011.

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"Web 2.0" is, of course, an umbrella term that covers a range of technologies and tools, also sometimes referred to as the "social web". Web 2.0 technologies are linked by features that emphasise open publishing, collaboration, and user-created content. Through technologies such as blogs, wikis, and social networking sites, users can easily share information, collaborate on both large and small scale projects, and review, critique and comment on each other's contributions.

Marking machinima: A case study in assessing student use of a Web 2.0 technology
By Graham Barwell, Chris Moore and Ruth Walker

Design-grounded assessment: A framework and a case study of Web 2.0 practices in higher education
By Yu-Hui Ching and Yu-Chang Hsu

Emphasising assessment 'as' learning by assessing wiki writing assignments collaboratively and publicly online
By Anne Davies, Kerry Pantzopoulos and Kathleen Gray

Finding the discipline: Assessing student activity in Second Life
By Scott Grant and Rosemary Clerehan

Can Web 2.0 technology assist college students in learning English writing? Integrating Facebook and peer assessment with blended learning
By Ru-Chu Shih

Using Web 2.0 to teach Web 2.0: A case study in aligning teaching, learning and assessment with professional practice
By John Terrell, Joan Richardson and Margaret Hamilton

Source: Australasian Journal of Educational Technology


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Teaching the Khan way by Margaret Wente

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Margaret Wente, The Globe and Mail writes, "The most influential teacher in North America today doesn’t have a teaching degree. He has never taught inside a classroom. But his ideas could begin to transform what happens in it."


Salman Khan talk at TED 2011 (from ted.com) 




Salman Khan is a nerdy 34-year-old American with a genius for explaining things. A few years ago, he began explaining math to his 13-year-old cousin, Nadia. Because she lived on the other side of the country, he worked with her online. Soon he was tutoring other cousins and their friends. So he started to make a series of short instructional videos that explained the basic concepts. Then he put some of them on YouTube, and they took off. Bill Gates discovered them, and began to use them with his own kids. And so the Khan Academy was born.

In 2009, Mr. Khan – who has two degrees from MIT as well as a Harvard MBA – quit his hedge-fund job to pursue his dream for online education. To date, he has turned out 2,400 low-tech mini-lectures on everything from basic addition to vector calculus and organic chemistry. They’re straightforward and conversational, with a kitchen-table feel. Mr. Khan himself never appears – just his hand, scribbling numbers on an electronic whiteboard. He has a talent for breaking down complex material into simple steps, so a student can play and replay the video until she gets it. His YouTube videos – all free – are drawing two million viewers a month.
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Yes, The Khan Academy IS the Future of Education (video) by Aaron Saenz

Source: The Globe and Mail and khanacademy's Channel (YouTube)


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Friday, August 26, 2011

Online Teaching and Online Learning by ConnectEd hosted by The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University

Please, take a closer look at these interesting articles about Online Teaching and Online Learning below. 

How to Teach Online Learning
"On the surface, teaching in an online learning environment appears to differ significantly from teaching in a physical classroom setting. However, online learning shares many of its basic principles with face to face instruction, and the online venue can actually provide easier access to one-on-one student-teacher conversations.",
summarizes G. Keith Evans, ConnectEd. 

Photo: ConnectEd 
With some basic familiarity and an understanding of the technology, instructors can easily transition into teaching online classes:
  • Develop a Lesson Plan
  • Set Availability
  • Use Periodic Assignments
  • Provide Frequent Feedback
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Gender Differences in Online Learning
"Males and females learn differently. Some of these differences are innate, the product of differences in brain structure, while others are learned, the product of culture and upbringing. These differences can appear as discrepancies between the work that male and female students produce and in their attitude toward school.", summarizes Michael Wolfe, ConnectEd.

Photo: ConnectEd 
Recent studies have shown that these differences extend to males and females who learn online:
  • Considerations
  • Significance
  • Qualification
  • Theories/Speculation
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Learning to Teach Online and Becoming an eTeacher
3 Biggest Myths about Teaching Online Education by Angelita Williams

About ConnectEd


ConnectEd is a free online community, hosted by The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University, where educators can get informed, engaged, and inspired. While other sites focus on lesson plans, ConnectEd offers practical advice about the professional and personal challenges you face in your educational settings and in your life.

As a leader in online education programs, with more than 37,000 students, alumni, and faculty members around the world, The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University understands those challenges. ConnectEd offers you their experience and knowledge, as well as that of others who are passionate about education. The site is open to all.

Join ConnectEd to meet other educators, share ideas, and stay up to date with information that will help you inside and outside the classroom.
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Source: ConnectEd 


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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Danmarks første underviser certificeret i e-læringspædagogik

Michael Lund-Larsen, Centerchef skriver i det sidste nye nyhedsbrev fra eVidenCenter:

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Udtalelse fra den første e-læringscertificerede i Danmark, Carsten Chemnitz, lærer på Aalborg Handelsskole.

"Inden jeg startede på de 8 moduler om e-læring hos eVidenCenter, blev jeg bedt om at skrive hvad mine forventninger og mit mål med kurserne var. I den forbindelse skrev jeg at jeg ikke kunne se den reelle forskel på e-læring og fjernundervisning og at mit mål var, dels at "se lyset", og dels at blive i stand til selv at lave e-læringsforløb som fungerede og var spændende.
Begge dele er blevet opfyldt til fulde og jeg er i dag en varm fortaler for de muligheder e-læring giver, specielt indenfor differentiering af undervisning.

Jeg kan derfor klart anbefale eVidenCenters kurser til alle der, ligesom jeg havde, har svært ved at se hvad E-læring kan bruges til, eller alle som synes deres undervisning trænger til et nyt pift."

Stort tillykke til Carsten Chemnitz!

Certificering i e-læringspædagogik

Photo: eVidenCenter
Certificeringen er en mulighed for at kompetenceudvikle lærere i pædagogisk anvendelse af e-læring. I de virtuelle certificeringskurser løses en praktisk e-læringsproblemstilling fra deltagerens egen praksis som en del af kompetenceudviklingen. En godkendt certificeringsopgave baseret på i alt 8 kurser, giver adgang til at indstille sig til modulprøven på Mediepædagogik eller modulprøven på Informationskompetence på den pædagogiske diplomuddannelse (Pd).
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Se mere om certificering i e-læringspædagogik her. (PDF)

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New eBook: Think Your Anti-Virus Protection Is Enough? Think Again.


Here’s the latest Technology & Learning's eBooks below.

IT departments must deal with threats from every direction. Spyware, viruses, trojan horses-even students and teachers can inadvertently click on the wrong website and bring a network down.


All of these issues waste IT time and dollars, and stop the tech team from making networking improvements. Once, all you needed was anti-virus protection; today, that's not enough. To truly protect a computer network, you need several layers of protection.
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What's Next?? - Pattern Game for iPhone - New, Fun Math for Kids

Announcing that Weily Apps, the developers of What's Next?? - Pattern Game, has released their latest educational application for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users. This is a new product launch recommended for kids from 4 - 7 years of age.

Photo: Weily Apps

Youngsters are treated to fun sounds and colorful pictures as they learn to form sequential patterns. As a bonus, children are able to use their creativity to make a picture collage. Built specifically for visual and multi-sensory learners, What's Next?? is an application that kids love to use and return to for reinforced learning.

These are some of the features in What's Next?? - Pattern Game:

* Dynamic, colorful and easy to use interface
* Perfect for children from 4 - 7 years of age
* Teaches kids the abstract concept of sequential patterning in a fun way
* Each image makes funny sounds
* Bonus creative activity allows kids to make a collage
* Encourages youngsters to play again and again - promotes and reinforces learning

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What’s Next?? – Pattern Game 1.0
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Hughes Unveils Expanded Features of Comprehensive Learning Portal

New live training and a powerful reporting dashboard have transformed the Hughes Learning Portal into a comprehensive training management solution that encompasses every corporate learning activity from online tutorials to classroom instruction, Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes) announced today.

Photo: Hughes
The expanded Learning Portal supports blended learning -- combined online and instructor-led training -- through new live training management functionality such as class scheduling, user registration, class role printing, attendance, and grade tracking. The Hughes Learning Portal is an easy-to-use eLearning solution that delivers and tracks training for employees, partners, and customers. Delivered as a hosted solution, the Hughes Learning Portal is especially effective for small- to medium-sized organizations or departments of larger companies that want rich training programs but need to hold down costs; the Hughes Learning Portal requires no IT investments or long-term contracts.

The updated reporting and classroom management functionality adds to the Hughes Learning Portal's broad range of features for creating and delivering:
  • employee, sales, and channel partner training
  • product demonstrations
  • human resources communications
  • dynamic marketing collateral
  • reports and assessments to meet compliance programs; and
  • customer surveys.
The Learning Portal's simple interface makes it easy to store, manage, deliver, and track training and achieve a quick and measurable return on investment. SCORM (Sharable Content Object Reference Model) conformance enables course designers to take full advantage of both off-the-shelf contents, as well as wide variety of authoring tools.
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For additional information about the Hughes Learning Portal, please visit training.hughes.com.

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Hughes Learning Portal (PDF)

About Hughes Network Systems

Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) is the world's leading provider of satellite broadband for home and office, delivering innovative network technologies, managed services, and solutions for enterprises and governments globally. HughesNet® is the #1 high-speed satellite Internet service in the marketplace, with offerings to suit every budget. To date, Hughes has shipped more than 2.5 million systems to customers in over 100 countries, representing over 50 percent market share. Its products employ global standards approved by the TIA, ETSI, and ITU organizations, including IPoS/DVB-S2, RSM-A, and GMR-1.

Headquartered outside Washington, D.C., in Germantown, Maryland, USA, Hughes operates sales and support offices worldwide, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), a premier global provider of satellite operations and digital TV solutions. For additional information about Hughes, please visit www.hughes.com.

Source: PR Newswire


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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

48 iPad Apps That College Students Love

Jasmine Hall has been in touch to remind us about this published article below.


Photo: Salvatore Vuono

While the laptop remains the tech tool of choice for most college students, many are embracing portable and innovative tablets like the iPad. Since its release in 2010, the iPad has taken the tech market by storm and become a popular, educational and fun tool for both teachers and students alike. It is increasingly infiltrating college education, with some schools even offering free iPads for enrollees.

Whether you’re a
college student looking for new apps to stock your iPad or someone just curious what kind of appropriate resources are out there, start your search with these 48 great apps. Among them, students will find help with everything from keeping homework organized to finding the perfect first date spot — and just about everything in between.

Essential Tools

These apps will help turn your iPad into the ultimate productivity tool, whether you’re making a home movie, sketching out plans for a project or writing a term paper.


Thanks to Jasmine.
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