Monthly Archives: August 2014

Interaction and student satisfaction of online courses

Which are the main factors that influence student satisfaction of online courses? In this well researched paper the author argues that student satisfaction comes down to interactivity and student-instructor interaction. Read the full article here: http://jolt.merlot.org/vol10no2/croxton_0614.pdf

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Slidebean – creating online presentations

Slidebean is a new online service for creating presentations that allows users to focus on the content only as it provides several awesome templates. The presentations can be accessed from any browser but they are only available online in the

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Symbaloo – organising online resources

Symbaloo is a visual bookmarking service that allows users to add their most important links and arrange them into tile boards. The tile boards, called webmixes on Symbaloo, can be kept private or shared publicly. Teachers can employ Symbaloo to

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A new tool for brainstorming – AnswerGarden

AnswerGarden is a new tool based on the principles of brainstorming and the concept of word clouds. Teachers can use AnswerGarden to collect feedback on a topic or question and present students’ answers in a visual and elegant way. Website:

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Into Film Festival – Register your interest (UK educators)

The Into Film Festival is a free and annual educational film festival which aims to help educators bring learning to life for 5 –19 year students by inspiring them to watch, make and understand films in new and creative ways.

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We’re going to ingest information

“My prediction is that we’re going to ingest information. You’re going to swallow a pill and know English. You’re going to swallow a pill and know Shakespeare.” Consumate predictor Nicholas Negroponte shared a rather pequliar prediction concerning technology and learning

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