Monthly Archives: September 2014

The complicated role of the instructor in online course design

A thoughtful article bringing to the fore the complicated role of the instructor in online course design and teaching. It reminds us that instructors should try to create environments in which collaborative communities can emerge, while, at the same time,

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nkwiry – social bookmarking for schools

nkwiry is a new social bookmarking service tailored to the needs of teachers who want to engage their class in social bookmarking. The unique characteristic of nkwiry is that it does not require student sign up as students can log

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Free e-book: “Teaching Crowds: Learning and Social Media”

In “Teaching Crowds: Learning and Social Media” authors suggest a model for teaching and learning that is based on connections with other people. As the authors emphasise in the preface, “the book ┬áis about how to teach crowds, but it

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US teachers surveyed on using digital games in class

A recent survey of US teachers show that that the use of digital games in the classroom is becoming more common and teachers are increasingly valuing the ability games have to motivate low-performing students. Read the results of the survey:

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