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Nigel Coutts

Why might we want to learn Digital Technologies? - The Learner's Way - 2 views

    Understanding the "Why" of any initiative should be a key step prior to implementation. Without a clear understanding of our "Why" how are we to judge the success of what we are implementing. How will we know which steps take us in the right direction if we have no concept of why we are journeying. In our implementation of ICT (Information & Communication Technologies) and now Digital Technologies, a lack of clarity on the matter of "Why" has often been the most significant challenge to success. 
Nigel Coutts

Confronting the fear and challenge of a new curriculum - The Learner's Way - 1 views

    Our learners will never now a world where Digital Technologies are not the norm. Using solutions developed within this space and with this mindset is already their normal. Unless they are to be slaves to this technology we must also empower them to be creators of digital solutions. To do this we must begin with recognising the challenges that a curriculum built around mastery of Digital Technologies brings to our teachers and seek to understand the supports they require.

Accessibility and E-Learning - 10 views

Check out my! magazine on Accessibility and E-learning. I hope to continue to grow my magazine with resources concerning accessibility including assistive technology, the digital divide, a...

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The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens - Scientific ... - 1 views

  • Magazines are now useless and impossible to understand, for digital natives"
  • using one kind of technology does not preclude them from understanding another.
  • How exactly does the technology we use to read change the way we read? How reading on screens differs from reading on paper is relevant not just to the youngest among us, but to just about everyone who reads—
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  • but are we still reading as attentively and thoroughly?
  • do our brains respond differently to onscreen text than to words on paper?
  • Before 1992 most studies concluded that people read slower, less accurately and less comprehensively on screens than on paper. Studies published since the early 1990s, however, have produced more inconsistent results: a slight majority has confirmed earlier conclusions, but almost as many have found few significant differences in reading speed or comprehension between paper and screens.
  • certain tactile experiences of reading on paper that many people miss and, more importantly, prevent people from navigating long texts in an intuitive and satisfying way.
  • and make it a little harder to remember what we read when we are done.
  • There is physicality in reading,"
  • text is a tangible part of the physical world we inhabit. I
  • a text in its entirety as a kind of physical landscape.
  • there's a rhythm to it and a visible record of how far one has traveled.
  • mental map of the text
  • it is there and then it is gone.
  • 72 10th-grade students of similar reading ability to study one narrative and one expository text, each about 1,500 words in length. Half the students read the texts on paper and half read them in pdf files on computers with 15-inch liquid-crystal display (LCD) monitors.
  • making it less taxing cognitively, s
  • serendipity and a sense of control.
  • but also at long-term memory.

Digital Tools for Teaching College Composition - 5 views

    Scoop It site in which I am curating articles on the use/issues of teaching composition with digital tools.
Lori Amsellem - Digital Publishing - Lori Amsellem - 1 views

    Digital/Electronic Publishing
Melissa Shasteen

Digital Reading | - 2 views

    Melissa Shasteen's! page on the topic of Digital Reading.
    Great job with your Scoop-its. These articles really fit your topic area and are interesting! Dan
Cara Whitehead

Busting the Myths of Digital Learning - 4 views

    Survey from JogNog reveals schools unprepared to support digital learning - EdTech Times
Kristina (Kris) Peachey (AAS/NZAS)

Students lack Internet access: Students lacking Internet access at home struggle - Orla... - 4 views

    Another story about the digital divide focusing on internet access...
    These are my students re the digital divide, cultural divide, lack of printers add to the negative effect.
Maggie Rouman

Digital Skills Can Be Quickly Acquired - - 3 views

    Pamela Tate, president and chief executive of the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, based in Chicago, said digital literacy, including understanding social networking, is now a required skill. "They are essential skills that are needed to operate in the world and in the workplace," she said. "And people will either need to learn through formal training or through their networks or they will feel increasingly left out.
Maggie Rouman

Are We Wired For Mobile Learning? [INFOGRAPHIC] | Voxy Blog - 2 views

    I love this infographic!
Maggie Rouman

On Digital Learning Day, 7 Golden Rules of Using Technology | MindShift - 2 views

  • More than 10,000 teachers and 1.5 million students have signed up in support to “celebrate innovative teachers and highlight instructional practices that strengthen teaching and personalize learning for all students,” according to the AEE. To that end, a repost of Adam S. Bellow’s Golden Rules of Technology in Schools, as he stated them at the ISTE 2011 conference.
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Marco Gustafsson

Digital Books Take Roots In a Huge Truck - 0 views

    More than 75,000 people have joined e-book readers community, thanks to a huge 74-foot, 18-wheel tractor-trailer.
Becky Crowe

CSE - digital storytelling in education - 4 views

    I chose to build a CSE for digital storytelling because I think it has limitless applications in education.  Plus, there are some wonderful resources out there for using it in the classroom and beyond.
Dennis OConnor

Learning Through Digital Media - 1 views

    Primarily essays, some with video enhancement. Part of MobilityShifts: an International Future of Learning Summit. Good content for reading in E-Learning for Educators.
sunny vanny

Muse E-Books Library : E Books for your Computers, E reader, Sony Reader - 0 views

    E Books for your Computers, E reader, Digital Reader 800, Boox-S, ES 600, eGriver, Paperback, Sony Reader, Sony PRS 600, PRS 700, Sony PRS 900, Nook, Story, Pocket book 301, Cybook, eBook, BeBook, Cool-ER, Kindle, eSlick, iLiad
Margot Laird

Teacher's Digital Briefcase - 0 views

    Links to multiple Web 2.0 tools that is organized by category.
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