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You Can’t Teach An Old Dog New Tricks? Instructional Support For Adult Learning

The saying, ”You can’t teach an old dog new tricks,” depicts a common view many people implicitly share: Learning is best done young. For instance, the younger you learn a language, the better your chances of success. But is that
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Book Review: Teaching Crowds

Crowds. They are everywhere, and generally crowds cause challenges for those that have to manage them. Yet, crowds can be exciting, energetic, and full of creativity. Trying to manage the complexities of a crowd, while harnessing the positive potential of
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Stewarding Open Educational Practices: An Interview with Francesca Allegri and Bradley Hemminger

The term 'open educational resources (OER)' was coined in 2002 during a forum held by UNESCO as the open provision of educational resources, enabled by information and communication technologies, for consultation, use and adaptation by a community of users for
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A Peek into Text Mining (II): Data Visualization

Many educational technology researchers leverage social media data to answer questions about trends, collaboration or learning networks. If you are not a programmer, you will most likely use existing apps and tools to conduct quantitative data analysis and generate visualizations
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Data Visualization with R – Step-by-Step Instructions

This post covers the details of how to use R to generate data visualizations. We will use a sample data set that includes about 800 tweets using hashtag “#edutech” for the purpose of explanation. To learn how this data set
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A Peek into Text Mining: How to Collect Text Data from Twitter

In the last 25 years, the Internet has fundamentally changed the way we interact with each other. In 1993 there were only 50 static pages on the World Wide Web. Today, social networking tools alone have billions of active users.
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Learning from Video Games: An Interview with Best Paper Award Winner Eddie Gose

The use of video games for education is not new. There are many that have issued the call to use serious games for learning and research. Yet many instructional designers are not ready to give their full blessing on the
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Let’s Talk About Flipping: An Interview With Matt Osment

Lately, flipping the classroom has become an educational imperative on many campuses. Flipped learning reverses the traditional classroom approach to teaching and learning. It moves direct instruction into the learner’s own space. At home, or in individual study time, students
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E-Learn 2014 Outstanding Paper Award Winners: Priscilla Norton and Dawn Hathaway

What does it mean to win a best paper award at an AACE conference? How do researchers decide what conference to attend and where to submit their work? How do researchers implement their research in their own teaching? These are
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What Can Educational Researchers Do to Make Their Studies Replicable?

Replication is important to science. It helps make science a self-correcting system. Any time a result is surprising, researchers will try to replicate it, to see if the phenomenon is dependable or just random occurrence. Among different fields in social
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