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Que sera, sera? Predicting Future Trends in Educational Technology – Horizon Report 2015

Since the New Media Consortium (NMC) released the ‘Horizon Report 2015 Higher Education’ at the beginning of February, the 50-page document has been broadly circulated and commented upon in the blogosphere and on twitter. Reactions vary from appreciative “As always
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How Faculty Adapt their Practices to Teach Online – An Interview with Donna Murdoch

Donna Murdoch is a Digital Learning consultant who is currently working with UNICEF to build an architecture that embeds digital learning into the organization. She also teaches educators how to integrate online and blended instruction into their practice at the
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Informal Learning: New Challenges for Designers and Educators

I first realized the power of Informal or Out-of-School Learning as I lay looking up at the stars in my backyard with my young daughter. We lay together looking up, and I pulled out my phone and opened up a
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Learning Adventures in the Red Rock Canyon Park: Michael Searson on Wearable and Mobile Technologies

“Wearable technology refers to devices that can be worn by users, taking the form of an accessory such as jewelry, sunglasses, a backpack, or even actual items of clothing such as shoes or a jacket.” Horizon Report Wiki 2015 Wearable
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Tinkering with the Idea of Bricolage

“Bricolage is a practical process of learning through tinkering with materials. It involves continual transformation, with earlier products or materials that are ready to hand becoming resources for new constructions”. Innovating Pedagogy Report 2014 Bricolage means to engage in a
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Threshold Concepts for Learning

The 2014 Innovating Pedagogy report describes 'threshold concepts' as a trend with significant impact over the next 2-5 years: "Momentum for using threshold concepts to help teaching is growing across disciplines". The idea of threshold concepts emerged from a national
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2014: Thanks for AACE Community EdITLib Contributions & 12 Most Popular Articles

For a growing number of researchers and practitioners, EdITLib--Education & Information Technology Digital Library is the go-to resource for high-quality content. In 2014, the library greatly increased the value for researchers and educators by adding a number of journals and proceedings.
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Big Data and Education: Prospects and Problems

The Data & Society Research Institute, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and New America’s Open Technology Institute recently organized a conference on “Data & Civil Rights”. The organizers released a series of research briefs that summarize current
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2014 Innovating Pedagogy Report on Ed Tech Trends

The Open University (OU) has released the 2014 edition of its 'Innovating Pedagogy' report, the third edition of an annual educational technology trend report. While the timelines may remind you of  the Horizon Report, the methodology for gathering the trends
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Who Dat? It’s E-Learn 2014! Come, Learn, Share, Connect

The 19th annual E-Learn -- World Conference on E-Learning took place from October 27-30, 2014 in the sunny, warm and welcoming climate of the city of New Orleans. The conference attracted 670 participants from 60 different countries who enjoyed four
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