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Blended Learning

Title: Blended Learning

Authors: Springer Conference
English | 2016 | ISBN: 3319411640 | 388 Pages

Blended Learning: Aligning Theory with Practices: 9th International Conference

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Blended Learning, ICBL 2016, held in Beijing, China, in July 2016. The conference is formerly known as International Conference on Hybrid Learning (ICHL)

The 34 papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 61 submissions. The selected papers cover various aspects on collaborative and interactive learning, content development, open and flexible learning, assessment and evaluation, pedagogical and psychological issues, experience in blended learning, and strategies and solutions.

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Blended · Books · Emerging Trends · Smart Education · Teaching

The Design of Learning Experience

Title: The Design of Learning Experience

Author: Brad Hokanson

2015 | pages: 296 | ISBN: 3319165038
The Design of Learning Experience: Creating the Future of Educational Technology

This book delves into two divergent, yet parallel themes; first is an examination of how educators can design the experiences of learning, with a focus on the learner and the end results of education; and second, how educators learn to design educational products, processes and experiences. The book seeks to understand how to design how learning occurs, both in the instructional design studio and as learning occurs throughout the world. This will change the area’s semantics; at a deeper level, it will change its orientation from instructors and information to learners; and it will change how educators take advantage of new and old technologies. This book is the result of a research symposium sponsored by the Association for Educational Communications and Technology [AECT].

Blended · Emerging Trends · Gamification · Mobile · Smart Education · Teaching

Deploying iPads in the Classroom

Title: Deploying iPads in the Classroom

Author: Guy Hart-Davis

English |  2017 | 569 Pages | ISBN : 1484229274

 Deploying iPads in the Classroom: Planning, Installing, and Managing iPads in Schools and Colleges


Master the skills and knowledge to plan and execute a deployment of iPads that will suit your school and your classroom. This book helps you evaluate your various options for deploying iPads—from configuring the tablets manually, through using Apple Configurator for imaging tablets, to subscribing to the heavy-duty Apple School Manager web service—and then shows you how to put your chosen approach into practice. Step-by-step instructions and practical examples walk you through the key questions you need to answer to get the most from your IT investment and then show you how to turn your decisions into deeds.
The iPad is a wonderful device for helping students to study more comfortably and learn more quickly. Apple’s popular tablet enables you to put in each student’s hands a full-power computer that enables her to access resources both on the school’s network and on the Internet; communicate via email, instant messaging, and video chat; and create digital content that she can submit effortlessly to your online marking system. Students love using the iPad—perhaps even more than teachers do!
What You’ll Learn
Plan your iPad deployment and choose the right iPad models, accessories, and apps
Image, configure, and deploy iPads in your classroom
Review tips, tricks, and techniques for managing iPads and keeping your digital classroom running smoothly

Who This Book Is For
Teachers and IT administrators at schools or colleges, and administrators and organizers in other bodies that need to deploy iPads en masse to conference attendees or hotel visitors

Blended · Books · LMS · Online · Teaching

Moodle 3.x Teaching Techniques

Title: Moodle 3.x Teaching Techniques

Author: Susan Smith Nash
English | 2016 | ISBN: 178646229X | 230 Pages

Moodle
This book brings together step-by-step, easy-to-follow instructions to leverage the full power of Moodle 3 to build highly interactive and engaging courses that run on a wide range of platforms including mobile and cloud.

Moodle, the world’s most popular, free open-source Learning Management System (LMS) has released several new features and enhancements in its latest 3.0 release. More and more colleges, universities, and training providers are using Moodle, which has helped revolutionize e-learning with its flexible, reusable platform and components.

This book brings together step-by-step, easy-to-follow instructions to leverage the full power of Moodle 3 to build highly interactive and engaging courses that run on a wide range of platforms including mobile and cloud.

Beginning with developing an effective online course, you will write learning outcomes that align with Bloom’s taxonomy and list the kinds of instructional materials that will work given one’s goal. You will gradually move on to setting up different types of forums for discussions and incorporating multi-media from cloud-base sources. You will then focus on developing effective timed tests, self-scoring quizzes while organizing the content, building different lessons, and incorporating assessments. Lastly, you will dive into more advanced topics such as creating interactive templates for a full course by focussing on creating each element and create workshops and portfolios which encourage engagement and collaboration.

Blended · Books · Higher Ed · Mobile · Teaching

Mobile Technologies in Open Education

Title: Mobile Technologies in Open Education

Author: Gulsun Kurubacak, Anadolu

English | 2017 | ISBN: 1522521100 | 387 Pages

Mobile Technologies and Augmented Reality in Open Education

Novel trends and innovations have enhanced contemporary educational environments. When applied properly, these computing advances can create enriched learning opportunities for students. Mobile Technologies and Augmented Reality in Open Education is a pivotal reference source for the latest academic research on the integration of interactive technology and mobile applications in online and distance learning environments. Highlighting scholarly perspectives across numerous topics such as wearable technology, instructional design, and flipped learning, this book is ideal for educators, professionals, practitioners, academics, and graduate students interested in the role of augmented reality in modern educational contexts.

Gulsun Kurubacak, Anadolu University, Turkey. Hakan Altinpulluk, Anadolu University, Turkey.

Blended · Emerging Trends · ICT · Mobile · Smart Education · Teaching

Learning Microsoft Teams for Education

Title: Lynda – Learning Microsoft Teams for Education

Lynda - Learning Microsoft Teams for Education
Size: 152 MB | Duration: 0h 57m
Genre: eLearning | Level: Beginner | Language: English

Microsoft Teams provides a digital platform that can be used to streamline and centralize classroom resources and operations. This course helps you learn how to create a class, add class members, manage assignments, and engage in meaningful conversations with students. Join Oliver Schinkten as helps you get started using Microsoft Teams for your classroom. He shows how to organize your class and classwork using channels and tabs, and then demonstrates how to add and manage learning activities. He covers working with students, the grading process, and communicating using meetings and chat sessions. He also explains how to integrate with OneNote Notebooks to create lessons plans that can be quickly disseminated to students.

Topics include:
* Accessing Microsoft Teams
* Creating a class
* Customizing class settings
* Adding students to a class
* Adding tabs and channels
* Adding resources using connectors
* Chatting with students
* Managing student communication
* Starting a meeting
* Getting alerts about activities
* Sharing files and resources
* Distributing and grading assignments

Blended · Emerging Trends · Mobile · Storytelling · Teaching

Learning Adobe Spark

Title: Learning Adobe Spark

Lynda Video Training
Size: 286 MB | Duration: 1h 28m
Genre: eLearning | Level: Beginner | Language: English

Adobe Spark is a versatile tool you can use to create graphics, stories, and animated videos you can post on the web for marketing, education, and training. In this course, instructor Sandee Cohen shows how to create resources using Spark Post, Spark Video, and Spark Page. Sandee take you through a sample project, creating content for a travel agency. Along the way, she provides tips and tricks you can use, whether you are posting to your social media account, learning management system, or website.

Topics include:
* What is Adobe Spark?
* Finding images and icons
* Using themes
* Creating a base Post project
* Adding and formatting text
* Working with images
* Creating a post of multiple images
* Animating text and backgrounds
* Adding narration and music
* Inserting videos with transitions
* Creating a webpage
* Adding buttons, links, and videos to pages

Title: How to use Adobe Spark

MP4 | Duration: 1 Hours | Lec: 10 | 153MB
Genre: eLearning | Language: English

 How to create amazing courses,videos, posts and pages quickly using Adobe Spark
In this course, you will learn step-by-step how to use Adobe Spark. It is a one-stop content shop for creating and sharing your visual stories (video, posts and pages) on any device.
  • Build amazing videos, posts and pages to take your online content to new levels with this tutorial for beginners.
  • Easily create videos in minutes
  • Use professional themes
  • Royalty free photos, images and music
  • Auto resize your designs for all Social Media Platforms
  • Design courses, presentations, social media posts, and YouTube videos in no time at all.
  • Works on any ios or web device
  • A Powerful Skill At Your Fingertips

Learning how to use Adobe Spark puts a powerful and very useful tool at your fingertips. Adobe Spark is free, easy to learn, and will be your go to App when designing content for the web.You will really be able to wow your audience with the skills you will learn in this course

Content and overview

The course is split into three sections (one each for video, posts and pages.) In each section you will get an overview, full details on how to create your project and then finally an example so you can see how the skills you have learned work together in practice.

In the Adobe Spark Video section, you will learn how to create compelling, animated video in minutes. You will be able to use the software to choose from thousands of stunning icons and images to create your video, whilst adding cinematic motion with no design experience necessary. You will then be able to add text and a soundtrack from a large choice of royalty free tracks, with the option of adding your own voice as narration.

In the Adobe Post section, you will find out how to turn your text and photos into a professional looking graphic, by simply applying your favorite theme. You will be able to resize your text for any social media platform and apply beautiful typography on the fly.

With the Adobe Page section, you will get skills to turn words and images into beautiful, magazine-style web stories that will impress readers on any device.

This course will show you how to get the best from the free software and increase your creativity. You can achieve all of this in under an hour.

Title: Create Amazing Images, Videos & Web Stories With Adobe Spark

2 h | Video: AVC (.MP4) 1280×720 30fps | Audio: AAC 44.1KHz 2ch | 504MB
Genre: eLearning | Language: English

 Learn how to create stunning Social Media Images, Animated Videos And Web Stories (Zero skilled required).

So you can create amazing graphics & videos for free using a fully-featured cloud based program which is called Adobe Spark.

Adobe Spark Is Really A Game Changer Online Tool For Authors, Marketers, Content Creators and Online instructors. Adobe Spark is the only integrated web and mobile solution for creating and sharing impactful visual stories.

And unbelievably it is completely FREE!

This online course will teach you how to use Adobe Spark tools & features to create PROFESSIONAL LOOKING REAL WORLD projects for any business or brand.

Do you want to create social media images for your own or for others, but don’t know how and where to begin?
Want to create compelling web pages to tell your story?
Want to create promotional videos?
Want to create super effective animated videos in minutes?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you’re in the right place!

I am Masuk Sarker Batista & I have been doing professional graphics design for 4+ years and can’t wait to show you this awesome tool.

After learning the skills in this course, you will never again hire a graphic designer or video editor to create your marketing images & promo videos. Save your money for more worthwhile purposes! I will guide you every step of the way and are here to make sure you succeed in your journey.

With our 30-day 100% money back guarantee, there is nothing holding you back from jumping in right now and trying the course out.

I hope you are enjoying the course. Please contact me anytime for additional questions/support. I’m always here to help you to achieve your learning goals and looking forward to your success.

What are the requirements?

A Computer With Internet Connection
Basic Knowledge Of Using Internet
And The Most Important Is Your Enthusiasm
What am I going to get from this course?

Create Beautiful Animated Videos In Few Minutes Using Adobe Spark Video
Create Amazing Web Pages To Share Their Ideas In Online Using Adobe Spark Page
Share Your Images, Web Pages & Animated Videos As Private Or Public
Be The Master Of All The Features And Functionalities Of Adobe Spark
What is the target audience?

  • Those Who Want To Create Social Media Images
  • Those Who Want To Create Animated Videos
  • Those Who Want To Create Web Pages To Share Stories
  • Those Who Want To Attract Targeted Audience & Gain Followers/Customers
  • Those Who Want Complete Control Over Their Branding
  • Online Marketers
  • Beginner, Intermediate And Advanced Users Of Adobe Spark
Blended · Educational Philosophy · Emerging Trends · Environment · Teaching

The Design of Learning Spaces

 Title: The Design of Learning Spaces

Author: Pamela Woolner
English | 1 July 2010 | ISBN: 1855397749 | 132 PagesThe Design of Learning Spaces [Repost]

 

Learning can take place anywhere. So does the detail of the physical surroundings provided by schools matter? After many years of minimal investment in school premises, schools in the UK are in the midst of a wave of planning, building and using new schools. This includes all English secondary schools, being renewed through Building Schools for the Future (BSF), as well as schemes for English primaries and programmes of school construction in Scotland and Wales.

Virtual Immersive and 3D Learning Spaces: Emerging Technologies and Trends (repost)

 Title: Virtual Immersive and 3D Learning Spaces: Emerging Technologies and Trends

Author: Shalin Hai-Jew
English | 2010 | ISBN: 1616928255 | 413 pages

Immersive learning has grown in popularity with the development of open-source immersive 3D learning spaces. Those in e-learning have been working to find ways to capitalize on immersive learning through simulations, digital kiosks, live virtual events, live interactivity, instructor-facilitated learning, AI-driven robots, and hyper-realistic experiences. Virtual Immersive and 3D Learning Spaces: Emerging Technologies helps push the conceptual and applied boundaries of virtual immersive learning. Virtual immersive spaces bring with them plenty of promise, of sensory information-rich learning experiences that will enable a much wider range of experiential learning and trainingdelivered to computer desktops, augmented reality spaces, digital installations, and mobile projective devices. This work explains how these spaces may be exploited for effective learning in terms of the technologies, pedagogical strategies, and directions.

Title: Methodological Challenges When Exploring DigitMethodological Challenges When Exploring Digital Learning Spaces in Education by Greta Bjork Gudmundsdottiral Learning Spaces in Education

Author: Greta Bjork Gudmundsdottir
English | 30 May 2014 | ISBN: 9462097356, 9462097364 | 154 Pages

Over the last decade, the practices by which scholarly knowledge is produced – both within and across disciplines – have been substantially influenced by the appearance of digital information resources, communication networks and technology enhanced research tools.

Children and their Environments: Learning, Using and Designing Spaces
Title: Children and their Environments: Learning, Using and Designing Spaces

Author: Christopher Spencer
Cambridge University Press; 1 edition | March 6, 2006 | English | ISBN: 0415498244, 1107405513 | 296 pages


Examining theories of children’s perceptions of space and place, this book explores how these theories are applied to the world of children. Its focus is on children in large real world spaces; places that children live in, explore and learn from. These include classrooms, playgrounds, homes and yards, towns, communities, countryside, natural environments, and the wider world. An international team of authors compares the experiences of children from different cultures and backgrounds by linking research on children’s comprehension and daily lives to recommendations for practice.

Blended · Books · Educational Philosophy · Emerging Trends · Experiential · Uncategorized

Human-Experiential Design

Title: Human-Experiential Design of Presence in Everyday Blended Reality: Living in the Here and Now (Human-Computer Interaction Series)

Author: John Waterworth
English | 18 May 2016 | ISBN: 3319303325 | 120 PagesHuman-Experiential Design of Presence in Everyday Blended Reality

This book explores how our lives and social interactions have become split between two intertwined, but not integrated, realities: the physical and the digital. Our sense of presence in the here and now has become fragmented, and yet earlier design approaches reinforced the problem, rather than leading to improvements. The authors address these issues by laying out a new human computer interaction (HCI) design approach – human-experiential design – rooted in a return to first principles of how people understand the world, both consciously and unconsciously. The application of this approach to the design of blended reality spaces is described in detail. Examples and scenarios of designing them to overcome the problems inherent in a variety of mixed reality settings are provided.

Human-Experiential Design of Presence in Everyday Blended Reality will appeal to undergraduate and graduate students and researchers in interaction design, psychology, HCI and computer application studies, as well as practicing interaction designers and computer professionals. It will also be of interest to communication, media and urban design students, and to all readers with an interest in the technology-mediated future.

Assessment · Blended · ICT · Software · Teaching

Classroom Spy

Title: EduIQ Classroom Spy Professional 4.1.3

Simple and effective classroom management software. Put classroom management to a higher level. This software lets you see what everyone’s doing – without leaving your desk. You can monitor the activity of all student computers in your classroom remotely. Plus, you can share your screen with your students’ record activity, control computers, make demos, limit the internet usage, block applications and much more.

Take Control Now
It is hard to teach a group of people how to use a computer. Discipline in classroom can be an issue. We can truly help you with this. Yes, such training isn’t easy. For someone who’s doing something right, there are probably two others doing it wrong, playing games, checking email, shopping…

Main Features:
• Displaying a live picture of a remote computer.
• You can take control of a remote computer by controlling its mouse and keyboard.
• More remote screens can be displayed in a table.
• Computers can be organized in computer groups (e.g. classrooms)
• A remote screen can be zoomed to an actual size.
• The name of the connected user is displayed.
• Record remote computers screens to MPG4 files.
• Show your desktop to students or show student desktop to students
• Power on/off, restart, hibernate, suspend remote computers
• Log off desktop users
• Lock workstation
• Clear desktop
• Control screen-saver
• Block Internet
• Block applications
• Mute remote computers
• Limit remote computers audio volume level
• Disable printing
• Disable Ctr+Alt+Del
• Blank screen
• Start program on remote computers and see the output
• Open web page on remote computers
• Multi-monitor support
• Control over running processes and applications
• You can lock selected remote computers
• You can display a message on selected remote computers.
• When lower bandwidth is required, the refresh interval can be enlarged.
• Automatic connection to a remote computer is optional.
• Settings for the agent are encrypted and password protected.
• Connection to a remote computer is password protected.
• Access to monitoring the console is password protected. If more users use the same computer, different profiles and access passwords can be set.
• More monitoring consoles can be connected to the same remote computer – you can monitor your students from different locations.
• Agent can be remotely installed.
• Fast users switching is supported.
• Multi-session support for Remote Desktop, Terminal Services, Citrix,…
• Console can be used on smart phone or tablet

What are the major benefits of using Classroom Spy Pro?
• Installation and use of the application is very easy since all of the functions can be accessed with a few mouse clicks.
• You have complete control over what remote users are doing.
• This application provides you with a live picture of the remote computer screens.
• You can make the presentation by showing your live screen to students or presenting student screen to others.
• Application allows you to take over the remote computer by controlling its mouse and keyboard.
• The remote computers´ screens are represented in the table with a customizable number of rows as thumbnails.
• Schedule remote computers desktop recording to MPEG4 files
• Execute several actions on all remote computers with on click
• Block applications and Internet access
• Log visited web pages
• Log used applications
• Log keystrokes – keylogger
• …and much more – see feature list and screen-shots

What’s New in Classroom Spy Pro 4:
• Classroom monitoring – see live screens of all students’ computers
• Show your screen to students
• Take a control (mouse & keyboard) over student computer
• Lock all students’ computers to get the attention
• Record remote computers screens to AVI files
• Execute several tools like power off, restart, hibernate, lock workstation,…
• Prevent Internet browsing (block ports, block / allow individual web sites)
• Start or stop applications and processes on remote computers
• Monitor thin clients, Terminal Services (RDP) sessions
• Can be remotely configured and installed
• Works on LAN, WLAN, VPN and Internet
• Password protected
• Multi monitor support

Supported Desktop Platforms:
• Windows XP, Windows 2003 Windows Vista (32/64) bit
• Windows 7 (32/64) bit
• Windows 8 / 8.1 (32/64) bit
• Windows 10 (32/64) bit