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iTunesU; Do students like it?

Dont Waste Your Time

The list of colleges and Universities signing up to iTunesU continues to grow. Since I last wrote about it – “ Another Success Story (UCL) &# – the likes of the OU (for those reading outside of the UK, this is The Open University ) have a reported World Record as the first to reach 20 million downloads (source: Bee-It ) since starting to use iTunesU in the Summer of 2008!

The Future of Education: EPIC 2020

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free content, pay only for assessment, transferable credits based on ability, Apple buys Amazon, iTunesU becomes the ed app platform, preference matching, Google buys Udacity and Khan Academy, tied to education model, most colleges wait it out as badges replace degrees, residential college campuses are for the children of the wealthy only, Google unleashes EPIC the all-knowing learning system, 2020″ Take it with a pinch of salt, but think about how feasible this scenario is? eLearning Video Amazon EPIC 2020 Google iTunes iTunesU Khan Academy MOOC Open Badges TED” and.

eBooks could be the future of Social Media

Dont Waste Your Time

eBook Social Network Amazon eBooks EPUB eReader Facebook iBook iTunes iTunesU Kindle MOBI Smart Phone Social Learning Social Media Tablet Twitter “In the future, e-books will act just like social networks. We’ll use them on our phones, share and comment right inside e-reader apps, and publishers will use our data to help them make better marketing decisions. ” . Yes, really!

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Presentation: A Pocket University (or iTunesU at Oxford University)

Dont Waste Your Time

If you have any question about whether you and your Institution should think a little more seriously about getting involved in iTunesU, then take a look through this amazing presentation below from Peter Robinson and Oxford University. Content and Mobile Technology – Oxford on iTunesU. It was presented at the 2009 Future of Technology in Education (FOTE) conference. FOTE09 – Peter Robinson: A Pocket University: Open.

Mobile Learning

Dont Waste Your Time

have tried using mobile devices and a browser, I’ve tried Institutional VLEs and downloadable ‘courses’ through iTunes and iTunesU. I’ve tried different Apps (some linked to VLEs and some not) yet none were particularly any good and certainly not good enough to stop me going back to a desktop or laptop PC. ” (Wheeler, 2013). Reference: Wheeler, S.

Elements of a Digital Classroom #edtech

Dont Waste Your Time

But, while it looks at a large range of digital ‘tools’ available, it is the way in which it seemed to link Blackboard, Moodle, and iTunesU together as tools open source ‘classroom management’ tools (below) … is it? eLearning Blackboard eBook eBooks Infographic iTunes iTunesU MoodleeBook and eReaders (Infographic).

Best of Breed Tools for Learning 2015

Jane Hart

Following the release of the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015, I have been working on this year’s Guidebook, and have now created a Best of Breed Tools for Learning 2015 list, where I classify the tools in 30 categories.  So here it is … 1 – MOOC platforms Khan Academy (33)  |  Coursera (44)  |  iTunesU (75) […]. Social learning

iTunesU: Another success story (UCL)

Dont Waste Your Time

I was thinking about my posts that cover iTunesU the other day and then found this presentation (only uploaded to SlideShare recently) from Jeremy Speller on “ UCL and iTunesU “: View more presentations from Jeremy Speller. Can you answer me the following please … who, out of everyone out there, has had the discussion with their management on whether your Institution should (or will) be on iTunesU, or indeed you’ve had the meeting and the decision was made not to make materials available in this way? Presentation: Using iTunesU.

Characteristics of a Flipped Classroom


iTunesU. Flipped classrooms are starting to gain in popularity across various levels of education. Empowered by today’s tech tools, learners can now absorb content on their own time and then use class time to practice what they’ve learned. It is this blended learning approach that makes flipped classrooms an attractive option for educators. Subjects Most Flipped. Science. eBooks.

Top 12 posts of 2010, a year in review

Dont Waste Your Time

March, 2010: iTunesU: Another success story (UCL). Blogging eLearning Augmented Reality iTunes iTunesU Learning Technologist Netiquette Presentation QR Code Social Media Social NetworkHere are my top 12 posts from the past 12 months. January, 2010: Be a better online educator by thinking like an online student. February, 2010: Netiquette: a handy guide for online students.

EPIC 2020 Future of Education

Jay Cross

No, I don’t buy it all but step by step, this is a believable scenario for the elimination of colleges as we’ve known them. Just Jay

Medical Simulations in SecondLife - Collaboration with iTunesU?

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

wonder if anyone is looking into a collaboration or partnership between iTunesU and SecondLife ? If you are still wondering what all the fuss is about with Second Life , and you're not the type of learner to simply get in and play around, then read this blog post and listen to the interview that is there as well. Doctors will get a small dose of content, but they will then have to address a patient scenario related to hypertension and diabetes." Also, check out the 2L Educators Wiki for more information about other educational activities occuring "inworld". That would be very cool!

Classic Literature as Text and MP3 Downloads

Dont Waste Your Time

University of South Florida iTunesU site (link will open iTunes on your PC or Mac). Related posts: Presentation: A Pocket University (or iTunesU at Oxford University). Tags: eLearning Download iTunes iTunesU mLearning Mobile Learning MP3 Social Media So, what can you do with it? EdTech trends for 2010. it's started! Getting Started in Second Life (JISC).

13th Durham University Blackboard Users Conference #durbbu

Dont Waste Your Time

From past couple of years I’ve followed the Durham event I found the following of interest, either because I follow their work or because, at the time of presentation, the topic piqued my interest: 2012 – Ralph Holland: iTunesU – Digital Distribution. Presentation: A Pocket University (or iTunesU at Oxford University). See you in January!

Designs on eLearning #DEL12: The printer, the book, and the cloud

Dont Waste Your Time

This week I am attending the ‘ Designs on eLearning: Crowd and Cloud ‘ conference hosted by the University of Arts, London. This is the first in a series of posts that highlight what I  liked and what struck a chord with me. Please feel free to leave a comment if anything here interests you or, if you attended the conference, to add to the report if I missed anything? New tech (e.g.

Invest in your students more than your learning

Dont Waste Your Time

Related posts: Reading: “Students and recorded lectures: survey on current use and demands for higher education” iTunesU; Do students like it? There are some incredibly recognisable brands in the world today, but why are they so big and so memorable? When someone mentions a big brand what do you think? Is this fair? 10 claims about Technology and Learning #edtech.

The 100 Best Open Education Resources on the Web

eLearning 3.0

iTunesU. has release a comprehensive list ( The 100 Best Open Education Resources on the Web ) of some of the finest educational resources that are available for free via the web. I see a couple of my favorite sites on this list: MIT Open Courseware. Related posts: 100 Open Technology Courses You Should Have Taken in College | Education Needs to Be Turned on Its Head. Why Distance Education in a Rough Economy? Distance Ed Featured

Show and TEL

Learning with e's

There were also rolling presentations throughout the day on personal response systems (voting), computer aided assessment, plagiarism detection, Open Educational Resources, iTunesU, online submission systems, digital repositories, e-portfolios, learning through mobile devices, learning and communicating at a distance, and our own in-house development we call UpMedia.

The 100 Best Open Education Resources on the Web

eLearning 3.0

iTunesU. has release a comprehensive list ( The 100 Best Open Education Resources on the Web ) of some of the finest educational resources that are available for free via the web. I see a couple of my favorite sites on this list: MIT Open Courseware. No related posts.

What Great Bosses Know - 10 Training Tips - iTunes U Revolution?

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

In the process of scanning the new and improved iTunesU I found this interesting podcast. Here is the description from iTunesU. Maybe iTunesU can help? Ever since the Apple education announcement I've been blown away by what this means for our industry. It's called " What Great Bosses Know ". Jill Geisler heads the Poynter Institute's leadership and management programs.

Infographic: The Tablets are taking over? #Infographic

Dont Waste Your Time

iTunesU; Do students like it? Many thanks to Jacques Cool (@ zecool ) for this retweet this morning; The Tablet Takeover  (you know I like infographics!). “With the emergence of the iPad, media tablets have become poised like never before to dominate the home computer market. Click to visit original image on Related posts: Next phone; what to get?

1st update on 10 Tools Challenge 2013

Jane Hart

Audio.  29- Audacity  47- iTunes and iTunesU. If you are taking the challenge and would like your blog to be added to the list, just leave a comment below or on the previous post. 2 – I have noticed that whereas some people have already chosen the 10 tools they will be taking a look at, others have still to do so. OFFICE TOOLS. Office suites.  3- Google Docs/Drive   87- OpenOffice.

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Here's why consistency is terribly overrated in corporate educations

The Learning Generalist

Starting from Wikipedia, all the way to Khan Academy , going right upto iTunesU. One of the things that we talk quite a bit in corporate education is consistency. I've spoken about it quite a bit earlier as well. It seems this is something that every training manager out there is thinking about. There's a small problem though, people aren't consistent. One size fits all, fits no one.

10 Ways To Learn In 2010

The eLearning Coach

Don’t forget the lectures from University of Oxford and Stanford on iTunesU. 6. There are so many cool ways to learn online now. The whole world is a school. This list is meant for continuous learners and for procrastinators looking for distractions in the coming year. 1. Learn through Visual Search Engines. How would you like your search engine to show results in a collage? Buzz up!

Google vs Apple Software Development


This course is just one example of iTunesU ! I've added this course link to my Engineering Learning Portal Software Engineering Section. I am not an object oriented programmer, but if I was I would take Stanford's free course on how to develop apps for the Apple iPad / iTouch / iPhone environment. Given the huge uptake on this technology, I did watch the 1st session of the Stanford course which gives a techie like me an understanding of the Apple iOS. Starting at 16:41 of the first lecture, the course gives a quick overview of how Apple's development system is constructed.

Reading: “Self-learners creating university of online”

Dont Waste Your Time

The basis of the open access podcast material that has been added to iTunesU over the past year or so has grown. I came across the article by Richard Woods this morning on “‘Self-learners’ creating university of online&# and enjoyed it. Not only is it the volume of information that has grown, but also the participating [.].

Are MOOCs the Future of Online Education?

Your Training Edge

ITunesU – Apple’s free app “gives students access to all the materials for courses in a single place. Duke Free Courses – Duke offers courses on ITunesU. Source: What’s at stake?: $400 billion: amount of money spent annually in U.S. on universities . Every educational institution wants a piece of that pie. MOOCs could jeopardize that. The World Wide U. link].

To MOOC Or Not To MOOC? That is the question for the learner…

Coffee and Design

Recorded lectures on iTunesU isn’t a MOOC! I responded to a recent question on Quora this morning, If a MOOC is offered in both scheduled and self-paced versions, how should students choose between them? What’s the tradeoff for setting aside a dedicated schedule to keep pace with a scheduled MOOC? see  [link] ). Do they want to learn in a community with other learners?

ZaidSwoosh Has Swooshed 30 Stunning Posts Since Launch!


CONGRATULATIONS! Congratulations Obama! Don't blame it on Obama for getting the award (Though, he could reject it, but why should he?). have always thought that Norwegians (or their government to be fair!) are peace loving people (I am 50% Norwegian and reasonably peaceful, too!), but very naive in dealing with peace efforts and conflicts around world. If you know anything about Afghans (I do!),


Top 70 eLearning Posts for June and Hot Topics including iPad and Mobile Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

iTunesU; Do students like it? Best of eLearning Learning. June 2010. Another great month for eLearning content. Real learning – let’s not confuse it with completing templated exercises - Performance Learning Productivity , June 18, 2010 I read a piece written by Kate Graham of e2train on Thursday and it started me thinking about the ‘real learning versus managed learning’ debate. found I disagreed with Kate’s view on a number of points, and stand on the other side of the fence from her argument for a number of reasons. don’t want anyone to get me wrong. like Kate a lot. Seriously. 2008).

Knowledge and Learning In The News - 2/24/2006

Big Dog, Little Dog

Apple's iTunesU puts college lectures on your iPod - News 10. Almost a dozen universities, including some from the Ivy League, have agreed to take part in a pilot project run by Apple called iTunesU. February 24, 2006. Tag: Podcasting. Mapping informal relationships at a company is revealing -- and useful - Business Week. The use of social network analysis as a management tool is accelerating. Given the current emphasis on managing talent, companies are hungry for ways to find and nurture their organizations' most in-the-know employees. Also, see: Untangling Office Connections.

University Partners With Businesses to Improve Education

CLO Magazine

Innovating learning with Apple products such as iPads, iBooks, iTunesU and iMovie. San Jose State seeks to build on what it does now to enhance student learning and preparation for the workplace. San Jose, Calif. — Sept. 17 San Jose State University announced it has launched a five-year, $28 million initiative to partner with Cisco and Nexus IS Inc. to upgrade the campus' information technology infrastructure. Never before in the history of higher education has technology provided such important challenges and opportunities. Implementing lecture capture and video conferencing.

How can “Open Education Resources” deliver value?

Spark Your Interest

edu , iTunesU , etc with my clients, if they are looking for open content as the applicability factor is higher (less wading) for a d-i-y search. . Over on the learning circuits blog, this month’s  Big Question is… How do we leverage Open Content in Workplace Learning? It’s hard to say that open/free is bad in most situations, but I’m going to distill this down to “how can OER deliver value&# ? . The sources identified in the original blog post are more academically targeted, I typically share: Slideshare , TED talks , youtube. Get on the radar!

Keeping Up - April's Big Question

eLearning Cyclops

April's Big Question from Learning Circuits is "How to Keep up?" This is in reference the immense and rapidly expanding technology tools. It is tough to stay on top of all the emerging tools. However, being involved in an e-learning community is a big help. For me it is a blog community and following many experts on Twitter. Not only am I often made aware of new tools, but also get opinions, tips, and examples of their use. You can never keep up with it all, but access to many experts who are also finding and sharing the lastest tech tools make it much less daunting.

ZaidSwoosh Has Swooshed 30 Stunning Posts Since Launch!


CONGRATULATIONS! Congratulations Obama! Don't blame it on Obama for getting the award (Though, he could reject it, but why should he?). have always thought that Norwegians (or their government to be fair!) are peace loving people (I am 50% Norwegian and reasonably peaceful, too!), but very naive in dealing with peace efforts and conflicts around world. If you know anything about Afghans (I do!),

#lrnchat - Working (or not) with SMEs

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

University professors (another form of SME) have their lectures video taped and freely downloadable via iTunesU.  If you haven't jumped on the twitter bandwagon because it just seems stupid, then maybe something like #lrnchat will convince you to give it a(nother) try.  Here's a good look at the numbers during last nights #lrnchat from Dave's Whiteboard.  It happens every Thursday night from 5:30pm to 7pm Pacific Time.  Also, don't forget to "follow" @lrnchat to get more info via your twitter account stream. Many of the #lrnchat regulars are big proponents of informal learning, web2.0,

Google Wave - Twitter - eLearning Learning Best of October 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

Presentation: A Pocket University (or iTunesU at Oxford University) - Dont Waste Your Time , October 8, 2009. Best of eLearning Learning. October 2009. October was a really great month for content! Featured Sources. The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. Online Games for Teaching Business Concepts and Ideas - Kapp Notes , October 16, 2009. Learner Personas for eLearning - The eLearning Coach , October 5, 2009. Rapid Learning Management Systems - eLearning Technology , October 20, 2009. Twitter for learning - Sticky Learning , October 25, 2009.