Recommended Reading Summary: A Chapter of “Emerging Technologies for the Classroom”

Adobe Captivate

Google Scholar features most of the chapter for free. Chapter 9: “ Like, Comment, Share: Collaboration and Civic Engagement Within Social Network Sites ,” by Greenhow and Lee, in Emerging Technologies for the Classroom: A Learning Sciences Perspective. Social media and social networking sites allow individuals and groups to collaborate and learn together.

Top 100 Tools for Learning in 2014

OpenSesame

This year, we’ve expanded on that list to include 100 new tools that have made us more effective, made a splash or made us think. Google Scholar - Google takes on the likes of EbscoHost and LexisNexis. Google Helpouts - Get one-on-one appointments with experts for help on everything from cooking a turkey for the holidays, to how to shop for footwear. Google Hangouts - The video conference phone we were promised in the 90''s, but better.

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How humor helps + Powtoon review

Making Change

In a recent LinkedIn discussion about the cartoon, Megan Torrance reported that in one of her projects, elearning modules with a funny cartoon trailer had twice as many signups as modules without the trailer. I poked around Google Scholar and found studies that seem to agree that (relevant!) My main takeaways from the article: Humor appears to reduce anxiety by decreasing the effects of stress hormones. I recently created a funny (I hope!)

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Top 100 Tools for Learning in 2014

OpenSesame

This year, we’ve expanded on that list to include 100 new tools that have made us more effective, made a splash or made us think. Google ScholarGoogle takes on the likes of EbscoHost and LexisNexis. Path is the network for you.

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100 eLearning Articles and White Papers

Tony Karrer

Managing the Complexity of Forming an Online Networking Community: 14. re a new brEEd Still new on campus, social software tools can support students and staff beyond the classroom, reaching around the world for learning and communication 17. We Learning, Part II Second part of an interesting article - We Learning: Social Software and E-Learning, Part II. Learning Networks and Connective Knowledge 25. CREST+ Model: Writing Effective Online Discussion Questions 90.

Multi-Generational Learning in the Workplace

Janet Clarey

Google, Google Scholar, and Wikipedia for homework, the school’s VLE/LMS, instant message, text, profile on a social networking service like Facebook or MySpace.). Because I watch YouTube videos, have a Facebook, and text doesn’t mean I expect you to use those to train me at work). Neomillennial User Experience Design Strategies: Utilizing social networking media to support “always on” learning styles. Growing Up with Google.