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Journals on Educational Technology

American Journal of Distance Education (AJDE) Internationally recognized as the journal of record of research and scholarship in the field of American distance education. Established in 1987 with the mission of promoting research and disseminating information about distance education in

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Educational Technology Societies and Groups

AECT – Association for Education Communications and Technology Professional association of thousands of educators and others whose activities are directed toward improving instruction through technology. The Association has become a major organization for those actively involved in the designing of

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Free mLearning ebook

Get the lowdown on this rapidly evolving means of deploying learning. This free ebook from The eLearning Guild – 158 Tips on mLearning: From Planning to Implementation – is available at http://www.elearningguild.com/publications/?id=35

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Free prototype OER high school lesson

A free prototype high school lesson on the first manned moon landing is available at http://openhigh.org/lessons/index.html created from OER and other open resources. I hope it proves useful to the high school and homeschooling communities. Comments welcomed.

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Open Educational Resources (OER) – What’s out there?

An Introduction to OER and Directory of Major OER Repositories From information famine to information overload Over the past decade or two the Internet has transformed our access to knowledge. From being locked in the pages of physical books or

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Student use of recorded lectures

Should recordings support, or replace, the traditional lecture? Does the context of physically being in a lecture room listening to a live human presentation add anything to the learning experience that couldn’t be obtained from watching a video at the

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Engaging hearts and minds Best Practice Guide

This Best Practice Guide has been put together by the UCISA (UK Universities and Colleges Information Systems Association) Academic Support Group to provide examples of good practice in engaging academics, and other staff, in the use of Technology Enhanced Learning

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Evidence-Based Principles for Multimedia Instruction

Claremont Graduate University has just added a recent talk by cognitive psychologist Dr. Rich Mayer of UC Santa Barbara on how multimedia software can be best used to promote learning.  This talk reviews a research program that has produced ten

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Jing – simple multimedia presentations

Jing is a screen capture technology that offers a quick and easy way to make multimedia presentations. Combine an audio commentary with whatever is happening on your computer screen. Jing outputs to the standard .swf (Flash) format and is available

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bFree Blackboard content extractor

Here’s a useful tool for Blackboard users. bFree allows users to make an offline copy of Blackboard content, including discussion boards. Ideal for learners with limited Web access or keeping an archive of study materials after your course has finished.

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