How Can Educators Use Pinterest

As we are introduced to the huge amount of information we do realize the important of content curation. And for that with the increasing use of internet in education, we have good curation tools like Pinterest being used by teachers and educators all over the world. The How Can Educators Use Pinterest infographic shows 16 ways a teacher can use Pinterest for educational purposes.

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What’s New with SARA? Update on the National State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement

The national initiative, the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) will create interstate reciprocity in the regulation of postsecondary distance education. The four regional higher education compacts – the Midwestern Higher Education Compact, New England Board of Higher Education, Southern Regional Education Board, and Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, will collaborate to make distance education courses more accessible to students across state lines, as well as making it easier for states to regulate and institutions to participate in interstate distance education.

During this 75 minute recorded webcast from 1/23/14, Marshall Hill, executive director of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA); Rhonda Epper, director of WICHE SARA; and Russell Poulin, deputy director for research and analysis at WCET.

The webcast covered:

  • Key facts about SARA
  • How your state and institution can participate
  • The projected timeline for implementation

Resources

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NMC Horizon Report > 2014 Higher Education Edition

View the ReportThe NMC Horizon Report > 2014 Higher Education Edition is a collaborative effort between the NMC and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI). This eleventh edition describes annual findings from the NMC Horizon Project, an ongoing research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in education. Six key trends, six significant challenges, and six emerging technologies are identified across three adoption horizons over the next one to five years, giving campus leaders and practitioners a valuable guide for strategic technology planning. The format of the report is new this year, providing these leaders with more in-depth insight into how the trends and challenges are accelerating and impeding the adoption of educational technology, along with their implications for policy, leadership and practice. View the work that produced the report at www.horizon.wiki.nmc.org.

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The Learning Management Systems History Infographic

Learning Management Systems (LMS) weren’t always the flashy cloud-based software they are today. Going as far back as the 1920s, we have been making steady strides in bringing education and training out of the classroom and to students through technology. The Learning Management Systems History Infographic explores the major milestones in the history of Learning Managements Systems.

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Why The Future of Education is Online

This infographic below explores how the traditional education is being disrupted by online education. In fact, 65% of college and universities now say that online courses are a critical part of their long-term strategy. It is clear that this trend is affecting the main stream population of college and university students with 31% of them now taking at least one course online. New technology is fueling online education adoption and enabling it to be very effective. This is why online classes have swelled to enroll over 6.1 million students in at least one online course.

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