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Schaffhauser, Dian – T.H.E. Journal, 2012
Even though non-print-based learning objects have been in the classroom for years, the shift to digital content has gotten more attention lately. One development that has made the difference is the Apple initiative to introduce its iBooks textbooks for iPads, generating a notable amount of buzz. That and President Obama's announcement that he…
Descriptors: Internet, Web 2.0 Technologies, Educational Resources, Textbooks
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Demski, Jennifer – T.H.E. Journal, 2012
EdCamp is a grassroots movement of do-it-yourself professional development "un-conferences" that originated in Philadelphia in November 2010. In just a little over a year and a half the phenomenon has gained serious momentum across the country and now around the globe. This teacher-driven, bottom-up approach to professional development…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Web 2.0 Technologies, Teacher Education, Interviews
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Ellis, Michael – T.H.E. Journal, 2010
Upgraded with new features and components, the learning management system (LMS) has transformed into a platform that allows teachers to answer the challenges of 21st century education. Educators are taking full advantage of the new features that LMS vendors are regularly adding to their platforms. Although the formative years of LMSs trace back…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Management Systems, Electronic Publishing, Internet
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Demski, Jennifer – T.H.E. Journal, 2010
Ten years into the new century, people are still trying to find the web 2.0 tools that best facilitate collaboration--one of the fundamentals of 21st century learning. As the number of tools continues to grow, and fuzzy terms like "cloud computing," "hashtags," and "synchronous live platforms" are introduced into the lexicon daily, even the most…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Virtual Classrooms, Educational Environment, Educational Technology
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Ramaswami, Rama – T.H.E. Journal, 2010
In its broadest sense, open content refers to material published under a license that allows any user to edit, adapt, remix, and distribute it. It is distinct from free content, which is in the public domain and has no significant legal restrictions on its modification. In a much-publicized action in January 2008, Florida became the first state to…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Internet, Shared Resources and Services, Electronic Publishing
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Waters, John K. – T.H.E. Journal, 2009
In this article, the author talks about the 3D virtual world known as Second Life and its potential as a learning platform. In the last few years, many colleges, universities, and libraries have established resources in what has become the preeminent multiuser virtual environment. Today, more than 100 Second Life "regions" are used for educational…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Social Networks, Computer Simulation, Educational Technology
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Schaffhauser, Dian – T.H.E. Journal, 2009
The easy availability of both web-based communication tools and classroom internet access presents teachers with myriad ways to engage their students in projects with kids all over the globe. Two teachers--English teacher Hagit Goldstein in Israel and Spanish teacher Allison Baugher in the US--were connecting students through an online classroom…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Foreign Countries, English Teachers