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Social Media and Mobile Learning Trends in Education (2011-05-26)

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The need for experiential learning in modern teaching methodologies, and the use of business simulations as the solution

 

Cisco/WebEx have featured three interesting on-demand webinars from leaders in the education field talking about emerging trends in education including social media and mobile learning. Each contains specific advice and case studies. We hope you find these sessions helpful and thought provoking.

Simply click on the title that interests you and you’ll be taken to a landing page where you can begin listening.

Blending Traditional and Online Learning: 101 Best Practices for Getting Started

This webinar details the shift in classroom environments toward hybrid learning, blending both traditional brick-and-mortar learning environments with online learning.

Hybrid models offer a powerful mix of synchronous and asynchronous learning styles, enabling students to master core content online while deepening critical thinking, problem solving and application of content mastery in a face-to-face setting.

This presentation, presented by Aventa Learning/K12, Inc. in partnership with the Santa Clara County of Education, will offer real-world examples of how schools can successfully incorporate a hybrid model

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Launching a Mobile Learning Program: What You Need to Know

Today's students are connected, and now it's time to connect them to the classroom. Embracing of new learning programs using devices like Netbooks and iPads can increase student engagement, enthusiasm, and reduce textbook costs.

This webinar features Lake Tahoe Unified School District's journey to capitalize on low cost Netbooks, and introduce them to the learning environment.

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Beyond the Classroom; Making Moble and Social Learning Work in Schools

This webinar is targeted toward Technology and Curriculum staff interested in rolling out new online tools, and embracing collaborative learning safely.

Education-tech visionary Kevin Honeycutt and the Atlanta Independent School District give you real-world suggestions and cautions from a district that serves as a technology integration demonstration site for Texas. There are also technical tips for ensuring that your network is prepared for new learning opportunities, and ideas for engaging students, involving teachers, and getting buy-in from administrators and boards

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Source: http://blogs.cisco.com, with editing by Nick Hammond



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