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7 Things You Should Know About Educational Design Research
August 6, 2012

Educational design research (EDR) addresses educational problems in real-world settings and has two primary goals : to develop knowledge, and to develop solutions . EDR tends to…

7 Things You Should Know About the HyFlex Course Model
November 9, 2010

HyFlex is a course design model that presents the components of hybrid learning in a flexible course structure that gives students the option of attending sessions in the classroom, participating…

7 Things You Should Know About Second Life
June 11, 2008

Second Life is a virtual world with tens of millions of square meters of virtual lands, more than 13 million “residents,” and a thriving economy. Large numbers of colleges and universities—…

7 Things You Should Know About Haptics
September 19, 2007

Haptics technologies provide force feedback to users about the physical properties and movements of virtual objects represented by a computer. Human-computer interaction is largely visual -- word…

7 Things You Should Know About Creative Commons
March 15, 2007

Creative Commons is an alternative to traditional copyright, devel¬oped by a nonprofit organization of the same name. By default, most original works are protected by copyright, which confers …

7 Things You Should Know About Virtual Worlds
June 15, 2006

A virtual world is an immersive online environment whose "residents" are avatars representing individuals who participate through the Internet. Many institutions are experimenting with …

7 Things You Should Know About Google Jockeying
May 15, 2006

A Google jockey is a participant in a presentation or class who surfs the Internet for terms, ideas, Web sites, or resources mentioned by the presenter or related to the topic. The jockey's …

7 Things You Should Know About Collaborative Editing
December 15, 2005

Collaborative editing tools allow a group of individuals to simultaneously edit a document, see who else is working on it, and watch in real time as others make changes. As a functional hybrid of…

7 Things You Should Know About Instant Messaging
November 15, 2005

Instant messaging (IM) is a form of online communication that allows real-time interaction through computers or mobile devices. Although typed text remains the primary convention for IM, the tech…

7 Things You Should Know About Blogs
September 15, 2005

A blog—shorthand for "Web log"—is an online collection of personal commentary and links. Blogs can be viewed as online journals to which others can respond that are as sim…

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