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7 Things You Should Know About Alternate Reality Games
January 14, 2009

Alternate reality games (ARGs) weave together real-world artifacts with clues and puzzles hidden virtually any place, such as websites, libraries, museums, stores, signs, recorded telephone messa…

7 Things You Should Know About Augmented Reality
October 15, 2005

Augmented reality adds information and meaning to a real object or place. Unlike virtual reality, augmented reality does not create a simulated reality. Instead, it takes a real object or space a…

7 Things You Should Know About Backchannel Communication
February 9, 2010

Backchannel communication is a secondary conversation that takes place at the same time as a conference session, lecture, or instructor-led learning activity. This might involve students using a …

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…

7 Things You Should Know About Challenge-Based Learning
January 11, 2012

Challenge-based learning (CBL) is similar to problem-based learning , but with CBL, students formulate the challenges they will address . Through a process of discussion and research, …

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 Digital Storytelling
January 15, 2007

Digital storytelling involves combining narrative with digital content to create a short movie. Digital stories can include interactive movies with highly produced audio and visual effects or pre…

7 Things You Should Know About Flickr
February 15, 2008

Flickr is a photo-sharing website where anyone can upload and tag photos, browse others' photos, and add comments and annotations. Users can create photo sets and collections to manage conte…

7 Things You Should Know About Games and Learning
March 11, 2014

Educators have long understood that the interactive dynamic of games has the potential to benefit teaching and learning , and recent years have seen considerable activity surrounding the u…

7 Things You Should Know About Gamification
August 10, 2011

Gamification is the application of game elements in non-gaming situations , often to motivate or influence behavior. The rewards or the spirit of competition can spur students’ concentratio…