Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 3

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In continuation to our weekly roundup of the best links shared on Twitter and Facebook, here is a collection of our top 15 links from the last week, each accompanied by a quick brief.

1. Taking Cues From Industry: Using Casual Games For Learning At DAU
The use of games in education and training is quickly becoming a mainstream practice. This article talks about Defense Acquisition University (DAU) where games have grown from being closely aligned with both the learning objectives and the context of the acquisition workforce to the launch of the first Department of Defense casual gaming site.
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2. eLearning Conferences 2011 : eLearning Technology
List of eLearning Conferences scheduled in the first half of the year -January to June 2011 – covering a broad range of types of topics.
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3. Characters
Discusses use of characters in eLearning courses including ideas for their use and additional resources.

4. Nuts And Bolts: How To Evaluate eLearning
Far more time is spent on other phases of design and delivery than on evaluation. This article looks at several approaches to carrying out evaluation of training, including evaluation of eLearning.

5. Get Serious About Social Learning By Focusing On What Matters
Social learning has taken on a kind of religious fervor among learning practitioners during the past couple of years—and not without good reason. This article underscores the criticality of social learning strategy formulation, community design, rewards and incentives, content quality, and benefits tracking.
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6. The Best Android Browsers
This article gives a rundown of the best third-party Android browsers, all of which are free and available in the Android Market.

7. 28 Education And Technology Keywords Or Hashtags To Follow On Twitter
Compilation of a nice mix of education, learning, technology, higher education and social media keywords or hashtags to follow on Twitter.

8. 100 Incredibly Useful You Tube Channels For Teachers
Lists 100 of the best You Tube channels most worthy of attention, as they feature plenty of solid content appealing to their respective audiences and actively try to make viewers smarter.
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9. 63 Great eLearning Posts And Hottest Topics For November 2010
Compilation of 63 of the best eLearning posts; also lists the hottest topics for November 2010.
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10. A Study Of Trends In Mobile Design
A part of a new eBook Mobile Design For iPhone And iPad, this article showcases the variety of methods in which some of today’s most popular websites provide an interactive and (hopefully) useful mobile experience for their end users.
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11. 5 Innovative Classroom Management Tools For Teachers
Didn’t get into teaching for the administrative tasks? This article lists five virtual tools that can help you complete them more efficiently.
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12. Tablets, Compared
This interactive guide can help sort through and compare the various offerings in Tablets. Right from Apple iPad to Dell Streak to Samsung Galaxy Tab, it covers all the information you need to know on these mini computers.
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13. Flash Player 10.2 Will Be A Game-Changer
Upon the solid groundwork laid by the Flash Player 10.1 release, Adobe continues to innovate by adding some incredible new features to the runtime in a beta of Flash Player 10.2. This article highlights two, in particular – Native Custom Mouse Cursors & Stage Video Hardware Acceleration.
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14. HTML5 And CSS3 For The Real World
This article talks about the new HTML5 and CSS3 features that are included in IE9 Beta. It highlights how creating websites and apps for IE9 Beta will make things more scalable, more efficient, and more maintainable than ever before.
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15. Best Social Media Enabled Smartphones Of 2010
Lists the best social media smartphones of 2010.
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