Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 8

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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. 100 Web Tools to Enhance Collaboration
Collaboration tools let you create, edit, share, discuss, engage, communicate and collaborate with others in a meaningful way that helps us learn from each other. Here’s a list of 100 web tools to enhance collaboration amongst us.

2. From e-Learning to iPad: How to Adjust the User Interface
This article focuses on one of the most important criteria for online instruction effectiveness – the interface. Lists 5 questions you should consider before designing an UI for your iPhone or iPad.

3. How can e-Learning, or computer based training, be more effective?
Discusses how eLearning, something that has been touted as a saviour, can be really made somewhat and/or more effective.

4. Seven Technologies That Will Rock 2011
Lists 7 technologies that will continue to engage (and enthrall) us in 2011.

5. Internet Surpasses Television as Main News Source for Young Adults
This article talks about Pew Center Research study reports, which states that the Internet is now the main national and international news source for people ages 18-29.

6. Where to Find Free eBooks for Children Online
Lists free ebooks for children which you can view online.

7. Math That Moves: Schools Embrace the iPad
Spending money on tablet computers may seem an extravagance. Read this article to know why some educators say they are more than just a cool new toy.

8. Will’s Learning Landscape Model
Will Thalheimer has developed the Learning Landscape Model. Here’s a 13 minute video explaining it.

9. The Benefits of Blended Learning Explained
Blended learning — a strategy that combines online and classroom learning activities and resources to reduce in-class seat time for students in a face-to-face environment — can be a tremendous boon for a university. This article states and explains ways to convince administrators, faculty, and students of the value of blended learning.

10. 15 Fabulous Blogs Should Follow By Game Addictive
These days games are sprouting up everywhere just like animated movies. This article mentions some of the best online destinations to know about the hot happenings of the video games industry.

11. 11 Ways to Learn in 2011
The opportunities for online learning have grown tremendously this past year. Interestingly, there seem to be more ways to participate in active learning. Here is the official list of eleven exciting ways you can learn online in the coming year.

12. 100+ Google Tricks for Teachers
From super-effective search tricks to Google tools specifically for education, to tricks and tips for using Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar, this article lists over 100 tricks that will surely save you some precious time.

13. Looking Back, Looking Forward
Lists some notable events and developments (among many others) in 2010, and based on them makes some predictions for the coming 12 months.

14. Turning a Tablet Into a Board Game
This article talks about a game that successfully marries digital and analog games, by using the first physical device to digitally interact with the Apple iPad.

15. Galaxy Tab Review: Android Hitchhiking its Way to Tablet Success
The Samsung Galaxy Tab is the first major tablet to ship with Android. This article reviews the tab to learn if Android is ready for prime time on tablets.

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