9 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest –22

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From transforming a classroom course to an online format to globalizing eLearning for a global audience to implementing QR codes in classroom, and more. We have covered it all here in our Weekly Digest – a collection of our top 9 links from the week gone by, each accompanied by a quick brief.

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  1. From Classroom To Online, Think “Transform” not “Transfer” Converting an existing classroom course to an online format can be a tricky, time-consuming undertaking. There are some aspects of the classroom program which are most successful and some which fail. Read on to learn some specific re-design tips that work.
  2. Globalizing E-learning For International Audiences Research shows that learners learn best in their native language and familiar cultural context, by respecting local languages and cultures at every level. In today’s flat world, it is imperative that learning professionals modify the business process and design all courses as if they were going global. Learn about the processes involved in globalizing.
  3. Game-Based Learning: Hype Vs. Reality It’s a known fact that computer and video games have the potential to make significant learning impact. However its potential is currently not being realized – at least not at a meaningful scale. Know if game-based learning is a hype or reality, or both.
  4. 4 Ways Mobile Tech Is Improving Education With Internet in the palm of our hands, educators are looking at mobile as the next big tool for schools. Here are 4 ways in which mobile devices are helping improve education.
  5. Web vs. Native Mobile App? Forrester Says Do Both Research firm Forrester takes a deeper look at the mobile Web versus application debate. And here’s a rather startling conclusion: there is no debate at all. So what is the future of the mobile Internet? Are native applications going to be the dominant form of digital interaction? Will new and developing browser technologies like HTML5 make the mobile Web preferable to apps? Know it all here.
  6. Augmented Reality and Web 3.0 After Web 2.0 there have been speculations about Web 3.0 and what it would be. Furthermore, what about Web 3.0 and Augmented Reality? What potential does it hold? Read it all here.
  7. QR Code Classroom Implementation Guide QR Codes in the Classroom are valuable for mainly 3 reasons. Read further to explore these reasons.
  8. Smartphones Remaking the Way Men Work and Live Smartphones are remaking the lives of their male users, according to a new survey from Spike TV. The study found that men are unabashedly in love with their smartphones, a borderline addictive relationship that has empowered and also distracted men in both small and profound ways.
  9. Apps In Emerging Markets: One Size Doesn’t Fit All The massive growth in mobile usage in Latin America is opening up a lucrative new market for developers. But simply rehashing an app built for another region won’t cut the mustard, according to BlueVia.

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