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  1. Nov 2019
    1. Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College

      This site is the homepage of the Tech Infusion program at Arizona State University (ASU). Housed within ASU's Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Tech Infusion is a technology integration curriculum for Pre-K-12 teacher candidates. Through coursework and hands-on practices, teacher candidates are prepared to use technology fluently and innovatively for teaching and learning. The program integrates research, ISTE Standards, and the TPACK (Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge) framework around effective technology integration. This website provides technology-infusion resources for course developers, instructors, and current and future educators. Examples include research articles, edtech tool tutorials, lesson plans, and outlines of the curriculum. Rating: 9/10

    1. Issues and Trends in Learning Technologies

      This website covers "Issues and Trends in Learning Technologies (ITLT)," a peer-reviewed open-access journal published by the University of Arizona's Learning Technology program. This online journal features articles that explore theories, practices, and research surrounding educational technology. This includes discourse around the application and assessment of various learning technologies in educational settings. The "Archives" tab at the top of the site each volume ITLT, which feature articles such as research, reviews, and graduate student work. As an online publication, each article is accessible in PDF and HTML format free of charge. "Rating: 10/10"

    1. Motivation is a key element whichfacilitates students to adopt different learning strategies according to high, moderate and low level of motivation. The research aimed to identify the relationship between the levels of motivation in prospective teachers and their learning strategies.

      This research article conducted by two researchers aimed to assess the correlation between motivation and learning strategies at the higher education level among teachers. Various information outlined in the article is valuable, such as the various learning strategies commonly adopted by educators and brief descriptions of each. In addition, the concluding findings from the research showcased that high motivation came from different varying learning strategies among the 300 surveyed- reinforcing the idea that all learners learn differently. This informed is useful as various findings and elements highlighted in other research articles state declare that learner’s must identify and adopt learning strategies that work best for them. (Rating: 6/10)

    1. a training needs assessment is a pro-cess through which a trainer collects and analyzes information, then creates a training plan. This pro-cess determines the need for the training; identifies training needs; and examines the type and scope of resources needed to support training

      This article by Tracey Cekada is an excellent resource what defining a "needs assessments", why they are necessary, and how to properly conduct one. I found this helpful because in completing a needs assessment, a facilitator could obtain data before beginning a course as to learner needs and gaps. With the data, it could give early indicators on strategies and resources will be needed to integrate learners and technology together- especially if the learners have technological gaps or are hesitant in using the technology. The article provides a general framework for McClelland's needs assessment model that provides an 11 step process. In closing, the article reviews core effective components of a needs assessment and real-life examples for the reader to observe how it can be applied in real world scenarios. (Rating: 7/10)

    1. To best developfaculty, the same principles of adult education and teachingadults apply. In a systematic review of faculty developmentinitiatives designed to improve teaching effectiveness in med-ical education, the use of experiential learning, feedback,effective relationships with peers, and diverse educationalmethods were found to be most important in the success ofthese programs

      This article; developed over 10 medical professionals, aims to tack the best strategies and initiatives to develop faculty using adult learning strategies. In order to best keep physicians , support staff, and other medical professionals up-to-date with their learning, 5 main strategies are encouraged. First, "Use of Standardized Patients to Teach and Assess Interpersonal Communication Skills" is proposed to instruct and measure clinical skills and performance. Second, "Using Online Quizzes" are suggested because learners can best see where strengths and weakness' are present. Alternatively, instructors are able to better observe where content needs to be tailored to fit the needs of student. Third, is "Using Practice Sessions and VideoClips to Augment Significant Learning in Skills-Building Workshops" as it gives students the opportunity to apply knowledge immediately. Fourth is "Developing Complex Professionalism Skills through Vignettes and Discussion" to develop professionalism through coaching and feedback via the platforms used. Lastly, "A Model for Individualized Learner-Directed Online Learning" is suggested for learners as it give the opportunity for self-directed learning and maintaining a life-long learning commitment to the profession. (Rating: 8/10)

    1. We work at the intersection of education leaders, researchers, and technology developers to improve learning opportunities for all and close the Digital Learning Gap.

      The Digital Promise is a resource for strategic improvement of educational product designs and classroom practices.

      They have an awesome report titled: Integrating Digital Tools for Adult Learners:Four Critical Factors. Good read.Technology has to potential to be improve adult learners’ access to education. Technology can capture students different learning styles and open digital information. Higher education has an increase in faculty trying to enhance the technology use in their classes

  2. Nov 2018
    1. 9Annotated List of Current Technology ToolsThese technology tools have been used or reviewed by thepresenters. This is not a comprehensive list, but is a good start when choosing tools to engage the adult learner. Note that some of the tools must be purchased or subscribed to; when possible,the presenters have listed a free alternative.

      This provides a list of tools that may be available to use for adult training's, or within a classroom setting. Many of these fall into the self-directed learning category, as they provide more free reign for the students in an online environment. Also included on this page is a list of various "best practices" and focuses on androgogy. The tools provided are also great for proffessional development sessions or for working with adult students.

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    1. 17OFFICE OFEducational Technology2. Transforming Our EcosystemLearning, Teaching, and AssessmentSection I.Engaging and Empowering Learning Through Technology

      This article by the Department of Education is particularly focused on Adult Education and the role of technology in it. Of note is the sections dealing with best practices; these recommendations are given not only to instructors, but educational institutions, educational technology developers as well as policy makers.

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    1. The Role of Ed Tech and Professional Development in Driving Personalized Learning

      This site provides a selection of webinars on a variety of topics, ranging from Educational Technology to Assessment and Testing. These webinars, most free, also include a corresponding powerpoint. This may be great for professional development on campus.

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