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    What is Wireless Power?
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    Anyone who attends a class or meeting where most of the participants have laptop computers is well aware that there are never enough power outlets — and when they are available, they are invariably located in inconvenient places. Wireless power, already being prototyped by several companies, promises to alleviate the problem by making power for charging batteries in devices readily available. Using near-field inductive coupling, power can be transmitted through special surfaces or even through open space to charge devices within a home, office, school, or other setting. Consumer products are already entering the market; the Powermat, for instance, charges up to three devices placed onto its surface (each device must first be slipped into a compatible sleeve). Fulton Innovation's eCoupled technology is designed to be built into desks and countertops, enabling not only power transfer but also other wireless communications between devices placed on the surfaces. Witricity is developing transmitters that would be embedded in walls or other furniture, transferring power via inductive coupling to receivers attached to devices anywhere within the home or classroom. The impact of wireless power for education will primarily be felt in learning spaces; the devices we carry will become more useful and easier to maintain, with increased opportunity for longer use in a variety of settings.
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  2. page WhatsNew edited What's New? September 2012: We're done! Read the NMC Technology Outlook for STEM+ Education 201…

    What's New?
    September 2012: We're done! Read the NMC Technology Outlook for STEM+ Education 2012-2017.
    August 2012: The voting is completed. See the detailed tallies.
    August 2012: The Horizon.STEM advisory board has been hard at work! They've weighed in on all of the research questions and the rankings have just begun. This work can be viewed across the wiki and is summarized in the Research Question Summary
    July 2012: The wiki that will produce the Technology Outlook: STEM+ Education 2012-2017 is now open! Look for more integration with the NMC's global social Horizon Project research database, Navigator (http://navigator.nmc.org/), as well as our NMC Horizon EdTech Weekly app (http://go.nmc.org/app).

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    What are Web Aggregation Tools?
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    Aggregation is the process of transparently gathering together distributed pieces of online content based on an interest in the topic(s), the author(s), or other shared characteristics. RSS readers are one way to aggregate data, but with the increase in personal publishing, new tools for aggregation are emerging. Using these tools, readers can easily track a distributed conversation that takes place across blogs, Twitter, and other publishing platforms, as well as pull in relevant resources from news feeds and other sources.
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    Press Clippings: Published Technologies to Watch Lists
    This area is a place to collect "Technologies to Watch" lists published by other organizations. Though these lists and publications may serve a different audience and purpose than the Horizon Report does, they contain many useful descriptions and discussions that can and should inform our work.
    We'd love to see your clippings here as well! Please use the edit this page button to add more, or add comments on how or why you think they may or may not be important. As is the convention throughout the Horizon Project Wiki, we ask you to identify items you think are of high interest to us, as I have done here by typing 4 tilde (~) characters-- Larry Jul 6, 2012. This will help us to sift through the articles and determine which ones resonate most strongly with the board as a whole.
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    3 Hot Technology Trends to Watch in 2012
    http://www.dailyfinance.com/2011/12/30/3-hot-technology-trends-to-watch-in-2012/
    Daily Finance notes in-car streaming as a technology to look out for in 2012. They also predict that a big comeback is in store for Microsoft with the impending release of Windows 8.
    3 Social Learning Trends to Watch in 2012
    http://mashable.com/2012/01/21/social-learning-trends-2012/
    Along with the increased attention on training comes a discussion about value and retention. The conversation about ways to engage participants and therefore enhance the value of training is on the rise, as new tools and methods are emerging very quickly. Here are three of the developing topics that combine social with learning — and should be worth integrating in your business during this year. Sam Aug 1, 2012 Christian.Guetl Aug 2, 2012 Ivica.Boticki Aug 5, 2012Holly.Lu Aug 25, 2012
    5 Exciting Innovations That Will Change Computing in 2012
    http://mashable.com/2012/03/26/computing-tech-innovations/
    This article highlights five technologies that will change the way we interact with out computers and mobile devices, allowing more natural interfacing. Ivica.Boticki Aug 5, 2012Holly.Lu Aug 25, 2012
    5 Disruptive Trends That Will Alter Your Mobile Strategy David.Lowe Aug 1, 2012
    http://www.xyleme.com/blog/2012/03/06/5-disruptive-trends-that-will-alter-your-mobile-strategy/
    Learning expectations have shifted with all of the new technology, which has caused change among those who are initially developing the content. There is an incredible demand for data, social interactions and collaboration today, in what people are deeming the “communication age” or the “social age.” Salvador.Ros Jul 30, 2012
    5 Trends that Will Shape the Next Few Years of Social Media David Jul 21, 2012
    http://thenextweb.com/socialmedia/2010/09/19/5-trends-that-will-shape-the-next-few-years-of-social-media/
    "The past few years have seen some spectacular changes in the technology that embeds itself in our daily lives. The perfect storm of social media, smart phones and location awareness is only beginning to take full effect. We’ve gazed into crystal ball and considered how we think these technologies will combine to become such an established fabric of our lives that in the next few years what we’ve written here won’t be considered amazing at all..." Larry Apr 25, 2011 Zeinab.El.Maadawi Jul 25, 2012 Sam Aug 1, 2012 Christian.Guetl Aug 2, 2012Uriel.Cukierman Aug 5, 2012Holly.Lu Aug 25, 2012
    10 Cutting-edge Mobile Application Trends for 2012
    http://www.itbusinessedge.com/slideshows/show.aspx?c=87261
    This slideshow provides a visual of the mobile application trends for 2012, including location-based services, social networking, and improved mobile searches.
    10 Tech Trends to Watch for in 2012
    http://www.techradar.com/news/world-of-tech/10-tech-trends-to-watch-for-in-2012-1050007
    Windows 8 and Ultra thin tablets made this list of the top 10 technologies for 2012. Ivica.Boticki Aug 5, 2012
    10 Workplace Trends to Watch in 2012
    http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/222733
    This article describes the top ten trends currently transforming traditional works spaces, bringing to light the positive impact of technology on productivity.
    12 Education Tech Trends to Watch in 2012
    http://mindshift.kqed.org/2012/01/12-education-tech-trends-to-watch-in-2012/
    This article summarizes the top technology trends in schools for 2012, including BYOD as major asset and bandwidth issues as a continuing challenge. Salvador.Ros Jul 30, 2012 Christian.Guetl Aug 2, 2012
    12 Ways to Learn in 2012
    http://theelearningcoach.com/elearning2-0/12-ways-to-learn-in-2012/
    This article explores new ways to leverage technology for learning in 2012, including digital libraries and collections. Christian.Guetl Aug 2, 2012
    15 Current Technologies A Child Born Today Will Never Use David Jul 21, 2012 David.Lowe Aug 1, 2012
    http://news.yahoo.com/15-current-technologies-child-born-today-never-142409696.html
    This article predicts what the future landscape will look like and which technologies will become obsolete in that landscape, many of which, have been a huge part of our own lives in a way that our kids will never experience. Sam Aug 1, 2012 Christian.Guetl Aug 2, 2012
    32 Innovations That Will Change Your Tomorrow David Jul 21, 2012
    http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/06/03/magazine/innovations-issue.html
    This article lists inventions and advancements that are being studied and created, from a mind-reading shopping cart to tooth sensors that can detect plaque-building bacteria and notify us. Ivica.Boticki Aug 5, 2012
    The 50 Best iPad Apps for STEM Education
    http://www.onlineuniversities.com/blog/2012/05/50-best-ipad-apps-for-stem-education/
    This list of iPad apps focuses on tools and references that help to teach STEM concepts.deborah.lee Jul 27, 2012
    CES 2012 Preview: Top 7 Trends to Watch
    http://blog.laptopmag.com/ces-2012-preview-top-7-trends-to-watch
    The Consumer Electronics Show is an event at the beginning of each year that exposes consumers to the latest technologies for the year ahead. This year, the show featured technologies including gesture-controlled televisions and "ice cream sandwich" tablets.
    Education-Technology Trends to Watch in 2012
    http://wyldaboutbusiness2.blogspot.com/2012/02/education-technology-trends-to-watch-in.html
    This article hits on the edtech trends we will see more of in 2012, from budgeting to social media use to system management
    Envisioning emerging Technology for 2012 and Beyond David Jul 21, 2012
    http://envisioningtech.com/
    This web site is devoted to the visual mapping of the technologies to watch in 2012. Envisioning technology is meant to facilitate technology observations by taking a step back and seeing the wider context. By speculating about what lies beyond the horizon we can make better decisions of what to create today.
    Gartner: the Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2012 David Jul 21, 2012 David.Lowe Aug 1, 2012
    http://www.cio.com/article/692031/Gartner_the_Top_10_Strategic_Technology_Trends_for_2012?source=CIONLE_nlt_insider_2011-10-20
    "The technology that makes up many of the systems in the Information Technology world today is at a critical juncture. In the next five years everything from mobile devices and applications to servers and social networking will impact IT in ways companies need to prepare for now, Gartner Vice President David Cearley says." This article lists the top ten tech trends and the implications of those for the upcoming 2012 year. Ivica.Boticki Aug 5, 2012Uriel.Cukierman Aug 5, 2012
    New Technologies for e-Learning in 2012 (and a Little Beyond) David Jul 21, 2012
    http://www.tonybates.ca/2012/01/05/new-technologies-for-e-learning-in-2012-and-a-little-beyond/
    Tony Bates cites trends that may have been missing from the Horizon Report that will grow in 2012, including HTML5.Uriel.Cukierman Aug 5, 2012
    Nine Hot Technology Startups to Watch in 2012
    http://www.computerworlduk.com/in-depth/it-business/3328213/nine-hot-technology-startups-watch-in-2012/
    This article takes a look at nine start-up companies -- many of which work with cloud computing -- including Cloudbees and Goshido.
    Seven Technology Predictions for 2012 and Beyond David.Lowe Aug 1, 2012
    http://globalknowledgeblog.com/technology/virtualization-technology/cloud-computing/seven-technology-predictions-for-2012/
    The death of the laptop, the evolution of the cloud, and the rise of streaming media are cited as technology progressions to watch in 2012.deborah.lee Jul 27, 2012
    Tech To Watch 2012: HD Screens in Your Hand
    http://blog.laptopmag.com/tech-to-watch-2012-hd-screens-in-your-hand
    This article zeroes in on the advancements in mobile technology, specifically screen resolution and its applications in improving our everyday lives.
    Tech To Watch 2012: NFC Goes Beyond Digital Wallets
    http://blog.laptopmag.com/tech-to-watch-2012-nfc-goes-beyond-digital-wallets
    This article delves into the specific uses and potential for near field communication in 2012.
    Technology Areas to Watch in 2012 through 2016 David Jul 21, 2012 David.Lowe Aug 1, 2012
    http://nextbigfuture.com/2011/12/technology-areas-to-watch-in-2012.html
    According to this article, robotics an hyperbroadband among others are on this list of technology areas where we may see major developments over the next four years/
    Ten Trends 2012
    http://www.core-ed.org/lab/ten-trends-2012
    CORE Education is a non-profit based out of New Zealand that promotes new technologies in education and offers services for educational improvement. It annually explores the top ten trends for education and the 2012 trends are outlined in a free open publication.deborah.lee Jul 27, 2012
    The Top 10 Tech Trends for 2012 David Jul 21, 2012 David.Lowe Aug 1, 2012
    http://www.cnn.com/2011/12/19/tech/innovation/top-tech-trends-2012/index.html
    This watch list discusses touch computing and social gestures as the top to technology topics of 2012.
    What Will Be Obsolete in 2020? (video) David Jul 21, 2012
    http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2012/03/what-will-be-obsolete-in-2020/
    This video voices perspectives of teachers, entrepreneurs and policymakers who attended Big ideas Fest, an event focused on transformational change in education.The interviewees each discuss the aspects of current classrooms that they believe will be obsolete in 2020. Christian.Guetl Aug 2, 2012 Ivica.Boticki Aug 5, 2012
    The Year Ahead in IT, 2012
    http://www.insidehighered.com/views/2012/01/06/gonick-essay-predicting-higher-ed-it-developments-2012
    The author points to Open Learning Initiatives becoming an institutional imperative as the biggest trend to watch in 2012. Ivica.Boticki Aug 5, 2012
    Gartner's 2012 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies
    http://www.gartner.com/it/page.jsp?id=2124315
    This is the latest Hype Cycle that showcases the Key Trends for 2012 in Educational TechnologyHolly.Lu Aug 25, 2012

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    What is Visual Data Analysis?
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    Visual data analysis blends highly advanced computational methods with sophisticated graphics engines to tap the extraordinary ability of humans to see patterns and structure in even the most complex visual presentations. Currently applied to massive, heterogeneous, and dynamic datasets, such as those generated in studies of astrophysical, fluidic, biological, and other complex processes, the techniques have become sophisticated enough to allow the interactive manipulation of variables in real time. Ultra high-resolution displays allow teams of researchers to zoom into interesting aspects of the renderings, or to navigate along interesting visual pathways, following their intuitions and even hunches to see where they may lead. New research is now beginning to apply these sorts of tools to the social sciences as well, and the techniques offer considerable promise in helping us understand complex social processes like learning, political and organizational change, and the diffusion of knowledge.
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    Fold this into Learning Analytics? bwatwood Mar 12, 2012\
    I don't think it's related to LA. This is more about the tools that are emerging to enable students and researchers to visualise and link data (but note that linked data may merit its own separate category). It's one thing to talk about mathematical representations of data. It's quite another to see it, manipulate it, and from that draw new insights from it. Tools emerging for visualising data that don't require sophisticated programming skill are making that more and more accessible to learners across the STEM landscape. Phillip.Long Aug 18, 2012
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    Does this need hooking up to 'big data'? Nick Aug 5, 2012
    Linked data is related to this topic, though it may merit a category for itself since the purpose of linked data is to juxtapose information from disparate sources, often not initially associated with one another, to gain novel insights into a problem or question.Phillip.Long Aug 18, 2012
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    visualisation tools for data allow the novice learner to explore and gain insights into quantitative data without the prerequisite skill requirement of either computational coding or deep mathematical understanding. Phillip.Long Aug 18, 2012
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    There are lots of great tools emerging including the Google Motion Charts , GapMinder Desktop (an AIR app), and IBM's Manyeyes project Phillip.Long Aug 18, 2012
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  6. page Virtual Worlds edited What are Virtual Worlds? [[include component="page" page="TopicsNav"]] The…

    What are Virtual Worlds?
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    The capability of virtual worlds has expanded considerably in the past few years, with enormous development in building tools, climate simulators, physics engines, and the overall capability of these platforms to simulate reality. A growing number of Internet users have an avatar in a virtual world, and hundreds of platforms to allow those avatars places to interact are already available or in development. Virtually every higher education institution has some sort of work going in around virtual spaces, and in just one platform alone, Linden Lab’s Second Life®, thousands of educational projects and experiments are actively underway. Early projects that drew heavily on real-world forms and practices gradually have given way to more experimental ventures that take advantage of the unique opportunities afforded by virtual worlds and other immersive digital environments. Now we are seeing increased use of these spaces for truly immersive forms of learning and for a level of collaboration that is erasing traditional boundaries and borders rapidly. The technology that supports virtual worlds is advancing at a rapid rate, paving the way for more realistic environments, connections between different platforms, and new ways to enter and use virtual spaces. As participation and development both continue to increase, these environments are becoming ever more interesting spaces with obvious potential for teaching, learning, and creative expression.
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    collaborative aspect, immersion, making unseen phenomena seen, scaling effects, put the learning into different contexts Christian.Guetl Aug 9, 2012
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    not only commercial platform but also open source such as OpenSim OpenWonderland are imporatant to mention
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    collaborative aspect, immersion, making unseen phenomena seen, scaling effects, put the learning into different contexts Christian.Guetl Aug 9, 2012
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    What are Virtual Laboratories?
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    Virtual laboratories are web applications that emulate the operation of real laboratories and enable students to practice in a “safe” environment before using real, physical components. Examples include an optical networking virtual lab and a virtual lab for programmable logic controllers. Students can typically access virtual labs 24/7, from wherever they are, and run the same experiments over and over again. Some emerging virtual lab platforms also incorporate reporting templates that populate with the results of the experiments so that students and teachers can easily review the outcomes.
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    Distance and blended learning students will be able to practice as much as they want without being afraid of taking harmful decisions. The virtual lab won't break.
    Sergio Jul 21, 2012Sam Aug 17, 2012
    Students can try to design experiments by their own & show their innovation even if they do not have facilities in the real world. http://www.youtube.com/user/spacelab/spacelab
    Zeinab.El.Maadawi Aug 19, 2012
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    The use of virtual labs are very good tools for preparing students to physical sessions of the laboratory. They have been previously interacting with similar (virtual) equipment and thus they feel more confident in the initial sessions and take more advantage of the activities. Sergio Jul 21, 2012 Agree & virtual labs are cost efficient, so students are able to perform virtual experiments repeatedly using different dosage & formula without wasting chemicals, equipment,etc.. Zeinab.El.Maadawi Aug 19, 2012
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    Digital Electronics Virtual Lab (Spanish)
    http://meteo.ieec.uned.es/www_Usumeteog/Sergio Jul 21, 2012
    Youtube space lab
    http://www.youtube.com/user/spacelab/spacelab
    Zeinab.El.Maadawi Aug 15, 2012
    NASA virtual lab http://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/programs/national/ltp/home/index.html
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    What are Virtual Assistants?
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    As voice recognition and gesture-based technologies advance and more recently, converge, we are moving away from the notion of interaction with our devices via a pointer and keyboard. Virtual assistants are the natural end goal of natural user interfaces (NUI), and build on developments in interfaces across the spectrum of engineering, computer science, and biometrics. A new class of smart televisions will be among the first devices to make comprehensive use of the idea. While crude versions of virtual assistants have been around for some time, we have yet to achieve the level of interactivity seen in Apple's classic video, Knowledge Navigator . The Apple iPhone 4s’ Siri is a recent mobile-based example, and allows users to control all the functions of the phone, participate in lifelike conversations with users, and more. Microsoft Research is devoting considerable resources to developing NUIs. Virtual assistants for learning are clearly in the long-term horizon, but the potential of the technology to add substance to informal modes of learning is compelling.
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    (1) How might this technology be relevant to the educational sector you know best?
    support lerning activities in a personalized way; take the role as peer student, teacher in the learning process, in particular in collaborative learning / group learning settings Christian.Guetl Aug 9, 2012
    homework guide, tough problem walk-through, gentle "mom-like" nudge to keep going, etc. Russ.Meier Aug 19, 2012
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    intelligent pedagogical agents Christian.Guetl Aug 9, 2012
    Christian, That would mean teachers --or at least TA's?? :-)antonio.vantaggiato Aug 18, 2012
    Antonio's joke about removing the instructor in favor of an agent is, of course, the real concern most professors have about virtual agents. If we evolve agents to the level that they are good enough to guide students through exercises then potentially, some would argue, you don't need teachers any more! I disagree fundamentally. Students are not robots. They do want human interaction. Virtual agents can be great support mechanisms to human mentors. Russ.Meier Aug 19, 2012
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    support lerning activities in a personalized way; take the role as peer student, teacher in the learning process, in particular in collaborative learning / group learning settings Christian.Guetl Aug 9, 2012
    Natural language processing promises machines that interact in more intelligent ways. This means that generations of learners will be able to ask questions and have results presented in appropriately filtered context-aware ways. This is the future of search engines and it * most definitely * will impact STEM education as all students will be using it! Russ.Meier Aug 19, 2012
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    running PhD for supporting science education Christian.Guetl Aug 9, 2012
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    What are Video Lectures?
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    Thanks to the emergence of video lecture platforms, such as Khan academy, a shift in STEM pedagogy is underway. As video lectures support flipped and blended learning, many teachers are assigning them as homework, instead of the usual exercises. In turn, teachers are facilitating the exercises and activities during class time instead of giving lectures. A major reason video lectures are gaining traction is because teachers can now take advantage of the face-to-face time with the students by doing more interactive and collaborative tasks. Additionally, not all the teachers transmit the concepts through lecture in a clear and clever way, so students now have access to high quality recordings from the best speakers all over the world. Students can come to class prepared with questions based on the video lectures, and teachers can use class time to answer those questions and spark a deeper understanding of the concepts.
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    (1) How might this technology be relevant to the educational sector you know best?
    Asynchronous video lectures are a fundamental piece within the distance learning puzzle. Students can watch and review the course lectures anytime. Sergio Jul 21, 2012Akinori.Nishihara Aug 19, 2012
    Allows for equitable access to all students. Students will be able to go through the materials at their own pace and scaffold the learning. The interactive nature of the materials (if done effectively) will allow for deep learning.Vanessa.Chang Aug 16, 2012 Zeinab.El.Maadawi Aug 19, 2012Akinori.Nishihara Aug 19, 2012
    Problem solving methodology & group work can be designed effectively using online video lectures. Zeinab.El.Maadawi Aug 19, 2012
    Providing alternate pathways to learning - lectures by different folks on a topic allow alternative interpretations or approaches to a topic. Technology for automatic transcription functionality is very useful here, for being able to search based on topics/concepts as well as for translation.Seehttp://oeit.mit.edu/gallery/projects/spokenmedia-project and
    http://oeit.mit.edu/gallery/projects/spoken-lecturevkumar Aug 19, 2012
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    The level of active student engagement and interactivity in video lectures. The use of ineffective materials and presenters will defeat the purpose of video lectures. Vanessa.Chang Aug 16, 2012
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    (3) What do you see as the potential impact of this technology on STEM+ education?
    STEM+ lectures usually contains solution of problems and exercices. Using video-lectures students can follow the lecture at their own rhythm, stoping and rewind as much as they need to fully assimilate the concepts. Sergio Jul 21, 2012
    Ability for students to apply critical thinking and conceptualized the materials presented. There will be potential to actively process the materials by the level of interactivity rather than by passive observation (in lecture).Vanessa.Chang Aug 16, 2012
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    (4) Do you have or know of a project working in this area?
    Khan Academy
    http://www.khanacademy.org/
    Sergio Jul 21, 2012
    UNED Video lectures
    http://www.intecca.uned.es/portalavip/emisiones.php?type=Diferido
    Sergio Jul 21, 2012
    Super Heros Training Network
    http://www.superherotrainingnetwork.com/
    Sergio Jul 21, 2012
    UNED TV and radio resources
    http://www.canaluned.com/
    Sergio Jul 21, 2012
    MIT BLOSSOMS video lessons
    http://blossoms.mit.edu/
    Zeinab.El.Maadawi Jul 22, 2012
    http://www.youtube.com/education
    Zeinab.El.Maadawi Aug 15, 2012
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