EdTech Weekly Digest - 3 (October 2014)

EdTech Weekly Digest - 3 (October 2014)

Hello folks, I will give a quick walk through of the topics that were covered over the last one week that might catch your interest, by briefly touching few of those articles and discussing a few of them in detail. I find myself researching and learning so many 

new things when I visit EdTechReview for the weekly digest. This week I will be touching the following topics in this digest with some great infographics covered this week. 

EdTechReview (ETR) Launches OER (Open Educational Resources) Initiative for the Indian Market

EdTechReview’s new initiative in the space of Open Education Resources (OER) is focused at bringing learning material from the best teachers to the students at a very low cost and faculty development.
For this initiative EdTechReview, India’s Premier EdTech Community has partnered with Progia LLC, a US based company with expertise in the use and creation of OER. Under this project, ETR has started to offer Open Educational Resources (OER) oriented awareness Programs, hands-on Workshops and Services to create courses using OER. These offerings are focused at entrepreneurs, faculties/teachers, authors and policy makers.

[Infographic] Growth of Online MBA Education

"Nearly one-third of academic enrollment across the United States is in online degree programs. Today, students of all ages can earn an Associate, Bachelor or Master’s degree online through one of many accredited universities offering online college degrees. For professionals seeking to upgrade their education credentials to an MBA, they now have the freedom to choose to complete their degree online, from the comfort of their home or office, regardless if it is 2:00 PM. or 2:00 AM. When online college degrees were new in the market, many critics believed the quality of education was not on par with traditional classroom learning.

[Infographic] How Students are Learning with Technology in the Classroom

This infographic illustrates how edtech is changing the way students learn in and out of the classroom.

Top Tweets and Resources of the Week for Teachers and Leaders (October)

Find out some of the best tweets and resources for educators on technology integration in the classroom, STEM, 21st century education (21st century learning, teaching and leading), educational leadership and project based learning.

List of 20+ Apps and Extensions for Chromebookers

1:1 is a fantastic approach and if you are lucky enough to have your own personal device in the classroom, then it is just awesome and beneficial - mainly in terms of efficiency. Educators have found Google Chromebook a good option for 1:1. With your Chromebook you will have your saved bookmarks, passwords, familiar files and much more.

Enriching Tomorrow: eLearning Africa 2015 Returns to Ethiopia

Rebecca Stromeyer, CEO of ICWE GmbH and Founder of eLearning Africa, joined Ethiopian Deputy Prime Minister H.E. Dr Debretsion Gebremichael, Minister of Communication and Information Technology of Ethiopia, on last Wednesday to announce that the annual eLearning Africa conference will return to Ethiopia, the country of its inauguration, for its tenth anniversary edition.

Over 200 MOOCs Coming Up in the Month of October (2014)

This is a list of over 200 MOOCs coming up in October 2014.
Art & Design (13)
Business & Management (35)
Mathematics and Stats (5)
Education & Teaching (21)
Science (32)
Engineering (12)
Humanities (47)
Computer Science (40)
Health & Medicine (21)
Social Sciences (16)

About the Author
Author: Dr Rod BergerWebsite: http://www.mindrocketmediagroup.com/
Rod Berger, PsyD, is President and CEO of MindRocket Media Group serving the global education market. Dr. Berger has been a VP of Education for an edtech firm, Keynote Speaker, Brand Strategist and continues to teach college courses and each summer guests lectures at Vanderbilt University.

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