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This Week in EdTech News: August 12th

Fancy virtual classrooms, free open education resources, tech in Community Colleges and more in this week’s edition of the EdTech roundup!

‘Making Virtual Classrooms More Interactive’ via Campus Technology

The Harvard Business School and the Berkley Resource Center for Online Education (BRCOE) are among the schools that have adopted programs which help their online professors create a more authentic in-classroom experience for their students.

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‘Open Educational Practice: Unleashing the Potential of OER’ via EdSurge

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Though still in infancy, open educational resources (OER) are growing and being used by schools throughout North America, to help students disseminate, as well as receive, knowledge.

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‘Top 11 Interactive Websites for the Classroom’ via Booksource Banter

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Eleven websites ranging from Google Earth to Comic Creator that can help students collaborate and create in the classroom. While many of these sites are geared towards elementary and high school students, there are still a number that have the potential to enrich courses at the college level and beyond.

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‘I Love Community Colleges (and Tech Should Too)’ via EdSurge

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EdTech has the ability to help improve the kind of flexibility, cost and efficiency  of courses needed by diverse student bodies at community colleges.

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