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  1. Nov 2019
    1. Google Apps vs. Microsoft Office

      This article compares Google Application to Microsoft Office features and analyzes the strengths/weaknesses of each. Additionally, this article provides a deeper look into what the capabilities of each one are, and how they can function in certain environments. Rating: 7/10

    1. MOOCS for teacher professional development: exploring teachers’ perceptions and achievements

      This study discusses the effects of a MOOC style Professional Development method and the usage of Google Docs to collaborate between K-12 teachers.

      Rating: 8/10

    1. Applied Gamification: Creating Reward Systems for Organizational Professional Development

      This article looks at digital badges, a point system and additional methods of gamification as a way to motivate learners/employees.

    1. The authors explore why creative collaboration using digital media texts, tools, and technologies is vital to support the professional development of educators.

      This source discusses the importance of digital collaboration tools among professional development for k-12 professionals.

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    1. Google Docs as a Form of Collaborative Learning

      This article discusses the uses and effectiveness of Google Docs as a tool for greater participation among learners. Rating 3/5

    1. 5 Key Areas of Technology Professional Development for Teachers

      Great source that covers k-12 perceptions of technology being incorporated into their settings - classroom or for professional development.

    1. E-learning in the workplace

      This resource gives an excellent look into e-learning in the corporate and military settings. It discusses the instructional strategies, models, environments and more being used as well as examines the fast growing trend of e-learning across the private sector.

    1. Applying activity theory to computer-supported collaborative learning and work-based activities in corporate settings

      Problem-based learning is the desired structure of adult learning activities in the corporate setting. Many adult learners work in the corporate setting and deal with problems on a daily basis; therefore, instruction designed based off of a problem to be solved is effective, especially when team work is involved.

    1. Decision-making and problem solving are two skill domains that are fundamental to most types of military tasks.

      This resource discusses the adult learning theories including Malcolm Knowles that contribute to the design of training in the military. It discusses the desired skills for members of the military to posses and how those skills are important. Rating 7/10

    1. Enhancing Teaching and Learning for Active-Duty Military Students

      Adult learners in the military are using technology, especially distance learning more frequently. This article discusses how teach, technology and learning fits into the military setting. It discusses Malcolm Knowles and his theory, andragogy, as an effective framework to follow. Rating: 9/10

    1. Learning, Education, Training, and Instruction

      An article about how adult learning theory fits into the army setting. Pierson discusses adult learning theories including andragogy and self-directed learning.

      Rating 9/10

    1. Using adult learning principles in technology trainings

      Adult learner characteristics and how they apply to technology are important to understand. These characteristics include experience, goals, relevancy, self-directed learning, and hands-on activities. Teaching and technology should be structured while taking these characteristics into consideration. Rating 8/10

    1. 7 smart ways to use technology in classrooms

      This article covers new perceptions on technology usage in classrooms including mobile device usage and digital media. It discusses traditional views of disdain for technology in the classroom compared to the newer, more current opinions of allowing it. Rating 7/10

    1. Technology isn’t perfect.

      This article focuses on the difference between younger learners and older adult learners. Younger learners are growing up with technology and learn through technology usage more effectively and quickly than older adult learners. The article provides suggestions on how to overcome difficulties older adults may have with technology. Rating 7/10

    1. Use Technology Effectively

      Technology can beneficial for learning and using it effectively can be tricky - this website provides guidelines on how to use technology the right way and enjoy the benefits. Rating 10/10

    1. Up and Coming Technologies For the K-12 Classroom

      A current and future look at technological evolution in the k-12 context over the next several years! The possibilities continue to expand! Rating 8/10

    1. Advanced Educational Technology Tools and Trends

      The various types of technology versions and usage are described along with the pros and cons of using technology in an educational setting. Rating: 8/10

    1. 75 Digital Tools and Apps Teachers Can Use to Support Formative Assessment in the Classroom

      This is an excellent list of technology resources for instructors in any setting: K-12, higher education, business and more! They encourage the usage of technology in the classroom and have the potential to enhance student engagement along with evaluating instructional effectiveness. Rating 10/10

    1. Enhancing Learning: Tools For The Digital Classroom

      10 useful technology tools for adult learners or even instructors are suggested in this article. Each tool has a description of what each of the 10 technologies do. Each learner has their own preferences and more technology to work with or choose from is more accommodating to the learners' needs. Rating 9/10

    1. Professional development that nurtures implementation of technology is crucial.

      Technology is expanding and granting more access to higher education. It is assisting with student learning and higher education procedures for enrollment and teaching. Rating: 6/10

    1. With the power to remove obstacles such as the geographical location of employees or clients, technology is making learning more holistic and embedded in daily life.

      The future of technology in adult learning settings is explored in his article. It discusses current abilities that technology provides to adult learning, particularly in the private sector. Potential mental health benefits for keeping the brain active through game based educational technology. Additionally, technology has it's challenges as it is still difficult to accommodate all personality types. Rating 8/10

    1. How to Accommodate Different Adult Learning Styles in Company Training Programs

      This article addresses how adult learners learn, the various ways of engaging them, and who they are. It highlights the importance of hands-on activities to engage the learners, making connections to life outside of the classroom, and their view of learning as a continuous process. Rating: 7/10

    1. Orientation for the Adult Learner

      This article analyzes the growing trend of adult learners returning to college. Adult learners have jobs, marriages, children and other responsibilities that can make their educational pursuits more challenging. Adult learners are also compared to younger learners in a higher education context. Rating 8/10

    1. Fresh Ideas to Help Adult Learners Succeed

      This article addresses the needs of adult learners and who they are. Adult learners have families and other responsibilities that can also be a road block to their educational goals. It also discusses what colleges and states can do to assist their adult learning populations. Rating 5/10

    1. This website is a great resource for several different learning environments especially K-12 and Higher Education. There are tabs for each learning environment that provide several articles and readings on the latest trends. There are also tabs for Technology and Online Learning.

      Rating: 9/10 Website is easy to navigate and is rich with content.

    1. What Is a Modern Learning Environment?

      This website contains resources and information for educational technology in a K-12 setting. It has different sub topics pertaining to K-12 and technology usage. Rating: 8/10

    1. 5 Technology Challenges Faced By Adult Learners

      This is an article about difficulties adult learners may experience with technology in a learning setting. Many adult learners struggle with a lack of experience, limited exposure to certain technologies, literacy, and preference certain technology brands over others. Rating: 8/10

    1. Creating a network of educators and developers who are designing and using technology in ambitious, innovative ways to support adult learners.

      This organization provides numerous resources for adult learners that struggle in their educational pursuits. It also seeks to connect instructors and professional educators to ensure best practices are being implemented. Including educational technology into adult learning curricula. Rating: 7/10

    1. Our job is to match their drive and make their experience engaging and meaningful given these constraints.

      This website discusses the importance of engaging adult learners from various backgrounds through technology and diverse settings. Specific examples and strategies are mentioned to assist instructors with their instructional designing.