Higher Learning Now

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This podcast is devoted to discussions of the practical applications of technologies big and small and how these technologies can be used to support the learning process in higher ed, corporate ed, community ed, etc., by people who help others learn.

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http://higherlearningnow.com
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The intersection of learning & technology
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🇬🇧 English
last modified
2013-03-17 17:49
last episode published
2012-05-30 21:00
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13.02 days
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Robin Lindbeck, Kevin Rocap, Ben Meredith author  
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Number of Episodes
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Technology Education Training Higher Education Software How-To Educational Technology

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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
30.05.2012

HLN 43 Group texting!

  ClassParrot Celly Remind101 (iphone app)       How can you use group texting to support your learning or the learning of others? Leave us a comment and let us know! Listen to this podcast (or right-click link and “save target as” to download mp3) Sub...
Robin Lindbeck, Kevin Rocap, Ben Meredith author
25.05.2012

HLN 42 Create, Collaborate, and Share with LiveBinders

        Livebinders website   How can you use Livebinder to support your learning or the learning of others? Leave us a comment and let us know! Listen to this podcast (or right-click link and “save target as” to download mp3) Subscribe to this podcast...
Robin Lindbeck, Kevin Rocap, Ben Meredith author
9.05.2012

HLN 41: Lights, Camera, Animoto!

        Animoto website   How can you use Animoto to support your learning or the learning of others? Leave us a comment and let us know! Listen to this podcast (or right-click link and “save target as” to download mp3) Subscribe to this podcast via iT...
Robin Lindbeck, Kevin Rocap, Ben Meredith author
4.05.2012

HLN 40: Kill Your Writing Procrastination with Write or Die

        Write or Die website (use the link on the side menu to get to the free web version of Write or Die) OmmWriter is Robin’s other favorite distraction-free writing tool We talked about distraction-free writing and several tools in HLN#20 2012 Hori...
Robin Lindbeck, Kevin Rocap, Ben Meredith author
11.04.2012

HLN 39: Remember to follow up with FollowUpThen!

  FollowUpThen website and video demo     What do you think–how will you use Followupthen? Leave us a comment and let us know! Listen to this podcast (or right-click link and “save target as” to download mp3) Subscribe to this podcast via iTunes, RSS o...
Robin Lindbeck, Kevin Rocap, Ben Meredith author
4.04.2012

HLN 38: MIT’s Open Courseware

        MIT OpenCourseWare Turns 10 MIT OCW MIT OCW app in iTunes OpenStudy OCW Scholar Open Education Week (was Mar 5-10) Creative Commons The Power of Open Open Culture (“the best free cultural & educational media on the web”) MERLOT (we talked a...
Robin Lindbeck, Kevin Rocap, Ben Meredith author
28.03.2012

HLN 37: Tell me a (digital) story

        Creaza mindmapping, video-editing, sound-editing story creation suite Acid Planet – online community of individual digital musicians and videographers and includes weekly free audio loops   How can you use Creaza and digital storytelling to sup...
Robin Lindbeck, Kevin Rocap, Ben Meredith author
21.03.2012

HLN 36: Create a Second Learning Stream with Backchanneling

      Some backchannel platforms: Chatzy Tiny Chat Backchan.nl: website and best practices from Backchan.nl Todays Meet Other backchannel resources: 7 Things You Should Know About Backchannel Communications, pdf  (Educause) Using the Backchannel in You...
Robin Lindbeck, Kevin Rocap, Ben Meredith author
14.03.2012

HLN 35: Create a Private Social Network with Yammer and Chatter

  SalesForce ChatterYammer A comparison of the free versions of Chatter and Yammer Set-up Yammer for a small group (similarly can be done with Chatter) Yammer & Chatter and Getting into Hot Water   How can you use Yammer or Chatter to support learn...
Robin Lindbeck, Kevin Rocap, Ben Meredith author
7.03.2012

HLN 34: Collaborative Cloud-Based Video Editing with WeVideo

        WeVideo – web-based, collaborative video editor AnyVideoConverter website (we also discussed it on the podcast in show #9 )   How can you use WeVideo to support learning? Leave us a comment and let us know! Listen to this podcast (or right-clic...
Robin Lindbeck, Kevin Rocap, Ben Meredith author
29.02.2012

HLN 33: Easily Get Google Data from the Cloud to Your Computer

Google Takeout- save some or all of your Google data into a downloadable archive InSync – create an InSync folder on your computer and it will create an automatic two-way sync with your Google docs Google Data Liberation Front   How will you use Google...
Robin Lindbeck, Kevin Rocap, Ben Meredith author
22.02.2012

HLN 32: Have a group? GroupTweet!

      GroupTweet home page   How will you use GroupTweet to support learning? Leave us a comment and let us know! Listen to this podcast (or right-click link and “save target as” to download mp3) Subscribe to this podcast via iTunes, RSS or email.
Robin Lindbeck, Kevin Rocap, Ben Meredith author
15.02.2012

HLN 31: LMS + Google Docs = Shared Doc for Small Groups

        Google docs home page                       How might you use Google docs sharing to make it easier for small groups to collaborate? Leave us a comment and let us know! Listen to this podcast (or right-click link and “save target as” to […]
Robin Lindbeck, Kevin Rocap, Ben Meredith author
8.02.2012

HLN 30: Share comments verbally with VoiceThread

VoiceThread home page VoiceThread digital library with examples of educational uses Wiki for VoiceThread users Information for planning a VoiceThread Wiki with links to ideas and samples Penn State VoiceThread webpage (with links to additional resource...
Robin Lindbeck, Kevin Rocap, Ben Meredith author
1.02.2012

HLN 29: Let IFTTT take care of your tasks for you!

      ifttt homepage (pronounced like “lift” without the “L”, stands for “if this then that)   How might you use ifttt yourself or to support learning? Leave us a comment and let us know! Listen to this podcast (or right-click link and “save target as”...
Robin Lindbeck, Kevin Rocap, Ben Meredith author
25.01.2012

HLN 28: Using Facebook Advertising for Education?

  Facebook in Education has often focused on its social media aspect and social media in the educational process, but Facebook can also be used in “getting out the word” in the educational process through Facebook Advertising. FB advertising is the sma...
Robin Lindbeck, Kevin Rocap, Ben Meredith author
19.01.2012

HLN 27: Creating a Newspaper from Tweets…and more!

        Creating a Tweet (and more!) Newpaper Paper.li home page Howard Rheingold’s Paper.li Education Technology curated by Lisa Koster Social Learning Daily curated by Carlos Suso The Learning4Tomorrow Daily curated by Elliott Rosenberg   Scoop.it ho...
Robin Lindbeck, Kevin Rocap, Ben Meredith author
14.12.2011

HLN 26: Can you hear me now? Audio Editing!

          Creating and Editing Audio with Audacity Audacity download page Useful tools and plugins for Audacity Lame plugin download page and installation instructions AnyAudioConverter (windows only) Levelator Chris’s compress dynamics download page R...
Robin Lindbeck, Kevin Rocap, Ben Meredith author
7.12.2011

HLN 25: A Picture..and a Shared Whiteboard…is Worth a Thousand Words

            Online Shared Whiteboard: Scriblink! Scriblink shared whiteboard page Scriblink features include: Privacy: the board is all yours, open only to the people you choose to invite Dynamic Tools: use shapes, hundreds of colors, a size bar, a tex...
Robin Lindbeck, Kevin Rocap, Ben Meredith author
30.11.2011

HLN 24: Let Me Ask You a Question…Online Survey Programs!

          Online Survey Programs! There are many online survey generators includings: SurveyMonkey SocialSci Zoomerang KwikSurvey Bzoink   How do you use online surveys to support learning? Leave us a comment and let us know! Listen to this podcast (or...
Robin Lindbeck, Kevin Rocap, Ben Meredith author
23.11.2011

HLN 23: QR Codes for Learning!

            QR Codes for Learning! There are lots of QR Code generators; here are three of our favorites: Kaywa, Qurify, Delivr The following resources are also contained in this QR Code:           Introduction to QR Codes (Common Craft) QR Huh? What t...
Robin Lindbeck, Kevin Rocap, Ben Meredith author
16.11.2011

HLN 22: Create Rubrics with Rubistar

        Create Rubrics with Rubistar Rubistar webpage Rubrix webpage The Rubric Builder webpage WayPoint Outcomes webpage The Rubric Library Other Resources/Ideas Mentioned in the Show Blind Men and the Elephant story (wikipedia describes the origins o...
Robin Lindbeck, Kevin Rocap, Ben Meredith author
11.11.2011

HLN 21: Mindmapping with XMind

  Mindmapping with XMind : XMind website Overview of Xmind 2008 (video) XMind Demo: Basic Operations (Part 1 of 2), video 1:09 XMind Demo: Structures (Part 2 of 2), video 2:11   How can you use mindmapping tools to support learning? Leave us a comment ...
Robin Lindbeck, Kevin Rocap, Ben Meredith author
3.11.2011

HLN #20: Distraction Free Writing Tools

        Create a Distraction-Free Writing Environment : Text Editor Notepad on Macintosh and PC  Modifiy your word processor for a minimalistic format MS Word 2003 and 2011 (pc): Under the View menu, select Fullscreen MS Word 2007 (pc): Under the View ...
Robin Lindbeck, Kevin Rocap, Ben Meredith author
27.10.2011

HLN #19: Brainstorming, Processing And More With Wallwisher

    Wallwisher Resources: Wallwisher webpage A PDF Guide to Using Wallwisher, pdf document   How can you use Wallwisher to support learning? Leave us a comment and let us know!   Listen to this podcast (or right-click link and “save target as” to downl...
Robin Lindbeck, Kevin Rocap, Ben Meredith author
20.10.2011

HLN #18: OneNote to Organize and Keep Track of Everything

        OneNote Resources: OneNote Webpage OneNote Demo OneNote Blog OneNote on YouTube   How can you use OneNote (or Evernote) to support learning? Leave us a comment and let us know!   Listen to this podcast (or right-click link and “save target as” ...
Robin Lindbeck, Kevin Rocap, Ben Meredith author
13.10.2011

HLN #17: Wikis!

      Wiki Resources: Brief history of the first wiki (Wikipedia) Wiki’s in plain english video (Common Craft) WikiSpaces website, embeddable widgets, help specifically for educators, wikispaces for educators, 5 quick video tours/tutorials   Everything...
Robin Lindbeck, Kevin Rocap, Ben Meredith author
30.09.2011

HLN 16: Presentations (and more) with Prezi

      Prezi Resources:  Prezi homepage (sign up and pricing.  And check out the sample Prezi’s!) Prezi’s wikipedia page The Prezi website also includes  tutorials (including how to “Prezify your Powerpoint presentations) and cheatsheets, as well as man...
Robin Lindbeck, Kevin Rocap, Ben Meredith author
24.09.2011

HLN #15: Create Quizzes and Exercises with Hot Potatoes

Hot Potatoes Resources: Hot Potatoes homepage including downloads, tutorials in 18 languages, and example sites  5 instructional tutorials on creating quizes and exercises in Hot Potatoes (created by a professor at Western Illinois University (There ar...
Robin Lindbeck, Kevin Rocap, Ben Meredith author
29.08.2011

HLN #14: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words with Snapashot

Snapashot Resources: Snapashot download from CNET   Listen to this podcast (or right-click link and “save target as” to download mp3) Subscribe to this podcast via iTunes or RSS
Robin Lindbeck, Kevin Rocap, Ben Meredith author
25.08.2011

HLN 13: Manage Your Online Reading With Google Reader

          (whoops, we originally posted the wrong audio for this episode.  Corrected as of Aug 28. Sorry about that!)   Google Reader Resources: Google Reader home page (you’ll need to sign in first.) Google Reader help page Google Reader blog. Conside...
Robin Lindbeck, Kevin Rocap, Ben Meredith author
11.08.2011

HLN 12: Use Toodledo…and get organized!

Toodledo Resources: Toodledo home page   Toodledo Forums (learn from others)   How to use Toodledo  (6 minute introduction. Direct YouTube link)   Introduction to Toodledo (Episode 37 of the Mobile Classroom – lengthier than above, 28 minutes, it inclu...
Robin Lindbeck, Kevin Rocap, Ben Meredith author
24.07.2011

HLN 11: Bookmarking + Social = Diigo, A Social Bookmarking Tool

Diigo Resources: Diigo homepage Diigo video overview–Collect and Highlight, Then Remember! (more Diigo videos) Diigo tools Diigo educator accounts     Listen to this podcast (or right-click link and “save target as” to download mp3) Subscribe to this p...
Robin Lindbeck, Kevin Rocap, Ben Meredith author
30.06.2011

HLN 10: Smile…You’re on Ustream!

Ustream Resources: Ustream home page Ustream support page   Listen to this podcast (or right-click link and “save target as” to download mp3) Subscribe to this podcast via iTunes or RSS
Robin Lindbeck, Kevin Rocap, Ben Meredith author
23.06.2011

HLN 9: Download and Convert Videos with Download Helper and AnyVideoConverter

Download Helper Download Helper home page (Firefox) After the podcast we realized Download Helper is also available for Internet Explorer.  It’s still in Beta, but it seems to work!  Here’s a quick installation guide if you need it. Download Helper als...
Robin Lindbeck, Kevin Rocap, Ben Meredith author
12.06.2011

HLN 8: Gather Real-Time Information with PollEverywhere

Poll Everywhere: Home Page, Demo/Tour, Video demos of premium (i.e. non-free) features Using Polling and Smartphones to Keep Students Engaged (Faculty Focus website) Classroom Response System (Clickers) Bibliography (Center for Teaching at Vanderbilt U...
Robin Lindbeck, Kevin Rocap, Ben Meredith author
11.05.2011

HLN 7: Meet Your New Research Assistant – Zotero

    Higher Learning Now podcast 7: Meet Your New Research Assistant – Zotero Zotero home page     Other Resources and Tools Mentioned During the Podcast Endnote   (right-click to download the MP3 of this podcast to your computer)
Robin Lindbeck, Kevin Rocap, Ben Meredith author
17.04.2011

HLN 6: Access and Share Your Files Everywhere with Dropbox

Higher Learning Now podcast 6: Access and Share Your Files Everywhere with Dropbox Sign up for a free dropbox account with this affiliate link and get an extra 250mb storage for free! Dropbox home page Dropbox Add-on’s from Dropbox wiki Upload files to...
Robin Lindbeck, Kevin Rocap, Ben Meredith author
27.02.2011

HLN 005: Join.me and Screen Sharing Software

Higher Learning Now podcast 5: Join.me (and other screen sharing programs) Join.me Join.me website (the start-a-screenshare-page) Join.me Quick Preview and Tutorial (video)     Screen Sharing Program Description Cost Maximum number of attendees Downloa...
Robin Lindbeck, Kevin Rocap, Ben Meredith author
6.02.2011

HLN 004: MERLOT

Higher Learning Now podcast 4: MERLOT Using MERLOT MERLOT home page MERLOT Pedagogy Portal MERLOT Content Builder (webpage creator) QuickStart and Video Tutorials           Of course the best way to get familiar with MERLOT is to go to the home page an...
Robin Lindbeck, Kevin Rocap, Ben Meredith author
27.01.2011

HLN 003 Using Powerpoint Presentations on the Web

photo © 2007 Gareth Saunders | more info (via: Wylio) Higher Learning Now podcast 3: Using Powerpoint Presentations on the Web (and off the web) Resources for Getting Powerpoint Presentations on the Web  AuthorStream website homepage AuthorStream tour(...
Robin Lindbeck, Kevin Rocap, Ben Meredith author
5.12.2010

HLN 002: Screencasting with Jing!

Higher Learning Now podcast #2: Screencasting with Jing Topic:  Using Jing for Learning  Resources Jing description and download page (TechSmith) Jing tutorials (TechSmith) Ways to use Jing, language teaching (Teacher Training Videos. Warning: Launches...
Robin Lindbeck, Kevin Rocap, Ben Meredith author
30.11.2010

HLN 001: Welcome and Start Doodling!

Higher Learning Now podcast #1–Welcome and Start Doodling! Topics: We introduce ourselves and the podcast Doodle (meeting scheduler)   Resources  Doodle website Doodle tutorial (website) Scheduling a meeting with Doodle (YouTube video)   (right-click t...
Robin Lindbeck, Kevin Rocap, Ben Meredith author