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Online Student Retention Strategies: A Baker’s Dozen of Recommendations | Faculty Focus

Online Student Retention Strategies: A Baker’s Dozen of Recommendations | Faculty Focus | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
Despite the tremendous growth of online education programs, student retention for online courses remains problematic. The attrition rate from online universities is often cited as 20% to 50% (Diaz, 2002).
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Beyond Technology: Preparing the students of today for the challenges of tomorrow
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9 Things to Do to Grow As a Leader

9 Things to Do to Grow As a Leader | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

Corporations, governments, universities and global development organizations alike have released research highlighting a shortage of quality leaders. However, more than ever before, the need for globally-minded leaders is at an all-time high. While leadership is not something that is developed overnight, it is a skill that can be developed. The following tips are proven to help you grow as a globally-minded leader:


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Isabelle Mayor's curator insight, March 8, 9:42 AM

J'aime le point 4 ! On peut toujours apprendre, non ?

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Stephen Downes: Half an Hour: Ten Key Takeaways from Tony Bates

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour: Ten Key Takeaways from Tony Bates | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
Like pretty much everyone else in the field I've been immensely enjoying Tony Bates's work-in-progress, an online open textbook called Teaching in a Digital Age.

Having said that, I think my perspective is very different from his, and this summary post offers me an opportunity to highlight some of those differences. So in what follows, the key points (in italics) are his, while the text that follows is my discussion.

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Lots to think about!

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 23, 1:18 AM

Two strong points of view: bound to trigger your thinking!

Ann Luzeckyj's curator insight, February 26, 5:26 PM

Not strictly related to first year but interesting 

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Amanda Ronan: How to Get Your Class Online & Maintain Student Privacy | Edudemic

Amanda Ronan: How to Get Your Class Online & Maintain Student Privacy | Edudemic | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
So what’s a teacher to do? If you plan lessons that involve students using online programs and apps, you’re likely to hit the campus firewall or possibly even risk compromising your students’ privacy. Yet, if you keep your lessons offline, you know you’re missing a huge opportunity to engage students by using technology in meaningful, real-world ways. Well, never fear, because we’ve got all of the answers you seek. Follow these steps to get your class online and using popular apps, without worrying about keeping student data private.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 17, 1:59 PM

Review the  5 Steps for Protecting Student Privacy now. Save a great deal of time and heartache later.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Read and Download 250+ Art Books from the Getty Museum

Free Technology for Teachers: Read and Download 250+ Art Books from the Getty Museum | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

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eJobs: The MUSE: 10 Words to Remove From Your LinkedIn Profile (and What to Add Instead)

eJobs: The MUSE: 10 Words to Remove From Your LinkedIn Profile (and What to Add Instead) | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
Words Not to Use on Your LinkedIn Profile - The Muse: Before you dig up a thesaurus, read this.

 

You can probably guess what they are. To help confirm your suspicions, LinkedIn recently released the top 10 most overused profile buzzwords.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 18, 11:53 AM

If you are an online teacher or instructional designer without a LinkedIn account it is time for a change. If you have a LinkedIn account read this article and consider revising your profile.  

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A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers: Learning Models

A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers: Learning Models | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers: An ongoing index of emerging learning models, theories, and technology for progressive teaching.

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Carolyn Wiberg's curator insight, February 23, 1:14 PM

Great dictionary of terminology in education to get started in aligning our definitions and understanding.

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36 Expert Theories About Social Media [Infographic]

36 Expert Theories About Social Media [Infographic] | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
When Fast Company asked 36 social media experts for their bite-sized philosophies on social media theory, answers ran the gamut, from the snarky and facetious to the downright serious. Take all of th…

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Jeremy Cooke's curator insight, February 16, 6:21 AM

easier said than done of course - but I get the drift OK ..

karen mcgrath's curator insight, February 27, 4:58 AM
A useful guide for the classroom
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Christopher Pappas: 9 Tips To Apply Adult Learning Theory to eLearning - eLearning Industry

Christopher Pappas: 9 Tips To Apply Adult Learning Theory to eLearning - eLearning Industry | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
According to the renowned American educator, Malcolm Knowles there are 5 assumptions concerning the characteristics of adult learners, and 4 principles concerning adult learning (andragogy). Despite the fact that Knowles' adult learning theory assumptions and principles were introduced in the 1980's, each can be utilized today to help eLearning professionals create more meaningful learning experiences for adult learners.

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Phil Hobrla's curator insight, March 16, 8:09 PM

In order for adult learners to be actively involved in their own learning, they must feel (and know) that they have a voice in regards to the content and delivery of their coursework. The degree to which learners determine how a course will play out is, of course, the prerogative of the instructor, but I think instructors who actively gauge the preparedness and receptivity of their adult learners are liable to get ones who are more engaged and grateful.

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Scooped from Amos's Scoop.it page- Adult learning theory is very important to keep in mind when designing learning strategies for adult education. This is a very helpful resource to easily reference when designing instruction, in particular I would highlight the PURPOSE behind each module and activity and remembering that motivation is key with adult learners.

Samantha Patterson 7's curator insight, March 16, 9:05 PM

This is a good article about adult learning with eLearning. It provides information about Knowles' 5 adult learning theory assumptions that can be translated to modern day eLearning experiences.

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Learning Theory v5 - What are the established learning theories?

Learning Theory v5 - What are the established learning theories? | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
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Looks good...need time to do some of the readings etc. Could be an awesome resource.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Videos on Kindness, Empathy, and Connection

Five-Minute Film Festival: Videos on Kindness, Empathy, and Connection | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
VideoAmy compiled this moving playlist of videos to explore the importance of human relationships and the power of being kind, generous, and compassionate.

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John Hattie’s Eight Mind Frames For Teachers ~ Visible Learning

John Hattie’s Eight Mind Frames For Teachers ~ Visible Learning | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

During the summer holidays we stumbled upon a great video made by Cheryl Reynolds, a senior lecturer at the University of Huddersfield. She has put together John Hattie’s eight mind frames in a very nice and fun video scribe animation. This is a great  inspiration for all teachers who want to know and improve their impact on student learning. Watch the video and spread the message!


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Amy in ATL's curator insight, February 6, 8:02 PM

A good review. Even if it is in the middle of the school year. Enjoy these scribble-scrib animations.

 

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The Profile of a Modern Teacher | Infographic

The Profile of a Modern Teacher | Infographic | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

One of the greatest misconceptions in education today is that certain teachers have a higher natural aptitude in technology than others.

This inspirational graphic sets out to disprove that notion and remind the audience that external skills are only a function of the internal dispositions that allowed them to grow.

 

 

 

 


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Maruja Romero's curator insight, February 11, 1:53 PM

Me parece excelente infografía, porque ciertamente lo más importante es cómo internamente es el profesor y no la tecnología que está afuera esperando ser utilizada. Buena infografía para tenerla en cualquier conferencia para motivar cambio.

Beatrice Josse's curator insight, February 15, 10:09 AM

Quelques attitudes essentielles à retenir pour un professeur des écoles compétent. À relier avec le référentiel de compétences du professeur. 

Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, February 24, 1:47 PM

I'm loving this as a look at teaching in 2015, and a professional development growth mindset.  

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Three evolving thoughts about flipped learning - Casting Out Nines - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Three evolving thoughts about flipped learning - Casting Out Nines - The Chronicle of Higher Education | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

What I used to think: Pre-class activity in a flipped learning model is about mastering content-oriented instructional objectives.

 

What I think now: Pre-class activity is for generating questions.


What I used to think: Students in a flipped classroom need to have some graded measure of accountability when they arrive at class (an entrance quiz, etc.) to ensure that they do the pre-class work.


What I think now: Accountability doesn’t have to look like a quiz.

 

What I used to think: The in-class instruction in a flipped class should focus primarily on active student work with little to no lecture.


What I think now: The in-class instruction should focus on two things: Answering questions, and engaging students in high-level tasks – and lecture can play an important role in both.


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Some excellent food for thought on these three shifts in thinking.

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5 killer ways to open up your next presentation

Did you know modern statistics state that you have 60 seconds or less to capture your audience’s attention? You’ve might have heard it before, but maybe not

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malek's comment, June 1, 2013 4:09 PM
True, it's all about grasping attention
Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 21, 2013 9:14 AM

This is to the point.

 

Frans Droog's curator insight, August 17, 2013 1:48 AM

Dit zijn echt hele goede tips, voorzien van een overtuigende redenatie, om (nog) beter te presenteren.

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7 Brain-Based Ways to Communicate with Students | The Remind Blog

7 Brain-Based Ways to Communicate with Students | The Remind Blog | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

We want our kids to be lifelong learners, to think more deeply about what they are learning in school, and to make connections to their own experiences. We want them to be engaged beyond the classroom, and it can happen with a short message.

I use Remind for things like returning signed forms or announcing a quiz, but the most important way I use the app is to prepare students for lessons by kindling thought the night before.


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Commitment, connection, confirmation...

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Trends in distance education research: A content analysis of journals 2009-2013 | Bozkurt | The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning

Trends in distance education research: A content analysis of journals 2009-2013 | Bozkurt | The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
Trends in distance education research: A content analysis of journals 2009-2013

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How to Help Students Develop the Growth Mindset With #20time

How to Help Students Develop the Growth Mindset With #20time | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
What students decide to create cannot be graded. No ifs, ands or buts. By not applying a grade to it, students are allowed to fail. They learn the power of failing forward...

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Definitely going to investigate this further...

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Ed Games Need To Fill in Assessment Gaps To Be Fully Useful -- THE Journal

Ed Games Need To Fill in Assessment Gaps To Be Fully Useful -- THE Journal | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
A joint study on game-playing in K-12 has found that educational game developers could improve the learning impact by making a few changes.

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How Can Teachers Prepare Kids for a Connected World?

How Can Teachers Prepare Kids for a Connected World? | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
Educators are always striving to find ways to make curriculum relevant in students’ everyday lives. More and more teachers are using social media around les
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The Four Important Models of Blended Learning Teachers Should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Four Important Models of Blended Learning Teachers Should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

In its basic and simplest definition, blended learning is an instructional methodology, a teaching and learning approach that combines face-to-face classroom methods with computer mediated activities to deliver instruction. The strengths of this instructional approach is its combination of both face to face and online teaching methods into one integrated instructional approach.

Blended Learning is a big concept, an umbrella term, that contains several other sub-methods. Below are the four models that are most used in schools today.The definitions together with the accompanying videos featured here are taken from Blended Learning 101 course. This course is offered by Khan Academy ( one of the leading protagonists of blended learning approach) in partnership with the Clayton Christensen Institute and the Silicon Schools Fund.


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5 Effective Ways for Developing Problem Solving Skills ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Effective Ways for Developing Problem Solving Skills ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 17, 1:47 PM

Problem-solving and Idea Generation infographic: Handy! 

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Inside the schools that dare to break with traditional teaching

Inside the schools that dare to break with traditional teaching | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
From Quest to Learn in New York to the Liger Learning Center in Cambodia, Matthew Jenkin explores schools that use innovative teaching methods and curriculums

 

On 21 October 2015, we will finally arrive at the point in time that Marty McFly travels to in the 1989 sci-fi sequel, Back to the Future II. But if a teenager today were to drive Doc Brown’s DeLorean back to Hill Valley High, the film hero’s fictional school, would he or she notice any difference?

 

Just as we are still waiting for someone to market hoverboards and self-tying shoelaces, we have yet to see a radical shift in teaching models, despite the ebb and flow of education reforms. There are schools, however, that are breaking the mould and daring to free teachers from the shackles of curriculum dictates. They are giving students and educators the power to become masters of their own learning.

 

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The Other 21st Century Skills: Educator Self-Assessment

The Other 21st Century Skills: Educator Self-Assessment | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

I've posted about The Other 21st Skills and Attributes.  This post provides links and resources about these skills as well as an educator self-assessment.


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Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, February 5, 3:45 AM

A helpful and creative checklist for self assessment

M. Begoña Arenas Romero's curator insight, February 6, 4:04 AM

quite a complete overview!

Light Core's curator insight, February 8, 6:45 PM

Are you and your company evolving and upgrading your skills? Why? Why not?

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138 Influences Related To Achievement - Hattie effect size list ~ Visible Learning

138 Influences Related To Achievement - Hattie effect size list ~ Visible Learning | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
John Hattie developed a way of ranking various influences in different meta-analyses according to their effect sizes. In his ground-breaking study “Visible Learning” he ranked those influences which are related to learning outcomes from very positive effects to very negative effects on student achievement. Hattie found that the average effect size of all the interventions he studied was 0.40. Therefore he decided to judge the success of influences relative to this ‘hinge point’, in order to find an answer to the question “What works best in education?”

Hattie studied six areas that contribute to learning: the student, the home, the school, the curricula, the teacher, and teaching and learning approaches. But Hattie did not merely provide a list of the relative effects of the different influences on student achievement. He also tells the story underlying the data. He found that the key to making a difference was making teaching and learning visible. He further explained this story in his book “Visible learning for teachers“.

Here is an overview of the Hattie effect size list that contains 138 influences and effect sizes across all areas related to student achievement. The list visualized here is related to Hattie (2009) Visible Learning. Hattie constantly updates this list with more meta studies. You can find an updated version in Hattie (2011) Visible Learning for Teachers.

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How to Help Students Improve Their Note-Taking Skills

How to Help Students Improve Their Note-Taking Skills | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

Students love it when teachers provide class notes—the more complete the set, the better. Students want the teacher’s notes online because it’s convenient, they’re readable, well organized, and relieve the student of having to expend much effort during class. A lot of students need the teacher’s notes because they aren’t very good note-takers themselves. They practice stenography rather than note-taking, trying to get down the teacher’s words exactly. That way, even if they don’t understand, they can memorize what the teacher said and find it on the test. But that’s not learning.


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These ideas apply to secondary students as well as higher ed.

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Fran Bozarth's curator insight, February 16, 8:47 PM

Students always seem to need some guidance in this area.