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Optimizing Student Learning with Online Formative Feedback

Optimizing Student Learning with Online Formative Feedback | academic teaching tools | Scoop.it
Online formative feedback using Google Forms and Sheets combined with FormMule facilitated instant data collection and structured feedback for a course at the University of Colorado Law School to optimize learning outcomes.
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Teaching with Technology

Teaching with Technology: Tools and Strategies to Improve Student Learning
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Helping Students Find Meaning in Core Curriculum Courses

Helping Students Find Meaning in Core Curriculum Courses | academic teaching tools | Scoop.it
Many students have a hard time understanding the importance of core curriculum courses. Here are three strategies I use to make my courses more meaningful.
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More Evidence That Active Learning Trumps Lecturing

More Evidence That Active Learning Trumps Lecturing | academic teaching tools | Scoop.it
Study after study have reported findings that favor active learning over lecture. And yet, we all know faculty who lecture almost exclusively.
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Take the active learning challenge

Take the active learning challenge | academic teaching tools | Scoop.it
Dear Instructors, Here’s your challenge: Include active learning activities in every lecture. Just do it. Active learning is a philosophy and approach in which teaching moves beyond the 'podium-sty...
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Failing Forward: 21 Ideas To Use It In Your Classroom

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Failing Forward: 21 Ideas To Use It In Your Classroom
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Some great ideas here, applicable to all levels.
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10 pedagogical innovations poised to take off in 2015 - Page 2 of 3 - eCampus News

10 pedagogical innovations poised to take off in 2015 - Page 2 of 3 - eCampus News | academic teaching tools | Scoop.it
According to education technology experts at The Open University, there are 10 pedagogical innovations currently in practice poised to take off in 2015.
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This is an interesting series of reports worth following up.
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8 Lessons Learned from Teaching Online - YouTube

Online classes come in different flavors. Some are like fast food drive thrus; while others are like rich, community-oriented gatherings. What will the recip...
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Simple but very effectve tips from Educause

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What is the point of assessment in higher education anyway?

What is the point of assessment in higher education anyway? | academic teaching tools | Scoop.it
The recent decision to ban multiple-choice questions at an Australian university has sparked debate about the purpose of assessment in higher education. While there are many problems with the ways in which…
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Boxing clever: television as a teaching tool

Boxing clever: television as a teaching tool | academic teaching tools | Scoop.it
It’s time for lecturers to hand out viewing lists alongside reading lists, argues Chris Willmott (Boxing clever: television as a teaching tool | Opinion | Times Higher Education http://t.co/srOLr5ngvs)...
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Navigation of multiple literacies is essential in today's world. 

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10 Benefits of Teaching in a Blended Learning Classroom | Educational technology | Learn2Earn

10 Benefits of Teaching in a Blended Learning Classroom | Educational technology | Learn2Earn | academic teaching tools | Scoop.it
“ 10 Benefits of Teaching in a Blended Learning Classroom http://t.co/b2i5HdMpZI”
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The Community is the Curriculum: Rhizomatic Learning

The Community is the Curriculum: Rhizomatic Learning | academic teaching tools | Scoop.it
Preface “I am convinced that the best learning takes place when the learner takes charge” Seymour Papert Looking at how we structure higher education and the taxonomies we use to support that structure led me to wonder how far our understanding of teaching and learning is led by those structures. Frameworks, Units, Projects, Tasks, like…
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How to teach the students of the 21st century

How to teach the students of the 21st century | academic teaching tools | Scoop.it
Three educators join Michael to talk about taking advantage of digital technology, while avoiding its distractions.

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Digital Portfolios: The Art of Reflection

Digital Portfolios: The Art of Reflection | academic teaching tools | Scoop.it
By collecting their learning artifacts and compiling them into portfolios, students should have an opportunity to reflect upon their experiences and see their own growth.
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Assessment Innovations that Reduce Cheating and Enhance Learning - YouTube

Videos produced by the Plaid Avenger and Professor John Boyer.
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A bit over the top in places but some good strategies and lots of passion!

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7 Ways Social Media Has a Role in Education | Tech Learning

7 Ways Social Media Has a Role in Education | Tech Learning | academic teaching tools | Scoop.it
The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators.
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Five Alternatives to the Talking Head Video for MOOCs & Online Courses

Five Alternatives to the Talking Head Video for MOOCs & Online Courses | academic teaching tools | Scoop.it
Most xMOOCs, and some for-credit online courses rely heavily upon what many refer to as the 'talking head' video format. The 'talking head' is usually the subject-matter expert delivering a lecture...
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Some great ideas here for engaging course design

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Some great ideas here for engaging course design

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Six Things That Make College Teachers Successful

Six Things That Make College Teachers Successful | academic teaching tools | Scoop.it
1. Study the knowledge base of teaching and learning.

You have chosen to teach in higher education because you are a subject-matter specialist with a tremendous knowledge of your discipline. As you enter or continue your career, there is another field of knowledge you need to know: teaching and learning. What we know about teaching and learning continues to grow dramatically. It includes developing effective instructional strategies, reaching today’s students, and teaching with technology. Where is this knowledge base? Books, articles in pedagogical periodicals, newsletters, conferences, and online resources provide ample help. Take advantage of your institution’s center for teaching and learning or other professional development resources.
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Some good suggestions here but not enough about connecting students to other sources and people. The wisdom of crowds is invaluable for learning and curating!

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Top 10 Tips to Use Word Clouds in eLearning - eLearning Industry

Top 10 Tips to Use Word Clouds in eLearning - eLearning Industry | academic teaching tools | Scoop.it
Word clouds are ideal for eLearning professionals who are looking for ways to visually represent text, whether this is content within an eLearning course or writings of the learners. Color and size can be used to denote a word's level of importance within the cloud, which helps learners to acquire and retain significant ideas (i.e. bolded words) more effectively. While word clouds are often associated with language arts eLearning courses, they can actually be used in virtually any eLearning setting.

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online4ed's curator insight, October 16, 2014 11:48 PM
Love using this in research classes.
Ness Crouch's curator insight, July 2, 2015 10:16 PM

I love using word clouds. They have so many great opportunities for learning. I've used them for brainstorming, spelling, art and presentations. 

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Learning management systems well-liked, but not always well-used

Learning management systems well-liked, but not always well-used | academic teaching tools | Scoop.it
A report suggests faculty and students don't necessarily use or like advanced LMS features.
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The Educause report which is linked at the bottom of the article is worth a read.

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