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Online Educational Delivery Models: A Descriptive View (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

Online Educational Delivery Models: A Descriptive View (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

This article provides useful information for librarians so that they know the various modalities that are evolving for online instruction. The merger of traditional distance educaiton with traditional residential education may hold many implecations for librarians.


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Blended Learning 101

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Best content around CLO Gamification selected by the eLearning Learning community.

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Hacking Design Thinking For Education Part 1: What Is Design Thinking?

Hacking Design Thinking For Education Part 1: What Is Design Thinking? | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Inspiration. Ideation. Implementation.

There are many ways of looking at the stages of the design thinking process. Many experts believe there are 5 stages to design thinking. Some cite 4 or 6. Others 7 or more.

And guess what? They are all probably correct!

And guess what else? I bet that all of them use Inspiration, Ideation, and Implementation in some way, shape, or form for they are the bare bones basic spaces all innovations go through.

Today, I give you the first Infographic in the Hacking Design Thinking For Education Series I am creating. This is Part 1: What Is design Thinking?

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How to Write a Syllabus

How to Write a Syllabus | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
A well-designed syllabus is an essential tool for effectively managing a course. It gives students a clear understanding of your expectations and a road map for how the course will be conducted. When done right, a syllabus can prevent a lot of misunderstandings as the semester progresses.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 12, 12:55 AM

Really useful article with a syllabus template you can download to write your own.

LibrarianLand's curator insight, August 12, 12:23 PM
This is a good reminder of what should be in a syllabus. At best these provide the instructor with protection from accusations from students of "I didn't know," plus they force us to organize the class and layout its objectives for ourselves and our students.
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15 Actionable Strategies for Increasing Student Motivation and Engagement

15 Actionable Strategies for Increasing Student Motivation and Engagement | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
By Terri Eichholz - Here are 15 ideas for educators to help encourage students to develop their own intrinsic motivation to learn and succeed.

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Teaching Content Curation and 20 Resources to Help You Do It - InformED

Teaching Content Curation and 20 Resources to Help You Do It - InformED | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
In the age of information overload, we have an undeniable need to amp up our content curation skills. What is the best way to go about it?
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How Interdisciplinary Thinking Can Help You Learn More - InformED

How Interdisciplinary Thinking Can Help You Learn More - InformED | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Interdisciplinary thinking isn’t just some educational buzzword; it’s a valuable perspective defined by the ability to draw insights from multiple disciplines and apply them to your own area of focus in a way that challenges traditional...
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Ten suggestions for improving academic research in education and technology

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Ten suggestions for improving academic research in education and technology. Learning, Media and Technology: Vol. 37, No. 3, pp. 213-219. doi: 10.1080/17439884.2012.680213


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 28, 12:56 AM

Some good suggestions.

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The Future of Learning — Learning {Re}imagined

The Future of Learning - Learning {Re}imagined - Medium

We’re seeing a phenomenal investment going into educational technology right now, some real big investments, but these investments are in using technology to maintain and industrialise nineteenth century practices. It’s as if we agreed that the purpose of education was simply content distribution and testing, and therefore we don’t really need skilled teachers. We could actually offload that to technology.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 29, 12:25 AM

Interview and transcript.

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Microsoft announces Zoom, a new way to create interactive presentations in PowerPoint

Microsoft announces Zoom, a new way to create interactive presentations in PowerPoint | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
https://www.youtube.com/embed/9T3XX7KWbLU Microsoft today announced Zoom, a new feature in PowerPoint which lets you easily create interactive, non-linear
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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, July 30, 4:37 AM
Zoom allows you to create a less linear story with more flexibility. It is a useful addition for presenters and gives you to freedom to adapt presentations for different purposes.
Alex's curator insight, August 1, 10:48 PM
Cool new Powerpoint feature from Microsoft!
Jeff Domansky's curator insight, August 4, 10:41 AM

Worth exploring this new animation feature in PowerPoint.

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6 Common Misconceptions About Blended Learning

6 Common Misconceptions About Blended Learning | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
A meta-analysis of more than 1,000 online learning studies conducted by the U.S. Department of Education compared traditional in-person instruction, pure online courses and blended instruction. Studies that involved blended learning environments were found to have the greatest impact in improving student achievement.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 1, 10:12 AM

A good basic introduction if you are new to blended learning.

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The Courseware In Context Framework: Evaluate Digital Courseware Products

The Courseware In Context Framework: Evaluate Digital Courseware Products | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Not sure what digital courseware product to use? This framework may make your decision easier.

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Why Experts Make Bad Teachers

Why Experts Make Bad Teachers | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
We’d all agree that to teach a subject, you must know the subject. So you’d think that experts would be the best teachers, but they’re not…

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Evoluo's curator insight, August 1, 5:51 PM

Pourquoi les experts font-ils de piètres enseignants / formateurs ?
Etienne Bourgeois ajouterait aux arguments de l'article, que l'expert pourrait avoir tendance à accroître l'asymétrie entre les apprenants et lui, ce qui est peu propice à l'apprentissage.

RebeccaMoore's curator insight, August 13, 2:40 PM
Experts may make "bad teachers," but as teachers we need to remember our abilities and training that make us educators--model, lead, facilitate
Elizabeth Bowden's curator insight, September 2, 8:38 AM
From the article: "In order to teach efficiently, experts try to cut right to the chase. They teach the Abstract Model. Why? Because, they’re trying to save you all the hassle of learning it, “The Hard Way”. The problem is ... without Concrete experiences and many of them, it’s very difficult to understand the model."
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It Takes the Right Tech to Fully Engage the Modern College Mind

It Takes the Right Tech to Fully Engage the Modern College Mind | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Students today have an insatiable hunger for frequent feedback. Instructors are actively seeking new ways to excite and engage their students. By using technology that aligns with and leverages students’ natural motivations, we can deliver significantly more meaningful learning experiences, and greatly improve learning outcomes.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 2, 12:42 AM

A very positive slant on adaptive learning.

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This chart debunks some common myths about university students

This chart debunks some common myths about university students | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
This is why you might be wrong about modern US college students.

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We Need to Teach Kids Creative Thinking, and We’re Teaching Them the Opposite

We Need to Teach Kids Creative Thinking, and We’re Teaching Them the Opposite | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
"Education is far less about a set of facts than a way of thinking," says professor and theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss. "And therefore what I always think should be the basis of education is not answers, but questions."

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 11, 2:12 AM

Short video interview from BigThink

Encarna Llamas's curator insight, August 12, 4:02 AM
Creativity education
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How to Design a Classroom Built on Inquiry, Openness and Trust

How to Design a Classroom Built on Inquiry, Openness and Trust | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
It can be overwhelming, frightening and even discouraging to try and shift the culture of your classroom, especially when no one else around you seems to think

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Anna Hu 's curator insight, August 5, 9:57 PM
This has some practical strategies to get started
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This is the beginning of true learning ...
Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 12, 1:09 AM

Some really useful tips.

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Graduate Training in 21st Century Pedagogy

If teaching, or related activity, is 40 – 90% of most full-time faculty jobs in higher ed., pedagogical study should constitute at least 40% of the work gradua…

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Text To Speech Reader PDF files, webpages, e-books, e-textbooks, office documents

link : http://www.naturalreaders.com/index.html Listen to PDF files, webpages, e-books, e-textbooks, office documents and even printed books. Allow student
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Reading: How should we measure online learning activity? | Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

Reading: How should we measure online learning activity? | Technology Enhanced Learning Blog | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
@hopkinsdavid "engagement with online learning is different from other Web activity" is quite an assumption, re: https://t.co/c9cOyprdz3
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How to Become and Remain a Transformational Teacher

How to Become and Remain a Transformational Teacher | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Transformational teachers share best practices, build mentoring relationships, observe their peers, keep things fresh, model their subject's usefulness, and demonstrate caring beyond what they teach.

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Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, August 3, 3:33 AM
another enough ideas and sharing about this topic :)
Dr. Doris Molero's curator insight, August 7, 9:36 AM
Interesting and useful advice for better teachers.
Victor Ventura's curator insight, August 11, 10:16 AM
Teachers, in their never ending journey, must commit to continuous professional development. The suggested practices, in this article, can serve as a guide for the dedicated professional to use in their collaborative learning community.
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Add Interactive Infogram Charts to PowerPoint Online in 5 Easy Steps

Add Interactive Infogram Charts to PowerPoint Online in 5 Easy Steps | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Adding data to PowerPoint isn’t as easy as it sounds. Let’s go over how to add interactive Infogram charts to PowerPoint Online in 5 easy steps:
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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, July 29, 10:21 AM

PowerPoint + Infogram + OneDrive

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, July 30, 4:38 AM
Adding data to PowerPoint. Guides.
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The Higher Education Technology Paradox

The Higher Education Technology Paradox | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
The number one paradox in higher education is that technology is both transforming and disrupting universities around the world. Institutions that adapt to the technology and become content producers will survive and flourish; those confined to being content consumers will struggle to stay in business.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 1, 6:55 AM

Interesting view on why many universities are unlikely to be able to capitalise on the potential of new technology.

meghanabirdsey@gmail.com's curator insight, August 17, 6:53 PM

This articles focuses on the many advancements being made in higher education. Bring your own device, flipped classrooms, blended learning, and open online classroom are the new trends coming forward in higher education. These trends better meet the needs of each student.

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Need for Creative Freedom in Collaborative Projects 

Need for Creative Freedom in Collaborative Projects  | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Our roles as educators should mirror real life. If we want authenticity from our students, we need to take risks that allow student voices to prevail.

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Failing Forward With Adaptive Learning in Higher Ed 

Failing Forward With Adaptive Learning in Higher Ed  | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

When Michael S. Conner, digital liberal arts specialist at Grinnell College, saw the possible benefits to students that could be accrued through the adoption of an adaptive learning digital courseware tool, he sent off an inquiry to two dozen faculty members at this small, private liberal arts co

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A Principal's Reflections: Word Cloud Tools: Raising the Bar

A Principal's Reflections: Word Cloud Tools: Raising the Bar | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

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