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New Platform Lets Professors Set Prices for Their Online Courses - Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription)

New Platform Lets Professors Set Prices for Their Online Courses - Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription) | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
New Platform Lets Professors Set Prices for Their Online CoursesChronicle of Higher Education (subscription)The new service is run by StraighterLine, a company that offers online, self-paced introductory courses.
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Ten Disciplines of a Learner: Learning vs Mastery

Ten Disciplines of a Learner: Learning vs Mastery | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

Ten Disciplines of a Learner
We decided to continue the conversation on this topic at a faculty meeting. Several meetings later we had a new report card. We decided to give two grades and average them—one for “Learning,” the other for “Mastery.”

Sara might get an “F” in mastery and an “A” in learning, culminating in a “C” for the course. To be rigorous we picked ten observable behaviors and named them “Disciplines of a Learner:”

1.     Asks questions
2.     Builds on other people’s ideas
3.     Uses mistakes as learning opportunities
4.     Takes criticism constructively
5.     Speaks up
6.     Welcomes a challenge
7.     Takes risks
8.     Listens with an openness to change
9.     Perseveres in tasks
10.   Decides when to lead and when to follow.

 

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Nancy Jones's curator insight, March 21, 9:57 AM

Love this examination of 'Disciplines of a Learner" that clearly distinguishes between master and learning. I think we should demonstrate greater value to the lifelong skill of learning .

Carv Wilson's curator insight, March 21, 10:01 AM

Like the questions.

 

Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, March 22, 2:07 PM

Whether in school or the work place, we talk about measurable goals and objectives but most of us struggle to define how those goals or objectives might be measured. Now that's often because the goals and objectives aren't actually measurable, but it's mostly because we don't think through what we're actually asking students or employees to accomplish.  For students, success and progress can be measured when they see "that [their] learning, not [their] intelligence" matters. For  employees, success and progress can be measured in much the same way.

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How one professor saves students millions with his shared textbooks - opensource.com

How one professor saves students millions with his shared textbooks - opensource.com | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
I learned about David Lippman from an article on TeamOpen and realized I needed to talk to him more about his work in open education and open source.
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Blended Study: 10 Ways to Use Tech While You Learn

Blended Study: 10 Ways to Use Tech While You Learn | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
We hear a lot about blended learning from an instructor’s perspective, but what about from a student’s perspective? In what ways can students use technology to support learning inside and outside their course sessions?
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What It Means To Be A Reflective Teacher

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What It Means To Be A Reflective Teacher

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Adrian Bertolini's curator insight, March 21, 3:53 AM

Reflection is a fundamental tenet of learning; it is also, therefore, a fundamental part of teaching.

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The one important thing everybody needs to understand about Google

The one important thing everybody needs to understand about Google | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Google is for profit.
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Are You Writing Rockin’ Course Objectives? 7 Do’s and Don’ts

Are You Writing Rockin’ Course Objectives? 7 Do’s and Don’ts | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Keep on reading to learn some essential do's and don'ts for writing meaningful objectives for your eLearning courses.

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ICT Education and the California Open Textbook Initiative

Presenters: Una Daly, Community College Outreach Director, Open Education Consortium Joe Welch, Computer Science Instructor, Hartnell Community College The California legislature passed the...
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The Future of Technology in Education: What needs to change in 2015?

The Future of Technology in Education: What needs to change in 2015? | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Four professors explore what needs to change in 2015 to remain at the forefront of learning.

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QLET's curator insight, March 20, 5:46 AM

OpenMinds: Talks from The Open University will showcase the University’s thought leadership in learning and teaching and the application of research to policy and practice across the UK. They will bring cutting-edge research and developments to both physical events in the OU’s Berrill Lecture and through live video streaming, providing a platform for those who watch or attend to engage with leading academics and respected figures within specific research fields.

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Why college students prefer reading in print over e-books on mobile device - Astro Awani

Why college students prefer reading in print over e-books on mobile device - Astro Awani | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Frank Schembari loves books printed books. He loves how they smell. He loves scribbling in the margins, underlining interesting sentences, folding a page corner to mark his place.
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25 Critical Thinking Strategies For The Modern Learner

25 Critical Thinking Strategies For The Modern Learner | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
25 Critical Thinking Strategies For The Modern Learner

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Feds Hint at Launch of OER-Powered Online Skills Academy - T.H.E. Journal

Feds Hint at Launch of OER-Powered Online Skills Academy - T.H.E. Journal | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Open Education Week is almost over, and the federal government has stepped in to put its support behind the development and use of open educational resources
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30 Useful Apps for Online Students

30 Useful Apps for Online Students | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
The number of college students taking at least one online course has nearly doubled over the past five years according to a report by market research agency Refuel.  Online students are often faced with the challenge of juggling their academic...
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Open Education Week 2015 - U.S. Department of Education (press release) (blog)

Open Education Week 2015 - U.S. Department of Education (press release) (blog) | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Open Education Week 2015
U.S. Department of Education (press release) (blog)
As we celebrate Open Education Week 2015, we look forward to implementing the new U.S.
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How do You Choose Good Online Sources? (Infographic)

How do You Choose Good Online Sources? (Infographic) | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Students often ask how to determine which websites and articles are good sources to cite. My answer is always, "Well, what do you think?" Students need to be able to think on their own. So, if your...

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 25, 10:21 PM

There are good ideas. What I find interesting, is I know some Internet sources i.e. blogs that are followed extensively and are written by people who spent little time in the classroom and no nothing about teaching.

 

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, March 26, 12:05 PM

Mia MacMeekin's useful poster for student assessment of credibility

Sally Tilley's curator insight, March 26, 6:13 PM

We need to continually reinforce these skills for our students to master this, thanks for sharing

 

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10 Excellent New Educational Web Tools for Teachers

10 Excellent New Educational Web Tools for Teachers | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
March 20, 2015
Here are some very useful educational web tools we have curated over the last few weeks. These are EdTech tools we came across through posts from other edubloggers. As is the case with...
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Bloom's Revised Taxonomy Action Verbs infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Bloom's Revised Taxonomy Action Verbs infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

Lorin Anderson, a former student of Bloom, and David Krathwohl revisited the cognitive domain in the mid-nineties and made some changes. This new taxonomy reflects a more active form of thinking and is perhaps more accurate. Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy improved the usability of it by using action words. The Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy Action Verbs infographic includes some action words that are useful in writing learning objectives.


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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, March 21, 10:48 AM

This is a nice chart to share with your teachers. 

Peter Rettig's curator insight, March 22, 7:26 AM

Very interesting, as I had forgotten about Bloom...

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How to Create a Powerpoint Presentation that Won't Put People to Sleep

How to Create a Powerpoint Presentation that Won't Put People to Sleep | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Before a presentation your nerves become fired up and your heart starts to pound. While the audience may be sizing you up, they are only hoping for an engaging presentation. They want you to succeed and quite frankly they need you to succeed. The infographic provided by Udemy walks us through the three critical points to creating a great presentation.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, March 23, 12:42 PM

Attractive and informative infographic on PowerPoint presentations.

Thanks for the suggestion to Ivo Novy.

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Fenia's curator insight, March 24, 2:37 PM

Useful guide to good presentations - not only for ppt but also for other presentation tools 

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10 Tips for Successful Student Projects

10 Tips for Successful Student Projects | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Have you been blown away recently by the level of student performance in your class? If not, read on for some tips to ensure excellent opportunities for student learning.

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Three Excellent Places to Find Free Online Courses

Three Excellent Places to Find Free Online Courses | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
March 20, 2015
Today we are sharing with you three excellent websites that will help you find the best free online classes or MOOCs from top trending universities. You can lay back in your coach,...
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The Best 4 Google Drive Tools for Creating Mind Maps and Diagrams

The Best 4 Google Drive Tools for Creating Mind Maps and Diagrams | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
March 18, 2015
Looking for some good mind mapping and brainstorming tools? Below are 4 of the best tools we would recommend for you. All of these tools are integrated with Google Drive which means...
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Open Education, Open Educational Resources and MOOCs - Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies

Open Education, Open Educational Resources and MOOCs - Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Open Education, Open Educational Resources and MOOCs
Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies
Professor Tian Belawati has made lifetime professional contributions to open and distance learning (ODL).
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Open Education Week 2015 - U.S. Department of Education (press release) (blog)

Open Education Week 2015
U.S. Department of Education (press release) (blog)
As we celebrate Open Education Week 2015, we look forward to implementing the new U.S.
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Alice in WonderTech: The 9 C's of Digital Literacy

Alice in WonderTech: The 9 C's of Digital Literacy | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

Alice Chen writes: "We all know that our digital natives are very at ease with technology. In fact, they’re in love with technology, but does that automatically make them digital proficient?

When I originally pondered this question, I began to realize that the 5 C's often discussed in education today - communication, collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, and citizenship - needed to be expanded to include these other areas as well: curation, copyright, character and connectedness."


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Susan Xerri's curator insight, March 18, 4:28 AM

An article that connects our digital native Gen C students to the curriculum via language that they understand...curation, copyright, character and connectedness...

TWCLibrary's curator insight, March 18, 6:11 PM
Very useful infographic and article on incorporating digital literacy in teaching and learning
DrAlfonso Orozco C.'s curator insight, March 19, 1:33 PM

Go Alice Go!!!.

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Open Source in Education, new series begins March 16 - opensource.com

Open Source in Education, new series begins March 16 - opensource.com | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
On Monday, March 16 we will begin a series, one articles each day through the end of the month, on the theme: Open Source in Education.
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Two Awesome Apps to Help You Stay Focused

Two Awesome Apps to Help You Stay Focused | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
March 16, 2015
In today’s post, we are sharing with you two interesting Chrome extensions that will help boost your productivity and help you do more while working online. These are particularly...
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