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12 Tips for Success in Online Classes

12 Tips for Success in Online Classes | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
Whether you’re a first time e-learner or a veteran in the online space, I’m sure you understand that there’s more to online classes than just turning in the homework. However, if you aren’t quite sure what all the aspects of online learning are, before you read this list, make sure you check out How Do Online Classes Work? Then you can come back with enough foreknowledge to make the most of the following tips.

These 12 tips are designed to help you get the most out of your classes, regardless of your level or your technical understanding. Take each one in turn, applying the principles to your personal situation, and you can be sure to achieve success in your online classes!
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geeta sharma's curator insight, January 9, 11:36 PM

Blog on Economic concepts in easier manner for students.

have a look at it

http://economic-friendly.blogspot.in/

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Prompts to Help Students Reflect on How They Approach Learning

Prompts to Help Students Reflect on How They Approach Learning | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

By: Maryellen Weimer, PhD in Teaching Professor Blog

 

"One of the best gifts teachers can give students are the experiences that open their eyes to themselves as learners. Most students don’t think much about how they learn. Mine used to struggle to write a paragraph describing the study approaches they planned to use in my communication courses. However, to be fair, I’m not sure I had a lot of insights about my learning when I was a student. Did you?
As fall courses start to wind down, it’s an apt time for reflection. Here are some pithy (I hope) prompts that might motivate students to consider their beliefs about learning."


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Audrey's curator insight, November 27, 2014 12:15 PM
Questions such as the two below are very helpful in getting students to think about their own learning and to take responsibility rather than waiting for the teacher to always direct them: Say, for example, you don’t think you’re any good at math, or that you can’t write or draw, what happens when you have to do these things? Does what you believe about yourself as a learner have any effect on how you perform?Have you ever learned something you didn’t think you could learn? What? How did you feel once you had learned it?

 

 I recently asked students to do work they had not been asked previously to do.  The result was:  all 13 students performed very well. They had to write and think in different ways. I asked them to write an essay in 25 minutes on a topic they had not previously studied.  

 

The other topic was: to make sentences using homonyns.   A  homonyn is a word that is spelt the same or sounds the same as another word but is different in meaning, e.g. ate and eight; berry and bury; red and read.  

 

Although the majority of the students were foreign and were learning English as a second language, they were able to complete the task exceptionally well.  They were allowed to work in twos but none of them consulted a dictionary.  All of them completed 10 sentences using homonyns such as:   bore/boar; birth/berth; bald/bawled; pray/prey; principle/principal; missed/mist, etc ....without asking me the meanings.

 

What this demonstrates is that in the right environment / atmosphere a person will  use their brain processes.  What educators should always be doing is encouraging the intake of knowledge in a variety of contexts, situations: students should visit museums,  banks to learn real mathematics; House of Parliament to question politicians, etc....

 

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, November 27, 2014 1:18 PM

Teachers and students require time to reflect. We should be creating classrooms which reflect a phenomenological experiencing of teaching and learning.

 

@ivon_ehd1

Jose Pietri's curator insight, December 5, 2014 5:39 AM

Usable in LEC and other self-learning based approaches. 

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Beyond PowerPoint & Keynote: The 20 Best Apps to Create and Share Presentations

Beyond PowerPoint & Keynote: The 20 Best Apps to Create and Share Presentations | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

From school classrooms to Apple product launches, slideshow presentations have quickly become the standard accompaniment to lectures. You can't give a speech without a slideshow, it seems. And they all feel same. Presentations are dominated by Microsoft PowerPoint and Apple Keynote, apps that are all but omnipresent.


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Elsie Whitelock's curator insight, November 14, 2014 8:49 AM

Today's the day for more tools for presentations

Bob Connelly's comment, November 29, 2014 7:45 PM
Great list of tools! I am going to take a closer look at SlideDog
Dr. Jacqui Cyrus's curator insight, January 15, 7:25 AM

Teacher Resource: For UG introduction to presentation tools

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10 Tips for Creating A Boring Presentation

10 Tips for Creating A Boring Presentation | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
With so much great content and useful tools out there, creating a boring presentation is getting more and more challenging these days. I found it unsettling tha

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Barbara Bray's curator insight, October 23, 2014 10:31 PM

What a great way to get a point across by teaching the opposite!!

Enrico De Angelis's curator insight, October 24, 2014 8:00 AM

veeeeeery nice!

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Handling Q & A in Your Presentation - 6 tips

Handling Q & A in Your Presentation - 6 tips | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
Here’s six tips to allow you to conquer the question and answer situation without breaking a sweat during your presentation.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, October 11, 2014 12:00 PM

It is not enough if you prepare a brilliant presentation, you also have to do the question - answer part brilliantly to score the highest points for your work. The article gives you some valuable tips on how to do it.


Thanks for the suggestion to ImprovePresentation.

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5 Fresh PowerPoint Alternatives

5 Fresh PowerPoint Alternatives | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

PowerPoint. Everyone’s used it, everyone’s heard of it, and a lot of people are pretty tired of it. Have you found yourself seeking an exciting new angle to approach your presentations from? If so, try these five fresh PowerPoint alternatives on for size.

 


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Don Karp's curator insight, October 3, 2014 5:06 PM

Something to consider.

Susan C. Freeman's curator insight, October 16, 2014 3:42 PM

For those who fear death by PowerPoint (of whom I am  not).

 

A GREAT PowerPoint is compelling, entertaining and memorable!

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Prezi - Mastering the Prezi zoom

Prezi - Mastering the Prezi zoom | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

As cool as it is, there is such a thing as too much Prezi zoom. If you’ve ever sat through a presentation that felt more like a rollercoaster ride than a speech, you know what we mean. That 180º flip may feel from the stage, but you don’t want to send your audience running for motion sickness bags...


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John Rudkin's curator insight, July 28, 2014 4:01 AM

Great series of Prezi tutorials

Maru Peltonen's curator insight, July 28, 2014 8:36 AM

Prezit ilman huimausta, jess!

Sarah Ogden's curator insight, August 12, 2014 11:37 AM

As one who gets motion sick at some Prezis, as well as the intro roller coaster intro at the movie theater, this is great :}

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User-Centered Content Curation: Five Good Tips from Sam Burroughs

User-Centered Content Curation: Five Good Tips from Sam Burroughs | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

"Most people curate for the benefit of themselves or their organisations. What if we..."


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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, January 18, 2014 3:17 PM

What if we considered content curation as a value, not just a means to market products & services?

Gina Paschalidou's curator insight, January 20, 2014 12:06 PM

Tips to improve curation and benefit both you and other users

'Timothy Leyfer's curator insight, January 24, 2014 1:20 PM

"Explain, always clearly why something you are curating/communicating is relevant. Contextualize."

This is just one of the five great points from Sam Burroughs that we should consider when communicating relevant information to people on our list.

There are four other great tips equally as important, that we should use when communicating information to others.

In today's fast-paced world the information that we are trying to communicate to others should be user centered.

You might want to check this one out. I know that I am
Tim
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Another Good-One From Mr Robin Good

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15 Tips For Facilitating Online Discussion

15 Tips For Facilitating Online Discussion | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
Facilitating discussions between students is one of those things that is infinitely easier when you’re teaching in a physical classroom rather than online. When the students are all in one room, discussions happen more naturally. Facilitating the same type of productive, useful discussion when teaching online is more of a challenge.

The handy infographic below from Mia MacMeekin takes a look at some tips and best practices for facilitating discussions when you’re teaching online. If you teach online and have any favorite tips and tricks, leave us a message in the comments!

15 Tips For Facilitating Online Discussion

Start reading posts early
Give constructive feedback, public and private
Identify writing issues early
Participate frequently
Follow the rubric
Stimulate conversation
Make it real
Empower the students to share
Keep it alive
Praise well written arguments
Never criticize publicly
Never wait too long to stimulate discussion
Never take one side
Never discount someone’s experience
Never let inaccurate information go unnoticed

10 Prompts to Stimulate Conversation

Can you clarify?
Do you need anything else to answer this?
Do you think?
Do you agree with?
So are you saying?
Have you seen?
So on the news, I noticed something similar
What do your friends think?
Is there someone else you can ask?
Where did you hear that?
Do you have a reference for that?

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What Type of Presenter Are You?

What Type of Presenter Are You? | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
Different people have different strengths when presenting, depending on their presenter types. Find out what yours, and how to make them work for you.

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Hwang Jiye's curator insight, November 6, 2014 9:03 PM

Nowadays, the ability to present properly and well is a needed thing for everyone. I really think about my presenting style and I think this article helped me keep thinking about better ways to present.

Lori Wilk's curator insight, November 9, 2014 12:33 PM

Learn more about yourself and your #presentation style. #education 

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The 4 Most Important PowerPoint RULES for Successful Presentations

There are a million and one tips and tricks for using PowerPoint effectively, but what REALLY matters most? This presentation takes the 4 most important change…

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LucaVanin's curator insight, October 26, 2014 5:17 AM
E seguiamo pure questi Tip!
juanjovilar's curator insight, November 4, 2014 8:08 AM

Presentación con unas reglas básicas para diseñar una buena presentación tipo Powerpoint.

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11 Tips for Working Successfully in Virtual Groups Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

11 Tips for Working Successfully in Virtual Groups Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
Tips for Online Students to Work Successfully in Virtual Groups
When possible, choose group members with similar schedules. Online students reside in different time zones and can have opposing work schedules.
Be proactive and begin setting the groundwork early. As online learners, your time is extremely precious.
Align group roles and responsibilities with individual strengths and interests. Organize – Research – Record – Analyze.
Identify what project activities must be accomplished, in what order and by when.
Choose a group leader who is comfortable taking on that role
Communication is key; establish clear guidelines around when, where and how your group will communicate with each other.
Create a comfortable forum to communicate through, even if it’s not the online classroom setting.
Schedule extra conference calls closer to project deadlines to address any last minute hiccups and tasks.
Always be honest, but respectful, in a group. If either the project or a fellow group member is heading down a path you don’t agree with, speak up.
Ask your professor to implement mandatory peer evaluations. This strategy encourages equal participation by ensuring individual accountability.
Don’t be afraid to talk to your professor. Provide regular group updates, which can then be used to track progress and mediate concerns.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, October 4, 2014 1:49 PM

Rules to live & teach by! 

Angela Hoistion, PMP's curator insight, November 10, 2014 11:01 AM

useful tips for anyone!

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46 Hidden Tips and Tricks to Use Google Search Like a Boss: Infographic

46 Hidden Tips and Tricks to Use Google Search Like a Boss: Infographic | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

How often do you use Google to find something on the internet?

If like a lot of people you use Google every day you’ll be astounded by the number of hidden tips and tricks their search facility offers.

Find 46 of them featured in this infographic.


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Sarah McElrath's curator insight, January 9, 9:34 AM

students still need to be taught how to be effective searchers On Google. Here are some helpful tips/tricks to show them--and learn yourself.

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, January 9, 10:38 AM

More Google search tips...

Kelly Coffee's curator insight, January 9, 10:46 AM

Nothing hidden about these "tips & tricks" - just standard every day library functions. This is not new, most these functions have been used since Win95, the days before we see the net as we do now. Nonetheless, whatever it takes for people to finally catch up and educate themselves about easier searching techniques! 

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Prezi Guide: The 5 Essentials To Stop Your Audience Feeling Sick

Prezi Guide: The 5 Essentials To Stop Your Audience Feeling Sick | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

Prezi is nothing if not divisive. Some people love it, some people hate it - I'm in neither of those camps. I find it very useful in some situations, but still use good old fashioned PowerPoint Slides for more than half the presentations I give. Prezi should be used for a reason.

Prezi is relatively new (it's been around since 2009), it's getting more
popular (there are around 40 million users now) and it's improving its
interface all the time. Some people accuse it of being style

 

 


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Tom Walton's comment, September 26, 2014 9:01 AM
Absolutely excellent tips there!
Heinz Krettek's curator insight, September 27, 2014 10:52 AM

Prezi sinnvoll einsetzen :-)(

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The #PreziTop100 Online Resources Every Presenter Should See

The #PreziTop100 Online Resources Every Presenter Should See | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

We have scoured the web looking for the most inspirational and useful resources for anyone looking to improve their presentation skills; the #PreziTop100 is the result of all this hard work.


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, May 30, 2014 1:34 PM

Prezi team have assembled a vast list of resources (articles, blogs, videos, podcasts, presentations, books) that may help you become a better presenter.  Put this on your to-do list!

Marie-Ann Roberts's curator insight, June 2, 2014 5:41 AM

Numerous great ideas.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, June 3, 2014 6:46 PM

Prepared by the Prezi team


you have loads of articles, blogs, videos, etc... 

every thing you need to be a better prezi user!!!


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17 illustrated brainstorm tips

17 visual tips for a perfect brainstorm. Extra tips are welcome.

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Simon Condon's curator insight, November 24, 2013 6:07 PM

your group needs to be able to brainstorm to find new ways to apply, combine, modify the ideas given in this selection of resources.

 

Agora Abierta's curator insight, December 4, 2013 8:27 AM

Ser Creativo

R Menon's curator insight, January 18, 2014 9:11 AM

sums it up nicely