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Writing Multiple-Choice Questions for Higher-level Thinking by Mike Dickinson : Learning Solutions Magazine

"Designing multiple-choice questions is not as daunting a task as one might think..."

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E-Learning Certificate Program: Video Tutorials - Introduction to Google Sites

E-Learning Certificate Program: Video Tutorials - Introduction to Google Sites | C21 learning: ideas and tools for teachers | Scoop.it

Google Sites continues to provide web publishing system that attracts teachers and technologist. The tight coordination between Google Sites and Google Docs make this system very appealing to anyone who stores their document content in Google's Cloud. 

 

These video tutorials will help you better understand how to get the job done with Google Sites.  It's a nerdy tool with many 'non-intuitive' aspects.  However, once you climb the learning curve and master the tricky menu/navigation creation process you can do a great deal with this "free" product! 


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Head in the Clouds? Ten Free Web 2.0 Tools to Support Faculty Research - Faculty Focus | Faculty Focus

Twenty-first Century research is increasingly becoming reliant on information and communication technologies to address systemic and distinct educational problems through greater communication, interaction, and inquiry.
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SpeEdChange: Changing Gears 2012: rejecting the "flip"

SpeEdChange: Changing Gears 2012: rejecting the "flip" | C21 learning: ideas and tools for teachers | Scoop.it

"Maybe I'm highly sensitive to this. I grew up in a 420 square foot home with two
parents and four kids. This was not a place for the calm production of
homework..."

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Sir Ken Robinson: Alternative Education is Good Education | MindShift

Sir Ken Robinson: Alternative Education is Good Education | MindShift | C21 learning: ideas and tools for teachers | Scoop.it

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Marc My Words: eLearning Myths, Part 1 by Marc J. Rosenberg : Learning Solutions Magazine

Marc My Words: eLearning Myths, Part 1 by Marc J. Rosenberg : Learning Solutions Magazine | C21 learning: ideas and tools for teachers | Scoop.it

There's much to be learned from paying attention to the corporate side of e-learning. ~ Dennis

 

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This month we look at five myths related to eLearning design, development, and deployment.

Myth #1: You can easily convert great classroom training to great online training. Myth #2: A great authoring tool (or suite of tools) is all you need to create great eLearning. Myth #3: eLearning must be fun. Myth #4: Many employees don’t finish eLearning courses; therefore the courses must be bad. Myth #5: Getting the technology to work is the hard part.
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Rubric: How Interactive are YOUR Distance Courses

Rubric: How Interactive are YOUR Distance Courses | C21 learning: ideas and tools for teachers | Scoop.it

Published more than a decade ago, this paper stands the test of time in most of the rubric criteria.  Types and uses of technologies is quite dated, but the underlying insights remain fresh! 

 

A Rubric for Assessing Interaction in Distance Learning

Variable #1: Social Goals of Interaction Variable #2: Instructional Goals of Interaction Variable #3: Types and Uses of Technologies Variable #4: Impact of Interactivity-Changes in Learner Behaviors
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How Teachers Can Use Twitter to Maximise Their Professional Learning | Expert teacher training in student motivation, student engagement, and classroom managment

How Teachers Can Use Twitter to Maximise Their Professional Learning | Expert teacher training in student motivation, student engagement, and classroom managment | C21 learning: ideas and tools for teachers | Scoop.it

This post builds on the previous post on How Teachers Can Use Twitter to Maximise Their Professional Learning.


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100+ iPad Apps Perfect For High School plus ...

100+ iPad Apps Perfect For High School plus ... | C21 learning: ideas and tools for teachers | Scoop.it

Great Resources from 2011!

 

"This is the third in a set of featured articles on the best iPad apps for the classroom. Be sure to check out ‘65+ iPad Apps Perfect For Elementary Schools‘ http://edudemic.com/2011/11/palm-beach-apps/ and also last week’s ‘100 iPad Apps Perfect For Middle School‘. http://edudemic.com/2011/11/ipad-middle-school/ "


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Top Ten Learning Resources of 2011

Top Ten Learning Resources of 2011 | C21 learning: ideas and tools for teachers | Scoop.it

Top Ten Learning Resources of 2011...


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Specific Little ones, Autistic Kids and eLearning Step Realities ...

Will any of us do much more with these technological innovation and eLearning Campaigns to fill the breaks within our instructional program inadequacies? Handling the web based Think Reservoir these issues arise all the ...
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Would Your Child be Better Off Learning Online? « Online Learning Update

RT @onlinelearningu: #elearning Would Your Child be Better Off Learning Online?
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JOLT - Journal of Online Learning and Teaching: What the Best Online Teachers Should Do

JOLT - Journal of Online Learning and Teaching: What the Best Online Teachers Should Do | C21 learning: ideas and tools for teachers | Scoop.it
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As a core project, a university eLearning Pedagogy Faculty Learning Community (FLC) chose to apply recommendations for the “art” of good teaching to the online realm. There is relatively little discussion of this issue in the literature. In this paper, we use Bain’s (2004) book What the Best College Teachers Do to discuss some of the major ways that the practices of effective teaching in general can be applied to online teaching in particular. Specifically, we explore methods of fostering student engagement, stimulating intellectual development, and building rapport with students when teaching online. This analysis provides a much-needed “art of teaching” set of recommendations that complements the “science of teaching” best practices approach to online pedagogy.

 

Keywords: best practices; online pedagogy; Ken Bain; effective teaching
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High school students know that their learning isn’t relevant | Dangerously Irrelevant

High school students know that their learning isn’t relevant | Dangerously Irrelevant | C21 learning: ideas and tools for teachers | Scoop.it
As was so aptly said just a few days ago: It is hard to make an argument that there are many desirable post-secondary educational or career...
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SpeEdChange: Changing Gears 2012: re-thinking rigor

SpeEdChange: Changing Gears 2012: re-thinking rigor | C21 learning: ideas and tools for teachers | Scoop.it

"It's time to hold ourselves and all of our students to a new and higher standard of rigor, defined according to 21st-century criteria. It's time for our profession to
advocate for accountability systems that will enable us to teach and test the
skills that matter most..."

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Learning with 'e's: Learning and performance

Learning with 'e's: Learning and performance | C21 learning: ideas and tools for teachers | Scoop.it
Via@timbuckteeth: If we get assessment wrong, we fail the student, and ultimately we fail society.
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Open Thinking Wiki

Academic Integrity & The Culture of Sharing Keynote presentation for Academic Integrity Week at the University of Saskatchewan

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Apps in Education: Using Speech to Text Apps on your iPad

Apps in Education: Using Speech to Text Apps on your iPad | C21 learning: ideas and tools for teachers | Scoop.it

"There are a number of apps that are available that let you record your voice in order to convert it to text. I find this helpful when I need to transcribe longer pieces or even if I need to transcribe multiple entries. This technology is not yet perfect but it has improved considerably since these apps first came on the market. The first time I tried these app I got about 30% of the words correct, that figure is now more like 85% and with some effort on your part can be as high as 95%. Even with the minor inconsistencies it is still a quicker way for me to do larger pieces of text. I find these good when I want to just get the text down for a piece that I will spend some time formatting later. These are great for students as well, especially those kids who display great verbal intelligence but struggle with the written word."


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50 Best Blogs for Online Educators

50 Best Blogs for Online Educators | C21 learning: ideas and tools for teachers | Scoop.it

50 Best Blogs for Online Educators

 


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Designing Aesthetically Pleasing Moodle Courses

Designing Aesthetically Pleasing Moodle Courses | C21 learning: ideas and tools for teachers | Scoop.it

When you’re working online and you access a text heavy web-page that scrolls for 5 pages, what is your initial reaction?

 

It is important that an online course not overwhelm or discourage a student. A text heavy page filled with a long list of resources and activities is not inviting or enticing.

 

With a little slight of hand, use of the right resource formats and labels, you can design an aesthetically pleasing online course, avoiding the long scrolling webpage.


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Moodle Compact Design - by Jen Hegna

Jen Hegna has put together a slide show illustrating how Moodle using teachers can change the design of their courses.  

 

Learn how to transform the long scrolling home page into a more compact, image oriented navigational system.


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Rubrics for Assessment

Rubrics for Assessment | C21 learning: ideas and tools for teachers | Scoop.it

Rubrics for Assessment Information, Cooperative Learning, Research Process/Report PowerPoint/Podcast, Oral Presentation, Web Page and ePortfolio, Math, Art, Science, Video and Multimedia Project , Creating Rubrics, Writing, Rubrics for...


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Grading Group Work Effectively - Blog - SociologySource.com

Grading Group Work Effectively - Blog - SociologySource.com | C21 learning: ideas and tools for teachers | Scoop.it

So how do you hold students accountable for their contributions and promote a good collaborative process? A well designed assessment helps. Below I describe the assessment I use in my classes which you can download here.


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Learning with 'e's: Teaching with Twitter

Learning with 'e's: Teaching with Twitter | C21 learning: ideas and tools for teachers | Scoop.it
Learning with 'e's: Teaching with Twitter http://t.co/hPDlIONJ #twitter #socialmedia #education #teaching #web20...
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