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Increasing Social Presence in Online Learning through Small Group Discussions | Akcaoglu | The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning

Increasing Social Presence in Online Learning through Small Group Discussions | Akcaoglu | The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it
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The corridor of uncertainty: Cat and mouse - cheating in education

The corridor of uncertainty: Cat and mouse - cheating in education | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it
Every week there are reports of cheating in school and university exams and assignments and it's easy for some to inperpret this as a purely modern phenomenon enabled primarily by digital technology. Is cheating really on the rise or has technology enabled us to detect it more easily? What makes people go to such lengths and expenses to cheat the system?
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Donald Clark Plan B: 20 unorthodox public speaking (DO & DON'T) tips

Donald Clark Plan B: 20 unorthodox public speaking (DO & DON'T) tips | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it
I’ve done a lot of public speaking over the years, all around the world. Not saying I know all the answers, but if you are petrified about public speaking or want some tips, here’s a few that you don’t often see in the textbooks. I’ve aimed it at education and training.
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World insight: think beyond ‘narrow academic pursuits’ to tackle global problems

World insight: think beyond ‘narrow academic pursuits’ to tackle global problems | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it

Universities should take responsibility for the betterment of society, says Michael Crow

It’s hard to underestimate the scale and complexity of our global challenges, particularly as the world’s population continues to grow. This can seem overwhelming, but can, in fact, be a powerful motivator to rethink the role of higher education and the ways that our institutions can be productive, disruptive forces for positive change and progress.

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The Higher Education Technology Paradox

The academic rewards system will continue to stymie technology adoption unless higher ed administrators promote organizational change.
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Myths in Education, or How Bad Teaching Is Encouraged

Myths in Education, or How Bad Teaching Is Encouraged | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it
Education theories and research. Mostly.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 17, 11:02 AM
Perhaos good teachers teach the wrong things supported by entrenched myths too well. We need a new leadership process that includes teachers, students, and the community schools serve.
David W. Deeds's curator insight, May 17, 6:36 PM

For the last time, there's no such thing as a "learning style." Big thanks to Ivon Prefontaine. 

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, May 20, 7:41 AM
A lire pour les pédagogues parmi nous. Entre autres, il n'existe pas quelque chose comme le cerveau gauche et droit ! Lisez l'article. De plus en plus d'études montrent qu’une des deux parties peut reprendre l'activité de l'autre partie. C'est une théorie qui date des années 1800.
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What happened to the MOOCs? | Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

What happened to the MOOCs? | Technology Enhanced Learning Blog | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it
You knew that already, yes? Here are my thoughts for a Friday afternoon.

Massive – Yes, these courses are usually large. But anything that isn’t constrained by the number of chairs in a room has this potential. A course that has 200 people on it from a provider that has rooms that can cope with no more than 150 people would call this ‘massive’.
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The corridor of uncertainty: Teaching with robots

The corridor of uncertainty: Teaching with robots | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it
The potential of big data and learning analytics to radically change our approach to learning and education is moving from the trend reports to practical applications. An article in the Wall Street Journal, Imagine Discovering That Your Teaching Assistant Really Is a Robot, describes how a class at Georgia Tech got prompt and useful feedback in discussion forums from a teaching assistant called Jill Watson and noone realised that she was a robot until the professor revealed the truth at the end of the course.
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The Trouble With Learning Management (EdSurge News)

The Trouble With Learning Management (EdSurge News) | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it

If you’ve been an instructor or a student in a class in higher education in the last 10 years, you probably used a learning-management system or LMS. There are plenty to choose from, including Blackboard, Canvas, Sakai, Moodle and D2L. Many of these systems started as small, nimble startups but have grown into large “learning-technology” organizations as they have matured.

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College professor uses robotic teaching assistant for months, students don’t notice

College professor uses robotic teaching assistant for months, students don’t notice | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it
A professor at Georgia Tech fooled his students by using a robot as a teaching assistant for his Knowledge-based Artificial Intelligence Class
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A Strategy for Increasing Completion Rates - NovoEd Blog

A Strategy for Increasing Completion Rates - NovoEd Blog | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it
The key finding is that students who participate in virtual teams are 5x more engaged and 16x more likely to finish an online course.
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Why colleges’ brands look so similar

Why colleges’ brands look so similar | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it
To sell themselves, colleges try to stand out. But often, their marketing efforts look practically identical.
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Research: Facebook May Keep Students in MOOCs -- Campus Technology

Research: Facebook May Keep Students in MOOCs -- Campus Technology | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it
Researchers at Pennsylvania State University have published a study that suggests students may be more likely to stick with massive open online courses if they use Facebook.
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What does it mean to be a digitally literate school leader? • Literacies

What does it mean to be a digitally literate school leader? • Literacies | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it
As part of the work I’m doing with London CLC, their Director, Sarah Horrocks, asked me to write something on what it means to be a digitally literate school leader. I’d like to thank her for agreeing to me writing this for public consumption.... | Doug Belshaw | Dr. Doug Belshaw consults around digital literacies, Open Badges, and educational technology.

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Overlapping arguments: Why we love to hate technology

Overlapping arguments: Why we love to hate technology | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it
Today it is much more likely that the use of technology in schools be much more clearly governed by a solid understanding of sound pedagogical principles and not so much by happy-clappy evangelists of the new.
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Donald Clark Plan B: Lecture, essay, cheat, repeat… plagiarism, why it's endemic and 10 ways to avoid

Donald Clark Plan B: Lecture, essay, cheat, repeat… plagiarism, why it's endemic and 10 ways to avoid | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it
I sat through a one hour talk (lecture) on plagiarism this week, where the speaker (University plagiarism rep) showed not a single citation but plenty of anecdotal bullet points. There was even a bit of plagiarism from another plagiarism expert. As the old adage goes, when students copy, it is plagiarism; academics call it research.
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Flipped Classroom Research and Trends from Different Fields of Study | Zainuddin | The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning

Flipped Classroom Research and Trends from Different Fields of Study | Zainuddin | The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it
This paper aims to analyse the trends and contents of flipped classroom research based on 20 articles that report on flipped learning classroom initiatives from 2013–2015. The content analysis was used as a methodology to investigate methodologies, area of studies, technology tools or online platforms, the most frequently keywords used and works cited references, impacts for students’ learning, and flipped classroom challenges.
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4 reasons to use Creative Commons | Learning with 'e's

4 reasons to use Creative Commons | Learning with 'e's | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it
In the social media age, sharing and repurposing are common place. Many professionals depend on the ability to amplify and distribute content freely through their networks. This raises a number of tensions around creativity, intellectual property and copyright. Creative Commons (CC) is a copyright management system that goes a long way to addressing these issues.
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The new or reused keynote dilemma

The new or reused keynote dilemma | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it

James Clay wrote a post about ‘the half life of a keynote‘ recently in which he pondered how long you should keep giving the same talk for. I know people who always create a new talk, and people who give the same one for almost their entire careers. This year I decided I would create new talks for every keynote, so it’s something I’ve been thinking about. I think the initial reaction is that creating new talks is better.

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The pressure to publish pushes down quality

The pressure to publish pushes down quality | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it
Scientists must publish less, says Daniel Sarewitz, or good research will be swamped by the ever-increasing volume of poor work.
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Managing your online profile

Invited Speaker: Chartered Association of Business Schools Leaders in Learning and Teaching Programme
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Web Conferencing - Key Market Trends for Higher Education | teachonline.ca

Web Conferencing Opportunities
A number of colleges and universities in Ontario asked Contact North | Contact Nord to explore the nature of existing web conferencing systems and to report back on this distance delivery technology, including the current state of these services and opportunities to use the technology to meet student and faculty needs.
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30 things you should never put on your CV

30 things you should never put on your CV | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it
Hiring managers receive an average of 75 CVs per position they post, according to CareerBuilder.com. So they don't have the time or resources to review each one closely, and spend approximately six seconds on their initial “fit/no fit” decision.

If you want to pass that test, you need to have some solid qualifications — and the perfect CV to highlight them.

Here are 30 things you should never include:
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The corridor of uncertainty: More than three and a tree - What is a university?

The corridor of uncertainty: More than three and a tree - What is a university? | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it
The photo above represents the public image of most universities; 18-22 year old students on campus. Practically every university website features photos like this and most see campus as their core business. The trouble is that when every institution uses very similar images matched with very similar slogans and mission statements it becomes very difficult to tell the difference. Is this image really a fair representation of what a university is today and what it could become?
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The Keys to Designing Successful Open Course Experiences -- Campus Technology

The Keys to Designing Successful Open Course Experiences -- Campus Technology | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it
To improve the student experience in online courses, we need to focus on community-building, sharing and peer support.
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