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Adapting PowerPoint Lectures for Online Delivery: Best Practices | Faculty Focus

Adapting PowerPoint Lectures for Online Delivery: Best Practices | Faculty Focus | Creating Effective Online Courses | Scoop.it
If you use PowerPoint lectures in your face-to-face classes, you can use those same lectures as jumping-off points for creating narrated animations for your online students to watch. That’s the good news.

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The Erosion of Faculty Rights – The Conversation - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Erosion of Faculty Rights – The Conversation - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Creating Effective Online Courses | Scoop.it
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The issue of intellectual property rights and copyright law are coming to a head in online education. Who owns the content the faculty develop in their online courses?

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The Future of Learning Institutions in a Digital Age | The MIT Press

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Unequal Classrooms: What Online Education Cannot Teach - The Conversation - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Unequal Classrooms: What Online Education Cannot Teach - The Conversation - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Creating Effective Online Courses | Scoop.it
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Let's be very clear that not all online courses are MOOCs. There is absolutely value for all students in a well-developed, passionately-taught online course delivered to a small, committed group of learners!

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Resources | Whitepapers | Online College Students 2013 Research Report

Resources | Whitepapers | Online College Students 2013 Research Report | Creating Effective Online Courses | Scoop.it
Who is studying online? What do they value? What is the impact of their online degree? The newest edition of the “Online College Students” report, a joint project of Learning House and Aslanian Market Research, answers these questions and more.
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Interesting report available through Learning House on online students' preferences.

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As Course-Management Market Gets More Competitive, Instructure Raises $30-Million in Funds - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

As Course-Management Market Gets More Competitive, Instructure Raises $30-Million in Funds - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Creating Effective Online Courses | Scoop.it
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More competition in the CMS market--that's not a bad thing!

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Scholars Sound the Alert From the 'Dark Side' of Tech Innovation

Scholars Sound the Alert From the 'Dark Side' of Tech Innovation | Creating Effective Online Courses | Scoop.it
A cross-disciplinary group of scholars convened at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee to focus attention on the lesser-noticed consequences of innovation.
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'Bill of Rights' Seeks to Protect Students' Interests as Online Learning Expands - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

'Bill of Rights' Seeks to Protect Students' Interests as Online Learning Expands - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Creating Effective Online Courses | Scoop.it
The document's authors want to make sure that the rapid rise of MOOCs and other digital tools does not obscure traditional obligations to students.
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Siri trick turns iBooks into audiobooks

Siri trick turns iBooks into audiobooks | Creating Effective Online Courses | Scoop.it

"Have you ever purchased an iBook and then wished that you had an audiobook version of it? Macworld UK's Mark Hattersley wrote a wonderful post today on how to use Siri Dictation to speak either a portion or all of the text from an iBook."

 


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Wow! What a great possibility!

 

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This is a great way for children with reading problems to learn to read. and also for little kids to help them with learning to read.

Cheryl Widdick Catts's curator insight, March 21, 2013 2:15 PM

Works great!

Kay Stephen's curator insight, March 31, 2013 6:12 PM

Excellent!

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Five Ways Free Online Classes Will Change College, or Not

Five Ways Free Online Classes Will Change College, or Not | Creating Effective Online Courses | Scoop.it
Nothing moves fast in higher ed, except for MOOCs.A year ago very few people had heard of the acronym for Massive Open Online Course. Now stories about the courses attracting tens of thousands of
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MOOCs will change higher education, but they won't transform it.

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University of Minnesota among universities offering free online courses - Pioneer Press

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University of Minnesota among universities offering free online courses
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The University of Minnesota and University of Wisconsin-Madison are among a growing number of universities offering free online courses through their websites.
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The University of MN has entered the race to build and teach MOOCs

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The Trouble With Online College

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Education via the Internet has been overrated and could produce more dropouts than degrees.
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This editorial introduces research published by Columbia University examining the very low completion rates of many college students in online courses.

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How Online Learning Is Being Used To Enhance Education - Edudemic

How Online Learning Is Being Used To Enhance Education - Edudemic | Creating Effective Online Courses | Scoop.it
The basic idea behind online learning is simple: enable more people to learn for less money. What does this mean for you, the avid student?
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5 ways online learning may improve educational productivity. Interesting.

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Online Class on How To Teach Online Classes Goes Laughably Awry

Online Class on How To Teach Online Classes Goes Laughably Awry | Creating Effective Online Courses | Scoop.it
In the span of a week, an online course on how to teach online courses turned into a master class in how not to.
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Sometimes we need to learn by example!

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Online education provider 2U to disband Semester Online consortium | Inside Higher Ed

Online education provider 2U to disband Semester Online consortium | Inside Higher Ed | Creating Effective Online Courses | Scoop.it
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This article reminds us to stay diligent about our evaluation of the purpose and value of online course development in undergraduate, liberal arts education.

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Eight Roles of an Effective Online Teacher

Eight Roles of an Effective Online Teacher | Creating Effective Online Courses | Scoop.it
Teaching face-to-face and teaching online are both teaching, but they are qualitatively different.
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Georgia Tech’s New, Super-Cheap MOOC Master’s Degree Could Radically Change American Higher Education

Georgia Tech’s New, Super-Cheap MOOC Master’s Degree Could Radically Change American Higher Education | Creating Effective Online Courses | Scoop.it
Georgia Institute of Technology is about to take a step that could set off a broad disruption in higher education: It’s offering a new master’s degree in computer science, delivered through a series of massive open online courses, or MOOCs, for...
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In Online Partnerships, Legal Compliance Is Key

In Online Partnerships, Legal Compliance Is Key | Creating Effective Online Courses | Scoop.it
When nonprofit colleges team up with for-profit companies, the colleges need to protect themselves.
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Always something to consider when entering the online education world.

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Online Course Platforms Offer Paid Freelance Gigs to Professors - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Online Course Platforms Offer Paid Freelance Gigs to Professors - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Creating Effective Online Courses | Scoop.it
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Additional opportunities for faculty on the side

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8 questions MOOCs face in 2013

8 questions MOOCs face in 2013 | Creating Effective Online Courses | Scoop.it
State schools and Ivy League universities signed on to offer big, free classes on the Coursera and edX platforms in 2012. In 2013, they will be forced to evolve.
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All about MOOCs

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Online learning: Campus 2.0

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Massive open online courses are transforming higher education — and providing fodder for scientific research.
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MOOCs are here to stay

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EdX Releases Open Source Tool For Building Interactive MOOC Courseware -- Campus Technology

EdX Releases Open Source Tool For Building Interactive MOOC Courseware -- Campus Technology | Creating Effective Online Courses | Scoop.it

EdX has released source code to the general public that supports interactive learning built specifically for the Internet.

 

The nonprofit online learning platform founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has released XBlock SDK, the underlying architecture supporting EdX course content.

 

XBlocks are a prototype second-generation application programming interface for hierarchically combined EdX courseware components such as video players and learning sequences. The XBlock source code allows course developers to combine independent XBlocks to create engaging online courses such as wiki-based collaborative learning environments and online laboratories, or create integrated education tools such as a circuit simulator for an electronics course or a molecular manipulator for teaching biology.


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Applying the Seven Principles for Good Practice to the Online Classroom | Faculty Focus

Applying the Seven Principles for Good Practice to the Online Classroom | Faculty Focus | Creating Effective Online Courses | Scoop.it
Almost 25 years have passed since Chickering and Gamson offered seven principles for good instructional practices in undergraduate education.
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Chickering and Gamson's seven principles are as applicable in the online environment as they are in the face-to-face classroom. Great advice!

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Online Courses Could Widen Achievement Gaps Among Students - Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription) (blog)

Online Courses Could Widen Achievement Gaps Among Students - Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription) (blog) | Creating Effective Online Courses | Scoop.it
TechCrunch Online Courses Could Widen Achievement Gaps Among Students Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription) (blog) The study, which is described in a working paper titled “Adaptability to Online Learning: Differences Across Types of Students...
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Online learning goes official as five Coursera courses get approved by the American Council on Education

Online learning goes official as five Coursera courses get approved by the American Council on Education | Creating Effective Online Courses | Scoop.it
Coursera announced a massive milestone today: the first big step towards credit options. The American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT) has made ...
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This is going to be a more frequent occurence!

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A Tale of Two MOOCs: The Importance of Community in Online Learning

A Tale of Two MOOCs: The Importance of Community in Online Learning | Creating Effective Online Courses | Scoop.it
Fundamentals of Online Education (FOE), and E-Learning and Digital Cultures (EDC): two Coursera courses, two courses on e-learning, both MOOCs, both on Coursera, both offered by prestigious universities.
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