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SeinfeldToday Twitter account imagines the '90s sitcom in the online age

SeinfeldToday Twitter account imagines the '90s sitcom in the online age | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it
In the decade and a half since the airing of Seinfeld’s final episode, the show’s sharp takes on the awkward and mundane have managed to stay surprisingly relevant despite how the internet has...
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These are the trends and challenges shaping online learning

These are the trends and challenges shaping online learning | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it
    It is interesting to see where online programs "live" in a school.  Sometimes each school within a University makes its own decisions and has its own faculty readiness program and exp...
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The nurturing and social reform models of teaching and their relevance to connectivist online learning

The nurturing and social reform models of teaching and their relevance to connectivist online learning | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it

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The 5 most Important Business Skills Every Entrepreneur must Have

The 5 most Important Business Skills Every Entrepreneur must Have | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it
If you want to be a successful entrepreneur, these are the skills you need to have.

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Its funny how this stuff never mattered when I was younger but the more I mature the more relevant I see it becoming...

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Steven Mintz: Three Radical Innovations by 2015 | EDUCAUSE.edu

Steven Mintz: Three Radical Innovations by 2015 | EDUCAUSE.edu | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it

In this interview, Steven Mintz mentions three innovations that he believes will transform modern higher education.


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8 Tips To Create an Effective Synchronous eLearning Strategy

8 Tips To Create an Effective Synchronous eLearning Strategy | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it

How to create a Synchronous eLearning Strategy Synchronous learning offers many of the benefits of traditional instruction, such as immediate feedback and direct group collaboration, minus all of the drawbacks such as the cost of on-site instructors. However, to get the most out of the... http://elearningfeeds.com/8-tips-to-create-an-effective-synchronous-elearning-strategy/


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From Badges to Breakthroughs: Unleashing Learner Potential through Competency-Based Achievements

From Badges to Breakthroughs: Unleashing Learner Potential through Competency-Based Achievements | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it
Focused on personalized learner outcomes, a new program at Northern Arizona University utilizes OER as well as customized content for a program that enables participants to earn a degree in a model...
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Twitter Exec Reports that Educators Dominate the Twitter sphere

Twitter Exec Reports that Educators Dominate the Twitter sphere | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it
This isn't a surprise to those of us in education related fields, but evidently the world is starting to notice.  I was personally surprised when, while attending a high profile industry event this...
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Educating Executives for Disruption

Educating Executives for Disruption | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it
The potential of educational technology runs deep, and horizontally.  Yes, it is about higher education and its evolution.  Yes, it is about reimagining K12 education and with new modalities, tools...
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Want an Engaging E-Learning Course? Then Start with a Case Study

Want an Engaging E-Learning Course? Then Start with a Case Study | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it
Case study courses, the foundation of Harvard Business School for years, are effective for many reasons.  Experiential learning almost always provides a meaningful experience, and short of real lif...
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Minerva’s Plan to Disrupt Universities: A Talk with CEO Ben Nelson

Minerva’s Plan to Disrupt Universities: A Talk with CEO Ben Nelson | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it
Minerva seemed like it would never happen when it was first announced.  Although it was well funded, it seemed too ideal.  They planned tuition of $10000 and students who would live in a different ...
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Resources to Help Students Be Successful Online in Three Areas: Technical, Academic & Study Planning

Resources to Help Students Be Successful Online in Three Areas: Technical, Academic & Study Planning | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it
Helping students be successful online is much different than it is in traditional environments.  Often assumptions are made about technical aptitude of learners who take classes online, but in many...
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Creating Awesome Online Discussions

Creating Awesome Online Discussions | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it
We can use the discussion tool for so much more. With some tweaking, we can make a fairly boring tool into something that is engaging for students and increases the depth of student learning. I had...

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Battle of the Dash: Tech Companies Try to Get Their Apps in a Row

Battle of the Dash: Tech Companies Try to Get Their Apps in a Row | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it
From the New York Times.  This car app idea is scary.  I hope they will all function with voice commands.  "Will Apple’s CarPlay dominate the dashboards of future cars? Is Ford planning to kick Mic...
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Sort of virtual learning - while driving?

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12 Steps for Creating a Digital Assignment or Hybrid Class

12 Steps for Creating a Digital Assignment or Hybrid Class | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it
I'm often asked about new technology to offer faculty for use in their classes.  The first answer is number 3 below - best to use tools with which we are already familiar.   If the technology isn't...
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Readymag

Readymag | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it

readymag was founded in 2012 starting with the simple idea that everyone can be a publisher. Finding inspiration in the beauty of printing and functionalist design philosophy, we started to rethink digital interfaces to build the most elegant, powerful and easy-to-use online publishing tool. At Readymag, we’re passionate about thoughtful design and truly believe that better tools empower people to self-express and inspire to create a better content.


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Mesmo a versão gratuita  de Readymag permite a criação de produtos com um aspeto muito moderno e elegante. Os portefólios e  as apresentações podem ajudar muito o trabalho dos alunos e com os alunos.

Ramon Pavia's curator insight, August 14, 3:03 AM

Seems to be a useful and easy-to-use tool....

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Patterns and principles for blended synchronous learning: Engaging remote and face-to-face learners in rich-media real-time collaborative activities | Bower | Australasian Journal of Educational Te...

Patterns and principles for blended synchronous learning: Engaging remote and face-to-face learners in rich-media real-time collaborative activities

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What It Means to Be a Modern Online Educator

What It Means to Be a Modern Online Educator | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it
Traditional college instruction is part of a well-established tradition that has remained fairly unchanged over time. Becoming an instructor in this environment has meant conformity to teaching standards that have also remained fairly unchanged.


A Modern Educator is someone who does more than teach online classes. They are active in the field of education and their chosen subject matter. They know how to teach using technological tools and engage in a virtual community of other educators through social media. The Modern Educator is also conducting research and making intellectual contributions through technological means. The work they publish is done through technologically-enabled resources and made immediately available for their intended audience. They know how to use social media to promote their work and share resources with other educators and students.


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 - http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/education-collaboration-and-coaching-the-future/



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Tony Guzman's curator insight, July 31, 9:13 AM

Has the role of instructor changed when teaching within the online modality?

Pushpa Kunasegaran's curator insight, July 31, 8:27 PM

Very useful pointers to becoming a Modern Educator!

Héctor Alas's curator insight, August 11, 2:10 PM

para mantener un desarrollo en ascenso en lo profesional

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Higher education: Creative destruction

Higher education: Creative destruction | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it
Higher education evolution, or Creative Destruction as this article calls it, typifies the tendency of costs to soar in industries where labor costs rise as productivity remains the same.  This art...
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Turning a MOOC Into a Network of Schools Collaborating

Turning a MOOC Into a Network of Schools Collaborating | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it
Confusing MOOCs with online classes is common in the media.  But at what point do we consider an online class population "massive?"  This article about a combined online class - a collaboration bet...
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What's Your Major? 4 Decades Of College Degrees, In 1 Graph

What's Your Major? 4 Decades Of College Degrees, In 1 Graph | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it
This interactive graph from NPR shares the popularity of college majors over the past four decades.  Not surprisingly, business has endured and grown more popular.  Education has declined dramatica...
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Embedding Instructional Intelligence in Digital Curriculum | Acrobatiq

Embedding Instructional Intelligence in Digital Curriculum | Acrobatiq | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it
However, educational software can be designed to offer students hundreds of opportunities for formative assessments and meaningful feedback within a single

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Instructional Design vs. Online Pedagogy

Instructional Design vs. Online Pedagogy | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it
  The title of this article surprised me, because I wasn't aware there was confusion.  I've always thought of Instructional Design as a way of framing content, while making room for pedagogy a...
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Leading Online: Challenging and Changing Meeting Structures

Leading Online: Challenging and Changing Meeting Structures | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it
Virtual teams have many advantages - and one of them is that face to face meetings, which have the potential to disrupt people's schedules, only happen when necessary.  This article in Getting Smar...
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Moving a Face-to-Face Course Online without Losing Student Engagement

Moving a Face-to-Face Course Online without Losing Student Engagement | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it
Nobody disappears in an online classroom.  If a learner doesn't reply, or doesn't post, it is easier to notice than the face to face student who sits in back of the classroom.  Keeping them engaged...
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Immersive Learning

Immersive Learning | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it
I have this great little shelf in the bookshelf app on my ipad.  It's just books by people I know.  I feel genuinely privileged to know so many people with so many interesting things to say. Some o...
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Fantastic review by Julie Dirkson.

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