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Mooc technology will force MBA degrees to change

Mooc technology will force MBA degrees to change | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it
Naysayers argue the brave new “massive open online course” world of giving away free online classes by great academics from many of the world’s best institutions will destroy the business model of the university.

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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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10 Tips for Giving Great Online Presentations

10 Tips for Giving Great Online Presentations | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it
Don't make rookie mistakes with your online presentation. Here are basic steps to ensure it's efficient and entertaining. (10 Tips for Giving Great Online #Presentations.

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Presentaciones on-line. Evitar errores de principiante.

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There are some good tips here. It somewhat depends on the platform you use, but one I would add is: watch out for elements that don't transfer. You may be using a nifty "word art" feature and find that the viewers are looking at a big, black box. 

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The Busy Teacher’s Quick Guide To Blended Learning

The Busy Teacher’s Quick Guide To Blended Learning | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it
Blended learning is a combination of some face-to-face teaching and some online teaching.

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9 Tips for Creating a Sense of Community for Distance Learners -- THE Journal

9 Tips for Creating a Sense of Community for Distance Learners -- THE Journal | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it
With ever-increasing opportunities for online learning, educators must find new ways to engage their students and create a sense of community in a virtual world.

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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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Be inspired!

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

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Very useful pointers to becoming a Modern Educator!

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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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30,000 Great Works in Virtual Galleries

30,000 Great Works in Virtual Galleries | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it
I usually don't post articles about resources, but this one is fantastic.   Wish I'd known about this during our last big snowstorm.  Thanks to TechLearning.   30,000 Great Works in Virtual Ga...
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The Top-Ten IT Issues 2013

A quick rundown of this year’s list!

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Cross-Cultural Communication and Collaboration: Case of an International e-Learning Project

Cross-Cultural Communication and Collaboration: Case of an International e-Learning Project | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it

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Communication is an indispensable part of international cooperation and it requires managing different cultures. Being prepared to see and understand different values, trying to understand contrasting views in a consortium, can decrease the potential of misperception which otherwise may act as a real barrier to cooperation. This is why international cooperation necessitates negotiation across cultures. In the case of collaboration, parties come together for a joint work which itself may create common values/understanding, besides the set goals. This is because collaboration requires strong we-feeling and commitment. The purpose of this paper is to focus on cross-cultural communication and collaboration in the area of Open and Distance Learning (ODL), concentrating on the communication processes in project management. Cross-cultural studies point to different communicative behaviours of individuals in multinational work environments e.g. the cultural characteristics affect the preferences towards the use of the media. For the purposes of this paper, the authors make a phenomenological-oriented case study of project management based on interviews with partners of a multilateral Grundtvig (adult learning) project, affiliated with distance education institutions in eight different countries. The authors test their assumptions for constructive and cooperative communication in e-Learning projects; delineating the effects of different cultures as regards the expectations from (1) international projects and (2) communication media.

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Cross-Cultural Communication and Collaboration: Case of an International e-Learning Project