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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

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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

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Reviewing the trajectories of e-learning

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Shindig | Video chat events

Shindig | Video chat events | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it
Shindig Video Chat Events for Book Tours, Release Parties, Presentations, and Q&As. On Shindig, you see all participants in a shared space. You move freely in and out of conversation with as few or as many as you choose.
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Great choice for any kind of events, especially for education.

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Competency-based ed gaims momentum

Competency-based ed gaims momentum | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it

There is growing interest from members of both parties in Congress to make it easier for alternative models of higher education -- such as competency-based education -- to gain access to federal funding.


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I've certainly noticed this.  It is becoming a snow ball in an industry (higher ed) that doesn't move very fast.

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The Difference Between Doing Projects Versus Learning Through Projects

The Difference Between Doing Projects Versus Learning Through Projects | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it
The Difference Between Doing Projects Versus Learning Through Projects See on www.teachthought.com
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How People Learn: 8 Timeless Principles for Effective eLearning

From Shift E-Learning Blog - Effective learning doesn’t require expensive technology and elaborated training sessions. It doesn’t even demand the impossible from you, the course developer. But it d...
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OERs and Open Online Courses

Discussion of the role of OERs in MOOCs, with particular attention to the MOOC we are offering with UdeM in French on OERs (RELs in French). Originally planned

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Preservation: Make a Permanent Archive Copy of Any Webpage with Mummify.it

Preservation: Make a Permanent Archive Copy of Any Webpage with Mummify.it | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it

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Sometimes you need an archive of a site. Gret for slow bandwidth areas when you just want to show an aspect of a site. Here is how.

Stephen Dale's curator insight, October 15, 2013 7:30 AM

A useful addition to the digital curator's toolkit.

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When you Mummify a webpage—a news article, blog post, photo or tweet, for example— we make a permanent copy and back it up in the cloud. We then give you a new URL that looks like this: http://mummify.it/2452862


Mummify is free up to 100 mummies a month. If you need to Mummify more than 100 pages in a given month you can purchase 50 more for $5.
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6 Simple Ways To Record & Publish Video In The Classroom - TeachThought

6 Simple Ways To Record & Publish Video In The Classroom - TeachThought | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it

"Teachers across the nation are already tweeting class lesson plans and hosting guest speakers in Google Hangouts.

 

However, many teachers are looking for more ways to engage their students on social media platforms. Enter a new generation of video apps that make it easy for teachers and students alike to not only communicate in the social media realm but create in it too.

 

Here are 6 easy apps that you and your students can use to supplement presentations, film multimedia reports and engage with one another at a level not possible in 140 characters."

 


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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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Marta Torán's curator insight, March 19, 2014 3:46 PM

Presentaciones on-line. Evitar errores de principiante.

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, March 20, 2014 8:52 PM

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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After Setbacks, Online Courses Are Rethought

After Setbacks, Online Courses Are Rethought | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it

Mr. Siemens said what was happening was part of a natural process. “We’re moving from the hype to the implementation,” he said. “It’s exciting to see universities saying, ‘Fine, you woke us up,’ and beginning to grapple with how the Internet can change the university, how it doesn’t have to be all about teaching 25 people in a room.


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After Setbacks, Online Courses Are Rethought

#Elearning

Alycia Degenstein's curator insight, January 21, 2014 9:18 AM

Interesting look at MOOCS- their downfalls and benefits

niftyjock's curator insight, January 23, 2014 4:18 PM

No everything works in Online Education. Are we surprised?  Watching a video and doing a quiz does not exactly create an engaging learning environment. Good to have a rethink on online education. 

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Connectivism: The (in)formal cohort and its’ implications in knowledge construction

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Connectivism: The (in)formal cohort and its implications in knowledge construction This paper examines connectivism within both the digital technology infrastructure used and the question of whether or not we are offloading the process of...

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My paper was "scooped"  by @susanbainbridge - I'm honored!

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Thanks for scooping my paper! First one published with my daughter :)
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More to learn about connectivism. I believe it to be an important learning theory for the future.

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Understanding the Building Blocks of Online Learning: | Contact North

Understanding the Building Blocks of Online Learning: | Contact North | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it

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New data available for higher education LMS market -

New data available for higher education LMS market - | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it
Despite much talk about the demise of the LMS market, the end is nowhere in sight. Unlike many of the newer learning platform concepts (e.g. See on mfeldstein.com
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Borge explores student online collaboration — College of Information Sciences and Technology

Borge explores student online collaboration — College of Information Sciences and Technology | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it
At Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) and many other institutions of learning, an increasing number of classes are being conducted in a blended learning format.

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Higher standards needed to promote success at community colleges #ccss

Higher standards needed to promote success at community colleges #ccss | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it

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Digital badges in the classroom

Digital badges in the classroom | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it
Certifying and Valuing Digital Badges is an important area to consider. Anyone can visit Credly and begin developing digital badges, and this raises the question of validity. Smartly, though, Credly will certify an “issuer” (an individual or institution offering the badge) after a thorough vetting process and an annual fee of $150. This extra layer of authentication is highly recommended.
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