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Into the Future With MOOC's - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Into the Future With MOOC's - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it

Great comparison here.

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How [not] to Design an Online Course

How [not] to Design an Online Course | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it
Moving a face-to-face credit course to an online environment is far more challenging than one might expect – as numerous experienced and esteemed professors have discovered. In this post lear...

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Daphne Koller: What we're learning from online education

"Daphne Koller is enticing top universities to put their most intriguing courses online for free -- not just as a service, but as a way to research how people learn. Each keystroke, comprehension quiz, peer-to-peer forum discussion and self-graded assignment builds an unprecedented pool of data on how knowledge is processed and, most importantly, absorbed."


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eLearning Levels of Interactivity: Which one do you need?

eLearning Levels of Interactivity: Which one do you need? | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it
According to these levels of interactivity you can determine how interactive you want your eLearning courses to be.

 


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TED Blog | Completely free online classes? Coursera.org now offering courses from 16 top colleges

TED Blog | Completely free online classes? Coursera.org now offering courses from 16 top colleges | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it

TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading -- through TED.com, our annual conferences, the annual TED Prize and local TEDx events.


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Online teamwork and collaboration

Online teamwork and collaboration | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it
While developing effective teamwork and collaboration skills are considered important to the learning process, many students find group work challenging and difficult.

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How We Helped Faculty Move Courses Online

How We Helped Faculty Move Courses Online | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it
... develop online courses cost effectively. This ecosystem consists of a community of instructors, instructional professionals and administrative partners, and a configuration of programmatic an performance support strategies.

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Online Higher Education Revolution (Infographic) - Business 2 Community

Online Higher Education Revolution (Infographic) - Business 2 Community | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it
Online Higher Education Revolution (Infographic)Business 2 CommunityWith the widespread access of broadband Internet, the world of online education is growing at a torrid pace. Experts believe that online education budgets.
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50 Free Collaboration Tools for Online Education

50 Free Collaboration Tools for Online Education | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it
From group papers to file sharing to group communication, the following tools will help bring any educational group together seamlessly to produce awesome results.

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Adventure learning – Changing the world of online teaching and learning - University World News

Adventure learning – Changing the world of online teaching and learning - University World News | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it

Engage students while assisting them to make learning transferable to other areas of their lives?


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The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning

The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it

The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning is a refereed e-journal that aims to advance research, theory and best practice in open and distance education research.


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Moodle Modelling in Nine Steps

Moodle Modelling in Nine Steps | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it
So I had time yesterday to peruse some online courses and came across the site alison.com, which offers 400 free interactive online courses in areas like business and enterprise skills, digital lit...

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Engagement in Online Learning | researchreportsedu

New benchmarks in higher education: Student engagement in online learning. Journal of Education for Busines, 84(2), 101-108. As online learning opportunities continue to increase, the need to measure the quality of ...

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Five Factors that Affect Online Student Motivation | Faculty Focus

Five Factors that Affect Online Student Motivation | Faculty Focus | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it
Understanding what motivates online learners is important because motivated students are more likely to engage in activities that help them learn and achieve, says Brett Jones, associate professor of educational psychology at Virginia Tech.
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Tony Bates: OER and social inclusion: review of special edition of ‘Distance Education’

Tony Bates: OER and social inclusion: review of special edition of ‘Distance Education’ | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it

Distance Education, the journal of the Australian Open and Distance Learning Association (ODLAA), has just published a special edition on OER and social inclusion. It is edited by Grainne Conole, of the University of Leicester.

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Clark Quinn: Levels of eLearning Quality

Clark Quinn: Levels of eLearning Quality | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it

Of late, I’ve been both reviewing eLearning, and designing processes & templates. As I’ve said before, the nuances between well-designed and well produced eLearning are subtle, but important. Reading a forthcoming book that outlines the future but recounts the past, it occurs to me that it may be worthwhile to look at a continuum of possibilities.

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Interactive Online Learning Produces Learning Outcomes on Par with Traditional Teaching Methods -- Campus Technology

Interactive Online Learning Produces Learning Outcomes on Par with Traditional Teaching Methods -- Campus Technology | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it
Hybrid teaching methods that combine interactive online learning with limited classroom teaching produce equivalent learning outcomes to traditional classroom teaching methods, according to new research released recently.

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Constructivism and Online Learning

Constructivism and Online Learning | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it
My notes from: Huang, H. (2002). Toward constructivism for adult learners in online learning environments. British Journal of Educational Technology. Vol 33. No 1. 27-37. Online learning requires a...

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Really insightful...students taking control of their learning.

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50 Striking Statistics About Distance Learning in Higher Education

50 Striking Statistics About Distance Learning in Higher Education | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it

The physical classroom is becoming a distant memory for some students. Distance and online learning is a big deal in higher education. Not only are more students taking online classes at traditional four-year colleges, but also the rise of innovative for-profit online schools is changing the landscape. We all know it’s happening, but now we can quantify the affect of online learning with these 50 striking statistics.


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CONFLICTED: FACULTY AND ONLINE EDUCATION, 2012 (Slides)

CONFLICTED: FACULTY
AND ONLINE EDUCATION, 2012 


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Teaching Online: Online Course

Teaching Online: Online Course | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it

You may know about Moodle, Blackboard, Blogging, using Wikis, Edmodo, Canvas, or other learning or course management systems and how to add content and perhaps evaluate and grade students, but how do you facilitate online courses? Join the workshop to get tips and tricks on how to optimize your work as a facilitator of an online course. Free for teachers who wish to teach or are teaching online.

 

Join me at the MOOC course for online facilitation on WizIQ from June 2-June 23, 2012.

 

The course is coming to an end, but I hope it's a new beginning for active learning for the 1186 participants who took the course. Congratulations!!!!

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Creating a Sense of Presence in Online Teaching – How to Be ...

Creating a Sense of Presence in Online Teaching – How to Be ... | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it
The authors explore the psychological and social aspects of online presence from both the instructor and student perspective and provide an instructional design framework for developing effective online learning.

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Communications & Society: Connectivism and Complexity

Communications & Society: Connectivism and Complexity | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it
As I recall, I was thinking about networking as part of the DNA of connectivism, and the DNA comment elicited a comment from Stephen Downes about my confused attempt to reconcile connectivism and essentialism.

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The e-learning process – limitations and an alternative

The e-learning process – limitations and an alternative | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it

It has become a maxim of modern society that without objectives, without purpose there can be no success, the setting of goals and achieving them has become the essence of “success” (Introna, 1996). Many, if not most, universities follow, or at least profess to follow, a purpose driven approach to setting strategic directions (Jones, Luck, McConachie, & Danaher, 2005).


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Online Degree Program Lets Students Test Out of What They Already Know - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Online Degree Program Lets Students Test Out of What They Already Know - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it

The University of Wisconsin plans to start a “flexible degree” program online focused on allowing undergraduates to test out of material they have mastered.

 

The new program, geared toward working adults with some college education, operates under a “competency based” model, said Raymond Cross, chancellor of the University of Wisconsin Colleges and University of Wisconsin-Extension. This model is similar to the Advanced Placement program, in which high-school students take AP tests to pass out of college-level courses.

 

In the university’s new program, college courses will be broken down into units. For example, a higher-level mathematics class could include units such as linear algebra and trigonometry. Students can then test out of certain units (instead of full courses) and spend time learning only material that is new to them. Eventually, the units will build into courses, and then a degree. The flexible-degree program and traditional-degree program will have identical course requirements, and since each flexible degree will be associated with a specific campus, the student will receive a diploma from the originating campus and not from the system.


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lelapin's comment, June 21, 2012 12:21 PM
curious to know how this will turn out. Was tempted to rescoop but decided otherwise.