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SocialFish | How To Get Engagement in Your Online Education

Rich Finstein interviews Kathi Edwards, a consultant on our CommPartners team, about her take on social learning and online education - and how important these are for getting the engagement everyone is looking for.

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MITx 6.002x: Circuits & Electronics

MITx 6.002x: Circuits & Electronics | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it
6.002x (Circuits and Electronics) is an experimental on-line adaptation of MIT's first undergraduate analog design course: 6.002.

 

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Six Ways to Support Adult Online Learners | Faculty Focus

Six Ways to Support Adult Online Learners | Faculty Focus | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it
Adult learners typically have very specific reasons for taking online courses and are usually highly motivated. They also bring a wealth of experience.
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The Future of E-Learning is Crowdsourcing | Online Universities

The Future of E-Learning is Crowdsourcing | Online Universities | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it

By Justin Marquis Ph.D. Call me a skeptic, but the idea of having random people from around the Web collaborating in the creation of e-learning content for accredited online degree programs seems absurd.


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Faculty-centered, peer-reviewed online course development models

Faculty-centered, peer-reviewed online course development models | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it
So after three weeks at the new institution and busy thinking about how I'm going to do something interesting with my course design I find out that EOIs for a fairly large and beneficial set of res...

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7 Strategies to Make Your Online Teaching Better

7 Strategies to Make Your Online Teaching Better | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it

Original post by Andrea Zellner

 

1. Let the technology help you, not hinder you;

2. Anticipate the difficulties;

3. Incorporate synchronous opportunities;

4. Give extra feedback. Then give more;

5. Prove you are not a dog;

6.Provide support for self-regulation;

7. Encourage play.


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How to Build a Course: Instructional Design Made Easy

How to Build a Course: Instructional Design Made Easy | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it

Have you been charged with developing either an on-site or online course for other employees? Do you feel like a deer in the headlights?


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5 Things Every Online Student Should Do When Starting a New Online Course

5 Things Every Online Student Should Do When Starting a New Online Course | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it

Good advice is where you find it! This short checklist article has good advice. I had to add my own take on a solid list of ideas! 

 

1. Introduce yourself  (My advice: if you start a class that doesn't provide a social icebreaker, drop it. You need to know the people you're learning with. Community is key online.)

 

2. Read Read and Read Everything! (My advice: Reading everything at the start of a course makes sense. You need to get oriented. After that, don't treat hypertext reading like textbook reading. Learn to skim and strategically bookmark and annotate important reading.  If you try to read it all, you'll go down the rabbit hole and never come out.)

 

3. Downloading and Printing Course Materials. (My advice:  I love a paperless work flow. However new online students can gain a true sense of order from printing and arranging course materials.  I did this for most of my first online learning experiences and recommend that my novice online students create a notebook.)

 

4. Online Study Buddies. (My Advice: Kudos to the author of this article. I've never thought of this as an explicit tip for online learners, even though I know it helps to have a friend taking the class.  Consciously building network relationships in an online class is a natural outgrowth of community centered online learning. )

 

5. Start your work ASAP! (My advice: I open my classes a week early for a non-academic preview. This helps folks hit the ground running.  It's deadly to fall behind in an online class.)

 

These five tips will help any online student have a better learning experience.  It's also a good reminder for online instructors to put in the extra time needed to plan a great start up week for their students. ~ Dennis


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Learning Technology Trends To Watch In 2012: The eLearning Coach

Learning Technology Trends To Watch In 2012: The eLearning Coach | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it

eLearningGuild: Learning Technology Trends To Watch In 2012: The eLearning Coach http://t.co/YlPA6xPJ

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5 Steps To Getting A Better Online Education | Edudemic

5 Steps To Getting A Better Online Education | Edudemic | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it
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A Year’s Worth of Free E-Learning Assets » The Rapid eLearning Blog

A Year’s Worth of Free E-Learning Assets » The Rapid eLearning Blog | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it

A Year’s Worth of Free E-Learning Assets http://t.co/QUqxCpyu #elearning...

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eLearning Conferences 2012

eLearning Conferences 2012 | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it

An excelent list of eLearning Events

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This 26th version of the conference list covers selected events from four continents. The list focuses primarily on the use of technology in educational settings and on teaching, learning, and educational administration. Only listings until June 30, 2012 are complete as dates, locations, or Internet addresses (URLs)


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Irwin Devries - Caution: Open course developers at play

Irwin Devries - Caution: Open course developers at play | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it

Much has happened at the OERu since the formal launch meeting in November. In the open curriculum project, a series of public consultations through the SCOPE forum at BC Campus and subsequent discussions among partners have led to the selection of eight prototype courses for initial development.

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The Future of E-Learning is Crowdsourcing | Online Universities

The Future of E-Learning is Crowdsourcing | Online Universities | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it

By Justin Marquis Ph.D. Call me a skeptic, but the idea of having random people from around the Web collaborating in the creation of e-learning content for accredited online degree programs seems absurd.


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Living with the internet: learning online - Online Courses - schooX

Living with the internet: learning online - Online Courses - schooX | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it

Learning online is one of the great advantages of information technology. This unit will help you establish a safe and comfortable working environment to ensure that your study time at the computer screen does not impact on your health.


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Distance Education for Teacher Training: Modes, Models, and Methods

Distance Education for Teacher Training: Modes, Models, and Methods | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it

Unlike most distance education books, this guide focuses less on policy and funding, and almost exclusively on building high-quality teaching and learning within a distance-based system. With over 200 web references to existing programs and technology tools; an annotated reference section of distance-based resources; and an extensive glossary of terms and bibliography, this guide is a valuable resource for those interested in not just distance education but technology and professional development.


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Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Online Video - The Educator's PLN

Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Online Video - The Educator's PLN | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it

This document is a code of best practices that helps creators, online providers, copyright holders, and others interested in the making of online video interpr…...


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Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Online Video - The Educator's PLN

Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Online Video - The Educator's PLN | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it

This document is a code of best practices that helps creators, online providers, copyright holders, and others interested in the making of online video interpr…...

 

 

 

===> When is it right to use copyrighted material? FAIR USE!!! <===


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10 Tools for Increasing Engagement in Online Courses

10 Tools for Increasing Engagement in Online Courses | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it

From Nick Peachy - "In the initial rush to get learning online many organisations got themselves a Moodle platform and then attached a whole load of PDFs and .docs, added some forums and the odd video clip and called it an online course. It's no surprise then that drop out rates for online learning courses have been so high."


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Engagement is SO critical to learning, retention and productivity

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How to develop a distance learning curriculum - by Dr Pandula Siribaddana - Helium

How to develop a distance learning curriculum - by Dr Pandula Siribaddana - Helium | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it

Distance learning has come a long way since its entry into the educational arena few decades back.

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ELearning Project Managers – Misunderstood Heroes | Upside Learning Blog

ELearning Project Managers – Misunderstood Heroes | Upside Learning Blog | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it

This blog post examines the Role of a Project Manager in the eLearning industry and why they are needed.

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Lessons learned from using Khan Academy content in a blended learning pilot | Fortnightly Mailing

Lessons learned from using Khan Academy content in a blended learning pilot | Fortnightly Mailing | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it

  

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