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Searching for Sustainable OER

Searching for Sustainable OER | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it
OER or open educational resources is one of the good news stories of 2011. OER takes many forms, but what binds initiatives like The Khan Academy, MIT OCW (Open Course Ware) and Stanford’s AI cou...
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Gooru - an online learning platform

Gooru - an online learning platform | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it

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eshileman's comment, December 30, 2011 9:49 AM
Very exciting
Gooru's comment, September 6, 2012 12:00 PM
Thanks for helping us spread the word about Gooru! We recently updated our library page to make it even easier to find high quality collections and quizzes to teach or study from! Check it out at www.goorulearning.org
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eFront Learning: eLearning Conferences 2012

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

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Social Learning Theory by Bandura

Social Learning Theory by Bandura | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it

The social learning theory of Bandura emphasizes the importance of observing and modeling the behaviors, attitudes, and emotional reactions of others.  Bamdura was the original who coined the phrase "social learning."


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Five Expectations Students Should Have of an Online Instructor

Five Expectations Students Should Have of an Online Instructor | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it

In recent years, online degree programs have become a widely accepted modality for many learners who seek a college degree. Most often, students who choose the flexibility of online college courses h...


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5 Ways Online Education May Improve Your Social Life

5 Ways Online Education May Improve Your Social Life | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it

Among the perks of attending an online college is the flexible schedule and leftover time to hang out, read, play video games, or even socialize. 


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Why Stanford's Free Online Education Experiment Is Booming | Social e-learning network

Why Stanford's Free Online Education Experiment Is Booming | Social e-learning network | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it

Professors want virtual students to have the same experience as the ones in the physical classroom.


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If Students Are Digital Natives, Why Don’t They Like ELearning?

 

The purpose of this paper is to try to redress the balance of the discussion about e-learning by putting the voices of the learners themselves at centre stage. Whether one buys the “digital natives” theory or not, or whether one believes that e-learning can help “bend the cost curve” in higher education, these resources are now being rolled out on such a scale that it is important to understand how the people they are intended to benefit actually view them.

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http://higheredstrategy.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/InsightBrief42.pdf


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Closing the Distance in Distance Learning

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A look at the impact of Interactive web-casting on the development of Distance Learning.


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Clayton Christensen: Why online education is ready for disruption, now.

Clayton Christensen: Why online education is ready for disruption, now. | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it

University of Phoenix is spending about $200 million every year on making their teaching better. “That’s $200 million every year just on making their teaching better,” he repeats. “Do you know how much money Harvard spends every year to make its teaching better? Zero.” The reason is that Harvard defines research as creating new knowledge, while The University of Phoenix defines it as finding new ways to provide knowledge. “It blows the socks off of us in their ability to teach so well,” he says.

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Best Practices in Educational Technology | Education and Online Program

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Nik's Learning Technology Blog: 10 Tools for Increasing Engagement in Online Courses

Nik's Learning Technology Blog: 10 Tools for Increasing Engagement in Online Courses | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it

10 Tools for Increasing Engagement in Online Courses http://t.co/pVvlpGOh #edtech #elearning...

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Teaching Online : Pedagogy : Instructional Best Practices Using Technology

Teaching Online : Pedagogy : Instructional Best Practices Using Technology | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it

A list of endorsed best practices to explore and/or implement in your online course:


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More pedagogic change in 10 years than last 1000 years – all driven by 10 technology innovations

More pedagogic change in 10 years than last 1000 years – all driven by 10 technology innovations | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it
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Trial by fire: Lessons learned in developing and delivering a distance learning course

Trial by fire: Lessons learned in developing and delivering a distance learning course | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it

"After a career as a healthcare compliance and privacy professional, I began my academic career at Montana Tech of the University of Montana in the fall of 2007... Upon my arrival, the head of the department made it clear that one of the primary strategic objectives of the department was to offer distance classes... Having never taken a distance course, this would be a challenge. I was fortunately given one semester to teach classes without distance sections."


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MIT launches online learning initiative - MIT News Office

MIT launches online learning initiative - MIT News Office | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it
'MITx' will offer courses online and make online learning tools freely available.

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Web Personalization - Online Courses

Web Personalization - Online Courses | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it

An introduction to web personalization.  Webx.com


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Reactions to the non-training approach to workplace learning Learning in the Social Workplace

Reactions to the non-training approach to workplace learning Learning in the Social Workplace | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it

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Tips to Write Better eLearning | eLearning Brothers

Tips to Write Better eLearning | eLearning Brothers | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it

This article gives tips for writing training content for eLearning / online training.

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Effective Online Learning: The Five R’s of Engaging Millennial Students « Online Learning Update

#elearning Effective Online Learning: The Five R’s of Engaging Millennial Students http://t.co/rG0Hy4tK...

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We don’t need no educator: The role of the teacher in today’s onli...

How often do we read about the importance of teachers in education?

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GerryYYC's comment, December 12, 2011 4:53 PM
Thanks Brenda for this
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Getting The Most Out Of Student Blogging Assignments And Instructional Blogging | Emerging Education Technology

Getting The Most Out Of Student Blogging Assignments And Instructional Blogging | Emerging Education Technology | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it

Examining Instructional Blogging Efforts and Lessons Learned. Guest Post by Elaine Hirsch.

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Creating Sound Policy for Digital Learning

Creating Sound Policy for Digital Learning | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it

"Will the move toward virtual and “blended learning” schools in American education repeat the mistakes of the charter-school movement, or will it learn from them?"


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10 Types Of Writing For eLearning: The eLearning Coach

10 Types Of Writing For eLearning: The eLearning Coach | Distance and Virtual Learning | Scoop.it

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