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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 Ed | 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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Top 5 Online Learning Skills That Online Instructors Should Have - eLearning Industry

Top 5 Online Learning Skills That Online Instructors Should Have - eLearning Industry | Distance Ed | Scoop.it

Online instructors need these Top 5 Online Learning Skills to be successful ... and engage their students.


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PTC University's curator insight, October 20, 11:22 AM

Could be helpful for professors as more and more classes are requiring to provide distance learning options

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Humanize Your eLearning Courses or Risk Losing Learners

Humanize Your eLearning Courses or Risk Losing Learners | Distance Ed | Scoop.it
eLearning is more efficient when the designer finds a way to personalize it for the learner.

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k3hamilton's curator insight, September 4, 5:53 PM

sound advice- write like you speak

Gust MEES's curator insight, September 4, 6:51 PM

eLearning is more efficient when the designer finds a way to personalize it for the learner.


Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 4, 7:04 PM

The key might treating others humanely. It is important to see students with faces. It provides character and humanity to pedagogy.

 

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Introduction to Google Classroom - Edudemic

Introduction to Google Classroom - Edudemic | Distance Ed | Scoop.it

With the recent announcement of Google Classroom, school districts and educators across the country that are currently integrating Google Apps for Education into their classrooms are awaiting the opportunity to gain access to Google’s workflow solution. While there are currently a number of workflow solutions and approaches within Google Drive that classroom teachers can take that range from manual organization and file / folder sharingto advanced automation with tools such as Doctopus, Google Classroom provides a viable option that strikes a balance – blending tight integration with Google Drive, an intuitive interface and advanced features that experienced Google Drive users are looking for.


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Sue Walsh's curator insight, July 23, 9:07 PM

Mmmmm. What an interesting environment it is!!

Maryalice Leister's curator insight, July 24, 8:43 AM

Here is the summit of the mountain for educators who are committed to the excellence of Google products. Use the "down" hours of summer to check it out.

Gary Harwell's curator insight, July 27, 4:29 AM

the more we know the more we understand that we don't know.

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Report: Online Completion Rates Only Trail On-Campus Rates Slightly -- Campus Technology

Report: Online Completion Rates Only Trail On-Campus Rates Slightly -- Campus Technology | Distance Ed | Scoop.it
Completion rates for on-campus courses are only slightly higher than those for online courses, according to a new report from the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies.
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TeachOnline - Resources for Teaching Online

TeachOnline - Resources for Teaching Online | Distance Ed | Scoop.it
A site with resources for teaching online curated by the instructional design team at ASU Online.

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One MOOC professor won't let students know the right answers | Inside Higher Ed

One MOOC professor won't let students know the right answers | Inside Higher Ed | Distance Ed | Scoop.it
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Faculty responsible for making online materials accessible for disabled students | Inside Higher Ed

Faculty responsible for making online materials accessible for disabled students | Inside Higher Ed | Distance Ed | Scoop.it
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Disability rights advocates and publishers push for national standards for ed tech materials | Inside Higher Ed

Disability rights advocates and publishers push for national standards for ed tech materials | Inside Higher Ed | Distance Ed | Scoop.it
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Essay on two recent discussions of massive open online education | Inside Higher Ed

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Research: How Video Production Affects Student Engagement

edX recently commissioned a study of nearly 1,000 videos, segmenting them out by by video type and production style, and discovered this among their other findings:

Shorter videos are more engaging. Engagement drops after 6 minutes.Videos with a more personal feeling are more effective than high-fidelity studio recordings.
Videos in which the instructor speaks quickly and with high enthusiasm are more engaging.Khan-style tablet drawings are more engaging than power point slides.


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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, September 3, 2:30 AM

Research: How Video Production Affects Student Engagement

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, September 4, 4:23 PM

An interesting study from the EdX people on using videos in an online course. 

KB...Konnected's curator insight, September 6, 12:49 AM

Good to know.

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A winning recipe

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Learning online and offline IN THE United States worries about private, for-profit universities’ high cost and dubious quality abound. A congressional inquiry in...
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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 Ed | Scoop.it
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Tech Advantages of Residential Sessions for Online Learning | Inside Higher Ed

Tech Advantages of Residential Sessions for Online Learning | Inside Higher Ed | Distance Ed | Scoop.it
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Not every student is familiar with the LMS. In fact, at a CC, that is not the norm at all.

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Blackboard, the largest provider of classroom management software, enters the MOOC fray | Inside Higher Ed

Blackboard, the largest provider of classroom management software, enters the MOOC fray | Inside Higher Ed | Distance Ed | Scoop.it
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How to survive and thrive in a Massive Open Online Course

As you surely know, Massive Open Online Courses are the big trend in online education. The New Media Consortium Horizon Report 2013 views MOOCs as the technology trend of the year, MOOC News and Reviews reports.
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The Building Blocks of Brain-friendly eLearning Courses

The Building Blocks of Brain-friendly eLearning Courses | Distance Ed | Scoop.it
Here are five foundational elements of a brain-friendly eLearning courses.
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Students See Hope for the Future of Online Education- 78 % of students say it's easier to learn in person than online.

Students See Hope for the Future of Online Education- 78 % of students say it's easier to learn in person than online. | Distance Ed | Scoop.it
A new study shows that students think traditional classes are easier now. But online education offers a good option for the future.

50% say they don't need a physical classroom

-they want choice


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Obama pitches plan to bring broadband and WiFi to all schools

Obama pitches plan to bring broadband and WiFi to all schools | Distance Ed | Scoop.it
An initiative called ConnectED would connect 99 percent of students with high-speed Internet in five years.
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"In a country where we expect free WiFi with our coffee, why shouldn’t we have it in our schools?”

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Maker of Canvas Gets $30 Million, Eyes Competition in LMS Market | Inside Higher Ed

Maker of Canvas Gets $30 Million, Eyes Competition in LMS Market | Inside Higher Ed | Distance Ed | Scoop.it
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