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Blended Learning: Creating Awesome Online Discussions

Blended Learning: Creating Awesome Online Discussions | Distance Education Resources | Scoop.it

Tim Robinson: If our students think that the discussion posting is useless and not at all entertaining. It likely means that it is useless and not at all entertaining. We know this because we often feel the same way when we have to make contrived discussions posts. It’s not that our jobs are about entertaining students, but we do need to do what we can do make it at least tolerable.

 

If we can expand our understanding of the tool to get beyond just ‘discussions’ but see it as a platform for other creative ways to explore a topic, we’ll find a much richer level of learning. We can, maybe, even have some fun with it.


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Chris Carter's comment, April 9, 10:30 PM
Thanks for sharing!
Jamie Torgerson Willett's curator insight, April 10, 5:03 PM

Online discussions can be awesome or a pain.  I think we've all experienced that.  Here's a way to help ensure that they are awesome.  

dawsonloane's curator insight, April 29, 3:05 AM

some ideas on how to make online discussions more engaging - an important issue for many online courses!

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The Next Step in the Islamic Wave

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The Muslim Brotherhood has been gaining power in several countries since the Arab Spring. The rise of Islamist power in the Middle East is culturally and politically complex.  This interactive lets the user click on selected countries to see how groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood or Hamas are impacting them politically. 

 

Tags: Middle East, religion, Islam, political.


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The Quran-Coaching is the best platform for the quran learning by taking online quran classes.
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Zakat ul Fitr /Sadaqa tul Fitr/ Fitrana/ Amount of Zakat ul Fitar ? صدقہ فطر/فطرانہ /کب اور کس کو دینا ؟ فطرانہ کی مقدار؟ Click here To Read Full Article. http://goo.gl/6zhUrD
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Video Slideshow Maker with Music

Video Slideshow Maker with Music | Distance Education Resources | Scoop.it

Animoto turns your photos and video clips into professional video slideshows in minutes.   Good for class slideshows!

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Special Series: 7 Billion

Special Series: 7 Billion | Distance Education Resources | Scoop.it
There will soon be 7 billion people on the planet. Find out why you shouldn’t panic—at least, not yet.

 

Great population resource from a year long survey of work by National Geographic in 2011.

 

Tags: population, National Geographic, sustainability, density.


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5 Great Sites for Student Collaboration

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Get students collaborating successfully and productively with one another with these great tools for electronic student collaboration...

 

If you use Blackboard some of these sites might be redundant, but the DebateMap is something pretty unique. 


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, December 2, 2012 7:31 PM

It's easier than ever to integrate online collaborative tools into any face to face classes.

Stephanie Payzant's curator insight, December 12, 2012 10:17 AM

Tools that can be used during class as well as outside.

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Are you a gamification wizard? Play the game.: Instructional Design and eLearning

Are you a gamification wizard? Play the game.: Instructional Design and eLearning | Distance Education Resources | Scoop.it

Ready for a challenge? How much do you know about gamification? Find out by answering the questions below, which are based on Karl Kapp’s new book, The Gamification of Learning and Instruction.


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