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Ranking: The top 100 online colleges - eCampus News

Ranking: The top 100 online colleges - eCampus News | Distance Learning | Scoop.it
Best 100 online colleges ranking by OnlineCollegePlan.com factors in technology used, flexibility and cost.
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Great resource and if you follow link to https://www.ecampusnews.com/featured/featured-on-ecampus-news/ranking-top-100-online-colleges/ gives you several way to sort online colleges.
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Videoconferencing underutilized in connecting students to real-world experts

Videoconferencing underutilized in connecting students to real-world experts | Distance Learning | Scoop.it

"One of the most basic ways to boost student engagement with learning material is to demonstrate its relevance to the real world, and the easiest way to accomplish that is to put them face-to-face with an expert in a given field."


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EDTECH@UTRGV's curator insight, July 27, 8:44 AM

An excellent videoconferencing tool for teachers is ZOOM (https://zoom.us). It is easy, powerful, and allows teachers to facilitate free 45-minute videoconferences.

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16 Practical Strategies to Differentiate Your Instruction via Educators Technology

16 Practical Strategies to Differentiate Your Instruction via Educators Technology | Distance Learning | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, June 28, 9:26 AM
Wonderful practical tips for libraries as well as libraries.
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, June 29, 3:43 AM
Instructional technologies
Dr. Helen Teague's curator insight, June 29, 8:32 PM
Differentiation strategies
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Sensor detects shooting at elephants, helps authorities catch poachers

Sensor detects shooting at elephants, helps authorities catch poachers | Distance Learning | Scoop.it
WIPER technology detects when a bullet flies by a protected elephant and sends an alarm with its location.
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This is amazing and so hopeful!
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The #1 Reason You Don't Like Hearing Your Own Voice In An eLearning Course - eLearning Industry

The #1 Reason You Don't Like Hearing Your Own Voice In An eLearning Course - eLearning Industry | Distance Learning | Scoop.it
Want to know why you Don't Like Hearing Your Own Voice In An eLearning Course? Check the #1 reason why this happens and what to do about it.

Via Karen Loftus
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I used to work in market research and I often monitored calls.  We used to tell women as they got older to try to focus on lowering their voice and slowing down to sound less shrill and rushed.... But it is still your voice and you won't like it!
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Traditional eLearning Is Dead?

Traditional eLearning Is Dead? | Distance Learning | Scoop.it
Want to know why Traditional eLearning Is Dead and what can be done about it? Check how the learning solution of the future should be like.

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Great reminders of what to include in relevant online learning.
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David Picard Roussel's curator insight, February 22, 7:17 AM

[ À tous ] Les méthodes d'apprentissages évoluent comme les comportements. Le "E-learning" se meurt, se métamorphose! 

 

Des solutions pratiques sur comment nous pouvons amener les équipes à évoluer pour eux et l'entreprise.

Ginger Jewell's curator insight, February 22, 10:41 AM
Although geared to adult professional learning the ideas are just as sound for our students.
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Study of MOOCs offers insights into online learner engagement and behavior

Study of MOOCs offers insights into online learner engagement and behavior | Distance Learning | Scoop.it
A new study of MOOCs from MIT and Harvard offers insights into online learner engagement and behavior. The report, based on four years of data from edX offerings on MITx and HarvardX, represents one of the largest surveys of massive open online courses to date.
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Ten rules of etiquette for videoconferencing

Ten rules of etiquette for videoconferencing | Distance Learning | Scoop.it

"Ten rules of etiquette for videoconferencing. Video-chat services and other products that enable videoconferences are flooding the workplace ..."


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LLZ Uni Halle's curator insight, March 15, 2016 3:37 AM

Your guide to global video conferencing trends and etiquette. Videoconferencing comes with its own code of behavior that takes the place of yesterday’s manners for meetings.

Ines Bieler's curator insight, March 15, 2016 4:28 AM

Your guide to global video conferencing trends and etiquette. Videoconferencing comes with its own code of behavior that takes the place of yesterday’s manners for meetings.

The Twinkie Awards's curator insight, March 15, 2016 5:42 PM

Your guide to global video conferencing trends and etiquette. Videoconferencing comes with its own code of behavior that takes the place of yesterday’s manners for meetings.

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A Dozen Things You Need to Know about Adult Learning | Tomorrow's Professor Postings

A Dozen Things You Need to Know about Adult Learning | Tomorrow's Professor Postings | Distance Learning | Scoop.it
The posting below, a bit longer than most, describes a dozen tips for working with adult learners. It is from Chapter 4 – A Dozen Things You Need to Know about Adult Learning, in the book, Teaching Adults: A Practical Guide for New Teachers, by Ralph G. Brocket. Jossey-Bass, San Francisco. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc., A Wiley Company. One Montgomery Street, Suite 1200. San Francisco, CA 94104-4594 www.wiley.com All rights reserved. Reprinted with permission.

Via Dennis T OConnor
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DocBiodiv's curator insight, December 5, 2016 6:25 AM
Blog Tomorrow's Professor Postings de l'Université de Stanford, accès libre au chapitre 4  de l'ouvrage.
Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, December 5, 2016 2:01 PM
Great article form Tomorrow's Professor.
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Freek Kraak's curator insight, December 8, 2016 4:06 PM
Goed om te signaleren op 'Een Leven Lang Leren'.
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http://briandoddonleadership.com/2016/11/08/16-habits-of-leaders-who-have-your-back/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A%20BrianDoddOnLeadership%20%28Brian%20Dodd%20On%20Lead...

This is a great list of 16 characteristics of a leader based on an article of an interview with Tony Francona, manager of the Cleveland Indians. 
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IT Educator: Not My Job?

IT Educator: Not My Job? | Distance Learning | Scoop.it
CIOs are responsible for translating technology into everyday language and communicating the benefits and limitations of technology to the president and other members of the institution management team.
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"I determine who the audience is and what my purpose is for communicating. "

This is such an important thing to remember - even when training teachers.  We are not training them to be Instructional Specialists or Technology Experts - we are trying to help them find ways to meet their instructional goals for their students.  Focus is on the learning not the tool.

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Will Online Learning lead education by 2025?

Will Online Learning lead education by 2025? | Distance Learning | Scoop.it
Andrew Graley, Polycom’s director of healthcare, education and government for EMEA, believes that technology is the catalyst for improving the education landscape. “By allowing an engaging, accessible, and cost-effective approach to education, technology opens up the prospect of higher education, personalised courses, and teacher-training to a much broader population,” he says.

The respondents predict that the future learning environment will break free from the classroom: 64% of respondents believe students in 2015 primarily engage with content in the classroom, but only 25% predict it will still be the leading way for learning in 2025. Alongside this, the use of remote learning technologies in teaching is expected to rise significantly: 53% of education professionals believe real-time video collaboration and mobile devices will be the primary way students engage with content by 2025.

58% of EMEA respondents expect to see greater collaboration between schools and corporations by 2025, and the majority of respondents believe there will be a more defined career pathway through the schooling process. The majority of EMEA respondents predict that the role a teacher plays in education will become less important in coming years, with the role of thought leaders and educational outreach programmes becoming increasingly important to education.

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Stanford scholars untangle the science of learning | Stanford News

Stanford scholars untangle the science of learning | Stanford News | Distance Learning | Scoop.it
Stanford education researchers distill learning theories into practical solutions for classrooms.
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This has some really interesting insight.
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The Only 8 Ways to Start Your Presentation

The Only 8 Ways to Start Your Presentation | Distance Learning | Scoop.it
These 8 great presentation hooks get audiences on the edge of their seats and give them a sense of what’s coming.

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Victor Ventura's curator insight, July 21, 8:22 AM
I HAVE BEEN THINKING A LOT ABOUT THE NEED TO CHANGE MY POWER POINTS AND THIS IS HELPFUL. YOU?
Jerry Busone's curator insight, July 21, 8:50 AM

Stop with agendas , introductions and data to open a  meeting  


that can come later ... hook them early and here's how 

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Seven Strategies to Teach Students Text Comprehension

Seven Strategies to Teach Students Text Comprehension | Distance Learning | Scoop.it
Comprehension strategies are sets of steps that good readers use to make sense of text. Comprehension strategy instruction helps students become purposeful, active readers who are in control of their own reading comprehension. The seven strategies here appear to have a firm scientific basis for improving text comprehension.

Via Nik Peachey
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These are great strategies that can be used in all content areas to help develop reading and comprehension skills
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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, July 15, 8:42 AM
Very practical ideas for implementation by teacher librarians!
 
Victor Ventura's curator insight, July 15, 12:18 PM
Successful track  record for these strategies.
GwynethJones's curator insight, July 16, 7:56 AM

"Comprehension strategies are sets of steps that good readers use to make sense of text. Comprehension strategy instruction helps students become purposeful, active readers who are in control of their own reading comprehension. The seven strategies here appear to have a firm scientific basis for improving text comprehension."

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The Seven Basic Plots In Online Learning - eLearning Industry

The Seven Basic Plots In Online Learning - eLearning Industry | Distance Learning | Scoop.it
Want to know how to use the seven basic plots in your online learning programs? Check hos to use the Seven Basic Plots In Online Learning.
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The Disruption of Digital Learning: Ten Things We Have Learned

The Disruption of Digital Learning: Ten Things We Have Learned | Distance Learning | Scoop.it
Digital learning is here: what are the ten trends to make sense of this new landscape?

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The neuroscience of asking insightful questions

The neuroscience of asking insightful questions | Distance Learning | Scoop.it
I teach coaching skills to leaders. When I get to the section on how to ask questions (an important part of learning to coach) I might ask a trick question to start off: “How many of you are good at solving problems?”. Without fail, almost all hands shoot enthusiastically into the air. There’s nothing wrong …

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Chris Carter's curator insight, March 23, 8:12 PM
We are not guiding if we are solving for the kids. We need to guide kids to their own solutions to the challenges that they face. Asking questions rather than giving answers tests our patience and our desire to "help," but we do not help if we simply give answers. 
Marshall Alston's curator insight, March 27, 1:35 PM
Depending on what you are trying to learn will depend on how you ask a question.
R's curator insight, April 6, 1:23 PM
Telling = Status Quo
Insightful Questions = Activated Brains!
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Robots will destroy our jobs – and we're not ready for it

Robots will destroy our jobs – and we're not ready for it | Distance Learning | Scoop.it

Two-thirds of Americans believe robots will soon perform most of the work done by humans but 80% also believe their jobs will be unaffected. Time to think again.

 

Many of us recognize robotic automation as an inevitably disruptive force. However, in a classic example of optimism bias, while approximately two-thirds of Americans believe that robots will inevitably perform most of the work currently done by human beings during the next 50 years, about 80% also believe their current jobs will either “definitely” or “probably” exist in their current form within the same timeframe.

 

Somehow, we believe our livelihoods will be safe. They’re not: every commercial sector will be affected by robotic automation in the next several years. For example, Australian company Fastbrick Robotics has developed a robot, the Hadrian X, that can lay 1,000 standard bricks in one hour – a task that would take two human bricklayers the better part of a day or longer to complete.

 

In 2015, San Francisco-based startup Simbe Robotics unveiled Tally, a robot the company describes as “the world’s first fully autonomous shelf auditing and analytics solution” that roams supermarket aisles alongside human shoppers during regular business hours and ensures that goods are adequately stocked, placed and priced.

 

Swedish agricultural equipment manufacturer DeLaval International recently announced that its new cow-milking robots will be deployed at a small family-owned dairy farm in Westphalia, Michigan, at some point later this year. The system allows cows to come and be milked on their own, when they please.

 

Data from the Robotics Industries Association (RIA), one of the largest robotic automation advocacy organizations in North America, reveals just how prevalent robots are likely to be in the workplace of tomorrow. During the first half of 2016 alone, North American robotics technology vendors sold 14,583 robots worth $817m to companies around the world.

 

The RIA further estimates that more than 265,000 robots are currently deployed at factories across the country, placing the US third worldwide in terms of robotics deployments behind only China and Japan.

 

In a recent report, the World Economic Forum predicted that robotic automation will result in the net loss of more than 5m jobs across 15 developed nations by 2020, a conservative estimate. Another study, conducted by the International Labor Organization, states that as many as 137m workers across Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam – approximately 56% of the total workforce of those countries – are at risk of displacement by robots, particularly workers in the garment manufacturing industry.


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Gracee Scaff's curator insight, January 17, 10:22 AM
Robots are becoming more advanced. Jobs that used to be for people are now going to robots. That means the industry does not have to pay humans resulting in a lot of lost jobs if this continues. I think if this continues to be more common a lot of people will be out of a job.
Katie Wilkinson's curator insight, January 18, 8:25 PM
Robots are taking over the world's work force, machines/computers are now able to do common jobs, meaning companies have less of a need to employ people. This relates to Human Geography by, the work force is apart of industries and all around the world people are losing their jobs or not being hired, which makes them unable to provide for themselves and their families needs. In my opinion there is a positive and a negative side to robots. On the positive side, robots can make things run faster and more efficiently but, on a negative note, robots can literally take over our world faster then we can imagine. 
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Those 100,000 Jobs Amazon's Creating Are Exactly What Blue-Collar Workers Need

Those 100,000 Jobs Amazon's Creating Are Exactly What Blue-Collar Workers Need | Distance Learning | Scoop.it
They're far from permanent, but at least the e-commerce giant is giving its new workers a way to prepare for the work force of the future.
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I think this is a great idea and it is EXACTLY what the people demanding a $15/hour minimum wage missed and have now increased the speed of automation.
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Why the digital divide still lingers, and why it matters

Why the digital divide still lingers, and why it matters | Distance Learning | Scoop.it
If the next president intends to improve American infrastructure and expand economic opportunities, there’s no better place to start than with the millions of people who still lack broadband access and computer skills.

Via Stephania Savva, Ph.D
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This continues to be an issue for distance education to allow people to gain equal access.
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, December 29, 2016 4:28 PM
Digital tools are tools. Do people know how to use them well? Are they thoughtful in communicating with and through their tools? As well, there are social justice and economic implications.
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Google My Business tests a messaging feature to chat with your customers

Google My Business tests a messaging feature to chat with your customers | Distance Learning | Scoop.it
New pilot feature in Google My Business lets you do live chat with your customers directly from the Google search results.
Via Andrew Wroblewski
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Wow!  I could think of lots of cool ways this could be used in #elearning
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Six Things Great Bosses Constantly Remind Their Teams

Six Things Great Bosses Constantly Remind Their Teams | Distance Learning | Scoop.it
Whether you’ve just started training your first hire or you’ve been managing scores of people for decades, you’re in the position of being a leader. And if there’s one aspect of leadership that holds true, regardless of staff size or industry, it’s that being one isn’t for the thin-skinned or the faint of heart.
 

So much of your job isn’t about hitting goals, but rather about being rooted in reality, constantly striving to bring perspective and empathy to whatever situations you encounter. Sometimes, finding the right words can be the biggest challenge of your day. But other times, you’re overthinking it, and it’s as simple as saying these six tiny sentences.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, November 8, 2016 5:22 PM

Great leaders tell their team members over and over again to speak their minds and to say no to the right things.

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Why Attitude Is More Important Than IQ

Why Attitude Is More Important Than IQ | Distance Learning | Scoop.it
New research shows that your attitude is more important to how you do in life than your intellect.
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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, March 24, 2016 9:17 AM
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Without a doubt, EQ is at least as important as IQ. Add a growth mindset and you are nearly unstoppable!
 
Vladimir Kukharenko's curator insight, March 26, 2016 9:53 AM
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Without a doubt, EQ is at least as important as IQ. Add a growth mindset and you are nearly unstoppable!
 
Carlos Fosca's curator insight, March 26, 2016 10:26 AM
Without a doubt, EQ is at least as important as IQ. Add a growth mindset and you are nearly unstoppable!

 






 


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Is online learning the future of education?

Is online learning the future of education? | Distance Learning | Scoop.it
In a recent survey, almost 80% of young people said they've taken an online course. Is this the future of education?

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The power of distance education is in the access and opportunity.

"Instead of worrying whether or not online education can ever be as good as more traditional formats, perhaps we should instead focus on how we can use it to deliver quality education for people all over the world, particularly the poor and underserved."

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, September 7, 2016 8:27 PM

Yes, it is. Get with it! Thanks to Juan Doming.