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ADA Compliance for Online Course Design

ADA Compliance for Online Course Design | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Key Takeaways
Lessons learned from campuses nationwide have informed an approach to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act during the process of online course design.


Providing multiple ways for students to gain knowledge, demonstrate knowledge, and interact goes a long way toward making a course accessible to all students, including those with disabilities.


Accessibility efforts benefit not only students with disabilities but also students who are English language learners and those working in noisy or quiet environments.

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Excellent in depth information on a challenging topic. Is your online program ready for an Accessibility Audit?

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Online teaching professional dev course templates - TOPkit

Online teaching professional dev course templates - TOPkit | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Located below, you will find two downloadable sample course cartridges for an online faculty development course. These sample courses are based on UCF’s IDL6543 Professional Development course used to certify faculty to teach blended or completely online courses at the University of Central Florida (UCF). The content provided is of the same high quality that UCF has used to train its own faculty. These courses are a distillation of the key elements found in IDL6543 that other institutions may use—as is, or modified—to train their own faculty. Each organization has its own unique context and needs, so please consider completing the Decision Guide first to determine the best approach for you.
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These open source course templates could save you hundreds of design hours.  

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These open source course templates could save you hundreds of design hours.  

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How to Create an E-Learning Portfolio | The Rapid E-Learning Blog

How to Create an E-Learning Portfolio | The Rapid E-Learning Blog | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
What Goes in the Portfolio?
The portfolio represents your skills and expertise. You need to decide if you want the portfolio to be static where you only do occasional maintenance and updates. Or do you want a site that’s more dynamic and continually updating?
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Here's a "Tool Review" article that also covers the basic elements of an online portfolio. This is aimed at instructional designers, but also speaks to online teachers. 

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, July 8, 8:05 PM
I might be able to use this when I begin teaching at the university level.
Jillian Schaibly's curator insight, July 25, 5:31 PM
This is a great resource for a leader in a high school. This can help a student to create a online e portfolio to collect important items that can help with getting into college or getting a job out of high school. This also can be helpful for a school as it can be use to create a school portfolio and display student accomplishment.
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How to Get Started Writing a Branching Scenario for Learning

How to Get Started Writing a Branching Scenario for Learning | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
In a recent conversation, a colleague asked, “Once you and your client have agreed on a branching scenario approach, how do you get started writing it? How do you get from the broad concept of training on X topic to actually creating the scenario?”
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Designing a branching scenario is a significant challenge. This concise article will help you organize your thinking. 

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8 Things You Should Know before Using Social Media in Your Course - OLC

8 Things You Should Know before Using Social Media in Your Course - OLC | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Planning to use social media in your upcoming course?  It can be a great way to enhance social learning and improve engagement.  There are a variety of available platforms, and many creative ways that faculty are integrating social media into their teaching practice.
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As an online instructor, everything you do online should be a polished professional effort.  These tips from the OLC make great sense.

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Minna Kilpeläinen's curator insight, April 12, 2:55 AM
Good to know. I have used social media more carefree, but I might have to change my attitude.
Juanita Amiel Garcia's curator insight, June 24, 12:25 AM

As an online instructor, everything you do online should be a polished professional effort.  These tips from the OLC make great sense.

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Online Instructional Design Graduate Certificate University of Wisconsin-Stout

Online Instructional Design Graduate Certificate University of Wisconsin-Stout | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Instructional Design Graduate Certificate Online Program Information. Graduate certificate designed for professionals interested in enhancing their skills, developing focused competency in instructional design or switching careers.
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7 Strategies To Avoid Clicky-Clicky Bling-Bling In Learning Design - eLearning Industry

If a course is not intrinsically interesting, then adding bells and whistles in the form of games and adventures can only serve to improve its cosmetic value. The core content remains in the same state – boring and ineffective.
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Paint on a glittering game layer won't 'fix' a dull course. Insights for designers here! 

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The Role Of Graphic Design In eLearning - eLearning Industry

The Role Of Graphic Design In eLearning - eLearning Industry | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
One factor that makes eLearning materials work the way they do is design. Graphic designers employ various techniques and principles to make eLearning more effective. Below are 4 reasons why using graphic design in eLearning works so well.
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On the desktop, on the laptop, on the pad, on the phone -- e-learning can put you in the way of learning so many new things... IF IT WORKS.  The key is instructional design and expert instruction. 

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Daniel Collins's curator insight, January 19, 6:17 PM
How graphic design plays an important part in online learning...
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Extending the Shelf-Life of Your Instructional Videos: Six Common Pitfalls to Avoid

Extending the Shelf-Life of Your Instructional Videos: Six Common Pitfalls to Avoid | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Marie Norman, PhD  "...there are a number of small mistakes that can shorten the shelf-life of video unnecessarily, limit its reusability, and compel you to re-record sooner than you’d like. I know because I’ve made virtually all these mistakes myself!

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Creating 'Evergreen Video' is the idea. Marier Norman offers find advice that will extend the life of our video presentations.  Time Saver! Don't miss it!

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Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, January 18, 10:28 AM
Great suggestions!
 
Daniel Collins's curator insight, March 2, 6:10 PM
Extending the shelf-life of your videos is a really important idea - especially when you're putting a lot of effort into their creation!
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Online Professional Development Courses for Teachers, Instructional Designers and Trainers University of Wisconsin-Stout Continuing Education

Online Professional Development Courses for Teachers, Instructional Designers and Trainers University of Wisconsin-Stout Continuing Education | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Earn Graduate Credits - Online Courses for Professional Development No travel to campus required. Meet your goals for professional development, continuing education, license renewal or to complete and transfer graduate credits to another university. The courses are approved electives in the Master of Science in Education online degree program.
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Registration is now open for Spring 2017 courses! Register online (January and February start dates).

Are you interested in getting an additional license? Do you need extra credits to renew your current license? Our elearning and online teaching, instructional design, math specialist, reading  teacher and reading specialist programs are offered online
 
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e-Jobs: Freelance Instructional Designer - Sara Lawrence College

e-Jobs: Freelance Instructional Designer - Sara Lawrence College | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Sarah Lawrence College's Office of Graduate & Professional Studies is looking for freelance instructional designers located in the New York metropolitan area who have experience in developing both eLearning (self-paced modules) and online/blended courses, preferably in Canvas).

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The key is your portfolio. If you've got the experience and can show what you know... go for it. 

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Backward Design, Forward Progress

Backward Design, Forward Progress | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
First, (re)designing a course via backward design forces us to step back from our fields of expertise, which we know so well and hold so dear, and approach the learning process as novices. That is to say, we are so familiar with our disciplines and their content that it’s hard to imagine anyone not endowed with such knowledge or a burning desire to acquire it.
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Online instructors are often asked to teach a course built by someone else.those given the chance to redesign a course will appreciate this interesting take on backward design.

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2016 Open ABE Instructional Design Service MOOC

2016 Open ABE Instructional Design Service MOOC | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Do you want to gain instructional design experience?
Join our free instructional design service MOOC
to develop open educational resources for Adult Basic Education
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If you want to build a career as an instructional designer you need experience and a strong portfolio. This MOOC will provide you with both (while serving a good cause).  Scan this page to see if it fits your future?

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Teaching in a Digital Age | The Open Textbook Project provides flexible and affordable access to higher education resources

Teaching in a Digital Age | The Open Textbook Project provides flexible and affordable access to higher education resources | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

The book examines the underlying principles that guide effective teaching in an age when all of us, and in particular the students we are teaching, are using technology. A framework for making decisions about your teaching is provided, while understanding that every subject is different, and every instructor has something unique and special to bring to their teaching.The book enables teachers and instructors to help students develop the knowledge and skills they will need in a digital age: not so much the IT skills, but the thinking and attitudes to learning that will bring them success.


Via Nik Peachey
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Tony Bates is always worth listening to.  Great mind, great educator! 

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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, July 14, 12:25 AM

El último libro de Tony Bates sobre educación en la era digital. Lo puede descargar sin costo alguno.

Geemik Maria Açucena Da Silva's curator insight, July 17, 5:16 AM
"Although the book contains many practical examples, it is more than a cookbook on how to teach. It addresses the following questions: is the nature of knowledge changing, and how do different views on the nature of knowledge result in different approaches to teaching? what is the science and research that can best help me in my teaching? how do I decide whether my courses should be face-to-face, blended or fully online? what strategies work best when teaching in a technology-rich environment? what methods of teaching are most effective for blended and online classes? how do I make choices among all the available media, whether text, audio, video, computer, or social media, in order to benefit my students and my subject? how do I maintain high quality in my teaching in a rapidly changing learning environment while managing my workload? what are the real possibilities for teaching and learning using MOOCs, OERS, open textbooks?"
Richard Whiteside's curator insight, July 21, 10:09 AM
Pretty sure this is going to be worth a read for anyone involved in ELT publishing, whether focused on digital products, like me, or not. 
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Keys for K-12: ISTE - Standards For Educators

Keys for K-12: ISTE - Standards For Educators | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

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Teachers and instructional designers will gain insight when they consider the ISTE standards when planning units and lessons. 

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Instructional Strategies and Assessment Methods

Instructional Strategies and Assessment Methods | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
EDUC 766 Instructional Strategies and Assessment Methods
Online Course 3 semester hours graduate credit
Instructor: Dr. Susan Manning
Summer: June 26 - August 17, 2017
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Great course taught by national award winner Dr. Susan Manning. This course is part of the UW-Stout Online  Instructional Design Graduate Certificate.

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Project Management Basics Explained by Common Craft (VIDEO)

Project Management Basics Explained by Common Craft (VIDEO) | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
At work or school, teamwork can be a challenge. When people have different specialities and priorities, it can be difficult to keep the team working smoothly. That’s why projects often need someone who keeps things on track. This video introduces the basics of project management.
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Project management is an essential skill for instructional designers. This Common Craft video explains the main ideas needed to effectively manage a project. 

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What is the SAMR Model?

Published on Jul 12, 2016
The SAMR Model is a way for teachers to evaluate how they integrate technology into their teaching. Is it an act of substitution? Augmentation? Modification? Or redefinition? 

Get tips on great edtech tools and teaching practices at http://www.commonsense.org/education
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Excellent resource for instructional designers and online instructors. 

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Oskar Almazan's curator insight, May 1, 1:54 PM
The SAMR Model is a way for teachers to evaluate how they integrate technology into their teaching. Is it an act of substitution? Augmentation? Modification? Or redefinition?
 
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8 Tips To Promote Non-Linear eLearning Navigation - eLearning Industry

8 Tips To Promote Non-Linear eLearning Navigation - eLearning Industry | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
There are times when sequence and structure are the best approach. However, giving your online learners free roam of the eLearning course map offers a variety of benefits. In this article, I'll share 8 tips to promote Non-Linear eLearning Navigation.
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It's not always about moving from point A to point B. Can you design free roaming courses?

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Content Chunking: The Basis To An Engaging And Well-Designed Course - eLearning Industry

Content Chunking: The Basis To An Engaging And Well-Designed Course - eLearning Industry | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Content chunking is quite similar – it is the process of breaking down content into smaller, bite-sized bits of easily digestible information that are easy to comprehend, learn, and commit to memory.
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Design Chunking: words to live by.  Read this 'nicely chunked' article to see when you should be using this technique and when you should not. 

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Wilko Dijkhuis's curator insight, January 24, 4:15 AM
A popular rehash of the insights that H.A.Simon gave us in The Sciences of the Artificial (1969, third ed 1996).
Mostly based on "het denken van de schaker" A.D. de Groot 1946 
 But still very valuable insights. 
Jeff Domansky's curator insight, January 25, 3:42 AM

Useful ideas, nicely chunked, for writers, bloggers and course writers.

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Branching Scenarios: What You Need To Know - eLearning Industry

Branching Scenarios: What You Need To Know - eLearning Industry | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Want to know about the pros and cons of using Branching Scenarios in eLearning? Check everything you need to know about using Branching Scenarios.
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Have you ever fallen asleep on the keyboard while clicking through on-demand e-learning modules?  I have. There's lots of page turner and quiz e-learning out there and it bores me to death.  HOWEVER, branching scenarios really change the game.  Learn more about this challenging design process! 

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Daniel Collins's curator insight, January 18, 9:02 PM
A look at how you can get started with branching scenarios in online learning.
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Instructional Design for E-Learning EDUC 763

Instructional Design for E-Learning EDUC 763 | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

EDUC 763 Instructional Design for E-Learning

http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/instructonline.cfm

January 3 - February 24, 2017

Online Course 3 semester hours graduate credit
Instructor: Dr. Susan Manning*

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This great class is almost full.  Register today. Start the new year with a bang (not a whimper)!

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Accessibility in Education | D2L

Accessibility in Education | D2L | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
At D2L, we believe learning technologies should never limit learning opportunities. Our accessibility program is tightly integrated with our R&D. We design our products to be easy for people using assistive learning technologies to navigate and understand.
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Understanding accessibility is a professional necessity for all educators and designers.  D2L provides insight and resources at apply to our work regardless of the learning management system we use.

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Job: Instructional Designer  UW-Stout Menomonie, WI

Job: Instructional Designer  	UW-Stout Menomonie, WI | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Instructional Designer Menomonie job at University of Wisconsin-Stout
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There is a full time instructional design job open at UW-Stout. We'd love to see someone with our certificate get that position.

 

Menomonie is a nice place to live and work!

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Testing What You’re Teaching Without Teaching to the Test

Testing What You’re Teaching Without Teaching to the Test | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Have your students ever told you that your tests are too hard? Tricky? Unfair? Many of us have heard these or similar comments. The conundrum is that, in some circumstances, those students may be right. Assessing student learning is a big responsibility. The reason we report scores and assign grades is to communicate information about the extent of student learning.

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This detailed yet concise article provides the essence of assessment design. It include a useful 'test blueprint'. 

 

To learn more about Assessment In E-Learning consider EDUC 762 for hands on practice developing assessments that measure your objectives and save you time.

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jnicho1872's curator insight, August 8, 2016 1:51 PM
Worthy goal for any instructor and harder to do than most think.

University of Wisconsin Stout: Interested in online teaching and learning?

Information about our Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning.