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

Information about our Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning.
 
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Free Technology for Teachers: A Quick Start Guide for Using YouTube's Editing Tools

Free Technology for Teachers: A Quick Start Guide for Using YouTube's Editing Tools | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Richard Byrne: This afternoon I'm running a short workshop on using the video editing tools built into YouTube. Below you should see the basic directions for the three topics I'll be covering.

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E-Learning and Online Teaching (Blended) Graduate Certificate

E-Learning and Online Teaching (Blended) Graduate Certificate | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
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Prepare for teaching in blended or virtual online classrooms or training in elearning settings.

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Simon Awuyo's curator insight, January 16, 2:42 AM

 There is an up coming project in which I expect to participate in and the knowledge and skills I acquire will make me to be a contributor.

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Online Instructor - Managerial Economics - MBA - HigherEdJobs

Online Instructor - Managerial Economics - MBA - HigherEdJobs | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
JOB QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS
  • Doctorate of Business Administration or Ph.D. required
  • A minimum of Three (3) years of experience in the subject area required
  • Excellent customer service and soft skills required
  • Previous distance education or online teaching experience preferred
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Put your advanced degree to work teaching online. Those with online skills and experience will have the edge. 

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Qualitative Formative Assessment Toolkit - Guest Post from Reshan Richards - EdTechTeacher

Qualitative Formative Assessment Toolkit - Guest Post from Reshan Richards - EdTechTeacher | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Dr. Reshan Richards: "Each of these approaches allows teachers and learner to capture and create moments of learning, excerpts of understanding, and reflections of experience. Let’s pretend to be one of my 5th-grade math students from last year participating in an activity about tessellating patterns. The activity was to figure out what individual shapes, when arranged in a flat pattern with touching sides, formed a closed tesselating patter (a regular tessellation). This activity involved using physical manipulative objects (pattern blocks), a piece of paper to document findings (journal workbook page), and NCTM Illumination’s Tessellation Creator website as resources for engaging in the experience of exploring regular tessellation. Here’s how the QFAT could be applied to this activity with an iPad."

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50 Questions To Promote Metacognition In Students

50 Questions To Promote Metacognition In Students | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Using the right questions creates powerful, sometimes multiple answers and discussions. Aristotle said that he asked questions in response to other people’s views, while Socrates focused on disciplined questioning to get to the truth of the matter.
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Questions and Critical thinking all on the road to meta-cognition.

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From the article:  “Using the right questions creates powerful, sometimes multiple answers and discussions. Aristotle said that he asked questions in response to other people’s views, while Socrates focused on disciplined questioning to get to the truth of the matter.”  Organizes the 50 metacognition questions into the following categories:  Reflection & Collaboration, Self-Reflection, Reasoning, Analysis, Connections, Literary Questions, Science and Social Questions.

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Amanda Ronan: How to Get Your Class Online & Maintain Student Privacy | Edudemic

Amanda Ronan: How to Get Your Class Online & Maintain Student Privacy | Edudemic | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
So what’s a teacher to do? If you plan lessons that involve students using online programs and apps, you’re likely to hit the campus firewall or possibly even risk compromising your students’ privacy. Yet, if you keep your lessons offline, you know you’re missing a huge opportunity to engage students by using technology in meaningful, real-world ways. Well, never fear, because we’ve got all of the answers you seek. Follow these steps to get your class online and using popular apps, without worrying about keeping student data private.
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Review the  5 Steps for Protecting Student Privacy now. Save a great deal of time and heartache later.

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E-Learning Certificate Program at UW-Stout: Final Call for March Online Courses

E-Learning Certificate Program at UW-Stout: Final Call for March Online Courses | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Featured Courses


EDUC 760 931 E-learning for Educators

March 2 - April 24, 2015

Instructor: Sara Turansky

Add an online component to enhance face-to-face instruction/training with blended learning or begin converting a course or workshop for online delivery. Create discussion forums, online surveys, quizzes and e-portfolios. Learn how to support online learners with strategies that increase learner interaction and engagement.

EDUC 762 931 Assessment in E-learning

March 2 - April 24, 2015

Instructor: Jim Erbe

"I found this class to be immensely gratifying, and my mind is full with new ideas, new concepts and new ways to assess students that I either shrugged off as ‘it will never work’ or simply didn't think to consider."
~ Kristina Vines, Technical College Instructor/Program Chairperson Surgical Technology

EDUC 761 930 Collaborative Communities in E-learning - Online Facilitation Skills

March 2 - April 24, 2015

Instructor: Dr. Kay Lehmann

“The time management techniques and resources shared related to prepping, first week activities and what to do during and after your online course ends were pure gold!”

~Jennette Kane, Technology Integration Supervisor, Pepper Pike, Ohio

EDUC 646 Using Games for Learning and Assessment 

March 30 - April 24, 2015 

Instructor: Dr. Susan Manning

"The games course took instructional design to a whole new level by the use of learning tools that truly engage the learners.
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~ Joni Burgin Ed.D., Superintendent, Grantsburg School District

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Just a few seats left for March.  


May - June classes are open for registration now.

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eJobs: The MUSE: 10 Words to Remove From Your LinkedIn Profile (and What to Add Instead)

eJobs: The MUSE: 10 Words to Remove From Your LinkedIn Profile (and What to Add Instead) | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Words Not to Use on Your LinkedIn Profile - The Muse: Before you dig up a thesaurus, read this.


You can probably guess what they are. To help confirm your suspicions, LinkedIn recently released the top 10 most overused profile buzzwords.

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If you are an online teacher or instructional designer without a LinkedIn account it is time for a change. If you have a LinkedIn account read this article and consider revising your profile.  

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Honor the eyes and brains of your readers: Whitespace

Honor the eyes and brains of your readers:  Whitespace | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

By Mark Boulton:


“Whitespace,” or “negative space” is the space between elements in a composition. More specifically, the space between major elements in a composition is “macro whitespace.” Micro whitespace, is—yes, you’ve guessed it—the space between smaller elements: between list items, between a caption and an image, or between words and letters. The itty-bitty stuff.

So what does whitespace do?

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This vintage (2007) article explains the importance of whitespace in web design.  When we read online our brains crave easy to scan text that doesn't overload the senses.  It's a basic lesson that every instructional designer and online teacher should take to heart. 

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E-Jobs: St. Thomas University Adjunct Online Education Faculty

E-Jobs: St. Thomas University Adjunct Online Education Faculty | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Required coursework is also infused with TESOL training, technology, and the use of assessment activities that include the development of a professional portfolio. Applied classroom knowledge is offered through field-based experiences incorporated into each required course. Programs being offered for this online teaching opportunity can be viewed at http://online.stu.edu/education/.

Reports to: St. Thomas University

Desired Attributes/Qualifications: 
Ph.D./Ed.D. in the appropriate discipline or related field. 
Experience working in the education field as a practitioner in any grades, Preschool through 12 preferred. 
Qualified experience teaching online and working with adult learners required. 
Previous college or university-level teaching experience preferred. 
Commitment to support the mission of St. Thomas University. 
Commitment to culturally-responsive teaching practices and experience with diverse student populations. 
Official transcripts for all degrees must be received by the university prior to employment. 
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Those with a Ph.D./Ed.D and e-learning skills have the edge when applying for this interesting e-job.

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Bryant Nielson: Top 10 Training Metrics

Bryant Nielson: Top 10 Training Metrics | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Is it time for you to measure the effectiveness of your training programs? If you’re not sure where to start, these Top Ten Training Metrics can help.

Measuring the effectiveness of training is a very difficult task, for stakeholders, training departments and end users. If you are a training manager or company stakeholder looking for ways to measure the effectiveness of your programs, these ten metrics are a great place to start.
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Corporate point of view-- excellent source for Instructional Designers! 

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Alfredo Erba's curator insight, February 19, 10:07 AM

Interessante approfondimento per ampliare le metriche per la valutazione delle attività formative.

Sue Walsh's curator insight, February 19, 5:37 PM

A useful set of measures for an training organisation.

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Christopher Pappas: 9 Tips To Apply Adult Learning Theory to eLearning - eLearning Industry

Christopher Pappas: 9 Tips To Apply Adult Learning Theory to eLearning - eLearning Industry | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
According to the renowned American educator, Malcolm Knowles there are 5 assumptions concerning the characteristics of adult learners, and 4 principles concerning adult learning (andragogy). Despite the fact that Knowles' adult learning theory assumptions and principles were introduced in the 1980's, each can be utilized today to help eLearning professionals create more meaningful learning experiences for adult learners.
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Higher Education Instructors and Instructional Designers take note! This article is one to print and pin on the wall above your computer. 


Chris Pappas gives us a fantastic article on Andragogy, (aka) Adult Learning Theory.  Each point is explained succinctly. The article is summarized with an eye-catching infographic.  

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, February 20, 5:04 AM

Des principes pour l'apprentissage des adultes avec une jolie infographie. Entre autre sur la motivation, je suis d'accord : un adulte doit être donné une raison pourquoi il doit apprendre, sinon cela ne passe pas.

Jen Pollard's curator insight, February 23, 7:51 PM

Despite the fact that Knowles' adult learning theory assumptions and principles were introduced in the 1980's, each can be utilized today to help eLearning professionals create more meaningful learning experiences for adult learners.

Kristie's curator insight, February 23, 9:27 PM

Great article regarding adult learning and what motivates the adult learner.

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Clark Ouinn: Learnlets » 70:20:10 and the Learning Curve

Clark Ouinn: Learnlets » 70:20:10 and the Learning Curve | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

By Clark Quinn: "My colleague Charles Jennings recently posted on the value of autonomous learning (worth reading!), sparked by a diagram provided by another ITA colleague, Jane Hart (that I also thought was insightful). In Charles’ post he also included an IBM diagram that triggered some associations."

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Another way to look at the workplace learning curve.  

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Charles Jennings | Workplace Performance: Autonomy and Value in Social and Workplace Learning

Charles Jennings | Workplace Performance: Autonomy and Value in Social and Workplace Learning | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
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Intriguing series of infographics on workplace learning. 

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CAFEL 70_20_10's curator insight, February 16, 6:02 AM

e-learning, éducation, pédagogie, didactique, formation a distance, apprentissage formel ,  

Chris Brown's curator insight, February 17, 2:41 PM

Workforce performance is the metric for which organizational learning and development can be measured for success.  Here, a few models are presented to illustrate the various orientations for learning.  


How does this information impact your view of training in an organization?  

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Joan Ganz Cooney Center - Busting Barriers Or Just Dabbling?: How Teachers Are Using Digital Games In K-8 Classrooms

Joan Ganz Cooney Center - Busting Barriers Or Just Dabbling?: How Teachers Are Using Digital Games In K-8 Classrooms | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

The number of recent popular press articles heralding a rising trend of digital game use in the classroom has made the team at the Joan Ganz Cooney Center wonder: just how common is this practice?  And further, which teachers are choosing to use digital games in their teaching, what particular goals do they have for that game use, and what kinds of outcomes are they observing among their students?

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This is an overview of a full research report available from the Joan Ganz Cooney Center. 

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Stephen Downes: Half an Hour: Ten Key Takeaways from Tony Bates

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour: Ten Key Takeaways from Tony Bates | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Like pretty much everyone else in the field I've been immensely enjoying Tony Bates's work-in-progress, an online open textbook called Teaching in a Digital Age.

Having said that, I think my perspective is very different from his, and this summary post offers me an opportunity to highlight some of those differences. So in what follows, the key points (in italics) are his, while the text that follows is my discussion.
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Two strong points of view: bound to trigger your thinking!

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Cheryl Frose's curator insight, February 26, 12:35 PM

Lots to think about!

Ann Luzeckyj's curator insight, February 26, 5:26 PM

Not strictly related to first year but interesting 

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e-Jobs: Online Lecturer - Business/Marketing

e-Jobs: Online Lecturer - Business/Marketing | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The Carson College of Business at Washington State University is seeking lecturers to fill positions teaching sections for graduate courses in Marketing.
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Washington State University is looking for seasoned business professionals with online teaching skills. 

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eJobs: International Online TEFL Instructor

eJobs: International Online TEFL Instructor | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Requirements for this Position:
MEd, MA TESOL or higher (do not apply without these credentials)
1 or more years of overseas teaching experience
Willingness to share overseas teaching experience with students
Able to use computer applications such as Moodle and WebEx
Experience with online learning and/or teaching
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Here's an opportunity for those with the right combination of skills.  This could grow into something good, especially if you are living overseas. 

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Learning Theory v5 - What are the established learning theories?

Learning Theory v5 - What are the established learning theories? | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

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Be prepared to use the zoom feature of your browser to tour this interesting mind map of learning theories.  

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, February 25, 5:45 PM

Well done mindmap about learning theories.

Richard Whiteside's curator insight, Today, 4:53 AM

Really useful mindmap with links to further info about the theories and theorists. Shame it isn't in an easily downloadable format.

Cris Mepham's curator insight, Today, 6:52 AM

If you need a few ideas!

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Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy Infographic presents types of activities and grading and feedback criteria to help you plan better assessments.
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Barbara Macfarlan's curator insight, February 24, 6:29 PM

This is a clear guide to help teachers think about their assessment practice.

Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, February 25, 3:09 AM

A clear and useful list of activities for assessment.

Karen Molineaux's curator insight, February 25, 8:06 PM

This is a pretty good infographic that serves as a guide when trying to decide what type of activity and grading to do when addressing Bloom's...

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5 Marketing Secrets That Will Help Your Resume Get Noticed

5 Marketing Secrets That Will Help Your Resume Get Noticed | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Are you sending out one job application after another, but not hearing back? A lackluster resume may be the culprit. As you’ve probably already heard, you’ve got about six seconds to catch someone’s eye (or be passed over), so having a resume that packs a punch and tells a great story quickly is key.

Not sure how to do it? My advice for getting beyond the first glance is this: SEO yourself.
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Smart tips on how to market your skills.  Resumes and job hiring realities have changed.  Tune into the simple Search Engine Optimization tactics that can get your resume noticed. 

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The Educational Assessment Landscape Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

The Educational Assessment Landscape Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The Educational Assessment Landscape Infographic gives a clear picture of how educational assessment works and how it supports today's students.
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Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, February 21, 6:47 PM

Assessing global competencies- this seems to require something more than this overview

Sue Walsh's curator insight, February 22, 2:07 AM

Lots more work needed in the diagnostic space to inform a truly personalised learning experience!!

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The Teacher's Guide To Badges In Education | Edudemic

The Teacher's Guide To Badges In Education | Edudemic | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Unfortunately, some students are not motivated by grades. Yes, this includes your brightest kids. Some kids could get an A on any test you give them, so they do not see the need for homework. Why do an hour of work every night when they know they are going to get an A on the test? Now you have a student who gets Fs on all his homework and As on all his tests. It turns into a C average, and he doesn’t care. How do you motivate him to do more or do better? The old-fashioned way – you give him a badge.
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Badges are useful tools.  Generate engagement. Visualize assessment. Tools for coaching and encouragement.

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deniseroberts's curator insight, February 20, 9:14 AM

Great article if you are considering "gamifying" your instruction whether it's virtual or face-to-face.

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Grammarly | Instant Grammar Check - Plagiarism Checker - Online Proofreader

Grammarly | Instant Grammar Check - Plagiarism Checker - Online Proofreader | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Check your grammar right from your browser or Microsoft Office. Improve your writing in emails, documents, social media posts, messages, and more.
Dennis T OConnor's insight:

I just added this to my Chrome browser.  It came highly recommend. It also works in D2L (which has a very weak spell check system).  


Give it a try! 

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Trent Online's curator insight, February 18, 4:00 PM

An excellent grammar-checking and grammar-advice tool

Paula King, Ph.D.'s curator insight, February 18, 9:10 PM

I'll have to try this new service. 

Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, February 25, 3:11 AM

..always handy when writing :)

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Laura Gibbs: — Top Ten Reasons Why I Love Teaching Online

Laura Gibbs:  — Top Ten Reasons Why I Love Teaching Online | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

by Laura Gibbs:


"Using a five-point scale, where 5 means strongly agree and 1 means strongly disagree, please indicate your level of agreement with the following statement: I love teaching online...


... it seems to me that asking people what they love about teaching is a very important question. So, here are my Top Ten Reasons Why I Love Teaching Online. I’ll do the Top-Ten list backwards, Letterman-style. Meanwhile, if you are curious about the specific classes I teach, I’ve provided that background information at the bottom of the post."

Dennis T OConnor's insight:

Like Laura,  I love to teach online. Each of her ten reasons resonate with me. 

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Meryl van der Merwe's curator insight, February 16, 7:47 AM

I agree!! I first got into online teaching really tentatively about 2 years ago and now I love it. My physical classroom is so limited in comparison. My favorite thing is how I can give each student personal attention without ignoring the rest of the students.

Sande Woodson's curator insight, February 16, 12:46 PM

Many good insights here... a positive attitude about online teaching, instead of a "less than" approach. ��

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Jane Hart: Learning in the Modern Workplace - it's more than (e-)Training

Jane Hart: Learning in the Modern Workplace - it's more than (e-)Training | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
How much learning are you enabling in your organisation? Are you only creating, delivering and managing courses? Or are you supporting all the other ways people learn in the workplace? Don't get pa...
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Clever way to look learning, captured in a simple graphic.

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Paula King, Ph.D.'s curator insight, February 14, 11:16 AM

Model of organizational learning. 

e_learnglobal's curator insight, February 19, 5:52 PM

A great distinctuon of different types of learning! 

Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, February 25, 3:20 AM

Learning happens everywhere so take advantage of this fact in every situation and give learners opportunities to experience the modern learning space.

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Accessibility Showdown? Harvard and M.I.T. Sued Over Failing to Caption Online Courses - NYTimes.com

Accessibility Showdown? Harvard and M.I.T. Sued Over Failing to Caption Online Courses - NYTimes.com | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

 By Tamar Lewin, 2/12/15:


"Advocates for the deaf on Thursday filed a federal class action against Harvard and M.I.T., saying both universities violate antidiscrimination laws by failing to provide closed captioning in their online lectures, courses, podcasts and other educational materials.

“Much of Harvard’s online content is either not captioned or is inaccurately or unintelligibly captioned, making it inaccessible for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing,” the complaint said, echoing language used in the M.I.T. complaint. “Just as buildings without ramps bar people who use wheelchairs, online content without captions excludes individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.”

Dennis T OConnor's insight:

This could be a landmark case.  Harvard and MIT have no excuse other than inertia for ignoring well established accessibility requirements for their online content.


Unlike the majority of Universities, these schools have the financial power to do anything they want. They have the resources to hire accessibility experts and instructional designers to do the job.  Close Captioning all video in an efficient and timely manner is a huge job.  But it can be done.  


This statement from Harvard is ingenuous.  The rules are well known: 


"Jeff Neal, a spokesman for Harvard, said that while he could not comment on the litigation, Harvard expects the United States Department of Justice to issue proposed rules later this year “to provide much-needed guidance in this area,” and that the university will follow whatever rules are adopted."


Harvard, MIT & EdX may end up causing an unexpected disruption in education: serious national attention on the rights of the disabled. 


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Sande Woodson's curator insight, February 12, 6:59 PM

This is why we are working hard at Jessup Online to provide closed captioning for all of our video lectures and other video materials.

Kim Flintoff's curator insight, February 16, 8:21 PM

Accessibility shouldn't be a concern these days - it should be a core part of every online development.