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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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10 Resources for Design Inspiration

10 Resources for Design Inspiration | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

The Internet contains all sorts of web design inspiration. Reviewing the design work of others comes in handy if you are redesigning a site, or launching a new one. 

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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 e-learning settings. Become an effective online instructor.


About Us: The University of Wisconsin-Stout E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate Program specializes in highly personalized, discussion-based training in how to teach online. 

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 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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Blended Learning: Resource Roundup

Blended Learning: Resource Roundup | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
We've collected resources from Edutopia and the web to help you navigate the possibilities of blended learning, an approach that combines face-to-face instruction with technology-mediated learning.
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Edutopia is a trusted source for both classroom and online advice and ideas.  This is resource list is a one stop shop that will spark your interest and understanding of the blended classroom. 

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LTDC Virtual Showcase 2015 | Learning Technology

LTDC Virtual Showcase 2015 | Learning Technology | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Register now to attend the 2015 UW LTDC Virtual Conference. Registration is free and open to everyone. You’ll need a computer and an internet connection. Registered participants will receive notices of schedule changes and cancellations.
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Free to all. Sponsored by the University of Wisconsin.  Curtis J. Bonk Keynotes. 

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Mobilize | Mobilizing for Innovative Computer Science Teaching and Learning

Mobilize | Mobilizing for Innovative Computer Science Teaching and Learning | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Computer science teaching and learning project using participatory sensing to educate and engage students in computational thinking and data analysis.
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This site helps students (and teachers) to learn how to think with data.  

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USDLA: Archived Webinars

USDLA: Archived Webinars | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Just a few of many:


Connect, Collaborate, Serve, Learn: A Virtual Pathway to Educational Success


Adapting to Competency-Based Learning: An Industry Perspective


An Instructional Designer Supported Approach to Accelerated Online Course Development


Adding Game Elements to Online Courses: It’s Not That Hard!


First Course Success: Using Data to Predict Program Success


Where Competency Based Education is Leading Us: Interviews from the field


Too young for social media? We think not!



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Lots to learn from leaders in the field of distance education!

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eJobs: Adjunct Online - College of Nursing and Health Care Professions

eJobs: Adjunct Online - College of Nursing and Health Care Professions | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Requirements:

Requirements: Masters - Graduate Degree in Nursing or if not then; Bachelor's Degree in Nursing and Graduate Degree in relevant or health-related discipline; Active and unencumbered RN license in AZ or a compact state with MULTI STATE PRIVILEGES, verifiable through individual state boards of nursing website. Minimum of five (5) years RN work experience; English, grammar and writing proficiency. Writing in APA style is REQUIRED.
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Combine your RN and E-Learning experience to open the door to online teaching. 


About Us: The University of Wisconsin-Stout E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate Program specializes in highly personalized, discussion-based training in how to teach online. 



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E-Learning Certificate Program: Graduate Online Course: The Maker Culture

E-Learning Certificate Program: Graduate Online Course: The Maker Culture | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
How can you support the learning by doing maker movement in your classroom or school library media center?
Learn evidence-based instructional strategies that support building models, prototypes, inventions and innovations and encourage creative problem solving and team collaboration across a wide range of subject matters and all grade levels. Applications of learning theory and assessment strategies will be employed to create K-12 interdisciplinary inquiry-based maker experiences.
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Cook up something grand with ideas and inspirations from this new online course from UW-Stout taught by Library Media Specialist Shannon Mersand.  

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Jean Marrapodi's curator insight, April 1, 8:06 PM

Love the maker movement. Wish we could do more in elearning with it.

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eJobs: Volunteer Online Instructors - University of the People

eJobs: Volunteer Online Instructors - University of the People | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Are you intrigued by the growing impact of online instruction? Would you like to gain online teaching experience with a growing institution? Would you like to share your expertise with students eager to improve their life circumstances?

University of the People is an accredited, tuition-free, online university that serves students who might otherwise be barred from a college education by reason of geography, culture, work, family, and/or finances. It especially targets the undeserved in urban and rural areas of the U.S. and in underdeveloped countries, particularly in Africa and South Asia.
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Build an international network. 


Are you a new online teacher looking for experience? Do you want to help the world learn? Do you understand the value of volunteer experience?  If so, consider teaching for University of the People. This organization offers ultra low-cost bachelor degrees to students around the world.  

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Sneak Peek At The Future: 2015 K-12 NMC Horizon Report

Sneak Peek At The Future: 2015 K-12 NMC Horizon Report | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
A preview of the NMC Horizon Report's interim results for its 2015 K-12 education edition - emerging technologies & trends & challenges in education worldwide

Via David W. Deeds, mjonesED
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What's that coming over the horizon?

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Bobbi Dunham's curator insight, March 29, 9:36 PM

I like where we are going...

Designing for Learning's curator insight, March 29, 9:53 PM

this #evolution is relevant across education even in #highered sectors. integration of these ideas into #curriculumdesign challenges the full spectrum of work in learning and teaching

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A look into what may be coming to the K-12 classroom in the next few years. Some of these technologies are already in use in many places.

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Case Study: 21CIF Scoop.it Magazine

Case Study: 21CIF Scoop.it Magazine | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Teaching Information Fluency describes the skills and dispositions of information fluency adept searchers. Readers will receive in-depth information on what it takes to locate, evaluate, and ethically use digital information. The book realistically examines the abilities of Internet searchers today in terms of their efficiency and effectiveness in finding online information, evaluating it and using it ethically. Since the majority of people develop these skills on their own, rather than being taught, the strategies they invent may suffice for simple searches, but for more complex tasks, such as those required by academic and professional work, the average person’s performance is adequate only about 50% of the time. The book is laid out in five parts: an introduction to the problem and how search engine improvements are not sufficient to be of real help, speculative searching, investigative searching, ethical use and applications of information fluency. The intent of the book is to provide readers ways to improve their performance as consumers of digital information and to help teachers devise useful ways to integrate information fluency instruction into their teaching, since deliberate instruction is needed to develop fluency. Since it is unlikely that dedicated class time will be available for such instruction, the approach taken embeds information fluency activities into classroom instruction in language arts, history and science. Numerous model lessons and resources are woven into the fabric of the text, including think-alouds, individual and group search challenges, discussions, assessments and curation, all targeted to Common Core State Standards as well as information fluency competencies.
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Understanding curation by creating and using a Scoop.it magazine is one of the projects in EDUC 760: E-Learning for Educators.  Constructing knowledge by skillfully tagging, annotating, and sharing information is a way to filter and use the ocean of information we live and teach with. 8-) 

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 23, 10:07 PM

This link leads you Google Books where you can read specifically about how to use our Scoop.it magazine dedicated to 21st century information fluency. 

Brenda Vargas's curator insight, March 23, 10:32 PM

It is and interesting tool to get useful information to learn and teach

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The Long Road from Reactive to Proactive: Developing an Accessibility Strategy - YouTube

The Long Road from Reactive to Proactive: Developing an Accessibility Strategy - YouTube | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The Long Road from Reactive to Proactive: Developing an Accessibility Strategy

Implementing accessibility policies in higher education is no easy task. For many, it is easy to get caught in a cycle of reactive accommodation where larger accessibility policies are never implemented. So how do you transition from reactive policies to proactive policies?


Korey Singleton, the Assistive Technology Initiative Manager at George Mason University, will walk you through their two-year process of moving from reactive solutions to proactive accessibility policies. His own experience with how difficult it can be to shift campus climate and administrative support towards proactive accessibility is incredibly useful for other universities struggling with the same thing.

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Is your institution proactive or reactive when it comes to accessibility?  Recent Accessibility lawsuits files against Harvard and MIT signal a significant challenge to all higher education institutions: it's time for a change. 


This webinar presents the hard earned wisdom and experience of the Assistive Technology Initiative at George Mason University.


The question of the moment is, do we act now or wait to get sued?

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Jon Bergmann: Preparing Your Students for Flipped Learning #flipclass @coolcatteacher

Jon Bergmann: Preparing Your Students for Flipped Learning #flipclass @coolcatteacher | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Jon Bergmann talks with Vicki about flipped learning by which he means moving direct instruction to the individual space so the classroom space can be freed up for collaborative projects. Listen now to find out more about this pedagogical method.
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Sometimes we miss the obvious. Bergman reminds us that students have to be taught how to watch instructional videos. 


A simple tip with a powerful punch.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 24, 11:58 AM

Sometimes we miss the obvious. Bergman reminds us that students have to be taught how to watch instructional videos. 


A simple tip with a powerful punch.

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Collaborize Classroom: Free Resources and Lesson Plans for Teachers

Collaborize Classroom: Free Resources and Lesson Plans for Teachers | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
We believe that one of the most important challenges educators face today is to prepare kids for the world that awaits them after they leave the classroom -- those "21st century skills" you keep hearing about. We've created the free resources below to support and inspire you and your students in facing that challenge.

Also, be sure to visit the Collaborize Classroom Topic Library, where you'll find thousands of topics that have been created and successfully used by educators in their own Collaborize Classroom® sites.
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This is a terrific free service for any k-12 teacher looking to blend instruction or even teach fully online. The resources are exceptionally well written. The ideas are cutting edge. Well worth a look for the busy educator who doesn't have time to invent the wheel. 

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Lisa Jones's curator insight, March 23, 9:58 AM

Great information as usual Dennis!

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Progress: 200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes

Progress: 200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
About the video
Instead of studying history for one year at the university, you can watch this video for less than five minutes.
Income per person (GDP per capita) is adjusted for inflation and for differences in costs of living (purchasing power) across countries. You can play with the data yourself in Gapminder World.
This is a short clip from the longer film The Joy of Stats ©Wingspan Productions for BBC, 2010.
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Hans Rosling's work presents a continual series of occasions for hope. As he says at the end of this remarkable data visualization video: "Pretty neat, huh?"

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LTDC Virtual Showcase 2015 | Learning Technology

LTDC Virtual Showcase 2015 | Learning Technology | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Look left, look right, look back, and then look dead-on straight ahead…what do you see? Of course, the air is filled with e-learning opportunities as well as talk of educational transformation. So much news. So much progress. Each second of the day, dozens of learners discover shiny learning nuggets previous unknown. Each week, thousands of schools, universities, corporations, and government offices announce strategic plans for e-learning. Every month, hundreds of new online courses, programs, and certificates are offered. Year after year, research reports and meta-analyses indicate that there are undeniable positive benefits of online teaching and learning. The world of technology-enhanced learning, is looking up, up, up. But wait a minute. It is no time to be content. It is not time to relax and just let the “inevitable” future unfold in front of our eyes. No! We must all jump in and help build the changes we want to see. Besides, there are hundreds of millions of people who cannot wait. They need access to a more free and open education today–one with high quality content, interactive and engaging tasks, and motivating technology use. This is a land of where nature (i.e., technology) meets nurture (i.e., pedagogy). It is time you joined in to build the future. Those attending this talk should be cautioned to check their hearts and credits cards at the door since this will be an emotionally-packed talk intended to make you act.
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eJobs: Online Adjunct Math Instructors - Fall 2015 -

eJobs: Online Adjunct Math Instructors - Fall 2015 - | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Online instructors for College Algebra, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus and Calculus.

Experience: Must have previous college teaching experience in the online environment as well as campus based courses. Must also be familiar with MYMatLab or Aleks.

Degree Requirements: Masters degree in Mathematics is required.
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Teaching online at a community college is a way to put your masters degree to work. 


About Us: The University of Wisconsin-Stout E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate Program specializes in highly personalized, discussion-based training in how to teach online. 

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How To Add Closed Captions To A YouTube Video - YouTube

http://BigNate84.com - In this video I will show you How-To create closed captions for a YouTube video. You'll get formatting tips, step-by-step instructions...
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BigNate may be a talking head, but he's talking sense about Closed Captioning. This video is a good introduction to Closed Caption creation of YouTube videos.   Give it a try! 

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Darlene Clapham K12's curator insight, April 3, 10:55 AM

Great tip for accessibility!

Bobbi Dunham's curator insight, April 3, 12:57 PM

Oh that is so simple. Good to know how to add transcripts to youtube so easily. 

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New Studies Find That, for Teachers, Experience Really Does Matter

New Studies Find That, for Teachers, Experience Really Does Matter | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
In all, the new studies paint teacher quality as a mutable characteristic that can be developed, rather than a static one that's formed in the first few years on the job.
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No surprise for me here.  Lifelong learning and an ongoing commitment to meaningful professional development are central to what I do and who I am.  


In other words, I am biased. I believe great teachers develop over time.  




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e-Jobs: Dive into the Job Pool? *Learning Coach - Southern New Hampshire University

e-Jobs: Dive into the Job Pool? *Learning Coach - Southern New Hampshire University | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
College for America (CfA) at Southern New Hampshire University ( SNHU) is dedicated to radically expanding access and improving the quality of higher education through low-cost, competency-based degrees that are more applicable in the workplace. CfA and SNHU have been widely recognized as national leaders in nonprofit higher education, innovation, workforce development, and competency-based higher education.

Learning coaches engage with students through meaningful and effective communication to encourage pace and mastery of the degree's 120 competencies. In addition, they are knowledgeable about all aspects of the program and can answer students' questions. Critical to the development the learning network, coaches are active in the online community and are versed in social media and its effective applications (e.g., forming a peer-to-peer study group) to improve the learning community. In addition, CFA coaches work collaboratively with the CFA team to improve, iterate, and build the program.
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Working as an online/remote learning coach is a one to one communications job with a heavy dash of collaborative consciousness. Swimming in the part-time adjunct pool is a way to get started teaching online.  Think about it?


About Us: The University of Wisconsin-Stout E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate Program specializes in highly personalized, discussion-based training in how to teach online. 

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Web Design: Page Layout for Course Redesign

Web Design: Page Layout for Course Redesign | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
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Short, simple, and on-target advice for laying out your online course pages. Follow these guidelines to demonstrate an understanding of web design, UDL, and Accessibility. 

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Bobbi Dunham's curator insight, March 29, 11:09 AM

Good suggestions.Less is more.

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Storyboard That - Free Trial for Teachers

Storyboard That - Free Trial for Teachers | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Digital Storytelling in Your Classroom
From first grade to graduation Storyboard That has engaging class activities for your classroom.
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Looks like a clever story-board system with an affordable site license for teachers and schools. The teacher trial allows you to test things out. They also offer a free account.  Worth considering! 


These are the folks that provide Photos for Class, the great database of open source images that come with a built in attribution. 

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Bobbi Dunham's curator insight, March 29, 9:32 PM

Cool. Incredibly easy to use. Another creative tool with appeal.

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1 hour of seat time? Checklist for Online Courses from 360training.com

1 hour of seat time? Checklist for Online Courses from 360training.com | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Have you been thinking about authoring an elearning course (Life as a 360 Author), but are having a hard time getting a sense of how much content to create to end up with about an hour of seat time?

The following provides broad high-level guidance for authors, subject matter experts, and instructional designers when planning an online course. Note that these are guidelines only. Design for actual courses should reflect learner needs with respect to course objectives.
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What's it take to author an e-learning module with 1 hour of seat time?  For a solid estimate and a fine outline on how to build an e-learning module read this article! 

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Sue Walsh's curator insight, March 26, 5:54 PM

It reinforces the importance of wise up front choices to maximise ROI!!

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Pinterest Tip: Your Pictorial Curriculum Vitae - Write On Track

Pinterest Tip: Your Pictorial Curriculum Vitae - Write On Track | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Have you thought about having one Pinterest board as your pictorial resume or curriculum vitae? Our latest Pinterest tip explains why it is a good idea.

Via Kelly Lieberman
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When you work online, it is wise to present yourself to the search engines in a strategic and well thought out manner.  Here's a way to get your skills and interests into  the big search index in the sky! 

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Kate Schwarz's curator insight, March 26, 6:09 PM

I'm going to try this, even if I have to get out the old daguerreotypes. 

 

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35 Educators You Should Follow on Pinterest

35 Educators You Should Follow on Pinterest | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
35 Educational Pinners You MUST Check out! I love Pinterest! It’s kind of hard to believe this is my first post about this wonderful curation tool. Pinterest is NOT just for crafts and recipes, and...
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I was introduced to Pinterest by one of my online students well before it became the smash hit we all know.


I have to admit that I just didn't get it at first. I didn't see what I can see now.


Here's a quick guide to Pinterest using Educators that can pin it all down for you! 

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Cristina Reyes's curator insight, April 4, 2:03 AM

I agree , it´s a great curation tool. Intuitive interface and a variety of topics for educators 

Lee Hall's curator insight, April 6, 3:48 PM

Are you just getting started using Pinterest? Check some of these people for ideas.

Mark Rasi's curator insight, April 13, 8:56 PM

A wealth of info out there!

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The Art of the Discussion Prompt | IDDblog

The Art of the Discussion Prompt | IDDblog | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Discussions are sometimes called the engine of an online course. Discussions provide an opportunity for students to engage with the course content, with each other, and with you—the professor—simultaneously, which means they have a lot of potential for meaningful learning and high retention.

There is no guarantee that students will really apply themselves by just creating a discussion. What you get out of a discussion assignment depends on what you put into it. Here are some tips for writing your discussion prompt, selecting your settings, and participating in the discussion.
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Solid design advice from writer Alex Joppie.  Follow these principles to create better discussions in your online or blended classes.

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Kiruthika Ragupathi's curator insight, March 21, 9:45 PM

good design advice on structuring discussions. Follow these principles to create better discussions in your online or blended classes.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 21, 10:04 PM

Dialogue and conversation have different feels than discussion which is about winning one's argument.

 

@ivon_ehd1

Doug Ward's curator insight, March 22, 7:47 PM

Good advice.

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Reviving Threaded Discussions: Strategies to Enhance Virtual Conversations | IDDblog

Reviving Threaded Discussions: Strategies to Enhance Virtual Conversations | IDDblog | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
No matter how you decide to frame the assignment, it’s important to ensure that the discussion is meaningful and not busy work. Some of the most effective discussions foster students’ creativity, ability to solve problems, make decisions, collaborate, and conduct research. Interestingly enough, this type of engagement is similar to what students experience with K-12 educational technology via ISTE’s NETS standards for students. Continuing to build on this framework at the collegiate level is essential.
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Ashanti Morgan's article includes an excellent overview of the design process with a solid bulleted list of question types. 

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Kiruthika Ragupathi's curator insight, March 19, 2:08 AM

This post provides an excellent overview of the best approach to discussion design process with a list of question types.

Bobbi Dunham's curator insight, March 19, 9:42 AM

Yes please. Discussions groups can be very good or very frustrating. It does take some effort to plan it out, ask the right questions and make the activity relevant. 

Bobbi Dunham's curator insight, March 29, 11:20 AM

short, quick read about making discussions threads more engaging.