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Information about our Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning.
 
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How do I know that all of this was real? : The dark side of being a digital stranger in an online learning environment – Part 1 | Peter Bryant

How do I know that all of this was real? : The dark side of being a digital stranger in an online learning environment – Part 1 | Peter Bryant | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Peter Bryant:


I want to have a look at the darker side of the digital strangers and online learning in this post. I argue that online disinhibition can have significant impacts on the effectiveness of online learning, the motivation of participants and ultimately on the wider processes of social interaction and connectivity.

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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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 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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The Best Teacher Tools for Taking Screenshots and Annotating Pictures ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Best Teacher Tools for Taking Screenshots and Annotating Pictures ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Creating tutorials and explanatory guides is best done through the help of screenshots. These are pictures we take of our screens to share with others or include in a visual demonstration of how, for example, a process works. As teachers and educators we often find ourselves in need of such visual annotations and cues to enhance our students comprehensibility. There are several web tools that we can use to create screenshots and we have already reviewed some of them in past publications here. Today, we are introducing you to what we consider to be the best 4 web tools for creating screenshots. Besides being free, these tools are very simple to use and are also student friendly. They will allow you to  capture your screen, crop and annotate your pictures using  arrows, colours, shapes, text and many more.

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Attention Online Students!  Want to  make their online teacher' happy campers?   

 

Learn how to take screen shots to illustrate any questions you have. 


The flip side: Online teachers create quick job aides illustrated with screenshots! 

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Jon C's curator insight, January 29, 4:25 PM

Always looking for easy tools to grab and annotate screens. Here are some more. Skitch used to be good but new version is awful - try these below

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, January 30, 1:30 PM

Easy to use tools make incorporating screenshots and tutorials into your online class a snap. 

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, Today, 11:48 AM

Four apps for annotating screenshots are discussed here. I like Snagit, where it is possible to save annotated screenshots to one's Google drive.

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Tony Karrer on Teaching Online Courses – 60 Great Resources

Tony Karrer on Teaching Online Courses – 60 Great Resources | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Tony Karrer:


As always I do this by looking through eLearning Learning and related sites like Communities and Networks Connection.   I looked at Virtual ClassroomDistance LearningILTTeaching Distance Learning.  I also did some quick searches for various kinds of things and added them into eLearning Learning (via delicious).  So together, I’ve collected a bunch of resources pretty quickly.  That said, there’s so much already out there on this – I’m at this point not quite sure what the real question was/is.  Certainly a lot of this is already findable.  I hope this is useful.  But I think the problem at this point might be something else.  Still here are 60 great resources.

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Good Index of resources.  Nice to see Making the Move to eLearning: Putting Your Course by UW-Stout Instructor Kay Lehman on Tony's list! 

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asli telli's curator insight, January 30, 12:38 AM

A mini resource database of online learning  by an expert in the field...

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Alan Campbell: Relevance and The UW-Stout e-Learning Certificate

Alan Campbell: Relevance and The UW-Stout e-Learning Certificate | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Alan Campbell: 


My mind was restless and I was looking for my next challenge. I received an email from Joan Vandervelde promoting an E-learning and Online Graduate Certificate. I read the fine print and decided the program would enhance my ability to support a blended classroom. By the end of my first course, I had started my own website and blog. In all of the courses, the interaction between students and instructors has been tantalizing. The exposure to new resources, at times overwhelming, has been exciting. The experience has been both humbling and fulfilling. My mind is left to ask, "What's next?" 

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Alan is currently enrolled in the E-Learning Practicum. This blog entry started out as a reflection on the relevance and impact of the UW-Stout's E-Learning Graduate Certificate program. Alan is a powerful teacher; online, blended or face to face.  His commitment to life long learning jumps off the page.  


Read his blog: the simple teacher.  You will be glad you did!

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How To Find Openly Licensed Educational Resources You Can Use [Infographic]

How To Find Openly Licensed Educational Resources You Can Use [Infographic] | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Most of us turn to the internet when we are looking for resources to use for a presentation, report or article. The internet holds the key to so many robust resources.

Yet how many of these resources can you legally use for free? How many of them can you adapt?

That’s where Open Educational Resources (OER) can help. Here’s an infographic from the Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (at the University of Texas at Austin) that can help.
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OER is a powerful concept.  Help yourself and your students by grabbing this concept with both hands. 

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How To Find Openly Licensed Educational Resources You Can Use [Infographic] | @scoopit via @wiredinstructor http://sco.lt/...

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Excelentes dicas para procurar recursos educacionais de "Licença Livre" - Open Educational Resources (OER)

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, January 30, 2:50 AM

La licence du Creative Commons est de plus en plus utilisée aussi en éducation. C'est la solution pour toute les discussions sur le droit de propriété des syllabus.

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Rubrics to Assess Collaboration and Teamwork ~ UW-Stout

Rubrics to Assess Collaboration and Teamwork ~ UW-Stout | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
  • List of January, February, and March Online Courses with Openings
  • Rubrics to Assess Collaboration and Teamwork
  • Tech Tip: Shortcut Tool for Creative Commons Image Attribution
  • Featured Course: EDUC 762 Assessment in E-Learning
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Understanding assessment in the online environment applies to blended and flipped classrooms as well. (Even if you teach in a completely traditional classroom, the information about rubrics will be gold!


The Assessment in E-Learning class is a superb professional development opportunity for all educators and instructional designers.  Register now to secure your virtual seat. (There are no fees for registration!)

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A “Best of” List that Celebrates the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning

A “Best of” List that Celebrates the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

By: Maryellen Weimer, PhD in Teaching Professor Blog -

 

It’s that time of the year when everybody is doing their “Best of 2014” lists, and I have one of my own that I’ve been wanting to do for some time now.


It will not come as a surprise to anyone that in order to prepare The Teaching Professor newsletter each month and this blog every week, I read a lot of pedagogical literature. But perhaps you would be surprised to know there are close to 100 pedagogical periodicals, at least that’s how many I am aware of at this point. When writing my book, Scholarly Work on Teaching and Learning, I did my best to find them all and when the book was finished I was quite confident I had. However, the book was out less than a week before I was getting notes about journals I had missed and I’m still discovering new ones. Most of these journals are discipline-based, but there’s a significant number of cross-disciplinary publications as well.

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Scholarly articles worth tracking down.

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ISTE Infographic: Ready, set, blend!

ISTE Infographic: Ready, set, blend! | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The basic cognitive skills needed by previous generations are no longer enough. Students in the conceptual age must also master the higher levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy and Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, including creation, metacognition and self-actualization.

“It will require an upgrade to our curriculum, new instructional methods and materials, a new profile of a global graduate and an open mind,” say Smith, Chavez and Seaman.

For ideas about how to re-create your classroom for the conceptual age, including potential classroom setups, blended learning models to mix and match, and a curriculum design process, take a look at the infographic
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ChristopherBell's curator insight, January 14, 7:33 PM

This is very timely for us at International School Bangkok as we are re-visiting curriculum and technology integrations.  Just had to share this infographic from ISTE.

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Wix Tips: 8 Web Usability Boosts That Take Under a Minute

Wix Tips: 8 Web Usability Boosts That Take Under a Minute | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
When people think about creating a great website they often envision a stylish and professional layout, a striking design and images that look like they were just taken out of a magazine. But while looks are definitely important for a website, it’s crucial not to neglect another significant criteria – the site’s usability.
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Template choice is always important when using a system like Wix, Weebly, Jimdo etc.  

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Is Praise Undermining Student Motivation?

Is Praise Undermining Student Motivation? | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The failure of praise
Research has found that praise can actually undermine performance and self-esteem in many contexts. One study found that praise for intelligence leads to the belief by the recipient that their intelligence is fixed, and thus not something that they can influence through action or effort (Dweck, 2007). This is critical because intelligence is in fact malleable, and improved by taking risks. Students grow when they try something difficult that might lead to failure. Because failure is one of the most important tools for learning, growth requires a mindset that embraces challenge and the potential for failure.
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I teach veteran teachers how to do something new.  My students are masters of their content. Most arrive with significant teaching skill and a good deal of anxiety at being out of their comfort zone. 


Any yet they persist. They take the RISK of failing and turn the opportunity into new learning.  


Of utmost importance in this article is the sound, research backed advice on how to give more effective feedback.  Indeed specific feedback trumps general praise.  This is an excellent and thought provoking read! 

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Elaine Roberts, Ph.D's curator insight, January 10, 7:28 PM

"Positive and negative feedback are tied to objective standards of excellence, and give the message that the goal of education is to reach standards of excellence, not gain teacher approval." And there you have it.

Lisa Jones's comment, January 11, 8:27 AM
http://www.aft.org/periodical/american-educator/winter-2005-2006/ask-cognitive-scientist. Check out this article on praise. I found it to be very interesting and the parameters for praise given here are some good practices to follow when giving praise. It can be done with without undermining student motivation. Don't let "titles" get in the way...call it praise or feedback...we all need and instinctively give one form or the other. Both articles are a great read!
Simon Awuyo's curator insight, January 16, 2:26 AM

Praise is an incentive. Every one likes to be praised for work well done.

It enhances performance.

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Howard Rheingold: The Peeragogy Handbook

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Edited by Howard Rhiengold, the Peeragogy Handbook is an ongoing project using open educational resources and peer collaboration to create an ever-growing crusted archive of ideas on collaborative or ''peer" learning. 

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Angela Hoistion, PMP's curator insight, January 7, 8:21 PM

Interesting ideas!

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Rheingold, H. ..una historia de Trabajo Conjunta ... Howard Rheingold: El Manual Peeragogy |scoopit travéslgaretio http: //sco.lt / ...

nicolaperry's curator insight, January 10, 7:48 AM

Not keen on the title but it is a good resource.

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50 Alternative and Unique Ways to Using WordPress - tomakeawebsite.net

50 Alternative and Unique Ways to Using WordPress - tomakeawebsite.net | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
WordPress is the most popular Content Management System (CMS), representing a whooping 69% of the market. Whether you want a basic blog, e-commerce website, or site for your Business, WordPress has you covered. So why is WordPress so popular? Well there are many reasons why people turn to WordPress for their website/blogging needs, here are …
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I've used about a half-dozen of the suggestions in this interesting (if somewhat padded) list of ways to use WordPress.  I confess, I think of it primarily as a Blog platform. This article could stretch your thinking a bit on how blog platforms can do multiple duty.

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Harold Jarche: uber-proof your labour - Can Teaching be 'Uberized'?

Harold Jarche: uber-proof your labour  - Can Teaching be 'Uberized'? | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Harold Jarche "Platform capitalism is beginning to define the economy for the second Gilded Age we seem to be entering. It requires 4 contributing factors, which when combined, create a perfect opportunity for the “uberization” of almost any industry...


...Any work that can be billed by the hour is probably a commodity. Any work that can be standardized is a commodity in the eyes of platform capitalists. Any work that can be represented as a flowchart, and eventually put into a software program, is a commodity.


What’s left is work that is creativeSolving complex or wicked problems is another area for human workDealing with people as individuals, requires human compassion and empathy."  (emphasis mine - doconnor)


Dennis T OConnor's insight:

Horold Jarche always gets me thinking.  Thanks Harold for provoking the question: Can teaching be 'uberized'?


Can the art we've practiced and evolved become something parceled out via an app to anyone with a demand?  


There is no doubt that much can be learned without a teacher. Mobile learning is real and useful. On demand apps & and the endless supply of YouTube How-To videos can provide us with process knowledge as soon as we come up with a keyword search. 


In a world where information is just a few 'taps' away, all we need is the education to turn information into knowledge. 


As an online teacher I specialize in creating environments that promote self-directed learning.  I've shifted my stance from teacher to guide. My work is to help my students become independent thinkers, learners, and teachers.


Could very clever programming put me out of work? Perhaps.


However,  I believe (based on many years of online teaching experience) that my empathy and compassion for my students can be delivered in a very real and meaningful way via the technologies I teach 'in'.  I doubt that there will be an app for that. 


If someday we can each have our own on demand, mobile and empathetic AI Mentor that develops our capacity to truly learn, then the world becomes a more educated place and everyone wins.  


Until then, a new semester is about to being and I'll be teaching online with all the skills at my command. 8-) ~ Dennis





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tom cockburn's curator insight, January 5, 7:04 AM

I fear it may be too late.Much creative work is getting 'outsourced' to the crowd by companies and Menlo Park or somewhere have already begun on mood recognition apps.

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Edudemic's Guide to the Flipped Classroom for 2014 | Edudemic

Edudemic's Guide to the Flipped Classroom for 2014 | Edudemic | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Instead of banning homework completely, a growing trend in 2014 is the implementation of the flipped classroom. Students listen to a lecture online at home and then work through assignments with the teacher when they arrive the next day. The at-home assignments are still there, but they are meant to help students learn at their own pace while making the classroom experience more interactive.
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Integrating technology into learning in a meaningful way has always been a goal (and a challenge). The Flipped classroom is another iteration of the essential ideas of educational technology. 

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6 Alternative Social Media Tools for Teaching and Learning -- Campus Technology

6 Alternative Social Media Tools for Teaching and Learning -- Campus Technology | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

by Leila Meyer: Putting concepts in context. Sarah Smith-Robbins, director of learning technologies and a marketing instructor in the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, thinks social media can help take learning out of the classroom. "I want students to see the concepts that we're talking about in class not just as things that are important when we're in class, but as things that are important in their lives," she said. "Because these tools live in their pockets and I can give them reasons to be on the lookout for content to curate for the course, it helps them think through the application of the concepts from class."

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I've used all of the tools mention while teaching online.  Great choices! 

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50+ Tools for Differentiating Instruction Through Social Media - Edutopia

50+ Tools for Differentiating Instruction Through Social Media - Edutopia | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Imagine a world where resources were limited to what was found in the classroom or the school closet known as the "Curriculum Materials Room." Picture a world where students wrote letters with pen and paper to communicate with other students and adults outside of the building. Due to postage costs, the teacher either sent the letters in bulk or paid for stamps out of his or her own pocket. Can you recall a time when student interests like skateboarding or video were never used as part of learning curriculum because the tools needed were either too expensive or not yet conceptualized? Do you remember a time when non-traditional learners struggled, and absenteeism meant a high likelihood of students doing poorly in school, and possibly having to retake the course?

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Edutopia is always worth the time!

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Anita Vance's curator insight, January 29, 2:26 PM

Tools to add to your maker spaces or share with your research groups as they design their presentations....

CTD Institute's curator insight, January 29, 3:31 PM

Great list of 50+ websites and blogs and apps that can be woven into content to provide opportunities for differentiated instruction.

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MOOCs will take off in a big way the world over by 2020: Anant Agarwal, edX

MOOCs will take off in a big way the world over by 2020: Anant Agarwal, edX | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
In his recent visit to India, Anant Agarwal, CEO of edX, an online learning destination founded by Harvard and MIT, has his agenda clearly defined. He is eyeing a larger share for edX and is targeting the high school segment in India. He is also keen on capturing the professional education segment through the edX platform. "In order to create content for these new segments, edX is looking at forging alliances with IITs, IIMs and other institutes," he tells Prachi Verma in an interview.
Dennis T OConnor's insight:

The revolutionary possibilities of a low-cost quality global education are what keep MOOCs on my mind.  India is generating a wave for the future. And the future is now. 

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Jorge Polo Contreras's curator insight, January 28, 3:28 PM

Interesante.

Sue Walsh's curator insight, January 28, 6:50 PM

An interesting conundrum. More and more free quality content … and an agenda to increase course fees for the ‘traditional’ accredited market. It will be interesting to watch consumer patterns over the coming years!

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Old School, New School, No School? As California Goes...

Old School, New School, No School? As California Goes... | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
How California navigates the next five years could lay a blueprint for how higher education as a whole adapts to a shifting climate.
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It takes enormous pressure and time to make changes in education. Can the problems created over the last 30 years be solved in the next 5?

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Find that e-Job: Tips To Find Freelance eLearning Jobs Online

Find that e-Job: Tips To Find Freelance eLearning Jobs Online | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Thanks to the internet and the ever-growing popularity of eLearning in recent years, you can now access a high volume of job opportunities with the click of a button. However, knowing which online resources will become useful during your job hunt, as well as how to take full advantage of these employment sites, is key to land more eLearning jobs.
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Solid tips for instructional Designers on how to find freelance work. 

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#elearning # jobs #online
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Tony Bates: Understanding the Building Blocks of Online Learning:

Tony Bates: Understanding the Building Blocks of Online Learning: | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
For almost 50 years, Tony Bates has been a consistent, persistent and influential voice for the reform of teaching and learning in post-secondary education, notably through the effective use of emerging technologies. Author of 11 books and 350 research papers in the field of online learning and distance education, Tony Bates is also an advisor to over 40 organizations in 25 countries, and publisher of what is arguably the most influential blog on online learning with over 20,000 visits a month.  A Contact North | Contact Nord Research Associate, Dr. Bates has helped educators, academic administrators and policy makers grasp key concepts, trends and challenges in online learning. This posting is one of a series that looks at Tony’s perspectives and advice on key issues in online learning.  
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First installment of a multi-part series from Tony Bates.  

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Rich Schultz's curator insight, January 14, 9:16 PM

Build that online class!

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9 Important Steps To Effective Home Page Design

Effective web design must begin with a clear goal or purpose for the website. When visitors enter a website they normally start scanning from the top left. …
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These basic steps apply to both commercial and academic home page design.

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Michael MacNeil's curator insight, January 14, 8:30 AM

If you are like me and wanting to put out an interesting web site that draws visitors, there is some excellent information to get started with.

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15 Rules of Netiquette for Online Discussion Boards [INFOGRAPHIC] - Online Education Blog of Touro College

15 Rules of Netiquette for Online Discussion Boards [INFOGRAPHIC] - Online Education Blog of Touro College | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
“Netiquette” refers to rules of etiquette that apply to online communication.

Follow these 15 rules of netiquette to make sure you sound respectful, polite, and knowledgeable when you post to your class’s online discussion boards.
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Here are good ideas presented in a light graphic fashion.  A written version of the 15 Rules is found below the infographic. 

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Andy Kenworthy's curator insight, January 13, 2:58 PM

I particularly agree with point 9. Long winded responses are generally scrolled by to the next comment.

rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, January 15, 1:59 AM

This is a most valuable and important infographic on online netiquette on discussion boards. Some of the important pointers are that one should not capitalize all the letters in a word or more. Somehow in our haste to post our points of view, we capitalize entire words to grab attention, which in itself is bad netiquette! Also, I liked the one that suggests that we should be polite towards others. In our haste to pitch in an interesting debate, we repeat questions and statements. While participating in online discussion forums, we also need to respect another's point of view. Great infographic though!

Auntie Etta's curator insight, January 15, 12:18 PM

#JoinTheTalk http://auntietta.org What are some of your favorite "Rules of Netiquette?

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What next for the future tech of 2014? - CNET

What next for the future tech of 2014? - CNET | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The year gone by brought us more robots, worries about artificial intelligence, and difficult lessons on space travel. The big question: where's it all taking us?
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Here's an end of the year round up article that tip-toes through the artificial tulips highlighting technologies and possibilities for the near future. 


Depending on your point of view the near future is either filled with promise or threatening.  


Is the glass half full or half empty? Are you interested in what's coming or afraid to look?  Would you buy a ticket to ride into space or be able to fall asleep in your car as it drives you home?


It's an amazing time to be alive. 

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e-Jobs: Director of Curriculum Development - University of the People

e-Jobs: Director of Curriculum Development -  University of the People | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Minimum Qualifications:


Master's degree in education, instructional technology, project management or a related field
Demonstrated ability to design, execute and manage curriculum development projects
Broad knowledge, and an ability to make creative connections between different academic disciplines
Strong written and oral communication abilities
Strong organizational skills; a self-starter capable of working independently while also being a team player
Excellent computer and technology skills


Preference Given to Candidates Who Possess All of the Above Plus:
Have previous experience in an online institution
Have previous experience in higher education
Have previous experience working with Learning Management Systems

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This is an opportunity to work at a global level to deliver very low cost higher education to students around the world.
 For more on the University of the people see this Ted Talk: 
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Top Instructional Designer's Skills Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Top Instructional Designer's Skills Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The Top Instructional Designer's Skills Infographic presents 8 skills you need as an Instructional Designer.
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Here's a visual pep-talk for Instructional Designers and Online Teachers.  

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Rich Schultz's curator insight, January 13, 9:59 AM

Awesome infographic!

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6 Ways to Engage Every Learner Using UDL -- THE Journal

6 Ways to Engage Every Learner Using UDL -- THE Journal | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
In any given classroom, there are invariably learners who simply don’t connect with what’s being taught. Lectures can be easy to tune out. A textbook can feel dense and boring to finish. Even a video can pose limitations for learners with sight or hearing difficulties. When these are the only options available, some learners are bound to fall behind without requesting special support, while others will surge ahead. Differentiation is one way to bridge this gap, and another is adapting the curriculum to suit all learners, instead of adjusting it to support the needs of each one.


That latter approach, called Universal Design for Learning (UDL), operates under a handful of broad principles that mainly concern themselves with the what, how and why of learning.

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UDL - Universal Design for Learning promises to help us design so our curriculum can 'suit all learners'.   This is a lucid overview of an essential design principle. 

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Linda Kaiser, PhD's curator insight, January 5, 5:08 PM

Incorporating Universal Design concepts into e-learning projects can really help some people learn better.  I especially agree with the comment in this article where the author says you don't have to use all of the guidelines - start small and apply these ideas a bit at a time to additional lessons.  Eventually, it will become a way of thinking when designing instruction.

Ann Luzeckyj's curator insight, January 6, 5:37 PM

I know some staff here at Flinders already use this - but for those that do not...  happy to discuss with anyone wanting more info.