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Characteristics of Adult Learners

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E-Learning Certificate Program: Infographic: Finding E-Learning Jobs

E-Learning Certificate Program: Infographic: Finding E-Learning Jobs | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
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Online teaching skills enhance traditional teaching skills in many ways. One of the more profound side effects of learning to teach online is the shift from the traditional model of employment for teachers. 


Things have changed.  This infographic will give you a quick overview of how you might find an online teaching job that will fit your needs. Interested? Take the first step!

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Deborah Eastwood's curator insight, June 26, 7:13 PM

Good advice for looking for online teaching jobs.

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Real Time + Time Shifted? Here's a too to consider: Free Conference Calling

Real Time + Time Shifted? Here's a too to consider:  Free Conference Calling | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Use our free conference call services for best call quality and conference capacity. Get Free Conference Calling for a great teleconferencing service.
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Here's a way to bring a real time connection to a time shifted online course.  


Elements I like about this system: Free, Conference Call is recorded as an MP3,  This is enough to temp me! 

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16 OER Sites Every Educator Should Know -- Campus Technology

16 OER Sites Every Educator Should Know -- Campus Technology | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Open educational resources not only save students from triple-digit (or more!) textbook costs, but they also allow instructors to mix-and-match content for a more personalized, engaging learning experience. Here are 16 resources that offer a wide range of content and tools to help implement OER in just about any course.

Via Elizabeth E Charles
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OER = Open Educational Resources.... materials you can use in your classrooms or your online courses.

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Suzy Hirsch's curator insight, July 4, 9:56 AM

Great. For a kid taking. Post secondary !

Lee Hall's curator insight, July 10, 1:11 PM

Mix and match your content with free textbooks and other resources.

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9 Powerful (And FREE) Tools To Boost Summer Learning - Edudemic

9 Powerful (And FREE) Tools To Boost Summer Learning - Edudemic | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Rapidly approaching the dog days of summer (give or take a few days or weeks), I felt a need to share a power packed suitcase of tools that could be used to archive your summer highlights and memories. Many educators never really go on vacation. While they may appear to be leisurely sipping daiquiris on …

Via R.Conrath, Ed.D.
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No reason to let your kiddos flatline over the summer.  Sip that daiquiris, but toss an app or two on the campfire as well. 

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Jorge Leal's curator insight, June 28, 7:43 AM

good...!

Ionel Nedelcu's curator insight, July 2, 2:40 AM

Unelte de învăţare pentru vacanţa de vară?!

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A Wonderful Graphic Featuring The Importance of Music in Education [Infographic]

A Wonderful Graphic Featuring The Importance of Music in Education [Infographic] | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Via Gust MEES, Γιώργος Παπαναστασίου, Anna Costikoglou
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Music makes the world go around....

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Dorian Love's curator insight, June 27, 2:17 AM

Sweet music!

J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, July 1, 7:47 AM


A bit of a edu-tisement for U.F. but this graphic has a ton of info points on music and it's value in learning.

Terry Doherty's curator insight, July 1, 9:44 AM

The bottom line is that U of F wants you to think about being a music educator. I really focused on the research about how music helps with language skills.

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45 Powerful Tools To Create Polls And Quizzes In The Classroom - Edudemic

45 Powerful Tools To Create Polls And Quizzes In The Classroom - Edudemic | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Using polling tools in the classroom is probably old hat by now. There are a ton of different tools available to teachers – many of them free- and they’re being put to use in a variety of different ways. From simply polling your class to get information and opinions to taking quizzes and having your …

Via Константин
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Ok, 45 tools?  With persistence you might find the ONE you want to use.  Let's take a poll on which one we like? But first let's find one we like. 

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10 Exciting Ways to Use Mobile Phones In the Classroom Infographic | e-Learning Infographics

10 Exciting Ways to Use Mobile Phones In the Classroom Infographic | e-Learning Infographics | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The 10 Exciting Ways to Use Mobile Phones In the Classroom Infographic presents 10 tips to create a conducive learning environment with the use of mobility.

Via Luísa Lima, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD, Dean J. Fusto
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How many k-12 classrooms confiscate mobile phones? 

How many welcome them? Can you flip your perception of mobile tech and make it work in your classroom?

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Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, June 26, 8:45 PM

Utilizar los celulares en el aula de manera inteligente.

Rocio Watkins's curator insight, June 26, 9:30 PM

These are great ideas to make BYOD work every day. 

N Kaspar's curator insight, July 2, 1:39 AM

Practical & effective suggestions that would work in a classroom or other learning situations.

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A bright idea for simplifying differentiation with smart student grouping -

A bright idea for simplifying differentiation with smart student grouping - | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Here’s a strategy to make it easier for you to form effective groups for a project or activity and differentiate the work that students do within their groups:

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Group work? Collaboration? JigSaw? Cooperative? All pips from the same orange.  Strategies (i.e.... just a bit of thinking and planning up front) can change a teachers attitude about learning together. 

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A real world MOOC experience

A real world MOOC experience | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
MOOC have a notoriously low completion rate, but what's it like to be one of the 7% who actually complete a course? This post tells you all.
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Have you ever met a person who finished a Mooc? Here's one fellow who completed his first mooc and lived to blog about it. 



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6 Online Tools for Teams Working Remotely - Make Tech Easier

6 Online Tools for Teams Working Remotely - Make Tech Easier | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
With the advancement of the Web, it is easier now to work remotely than before. Here are 6 online collaboration tools for teams working remotely.

Via Niki Nistikaki
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Working as a group, in person or at a distance, is a fundamental skill. My advice: pick a tool and stick with it long enough to learn the nuances.

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Tom Cockburn's curator insight, June 24, 2:43 AM

Some more easy than ithers but worth a look

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The Cloud and Higher Education: New twist for the Ivory Tower

The Cloud and Higher Education: New twist for the Ivory Tower | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Cloud computing is nothing new, but how higher education institutions and IT are using the technology has certainly become innovative.
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Recently lightening shot down from the real clouds and zapped our online learning system off line.  The entire state was 'down' for a day and a half.  


Would having our online program distributed into the cloud protect us? Things to think about!

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The Aspen Institute - LEARNER AT THE CENTER OF A NETWORKED WORLD Report

The Aspen Institute - LEARNER AT THE CENTER OF A NETWORKED WORLD Report | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

26 ways to ensure kids have safe & vibrant learning opportunities in & out of the classroom. The Aspen Task Force is here: bit.ly/1oAuCah

 

The digital revolution has transformed almost every aspect of society. No facet of this revolution has more potential than its ability to change the way people learn. The availability of a vast array of knowledge and resources at the click of a mouse or the touch of a screen, together with the ability to connect instantaneously with peers and mentors across the street and across the globe, make possible completely new learning environments and experiences. These opportunities are highly engaging and collaborative, and they are based on learners’ own interests and strengths. Students can truly learn any time, any place and at any pace.

However, our traditional system of education is rooted in a model first developed in the Industrial Age. It assumes that knowledge is transferred from an external source—teachers, books and schools—to a student. Students are grouped by age, and progress is often based on the amount of time they spend in class and not on how much they have learned. In most instances, any learning that takes place outside class does not count for credit, nor is it even formally recognized.

This long-held model is struggling to engage a new generation of students for whom learning is happening all the time—online, off-line, in classrooms, as well as after school, in libraries and at museums. The connected learner can access tutorials, lessons and entire courses online while participating in afterschool programs such as code academies and maker labs.

To maximize these learning opportunities, young people must be fully connected. Students need to connect easily with others who can support their learning and to have the ability to share their ideas widely and safely. They need access to broadband, devices and software as well as to high-quality content and the literacy skills to support their full participation. They need to prepare for the world of bits, networks and entrepreneurship.


Via Dr. Gordon Dahlby
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I spent 25 years in k-12 education. The vision described in this report has been in my mind since the early 80's. Now is the time to realize the potential of information technology to engage young minds.

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Dr. Gordon Dahlby's curator insight, June 17, 3:14 PM

Important work.  

Good executive summary. 

 

Give to your superintendent and principals.

 

Webinar recording available for viewing.

 

Library created

 

Tom Cockburn's curator insight, June 24, 2:54 AM

Accrediting 'life' experience has always been an issue,though schooling per se is such a small fraction of our lifelong and lifewide learning arena

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8 Things You Should Know About MOOCs - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

8 Things You Should Know About MOOCs - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

About the data: The edX MOOC data released by Harvard and MIT covered 16 sections of 13 courses from the first year of edX, from fall 2012 to summer 2013. About 475,000 students and about 640,000 registrations are included. Although there were 841,000 registrations in these courses, 200,000 rows of data were deleted by HarvardX and MITx in the de-identification process. De-identification was most likely to remove outliers and extremely active users, which may affect some of the analysis. You can learn more about the de-identification process from the HarvardX and MITx documentation.

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This is an easy to read overview article enhanced with graphics.  The Harvard and MIT moocs have been very high profile. Interesting that so few students view all of the materials. 

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Library@NYP's curator insight, June 20, 7:16 AM

Learn about the latest trends and adoption of MOOCs.

Manuel León Urrutia's curator insight, June 24, 7:28 AM

Remarkable facts extracted from the release of edX MOOC data one month ago. The most surprising: apparently most MOOC learners are male!

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Part-Time Teachers Needed at Online Campus-University of Phoenix

Part-Time Teachers Needed at Online Campus-University of Phoenix | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Online Campus 
In a range of subject areas, including 
***Available subject area(s) on our site may differ from list shown below. Openings are maintained daily to reflect our most current area(s) of need. Please feel free to re-inquire if there are no current openings that fit your area of expertise.

  • College of Health Sciences and Nursing-Healthcare Sustainability

All faculty applicants must have a master's degree or higher, however prior teaching experience is not required. Our curriculum is centrally developed with input from industry leaders so you can focus on connecting with students. We'll train you and provide a faculty mentor to help you gain confidence in the classroom.

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Online teaching aimed at nurses continues to be a big growth area. 

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The Biggest Hurdle to Flipping Your Class - jonbergmann.com

The Biggest Hurdle to Flipping Your Class - jonbergmann.com | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The biggest hurdle to flipping your class is to change your THINKING about the best use of face to face class time.

Via Kay Lehmann
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Change your mind, change your classroom.  Flip that point of view!

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Kay Lehmann's curator insight, July 2, 7:44 AM

Yes! What Jon Bergmann said, change your thinking about the best use of yourself as the teacher and the time in the classroom!

Deirdre Bonnycastle's curator insight, July 6, 1:53 PM

For ideas about how to use class time see http://medicaleducation.wikifoundry.com/page/Using+the+Flipped+Classroom+Group+Time

susan law's curator insight, July 7, 12:46 AM

yes.. I agree

 

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Shake up your Point of View: What Online Students Want Compared to What Institutions Expect

Shake up your Point of View: What Online Students Want Compared to What Institutions Expect | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Jeffrey L. Bailie
Kaplan University
jbailie@kaplan.edu


Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine whether a set of instructional practices commonly prescribed to online faculty in the higher education setting were consistent with the expectations of a group of experienced online student participants. Online faculty performance conventions were collected from 20 institutions of higher learning located in the United States. The collective practices yielded three primary domains related to administrative faculty performance expectations in online instruction: Communication, Presence/Engagement, and Timeliness/Responsiveness. Undergraduate participants representing a cross section of colleges and universities in the United States were surveyed to determine their expectations for online faculty as compared to scaled items derived from the lists of participating institutions. The results of this investigation offer practitioners insight into how administrative instructional guidelines relate to the user demands of an informed group of undergraduate online students.

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Shake up your point of view!

Here's an interesting paper published by the Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration. Spring 2014 - Volume 17 Issue 1



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Cell Phones and Daggers: Moocs, Disruption and Change

Cell Phones and Daggers: Moocs, Disruption and Change | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Mulukan Ayalu, who may be the busiest man in Dalifagi (Paul Salopek, 2013) http://outofedenwalk.nationalgeographic.com/files/2013/01/Paul-Salopek-Oasis3-1024x683.jpg


Combine inexpensive mobile technology with the archived course content available right now, add translation software and satellite bandwidth and the possibility of reaching across the globe into the most remote spots on the planet becomes real.  

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How do you see the disruptive power of open education, moocs and mobile tech?

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David J MacFadyen's curator insight, June 27, 4:28 PM

Just a hint in this link, but the imbedded link on a remote African town is mind blowing. MOOCs make lives better for those with the self-guided learning skills needed to learn independently.

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The Top 100 Tools to Capture, Edit, Publish and Distribute Video Online

The Top 100 Tools to Capture, Edit, Publish and Distribute Video Online | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The best tools and services to capture, edit, publish and distribute video online.

Via Robin Good, Arthur Correia, Evdokia Roka
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Flipping or blending your classroom means (in part) finding great online video that hits the target.  Here's some help from Robin Good. 

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Darleana McHenry's curator insight, June 29, 12:43 AM

This is something that I need to read. 

Salon de tecnologia's curator insight, July 6, 2:40 PM

Vale la pena echarle un ojito!

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, July 10, 6:54 AM

Video Production

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OSU, Stanford Partner to Launch Free Massive Online Course for Teachers - Salem-News.Com

OSU, Stanford Partner to Launch Free Massive Online Course for Teachers - Salem-News.Com | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Oregon State University this fall will launch its first massive, open online course, or MOOC, partnering with Stanford University and the Oregon Department of Education to deliver a free, professional learning opportunity to potentially thousands of K-12 educators in the state and around the world.


Via Peter Mellow
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Will teachers go for free (if massive) online professional development?


Despite all the theories, noise, and excitements around Moocs... it may all come down to some one in a district office deciding to award salary credit for Moocs. 


If yo're a curious K-12 educator, check it out? (Even if it doesn't bump up on that slow ladder to a living wage. 

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Education-Portal.com: Lesson Writers Needed

Education-Portal.com: Lesson Writers Needed | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it


Nursing Lesson Writer
(Posted 06/23/14)

Chemistry Lesson Writer
(Posted 06/23/14)

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(Posted 06/23/14)

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(Posted 06/23/14)

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One way into working online is to leverage your subject matter expertise to create lessons for online learning. Here's an opportunity to explore for 100% remote work.

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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Improve Digital Writing Skills with Google Docs

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Improve Digital Writing Skills with Google Docs | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Would you like to improve your students' writing skills and help them bridge the gap between writing in school and writing in the real world? 


Join me and Simple K-12 for a free webinar on June 24th at 3:00 PM EDT to learn how to use Google Docs to thoughtfully incorporate digital writing into the curriculum.


Via Susan Oxnevad, Lynnette Van Dyke
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Webinar for K-12: Google Tools and writing skills. A match made in Palo Alto. 

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Gary Harwell's curator insight, June 24, 10:10 PM

The problem in a pre-programmed system of teaching is that you don't have the time or classroom availability to use Google Docs effectively.

Bookmarking Librarian's curator insight, June 29, 3:09 AM

English resources - digital literacy

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Blended Learning: Does Your LMS Make The Grade?

Blended Learning: Does Your LMS Make The Grade? | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
6 Success Factors for a "Blended Friendly" LMS By Caleb Johnson, Director of Strategic Accounts, Expertus Blended learning. Integrated learning. Hybrid learning. Flipped classroom. Whatever term yo...

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Flipped, blended, hybrid, seems like we did all this way back in the day... What's old is new again.

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Betty Skeet's curator insight, June 24, 1:37 AM

"Teaching just ain't what it used to be anymore..."  Factors that can help the learning experience for teachers and pupils.

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5 Time-saving Gmail Tips for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Time-saving Gmail Tips for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Via Luísa Lima
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Most teachers I know are too busy to save time. Slow down, tune in, focus for a moment and walk away with even one new Gmail Trick... it could make you day. 

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Michael MacNeil's curator insight, June 23, 5:45 AM

Tips anyone can benefit from.

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Curation as Digital Literacy Practice

Curation as Digital Literacy Practice | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Ibrar Bhatt writes: "Digital curation therefore is not just about finding relevant material, although that is a significant part of it, but is also about creating a specific and unique experience by utilising the resulting materials which then become contextualised within a new space. A curator, therefore, whether she is a journalist-by-proxy such as Popova or a student completing an assignment in a classroom, not only collects and interprets, but also creates a new experience with it. In this respect, curation is a process of problem solvingre-assembling,re-creating, and stewardship of other people’s writing." 


Via Mary Clark
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I learned geography and history from collecting stamps and coins.  The same principal holds true when you collect information on the internet. Curation is not just bookmarking. It's selecting, categorizing, synthesizing.  Digital literacy is a byproduct of the curation process.  Blend your curriculum with curation and see engagement soar. 

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John Bostock's curator insight, June 22, 12:51 AM

For Aqua-tnet digital teaching skills  workshop - Social Networking

Tom Cockburn's curator insight, June 24, 2:53 AM

Hmm,maybe but  random or serendipitous curation can also be misleading at times,especially for the inexperienced scholar

Lara Madden's curator insight, July 9, 1:17 PM

Curation is my favorite!

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Online learning: Myths, reality & Promise

The paper’s sections on myths and realities confront misconceptions about what online learning means for students, teachers and the system as a whole. Key topics include:

• The range of students served by online learning;

• The power of personalized online learning;

• The daily experiences of online learners and teachers;

• The role of technology; and

• Evidence in support of online learning.


Via Miloš Bajčetić, Enrico De Angelis, ICTPHMS, Bonnie Bracey Sutton
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This report delves into the myths and realities of k-12 virtual schools. You'd be amazed at the misconceptions about kids going to school online.  


If you are a classroom teacher pay attention to this article. You'll be glad you did. 

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Eja Kliphuis's curator insight, June 20, 12:23 AM

at first glance this looks like a paper that will give me much food for thought. I will read it

Eja Kliphuis's curator insight, June 20, 12:23 AM

at first glance this looks like a paper that will give me much food for thought. I will read it

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, June 21, 11:48 AM

Hardly unbiased, but some good things to think about. 

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A Quick, No-Nonsense Guide to Basic Instructional Design Theory

A Quick, No-Nonsense Guide to Basic Instructional Design Theory | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Of the many eLearning theories that influence the practice, three of them are used by professionals on a daily basis.

Via Elizabeth E Charles
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More good information and graphics from SHIFT!

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Tina Jameson's curator insight, June 19, 8:33 PM

A nice visual of three predominantly observed theories of learning:
Cognitivism
Behaviourism
Constructivism 

José Antônio Carlos - O Professor Pepe's curator insight, June 20, 4:21 AM

Ótimo infográfico com dicas sobre as três teorias de aprendizagem (construtivismo, behaviorismo e cognitivismo) mais comuns nos programas de design instrucional. Simples sem ser simplista.

Darleana McHenry's curator insight, June 26, 6:19 AM

I love stuff like this. It makes me think about what I am doing and why :-)