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Six Ways to Get Your Online Students Participating in the Course | Faculty Focus

Six Ways to Get Your Online Students Participating in the Course | Faculty Focus | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Have you ever worried about the level of participation in your online courses? Perhaps you have difficulty encouraging students to interact with one another, or maybe you find student responses to be perfunctory.
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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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Prepare for blended or virtual  classrooms or training in e-learning settings.GRADUATE CERTIFICATE 


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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Common Sense Media Review: Flipgrid

Common Sense Media Review: Flipgrid | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Flipgrid is a website that allows teachers to create grids of short discussion-style questions that students respond to through recorded videos. You can create up to four grids with a Flipgrid account. Grids can be classes, sections, groups of students, research groups, faculty groups, or any collection of users interested in a common strand of questions. Each grid can hold an unlimited number of questions, and each question can hold an unlimited number of responses. Questions are short, text-based prompts (think Twitter) that can include basic formatting (such as bold, italic) and links to websites or documents.
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I've always been an early adopter of teaching technologies.  This one is tempting indeed. This review looks at Flipgrid for use in Grades 6-12.    I can see it working at a graduate level. 

 

To risk a cliche: "The proof is in the pudding..."   You won't really know unless you try it.

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Lots of potential for online classes with this tool. 
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Jennifer Gonzalez: 16 Ideas for Student Projects using Google Docs, Slides, and Forms

Jennifer Gonzalez: 16 Ideas for Student Projects using Google Docs, Slides, and Forms | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Below I have listed 16 great ideas for projects using Google Docs, Slides, and Forms. (If you and your students want to learn more about how to use these apps, check out my Google Drive Basics course; more info at the end of this post!)
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It's the beginning of a new school year. Here's some quality ideas that will power up your thinking about this year's classes. 

 

Jennifer Gonzales is a National Board Certified teacher with a passion for teaching and learning.

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e-Jobs: Online Career Development Coordinator Silicon Valley and Bay Area - UC Merced

The Career Development Coordinator is responsible for identifying, prospecting, developing, and maintaining relationships with both new and existing employers in Silicon Valley and Bay area. This effort is essential for UC Merced as it facilitates student and alumni success in securing internships and post-graduate employment.
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Interesting administrative - counseling position for someone with a strong Silicon valley professional network. 

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e-Jobs Online FACULTY -- MASTER OF SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEMS -

e-Jobs Online FACULTY -- MASTER OF SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEMS - | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Green Mountain College, an innovative liberal arts college with a sustainability focus invites applications for Adjunct Faculty in our Online Master's Degree Program in Sustainable Food Systems. The MSFS is a truly unique program designed to prepare future leaders in the burgeoning food movement.

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Moodle based program. Open to those with a Masters or Ph.D.  Looking for experienced online teachers.

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Ron Martinez, PhD: Screencasting Feedback on Student Essays

Ron Martinez, PhD: Screencasting Feedback on Student Essays | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Students can hear me explain what I am doing and why I am doing it as I provide feedback on how they can improve their written assignments.
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Online or face to face or online... screencasting is a skill to develop!

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 20, 2:19 PM

This article may open your eyes to the power of time-shifting your writing conferences using technology.  I regularly use screencasting to provide in context feedback on student portfolios. 

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Often, you can do this right in your learning management system. 
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18 must-try apps for the new academic year.

18 must-try apps for the new academic year. | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
I am currently on the last day of my summer holiday and have started thinking about new technology I can use in the upcoming year.  I have found 18 apps / websites that  I am definitely going to try. 1) Evernote. I am looking forward to exploring this free app / website in lessons.  It is…
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With the new academic year beginning, why not incorporate some new web tools or apps into your online or blended classroom settings? Take a look. There's something for everyone here!

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Lee Hall's curator insight, August 17, 9:22 AM
Animoto is one of my favorite apps for student presentations. 
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American Association of University Professors (AAUP)Faculty Compensation Survey

American Association of University Professors (AAUP)Faculty Compensation Survey | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The annual AAUP Faculty Compensation Survey is the largest independent source of data on full-time faculty salary and benefits at two- and four-year colleges and universities in the United States. The 2016 iteration of the survey includes information on salary and benefits for more than 385,000 faculty members from 1,023 institutions in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.
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This is a database that you can search. Fresh information!

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Testing What You’re Teaching Without Teaching to the Test

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

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

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

 

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

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Worthy goal for any instructor and harder to do than most think.
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The 8 Digital Productivity Tools Everyone Should Adopt

The 8 Digital Productivity Tools Everyone Should Adopt | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

These eight technologies are at the top of the list: they’re the sites, programs and features I wish every computer user would start usingtoday. Every single one of them is available in a free version, though you may well find yourself paying for premium features once you discover how useful they are.

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Whether you're an online /blended teacher, trainer or student, these are great tools to make your life a lttile easier.

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10 Tricks to Make Yourself a Google Drive Master

10 Tricks to Make Yourself a Google Drive Master | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Think you know Google’s online productivity suite back to front? Whether you’ve been using Google Drive for five minutes or five years, there’s always more to learn, and in that spirit we present 10 valuable tips and tricks for mastering the service.
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Take a peek. You'll be surprised what you learn. (I was!)

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Take a peek. You'll be surprised what you learn. (I was!)

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I love voice typing it is super fast. 
Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, August 22, 10:34 PM
Some great tips here!
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Faculty Focus: New Podcast Series: Preparing Your Online Course

Faculty Focus: New Podcast Series: Preparing Your Online Course | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Today marks the first episode of the Professional Adjunct Podcast here on Faculty Focus. The podcast is produced and hosted by Jim and Beth Harger. They will have a new podcast for you every Friday.

Welcome to the Professional Adjunct podcast. On this episode, we take a look at an article by Rob Kelly, “Six Tips for Preparing Your Online Course,” published by Faculty Focus on January 16th, 2015. In this discussion, we apply these tips to a course prep checklist.
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Here's the debut podcast from Faculty Focus.  This podcast comes with useful checklists you can download. Now is the time to get organized!

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8 Places to Find Online Faculty and Adjunct Positions

8 Places to Find Online Faculty and Adjunct Positions | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
As the field of distance education grows, so too does the number of college-level jobs for online faculty. And many of these jobs--at both online colleges and brick-and-mortar universities--are home based and/or part time. For the purpose of this list, the term "online faculty" encompasses everything from teaching assistants to deans--including online adjunct faculty, dissertation mentors and course instructors.
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It is hiring season! Looking for online teaching jobs is like fishing: a continual series of occasions for hope.

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It is hiring season! Looking for online teaching jobs is like fishing: a continual series of occasions for hope.

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CyberWise | No Grownup Left Behind! Online Safety | Parents/Teachers

CyberWise | No Grownup Left Behind! Online Safety | Parents/Teachers | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
We make it easy for you to learn about online safety, digital citizenship, privacy, reputation management, sexting, cyberbullying and more so you can help kids embrace technology safely and wisely.
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Our children live in a 'Brave New World".  Muster your courage to learn the essentials of digital citizenship to better understand how to guide the young minds we tend.

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MVU: Online Class Size and Teacher Load

MVU: Online Class Size and Teacher Load | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Class Size and Teacher Load: The Effect on Students' Online Learning Outcomes
Wednesday, 8/31/16, 2pm EDT
Presenter: Dr. Chin-Hsi Lin, Michigan State University
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Michigan Virtual Learning webinars present important research about k-12 virtual education. Class size is a subject all online teachers will want to know more about.  If you miss the webinar, dig into the MVU archives for some fine research resources.

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6 Common Misconceptions About Blended Learning

6 Common Misconceptions About Blended Learning | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
By Dr. Tammy Stephens - Blended learning is one of the fastest growing education sectors. This blog and infographic address 6 of the common myths around it.
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Do you believe these myths & misconceptions? Learn about the realities of blended learning here.

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E-Learning Certificate Program: Getting the Graphics You Need

E-Learning Certificate Program: Getting the Graphics You Need | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Find the best resources for appropriate images to enhance newsletters, instructional design projects, or training materials.

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Well researched resources from Online Teacher and Library Media Specialist Shannon Mersand.

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Flipping Large Classes: Three Strategies to Engage Students

Flipping Large Classes: Three Strategies to Engage Students | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
As we continue our ongoing series focused on the flipped classroom in higher education, it’s time to tackle another frequently asked question: “How can I flip a large class?”
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These strategies work in a large lecture hall or in a traditional small classroom. Take a look!

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A Memo to My Students Re: College and the Real World

A Memo to My Students Re: College and the Real World | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
What happens in college and what you’ll be doing in your career aren’t the same, but they aren’t as different as many of you seem to think.
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I work in the real world with graduate students who are learning how to teach online. Many are already accomplished educators seeking to extend their skills to connect with a fast changing 'real world'. 

 

That said, our Graduate Certificate classes emphasize hands on projects that apply to their jobs right now.  That's the key; what you learn in the online class you put to work in your daily routine. 

 

Every time a student initiates a discussion they are practicing their instructor facilitation skills. Every group project delivers essential experiences needed to lead others through the terrain of technology based collaboration.

 

Since I teach EDUC 764 E-Learning Practicum, I push my students to change their point of view and think like online teachers. We make that transition by having them teach online in one of or graduate classes.  This is real experience, in the real world --- done virtually! 

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9 Reasons To Love LinkedIn - Forbes

9 Reasons To Love LinkedIn - Forbes | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
n a study conducted by ROI Research, 59% of respondents said LinkedIn LNKD -0.32% is their most important account on social networks. It is one of any career-minded professional’s most important personal branding tools because it is replete with features that not only help you stand out and get noticed, they help you do your job better.
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If you think of online teaching or instructional design as a career, you simply must have a strong LinkedIn profile. This article tells you why.

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e-Job: Online Part-Time Faculty - Hospitality Management - HigherEdJobs

e-Job: Online Part-Time Faculty - Hospitality Management - HigherEdJobs | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Required Education and Experience:

  • Master's degree in hospitality management, business or management (food service, travel, tourism, meeting & event, or lodging concentration preferred) from a regionally accredited institution is required; Terminal degree preferred.
  • Five or more years of experience in the restaurant, travel, tourism or lodging industry preferred.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite programs required.
  • Record of excellence in teaching.
  • Online, college-level teaching experience is preferred.

 

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If you've got the experience and the online teaching skills, this 100% online job in Hospitality Management could be yours.

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8 Guidelines for Exceptional Web Design, Usability, and User Experience

8 Guidelines for Exceptional Web Design, Usability, and User Experience | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

In a world where folks have more than a billion websites they can potentially land on, you need to make sure your website's design is optimized for usability (how easy your website is to use) and user experience (how enjoyable interacting with your website is for actual users).

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Concise advice. Every point is well made.  If you want your e-portfolio to sell your skills as an online teacher or instructional designer, read this and follow the advice!  You'll find links to some interesting secondary tools if you read to the end.

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Some ideas to think about as you design your website. 
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The troublesome shortage of instructional designers (essay)

The troublesome shortage of instructional designers (essay) | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Colleges and universities, under unprecedented pressure to improve outcomes, are investing in technology at a breakneck pace. They are applying new modalities for learning (online, blended, flipped) to support faculty members and engage students. And therein lies the rub. Instructional designers are, in many ways, the linchpin of higher education’s digital transformation. But great instructional designers are hard to find.
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Combine online teaching and instructional design skills and you can write your own ticket (and courses too).

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Authentic Assessment Toolbox Home Page

Authentic Assessment Toolbox Home Page | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

"Welcome to the Authentic Assessment Toolbox, a how-to text on creating authentic tasks, rubrics, and standards for measuring and improving student learning."

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Follow your urge to teach process and assess by rubric. Dive into the Authentic Assessment Toolbox!

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6 Common Misconceptions About Blended Learning

6 Common Misconceptions About Blended Learning | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Currently, some type of online learning opportunity is available to students in 48 of the 50 states plus Washington, D.C. In fact, research confirms blended learning is on the rise: more than half (54 percent) of low-income Americans say they would be more likely to send their child to a school that offered blended learning and nearly 70 percent of school districts now offer blended learning models in their schools.
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The best of both worlds... if you have the skills to juggle it all.  Want some structure and guidance? Join Maggie Rouman in EDUC 651 Project-based Learning in the Flipped Classroom this Fall!

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Online Teaching Jobs & Instructor Positions | GetEducated.com

Online Teaching Jobs & Instructor Positions | GetEducated.com | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
ONLINE TEACHING JOBS AVAILABLE — Free job postings related to online teaching jobs, online instructor positions, educational coordinator and instructional design jobs, including job opportunities for online director, adjunct and online faculty.
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Check this source regularly.  Geteducated.com online jobs board has been online forever. It's a reliable source for information.

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

Information about our Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning.