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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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Three Steps to Critical Thinking

Three Steps to Critical Thinking | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Edward Charles Francis Publius de Bono is a bona fide genius. The author, inventor, Rhodes scholar and Nobel prize-nominated economist graduated from college at age 15.
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Since creative and critical thinking can be taught, I wonder why it isn't (in many American schools)?


One of my proudest moments as a classroom teacher was begin called to the principal's office to be accused by an outraged parent of "Teaching my child to challenge authority!"  


Ah, a job well done. The satisfaction lasts a lifetime. 

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E-Learning and Online (+Blended) Learning: Learn how to do it!

E-Learning and Online (+Blended) Learning: Learn how to do it! | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
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I spent 25 years teaching in small town classrooms before I went online. Now I teach all over the world and the commute to my office is just taking a few steps down the hallway to my home office. 


Change your future and extend your reach. Enroll Today! 


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Babel Fish? Skype Translator provides instantaneous translations for videoconferences

Babel Fish? Skype Translator provides instantaneous translations for videoconferences | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Story and images by Manish Singh / WinBeta Earlier this year, 


Earlier this year, Microsoft announced "Skype Translator", a ground breaking feature which would allow two people speaking in different languages to have audio conversations. At the company's Worldwide Partner Conference event, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced a development to that project -- Skype Translator now facilitates video conferencing as well.

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Ever since Douglas Adams introduced the Babel Fish concept in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, I've been fascinated by the implications of A.I. enabled universal translation of languages. 


Here's a step in that direction via Skype. (We all know it will be wonky and buggy at first, but it's another step down the road to cross cultural communication.

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John Slifko's curator insight, Today, 1:13 AM

Translation technology is advancing faster than might be normallly thought.  This video moves in a promising new direction.  

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This is going to be such a game changer for connecting learners globally!

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Google for Education

Google for Education | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Maha Abed on 17 Jul 14
 
A Google Education Trainer is a bit different because it isn't as much about what you do in your classroom, it is about really learning the tools. To become a trainer, you must pass a series of tests designed to test your knowledge of Google Tools including the Google Apps for Education Admin Panel. Once you successfully pass all tests, you are considered a "Google Apps Qualified." To become a "Google Apps Education Trainer," you need to submit a video, a record of past workshops you've given, and a case study. The purpose of this process, is to show how you use Google Apps to both train other educators and innovate instruction.
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Thanks to Maha Abed, for posting this to the Diigo Google In Education Group.https://groups.diigo.com/group/google-in-education


 Nice to see this kind of insight. 

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Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development: Mobile Learning - No Pedagogy Required!

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development: Mobile Learning - No Pedagogy Required! | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Brent Schlenker:


Despite the technology being the catalyst for changing everything, 21st Century Learning is about People, NOT technology. It's about the shift in power and control...


...It may be important for some people to understand pedagogy, but in the corporate world employees and customers just want convenient access to the information they need to be productive: No pedagogy required. 

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I'm not sure I agree with Brent entirely.  Creating content capable of mobile delivery that is both accurate and engaging requires professional skills.  Locating, Evaluating and Ethically using mobile learning content takes a bit of training too.


I do completely agree that 21st Century information access shifts power and control from traditional sources like government agencies and universities to people everywhere.  


Learning how to learn, and becoming information fluent is what I teach people how to do.  It's not ivory tower stuff.  You can learn it independently or via organized online classes or (gasp) in an enlightened classroom.  There's the power! CHOICE!

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#professionaldevelopment #corporatelearning #continuingEd

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Do I Need a Digital Teaching Portfolio?

Do I Need a Digital Teaching Portfolio? | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Designing a well-organized and professional teaching portfolio can give you an edge in a competitive job market, and help you score high marks on your school's teacher evaluation form. It is, however, a time-consuming endeavor (the average portfolio takes about two to three days of work), and once built, your portfolio will require regular attention. 
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Participants in UW-Stout's E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate Program develop an e-Portfolio as they work through the program. During the Practicum (a mentored online teaching experience) the portfolio is polished for a final peer review. 

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Annenkov's curator insight, July 26, 11:18 PM

Here is a Digital Teaching Portfolio as a 3 days project designed for HR norms. I prefer a Web Portfolio as a Knowledge Base of all my information products in WWW. Basing on my Web Portfolio I would compile list of web links on demand.

Gary Harwell's curator insight, July 27, 1:28 AM

We do need to create one of these if we want to go forward.

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е-портфолио

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edutopia: A World of Project Ideas (You Can Steal)

edutopia: A World of Project Ideas (You Can Steal) | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
To get off to a flying start planning this summer, borrow good project ideas from other teachers and adapt them to fit your context.
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Journalist and PBL advocate Suzie Boss samples the Project Based Learning rough draft brainstorms of 600 enthused teachers.Draft on These Ideas

Some 600 educators spent the past week thinking hard about project design during the PBL World conference in Napa, Calif., sponsored by Buck Institute for Education. Getting peer feedback early is a key strategy for good project design. That meant conference participants were sharing their project ideas and driving questions at the formative stage, then revising them in response to feedback (just as students improve their work during PBL).

Here's a sampling of driving questions at the rough draft stage, along with suggestions about PBL planning to fire up your thinking:

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Instructional Design Specialist - Temp - Home Based / Remote

Instructional Design Specialist - Temp - Home Based / Remote | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Temporary positions expected to last through the end of January 2015. 

Location: This position is Remote / Home-Based. 

Experience working in an environment that did not utilize textbooks is highly desired. 


JOB SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS

  • Master's degree (instructional design, curriculum development, or other related field) plus three (3) years of post-secondary teaching experience in the discipline required

OR

  • Bachelor's degree (instructional design, curriculum development, or other related field) plus five (5) years of post-secondary teaching experience in the discipline required
  • Three (3) years of experience in managing instructional design projects required; experience with blended or online learning systems preferred
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to communicate with different positions within the system required
  • Experience working in an environment that did not utilize textbooks is highly desired
  • MS Office skills required


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I know a lot of our E-Learning and Online Teaching graduates could over qualify for this position...

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Donald Clark Plan B: From Rift Valley to Oculus Rift (7 lessons learnt at eLearning Africa)

Donald Clark Plan B: From Rift Valley to Oculus Rift (7 lessons learnt at eLearning Africa) | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Africa is rising and needs, not the failed models of the developed world but new models that are more suited to the massive demand that already exists for education and training. This is not more universities but more vocational learning. The great opportunity here, is to use the great gifts of the internet, that are already there, for free. 

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We live in times of great opportunity. Open Educational Resources (OER) can transform the world. Here's a first person view of what's happening right now in Africa. 


Open your mind to it!

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Introduction to Google Classroom - Edudemic

Introduction to Google Classroom - Edudemic | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

With the recent announcement of Google Classroom, school districts and educators across the country that are currently integrating Google Apps for Education into their classrooms are awaiting the opportunity to gain access to Google’s workflow solution. While there are currently a number of workflow solutions and approaches within Google Drive that classroom teachers can take that range from manual organization and file / folder sharingto advanced automation with tools such as Doctopus, Google Classroom provides a viable option that strikes a balance – blending tight integration with Google Drive, an intuitive interface and advanced features that experienced Google Drive users are looking for.

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Here's a strong introduction from Greg Kulowiec to the ins and outs of Google Classroom. This article includes a Vimeo based video tutorial.  Get up to speed now, you'll need this info in the Fall!

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Sue Walsh's curator insight, July 23, 6:07 PM

Mmmmm. What an interesting environment it is!!

Maryalice Leister's curator insight, July 24, 5:43 AM

Here is the summit of the mountain for educators who are committed to the excellence of Google products. Use the "down" hours of summer to check it out.

Gary Harwell's curator insight, July 27, 1:29 AM

the more we know the more we understand that we don't know.

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E-Learning Certificate Program: Prepare for teaching in blended or virtual online classrooms or training in elearning settings.

E-Learning Certificate Program: Prepare for teaching in blended or virtual online classrooms or training in elearning settings. | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
COURSES

This is the introductory course in the E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate, is an approved elective in the online Master of Science in Education degree program, and is open as an individual course to students seeking professional development.
EDUC 761 Creating Collaborative Communities in E-learning 3 graduate credits NOTE: This is the fourth in the series of five required courses.
EDUC 764 E-Learning Practicum 3 graduate credits
Prerequisite: Successful completion with a 3.0 gpa in EDUC 760, 761, 762, 763 and Consent of Instructor.

TUITION
The university tuition is $415 per graduate credit ($1245 per course) for 2014. The tuition for this program is the same fee for in-state and non-Wisconsin residents. There is no registration fee to reserve a spot
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ONLINE STUDENT SERVICES 

  • Free e-textbooks are provided when you login to the courses. 
  • Free access to LYNDA.COM self-paced video tutorials to help develop software skills useful to any educator or trainer.  
  • Free access to Brainfuse eTutoring, an on-demand system, enhanced with live tutoring support in a number of subjects including writing, computers, and technology.
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State of Wisconsin Government Jobs - Online Learning Consultant

State of Wisconsin Government Jobs - Online Learning Consultant | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Starting salary will be between $27.181 and $38.317 per hour ($56,753 and $80,006 per year). This position is in pay schedule 13, range 02. A six month probationary period is required.

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Physics Online Part-time Faculty - Darton (GA) State College

Physics Online Part-time Faculty - Darton (GA) State College | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Minimum requirements for the position include:

  • Prior experience teaching online with a minimum of three online courses. (Only applicants with prior online teaching experience will be considered.)
  • Must have a passion for helping students learn online
  • Broadband Internet access and adequate computer to handle Desire2Learn
  • Masters degree from an accredited institution with a graduate major concentration, or a minimum of an additional eighteen (18) graduate semester hours, in the primary teaching field.

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This listing provides a very detailed job description as well as specifics on pay. It's unusual to see a pay rate stated in this kind of general recruitment ad.  The pay isn't particularly good, but it does give you a sense of how they pay down in Georgia! 

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DeVry Healthcare Education: Director of Academic Technologies and Library Services

DeVry Healthcare Education: Director of Academic Technologies and Library Services | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Master's degree required with a strong background in Healthcare/Education and technology implementation in the curriculum.
  2. Doctoral degree highly desired in Education, Instructional/Educational Technology, Instructional Design, or related field.
  3. Five years of experience in higher education with progressively responsible positions in instructional technology,
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  • Online/Remote
  • Executive
  • Admin - Instructional Technology and Design
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Evaluator, Nursing Health Care Delivery System Organization - Western Governors Univerity

Evaluator, Nursing Health Care Delivery System Organization - Western Governors Univerity | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND/OR EDUCATION

  • Minimum earned Masters Degree in a field related to nursing. A doctorate degree is preferred.
  • Minimum of three years of work experience in the field of nursing.
  • Current certification/licensure and qualifications in the nursing field.
  • Experience in the organization of health care delivery systems.
  • Experience in nursing leadership experience.

Job Location 
WORK FROM HOME, United States

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How Educators Around The World Are Implementing Mobile Learning (And What You Can Learn From Them) - InformED

How Educators Around The World Are Implementing Mobile Learning (And What You Can Learn From Them) - InformED | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
n less than a decade, mobile technology has spread to the furthest corners of the planet. Of the estimated 7 billion people on Earth, 6 billion now have access to a working mobile phone. Africa, which had a mobile penetration rate of just 5% in the 1990s, is now the second largest and fastest growing mobile phone market in the world, with a penetration rate of over 60% and climbing.

Cited From: http://www.opencolleges.edu.au/informed/features/how-educators-are-practicing-mobile-learning/#ixzz3823Nvmxn
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The mobile phone is the ultimate hand held computer. It's what we hoped for watching Star Trek on TV.  Beam me up Scotty to a world of infinite information and connectivity... from anywhere on the Planet. 


See what's happening and how things are changing from around the world! 

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This French tech school has no teachers, no books, no tuition -- and it could change everything

This French tech school has no teachers, no books, no tuition -- and it could change everything | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Above: Free founder Xavier Niel, speaking at Ecole 42, the free engineering school he created.Image Credit: Dylan Tweney/VentureBeat


The basic idea of École 42 is to throw all the students — 800 to 1,000 per year — into a single building in the heart of Paris, give them Macs with big Cinema displays, and throw increasingly difficult programming challenges at them. The students are given little direction about how to solve the problems, so they have to turn to each other — and to the Internet — to figure out the solutions.

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Interesting to see what a French Billionaire does when experimenting with education.

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The evolution of computers in the classroom

The evolution of computers in the classroom | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The proliferation of tablets maybe the most revolutionary addition of technology in the classroom, but the path was paved with other tools. PostTV took a detailed look at some of the milestones in classroom technology from the past several decades:
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I've lived this timeline. Tablets are another stop on the Oregon Trail of Tech I've seen come and go.  


Indeed, tablets are so two hours ago... I'm surprised this timeline misses a little development called mobile learnig. 

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How Long Does it Take to Create Learning? (On Demand Corporate Training)

This deck contains research collected from 249 respondents about how long it takes to create different formats of learning including instructor-led training ma…
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Here's a fascinating presentation that parses the complexities of estimating e-learning design time.  We are talking about corporate training development, not academic facilitated course ID.


The presentation gives you hard numbers for the cost of three different levels of online on-demand course design. The costs are broken down in a number of detailed graphs.  You get to see just what it takes to develop an hour of corporate training. 


If you are struggling with how to price services, or you need to justify the cost of instructional design, this presentation will serve you well.  

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Tom Cockburn's curator insight, July 26, 1:48 AM

Useful stuff

Paula King, Ph.D.'s curator insight, July 26, 9:52 AM

Interesting study.  

Sue Walsh's curator insight, July 26, 6:54 PM

It's no wonder getting large scale eLearning in place is such a challenge. Should be considered by all the CEOs who expect it to "just happen"!

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Linear Algebra Global Adjunct - Franklin University

Linear Algebra Global Adjunct - Franklin University | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

The available course is Linear Algebra and will require instructors to teach international student populations in a technology enriched learning environment from virtually anywhere in the world. Topics include linear equations, matrices, vectors, independence, spanning sets, bases, eigenvalues, eigenvectors, eigenspaces, and applications to IT systems. 

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edutopia: Personalized PBL: Student-Designed Learning

edutopia: Personalized PBL: Student-Designed Learning | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Project-based learning may be the best vehicle for personalized learning as teachers move beyond "course-based" approaches and open the way for student-designed curriculum.
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Author Andrew Miller poses a what if question that resonates with me:

Moving Past "Course-Based" PBL

Due to the antiquated restraints of the education system, most educators are forced to implement PBL in a "course-based" manner. This means that the project occurs within the traditional discipline structures, where there may be integration, but learning is framed within grades and competencies. In addition, start and stop times, driven by the Carnegie unit, force teachers to start and stop a project for all of their students around the same time. What if PBL wasn't held to antiquated rules of time, space, and discipline constructs? In that ideal situation, students could be engaged in personalized projects.

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Lisa Marie Blaschke's curator insight, July 25, 2:08 AM

Student-designed learning? Sounds like heutagogy!

Meryl van der Merwe's curator insight, July 25, 4:38 AM

As a homeschooler I have seen how well this approach works as O have has the flexibility to create projects to suit each individual child oF mIne. Many of the things they dihst aught them skills they have used at college and on the real world AND helped them figure out what they wanted to pursue after high school.

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MSU Accessibility Specialist for Instructional Web Content

MSU Accessibility Specialist for Instructional Web Content | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it


This position will analyze, design user interfaces, develop, program, and document interactive Web-based learning software customized for online courses at MSU; oversee content and course auditing program to document compliance with policy; maintain production schedules for content conversion; convert digital materials, including HTML and multimedia formats to new formats and medium to achieve accessibility; work with faculty and other University clients, as well as team members; consult with, train, and assist users. Duties associated with this position involves viewing a video display terminal screen 70-90% of the time.


Bachelor's degree in computer science, digital media arts, or related fields; one to three years of progressively more extensive work experience developing in standards-based Web code language (XHTML, HTML, CSS, Javascript, EPub, and/or Flash); experience with commonly used video containers, codecs, and compression tools; experience with developing assistive technologies like screen readers; experience with developing interactive Web pages with elegant, usable user interface; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


For additional information and to apply go to jobs.msu.edu and search for posting number 9585.


MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.



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MSU Accessibility Specialist for Instructional Web Content 

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/mfjj94h

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edutopia: Five Keys to Rigorous Project-Based Learning

edutopia: Five Keys to Rigorous Project-Based Learning | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Well-designed project-based learning (PBL) has been shown to result in deeper learning and engaged, self-directed learners. Learn more about the five core elements of successful PBL.
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Edutopia offers a video series call the Five Keys to PBL. This page will get you to the bonanza information that could transform your teaching and your classroom. 

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Pearson: Online Writing Tutor

Pearson: Online Writing Tutor | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Candidates can work from any location with computer and Internet access. Tutors typically work anywhere from 8 to 19 hours a week. To qualify, individuals must have substantial teaching/tutoring experience in composition and an enthusiasm for online education. The ideal candidate will have training and/or experience in one or more of the following areas: MA or Ph.D. coursework or degree in rhetoric, composition, literature, and/or English education; specialty coursework, degree, or teaching/tutoring experience in English as a Second Language (ESL); and/or teaching experience in developmental and first-year English composition courses. 

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Online/Remote

Faculty - Liberal Arts - English and Literature
Faculty - Liberal Arts - English as Second Language

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Special Report: Blended and Flipped

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Fresh information about Blended and Flipped online education. 

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, July 22, 6:44 AM

Another collection of very practical articles from Faculty Focus.

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Online Adjunct American History Instructors - Southern New Hampshire University

Online Adjunct American History Instructors - Southern New Hampshire University | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

We are seeking instructors to teach the following courses: 
· United States History I: 1607-1865
· United States History II: 1865-Present

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Minimum qualifications:
· Master's degree in History required
· Prior college level teaching strongly preferred

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How To Get Into The 'Flow' In Your Classroom - Csikszentmihalyi !

How To Get Into The 'Flow' In Your Classroom -  Csikszentmihalyi ! | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

By Katie Lepi:


So just how do you learn to get into the flow in your classroom? The ever-lovely Mia MacMeekin made this handy graphic after watching a TED talk by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and reading his book. I haven’t read the book, but the TED talk is really inspiring. It is not specifically geared towards teaching or education, but talks about how to find fulfillment and happiness through immersion in activities – which he calls ‘flow’. If you’re interested in a bit of his backstory, you can read a bit about him here. Mia has extrapolated the ideas of his TED talk and applied them to the classroom.

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Flow in the live classroom or in the online setting is both an art and a science. Here's a good overview of Flow with an info graphic that captures some of Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi's thinking. (Don't miss his inspiring TED Talk http://www.ted.com/talks/mihaly_csikszentmihalyi_on_flow

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Judih Weinstein Haggai's curator insight, July 16, 9:17 PM

Remembering when my class and I were 'flowing'. Powerful and important. Keep it alive. All year long, not just at the beginning when the teacher has 'energy'....

After all - in the flow, energy flows!