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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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5 Ways to Clean Up Your Social Media Identity

5 Ways to Clean Up Your Social Media Identity | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
How do you manage all your social media profiles without going crazy? We've come up with five great concepts to help you clean up your social media identity.
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What if you've been sloppy online?  What if you never really thought about the potential impact of your behavior on social networks.


And now you're wondering how to get out of the virtual hole you've dug for yourself. 


This article will raise your awareness and help you learn how to dig!

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Learning to Teach in the 21st Century - University of Wisconsin-Stout

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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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e-Job: Adjunct Faculty - Online Foreign Language -

e-Job: Adjunct Faculty - Online Foreign Language - | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Masters Degree from a nationally, regionally or identified at the state level accredited institution of higher education with 18 graduate hours in a Foreign Language is required.

The following is preferred:
Three years full-time wage earning teaching experience at the post secondary or secondary level in a Foreign Language.
Experience with online or technology enhanced curriculum.
An unofficial copy of college transcripts is required with the application. The transcript must show the awarded degree and the date conferred.
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Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan's curator insight, Today, 1:31 AM

Teaching and learning online.

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Download the Digital Citizenship Starter Kit from Edmodo & Common Sense Media

Download the Digital Citizenship Starter Kit from Edmodo & Common Sense Media | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Today, Edmodo is excited to announce a partnership with Common Sense Media, a national non-profit dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of media and technology. As part of our partnership, we have created  a new resource for educators, the “Digital Citizenship Starter Kit,” which includes a series of activities and lessons designed to introduce digital citizenship concepts right in Edmodo. All lessons are based on Common Sense Media’s free K-12 Digital Literacy and Citizenship curriculum.

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Here's a back to school life saver from Edmodo & Common Sense Media.  The Getting Started "We the Digital Citizens Pledge" poster is a great visual reminder for your classroom wall (real or virtual). The Digital Citizenship Modules are available for Elementary - Middle - and High School. 



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"She Didn’t Teach. We Had to Learn it Ourselves.”

"She Didn’t Teach. We Had to Learn it Ourselves.” | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

By: Maryellen Weimer, PhD in Teaching Professor Blog


So, the criticism is one of those backhanded compliments. The teacher is making students figure out things for themselves. They are doing the hard, messy work of learning. This is a style of teaching that promotes learning, but that’s not how students see it. Based on experiences in lots of other classrooms, they have come to believe that “good” teachers tell students what they need to know. If a teacher makes the students come up with examples when she has a perfectly good list she could be giving them, that teacher is not doing her job



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Terrific article. Maryellen Weiner brings great perspective to a problem all online instructors must resolve.  How do we move our students from dependency on getting the 'right' answers from the teacher, to self-directed learners willing to put in the effort to think and learn. 

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The Power of Connecting Students on Edmodo [Video]

The Power of Connecting Students on Edmodo [Video] | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Mrs. Price hopes you’ll share the video with your network and inspire other teachers to experience the power of Edmodo for themselves. Though she considered herself technologically-challenged when she first got started, Mrs. Price now knows that Edmodo is so much more than a tool that helps teachers understand the digital language of today’s students; it also allows students to speak up for themselves and to each other.

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Here's the story from the  a fourth grade classroom. See how developing an online discussion community in your classroom can open minds (and eyes) to the lives of our students. 


Touching excerpts of a moving online conversation that illustrates the power of a safe online learning environment. 

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Anneke Smits's curator insight, September 18, 9:01 AM

De pedagogische factor is ook online essentieel. Soms kan online een veiliger plaats zijn dan de gewone klas..

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very powerful for small group work- which would encourage students  to take risks in a risk free environment over time

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Frightened by Facebook? Terrified by Twitter? Get a Grip on Social Media Instructional Strategies!

Frightened by Facebook? Terrified by Twitter? Get a Grip on Social Media Instructional Strategies! | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
EDUC 650 Integrating Social Media Instructional Strategies 
Online Course 1 semester hour graduate credit
Instructor: Dr. Kay Lehmann
Enroll today! Tuition and Registration
September 29 - October 24, 2014
Explore effective ways to use social media to connect communities of learners in virtual and physical spaces, to communicate with parents, and for personal professional development. Learn how to use social networks and cloud-based tools including Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and other personal learning networks.
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1 Semester hour of graduate credit and a whole lot of fun.  Kay Lehmann's timely class will demystify social media and help find your way in the 21st Century fast lane. 


Kay's a terrific teacher. This is an intriguing class.  Jump in the information is fine. 

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Kay Lehmann's curator insight, September 17, 12:22 PM

Thanks Dennis for letting folks know there is still time and room to join my Social Media class for this fall!

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Videos from the National Center On Universal Design for Learning

Videos from the National Center On Universal Design for Learning | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
UDL Principles and Practice

This suite of videos was created to give examples of what UDL looks like in a classroom.Examples range from Grade 1 to Grade 6.

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These videos focus on Grades 1 to 6.  Accessibility, differentiation, and solid lesson designs all meet under the banner of UDL. 


Lots to apply to the face to face, blended and fully online K-12 classroom.


Universal = Everybody learns. 

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Blended Learning Unit: Français 2: À La Maison by Ellen Onsrud

Blended Learning Unit: Français 2: À La Maison by Ellen Onsrud | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Bonjour!  Welcome to my French 2 unit,  À la maison.  This unit was created for my face-to-face French 2 class and adapted for the virtual classroom as part of my Assessment in E-Learning course through the University of Wisconsin-Stout. 


As you read through this unit, you will find the demographic information for my current teaching position at Lake Mills High School, as well as the course content and description for my face-to-face class.  While the learning objectives remain the same, the delivery, as seen in the Unit Overview and the Learning Objectives, utilizes assessments that will be used in a virtual classroom
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Here is a well designed, in-depth unit suitable for high school or college French classes.  It was designed by Ellen Onsrud, a talented online and face to face teacher who recently graduated from the UW-Stout E-Learning and Online Teaching program. You'll appreciate the detailed assessments provided in this unit! (Way to go Ellen!)

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Adaptierung Französisch f2f-online; Sprachen lernen online

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Curated articles at the tap of a tag: E-Learning and Online Teaching Magazine:

Curated articles at the tap of a tag: E-Learning and Online Teaching Magazine: | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
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Click through to an interactive graphic built using ThingLink.  

 

Click a few tags to see how Scoop.it dynamically assembles a magazine based on your choice of tags.

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e-Job: Online Faculty - Elementary Education - Western Governors University

e-Job: Online Faculty - Elementary Education - Western Governors University | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Required Experience

A minimum of a master's degree in a related field
3 years related professional experience
3 years teaching experience highly desired
Certification in relevant field and/or significant experience in the professional field

Job Location

Work from home. The successful candidate must live within 2 hours from Phoenix, AZ; Nashville, TN; Salt Lake City, UT; Indianapolis, IN; Seattle, WA; or Austin, TX.
Position Type

Full-Time/Regular online remote

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This is an online job, but with geographical restrictions. As I understand it initial orientation and training takes place on one of WGU's campuses.  After that you work from home. 

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Blended Learning | Common Craft

Blended Learning | Common Craft | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
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Here's another terrific video from commoncraft.  


Need to quickly understand technology concepts?  Go see what commoncraft really does so well: explanations! 

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Teri Thomas's curator insight, September 11, 11:28 PM

Commoncraft gives interesting results for short presentations. 

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e-Job: Online Adjunct Faculty | Design, Strategy + Innovation at Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design | Denver, CO

e-Job: Online Adjunct Faculty | Design, Strategy + Innovation at Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design | Denver, CO | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Requirements
  • Candidates must have a minimum of a Masters degree in a related field; terminal degrees are preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in the creative industries and business management, as well as knowledge of design thinking and UX design
  • Candidates must reside in Colorado, California, or Florida to be considered for the position
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Good to see design thinking and user experience design being highlighted.  Seems like a natural for an instructional designer with online teaching skills. 

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e-job: Full Time Online Faculty - Graduate Nursing Programs

e-job: Full Time Online Faculty - Graduate Nursing Programs | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Requirements:

  • Doctorate in Nursing or related health care discipline required.
  • 5-10 years clinical nursing experience.
  • 3 years teaching experience required; both online and on ground teaching experience preferred.
  • Must possess strong leadership, organization, oral and written communication, and team work skills.
  • Receipt of official transcripts required before offer is made.
  • Must possess a valid nursing license and must be able to confirm licensure on an annual basis.
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Second career nurses with online teaching experience are in short supply. 

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e-job: Subject Matter Expert, Virtual - Scripting for Web Servers

e-job: Subject Matter Expert, Virtual - Scripting for Web Servers | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Requirements:
Education/Degree in: Website Design, Graphic Design, Media Design, Interactive Design, Web/Print Design, User Experience Design, or similar web design degree. Bachelor's minimum, Master's preferred. Bachelor's accepted only if significant industry experience can be demonstrated and must obtain School Dean sign-off.
5 years of in-field experience in: web design, multimedia design, user experience design for web, graphic design with web emphasis, or related field.
Knowledge of both Windows and Mac platforms (through virtualization if needed).
Must be familiar with PHP.
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Rubrics in Moodle 2.2 - VivaeLearning: The Best Free Video Tutorials Online

Rubrics in Moodle 2.2  - VivaeLearning: The Best Free Video Tutorials Online | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
A first (and very brief) look at rubrics or marking criteria in Moodle 2.2 -to be available in December 2011
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This short (4 1/2 minute) video gives you a clear understanding of the Moodle rubric tool. You are lead through creating and using the rubric and see results from both the instructor and student point of view. 



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Center on Online Learning and Students with Disabilities

Center on Online Learning and Students with Disabilities | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

The Center on Online Learning’s fourth and final webinar for the 2013-14 school year was presented by our very own Dr. Jamie Basham. He presented on “Tech and Apps to Address STEM in Online Learning for Students with Disabilities.” He described how Universal Design for Learning applied to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), can help teachers (and students) become “learning engineers.” He described the UDL instruction planning process and provided some great potential tools to use including iTunesU, iBooks, MyScript Calculator, Videolicious, and many other resources. Jamie left the audience with lots of tools, ideas, and directions to explore to move their STEM instruction forward.

 Webinar #4 Video Transcript|PowerPoint|PDF

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This is a webinar archive on a vital topic. You'll find excellent resources more than just STEM and UDL.  Dig in, you'll be glad you did. 

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e-Job: Online Adjunct Professor: Corporate Finance

e-Job: Online Adjunct Professor: Corporate Finance | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Qualifications:

  • Ph.D or DBA in Finance from a regionally accredited institution with expertise in cross-cultural or intercultural communication. Additional requirements driven by state licensing or accreditation considerations may apply.
  • Prior experience teaching online, preferably in a global setting
  • A demonstrated record of focusing on the students
  • Candidate will be required to submit a resume and/or curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy and copies of unofficial transcripts (all degree levels) with their application
  • Candidate will be required to complete satisfactory background and reference checks
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Meta Business School wants an online instructor for Corporate Finance in their online MBA program. 

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105 Free Moodle Video Tutorials - eLearning Industry

105 Free Moodle Video Tutorials - eLearning Industry | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
 105 Free Moodle Video Tutorials! We know that you love Moodle. This is why we created the following list. Show your appreciation and share it with people interested in Moodle.
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Here's a strong archive of video tutorials.  It's a great way to get both the big concept and the step by step instruction needed to make Moodle do the job. 

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Servant-leadership: the Online Way! E-learning where community building is key

Servant-leadership: the Online Way! E-learning where community building is key | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Sylvia van de Bunt-Kokhuis, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Nabil Sultan, Liverpool Hope University, United Kingdom


Abstract

The digitalisation of educational communities has increased rapidly in the last decade. Modern technologies transform the way educational leaders such as teachers, tutors, deans and supervisors view and manage their educational communities. More often, educational leaders offer a variety of gateways, guiding the e-learners in their search for finding and understanding information. A new type of leader is required for understanding the needs and requirements of geographically dispersed e-learners. This calls for a compassioned kind of leader, able to reconcile the dilemma of high-tech versus hi-touch in the online classroom. This article examines servant-leadership and its implications for e-learning in the 24/7 classroom where community building is key.

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The role of the teacher in online education is often described as the guide on the side, rather than the sage on the stage. Servant leadership concepts bring nuance and depth to the role of guide or facilitator.


In this article the authors stake out promising new ground for research. "In literature (amongst others Greenleaf, 1977 and 1991; Keith, 2011; Nuijten, 2009; Trompenaars and Voerman, 2009; Sarayrah, 2004; Vargas and Hanlon, 2007 and Spears, 2000) servant-leadership qualities can be found like listening, forgiveness, empathy, humility, care for people and the organization, healing of relationships, awareness, persuasion, courage, giving feedback, conceptualization, foresight, stewardship, authenticity, commitment to the growth and empowerment of others and building community. Teachers with some or more of these servant-leadership (high-touch) qualities can make the difference in the e-learning environment. In the (high-tech) online classroom the teacher, more than ever before, needs to be qualified to amongst others listen, care for the e-learners, encourage awareness raising, give feedback and, last but not least, build a vivid learning community. This calls for a compassioned kind of educational leader, able to connect high-tech (technology mediated learning, multimedia infrastructure) opportunities with hi-touch (contact, human interaction, commitment to the growth of others, etc.) opportunities in the online classroom."


The e-learning environments envisioned in this internationally oriented paper describe many of the values driving the University of Wisconsin-Stout's E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate.


van de Bunt-Kokhuis, S., & Sultan, N. (2012). Servant-leadership: the Online Way! E-learning where community building is key. [Electronic version]. European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2012/1.

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Applying servant leadership to teaching online. 

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Professional Learning Communities - What is a PLC?

Professional Learning Communities - What is a PLC? | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

From the Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement:


"Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) shift the focus of school reform from restructuring to reculturing (Louis, 2006). A PLC is an ongoing process used to establish a schoolwide culture that develops teacher leadership explicitly focused on building and sustaining school improvement efforts. Generally, PLCs are composed of teachers, although administrators and support staff routinely participate (Bolam, McMahon, Stoll, Thomas, & Wallace, 2005; Huffman, 2000). In some schools, PLCs are extended to community members and students, as appropriate (Stoll, Bolam, McMahon, Wallace, & Thomas, 2006; Stoll & Louis, 2007). Through participation in PLCs, teachers enhance their leadership capacity while they work as members of ongoing, high-performing, collaborative teams that focus on improving student learning (Rentfro, 2007). "

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e-Job: Online Facilitator Health Care Finance

e-Job: Online Facilitator Health Care Finance | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

QUALIFICATIONS: 
Requires a Doctorate, or equivalent, in health administration or a discipline relevant to the course being facilitated; 5 years working experience in the health field; previous higher education teaching experience; experience in online instruction preferred. 

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23 Useful Websites for Teaching and Learning English ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

23 Useful Websites for Teaching and Learning English ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

September 6, 2014
Below are some valuable resources for ELL and ESL teachers. With these resources, you can find great ways to communicate more effectively, explore lessons, and be a great ELL teacher.

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Interesting index of resources.  Something for every language teacher here! 

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Bibhya Sharma's curator insight, September 13, 2:13 PM

You will definitely like this....

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5 Ways For Teachers To Use Tumblr In Their Classroom - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

5 Ways For Teachers To Use Tumblr In Their Classroom - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Tumblr is one of the newer social media apps that allow free sharing of digital media over the web. It is a social channel that has not been left isolated by the educators, as more and more teachers turn to utilizing methods of using this app in their classrooms.


If you are a teacher and want to take advantage of this app, here are a few ways in which you can use Tumblr to bring a whole new life to your classroom:

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Tumblr is a popular and easy to use blogging platform. This article points out some ways to use Tumblr that you might not immediately think of. 

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Jo Blannin - The Know Tech Teacher's curator insight, September 11, 10:21 PM

This great article shows how we can use Tumblr in our classrooms. I love the suggestion of a quick and easy website or hosting an online debate. They also point out that we need to protect kids online, but they need experience to learn how to do this - Tumblr could be a good way to do this :0)


Do you use Tumblr?

I have an account but don't check it much...maybe I should be?

Any tips or advice for me?

NancyEvans@ATS-LU's curator insight, September 12, 10:01 AM

Tumblr is an easy to use blogging format which emphasizes visuals.  

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Register Today - UW-Stout E-Learning and Online Teaching

Register Today - UW-Stout E-Learning and Online Teaching | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
There are only a few openings left in the courses that begin in September.  Register  Today to reserve your place:
EDUC 760 E-learning for the Online or Blended Classroom
September 16 - November 8, 2014
EDUC 762 Assessment in E-Learning
September 15 - November 7, 2014
September 29 - November 21, 2014
EDUC 763 Instructional Design for E-Learning
September 15 - November 7, 2014
Creating Collaborative Communities in E-Learning
September 22 - November 14, 2014
For those who have completed the previous four classes.
EDUC 764 E-Learning Practicum
September 15 - November 8, 2014
Take Direct action and Register Online (No registration fee)
http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/register.cfm
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It's back to (online) school time!  Classes start next week. Join us. 

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Pieter de Vries's curator insight, September 10, 5:32 AM

If you do not know what to do!

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Edutopia: Blended Learning: Resource Roundup

Edutopia: Blended Learning: Resource Roundup | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
We've collected resources from Edutopia and the Web to help you navigate the possibilities of blended learning, an approach that combines face-to-face and technology-mediated learning, with some student control over time, path, place, or pace.
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Here's a deep pool of curated content on blended learning from Edutopia. 

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e-jobs: Online Instructor PHL 318 Philosophy Central Michigan University

e-jobs: Online Instructor PHL 318 Philosophy Central Michigan University | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

PHL 318: Business Ethics Location: Online*

Application of ethical principles to such business issues as fair competition, employee obligations, and business's responsibilities to stockholders, customers, employees, community, and society. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format.

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