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Teaching Kids to Curate Content Collections [ACTIVITY] - The Tempered Radical | Collaborative Content-Curation: new Forms of Reading & Writing #curation #journalism #education #e-learning

Teaching Kids to Curate Content Collections [ACTIVITY] - The Tempered Radical | Collaborative Content-Curation: new Forms of Reading & Writing #curation #journalism #education #e-learning | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
While there are a ton of essential skills that today's students need in order to succeed in tomorrow's world, learning to efficiently manage -- and to evaluate the reliability of -- the information that they stumble across online HAS to land...
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Curation is a form of learning that i love.  It makes sense that tapping a youngster's enthusiasms and interses will help them become online collectors of information. 

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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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Are you ready to go back to school?

 

  • Expand the geography of your career.
  • Follow your passion.
  • Boost your salary with new skills.

 

NEW: E-Learning and Online Teaching Career Center

 

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. 

 

Accreditation

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e-jobs: Online Adjunct Faculty in Special Education

e-jobs: Online Adjunct Faculty in Special Education | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Minimum of a master’s degree, doctorate preferred, in special education from a regionally accredited institution
Minimum of 3 years teaching special education at a preK-12 school.
Superior written communication and interpersonal skills
Experience teaching and learning in the online environment preferred
Adept with technology, including the Internet, learning management systems and Microsoft Office programs.Blackboard experience a plus.
Must own a reliable portable computer with Internet connection
Flexible schedule; must be willing to work with students outside of the traditional workday
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Put your classroom experience to work helping the next generation of teachers. 

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Blended Course Design Workbook: A practical guide

Blended Course Design Workbook: A practical guide | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Blended (also called hybrid) classrooms, in which face-to-face interaction is intentionally combined with online activities to aid student learning, are becoming more and more common. By moving content delivery such as lecture to outside-of-class homework using technology tools such as video or lecture capture, more time can be gained for active learning in-class. Moreover, the blended model is proving to be an environment that provides more self-directed, technology-mediated learning experiences for students who will be incorporating technology more and more into their professional lives post-college.
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PDF copies of Blended Course Design worksheets are available online: http://www.bcdworkbook.com/bonus-materials/handouts/

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TOPkit - Teaching Online Preparation Toolkit

TOPkit - Teaching Online Preparation Toolkit | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The Teaching Online Preparation Toolkit (TOPkit) website is a comprehensive resource that provides the postsecondary community with the essential elements required to ensure a very high quality online faculty development program, including a sample course that may be imported into any learning management system and then customized. The links below walk you through a three-step process for planning, developing, and evaluating your program along with supporting resources.
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There is a lot of combined wisdom coming out of Florida. Indeed Florida educators have been pioneers in this field. The TopKit site provides quality resources and an active community of practice. 

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TOPkit definitely has tons of resources to help you set up your online/blended faculty training 

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A Simple Guide to Podcasting in the Classroom

A Simple Guide to Podcasting in the Classroom | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Podcasting sparks imagination, creativity, and builds listening skills. Just about any teacher with a smartphone and an internet connection can have their students podcasting quickly!
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Listening, thinking, writing, creating -- all wrapped up in a podcasting final product. 

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Webinar: 2/22 at 2pm EST - Choice, Cyber Charter Schools and the Educational Marketplace for Rural School Districts

Webinar: 2/22 at 2pm EST - Choice, Cyber Charter Schools and the Educational Marketplace for Rural School Districts | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
This session will highlight findings from a study on enrollment patterns of students in brick-and-mortar and cyber charter schools in Pennsylvania, and how these enrollment patterns differ across geographic locale.
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Excellent webinar for all interested in the latest research on cyber charter schools. K-12 online teachers should plan to attend.  An archive of the webinar will be available after the event.

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E-Jobs: Adjunct Professor, School of Education - HigherEdJobs

E-Jobs: Adjunct Professor, School of Education - HigherEdJobs | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Jobs in higher education. Faculty and administrative positions at colleges and universities. Updated daily. Free to job seekers.
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e-Jobs: Full-Time Online Faculty - Fashion - The Art Institute

e-Jobs: Full-Time Online Faculty - Fashion - The Art Institute | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Job Requirements Knowledge:

  • Master's degree in a field related to the classes to be taught.
  • Zero to two years experience in instruction or formalized education process, preferably in a post-secondary or college institution.
  • Membership in a professional association tied to area of instruction preferred.
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As a fashion designer is it possible to make a living teaching in fiberspace? Perhaps! 

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10 Reasons Why You Need Microlearning In 2017 - eLearning Industry

10 Reasons Why You Need Microlearning In 2017 - eLearning Industry | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Want to know why you need Microlearning In 2017? Check 10 reasons microlearning should be at the top of your learning agenda in 2017.
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Wilko Dijkhuis's curator insight, February 17, 3:32 AM
common sense edu agitprop - but nice to have the explicit list
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The Future is Now: 10 Design Predictions for 2017 | Creative Cloud blog by Adobe

The Future is Now: 10 Design Predictions for 2017 | Creative Cloud blog by Adobe | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
As 2016 draws to a close, I rounded-up 10 of what I believe will be the most important design trends of 2017.
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Well illustrated ideas about cutting edge design
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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, February 9, 6:20 AM

Un resumen de las más importantes tendencias en el diseño digital para el 2017.

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Interactive Map: Understanding Teacher Shortages

Interactive Map: Understanding Teacher Shortages | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
This map highlights a number of key factors that reflect and influence teacher supply and attrition and signal whether states are likely to have an adequate supply of qualified teachers to fill their classrooms. Based on these data—which treat compensation, teacher turnover, working conditions, and qualifications—each state is assigned a “teaching attractiveness rating,” indicating how supportive it appears to be of teacher recruitment and retention and a “teacher equity rating,” indicating the extent to which students, in particular students of color, are assigned uncertified or inexperienced teachers. Ratings are on a 1-5 scale, with 1 (the lightest color) being the least desirable and 5 (the darkest color) being the most desirable.
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Interesting way to look at complex data.  How does your state rate?

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6 Signs of a Bad Online Instructor

6 Signs of a Bad Online Instructor | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
About 5.4 million students, or 1 in 4, took at least one distance education course during the fall of 2012, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.

That said, even the best online programs – like their traditional campus counterparts – have some poor professors. And it can be trickier to identify those instructors in an online course until it’s too late to switch.

The many students beginning a new online course should be aware of these six signs their professor won’t make the grade.
Maggie Rouman's insight:

Many valid points here!  This is why continuing to expand our "teaching toolboxes" by taking classes like the E-Learning & Online Teaching Certificate Program courses, to learn about best practices of online teaching is key. 

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, January 30, 2:09 PM

Not providing any video or audio resources in an online class is tough on your students-you need interactive items for students-it's best if you include a number of yourself discussing / demoing concepts too. 

Helen Teague's curator insight, February 2, 10:18 AM
good points: avoid teaching online if you have not learned online
Margarita Saucedo's curator insight, February 2, 10:50 AM
El instructor motiva o inspira a continuar con los cursos online. No solamente el diseño cuenta
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e-Jobs: Online Adjunct Faculty- Medical Terminology

e-Jobs: Online Adjunct Faculty- Medical Terminology | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Requirements
  • Master's Degree from an accredited University
  • Demonstrated success in online teaching at an institution of higher education preferably with Blackboard.
  • Experience in teaching online courses.
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A masters degree and online teaching experience will open doors to online jobs.  If the description fits, apply! 

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Effective Discussion Prompts for Online Discussion Boards

Published on Jun 7, 2015
The video explains why it is important to ask right, open-ended questions. It will give you overview for ineffective and effective question for online discussion boards, and some ideas of alternatives to the question-and-answer format.
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Learning to facilitate online discussion requires practice and a first foundation in the best practices described in this video. 

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Report: Millions of students reveal surprising online learning trends - eCampus News

Report: Millions of students reveal surprising online learning trends - eCampus News | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
New study reveals that collaboration is still not a prevalent online learning habit; mobile phones have yet to be used for serious learning.
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It's important to know your audience.  Do your classes have interactive resources like mind mapping, flashcards, image rich quizzes?

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MartinVermaak's comment, February 27, 10:27 AM
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Lee Hall's curator insight, February 28, 1:51 PM
Interesting all the differences between the countries and their  students. 
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Creating Authentic and Explanatory Videos - Teaching in Higher Ed

Creating Authentic and Explanatory Videos - Teaching in Higher Ed | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Creating Authentic and Explanatory Videos
By Bonni Stachowiak February 20, 2017 L

In this past week's episode with Steven Michels, we both spoke about the importance of allowing for more authenticity in videos we create for class. I shared about the time I sneezed during one of my pencasts and how funny the students found it.

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Explanatory video is a powerful tool for online teaching. Learn more about it. 

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Gemma Ballarín's curator insight, February 27, 3:25 AM
21st century teaching
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more tools
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E-Jobs: Curriculum and Instruction Subject Matter Expert (Course Development) 

E-Jobs: Curriculum and Instruction Subject Matter Expert (Course Development)  | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Education Program Specific
  • 3+ years of PreK-12 classroom teaching experience
  • Demonstrated experience as a PreK-12 academic supervisor or administrator
  • Current educator certification/credential
  • Knowledge in area of PreK-12 curriculum and instruction development
  • Preferred Qualifications
  • Doctorate of Curriculum and Instruction or related field
  • 3+ years of administration experience with curriculum oversight
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Put your classroom experience to work.

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8 Tips To Promote Non-Linear eLearning Navigation - eLearning Industry

8 Tips To Promote Non-Linear eLearning Navigation - eLearning Industry | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
There are times when sequence and structure are the best approach. However, giving your online learners free roam of the eLearning course map offers a variety of benefits. In this article, I'll share 8 tips to promote Non-Linear eLearning Navigation.
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It's not always about moving from point A to point B. Can you design free roaming courses?

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Fast Facts on Adult Learners Infographic

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Know your audience. Quick graphic overview of adult learners. 

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Enroll Now: Assessment in the Online Classroom

Enroll Now: Assessment in the Online Classroom | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Who Should Enroll
Educators and trainers interested in using blended or fully online delivery for courses or training, or adding web-based components to enhance face-to-face instruction. Participants may include:
Technical and community college instructors (adjunct and full-time)
College and university professors (adjunct and full-time)
K-12 teachers (blended classrooms and virtual schools)
Clinical healthcare educators involved in patient education, healthcare education, continuing education or in-service education, community health education, or academic healthcare education
Trainers in corporations, professional associations, nonprofit organizations, government, and military
Curriculum consultants, professional development coordinators, and distance education and continuing education leaders
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Great Class begins February 27, 2017

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Tania Cortés Alvarez's curator insight, February 16, 1:08 PM

Quizzes! for some of our students quizzes are not seen as a way for improving but as a punishment; Some studies have been done  in order to analyse the results of implementing quizzes and according this article positive results were found. For instance, students perform better and they come more preparated to the class.However we have to take into account that good results are detemined by the context you are using this methodology!

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Technology Tips Newsletter - Time-saving Tech Tools

Technology Tips Newsletter - Time-saving Tech Tools | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Check out the favorite productivity Tech Tools our team of online instructors uses and recommends.
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Here is a curated list of tech tools the online teachers at UW-Stout use to save time and boost productivity. 

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Essay: Faculty members are right to be dubious of online education, and that's why they need to teach online | Inside Higher Ed

Essay: Faculty members are right to be dubious of online education, and that's why they need to teach online | Inside Higher Ed | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
In Learning Online: What Research Tells Us About Whether, When and How, Barbara Means, et al, looked at 45 studies comparing college learners in online and face-to-face conditions and found that “In most meta-analyses of controlled studies comparing learning outcomes for online and face-to-face instruction, those who learn online fare as well as, and sometimes even better than, those experiencing the instruction in face-to-face format.”
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It's not surprising that those who know the least about teaching online fear it the most.  Excellent article filled with obvious truths!

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9 Tips To Create An Effective User Interface Design - eLearning Industry

Wondering how you could create an effective User Interface Design? Check 9 tips to create an effective User Interface Design for your audience.
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Excellent advice. Where course design meets user design.
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Do Quizzes Improve Student Learning? A Look at the Evidence

Do Quizzes Improve Student Learning? A Look at the Evidence | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Recently I’ve been trying to locate the evidence that supports quizzing, wondering if it merits the evidence-based label. Tracking down this evidence in our discipline-based research is challenging because although quizzing has been studied across our disciplines, it’s not easily searchable. My collection of studies is good, but I know it’s not complete. As you might suspect, the results are mixed; they are more positive than negative, but still, a significant number of researchers don’t find that quizzes affect learning outcomes.
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It's easy to create time saving quizzes in the online teaching environment.  Quizzes may help you check for understanding.  Quizzes may provide a 'guide' to the reading that keeps students accountable.

 

However,  do quizzes really improve student learning?

 

This article from Maryellen Weimer, PhD will help you understand the question. 

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How to Digitize Old Photos with Your Smartphone

How to Digitize Old Photos with Your Smartphone | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
We all have old photos that are important to us. Vacations, family members who are no longer with us, good times in our lives—you know, important stuff. The thing is, pictures fade. The best way to keep these precious memories safe is by digitizing them, and what was once a lengthy process can now be done—with pretty exceptional results—directly from your phone.
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Time to digitize some memories? Try it!
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e-jobs: Online Adjunct Faculty-English Composition I and English Composition II - HigherEdJobs

e-jobs: Online Adjunct Faculty-English Composition I and English Composition II - HigherEdJobs | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Requirements
  • Master's Degree in English from an accredited University; PhD preferred.
  • Demonstrated success in online teaching at an institution of higher education preferably with Blackboard.
  • Experience in teaching online courses; teaching in Blackboard LMS preferred.
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English degree? Writing ability? Online teaching experience? Hmm... take a look!

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

Information about our Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning.