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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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Youtopia™: Your Student Engagement App

Youtopia is an online, student engagement application that provides instant access to plug-and-play gamification tools (points, badges, and leaderboards) tha...
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Learning to Teach in the 21st Century - UW-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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eJobs: Adjunct Instructor Psychology Research Methods

eJobs: Adjunct Instructor  Psychology Research Methods | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Grand Canyon University


Requirements:

  • Doctoral degree in a field of Clinical Psychology or Counseling and Must hold current credentials as a Licensed Independent Professional Counselor (LPC), a Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor, or a Licensed Independent Marriage and Family Therapy Counselor and Must have a minimum of 2 years clinical experience.
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If you have a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology and some experience teaching online this could be an opportunity to consider.

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Getting Started with Google Classroom - Instructional Tech Talk

Getting Started with Google Classroom - Instructional Tech Talk | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
When we first heard about the new LMS that Google was developing there was a widespread state of excitement – hoping that those who use Google Apps for Education and Google Drive would be rejoicing in the seamless integration of their services with a learning management system interface. Well, now that people are getting access […
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Lean and free, will Google give you a course management system with legs? Take it for a walk and see. 

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e-Jobs: Amazon.com: Job Search > “Instructional Design”

e-Jobs: Amazon.com: Job Search > “Instructional Design” | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Three pages of Instructional Design Job listings.

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Those with Instructional Design skills may be able to grab the brass ring at Amazon.com.  (If you fit, expect the brass ring to be delivered over night in a highly cushioned package). 8=)

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e-Jobs: Online Adjunct Instructors - Success Strategies for Online Learning

e-Jobs: Online Adjunct Instructors - Success Strategies for Online Learning | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Southern New Hampshire University:


Qualifications 
Minimum qualifications:

  • Master's degree required
  • Experience teaching in an online or hybrid format
  • Experience supporting emerging learners or First Year Experience


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Many of the students in the E-Learning and Online Teaching program already have master's degrees when they enter the program.  Completing the Certificate gives them 15 graduate credits in Online Education that helps establish subject matter expertise for jobs like the one advertised at Southern New Hampshire University. 


Here's a link to SNHU's current openings.  Look for the Online/Remote designation: http://www.higheredjobs.com/institution/search.cfm?aID=667

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PHD Comics: Why Academics Really Use Twitter

PHD Comics: Why Academics Really Use Twitter | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Link to Piled Higher and Deeper

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Insider's jokes even the outsiders can laugh at. 

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, August 22, 8:59 AM

Want a laugh? 

gwynethjones's curator insight, August 23, 10:18 AM

Hilarious!

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e-Jobs: Associate Adjunct Instructor - Hospitality Management

e-Jobs: Associate Adjunct Instructor - Hospitality Management | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Required Experience

  • Bachelor's degree from a Council for Higher Education (CHEA) accredited institution required.
  • 2 years online teaching experience preferred.
  • 4 years of experience in a supervisory/management role in culinary food service. Hospitality Generalist, Cost Control, Leadership, Management, Supervision 
    Event Management, Hospitality Sales Management, Hospitality Marketing, Customer Services, Hospitality Leadership Systems
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Experience trumps advanced degrees in this hotel and restaurant management position. Note the preference for online teaching experience. The UW-Stout  E-Learning and Online Teaching Certificate program can help you get that practical experience! . 

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University research: if you believe in openness, stand up for it

University research: if you believe in openness, stand up for it | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Publishing openly provides greater exposure, boosts prospects and can lead to more citations, says Erin McKiernan


We spend years teaching our children to share. Yet from the moment students enter academia, we discourage it. Lock up your work in prestigious subscription journals; keep your data close to your chest; compete instead of collaborate – these are the messages transmitted by peers and mentors. These are the tenets of our unhealthy academic culture. We need to change our priorities.

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Open Education = Open Research?  Research behind the paywall vs research delivered by keyword search on Google or Bing?

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 24, 10:50 PM

Sharing our research is important, but forgoing vigor in publishing could be problematic. For example, what makes an open source published article strong? There is a a need to explore something different that allows publication, openness, and vigor.

 

@ivon_ehd1

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Research and Global Open Access Initiatives

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Forty Weeks of Online Learning by Victoria Thornley, MSN, RN, CNE

Forty Weeks of Online Learning by Victoria Thornley, MSN, RN, CNE | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Each course in the E- Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate program is eight weeks in length.  I am amazed at what 40 weeks of learning can produce in a well designed program.  Reflective journaling is a learning activity that promotes metacognition and is an integral part of the certificate program.
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Vicky Thornley is a Certified Nursing Educator who recently earned a Graduate Certificate in E-Learning and Online Teaching from the University of Wisconsin-Stout.


Her reflections chronicle her experiences as she learned to teach online.

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Engage your students with #MysterySkype

Engage your students with #MysterySkype | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Mystery Skype is an educational game, invented by teachers, played by two classrooms on Skype. The aim of the game is to guess the location of the other classroom by asking each other questions.

It's suitable for all age groups and can be used to teach subjects like geography, history, languages, mathematics and science.

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Here's an online learning activity that will engage and energize your students. It would be a great back to school project. Skype in the Classroom will help you connect with other tech using teachers for a game based exchanged.


National and international connections are waiting to be made.


Jump in and have some fun.



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Beyond Words: How to Write for Readability

Beyond Words: How to Write for Readability | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
POSTED BY ANDREA AYRES

...If you are a purveyor of online content you have a duty to your reader. How text looks greatly impacts the willingness of your reader to interact with that text.


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This article goes into considerable depth about many aspects of web writing and readability.  


Great lessons for anyone who creates web content. (Online instructors... learn these lessons!)

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Ulrike Grabe's curator insight, August 22, 7:56 AM

That! That's how online text should look.It's like balm on my frayed nerves and pleasant for the eyes. :-)

 

No wonder retaining information from an online text is so hard if presented in the wrong way.

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Online Course: Project-based Learning in the Flipped Classroom

Online Course: Project-based Learning in the Flipped Classroom | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Explore instructional strategies for implementing the flipped classroom approach to support a learner-centered, project-based approach to learning to liberate your face-to-face time in the classroom. Implications for classroom management, effective assessment, problem-solving and collaboration to improve student motivation and engagement in the classroom. Put the flipped model into context with brain-based learning research.

 

This course is an approved elective in the Master of Science in Education online degree program. NOTE: You may enroll in this course to meet your goals for professional development, license renewal, or to complete graduate credits and transfer the credit to another university.


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Kay Lehmann's online classes are always superb.


Don't miss this one! .  

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, September 10, 2013 2:09 PM

This is a terrific new course from Kay Lehmann, offered by the UW-Stout Online Professional Development group.  It's two units that will turn your teaching world upside down (in a very good way)! 

Patti Griffiths Bryant's curator insight, September 10, 2013 3:34 PM

Flipping - flipping - flipping.

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, August 21, 1:30 AM

If you want online training for a flipped classroom here is a link.

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Is lecture really the thing that needs fixing? By Robert Talbert

Is lecture really the thing that needs fixing? By Robert Talbert | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Image: Automated Blackboard eraser...


Based on the headline and framing of the article, you might be tempted to think that the problem is that lecture is ineffective and that data might be able to fix it. But that’s not really it. (Nor is the problem that students are stupid and lazy, which you might get from the comment section.) Actually I think Samson himself nails the problem:

He is not shy about admitting where teaching falls on the list of priorities for most of his peers: a distant third, after publishing articles and landing research grants. “Instructors want to do the right thing,” he says. “They’re just busy guys, and they don’t sense that the bean-counting is heavily weighted toward the teaching.”

In that one quote, you get everything you need to know about why traditional instructor-centered teaching still reigns supreme on many university campuses, despite mountains of evidence, not to mention anecdotes, that interactive-engagement methods are far more effective. It all boils down to that one word:Priorities.


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Here's a bit of insight: Professors should also be teachers, colleges should make teaching a priority, teaching skills should be rewarded.


You know what they say about should... Still it's a clean, simple, low tech solution a major problem in the college classroom. 

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Michelle Allwright's curator insight, August 20, 5:11 PM

Interactive, engaging and the learning around core skills is where it is heading. It's about ensuring that the students are industry ready; not just theory ready.

Jim Goldsmith's curator insight, August 20, 8:18 PM

A number of good points made about priorities in higher education; also, some intelligent disussion in the comment sections from (mostly) learning peers.

Ulrike Grabe's curator insight, August 22, 5:13 AM

" If you really want something to happen, you make it a priority and make the time. I have to conclude that I think many universities, and sadly many faculty, say that they want effective teaching and high student performance, but they don’t want it badly enough to make sacrifices for it."

 

He has point there. :-)

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Hacking the Robot: I Sent You My Resume; Why Haven’t You Called?

Hacking the Robot: I Sent You My Resume; Why Haven’t You Called? | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
In summary, you need to first make “friends” with the robot reading your resume to boost your chances of your resume being read – and ultimately contacted – by a human being, the HR decision maker. Maybe now you know why you haven’t been called.
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This quick read explains how to buddy up to the ATS software reading your online resumes. 


Martin Buckland, author of the post asserts: "Applicant Tracking Software eliminates approximately 75% of candidates"


I'd love to hear from some resume experts and HR folks about this statistic.


If it's even marginally accurate, it's time to hack the robot and redraft the old resume!

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Curation: Creatively Filtering Content

Curation: Creatively Filtering Content | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Curation is a life skill and an important part of being digitally literate.  Educators need to know how to curate information so they can teach students how they can curate content for research, their interests and passion. As part of this process educators need to encourage students to curate information using techniques that address their own personal learning needs.
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We introduce content curation using both Diigo and Scoop.it in our E-Learning for Educators class. It's our firm belief that online teachers must be information fluent and that they teach those skills to their online students.


We also see these skills as a strong foundation for building personal learning networks.

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Register before Labor Day - UW-Stout E-Learning and Online Teaching

Register before Labor Day - 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 before Labor Day 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
Tuition
The university tuition for 2014-2015 is $415 per graduate credit ($1245 per reading course). No tuition is due at the time of registration. 10% is due in mid-September with the balance due in mid-October.
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Feel free to email me, Dennis O'Connor - oconnord@uwstout.edu  or call my cell at 530-318-1145.

I hope to hear from you before the Labor Day Holiday.
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Lynda.com Online Training part of the package for UW-Stout Online Students

Lynda.com Online Training part of the package for UW-Stout Online Students | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Lynda.com is a constantly growing library of more than 2,000 self-paced online courses. This diverse catalog includes software training, programming lessons and even “concept” tutorials on topics such as design and photography.


Since Lynda.com is now integrated with your UW-Stout account, it can recognize you, maintain a learning transcript and make certificates available for your professional purposes.

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Online students (and teachers) go to school 'in a computer'. Gaining technology skills is part of the double loop effect of online classes. You learn the curriculum and you begin to master the communications technology that allows you to be present with your students.


We don't expect the graduate students in the E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate to be technical wizards. We do encourage independent learning and the confident attitude that "I can learn this."  


One service we provide to students is 27/7 access to the superb video based online self-paced courses provided by Lynda.com.  This is available to all UW-Stout students who currently have an email account.  You DO NOT have to be registered in a class this semester to access Lynda.com.


Our online classes begin mid September. Now is a good time to brush up on your software skills! 

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Infographic: Google Search Strategies for All Students

Infographic:  Google Search Strategies for All Students | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The beginning of the new school year is a great time to introduce students to new web search strategies or review the ones they already know. The folks at Canva put together a nice infographic abou...

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Great sponge activities for computer time. 

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Jo Blannin - Innovative Learning's curator insight, August 26, 7:48 PM

Love this infographic - walks students (Grade 5 +) through the use of Google search strategies. I've put this up in the classroom so that I can refer to it. With primary school kids, its not really a 'work alone' resource but it is great for using as a reference point to direct their research and search skills.

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, August 26, 11:30 PM

A great infographic to remind kids on how to find precisely what they are looking for. Remember, Google is not a person - do not ask it questions! Instead, use precise keywords and get familiar with the Advanced tools. 

N Kaspar's curator insight, August 27, 1:21 PM

Useful Inofgraphic for teaching this concept.

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Howard Rheingold: Teaching Critical Thinking in Age of Digital Credulity

Howard Rheingold: Teaching Critical Thinking in Age of Digital Credulity | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

By HOWARD RHEINGOLD August 21, 2014 - 8:12am 


"I’ve been writing about digital media for nearly 30 years, and over that time, I’ve been asked over and over again by readers, critics, scholars and myself: “Do these personal computers, digital networks, webs of unfiltered information, mobile attention magnets do us more good than harm — as individuals, families, communities, and societies?” I have come to believe that the answer is: “It depends on how many people know how to use these technologies to their own benefit and that of the commons.”

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I always get a kick out of Rheingold's writing and thinking. 

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Michael MacNeil's curator insight, August 26, 9:37 AM

Sparking thought!

Steve Vaitl's curator insight, August 26, 9:41 AM

Excellent resource for EVERYONE online!! In today's age of information, it is no longer an issue of recalling information. "Just Google it" is much more than simply a catchy phrase. Nearly every bit of information can be obtained in seconds, somewhere online. The issue has become finding the proverbial "needle in the haystack".

It has become mush more important to understand how to filter the good from the bad and the ugly.

Character Minutes's curator insight, August 27, 10:41 AM

Crap detection resources could be most helpful.

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Killer Moodle Gamification Tips You Must Know - Super Moodle

Killer Moodle Gamification Tips You Must Know - Super Moodle | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

by Nicole Lewis on August 24, 2014

Enter Now and Check Out Killer Moodle Gamification Tips You Must Know to Ensure You Enhance the Learning Process and Increase the Value from Participants.
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These ideas will work with any course management system. (Indeed,  a blended classroom and Web 2.0 applications can get the job done.)


However, using Moodle (open source!) is a great way in for any teacher seeking away to blend, flip, or go fully online with their classes.

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Deborah Eastwood's curator insight, August 25, 10:30 PM

Gamificatioin is an excellent way to increase student engagement in the online classroom.

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Managing Your Digital Classroom with Wearable Technology (EdSurge News)

Managing Your Digital Classroom with Wearable Technology (EdSurge News) | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

On a typical day, there are three stations in my classroom: a teacher station where I conduct small group instruction, a collaborative station where students work cooperatively to complete a task, and a work station where students work independently to complete asynchronous tasks. With three distinct groups working simultaneously, one might wonder how a can teacher respond to each and every student misunderstanding.

My answer: the Pebble.

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The Pebble has a sort of retro-nerd look that you'll either love or hate.  This clever blog will help any teacher on the move in a 1 to 1 classroom. Now what else can we use it for?

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Using Moodle for Corporate Training - Super Moodle

Using Moodle for Corporate Training - Super Moodle | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Is it really worth all the effort, to implement using Moodle for corporate training? Moodle is one of the top LMS designs out there, stealing the top of LMS lists dependably enough. It's a good system, with a lot of rich features, extended integration, and its open source nature means that its features are clinically limitless.

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There are hundreds of LMS aimed at the corporate market.  None of them have the user community that sustains Moodle as an international favorite. 

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Jose Pietri's curator insight, August 25, 10:43 AM

Consider by 7 SEP 2014.

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E-Job: Online Faculty Law and Legal Studies Seton Hall Univeristy

Seton Hall Law School currently is seeking qualified individuals to serve as part-time adjunct faculty in the Master of Science in Jurisprudence program. Faculty will teach 1-2 courses online up to a maximum of 5 times per year. The successful candidates shall possess a Juris Doctorate (J.D.), experience in Health & Hospital Law, Pharmaceutical Law, Employment/Business Law, or Intellectual Property. Previous teaching experience, particularly in an online environment, is preferred but not required. Candidates also should have strong computer skills and the ability to communicate effectively in a distance environment. 

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Edulastic Research Academy: Uncommon Knowledge about Common Core?

Edulastic Research Academy: Uncommon Knowledge about Common Core? | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

The Academy is a one-stop research hub with educational resources, news, analysis, and teaching tips. We’re on a mission to accelerate student learning and help educators with their professional development. Learn the best strategies and tools for crafting personalized formative assessments and meeting the Common Core implementation challenges ahead.

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"There's something happening here. What it is ain't exactly clear" ~Buffalo Springfield

Edulastic proposes to help you gain "...an uncommon understanding of Common Core".  Knowledge and the critical thinking ability to apply that knowledge is power. Since your teaching life is impacted by CC, it's time to dig in and understand more about what's going on. 

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Research: Length of online course and student satisfaction, perceived learning, and academic performance

Research: Length of online course and student satisfaction, perceived learning, and academic performance | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The International Review of Research in Open and Distance LearningAbstract

This research presents findings from a two-part study.  In the first part, graduate students taking online courses were given a course evaluation form.  Student responses from online abbreviated summer sessions were compared to student responses from online full-semester courses. 


Both the intensive and full-semester courses were taught by the same professor and both had identical requirements in terms of assignments and exams.  The independent variable was the length of time taken to complete the requirements, with the dependent variables being satisfaction with the course, perceived learning, and academic performance.  A statistical analysis of the data found significant differences in a number of areas.

Keywords: Online learning; course format; graduate school; course satisfaction; communication;academic performance; five-week intensive course; full-semester course; massed vs. distributed learning; equivalency theory

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In the E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate Program at UW-Stout our intensive courses are 8 weeks long. During this time, instructors provide personalized formative assessment on a weekly basis.  We have found this format maximizes learning while providing a manageable time commitment for busy adult learners.

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: copyright resources

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: copyright resources | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

Via Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby, Joyce Valenza
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Once again, just re-scooping Joyce Valenza provides us all with gold in our information filters.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, August 12, 9:07 AM

As the school year kicks off, this page has a variety of excellent resources you can use in your library or classroom to help explain copyright. This is a crucial facet of a good digital citizenship program and these resources can be printed and used at your school.

Joyce Valenza's curator insight, August 16, 4:17 PM

A variety of resources worth sharing with learners.