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29 Free Moodle Video Tutorials

29 Free Moodle Video Tutorials | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Would you be interested in a list of Free Moodle Video Tutorials? In case that you would like to add a Free Moodle Video Tutorial you can do so!
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I'll be putting these tutorials to work since I'm finally pulling my stick out of the mud and converting my Moodle work from 1.9 to 2.X.  I'll admit I'm in  a rut.  I know the 'old' Moodle so well and it works so reliably that I just haven't gotten around to upgrading.  Now I am! 

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공짜 무들 비디오 튜토리얼~

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University of Wisconsin-Stout - Learn to Teach Online: http://bit.do/GoStout
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E-Learning and Online Teaching (Blended) Graduate Certificate

E-Learning and Online Teaching (Blended) Graduate Certificate | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
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Prepare for teaching in blended or virtual online classrooms or training in e-learning settings. Become an effective online instructor.


About Us: The University of Wisconsin-Stout E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate Program specializes in highly personalized, discussion-based training in how to teach online. 

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Simon Awuyo's curator insight, January 16, 2:42 AM

 There is an up coming project in which I expect to participate in and the knowledge and skills I acquire will make me to be a contributor.

Tina Jameson's curator insight, April 30, 7:18 PM

For those wanting to seriously develop their online skills at a post graduate level this is a possible option:

"Prepare for designing online courses, teaching in blended or online classes or training in e-learning settings."
"The courses are designed for experienced trainers and educators interested in entering the field of online teaching or those who wish to blend web-based instruction into their face-to-face classes." 

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Blended Learning at MIT


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This is a 3 page position paper, with resources written in 2012.

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LLZ Uni Halle's curator insight, Today, 3:22 AM

Sehr gute, umfassende Beschreibung von "Blended Learning"

Blanca Bernabé García's curator insight, Today, 11:18 AM

Una buena definifición/presentación

Roberto Aníbal Arce's curator insight, Today, 6:53 PM

Para iniciarse en la semi-presencialidad, extendiendo el aula hacia el mundo virtual.

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What Disruption? Online Education and the Status Quo - PC Mag

What Disruption? Online Education and the Status Quo - PC Mag | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

"William Fenton: Despite grandiloquent claims about changing education—or the world—today's most popular online courses largely reinforce the status quo of higher education. This isn't to say that online courses aren't useful for many learners. As I have stressed in my reviews of edX, Coursera, Khan Academy, Udemy, and Udacity, online courses provide the tools with which adult learners, particularly tech-savvy self-starters, can pursue continuing education at little or no cost. "

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Here is a brief, lucid and experience based review of MOOCs as they are today.

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Paul Gorski's EdChange - Multicultural, Anti-bias, & Diversity Activities & Exercises

Paul Gorski's EdChange - Multicultural, Anti-bias, & Diversity Activities & Exercises | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Multicultural, Anti-bias, & Diversity Activities & Exercises


The activities have been developed and refined for multicultural education courses and workshops for pre-service and in-service teachers. All activities that lead to dialogue on issues such as oppression, prejudice, stereotypes, and discrimination should be closely examined and appropriately modified for the target audience. Address questions about the following activities to Paul Gorski.

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This is a favorite resource for face to face multicultural activities that can be adapted for online use.  For many years, I've used the ground rules activity to set 'netiquette' expectations.  

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Ethnicity, Gender, and Perceptions of Online Learning in Higher Educatio

Ethnicity, Gender, and Perceptions of Online Learning in Higher Educatio | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it


Carol Y. Ashong
Doctoral Candidate
Department of Educational Psychology and Special Education
Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA 30302 USA
carolashong@yahoo.com

Nannette E. Commander
Professor
Department of Educational Psychology and Special Education
Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA 30302 USA
ncommander@gsu.edu



Abstract

This paper reports on a quantitative study that investigated the impact of ethnicity and gender on perceptions of online learning. Specifically, the study examined African-American students' perceptions of online learning as compared to those of their White-American counterparts. Participants completed a survey that investigated nine different elements of the online learning environment: Computer Usage, Teacher Support, Student Interaction and Collaboration, Personal Relevance, Authentic Learning, Student Autonomy, Equity, Enjoyment, and Asynchronicity. African-American and White students had overall positive views of online learning, but African-Americans reported significantly less positive views regarding the feature of asynchronicity. Females had more positive perceptions than males on Teacher Support, Student Interaction and Collaboration, Personal Relevance, Authentic Learning, and Student Autonomy. The findings of this study indicate that gender and ethnicity independently influence students' perceptions of online learning.

Keywords: African-American students, gender, higher education, collaborative learning, prior online experience, student perceptions, Online Learning Environment Survey (OLES)

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As an online instructor this research underscores the need for UDL. Differentiation and a willingness to challenge your own point of view are invaluable. 

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e-Jobs: Adjunct Online Faculty - Psychology - Statistics

e-Jobs: Adjunct Online Faculty - Psychology - Statistics | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Job Requirements

Knowledge:
A PhD in Psychology (experience teaching statistics within psychology classes).
Communication skills -Must clearly convey information and ideas to others; demonstrates active listening skills.
One year of college level teaching experience.
Credibility-Acts in accordance with stated values; follows through on commitments; uses ethical considerations to guide values
Interpersonal Effectiveness-Ability to achieve results through people; sets goals that are acceptable and motivates people to reach them, and handles conflict in a constructive manner.
Judgment/Critical Analysis- Ability to make sound decisions based on analysis, knowledge, and experience; readily understands complex issues; develops solutions that effectively address problems.
Student and College Focused-Makes students and colleagues and their needs a primary focus; creates and/or implements student-focused processes or procedures
Professionalism-Participates in all activities in a collegial, ethical and responsible manner. Appropriately, constructively, and productively interacts with students, other faculty, administration and staff. Serves as a role model and representative of Argosy University
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Start an online career: don't let your geography limit your options.

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Why online teaching liberates ESL teachers

Why online teaching liberates ESL teachers | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Inspired by her talk at Innovate ELT, guest blogger Jaime Miller of English Success Academy looks at the reasons and pluses for getting into teaching online.


During one of the mini-plenaries at Innovate ELT 2015, in Barcelona, Spain, Duncan Foord referenced a fear in the industry: that EdTech will render teachers obsolete.


Nothing could be further from the truth, and I say that with five years of experience teaching ESL online, and three years of sourcing 100% of my income from private Skype exams lessons for TOEFL iBT (without touching services like iTalki, WizIQ, or CourseEra). As our industry moves forward, teaching will inevitably change – but teachers will remain as essential as they always have been.


At Innovate ELT, I opened a discussion of the future of teaching ESL online with an observation about many English teachers and expats around the world:

Dennis T OConnor's insight:

This speaks to all who teach online (or want to). The specific audience for Jaime Miller's work are all who teach language.  She's got insights about how to take your practice online. 


Good information here.

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Perspective of teaching online in english language learning. Implications for learning in all areas. 

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The Shadow Scholar

The Shadow Scholar | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

This article first appeared in 2010 in the Chronicle of Higher Education. The author uses 'Ed Dante' as a pseudonym.


The request came in by e-mail around 2 in the afternoon. It was from a previous customer, and she had urgent business. I quote her message here verbatim (if I had to put up with it, so should you): "You did me business ethics propsal for me I need propsal got approved pls can you will write me paper?"

I've gotten pretty good at interpreting this kind of correspondence. The client had attached a document from her professor with details about the paper. She needed the first section in a week. Seventy-five pages.

I told her no problem.

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One of the extraordinary things about teaching and learning online is the reality that there is a record or everything you do. Your skill and ability is there on the page and retrievable from the database. 


It's hard to fake expertise in a performance based environment. It's much harder to fake your way through a semester's worth of discussions than it is to buy a paper. (Almost anything is possible in both face to face and virtual education.)

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Using Google Tools in Project-Based Learning Infographic | PBL | eSkills

Using Google Tools in Project-Based Learning Infographic | PBL | eSkills | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The Using Google Tools in Project-Based Learning Infographic presents how teachers can use google apps in project-based learning to streamline learning.


Learn more:


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=PBL



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Project based learning is making a strong comeback.  Thinking, making, experiencing, reporting, creating... all possible with PBL.

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Karen Dunlap's curator insight, June 21, 9:51 AM

Fantastic framework! 

Ajo Monzó's curator insight, June 23, 6:02 AM

Aplicaciones de Google en el aprendizaje basado en proyectos. Infografia útil y clarificadora!

Lee Hall's curator insight, June 23, 10:30 AM

More reasons to use Google apps for education with your students. 

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e-Jobs: Lead Online Instructor - English Colorado Technical University

e-Jobs: Lead Online Instructor - English  Colorado Technical University | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Required Experience
Masters degree from a Council for Higher Education (CHEA) accredited institution in English required, Ph.D. preferred.
Minimum of 2 years of experience in a post-secondary institution as an Academic Advisor and/or a student-centered, retention-focused educator.
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Put your degree to work online. 

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EdX Settles With Department of Justice | News | The Harvard Crimson

EdX Settles With Department of Justice | News | The Harvard Crimson | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
EdX, an online learning platform that Harvard co-founded with MIT in 2012, entered into a settlement agreement with the Department of Justice on Thursday and will address alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act. That settlement could come to bear on a separate but similar lawsuit against Harvard that revolves around issues of accessibility online.

Namely, the edX settlement will require the platform to become accessible for people with disabilities—including those who are deaf or visually impaired.

In particular, edX is required to “provide accurate captioning for the deaf, oral navigation signals for the blind, and programming changes so those with dexterity disabilities can navigate content without struggling with a hand-operated mouse,” among other stipulations, according to a Department of Justice press release. The Americans with Disabilities Act requires that public accommodations not deny disabled people its services.
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Key take away:  It takes a lawsuit from a well organized advocacy group to change accessibility policies in higher education. 

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How Video Production Affects Student Engagement: An Empirical Study of Mooc Videos

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Research paper based on edX Mooc video study.  Important insights for online teachers and instructional designers. 

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Stuck in the 90s: Online Course Design in Traditional Higher Education — The Synapse — Medium

Stuck in the 90s: Online Course Design in Traditional Higher Education - The Synapse - Medium

by Dr. Keith Hampson is Managing Director, Client Innovation at Acrobatiq.@KeithHampson


"We know, for example, that students benefit from having regular opportunities to apply their knowledge as they are learn and then to receive immediate, meaningful feedback on their efforts. But, of course, it’s not possible for lone instructors to produce hundreds of learning activities for each course using the common approach to course design. And it’s even less feasible for the instructor to provide feedback to each and every student in real-time. Similarly, we know that students come to us with very different cognitive and educational baggage; educators have little opportunity to identify and respond to these differences.

But technology can, when built with a deep understanding of how students learn, meet both of these needs. We can build online courses that provide students with hundreds of opportunities to test their knowledge. Using scientifically-based learning analytics, we can provide each learner with immediate, context-specific feedback. We can build software that constantly responds to each student’s cognitive and educational differences and serves up activities that address these differences."

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 Stuck in the 90's is a provocative way of looking at a massing online learning process that is continually changing. Keith Hampson describes a reality that veteran online teachers know well.  


Professionalizing the skill set needed to teach online and being open to team-design and team teaching approaches is an approach decision makers must be ready to fund if they want to remain competitive in online education. 

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Top Journals for e-Learning Research | e-Learning and Virtual Teams

Top Journals for e-Learning Research | e-Learning and Virtual Teams | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
After conducting a systematic literature search across disciplines, our researchers have identified roughly 1,600 relevant academic journal articles, conference proceedings, and graduate dissertations on e-learning and virtual teams published in the past decade.
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Here's a literature review of E-Learning research from a top academic team out of Canada. 

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Algorithms Are Only As Intelligent As the Humans Behind Them.

Algorithms Are Only As Intelligent As the Humans Behind Them. | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Automated learning pathways are currently a hot topic in discussions on education because those pathways have the potential to personalize learning and provide timely intervention for students. With automated pathways, also known as adaptive learning, the instruction changes based on the students’ current levels of understanding. In some cases, adaptive learning is teacher-directed. In this case, teachers push new content to their students based on the learners’ previous performances. In other cases, the pathways are “system-generated” so the technology “automatically” adapts to meet the needs of individual students. The latter option is far more controversial because it elicits this question: Are algorithms replacing teachers? What if the system “misunderstands” and doesn’t provide students with the proper support and intervention?1
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Does the future scare you or entice you with a smile?  Would a system generated response to your answer be more reliable than one offered by an old school (i.e. flesh and bone) teacher.


This article will help think about algorithms and online teaching and learning.

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magnus sandberg's curator insight, June 28, 4:26 AM

A multiple choise test can be designed to aid learning or not, as can an adaptive learning system. The motviation and pedagogic understanding of those who make it is critical.

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Dropouts & Moocs: Researchers explore who is taking MOOCs and why so many drop out

Dropouts & Moocs: Researchers explore who is taking MOOCs and why so many drop out | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Researchers are trying to understand why the vast majority of students fail to finish free online classes and who is signing up for the classes to begin with.
One widely quoted dropout figure for students in massive open online courses is 90 percent. The number would be staggeringly high for a traditional class and has been used to cast doubt on the promise of MOOCs.
The number is simple to come up with: take the number of users who register for a course and compare it to the number still participating at the end. But is it fair?
Dennis T OConnor's insight:

If attrition rates are the measure of an online class then MOOCs fail.

However, attrition is just one measure (and not the best measure) of a massive open online class.

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John Bostock's curator insight, June 26, 9:07 AM

About time we stirred the MOOC pot again - some interesting discussion following the article itself.

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40 weirdly intriguing questions...

40 weirdly intriguing questions... | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
1. What’s a question you’re afraid to ask? To whom?
2. What’s something you hide about your personality?
3. What’s something other people think about you that you don’t agree with?
4. How do...
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Discussion Prompts are where you find them and I just found this thought provoking list of question on a semi anonymous tumblr blog.

Questions demand answers. Open ended questions evoke stories.


Icebreakers anyone?

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 20, 5:13 PM

Prompts are where you find them and I just found this thought provoking list of question on semi anonymous tumblr blog. 


Questions demand answers. Open ended questions evoke stories.

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Tips to make your website accessible - YouTube

Video produced by System Concepts for World Usability Day 2010. This video describes how making your website accessible to people with disabilities improves ...
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Great short video with useful tips and examples to make your website more accessible.

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e-Jobs: Online Accounting Faculty - Concordia College

e-Jobs: Online Accounting Faculty - Concordia College | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Desired Attributes/Qualifications:
Ph.D. or Doctorate in subject field; Master's degree will be considered with CPA and work experience in the field and online teaching Accounting or a related field unless otherwise noted.
A minimum of 5 years successful academic experience at the college/university level that includes teaching in the online modality.
Experience with synchronous learning in an online format.
Must have an understanding of and affinity for a Christian Liberal Arts education in the Lutheran faith.
Proven ability to engage a diverse student population in active learning to meet required course and program outcomes.
Must be passionate about teaching, student-centered, and committed to student success.
Familiarly with web-conferencing software such as WebEx or zoom preferred
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About Us: The University of Wisconsin-Stout E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate Program specializes in highly personalized, discussion-based training in how to teach online. 

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An Academic Ghostwriter Comes Clean

An Academic Ghostwriter Comes Clean | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

When The Chronicle published a confessional essay two years ago by a writer for a student-paper mill who had spent nearly a decade helping college students cheat on their assignments, it provoked anger, astonishment, and weary resignation.

The writer, under the pseudonym Ed Dante, said he had completed scores of papers for students who were too lazy or simply unprepared for their work at the undergraduate, master's, and doctoral levels.

The academic ghostwriter has retired, and in his new memoir, he reveals his true identity: Dave Tomar, 32, a graduate of the bachelor's program in communications at Rutgers University's New Brunswick campus and, now, a freelance writer in Philadelphia.

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Dave Tomar claims to have spent 25000 hours writing academic papers for hire.  


This is an interesting story.  The follow up comments are worth reading too. 

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Extroverts and Introverts in learning | Online Learning Insights

Extroverts and Introverts in learning | Online Learning Insights | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
As online learning becomes a viable modality for learning, determining how to engage all students in meaningful learning activities, whether it be discussion, group work or other, will require further research and exploration. The starting point I believe, is viewing quiet online students in a different light, not as a passive, unresponsive individual but as a students with something to say and contribute even in a world that can’t stop talking.
Dennis T OConnor's insight:

Don't miss the insights of Curtis Bonk referred to in this solid book review. The "Quiet Online student" is well worth researching.


~ Time for a shift in perception?

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transivm's curator insight, June 21, 6:23 AM

AÑADA su visión ...

Bibhya Sharma's curator insight, June 21, 3:36 PM

Quite true. However, a host of other contributing factors need to be scrutinized as well.

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Why Online Students Succeed

Why Online Students Succeed | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

By Brian Fleming:


Improving online student success can be overwhelming, but findings from a recent Eduventures study suggest that it is not as complicated as it seems.

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Bottom line: back to basics... online teaching basics that is. 

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Addressing Academic Dishonesty in the Age of Ubiquitous Technology (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

Addressing Academic Dishonesty in the Age of Ubiquitous Technology (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Key Takeaways
Technology can help fight cheating that is itself based on technology, especially with tweaking of assignments and assessments in a way that makes it difficult to cheat.
Students should be made aware of resources such as university writing centers and tools such as Endnote.
Training about copyright, plagiarism, and time management can help students succeed without feeling that they have to cut corners.
Relevant codes and policies should be clearly stated in communications such as orientation materials, student handbooks, and course syllabi to establish expectations and reduce confrontations between instructors and students.
Dennis T OConnor's insight:

This Educause review is on point.  Solid common sense advice.

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Steve Vaitl's curator insight, June 20, 11:57 AM

For my teaching friends or anyone considering doing writing at a post academic level. What a great resource for information on cutting down the rate of plagiarism. Much of what I see is not intentional but that makes little difference to a protective author, or the legal system.

Glad to see at Kansas City Kansas Community College we are already instituting most of these policies and practices.

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edX: How MOOC Video Production Affects Student Engagement

edX: How MOOC Video Production Affects Student Engagement | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Question: How does video production affect student engagement in MOOCs?
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Good news for fast talking, enthusiast instructors!  Be sure to read the seven findings and recommendations about video and student engagement. 

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Worldview Stanford: Why MOOCs will Transform Africa

Worldview Stanford: Why MOOCs will Transform Africa | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

By Nancy Murphy


Through Rina and Open a Door, I’m witnessing first-hand the critical role that education plays in building a new generation of leaders and ultimately, peace and prosperity. Yet given the few scholarships available to international students, especially for those with low income levels, few can pursue the dream of a U.S. college education. And despite huge improvements in sub-Saharan Africa, the higher education opportunities there remain limited in number, accessibility, and quality. Deeply entrenched cultural attitudes toward women further constrain their real and perceived opportunities. Massive Open Online Courses, also known as MOOCs, may help fill that gap, transforming the lives of women who are hungry to learn and, by extension, their communities, and countries. That’s why it’s so thrilling to see MOOCs take off in Africa and teach us Westerners a lesson or two about educational innovation.

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For many disruption in education has a negative connotation. For me, disruption is another word for transformation. This article gives you a brief introduction to one way the world is changing thanks to Moocs, tech, and a spirit of gratitude and giving. 

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Columbia University, Teachers College, and Ryan Baker Launch Big Data in Education MOOC on edX ^ CCNMTL

Columbia University, Teachers College, and Ryan Baker Launch Big Data in Education MOOC on edX ^ CCNMTL | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
In this course, Baker discusses how and when to use key methods for educational data mining and learning analytics. Participants will learn about methods being developed by researchers in educational data mining, learning analytics, learning at scale, student modeling, and artificial intelligence in education. Baker will discuss how to use each method to answer education research questions and to drive intervention and improvement in educational software and systems.

 

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Free...starts July 1


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Data Analytics, adaptive AI, Education in the 21st Century.  Some squirm other dream.  Why not find out more about the near future?

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, June 16, 7:26 PM

Big data is for educators too!

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

Information about our Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning.