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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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CreativeCommons-Infographic

CreativeCommons-Infographic | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

A good summary/overview of CC licenses and use for photos.


Via C.Rathsack, Ann Vega, Dr. Laura Sheneman
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Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, January 24, 2013 5:35 AM
Big help in understanding the Creative Commons and attribution. Important!
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A key area of knowledge for all school library staff.

Maria Richards's comment, June 16, 2013 3:08 PM
A must for all!
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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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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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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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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 11:09 AM

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 12:34 PM

Flipping - flipping - flipping.

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, August 20, 10:30 PM

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, 2:11 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, 5:18 PM

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

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Dig Deep: Evaluating Online Learning Quality

Dig Deep: Evaluating Online Learning Quality | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

by Melissa Venable


Accreditation is a critical factor to consider when planning for higher education. The process is designed to provide some assurance to prospective students, that the academic programs they are considering have been evaluated and found to have a basic level of quality. There are multiple types of accreditation and accrediting agencies, which play significant roles in academic and career activities such as transferring credits, receiving financial aid, pursuing professional credentials, and meeting employers' expectations.

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Accreditation, reputation, program quality and online instructor experience are all part of the mix when looking for an online learning experience.EVERY online student should research the qualifications of any school they attend.


I'm proud to be the advisor and online instructor UW-Stout E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate Program.  Top accreditation is just the tip of the quality iceberg at Stout.What a team. I encourage everyone to dig deep and then act on what they find. 

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Deborah Eastwood's curator insight, August 20, 7:49 PM

Accreditation is critical to having your degree taken seriously by employers.

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Moodle Rubric Grading - Complete Guide - Super Moodle

Moodle Rubric Grading - Complete Guide - Super Moodle | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

The Moodle rubric, a system built for criteria-based assessment, explicitly describes the performance expectation for an assignment. The rubrics have several criteria and each criterion has several descriptive levels provided. A rubric identifies several attributes. They include descriptions, performance levels and the criteria.


Criteria take into account the performance aspects that an instructor intends to assess. The description attribute denotes the desired characteristics associated with a criterion. The performance level is a rating scale in rubric used to identify the level of mastery a student has within a given criteria. Each descriptive level has a numerical grade and an instructor can choose the level that answers a given criterion in the best way possible.

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Moodle is a great LMS.  One the strengths of the platform is the rich set of resources available to online teachers. The Moodle Rubric system is a valuable assessment tool that will help your students understand the target... and hit it.

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e-Job: Online TESOL Spanish - Full Time - Indiana Wesleyan University

e-Job: Online TESOL Spanish - Full Time - Indiana Wesleyan University | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Experience/Skills: 

  1. Demonstrated teaching proficiency, preferably with “adult learners.”
  2. Demonstrated ability for research and scholarly activities.
  3. Demonstrated ability to work with culturally diverse populations.
  4. Research and practice experience focusing on diversity preferred.
  5. Strong oral and written communication skills in both English and Spanish.
  6. Awareness of and experience with American/Latin American Spanish culture.
  7. Experience and expertise in writing and teaching Spanish courses for both English and Spanish speaking students, including Spanish grammar and writing.
  8. Agile technology skills for providing effective online academic instruction.
  9. Must possess excellent interpersonal skills for relating effectively with other faculty, administrators, and staff.
  10. Possess strong organizational leadership skills.
  11. Demonstrated, active affiliation with State and/or National organizations related to this discipline.
  12. Demonstration of an active, growing Christian faith.

 

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If you need help with qualification # 9" Agile technology skills for providing effective online academic instruction."  Consider UW-Stout's E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate program.  Take a single course, or complete the entire sequence to earn your certificate. 

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Pinterest for the Flippin' Classroom? 16 Ways Educators Use Pinterest

Pinterest for the Flippin' Classroom? 16 Ways Educators Use Pinterest | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Pinterest isn't just for wedding themes, DIY craft inspiration, and pretty pictures — it can also be a great educational tool! Here are some creative ways educators are using Pinterest to enhance the learning experience.
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Are you hooked on Pinterest? Many are. It's a fun and relatively easy platform to use. Here's a clever infographic that will spark some ideas on how you can use it in your flipped, blended, or even fully online class. 


If you are up for some practical graduate education about social media in your classroom, consider Dr. Kay Lehmann's fully online course:  Integrating Social Media Instructional Strategies. It's almost as much fun as Pinterest. 8-)

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Natasha Georgiou's curator insight, August 14, 6:32 PM

Useful ideas in how TLs can use Pinterest as a way to resource the curriculum.

Betty Skeet's curator insight, August 17, 3:50 AM

Pinterest as an educational resource  for inspiration,  activities and classroom tools.

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Google Drive in Class: 38 Ideas by Sean Junkins

Google Drive in Class:  38 Ideas by Sean Junkins | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

August 11, 2014
This is the third post in a series of posts aimed at helping teachers and educators make the best out of Google Drive in classrooms. This series comes in a time when teachers are getting ready to start a new school year and hopefully will provide them with the necessary know-how to help them better integrate Google Drive in their teaching pedagogy. The two previous posts featured in this series were entitled consecutively "New Google Drive Cheat Sheet" and "Teachers Visual Guide to Google Drive Sharing". Today's post covers some interesting ideas and tips on how to go about using Google Drive in your classroom. This work is created by Sean Junkins from SeansDesk.

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Spark your thinking and get in gear for a new school year. Grab an idea and delve deeper using the resources developed by Sean Junkins. 

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Gary Harwell's curator insight, August 15, 8:17 PM

Are we using Drive in our classes? We shoudl be.

Judith Edwards's curator insight, August 16, 11:39 AM

Just found this great Scoop by our own Sean Junkins.

Steve Vaitl's curator insight, August 19, 10:22 AM

With a bit of imagination, some of these can be altered to fit business needs as well!!

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e-Job: Technology Global Adjunct

e-Job: Technology Global Adjunct | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Candidates must have a minimum of a Master's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Technology or a closely related field and either three or more years of experience as an effective college instructor or five or more years of tested experience within their profession. The ideal candidate will have a good mix of technical industry experience as well as prior teaching experience in an online setting.
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Put your Master's degree to work teaching online.  Need prior experience teaching online? Consider UW-Stout's E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate. Our training includes a hands on practicum teaching online at the graduate level. 

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How To Integrate iPads With The New Google Classroom - Edudemic

How To Integrate iPads With The New Google Classroom - Edudemic | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
With the recent announcement that Google Classroom will be available to all Google Apps for Education schools by the week of August 11th, schools that have also adopted iPads are interested in exploring the platform to determine if it will integrate into their existing deployment to provide a helpful and approachable workflow solution. While there …
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This article includes a Vimeo based video tutorial.  Consider is a quick way to get up to speed on Google's new moves into education. 

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Mark Fuson's curator insight, August 14, 2:00 PM

Google classroom seems to be coming strong! Sure would like access to this so I can begin testing it for teachers.

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e-Job: Real Estate Law Online Instructor

e-Job: Real Estate Law Online Instructor | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

JOB QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

  • Master's Degree in a Legal Field
  • Applied experience with Real Estate Law
  • A minimum of Three (3) years of experience in the subject area required
  • Excellent customer service and soft skills required
  • Previous distance education or online teaching experience preferred
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Subject matter expertise in Law and Real Estate, combined with online teaching skills is a potent combination. 


If you want real world experience join UW-Stout's E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Program.  Our Practicum delivers a hands on internship in one of our online graduate classes. 

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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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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, 6:07 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, 1:17 PM

A variety of resources worth sharing with learners.

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Expanding My Horizons by Victoria Thornley, MSN, RN, CNE

Expanding My Horizons by Victoria Thornley, MSN, RN, CNE | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

An E-portfolio developed  for the University of Wisconsin - Stout Graduate Certificate in E-Learning and Online Teaching where I started  in 2013.  I decided that I wanted to know more about online education.  With the rapid changes in technology and internet access, it appeared to me that online courses would flourish.  I found the E- Learning and Online Teaching graduate certificate program from University of Wisconsin – Stout.

Within this electronic portfolio you will find demonstrations of my learning.  Each course required the submission of artifacts to the portfolio.  I have selected artifacts from the courses listed above to present in this final portfolio as evidence of my learning and my ability to excel as an online educator.  The links lead to course work I have done that demonstrates my learning of course design, student assessment, online facilitation, and finally my reflections on my own learning. One additional link provides examples of learning projects I completed during the courses.  

 I hope you enjoy my journey as I expanded my horizons.    ~Vicki 
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Vicki is an exceptional nurse and educator who recently graduated from the UW-Stout E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate Program


Her portfolio shows the evolution of her thinking as she plans an online course for teaching nurses.

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Instructional Technology Support: University of Wisconsin - Green Bay

Instructional Technology Support: University of Wisconsin - Green Bay | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

The departments of Academic Technology Services and Adult Degree Programs currently have two vacancies for positions in Instructional Technology support. These positions play a coordinating role in the University's efforts to develop, deliver, and support fully online, web-enhanced online, and technology enhanced face-to-face courses. 


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in instructional design, educational technology, or related field at the time of application

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2 years of experience in support of instructional technology
  • Masters degree in instructional design, educational technology, or related field


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This is a full time on campus job. 

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Accreditation | Online Professional Development | University of Wisconsin-Stout

Accreditation | Online Professional Development | University of Wisconsin-Stout | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Continuous Improvement.

Great Teaching

Dedicated and Experienced Online Instructors

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Always investigate the accreditation of any online school you are considering.  

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Referencing and Citation Style Guides: MLA. APA. CSE. Chicago

Referencing and Citation Style Guides: MLA. APA. CSE. Chicago | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Those are the four main styles used when writing professionally or academically. Students will need to use one of these standard styles, so it?s important
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Well researched article on a complex topic.  Think of this as a jumping off point for resources on the major citation styles used in research.  

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Chloe Polledri Mirate's curator insight, August 15, 2:11 AM

Pratique et indispensable

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PEW Research: Mobile Technology Fact Sheet

PEW Research: Mobile Technology Fact Sheet | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Key data points on mobile technology from the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project
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The mobile phone of today is bringing instant (nearly) access to information to EVERYONE (nearly).

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USDLA Certified: UW-Stout Online

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University of Wisconsin - Stout is proud to be the first University in Wisconsin to be certified for excellence in distance education practices.

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The Art and Science of Successful Online Discussions

The Art and Science of Successful Online Discussions | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Faculty use asynchronous discussions to extend and enhance instructional practices in the online classroom. It is widely reported that online discussions play an integral role in facilitating students’ learning, as well as fostering dialogue, critical thinking, and reflective inquiry (Kayler & Weller, 2007; Morris, Finnegan, & Sz-Shyan, 2005). Despite faculty’s knowledge that discussion forums can serve as a useful learning tool, online discussions are not easy to establish and manage.
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Classes taught with facilitated discussion (a great step beyond simple Q&A) are the gold standard of online teaching and learning.


Solid references for this short read on the gold standard!

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Gary Harwell's curator insight, August 15, 10:47 AM

We can do it but we have to do it right.

Deborah Eastwood's curator insight, August 20, 8:00 PM

If you teach on-line it is critical that you understand how to best use the discussion board. There are times we want to guide the discussion and times when we should allow students to carry the weight. One common mistake instructors make in the online classroom is to attempt to drive every conversation. Occasionally students may need to take charge in order to learn the material.