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The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning (www.irrodl.org) is a refereed e-journal that aims to advance research, theory and best practice in open and distance education research.
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E-Learning and Online Teaching Certificate Program Infographic
Here's an infographic I've been working on to give you all a sense of the E-Learning Graduate Certificate Program at UW-Stout.
I will take a look at this program. If I could start Monday that would be perfect! I'm probably too late which would be sad because it seems to be relatively inexpensive.
Beginner's Guide to WeeblyCommon QuestionsLive Training WebcastsText and ImagesPages & NavigationBloggingDomains & EmailVideo & AudioCommerceCustom HTML & Embeddable Widgets
Stats & Search Engines
When you start working with a new Web Builder it really helps to have the Help section bookmarked.
Build a Weebly Website quickly. Get Weebly help and Weebly support using on-line Weebly videos. Add Paypal, slide shows, video, audio and lots of Weebly add-...
Here's a recent (2014) video tutorial to help you get up to speed with Weebly.
The Beginners Guide to Class Google Sites D. Norman ictforeducators.com ...
Recommended to me by a trusted source. 8-)
Google Sites not only offers an easy-to-use interface for publishing content to the web quickly, but also offers a host of integrations with other Google Apps services. You can easily embed documents, spreadsheets, and presentations you’ve created in Google Drive by using the insert function. The feature I really like is the ability to embed a video. Now that Drive allows you to store and play several video formats such as mp4 and wmv, you can easily upload your video to Drive and embed it on your site for others to view.
Google Sites is a powerful (some say overly complex) way to create a website. Here's a tech oriented quick explanation how to use Google Drive with Google Sites to embed video.
Once you have created the basic structure, style, and navigation of your Public Web Site, you often want to add content to it because many customers and site visitors look for richer and more compelling information.
Although you can create downloads, a more powerful method is to embed Word documents, PowerPoint presentations, Excel workbooks, Visio diagrams, or PDF files, so site visitors can view the contents inline on the page.
Here's specific advice from Microsoft on how to embed files on a website. Useful for those of you creating e-portfolios.
AbstractThis study examined the prediction of dropouts through data mining approaches in an online program. The subject of the study was selected from a total of 189 students who registered to the online Information Technologies Certificate Program in 2007-2009. The data was collected through online questionnaires (Demographic Survey, Online Technologies Self-Efficacy Scale, Readiness for Online Learning Questionnaire, Locus of Control Scale, and Prior Knowledge Questionnaire). The collected data included 10 variables, which were gender, age, educational level, previous online experience, occupation, self efficacy, readiness, prior knowledge, locus of control, and the dropout status as the class label (dropout/not). In order to classify dropout students, four data mining approaches were applied based on k-Nearest Neighbour (k-NN), Decision Tree (DT), Naive Bayes (NB) and Neural Network (NN). These methods were trained and tested using 10-fold cross validation. The detection sensitivities of 3-NN, DT, NN and NB classifiers were 87%, 79.7%, 76.8% and 73.9% respectively. Also, using Genetic Algorithm (GA) based feature selection method, online technologies self-efficacy, online learning readiness, and previous online experience were found as the most important factors in predicting the dropouts.Keywords: Educational data mining, student dropout prediction, k-nearest neighbour, decision tree, Naive Bayes, neural network.
Must remember this one if I am going to introduce Diigo to my class!
Do you know about social bookmarking? Check out this great resource that can guide you in using Diigo to organize and annotate your favorite web resources. We've used Diigo to create resources for our UDL playgrounds at the iSTE conference. Many different possible applications.
Web 2.0 para curar contenidos, compartirlos y ayudar a aprender desarrollando la competencia digital.
Online section instructors are assigned a group of students for whom they provide learning support, interact with, answer course-related questions, and moderate weekly online chat sessions. The section instructor grades all required assignments and completes the final course evaluations using the grading rubrics provided by the Lead Instructor. The section instructor works with the Lead Instructor in overseeing their assigned course section(s).Section instructors are contracted by Pearson Embanet.
As part of a self-directed professional learning community, teachers at RMC in London, Ontario undertook the exploration of a range of social media tools. Th...
Thanks to Tricia Rohloff for recommending this video.
I liked the Canadian accent and the real world view the narrator provides. He sounds like a veteran educator.
By opening the video on YouTube I was able learn more about Author' Miles MacFarlane. I was impressed that he'd included citations for his video in the descriptions area. I searched his name and found many links to teacher oriented content he's created. There's a good deal of bibliographical material. A quick scan of his online presence and the video itself is enough to convince me that Miles is well worth listening to!
David Wiley opened the 2009 Penn State Symposium for Teaching and Learning with Technology with a thought provoking keynote presentation on open education. 3...
This vision of OER is inspirational. The this quick overview of the topic will help promote the idea that anyone, with the necessary internet access and self determination can educate themselves using Open Educational Resources.
Role of social media in online higher education presented to PASSHE February 21, 2014
It always good to see what my colleagues Data and Kay are up to! Congratulations my friends!
The NMC Horizon Report > 2014 Higher Education Edition is a collaborative effort between the NMC and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI), an EDUCAUSE Program. This eleventh edition describes annual findings from the NMC Horizon Project, an ongoing research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in education.
Latest edition for Higher Education. Take a peek over the horizon to what's coming over the next five years.
Shine on the web
Scoop.it is a rich community build by Curators who select and tag articles of interest. This archive was built by searching Scoop.it using the tag: weebly. You'll see the most recent articles first. This gives you an ongoing source of 'fresh material about Weebly'.
This Weebly's Youtube channel. It's not particularly a robust community (about 300 subscribers) but there are relatively fresh videos in the video section.
This is a page of search results for Google Sites. The search retrieved 38 results. The video tutorials are well designed.
Site is well organized with strong search features in including tags.
The scope of the site (as indicated by their logo) is "Tips, Tricks, and tools for Gmail & Google Apps".
Hint about using video tutorials: Watch the entire tutorial from start to finish to get the big picture. Then watch a second time as you follow step by step.
a very useful tip for flipped classrooms: share a video with your students from a certain time or embed it in your blog, class website or LMS
Finding the right clip within a longer YouTube video is a tech trick worth learning.
This is a super helpful tip to get the embedded video code to include a specific start time! I must share this one.
#GAJam project #JamTip I love this feature of setting a start time when sharing the video!
How to share or embed YouTube from a specific time in the video.
Our YouTube Video element allows you to share videos from, er, what's that place called? Oh yeah, YouTube! This element can be found within Multimedia, all the way over on the far right of the elem...
For those using Weebly, here's a video on how to embed .... video.
Poll Everywhere is the cheapest Audience Response System available. Plans include free text message voting and polling.
Quick student feed back in an online course is essential. I've been thinking about an easy way to conduct formative assessment of my course designs. Something light and mobile.
This looks good. I used it during a conference and did get some replies. Might try it again. Of course if the audience doesn't have a mobile phone or a laptop working they don't have a voice.
iEARN is a global nonprofit (active in over 140 countries) that enables young people worldwide, working in collaboration and dialogue, to make a meaningful
Written by Tadej Stanic
In this article I’ll present a framework that could help educators to make a shift from designing long, information based online courses to micro-learning, which is a result of content curation techniques and chunking information design strategy.
This is a concept worth consideration.
It's hard to learn to play the piano just by watching a video of a great pianist. Interactive learning is much more effective! oppia.org helps you make embeddable interactive educational "explorations" that let people learn by doing.
This is an Open Source project licensed under Creative Commons as Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)
Of particular interest is the promise that learning journeys will be "embeddable interactive educational explorations".
Applications for blended learning abound.
David Wiley speaks eloquently about Open Education. Wiley is one of the sharp minds promoting this concept. HIs experience in higher education gives him perspective. He thinking gives us all a vision of education that can transform the world.
How much time do we put into the design of the assessment plans in our online courses? Is most of that time focused upon summative graded assignments that factor into the course grade? Or, do they also include opportunity for practice and informal feedback?
Applies to the online, blended, and traditional classroom.
They make sense, but ask teachers about authentic assessment. It is still thought of as an isolated activity where the student does their project alone. That is not the way of the world and has not been forever. We work and learn together. Why not assess together?
Good ideas for better assessment of online courses!
Wonderful article that challenges us to think through the online assessments and their prep!
The New Media Consortium, the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), with the support of HP, produced the NMC Horizon Report > 2013 K-12 Edition. This fifth edition in the annual K-12 series of the NMC Horizon Project examines emerging technologies for their potential impact on and use in teaching, learning, and creative inquiry within the environment of pre-college education.
The 2013 K-12 report is available in PDF format from this site.
The Horizon Project Navigator is a dynamic social media platform that allows users to fully exploit the Horizon Project's extensive collection of relevant articles, research, and projects related to emerging technology and its applications worldwide. Users can contribute new information, add their own commentary and analysis, configure and save custom searches, and rate anything in the dataset.
Here is a database of projects happening around the work that leverage the ideas in NMC's Horizon Reports