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John Seely Brown on Motivating Learners (Big Thinkers Series)

Published on Mar 6, 2013

Innovative thinker John Seely Brown, known for his ideas for merging digital culture and education, shares lessons educators can learn from surfers, gamers, and artists on how passion and competitive hunger can drive intrinsic motivation.

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Tracy18's curator insight, March 19, 2013 6:46 AM

Such an inspiration and a very insightful man. We have been stuck in a 'Teacher says so' learning environment for generations and a shift is occuring whereby students are embracing change and using technolgy in a constructivist manner to further their own education, students are embracing change much more readily than teachers who still seem reluctant. 

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I first discovered John Seely Brown when completing my M.Ed - http://people.ucsc.edu/~gwells/Files/Courses_Folder/ED%20261%20Papers/Situated%20Cognition.pdf. This view on learning rang, and still rings truth as one of the core theories that underpin my beliefs. It is timeless. In an age where learners' contexts are often more deterministic than the classroom, the interdependence of activity, culture and concept is, as you point out so well, a fundamental principle of social constructivism. In the age of technology, as information becomes so available to all, our learning cultures have shifted to one in which the learner is empowered to lead their own learning. And so this model, presented before the age of social technology, still predicts, anticipates, and explains learning.
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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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Photos For Class - The World's Easiest Way to Download Properly Attributed, Creative Common Images

Photos For Class - The World's Easiest Way to Download Properly Attributed, Creative Common Images | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Are you looking for a safe and easy way to find images for school reports? Just search and download properly attributed, copyright free images.

G Rated Images - Photos for Class uses Flickr safe search, and we do a little filtering of our own to help it out - Read More
Easy Attribution - When you click download, Photos For Class automatically cites the author and the image license terms - Read More
Creative Common Images - All images shown are to the best of our (and Flickr's) knowledge Creative Commons licensed for school use
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This search engine returns images with the creative common licence information included in the black band at the bottom of the image. 

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Include in QM for all projects.

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Prompts to Help Students Reflect on How They Approach Learning

Prompts to Help Students Reflect on How They Approach Learning | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

By: Maryellen Weimer, PhD in Teaching Professor Blog


"One of the best gifts teachers can give students are the experiences that open their eyes to themselves as learners. Most students don’t think much about how they learn. Mine used to struggle to write a paragraph describing the study approaches they planned to use in my communication courses. However, to be fair, I’m not sure I had a lot of insights about my learning when I was a student. Did you?
As fall courses start to wind down, it’s an apt time for reflection. Here are some pithy (I hope) prompts that might motivate students to consider their beliefs about learning."

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Maryellen Weimer provides us with a list of well crafted and thought provoking prompts for reflection.  This kind of thinking (and responding) is essential for both students and teachers.

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sian etherington's curator insight, November 24, 9:40 AM

Reflecting on your own learning as a teacher is very helpful for thinking about your own students' learning and your own approaches to teaching.

Claire Brooks's curator insight, November 24, 5:01 PM

good prompts for developing reflective practice about self as learner. Might work in with some aspects of Learning Analytics too.

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e-Jobs: Online Part-Time Faculty - English Writing and Literature

e-Jobs: Online Part-Time Faculty - English Writing and Literature | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Academic Responsibilities and Essential Functions:

Teaching excellence
Deliver online lessons to undergraduate and/or graduate students.
Initiate, facilitate, interact and moderate online classroom forums.
Be a faculty leader in your classes embracing fully the Community of Inquiry Framework of Teaching Presence, Cognitive Presence, and Social Presence.
Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers within the timeframe set forth by APUS policy providing effective feedback to guide student learning and success.
Comply with APUS guidelines and expectations for quality faculty engagement online.
Engage in the classroom and reply to emails, etc. at least every other day, including one day during the weekend.
Remain aware of classroom procedures and use of instructional materials.
Participate in professional development to enhance teaching skills.
Attend discipline specific and administrative meetings as scheduled.
Maintain 'discipline' knowledge by participating in one's own discipline-related professional communities.
Support APUS initiatives and departments.
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e-Jobs: Finance, Undergraduate School - Online Adjunct Faculty

e-Jobs: Finance, Undergraduate School - Online Adjunct Faculty | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

University of Maryland University College

EXPERIENCE:
Master's degree is required in Finance or related from an accredited institution of higher learning.
Professional experience in Finance
Higher Education teaching experience
Minimum technology requirements to teach at UMUC can be found and reviewed at http://www.umuc.edu/visitors/careers/facultyrecruit/ under Faculty Resources
PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
A terminal degree (i.e. PhD, JD, DBA etc.) is preferred from an accredited institution of higher learning.
Experience teaching adult learners in an online environment is also preferred.

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Combine your finance expertise, advanced degree, and online teaching experience to seize this opportunity.

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Gain experience teaching online on Udemy.

Gain experience teaching online on Udemy. | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
This FAQ section will help you understand the ins and outs of creating a course and answer any additional questions you may have about teaching online.
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  I work with many beginning online teachers who are struggling to get started actually teaching online. UDEMY is one way to create your own opportunities as you develop real world experience. 


Building a free course is a way to also build your credibility and expand your network. Developing a course and charging a fee is a way to make money teaching online. 


Either path will teach you a lot about instructional design, video and audio production, and social media marketing. 


So why not add a UDEMY course to your resume and gain some experience while you are applying for online jobs? 

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With Sprout, HP bets on remaking the PC as a 3D maker tool | ZDNet

With Sprout, HP bets on remaking the PC as a 3D maker tool | ZDNet | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
It's called Sprout by HP and it's an all-in-one PC that looks similar to an iMac, but sports a small digital projector on the top of the monitor that projects down onto a mat (where the keyboard would normally be) and creates a second screen that is fully touch-enabled and also works with a digital pen. And the projector also serves as a 2D image scanner and a full 3D scanner for digitizing real world objects.

CNET first take on Sprout
That's the hardware. The software involves what HP refers to as an "apperating system" called Workspace. It sits on top of Windows 8 and the computer boots directly into this HP environment to access a suite of creative tools. HP has Microsoft's support on this, which is a first in terms of a third party being sanctioned to bypass Windows and boot into their own environment.
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Here's a tool to support a "maker space" environment for 3D design. Not what you need at home? Perhaps not, but an amazing bit of affordable tech for any team looking to do quick prototyping. I see this as a computer lab/maker space station that helps bring ideas to life. 

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e-Jobs: Virtual Learning Teacher

e-Jobs: Virtual Learning Teacher | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
BA degree and California (up to 12th grade) teaching certificate, English preferred. Experience using technology to teach and/or tutor high school students required. Two (2) years working with at-risk youth students in an organized setting preferred.
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Online Teaching Play Book

Online Teaching Play Book | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Shannon Mersand: "This is a resource I am building to help myself, and possibly others, as they work toward building and facilitating online courses. It was inspired by my interactions with fellow students, Deb Kabler and Dr. Kay Lehmann in Collaborative Communities in eLearning. It is very much a work in progress."

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This is a curated resource for online teachers. Articles and books covering a variety of topics:  


Course Design, Discussions, Assessment, Management, Tips for Online Students.



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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, November 14, 1:56 PM

Some useful resources here. Thanks, Shannon!

Claire Brooks's curator insight, November 14, 6:31 PM

not a lot of new or cutting edge stuff here, but nevertheless a collection that might be useful

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Why Great Teachers Blog (and How You Can Get Started)

Why Great Teachers Blog (and How You Can Get Started) | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
For great educators, teaching is a calling more than an occupation. That’s why educators spend so much of their time not only teaching in and beyond the classroom, but also constantly learning themselves, exploring every avenue that can make them more effective (like using Twitter for professional development).


So why would they take the time to blog at all, much less regularly? And is it something every educator should consider? To find out, we asked six Milken Educators with regular blogs on different topics to share their insights. What we learned was that there is no one reason to blog, but myriad reasons and benefits for doing so.

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I owe my start in online teaching and learning to the Milken Family Foundation.  Back in '95 I became a Milken National Educator.  The world changed. My access to information and ideas grew and my teaching spirit soared.  The MFF is still doing the good work!

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eJobs: Human Geography-Online

eJobs: Human Geography-Online | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Darton State College


Minimum requirements for the position include:

  • Prior experience teaching online with a minimum of three online courses. (Only applicants with prior online teaching experience will be considered.)
  • Must have a passion for helping students learn online
  • Broadband Internet access and adequate computer to handle D2L Vista
  • Masters degree from an accredited institution with a graduate major concentration, or a minimum of an additional eighteen (18) graduate semester hours, in the primary teaching field.
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Playlist: 3 TEDx Talks from kids doing amazing things - TEDX Innovations

Playlist: 3 TEDx Talks from kids doing amazing things - TEDX Innovations | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
This Saturday and Sunday, TEDx communities across the globe will be celebrating TEDxYouthDay, a weekend of TEDx events dedicated to the ingenuity of kids worldwide. Every year we’re taken aback by the amazing things that come out of these events, and to celebrate, we’re featuring some of our favorite TEDx Talks from young people. Below, three great TEDx Talks from kids you have to watch.

Via John Evans
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When TED talks, why not listen?

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David Smart's curator insight, November 16, 8:22 AM

Kids are more than precious; they may also have the ansews. Are we listening?

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University of Central Florida: Teaching Online Pedagogical Repository

University of Central Florida: Teaching Online Pedagogical Repository | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

The University of Central Florida's (UCF) Center for Distributed Learning (CDL) offers the Teaching Online Pedagogical Repository (TOPR) as a public resource for faculty and instructional designers interested in online and blended teaching strategies. Each entry describes a strategy drawn from the pedagogical practice of online/blended teaching faculty, depicts this strategy with artifacts from actual courses, and is aligned with findings from research or professional practice literature.

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This is a significant archive of peer reviewed resources.  Get your mind around hundreds of field tested online teaching strategies!

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David Baker's curator insight, November 11, 11:38 AM

Many resources here that may augment our efforts to provide a variety of professional learning options for teachers in the St. Vrain district.. 

Dennis Swender's curator insight, November 11, 3:52 PM

A novel approach in education:  Collecting and disseminating empirical evidence to justify beliefs and ideas in contrast with making or supporting decisions based on hearsay, anecdotes, and/or past experiences.

Paula King, Ph.D.'s curator insight, November 12, 11:28 AM

I have not used this but will check it out. 

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Using Video Grading to Help Students Succeed -- Campus Technology

Using Video Grading to Help Students Succeed -- Campus Technology | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Creating videos to supplement the grading process can personalize the instructor-student relationship, clarify expectations and help keep learners on track.
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Richard Rose provides expertise and perspective on the value of personalizing the online grading process by using targeted video. His comments on how to help struggling students are pure gold. 

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Sanford Arbogast's curator insight, Today, 9:37 AM

One of my colleagues was doing this in 2000, for her online Engilsh classes when we first got Camtasia and a tablet PC

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e-Jobs: Online Adjunct Professor: Project Management

e-Jobs: Online Adjunct Professor: Project Management | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Qualifications:
Ph.D or DBA in Operations or Management with specializing in Project Management from a regionally accredited institution.
Minimum 3 years applicable experience in project management.
PMP certification desired.
Prior experience teaching online, preferably in a global setting
A demonstrated record of focusing on the student
Candidate will be required to submit a resume and/or curriculum vitae and teaching philosophy with their application
Candidate will be required to complete satisfactory background and reference checks
Additional requirements driven by state licensing or accreditation considerations may apply
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Online Teaching skills will give you the edge on this one. 

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Teaching Practices Inventory Provides Tool to Help You Examine Your Teaching

Teaching Practices Inventory Provides Tool to Help You Examine Your Teaching | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Maryellen Weimer, PhD:


Here’s a great resource: the Teaching Practices Inventory. It’s an inventory that lists and scores the extent to which research-based teaching practices are being used. It’s been developed for use in math and science courses, but researchers Carl Wieman and Sarah Gilbert suggest it can be used in engineering and social sciences courses, although they have not tested it there. I suspect it has an even wider application. Most of the items on the inventory are or could be practiced in most disciplines and programs

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This inventory, published by the University of British Columbia was developed by an impressive team from Canada, headed by Nobel Prize winning physicist Carl Wieman.  Fine research. Deep and worth the dive.

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Paula King, Ph.D.'s curator insight, November 23, 5:59 PM

Thank you for sharing this compendium. 

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e-Jobs: Virtual Teacher - High School Math, Science, Spanish, French Full Time Online Jobs

e-Jobs: Virtual Teacher - High School Math, Science, Spanish, French Full Time Online Jobs | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Odysseyware Academy is seeking applicants for certified instruction-based positions for High School French, Spanish and CTE teachers. Opportunities exist for teachers with certifications in California, Pennsylvania and/or Minnesota.


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MVU releases guide to help schools navigate the virtual learning journey > Michigan Virtual School | MiVHS | MVU | Michigan Online Education

MVU releases guide to help schools navigate the virtual learning journey > Michigan Virtual School | MiVHS | MVU | Michigan Online Education | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
MVU recently released a guide for mentors of online learning students, "Mentor Fundamentals: A Guide for Mentoring Online Learners,” that is intended to provide an understanding of the fundamental elements of mentoring or coaching students for success with online courses.

Mentors are critical partners in ensuring student success in navigating the virtual learning journey. The mentor, student, parent and online instructor form a team to help students become proficient online learners and successfully complete their courses.

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The Michigan Virtual School is a reliable source of information about K-12 Virtual Education.  Dig into their resources and you'll be rewarded.

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Reports & Graphics « Keeping Pace

Reports & Graphics « Keeping Pace | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Keeping Pace with K-12 Online Learning: An Annual Review of Policy and Practice (2014) is the 11th in a series of annual reports that began in 2004 that examine the status of K-12 online education across the country. The report provides an overview of the latest policies, practices, and trends affecting online learning programs across all 50 states.
Keeping Pace is researched and published as a service to the educational and governmental communities through the generous support of our sponsors. Distribution of the report and graphics for presentations are free.
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This is an excellent research archive for anyone digging into K-12 Virtual education. (Recommended to me by the Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute.)

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5 Tips On How eLearning Professionals Can Create an Effective Online Presence - eLearning Industry

5 Tips On How eLearning Professionals Can Create an Effective Online Presence - eLearning Industry | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Christopher Pappas: "In this article, I'll share some online presence tips that can help eLearning Professionals to create an effective online presence. Whether you're an eLearning freelancer or you are working for an eLearning company, these online presence tips will give you the opportunity to gain online exposure and keep your eLearning career in good standing.

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I know Chris Pappas primarily from his high profile presence on LinkedIn.  He certainly has nailed the formula for success in e-learning and instructional design.  (He walks the talk.)

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Director of Stanford Online High School

Director of Stanford Online High School | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Advanced degree required, PhD or EdD preferred. 
3-5 years of administrative experience and teaching experience required, more preferred. 


The DOHS must have broad understanding of technology and the role that technology plays in Stanford OHS. 


As Stanford OHS is a school that attracts highly academically and intellectually motivated students, it is highly desirable that the DOHS have experience with gifted education, particularly the range of course options presently being made available students by the recognized gifted centers and talent search programs. The DOHS must also be intimately familiar with the education system of the US, including public, private, and homeschooling, and at the secondary and university levels. 

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Home | LibreOffice - Free Office Suite - Fun Project - Fantastic People

Home | LibreOffice - Free Office Suite - Fun Project - Fantastic People | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Welcome to the official website of the LibreOffice project: the office suite the community has been dreaming for years. Download the latest version now.
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Students don't have to own Microsoft Word to produce dropbox compatible documents. This open source product should do the job and comes highly recommended.

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Free Online Event: All About iPads

Free Online Event: All About iPads | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The iPad is MUCH more than a tool for game playing and watching media... it's true! It's a wonderful way to engage your students and help you grow professionally.

Via Kay Lehmann
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Thanks to Kay Lehmann for this news!  Online Saturday November 15th.

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Kay Lehmann's curator insight, November 12, 10:36 AM

This is Saturday, November 15 and it is my favorite price, free!

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Chilean Students invent mobile monitoring system to collect biomedical data

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Learning is Global.  Entrepreneurship and the recognition of talent can change the world (one idea and one student at a time). 


Hear it from the source: http://vimeo.com/78736943


This is a feel good story. 

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Self-Assessment Inspires Learning

Self-Assessment Inspires Learning | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Read and download this self-assessment rubric and accompanying questions to help you assess your own or your students' social and emotional development this year.
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Self-Assessment is a powerful concept for all classrooms: traditional, blended, and fully online. 


Guide the self-assessment with a rubric and you have fundamentally sound assessment design. 

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Dennis Swender's curator insight, November 8, 5:41 AM

Note the relationship of the 3rd paragraph with 1) Banks' "empowering school culture and social structure" and with the Implicit Association Tests.