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Generation YES » Youth & Educators Succeeding

Generation YES » Youth & Educators Succeeding | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Generation YES is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) with a mission to empower students and teachers to use technology to improve education in their own school. Our school-friendly online tools and innovative project-based curriculum build a learning community where students work alongside their teachers as technology leaders, collaborators and mentors. 15 years of research experience and proven scientific results show that when schools trust and collaborate with their students to integrate technology, academic success follows.


We believe in Participatory Learning - where students and teachers work together to create optimal conditions for learning in every classroom; where students are agents of change, rather than objects of change.

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GenYes has been a great idea that's weathered the test of time. Students help teachers with technology. What better role reversal could there be?  If your school is struggling with tech support, the answer is right here.  Even if your school is cruising along with great tech infrastructure, letting the kids take over is one of the best things you can do to prepare a modern learner. 


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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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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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Prepare for blended or virtual  classrooms or training in e-learning settings.GRADUATE CERTIFICATE 


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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Get on the Path to Summer Online Professional Development Courses from UW-Stout

Get on the Path to Summer Online Professional Development Courses from UW-Stout | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Hurry! Starting June 6th:
EDUC 651 Project-based Learning in the Flipped Classroom
http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/flippedclassroom.cfm
Magdalene Rouman
06/20/2016 - 07/29/2016

EDUC 645 School-wide Positive Behavioral and Intervention Support
http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/pbis.cfm
Shannon Mersand
06/13/2016 - 08/05/2016

EDUC 656 Bullying in Schools
http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/safeschool.cfm
Shannon Mersand
06/20/2016 - 07/29/2016

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Superb Online Classes this Summer! Plus Peer Review Resources -- Join us!

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7 lessons about finding the work you were meant to do

7 lessons about finding the work you were meant to do | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
You don’t “find your calling,” you fight for it — and other lessons from people who found their passion (sometimes late in life).
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I found my calling as a teacher when I as still in high school. It kept coming back. I once had a license plate holder that said "Born to Teach".  After 25 years in public school classrooms I was worn out by the all the demands that were draining my teaching spirit.

 

Then I found my way to teaching online. Returning to school at age 50 was the key.  I fought for a better way to teach... and found it online. ~ Dennis

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Ashleigh Latter's curator insight, May 19, 8:20 AM
This is great! I recently changed career paths and this is a good reminder that I think I've chosen the right thing for now as teaching is making me feel like all 3 of those circles are ticked!
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What Artificial Intelligence Could Mean For Education

What Artificial Intelligence Could Mean For Education | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Recent advances — such as the victory over a human Go champion — raise important questions about AI's potential role in teaching and learning.
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As an online teacher and learner I've been working 'IN' a computer 20 years.  My work place is exponentially more interesting every day. The NPR article is a resource rich overview of how technology and education are transforming teaching and learning.   (Will you be frightened or intrigued by the ideas this piece unlocks?)

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Imagine Discovering That Your Teaching Assistant Really Is a Robot

Imagine Discovering That Your Teaching Assistant Really Is a Robot | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Students mostly couldn’t tell ‘Jill Watson’ wasn’t human; ‘Yep!’

 

Since January, “Jill,” as she was known to the artificial-intelligence class, had been helping graduate students design programs that allow computers to solve certain problems, like choosing an image to complete a logical sequence.

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Fascinating.  The line between an automated response or canned comment just got crossed.

 

So much of good online teaching and learning is based on developing a safe learning community. Would you take it as a violation of trust to learn your TA was a bot?

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E-Learning Certificate Program: The Power of Infographics - UW-Stout Tech Tips

E-Learning Certificate Program: The Power of Infographics - UW-Stout Tech Tips | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

 This month's newsletter is a bonanza of resources for creating infographics!

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Great infographic tips - Plus summer online courses open now.

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e-Job: Student Mentor, Special Education - Western Governors University

e-Job: Student Mentor, Special Education - Western Governors University | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
WGU Student Mentors serve a critical advising and support role for student success. Student mentors do not teach courses, rather, they are their students' primary source of information about academic program operation, and about the policies and procedures of the university. Student mentors counsel their assigned students in understanding expectations and overcoming obstacles to ensure success. The student mentor is responsible for providing highly engaged, student centered support to a caseload of undergraduate or graduate students. Student mentoring requires significant contact via phone but also includes email, web camera interaction, and the potential for instant messaging and alternate forms of connection.
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WGU offers a competency based model supported by student mentors who work online from home.  Intense work!

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Increasing Accessibility - May 19, 2016 Online Learning Webinar | D2L

Increasing Accessibility - May 19, 2016 Online Learning Webinar | D2L | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Are you wondering if your courses are accessible to everyone? This webinar will share different approaches that you can take to make sure that you never limit learning opportunities.
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D2L is doing great things with accessibility. Learn about about it!

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Sue Walsh's curator insight, May 9, 6:04 PM
Well worth a look and listen :-)
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Learning Online is not a Spectator Sport: How to Make it Active

Learning Online is not a Spectator Sport: How to Make it Active | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Yet active learning in the virtual environment is no different than learning in face-to-face classrooms; we can apply the same definitions to online learning communities. The goal is to encourage students to dialog, write, think and evaluate no matter what learning environment the student occupies. If we consider Bloom’s Taxonomy of cognitive development, we want students to employ skills that go beyond the entry-level skills of knowledge and comprehension.
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Great ideas for promoting active learning in the online environment.

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Sue Walsh's curator insight, May 9, 6:08 PM
There is online learning ... and then again there is online learning. This of course requires appropriate teacher:student loads. Why some training organisations will allow near to empty classrooms and then expect online facilitators to manage a virtual stadium is beyond me!
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From Teacher to Techie » Connections Article

From Teacher to Techie » Connections Article | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Like Knutson, teachers who think about transitioning into the fast-growing world of ed tech bring important subject-matter expertise to the table. But that's not the only thing needed to succeed in StartupLand. We asked Knutson to share suggestions for how teachers can prepare for this kind of career change. Her tips:
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The Milken Family Foundation helped me launch my online career.  It's great to see what Milken Educators are up to!

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A Pass: Content Repository

A Pass: Content Repository | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
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Sharp angles for instructional designers and online teachers who understand design thinking.

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Dr. Julie Zaloudek: UW-Stout Critical Theory Learning Glass Lecture 5

Dr. Julie Zaloudek Spring, 2016

 

In a mostly dark studio in Millennium Hall, Julie Zaloudek stood in front of an illuminated pane of glass about the size of a large television.

 

From a control room came the voice of Ed Jakober, of Learning Technology Services at University of Wisconsin-Stout. “Quiet in the studio. OK. Smile,” he said as he turned on a video camera.

Zaloudek began to lecture for her Dynamics of the Family class for online students majoring in human development and family studies.

 

Facing a camera that was positioned on the other side of the glass, she wrote on the glass with a brightly colored marker.

Typically, with the camera opposite her, what Zaloudek was writing would appear backward. When the video was finished, however, students would be able to read her writing.

 

Learning Glass is a see-through blackboard with a twist.

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Learning Glass, a new tool for instructors at UW-Stout.

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Lisa Fitzgerald:  Reflections on E-Learning for Educators at UW-Stout

Lisa Fitzgerald:  Reflections on E-Learning for Educators at UW-Stout | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The following are my thoughts as I traveled through the eight weeks in my first class toward the certificate. I learned so much during this time, and I am reminded of how much there is always waiting...
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Lisa Fitzgerald recently earned her E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate at UW-Stout.  

 

Lisa's reflections show how a dedicated educator climbs a steep learning curve.  This is a page from her e-Portfolio, written during E-Learning for Educators, the first course in the certificate program.  

 

Lisa was a very skilled college instructor new to online teaching when she joined us.  By the end of the program, Lisa was teaching online for her school. 

 

Observing her online teaching technique and exploring her course design, I quickly realized she is a 'natural'. 

 

As you will see she is also a very reflective practitioner. 

 

 

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Lisa Fitzgerald's comment, April 27, 7:50 PM
I’m so humbled that you shared these reflections, and I’m also so thankful to the program for having us keep an ePortfolio. I always want to remember how difficult that first week was so that I can empathize with my first-time online students.
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How to Humanize Your Online Class - 2

How to Humanize Your Online Class - 2 | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
How to Humanize Your Online Class - 2 | Piktochart Infographic Editor
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Great infographic!

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Good ideas and research to guide teaching and inspire learning
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Finding Faculty: Hiring Practices That Work (from personal experience as academic hiring leader) | Online Teaching Guest Blog

Finding Faculty: Hiring Practices That Work (from personal experience as academic hiring leader) | Online Teaching Guest Blog | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
It's a monumental investment of time and money when you seek to hire quality faculty. There is no magic bullet or system of guarantees when you want to add the best of the best to your team. As a 20 year educational administrator, I understand the tremendous responsibility it is to secure high performing faculty.
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Most of you are looking for online teaching work. It helps to understand the hiring process from the administrative side of the desk.  The next time you get frustrated filling out long detailed applications, remember hiring is a 'High Stakes" operation for all involved.

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Automation or empowerment: online learning at the crossroads | Tony Bates

Automation or empowerment: online learning at the crossroads | Tony Bates | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The key question we face is whether online learning should aim to replace teachers and instructors through automation, or whether technology should be used to empower not only teachers but also learners. Of course, the answer will always be a mix of both, but getting the balance right is critical.
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I curate digital information. To do so I build and employ filters that help me sift through to find the gold.

 

One very simple filter is "When Tony Bates Talks -- Listen.

 

Love him or hate him. Agree or Disagree. Bates will get you thinking as he supplies historical context along with his thought provoking ideas.

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35 Educational Resources to Encourage Inquiry & Inventive Thinking | Childhood101

35 Educational Resources to Encourage Inquiry & Inventive Thinking | Childhood101 | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
I’ve scoured the internet, including all of my favourite social media sites, to bring you a fantastic collection of online inquiry and inventive thinking resources that I know will inspire and motivate both you and your students. The collection includes Lego, science, practical activity ideas, engineering, videos, animation, technology and a tonne of fun facts – so there is sure to be something for everyone!
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Great resources and ideas can be found from this award winning blog.

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Stewart-Marshall's curator insight, May 19, 8:12 AM
A collection of online inquiry and inventive thinking resources - including Lego, science, practical activity ideas, engineering, videos, animation, and technology - that will inspire and motivate both you and your students.
Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, May 24, 6:20 AM
This is  a good list of young STEM based integrated, 21st Century classroom resources for your teaching and learning environments.
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UW-Stout Online Students: Apply for a Scholarship?

UW-Stout Online Students: Apply for a Scholarship? | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
2016-17 Customized Instruction Scholarship

This scholarship is intended for students enrolled in customized instruction courses through UW-Stout. Students taking online courses often don’t meet the criteria of other, traditional scholarships.
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Twenty-four scholarships will be awarded:

  • Two $1,000 graduate scholarships
  • Two $1,000 undergraduate scholarships
  • 20 $500 scholarships to either undergraduate or graduate
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Digital natives vs. digital immigrants | Sree Sreenivasan | TEDxNewYork

"Advertisers, marketers, and employers chase digital natives, who are supposedly fearless in their love and embrace of technology. But there’s a group we’re overlooking, says Sree Sreenivasan, and that’s digital immigrants. In a short, charming talk he makes the case for skepticism and perspective from an older generation."
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Are you a digital immigrant who teaches digital natives? According to Sree Sreenivasan you might be "Tradigital.

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Instructional Design in Higher Education Report

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Instructional design is far more than glorified IT work. This report will help you see what designers do when they work in an academic institution.

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HCL's curator insight, May 12, 8:25 PM
An interesting report on the role of the Instructional Designer... "as pivotal player(s) in the design and delivery of learning experiences."
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The Foundation for Blended and Online Learning Scholarship Program - Program Information

The Foundation for Blended and Online Learning Scholarship Program - Program Information | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

The Foundation for Blended and Online Learning has established a scholarship program to assist current high school seniors who have completed a minimum of five (5) blended or online courses during their last two years of high school and plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs.
Applicants to The Foundation for Blended and Online Learning Scholarship Program must:
Be high school seniors who have completed a minimum of five (5) blended or online courses during their last two years of high school.
Demonstrate academic achievement or improvement as a direct result of their enrollment in the blended/online learning curriculum.
Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-  or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.

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Great opportunity!

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Three Focusing Activities to Engage Students in the First 5 Minutes of Class

Three Focusing Activities to Engage Students in the First 5 Minutes of Class | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
When I teach workshops about designing the flipped classroom, I always encourage faculty to think carefully about the first five minutes of class. In my lesson plan template, one of the first tasks we discuss when planning in-class time is to prepare what I call a “focusing activity.”
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A routine of instant focus helps maximise every minute you have with your students. When they are with you in class Carpe Diem!

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Academic Digital Etiquette: Interacting in online spaces

Academic Digital Etiquette: Interacting in online spaces | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Celia's reflections:

 

"I have had many discussions with students about the protocols on interacting in online spaces in an academic or professional manner. Whether they be commenting on a blog or giving feedback in comments on a Google document or interacting in Edmodo or Google Classroom, students need to be modelled the ‘professional’ way to behave. Commenting within an academic context is in fact providing feedback and as such quite a complicated skill for a young student."

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This thoughtful blog on "academic digital etiquette" offers excellent advice for students learning to work in academic discussion environments.

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Marla Bucy's curator insight, April 22, 2:26 PM
This is the kind of information that I think students who must peer review each other's writing would find helpful: This blog entry provides useful adjectives without an overwhelming amount of instruction.
Aleta Chowfin's curator insight, May 4, 4:49 AM
Great article !
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Adjunct Faculty Pool - Web Design - The Art Institute

Adjunct Faculty Pool - Web Design - The Art Institute | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The Art Institute Online Division is seeking adjunct faculty to join our pool of instructors with expertise in Web Design.

Individuals should have a minimum of a Masters of Art or Masters of Fine Art degree from an accredited university.
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Combine your design and e-learning skills with online teaching skills to open this interesting door to new possibilities. 

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Learning Glass helps UW-Stout professors connect with online students

Learning Glass helps UW-Stout professors connect with online students | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Learning Glass is a see-through blackboard with a twist.

 

Assistant Professor Julie Zaloudek: “With Learning Glass, you can see the instructors’ passion for the content we’re teaching. The student has the perception that we’re looking at them, and we like that.”

 

The idea for Learning Glass came from Jamison Patrick, of the Stout Online instructional design team. He saw a video about Learning Glass by a San Diego State professor who created one.

Patrick and Mike Cropp at the UW-Stout Discovery Center Fab Lab designed and built their own Learning Glass last fall using quarter-inch thick tempered glass mounted on a stand. Learning Technology Services created the set for videotaping.

“This provides an opportunity to be more engaging to our students,” Patrick said. “It’s low-cost and the return on investment is high. The possibilities are endless with e-learning.”

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The creative engergy of well trained minds is just part of what makes online teaching and learning a vital field. Kudos to the Fab-Lab and the committed educators of Stout Online.

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UW-Stout Technology Tips Newsletter - Land a Job Teaching Online

UW-Stout Technology Tips Newsletter - Land a Job Teaching Online | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Tech Tips Newsletter - Land a Job Teaching Online  E-learning is a growing field, but it can be difficult to land your first job as an online instructor. These resources will help you find and apply for jobs in e-learning and online teaching.
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Want a job teaching online? Learn how to SEARCH for one! These timely tips will get you started.

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