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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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10 Specific Ideas To Gamify Your Classroom

10 Specific Ideas To Gamify Your Classroom | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

10 Specific Ideas To Gamify Your Classroom by Mike Acedo In today’s classroom, educators are constantly required to mold their teaching methods to give students the best opportunity to succeed. It is not only imperative for students to learn the required material, but also critical that students gain a sense of confidence toward their work, and find motivation to expand their learning.

However, this can be difficult for some students, who may struggle in traditional, lecture-based class styles. For some students, finding the motivation to complete homework or prepare for class can be a constant struggle, especially when every effort is met with a poor grade or frustration from teachers and parents. Therefore, teachers must become more and more creative when motivating students to learn.


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Excellent advice for all teachers (face to face and virtual)!

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looking at using Zondle next semester

E-Learning and Online Teaching
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 elearning settings.

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A Roadmap to Online College Student Decision Making

A Roadmap to Online College Student Decision Making | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, in 2012 approximately 2.6 million students were enrolled in fully-online degree programs, while 5.5 million were taking at least one online course.  For institutions to fully understand how to best serve this growing population, it is critical to understand who is studying online and what they are looking for in from their degree program.

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I work with those who have already made their online college choice. It's fascinating to get a glimpse of the process that brought us together. 

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K-12 Digital Learning Platform | Haiku Learning

K-12 Digital Learning Platform | Haiku Learning | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Haiku Learning revolves around your content. Create classroom pages, add and organize content blocks, change layouts, and publish whenever you’re ready. Embed content from YouTube, Google Docs, Maps, Skype and dozens of other third-party services or create your own from scratch. And when you’ve crafted the perfect classroom page? Resource sharing in Haiku lets you share your classes, pages, and content blocks with any other Haiku user--and use content in your own class created by other teachers.

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I'm glad to see that Haiku is still in the game.  I had a sample account with them years ago and was impressed.  Well worth a look if you are shopping learning management systems. 

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Build K-12 CC standards-based rubrics in under a minute!

Build K-12 CC standards-based rubrics in under a minute! | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The ThemeSpark™ free web-based teacher tool was designed by former teacher David Hunter. The creator of the innovative Zombie-Based Learning curriculum, he founded our parent company EdCourage, Inc. to offer powerful teacher tools that easily add Authentic Learning to standards-based curriculum. David will be presenting on this topic at ASCD15 in Houston.
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I set up an account and built a 21st Century Skills Collaboration rubric based on Common Core in less than a minute. Very clever. You can combine standards from different tracks and them share via web address or social media or download. 


This product delivers.  Give it a try. 

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The ThemeSpark™ free web-based teacher tool

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E-Jobs: Remote/Online Instructor for Sociology

E-Jobs: Remote/Online Instructor for Sociology | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Requirements:
Master's Degree with a major in Sociology or Master's Degree in another discipline with 18 semester credit hours in Sociology
Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communications skills
Excellent customer service skills
Distance education experience preferred
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Put your Master's Degree and your online teaching skills to work. 

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10 Month Fast Track to Your Graduate Certificate in E-Learning and online Teaching

10 Month Fast Track to Your Graduate Certificate in E-Learning and online Teaching | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Begin January 2015 and complete the certificate in 10 months.

EDUC 760 Elearning for Educators January 5 - February 27, 2015 
EDUC 762 Assessment in E-learning March 2 - April 24, 2015
EDUC 763 Instructional Design for E-learning May 4 - June 26, 2015
EDUC 761 Creating Collaborative Communities in E-learning - Online Facilitation  June 29 - August 21, 2015
EDUC 764 E-Learning Practicum + Internship September 14 – November 7, 2015 (Prerequisite: Successful completion with a 3.0 gpa in EDUC 760, 761, 762, 763 


It's possible to skip a semester or two between courses if that works better for you than taking the courses back to back. Each course is offered three times per year.

Begin May 2015 and complete the certificate in 10 months.

EDUC 760 960 E-learning for Educators May 4 - June 26, 2015
EDUC 762 961 Assessment in E-learning June 29 - August 21, 2015
EDUC 763 900 Instructional Design for E-Learning August 24 - October 16, 2015
EDUC 761 900 Collaborative Communities in E-learning - Online Facilitation October 19 - December 11, 2015
EDUC 764 930 E-Learning Practicum + Internship January 20 - March 27, 2016
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We are now offering back to back classes to allow participants to complete two 8 week courses per semester. This makes a fast track 10 month path to the Graduate Certificate possible. 


Of course anyone is free to take a single course for professional development, or to time between courses to balance the work/life equation. 

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11 Tips for Working Successfully in Virtual Groups Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

11 Tips for Working Successfully in Virtual Groups Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
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Rules to live & teach by! 

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e-Jobs: Lead Instructor - General Education - CTU Online

e-Jobs: Lead Instructor - General Education - CTU Online | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Required Skills
Documented expertise in interpersonal and oral presentation/written communication skills, as demonstrated by data sheet, diplomas, degrees, transcripts, certifications, CVs/Resumes, and in personal interview.
Required Experience
Minimum of 2 years' experience in a post-secondary institution as a student-centered, retention-focused educator
Terminal degree (Math or Science strongly preferred) from a Council for Higher Education (CHEA) accredited institution required in appropriate academic subject area / field of instruction
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e-Job: Adjunct Online Faculty Mathematics

e-Job: Adjunct Online Faculty Mathematics | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

The University of Louisiana at Monroe is seeking qualified adjuncts to teach online for the Office of eULM in the following content areas to teach in the Spring 2015 Semester. 

Mathematics - Minimum of a Master Degree in Mathematics 


Requirements:

  • A passion for education 
  • Willingness to participate in an online training/orientation course 
  • Online teaching and/or learning experience 
  • Familiarity with current research in best practices of online teaching and learning 
  • Familiarity with current research in adult learning theory 
  • Attention to detail and willingness to perform all duties assigned 
  • Positive and professional tone in all communications with students, staff and colleagues 
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If you have online teaching skills and a Math Masters this looks like a good opportunity to get started in online teaching at the university level w/o a terminal degree.   

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Top 10 Tips to Use Word Clouds in eLearning - eLearning Industry

Top 10 Tips to Use Word Clouds in eLearning - eLearning Industry | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Word clouds are ideal for eLearning professionals who are looking for ways to visually represent text, whether this is content within an eLearning course or writings of the learners. Color and size can be used to denote a word's level of importance within the cloud, which helps learners to acquire and retain significant ideas (i.e. bolded words) more effectively. While word clouds are often associated with language arts eLearning courses, they can actually be used in virtually any eLearning setting.
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Here's a very clever article with some thought provoking ideas. Word clouds as deliverables, word clouds as discussion prompts, word clouds for feedback to name a few.

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Frank Napoli's curator insight, October 16, 9:14 AM

The ability to bold words and change the colour and size to focus on the important words..

Sue Walsh's curator insight, October 16, 6:03 PM

Word Clouds. Interesting. I like it. Something to have a play with :-)

online4ed's curator insight, October 16, 11:48 PM
Love using this in research classes.
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Innovation Excellence | 25 Things Skilled Learners Do Differently

Innovation Excellence | 25 Things Skilled Learners Do Differently | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Posted on October 16, 2014 by Saga Briggs
Imagine for a moment that all human beings had the same IQ, but that some of us knew how to tap into it better than others. How would we approach education differently?

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These are things most life long learners do. As a teacher they seem second nature. How about for you?

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Enrico De Angelis's curator insight, October 21, 6:52 PM

Skilled learners ... Are we?

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, October 22, 4:34 AM

tout le problème est de l'intégrer dans les cours. 

Nick van Breda's curator insight, October 22, 11:58 AM

Interesting article. Reflections…. Self worth and achievement seem to be linked together in most of Western Society. We personalise events in our life and then begin to live from our memories, gaining a false sense of identity instead of seeing it simply as a series of skills to learn. 

Takeaways: 

"people who think about their own learning, make a habit of asking questions, use what they’ve learned, teach what they’ve learned to others, and enjoy the learning process on an intrinsic level all become better learners"

"these are all strategies and habits that can be adopted through practice… The smartest, most successful people in the world wouldn’t be where they are today if they weren’t skilled learners. So let’s examine which strategies we should be perfecting and how they can serve us in the long run."

#RT insights Zen Hustle group via Facebook

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Web Accessibility MOOC for Online Educators (Fall 2014) | Desire2Learn Open Courses

Web Accessibility MOOC for Online Educators (Fall 2014) | Desire2Learn Open Courses | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Many eLearning educators are under-prepared to deal with web accessibility issues. This free MOOC, sponsored by Portland Community College and D2L, provides a free professional development opportunity to help eLearning professionals meet the challenges of addressing accessibility in online learning.
Registration is open from September 29 until November 14, 2014.
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The more you learn about Web Accessibility, the more you realize just how much there is to know. This MOOC is about a fundamental issue in online learning.  


I joined this Mooc and worked ahead. I'm about to finish the third week in this five week course. The design is top flight. The information is first rate. I'm engaged and determined to complete the course.


Just because it's free doesn't mean it isn't valuable. 

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online4ed's curator insight, October 20, 9:26 AM

Just attended a neat conference at #hilbertcollege and sat in on this topic. I need this!  

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interesante

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Disrupt Your Grading Rut: Alternative Assessment Methods for the Online Classroom

Disrupt Your Grading Rut: Alternative Assessment Methods for the Online Classroom | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Authentic, learner-centered, collaborative assessment alternatives
Alternative assessment methods such as writing assignments, collaborative assignments, case studies, and debates can avoid the problems often associated with tests and quizzes. “There are many ways to approach assessment. It depends on the context of the course. When we teach faculty how to teach online, we try to give them a taste of a majority of those methods. I don’t know that we can cover all of them in one course, but there are multiple ways to get at the issues and make this a real-life situation for the students so they can actually learn from the process,” Pratt says.
Palloff and Pratt recommend selecting assessment methods that are learner-centered and authentic.
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Words of wisdom: Balance traditional, time saving automatic grading with learner centered assessment methods. 

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Jose Pietri's curator insight, October 17, 3:43 AM

"... but there are multiple ways to get at the issues and make this a real-life situation for the students so they can actually learn from the process" 

Steve Vaitl's curator insight, October 17, 12:58 PM

For my Teaching friends. Great information about assessments focusing on more than simple memorizing information. With today's "age of information", open book testing can be used, when designed appropriately, to actually teach as well as assess.

Sue Walsh's curator insight, October 17, 7:13 PM

it is a real challege to stretch thinking to real-life assessment approaches and take everyone on the journey. the focus on learner centred and authentic is great, and dare I mention the many of these approaches lend to assessment only pathways ... but thats a whole other challenge!

 

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Get a Peek Into Your Site or App's Usability

Get a Peek Into Your Site or App's Usability | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

See and hear a 5-minute video of a real person using your site or app. It's super fast, and totally free.


Usability testing—the process of evaluating a site or product’s usability by letting real people try it—has been around for decades. Initially, it was so expensive and complex that only big companies could afford it. In fact, our cofounder Dave was first introduced to usability testing while working at Apple. When he saw how valuable testing was, he wanted to find a way to make it available to everyone.

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Usability testing is essential and yet it is often skipped during website development. Here's a way to get a free usability test done by real people and delivered as a video.  


See how others see your web publishing work! 

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Competency-based education arrives at three major public institutions @insidehighered

Competency-based education arrives at three major public institutions @insidehighered | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The Wisconsin System’s “Flexible Option” is the most extensive and established of the programs. Its five competency-based, online credentials, which range from a certificate to bachelor’s degrees, are designed mostly for adult students with some college credits but no degree. And they are offered by the system’s two-year institutions, its extension program, and the Milwaukee campus -- not the Madison campus with the lake and the 80,000-seat Camp Randall Stadium.
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As a graduate of a competency based masters program at Western Governors University I can attest to significant self-directed learning skills needed to earn a 'competency based' degree. 

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Assessment, Choice, and the Learning Brain

Assessment, Choice, and the Learning Brain | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The growing field of educational neuroscience, converging developmental psychology, cognitive science, and education, can help teachers and school leaders rethink how they approach assessments. While some of its initial findings merely support what educators have intuitively believed, it is also challenging many assumptions and providing new insight into best educational practices, especially regarding assessment.
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Assessments-- high stakes testing in particular, have changed the learning environments of classrooms across the country. 


This insightful article may help everyone gain a better understanding of what the research says about teaching and learning.

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Overcoming the Motivation Challenge in eLearning: 5 Things You Can Do

Overcoming the Motivation Challenge in eLearning: 5 Things You Can Do | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Motivation in eLearning can best be described with a U-shaped curve: novelty and enthusiasm produce high drive at the beginning, but it drops off sharply thereafter, only increasing when the end of the course is in sight. It is up to you to boost and maintain your students' motivation throughout the course, so that they will get the most out of it. Unless they have the motivation to focus and sit through the entire course, they learn nothing at all.

Though every student responds differently, here are some fundamental guidelines you can use to keep your learners motivation levels high from that first splash to the finish line.
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Engagement is the name of the game. These 5 tips apply to the traditional classroom, mobile learning, blended classrooms and 100% online classes. 

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, October 29, 11:07 AM

Creating bite-sized learning lessons is key..

Donna Farren's curator insight, October 29, 11:22 AM

Interesting and reassuring to know ideas I was learning 10+ years ago in graduate school are still the foundation of good elearning.

Bob MacKie's curator insight, October 29, 12:54 PM
4. Engage students with each other is particularly important. Groupwork may not be initially greeted enthusiastically but online collaboration is the future. Often trepidation is replaced by appreciation of new found colleagues with a common interest.
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PhotoMath & Reactions To It From Around The Web

PhotoMath & Reactions To It From Around The Web | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
You may have already heard about PhotoMath, the new iPhone app that lets you point it at a math problem on a textbook and then solves it while showing all the work involved.


Some are immediately reacting by citing it’s potential use in “cheating,” while others cheer that it might force math teachers and textbook publishers to be more creative in how they teach math.

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It is a cheater's dream or a way to provide instant process tutoring?

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Pauline Porcaro's curator insight, October 29, 2:16 AM

Wow this opens up some good debates on how we teach maths! An app that does all the work

Irmgard Huppe's curator insight, October 31, 6:57 AM

I think I will try this!

Lee Hall's curator insight, October 31, 4:09 PM

I think it is helpful when you are working at home to be able to solve a problem and make sure it is right. I hated finding out I had completed a page of problems all the wrong way.

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7 Tips To Repurpose eLearning Content for Mobile Learning

7 Tips To Repurpose eLearning Content for Mobile Learning | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
How Can eLearning Professionals Repurpose eLearning Content for Mobile Learning? Check 7 Tips To Repurpose eLearning Content for Mobile Learning.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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e-Jobs: Online Adjunct Instructors in Finance

e-Jobs: Online Adjunct Instructors in Finance | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Southern New Hampshire Univeristy


We are seeking instructors and SMEs for the following undergraduate courses:
Financial Statements and Reporting Analysis
Financial Markets
Financial Regulations and Ethics
Wealth Management
Insurance and Benefits
Retirement Planning
Estate Planning


Qualifications
Minimum qualifications:
Discipline specific Master's or MBA with coursework in the area you wish to teach.
Current relatable business experience required.
Professional certifications required for some courses.
College level teaching or training experience a plus.
Experience designing online courses for adults preferred for SME projects.

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Competency Based Learning: The Real Revolution in Online Education Isn't MOOCs

Competency Based Learning: The Real Revolution in Online Education Isn't MOOCs | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
A small but growing number of educational institutions such as College for America (CfA), Brandman, Capella, University of Wisconsin, Northern Arizona, and Western Governors are implementing online competency-based programs. Although many are still in nascent stages today, it is becoming clear that online competencies have the potential to create high-quality learning pathways that are affordable, scalable, and tailored to a wide variety of industries. It is likely they will only gain traction and proliferate over time.
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I earned a competency based degree in Technology Integration and Instructional Design from Western Governors university almost 10 years ago. This isn't a revolutionary new approach. It is a very demanding and challenging way to learn. If you are a motivated and skilled self-directed learner, competency based education may be just right for you! 

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Great Polling Tools Teachers Must Explore - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Great Polling Tools Teachers Must Explore - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Prasanna Bharti: Polling is the best way to collect student’s feedback. With the access to technology polling has become easy and teachers can create amazing polls for their classroom with these amazing tools.

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Here's a recent 'round up' article on polling tools. Dig in to find one that fits your needs. 

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Tom Cockburn's curator insight, October 25, 6:35 AM

worth reviewing whether you are a tech expert or amateur

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3D Printing for Accessible Materials in Schools - DIAGRAM Webinar - YouTube

Published on May 8, 2014
How are teachers using 3D printing to create accessible materials for students with visual impairments? Hear the results of newly completed research exploring this question, and the challenges of using this technology for creating accessible materials. Examples of how 3D printing can create better learning and teaching experiences will be discussed for classroom implementation. Webinar hosted by Yue-Ting Siu, Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments (TVI), Bay Area Unified School Districts; NLCSD Fellowship recipient and doctoral candidate at the University of California, Berkeley. Ting is joined by Mike Cheverie, TVI at L.A. Unified School District.
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3-D printing for accessibility is an amazing cutting edge idea.


This acronym is new to me: Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments (TVI),


So much new and interesting in this webinar archive video.

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A Personal Look at Accessibility in Higher Education - YouTube

A Personal Look at Accessibility in Higher Education - YouTube | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
This video highlights the experiences of students and faculty with disabilities in higher education.
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An empathy lesson for all instructors (face to face or online). 

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To Care and Comply: Disability Access at PCC - YouTube

A look at PCC's policies on supporting students with physical disabilities. Stories from students who have struggled with their education at PCC because of a...
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Excellent video from Portland Community College. This will help you understand the need for accommodations in both the online and face to face classroom.

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e-Job: Math Learning Specialist - University of Maryland Counseling Center

e-Job: Math Learning Specialist - University of Maryland Counseling Center | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
PREFERENCES:
Familiarity with innovative technologies and practices to enhance math learning.
Integration of various instructional technologies in addressing skill development and strategies in math learning.
Knowledge of college student development theories.
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