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WGU example shows chilly policy climate for competency-based education | Inside Higher Ed

WGU example shows chilly policy climate for competency-based education | Inside Higher Ed | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

But here’s the catch: For all of the enthusiasm that Duncan and others express for spreading WGU’s approach further in higher education, many experts on nontraditional education say that the federal regulatory bureaucracy that Duncan now oversees serves to discourage -- if it doesn’t outright deter -- other institutions from following in the unconventional university’s footsteps.


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Collaborize Classroom | Online Education Technology for Teachers and Students

Collaborize Classroom | Online Education Technology for Teachers and Students | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

With Collaborize Classroom:
Get 100% student participation.
Save on monthly printing costs.
Reduce grading time by up to 2 hours a week.
Receive detailed participation reports.


I attended a presentation at ISTE 2012 that highlighted the discussion debate qualities of this system.  I was very impressed! ~ Dennis

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Where Competency-Based Degree Programs Work | Inside Higher Ed

Where Competency-Based Degree Programs Work | Inside Higher Ed | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

In a new report the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning describes various "showcase" models of competency-based degree programs, which are efficient at eliminating redundant coursework or unnecessary degree requirements.

Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2012/07/02/where-competency-based-degree-programs-work#ixzz1zfWu2MkI
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7 Ways You Can Prevent Or Reduce the Effects of Cognitive Decline | Brain Based Learning and Teaching

7 Ways You Can Prevent Or Reduce the Effects of Cognitive Decline | Brain Based Learning and Teaching | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

"Every 68 seconds, another American is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and it’s a cold, cruel way to die. When our thinking and memory capacity becomes diminished (by a stroke, trauma, aging or Alzheimer’s) we begin to lose our sense of self and we frustrate those around us. The good news is that there are some well-researched approaches that can make dramatic differences in brain health. The first thing you can do is…."


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Moodle 2.3 Gets New Course Interface, Improved File Management -- Campus Technology

Moodle 2.3 Gets New Course Interface, Improved File Management -- Campus Technology | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Moodle's developers have formally released version 2.3 of the open source learning management system Moodle. The latest release includes about 50 new features for end users, including major enhancements to the course interface and file management.


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ISTE 2012 Attendees | At a Glance | Conference Takeaways

ISTE 2012 Attendees | At a Glance | Conference Takeaways | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

ISTE 2012...


Keep your learning alive post-conference. Choose some or all of the methods below for accessing ISTE 2012 content year round!

Video on Demand
Executive Summaries
Presenter Handouts & Papers

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U.S. Department of Education Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs

U.S. Department of Education Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

The Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs is compiled entirely from publicly available information reported to the U.S. Department of Education by recognized accrediting agencies and state approval agencies that have been asked to provide information for each institution and/or program accredited by that agency. This reported information is not audited. The database is updated to reflect additional information as it is received from recognized accrediting agencies and state approval agencies but the Department makes no guarantee that the database will be updated immediately upon receipt of such information. The U.S. Department of Education cannot, therefore, guarantee that the information contained in the database is accurate, current, or complete.

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Internet Etiquette in Online Learning

Internet Etiquette in Online Learning | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The importance of etiquette in online learning (a set of rules and boundaries) on how classmates and instructors interact online.
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Yahoo! Safely - Digital Safety Kit

Yahoo! Safely - Digital Safety Kit | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The new Yahoo! Digital Safety Kit makes it easy for you to educate and empower children to be safe and responsible digital citizens.
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Google Glass Sessions teach us why we need augmented reality - SlashGear

Google Glass Sessions teach us why we need augmented reality - SlashGear | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

SlashGearGoogle Glass Sessions teach us why we need augmented realitySlashGearGoogle knows that it'll take some education before we're all wearing Google Glass headsets, and so the company has kicked off what it's called Glass Sessions:and more »...


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The 10 Key Rules for Managing Time in Online Teaching - Faculty Focus | Faculty Focus

The 10 Key Rules for Managing Time in Online Teaching - Faculty Focus | Faculty Focus | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

In my several years of teaching online I have developed a variety of time-management tools that have helped me to stay on top of my classes while making my efforts smoother and easier; hundreds of colleagues I’ve discussed this with over the years also have their favorite ways of managing time. As you can imagine, this collective wisdom includes a multitude of approaches (in fact, nearly 300 so far!), but what I present to you here is what I think are the best of the best. Use one, some, or all of these, and I assure you that you’ll have a much better time teaching online!

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Building Educational Web Sites with Moodle

Building Educational Web Sites with Moodle | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Moodle is an Open Source tool that allows even non-technical teachers to set up and maintain a Web site where students can log in and access course information, interact, share, and teach others.
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How to Use Cell Phones as Learning Tools | TeachHUB

How to Use Cell Phones as Learning Tools | TeachHUB | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Ed tech expert Meg Ormiston shares creative ways to use cell phones in the classroom and her reasons why these will make great learning tools.
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A ‘Disruptive’ Look at Competency-Based Education

A ‘Disruptive’ Look at Competency-Based Education | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Mozilla’s Open Badges Initiative and MITx—the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s cutting-edge initiative offering free, high-quality college courses online—have put a public spotlight on alternative ways to deliver postsecondary education that not only document whether a student has achieved a level of competence but also validate the learning that’s occurred. These two innovative education models differ from traditional education by focusing strictly on the demonstration of competency regardless of how long it took a student to gain that competency.

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Collaborize Classroom Library

Collaborize Classroom Library | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Welcome to the Collaborize Classroom Topic Library, a free resource where teachers can download, share and archive the lessons that are most effectively engaging students today. Here you can find thousands of peer-reviewed topic-based lessons shared by teachers from all around the world.

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20+ ways to create your own Apps

20+ ways to create your own Apps | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

20+ ways to create your own Apps ... many require no technical knowledge. 


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pleft's comment, July 4, 2012 6:25 PM
The article needs updating I think - as I understand it, Google App Inventor was discontinued some time ago and transferred to MIT's App Inventor.
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50,000 (And Counting) Education Apps Worth Knowing About | Edudemic

50,000 (And Counting) Education Apps Worth Knowing About | Edudemic | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

"You probably saw the title of this post and thought ‘okay there’s no friggin’ way he’s going to assemble a list of the best 50,000 education apps. But thanks to a partnership between Edudemic and FindTheBest, we’ve done just that. We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to build a robust directory of, as of this writing, about 56,000 education apps.

But it’s not just a list… it’s a finely tuned directory capable of sorting out all the apps in ways not even available in the iTunes or Android stores."

 

Head over to http://apps.edudemic.com/ and start exploring!


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Terry Elliott's comment, July 4, 2012 9:01 AM
Reminds me of the early directories on Yahoo and other web search tools.
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Parents' Guide to Kids and Cell Phones | Common Sense Media

Parents' Guide to Kids and Cell Phones | Common Sense Media | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

by Caroline Knorr

 

"These tips can help you:

Decide whether your kid is ready for a cell phone

Teach basic cell-phone safety

Explain responsible cell phone rules

Set limits"


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Free Technology for Teachers: A Picture is Worth 1,000 Gigabytes: Creating InfoGraphics with Middle School Students

Free Technology for Teachers: A Picture is Worth 1,000 Gigabytes: Creating InfoGraphics with Middle School Students | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Creating InfoGraphics is a craft all unto its own. InfoGraphics combine graphic design and textual information. Thus, a really good infoGraphic is not overly graphic or too text heavy. There must be a balance between the two, and if the graphics are not appealing to the eye, the effectiveness diminishes. The key is to marry the images and text in a creative and unique design that draws attention to itself like a beautiful piece of art.

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Testing mandates flunk cost-benefit analysis

Testing mandates flunk cost-benefit analysis | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Here’s a cost-benefit analysis of the accountability movement now being administered in public education, primarily in the form of testing mandates. It flunks.
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Here's the Interactive Future of Higher Education - Forbes

Here's the Interactive Future of Higher Education - Forbes | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Online education is the next hot bet in venture capital.


...using a proprietary technology platform developed by a New York-based company called 2-Tor, the Kenan-Flagler program creates a virtual classroom that is more intimate than 90% of the seminars I’ve taught in or taken. That’s because a quarter of every student’s computer screen is a grid of the dozen other students in the class – in close-up!

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Publish Creative Web Pages by Dragging and Dropping Any Multimedia Content On a Blank Canvas: The New Hive

Robin Good: The New Hive is a new, free web service which allows you to create custom web pages on an ad-free empty canvas, while making it very easy to add text, images, video and audio clips and to size, style it and position it anywhere on the page.


Newly create web pages can be set to private or public access, and their content can be easily shared to all major social media networks.


"The New Hive is your radically simple,
drag + drop, blank canvas + self publishing tool."


More info / Sign-up: http://thenewhive.com/ 


This might be a good e-portfolio option? ~ Dennis


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Cheating in a MOOC – an Oxymoron

Cheating in a MOOC – an Oxymoron | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
This weekend I read an article in Forbes that suggested students cheating while taking a MOOC is a serious roadblock to providers of the new MOOCs, specifically  Udacity, Cousera and soon to be la...

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47 Interesting Ways to Use Moodle in the Classroom (started by @TomBarrett) | Moodle News

47 Interesting Ways to Use Moodle in the Classroom (started by @TomBarrett) | Moodle News | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

There’s a great Google Documents presentation going around which features 42 (and growing) “interesting ways to use Moodle in the Classroom”.


It was originally started by Tom Barrett (@Tombarrett) but many other Moodlers and educators have continued building upon the original slides to create a dynamic encyclopedia of tips, tricks, Moodle-uses and module sneak peaks.

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University of Wisconsin Stout: Interested in online teaching and learning?

Information about our Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning.