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Sloan Consortium Institute - Call for 2013 Workshop Proposals | The Sloan Consortium

Sloan Consortium Institute - Call for 2013 Workshop Proposals | The Sloan Consortium | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Sloan Consortium Institute - Call for 2013 Workshop Proposals


The Sloan-C Institute is holding a call for workshop proposals for 2013 (or, based on workshop schedule openings, we may also consider additional workshops for 2012). Sloan-C workshops are an integral component toward helping faculty and institutions improve the quality, scale and breadth of online education.


Please note that all individuals submitting proposals must be Sloan-C Members (individual or institutional) in order to be considered

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Google+ Hangouts in Online Education: A Capable, Low-Cost Solution by Rebecca Bodrero : Learning Solutions Magazine

Google+ Hangouts in Online Education: A Capable, Low-Cost Solution by Rebecca Bodrero : Learning Solutions Magazine | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

“Effective use of any tool is most typically the result of how it is used, not the fact that it is used. Procedural and logistical aspects should be part of planning for use of a tool such as Hangouts. For example, it’s common knowledge that in-person meetings and small group activities are more likely to be effective when facilitated and driven by purpose. The same principle applies to video conferencing.”

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Nine Tenets of Passion-Based Learning

Nine Tenets of Passion-Based Learning | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
By Kimberly Vincent


We hear a lot about “passion-based” learning, and although in theory it sounds ideal, there are many factors to consider in building an education system around something as intangible as passion.
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Constructivism and Online Learning

Constructivism and Online Learning | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Nancy Rubin:


My notes from: Huang, H. (2002). Toward constructivism for adult learners in online learning environments. British Journal of Educational Technology. Vol 33. No 1. 27-37. Online learning requires a...

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10 Ways Twitter Is Reinventing the College Lecture - Online Universities

10 Ways Twitter Is Reinventing the College Lecture - Online Universities | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Gone is the time when PowerPoint was the most impressive communication technology in the lecture hall.
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What it Takes to Launch a Mobile Learning Program in Schools

What it Takes to Launch a Mobile Learning Program in Schools | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Erin Scott:


The report breaks down usage and policies in different areas, including North America, and part of the research focuses on “Essential Conditions for Mobile Learning.” In this section of the report, researchers present five key conditions that must exist for a mobile learning initiative to succeed: visionary leadership and commitment, robust technology capacity, professional development, scalability, and policies that promote and support the initiative. Excerpted from the report:

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Free Technology for Teachers: MIT Video - More Than 10,000 Educational Videos

Free Technology for Teachers: MIT Video - More Than 10,000 Educational Videos | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

MIT Video is a giant collection of more than 10,000 educational videos organized into more than 150 channels. The largest channel is the Open Courseware channel that contains more than 2,300 lectures from MIT's open courses.

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Online Digital Literacy & IT Skills Training Courses and Certification

Online  Digital Literacy & IT Skills Training Courses and Certification | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
ALISON Free Online Courses: Online Digital Literacy & IT Skills Training Courses and Certification...
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Better than a MOOC? Free online vocational training

Better than a MOOC? Free online vocational training | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

ALISON has developed a sustainable business model that allows it to provide free, high quality, well-designed courses with high rates of completion leading to recognized qualifications in areas where there is a shortage of qualified, skilled labour. It has over a million students all round the world, including in some of the poorest countries (there are currently 200 million unemployed people globally). This is really what open educational resources should be about.


Visit: http://alison.com/

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Augmented Reality: Beyond Usability with Flow and Narrative Transportation

Augmented Reality: Beyond Usability with Flow and Narrative Transportation | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Dr. Pamela Rutledge: "Augmented reality applications are unique in that because they project virtual information into a user’s physical environment, they effectively blend real and virtual. They are also increasingly mobile and social."


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The 7 Golden Rules of Using Technology in Schools

The 7 Golden Rules of Using Technology in Schools | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it


Tina Barseghian:


Sometimes teachers and administrators need a kick in the pants to see what they perceive as problems re-framed in a different way. Adam S. Bellow, author of The Tech Commandments, and founder of eduTecher, spoke to a roomful of receptive teachers at the recent ISTE 2011 conference, and demonstrated some of the ironies and contradictions the education system is mired in. And he had some advice.

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iThemes Education Program – Amazing Opportunity for Educators | MyWeb4Ed

iThemes Education Program – Amazing Opportunity for Educators | MyWeb4Ed | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

iThemes, creator of tools to help users create awesome websites, has an amazing opportunity for Educators. The good people at ithemes offers an iThemes Education Program designed to assist Educators, Schools and Students to quality web design tools and training.


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Regent University Center for Teaching & Learning: Comparing Cooperative & Collaborative Learning

This short mini lecture provides the basic similarities and differences between cooperative and collaborative learning...


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e-Learning – A Growing Field For Technical Writers | Immerse CMS

e-Learning – A Growing Field For Technical Writers | Immerse CMS | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

A number of companies are migrating towards e-learning. This migration has opened up new opportunities for technical writers.


Since e-learning involves an end user interacting with a computer to receive the training course, technical writers are necessary to create the course content.


The role of an instructional designer is to design the training course. This involves doing front end research, selecting which computer applications to use for course delivery, working with graphic artists and determining what goes into each screen of the training course.

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Mind/Shift: Children and Media

Mind/Shift: Children and Media | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

A look at how parents, teachers, and kids are navigating the changing world of social media at home and in school.


* Schools Teaching Cyber Safety and Ethics
* Should Parents Have the Backdoor Key to Their Kids’ Facebook Accounts??
* The Pitfalls and Promises of Social Media and Kids
* How Young is Too Young for Kids to Start Social Networking?
* 5 Ways Twitter is Changing Education
* The Emotional Effects of Media Multitasking On Tweens
* Screen Time for Kids: Is it Learning or a Brain Drain?
* 8 Social Media Sites Just for Kids
* Apps That Could Help Stop Cyberbullying
* 6 Ways Social Media is Changing Education
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JOLT - Journal of Online Learning and Teaching

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The problem of dropout rates in eLearning programmes has been argued over at length without any consistent conclusions about the degree of the problem, or a clear understanding of what factors contribute to learners dropping out, withdrawing or not completing eLearning courses.


In examining the factors that affect attrition among distance online learners this paper focuses on the distinctive characteristics of mature adult learners undertaking part-time education by distance eLearning course for the first time. The available research suggests that attrition among mature adult online learners is affected by sociological, psychological, technical and cognitive factors, critical features of which are the notions of cognitive load and locus of control.


This paper argues that first time eLearners often experience cognitive overload, (as described in Cognitive Load Theory), in the early stages of an online course and it is suggested that this is a likely contributor to high drop out rates, particularly in terms of those withdrawing within the first few weeks of the course start

Keywords: Attrition in eLearning, eLearning drop rates, Cognitive overload, eLearning with adult learners, eLearning orientation

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Strategies for Making the Most of Mobile Learning Tools in the Classroom

Strategies for Making the Most of Mobile Learning Tools in the Classroom | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Smartphones and gaming consoles require far more than tweaks to the funding and management models of one-to-one programs. These best practices can help districts adapt.


Bring your own device (BYOD) means a lot of different things in the context of an educational setting. When an educator says that his or her district has a BYOD program, it's important to clarify the type of program that's in place. Is its scope limited to notebook computers? Or does it include other types of mobile computing devices? Such ­differences can have a huge impact on how school leaders ­approach ­policies, classroom ­management and curriculum design.

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A three minute Cohort in Moodle 2.0

first and very brief look at Cohorts -or "site wide groups" in Moodle .20...

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eLearning Blender: Moodle Pros and Cons Update

eLearning Blender: Moodle Pros and Cons Update | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Joe Deegan:


I thought a list created on my own would not be nearly as useful as a list created with the help of fellow moodlers who come from different perspectives so I created a wiki page and posted a call for help compiling the ultimate Pros and Cons list. While the response wasn't enormous there were some great pros and cons added to the list from Joseph Thibault and other fellow Moodlers.

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The All-New ePals(R) Debuts at ISTE 2012 - The-Press-News

The All-New ePals(R) Debuts at ISTE 2012 - The-Press-News | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

From the website

 

"At the core of the all-new ePals is its intelligent matching and project creation capabilities. Built to capture a classroom's profile and learning objectives, contextualize the information, and use it to anticipate compatibility across an international network of project-based learning communities, ePals not only maximizes the likelihood of finding the right classroom partners, it helps teachers drive student engagement and get the most out of each collaborative learning opportunity.

 

"Despite the advance of new media technologies, teachers everywhere remain limited in their ability to access the tools that most effectively foster 21st-century learning skills. ePals offers a new kind of social discovery network where teachers, students and mentors connect and collaborate in a safe and secure environment that motivates students and engages them in the world beyond traditional classroom boundaries. This newest version of our service reflects deep support for teachers and students as they explore how to make social media an integral part of their day-to-day learning, while promoting cross-cultural exchange, language learning and global awareness," says ePals Chairman and CEO Miles Gilburne. "We know that collaborative learning motivates students and develops many of the critical thinking, writing and problem solving skills demanded by the 21st century workplace. At a time when innovation in education is more important than ever, our new offering sets a new standard for safe meaningful collaborative learning both during and after school hours."

 


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Free Online Courses, Workplace Skills Training, Interactive Education and Multimedia Learning | ALISON

Free Online Courses, Workplace Skills Training, Interactive Education and Multimedia Learning | ALISON | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
ALISON Free Online Courses: Free Online Courses, Workplace Skills Training, Interactive Education and Multimedia Learning


Since our launch in April 2007 50M+ free lessons have been delivered, learners have spent 2M+ hours studying 400+ Free courses in 10+ Course Categories, and praise has been attracted from some remarkable sources:

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PhD in Googling [Interactive Infographic]

PhD in Googling [Interactive Infographic] | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

PhD in Googling [Interactive Infographic]: 


Clever approach!

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Interactive Lectures

Interactive Lectures | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Created by Heather Macdonald College of William and Mary and Rebecca Teed, SERC and updated by Gail Hoyt, University of Kentucky, Jennifer Imazeki, San Diego State University, Barbara Millis University of Texas, San Antonio, and Jose Vazquez-Cognet University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


This module on Interactive Lectures provides strategies and specific examples of techniques and activities designed to involve students in large and small lecture-based classes. The module is designed for the instructor who does not want to replace lecture, but rather to enhance and punctuate lecture to create an interactive classroom experience while maintaining lecture as the primary content delivery mechanism.

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Flipping The Classroom… A Goldmine of Research and Resources To Keep You On Your Feet

Flipping The Classroom… A Goldmine of Research and Resources To Keep You On Your Feet | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Michael Gorman:


It is my full intention to assist you in coming up with your own definition of the “Flipped Classroom”. As you go through the resources below… click on the links and immerse yourself. I have tried to find resources that really say it in a way that we can all understand. You may just begin to Flip your idea of Flipping!

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Classroom flipping. I'm still wondering what that's come to mean as I've been teaching with technology since the mid-90s.  (JWB)

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Our Skype Adventures: Creating Connected Learners in a Global Classroom | Powerful Learning Practice

Our Skype Adventures: Creating Connected Learners in a Global Classroom | Powerful Learning Practice | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Skype enables students to connect, collaborate, and communicate with students across the globe.

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

Information about our Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning.