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Confusion can be beneficial for learning

Confusion can be beneficial for learning | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Most of us assume that confidence and certainty are preferred over uncertainty and bewilderment when it comes to learning complex information.


...A new study led by Sidney D'Mello of the University of Notre Dame shows that confusion when learning can be beneficial if it is properly induced, effectively regulated and ultimately resolved.

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Hans Rosling's Gapminder Visualized Statistics

Hans Rosling's Gapminder Visualized Statistics | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Hans Rosling's Gapminder


Unveiling the beauty of statistics for a fact based world view.

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College Professors Fearful of Online Education Growth - US News and World Report

College Professors Fearful of Online Education Growth - US News and World Report | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
A recent study reflects faculty members' anxieties and doubts about online courses.
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14 Smart Tips for Using iPads in Class | Gilfus Education Group

14 Smart Tips for Using iPads in Class | Gilfus Education Group | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

"For schools that are about to deploy the iPad as their main mobile learning device, there’s wisdom to be learned from others who’ve gone down that road. At Marin Country Day School in Corte Madera, Calif., the first year of a pilot iPad program for sixth-graders has just ended, and some clear lessons have emerged. Here are some tips to help smooth the transition."


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Getting the Most Out of Moodle with joule® from Moodlerooms -- Campus Technology

Getting the Most Out of Moodle with joule® from Moodlerooms -- Campus Technology | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
When it comes to e-Learning, today's instructors have very unique needs that are always changing.


In this webinar, join representatives from Calvin College and Roanoke Chowan Community College to discover how two very different institutions used Moodlerooms’ joule to access key instructional features that help them reach their teaching and learning goals and hear about each campus' future plans for e-Learning.

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What Teachers Need to Know about BYOD ( Bring Your Own Device ) Trend in Education

What Teachers Need to Know about BYOD ( Bring Your Own Device ) Trend in Education | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

BYOD is the catch phrase in the 2012 educational technology spheres. This acronym stands for " Bring Your Own Device ", I am pretty sure you might have heard of this new trend because wherever you turn you hear people talking about embracing it. I actually have been reading a lot about it to the point that I deem it important that I share with you some of what I understood from BYOD .

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Eighth-Graders and Algebra: Making the Case for Online Education -- THE Journal

Eighth-Graders and Algebra: Making the Case for Online Education -- THE Journal | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
A better question than "Does online learning work?" might be "Under what circumstances and conditions does it have a positive impact on educational outcomes?
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21CIF: The Four Factor Fair Use Test

21CIF: The Four Factor Fair Use Test | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Fair Use is a subtle concept and can only be decided in a federal court. However, if the use of the copyrighted materials has an educational purpose, is relevant to the lesson, part of classroom instruction and not broadcast or published for general consumption you are most likely protected by fair use.



Here are the four factors in a nutshell (for more information, we recommend checking the annotated resources for Fair Use)

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7 reasons why the new Articulate Storyline is a Game-Changer for eLearning and mLearning

7 reasons why the new Articulate Storyline is a Game-Changer for eLearning and mLearning | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

By RJ Jacquez

 

"Before I share my thoughts on why I believe the new Articulate Storyline changes things for all of us in eLearning and makes a big splash in mLearning, I’d like to preface by saying that the reasons I mention below are based on my experience working intimately on Adobe Captivate for over 13 years, dating all the way back to its early days at eHelp (when we called it RoboDemo), later becoming a Macromedia product and more recently working 6 years at Adobe as the Senior Product Evangelist for Adobe Captivate and the eLearning Suite.

 

"So here it goes, these are the things that have impressed me about Storyline, some are features but I also consider the intangibles, such as Articulate’s community, to be important factors too, which is why I put the Articulate Community at the top of the list."


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Dyslexia Style Guide- About Dyslexia- The British Dyslexia Association

Dyslexia Style Guide- About Dyslexia- The British Dyslexia Association | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Adopting best practice for dyslexic readers has the advantage of making documents easier on the eye for everyone.

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MentorMob - Learn What You Want, Teach What You Love

MentorMob - Learn What You Want, Teach What You Love | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Learn What You Want, Teach What You Love...


Joyce Valenza told me about MentorMob when we met at ISTE 2012.  When Joyce talks, I listen.  


Mentor mob is a toold for creating e-learning content.   Check it out! ~ Dennis

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The Next Big Disruptor – Competency-based Learning?

The Next Big Disruptor – Competency-based Learning? | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The ‘model’ for higher education not only has to change, but will change, it’s inevitable. And, online learning won’t be the catalyst, but competency based learning will be ...

 

I have a master's degree in technology integration and instructional design from Western Governors University.  This was a competency based degree I earned thanks to a scholarship from the Milken Family Foundation.  It took a great deal of hard work and dedication.  I'm better for the experience. ~ Dennis

 


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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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AR SPOT: An Augmented-Reality Programming Environment for Children | Augmented Environments Lab

AR SPOT: An Augmented-Reality Programming Environment for Children | Augmented Environments Lab | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

AR SPOT is an augmented-reality authoring environment for children. An extension of MIT’s Scratch project, this environment allows children to create experiences that mix real and virtual elements. Children can display virtual objects on a real-world scene observed through a video camera, and they can control the virtual world through interactions between physical objects.

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A Periodic Table of Visualization Methods

A Periodic Table of Visualization Methods | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Clever presentation of visualization methods.  Rollover elements to reveal different ways to visualize information. 

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Mobile Learning in Higher Education [ScoopIT Collection]

Mobile Learning in Higher Education [ScoopIT Collection] | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Mobile Learning in Higher Education [ScoopIT Collection]

 

Strategies and tools for effective mLearning in Higher Ed.


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Wisconsin Moodle Moot

Wisconsin Moodle Moot | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The Wisconsin Moodle Moot will be held in the Sun Prairie School District August 6th-7th.


Michael Mades

Supervisor of Technology

Sun Prairie Area School District

mjmades@spasd.k12.wi.us

(608) 834-6509

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35 Sources for Curated Educational Videos

35 Sources for Curated Educational Videos | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Here is our list of some of 35 curated video sites that take the guesswork out of finding and sorting educational video content.
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Online Universities: 5 Tips Before You Pursue a Degree - US News and World Report

Online Universities: 5 Tips Before You Pursue a Degree - US News and World Report | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Online universities—particularly for-profit institutions—are under a congressional and regulatory microscope. Lawmakers and officials at the Department of Education have raised concerns over these schools' ability to ensure that graduates can parlay their degrees into steady jobs. If you plan to enroll in an online school to start or finish your degree, be sure to rigorously evaluate the institution before you enroll and potentially take on tens of thousands of dollars in loan debt. Use these five tips to get started:
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David Jakes: My Best

David Jakes: My Best | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

David Jakes: On this page, I’ve assembled a collection of online artifacts and resources that are reflective of my work and capabilities. To the left in the menu bar, you’ll find links to my four online resources, which represent my contributions to the field of education over the past decade.

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Students Cite YouTube, Google, Wikipedia the Most [INFOGRAPHIC]

Students Cite YouTube, Google, Wikipedia the Most [INFOGRAPHIC] | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
When doing homework, many students turn to the same websites as they do when they're surfing the web.

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How to Blog for Dyslexic Readers

How to Blog for Dyslexic Readers | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

After more than 20 years teaching high school students with reading and math difficulties, I thought I knew all the tricks for helping people with various reading problems, including dyslexia decipher printed text.

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The Keyword Blog: Detecting Plagiarism: A MentorMob E-Learning Unit

The Keyword Blog: Detecting Plagiarism: A MentorMob E-Learning Unit | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

I learned about MentorMob when I spoke with Joyce Valenza at ISTE 2012. When Joyce speaks, I listen. This experimental lesson is my first use of MentorMob. Give it a try!


~ Dennis

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Free video lectures,Free Animations, Free Lecture Notes, Free Online Tests, Free Lecture Presentations

Free video lectures,Free Animations, Free Lecture Notes, Free Online Tests, Free Lecture Presentations | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
video lectures on physics,biology,chemistry,maths,computer science,engineering,medical,dentistry,accounting and management,literature,law,economics,philosophy,Communication,Astronomy,Science Animations,Lecture Notes,Lecture Presentations,Online Test...
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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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