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Students and Teachers: Cartoons

Students and Teachers: Cartoons | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
For this month, I have chosen cartoons from Bill Watterson‘s Calvin and Hobbes and two of Matt Groening’s categorizations of teachers that a reader of an earlier post put me onto. These...

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On assessing for creativity: yes you can, and yes you should

On assessing for creativity: yes you can, and yes you should | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

"I tweeted yesterday an interesting news item in Erik Robelen’s blog in Education Week that a few states (Oklahoma, California, Massachusetts) are seriously looking into some sort of assessment of creative thinking as part of the whole 21st century skills/entrepreneurship movement. I think it is a great idea, with a lot of potential for leveraging change.

Now, of course, the naysayers are quick to say that you cannot measure creative thinking. This is silly: here is a rubric for doing so..."


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How can Instructional Design be visual as well as engaging?

How can Instructional Design be visual as well as engaging? | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

"e-Learning has been using this ‘show, don’t tell’ approach for a long time. However, although scenarios and interactions go a long way to involving the learner in the course, I think we need to pay greater attention to the different styles of learning. You’re probably familiar with Fleming’s VAK/VARK model of three ‘types’ of learners: visual, auditory and kinaesthetic. He makes the argument that some learn best through visual aids such as diagrams, others through discussion, and other by physically carrying out tasks. Although I think this is too ‘neat’ a categorisation of learners, as a mixture of learning types is more stimulating than a single format, I find this model useful for considering all the different elements that make up a good course."


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On Educational Data Mining

On Educational Data Mining | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

"The Department of Education released a draft report about big data and education today. It's called "Enhancing Teaching and Learning through Educational Data Mining and Learning Analytics," a title that's unlikely to win any converts to the notion of a data-curious* view of learning. Part of what's going to get stuck in the craw is that phrase "data mining," I reckon."

Do we really understand what data mining?  This post links to an interview that may help you understand this question. It also looks at the how data mining practices might be used in education, along with learning analytics around questions such as (and all quoted from the article):

* What sequence of topics is most effective for a specific student?
* What student actions are associated with more learning?
* What student actions indicate satisfaction, engagement, learning progress, etc.?
* What will predict student success?
*When is a student falling behind and/or at risk for not completing a course?

 


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The Ultimate Guide To Facebook’s New ‘Groups For Schools’ | Edudemic

The Ultimate Guide To Facebook’s New ‘Groups For Schools’ | Edudemic | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Facebook is moving back to its roots in education with this morning’s big announcement of custom groups for schools called, not surprisingly Groups for Schools. While I’m dubious about how, if, and why individual teachers may want to use the service… it’ll be great for entire schools who don’t have the budget or resources to build their very own online community.


So here’s the deal: Facebook will let you have an area of the site where anyone with your school’s or district’s .edu email address can get in and participate. It’s basically the same model that Mark Zuckerberg used to launch the site many moons ago.

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25 TED Talks Perfect For Classrooms | Edudemic

25 TED Talks Perfect For Classrooms | Edudemic | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

TED (Technology, Entertainment, and Design) represents the best things about the Internet … and sometimes the world, for that matter. With the click of a button you can be inspired, educated, encouraged, wowed, or entertained by speakers from all walks of life.

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ESOL Courses - Free English Lessons Online

ESOL Courses - Free English Lessons Online | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
ESOL Courses - English language lessons for students of English as a foreign language and young learners. Practise your English skills using our free listening activities, video quizzes, reading exercises and games.

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Google Apps Education Training Center

Google Apps Education Training Center | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Welcome to the Google Apps Education Training Center. This is an online learning environment dedicated for educators and students to learn how to effectively use Google Apps in an educational context.


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The illustrated guide to a Ph.D.

The illustrated guide to a Ph.D. | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Every fall, I explain to a fresh batch of Ph.D. students what a Ph.D. is.


It's hard to describe it in words.


So, I use pictures.

Read below for the illustrated guide to a Ph.D.

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ETS Report on CCSS Assessments: Coming Together

ETS Report on CCSS Assessments: Coming Together | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

http://www.k12center.org/rsc/pdf/Coming_Together_April_2012_Final.PDF

 


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Twitter for Business | Common Craft

Twitter for Business | Common Craft | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Twitter has evolved into a powerful business tool. Organizations large and small are using it to communicate with and learn from customers. This video focuses on the three businesses who use Twitter in different ways.

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I’m Exploring the BadgeStack Project and You Should, Too! | Online College Tips – Online Colleges

I’m Exploring the BadgeStack Project and You Should, Too! | Online College Tips – Online Colleges | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Last week I attended an online presentation from Learning Times that focused on digital badges for learning and professional enhancement. The session, Badge-based Learning and 21st Century Skills [recording], described "a digital badge ecosystem" that aims to help all kinds of learners capitalize on "living in an age of opportunity for learning, specialization and innovation like none ever seen before." Presenter Jonathan Finkelstein, founder of Learning Times and Director of the BadgeStack project, noted that, "not everything needs to add up to a final grade anymore."

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Argosy University cuts adjunct pay for online courses | Inside Higher Ed

Argosy University cuts adjunct pay for online courses | Inside Higher Ed | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Argosy University has cut pay rates for adjunct faculty who teach online -- by as much as 33 percent in some cases.

 

Argosy University has cut pay rates for adjunct faculty who teach online -- by as much as 33 percent in some cases.
In a January e-mail message, obtained by Inside Higher Ed, an Argosy administrator described the pay cut: “Effective February 7, 2012, Argosy University Online will transition to one adjunct rate for undergraduate courses of $1,600 and one rate for graduate courses of $1,800.”


An Argosy adjunct, who asked to remain anonymous because sharing the e-mail might have violated employment agreements, said previous university pay rates for veteran adjuncts had been $2,200 for undergraduate courses and $2,700 for graduate courses. Newer hires may have been paid less in the past, the faculty member said.

Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/04/16/argosy-university-cuts-adjunct-pay-online-courses#ixzz1sE6bC8Lx
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How to Ask a Smart Question

How to Ask a Smart Question | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Asking questions is a great way to enhance the learning process both in school and later on in life. Unfortunately the human fallacy here is that we sometimes don't feel the need to truly think before we ask these questions, which can lead to frustration, disappointment, and resentment—everything except learning the knowledge we seek—when we don't get the answer we were expecting. There is definitely a science behind asking smart questions, and this article lays it out rather nicely.

 

Please note, I scooped this last night but was told the link is not working. This time I am going to the original site, although I located it via the Committed Sardine but out through the 21st Century Fluency Project and the image is from their post.


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Asynchronous E-Learning Vs. Synchronous E-Learning | Mindflash

Asynchronous E-Learning Vs. Synchronous E-Learning | Mindflash | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Visually see the differences between asynchronous e-learning and synchronous e-learning practices.

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Some slidesharing and screencasting options « NeverEndingSearch

Some slidesharing and screencasting options « NeverEndingSearch | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Joyce Valenza reviews a variety of online tools help you create "professionally produced specimens" focused on slide narration tools and screen capture tools. She covers five narration tools:  SlideRocket, My Brainshark, Present.me, Movenote, and HelloSlide, and three screencasting tools: Screenr, Screencast-o-Matic, and Jing. Links to all are provided.


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90+ Videos for Technology & Media Literacy

90+ Videos for Technology & Media Literacy | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Are you looking for videos to use for presentations and lessons related to technology and media literacy? If so, this wiki may lead you to some great resources. The videos are divided into the following categories: 

* Conversation Starters

* 21st Century Learning

* Copyright, Copyleft & Remix/Mashup Culture

* Influence of Media on Society

* History of Technology & Media

* Social Networks & Identity

* Mashups, Stop Motion, Animation & Short Films

* Public Service Announcements & Political Messages

* Cyberbullying & Internet Safety

* Documentaries

The site does state that "these videos are of varying quality, cross several genres, and are of varied suitability for classroom use." 


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5 Ways To Use StumbleUpon In Education | Edudemic

5 Ways To Use StumbleUpon In Education | Edudemic | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

We’ve come up with a few handy ways to use the content discovery site to actually benefit teachers, students, and education administrators. After all, that’s what Edudemic is all about!

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5 Real Ways To Use QR Codes In Education

5 Real Ways To Use QR Codes In Education | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Despite polarized views on the technology, there are some teachers using QR codes in education in some very inventive and innovative ways...

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Pinnion App for Polling Students in the Classroom via Websites & Mobile

Pinnion App for Polling Students in the Classroom via Websites & Mobile | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Free unlimited questions and responses for teachers and educators who want to bring online quizzes or smartphone trivia into the classroom.

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The BEST Cover Letter Ever: How To Write It and Write It RIGHT | Her Campus

The BEST Cover Letter Ever: How To Write It and Write It RIGHT | Her Campus | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Now that you know , it’s time to WOW potential employers with a cover letter that leaves them in awe of your skills, and gives you what you’re looking for — an interview, and hopefully a job!
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Free Social Teaching and Learning Network focused solely on education

Free Social Teaching and Learning Network focused solely on education | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Sophia is a social teaching and learning network. It's where you can teach what you know and learn what you don't.


Flipped classroom applications?

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Florida Virtual School - Test Prep for SAT/ACT

Florida Virtual School - Test Prep for SAT/ACT | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Florida Virtual School is an accredited, public, online e-learning school serving students in grades K-12 all over the world.


Florida Virtual School offers several options to help students prepare for the SAT and ACT. From a mobile app to a half-credit course, FLVS has resources to help students succeed!

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Welcome to the Sloan-C Online Education Research Symposium Series | The Sloan Consortium

Welcome to the Sloan-C Online Education Research Symposium Series | The Sloan Consortium | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Symposia will be online and at no cost for participants. The panel presentation will be in Blackboard Collaborate and recorded for future viewing.

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Teaching with Technology Seminar Series: Collaborative Spaces

Chad and Theresa recap a recent seminar on using technology to foster collaboration.
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