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Incredible Blended Learning Resources: Autodesk Education Community

Incredible Blended Learning Resources: Autodesk Education Community | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

I've had a chance to delve deeply into the free project based, media rich, training programs offered by Autodesk.  Great videos, excellent online tools, and very strong educator guides make these materials a great opportunity for anyone teaching in the STEAM arena: (Science-Technology-Engineering-Arts-Mathematics.)   Don't miss this opportunity! ~ Dennis


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Download Autodesk software for free. Join millions of students and teachers in the Education Community to learn the same software used by professionals worldwide.

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Grading Open Educational Resources for Class -- Campus Technology

Grading Open Educational Resources for Class -- Campus Technology | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Can learning analytics be used with open educational resources to provide a new view of online learning? 


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Mary Mary Grush:


"Part of the allure of the social web is that you can interact with anybody, anytime. As an academic, you may get feedback from many different perspectives--from swirling students, from practitioners in the professions, as well as from other academics. In a way, the chaos of the web can be informative and beneficial to us as designers and educators."

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European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning

European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Current Issue

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Virtual Schooling Through the Eyes of an At-Risk Student: A Case Study

Michael K. Barbour, Jason P. Siko

 

eNOSHA, a Free, Open and Flexible Learning Object Repository – An Iterative Development Process for Global User-friendliness

Peter Mozelius, Enosha Hettiarachchi

 

Using Creative Multimedia in Teaching and Learning ICTs: A Case Study

Soraya Kouadri Mostéfaoui, Giselle Ferreira, Judith Williams, Clem Herman

 

Private Cost of Education: A Comparative Study of Distance and Campus-based University Students in Nigeria

Felix K. Olakulehin, Santosh K. Panda

 


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100 Things You Should Know About People: #8 — Dopamine Makes You Addicted To Seeking Information | What Makes Them Click

100 Things You Should Know About People: #8 — Dopamine Makes You Addicted To Seeking Information | What Makes Them Click | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

By Susan Weinschenk:


Do you ever feel like you are addicted to email or twitter or texting? Do you find it impossible to ignore your email if you see that there are messages in your inbox? Have you ever gone to Google to look up some information and 30 minutes later you realize that you’ve been reading and linking, and searching around for a long time, and you are now searching for something totally different than before? These are all examples of your dopamine system at work.

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Abundance the Book – by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler

Abundance the Book – by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Ray Kurzweil:


"Peter and Steven intend to start a new conversation in the world — one focused on solving problems rather than just being gloomy about them. In the book, they give an extensive tour of the latest in four emerging forces: exponential technologies, the DIY innovators, the Technophilanthropists, and the Rising Billion. They present a very convincing case that the world's getting better at an accelerating rate and lay out a road map for achieving the vision of abundance. I think you'll enjoy the abundant stories, hard facts, and science/engineering in the book."

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Asynchronous and Synchronous E-Learning (EDUCAUSE Quarterly) | EDUCAUSE

Asynchronous and Synchronous E-Learning (EDUCAUSE Quarterly) | EDUCAUSE | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

A study of asynchronous and synchronous e-learning methods discovered that each supports different purposes.


By Stefan Hrastinski


My work has focused on the benefits and limitations of asynchronous and synchronous e-learning and addresses questions such as when, why, and how to use these two modes of delivery. Many organizations and educational institutions are interested in using and developing both asynchronous and synchronous e-learning, but have a limited understanding of the benefits and limitations of the two. I began with a view of learning as participation in the social world,which implies that learning is a dialogue carried out through both internal and social negotiation.

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U.S. Dept of Ed: The Database of Accreditied Postsecondary Insititutions

U.S. Dept of Ed: The Database of Accreditied Postsecondary Insititutions | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

The Database of Accredited Postsecondary Insititutions


Checking accreditation is important. If the university you are interested isn't listed here, run (do not walk) away.  


Those who turn to degree mills for a fake diploma may not realize just how easy it is to check credentials.  It's a can of worms! Don't get burned!

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Professor Departs Stanford U., Hoping to Teach 500,000 Students at Online Start-Up - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Professor Departs Stanford U., Hoping to Teach 500,000 Students at Online Start-Up - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

By Nick DeSantis

 

The Stanford University professor who taught an online artificial intelligence course to more than 160,000 students has abandoned his position to aim for an even bigger audience.

 

"One of Udacity’s first offerings will be a seven-week course called “Building a Search Engine.” It will be taught by David Evans, an associate professor of computer science at the University of Virginia and a Udacity partner. Mr. Thrun said it was designed to teach students with no prior programming experience how to build a search engine like Google. He hopes 500,000 students will enroll."


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A Taxonomy of Reflection: A Model for Critical Thinking

A Taxonomy of Reflection: A Model for Critical Thinking | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Over the last few years I've led many teachers and administrators on classroom walkthroughs designed to foster a collegial conversation about teaching and learning. The walkthroughs served as roving Socratic seminars and a catalyst for reflection. But reflection can be a challenging endeavor. It's not something that's fostered in school - typically someone else tells you how you're doing!


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3 Unique ways to record, edit, and publish your audio - 10,000 Words

3 Unique ways to record, edit, and publish your audio - 10,000 Words | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
1. Myna
Myna, the online audio editing tool from Aviary, is perfect for audio editing on the go. The editing tool doesn’t require any software installation, yet it has many of the same features as popular programs like Audacity and Adobe Audition.

 

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2. Monle
If you have a smartphone, you likely have multimedia capabilities like the ability to shoot photos or record videos. With Monle, an iPhone app, you can add audio recording and editing to the list. 

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3. AudioBoo

AudioBoo, an application available for iPhone and Android, allows the user to record audio messages from a mobile phone and publish them online in what amounts to an audio blog. 

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Teaching Strategies for Adult Learners | Faculty Focus

Teaching Strategies for Adult Learners | Faculty Focus | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

These tips apply to both the traditional face to face classroom, the blended environment and fully online classes.  With technology infused environments plan for a transformation of attitudes about technology! ~ Dennis


With the number of non-traditional students growing, many educators have discovered that adult learners are fundamentally different than their younger counterparts in many ways.

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How to Create a Learning Journal to Go with Your E-Learning Courses » The Rapid eLearning Blog

How to Create a Learning Journal to Go with Your E-Learning Courses » The Rapid eLearning Blog | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Tom Kuhlman shares great ideas:


In an earlier post we looked at how to combine elearning with an on-the-job mentoring program. I received a lot of questions about the learning journal. So in today’s post we’ll look at the basic structure of the learning journal and how you could use something like it to complement your elearning courses.

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Browser Tips | MakeUseOf

Browser Tips | MakeUseOf | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

E-Learning instructors and students are well advised to keep several browsers at hand. The interaction between popluar CMS and the browser is like a Rubik's cube of odd interactions.  Sometimes you just have to switch browsers to get a webpage (or course management system) to work right.


I use Chrome, Firefox and I.E. 9.  I've got Opera and Rockmelt as well (but I'm a turbo dweeb.) 8-)


Here's an article of somewhat nerdy Browser Tips worth considering.   Find a few time savers and you're rewarded for your attention to the topic! ~ Dennnis

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Google Voice - Google Teacher Academy Resources

Google Voice - Google Teacher Academy Resources | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Here's a resource page rich in information about how to use Google Voice in education.


You'll find a number of videos, links to blogs, links to help pages, and list of suggestions about how to use this free tool to set up homework hotlines, gather scientific data, extend foreing language classes and spech classes. 


Clever Ideas provided by Lead Learners: Danny Silva, Cory Pavicich, & Henry "Hank" Thiele

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11 Tips for Setting the Tone in Your Online Course - Faculty Focus | Faculty Focus

11 Tips for Setting the Tone in Your Online Course - Faculty Focus | Faculty Focus | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
By: Errol Craig Sull in Online Education


The cliché that you only get one chance to make a first impression is especially true when you teach online. Each item you post—email, discussion message, announcement, etc.—must be created with much thought, and none is more important than the first post to your class.


It is a delicate creation, this first post, but once you know how, it can be pivotal in getting your class off in the right direction.


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Using Google Apps in Moodle by @wastretchbeyond | Moodle News

Using Google Apps in Moodle by @wastretchbeyond | Moodle News | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Here’s a great promo video/commercial boasting the integration of Google Apps to Moodle by Webanywhere (@wastretchbeyond). The video gives an example students working through a group assignment within Moodle using Google Docs, chat, Gmail and all of the baked in collaborative features that Gapps has to offer.

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15 Big Ways The Internet Is Changing Our Brain | Online College Tips – Online Colleges

15 Big Ways The Internet Is Changing Our Brain | Online College Tips – Online Colleges | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

By Melissa Venable, PHD:


Noted science-fiction writer Isaac Asimov predicted that one day, we'd "have computer outlets in every home, each of them hooked up to enormous libraries where anyone can ask any question and be given answers, be given reference materials, be something you're interested in knowing, from an early age, however silly it might seem to someone else," and with this appliance, be able to truly enjoy learning instead of being forced to learn mundane facts and figures.

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Discussion Board Etiquette

Discussion Board Etiquette | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Annotation by Richard Gauger:


Lehmann, K., & Chamberlin, L. (2011, December 8). Discussion Board Etiquette. In University of Wisconsin - Stout — Schedule of Online Courses, Online Certificate Programs, and Graduate Degree . Retrieved December 14, 2011, from http://www2.uwstout.edu/content/profdev/rubrics/discuss_etiquette.html


Adapted from their book, Lehmann, Kay and Lisa Chamberlin (2009).Making the Move to eLearning: Putting Your Course Online, pp. 141-145. Rowman & Littlefield Education Publishers. (Available in hard back, soft cover, and Kindle) this web article is a fabulous resource for preparing for and understanding the etiquette of online discussion boards. Following these principles will provide the necessary civility and professionalism for students to be effective, efficient and respectful learners and class participants. From guidelines for your first posting, to comments regarding " me too" or " I agree", Lehmann and Chamberlin get right to it, and deliver solid etiquette principles.

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The World Cafe: Synchronous Masters Key Concepts - An Overview

The World Cafe: Synchronous Masters Key Concepts - An Overview | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The World Café is a conversational process based on a set of integrated design principles that reveal a deeper living network pattern.


The World Café is based on a few simple ideas, but those ideas are situated in a complex nexus that includes elements of process itself, philosophical thinking both historic and recent, a lexicon of new language, emergent social behaviors, and many other groups and methods that are exploring similar territory.


Juanita Brown, one of the co-founders of the World Café, wrote her doctoral thesis on the subject, and there is no better place to go to find the deep philosophical roots of the World Café as an experience and social phenomona.

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Study: Your Facebook Personality Is The Real You

Study: Your Facebook Personality Is The Real You | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

"A 2011 study from the University of Texas at Austin's Department of Psychology published in the academic journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking found that Facebook users are no different online than they are offline. The study also revealed strong connections between real personality and Facebook-related behavior. Social and personality processes, the study says, accurately mirror non-virtual environments."


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Shy students should be able to tweet their teacher in class, study finds

Shy students should be able to tweet their teacher in class, study finds | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

By Jeremy Pierce:


"Southern Cross business lecturer Jeremy Novak, along with Central Queensland University's Dr Michael Cowling, studied the use of Twitter among university students as a method for asking questions and gaining feedback without having to stand the stares and scrutiny of fellow students.

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5 Misconceptions of Blended & Online Learning | TeachHUB

5 Misconceptions of Blended & Online Learning | TeachHUB | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

By: Teach on the Edge


"Since we have all come to grips with the foremost misconception, that online learning is a thing of tomorrow, and recognize that it is upon us immediately and for all students, I thought I would share my other observations on the biggest misconceptions in online and blended learning."

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Video: Bloom's Taxonomy According to Pirates of the Caribbean

Here's an excellent example of a mashup that uses copyrighted material following the principles of educational fair use.  This kind of light hearted, but effective teaching would be banned by big Censorship like SOPA / PIPA.  ~ Dennis


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The six levels of Benjamin Bloom's Taxonomy of Educational Objectives as found in Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl. Music from Pirates I and III.

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Video: Computational Thinking: A Digital Age Skill for Everyone

Preparing students for their future in a rapidly changing world. A video from ISTE, CSTA, and NSF.


Be sure to visit ISTE's new resources on this topic: http://www.iste.org/learn/computational-thinking.aspx

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The Best Ways To Find Other Classes For Joint Online Projects | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

The Best Ways To Find Other Classes For Joint Online Projects | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Larry Ferlazzo shares his expertise:


"Over the past two years, I’ve been involved (off-and-on) with an International Sister Classes Project involving teenage Intermediate ESL/EFL classes around the world. We’ve had a blog where students have shared online presentations, like Voice Threads, and commented on them back-and-forth."

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