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Why Blended Learning Is Really Just Blended Training | Mindflash

Why Blended Learning Is Really Just Blended Training | Mindflash | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

"...Most blended learning models today consist of classroom training and self-paced online courses, which are made up of information on a screen, occasional quizzes, and sometimes some student-to-student (or student-to-instructor) interactions.

As I said earlier, that’s a training delivery strategy. But that’s hardly the only way people learn to do their job.

People learn from one another, from job aids, Internet searches, blogs, webcasts, and countless other places. The challenge for most trainers is that these resources aren’t “approved,” and can’t be tracked and reported on by an LMS.

Approved sources and tracking learning activity are training concerns, not performance concerns. If we really want to enable workers to succeed, we need to focus more on what will really help the most. It’s usually not a course, and it’s usually not a knowledge-delivery system.

We need to start seeing at our role as one of performance support, connecting workers with the resources they need at the time that they need them. Ironically, once we start doing that, we’ll have built a true blended learning model..."


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'State Authorization' Struck Down | Inside Higher Ed

'State Authorization' Struck Down | Inside Higher Ed | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

But for now, at least, the part of the state approval rule that has drawn the most concern has been voided by the federal court, which upheld the other parts of the department's regulatory package.

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Abundance: Tell a friend

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Abundance: The Future is Better Than You Think


This book could turn your thinking 180 degrees.  The most optimistic and rational look forward I've found. 

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Moodle Research Conference 2012

Moodle Research Conference 2012 | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Moodle + Crete?  Sounds like a great time! ~ Dennis


The Moodle Research Conference will become a major event for academics, researchers, experts and practitioners - sharing experiences, research achievements and innovative developments with Moodle. It is a unique opportunity to participate in an event dedicated to research and development (R&D) on learning and teaching carried out with Moodle. The conference will provide opportunities for sharing, discussing and providing constructive criticism of research outcomes and methods.

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Study Suggests Many Professors Use Interactive Tools Ineffectively in Online Courses - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Study Suggests Many Professors Use Interactive Tools Ineffectively in Online Courses - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Professors aren't always trained teachers. This becomes painfully obvious when untrained professors go online. ~ Dennis


Philadelphia—Professors can choose from a growing palette of Web-based tools to make their online courses more interactive. But a new study suggests that many community-college instructors aren’t taking advantage of those options. Instead, the professors are relying on static course materials that aren’t likely to motivate students or encourage them to interact with each other.

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Tips for making the move to online assessments | eSchool News

Tips for making the move to online assessments | eSchool News | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Online assessments present a handful of concerns for school technology leaders, said Ray Eernisse, chief information officer for Missouri’s Francis Howell School District, and Daniel Honore, director of information services for Wisconsin’s Kenosha Unified School District.
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Open access theses in institutional repositories: an exploratory study of the perceptions of doctoral students | Distance-Educator.com

Open access theses in institutional repositories: an exploratory study of the perceptions of doctoral students | Distance-Educator.com | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

We examine doctoral students’ awareness of and attitudes to open access forms of publication. Levels of awareness of open access and the concept of institutional repositories, publishing behaviour and perceptions of benefits and risks of open access publishing were explored.

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KEEPING PACE WITH K–12 ONLINE LEARNING

Watson, J. F., Winograd, K., & Kalmon, S. (2004). Keeping pace with K-12 online learning: A snapshot of state-level policy and practice. Naperville, IL: North Regional Central Educational Laboratory. Retrieved from http://www.kpk12.com/cms/wp-content/uploads/KeepingPace_2004.pdf

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Presentation Zen: Videos to help you rethink education, learning, & school

Presentation Zen: Videos to help you rethink education, learning, & school | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Having children causes one to (re)think seriously about education and the role of school. Education obviously is the most powerful thing in the world. And yet the old Mark Twain chestnut — "I never let school get in the way of my education" — speaks to the core of my own thinking regarding education.
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8 Crucial Resources For Flipped Classrooms | Edudemic

8 Crucial Resources For Flipped Classrooms | Edudemic | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

"Have you “flipped” yet? My colleagues have this week; it’s PSSA week in Pennsylvania (PSSAs are standardized tests.). That’s not the flipped I meant, however. I meant, have you flipped your classroom yet? Well, if you have or are thinking about it, here are some tools you might want to consider using for those after-hours background knowledge sessions..."


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'How Creativity Works': It's All In Your Imagination : NPR

'How Creativity Works': It's All In Your Imagination : NPR | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
In his new book, Imagine, Jonah Lehrer explores the art and science of original thinking — from Shakespearean tragedies to the invention of masking tape to Nike's "Just Do It" campaign. And when you get stuck?
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New Librarianship – R. David Lankes…11.28.11

New Librarianship – R. David Lankes…11.28.11 | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Check out this series of Vimeo video of R. David Lankes.

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TeachWithVideoWorkshop

TeachWithVideoWorkshop | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Tips and strategies for teaching with video.


Within a few short years, the way we learn and socialize has been dramatically transformed through digital video, as well as mobile, and web 2.0 technologies. Today most people carry a video recording device in their pocket and even have the ability to share those videos with anyone in the world from anywhere at any time. Wow!

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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

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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Designing Courses with a Progression of Learning Experiences | Faculty Focus

Designing Courses with a Progression of Learning Experiences | Faculty Focus | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Thinking developmentally is one of those instructional design issues that we don’t do often enough. We understand that different learning experiences are appropriate for students at different levels.
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Understanding the Implications of Online Learning for Educational Productivity

Understanding the Implications of Online Learning for Educational Productivity
U.S. Department of Education
Office of Educational Technology


Prepared by:

  • Marianne Bakia
  • Linda Shear
  • Yukie Toyama
  • Austin Lasseter
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California State rolls out plan for centralized online learning portal | Inside Higher Ed

California State rolls out plan for centralized online learning portal | Inside Higher Ed | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

The portal, called Cal State Online, will serve as a gateway to all virtual courses offered by the system’s 23 campuses. The goal is to increase capacity at California State, where massive budget cuts have coincided with a rising demand for higher ed degrees. System officials hope a centrally administered approach to online education will enable the university to enroll more online students and turn away fewer qualified applicants.


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Could Many Universities Follow Borders Bookstores Into Oblivion? - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Could Many Universities Follow Borders Bookstores Into Oblivion? - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Atlanta — Higher education’s spin on the Silicon Valley garage. That was the vision laid out in September, when the Georgia Institute of Technology announced a new lab for disruptive ideas, the Center for 21st Century Universities. During a visit to Atlanta last week, I checked in to see how things were going, sitting down with Richard A. DeMillo, the center’s director and Georgia Tech’s former dean of computing, and Paul M.A. Baker, the center’s associate director. We talked about challenges and opportunities facing colleges at a time of economic pain and technological change—among them the chance that many universities might follow Borders Bookstores into oblivion.

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Dr. Richard NeSmith's comment, March 22, 2012 9:31 PM
I think we have already began to see this take place. Some colleges have had to make dramatic changes. One I just read about recently was "purchase" by another educational organization. Those who adapt and fill a void survive. Those who don't will close or become fragments of what they once were.
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Should every Georgia high school student take an online course? Why? | Get Schooled

Should every Georgia high school student take an online course? Why? | Get Schooled | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Update: This afternoon the House Education Committee passed the online learning bill with the mandate removed.
Now, the bill urges school systems to maximize digital learning rather than mandating that students take at least one online course to graduate.
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More Misinformation From The Right

More Misinformation From The Right | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Yesterday I began the week with an entry on the rhetorical question of Why Do Cyber Charter Proponents Lie? (although one person did feel the need to answer).  Later in the day, these two items ...


Provocative and interesting commentary from Professor Michael Barbour

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Virtual schools: Trends and issues

Clark, T. (2001). Virtual schools: Trends and issues – A study of virtual schools in the United States. San Francisco, CA: Western Regional Educational Laboratories. Retrieved from http://www.wested.org/online_pubs/virtualschools.pdf

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9 Essential Skills Kids Should Learn| The Committed Sardine

9 Essential Skills Kids Should Learn| The Committed Sardine | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

In the following article from Daily Good, Leo Babauta, author and creator of the blog Zenhabits, states the following:


"Unfortunately, I was educated in a school system that believed the world in which it existed would remain essentially the same, with minor changes in fashion. We had no idea what the world had in store for us. And here's the thing: we still don't."

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Video Games for Learning: Resource Roundup | Edutopia

Video Games for Learning: Resource Roundup | Edutopia | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Check out Edutopia's collection of articles, videos, and resources on using video games and simulations in the classroom.

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DocuBase Article: Planning for Big Data: A CIO

DocuBase Article: Planning for Big Data: A CIO | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
In an age where everything is measurable, understanding big data is an essential. From creating new data-driven products through to increasing operational efficiency, big data has the potential to makeyour organization both more competitive and more innovative.
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Context: The Difference Between Success or Failure in Distance Learning Programs - Magna Publications

Context: The Difference Between Success or Failure in Distance Learning Programs - Magna Publications | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

What determines the success or failure of a distance learning program? Writing in the Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, Don Chaney and Elizabeth Chaney, both of the University of Florida, and James Eddy, of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, contend that an understanding of context is crucial.


In their article, “The Context of Distance Learning Programs in Higher Education: Five Enabling Assumptions,” the authors argue that “the marginal success and/or failure occurs due to program planner(s) not viewing the design, implementation, evaluation, and sustainability of distance learning courses and programs in the context within which the distance learning will occur.” They support their argument with five assumptions:

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

Information about our Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning.