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iForward Among First Wisconsin Online Charter Schools to Focus on Career Prep Education

iForward Among First Wisconsin Online Charter Schools to Focus on Career Prep Education | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Open enroll for Wisconsin online schools Feb 6.


GRANTSBURG, Wis. – iForward, the newly restructured online charter school operated by the Grantsburg School District, will focus on career preparation courses tied to each student’s career interests.

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Middle School and High School Collaboration Rubric

Middle School and High School Collaboration Rubric | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Although this rubric, provided by UW-Stout, is focused on middle and high school collaboration, I think it could of great use in adult education as well.  Online classes often include collaborative projects.  Many adults (especially teachers) find interdepent collaboration difficult.   Would this help you learn just as it is? Would you feel comfortable with the language?

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Education World: Open-Ended Questions Stretch Learning

Education World: Open-Ended Questions Stretch Learning | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

By Paula Dention, EdD.


Language is one of the most powerful tools available to teachers. We can use language to stretch children's curiosity, reasoning ability, creativity, and independence. One effective way to do this is by asking open-ended questions -- those with no single right or wrong answer. Instead of predictable answers, open-ended questions elicit fresh and sometimes even startling insights and ideas, opening minds and enabling teachers and students to build knowledge together.


Instead of predictable answers, open-ended questions elicit fresh insights and ideas, and enable teachers and students to build knowledge together.



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Badges - MozillaWiki

Badges - MozillaWiki | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Learning today happens everywhere, not just in the classroom. But it's often difficult to get recognition for skills and achievements that happen outside of school. Mozilla's Open Badges project is working to solve that problem, making it easy for anyone to issue, earn and display badges across the web -- through a shared infrastructure that's free and open to all.


The result: helping learners everywhere display 21st century skills, unlock career and educational opportunities, and level up in their life and work. Learn more.

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University of Wisconsin-Stout “Games Course” Goes Live with BadgeStack | BadgeStack Project

University of Wisconsin-Stout “Games Course” Goes Live with BadgeStack | BadgeStack Project | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Here’s a real “meta” scenario: An online graduate-level course about the use of games and badges in learning — being offered in BadgeStack, replete with Mozilla-compatible badges for the learners taking the course.


Our very own Susan Manning, Ed.D. — senior instructional and badge system designer at LearningTimes — is leading this four-week course entitled, “Using Games for Learning and Assessment.” It is offered by the University of Wisconsin-Stout, through their School of Education’s Online Professional Development program.

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The Best Moodle Tools You've Never Used

Moodle 2 - Features for Teachers
by Michelle Moore on Jul 21, 2011

Presentation highlighting a few of the new features of Moodle 2 that most impact teachers.


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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

Articles

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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elearn Magazine: A Curator's Tools and To-Do List

elearn Magazine: A Curator's Tools and To-Do List | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

By Kelly Meeker


...the magic of the curator: Putting in the work to find the content that matters and assembling objects, ideas, and media into an experience that is meaningful to the consumer. And it's not just art, wine, and books that need a good curator—information does as well.

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Online Instructional Design Certificate University of Wisconsin-Stout

Online Instructional Design Certificate University of Wisconsin-Stout | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Graduate certificate designed for professionals interested in switching careers, enhancing their career or developing focused competency in instructional design.


Upon completion of all four online courses, you will receive a certificate from the university, in addition to the 12 graduate credits on your University of Wisconsin-Stout transcript.


You may complete instructional design courses for professional development or continuing education or as a specialization area in University of Wisconsin-Stout's online Master of Science in Education degree.

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Google Launches Redesigned Education Site | MindShift

Google Launches Redesigned Education Site | MindShift | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Google has revamped its site for educators, creating a redesigned repository for all its educational tools and resources for teachers, schools, and students.

The newest feature is News and Calendar, a listing of all events and deadlines for Google’s education endeavors.

Google also created an online booklet called Google in Education: A New and Open World for Learning, which lists the company’s initiatives and programs within the education realm, such as the Computer Science for High School program — university-created workshops for local high school and middle school computer science teachers teachers.

“We’re hoping educators will use this year-round for ideas on how to enhance teaching and learning,” said Google spokesperson Rachel Durfee...


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BadgeStack: A Badge-Empowered Learning System - Produced by LearningTimes

BadgeStack: A Badge-Empowered Learning System - Produced by LearningTimes | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
BadgeStack is an innovative system with a game-like approach that assesses skills, recognizes learner achievement, sparks community, and excites learners of all ages.


BadgeStack recognizes achievements that usually go unrecognized when learning happens outside of traditional venues and settings. It's rare to get official acknowledgment for the things we do every day, like: learning from or helping peers in a favorite online community, picking up or sharing new skills during an online conference or workshop, or working with others to solve real-world problems in a multiplayer online game. BadgeStack changes that

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Teaching and elearning: How to embed a PPT into Moodle using Google Docs!

Teaching and elearning: How to embed a PPT into Moodle using Google Docs! http://www.screenr.com/0jb (Check this video out -- Teaching and elearning: How to embed a PPT into Moodle using Google Docs!

Via Thomas Strasser, Let's Learn IT
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Netiquette - Tell The Truth Online

Netiquette - Tell The Truth Online | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Tell the truth in your online profiles because honesty online creates the best user experience. It's good netiquette.


Tell the truth online and in your profiles because honesty creates the best online experience. Accurate information allows others to communicate with you effectively and connects you to those who access your profile. Therefore, telling the truth makes your internet experience better because others can communicate effectively with you.

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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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