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University of Wisconsin Stout - Learn to Teach Online: http://bit.do/GoStout

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ISTE | Membership, NETS Standards, Books, Journals and Professional Development for Teachers

ISTE | Membership, NETS Standards, Books, Journals and Professional Development for Teachers | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

If you are involved in e-learning and online teaching, you should also be involved in ISTE.  

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On-Demand is the Future of Online Learning | Mindflash

On-Demand is the Future of Online Learning | Mindflash | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

As a university online teacher I think of the facilitated online learning community as the gold standard of  e-learning.  At the same time the convenience and ability to scale provided by on-demand training can't be denied.    


On the corporate side of the e-learning pie, on-demand learning has long been an acceptible approach.  On the academic side, on-demand doesn't sit right with many online instructors.  One tool doesn't fit all.  But on-demaind will fit some situations. ~ Dennis


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The On-Demand World


The future of learning will not contain very many classes at scheduled dates and times. They will be on demand. No one rushes home to turn on the television to watch a favorite program — we don’t even do that for live sports anymore. Just record it, show up late and start from the beginning. Not only do I get to attend my son’s track meet AND watch the game, but I get to fast-forward through the commercials. Imagine if your trainees could attend your training session, but could fast-forward through the breaks and the dead time between discussions. They could finish a three-hour class in 90 minutes.

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elearn Magazine: Are Students Tuning You Out or Downloading You In? Improving Online Instruction for 21st Century Skills

elearn Magazine: Are Students Tuning You Out or Downloading You In? Improving Online Instruction for 21st Century Skills | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Online learning has proliferated significantly in the last five years. But is online education preparing students for 21st century skills just because students are required to have access to a comput...

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Web Wise Kids

Web Wise Kids | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Web Wise Kids is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering today’s youth to make wise choices in their digital lives - on the internet and in social media.


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5 Best Practices for Educators on Facebook

5 Best Practices for Educators on Facebook | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Facebook has been pegged as a waste of time, a classroom disruption and a bad habit that is correlated with low grades. Missouri even went so far as to ban Facebook and other social media relationships between teachers and students (the law was later repealed).

But teachers such as Reynol Junco — who recently published a study that shows certain types of Facebook use are correlated with higher GPAs — are beginning to look at ways that they can use Facebook to their advantage.


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I really enjoyed this post because it reminded me of what Facebook could be used to do to support students at risk who are too nervous to even ask questions, example through using Face book Groups. Many adminsitrators have an immediate aversion to facebook and don't see its possibilites as a learning and modertated group discussion tool.
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Twelve Things You Were Not Taught in School About Creative Thinking | The Creativity Post

Twelve Things You Were Not Taught in School About Creative Thinking | The Creativity Post | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Aspects of creative thinking that are not usually taught.

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Transcribe and Subtitle Any Video Clip Easily with Universal Subtitles

Transcribe and Subtitle Any Video Clip Easily with Universal Subtitles | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

UniversalSubTitles is a free online service which allows anyone to easily create text captioned subtitles for any Internet published video or to leverage the volunteer contribution of others to achieve the same result.

 

The service provides an easy-to-use interface which facilitates going through a video clip in small chunks while transcribing the audio track to text.

 

Once the transcription has been completed, a video player that integrates your selected video and the superimposed subtitles can be easily embedded on your blog or web site.

 

Try it out now:
http://www.universalsubtitles.org/en/demo/

 

See some featured videos with subtitles: http://www.universalsubtitles.org/en/videos/watch/ 

 

Create an account: http://www.universalsubtitles.org/en/auth/login/?next=/services/ 

 

 


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New ELI 7 Things... Explores First-Generation Learning Analytics | EDUCAUSE

New ELI 7 Things... Explores First-Generation Learning Analytics | EDUCAUSE | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

In the 7 Things You Should Know About™ First-Generation Learning Analytics, EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative’s (ELI) latest in the monthly series, find out how learning analytics tools can track far more data than an instructor can alone, and at their best, can identify factors that are unexpectedly associated with student learning and course completion.

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Warning: Flipping Your Classroom May Lead to Increased Student Understanding | Teaching Science and Math

Warning: Flipping Your Classroom May Lead to Increased Student Understanding | Teaching Science and Math | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Flipping your classroom (online, blended or traditiona) means less lecture and more 'doing.' Not a new insight, just a new way of looking at an ongoing probelms with understanding and engagement. ~Dennis


Lecturing Does Not = Learning


Have you ever experienced the glazed look in your students’ eyes when lecturing?

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Best Online Productivity Tools for 2012: The eLearning Coach

Best Online Productivity Tools for 2012: The eLearning Coach | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

There are so many online services, platforms, applications and tools, it can be difficult to wade through it all. So I’ve updated an older list of productivity tools for the coming year. These are some of the best tools I use or found through research and recommendations.


Tools that help us become more efficient, organized and productive are important. That way we can accomplish more and stop work at noon every day, right?

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The No Significant Difference Phenomenon: A Comparative Research Annotated Bibliography on Technology for Distance Education

The No Significant Difference Phenomenon: A Comparative Research Annotated Bibliography on Technology for Distance Education | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

This is a searchable database of articles backing up Thomas L. Russell's book comparing online learning with face to face education.  This work has been available for 10 years.  As the name implies, studies have found no significant difference between online and face to face learning.   10 years ago the trenches were filled on both side of this issue. These days, not so much. (Although there is a battle brewing about this issue at the k-12 level).  ~Dennis


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The No Significant Difference (NSD) website has been designed to serve as a companion piece to the book. The primary purpose of the NSD website is to expand on the offerings from the book by providing access to appropriate studies published or discovered after the release of the book. In addition to studies that document no significant difference (NSD), the website includes studies which do document significant differences in student outcomes based on the mode of education delivery. The significant difference (SD) entries on the website are further classified into three categories:


better results through technology - improvement in outcomes when curriculum is delivered at a distance;


better results in the classroom - improvement in outcomes when curriculum is delivered face to face; or


mixed results - some variables indicate improvement when curriculum is delivered at a distance, while others indicate improvement when curriculum is delivered face-to-face.

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Higher Ed Program> Program Rubric | Quality Matters Program

Higher Ed Program> Program Rubric | Quality Matters Program | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

The Quality Matters Rubric is a set of 8 general standards and 41 specific standards used to evaluate the design of online and blended courses. The Rubric is complete with annotations that explain the application of the standards and the relationship among them. A scoring system and set of online tools facilitate the evaluation by a team of reviewers.


A PDF version of the rubric is available for download. ~Dennis

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myMoodle (the official Mobile app) for Android is coming this holiday season! | Moodle News

myMoodle (the official Mobile app) for Android is coming this holiday season! | Moodle News | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Moodle mobile. Useful!


RT @moodlenews: Comment on myMoodle (the official Mobile jjapp) for Android is coming this holiday season!...
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Interview: Joyce Valenza, Edublog Lifetime Achievement Award

Interview: Joyce Valenza, Edublog Lifetime Achievement Award | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Superstar teacher librarian Joyce Valenza is this year's winner of the Edublog Lifetime Achievement Award for her tremendous contribution to the world of ed tech.


There were 40 nominees for the Edublog Lifetime Achievement Award, and a librarian won. What does that say about how others view the profession?


It's about time—not for me—but for the school library profession. I think it says two things. One, that our teacher librarian colleagues have a real voice in the ed tech field—one that's loud enough to be heard outside the libraryverse. It says that we are connecting, not only with partners in our buildings, but with partners in the other communities of practice—classroom teachers across disciplines and grade levels, administrators, academics, librarians in other library situations, across geography. We now mingle effectively face-to-face and online. Our ideas cross-pollinate. We are a force at ISTE [International Society for Technology in Education conference] and BLC [Building Learning Communities conference] and at edcamps and at unconferences, at webinars, and on Twitter and through our blogs. Two, within our own profession, we are now an effective tribe. We have leadership. We have forums. We share with each other, we mentor each other. We can mobilize for action quickly. To be completely honest, I know I had some very kind teacher librarian colleagues advocating for me on Twitter and on their blogs.

 


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Online Teaching: State of the Art

Online Teaching: State of the Art | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Online Teaching: State of the Art
Greg Kearsley
University of New England, United States
CONTEMPORARY EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY, 2010, 1(1), 87-89


As instructor-led online classes become increasingly prevalent at colleges, universities and school systems around the world, the issue of online teaching quality is becoming a major topic. There are a lot of sides to this issue including: (1) impact on student achievement; (2) faculty satisfaction; (3) assessing online teaching effectiveness; and (4) how to improve online teaching. Let me say a few words about each of these in turn.


Full text of this insightful article: http://cedtech.net/articles/117.pdf

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Your Guide to the New Facebook Timeline Privacy Settings - Social Networking and Internet Safety Information for Parents

Your Guide to the New Facebook Timeline Privacy Settings - Social Networking and Internet Safety Information for Parents | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The Timeline feature that Mark Zuckerberg announced in September is now available to all Facebook users. If you’ve already activated Timeline for your own profile, you’re probably in the midst of adjusting to the new layout and testing out the new features. But what you might have overlooked are the minor additions to your Privacy Settings, making this a perfect time to review those settings in and making sure you have the most control over who sees what on your profile.
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Digital Citizenship| Four aspects - what has he missed?

Digital Citizenship| Four aspects  - what has he missed? | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Global Digital Citizenship is a critical element of any teaching program at any level. Our students are connected. Irrespective of the age of the student, they are wired. We are seeing devices reducing in cost, increasing in availability, and entering most classrooms and almost every school.


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7 Things You Should Know About Gamification | EDUCAUSE

7 Things You Should Know About Gamification | EDUCAUSE | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Gamification is the application of game elements in non-gaming situations, often to motivate or influence behavior.

 

The rewards or the spirit of competition can spur students’ concentration and interest and lead to more effective learning. The use of gamification is wide-ranging in higher education, from extra-credit awards and in-class team competitions to complex multi-level schemes that can pervade a course. Although gamification can be deceptively difficult to employ effectively, it has the potential to help build connections among members of the academic community, drawing in shy students, supporting collaboration, and engendering interest in course content that students might not have otherwise explored


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Writing Multiple-Choice Questions for Higher-level Thinking by Mike Dickinson : Learning Solutions Magazine

Writing Multiple-Choice Questions for Higher-level Thinking by Mike Dickinson : Learning Solutions Magazine | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

"We eLearning developers are used to the question, “Which is better, eLearning or classroom instruction?” The answer is, “It depends.” It’s the same answer if one asks, “Which are better, multiple-choice or essay questions?” Either question type is useful for assessing a variety of levels of thinking, depending on how well the designer crafts the questions. Designing multiple-choice questions is not as daunting a task as one might think."


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Great Content Curation Models: E-learning Examples by David Anderson

Great Content Curation Models: E-learning Examples by David Anderson | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

If you are looking for inspiration when it comes to content curation, here is a great example at work.

 

Elearning Examples is a curated collection of "examples" from the real world of online communications in the areas of "multimedia journalism", "infographics" and "html5" among others.

For each one of these categories the author has written and edited a specific information card containing relevant information, images and links to the work being referenced.

 

The design of the site and the quality of the work "examples" being showcased make this a good example of what good "content curation" is. 

 

Clearly, the work produced by this site, produces no noise or regurgitation of information, but rather offers a better way to make sense and discover the communication areas being curated on the site.

 

Thanks to David Anderson, an e-learning designer & community manager at Articulate for having created this excellent curated set of galleries.

 

Inspiring. 9/10

 

Look: http://elearningexamples.com/ 

 

David Anderson's blog: http://multimedialearning.com/ 

 

His Twitter channel: https://twitter.com/#!/elearning 

 

(Reviewed by Robin Good)


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ZooBurst: Pop-up Story Books With Augmented Reality

ZooBurst:  Pop-up Story Books With Augmented Reality | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Creating 3d Animated stories or presentations really is easy with ZooBurst.  


Amazing technology allows you to use pictures as the jumping off point for three-d objects (visible without special glasses.)  


This is a natural engaging way to hook an audience in an online or blended environment.

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40 Incredible Blogs That Are Changing Education | Edudemic

40 Incredible Blogs That Are Changing Education | Edudemic | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

One of the pleasures of ending a year is to see various "Best of" recommendations.  Here's a list of recommended blogs from Edudemic.com.  


Many may say No Way!  I'm overwhelmed with more information that I can consume.  Remember you don't have to read everything.  Just dip in and skim occasionally.


(Who said their is no Info-glut only filter breakdowns?)  Consider adding a blog or two to the ponds where you fish for information.  Who knows what you'll catch. ~ Dennis


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40 Incredible Blogs


From blogs about education technology to ones answering questions from parents… there are lots to add to your preferred RSS reader. Each of these blogs was nominated for an Edublogs ‘Group Blog’ award for being the best new blog of the year. In the meantime, start working your way through this epic list of content creators!

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The Future of Education: Online and Blended Learning

The Future of Education: Online and Blended Learning | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Is blended learning the best of both worlds? If you already have a technology infused face to face learning environment, are you already teaching in a blended classroom? ~ Dennis


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Online learning has become more popular because of its potential for providing flexible access to content and instruction at any time from any place. Online learning often includes the following: increasing the availability of learning experiences for people cannot or choose not to attend traditional, face-to-face classes, assembling and distributing instructional content more cost-efficiently, and allowing instructors to handle more students while maintaining a high degree of effective teaching. Additionally, online learning courses are being designed to enhance the quality of learning experiences and outcomes. A common theory on education says that learning a complex body of information requires a community of learners, and online resources can expand and support these communities.

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How To Be An Online Teacher -Text Expander = Grading Time Saver

How To Be An Online Teacher -Text Expander = Grading Time Saver | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Brian Robison is a highly productive and experienced online teacher.  His productivity and time managment tips make so much sense.  By saving time with a text expander, you gain the chance to reply to more students and individualize your feedback.  ~ Dennis


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Over the years I have spent hours typing the same grading feedback over and over to each student. Often times, students make the same mistakes on assignments and the task of providing feedback can be daunting.

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Rubric for Online Instruction | The Sloan Consortium®

Rubric for Online Instruction | The Sloan Consortium® | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

This is the Sloan Consortium review of Cal-State Chico's rubric for online instruction.  

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