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

Information about our Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning.
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University of Wisconsin Stout - Learn to Teach Online: http://bit.do/GoStout
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Using Role Play Simulations to Promote Active Learning | Faculty Focus

Using Role Play Simulations to Promote Active Learning | Faculty Focus | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Role play simulation is a form of experiential learning that allows you to “cover” the same sort of topics as you would in a lecture course while moving your students from passive to active learners.


For example, I found success in using this model for a course in the domestic politics of foreign countries that I teach. Originally I lectured on political parties, election systems, leadership, major political issues, success and failure in politics in the UK. Now, with the role play model, I invite students to form teams based on political parties: Labor, Conservative and Liberal Democrats. Each team works together to assign the various responsibilities: party leader, campaign manager, fundraiser, speech writer, etc.

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E-Learning Certificate Blog: Nominated, Care to Vote?

E-Learning Certificate Blog: Nominated, Care to Vote? | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

I started the E-Learning Graduate Certificate Blog in early 2009.  Honestly, I had to check, it seemed like just a few months ago, but it's been about two years.


I work to create value with articles about online teaching and learning.  I also include links to information about my program at UW-Stout, The E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate. 


It's nice to have the work noticed.  I want to push this out to everyone in my network and ask that you give me a click (if you are so inclined).  Cheers! ~ Dennis

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How to Teach Online With Screensharing and Screencasts

How to Teach Online With Screensharing and Screencasts | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Sharing ideas visually is no new concept. A hundred years ago, teachers used chalkboards. Then, with the invention of the smelly, dry erase marker, we upgraded our boardrooms and classrooms with shiny whiteboards. Then along came old fashion projectors, and we wrote on clear plastic, shining the ideas up on a pull-down screen. Years later, the projector has gone the way of the chalkboard though, because now we have digital projectors!

But wait!! you say. What about SMART Boards?! 


If you are one of the nation’s benevolent educational leaders who has spent tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars on SMART Boards, you should be swatted smartly on the wrist for wasting taxpayer dollars. Most of the functionality of a SMART Board, especially the functionality that teachers use, can be gotten from a digital projector shown on a dry erase board. And in most districts that have a SMART Board or two in each school, a digital projector could have been placed in 20 classrooms for the same initial cos

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How to Create Effective Activities for Online Teaching - Faculty Focus | Faculty Focus

How to Create Effective Activities for Online Teaching - Faculty Focus | Faculty Focus | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
We’ve all used them, first as students and now as online instructors: activities in a class meant to highlight, spotlight, underline, enhance, or explain some aspect of the subject we are teaching. Too often, not much thought or effort is given to these activities, resulting in outdated and unsuccessful activities. With the right approaches and a bit of knowledge, online instructors can create activities that are dynamic, effective, and interesting.


Here’s how …

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6 Favorite Teaching Online Activities by Lindsay Clandfield

6 Favorite Teaching Online Activities by Lindsay Clandfield | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Half a dozen of my favourite activities when teaching online.


1 My window, my world


2 Five clicks away


3 Follow that story!


4 What's my line?


6 Parting gifts

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Generating and Facilitating Engaging and Effective Online Discussions (pdf)

Online educators who use discussion boards successfully estimate that their interaction with students can be as much as three times the interaction with face-to-face students, and that peer-to-peer interaction is even many times more than that.


For instructors facilitating a robust discussion board, the fervor of activity may prove overwhelming. How do you make the most of this new form of learning experience? And what if your discussion board is more like a ghost town than a boom town? How can you get students to participate thoughtfully and frequently?

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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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Assignment Ideas - Teaching Tips

Assignment Ideas - Teaching Tips | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

 

Check Points for Long Range Assignments

 

Online students will procrastinate! Long range assignments, such as projects, presentations, or papers, need to be duplicated throughout the course as check points to create session reminders.

 

Check point examples are paper topic choices, draft outlines, or preliminary peer reviews. These can be created in the assignment tool for complete/incomplete settings, so grades are not necessary.

 

Click through for 15 more assignment suggestions.

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Nicky Hockly's six favourite teaching online activities

Nicky Hockly's six favourite teaching online activities | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

To celebrate the launch of our new book, Teaching Online (from Delta Publishing), Lindsay Clandfield and I decided to write a guest post on each other’s blogs. Our posts each describe six of our favourite teaching online activities.


Here are my six favourite (online) activities. They are aimed at language learners, but with a bit of tweaking they can be easily made to fit other contexts, such as teacher training.


1 Sounds of me

2 My precious…

3 Podcast dictations

4 Your message to the world

5 Web tours

6 Am I saying this correctly?

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Illinois Online Network: Educational Resources : Online Teaching Activity Index

Illinois Online Network: Educational Resources : Online Teaching Activity Index | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Online Teaching Activity Index


ION is always trying to further the knowledge of online education. In the course of our research and practice, we come across many best practices in online teaching.


This index represents a compilation of those activities to help instructors plan their online and hybrid courses. A complete description of each activity is given, along with examples when possible. Common educational uses of each activity are discussed as well as common educational objectives. Furthermore, teaching strategies for the given activity are provided.


This index is primarily directed towards the use of these activities in senior high school and higher education. It also represents evidence that many quality educational activities are possible and feasible in the online classroom.

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