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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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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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How to Develop Effective Discussion Questions

How to Develop Effective Discussion Questions | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Discussion design and facilitation has an indispensable role in online education and is dependent on the development of carefully crafted questions. Student satisfaction has been found to be highly correlated with interactions in the classroom.

 

This is a three part series that will help any online practicioner to better understand the complexities of writing discussion prompts and facilitating threaded discussion.  This is a university level research effort with a solid bibliography.  Well worth reading! ~ Dennis

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Do students need Information Literacy skills when they have Google?

Do students need Information Literacy skills when they have Google? | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Link to full text article!

 

Karl Kingsley, Gillian M Galbraith, Matthew Herring, Eva Stowers, Tanis Stewart, Karla V Kingsley (2011)

 

Why not just Google it? An assessment of information literacy skills in a biomedical science curriculum, BMC Medical Education, Volume: 11, Issue: 1, Publisher: BioMed Central, Pages: 17


The emerging networked technologies comprising the participatory Web, also known as Web 2.0, have profoundly changed the way information is produced, distributed, and consumed. Wikis, blogs, pod casts, video sharing, social networking sites, and other online applications offer innumerable opportunities for user generated content (UGC) and information sharing through what has been called an “architecture of participation”. Although these new participatory technologies provide rich opportunities for information sharing, they also pose new challenges for information seekers. Torrents of unfiltered information are uploaded to, and downloaded from, the Internet every day. In addition, users generate, remix, repurpose, store, and then share this digital information. As a result, Web users must continually balance the need for easy to find, readily available, reliable information and to avoid questionable, inaccurate, incomplete or deceptive online information.

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Bloom's Digital Taxonomy Pyramid

Bloom's Digital Taxonomy Pyramid | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Hyper-linked image of  Web 2.0 technology arranged by levels of Bloom's Taxonomy.

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Introduction to Crafting Questions for On-line Discussions | Penn State Learning Design Community Hub

Introduction to Crafting Questions for On-line Discussions | Penn State Learning Design Community Hub | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Penn State's Learning Design Community is superb.



Have you ever run out of time just when a class discussion became interesting?


Would you like to hear opinions of the quiet students who get lost in the crowd?


Would you like to enhance the critical thinking level of your students?


If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, consider the advantages of moving some class discussions online.

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daretodifferentiate - Questioning Wiki

daretodifferentiate - Questioning Wiki | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

One of the fundamentals of online teaching is learning to create dynamic discusssion prompts that are deepened with skilled facilitation.  At the foundation of these skills is a deep understanding of Questions and questioning.  


This wiki provides a good wiki based archive of information and resources about questioning.  Give it a visit. ~ Dennis

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elearnspace › Questions I’m no Longer Asking by George Siemens

elearnspace › Questions I’m no Longer Asking by George Siemens | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

A few:

1. Is online learning more or less effective than learning in a classroom? Who cares. That question is irrelevant.

 

2. Does technology use vary by age? Nonsensical. It would only matter if people couldn’t learn new skills. They can. They do. Motivation, not age, is key.

 

3. How do learning styles influence learning online?  They still use destructive classification structures like learning styles in schools? Educators too readily fall for an attractive model that can be easily implemented.....

 

6. Is connectivism a learning theory? Again, who cares.

 

see the post for more!

 


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e-Learning as Inquiry - e-Learning for literacy

e-Learning as Inquiry - e-Learning for literacy | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

The role of e-learning in literacy teaching and learning


A growing body of research indicates that e-learning has considerable potential to enhance literacy teaching and learning. At the same time, New Zealand teachers have access to an evidence-based body of knowledge about how to improve literacy outcomes for their students.

 

This raises important questions:

 

What is the intersection between these two bodies of knowledge?
What role could – or should – e-learning play in students’ literacy learning?
How might teachers use e-learning to personalise the learning opportunities they provide for their students?


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TwoSides

TwoSides | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The best place to see every side of an issue and compare viewpoints with others.


TWOSIDES is based on the fundamental idea that the world would be a better place if everyone looked at every side of an issue. A world where people are more informed, open-minded, and tolerant.

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