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Academic Joy

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Phd resources, theses, writing, pointers
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Here's a database of PHD theses and dissertatiions.  A good way to do some primary source research. 

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Teaching with Online Collaboration Tools: U-M Faculty Examples | CRLT

Teaching with Online Collaboration Tools: U-M Faculty Examples | CRLT | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

This page features innovative uses of online collaboration tools (OCTs) for teaching and course management. You can browse the full list or use the search criteria to find the examples most relevant to you. Click on any title for a full description or use the Links to watch short videos of faculty describing their teaching strategies and see examples. For a summary of practical recommendations for effectively implementing OCTs in one's teaching, see CRLT's Occasional Paper No. 31: Teaching in the Cloud: Leveraging Online Collaboration Tools to Enhance Student Engagement.

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Here's a database of research articles and videos curated by the University of Michigan about learning and teaching. Lots of thought about Google Apps.  Solid resource! 

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How Teens Do Research in the Digital World | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

How Teens Do Research in the Digital World | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

The teachers who instruct the most advanced American secondary school students render mixed verdicts about students’ research habits and the impact of technology on their studies.


Some 77% of advanced placement (AP) and National Writing Project (NWP) teachers surveyed say that the internet and digital search tools have had a “mostly positive” impact on their students’ research work. But 87% say these technologies are creating an “easily distracted generation with short attention spans” and 64% say today’s digital technologies “do more to distract students than to help them academically.”

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British Journal of Educational Technology - Volume 44, Issue 1 - January 2013 - Wiley Online Library

British Journal of Educational Technology - Volume 44, Issue 1 - January 2013 - Wiley Online Library | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
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Free, full text html or pdf article on education tecnnology.  This is a rich research archive! 

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100 Diagrams That Changed the World

100 Diagrams That Changed the World | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

A visual history of human sensemaking, from cave paintings to the world wide web.


Since the dawn of recorded history, we’ve been using visual depictions to map the earth, order the heavens, make sense of time, dissect the human body, organize the natural world, perform music, and even decorate abstract concepts like consciousness and love.

100 Diagrams That Changed the World by investigative journalist and documentarian Scott Christianson chronicles the history of our evolving understanding of the world through humanity’s most groundbreaking sketches, illustrations, and drawings, ranging from cave paintings to The Rosetta Stone to Moses Harris’s color wheel to Tim Berners-Lee’s flowchart for a “mesh” information management system, the original blueprint for the world wide web.

But most noteworthy of all is the way in which these diagrams bespeak an essential part of culture — the awareness that everything builds on what came before, that creativity is combinational, and that the most radical innovations harness the cross-pollination of disciplines.


Via Lauren Moss
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So often when we understand a concept or the relationship of big ideas, we say "I see!" .  Infographics help us see, and be seeing help us think.  This collection of diagrams have impacted the world we live in.  Take a look, perhaps you'll see...

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Patrizia Bertini's curator insight, December 30, 2012 10:59 AM

I see! - goes together with embodied cognition? It seems so... Infographics as a key?

bancoideas's curator insight, December 30, 2012 2:28 PM

Ideas acerca de las ideas que tenemos sobte nosotros/as mismos/as y el mundo que co-construimos

Denise Eler's curator insight, July 1, 2015 12:26 AM

Quando um gestor pede que uma apresentação de 80 slides seja condensada em 3 slides, ou uma página A3, não tenha dúvida: isto vai exigir de você mais que capacidade de síntese textual. Pensar visualmente, especialmente, criando diagramas é uma competência valiosa. Vejo isso durante meus cursos e vivência com profissionais das mais variadas indústrias. A boa notícia é que dá para aprender ;)

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Online Educational Delivery Models: A Descriptive View (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

Online Educational Delivery Models: A Descriptive View (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Phil Hill is Executive Vice President at Delta Initiative and blogs at e-Literate.


As we continue to discuss important issues such as access, affordability, and personalized learning in higher education, we would be helped by having a richer understanding of the changes that are already occurring. I would like to offer a more descriptive view to capture the growing number of approaches enabled by educational technology. The following is certainly not exhaustive, since the field is rapidly changing. In addition, not all of these models will end up thriving in the long term. My intention is simply to describe some of the primary models and ideally to reduce some of the confusion evident in public discussions.


Informative Graphics! Extensive hyperlinked bibiliography ~ Dennis

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Vol 24 No 1 (2012): The potential of a game based learning approach to improve learner outcomes (HTML) | Diigo

Vol 24 No 1 (2012): The potential of a game based learning approach to improve learner outcomes (HTML) | Diigo | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Corrected URL: http://education2x.otago.ac.nz/cinzs/mod/resource/view.php?id=274


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Whilst some critics may argue that games have no place in the classroom, in this article I argue that student achievement can benefit from building on the technology skill of the young people, allowing them to address real-life challenges within the safety of the virtual worlds of games. The young people of today play video games for entertainment and relaxation, and they are skillful at manipulating the virtual worlds that they inhabit during the games. Examples from classroom research illustrate how the use of video games in teaching and learning has the potential to change the way that we teach and improve the learning outcomes for the students by enabling them to experience real life examples. Teachers can harness these experiences and interests to engage and motivate students by taking advantage of the dynamic and interactive features of these digital games, thus enabling engagement in learning activities. This article highlights some of the issues and challenges facing teachers considering the use of game based learning in their classroom.

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Kids Online: A new research agenda for understanding social networking forums

Kids Online: A new research agenda for understanding social networking forums | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
A growing number of kids at increasingly younger ages are engaging in online social networking today--a development that is leading to a surge of news stories, media attention, and economic investment.


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Best Practices in Online Teaching for Student Engagement | Teaching and Learning Initiative

Best Practices in Online Teaching for Student Engagement | Teaching and Learning Initiative | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
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Many theorists predict that online education will gradually surpass traditional classrooms in the role of educating students in higher education....


The growing trend toward online education is self-evident through the increasing popularity of online universities such as University of Phoenix, Kaplan University, Strayer University and many others. Economic trends have forced more and more disenfranchised individuals out of the workforce and into a situation of needing to achieve a higher education to improve their chances for employability; many of the students in these online colleges and universities are students over 25, with families, and some with full- or part-time jobs.

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KnowledgeWorks

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Starting with schools and communities, we are working to ensure that all students in this country are prepared for college and a meaningful career.

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Questions of Culture in Distance Learning: A Research Review | Uzuner | The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning

Questions of Culture in Distance Learning: A Research Review | Uzuner | The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Sedef Uzuner
State University of New York at Albany, USA


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This paper reviews past research that focused on questions of culture in distance learning. Of specific interest are the studies that examined the influence of culture on students’ learning and engagement in asynchronous learning networks (ALNs). The purpose of this review is three-fold: to present the state of knowledge concerning the questions of culture in distance learning, to highlight important methodological issues that past research has left unresolved, and to provide practical insights into teaching culturally and linguistically diverse online communities of learners. For these purposes, 27 studies are examined and the findings are reported under the following two categories: What do studies focusing on questions of culture in distance learning tell us? What implications do they suggest for practice and future research? Also, the paper provides methodological insights for researchers who wish to investigate the cultural dimensions of distance learning in future studies.


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Educator Resources: Education Articles

Educator Resources: Education Articles | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
SEEN Education Magazine Article Sections: Educator resources, articles and reviews for teachers and teaching assistants.


Educational Resources, Learning and Professional Development

News, articles, and resources for educators

Welcome to the Southeast Education Network magazine website: We want to provide you with timely online information and breaking news in education and learning. Among our education articles, you will find news on collaborative learning, professional development for teachers and more. We want to be your best online source for the education resources, articles and tools you need.

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The Implications of Brain Research for Distance Education

The Implications of Brain Research for Distance Education | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Katrina A. Meyer
Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Leadership
University of North Dakota
katrina_meyer@und.nodak.edu


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This article presents information drawn from research on brain processes that impact perception, memory, learning, and understandings about the world. This information is related to the use of interactive video and the Web in distance education through a discussion of how best to enhance learning - or mitigate problems caused - through the use of these technologies.

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Connection through emotions in an online environment takes some extra effort on everyone's part. For me, personal teaching stories help convey humor, empathy, along with the curriculum content.  


Having a lounge where folks can swap pictures of kids and pets might appeal to our brains limbic centers as well! 

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Patricia LeClaire's comment, April 11, 2013 4:25 PM
Developing trust and reciprocal awareness among virtual student teams is essential in effective group formation and performance - particularly in short-duration, high-stakes projects.
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Research Publication January 17, 201 Information Literacy Competency Standards for Students: A Measure of the Effectiveness of Information Literacy Initiatives in Higher Education

Research Publication January 17, 201  Information Literacy Competency Standards for Students: A Measure of the Effectiveness of Information Literacy Initiatives in Higher Education | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

No Simple Solution for Improving Students’ Research and Critical Evaluation Skills


The ability to locate, evaluate and accurately utilize complex information, often referred to as information literacy, is a critical skill for success in school, work and life. A new study by the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO) recommends colleges and universities implement institutional information literacy strategies to help students develop these skills. While the study examined several different models for teaching information literacy, on their own none proved significantly advantageous, and the authors suggest multiple approaches may be required.

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E-Learning Certificate Program: Research Articles: Archive of E-Learning Research

E-Learning Certificate Program: Research Articles: Archive of E-Learning Research | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
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At last count I have 126 articles tagged research.  Many of these articles will lead you to online journals. 

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The Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks (JALN) | The Sloan Consortium

The Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks (JALN) | The Sloan Consortium | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

The aim of the Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks is to describe original work in asynchronous learning networks (ALN), including experimental results. Our mission is to provide practitioners in online education with knowledge about the very best research in online learning. Papers emphasizing results, backed by data are the norm. Occasionally, papers reviewing broad areas are published, including critical reviews of thematic areas. Papers useful to administrators are welcome. JALN is published 4 times a year, and entire issues are published from time-to-time around a single topic or disciplinary areas. Calls for papers for special issues include specific due dates, but general submissions are accepted year-round. . The Journal adheres to traditional standards of double-blind peer review, and authors are encouraged to provide quantitative data; currently JALN's acceptance rate is 25%. The original objective of the Journal was to establish ALN as a field by publishing articles from authoritative and reliable sources. The Journal is now a major resource for knowledge about online learning.

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Free access to a significant archive of research papers about online teaching and learing... start browsing today!

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iNACOL K-12 Online Learning Research Database

iNACOL K-12 Online Learning Research Database | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

The iNACOL K-12 Online and Blended Learning Research Database Project was created to be a central location for references to the growing body of research in the field of K-12 online and blended learning. We invite you to participate in the creation and evolution of this database. Search for reference entries or create an account in order to submit references for inclusion in the database.

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This database is deep, and continues to grow.  An essential resource for k-12 research about online and blended learning. 

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Student Research Inspired Art Gallery

Student Research Inspired Art Gallery | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
This fall, The Unquiet Library has hosted a unique art installation inspired by student research this past spring.  Some of you may remember Teagan from this past winter and her unique approach to ...
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Online College Students 2012

Comprehensive Data on demands and preferences.


Be sure to read the Key Takeaways! 

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5 videos on connected learning from the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub [VIDEOS] | Dangerously Irrelevant

5 videos on connected learning from the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub [VIDEOS] | Dangerously Irrelevant | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Here are four very powerful videos from the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub that are guaranteed to make you think hard about learning,...
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Twitteracy: Tweeting as a New Literacy Practice

Twitteracy: Tweeting as a New Literacy Practice | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Full Text: (2012). Twitteracy: Tweeting as a New Literacy Practice. The Educational Forum: Vol. 76, New Literacies, New Learning, pp. 464-478.


This article defines Twitter tm ; outlines the features, affordances, and common uses; and conceptualizes “tweeting” as a literacy practice, comprising both traditional and new literacies, and impacting both informal and formal learning settings. Also provided is an overview of traditional and new literacies, and insights from a scan of the research literature to date on tweeting as a literacy practice. The authors outline areas for inquiry and the challenges to conducting such research.

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Benefits of Blended Learning | Blended Learning Toolkit

Benefits of Blended Learning | Blended Learning Toolkit | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Blended courses have proven to be among the most popular choices for students at institutions where they are offered. At first glance, this popularity seems intuitive because blended courses allow students and faculty to take advantage of much of the flexibility and convenience of an online course while retaining the benefits of the face-to-face classroom experience.

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eLunarcy » Facilitating Research and Information Fluency

eLunarcy » Facilitating Research and Information Fluency | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

It’s a changing world; how students learn trumps what they learn!
Helping students acquire a wide variety of skills and dispositions utlimately prepares them for an uncertain future.

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Theory and Practice of Online Learning

Theory and Practice of Online Learning | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

This book can be downloaded in PDF format.  This is an award winning collectin of articles! 

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