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Instructional Design in Higher Education Report

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Instructional design is far more than glorified IT work. This report will help you see what designers do when they work in an academic institution.

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HCL's curator insight, May 12, 8:25 PM
An interesting report on the role of the Instructional Designer... "as pivotal player(s) in the design and delivery of learning experiences."
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Meeting the Needs of Online Teachers: Training and Challenges Research Webinar - 4/6 at 2pm EDT

Meeting the Needs of Online Teachers: Training and Challenges Research Webinar - 4/6 at 2pm EDT | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Meeting the Needs of Online Teachers: Training and Challenges
Wednesday, 4/6/16, 2pm EDT

This session will present findings from a survey of Wisconsin Virtual School teachers about professional development timing and topics, top instructional challenges, and perceived needs for additional professional development.
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This session reports findings from Wisconsin Virtual Schools.

 

All Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute webinars become available via their archive. If you miss the live date, you can still dig into the research.

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Blended Learning Research Webinar - 3/16/16 at 2pm EST

Blended Learning Research Webinar - 3/16/16 at 2pm EST | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
What do we know, and what do we still need to know, about the effectiveness of blended learning? Join us in this session to talk about a proposed path forward for measuring blended learning initiatives, including steps that each of us can take to help grow our collective understanding of what the evidence says.
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Join this live event with the Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute. Their website also has a useful archive of past events. Solid research from well known practicioners with deep background experience. (CREDIBLE resources!)

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juandoming's curator insight, March 10, 6:01 AM

Join this live event with the Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute. Their website also has a useful archive of past events. Solid research from well known practicioners with deep background experience. (CREDIBLE resources!)

Fernando de la Cruz Naranjo Grisales's curator insight, March 11, 6:34 AM

Join this live event with the Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute. Their website also has a useful archive of past events. Solid research from well known practicioners with deep background experience. (CREDIBLE resources!)

Rich Ingram's curator insight, March 15, 2:47 PM

Join this live event with the Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute. Their website also has a useful archive of past events. Solid research from well known practicioners with deep background experience. (CREDIBLE resources!)

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WCET Distance Education Enrollment Report 2016 | WCET

WCET Distance Education Enrollment Report 2016 | WCET | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Based on data accumulated by the U.S. Department of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) surveys from the Fall of 2014, the WCET Distance Education Enrollment Report 2016 highlights differences by sector, graduate vs. undergraduate study, student location, and by the number of institutions educating students at a distance.
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Current research on Distance Education enrollment.  Knowing what's happening now will help you see what's coming next.

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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, February 27, 6:46 AM

Los datos de la nueva encuesta de WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET) son categóricos: la educación a distancia sigue creciendo en Estados Unidos y en el 2014 uno de cada cuatro alumnos en educación superior llevó al menos un curso bajo esta modalidad y uno de cada siete (14%) cursó una carrera exclusivamente a distancia. Mientras que la matrícula en educación superior cayó en 2% entre el 2012-2014, la matrícula exclusiva bajo la modalidad a distancia creció en 9%.

Sue Walsh's curator insight, February 27, 4:25 PM

Some interesting findings ....

Rich Ingram's curator insight, March 15, 2:49 PM

Current research on Distance Education enrollment.  Knowing what's happening now will help you see what's coming next.

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Carol S. Dweck: Brainology: Transforming Students' Motivation to Learn

Carol S. Dweck: Brainology: Transforming Students' Motivation to Learn | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

"In our society, we seem to worship talent — and we often portray it as a gift. Now we can see that this is not motivating to our students."

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Here's a challenge:  Read this research start to finish.

Then think about your beliefs regarding teaching and learning. 

Does this change you?

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Daniel Jäggli's curator insight, March 8, 5:52 AM

Here's a challenge:  Read this research start to finish.

Then think about your beliefs regarding teaching and learning. 

Does this change you?

Jan Ross's curator insight, March 21, 9:35 AM

When students learn to breathe they open a door to self-knowledge.  Imagine learning in middle school that you can grow your brain and maximise your potential? Brainology is a science based approach that works. 

Jan Ross's curator insight, March 21, 9:35 AM

When students learn to breathe they open a door to self-knowledge.  Imagine learning in middle school that you can grow your brain and maximise your potential? Brainology is a science based approach that works. 

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Fresh Research: Online Education Report Card

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Online Educators: Be sure to review the Executive Summary of this new research from a very credible source.  

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Equity Matters: Online Learning for Students with Disabilities

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Here is recent research on the impact of online learning on k-12 students with disabilities. 

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Don't be irrelevant! Understand and Design with the Science in Mind.

Don't be irrelevant! Understand and Design with the Science in Mind. | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Students need a personal connection to the material, whether that's through engaging them emotionally or connecting the new information with previously acquired knowledge (often one and the same). Without that, students may not only disengage and quickly forget, but they may also lose the motivation to try.
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Understand & Design for Adult Learners:


1. Adults need to know why they need to learn something
2. Adults need to learn ‘experientially’
3. Adults approach learning as problem-solving
4. Adults learn best when the topic is of immediate value.

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asli telli's curator insight, October 2, 2015 6:26 AM

#experiential #learning #engagement #motivation

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Top Journals for e-Learning Research | e-Learning and Virtual Teams

Top Journals for e-Learning Research | e-Learning and Virtual Teams | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
After conducting a systematic literature search across disciplines, our researchers have identified roughly 1,600 relevant academic journal articles, conference proceedings, and graduate dissertations on e-learning and virtual teams published in the past decade.
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Here's a literature review of E-Learning research from a top academic team out of Canada. 

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Deborah Banker's curator insight, June 29, 2015 11:03 AM

SUPER!!!

Scott J. Simmerman's curator insight, July 20, 2015 9:45 AM

Engagement is about involvement, and motivation is much about personal growth and learning, so eLearning is a more and more common solution to workplace issues. If we could only make things more relevant and more impactful with these trainings; so many simply don't help people feel more a part of the team and aligned to the group goals. But we are making progress...

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Why Online Students Succeed

Why Online Students Succeed | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

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Improving online student success can be overwhelming, but findings from a recent Eduventures study suggest that it is not as complicated as it seems.

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Bottom line: back to basics... online teaching basics that is. 

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How Video Production Affects Student Engagement: An Empirical Study of Mooc Videos

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Research paper based on edX Mooc video study.  Important insights for online teachers and instructional designers. 

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Developing an International Distance Education Program: A Blended Learning Approach

Developing an International Distance Education Program: A Blended Learning Approach | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Ravisha Mathur
Assistant Professor
College of Education
San José State University
Ravisha.Mathur@sjsu.edu 

Lisa Oliver
Assistant Professor
College of Education
San José State University
loliver@sjsu.edu

Abstract

Building a dynamic international distance education program can be a complex operation. The purpose of this paper is to discuss a model for global learning that utilizes a blended learning approach. This paper will describe how a blended learning approach was implemented in an international instructional technology Master’s program to the benefit of both universities and countries involved. The discussion will focus on a specific framework for developing an international, blended learning program with special consideration of cultural differences in language, teaching philosophy, and education.



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This research article from the Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration provides case studies about blended, intercultural education.

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Blended and Flipped: Exploring New Models for Effective Teaching & Learning

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Here is a timely special report from Faculty Focus.

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NathalieNoelYouinou's curator insight, May 5, 2015 3:46 AM

Rob Kelly's ideas are particularly interesting...

NathalieNoelYouinou's curator insight, May 5, 2015 3:48 AM

To understand the differences between #blended and #flipped 

#teaching and #learning

Karen Molineaux's curator insight, January 11, 6:23 PM

Faculty Focus: Special Reports always has good strategies for  instructional pedagogy.

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Blended Learning Toolkit: University of Central Florida and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities

Blended Learning Toolkit: University of Central Florida and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Abstract

The Blended Learning Toolkit supports the course redesign approach, and interest in its openly available clearinghouse of online tools, strategies, curricula, and other materials to support the adoption of blended learning continues to grow. When the resource originally launched in July 2011, 20 AASCU institutions used it, but now universities, colleges, and K–12 schools from around the world access the Blended Learning Toolkit.

This grantee profile from Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) provides at-a-glance information, course model design details, grant project activities, results and outcomes, participant impressions, next steps, and additional resources.

NGLC accelerates educational innovation through applied technology to dramatically improve college readiness and completion in the United States. To learn more about NGLC and the grantees it supports, visit nextgenlearning.org
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Strong research based toolkit for blended learning.

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NancyEvans@ATS-LU's curator insight, April 14, 11:28 AM
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This is a good model, easily adapted for higher education.
 
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Darrell West: How mobile technology can improve education

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This is reliable research from an international point of view. Of particular interest are the findings on empowerment of women and the disadvantaged.

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Peter Mellow's curator insight, March 19, 12:05 AM

This is reliable research from an international point of view. Of particular interest are the findings on empowerment of women and the disadvantaged.

wernerio's curator insight, March 22, 12:03 PM

This is reliable research from an international point of view. Of particular interest are the findings on empowerment of women and the disadvantaged.

Wafaalrefaie's curator insight, March 23, 4:28 PM

This is reliable research from an international point of view. Of particular interest are the findings on empowerment of women and the disadvantaged.

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Mean What You Say: Defining and Integrating Personalized, Blended and Competency Education

Mean What You Say: Defining and Integrating Personalized, Blended and Competency Education | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The goal of the paper is to explain the nuances of key terms used across the field of K-12 education related to personalized, blended and competency education, and how the ideas integrate in order to create new learning models. Read this paper to make sense of these terms and discover how they fit

Via Nik Peachey, Jose Antonio Delgado, juandoming
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To learn more about K-12 Virtual School, master the vocabulary.

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Carlos Vázquez's curator insight, March 8, 7:22 PM

A reallyuseful free PDF ebook with some useful definitions and descriptions.

Germán A. Osorio-Zuluaga's curator insight, March 9, 10:37 AM

A reallyuseful free PDF ebook with some useful definitions and descriptions.

Le Dong Phuong's curator insight, March 11, 8:49 PM

A reallyuseful free PDF ebook with some useful definitions and descriptions.

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Thomas J. Kane: Connecting to Practice: How we can put education research to work

Thomas J. Kane: Connecting to Practice: How we can put education research to work | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
In the United States, most consequential decisions in education are made at the state and local level, where leaders have little or no connection to expert knowledge.
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There is a disconnect between research and decision making.  As any teacher or librarian; this isn't news. 

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Blackboard / Moodle / Brightspace (D2L) Insight on LMS buying

Blackboard / Moodle / Brightspace (D2L) Insight on LMS buying | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
This month, Eduventures released our comprehensive report on Learning Management Systems (LMS). In writing this Deep Dive on the most discussed segment of the education technology market, we wanted to go beyond simply reviewing shifts in market share to shed some light on why so many institutions have been switching vendors. In order to do this, we reviewed over 20 different LMS platforms and met with the vendors to gain insight into their product roadmaps and ask some tough questions about why they are winning (and losing) clients.
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As an online instructor I have my preferences when it comes to an LMS.  As an online instructor I have no input on the LMS I have to drive. When it comes to learning management software, I follow Stephen Stills lyrics  "Love the one you're with...".


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European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning Research: Who are Open Learners?

European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning Research: Who are Open Learners? | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
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Open educational resources (OER) have been identified as having the potential to extend opportunities for learning to non-formal learners. However, little research has been conducted into the impact of OER on non-formal learners. This paper presents the results of a systematic survey of more than 3,000 users of open educational resources (OER). Data was collected between 2013 and 2014 on the demographics, attitudes and behaviours of users of three repositories. Questions included a particular focus on the behaviours of non-formal learners and the relationship between formal and non-formal study. Frequency analysis shows that there are marked differences in patterns of use, user profiles, attitudes towards OER, types of materials used and popularity of different subjects. The experience of using OER is fairly consistent across platforms in terms of satisfaction and impact on future behaviour. On the whole, non-formal learners surveyed were highly positive about their use of OER and believe they will continue to use them. With regards to this making formal study more likely some degree of polarization was observed: some believed formal study was now more likely, while others felt it made this less likely. On the whole, while non-formal learners are enthusiastic about using free and online resources, the language and concept of OER does not seem to be well understood in the groups surveyed. A range of findings relating to OER selection and use as well as differences between repositories are explored in the discussion.
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Open courses and open educational resources are plentiful. Who uses them? Find out by reading this research.  

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e-Job: University Research Chair - Virtual / Teaching & Learning Data focus in Tempe, Arizona, United States

e-Job: University Research Chair - Virtual / Teaching & Learning Data focus in Tempe, Arizona, United States | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
University Research Chairs serve as a key contributor and a leader in scholarship of the data surrounding Teaching and Learning . This role can work remotely. The ideal candidate will be able to leverage their scholarship in this area to lead research initiatives and guide faculty scholarship in a manner that is consistent with the School of Advanced Studies academic and strategic vision with a focus on Teaching and Learning Online.
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With the right mix of scholarship, academic credentials, and practical experience this job could be yours. 

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Review of the Literature: Makerspaces

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How to put the hands on into hands-on learning... and why it makes sense. 

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Ethnicity, Gender, and Perceptions of Online Learning in Higher Educatio

Ethnicity, Gender, and Perceptions of Online Learning in Higher Educatio | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it


Carol Y. Ashong
Doctoral Candidate
Department of Educational Psychology and Special Education
Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA 30302 USA
carolashong@yahoo.com

Nannette E. Commander
Professor
Department of Educational Psychology and Special Education
Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA 30302 USA
ncommander@gsu.edu



Abstract

This paper reports on a quantitative study that investigated the impact of ethnicity and gender on perceptions of online learning. Specifically, the study examined African-American students' perceptions of online learning as compared to those of their White-American counterparts. Participants completed a survey that investigated nine different elements of the online learning environment: Computer Usage, Teacher Support, Student Interaction and Collaboration, Personal Relevance, Authentic Learning, Student Autonomy, Equity, Enjoyment, and Asynchronicity. African-American and White students had overall positive views of online learning, but African-Americans reported significantly less positive views regarding the feature of asynchronicity. Females had more positive perceptions than males on Teacher Support, Student Interaction and Collaboration, Personal Relevance, Authentic Learning, and Student Autonomy. The findings of this study indicate that gender and ethnicity independently influence students' perceptions of online learning.

Keywords: African-American students, gender, higher education, collaborative learning, prior online experience, student perceptions, Online Learning Environment Survey (OLES)

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As an online instructor this research underscores the need for UDL. Differentiation and a willingness to challenge your own point of view are invaluable. 

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edX: How MOOC Video Production Affects Student Engagement

edX: How MOOC Video Production Affects Student Engagement | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Question: How does video production affect student engagement in MOOCs?
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Good news for fast talking, enthusiast instructors!  Be sure to read the seven findings and recommendations about video and student engagement. 

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Improving Cross-Cultural Awareness and Communication through Mobile Technologies

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Keywords: Digital Media; Intercultural Communication; Intercultural Competencies;
Mobile Storytelling; Online Collaboration

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International Landscape of K-12 Online and Blended Learning - Michael Barbour May 14, 2015 2pm EDT

International Landscape of K-12 Online and Blended Learning -  Michael Barbour May 14, 2015 2pm EDT | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Michigan Virtual Learning Research:


Many involved with K-12 online and blended learning are familiar with the American context that surrounds us in the media and published research; however, while there are many similarities, there are also several key areas where there are differences in how K-12 online and blended learning occur internationally. Join us to gain some global insights and participate in a lively discussion.

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Here's a great opportunity to get a more global understanding of K-12 Online Blended online.  I know Michael Barbour's work well and have had the pleasure of talking with him at length about this topic. Dr. Barbour has practical experience, international perspective, and powerful ideas. Don't miss this chance to see outside the 'box'! ~ Dennis

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

Information about our Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning.