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How to Humanize Your Online Class (Infographic and slideshow)

How to Humanize Your Online Class (Infographic and slideshow) | E-Learning Suggestions, Ideas, and Tips | Scoop.it
Humanized learning increases the relevance of content and improves students' motivation to log-in week-after-week. When students relate to an online instructor as something more than a subject matter expert and begin to conceive of themselves as part of a larger community, they are more likely to be motivated, be satisfied with their learning, and succeed in achieving the course objectives (Picciano, 2002; Rovai & Barnum, 2003;  Richardson & Swan, 2003).

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 9, 1:00 PM

Click through to a great infographic with a powerful presentation slideshow feature.  These are ideas that EVERY online teacher should know. 

Nathalie Ferret's curator insight, March 21, 8:38 AM
"Very thorough guidelines" ...
Bobbi Dunham's curator insight, April 24, 4:30 PM
Nice infographic :)
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Test and Assess – be a curator!

Test and Assess – be a curator! | E-Learning Suggestions, Ideas, and Tips | Scoop.it
A key component to this process, which is tied directly into active assessment strategies, is synthesizing or making sense of the information gathered. Sense making can be writing a blog post using the links (like this post) or summarizing the key points in a presentation. Gathering and collecting specific content points is the beginning, and creating the theme is where an individual demonstrates their analysis and evaluation of the content included in a post or presentation shared. Kanter wrote, “Content curation is not about collecting links or being an information pack rat, it is more about putting them into a context with organization, annotation, and presentation.”   

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, December 27, 2012 1:15 PM

This article will help you understand how curating relates to both Bloom's taxonomy and the Engagement Pyramid proposed by Charlene Li and Jeremiah Owyang.


For those who must plan to standards, this article will give you great theoretical backing for teaching and using curation in your classroom. 


Bronwyn Desjardins's curator insight, December 27, 2012 5:19 PM

I agree. Education used to be about finding the information. With potential access to everything now, the focus should be on making sense of it and finding connections, drawing correlations and making conclusions - to become thinkers.