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“or, Of Small Deltas, Honeypots, and Brand Inversion What's the difference between a MOOC and a "traditional" online course? It sounds like the setup for a bad joke, but trying to find a reasonable ...”
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“ This past semester I taught a graduate course in action research. Action research is completed by a classroom or general education teacher. Teachers take an issue they are having in their classroom and research methods to ...”
Via Stephanie Dulmage
After hosting dozens of these conversations, I realize one thing: We just don't listen enough to our students. The tradition in education has been not to ask the students what they think or want, but rather for adult educators to design the system and curriculum by themselves, using their "superior" knowledge and experience.
CBS News LinkedIn adds visual portfolio CBS News LinkedIn is launching a new feature that will cater to creative types. The social network for professionals announced on Wednesday that it is adding visual portfolios to member profiles.
The controversy over writer Nate Thayer’s failure to credit his sources, which some alleged amounted to plagiarism, is just part of an ongoing debate over how we use — and give credit for — information in a digital age.
The problem is that while adding hyperlinks is a great way of avoiding a charge of plagiarism — something that might have helped Fox News opinion writer Juan Williams and other alleged plagiarists — there is no accepted protocol for how or where to add those links, or how much content someone can cut and paste into their story or blog post without crossing the line from borrowing into plagiarism or copyright infringement.
“We've collected resources from Edutopia and the web to help you navigate the possibilities of blended learning, an approach that combines face-to-face instruction with technology-mediated learning.”
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Practice writing essays, reports, and academic papers for peer-reviewed journals. After completing this course you should be able to: (1) understand the format and features of essaysm research papers and reports; (2) use reference management tools for managing citations and reference list in APA style;and (3) write scholarly papers. Introduction to Academic Writing is 4-week intensive hands-on writing workshop. The course will focus on writing college papers. Students will be engaged in reading, discussing, and writing scholarly papers. They will also learn to cite and add references according to APA style.
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Blended learning is an area of ELT that continues to be of interest to practitioners in the field. Despite this, little can be found in the literature on blended learning course design or detailed descriptions provided of blends used in ELT contexts. This publication, which contains twenty case studies from around the world, addresses this deficit by illustrating blends being employed on EAP, ESP, Teacher Development and general EFL courses.
The problem is that the decision makers often don’t have the marketing skills to differentiate between different addressable audiences. External adult learners may not want a long-winded, over-engineered, six to ten week course on anything. Life’s too short. Yet academics are used to producing courses of this semester length. What many may want are mini MOOCs. They may want them to be asynchronous starting and ending when convenient for them. This, of course, is exactly what’s happening. All in all, however, the good news is that MOOCs are forcing HE institutions to change. MOOCs may very well be the force that makes them more open, transparent and relevant. There will, of course, be a backlash, but the digital genie is out of the bottle - MOOCs are here to stay.
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