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The Benefits of Online Learning

The Benefits of Online Learning | Ed Tech 4 Instructors | Scoop.it
I believe that online learning has the potential to revolutionize higher education. Students will be able to learn at their own pace and problems as simple as finding a place to park on campus will be eliminated.
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As always I will say a quality online course (or any format course) makes all the difference. "Quality" meaning a course that is designed for the environment, engages students (with interactivity, exercises,etc.), promotes critical thinking and has an active and engaged instructor.

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10 Most Popular Teaching Tools Used This Year: 2014

10 Most Popular Teaching Tools Used This Year: 2014 | Ed Tech 4 Instructors | Scoop.it

Last year, Edudemic published a list of the most essential and popular educational tools used in modern classrooms across the globe. While many of 2013′s contenders retain top spots for 2014, there are a few new and noteworthy tools that made it onto this year’s list, and some of last year’s mentions have shifted in the rankings. We highly recommend taking a look at these “battle-tested” teaching tools; some of them may be a perfect fit for your modern classroom.

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Top 5 Online Learning Skills That Online Instructors Should Have

Top 5 Online Learning Skills That Online Instructors Should Have | Ed Tech 4 Instructors | Scoop.it
Top 5 Online Learning Skills That Online Instructors Should Have. Check the Top 5 Online Learning Skills That A Successful Online Instructor Has.
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Classroom Management and the Flipped Class

Classroom Management and the Flipped Class | Ed Tech 4 Instructors | Scoop.it
The flipped classroom casts a different light on classroom management issues, as teachers rethink one-on-one time, off-task students, freedom vs. control, and parent expectations.
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Bye-Bye Textbooks! How Digital Devices Are Reshaping Education Infographic | e-Learning Infographics

Bye-Bye Textbooks! How Digital Devices Are Reshaping Education Infographic | e-Learning Infographics | Ed Tech 4 Instructors | Scoop.it
The How Digital Devices Are Reshaping Education Infographic reveals information about how digital devices have changed the traditional education landscape.
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How Are Teachers and Students Using Khan Academy?

How Are Teachers and Students Using Khan Academy? | Ed Tech 4 Instructors | Scoop.it
An SRI International report found that in general, the Khan Academy is not impacting traditional teacher directed instruction, especially when schools have limited access to computers.
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5 ways to get the most out of your course technology

5 ways to get the most out of your course technology | Ed Tech 4 Instructors | Scoop.it
Implementing technology comes with a learning curve, but here are 5 steps faculty can take to effectively use tech in their course for student success.

 

1. Communicate clear expectations to your students and help them get started. 

2. Require the new technology to be used for a minimum of 10 percent of the final course grade. .

3. Assign a mix of tutorials and other items and employ personalized learning. 

4. Facilitate active class discussion and student preparedness by assigning pre-lecture homework. 

5. Measure and track results. 

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How Video is Changing the Way We Teach Children [Report]

How Video is Changing the Way We Teach Children [Report] | Ed Tech 4 Instructors | Scoop.it
A new report confirms that video is now a major communication tool for educational institutes and is being implemented across all departments.
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5 Tips to Help Teachers Who Struggle with Technology

5 Tips to Help Teachers Who Struggle with Technology | Ed Tech 4 Instructors | Scoop.it
"I'm not very tech savvy" is the response I usually hear from teachers that struggle with technology. Whether it's attaching a document to an email or creating a PowerPoint, some teachers really have
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6 Online Rubric Makers Worth Trying - Edudemic

6 Online Rubric Makers Worth Trying - Edudemic | Ed Tech 4 Instructors | Scoop.it
Online rubric makers can make rubric creation pretty simple, so we’ve collected a few sites that offers online rubric makers (some of them are free) that can help you out in your classroom.
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9 Video Tips for a Better Flipped Classroom -- THE Journal

9 Video Tips for a Better Flipped Classroom -- THE Journal | Ed Tech 4 Instructors | Scoop.it
Early adopters share how schools can find success with teachers and students alike--even when the technology seems as topsy-turvy as the lessons.
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A Simple Way To Introduce Your Students To Coding

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A Simple Way To Introduce Your Students To Coding
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Lynn University to drop Blackboard Learn in favor of iTunes U

Lynn University to drop Blackboard Learn in favor of iTunes U | Ed Tech 4 Instructors | Scoop.it

Lynn University will phase out its learning management system for the next stage of its tablet-centric evolution. Beginning this fall, the university’s daytime undergraduate courses will be managed through Apple’s course management software, iTunes U.

The move makes Lynn one of only a handful of institutions that offer more than a select few courses through iTunes U, and is noteworthy because Lynn will trade a more comprehensive system, Blackboard Learn, for a product lacking key features such as analytics, attendance tracking and gradebooks.

 

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Syllabus Design for Dummies

Writing in sections can be particularly helpful to first-time teachers. My basic syllabus for Composition II was divided into four major sections:

1. Expectations and Objectives

2. Assignments and Grading

3. Policies and Procedures

4. Course Schedule

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Use Video Messaging Apps To Enhance Your eLearning Experience - eLearning Industry

Use Video Messaging Apps To Enhance Your eLearning Experience - eLearning Industry | Ed Tech 4 Instructors | Scoop.it
Complement your curriculum with video messaging apps such as Vidopop for a richer online education experience. Enhance Your eLearning Experience
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45 Powerful Tools To Create Polls And Quizzes In The Classroom - Edudemic

45 Powerful Tools To Create Polls And Quizzes In The Classroom - Edudemic | Ed Tech 4 Instructors | Scoop.it
Using polling tools in the classroom is probably old hat by now. There are a ton of different tools available to teachers – many of them free- and they’re being put to use in a variety of different ways. From simply polling your class to get information and opinions to taking quizzes and having your …
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Google Debuts Free Tool Classroom for Teachers

Google Debuts Free Tool Classroom for Teachers | Ed Tech 4 Instructors | Scoop.it
Google today launched a new free tool called Classroom as part of its Google Apps for Education suite. In short, Classroom helps teachers create and organi
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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: 10 ways the research behind banning #mlearning for children is flawed

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: 10 ways the research behind banning #mlearning for children is flawed | Ed Tech 4 Instructors | Scoop.it

You may have come across Cris Rowan's popular HuffPost piece explaining 10 reasons handheld devices should be banned for children under 12. You may also haveread the rebuttal from a librarian mom who explains why she will continue to give her children handheld devices. While the pro-device author explains the benefits of handhelds, what she doesn't uncover is that the research cited by the original author doesn't support her claims. 

In fact, the research cited in the Rowan piece is so unsupportive of her claims, it seems possible that the real motive behind the article was to test the reader's gullibility. If readers had dug a little deeper, they'd find the truth.

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15 Tips For Better Online Student-Faculty Communication

15 Tips For Better Online Student-Faculty Communication | Ed Tech 4 Instructors | Scoop.it
Online learning offers a host of conveniences that make it a popular option for students. Students don’t need to live near a physical university to take the classes, timing is often flexible, and it is generally a cheaper option than attending a brick and mortar school. Teaching in an online classroom  is a little bit …
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How to Earn (and Keep) Trust as an eLearning Instructor

How to Earn (and Keep) Trust as an eLearning Instructor | Ed Tech 4 Instructors | Scoop.it
eLearning answers many needs of a 21st century audience. It eliminates travel, thereby reducing our carbon footprint. It provides immediate results, and is therefore a streamlined training solution. And eLearning is laser-targeted to develop precise skill sets. But eLearning instructors also have to contend with the drawbacks of the online experience; namely, recreating the physicality of a classroom. Better technology makes the training an ever more interactive experience. Still, the instructor-student relationship is not exactly replicated in an online environment.
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Online Done Right: The importance of human interaction for student success

Online Done Right: The importance of human interaction for student success | Ed Tech 4 Instructors | Scoop.it
In 2011, nearly 7 million Americans received instruction through online courses, a number that reflects the growing interest in more flexible learning options in higher education. Though more connect...
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Creating a Sense of Instructor Presence in the Online Classroom

Creating a Sense of Instructor Presence in the Online Classroom | Ed Tech 4 Instructors | Scoop.it
Online instructors need to be intentional about creating a sense of presence in their courses so that students know that somebody is leading their educational experience.
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5 Resolutions To Modernize Your Teaching For 2014

5 Resolutions To Modernize Your Teaching For 2014 | Ed Tech 4 Instructors | Scoop.it
5 Resolutions To Modernize Your Teaching For 2014
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