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Daphne Koller: What we're learning from online education | Video on TED.com

Daphne Koller is enticing top universities to put their most intriguing courses online for free -- not just as a service, but as a way to research how people learn.

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This is great idea of how to use free online courses-other than just for PR or community service.

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Vloasis's curator insight, May 30, 2013 6:41 AM

A great idea: educated people showing compassion, and a shotglass more than the usual amount of daring.  Putting classes online for free, and using them for research to study how learning works, helps everyone.  At the time of this video there were 43 courses available. Hopefully now there's more.

Michael Howden's curator insight, May 30, 2013 5:35 PM

Daphne Koller's TED talk just really hits home on the importance, growth and future of online education

 

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Daphne Koller: What we're learning from online education

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The Top 10 Things You Should Know About Teaching Online

The Top 10 Things You Should Know About Teaching Online | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

The benefits of teaching online? Simple: Flexible hours; work from almost anywhere; greater student diversity; growth industry; more control over what you teach; global network of colleagues; personalized instruction; larger pool of students; easier and cheaper to share content; small investment to get started. But what factors are most important to consider when teaching an online course?

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Connected Classrooms Provides Wonderful Virtual Field Trips for Your Students

Connected Classrooms Provides Wonderful Virtual Field Trips for Your Students | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

September 18, 2014
Connected Classrooms is a fantastic program that makes use of Google Plus Hangouts to provide virtual field trips to teachers and students.

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When Students Get Creative With Tech Tools, Teachers Focus on Skills

When Students Get Creative With Tech Tools, Teachers Focus on Skills | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

Teachers find the most success integrating technology into the classroom when they have clear instructional goals.

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There’s a Better Way to Teach Critical Thinking: 9 Rules of Thumb

There’s a Better Way to Teach Critical Thinking: 9 Rules of Thumb | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Critical thinking is the study of clear and unclear thinking. A simple definition, maybe, but that’s how it should be.
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Many instructors can't tell you how to teach and foster critical thinking. I learned to ask questions that don't have a "right" answer..

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10 Pretty Awesome Things You Can do With PowerPoint

10 Pretty Awesome Things You Can do With PowerPoint | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
It’d easy to bash PowerPoint, especially given the poor uses we see all too often … plain boring slides with no personality, or worse yet … slides that are inundated with text, delivered by monotone lecturers lacking enthusiasm.
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How the Power of Interest Drives Learning

How the Power of Interest Drives Learning | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Research shows that interests powerfully influence our academic and professional choices. When we're interested in a task, we work harder and persist longer, bringing more of our self-regulatory skills into play.
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E-instructors say what should happen, and what actually happens, in online learning very different

E-instructors say what should happen, and what actually happens, in online learning very different | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
There are a lot of cooks in the kitchen when it comes to online learning best practices, especially from think-tanks and interested admin looking to expand an institution’s offerings…but what do the actual instructors say is important?
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Tons of Free public Domain Materials to Use in Class

Tons of Free public Domain Materials to Use in Class | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

September 16, 2014
Public Domain Review, as its name indicate, is a website that provides users with access to a plethora of public domain materials ideal for classroom use.

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30+ Features of The 21st Century Classroom

30+ Features of The 21st Century Classroom | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
September 14, 2014
Now that the new school year started and that students are back to their 'formal' learning mode and everything seems to be unfolding as planned, it is time to pause and think critically about the instructional design of your classroom.
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2014 break-down: This is how college students use mobile devices

2014 break-down: This is how college students use mobile devices | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Conducting yearly surveys on how current college students use mobile devices is a smart idea, given the rapid pace of evolving technology.
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Laptops win!

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5 STEM resources for higher ed and K-12 classrooms

5 STEM resources for higher ed and K-12 classrooms | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
These platforms are among the best providing a more engaging science, technology, engineering, and math learning experience.
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12 education thought leaders you should follow on Twitter

12 education thought leaders you should follow on Twitter | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
You never know what you might learn in 140 characters or less.
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What Are The Biggest Online Learning Trends And Challenges? | Edudemic

What Are The Biggest Online Learning Trends And Challenges? | Edudemic | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

Online learning takes many forms these days. From all-online degree programs to taking one class online as part of a more traditional, in person degree program, to blended and flipped classrooms, more and more teachers and students have some type of online component to their teaching and learning.  

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Great info graphic with what college students really want from online programs-and least inexpensive is not the number one concern..

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Blended Learning in the Mix: The Proactive Teacher

Blended Learning in the Mix: The Proactive Teacher | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Teachers in blended learning programs should take the opportunity to learn and lead -- your ideas and observations are worth hearing and acting upon.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 18, 4:22 PM

In keeping with Donna Harraway's work, I like the word hybrid which suggest their is no purity in learning. It is a mix.

 

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check this out!

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Share Your Best Laid (Lesson) Plans

Share Your Best Laid (Lesson) Plans | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Calling all educators!
Think back to a time you were trying to learn something new. You’d heard the idea, maybe chatted with someone about it, and you were almost ready to take the plunge.
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Share how you use video in your lessons

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5 Accessible Design Tips for Blended Courses and more! (from Campus Technology)

5 Accessible Design Tips for Blended Courses and more!  (from Campus Technology) | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Revamping a course to be accessible to students with physical or learning disabilities can help make it more accessible to everybody else too.
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These tips apply to any course, blended or not, since many instructors provide materials online for their face-to-face courses.

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Teaching with Screencasts and Rapid Prototyping

Teaching with Screencasts and Rapid Prototyping | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Back in my teaching days, we had a ninth hour elective class where students could take classes like computer repair, plumbing, ceramics, or guitar. In essence, as teachers, we got to teach classes based on our own hobbies.
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Google Docs CHEAT SHEET!

Google Docs CHEAT SHEET! | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

 

This Google Docs Cheat Sheet will give teachers and students an overview of the NEW Docs Home Screen, as well as a good overview of the available features in the menu and toolbar....
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Learning to Let Go: Listening to Students in Discussions

Learning to Let Go: Listening to Students in Discussions | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
When a class involves discussion, we owe it to our students to not know what’s going to happen, lest we start dictating what we want them to think. To truly engage another in a conversation, we respond to the ideas that develop organically
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The comments to the article are very interesting too

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10 ways ed-tech tools promote academic honesty

10 ways ed-tech tools promote academic honesty | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Here are 10 strategies and resources for educators to prevent student plagiarism and advance academic honesty.
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Many LMS's allow you to randomize questions, randomize answers within questions, and select questions from pools of Q&A's..Sakai does.

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The Hattie Effect: What's Essential for Effective PBL?

The Hattie Effect: What's Essential for Effective PBL? | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Check out how John Hattie's research is demystifying what works in education and how this relates to project-based learning.
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Pleasures and Challenges of 24/7 Online Program Responsibility

Pleasures and Challenges of 24/7 Online Program Responsibility | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

 

Getting some distance from the daily responsibilities of running an online program has provided some perspective on the pleasures and challenges of that life.

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4 Tips for Teachers Leading Online Discussions

4 Tips for Teachers Leading Online Discussions | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
As a current college student, I regularly deal with “required” online discussions.
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Strategies for Dealing with a Certified Jerk

Strategies for Dealing with a Certified Jerk | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Incivility and lack of collegiality are on the rise in institutions of higher education (Cipriano, 2011). This phenomenon can range from disputes and tension at one end of the spectrum to violence at the other. There are many departments that suffer from non-collegial, uncivil, and nasty encounters between faculty members, faculty members and professional staff, and faculty members and students.
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Versal tries to bust open e-learning with open platform for interactive ed

Versal tries to bust open e-learning with open platform for interactive ed | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

If you’re one of the millions who started taking one of those Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) offered by the likes of Stanford and MIT, only to abandon it after hours of watching video-taped lectures, reading static course materials, and marginally helpful online discussions, you’ve gotten a taste of what’s being inflicted on the current generation of students. That’s a bug that Versal, a company launched by Gregor Freund—the former CEO and chief technology officer of security software company Check Point Software—is trying to fix.

 

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