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Six Ways to Get Your Online Students Participating in the Course

Six Ways to Get Your Online Students Participating in the Course | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Have you ever worried about the level of participation in your online courses? Perhaps you have difficulty encouraging students to interact with one another, or maybe you find student responses to be perfunctory. Surely there must be a way to encourage the kinds of participation that really supports learning."

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Joseph Rene Corbeil, Ed.D.

Joseph Rene Corbeil, Ed.D. | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

Welcome to the Educational Technology News site. I have been involved in technology and distance education for over 30 years. Research interests include best practices in elearning and mobile learning. I am currently researching effectiveness of social media for enhancing social presence and teacher immediacy in elearning environments.

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Drora Arussy's comment, June 6, 2013 10:31 AM
This is really helpful in helping me stay on top of what's out there and how people are using it. Thank you
Surapon Boonlue's comment, July 5, 2013 2:11 PM
Well i want to know to research in social media in your country
burlysand's comment, September 24, 2013 12:45 AM
Thats amazing...
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Going Google On Your iPad: What To Expect

Going Google On Your iPad: What To Expect | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Going Google On iPad: What To Expect by TeachThought Staff Maybe you love Google. You use Gmail, use YouTube like a television, and consider Google Search your second brain. But while you like Google’s first-party...
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Gary Harwell's curator insight, Today, 12:52 AM

We should move to Google on our iPads.

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What Does it Take to Create Instructionally Sound E-learning Courses?

What Does it Take to Create Instructionally Sound E-learning Courses? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
This info-graphic lists the aspects that you need to consider for developing instructionally rich online courses. Read more ›
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The power of YouTube in the classroom

The power of YouTube in the classroom | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"What’s that? Your school bans YouTube? It shouldn’t really, should it? Not when there are so many potential uses.


YouTube brings the power of video and audio to your classroom and for those of you worried about the videos and comments, there are lots of ways to make the videos safer. For example, if you don’t want comments to show, why not embed the video as I’ve done below."

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Why you should care about gamification in higher education

Why you should care about gamification in higher education | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Gamification has serious implications for college students—and perhaps it’s time higher education got serious about implementing game design.
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Three Video Games That Teach Programming Through Play

Three Video Games That Teach Programming Through Play | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Play can release code from the rules and structures that drive it.
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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, August 28, 2:48 AM

Three Video Games That Teach Programming Through Play

Kirsten Wilson's curator insight, August 28, 7:44 AM

Additional resources to engage and motivate students to learn code.

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What 10 Edtech Tools Will Educators Use This Fall?

What 10 Edtech Tools Will Educators Use This Fall? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"What tools are educators most excited to use this school year? Teachers, administrators and more tuned in to #edtechchat on Monday, August 11 to share their top edtech picks and strategies for the new school year. Check out ten of the most popular picks below..."

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Do Over! LA Unified's $1 Billion iPad Contract Will Be 'Re Bid'

Do Over! LA Unified's $1 Billion iPad Contract Will Be 'Re Bid' | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Chalk this up as perhaps the biggest mulligan in recent edtech history. The infamous $1 billion iPad deal between Los Angeles Unified School District, Apple and Pearson will be scrapped as the district will re-do the bidding process, marking yet another twist in a series of unfortunate--and embarrassing--events."

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3 Huge Online Training Failures to Avoid

3 Huge Online Training Failures to Avoid | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Learn a few common online training failures so that you can prevent them before they happen in your e-Learning course.
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Using 'Self-Initiated Transfer' To Drive 21st Century Assessment

Using 'Self-Initiated Transfer' To Drive 21st Century Assessment | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Testing is a major challenge in education. Agreeing on what’s to be tested and how it’s to be administered is a matter of much debate. It’s also a big business."

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Raising, Communicating, and Enforcing Expectations in Online Courses

Raising, Communicating, and Enforcing Expectations in Online Courses | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
As an instructor new to the online environment, I carefully reviewed the syllabus and the requirements for the course discussions and assignments and incorporated the following ideas from Myers-Wylie, Mangieri & Hardy: a “what you need to know” document that includes policies about late work, formatting, source citations, grading and feedback, and the dangers of plagiarism; a separate “assignments at a glance” calendar that details due dates and submission instructions; a “frequently asked questions” thread in the discussion forum; detailed scoring rubrics for each assignment, and example assignments. As is typical in the online environment, my course was equipped with areas for announcements and discussions and a grade book with a place to post comments for individual students. I used all these formats to communicate with students about course requirements and provide detailed feedback.
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Studying in 2014: could online courses become the new norm?

Studying in 2014: could online courses become the new norm? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
If your only idea of study is dragging your textbooks across campus for one-hour lectures, then recent figures say you’re missing something big. Marni speaks to the experts about getting qualified without ever needing to set foot in the classroom.
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Minerva Project Maturing, Aspires to Become Online Ivy League Rival

Minerva Project Maturing, Aspires to Become Online Ivy League Rival | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Snapfish inventor Ben Nelson has turned his resources to the Minerva Project, which is hoping to rival the Ivy League as an online education university.
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The Pencil Metaphor: How Teachers Respond To Education Technology

The Pencil Metaphor: How Teachers Respond To Education Technology | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
The Pencil Metaphor: How Teachers Respond To Education Technology
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What part of the pencil represents your response to educational technology?

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E-learning Instructional Strategies for Performance Management Training

E-learning Instructional Strategies for Performance Management Training | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
This blog post shares some interesting instructional strategies that will help you to develop effective performance management training.Read more ›
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Audio in an E-learning Course

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"According to recommendations in books like ‘eLearning and the Science of Instruction’, we shouldn’t narrate text that’s displayed on the screen. It also states that redundancy might affect the learner’s ability to digest as to what is given on-screen."

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Study examines online, face-to-face courses

Study examines online, face-to-face courses | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
A new study by NDSU communication faculty gives an interesting look at students' perceptions of online versus face-to-face courses.
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The Device Debate: What Tablet Is Right For Classrooms?

The Device Debate: What Tablet Is Right For Classrooms? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"What tablet is right for your classroom? In the interest of providing some real-world concrete examples, we’ve tested a few of the tablets we think would make a decent fit in most modern classrooms. We chose one tablet for each major operating system and tried to ensure each had a price that was reasonable for a school or district’s budget."

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Gary Harwell's curator insight, August 27, 10:18 PM

Are we using the right devices for our classes?

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Using ICTs (Information communication technologies) to Increase the Effectiveness of Education

Using ICTs (Information communication technologies) to Increase the Effectiveness of Education | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
How can we insure that the gap in student experience between more and less developed countries does not widen as a result of more ICT in education?
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Five Strategies for Edtech Success During the New School Year

Five Strategies for Edtech Success During the New School Year | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"I am an ambitious teacher with big dreams at the start of each school year. You probably are, too. So how can you and I ensure that this year will be the year? The year that students will really use all of the amazing resources that their school, friends, and the Internet provide? The year their work will be noticed and discussed by people outside of their classroom, school, community, and--dare we dream--country?


Before the kids even enter my classroom, I put together five strategies I’m planning to use during the first days of school to make these dreams a reality."

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Dear eLearning Designers, Please Stick To These Basic Design Principles

Dear eLearning Designers, Please Stick To These Basic Design Principles | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
This guide details the fundamental principles every eLearning course developer must know to create effective designs.
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How to Be a Successful Freelance Virtual Instructional Designer: Part 2

How to Be a Successful Freelance Virtual Instructional Designer: Part 2 | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
In part 2 of this series for freelance virtual instructional designers, SweetRush’s Catherine Davis shares 7 best practices for ID projects.
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Using “Mulligans” to Enhance Student Participation and Reduce Test Anxiety

Using “Mulligans” to Enhance Student Participation and Reduce Test Anxiety | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
When I speak with other professors who work extensively in the classroom, we often find that we share many of the same challenges. Students’ lack of classroom participation in discussion and test anxiety are two of the most common. Many professors try to mitigate these issues through two time-honored pedagogical tactics: a participation grade and extra credit questions on tests. While both tactics can be effective, by applying concepts from gamification research I found a way to both enhance classroom participation and reduce test anxiety with one simple technique.
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Measuring the impact of a MOOC course can be complicated

Measuring the impact of a MOOC course can be complicated | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Only 5 percent of people who start a free online "massive open enrollment course" finish it, a fact often cited as a weakness. But is that really the measure of success?
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Access to Technology for Immigrant Students

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How a ninth-grade teacher handles BYOD issues with a largely immigrant classroom.
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This online school may replace modern liberal arts colleges

This online school may replace modern liberal arts colleges | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
On a Friday morning in April, I strapped on a headset, leaned into a microphone, and experienced what had been described to me as a type of time travel to the future of higher education. I was on the ninth floor of a building in downtown San Francisco, in a neighborhood whose streets are heavily...
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