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10 Careless Mistakes That Will Totally Ruin Your eLearning

10 Careless Mistakes That Will Totally Ruin Your eLearning | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
It’s part of your job as an eLearning course developer to polish up your material before you hit publish. A single error speaks volumes. It tells learners you’re in a hurry to even check the course or think you don’t care enough about details.

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Ra's curator insight, July 11, 2013 5:15 PM

Quick list for the last checks before publishing.

Sara Brechbiel's curator insight, July 15, 2013 10:56 PM

Creating a checklist to avoid these blunders sounds like a nice plan.

Kathleen Gradel's curator insight, July 21, 2013 12:12 PM

Woohoo...I feel like I am vindicated. What a super short list of essential TDLs for all of us who are creating or curating content for others to use online. Thank you!

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What is the point of Educational Technology?

What is the point of Educational Technology? | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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I spend a huge amount of my time reading about the top 5 apps for teachers, the best software for collaborative writing, the best web tool for this, that or the other, how to do something that I’ve never heard of but should have and now feel guilty about, so I’m going to Google it and try to drop it into a conversation next time I’m face to face with another teacher, so that I seem on top of the ever-burgeoning world of educational technology.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m a big fan. I might even describe myself as being someone close to the cutting edge of what is going on, but the more I read, the more concerned I become about the quality of what is going on in schools.

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The 30 Biggest Myths About Online Learning - Edudemic

The 30 Biggest Myths About Online Learning - Edudemic | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
What are the myths about online learning? That there isn't group interaction or that it's not the future? Weigh in with the Edudemic community!
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Taking the lead: Strategic management for e-Learning - Ako Aotearoa

Taking the lead: Strategic management for e-Learning - Ako Aotearoa | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Taking the Lead is designed to help executives in NZ’s tertiary education organisations consider their role in the development and management of e-learning.
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Pushing Through The Perils of Teaching Online - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Pushing Through The Perils of Teaching Online - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

I knew the student evaluations from my spring online class would be harsh, but that harshness exceeded anything I had imagined.

 

The class was disorganized, students said again and again.

 

The professor was distant and uninvolved, others growled.

 

Several students dismissed my attempt to promote peer learning, complained about a lack of feedback, moaned about the added cost of an online class, snarled about my ability as a teacher. One even suggested that I was unfit to teach.

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Learning with 'e's: Who will survive?

Learning with 'e's: Who will survive? | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

The dynamics of education in the 21st Century are very different from those witnessed in previous years. In the last century, education (in all its forms) was based on the assumption that knowledge content was scarce, and that formal education (university, college, school) was the only place it could be accessed. Then along came the World Wide Web.

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Developing Accessible e-Learning – Where to Begin

Developing Accessible e-Learning – Where to Begin | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

With so many instructional design models, online content and e-Learning development tools it’s easy to get overwhelmed with choices or waylaid by the tools...


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The Challenge of Shifting Paradigms | The New Media Consortium

The Challenge of Shifting Paradigms | The New Media Consortium | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Two threats are impacting rationale for open labs. First, more and more students are bringing their own devices to college and fewer and fewer have no access to computing resources, even if it is a netbook or iPad/smartphone. This trend is even more advanced at institutions that cater to wealthier students. Several years ago the University of Virginia started eliminating its Open Labs because they determined very few of their students lacked computing devices.

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Universities: on the cusp of irrelevance

Universities: on the cusp of irrelevance | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
UNIVERSITIES risk remaining as they are, defying market demands that they adapt to technology and changing student needs, according to a new survey of internet experts.
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E-Learning: Going down to the crossroads. Track 1: Tramps like us baby we were born to run: Singing to you, singing with you, singing for you, not singing at you… | Peter Bryant

E-Learning: Going down to the crossroads. Track 1: Tramps like us baby we were born to run: Singing to you, singing with you, singing for you, not singing at you… | Peter Bryant | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"The VLE and other forms of institutionalised e-learning can create barriers between the teacher and the learner. The more automated the system becomes, the more learner feels disconnected from the network forming around them. Is this the same as the way rock stars became disconnected from their audiences, before punk smashed the wall down and through confrontation and challenge made the audience re-connect, often viscerally? Are we at a juncture where e-learning has made the academic the rock star? And if so, how do we explode and deconstruct that myth, hand power back to the audience, bring them on stage, show them a few chords and make them a member of the band? How do we encourage the learners to make their own band?"

 

KF:  A terrific opinion piece that draws a rich analogy between punk rock and academia inthe age of eLearning...   can't wait for the second track.

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Storyboard ing for e-learning: Challenges and tips | E-Learning Academy

Storyboard ing for e-learning: Challenges and tips | E-Learning Academy | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Clarity and completeness is key when developing a storyboard. Make sure everyone understands their role in interpreting the e-learning storyboard.
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Educational Technology Buzzwords

Educational Technology Buzzwords | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Education buzzwords have for a long time driven me insane as we spend our lives in schools latching on to phrase after phrase that tries to make us sound more knowledgeable without actually being more knowledgeable. I fear sometimes us “tech geeks” in schools ( definitely me included) are getting caught in the same trap as we move from one innovation to the next just to look more tech savvy than the next guy. This is a long list of edtech trends and pedagogies. It can seem quite daunting to the uninitiated and we can scare them off trying something really useful if keep pushing for more change.


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University lectures are a legacy of our pre-digital past

University lectures are a legacy of our pre-digital past | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Imagine sitting in a crowd of 1000 or so students in a university lecture hall and not understanding something. Do you ask a question or do you just zone out and log onto Facebook instead?

 

Outside our university lecture halls, the rest of the world is in the grips of a digital communications revolution offering an ever increasing number of options for truly engaging, personalised learning.

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Time for online teaching

Time for online teaching | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

I am a university lecturer and have been told that I have to put my course online. Do you have advice for a novice on where to start?

There is no "right" way to start teaching online. As is the case with instruction in face-to-face teaching, there are general principles that should underpin your approach, but how you bring these principles to life will depend on several factors.

Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/national/education/time-for-online-teaching-20130510-2jbxg.html#ixzz2T82s03zg

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Pauline Farrell's curator insight, May 13, 2013 8:17 AM

interesting but simple explanation...confirms what I have known for the past four years - I need more learning designers :)

Roberto Ivan Ramirez's curator insight, May 13, 2013 2:00 PM

Una de las problemáticas que se puede enfrentar el docente como desarrollador de contenidos cuando se ve involucrado en el proceso de diseño instruccional para construir cursos en línea, es la adaptación al equipo de trabajo (celda de producción) con el que tendrá que entablar un diálogo e interacción para "ponerse de acuerdo" en cómo va a elaborarse los materiales de consulta, la estructura de los contenidos, las ilustraciones, si va o no a tener recursos digitales multimedia, si está o no permitido emplear recursos de la Web 2.0 en el curso, si las actividades de aprendizaje requieren cierta interactividad, o si la evaluación de los alumnos se adecúa con la competencia o habilidad indicada. En sí, es toda una verdadera labor académica que requiere del entusiamo, la pasión y el interés por el quehacer de la enseñanza a distancia.

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30 Myths About eLearning That Need To Die In 2013

30 Myths About eLearning That Need To Die In 2013 | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Nearly at the point where the termmeLEarning should be struck from my terms of reference - my son has no idea what elearning or online learning is - everything to him is learning and he expects it will include at minimum an element of e
Pauline Farrell's comment, February 13, 2013 6:01 PM
So what is going to be the new term that explains a core part of my current role?
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Incorporating game play into elearning | Growth Engineering

Incorporating game play into elearning | Growth Engineering | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Game play is the best way to get your staff engaged with training and development. The Result: employees trained with gamified elearning learn more factual information, attain a higher skill level and retain more knowledge ...

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Curtin Teaching and Learning » Blog Archive » eScholar 2012 – eLearning options to assist students learning

Curtin Teaching and Learning » Blog Archive » eScholar 2012 – eLearning options to assist students learning | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Geologist Leslie Almberg used a variety of technological options to improve learning in her first year class. Vodcasts, pre-practical lectures and use of the iPad in class all assisted in improving student engagement and learning outcomes.

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Multiple means of representation ...

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52 Tips on Best Practices for eLearning Development and ...

52 Tips on Best Practices for eLearning Development and ... | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
From tips on popular authoring tools to ideas for generating team engagement, this complimentary eBook provides 52 ideas to help you create and deliver high-quality eLearning, drawing on the experience of 12 experts who ...
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Centre for eLearning » Blog Archive » eScholar 2011 – Embedding eLearning from year one

Centre for eLearning » Blog Archive » eScholar 2011 – Embedding eLearning from year one | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Courtenay Harris used a variety of eLearning activities to support the learning outcomes of her unit in the school of Occupational Therapy and Social Work. Students were more engaged and felt supported using technology tools to advance their learning.

 

A Curtin University Blog.

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e" in e-Learning Vanishing?

e" in e-Learning Vanishing? | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Let's assume that all learning - as we go forward - will use a MIX of on-demand and live content, context and collaboration. Some will be highly designed and some will be real-time. Some will be digitally connected and some will be face to face. At Learning 2012, we will chatting about the changing language of learning. From career paths, to college programs to labeling our learning offerings - it is time to shift the use of the "e" as electronic and instead see the embedded "e" in Learning to mean:

 

Everywhere.

Everyone.

Evolving.

Effective.

Efficient.

Everytime.

Embedded.

Engaging.

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The 6 People Needed To Implement E-Learning In Your Classroom | Edudemic

The 6 People Needed To Implement E-Learning In Your Classroom | Edudemic | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

There seems to be something pretty big missing from this infographic by Lean Forward. Know what it is? Here’s a hint: it rhymes with ‘eech-err’ and it’s the sixth person needed to implement e-learning.

 

It’s a teacher! The real person implementing e-learning needs to be a teacher who understands pedagogy and how it all fits together. In any case, this infographic is still quire helpful and useful for anyone considering a more e-learning-centric classroom.

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E-Learning: Going down to the crossroads. Track 2: Same as it ever was: Pedagogical slippage in MOOCs and other top 40 hits | Peter Bryant

E-Learning: Going down to the crossroads. Track 2: Same as it ever was: Pedagogical slippage in MOOCs and other top 40 hits | Peter Bryant | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"Now, I guess the argument could be made about the idea of relativity. I mention that Blur and Oasis as bands and a successful ones at that were partially responsible for creating the environment that afforded Coldplay the opportunity to sign for a major label. This is what we call in music fandom ‘a fight startin’ comment!’ However, let’s assume that it is correct. Coldplay have sold millions of records, are incredibly popular and arguably quite successful. So, by my logic, MOOCs arising from the 2ndgeneration (after Siemens and Downes) could equally be the next big thing. I could go into how Coldplay give the audience what they want to hear and they do what they do extremely well. They have live shows that engage the audience and involve them in the experience. However, the analogy is just that. What I would note is that Coldplay did not copy the chords and lyrics of Blur or Oasis and just make them with new guitars and keyboards. They adapted, they were influenced, inspired and then made their own thing. It wasn’t Blur v.2, it was Coldplay v.1 and that was different from what went before. Same as it ever was.

 

You may ask yourself, what is that beautiful house?
You may ask yourself, where does that highway lead to?
You may ask yourself, am I right, am I wrong?
You may say to yourself, my god, what have I done?

(Talking Heads – Once in a Lifetime)"

 

KF:  Part 2 of an intriguing consideration of current trends in higher education...

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Why Higher Education is Looking for E-Learning Leaders

Why Higher Education is Looking for E-Learning Leaders | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Universities and community colleges are looking to hire staff who can help institutions adapt successfully to the ever-changing technology landscape.

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Memo to higher ed: get ready for remote learning to rock your world

Memo to higher ed: get ready for remote learning to rock your world | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Despite ongoing debate about the effects of online learning, a report from the Pew Internet and American Life Project and Elon University shows that a majority of technology stakeholders expect it to transform higher education by 2020.

 

In a report released today, Pew and Elon University said that 60 percent of internet experts, researchers, observers and users polled said they agreed that by 2020, “there will be mass adoption of teleconferencing and distance learning to leverage expert resources … a transition to ‘hybrid’ classes that combine online learning components with less-frequent on-campus, in-person class meetings.” By comparison, 39 percent endorsed the contrary position that “in 2020 higher education will not be much different from the way it is today.”


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What Does It Take to Create Effective e-learning

What Does It Take to Create Effective e-learning | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Developing effective elearning requires expertise in Project Management, Computer-based Instructional Design, Multimedia Design, Instructional Technology a...

 

Read more:

http://leanforward.com/what-does-it-take-to-create-effective-e-learning/

 


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