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The many dimensions of eLearning - blended, authentic, online
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Motivate and Engage Online Learners All Semester Long -- Campus Technology

Motivate and Engage Online Learners All Semester Long -- Campus Technology | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
These 10 strategies can help keep learners on track to successfully finish your online course.

 

Marko Teräs, researcher in immersive virtual environments, gamification and authentic learning at Curtin University in Perth, Australia, begins every class with an exercise to break the ice and help learners get to know one another.

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Can virtual classrooms beat face-to-face interaction?

Can virtual classrooms beat face-to-face interaction? | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Studying online doesn't have to mean being isolated behind a computer screen – there are plenty of ways to connect with your coursemates and tutors
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A Vocabulary Site Shows How to Tailor Online Education

A Vocabulary Site Shows How to Tailor Online Education | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
One of the educational potentials of computing is the ability to tailor learning experiences to the skills of individual students. A vocabulary-building site, Vocabulary.com, is an example of that potential, some educators say.

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Who benefits from online learning? - By TONY BATES

Who benefits from online learning? - By TONY BATES | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Using a dataset containing nearly 500,000 courses taken by over 40,000 community and technical college students in Washington State, this study examines how well students adapt to the online environment in terms of their ability to persist and earn strong grades in online courses relative to their ability to do so in face-to-face courses. 

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Learning Trends, Technologies, and Opportunities – New White Paper by Sharon Boller

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Sharon Boller, President of Bottom-Line Performance, has authored a new white paper: Learning Trends, Technologies and Opportunities.


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EDUCAUSE 2012: How to Make Learning More Interactive and Impactful

EDUCAUSE 2012: How to Make Learning More Interactive and Impactful | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
IT leaders from Minnesota and Wisconsin explain how telepresence is changing teaching and learning at their institutions.
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Why I don’t like institutional e-portfolios | Mark Smithers

Why I don’t like institutional e-portfolios | Mark Smithers | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

There was a reasonable amount of discussion at the #pleconf last week on the role of e-portfolios...

 

<- a critical voice from #pleconf


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IU launches pilot to explore next-generation learning technologies: IU News Room: Indiana University

IU launches pilot to explore next-generation learning technologies: IU News Room: Indiana University | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Indiana University has signed agreements with technology providers CourseNetworking LLC and Instructure Inc. as part of a trial assessment of new technologies to support learning.
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The future face of learning Web.2.0 tools and education – Curtin news - Curtin University

The future face of learning Web.2.0 tools and education – Curtin news - Curtin University | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

If the traditional ‘expert at the podium’ image of universities has been fading in recent years, the increased use of social media, online publishing and collaboration software tools – such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Tumblr and Pinterest, to name a few – is set to challenge this stereotype even more.


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Digital distraction in the classroom

Digital distraction in the classroom | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Even in this ideal environment, the temptation of digital distraction was too high. I might view this akin to addictive behavior now, and realize that students need more explicit support in order to do the right thing for their learning. I think that the biggest mistake that I made was to fail to have explicit guidelines for use of technology


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Exploring Tappestry: A Storable Social Network for Learning | David Kelly

Exploring Tappestry: A Storable Social Network for Learning | David Kelly | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

KF: A reasonably comprehensive report on Tappestry - a new social network for learning. 

 

"What did you learn today? With Tappestry, you can track what you have learned and catalog it. Then you can tell everyone. Don’t be shy, you might just meet someone. You can use Tappestry to create and curate your own learning stream. Tappestry is a great place to store your learning and your thoughts and check in those little “A-ha!” moments you have. Think of it as your own learning journal or notebook for things you pick up over the course of your day all woven together to create your own distinct learning fabric, your Tappestry."

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50 Striking Statistics About Distance Learning in Higher Education

50 Striking Statistics About Distance Learning in Higher Education | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

The physical classroom is becoming a distant memory for some students. Distance and online learning is a big deal in higher education. Not only are more students taking online classes at traditional four-year colleges, but also the rise of innovative for-profit online schools is changing the landscape. We all know it’s happening, but now we can quantify the affect of online learning with these 50 striking statistics.


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What theory best supports Future Education and Learning

What theory best supports Future Education and Learning | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
For the past decade, I have been exploring about the effective use of learning theories in formal, informal and non-formal education and learning. What is fundamental in learning and teaching, espe...

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Stanford_Online_2013_In_Review.pdf

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I really like Stanford Online's review report. They are doing some great work. Thanks for sharing.

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Learning Futures: Emerging technologies, pedagogies, and contexts

Slides from an invited speech given to the Technology in Higher Education Conference, National Convention Centre, Doha, Qatar. 16 April, 2013.
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More flexibility needed for "online evolution"

More flexibility needed for "online evolution" | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
MORE flexibility in course accreditations is required for Australia to properly benefit from a boom in online education, a new report says.
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Establishing a Successful Developmental Online Learning Environment


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Students prefer good lectures over the latest technology in class | University Affairs

Students prefer good lectures over the latest technology in class | University Affairs | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Survey of 15,000 Quebec university students shows they’re “old school” when it comes to teaching technology.

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Online Learning as a Critical Component of Long Term Institutional Strategy | Contact North | Contact Nord

Online Learning as a Critical Component of Long Term Institutional Strategy | Contact North | Contact Nord | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Do you see online learning as a critical component of the long term strategy of your institution?

Is it your sense that faculty acceptance of online learning is on the increase or decrease?

What training do faculty members receive for teaching online? Is any of it mandatory?

What, from your perspective, are the most critical challenges for your institution that online learning is helping to address?

Partnerships: How important are partnerships to your online learning initiatives? Which institutions are your natural partners in pursuing online learning?

Is there any particular external help you seek for your online offerings? What is the principal value that an external agency could provide for you?

 

We put these six questions to a group of five of Ontario’s 20 university presidents and seven of the 24 college presidents as well as leaders at of some of the key stakeholder groups within the province’s post-secondary education sector. In selecting the colleges and universities we took into consideration institutional size, geographic location and mandate.

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Teaching and Learning with Vision Conference

Teaching and Learning with Vision Conference | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
7-9 November 2012, Gold Coast, Qld...

 

"This conference is always infused with practical ideas that are easy to implement when you return to your everyday teaching. It brings together practitioners and experts. Our keynote and featured speakers will challenge and extend your thinking. Our case study speakers are educators using new technologies to engage and extend their learners in ways that are not possible with traditional methods. You’ll also have access to the conference exhibition where you’ll be able to investigate the latest technological innovations."

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Interactive Learning Online at Public Universities: Evidence from Randomized Trials | Ithaka S+R

Interactive Learning Online at Public Universities: Evidence from Randomized Trials | Ithaka S+R | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"We find that learning outcomes are essentially the same—that students in the hybrid format "pay no price” for this mode of instruction in terms of pass rates, final exam scores, and performance on a standardized assessment of statistical literacy. These zero-difference coefficients are precisely estimated. We also conduct speculative cost simulations and find that adopting hybrid models of instruction in large introductory courses have the potential to significantly reduce instructor compensation costs in the long run."

 

KF:  There is a growing body of such reports suggesting that concerns about academic achievement in online and blended contexts seem to be unfounded.

 

 

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Tools Directory | Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies

Tools Directory | Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

From the website

 

"The Centre for Learning and Performance Technologies (C4LPT) is a free resource site on the use of new technologies for learning and performance. It is one of the world’s most visited learning sites on the Web, with over 100,000 monthly visits. C4LPT was founded by Jane Hart."

 

Hart has divided the collection of over 2000 tools into 12 categories; within each one are several sub-categories. Every chosen tool is described briefly. -JL


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Thanks. I think Jane hart is a rock star!
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Hands-on heads up on learning

Hands-on heads up on learning | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Flowers says the new breed of free, high-quality higher education courses, or open online courses, will ultimately prove to be a fad. The future lies in marrying content and courses in high-quality video, animation and gaming technology.

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Tech for teaching: five trends changing higher education

Tech for teaching: five trends changing higher education | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
More than 1,000 years of formal university learning and teaching does not change quickly, or without a struggle.
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