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Curtin Teaching and Learning - eLearning: eLearning advisors

Curtin Teaching and Learning - eLearning: eLearning advisors | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The diverse team of eLearning advisors provide elearning workshops, send out periodic newsletter, provide customised consultation, support the eScholar program and more.

 

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The website was redesigned and we disappeared ... This scoop is simply a flag about who's curating... We didn't expect anyone wold ever want to visit us.....
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Utilizing Blended Learning To Encourage Critical Thinking: An e-Learning Solutions Perspective

Utilizing Blended Learning To Encourage Critical Thinking: An e-Learning Solutions Perspective | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Critical Thinking Can Help Learners Learn and Retain Better in e-Learning Solutions. Utilizing Blended Learning To Encourage Critical Thinking.

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Teaching Without Walls: Life Beyond the Lecture: Infographic: How to Humanize Your Online Class

Teaching Without Walls: Life Beyond the Lecture: Infographic: How to Humanize Your Online Class | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Since then, I've tried lots of different strategies in my classes and, despite the fact that our world has become more connected through social technologies in recent years (that are easy to use and often free), I still have students who regularly share with me that my class is different -- because they feel like they know me and they feel like I care. This isn't to say that online instructors who use voice/video and interactive tools to design and facilitate their courses are the only instructors who care. But these strategies are key to my ability to be present in the experiences of my students. And they're key to my ability to share my inflection, my concern, and my enthusiasm for them -- nuances text cannot convey.

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Peter Mellow's curator insight, May 7, 7:56 PM

Thanks to @stephenharlow  for pointing out this great resource.

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Top 10 Instructional Design Challenges in eLearning

Top 10 Instructional Design Challenges in eLearning | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The Top 10 Instructional Design Challenges in eLearning Design and Development that eLearning Professionals face and most importantly, how to overcome them!

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Lauren Coakley's curator insight, April 29, 9:29 AM

Good article that addresses challenges with advice to overcome while moving your career forward.

Carol Hudnell's curator insight, May 8, 7:48 PM

Perfect article for people new to ID.  It gives a few strategies to address each of the challenges.  

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Online Degrees Show 'Net Positive' Campus Impact -- Campus Technology

Online Degrees Show 'Net Positive' Campus Impact -- Campus Technology | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Online education is good for the planet and good for the student, according to a new study by sustainability scientists at Arizona State University and Dell.
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eCampus News How collaboration is just a modern LMS away - eCampus News

eCampus News How collaboration is just a modern LMS away - eCampus News | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Today’s colleges and universities are quickly turning to alternative pathways to traditional teaching and learning approaches, especially for core courses such as developmental mathematics and algebra—and collaboration enabled through modern Learning Management System (LMS) functionality may be one way to accomplish this rejuvenation.

 

Leveraging today’s key methods and technologies can create collaborative spaces that enhance student learning and outcomes. A teacher can recapture time spent on traditional lecture and create opportunities for exploration of concepts that lead to increased student engagement and mastery level learning—all while accommodating individual student learning pace variations and asynchronous learning.

 

The technology to help accomplish this form of pedagogy can be brought together in what is being called the “Collaboratory Approach” or simply “Collaboratory.” The term collaboratory is credited to William Wulf for interacting and sharing via software as early as 1989 (Wulf, 1993).

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Adult Ed Lagging Way Behind in Tech Use -- Campus Technology

Adult Ed Lagging Way Behind in Tech Use -- Campus Technology | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
"Although not a panacea, advanced learning technologies have shown enormous potential in K- 12 and university settings, and arguably offer even greater value for busy adults trying to build essential skills to improve their lives," said Matt Muench, program officer at the Joyce Foundation, which supported the research project. "If there is any area of the education market that would seem most to cry out for new thinking and new tools, it would be this enormous slice of American learners. Yet few entrepreneurs are engaged with the challenges, venture capital dollars ignore the problem and when we go to the education innovation events around the country, there is almost no discussion about this problem and how technology and new thinking might solve it."

The project was done in partnership with the Commission on Adult Basic Education. The report is available for download on the Tyton Partners Web site.
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Assuring best practice in technology-enhanced learning environments | Keppell | Research in Learning Technology

Assuring best practice in technology-enhanced learning environments | Keppell | Research in Learning Technology | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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This paper documents the development and findings of the Good Practice Report on Technology-Enhanced Learning and Teaching funded by the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC). Developing the Good Practice Report required a meta-analysis of 33 ALTC learning and teaching projects relating to technology funded between 2006 and 2010. This report forms one of 12 completed Good Practice Reports on a range of different topics commissioned by the ALTC and Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT). The reports aim to reduce issues relating to dissemination that projects face within the sector by providing educators with an efficient and accessible way of engaging with and filtering through the resources and experiences of numerous learning and teaching projects funded by the ALTC and OLT. The Technology-Enhanced Learning and Teaching Report highlights examples of good practice and provides outcomes and recommendations based on the meta-analysis of the relevant learning and teaching projects. However, in order to ensure the value of these reports is realised, educators need to engage with the reports and integrate the information and findings into their practice. The paper concludes by detailing how educational networks can be utilised to support dissemination.

Keywords: technology; learning and teaching; higher education; best practice
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OEB14 - Interview Stephen Downes - YouTube

Stephen Downes, Senior Researcher for the National Research Council of Canada and pioneer of many major e-learning developments – such as MOOCs, syndicated learning and the concept of connectivism – tells ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN that MOOCs as we know them are on the way out; it’s time to make way for open online learning.
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eCampus News Why online ed accessibility is not a “when we get to it” issue - eCampus News

eCampus News Why online ed accessibility is not a “when we get to it” issue - eCampus News | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
In the era of online learning, colleges and universities are quickly learning that it’s not enough to provide online content—the content must be accessible for all. But how can institutions provide online accessibility; and is it a legal requirement?

In February, advocates for the deaf filed federal lawsuits against Harvard and M.I.T., stating that both universities violated anti-discrimination laws by failing to provide closed captioning in their online lectures, courses, podcasts, and other educational materials. In “Harvard and M.I.T. Are Sued Over Lack of Closed Captions [2],” the New York Times highlighted portions of the complaint and zeroed in on the fact that, “Much of Harvard’s online content is either not captioned or is inaccurately or unintelligibly captioned, making it inaccessible for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.”
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Laura Gibbs: — Top Ten Reasons Why I Love Teaching Online

Laura Gibbs:  — Top Ten Reasons Why I Love Teaching Online | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

by Laura Gibbs:

 

"Using a five-point scale, where 5 means strongly agree and 1 means strongly disagree, please indicate your level of agreement with the following statement: I love teaching online...

 

... it seems to me that asking people what they love about teaching is a very important question. So, here are my Top Ten Reasons Why I Love Teaching Online. I’ll do the Top-Ten list backwards, Letterman-style. Meanwhile, if you are curious about the specific classes I teach, I’ve provided that background information at the bottom of the post."


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 12, 12:56 PM

Like Laura,  I love to teach online. Each of her ten reasons resonate with me. 


About Us: The University of Wisconsin-Stout E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate Program specializes in highly personalized, discussion-based training in how to teach online.

Meryl van der Merwe's curator insight, February 16, 7:47 AM

I agree!! I first got into online teaching really tentatively about 2 years ago and now I love it. My physical classroom is so limited in comparison. My favorite thing is how I can give each student personal attention without ignoring the rest of the students.

Sande Woodson's curator insight, February 16, 12:46 PM

Many good insights here... a positive attitude about online teaching, instead of a "less than" approach. ��

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Tony Karrer on Teaching Online Courses – 60 Great Resources

Tony Karrer on Teaching Online Courses – 60 Great Resources | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Tony Karrer:

 

As always I do this by looking through eLearning Learning and related sites like Communities and Networks Connection.   I looked at Virtual Classroom, Distance Learning, ILT, Teaching Distance Learning.  I also did some quick searches for various kinds of things and added them into eLearning Learning (via delicious).  So together, I’ve collected a bunch of resources pretty quickly.  That said, there’s so much already out there on this – I’m at this point not quite sure what the real question was/is.  Certainly a lot of this is already findable.  I hope this is useful.  But I think the problem at this point might be something else.  Still here are 60 great resources.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, January 24, 1:37 PM

Good Index of resources.  Nice to see Making the Move to eLearning: Putting Your Course by UW-Stout Instructor Kay Lehman on Tony's list! 

asli telli's curator insight, January 30, 12:38 AM

A mini resource database of online learning  by an expert in the field...

Paula King, Ph.D.'s curator insight, February 9, 10:04 PM
Compendium of resources.
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Using Design Thinking in Higher Education (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

Using Design Thinking in Higher Education (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Design thinking focuses on users and their needs, encourages brainstorming and prototyping, and rewards out-of-the-box thinking that takes "wild ideas" and transforms them into real-world solutions.

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Preparing Teachers for Blended and Online Environments

Preparing Teachers for Blended and Online Environments | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
There is a growing need for today’s pre-service teachers to be equipped with skills and competencies for blended, online, and technology-rich teaching and learning environments. As teaching candidates progress through teacher education programs, they should be exploring, evaluating, and applying methods and tools for effective instruction in the dynamic learning environments that exist in today’s K-12 schools.

At Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, North Carolina, faculty in the School of Education have developed pathways to help teaching candidates gain experience exploring, evaluating, and applying methods for online and blended instruction. Elementary, middle grades, and secondary teaching candidates at Lenoir-Rhyne University have the option of pursuing a track in blended or online learning as part of their teacher preparation program. We believe that graduates from these programs are better equipped to meet the needs of today’s learners and adapt to changing teaching and learning environments.
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That engaging with online and blended strategies is seen as optional in teacher training seems to me problematic in itself.  The articles suggests some approahces to engaging preservice teachers -in these areas - I suggest that ubiquity is probably the next big step.

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Preparing for the Digital University


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Edgar Mata's curator insight, May 15, 9:02 AM

Historia del aprendizaje a distancia hasta el aprendizaje digital.

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Preparing for the digital university: a review of the history and current state of distance, blended, and online learning


Athabasca University,

University of Edinburgh,

University of Texas Arlington,

University of South Australia

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This is the possibility and nesessity to the value chaine of knowledge.

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Your Guide to the Theory and Practice of Online Teaching and Learning - Routledge Education

Your Guide to the Theory and Practice of Online Teaching and Learning - Routledge Education | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

In spite of its growing popularity, teaching online remains largely uncharted territory for many educators.

In creating The Theory and Practice of Online Teaching and Learning, we’ve brought together excerpts from some of our top titles, all written by experts in the field. We start with the basics, answering your questions and offering practical tips and advice. From there, we move into questions of theory and teaching online, and take a look at a couple different directions to explore in online teaching as it continues to grow.

The chapters here are as diverse as the field they cover, and address a range of issues, giving you a peek at some of what’s at stake in online teaching.

Download your free copy here. - http://tandf.msgfocus.com/k/Tandf/the_theory_practice_of_online_teaching_learnin


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Online Degree Company Dukes It Out with Naysayers -- Campus Technology

Online Degree Company Dukes It Out with Naysayers -- Campus Technology | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

2U wants to nail the coffin shut on certain beliefs that persist in the realm of online degrees in its latest impact report.

For one, the idea that online degree programs are "low quality" doesn't hold up, reported the company, since the institutions that it works with issue the same degrees to their online students as their on-campus students.

For another, the notion that students can't network to the same level as face-to-face programs is disproved, the company said, when universities promote in-person networking experiences and an engaging virtual campus.

 

This year's report comments on the number of "successful student field placements" or internships facilitated by 2U. The total is 20,493 at about 14,000 different organizations around the world. Those placements are of significance as the organization expands its business in health care and other fields where clinical practice is a requirement.

 

"The preconceived notions about online education are often quite negative. Our new impact report strives to shatter those preconceived notions, offering proof that 2U-enabled degree programs are having a positive effect on students, faculty and institutions," said 2U's CEO and co-founder, Chip Paucek, in a statement. "Innovations in technology and content delivery are dramatically changing the world of online education, allowing for a learning experience that is just as engaging as the traditional classroom."

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Steve Vaitl's curator insight, April 17, 10:15 AM

For my teaching and business friends. The reality is that there is vastly more networking and collaboration that occurs online than does face to face and on a much more global level!! I think most "naysayers" simply have a lack of understanding what resources are available for online classrooms. Virtual reality scenarios can be very near physical reality. Check out one resource I use in my courses; http://www.udel.edu/biology/ketcham/microscope/

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What is blended learning and why it matters? - eFront Blog

What is blended learning and why it matters? - eFront Blog | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Blended learning is the best of both worlds: combining elearning with offline learning. To do that you need an appropriate LMS. Learn how to do it here.
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Ed Tech Developer’s Guide | Office of Educational Technology

Ed Tech Developer’s Guide | Office of Educational Technology | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Opportunities abound for software designers and developers to create impactful tools for teachers, school leaders, students, and their families. This guide for developers, startups and entrepreneurs addresses key questions about the education ecosystem and highlights critical needs and opportunities to develop digital tools and apps for learning. Crowd-sourced from knowledgeable educators, developers, and researchers who were willing to share what they have learned, this guide is designed to help entrepreneurs apply technology in smart ways to solve persistent problems in education.
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Our Wrong Thinking About The Quality Issue In Online Learning | Contact North

Our Wrong Thinking About The Quality Issue In Online Learning | Contact North | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Unpacking this idea involves this thinking:


1.  The notions of quality are very much focused on inputs and a limited range of outputs:

We are concerned about the design of the program and its equivalence to other similar programs.We are concerned about quality of students admitted.We are concerned about the qualifications of faculty.We are concerned about the management of processes within a program – assessment rubrics, appeals, academic integrity, and academic governance.We are concerned about the rigour of marking.We are concerned that the outputs match the intended outcomes of the course.

 

2.  While formal quality assurance processes have increasingly focused on the student experience, they often do not stress student engagement as one of the key drivers for quality.


3.  Often quality reviews do not consider whether the program is innovative, flexible, effectively using technology for learning, teaching, analytics and assessment or engaging students with practical applications of the content.

4.  Quality assurance is limited in its capacity to look at the impact of learning over time – on careers, on habits of lifelong learning, on community involvement and benefits.

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Triple E Framework

Triple E Framework | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

A framework that helps educators measure how well technology tools integrated into K-12 lessons are helping students meet, exceed and extend the learning goals

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The approach could be applied in almost any context where technology supported learnign is being used.  It begins to fill gap that seems to precede models like SAMR or TPACK.

Some people have suggsted that another E (Empowerment) could be included but I wonder if that is already encompassed in Enhancement and Extension?

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Michigan State tests telepresence robots for online students

Michigan State tests telepresence robots for online students | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

[Telepresence robots are changing the experience for teacher and students at Michigan State in this article from Campus Technology; more details from are available directly from MSU, and Slate has a similar story about the introduction of the robots in high schools. –Matthew ]

Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI, has been experimenting with telepresence robots that let online students participate in face-to-face classes.

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The Anatomy Of Good Gamified eLearning

The Anatomy Of Good Gamified eLearning | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
What is ‘gamification’ and how can it help you to design great elearning? Check The Anatomy Of Good Gamified eLearning to find out more!

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, February 28, 1:18 PM

Great tips here! 

HC's curator insight, March 1, 5:00 PM

"The first rule of great gamified eLearning is: learner centricity."

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University of San Diego Launches Platform for Location-Based, Social Learning -- Campus Technology

University of San Diego Launches Platform for Location-Based, Social Learning -- Campus Technology | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Students and professors at the University of San Diego have a new way to share photographs, videos, interactive conversations and comments in real time.
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Becoming a Blended Learning Designer - Free MOOC from EDUCAUSE and Univ. of Central Florida

Becoming a Blended Learning Designer - Free MOOC from EDUCAUSE and Univ. of Central Florida | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Course starts Feb. 23 and runs for 5 weeks. Aimed at K-16 educators.

 

" EDUCAUSE and the University of Central Florida (UCF) are bringing back the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Instructure's Canvas Network with "BlendKit2015: Becoming a Blended Learning Designer," their second installment on the merits and methods of blended learning. The BlendKit2014 course was EDUCAUSE's first-ever MOOC, and it elicited a tremendous response from the higher education and K-12 communities."


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4 Lessons for Serving Adult Learners Online -- Campus Technology

4 Lessons for Serving Adult Learners Online -- Campus Technology | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
At a school where the average age of students is 38, delivering online education requires a unique combination of tactics.
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