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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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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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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 3 Powerful Web Tools to Create Whiteboard Animation Videos for Your Class

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 3 Powerful Web Tools to Create Whiteboard Animation Videos for Your Class | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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A Simple Technique You Can (and Should) Apply To Your eLearning Courses

A Simple Technique You Can (and Should) Apply To Your eLearning Courses | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"It’s easy for an eLearner to “zone out” when faced with complex course content, especially with limited existing knowledge of a topic. The instructional design challenge is how to explain complex content easily. Start by considering some premises fundamental to eLearning design."


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Chris Carter's curator insight, October 19, 8:32 PM

I am now putting together a completely online course. This article is highly relevant.

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Tina Jameson's curator insight, October 23, 6:30 PM

As we increasingly move towards designing our own eLearning content - it is essential to consider the delivery of that content - the tools are a means to an end - if the design quality is poor then the usefulness of those tools is greatly diminished.

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Four trends in tech that every trainee teacher should know about

Four trends in tech that every trainee teacher should know about | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
There is more computing power in the average smartphone than the spacecraft that sent the first man to the moon, Gareth Ritter, head of creative arts at Willows high school, is fond of pointing out.

“That’s an incredible educational resource, and every student has one, but schools often try to ban them. It’s absolutely crazy,” says Ritter, who won the 2013 Pearson award for outstanding use of technology in the classroom.

Technology is now playing a greater role in young peoples’ lives than ever before and the opportunities this provides for new teachers to enliven their lessons and engage with students are incredible. Yet it also poses a challenge that trainee teachers need to be ready for.
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Dr. George Siemens: “The Meaning of Connectivism for Learning Design”

Conversatorio con facultad y estudiantes graduados. Celebrado el 14 de octubre de 2010 en la Universidad del Sagrado Corazón.

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Web Accessibility MOOC for Online Educators (Fall 2014) | Desire2Learn Open Courses

Web Accessibility MOOC for Online Educators (Fall 2014) | Desire2Learn Open Courses | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Many eLearning educators are under-prepared to deal with web accessibility issues. This free MOOC, sponsored by Portland Community College and D2L, provides a free professional development opportunity to help eLearning professionals meet the challenges of addressing accessibility in online learning.


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The Future Of Higher Education Depends On Innovation

The Future Of Higher Education Depends On Innovation | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Technology and innovation are creating increasingly attractive options and alternatives to existing systems of education, and consumers are learning how to take advantage of those.

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About The Open Education Consortium | The Open Education Consortium

About The Open Education Consortium | The Open Education Consortium | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
About The Open Education Consortium

The Open Education Consortium is a worldwide community of hundreds of higher education institutions and associated organizations committed to advancing open education and its impact on global education.  We envision a world where everyone, everywhere has access to the education they need to build their futures.  We seek to instill openness as a feature of education around the world, allowing greatly expanded access to education while providing a shared body of knowledge upon which innovative and effective approaches to today’s social problems can be built. The Open Education Consortium realizes change by leveraging its sources of expert opinion, its global network and its position as the principal voice of open education.

What is Open Education?

Open education encompasses resources, tools and practices that employ a framework of open sharing to improve educational access and effectiveness worldwide.

Open Education combines the traditions of knowledge sharing and creation with 21st century technology to create a vast pool of openly shared educational resources, while harnessing today’s collaborative spirit to develop educational approaches that are more responsive to learner’s needs.

The idea of free and open sharing in education is not new.  In fact, sharing is probably the most basic characteristic of education: education is sharing knowledge, insights and information with others, upon which new knowledge, skills, ideas and understanding can be built.  Open Education seeks to scale educational opportunities by taking advantage of the power of the internet, allowing rapid and essentially free dissemination, and enabling people around the world to access knowledge, connect and collaborate. Open is key; open allows not just access, but the ability to modify and use materials, information and networks so education can be personalized to individual users or woven together in new ways for large and diverse audiences.

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An Unholy Trio: The Three Biggest Roadblocks to Innovation in Higher Education

An Unholy Trio: The Three Biggest Roadblocks to Innovation in Higher Education | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

I’ll assume that innovation in higher ed centers on two factors which are the subject of considerable discussion: technology related to online teaching, and flipped classrooms. Higher ed in general hasn’t progressed far beyond offering classic lectures using chalk and paper handouts, so both technology and class design are easy targets. It’s also convenient that roadblocks often apply to both of these issues.

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7 Tips To Integrate Storytelling Into Your Next eLearning Course - eLearning Industry

7 Tips To Integrate Storytelling Into Your Next eLearning Course - eLearning Industry | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
How eLearning Professionals Can Integrate Storytelling in eLearning. 7 Storytelling Tips and Tricks To Make Your eLearning Course Effective and Entertaining

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MIT Report: Higher Education should adopt iTunes model, offer individual modules & individualized curricula

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As MIT sees it, education is a lot like the record business used to be: still producing albums, when  people would rather download songs one at a time. To put it another way, instead of offering semester-long classes, professors need to start offering individual lessons and letting students pick which ones they want.

“The very notion of a ‘class’ may be outdated,” says a new report from an MIT task force on the future of the school. “Much like a playlist on iTunes, a student could pick and choose the elements of a calculus or a biology course offered across [MIT’s online platform] to meet his or her needs.”  The report notes that 25 percent of professors and 40 percent of students believe classes could benefit from this “modular” approach.

MIT is not the only school thinking this way.  The University of Wisconsin began offering MOOCs this year that offer shorter, more narrowly focused segments.

Also recommended by the MIT task force:

Continue to expand online and blended-learning options.Expand the school’s certification program for online courses.Develop ways to use game-based learning in classes.Attract a more diverse group of students to MOOCs– more than 70 percent are male.Make the school more affordable.Admit more students. (Summary by Dan Abendschein, http://www.marketplace.org/topics/education/learningcurve/making-online-education-more-itunes)

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Research: How Video Production Affects Student Engagement

edX recently commissioned a study of nearly 1,000 videos, segmenting them out by by video type and production style, and discovered this among their other findings:

Shorter videos are more engaging. Engagement drops after 6 minutes.Videos with a more personal feeling are more effective than high-fidelity studio recordings.
Videos in which the instructor speaks quickly and with high enthusiasm are more engaging.Khan-style tablet drawings are more engaging than power point slides.


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Research: How Video Production Affects Student Engagement

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, September 4, 4:23 PM

An interesting study from the EdX people on using videos in an online course. 

KB...Konnected's curator insight, September 6, 12:49 AM

Good to know.

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Using flipped learning to boost engagement | eSchool News | eSchool News

Using flipped learning to boost engagement | eSchool News | eSchool News | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Flipped learning, a growing instructional model, helps educators personalize instruction for students and increases student engagement.
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The Difference Between Technology Use And Technology Integration

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The Difference Between Technology Use And Technology Integration
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Useful chart outlining the important differences between using technology and integrating it deeply into the learning experiences of students. 

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Infographic: Why aren’t your students participating on the Discussion Board?

 

Trying to engage students in your online courses can be a hassle sometimes, with problems arising from the way the course is designed and up to the way you connect with them on a daily basis. Discussion boards, however challenging they might be, offer a good opportunity to extend the learning space beyond the general class contact hours.

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Virtual Spaces: Designing for Opportunities

‘the virtual world is human in design but is it human in experience or the ability to deliver better social outcomes’
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Connect With Online Students - Make Feedback Personal

Connect With Online Students - Make Feedback Personal | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
One of the challenges for any online instructor is making students feel a sense of community or connectedness in their online course.  There are multiple strategies that can be put into place to me...

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Edutopia: Mastering Online Discussion Board Facilitation


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, September 20, 8:56 PM

Best practices, Netiquette, Time Management tips... all in one sweet pdf package.

Gary Harwell's curator insight, October 4, 3:05 AM

lots of good stuff here

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A PDF with tons of great insights. 

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Blended Learning | Common Craft

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, September 23, 5:24 PM

Blended learning has been going on in Library Media Centers for years.  Glad to see the concept is 'new again". 

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Une explication simple du blended learning et de la classe inversée.

Becky Roehrs's curator insight, October 11, 4:06 PM

I love Common Craft videos. You have fun while learning about complex topics. I added many of their videos to my online Internet/Web fundamentals class.  Thanfully, they keep adding more choices!

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What is open education? | Opensource.com

What is open education? | Opensource.com | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Open education is a philosophy about the way people should produce, share, and build on knowledge.

Proponents of open education believe everyone in the world should have access to high-quality educational experiences and resources, and they work to eliminate barriers to this goal. Such barriers might include high monetary costs, outdated or obsolete materials, and legal mechanisms that prevent collaboration among scholars and educators.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 11, 10:23 PM

Breaking down the barriers to access is important.

 

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To overcome the problems of today and tomorrow, we need to think differently than we are right now. Open Education is one such move that provides all people with access to learning and gives new space to new ideas for creating new knowledge. 

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Online Learning Doesn’t Have to Be Isolating: Exploring the Mentoring Model

Online Learning Doesn’t Have to Be Isolating: Exploring the Mentoring Model | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

The mentorship model creates a new layer of accountability for online students and has a significant impact on their academic success.


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The logical impossibility of Status Quo: Six disconnects that demand a digital pedagogy (or at least a good debate about it)

The logical impossibility of Status Quo:  Six disconnects that demand a digital pedagogy (or at least a good debate about it) | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
It is a reality. Learners arriving at university this month are already e-learners (and this isn’t a new phenomenon by any means, see Allerton (2001). If we are to assume that before they land in o...

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Head of CLT Peter Bryant's presentation on digitally relevant pedagogy at the Teaching and Learning Conference at Goldsmith's University on 30 May 2014

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Free Technology for Teachers: Common Craft Explains Blending Learning

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How to Cultivate Blended Learning Leaders and Grow a Better Pipeline (EdSurge News)

How to Cultivate Blended Learning Leaders and Grow a Better Pipeline (EdSurge News) | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
As more schools look to implement blended learning, positions like “Blended Learning Manager” and “Personalized Learning Director” have popped up in larger numbers on jobs boards. I just wrapped up my first year in such a role as the Director of Technology for KIPP Chicago Schools. As I reflect on t
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A model to strategically develop the required leadership.

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Google launches Oppia – Create Interactive Online Educational Activities | UKEdChat.com

Google launches Oppia – Create Interactive Online Educational Activities | UKEdChat.com | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Google has launches a new education tool which allows teachers to create online interactive activities that others can learn from. Oppia [https://code.google.com/p/oppia/ ]is an open source project, and allows users to create ‘explorations’ which can be collaboratively built via a web interface.
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Free and Cheap Technologies to Supercharge Your Teaching | Information Wants To Be Free

Free and Cheap Technologies to Supercharge Your Teaching | Information Wants To Be Free | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Website of librarian, writer, speaker, consultant and LIS educator, Meredith Gorran Farkas. Includes the popular Information Wants to be Free blog.
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