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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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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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Craig Patterson's comment, June 12, 2013 10:52 PM
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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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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 Such barriers might include high monetary costs, outdated or obsolete materials, and legal mechanisms that prevent collaboration among scholars and educators.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, 7:23 PM

Breaking down the barriers to access is important.

 

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Kelly Christopherson's curator insight, September 12, 8:41 PM

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

Free Technology for Teachers: Common Craft Explains Blending Learning | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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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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5 Ways Video Conferencing Is Bringing Exciting Collaborative Interaction To Teaching and Learning

5 Ways Video Conferencing Is Bringing Exciting Collaborative Interaction To Teaching and Learning | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Open up Your Classroom to the World With Video Conferencing Many of us are familiar with the use of computers, iPads, Smart Boards, and other technological
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A Framework for Cul/va/ng High-­‐Quality Blended Learning at the State Level

The Learning Accelerator (TLA), a nonprofit organization supporting the implementation of high-quality blended learning in school districts and states across the U.S., and the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) today announced an ambitious initiative to make Rhode Island the first fully “blended-learning state” in the nation. The announcement coincides with the release of TLA’s Framework for Cultivating High-Quality Blended Learning at the State Level, which outlines steps states can take to catalyze blended learning.

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What It Means to Be a Modern Online Educator

What It Means to Be a Modern Online Educator | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Traditional college instruction is part of a well-established tradition that has remained fairly unchanged over time. Becoming an instructor in this environment has meant conformity to teaching standards that have also remained fairly unchanged.

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Tony Guzman's curator insight, July 31, 6:13 AM

Has the role of instructor changed when teaching within the online modality?

Pushpa Kunasegaran's curator insight, July 31, 5:27 PM

Very useful pointers to becoming a Modern Educator!

Héctor Alas's curator insight, August 11, 11:10 AM

para mantener un desarrollo en ascenso en lo profesional

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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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Technology improves higher learning, it doesn't kill it

Technology improves higher learning, it doesn't kill it | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
As MOOC mania approached its peak in 2012, Anant Agarwal, the president of the Massive Open Online Course platform edX, claimed: Online education for students around the world will be the next big thing…
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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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ғelιх c ѕeyғarтн's curator insight, August 17, 2:24 AM

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, 1:23 PM

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

KB...Konnected's curator insight, September 5, 9:49 PM

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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What Is Educational Technology and Why Should It Matter to You?

What Is Educational Technology and Why Should It Matter to You? | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Education Technology (also known as "EdTech") refers to an area of technology devoted to the development and application of tools to promote education.
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A Working Model for Blended Learning in an Urban School

A Working Model for Blended Learning in an Urban School | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
After two years of blended learning, a low-performing high school became one of the country's best. Read about how they shifted the learning, teaching, and culture.
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The Blended Synchronous Learning Handbook

The Blended Synchronous Learning Handbook | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

The Blended Synchronous Learning Handbook is the primary output of the Blended Synchronous Learning Project. It includes the summative findings of the Blended Synchronous Learning case studies, a Blended Synchronous Learning Design Framework, and a range of other resources and information to support blended synchronous learning design research and practice.

 

The Blended Synchronous Learning Handbook can be downloaded from here (4.77 MB).

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Why lectures are dead (or soon will be)

Why lectures are dead (or soon will be) | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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"(...) There are two important conclusions from the research: 1. Even for the sole purpose for which lectures may be effective – the transmission of information – the 50 minute lecture needs to be well organized, with frequent opportunities for student questions and discussion. (Bligh provides excellent suggestions on how to do this in his book.) 2. For all other important learning activities, such as developing critical thinking, deep understanding, and application of knowledge – the kind of skills needed in a digital age – lectures are ineffective. Other forms of teaching and learning – such as opportunities for discussion and student activities – are necessary. (...)"

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The Aspen Institute - TASK FORCE ON LEARNING AND THE INTERNET REPORT

The Aspen Institute - TASK FORCE ON LEARNING AND THE INTERNET REPORT | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
26 ways to ensure kids have safe & vibrant learning opportunities in & out of the classroom. The Aspen Task Force is here: bit.ly/1oAuCah
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Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative: Experience API (xAPI)

Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative: Experience API (xAPI) | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The vision of the ADL Initiative is to provide access to the highest quality learning and performance aiding that can be tailored to individual needs, and delivered cost effectively at the right time and at the right place.
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