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More good news for the hybrid learning model - eCampus News

More good news for the hybrid learning model - eCampus News | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

New study finds that hybrid learning and traditional instruction adds value to a student’s education.

A new report published in the Higher Education Academy reveals what many in the ed-tech community have long suspected: incorporating technology in the classroom along with traditional teaching practices improves student learning.

Technology, for example, can enhance the way students perform in certain subjects by using applications such as adaptive tests which determines question difficulty based on previous answers, and innovations in education including multimedia and digital projects can help reduce cheating.

The real challenge for higher ed leaders is keeping up with the rapidly changing innovations in technology and education, while finding innovative ways to incorporate new learning methods in curricula.

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The many dimensions of eLearning - blended, authentic, online
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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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Online Learning

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Technology has opened up a world of opportunities for online learning.[i] Many students now keep track of their coursework, read and watch educational content, and submit assignments through their schools’ online learning management systems (LMS). In addition, students have access to a broader range of classes and content areas through virtual classrooms and online distance learning. Outside the school setting, children informally learn from educational video games and online content, while people of all ages master new subjects in free massive open online courses (MOOCs).

Some forms of online learning translate the traditional class structure into the digital realm, while others open up new methods for communication among educators and students. In synchronous learning, an educator and their students gather online at the same time in a virtual classroom. Asynchronous learning does not require that students and instructors be online at the same time, opening up the possibility of self-­paced and personalized learning tailored to individual students. Blended learning combines face-­to-face instruction in a physical classroom with online learning activities.
Like the technologies that enable online learning, research on the topic is still fairly new, particularly when it comes to evaluating the outcomes of online learning. The section below highlights key findings from the emerging research on online learning.

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CAST: Free Learning Tools

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As part of its barrier-busting mission, CAST offers a number of robust (and free) learning tools. These tools, designed and tested as part of CAST’s research projects, help educators, parents, and students experience the power of flexible learning environments.
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'I Love My Label': Resisting the Pre-Packaged Sound in Ed-Tech

'I Love My Label': Resisting the Pre-Packaged Sound in Ed-Tech | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
“Indie ed-tech” posits a different narrative than one where venture-funded MOOCs are, as Clay Shirky put it, the “lightning strike on a rotten tree.” Indie ed-tech offers a narrative that draws on a history of how new technologies shaped indie music in particular. This history might suggest something about what new technologies can and do offer teaching, learning, and research – one that isn’t about doom and disruption (unless we’re talking doom and disruption for those corporate ed-tech executives who want to control the learning playlist).
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Another critical campus area now moving to the cloud - eCampus News

Another critical campus area now moving to the cloud - eCampus News | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Cloud-based virtual labs could become key for universities looking to save money and improve student learning.
In an innovative move, faculty from colleges and universities are working with a tech company to create fully mobile, real-world, cloud-based virtual labs.

Why? Because as Virginia-based IT solutions provider Aeronomy explains, harnessing cloud infrastructure to help alleviate strained funding is critical for one of STEM’s most invaluable resources: the lab.
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iNACOL Blended Learning Teacher Competency Framework - iNACOL

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In recent years there has been a dramatic rise in interest and early adoption of blended learning to improve the educational experiences of students. A great amount of work has been done to codify approaches, with tools and resources emphasizing the structural components of new models, such as the configuration of physical learning space, use of time, distribution of staff, and applications of technology. While there is widespread recognition that great in person teaching remains essential within these structures, there has been less exploration of the human factors and effective practices that make them successful.


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The future of education

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Technology is bringing an ever connected world to students everywhere – from popular gaming program Minecraft being readily available to primary school children, to The New School’s innovative courses branching out beyond merely asynchronous communication, these are examples of some of the best ways tech and teaching are being brought together.

 

Technology has the power to transform how people learn. In a world where students now have unimaginable opportunities, it’s clear that the use of technology is now key to education.

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US professors aren’t getting any more accepting of online learning—but students definitely are

US professors aren’t getting any more accepting of online learning—but students definitely are | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Online education comes with plenty of drawbacks. The cons tend to amplify when schools try to integrate e-learning into a broader bricks-and-mortar college experience: Students are said to get bored, learn less, or absorb only a portion of the intellectual atmosphere they’d find in physical classrooms.

Despite all that, online learning as part of university programs—also known as distance learning—has managed to wrangle more than a decade of continuous growth, according to an annual update from the Babson Research Group, which has tracked online education in the US since 2002. That’s even as higher education enrollment in the country in general is dropping.

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The LMS In The Age of Learning Engagement - Grovo

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In May 2014, Corporate Learning Network sat down with enterprise learning professional Chris Rosso for a conversation on the future of workplace learning. It was an area of considerable expertise for Rosso, who at the time led training for over 50,000 employees on one of the world’s best proprietary learning management systems. He was slated to be the keynote speaker at “NextGen LMS,” Corporate Learning Network’s upcoming expo. If anyone saw the future coming, it would have been him. But when asked what the ‘next generation’ of the LMS might actually be, Rosso balked at the question.

“For me it’s a misnomer, to be quite honest. I guess I have a big question around, is there a future for the LMS? I almost want to rephrase the question: what’s the next generation of learning technology?”

For the rest of the interview, Rosso detailed his plans to swap his existing LMS—which he had been integral in building—for a more powerful kind of technology. Something that would be able to curate content and serve as a system of record “without constraining us to a learning management system.”
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How to Make History Exciting

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One professor is borrowing a method from Harvard Business School to engage students and inspire better decision-making skills.
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A 2016 Look at the Future of Online Learning - Part 1 | teachonline.ca

A 2016 Look at the Future of Online Learning - Part 1 | teachonline.ca | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

In this two-part consideration of the future of online learning, we look at the patterns and trends which will shape online learning in the future and how the various components of the post-secondary education system, such as student population, course design and delivery, assessment, resource bases, teaching and learning models, and partnerships will be different from what we have now.

 

The first part, A 2016 Look at the Future of Online Learning: Advancing Technology and Online Learning – An Ideal Match for the Future, looks at developments in technology and what potential they offer for better learning, teaching, collaboration, mobility and other key aspects of online learning.

 

The second part, A 2016 Look at the Future of Online Learning: Transformations in Learners, Programs, Teaching and Learning, and Policy and Government, is a more in-depth consideration of the inter-related changes we see taking place across online learning and the implications of this for post-secondary education.

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NMC Horizon Report > 2016 Higher Education Edition

NMC Horizon Report > 2016 Higher Education Edition | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

The NMC Horizon Report > 2016 Higher Education Edition is a collaborative effort between the NMC and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI). This 13th edition describes annual findings from the NMC Horizon Project, an ongoing research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in education. Six key trends, six significant challenges, and six important developments in educational technology are placed directly in the context of their likely impact on the core missions of universities and colleges, and detailed in succinct, non-technical, and unbiased presentations. 

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University of Adelaide is phasing out lectures

University of Adelaide is phasing out lectures | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
University of Adelaide is phasing out lectures in favour of online learning and small-group discovery.
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University of Adelaide is phasing out lectures in favour of online learning and small-group discovery.

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Sanjay Sarma Rethinks the Professor’s Role

Sanjay Sarma Rethinks the Professor’s Role | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
S anjay Sarma argues that when it comes to technology, it’s easier to think big than to make small, incremental changes. So as the first-ever director of digital learning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he’s aiming to change the culture of teaching there by pushing the lecture model into the margins and using technology to rethink the professor’s role.

Since taking the position, in 2012, Mr. Sarma and his office have made significant inroads. (He also has a new title: vice president for open learning.) Two-thirds of the university’s undergraduates have now taken a course that uses the interactive software that was developed for edX, the nonprofit spinoff of MIT that offers free MOOCs.
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I like the idea that we're now dealing with "Digital Learning" - cuts through so much of the online/face-to-face binary.
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8 strategies Australian Universities are using to develop engaging and interactive online learning courses

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8 strategies Australian Universities are using to develop engaging and interactive online learning courses 


In this report, we take a look at eight key strategies universities across Australia are using to create innovative online learning courses and programs to remain relevant to the digital student.

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E-Learning Journeys: Ban Technology? No, let's ban outdated learning and teaching instead!

E-Learning Journeys: Ban Technology? No, let's ban outdated learning and teaching instead! | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
This post is in response to an article in the Australian written by Natasha Bita and published March 26, 2016: 'Computers in class 'a scandalous waste': Sydney Grammar head'

Brought to my attention via Twitter by the organisers of Education Nation (a conference being held in Sydney in June), I responded with
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Trump University’s Online Materials Are a Lot Better Than Your University’s Online Materials

Trump University’s Online Materials Are a Lot Better Than Your University’s Online Materials | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The Online Courses for Trump University Were Well-Designed

So here’s what I want to tell you about the online portion of Trump University: It probably puts your university’s online courses to shame. It certainly makes a mockery of what Silicon Valley darlings Coursera and Udacity call courses.
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The Reality Of Virtual Reality: What Are Its Practical Implications For eLearning? - eLearning Industry

The Reality Of Virtual Reality: What Are Its Practical Implications For eLearning? - eLearning Industry | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Virtual reality (VR) is equally as infamous for being incredibly difficult to get right as it is famous for its fantastic prospects. Moreover, it is a concept commonly associated with video games and science fiction, so why are we talking about it in the context of eLearning?
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Vicki Davis & Tom Arnett Podcast: 8 Types of Blended Learning According to Research

Vicki Davis & Tom Arnett Podcast: 8 Types of Blended Learning According to Research | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Blended learning happens when you mix the face to face classroom with online learning. While flipped classroom is a form of blended learning, it is not the only one. Today, researcher Thomas Arnett breaks down the eight types of blended learning and explains how they are being used to improve student outcomes. Listen now.

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Best practices for blended learning from Tom Arnett are presented in this online interview conducted by Vicki Davis. 

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Best practices for blended learning from Tom Arnett are presented in this online interview conducted by Vicki Davis. 

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Blended Learning ist meiner Meinung nach nicht nur ein Motivator für die SuS mal mit anderen Medien konfrontiert zu werden, sondern integriert sie auch in der heutigen digitalen Welt: Immer weniger ist für uns ein Leben ohne Computer vorstellbar - dies muss darum meiner Meinung nach schon in der Schule (v.a. im jungen Alter) implementiert werden. 


Durch das Blended Learning kommt einerseits Abwechslung durch die Medien rein und andererseits ist es wie einen Szenenwechsel für die Schüler, wo sie, obwohl der Inhalt noch der gleiche ist, die Geschichte (Mathe, Geographie, ect.) auf eine andere Art und Weise zusgespielt kriegen und der Transfer bei manchen sogar besser fällt als bei einer Methode zu bleiben. 



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Teaching in a Digital Age | The Open Textbook Project provides flexible and affordable access to higher education resources

Teaching in a Digital Age | The Open Textbook Project provides flexible and affordable access to higher education resources | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Through 12 informative chapters, Teaching in a Digital Age: Guidelines for Teaching and Learning answers your questions and provides helpful guidance and suggestions on a host of topics including:

How do I decide whether my courses should be campus-based, blended or fully online?
What strategies work best when teaching in a technology-rich environment? What methods of teaching are most effective for blended and online classes?
How do I make choices among all the available media, whether text, audio, video, computer, or social media, in order to benefit my students and my subject?
How do I maintain quality of teaching, learning, and resources in a rapidly changing learning environment?
What are the real possibilities for teaching and learning using MOOCs, OERS, open textbooks?
While understanding and respecting the individual nature of teaching, Tony talks theory, options, best practices, point-by-point strategies - offering clear, practical, and actionable advice and guidance based on research and extensive professional experience in 30 countries.

Pick one chapter or read them all - you will find a wealth of information at your fingertips.

Teaching in a Digital Age: Guidelines for Teaching and Learning is available as a free, online open textbook which you can read online, download to your tablet or computer, or print, either in sections or as a whole.
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Pixar in a Box

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A collaboration between Pixar Animation Studios and Khan Academy. Sponsored by Disney. Questions/Feedback: piab@khanacademy.org
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Free Technology for Teachers: Students Can Compare Maps Side-by-Side in GE Teach

Free Technology for Teachers: Students Can Compare Maps Side-by-Side in GE Teach | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
GE Teach is a great map tool that I last featured about 18 months ago. GE Teach is developed and maintained by a high school teacher in Texas named Josh Williams. We had the chance to meet at TCEA this week and chat about GE Teach.

GE Teach has gone through a bunch of iterations over the years. It is now built on the Google Maps API. On GE Teach students can compare two maps side-by-side. Students can select from gallery of map layers to compare side-by-side in GE Teach. In addition to comparing maps students can still use the drawing and measuring tools that you would typically find in Google's My Maps tool.
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Center for 21st Century Universities

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The Center for 21st Century Universities (C21U) is Georgia Tech's living laboratory for fundamental change in higher education. As higher education rapidly evolves, Georgia Tech is committed to leading the initiatives that will define the next generation of educational practices and technologies. Working in tandem with campus administrators and faculty, the center develops and tests new educational platforms and techniques.


Today, traditional colleges and universities face escalating operational challenges, including reduced funding, changing student demographics, questions regarding quality and value, and increased competition. Their success—or more bleakly, their survival—requires transformative change to enable new teaching and learning approaches. By testing educational techniques in actual classrooms, C21U develops proven technology-driven solutions that result in optimal student outcomes through creative institutional change. Combining technological solutions with practice and process modifications, C21U leverages beneficial industry and educational connections, offering important first steps toward defining the university of the 21st century.

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Content notes trigger action across America but passive responses at Australian universities

Content notes trigger action across America but passive responses at Australian universities | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
In an early episode of the fourth season of Lena Dunham’s hipster HBO comedy Girls, the auteur’s cha...
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6 influential technologies on the higher ed horizon - eCampus News

6 influential technologies on the higher ed horizon - eCampus News | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Annual Horizon Report details short-and long-term technologies, trends that will impact higher education in the next 5 years.
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Research: Flipped Learning Improves How Students Perceive Ability To Learn Physics -- Campus Technology

Research: Flipped Learning Improves How Students Perceive Ability To Learn Physics -- Campus Technology | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
A long-term study by faculty within five Canadian and American institutions has found that physics students have more confidence in their ability to understand course content when reflective study is combined with collaborative activities in a flipped classroom form.
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