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Teaching in the Connected Learning Classroom

Teaching in the Connected Learning Classroom | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Recently, a project I spent some time on last spring and summer came to life. Teaching in the Connected Learning Classroom is now available for free download as a PDF or a 99 cent eBook via the Ama...

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Jeffrey Miles's curator insight, March 17, 11:05 PM

I am interested in connected learning, and how it will change the future of the classroom

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, March 17, 11:16 PM

Free PDF - Teaching in the Connected Learning Classroom. 

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Blended Learning: Creating Awesome Online Discussions

Blended Learning: Creating Awesome Online Discussions | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Tim Robinson: If our students think that the discussion posting is useless and not at all entertaining. It likely means that it is useless and not at all entertaining. We know this because we often feel the same way when we have to make contrived discussions posts. It’s not that our jobs are about entertaining students, but we do need to do what we can do make it at least tolerable.

 

If we can expand our understanding of the tool to get beyond just ‘discussions’ but see it as a platform for other creative ways to explore a topic, we’ll find a much richer level of learning. We can, maybe, even have some fun with it.


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Chris Carter's comment, April 10, 1:30 AM
Thanks for sharing!
Jamie Torgerson Willett's curator insight, April 10, 8:03 PM

Online discussions can be awesome or a pain.  I think we've all experienced that.  Here's a way to help ensure that they are awesome.  

dawsonloane's curator insight, April 29, 6:05 AM

some ideas on how to make online discussions more engaging - an important issue for many online courses!

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Is It Time To Dismantle the Lecture Hall? -- Campus Technology

Is It Time To Dismantle the Lecture Hall? -- Campus Technology | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
In this debate, the question might not be so much about whether online education is effective, but whether it could be any worse than the existing model.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 3, 7:57 PM

People learn when they live together, sleep together, and eat together. That is an important point in the article. It suggests there is a need to continue exploring what teaching and learning can be in the 21st Century.

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37 Blended Learning Resources You Can Use Tomorrow

37 Blended Learning Resources You Can Use Tomorrow | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
37 Blended Learning Resources You Can Use Tomorrow: blended learning, elearning, digital tools, khan academy, youtube (37 Blended Learning Resources You Can Use Tomorrow http://t.co/UpomdHQdYm via...

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, April 2, 8:11 AM

Another handy list. 

Steve Vaitl's curator insight, April 3, 9:16 AM

For my teaching friends. Some you likely know others you may not. Nice list of technology resources for teaching.

 

Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan's curator insight, April 4, 12:25 PM

Thank you for sharing.

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evangelizing the (digital) natives : Blended Learning and Unintended Consequences

evangelizing the (digital) natives : Blended Learning and Unintended Consequences | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

A relationship with one of my AP Stats students went sour this week, and it was a little unexpected.

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A teacher asks about what's required from a teacher with regards a student learning in a contemporary blended setting.

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Pauline Farrell's curator insight, March 16, 3:54 AM

interesting article - good with the bad

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Conjecture, Tension, and Online Learning (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

Conjecture, Tension, and Online Learning (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Although low cost and flexible access make online learning appealing to administration, the topic provokes considerable tension among faculty. The authors explore why this might be so and outline the University of Washington Tacoma's top-down, bottom-up approach to change. A key piece is the UWT Initiative in Innovative Course Redesign, a competitive fellowship program aimed at creating a new mentor-apprenticeship model for online educators to help them better guide the next generation of leaders, thinkers, and dreamers.

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Will you check this scoop? Thank you so much. http://sco.lt/5okJ17
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Exclusive Special Report on Blended Learning

Exclusive Special Report on Blended Learning | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

This Education Week special report is the latest installment in an ongoing series about online education. These stories examine the opportunities and persistent questions that surround schools' and districts' implementation of blended learning, the widely used instructional approach that combines technology-based instruction with traditional, face-to-face lessons.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 15, 4:56 PM

Blended learning requires strong classroom teaching skills and a fluent understanding of online teaching technology.  A challenging and very rewarding way to re-imagine your classroom.

Paula King, Ph.D.'s curator insight, February 16, 3:40 PM

Read and share.

Greg Alchin's curator insight, February 16, 8:56 PM

For Blended learning to be successful educators need to really unpack the principles of TPACK and SAMR. It is the considered use of the tech for education purposes not the tech itself that is the driver.

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Five Tips to Improve Your Online Course

Five Tips to Improve Your Online Course | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Because online courses have fewer opportunities for the spontaneous, real-time exchanges of the face-to-face classroom, online instruction requires a deliberate approach to design and facilitation. As Bethany Simunich says, “Online, learning doesn’t happen by chance.”  In an interview with Online Classroom, Simunich, associate director of online learning at Kent State University, offered the following techniques to improve an online course:


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Scott Holcomb's curator insight, February 12, 11:06 AM

Great tips for Virtual teachers/students!

Sanjay Malaviya's curator insight, February 12, 11:24 AM
Five Pedagogical Practices to Improve Your Online Course
Eduardo Martins Occulate's curator insight, May 1, 10:03 AM

Every ID should go for ways to improve online learning. Here is an interesting interview with tips for IDs. Enjoy it!

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Education's 'connected age' demands major policy changes - eCampus News

Education's 'connected age' demands major policy changes - eCampus News | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
At the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, Diana Oblinger asks educators and accreditors to consider the policy questions technology creates.
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Higher education technology predictions for 2014 | Mark Smithers

Higher education technology predictions for 2014 | Mark Smithers | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

In summary, we’ll have another contentious year. We’ll see big growth in higher education services from outside of the university sector, a continued gnashing of teeth from established providers. Some new services and platforms will emerge to cater for different forms of learning, MOOCs will evolve and improve and open badges will be hot. Look out for rhizomatic learning.

 

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Pauline Farrell's curator insight, January 23, 5:50 AM

 one of my favourite reads for the year

Pauline Farrell's curator insight, February 2, 2:33 AM

and on my current theme of tracking trends.....worth sharing

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Can the Current Model of Higher Education Survive MOOCs and Online Learning? (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

Can the Current Model of Higher Education Survive MOOCs and Online Learning? (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

To survive in a time of rapidly changing technology, colleges and universities need to change their existing business models. Each higher education institution needs to develop a strategy that will take advantage of the opportunities presented by technology-enhanced learning to expand its educational mission and provide flexibility for its students. Developing such a strategy requires leaders to overcome factors that can inhibit them from taking a proactive response to technological innovation. In the end, a strategy for transforming the institution and a strategy for surviving the disruption become one and the same.

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Blended Learning 2.0: A Visual Guide For Teachers - Edudemic

Blended Learning 2.0: A Visual Guide For Teachers - Edudemic | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

by Jeff Dunn

 

"Blended learning has taken off as one of the big trends in education over the past several years. Like flipped classrooms and 1:1 environments, it’s one of the top ways for teachers to leverage the power of technology in the classroom. It’s not a new concept, to be sure. However, there’s a new guide to understanding and implementing what’s being billed as blended learning 2.0.

 

"There are a few key stages of proper implementation that you should know if you’re looking to start climbing the blended learning tree. Starting from down at the roots is the planning process. It’s about a lot more than just ‘planning’ on buying some iPads. Planning involves creating appropriate blended learning spaces. That means you have a nice place for students to gather and collaborate while using technology. Scroll down to the bottom of the graphic below to get started."

 


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JISC e-Learning Models Desk Study


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Fiona Harvey's curator insight, December 14, 2013 4:59 PM

Totally relate this to MOOCs.  I have been reviewing old papers as I think we often try and recreate something new out of something that we have done before.  If we just practised reflective learning ourselves I think we would dig out some great ideas and we just need to update them (apply what we know today). 

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Online students and "on-campus students learning online" - is there a difference?

Online students and "on-campus students learning online" - is there a difference? | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

We usually do not acknowledge the fact that our students who are enrolled for on-campus courses will actually spend only a fraction of their time in that physical space and even then, the significance of it being a university campus will be simply the place they happened to be when they were online. We usually care about how our physical spaces look and what amenities are available but never notice poor wireless networks frustrating students trying to work online or worry about the less than professional online content provided to them for use in their studies.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 9, 11:50 PM

We sometimes say that today's students simply are embedded in technology. Do we actually know what that means? Are they using it effectively in their learning? Those are much different questions.

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The 8 Types of Learning Events You Need to Have on Your eLearning Course

The 8 Types of Learning Events You Need to Have on Your eLearning Course | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

A good eLearning course requires the right combination of learning events. But what are these exactly? A learning event is a simplified description of the student's learning activity. There's an infinite number of learning strategies, but only eight learning events. It isn’t necessary to use all the events in the creation of your course. Just get acquainted with each of them to make sure you use the right combination to make your course effective.

LeClercq and Poumay's (2005) Eight Learning Events Model propose a ‘palette’ of 8 specific ways, referred to as Learning Events, that the eLearning designer can use to describe any point in the development of learning activities.

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The shocking politics of online learning - eCampus News

The shocking politics of online learning - eCampus News | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
How bipartisan politics are influencing online learning and the potential of its success in college and universities across the country.
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4 Ways Ed Tech Is Changing How People Learn

4 Ways Ed Tech Is Changing How People Learn | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The 4 Ways Educational Technology Is Changing How People Learn Infographic presents how EdTech alters the way we learn.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, March 30, 9:21 AM

Check this out! 

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The Serious eLearning Manifesto - YouTube

The Serious eLearning Manifesto - YouTube | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Streamed live on Mar 13, 2014

What happened when four industry leading professionals talked about ways to improve the state of elearning?  

Join Michael Allen, Julie Dirksen, Clark Quinn, and Will Thalheimer in the revealing of The Serious eLearning Manifesto. 

Afterward the speakers will open up the floor to questions and comments. 

World Premier Event Times:

· 3PM in New York
· 2PM in Chicago
· 12 noon in San Francisco
· 7PM in London
· 12:30AM in Mumbai (March 14)
· 4AM in Tokyo (March 14)
· 6AM in Sydney (March 14)

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6 challenges impeding technology adoption in higher education

6 challenges impeding technology adoption in higher education | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
In our second look at the NMC Horizon Report: 2014 Higher Education Edition, we cover the six “significant challenges” it identifies as impeding the adoption of technology in higher education

 

1- Low digital fluency among faculty

2- Relative lack of rewards for teaching

3- Competition from new models of education (MOOCs)

4- Scaling teaching innovations

5- Expanding access

6- Keeping education relevant

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 26, 12:15 AM

Keeping education relevant is an interesting one. Education is always relevant. What we ask students to learn that might be a different story. Education and school learning are not synonymous.

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Instructor Characteristics That Affect Online Student Success | Faculty Focus

Instructor Characteristics That Affect Online Student Success | Faculty Focus | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Which online instructor characteristics help students succeed? It’s a rather basic question that has not been adequately answered. We did a literature search to find if anybody had done any research from the students’ perspective on what constitutes a quality online instructor.

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57 Learning Technology Tools One Middle School Teacher Depends On - TeachThought

57 Learning Technology Tools One Middle School Teacher Depends On - TeachThought | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"Below is one such collection. It is curated by Mrs. J. Porritt from W.S. Hawrylak School. Generously included are notes for each of the tools she uses in her classroom. If you are looking for a new tool, or want to know more about an existing tool, check out her useful collection of teaching tools."


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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, February 10, 11:37 PM

Includes description of what the teacher uses the tool for. Some of these are apps and some are online tools. 

Character Minutes's curator insight, February 11, 5:50 PM

Like all the sites that were provided.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, February 23, 4:40 PM

What an array of tools. I'd like to sit down and figure out what tools I depend on in the classroom!

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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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Pauline Farrell's curator insight, February 2, 2:30 AM

analysis of who our learner's are is the first step...

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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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The 7 Transformational Concepts in The 21st Century Education ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 7 Transformational Concepts in The 21st Century Education ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

It is true that the work is subjective but at least it captures the essence  of the transformational change that has befell education in the 21st century . Check it out below and share with us what you think of it. Enjoy

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[Infographic] How Blended Learning Can Improve Teaching - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

[Infographic] How Blended Learning Can Improve Teaching - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Check out this beautiful infographic which shows how blended learning benefits teachers and how it has redefined teacher roles and improved opportunities.
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