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Nine steps to quality online learning: introduction

Nine steps to quality online learning: introduction | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

9 practical steps towards implementing quality online learning (for beginners)

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Stop Telling Students to Study for Exams - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Stop Telling Students to Study for Exams - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Among the problems on college campuses today are that students study for exams and faculty encourage them to do so...

 

Yes, our mantra of "studying for exams" has created and nourished a monster—but it's not too late to kill it.

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Is There a Future for Learning Management Systems? | Contact North | Contact Nord

Is There a Future for Learning Management Systems? | Contact North | Contact Nord | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

There have been some major changes in the world of LMSs in the last year or so, and at the same time a whole new range of web 2.0 tools are now available that are being used more and more by instructors. There are some common questions floating around:

How are LMSs changing?Should institutions be getting out of LMSs?If institutions continue to use LMSs, how do these new web tools relate to LMSs? Can these new tools be incorporated within LMSs?What are the implications for teaching and learning of these developments?What are the institutional implications?

Note that the focus was not on which are the best LMSs and how do you choose, because many institutions now have established processes for doing this. The focus instead was on the bigger question: what will be the role, if any, for LMSs in the future?

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Work-Sheet Teachers Best Practices/HowTo

Work-Sheet Teachers Best Practices/HowTo | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Possible instructions for educators on how they can work together with the learners… Knowing the tools for 21st Century Learning is primordial to give quality courses. Taking GOLD DUST as an ...
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Educational Technology Clearinghouse

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Welcome to the Educational Technology Clearinghouse
Digital resources for Florida's schools

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Creative Educator - Writing a Great Authentic Task

Creative Educator - Writing a Great Authentic Task | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Authentic tasks provide another strategy to engage students, meet learning goals, and measure student understanding.

 

While focussing on K-12 contexts the principles carry across to higher education - the challenge lies in educators recognising the value of these rich forms of engagement. 

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How Blogs, Social Media, and Video Games Improve Education

How Blogs, Social Media, and Video Games Improve Education | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Darrell West examines how new technologies such as blogs, social media, and video games improve education, and how schools and universities are using these tools to help students learn.
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Association for Learning Technology

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Learning technology is the broad range of communication, information and related technologies that can be used to support learning, teaching, and assessment.

 

ALT is the UK's leading membership organisation in the learning technology field.

 

Our purpose is to ensure that use of learning technology is effective and efficient, informed by research and practice, and grounded in an understanding of the underlying technologies, their capabilities and the situations into which they are placed.

 

We do this by improving practice, promoting research, and influencing policy.

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TED-Ed | Lessons Worth Sharing

TED-Ed | Lessons Worth Sharing | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Use engaging videos on TED-Ed to create customized lessons. You can use, tweak, or completely redo any lesson featured on TED-Ed, or create lessons from scratch based on any video from YouTube.
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100 Serious Twitter Tips for Academics - Best Colleges Online

100 Serious Twitter Tips for Academics - Best Colleges Online | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Use these tips to take the first steps toward using Twitter for coursework, research, building a professional network, and beyond.
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What is e-learning?

What is e-learning? | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Alastair Creelman remind us the e-Learning definition from Albert Sangrà, Dimitrios Vlachopoulos, and Nati Cabrera (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain) in http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/1161/2185

 

"E-learning is an approach to teaching and learning, representing all or part of the educational model applied, that is based on the use of electronic media and devices as tools for improving access to training, communication and interaction and that facilitates the adoption of new ways of understanding and developing learning."


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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.

 

Use the 'Filter' pull-down menu above to search for topics by keywords.


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Not Quite Right: Higher Ed’s Business Model & Instructional Technology

Not Quite Right: Higher Ed’s Business Model & Instructional Technology | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
These are heady days for digital higher education. For advocates of all-things-digital, myself included, it appears we’ve earned our permanent place at the table. Whether fully online, blended or...
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The Technology Learning Cycle

The Technology Learning Cycle | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
a tool to help reflect on how we learn to use and apply new technologies...
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Live Training – Search Education – Google

Live Training – Search Education – Google | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

With these webinars, you can improve your own search skills and learn how to bring search literacy to your school. Browse the archive of past trainings, and make sure to follow us on Google+ to stay up to speed on the latest tips and trainings from Google.

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What Do Today's Students Think About the Future of Higher Ed? You Might Be Surprised

What Do Today's Students Think About the Future of Higher Ed? You Might Be Surprised | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
In the last month, I have talked with students at six institutions that represent nearly every corner of our diverse higher-ed system.
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Who needs teachers when computers can do the job?

Who needs teachers when computers can do the job? | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
COMPUTERS will take over marking university and high-school essays from tutors and teachers within a few years, researchers claim.
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The 5 big mistakes in virtual education

Sometimes Schools are getting wrong the notion of virtual education.

 

Start at slide 100 for the real meat and potatoes...

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Moving Beyond Technology -- Campus Technology

Moving Beyond Technology -- Campus Technology | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

The NMC Horizon Project has released a new list of metatrends that will impact education over the next 10 years:

 

Most Significant Metatrends for the Next 10 Years

1. The world of work is increasingly global and increasingly collaborative.

2. People expect to work, learn, socialize, and play whenever and wherever they want to.

3. The internet is becoming a global mobile network--and already is at its edges.

4. The technologies we use are increasingly cloud-based and delivered over utility networks, facilitating the rapid growth of online videos and rich media.

5. Openness--concepts like open content, open data, and open resources, along with notions of transparency and easy access to data and information--is moving from a trend to a value for much of the world.

6. Legal notions of ownership and privacy lag behind the practices common in society.

7. Real challenges of access, efficiency, and scale are redefining what we mean by quality and success.

8. The internet is constantly challenging us to rethink learning and education, while refining our notion of literacy.

9. There is a rise in informal learning as individual needs are redefining schools, universities, and training.

10. Business models across the education ecosystem are changing.

Excerpts of the 10 top metatrends identified in A Communiqué from the Horizon Project Retreat, January 2012, an NMC Horizon Project publication under Creative Commons attribution license.

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Taking Advantage of “Disruptive Technology” in the Classroom | Online Universities

Taking Advantage of “Disruptive Technology” in the Classroom | Online Universities | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
By Justin Marquis Ph.D.

 

All higher education instructors have been there – you are happily cruising along in class, lecturing, discussing, engaging, whatever your milieu, and suddenly the theme from the Exorcist is emanating from someone’s pocket, purse, backpack, or from right on top of their desk. You have become the victim of disruptive technology in the classroom.

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Research in Learning Technology

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Aims & Scope
Research in Learning Technology is the journal of the Association for Learning Technology. It aims to raise the profile of research in learning technology, encouraging research that informs good practice and contributes to the development of policy. The journal publishes papers concerning the use of technology in learning and teaching in all sectors of education, as well as in industry.

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Blended Learning as a Sustaining Innovation - Michael Horn - 2012 Lead3, Online Learning Summit

April 19, 2012 - Michael Horn kicked off the Online Learning Summit, held within the 5th Annual Leadership 3.0 Symposium in San Mateo, CA. The event is joint...
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A Must-Have Guide To Google Drive | Edudemic

A Must-Have Guide To Google Drive | Edudemic | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

“Google Drive is expected to be a cloud-based storage offering with sync capabilities and will likely be integrated with Google Docs, Google Apps and may eventually be shipped with every Android phone, to boost usage. It will initially be rolled out as a web service, and on popular platforms like Windows, Mac, Android and iOS. Google may also offer a Google Drive API that developers can use to create apps that work with the service. Users will be charged for additional data beyond the free 5 GB limit.”

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Social Professional Learning

Social Professional Learning | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Social Professional Learning is a method of developing in teachers the confidence and process they may need to connect with others professionally online. This is a big deal for many educators who may be unsure of social media, or who may be resistant to it due to some preconceived notions. I want to share with you my belief that social professional learning is not only worth your time, but it may actually change your perspectives on professional learning in general. Learning about practice, and informing your skills as a teacher does not have to be a long drawn out set of paperwork, or a speaker series that may motivate you for a few days or weeks, it can be consistent, personal, inspirational and change-inducing. You can create professional learning that is all about you and your students, and not about devotion to a series of systems and protocols.

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Using the Facebook group as a learning management system: An exploratory study - Wang - 2011 - British Journal of Educational Technology - Wiley Online Library

Using the Facebook group as a learning management system: An exploratory study - Wang - 2011 - British Journal of Educational Technology - Wiley Online Library | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

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Facebook is a popular social networking site. It, like many other new technologies, has potential for teaching and learning because of its unique built-in functions that offer pedagogical, social and technological affordances. In this study, the Facebook group was used as a learning management system (LMS) in two courses for putting up announcements, sharing resources, organizing weekly tutorials and conducting online discussions at a teacher education institute in Singapore. This study explores using the Facebook group as an LMS and the students' perceptions of using it in their courses. Results showed that students were basically satisfied with the affordances of Facebook as the fundamental functions of an LMS could be easily implemented in the Facebook group. However, using the Facebook group as an LMS has certain limitations. It did not support other format files to be uploaded directly, and the discussion was not organized in a threaded structure. Also, the students did not feel safe and comfortable as their privacy might be revealed. Constraints of using the Facebook group as an LMS, implications for practice and limitations of this study are discussed.

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