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The Blended Learning Toolkit: Improving Student Performance and Retention (EDUCAUSE Quarterly) | EDUCAUSE

The Blended Learning Toolkit: Improving Student Performance and Retention (EDUCAUSE Quarterly) | EDUCAUSE | eLearning in US Higher Education | Scoop.it

"To support the project partners in their forays into blended learning, UCF developed the Blended Learning Toolkit, a comprehensive resource for individuals and institutions to draw upon to develop and deploy blended learning initiatives. The toolkit was formally launched on July 12, 2011 as part of an NGLC Summer Learning Series webinar (see the archive at http://educause.adobeconnect.com/p6sz6ha9blw/). Made available under a Creative Commons license, the Toolkit contains the following elements: Best practices, strategies, models, and course design principles. Two open educational resource (OER) prototype blended course templates in key core general education disciplines: Composition and Algebra. Directions and suggestions for applying the toolkit resources to create original blended courses in disciplines other than Composition and Algebra. Faculty development training materials for the design and delivery of the prototype open courses, including three comprehensive, online, instructor preparation programs for participating faculty. Assessment and data collection protocols for all participating institutions, including survey instruments and standards. Grant-related virtual and in-person workshops for participating institutions and others within the AASCU membership..."


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Faculty Training? Head to Bee School -- Campus Technology

Faculty take the fall for too many failed IT initiatives. It's time to focus on what IT departments are doing to drive faculty away.

 

Few in IT will admit it, but faculty serve as tech scapegoats way too often. When a promising initiative founders, knowing heads in IT invariably mutter about faculty intransigence. And I can't remember how many times I've sat in sessions at higher ed IT conferences where attendees make sly allusions to faculty obstinacy--wink, wink, can you believe those chumps?


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Webinar "Open Educational Resources Faculty Training: 3 Successful Models"

Tuesday, October 9, 2012, 10:00 AM PST / 1:00 PM EST

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Examining Faculty Motivation to Participate in Faculty Development

Examining Faculty Motivation to Participate in Faculty Development | eLearning in US Higher Education | Scoop.it

"This mixed-method study examined the motivation faculty to seek development, obstacles to attending, as well as preferred formats across four institutions."

 

"...Despite efforts to offer short workshops and faculty development online, in this study full time faculty tended not to value short workshops or online activities and instead preferred such things as books, videos, or even attending retreats. The results of this study suggest that faculty developers should begin thinking differently about the types and the frequency of faculty development."


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Chris Lott UAF's curator insight, February 1, 2013 3:26 PM

The implications/conclusions are pretty obvious, but it's useful to have confirmation.

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The future of e-learning | eTraining Pedia

The future of e-learning | eTraining Pedia | eLearning in US Higher Education | Scoop.it
# The future of e-learning
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26 Teacher Tools To Create Online Assessments |...

26 Teacher Tools To Create Online Assessments |... | eLearning in US Higher Education | Scoop.it
Need to create online assessments for a flipped classroom or for a blended learning environment? Here are 26 tools to get you started.

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10 Podcasting Projects Every Teacher Should Try

10 Podcasting Projects Every Teacher Should Try | eLearning in US Higher Education | Scoop.it

Now that teachers have easy access to tools like Garage Band and iPods that make recording a breeze, podcasting is quickly becoming the latest creative mode of learning and presenting in schools.  Here are ten ideas to try in your classroom today.

 


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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, July 9, 2013 1:42 PM

I like some of these ideas. I'm thinking we could have students make podcast booktalks and have QR codes linking to them in the books or on a display or around the school. Hmm...kids can't use their phones at school, yet. Well, I can always put links to them in our catalog and on the website.

Connie Wise's curator insight, July 23, 2013 12:04 AM

Use podcasting to meet Common Core standards of speaking & writing.

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, August 19, 2013 3:05 PM

Let us know if we can try one of these projects with your class.

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Why Tech Training for Faculty is a Waste of Time

Why Tech Training for Faculty is a Waste of Time | eLearning in US Higher Education | Scoop.it
Providing faculty training for ed tech tools is a waste of time, unless accompanied by instruction that shows instructors how to incorporate the tools to enhance teaching. In this post I share reas...
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The pedagogical foundations of massive open online courses

The pedagogical foundations of massive open online courses | eLearning in US Higher Education | Scoop.it

These courses exhibit common defining characteristics that include: massive participation; online and open access; lectures formatted as short videos combined with formative quizzes; automated assessment and/or peer and self–assessment and online fora for peer support and discussion.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 30, 2013 4:20 AM

Good article to read if you want to understand what's happening around MOOCs.

CDIT's curator insight, May 30, 2013 5:09 AM

le e learning progresse et c'est tant mieux, surtout s'il permet à tous l'accès à la connaissance dans de bonnes conditions

Helen Teague's curator insight, June 1, 2013 9:11 AM

I like the emphasis on peer involvement.

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Online students need more face-to-face time, not less

Online students need more face-to-face time, not less | eLearning in US Higher Education | Scoop.it

...universities and colleges will have to rethink their approach to online learning.

 

To start with, the sector should spend fewer resources expanding online offerings, and more on preparing students and training faculty for the demands of online classes. They should be more deliberate about which courses to put online, and expend greater effort in evaluating and enhancing student preparation.

 

Finally, they must require faculty training in methods that support meaningful interaction with students in the virtual space.

 

These adjustments will require time and money, and there is the possibility that truly effective online learning will not cost significantly less than traditional classroom learning.

 

However, if online learning is to achieve the purported goal of helping all students attain a quality higher education, now is the time to make these investments.


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Effective Faculty Development through Strategies for Engagement and Satisfaction (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

Effective Faculty Development through Strategies for Engagement and Satisfaction (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | eLearning in US Higher Education | Scoop.it

"To address exponential growth in online learning, the University of Central Florida expanded its faculty development program, focusing on offering more effective and efficient training in online instruction.This case study evaluates the results: a redesigned course that focuses on increasing use of communication tools, collaboration, and efficiency.In addition to meeting practical goals, the formative and summative evaluation results during the summer and fall pilots indicated a high level of satisfaction among faculty participants with the interaction/collaboration opportunities, concept application, and hands-on activities."

 


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The 6 Biggest Challenges Of Using Education Technology

The 6 Biggest Challenges Of Using Education Technology | eLearning in US Higher Education | Scoop.it
A new report showcases some of the most important and difficult challenges of using education technology in today's classrooms.

 

The Challenges

Faculty training still does not acknowledge the fact that digital media literacy continues its rise in importance as a key skill in every discipline and profession.

 

Teachers needs to be learning how to use the technology themselves, too. Where formal training lacks, professional development needs to step in, and does in many cases. But integrating the how-to of technology with the how-to of teaching needs to happen.

 

Read more in the article, a MUST!

 


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The Challenges

Faculty training still does not acknowledge the fact that digital media literacy continues its rise in importance as a key skill in every discipline and profession.

 

Teachers needs to be learning how to use the technology themselves, too. Where formal training lacks, professional development needs to step in, and does in many cases. But integrating the how-to of technology with the how-to of teaching needs to happen.

 

Read more in the article, a MUST!

 

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3 Online Learning Platforms Perfect For Teachers - Edudemic

3 Online Learning Platforms Perfect For Teachers - Edudemic | eLearning in US Higher Education | Scoop.it
There are a boatload of online learning platforms out there. Here are the top ones that I think you should check out and learn (get it?) more about.
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e-Learning Design and Development for 21st Century Learning | eTraining Pedia

e-Learning Design and Development for 21st Century Learning | eTraining Pedia | eLearning in US Higher Education | Scoop.it
e-Learning Design and Development for 21st Century Learning
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The Modern Taxonomy Wheel ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Modern Taxonomy Wheel ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | eLearning in US Higher Education | Scoop.it

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Mathilde BOURDAT's curator insight, April 26, 2013 10:31 AM

Très intéressant et téléchargeable : taxonomie de Bloom, activités et media sociaux

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How Technology Inspires Creativity In The Classroom - Edudemic

How Technology Inspires Creativity In The Classroom - Edudemic | eLearning in US Higher Education | Scoop.it
Are you ready to make technology and creativity a big part of your classroom? Technology inspires creativity like little else and it's time to take a close look at what technology really means for your classroom.

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Craig Crossley's curator insight, June 6, 2013 6:22 PM

Tech in the clasroom...

Padmanabhan Jaikumar's comment, June 7, 2013 2:34 AM
Moder Technology is best and inspires creativity in education
Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 7, 2013 10:07 AM

Technology, as a well-used tool, can be helpful. I rarely see it used that way.

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LMS Evaluation: Which Tools do Faculty Really Use? (Updated)

LMS Evaluation: Which Tools do Faculty Really Use? (Updated) | eLearning in US Higher Education | Scoop.it
During the process of evaluating Blackboard as our Learning Management System (LMS), we came to a basic and fundamental question: "Which tools are faculty really using?" Although most of the core f...
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What E-learning can learn from Marketing

Kineo's presentation slides from the eLearning Network's "Marketing your E-Learning" event on 17th May 2013.
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LMS in Higher education: analysis of the effect of a critical factor ‘faculty training’

LMS in Higher education: analysis of the effect of a critical factor ‘faculty training’ | eLearning in US Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Getting Faculty Buy-in for the LMS -- Campus Technology

Getting Faculty Buy-in for the LMS -- Campus Technology | eLearning in US Higher Education | Scoop.it
According to Jeff King, in 10 years people are going to have a new understanding about the true value of the learning management system (LMS)--as a tool for keeping track of learning outcomes.
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The Importance Of Mobile Learning In (And Out Of) The Classroom

The Importance Of Mobile Learning In (And Out Of) The Classroom | eLearning in US Higher Education | Scoop.it
There has always been at least some sort of disconnect between how things like mobile learning are taught in a classroom and how things work in the 'real world'.

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Nicolas Reisini's curator insight, June 1, 2013 10:29 AM

Everybody needs access to this wherever they live or work. 

Mahani Mohamad's curator insight, June 2, 2013 12:41 PM

on m-learning > it's not the gadget!

Katherine McGehee's curator insight, June 13, 2013 11:26 AM

Check out this infographic http://www.upsidelearning.com/infographics/why-mobile-learning-is-the-future-of-workplace-learning/