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Navigating Generational Shifts Bb UPCEA Whitepaper.pdf


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 26, 12:39 PM

The survey results are presented in a series of infographics that will help you understand the demographics of different generations of students. 

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Why we need learning engineers

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"Almost no one who is involved in creating learning materials relies on the evidence from learning science ..."


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New research offers advice on how to optimize video length for ...

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We've found some interesting new research which suggests the optimal video length for student engagement is six minutes or less. It's no big surprise that students lose interest in videos that are too long; however, what's ...

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, November 23, 2013 1:56 PM

I love it when research confirms the hands on knowledge I've acquired while teaching online.

Donna Farren's curator insight, November 23, 2013 10:01 PM

I totally agree and think student can be K12 or adult. 

Carlos Fosca's curator insight, November 24, 2013 6:48 AM

"Several Studies published recently show similar results; students lose interest in longer lecture videos and become distracted. If lectures are short or broken up by some kind of interaction (such as quizzes), then engagement is far higher."

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Do Quizzes Improve Student Learning? A Look at the Evidence

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Recently I’ve been trying to locate the evidence that supports quizzing, wondering if it merits the evidence-based label. Tracking down this evidence in our discipline-based research is challenging because although quizzing has been studied across our disciplines, it’s not easily searchable. My collection of studies is good, but I know it’s not complete. As you might suspect, the results are mixed; they are more positive than negative, but still, a significant number of researchers don’t find that quizzes affect learning outcomes.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 1, 1:34 PM

It's easy to create time saving quizzes in the online teaching environment.  Quizzes may help you check for understanding.  Quizzes may provide a 'guide' to the reading that keeps students accountable.

 

However,  do quizzes really improve student learning?

 

This article from Maryellen Weimer, PhD will help you understand the question. 

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MOOCs: Expectations and Reality | #elearning

Fiona M. Hollands, Ph.D.
Devayani Tirthali, Ed.D.
Center for Benefit-Cost Studies of Education
Teachers College, Columbia University


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, October 5, 2014 4:51 PM

A very full report.  Both Opponents and Proponents of MOOCs could cherry pick findings in this extensive (200+ page) report to support their points of view. 

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Theory and Practice of Online Learning

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This book can be downloaded in PDF format.  This is an award winning collectin of articles! 


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