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Understanding Blended Learning Through Innovative Professional Development (EdSurge News)

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As more educators begin to see the tremendous impact blended learning can have on student learning and engagement, school leaders have begun scrambling to train teachers on how to utilize technology to enhance instruction. This has proven to be challenging since many current administrators have limi

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10 keys to success in blended learning by @jmattmiller

10 keys to success in blended learning by @jmattmiller | Exploring Online and Blended Learning | Scoop.it
“ In our eighth-grade math prototype and our elementary math programs, I’ve watched teachers as they adapt to blended learning. For many of them, the idea isn’t a strange one, and it has provided some unexpected surprises (both good and bad). Elementary teachers have seen the value of centers for a long time. Middle and high school teachers [...]”
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How to keep learners engaged in e-learning - Rapid Learning Institute

How to keep learners engaged in e-learning - Rapid Learning Institute | Exploring Online and Blended Learning | Scoop.it
“ Despite the growing popularity of e-learning among adult learners, research shows that trainees still report a high incidence of mind wandering and disenga”
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The Ultimate List of Cloud-Based Authoring Tools - eLearning Industry

The Ultimate List of Cloud-Based Authoring Tools - eLearning Industry | Exploring Online and Blended Learning | Scoop.it
Check the Ultimate List of Cloud-Based Authoring Tools for cloud-based eLearning authoring tools review and comparison.
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7 Steps to Blended Learning Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

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“The 7 Steps to Blended Learning Infographic presents seven tips to kick-start your blended learning project.”
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Tips to Evaluate Your Blended Learning Courses | Emantras.us

Tips to Evaluate Your Blended Learning Courses | Emantras.us | Exploring Online and Blended Learning | Scoop.it
“Tips to Evaluate Your Blended Learning Courses http://t.co/CgkVTWFDBe #highered #blendedlearning”
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Blended Learning: Resource Roundup

Blended Learning: Resource Roundup | Exploring Online and Blended Learning | Scoop.it
“We've collected resources from Edutopia and the web to help you navigate the possibilities of blended learning, an approach that combines face-to-face instruction with technology-mediated learning.”
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The Effective Blended Learning Strategy - Talen...

The Effective Blended Learning Strategy - Talen... | Exploring Online and Blended Learning | Scoop.it
“How to develop engaging blended learning courses? How to create informative, interactive, and immersive environments, without sacrificing flexibility? | Educacion, ecologia y TIC”
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Designing a Great Online Student Experience Critical for Sustained Success

Designing a Great Online Student Experience Critical for Sustained Success | Exploring Online and Blended Learning | Scoop.it

"Higher education institutions nationwide are looking for ways to expand their reach and serve students not just in their localities but also across their regions and across the country. However, when serving this more distributed audience, it’s critical to design programs that do not demand regular travel or require students to uproot themselves. Online programs allow institutions to do this, but success is not a simple matter. The space is competitive and creating an engaging experience for online students can be in a challenge."


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How (And Why) Teachers Should Get Started With Blended Learning

“How (And Why) Teachers Should Get Started With Blended Learning”
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9 Key Players You Need On Your eLearning Dream Team

9 Key Players You Need On Your eLearning Dream Team | Exploring Online and Blended Learning | Scoop.it
“How to put together your eLearning Dream Team. Check the 9 Key Players you need on your eLearning Dream Team!”
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10 Tips To Improve Your Visual Design Skills For Non-Designers

10 Tips To Improve Your Visual Design Skills For Non-Designers | Exploring Online and Blended Learning | Scoop.it
“Are you a non-designer? Want to know how to improve your Visual Design Skills? Check the Top 10 Tips To Improve Your Visual Design Skills For Non-Designers.”
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3 Super Easy Ways to Build E-Learning Templates | The Rapid E-Learning Blog

3 Super Easy Ways to Build E-Learning Templates | The Rapid E-Learning Blog | Exploring Online and Blended Learning | Scoop.it
“ Here are three easy ways to create your own e-learning templates. These are all easy to do and require limited graphics design skills.”
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How to Create a Makerspace -- Campus Technology...

How to Create a Makerspace -- Campus Technology... | Exploring Online and Blended Learning | Scoop.it

"Making" experts share the basics of building spaces for collaboration, innovation and hands-on learning. | Daring Ed Tech


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Are boring discussions taking over your online course?

Are boring discussions taking over your online course? | Exploring Online and Blended Learning | Scoop.it

"If your online courses involve online discussion (and they should!), I urge you to consider the types of discussions your students are having. Before I get into that, lets discuss the advantages of online discussion."


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Students Outline Challenges With Online AP, IB Classes

Students Outline Challenges With Online AP, IB Classes | Exploring Online and Blended Learning | Scoop.it
“ Online International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement classes require more responsibility, according to two students.”
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5 Tips To Improve Your Instructional Design Skills In 30 Days

5 Tips To Improve Your Instructional Design Skills In 30 Days | Exploring Online and Blended Learning | Scoop.it

"As the saying goes: “Knowledge is power”. But you have to develop the necessary skill set to use that power effectively. In this article, I'll share 5 tips that can help you improve your Instructional Design skills within 30 days."


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Expressing Blended Learning Goals in 10 Steps

Expressing Blended Learning Goals in 10 Steps | Exploring Online and Blended Learning | Scoop.it
“District leaders can get help planning a district-wide communications strategy for effectively outlining blending learning goals with Learning Accelerator’s “Communications Planning for Blending Learning: Step-By-Step Guide.”...”
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Santos Arturo Gamez's curator insight, October 13, 2015 12:16 AM

Free learning tools, cant get better than that.  The internet is there to offer a vast amount of tools for the educational system itself.  There will always be someone building something new to adapt with technology.  It is important to learn how to choose these free learning programs and material creator.  Since there are many that could take you to not finishing a project on time.  Collaboration and communication is a key concept when this is applied, and this article show 10 steps into blended learning. 

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12 Pathways to Blended Learning Engagement

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“This article features 12 concepts for maximizing blended learning engagement with your students.”
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Observing and Evaluating Blended Learning: One District’s Classroom Walkthrough Tool

Observing and Evaluating Blended Learning: One District’s Classroom Walkthrough Tool | Exploring Online and Blended Learning | Scoop.it
“The Classroom Walkthrough Tool, an evaluative tool that allows school leaders and districts to collect ample data on a teacher which then enables them to have a succinct learning conversation about their teaching practice.”
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Nik's Learning Technology Blog: Managing the digital classroom - Using a backchannel

Nik's Learning Technology Blog: Managing the digital classroom - Using a backchannel | Exploring Online and Blended Learning | Scoop.it

If you are working in a classroom where your students have internet connected devices, either through wifi or their mobile phone, using a backchannel can have a transformative impact on the way you can use technology with your students.

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Brett.Ashley.Crawford's curator insight, September 19, 2015 8:41 AM

Arts education is digital as well -- take advantage of some of these standard tools.

 

Kim Flintoff's curator insight, September 21, 2015 3:51 AM

You might also be interested in the session I presented a few years back: http://www.slideshare.net/kimbowa/reclaim-the-backchannel-as-a-learning-channel

Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, September 27, 2015 5:05 PM

Great article with some useful resources to create a backchannel in your class. 

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7 eLearning Specialties That Are On The Rise

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“ Wondering which eLearning specialties are on the rise? Check this article to find out 7 eLearning Specialties that can lead to long term success.”
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Stuck For eLearning Ideas? Learn How To Think Differently About Your eLearning

Stuck For eLearning Ideas? Learn How To Think Differently About Your eLearning | Exploring Online and Blended Learning | Scoop.it
“Want to know how to get new eLearning Ideas? Check 9 eLearning Ideas that will help you think differently about your eLearning.”
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A Complete List of Free Stock Image Sites for E-Learning | The Rapid E-Learning Blog

A Complete List of Free Stock Image Sites for E-Learning | The Rapid E-Learning Blog | Exploring Online and Blended Learning | Scoop.it
“ Here's a list of free stock image sites good for e-learning courses. Most of the free stock image sites are free and don't require attribution.”
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Is Bite Sized Learning The Future Of eLearning?

Is Bite Sized Learning The Future Of eLearning? | Exploring Online and Blended Learning | Scoop.it
“What Is Bite Sized Learning? Wondering about the future of eLearning? Check why Bite Sized Learning is the future of eLearning!”
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