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The next trend in higher education: Freelance Professors?

The next trend in higher education: Freelance Professors? | Exploring Online Teaching Tools | Scoop.it

"'Self-employed professor' could soon be an actual job title, thanks to two companies that are helping a small group of college professors market their own online courses, set prices for them and share the tuition revenue... Although online tutors are available to help, the company's course material is automated. With the new 'Professor Direct' courses, however, a pilot group of instructors will lead courses."


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William Barry, Ph.D.'s curator insight, December 28, 2012 1:23 PM

Good or bad idea? What are your thoughts?

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Learning Theory and Educational Technology: Reflections on the Cognitive Learning Theories | millengen

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Learning Theories Every Teacher should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Interessantes. Interesting

Learning Theories Every Teacher should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Interessantes. Interesting | Exploring Online Teaching Tools | Scoop.it
Learning Theories Every Teacher should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on Interessantes. Interesting curated by Kleri S.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, March 17, 2013 7:47 AM

In theory, anyway. ;)

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In This Flipped Class, Teachers Learn From Students' Video -- THE Journal

In This Flipped Class, Teachers Learn From Students' Video -- THE Journal | Exploring Online Teaching Tools | Scoop.it

As many students can attest, video creation doesn't have to be difficult and it certainly doesn't have to be scary. One teacher (Rob Zdrjewski) shares how the flipped classroom can be a lesson in media literacy for students and teachers alike. 

 

Students make short 'how to' videos for teachers at his school - they are a maximum of 90 seconds long, use screencasting technology, and are available on Rob's blog  http://mrzclassblog.org/#!/ for 'out of hours' access by teachers and others. The 'how to' titles that I saw were mainly around Google Apps e.g. How to double-space a Google Doc by Alex Rodriguez.

 

What I like about this is the acknowledgement that students can develop expertise and usefully share it with teachers (as long as the teachers are humble enough to admit they are not experts in everything).

 

Another plus for this idea is that the student authors get the credit - they are named on the blog, and the blog is open to anyone on the Internet, so potentially there is a much larger audience that can use the student-developed library of 'how to' screencasts.

 

A suggestion: that there be some quality control on the screencasts - students talking too fast or not clearly saying words can interfere with understanding the 'demo', they also need to name the tool button they are selecting as they do it.

 

Note that students teaching teachers is not new - in New Zealand there is a well established project (Tech Angels) at Wellington Girls' College that takes this approach http://www.techangels.org.nz/

 

Thanks to @jackiegerstein for this link.

 

My rating: 7/10

 

 

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Free Technology for Teachers: Geoboard & Number Rack - Good Elementary Math Apps

Free Technology for Teachers: Geoboard & Number Rack - Good Elementary Math Apps | Exploring Online Teaching Tools | Scoop.it

"Geoboard and Number Rack are two simple iPad and web apps that elementary school teachers may find useful for mathematics lessons. On Geoboard students stretch virtual rubber bands over pegboards to create lines and shapes to learn about perimeter, area, and angles."


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Josie's curator insight, May 19, 2013 5:40 PM

Math apps!

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The next trend in higher education: Freelance Professors?

The next trend in higher education: Freelance Professors? | Exploring Online Teaching Tools | Scoop.it

"'Self-employed professor' could soon be an actual job title, thanks to two companies that are helping a small group of college professors market their own online courses, set prices for them and share the tuition revenue... Although online tutors are available to help, the company's course material is automated. With the new 'Professor Direct' courses, however, a pilot group of instructors will lead courses."


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William Barry, Ph.D.'s curator insight, December 28, 2012 1:23 PM

Good or bad idea? What are your thoughts?

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Welcome to the School of You | Teachem

Welcome to the School of You | Teachem | Exploring Online Teaching Tools | Scoop.it

Teachem is a new service that is using the TED Ed model of creating lessons based on video. On Teachem teachers can build courses that are composed of a series of videos hosted on YouTube. Teachers can write questions and comments in "flashcards" that are tied to specific parts of each video and display next to each video. Students can take notes while watching the videos using the Teachem SmartNote system.

You can create a sample course in Teachem to try it out, although you do have to create a free account. Note that students/participants also need a free account to write notes. Making a sample course is a straight-forward process of adding a video URL then typing out questions. When you create a Teachem course you can make it public or private. Public courses can be accessed by anyone that has the address for your course. Public courses are supposed to be discoverable on Teachem, but  finding any courses that you haven't created does not seem to be straightforward.

 

For comparison - note there are other similar tools - see scoop.it items on this page - Grockit answers and Vialogues.

 

Thanks to @richardbyrne for this resource from his blog Free Technology for Teachers http://www.freetech4teachers.com

 

My rating: 8/10

 

 

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10 Ideas for Classroom Video Projects | open thinking

10 Ideas for Classroom Video Projects | open thinking | Exploring Online Teaching Tools | Scoop.it

This is a blog post from Dr. Alec Couros @courosa outlining (with examples) 10 ideas for different classroom video projects. I like the ideas but as someone with almost no video creation skills or experience I can't comment on the level of video skills required...however I agree with the principle of students moving from being video consumers to video producers.

 

Thanks to @easegill (Nigel Robertson) from the WCEL unit at the University of Waikato for this link.

 

My rating: 9/10 for good project ideas and examples (no comment on video creation skills required)


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Tim Brook's curator insight, April 8, 2013 2:22 AM

Yep I hate 10 Best lists too. But this is full of great ideas. Hmmm... could try some next term...

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Learning Theory and Educational Technology – Responses to Blogs on Learning Theories | millengen

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Learning Theories Every Teacher should Know about

Learning Theories Every Teacher should Know about | Exploring Online Teaching Tools | Scoop.it

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Ken Ronkowitz's curator insight, March 17, 2013 11:11 AM

especially if you never took an ed course but teach

Apu Dey's curator insight, November 5, 2013 9:07 AM

a complete flow chart of learning styles

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Infographic – Service-Learning in Online Courses

Infographic – Service-Learning in Online Courses | Exploring Online Teaching Tools | Scoop.it
In preparation for our December 6th webinar on service-learning in online courses, we decided to create a decision tree of sorts, to help people deal with questions they are struggling with regardi...

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Service Learning increases self-awareness and improves decision-making skills.  Millengen-

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New Platform Lets Professors Set Prices for Their Online Courses

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What's your course really worth to students? A new online platform lets professors determine what services to offer and how much to charge.

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I was aware of Straighterline for over a year now.  Students seem to be gravitated towards them for quality education at very reasonable price.  This is a great avenue for those who are new in online teaching to acquire the experience to get a job in another college as many of us have more than 1 online teaching position. 

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Curriculum: Understanding YouTube & Digital Citizenship – Google in Education | Digial Citizenship

Curriculum: Understanding YouTube & Digital Citizenship – Google in Education | Digial Citizenship | Exploring Online Teaching Tools | Scoop.it
You Tube and Digital Citizenship (Curriculum: Understanding YouTube & Digital Citizenship – Google in Education | @scoopit http://t.co/s7c6QwLM #ocsb...)...

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WeVideo - Collaborative Online Video Editor in the Cloud

WeVideo - Collaborative Online Video Editor in the Cloud | Exploring Online Teaching Tools | Scoop.it

WeVideo lets you tell your story with video. The online video editing platform is affordable, simple to use, and uniquely collaborative.

 

Clean, easy-to-use interface allows for quick uptake of this online video editing tool. A unique feature is the ability to invite other people to edit the video so making it very suitable for group video projects where collaborative editing would be a required feature. The free version allows for five invitations to edit, but subscription accounts offer more.

 

My rating: 8/10


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What's Working and What's Not in Online Training | Technology for Teaching and Learning

What's Working and What's Not in Online Training | Technology for Teaching and Learning | Exploring Online Teaching Tools | Scoop.it
Work isn't what it used to be, which means training should have changed too, but has it?

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