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Making Teacher Reflection Meaningful

Making Teacher Reflection Meaningful | Faculty Development & Management | Scoop.it
Consider John Dewey’s famous quote “We don’t learn from experience. We learn from reflecting on experience.” This makes a lot of sense. We as educators can only really progress in our craft by thinking about and making conclusions regarding our day-to-day experiences in the classroom.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 28, 2016 11:05 AM

Some useful tips and techniques.

a-virtual - Claudia M Pagano's curator insight, September 29, 2016 7:55 AM

Some useful tips and techniques.

Barbara Goebel's curator insight, October 2, 2016 10:14 AM
ESPECIALLY in environments where daily collaboration does not allow for this type of thinking,  finding a way to do personal reflection over instructional practices and student progress is a must. 
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Create polls, lists, quizzes and personality tests in 60s

Create polls, lists, quizzes and personality tests in 60s | Faculty Development & Management | Scoop.it

Our goal is to provide best-in-class tools that making creating interactive content simple, so you can concentrate on the content instead of worrying about the tools.So we’ve made Riddle - create and share great content, then use our beautifully intuitive dashboard to learn what your fans loved most.


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Marcelo Ballester's curator insight, October 20, 2015 4:47 PM

añada su visión ...

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Pour créer très facilement des sondages à partager sur les réseaux sociaux. À tester ! 

Lydia Gracia's curator insight, October 23, 2015 4:16 AM

Des applications non négligeables pour générer de l'intéraction sur des pages Facebook notamment.

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11 online learning demands from today’s picky students - Page 2 of 3 - eCampus News

11 online learning demands from today’s picky students - Page 2 of 3 - eCampus News | Faculty Development & Management | Scoop.it
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Tomorrow's Professor eNewsletter: 1385. Online Courses - What is Lost, What is Gained and What about Something Called Rigor?

Tomorrow's Professor eNewsletter: 1385. Online Courses - What is Lost, What is Gained and What about Something Called Rigor? | Faculty Development & Management | Scoop.it
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Is online education good or bad? And is this really the right question?

Is online education good or bad? And is this really the right question? | Faculty Development & Management | Scoop.it
For the past twenty years, I’ve heard this question asked many times about online education. It might be tempting for enthusiasts to say “of course it is good,” but I see this as a kind of “trick question…
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4 Lessons for Serving Adult Learners Online -- Campus Technology

At a school where the average age of students is 38, delivering online education requires a unique combination of tactics.
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Study Reveals that Adding Frequent Tests to Online Learning Improves Retention

Study Reveals that Adding Frequent Tests to Online Learning Improves Retention | Faculty Development & Management | Scoop.it
Researchers have found that by interspersing online lectures with short tests, student mind-wandering decreased by half, note-taking tripled, and overall retention of the material improved.
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New book argues for more effective, collaborative methods of shared governance @insidehighered

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Developing a Growth Mindset in Teachers and Staff

Developing a Growth Mindset in Teachers and Staff | Faculty Development & Management | Scoop.it

In a fixed mindset students believe their basic abilities, their intelligence, their talents, are just fixed traits. They have a certain amount and that’s that, and then their goal becomes to look smart all the time and never look dumb. In a growth mindset students understand that their talents and abilities can be developed through effort, good teaching and persistence. They don’t necessarily think everyone’s the same or anyone can be Einstein, but they believe everyone can get smarter if they work at it (Morehead 2012).


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If you're in the business of faculty and staff development, you have tho believe in the growth mindset.

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Bobbi Dunham's curator insight, February 26, 2015 10:33 PM

"Parents around the dinner table and teachers in the classroom should ask, ‘Who had a fabulous struggle today? (Morehead 2012)"

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given the right encouragement and guidance the mind  can go anywhere

Don Breedwell's curator insight, March 13, 2015 9:15 PM

Effort may produce failures. Sustained efforts = success.

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'Speaking to Students' with Audio Feedback in Online Courses

'Speaking to Students' with Audio Feedback in Online Courses | Faculty Development & Management | Scoop.it
In this post I’ll share how to give meaningful and constructive feedback to students on assignments, presentations, and other works by using voice recorded files. Research suggests that students wa...

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'Sense of belonging' enhances the online learning experience

'Sense of belonging' enhances the online learning experience | Faculty Development & Management | Scoop.it
For the past couple of years Australian universities' enthusiasm for online learning has increased, following the lead of international universities in realising the potential of MOOCs to replace traditional…

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Is It Plagiarism or Collaboration?

Is It Plagiarism or Collaboration? | Faculty Development & Management | Scoop.it

Perhaps instead of focusing our concerns on technology as a wonderful aid to plagiarizers, we should focus on its ability to foster creativity and collaboration, and then ask ourselves (we are the clever adults here) how we can incorporate those elements into our formalized assessments.


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Is It Plagiarism or Collaboration?
Bibhya Sharma's curator insight, February 21, 2016 8:05 PM

There is a very thin line between plagiarism and collaboration where group assessments are concerned. I also feel that in this digital age, the type of assessments, activities and questions should be re-defined and reworked. I also try to provide "wrappers" in the class especially on ethics. 

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Program offers online certificate for adjunct faculty, journalism teachers

Program offers online certificate for adjunct faculty, journalism teachers | Faculty Development & Management | Scoop.it
The Poynter Institute and Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication are accepting registrations for an innovative online certificate program for adju
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Online courses can help your career (infographic)

Online courses can help your career (infographic) | Faculty Development & Management | Scoop.it
More and more people are looking at online courses to help further their career, with research showing it’s not a lesser approach to traditional college.
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Study: Online students want more interaction with instructors

Study: Online students want more interaction with instructors | Faculty Development & Management | Scoop.it
A new study from Kent State University finds that online students require more proactive communication from instructors, and that they also miss peer-to-peer interaction
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Needed: A Better Measure of College Learning Than "Seat Time"

Needed: A Better Measure of College Learning Than "Seat Time" | Faculty Development & Management | Scoop.it
Stuart Butler discusses a new study by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, which rethinks the credit hour as the benchmark for learning in higher education. Butler believes a new system to measure student knowledge should be developed, and was not adequately addressed in Carnegie's study.
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National Adjunct Walkout Day approaches, attracting both enthusiasm and questions @insidehighered

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University's digital badges to certify "discrete" skills - eCampus News

University's digital badges to certify "discrete" skills - eCampus News | Faculty Development & Management | Scoop.it
A university partnership will help students earn digital badges to showcase their skills.
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eLearning as good as traditional training for health professionals

eLearning as good as traditional training for health professionals | Faculty Development & Management | Scoop.it
Electronic learning could enable millions more students to train as doctors and nurses worldwide, according to research.
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Higher ed thought leaders forecast 2015 trends

Higher ed thought leaders forecast 2015 trends | Faculty Development & Management | Scoop.it
Donald Farish

President, Roger Williams University, Rhode Island

Topic: Tuition and financial aid

Trend: Well over half of the nonprofit private colleges failed to meet either their enrollmen
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Why Allowing Telecommuting Is (And Isn’t) A Good Idea | Paul Petrone | LinkedIn

Why Allowing Telecommuting Is (And Isn’t) A Good Idea | Paul Petrone | LinkedIn | Faculty Development & Management | Scoop.it

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Danielle M. Villegas's curator insight, January 29, 2015 7:59 PM

This was an interesting article I found on LinkedIn--and I don't agree with it. The author states, "...working-from-home can stifle the synergy that comes from having a bunch of smart people in the same place together, which in turn can hurt innovation. And that is reason enough to not allow employees to work from home, at least all the time," as the primary reason to discourage telecommuting. My own experience begs to differ. 


I've worked from home now for just over two years now. Only in the last year was I required to come into the office once a week, versus the once a month that I made a point of doing the first year. The home office is rather far away--during rush hour, it can take about an hour and a half from my house to the office, or vice versa. I don't feel that my creativity or innovation has been hurt by being at the office. In fact, it's rare that a trip to the office has offered anything for ME to be innovative. If anything, I'm bringing some innovation to other people. There have been many times that I've wondered why the heck I was even in the office other than to make a personal appearance. I actually lose working hours because of the commute to try to beat the traffic and get the commute time down a little bit. Sometimes it can be productive, because I can be in a meeting with a person, and it's easier to talk about visuals when we don't have to telecast it via a conferencing app. But it isn't that often. Those trips I don't mind, but innovative? No, not for me. I definitely am able to get a lot more done, both creatively and efficiently from home. 


There are certainly jobs that do flourish more in the group activity of being in the office. But mine isn't one of them. And there are a lot of jobs I've had where I feel like, yeah, I didn't need to be in the office to do them, but this was before the advent of telecommuting even existed. 


Part of the issue is that employers fail to see telecommuting as a viable and profitable option. It's not for all jobs, but I'm willing to bet that there are a lot of tech comm jobs that really don't need to be in the big ol' office building, at least not on the level I'm at. I'm able to keep up pretty well with conference and regular phone calls, instant messaging, and email just fine, thank you. Heck, in many instances, I have to work that way, even if I was in the office, because I work with people globally--I can't be in the same room as them as they are in a different country or state! I think the bigger problem is that employers don't realize how telecommuters CAN bring something innovative to the table. I know I push a lot issues at work about, "Why isn't this done? Why isn't that done?" To me, they are valid things that would help with workstreams or innovation, if you want to call it that, but I have no voice. I'm not allowed to have a voice. I'm seen as a worker bee, nothing more. I can contribute to innovation, but you need to be willing to hear me when I say--or write, or instant message--an idea. Just because I'm physically in an office wouldn't change that--not really. 


I'm a huge advocate of telecommuting because for me, there have been more pros than cons. The cons are me having to drive 50 miles away once a week just to sit at a desk and do the same things I do at home. I don't connect with my group--I'm not even allowed to sit with them, so what's the point? My manager just feels better if I make an appearance. 


Now, this is not to say that if I got a job in the future that was closer to home that I wouldn't go into the office everyday. Sure, I would! I'd go in.  But don't diss telecommuting. If I could telecommute for the rest of my life, I would. I don't know if that's going to be possible, but I've liked it much better, and I feel that I've grown and been much more productive as a result of being able to do my own thing. 

--techcommgeekmom

Chris Crafford's curator insight, January 31, 2015 3:06 PM

I could not agree more.  There are plenty of jobs that are done as well, if not better on a telecommuting basis. I work as a consultant in a high tech company.  Part of my job is to be onsite with my clients, but when I am not, my team and I all work from home.  We schedule in office meetings when it will be beneficial to the work and serve the client more effectively.  On average it turns out having a face to face meeting about once a month is more than sufficient. 


We use several chat and virtual presence tools to be in constant communication during the day as a team and with the customer.  We have one internally for in-team discussion and a public one with the client's team.  


I have worked in the office for years in other roles and there are clearly situations and functions that benefit from being together as a team, but having a one size fits all approach and policy is a bad choice for a company in my view. 


Watching the trends in the market as the millennial move into the job market adds another wrinkle. Many millennial don't want to be tied to the "big corporation" for many years of their life. Many prefer more of a free agent style.  I suspect we will see many of them work for home for multiple "employers" sometime simultaneously. 


Not only must corporations find the best arrangement for the work they need done, the need to adapt to the new generation of workers that are much less motivated by money and status symbols than by doing challenging and innovative work.

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Best Methods and Tools for Online Educators to Give Students Helpful and Meaningful Feedback

Best Methods and Tools for Online Educators to Give Students Helpful and Meaningful Feedback | Faculty Development & Management | Scoop.it
In last week's post Tools-of-the-Trade to Make your Online Teaching Even Better I reviewed various tools that help online educators make a connection with students by using media other than text to...

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