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Blended Learning: Creating Awesome Online Discussions

Blended Learning: Creating Awesome Online Discussions | Faculty Development in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Tim Robinson: If our students think that the discussion posting is useless and not at all entertaining. It likely means that it is useless and not at all entertaining. We know this because we often feel the same way when we have to make contrived discussions posts. It’s not that our jobs are about entertaining students, but we do need to do what we can do make it at least tolerable.

 

If we can expand our understanding of the tool to get beyond just ‘discussions’ but see it as a platform for other creative ways to explore a topic, we’ll find a much richer level of learning. We can, maybe, even have some fun with it.


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Chris Carter's comment, April 10, 2014 1:30 AM
Thanks for sharing!
Jamie Torgerson Willett's curator insight, April 10, 2014 8:03 PM

Online discussions can be awesome or a pain.  I think we've all experienced that.  Here's a way to help ensure that they are awesome.  

dawsonloane's curator insight, April 29, 2014 6:05 AM

some ideas on how to make online discussions more engaging - an important issue for many online courses!

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UDL Guides Personalizing Learning to Meet the Common Core

UDL Guides Personalizing Learning to Meet the Common Core | Faculty Development in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is used to design curriculum, lessons and instruction based on the diversity of the learners in their classroom.

 

How can UDL guide personalize learning to meet the Common Core?

 

When a teacher understands his/her learners through the UDL lens, he/she creates a flexible learning environment and provides opportunities for learner voice and choice. When lessons are designed using the UDL model, the lesson includes goals, methods, materials, tools, and assessments to reach and support the maximum amount of learners in the classroom.

 

Learners can use this model to help them understand how they learn best and what learning path they can take to become an independent expert learner, leveraging their natural abilities in the process. This process helps the learner create their personal learning profile that is understood by both teacher and learner.

 

The importance of this strategy is that both the teacher and the learner understand who the learner is and how they learn best. The learner and the teacher uses the UDL lens to personalize learning. So what does that look like?

 

An example of an 8th Grade unit on the Civil War serves as an example along with two students who can meet a number of CCSS when they choose and use the tools to support their learning.

 

Explore our new website, Personalize Learning (www.personalizelearning.com), to learn more about the research, models and educators who are personalizing learning.

 


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RATOMAHENINA HARRY's curator insight, March 24, 2014 4:45 AM

Éducation / Exemplarité /Peace / Change thé World / Solidarité

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, March 24, 2014 8:11 AM

UDL Guides Personalizing Learning to Meet the Common Core

Nicky Mohan's curator insight, March 24, 2014 3:14 PM

Personalized learning is what 21st Century Learning is all about

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9 Things Every Student Should Be Able to Do with Google Drive ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

9 Things Every Student Should Be Able to Do with Google Drive ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Faculty Development in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"Google Drive is a powerful productivity suite with an increasing potential in education. From storing documents to creating stunning presentations and drawings, Google Drive empowers you with the necessary tools to enhance your productivity and augment your workflow.  I have been sharing several guides and materials on how teachers can tap into the power of this platform and this section aggregates all I have shared in this regard so far."


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Susanne Sharkey's curator insight, March 11, 2014 10:06 AM

Great suggestions on how students can use Google Docs

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, March 12, 2014 2:28 AM
9 Things Every Student Should Be Able to Do with Google Drive
Ness Crouch's curator insight, March 29, 2014 5:51 PM

I've still got a few things to teach my class but we are getting there.

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100 Ways To Use Google Drive In The Classroom

100 Ways To Use Google Drive In The Classroom | Faculty Development in Higher Education | Scoop.it
100 Ways To Use Google Drive In The Classroom

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Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, February 28, 2014 12:56 PM

Moeten we gebruiken!

Dico Krommenhoek's curator insight, March 1, 2014 4:33 AM

Da's veul...

Moriah College EST's curator insight, March 17, 2014 1:21 AM

Looking for a way to use cloud technology in your classroom? Give google drive a try today!

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Rethinking Education: Self-Directed Learning Fits the Digital Age

Rethinking Education: Self-Directed Learning Fits the Digital Age | Faculty Development in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Is the one-size-fits-all, top-down classroom a misfit for the Digital Age? 

 

Standards-based education is ruining the way educators teach and children learn. Education should not be about teaching to the next level in education and vocation and yet, that is exactly what our current school system is designed to do.

 

Our goal should be to foster a love of learning for learning sake. Learning is not something that we should force onto our children to ensure they go to college and get a good job. True learning is intrinsically motivated and the reward is knowledge.

 


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Bianca Partyka's curator insight, March 31, 2014 2:39 PM

I also think there is no limit to using technology in the classroom. I think every student learns differently and integrating technology in the classroom can help students find new means of studying that works well for them. I agree that teaching students to test them all the the same level is not the way to go about it. I think that it is "destroying our youth" and causing them to be high anxiety. 

ykn.espresso's curator insight, April 19, 2014 8:22 PM

Owning the experience of discovery, especially as it pertains to learning about a situation or topic, results in a deeper understanding of the situation. 

Nick Sigrist's curator insight, May 12, 2014 9:19 AM

Leaning towards the digital age is very important for education, because students have recently begun to center their lives around such devices like iPads, computers, and phones. This article explains the slow advances towards the use of computers and other devices that not only make our lives easier through communication, but can also do so very well through education.

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Blended Learning and Teaching Profession Infographic

Blended Learning and Teaching Profession Infographic | Faculty Development in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"Blended learning can create new career opportunities and improve conditions for teachers. As student roles evolve within a more personalized, tech-rich learning environment, teacher roles should evolve accordingly."

 


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SJ Parle's curator insight, November 15, 2013 8:38 PM

I think that we're already on our way through this process. This infographic serves as a concise summary, although I would question some aspects - not sure that our earning potential is improved -?

 

Jacqueline Panvini De Rubin's curator insight, November 17, 2013 6:49 AM

Necesidad de cambios curriculares, aprendizaje colaborativo.

Profesor Mills's curator insight, November 17, 2013 12:43 PM

Students can become digital leaders & teachers also 

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Which Country is Leading Online Education?

Which Country is Leading Online Education? | Faculty Development in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Online education is a hot topic if you are an academic institution or a corporation looking to train your employees with a learning management system (LMS)

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Gerardo Varela's curator insight, November 4, 2013 12:49 AM

Los países que encabezan la educación en línea

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Our Discussion of "Higher Ed in 2018"

Our Discussion of "Higher Ed in 2018" | Faculty Development in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The response to an essay by leaders of a for-profit business.

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The Pulse: E-Learning News from UNC

The Pulse:        E-Learning News from UNC | Faculty Development in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Next week is UNC Learning Technologies Week, and we are celebrating by offering 14 webinars on topics of broad interest to faculty, administrators, instructional designers and instructional technologists.

 

Get more information at  epulsenews.wordpress.com

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Turning documents into conversations

Turning documents into conversations | Faculty Development in Higher Education | Scoop.it

NowComment is fast, powerful, and feature-rich: you can sort comments, skim summaries, create assignments, hide comments, reply privately, and much more.


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Volkmar Langer's curator insight, April 25, 2014 5:41 AM

That sounds really good :-)) 

CECI Jean-François's curator insight, February 16, 2015 2:20 AM

Intéressant outil pour faire du commentaire social (débat électronique) sur un document, avec des possibilités de tri et de tracking ... Parfait pour l'hybridation de cours

Murielle Godement's curator insight, February 16, 2015 2:52 AM

Le pendant de VoiceThread à l'écrit. NowComment permet de commenter / débattre par écrit sur des documents du web en mode privé ou public. Le mode public ne propose pas de filtre de langue, difficile donc pour le moment de proposer des activités FLE de contributions à des débtas ouverts essentiellement en anglais. 

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Curriculet - Build interaction around digital text

Curriculet - Build interaction around digital text | Faculty Development in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Curriculet’s digital reading platform allows teachers to enrich reading by embedding their questions, quizzes and rich media directly into the reading.


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Alexandra Koukoumialou's curator insight, March 6, 2014 3:16 AM

Definitely worth trying!

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, March 7, 2014 2:17 AM

Amazingly easy to use. A good way to turn reading comprehension into something catchy!

lharvey's curator insight, March 9, 2014 1:04 PM

Appears to be geared mostly toward secondary at this time.  Would love to see upper elementary text added.

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UW-Stout: E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate

UW-Stout: E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate | Faculty Development in Higher Education | Scoop.it

E-Learning and Online Teaching Certificate Program Infographic


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Reshelle Johnson's curator insight, January 11, 2014 9:22 PM

I will take a look at this program.  If I could start Monday that would be perfect! I'm probably too late which would be sad because it seems to be relatively inexpensive.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, February 13, 2014 1:22 AM
UW-Stout: E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate
gustavo salazar's curator insight, April 8, 2014 8:10 AM
excelente
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180 MOOCs to Start the New Year (Is This the Crest of the Wave?)

180 MOOCs to Start the New Year (Is This the Crest of the Wave?) | Faculty Development in Higher Education | Scoop.it
If you haven’t tried a free MOOC, I’d do it sooner than later. In recent weeks, the whole MOOC project took a hit when a University of Pennsylvania study found what was becoming empirically obvious — that MOOCs generally have very low participation and completion rates, and what’s more, most of the students taking the courses are “disproportionately educated, male, [and] wealthy,” and from the United States. This study, combined with other disappointing experiments and findings, will likely make universities think twice about sinking money into creating MOOCs (they can cost anywhere from $15,000 to $50,000 to develop). It might take another 6-12 months to see the shift. But I’d hazard a guess that this January might be the peak of the free MOOC trend. Enjoy them while they last. Whatever their shortcomings, they can be quite informative, and you can’t beat the price.

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Steve Vaitl's curator insight, January 7, 2014 10:49 AM

Very little of this do I find this surprising.

MFaculty's curator insight, January 7, 2014 10:44 PM

The insights revealed through the previous studies serves to codify what many educators, and even more marketers knew intuitively; free always begs the question of quality. Don't hear what I'm not saying. I'm not saying ALL MOOCs are low quality, I'm merely saying that without academic rigor and effective management, even the best intentions can slide off the rails.

 

I too had noted a number of previous MOOC supporters distancing themselves from the initiatives. Was there ever an identified demand for MOOCs, or were they simply a result of benevolent thinking? Regardless, it is interesting that the 'target audience' for MOOCs are apparently the ones taking least advantage of them. Perhaps the age old marketing rendition of supply and demand has merit still has merit.

Tammy Morley's curator insight, January 8, 2014 7:43 PM

Food for thought.

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UW-Stout: E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate

UW-Stout: E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate | Faculty Development in Higher Education | Scoop.it

E-Learning and Online Teaching Certificate Program Infographic


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Reshelle Johnson's curator insight, January 11, 2014 9:22 PM

I will take a look at this program.  If I could start Monday that would be perfect! I'm probably too late which would be sad because it seems to be relatively inexpensive.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, February 13, 2014 1:22 AM
UW-Stout: E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate
gustavo salazar's curator insight, April 8, 2014 8:10 AM
excelente
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Here is What Happens Online in 60 Seconds ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Here is What Happens Online in 60 Seconds ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Faculty Development in Higher Education | Scoop.it

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Patricia (Patsy) Gonzalez's curator insight, August 8, 2013 12:41 PM

Stated here... " Analytic thinking which is central to critical analysis is only attained through a deep and thorough evaluation of the thoughts and this requires a persistent focus on the idea under scrutiny."  AMEN! Now... if you are designing anything for online instruction... HOW do you compete with all this going on?????

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Advice for New Faculty: Start with the Syllabus | Faculty Focus

Advice for New Faculty: Start with the Syllabus | Faculty Focus | Faculty Development in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The ability to teach is not something that one either has or does not have. Teachers are not born. Rather, they are made, through hard work, research, continual learning, and practice.
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