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Reflections on Instructional Design: ADDIE Process - the Analysis Phase

Reflections on Instructional Design: ADDIE Process - the Analysis Phase | Higher Education Online | Scoop.it
I ma doing a series of blog posts on the ADDIE process of instructional design.
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Going the Distance: Online Education in the United States, 2011 | The Sloan Consortium®

Going the Distance: Online Education in the United States, 2011 | The Sloan Consortium® | Higher Education Online | Scoop.it
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Mobile apps enhance study habits, learning

Mobile apps enhance study habits, learning | Higher Education Online | Scoop.it

As the use of smart phones becomes increasingly popular, students are finding mobile applications to enhance all aspects of life, including classroom assignments.
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What Does Your Syllabus Say About You and Your Course? - Faculty Focus | Faculty Focus

What Does Your Syllabus Say About You and Your Course? - Faculty Focus | Faculty Focus | Higher Education Online | Scoop.it
A colleague shared an excellent but not yet published paper on the syllabus. It got me thinking as this is the time most of us are revisiting these venerable documents. Oh, I know, some of you finished yours back in May when the semester ended.
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Giving Students More Effective Feedback - Faculty Focus | Faculty Focus

Giving Students More Effective Feedback - Faculty Focus | Faculty Focus | Higher Education Online | Scoop.it
Do you pass back exams, a set of papers or grades on some other student project and offer generic comments on what the class did and didn’t do well on the assignment? Most of us do, and for good reasons.
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Do’s and Don’ts for Promoting Academic Integrity - Faculty Focus | Faculty Focus

Do’s and Don’ts for Promoting Academic Integrity - Faculty Focus | Faculty Focus | Higher Education Online | Scoop.it
Donald McCabe’ s 2005 article “Cheating Among College And University Students: A North American Perspective” is often cited for its sobering statistics regarding the prevalence of cheating in higher education.
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Head in the Clouds? Ten Free Web 2.0 Tools to Support Faculty Research - Faculty Focus | Faculty Focus

Head in the Clouds? Ten Free Web 2.0 Tools to Support Faculty Research - Faculty Focus | Faculty Focus | Higher Education Online | Scoop.it
Twenty-first Century research is increasingly becoming reliant on information and communication technologies to address systemic and distinct educational problems through greater communication, interaction, and inquiry.
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U.S. News Ranks Top Online Degree Programs - US News and World Report

U.S. News Ranks Top Online Degree Programs - US News and World Report | Higher Education Online | Scoop.it
See which schools are tops for online bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
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10 Tools for Increasing Engagement in Online Courses

10 Tools for Increasing Engagement in Online Courses | Higher Education Online | Scoop.it

Nik Peachey: Over the last few years I've done a lot of work developing writing and redeveloping online courses and course materials.

 

In the initial rush to get learning online many organisations got themselves a Moodle platform and then attached a whole load of PDFs and .docs, added some forums and the odd video clip and called it an online course. It's no surprise then that drop out rates for online learning courses have been so high.


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Eli's curator insight, February 27, 2013 6:10 PM

Engagement is SO critical to learning, retention and productivity

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Reflections on Instructional Design: ADDIE Process of Instructional Design

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Online Education – Introducing the Microlecture Format

Online Education – Introducing the Microlecture Format | Higher Education Online | Scoop.it

"The designer of the format, David Penrose, insists that in online education 'tiny bursts can teach just as well as traditional lectures when paired with assignments and discussions.' The microlecture format begins with a podcast that introduces a few key terms or a critical concept, then immediately turns the learning environment over to the students."

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8 Social Media Strategies for Your Classroom

8 Social Media Strategies for Your Classroom | Higher Education Online | Scoop.it
Are you ready to bring social networking to your classroom? If you’re looking to make your classroom more relevant, connected, and meaningful to your students, it’s the best place to start. Study after study has confirmed the benefits of networking.

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What Students Want: Characteristics of Effective Teachers from the Students’ Perspective - Faculty Focus | Faculty Focus

What Students Want: Characteristics of Effective Teachers from the Students’ Perspective - Faculty Focus | Faculty Focus | Higher Education Online | Scoop.it
As an undergrad, I put myself through school waiting tables – a truly humbling experience that made me a better instructor.
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Five Common Pitfalls of Online Course Design - Faculty Focus | Faculty Focus

Five Common Pitfalls of Online Course Design - Faculty Focus | Faculty Focus | Higher Education Online | Scoop.it
Much of what passes for an “online course” these days could more accurately be described as the electronic version of class hand-outs.
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Practical Ideas for Improving Student Participation - Faculty Focus | Faculty Focus

Practical Ideas for Improving Student Participation - Faculty Focus | Faculty Focus | Higher Education Online | Scoop.it
At a recent workshop at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, I asked participants to identify the one thing about participation they would most like to change in their classrooms. From a variety of items mentioned, we decided to focus on three.
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'Badges' Earned Online Pose Challenge to Traditional College Diplomas - College 2.0 - The Chronicle of Higher Education

'Badges' Earned Online Pose Challenge to Traditional College Diplomas - College 2.0 - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Higher Education Online | Scoop.it
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Do Teachers Need to Relearn How to Learn?

Do Teachers Need to Relearn How to Learn? | Higher Education Online | Scoop.it

I wish I could send this to all of the instructors with whom I work!

 

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I suspect that the main reason many teachers don’t transfer their knowledge and actively seek answers to their questions about tech is that they simply aren’t very interested in learning it. The key to David Warlick’s statement is that people can leverage the internet to learn anything they want to learn. But let’s put that aside for now and assume for the sake of argument that teachers need to learn how to use tech whether they want to or not. Why do they often profess helplessness and state that they can’t learn it without PD?


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