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Egypt elections: Candidate shot dead in Sinai

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Mostafa Abdel Rahman, a candidate for Al-Nur party which is seen as pro-government, was gunned down by two assailants on a motorbike outside his home.

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Competencies for Online Teaching Success (COTS) - YouTube

Competencies for Online Teaching Success (COTS) - YouTube | Hot Topics and Best Practices in Distance Learning | Scoop.it
Experts discussing the competencies needed to be successful in an online teaching environment.
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Are You Ready to Learn Online? Five Need-to-Have Skills for Online Students

Are You Ready to Learn Online? Five Need-to-Have Skills for Online Students | Hot Topics and Best Practices in Distance Learning | Scoop.it
This post outlines five of the most essential skills students need to be successful with online course work, 1) basic computer skills, 2) digital communication, 3) Web search, 4) time management, a...
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Guidelines for Online Teaching Success

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Years ago at a faculty meeting Larry Ragan, PhD, director of Faculty Development for Penn State’s World Campus, was trying to soft-sell the idea of performance expectations for online faculty. He didn’t want the discussion to be misinterpreted as an indictment against their teaching style, but he also saw an opportunity to share proven practices for improving the online teaching and learning experience. Finally a senior faculty member grew tired of the tip-toeing around the subject and said, “I
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Welcome to the Center for the Study of College Student Retention

CSCSR.org provides information about college
student retention and attrition. Information about the Journal of College Student
Retention: Research, Theory and Practice, retention discussion list, retention reference list,
retention slide show, retention issues and retention consulting can be found
on www.cscsr.org
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External Resources for Student Retention and Engagement | Madison Area Technical College

External Resources for Student Retention and Engagement | Madison Area Technical College | Hot Topics and Best Practices in Distance Learning | Scoop.it
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Managing Instructor Presence Online

Managing Instructor Presence Online | Hot Topics and Best Practices in Distance Learning | Scoop.it
You’ve probably heard the phrase, Online education should be about the learning interaction, not the technology. However, managing instructor presence and fostering a community online is easier sai...
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10 Principles of Effective Online Teaching: Best Practices in Distance Education Featuring content from A MAGNA PUBLICATION
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Moving a Face-to-Face Course Online without Losing Student Engagement

Moving a Face-to-Face Course Online without Losing Student Engagement | Hot Topics and Best Practices in Distance Learning | Scoop.it
The rapid growth and popularity of online learning is necessitating the creation of online courses that actively engage learners. Research has shown that effective integration of multimedia that is content relevant and pedagogically sound can be a valuable teaching tool for facilitating student learning (Mandernach, 2009).
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Lots of How-To Videos on the ANGEL Course Management System

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Drop box, email, how make quizzes, discussion forums

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ANGEL Directions for Instructors and TAs | Faculty Development

ANGEL Directions for Instructors and TAs | Faculty Development | Hot Topics and Best Practices in Distance Learning | Scoop.it
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Five-step Strategy for Student Success with Online Learning

Five-step Strategy for Student Success with Online Learning | Hot Topics and Best Practices in Distance Learning | Scoop.it
Students that are enthusiastic about online learning cite numerous reasons for preferring the virtual format, yet it’s flexibility that is extolled most often - the ability to study and learn on ‘m...
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6 Ways to Engage Every Learner Using UDL -- THE Journal

6 Ways to Engage Every Learner Using UDL -- THE Journal | Hot Topics and Best Practices in Distance Learning | Scoop.it
Universal Design for Learning can make your lessons more accessible and your lesson-planning more fun.
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Center for the Study of College Student Retention - Retention Issues

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CCSSE - Community College Survey of Student Engagement

CCSSE - Community College Survey of Student Engagement | Hot Topics and Best Practices in Distance Learning | Scoop.it
Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE), Center for Community College Student Engagement - a Research and Service Initiative - Program in Higher Education Leadership | Department of Educational Administration | College of Education | The University of Texas at Austin
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70+ Web Tools Organized For Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy

70+ Web Tools Organized For Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy | Hot Topics and Best Practices in Distance Learning | Scoop.it
via Edudemic The number of web tools currently available to teachers, administrators, and students is downrightabsurd. You can’t swing an iPad without hitting a free web tool looking to revolutionize your classroom. Luckily, there are a few brave souls out in the world wide web attempting to organize the chaos a bit. We like to …
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Managing your time when teaching online - YouTube

What do you think of this resource? Please click http://svy.mk/e6BP1G to complete a quick survey. Download the supporting PDF file for this episode http://bi...
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Five Pedagogical Practices to Improve Your Online Course

Five Pedagogical Practices to Improve Your Online Course | Hot Topics and Best Practices in Distance Learning | Scoop.it
Because online courses have fewer opportunities for the spontaneous, real-time exchanges of the face-to-face classroom, online instruction requires a deliberate approach to design and facilitation. As Bethany Simunich says, “Online, learning doesn’t happen by chance.” In an interview with Online Classroom, Simunich, associate director of online learning at Kent State University, offered the following techniques to improve an online course:
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California Community Colleges Joining Forces for Online Success -- Campus Technology

California's statewide Online Education Initiative hopes to dramatically improve student success rates online.
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