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Information for and about Distance Learning - for the novice instructional designer
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Blended Learning Implementation Guide


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Building Community via Engaging Online Discussions

Building Community via Engaging Online Discussions | Ideas for and about Distance Learning | Scoop.it
An online discussion can be just as spirited, enlightening, and engaging as one taking place in the face-to-face environment -- if it is facilitated well. Read some tips for helping students gain the full benefit of discussions in your online course.

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How to Prepare and Moderate Online Discussions for Online Learning

How to Prepare and Moderate Online Discussions for Online Learning | Ideas for and about Distance Learning | Scoop.it

"It is often through online discussion that the highest quality of learning is developed in online courses. This is sometimes overlooked in the excitement of MOOCs, flipped classrooms, hybrid learning and other recent developments.  There is substantial research to indicate that the quality of discussion can be as high, if not higher, online as in class, so long as 'best practices' are used."


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A Digital Toolkit for the Common Core - Getting Smart by Guest Author -

A Digital Toolkit for the Common Core - Getting Smart by Guest Author - | Ideas for and about Distance Learning | Scoop.it
The new Common Core State Standards, which are being phased in by school districts in most states, are designed to reflect the skills and knowledge that will be most critical to success beyond high school.

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E-Learning Certificate Program: E-Learning Jobs: Job Listings. | E-Learning and Online Teaching

E-Learning Certificate Program: E-Learning Jobs: Job Listings. | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Ideas for and about Distance Learning | Scoop.it
To find online teaching work you need a plan!

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The Must-Have EdTech Cheat Sheet [Infographic]

The Must-Have EdTech Cheat Sheet [Infographic] | Ideas for and about Distance Learning | Scoop.it
There's a whole galaxy of terminology that you should know about when it comes to education technology. From PLNs to Blended Learning to Synchronous Online Learning... it can get overwhelming.

Via Gust MEES, R.Conrath, Ed.D., Juergen Wagner, Dr. Laura Sheneman, Dennis T OConnor, Julien Hering, PhD
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Patricia Christian's curator insight, February 3, 2013 8:14 PM

This is a nice visual summary of terms in education technology.

Roberto Ivan Ramirez's curator insight, May 7, 2013 8:10 PM

Implementos tecnológicos móviles y mezcla de entornos presenciales y virtuales para potencializar el aprendizaje, van a requerir de estrategias eficaces pedagógicas variadas y diversas para cada caso y situación concreta educativa.

Dolores Gómez's curator insight, July 23, 2013 2:50 PM

Para familarizarnos con la terminología.

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20 Most Popular Learning Management Systems [INFOGRAPHIC]

20 Most Popular Learning Management Systems [INFOGRAPHIC] | Ideas for and about Distance Learning | Scoop.it

In recent years, one thing has become abundantly clear: the learning management system market is growing by leaps and bounds.  I remember the days when the only viable LMS was Blackboard – and the cost for implementation was somewhere to the tune of $25,000.  Well, times have changed (for the better… except for Blackboard) in that there are plenty of new accessible options available, and for multiple different software platforms (for example, the upcoming LearnDash WordPress LMS plugin). (...) - by Justin Ferriman, LearnDash, January 20, 2013


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10 Tips for Deciding Whether Online Education Is for You

10 Tips for Deciding Whether Online Education Is for You | Ideas for and about Distance Learning | Scoop.it
Choosing the Online Route: 10 Tips for Deciding Whether Online Education Is for You - US News http://t.co/q7KBCNCh via @usnews
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3 Ways to Enrich Your Online Course Discussions - Faculty eCommons

3 Ways to Enrich Your Online Course Discussions - Faculty eCommons | Ideas for and about Distance Learning | Scoop.it
While your LMS discussion tool helps to foster student interaction, you may feel limited by its structure and capabilities. It’s time to bring some variety into the way students interact with you and each other.

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Donald Clark Plan B: Mayer & Clark – 10 brilliant design rules for e-learning

Donald Clark Plan B: Mayer & Clark – 10 brilliant design rules for e-learning | Ideas for and about Distance Learning | Scoop.it

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NLafferty's curator insight, January 26, 2013 12:32 PM

Useful tips on elearning design.

Dundee TILT's curator insight, January 29, 2013 7:44 AM

Helpful tips to consider when developing an online learning tutorial resource.

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Can These Simple Cartoons Help Redesign Education? | Co.Design

Can These Simple Cartoons Help Redesign Education? | Co.Design | Ideas for and about Distance Learning | Scoop.it

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Self-Described 'EduPunk' Says Colleges Should Abandon Course-Management Systems

Self-Described 'EduPunk' Says Colleges Should Abandon Course-Management Systems | Ideas for and about Distance Learning | Scoop.it

"Jim Groom doesn't hate learning-management software. But he's certain it doesn't make teaching any better. For Mr. Groom, an instructional-technology specialist, the features that attract professors in the first place—like grade books and quizzing tools—are traps that squash creativity and bury thorny issues like fair use."


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Blended Learning Is a Comfortable Alternative to MOOCs and Online Learning

Blended Learning Is a Comfortable Alternative to MOOCs and Online Learning | Ideas for and about Distance Learning | Scoop.it

A close look at brick-and-mortar classrooms highlights differences between blended learning and other trends. (...) - by Jimmy Dali, EdTech, January 11, 2013


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Changes that have taken place in distance learning - by Dr Pandula Siribaddana - Helium

Distance learning is a learning method that has gained wide popularity from its humble beginnings and is currently on course to dominate the futur..., Dr Pandula Siribaddana (NEWS -Changes that have taken place in distance learning -
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