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Pedagogy in Cyberspace: The Dynamics of Online Discourse


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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, March 29, 9:01 AM

Pedagogy in Cyberspace: The Dynamics of Online Discourse

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The MOOC of One - by Stephen Downes

The MOOC of One - by Stephen Downes | Instructional Design: Online Learning | Scoop.it

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Sample Student's curator insight, March 31, 7:14 PM

Stephen Downes presents some interesting ideas about autonomy, freedom and connected learning. Whilst he discusses the nature of MOOCs, there are messages for any online course. I will return to this. The concept of the blog post is the reality of the lived experience and context of the student. Singular. He discusses the actions of people creating their own learning communities and the tension between their engagement with these, and the formal course materials. He provides examples of participants requesting a clear and sequential road-map, who are unable to accept their own role in directing their learning through an assessment of their needs and goals.

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Clive on Learning: What does it take to be a good e-learning designer?


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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, April 1, 2:47 AM

Clive Sheaperd highlights the following qualities for being a good e-learning designer:


  • "Someone who is a clear and confident communicator, especially in writing: this skill is particularly important and sadly rare.
  • An ability to empathise with their audience: this is a critical 'teaching' quality and sometimes lacking in those who view e-learning as an engineering discipline.
  • Someone who is enthusiastic about technology and certainly not afraid of it: this is not the same as being seriously technical.
  • They are appreciative of good visual design (you could call this 'good taste'): it's surprising how many people just don't care what anything looks like.
  • They are capable of concentrating for prolonged periods when necessary: extroverts who can only function in the company of others will not enjoy sitting down for hours at a time writing a proposal, a design document or a script.
  • But not a loner: the e-learning designer is part of a team and must enjoy working with others; they should thrive on making sense of a whole range of contrasting perspectives and opinions.
  • They are well organised: working with hundreds of files, multiple formats, languages and versions provides lots of opportunity for error and confusion: anyone who tries to wing it will soon get found out. "
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Copy Me: a new critical animation series about copying, culture and copyright - boingboing

Copy Me: a new critical animation series about copying, culture and copyright - boingboing | Instructional Design: Online Learning | Scoop.it
Copy Me is a new webseries (here's its Indiegogo fundraiser) constituting a series of short animations presenting accessible, informative, concise information about copyright, copying and culture.

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Are We Underestimating the Math Powers of Our Youngest Students? - Mind/Shift

Are We Underestimating the Math Powers of Our Youngest Students? - Mind/Shift | Instructional Design: Online Learning | Scoop.it

"Recent studies have shown that kindergarteners who are exposed to complicated math concepts actually do better in math when they get to elementary school, regardless of initial skill level. Researchers report that many students already know how to count or recognize shapes before they even get to kindergarten, but teachers still spend a lot of math time on those concepts, effectively offering nothing to students."


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OER Impact Map

OER Impact Map | Instructional Design: Online Learning | Scoop.it
Join us in building understanding of open education

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NicolevdWiel's curator insight, April 11, 2:11 AM

you can contribute data about your school/country! 

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MOOCs' forgotten older sibling rises to take the online education throne

MOOCs' forgotten older sibling rises to take the online education throne | Instructional Design: Online Learning | Scoop.it
MOOCs have hit that low point of the Gartner Hype Cycle. The masses -- including the "godfather" of MOOCs -- have disavowed them. They're no longer being trumpeted as a great democratizing force an...

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'The contributions community colleges make to individual students, local and regional economies, states, and the nation as a whole.'

'The contributions community colleges make to individual students, local and regional economies, states, and the nation as a whole.' | Instructional Design: Online Learning | Scoop.it

Because of the importance of the content, which should be widely disseminated, SCUP members are sharing these four timely articles from the society's journal, Planning for Higher Education. Anyone can download the pdf file on this page, through Sunday, October 20.


Download your copy now in SCUP's Community Colleges Roundtable.


Contents

The Maryland Model of Community College Student Degree Progress by Craig A. Clagett Expanding College Completion The Challenge of Capacity by Janice N. Friedel, Mark M. D’Amico, Stephen G. Katsinas, and Phillip D. Grant Local and Regional Economic Contributions of Community Colleges by Trudy Bers A National Economic Case Statement for Community Colleges by Christopher M. Mullin and Kent Phillippe
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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, October 10, 2013 11:48 AM

Don't miss this related upcoming SCUP event, November 4 at Lincoln University (PA)— "Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment." There is a great line-up of local speakers and panelists, many from community colleges. Register now!


This one-day workshop focuses on how institutions can ensure that they are achieving their mission through a culture of evidence, and the role of academic quality, continuous improvement and accountability in the accreditation process.


It comprises two consecutive workshops that address tools for integrated planning and assessment and evaluating assessment programs.

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David Wiley: On Quality and OER

As I travel the country (and the world) telling people about open educational resources, open textbooks, etc., I frequently receive questions about the quality of openly licensed instructional materials. I’ve answered this question enough that I thought it might be time to actually write something on the topic.


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Open Educational Resources: Smart Policy - InformationWeek

Open Educational Resources: Smart Policy - InformationWeek | Instructional Design: Online Learning | Scoop.it
Open Educational Resources: Smart Policy
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OER programs may benefit from a 1:1 computer to student ratio, but even without that luxury open resources can deliver amazing results.
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McGraw-Hill Debuts On-demand Professional Development Program | Campus Technology

McGraw-Hill Debuts On-demand Professional Development Program | Campus Technology | Instructional Design: Online Learning | Scoop.it

A new professional development resource aims to help faculty better understand and use emerging technologies.

 

Magna Campus, produced by McGraw-Hill Education and Magna Publications, includes more than 4,000 resources, such as whitepapers, webinars, and e-newsletters, on a range of topics, from student engagement and collaboration to IT policy and regulations. Delivered on demand through MH Campus, the program can be integrated with all major and in-house developed learning management systems.


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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, October 12, 2013 10:28 PM

MH Campus has outstanding resources for teaching and learning as well as professional development.

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More students taking online courses - The Herald Argus

More students taking online courses - The Herald Argus | Instructional Design: Online Learning | Scoop.it
More students taking online courses The Herald Argus During a meeting of the La Porte Community School Board, Janie Ulmer, the virtual learning coordinator for La Porte Community Schools, said the program went from hosting seven students in three...

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OER - List of Open Educational Resources: Innovation, Research, Practice

OER - List of Open Educational Resources:  Innovation, Research, Practice | Instructional Design: Online Learning | Scoop.it

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CSD6152a.pdf


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Tatiana Piatanova's curator insight, March 20, 2013 1:41 PM

diagram on pg.14 is interesting as it is specifically tailored to online learning.

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How Multiple Intelligence Theory Can Be Implemented in eLearning

How Multiple Intelligence Theory Can Be Implemented in eLearning | Instructional Design: Online Learning | Scoop.it
In this article, I will talk about the different ways in which Multiple Intelligence Theory can be implemented in eLearning to help the learner effectively acquire, retain, and utilize the information being provided within the eLearning course.

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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, April 1, 1:54 PM

A few interesting suggestions on how to apply multiple intelligence to elearning. 

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The Massive Course Meets the Personal Learner - by Stephen Downes

The Massive Course Meets the Personal Learner - by Stephen Downes | Instructional Design: Online Learning | Scoop.it
Stephen's Web, the home page of Stephen Downes, with news and information on e-learning, new media, instructional technology, educational design, and related subjects

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6 Ways to Be a Better Online Teacher

6 Ways to Be a Better Online Teacher | Instructional Design: Online Learning | Scoop.it
With more and more faculty being asked to teach blended or online courses, the need for faculty training has never been higher. CT looks at tried-and-tested strategies for molding better online instructors.

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Edgar Mata's curator insight, April 5, 10:46 PM

Con el gran aumento en la demanda de profesores capaces de diseñar e impartir cursos en línea o mixtos, las necesidades de formación y capacitación del profesor son cada vez mayores. En este artículo se analizan las estrategias para convertirse en un mejor profesor en línea.

Janet Shivell's curator insight, April 18, 9:16 AM

Interesting article for online instructors

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Eig1302.pdf


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BeyondPrototypes -Enabling Innovation in Technology Enhanced Learning


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Tim Boileau's curator insight, April 11, 9:12 AM

The Beyond Prototypes report provides an in-depth examination of the processes of innovation in technology-enhanced learning (TEL). It sets out what can be done to improve the process of moving from academic research and innovative prototypes to effective and sustainable products and practices.

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Pin for Math Awareness: 10 Math Pinterest Boards to Follow

Pin for Math Awareness: 10 Math Pinterest Boards to Follow | Instructional Design: Online Learning | Scoop.it
In April, I turn to the social media site to help build math awareness. Whether you are a math expert, a teacher, a parent, or anything in-between, check out these 10 boards to see how pinterest has helped create a new way to engage in mathematics.

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Higher standards needed to promote success at community colleges #ccss

Higher standards needed to promote success at community colleges #ccss | Instructional Design: Online Learning | Scoop.it

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Study finds some groups fare worse than others in online courses

Study finds some groups fare worse than others in online courses | Instructional Design: Online Learning | Scoop.it

<quote> Russell Poulin, deputy director for research and analysis at the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies, criticized the New York Times editorial’s “over the top” conclusions but said the CCRC study was an important contribution to research on online learning.

 

He applauded the study’s focus on the need for students to “adapt” to online learning, and agreed that institutions needed to do a much better job ensuring that students are prepared to take online courses – not by restricting which ones have access to them, though, but by giving them more training in such courses, such as a required short course on online learning.

 

Poulin also said the study gave short shrift to the importance of building student services into online courses. “For the underprepared students that the study worries about most, student support services (advising, tutoring, library resource materials, study skills assistance, technical assistance) could be the differentiator,” Poulin said in a blog post. “These services may be readily available on campus, but might be available on a limited basis or not at all for online students. Those differences are not measured by the study.” </quote>


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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, February 25, 2013 9:08 PM

The comments in this discussion are priceless.

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Learning Management System is the latest and most effective learning platform today and it has paved the way for new methods of education. MYVLE offers a virtual learning environment for both instructors and students. To learn more about LMS, please visit http://www.myvle.com/about-us.
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Distance Learning Bridges the Rural (and Digital) Divide

Distance Learning Bridges the Rural (and Digital) Divide | Instructional Design: Online Learning | Scoop.it

Many colleges and universities are navigating harsh budget environments to successfully develop better and more cost-effective ways to provide far-flung students with equal educational opportunities.


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Ralph Springett's curator insight, October 12, 2013 3:48 AM

In a bizzare move the university waits for Internet to arrive to rural zones rather than providing downloadable rich media learning resources that provide engaging mobile solutions offline. (Download when in a town and then spend weeks studying using a digial resource, then go beck to town to update everything.) 

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How does one get started as Instructional Designer?

How does one get started as Instructional Designer? | Instructional Design: Online Learning | Scoop.it
This is a summary of the answers put to Shirron’s question “How does one get started as Instructional Designer?

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Five Myths about MOOCs

Five Myths about MOOCs | Instructional Design: Online Learning | Scoop.it

"The Great Backlash against massive open online courses, better known as MOOCs, is in full swing. After an initial flurry of positive press, a firestorm of opposition has mobilized against them. MOOCs, we are told, are either a juggernaut threatening to bulldoze education's core values or an overly hyped bubble about to burst. "


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systerwoody's curator insight, October 14, 2013 11:18 AM

No shortage of critics, that's for sure!

Alexina's curator insight, October 14, 2013 1:59 PM

Are MOOCs a "techno fad"?  Are they Inherently Inferior? These and other questions are presented in this article from the Educause Review Online. Check the Notes section that lists 29 references used for this article.