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Elearning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate Program Homepage

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Yes, this is a commercial announcement, and this is a very good program from a public university.  I have no connection with this organization. -JL

 

Prepare to be a Great Online Teacher. Enroll Today!

 

Here you will find information about all of our courses.  We've put everthing you need to know about how to earn your graduate certificate on this page.  

Curriculum Sequence Registration, Tuition, Financial Aid Find Online Teaching Jobs Frequently Asked Questions

Questions?

 

Feel free to contact:

 

Dennis O'Connor
Program Advisor
E-Learning & Online Teaching
School of Education
Online Professional Development
University of Wisconsin-Stout
Wisconsin's Polytechnic University
530-318-1145 (Cell)
Skype: wiredinstructor2

 

This time next year you'll be glad you started now! 


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A. Brian Dengler's comment, July 30, 2013 1:18 PM
Dennis, thank you for sharing. Lord knows I could use a program like this.
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The Case for More African American Active Users – Medium

The Case for More African American Active Users – Medium | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
African American leadership in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields is nothing new. From doctor, engineer, and academic Dr. Mae Jemison; former U.S. Air Force officer and fighter pilot Dr. Guion S. Bluford; entrepreneur, iOS developer, and student Kaya Thomas; to Blavity — a tech multimedia company — co-founder Morgan DeBaun, the obstacles to innovation and creation in STEM careers have been obliterated in the African American community when equitable access to technology and rich coursework have been made available.
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VideoNot.es: The easiest way to take notes synchronized with videos!

VideoNot.es: The easiest way to take notes synchronized with videos! | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

by Richard Byrne

 

"VideoNotes (http://videonot.es) is a neat tool for taking notes while watching videos. VideoNotesallows you to load any YouTube video on the left side of your screen and on the right side of thescreen VideoNotes gives you a notepad to type on. VideoNotes integrates with your GoogleDrive account. By integrating with Google Drive VideoNotes allows you to share your notes andcollaborate on your notes just as you can do with a Google Document. You can use VideoNotesto have students submit questions to you and each other while watching videos. Of course, youcan insert questions into the conversation for your students to answer too. The video availableat http://bitly.com/1E6NR3V will show you VideoNotes in action."

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50 Watts

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"50 Watts is a website dedicated to book design and illustration. Curated by Will Schofield, who works in publishing and loves to collect books, the site features colorful art and design from around the world and across centuries. Visitors can search this impressive collection (over 800 works total) by Location or by a number of Groupings, including Children's Books, Comics, Ephemera, and Science Fiction. Not sure where to start? Check out Schofield's personal favorites in Editor's Choice. Here, visitors will find a collection of gorgeous, vibrant children's textbook covers from 1920 Japan, beautiful, abstract illustrations from the 1974 Czech children's book, Button Tales, and illustrations by Guatemalan-born Mexican artist Carlos Merida for the 1946 book, The Bird. Each entry includes several images, along with detailed information about the book and the artist."

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Many wonderful illustrations. What a great place to browse!

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Tabletop Whale

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"Eleanor Lutz, a doctoral student in biology at the University of Washington, is a gifted designer and visualization artist. Her personal blog, Tabletop Whale, presents readers with a virtual treasure trove of "charts, infographics, and information about any and all things science." The most recent graphics featured on Tabletop Whale include a rainbow color clock that blends into a new color every two minutes; three-dimensional trading cards of virufses; and a remarkable map of Mars in which Lutz combines her own hand drawn map - inspired, as she explains, by historical hand-drawn maps - with topographical images of the planet from NASA. Each creation is accompanied by an explanation of her creative process, including her sources of information, the tools she used to create her infographics, and the fonts she selected. Tabletop Whale also includes a tutorial about creating animated infographics for those interested in learning more about the process and craft."

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Civic Media Project: Civic Media Project

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"Civic media is the practice of using media and technology to promote a collective good. The Civic Media Project (CMP) "is a collection of short case studies from scholars and practitioners from all over the world that range from the descriptive to the analytical, from the single tool to the national program, from the enthusiastic to the critical." These case studies are written by scholars across a number of fields, including journalism, digital media, political science, and education. Case studies highlight civic media projects in four Sections: Play + Creativity; Systems + Designs; Learning + Engagement; and Community + Action. Highlighted projects include Presenting our Perspectives on Philly Youth News (POPPYN), a youth- produced TV News show and Aliens on Campus, an Alternative Reality Game at the University of Western Cape designed to address gaps in digital literacy education. Many of these projects focus on youth empowerment and education, so CMP may especially be of interest to youth workers and educators in alternative or out-of-school settings."

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Open Yale Courses

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Each course includes a full set of class lectures produced in high-quality video accompanied by such other course materials as syllabi, suggested readings, exams, and problem sets. The lectures are available as downloadable videos, and an audio-only version is also offered. In addition, searchable transcripts of each lecture are provided.
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Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week - Create, Share, & Print Thematic Maps

Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week - Create, Share, & Print Thematic Maps | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Google’s My Maps and Google Earth tools can provide a great way to create thematic maps. Unfortunately, those tools are quite limited if your students don’t have Google Accounts to use at school. National Geographic’s Mapmaker Interactive is a free map creation tool that doesn’t require students to have any kind of registered account in order to make great thematic maps. Some of the excellent tools offered in Mapmaker Interactive include measuring distances, adding placemarks, layering information, and switching between base map layers. All maps created in Mapmaker Interactive can be printed. They can also be shared online. In the video embedded below I provide an overview of the features in National Geographic’s Mapmaker Interactive.
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MiddleWeb

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Description by The Scout Report

 

"For the middle school educator looking for new ways to improve classroom instruction, MiddleWeb may be a welcome find. Since 1996, the MiddleWeb team has pulled together web resources, book reviews, and interesting blog posts to share with educators, parents, youth workers and others engaged with teaching and learning in grades four through eight. The goal? To create a community space where the voices and insights of educators are easily shared. In addition to five categories of original content (Resource Roundups, Themed Blogs, Guest Articles, Book Reviews, and Interviews), MiddleWeb also offers SmartBriefs as a way to keep readers up-to-date on educational news and practices. These email newsletters, which are delivered three times each week, feature sources from around the web, including the New York Times, Edutopia, and Education Week."

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New Google Sites: Double Click - Teacher Tech

New Google Sites: Double Click - Teacher Tech | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Google Sites has had a major update. You possibly do not have access yet to the new Sites (sites.google.com/new) unless your Apps administrator signed up for the preview. Be patient, it will roll out to everyone eventually (If you want to know when it comes out, follow @jrochelle).

When designing pages in Google Sites you do not have to use the toolbar on the right-hand side. Double clicking on the page brings up this attractive wheel with the option to insert a text box, upload a file, embed a URL, or insert an image.
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Here’s why you’re overlooking how much VR actually matters – The Startup – Medium

Here’s why you’re overlooking how much VR actually matters – The Startup – Medium | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

“If you think about the internet as a place that made it easier to index all the information and consume them faster, VR is a place that indexes experiences and lets you consume them faster.”

 

"Of all the industries poised for disruption by virtual reality, education seems the most likely and powerful. VR experiences can teach us practical skills, immersing us not just in a lesson but in the task itself.

 

"Want to learn how to fix your toilet? Head into a VR plumbing tutorial with your exact model and see how it’s done.

 

"Want to learn photography? Load a VR experience with your camera model and practice scenes to learn perfect settings."

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Using the flipped classroom to enhance EFL learning

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Instruction in English is a priority around the globe, but instructional methodologies have not always kept pace with the changing needs of students. To explore the benefits of the flipped classroom model for learners of English as a Foreign Language, the researchers used flipped learning and Wen's Output-driven/Input-enabled model to design a holistic oral training course that included extensive online written and verbal communication for the learning of a wide range of English idioms. The participants were 48 sophomore English majors in two required English oral training classes. A within-subjects research design exposed all participants to learning English idioms by flipped learning, using the LINE smartphone app, and by conventional instruction. A mixed research method was employed, using multiple sources of data collection, including pre- and post-tests on idioms, two questionnaires (“Perception of Flipped Learning Experience” and “Technology Acceptance Model”), the teachers' in-class observations, and semi-structured focus-group interviews. The results revealed that the theory-based flipped instruction using online written and oral interaction not only enhanced the participants' motivation, making them more active in using idioms in class, but also significantly improved their idiomatic knowledge, indicating that the flipped learning was successful in achieving the instructional goals of the class. The authors present insights into the impact of theory-based flipped learning on motivation and idiomatic acquisition; student impressions of the online platform used, LINE; and offer recommendations for practice.
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How to Create Your Social Media Strategy

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Create your social media strategy! 7 tips to equip you with the tools and information you need to take advantage of all social media has to offer.
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Some handy tips here! 

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The Learning Network

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Description by The New York Times

 

"The Learning Network turns 18 this month, and we’re celebrating with a brand-new site. Not only does it organize our many offerings better than we could on the blog, but it’s also mobile-friendly, so you and your students can access it on any device. Have a look around and let us know what you think -Teaching and Learning With The New York Times"

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Practical Ed Tech Handbook - Updated for 2016-17 :: by Richard Byrne

Practical Ed Tech Handbook - Updated for 2016-17 :: by Richard Byrne | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

"Last year I published a 30 page document that I called The Practical Ed Tech Handbook. This week I spent some time revising that document and updating it the 2016-17 school year. The Practical Ed Tech Handbook isn't just a list of my favorite resources. I've included ideas for using these resources and in many cases I've included links to video tutorials about my favorite resources.

"In The Practical Ed Tech Handbook you will find resources arranged in seven categories; communication with students & parents, web search strategies, digital citizenship, video creation, audio production, backchannels & informal assessment, and digital portfolios.

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A truly outstanding resource for educators of all subjects and grades, K-20. Chock full of strategies, techniques, and applications. You are certain to find something new, creative, and exciting here, no matter whether you are an expert or a beginner. It is just amazing that Byrne gives this away at no cost. With just this one resource, you could easily become the most popular techie educator in your institution.

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When2meet

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When2meet helps you find the best time for a group to get together. It is a free survey tool that is quick and easy to use.
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