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Infographic: Why Aren't Students Completing MOOCs?

Infographic: Why Aren't Students Completing MOOCs? | New to iPads in Education | Scoop.it

MOOCs (free online courses that are open to anyone) are more popular than Justin Bieber right now, but why aren't students finishing the courses they signed up for?


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I was one of the 36% of students who completed the Equine Nutrition course. I can tell you why I was able to... It was because there was excellent support from the lecturers, easy to access video lectures, no hard deadlines until the end of the course, meaning there was much more flexibility for people, like me, who work full time and can't always complete quizzes by 6pm each Monday for example. I could do it in my own time, as long as I stayed within the course duration and I found that some weeks I had much more time and could complete 2 weeks worth of readings & quizzes. 

In contrast, I just attempted to complete an Animal Behaviour course, but unfortunately due to hard deadlines each Monday, I was unable to complete quizzes on time and therefore could not achieve the marks necessary to pass, so I gave up halfway through. I have still completed readings and watched lectures, but with no result as the quizzes did not count after the weekly hard deadlines. Obviously many people had the same issue as me, because out of 24950, only

1428 people completed the course.

I believe course designers need to revisit their courses and ensure they are flexible enough for full time workers to do in their own time. 

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terrymc's curator insight, October 21, 2013 6:45 AM

Because they are students, and curiosity is free.

Christine Aizpurua's curator insight, October 31, 2013 11:57 AM

Me ! 

Patricia Christian's curator insight, February 8, 5:45 AM

An integral part of any online learning environment is the social synergy created via communication and discussion.  This is where deep reflection and learning take place.  Are students not feeling connected.  Are they collaborating and creating something new with the knowledge they have gained and sharing it with others?  Learning must me meaningful and applicable.

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So you have an iPad? What next? A guide for teachers

So you have an iPad? What next? A guide for teachers | New to iPads in Education | Scoop.it
So you now you have an iPad, what can you do with it? To get you started, here's some of the useful apps and tools that would be useful to you as a teacher.
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An excellent list of suggestions if you are new to iPads!

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Infographic: Why Aren't Students Completing MOOCs?

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MOOCs (free online courses that are open to anyone) are more popular than Justin Bieber right now, but why aren't students finishing the courses they signed up for?


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I was one of the 36% of students who completed the Equine Nutrition course. I can tell you why I was able to... It was because there was excellent support from the lecturers, easy to access video lectures, no hard deadlines until the end of the course, meaning there was much more flexibility for people, like me, who work full time and can't always complete quizzes by 6pm each Monday for example. I could do it in my own time, as long as I stayed within the course duration and I found that some weeks I had much more time and could complete 2 weeks worth of readings & quizzes. 

In contrast, I just attempted to complete an Animal Behaviour course, but unfortunately due to hard deadlines each Monday, I was unable to complete quizzes on time and therefore could not achieve the marks necessary to pass, so I gave up halfway through. I have still completed readings and watched lectures, but with no result as the quizzes did not count after the weekly hard deadlines. Obviously many people had the same issue as me, because out of 24950, only

1428 people completed the course.

I believe course designers need to revisit their courses and ensure they are flexible enough for full time workers to do in their own time. 

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terrymc's curator insight, October 21, 2013 6:45 AM

Because they are students, and curiosity is free.

Christine Aizpurua's curator insight, October 31, 2013 11:57 AM

Me ! 

Patricia Christian's curator insight, February 8, 5:45 AM

An integral part of any online learning environment is the social synergy created via communication and discussion.  This is where deep reflection and learning take place.  Are students not feeling connected.  Are they collaborating and creating something new with the knowledge they have gained and sharing it with others?  Learning must me meaningful and applicable.

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Apple launch new iPad 'Apps for Teachers' section - Mark Anderson's Blog

Apple launch new iPad 'Apps for Teachers' section - Mark Anderson's Blog | New to iPads in Education | Scoop.it
education, learning & technology
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Good work Apple, definitely worth a look!! :)

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Glossi

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Free digital magazine creation platform. Add images, photos, videos, animations and audio. Customize and publish for desktop and mobile devices.

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Looks excellent for a literacy based activity!

 

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Mary A. Axford's curator insight, October 8, 2013 10:27 AM

So many tools, so little time...

Tina Jameson's curator insight, October 8, 2013 8:07 PM

Looks like and interesting tool.

Progressive training's curator insight, November 29, 2013 6:37 AM

Glossi - Free digital magazine creation platform.

 

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Infoactive

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InfoActive lets you create and share interactive, visual stories.
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Looks like an interesting way that I could engage the kids in maths a little more...

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Apps for Multiple Intelligences

Apps for Multiple Intelligences | New to iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Get recommended app lists, webcasts and resources selected by Apple Distinguished Educators. Our recommended apps have been tested in a variety of different grade levels, instructional strategies and classroom settings.

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Some good app ideas here :)

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Andrew Aker's curator insight, September 5, 2013 5:55 AM

This site is great for multiplying your multiple intelligences! 

David W. Deeds's curator insight, September 10, 2013 8:58 AM

Thanks to Ana Cristina Pratas.

Dean J. Fusto's comment, September 11, 2013 9:24 PM
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TeachingwithiPad.org: Dropbox for Dummies: Why You Shouldn't Need Your USB Key Again

TeachingwithiPad.org: Dropbox for Dummies: Why You Shouldn't Need Your USB Key Again | New to iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Dropbox is my number one productivity tool that I use every single day, both for teaching and personal purposes. If you are still toting around USB thumb-drives and moving files from your home and work computers that way, keep on reading. If not, feel free to check out some of my more advanced Dropbox articles listed below.

 

For the completely uninitiated, Dropbox is a cloud storage solution that is free for the everyday user. Dropbox will give you (a rather paltry) 2GB of space when you first sign up. You can increase your free space to up to 19GB by doing certain tasks (referrals will net you an extra 500MB each). If you find that you need extra space, you can opt to purchase additional storage of up to 500GB total."


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Kathy Lynch's curator insight, September 1, 2013 10:57 AM

Thanks for sharing, John. I teach in a different classroom every period and Dropbox has saved me from myself. I have left behind innumerable flash drives during my travels and Dropbox has eliminated the need to carry anything physical. This has been a big time and sanity saver.

norm lawlor's curator insight, September 1, 2013 11:56 AM

Not that I need a lot GB but maybe later my dropbox is xnlife

RitaZ's curator insight, September 2, 2013 7:36 AM

Wonderful tool, Dropbox!  a must !

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5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make With iPads (And How To Correct Them) - Edudemic

5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make With iPads (And How To Correct Them) - Edudemic | New to iPads in Education | Scoop.it
While we’ve witnessed many effective approaches to incorporating iPads successfully in the classroom, we’re struck by the common mistakes many schools are making with iPads, mistakes that are in some cases crippling the success of these initiatives.
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Making iPad Kids think big

Making iPad Kids think big | New to iPads in Education | Scoop.it
I teach a unit to Years 7s and 8s on digital citizenship that centres on the theme of respecting yourself and others when online and using mobile devices. The opening lesson of this focusses on res...

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Top 10 Tech News Websites

Top 10 Tech News Websites | New to iPads in Education | Scoop.it
list of top tech news websites, best tech news sites, popular sites for gadgets, latest technology trends website, technical news websites, latest tech news

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26 Teacher Tools To Create Online Assessments

26 Teacher Tools To Create Online Assessments | New to iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Need to create online assessments for a flipped classroom or for a blended learning environment? Here are 26 tools to get you started.
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Fantastic way to assess, thanks for some new ones I haven't tried yet!

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How to build an app: 35 great tutorials | App design | Creative Bloq

How to build an app: 35 great tutorials | App design | Creative Bloq | New to iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Whether you're building an iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows, Facebook or cross-platform app, this superb selection of tutorials will help you on your way...
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Might have a play with some of these ideas this term! :)

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44 QR Codes Resources For Teaching & Learning - TeachThought

44 QR Codes Resources For Teaching & Learning - TeachThought | New to iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"We’ve taken a look at QR codes before–how they can be used to empower student voices, for example.

 

While the potential is great, in short a QR Code is a physical link that can be scanned by smartphones or tablets in mobile learning circumstances. The following list from listly user Marianna Talei offers a huge variety of QR resources, from QR code generators to attaching images and hosting QR code treasure hunts."

 


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Some great ideas for the classroom :)

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kmmk's curator insight, October 28, 2013 6:31 AM

useful Resource about QR Code

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The 21st-Century Digital Learner

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Credit: David Julian

I give presentations to educators at every level, all around the world. All of the teachers are earnestly trying to adapt their educational system to the twenty-first century.
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We do need to give our students a voice. Let them inform us about the way they learn and what is engaging and what works for them! Great article :)

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Earth Science Week

Earth Science Week | New to iPads in Education | Scoop.it

Take part in Earth Science Week 2013! Held October 13-19, ESW 2013 will promote awareness of the many exciting uses of maps and mapping technologies in the geosciences. “Mapping Our World,” the theme of ESW 2013, engages young people and the public in learning how geoscientists, geographers, and other mapping professionals use maps to represent land formations, natural resource deposits, bodies of water, fault lines, volcanic activity, weather patterns, travel routes, parks, businesses, population distribution, our shared geologic heritage, and more. Maps help show how the Earth systems – geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere – interact.


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Some awesome activity ideas and unit plans on this site for teachers to do with Earth Science!

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Mary Rack's curator insight, October 6, 2013 9:51 AM

This is what it's all about. Thank you, Seth! 

 

Malini Mehan's curator insight, October 6, 2013 10:49 AM

Earth Science week unleashes the mechanism to understand the  dynamic world. It is a great way to observe and understand the constanly evolving processes that bring about changes in the physical and social landscape. From the evolution of islands off the coast of southern Pakistan, as was reported after the deadly earthquake of 24th September to freak weather and migration of illegal immigrants from Europe to Africa, understanding mapping techniques would give valuable insight into the interaction of the Earth Systems.

Adilson Camacho's curator insight, October 30, 2013 3:58 PM

Bacana! 

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Keyboard tips and secrets in iOS

Keyboard tips and secrets in iOS | New to iPads in Education | Scoop.it
In iOS 7, the keyboard got a visual overhaul but kept most of its handy shortcuts. As pointed out by TechHive, there are several tips and hidden features
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What the iPad Is and What it Isn't

What the iPad Is and What it Isn't | New to iPads in Education | Scoop.it
As teachers are seeing more and more iPads in education and either using their own devices or being given a teacher iPad or a class set, it is important to realize what the iPad is and what it isn’...

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Worth a read, some great points made here... iPads are amazing tools if used to their potential.

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mrsjgarcia's curator insight, September 2, 2013 10:45 AM

I love my iPad. It is fantastic for creation content, curration, as a personal reader, for social networks, and more. What I find frustrating about it is multitasking which is clunky and to be honest for any serious writing tasks I have to do, I much prefer my Mac.

Ken Hakstol's curator insight, September 2, 2013 10:46 AM

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Jane Sowter-Maranion's curator insight, September 2, 2013 7:58 PM

 Indeed, the iPad is a tool for creativity. Students can build digital projects, by using images, podcasts, videos and music to increase the appeal of their work.

I have also found that the iPad is fantastic when used as a rotational activity for practising skills during literacy and maths lessons; especially for kids who are struggling. Thus its a great tool to use when differentiation of curriculum is important.

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TouchCast - Creating interactive video on the iPad

TouchCast - Creating interactive video on the iPad | New to iPads in Education | Scoop.it

TouchCast is an iPad app that I downloaded recently and have been exploring a bit over the last couple of weeks. It's not often an app come along which really shakes up and existing genre like video, but I think TouchCast does and in a way that can be very beneficial for learners.


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Looks pretty exciting, I will be trying this out in my classroom I think!

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Gregory Fortin-Vidah's curator insight, September 18, 2013 8:28 PM

Seems interesting. Should take a look.

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, September 19, 2013 3:55 AM

This looks like a fantastic tool along the lines of Zaption, where vieoes can have other content overlaid. Looking forward to having a play :)

Melanie Holcombe's curator insight, September 20, 2013 5:03 AM

Need to try this.

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40 iPad Apps for SAMRL Model ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

40 iPad Apps for SAMRL Model ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | New to iPads in Education | Scoop.it
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Making iPad Kids think big

Making iPad Kids think big | New to iPads in Education | Scoop.it
I teach a unit to Years 7s and 8s on digital citizenship that centres on the theme of respecting yourself and others when online and using mobile devices. The opening lesson of this focusses on res...
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Kidblog | Safe and simple blogs for your students.

Kidblog | Safe and simple blogs for your students. | New to iPads in Education | Scoop.it

Kidblog is designed for K-12 teachers who want to provide each student with an individual blog. Students publish posts and participate in academic discussions within a secure classroom blogging community. Teachers maintain complete control over student blogs and user accounts.


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We use Kidblog with our grade 6 students. They love that they can access it at home to ask us questions and discuss any issues they might have with work and we love the fact that they can get homework they may have missed out on! :)

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Taryn Coxall's curator insight, August 4, 2013 6:59 PM

The "Kid Blog' is a safe and effective way to allow your students to keep up to date blogs in a secure evironment. With these blogs students can not only post their own blogs, but oarticipate in discussions.

I feel this is a gerat resourse to use within the classroom, as students and teachers can keep track of students posts and especially look at their progress throughout the year.

Xyleme Alex's curator insight, August 7, 2013 4:58 PM

Looks like a great tool and it's entirely free. I like that it is based on the Wordpress platform, but removes the clutter and distractions that other blogging services have.

Antonio Tejero Aparicio's curator insight, August 8, 2013 2:59 AM

Unaplicaciones recurso en línea muy útil para desarrollar la lectura y la escritura digital. Aquí tenéis un ejemplo

http://kidblog.org/6EnRed/


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15 More Apps To Create Books On The iPad

15 More Apps To Create Books On The iPad | New to iPads in Education | Scoop.it
15 More Apps To Create Books On The iPad (RT @stumpteacher: 15 Literacy Apps To Create Books On The iPad http://t.co/yS7UbvgxKZ via @TeachThought)

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Great list. I'll be testing some of these out in the next couple of weeks.

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Mark Gantt's curator insight, July 24, 2013 12:16 PM

WRITERS -Great list of apps for writing books on the iPad

Ness Crouch's curator insight, July 26, 2013 5:17 PM

There are so many apps out there! Any suggestions as to which ones are better and easier to use, especially with primary/elementary aged children?

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700 iPad Lessons Pinned HERE!!!

700 iPad Lessons Pinned HERE!!! | New to iPads in Education | Scoop.it
If you would like more iPad resources, visit my blog www.techchef4u.com, download the TechChef4u app, or find all things TechChef4u at www.kimtag.com/techchef4u.
Also check out the new TechChef4u FB!

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Linda Alexander's comment, January 4, 9:36 AM
Okay, this is my last "list" posting for awhile....it got me at the 700 number...
Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, March 6, 7:06 AM

iPad para todo el mundo ...

Nicole Sprainger's curator insight, May 18, 7:15 AM

Interesting Resource for iLearn

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51 Sources Of Hundreds Of Thousands Of Free eBooks

51 Sources Of Hundreds Of Thousands Of Free eBooks | New to iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"eBooks should’ve been a game-changing technology.

 

The idea was simple enough: no longer did you need to travel to the library to wade through rows and stacks and floors and buildings and card catalogs only to wag home only as much as you could carry."


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Definitely going to be useful in our Novel Studies this term! Thanks!

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, July 14, 2013 3:29 AM

An interesting post that only mentions the financial and equiyt mpact of e-books and the provides links to multiple sources for free e-books.

Junita Lyon's curator insight, July 14, 2013 3:36 AM

A great site

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, July 14, 2013 4:53 AM

good to know about.