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Blended Learning Toolkit: University of Central Florida and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities

Blended Learning Toolkit: University of Central Florida and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities | K12, HE, NGOs, Non-Profits: ONLINE LEARNING | Scoop.it
Abstract

The Blended Learning Toolkit supports the course redesign approach, and interest in its openly available clearinghouse of online tools, strategies, curricula, and other materials to support the adoption of blended learning continues to grow. When the resource originally launched in July 2011, 20 AASCU institutions used it, but now universities, colleges, and K–12 schools from around the world access the Blended Learning Toolkit.

This grantee profile from Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) provides at-a-glance information, course model design details, grant project activities, results and outcomes, participant impressions, next steps, and additional resources.

NGLC accelerates educational innovation through applied technology to dramatically improve college readiness and completion in the United States. To learn more about NGLC and the grantees it supports, visit nextgenlearning.org

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, April 4, 1:38 PM

Strong research based toolkit for blended learning.

NancyEvans@ATS-LU's curator insight, April 14, 11:28 AM
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This is a good model, easily adapted for higher education.
 
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10 Online Tools for College Students to Improve Studying

10 Online Tools for College Students to Improve Studying | K12, HE, NGOs, Non-Profits: ONLINE LEARNING | Scoop.it

This article will highlight ten of the most useful online tools that college students can use to their own studying advantage. Enjoy and learn smart!

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Remaining organized and informed was a huge benefit to my first-year undergrads as they acclimated to fast-paced online learning.

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Ten Steps Toward Universal Design of Online Courses

Ten Steps Toward Universal Design of Online Courses | K12, HE, NGOs, Non-Profits: ONLINE LEARNING | Scoop.it
Implementing the principles of universal design in online learning means anticipating the diversity of students that may enroll in your course and planning accordingly. These ten key elements will greatly enhance the accessibility and usability of your course for students with and without disabilities.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 2, 2015 4:38 PM

Great advice:


Step 1: Develop content first, then design.
Step 2: Provide simple, consistent navigation.
Step 3: Include an accommodation statement.
Step 4: Choose CMS tools carefully.
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asli telli's curator insight, August 1, 2015 1:34 AM

Great advice:

 

Step 1: Develop content first, then design.
Step 2: Provide simple, consistent navigation.
Step 3: Include an accommodation statement.
Step 4: Choose CMS tools carefully.
& 6 more!

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Fair Use in Education and Research — Columbia Copyright Advisory Office

Fair Use in Education and Research — Columbia Copyright Advisory Office | K12, HE, NGOs, Non-Profits: ONLINE LEARNING | Scoop.it
Fair use offers an extraordinarily important opportunity for educators, researchers, and others to make reasonable and limited uses of copyrighted materials. Clipping, cutting, pasting, uploading, posting, and many other activities that are common at the university may be copyright infringements or may be within fair use. When do you need to think about fair use? Some example situations:

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Stephen (Steve) Evans's curator insight, July 14, 2015 7:29 AM

Good resource for copyright information.....

Henrietta Marcella Paz-Amor's curator insight, July 14, 2015 11:23 AM

This is a hot toping in K-12 and Higher Ed. - Columbia U is offering some information and guidelines. Take a look at their examples. 

Ashley Anne Abeling's curator insight, July 15, 2015 9:03 PM

Goes along with our first blogs of the semester! Great resource to refer back to.

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Top 10 eLearning Resources You May Not Have Thought Of - eLearning Brothers

Top 10 eLearning Resources You May Not Have Thought Of - eLearning Brothers | K12, HE, NGOs, Non-Profits: ONLINE LEARNING | Scoop.it
If you're designing an eLearning course, you need to keep the entire process as organized as possible. Stay focused with these 10 eLearning resources.

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ChristopherBell's curator insight, March 5, 2015 7:42 PM

Looking for some great elearning resources!  Here you go.

MindEdge's curator insight, March 12, 2015 12:11 PM

A few innovative tools for mounting and communicating your learning content. #edtech #elearning #onlinelearning 

Beret Furuseth Hagen's curator insight, October 1, 2015 3:41 PM

Rescooped from Dennis O'Connor's Scoop It magazine, this article offers some helpful online tools to enhance your eLearning course

 

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5 Accessible Design Tips for Blended Courses -- Campus Technology

5 Accessible Design Tips for Blended Courses -- Campus Technology | K12, HE, NGOs, Non-Profits: ONLINE LEARNING | Scoop.it
Revamping a course to be accessible to students with physical or learning disabilities can help make it more accessible to everybody else too.

 

Blended learning typically involves an element of student control over when, where and how learning takes place. But what happens if a student isn't very good with "self-direction, self-pacing and self-motivation"?

 

As Ibrahim Dahlstrom-Hakki, a senior academic researcher and associate professor at Landmark College in Vermont, expressed it, those are "critical areas of weakness" for students with learning disabilities — and they can be problems for mainstream students as well.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, September 4, 2014 11:22 PM

Solid advice for designer and teachers. Accessible Design (Universal Design?) is good for all learners, but essential for those with learning disabilities.

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Open access: six myths to put to rest

Open access: six myths to put to rest | K12, HE, NGOs, Non-Profits: ONLINE LEARNING | Scoop.it
Open access to research is still held back by misunderstandings repeated by people who should know better, says Peter Suber

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 24, 2014 4:03 PM

You've slaved over your research. You want an audience for your thinking..  The pundits you've been hearing are saying....


Understand the terrain. Discover the truth beyond the myths about Open access research publication.

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, September 23, 2014 5:29 PM

Essential information to help you dispel the myths and shine the light on Open Access Research. (Let's tag it Open Educational Resources for now.)

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The 6 Types Of Assessments (And How They're Changing) - Edudemic

The 6 Types Of Assessments (And How They're Changing) - Edudemic | K12, HE, NGOs, Non-Profits: ONLINE LEARNING | Scoop.it

Testing, especially any sort of standardized testing tends to get a bad rap. Teachers complain that they spend too much time teaching to a test. But assessments do have value, and an important place in our learning structure. By measuring what students are learning, we as teachers can look at how we are approaching different subjects, materials, and even different students. The handy infographic takes a look at different types of assessments and their attributes and questions. Keep reading to learn more.


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Limitless Learning Limited's curator insight, July 31, 2013 5:47 AM

A useful summary of how assessement is used in education to inform and demonstrate learning.

Shea Stehm's curator insight, August 2, 2013 1:41 PM

Testing, especially any sort of standardized testing tends to get a bad rap. Teachers complain that they spend too much time teaching to a test. But assessments do have value, and an important place in our learning structure. By measuring what students are learning, we as teachers can look at how we are approaching different subjects, materials, and even different students.

Dee KC's curator insight, August 6, 2013 3:25 PM

following the DfE's assessing without levels guidance this looks like  god place to start when reviewing how you measure progress

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100+ Video Sites Every Educator Should Bookmark (Updated for 2012)

100+ Video Sites Every Educator Should Bookmark (Updated for 2012) | K12, HE, NGOs, Non-Profits: ONLINE LEARNING | Scoop.it
Read on, and you'll be able to check out the very best sources for educational videos on the web.

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Content Curation for Nonprofits - Notes from #13ntccur8

Content Curation for Nonprofits - Notes from #13ntccur8 | K12, HE, NGOs, Non-Profits: ONLINE LEARNING | Scoop.it
This year at the Nonprofit Technology Conference, I had the pleasure of designing and facilitating a session on "Content Curation for Nonprofits"  with Will Coley.  This blog post offers reflections and resources from the session.

 

I’ve been a content curator for many years, using the techniques to help me develop curriculum materials for workshops and blog posts – as a form of professional development.  Will Coley, comes to the topic understanding how activists and activist organizations are using the techniques as part of their content and engagement strategies. Will is also does a lot of work with video – so when he proposed that we incorporate video interviews as part of the session,  I was thrilled.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, May 5, 2013 3:53 PM

Content curation brings applied information fluency skills into the marketplace. 

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RSS Reader Reinvented: The Best Google Reader Alternative (after Feedly) Is MultiPLX

RSS Reader Reinvented: The Best Google Reader Alternative (after Feedly) Is MultiPLX | K12, HE, NGOs, Non-Profits: ONLINE LEARNING | Scoop.it
RSS Reader Reimagined; Everything you want to read - news, your favorite blogs, art and more - in one convenient place designed for you.

 

 


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Bart van Maanen's curator insight, May 8, 2013 4:41 AM

Google gaat de Google Reader service, een rss feedreader, stopzetten. Nu is Feedly een uitstekende vervanger, maar ook MultiPLX lijkt een goed alternatief. Het design heeft veel weg van Pinterest. Toch denk ik niet dat ik mijn Feedly account snel zal opgeven.

Maria Palaska's comment, May 9, 2013 8:02 AM
thanks for the information!
Sam Stormborn Ormandy's comment, May 9, 2013 8:07 AM
You're welcome Maria! :)
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Leveraging Cognitive Psychology to Create Compelling Online Learning Experiences | The Sloan Consortium

Leveraging Cognitive Psychology to Create Compelling Online Learning Experiences | The Sloan Consortium | K12, HE, NGOs, Non-Profits: ONLINE LEARNING | Scoop.it

Michelle Miller (Northern Arizona University, USA)

 

Research findings from cognitive and brain sciences are particularly relevant to improving our teaching, given that these disciplines focus on how we acquire new information and learn to use it in new contexts.

 

The presenter of this interactive will be drawing on her 20 years of experience as a researcher and teacher in the field of cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience, as well as on themes from her book in progress tentatively titled Minds Online: What Cognitive and Brain Sciences Tell Us About Teaching with Technology.

 


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, April 13, 2013 11:25 PM

Dr. Millers presentation materials are available at this link.  I was very impressed with her findings regarding the testing and time effects established by cognitive psychology and their applicaiton to online learning.  


Recent research from Harvard http://sco.lt/6WzedN supports the design idea of including short quizzes as a way to increase learning of fundamental concepts. This is something that the LMS can do very well!  


~ I'm revising my course designs to take advantage of this insight. 

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10 Online Tools for College Students to Improve Studying

10 Online Tools for College Students to Improve Studying | K12, HE, NGOs, Non-Profits: ONLINE LEARNING | Scoop.it

This article will highlight ten of the most useful online tools that college students can use to their own studying advantage. Enjoy and learn smart!

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Patricia LeClaire's curator insight, August 11, 2015 3:47 PM

Remaining organized and informed was a huge benefit to my first-year undergrads as they acclimated to fast-paced online learning.

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Top Journals for e-Learning Research | e-Learning and Virtual Teams

Top Journals for e-Learning Research | e-Learning and Virtual Teams | K12, HE, NGOs, Non-Profits: ONLINE LEARNING | Scoop.it
After conducting a systematic literature search across disciplines, our researchers have identified roughly 1,600 relevant academic journal articles, conference proceedings, and graduate dissertations on e-learning and virtual teams published in the past decade.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 27, 2015 2:13 PM

Here's a literature review of E-Learning research from a top academic team out of Canada. 

Deborah Banker's curator insight, June 29, 2015 11:03 AM

SUPER!!!

Scott J. Simmerman's curator insight, July 20, 2015 9:45 AM

Engagement is about involvement, and motivation is much about personal growth and learning, so eLearning is a more and more common solution to workplace issues. If we could only make things more relevant and more impactful with these trainings; so many simply don't help people feel more a part of the team and aligned to the group goals. But we are making progress...

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Fair Use and Curation - Five Rules to Curate by

Fair Use and Curation - Five Rules to Curate by | K12, HE, NGOs, Non-Profits: ONLINE LEARNING | Scoop.it

By Pawan Deshpande "Recently, Kimberley Isbell of the Nieman Journalism Lab cited a Harvard Law report and published an extensive post on news aggregation and legal considerations. From a curation perspective, the whole article is interesting, but what was the most surprising was that her recommendations for being an ethical content aggregator, were the same as being an effective content curator."


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 15, 2015 8:07 PM

The author makes a strong case for his assertion that ethical content aggregation and effective content curation are synonymous. Deshpande's "5 Rules to being an Ethical Content Curator" are a solid start on a list of best practices for curation.

Maritza Pérez Hdez 's curator insight, July 16, 2015 8:37 AM

Reglas para el fomento de la Ética y Derechos de Autor en la #curacióndecontenidos

Marv LibStudies's curator insight, October 31, 2015 4:02 AM

Five rules to remember.

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Technical Brief: Students With Disabilities and Online Learning | [Universal Design for Instruction in Postsecondary Education]

Technical Brief: Students With Disabilities and Online Learning | [Universal Design for Instruction in Postsecondary Education] | K12, HE, NGOs, Non-Profits: ONLINE LEARNING | Scoop.it

"Students with disabilities require unique support in the online learning environment. Many higher education instructors assume that all materials available online are accessible to all students (Cook, 2002)...

This brief examines issues faced by students with disabilities in online/blended courses and strategies to address these issues as stated in the literature."

 


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Maggie Rouman's curator insight, July 16, 2015 4:53 PM

Very helpful and straightforward technical brief . It provides a good summary of tips from literature.  Useful list of strategies and common modifications is provided.

Bradley Gomoluch's curator insight, July 22, 2015 5:30 PM

Good resourceful information that I will share with staff. 

Robyn Jay's curator insight, August 4, 2015 7:08 PM

Very helpful and straightforward technical brief . It provides a good summary of tips from literature.  Useful list of strategies and common modifications is provided.

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Getting Started with Google Classroom - Instructional Tech Talk

Getting Started with Google Classroom - Instructional Tech Talk | K12, HE, NGOs, Non-Profits: ONLINE LEARNING | Scoop.it
When we first heard about the new LMS that Google was developing there was a widespread state of excitement – hoping that those who use Google Apps for Education and Google Drive would be rejoicing in the seamless integration of their services with a learning management system interface. Well, now that people are getting access […

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 23, 2014 12:44 AM

Lean and free, will Google give you a course management system with legs? Take it for a walk and see. 

Mª Jesús García S.M.'s curator insight, September 4, 2014 1:31 AM

Google Classroom - Introduction

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Richard Byrne's Free Technology for Teachers: Google Tutorials

Richard Byrne's Free Technology for Teachers: Google Tutorials | K12, HE, NGOs, Non-Profits: ONLINE LEARNING | Scoop.it

Google Tutorials

This page contains tutorials for using Google tools. The tutorials that I've created you are welcome to use in your own blog, website, or professional development session. Before using the tutorials created by others, please contact their creators.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, September 23, 2014 5:27 PM

Great tutorials just a keyword search away. (Better still, just click and you are there. 

Joann David's curator insight, September 26, 2014 4:20 PM

Always good to bookmark a great resource for technology tutorials. Great tips to explore.

Elizabeth Hartley's curator insight, August 4, 2015 6:56 PM

Great tutorials just a keyword search away. (Better still, just click and you are there. 

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Getting Started with Google Classroom - Instructional Tech Talk

Getting Started with Google Classroom - Instructional Tech Talk | K12, HE, NGOs, Non-Profits: ONLINE LEARNING | Scoop.it
When we first heard about the new LMS that Google was developing there was a widespread state of excitement – hoping that those who use Google Apps for Education and Google Drive would be rejoicing in the seamless integration of their services with a learning management system interface. Well, now that people are getting access […

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 23, 2014 12:44 AM

Lean and free, will Google give you a course management system with legs? Take it for a walk and see. 

Mª Jesús García S.M.'s curator insight, September 4, 2014 1:31 AM

Google Classroom - Introduction

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Are online learners frustrated with collaborative learning experiences? | Capdeferro | The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning

Are online learners frustrated with collaborative learning experiences? | Capdeferro | The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning | K12, HE, NGOs, Non-Profits: ONLINE LEARNING | Scoop.it
Are online learners frustrated with collaborative learning experiences?
Patricia LeClaire's insight:

In 2012, most universities had no specific plan to prepare their completely distance students for effective team formation and performance in short-duration, high-stakes projects. Difficult for online strangers, who may never be in another course together, to rapidly establish the necessary trust and reciprocal awareness for highly effective collaboration.

Anyone know of a best-practice model?



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Create Great Video Stories with the New Google Story Builder

Create Great Video Stories with the New Google Story Builder | K12, HE, NGOs, Non-Profits: ONLINE LEARNING | Scoop.it
Collaboration has gone Google. Create a story and then share your video.

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Lino's curator insight, July 12, 2013 4:13 AM

Es una aplicación potente y muy fácil de usar que nos permite crear clips de vídeo reproduciendo una historia  con frases de texto que hayamos ideado entre dos o más personajes.

 

El video final se puede compartir directamente en Google+ o como un enlace para cualquier sitio que deseemos (por desgracia, no se muestra una vista previa o miniatura cuando se trata de compartir vídeo creado con StoryBuilder en Facebook).

 

Una gran herramienta.

 

De uso libre. (No tenemos que registrarte o iniciar sesión para acceder a ella).

 

Pruébalo: http://docsstorybuilder.appspot.com/

Richard Evans's curator insight, July 17, 2013 5:20 AM

Stories are a power communication strategy. 

N Kaspar's curator insight, August 11, 2013 6:08 AM

A tool to use for digital story telling.

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Have Your Teachers Banned Wikipedia? They Must Not Know About This.

Have Your Teachers Banned Wikipedia? They Must Not Know About This. | K12, HE, NGOs, Non-Profits: ONLINE LEARNING | Scoop.it
Wikipedia's most common sources of information are news outlets, books, and academic archives. So if your teacher has banned Wikipedia, just follow Wikipedia's trail of sources to get to the good stuff. Oh, and don't tell them we sent you.

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Deborah Owen's curator insight, May 7, 2013 8:12 AM

Hmmm... Worth knowing about. Still can't cite it, but a good place to start for background info.

Sarah Rach-Sovich's curator insight, May 7, 2013 9:06 AM

A great starting point - track it back to see where it might have come from.

Lorena Swetnam's curator insight, May 7, 2013 9:43 AM

Teach students and teachers how Wikipedia can be a starting point in the research process, not the final destination. 

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A Version of YouTube for People with Learning Difficulties and Disabilities: ACCESSYouTube

A Version of YouTube for People with Learning Difficulties and Disabilities: ACCESSYouTube | K12, HE, NGOs, Non-Profits: ONLINE LEARNING | Scoop.it

An accessible interface for users of assistive technologies to play YouTube videos independently


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Neon Tiki Tribe's curator insight, March 15, 2013 12:49 AM

Oh wow - this is pretty neat!

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, April 20, 2013 11:56 PM

Tools for assessibility are always welcome. This service provides a way for instructors to use YouTube video and still remain 508 compliant.

Ruth Bass's curator insight, April 21, 2013 12:20 PM

add your insight...

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Pics4Learning | Free photos for education

Pics4Learning | Free photos for education | K12, HE, NGOs, Non-Profits: ONLINE LEARNING | Scoop.it
Thousands of copyright free and copyright friendly images and photos for teachers and students.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, April 11, 2013 2:07 PM

Add this to your collection of copryight friendly photo sources.