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“Building Sense of Community at a Distance” | Copley

“Building Sense of Community at a Distance” | Copley | Leadership in Distance Education | Scoop.it

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The eLearning Bible- Part II- eLearning by Design by William Horton

The eLearning Bible- Part II- eLearning by Design by William Horton | Leadership in Distance Education | Scoop.it

I just got my copy of Bill Horton’s second edition of E-learning by Design.  Really, there is so much new material in this book that the publisher should have given it a new title. 

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The Future of E-Learning is Crowdsourcing | Online Universities

The Future of E-Learning is Crowdsourcing | Online Universities | Leadership in Distance Education | Scoop.it
By Justin Marquis Ph.D.Call me a skeptic, but the idea of having random people from around the Web collaborating in the creation of e-learning content for accredited online degree programs seems absurd.

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Educational Origami - Digital Learning

Educational Origami - Digital Learning | Leadership in Distance Education | Scoop.it

I was asked yesterday what I considered to be the four components of effective digital learning. (Why four? The person who asked me wanted four, there may be more but this is the parameters I was given.)

The question intrigued me. The focus was a little bit to do with tools to use for learning, but also pedagogy was an underlying core.

So I have pared down my four core elements, but I have embedded these in a number of underlying assumptions.


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Why you need an e-learning plan

Why you need an e-learning plan | Leadership in Distance Education | Scoop.it

This is the first of a series of three posts on e-learning plans. This posts discusses why an e-learning plan is needed, the second discusses how to go about developing an e-learning plan, and the third discusses what should be in an e-learning plan.


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Connecting With Learners in Online Learning - Tips for Course Design

Connecting With Learners in Online Learning - Tips for Course Design | Leadership in Distance Education | Scoop.it
There are no clear cut rules as to how to connect with learners in online learning.
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Online Learning & Technology: Instructional Design in Business & Industry

Online Learning & Technology: Instructional Design in Business & Industry | Leadership in Distance Education | Scoop.it

Business and industry has been using Instructional Designers (IDs) for years now to develop and design training for employees and customers, but I think that this has grown even more so, in the area of online training courses.

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elearn Magazine: Five Expectations Students Should Have of an Online Instructor

elearn Magazine: Five Expectations Students Should Have of an Online Instructor | Leadership in Distance Education | Scoop.it
In recent years, online degree programs have become a widely accepted modality for many learners who seek a college degree.
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Reaching a Diverse Population with Distance-Education

Reaching a Diverse Population with Distance-Education | Leadership in Distance Education | Scoop.it

The challenge for HEIs.

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Educational Leadership:Effective Grading Practices

Educational Leadership:Effective Grading Practices | Leadership in Distance Education | Scoop.it

Some good links for grading and assessment on this site.

Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.

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2 of the Funniest Instructional Design Related Videos | Kapp Notes

2 of the Funniest Instructional Design Related Videos | Kapp Notes | Leadership in Distance Education | Scoop.it

Second video is: so scary…its funny!

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Analysing the Distance Learning Paradigm : An E-Course Case Study | News Flip

Analysing the Distance Learning Paradigm : An E-Course Case Study | News Flip | Leadership in Distance Education | Scoop.it

MDDE 604 is an online master’s course offered by Athabasca University. Students come from diverse educational, national, and linguistic backgrounds. Therefore, while the course serves Canadian students, it cannot be directed exclusively towards them since a significant percentage of students are international.


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Ruminations » Blog Archive » Transforming Higher Education through Learning Technology: Millinocket?

Ruminations » Blog Archive » Transforming Higher Education through Learning Technology: Millinocket? | Leadership in Distance Education | Scoop.it

What about today’s technological changes and initiatives – social media, streaming video, multi-user virtual environments, mobile devices, the cloud? Are they to be evolutionary, or transformational? If higher education needs the latter, can we get there from here?

It’s important to start conversations about questions like these from a common understanding of information technologies that currently play a role in higher education, what that role is, and how technologies and their roles are progressing. That’s what prompted these musings.

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Times Higher Education - Ditch conservatism to survive, universities told

Times Higher Education - Ditch conservatism to survive, universities told | Leadership in Distance Education | Scoop.it

Universities will have to ditch the conservatism that has allowed them to survive in the past and change at a much greater pace if they are to prosper in the future, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has argued.

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Going online the way forward for Saudi education: KSU dean - Arab News

Going online the way forward for Saudi education: KSU dean - Arab News | Leadership in Distance Education | Scoop.it
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For Friedrich Kittler, both technology and education should be open and free

For Friedrich Kittler, both technology and education should be open and free | Leadership in Distance Education | Scoop.it
Jussi Parikka: The late German theorist was a great admirer of Bletchley Park – and championed an approach that valued arts and science...


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Building communities of practice: Opportunities for pre-service and early career teacher professional learning

Building communities of practice: Opportunities for pre-service and early career teacher professional learning | Leadership in Distance Education | Scoop.it

In her first post, Denise Fraser examines the 'communities of practice' model of professional learning which successfully builds the understandings of students teachers and th...

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A critique of the NEPC report on K-12 online learning – Educational Insanity

A critique of the NEPC report on K-12 online learning – Educational Insanity | Leadership in Distance Education | Scoop.it

A very thorough critique. NEPC should have done its homework!

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Distance Learning Is A More Flexible Choice: Is University Still Necessary For Success?

Distance Learning Is A More Flexible Choice: Is University Still Necessary For Success? | Leadership in Distance Education | Scoop.it

In recent years however, the unquestioned superiority of the University has been brought into question.

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PILOTed: Summary of Educause 2011

PILOTed: Summary of Educause 2011 | Leadership in Distance Education | Scoop.it
Educause 2011, the huge higher education technology conference took place last week. There was a lot of buzz around online learning and the changing face of IT. On a broad brush, students are increasingly taking one or more online classes...
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Education Week: Kindergartners Blend E-Learning, Face-to-Face Instruction

Education Week: Kindergartners Blend E-Learning, Face-to-Face Instruction | Leadership in Distance Education | Scoop.it

Computer-based instruction in kindergarten classrooms can be controversial, but one Los Angeles charter school is showing promising results and plans to expand the hybrid approach.

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College Librarians Can Help with Student Research Assignments | Faculty Focus

College Librarians Can Help with Student Research Assignments | Faculty Focus | Leadership in Distance Education | Scoop.it

I think this is true from K-College!!

A recent survey of faculty handouts for research assignments found that most of the handouts provided details for length, citation guide style and how to get assistance from the faculty member.

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Roy Brown's comment, October 19, 2011 10:35 AM
I so agree with the assertion of this article. I find that students who utilize the librarians where I am, seem to feel better about their ability to do research.