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5 Ways to Ace Discussion Board Assignments in an Online Class

5 Ways to Ace Discussion Board Assignments in an Online Class | Learning in blended environments | Scoop.it
When online discussion boards come together well, students can actually learn more from them than from other parts of class, instructors say. But getting the most out of a discussion board – and earning the high marks to show for it – isn't easy. 

Below, experts share tips for how to ace the discussion board component of online class.

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Maggie Rouman's curator insight, June 21, 11:40 AM

Discussion forums are essential for an online learning community. Great tips shared here!

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FoxType  - Sentence Analysis

FoxType  - Sentence Analysis | Learning in blended environments | Scoop.it

Visualise the grammar of a sentence.


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Bronwyn Burke's curator insight, June 16, 4:51 AM
An interesting visual for planning instruction.
António Leça Domingues's curator insight, June 16, 5:58 AM
Análise de construção de períodos de texto.
Marshall Gass's curator insight, June 16, 4:00 PM
invaluable tool for writers. Get it.
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Quick Rubric

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Quick Rubric – FREE, fast and simple rubric creator

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Isabel García's curator insight, March 24, 5:04 AM

A useful template for creating rubrics.

Natasha Georgiou's curator insight, March 26, 11:29 PM

A useful template for creating rubrics.

Curatorially Yours's curator insight, April 4, 4:54 AM

This rubric generator looks like a good tool to create rubrics in a hurry. Definitely one to explore:

This rubric generator looks like a good tool to create rubrics in a hurry. Definitely one to explore!

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Becoming an Open [ed.] Leader

Becoming an Open [ed.] Leader | Learning in blended environments | Scoop.it
Join the Blended Librarians Online Learning Community on Thursday, May 28 at 3:00 pm EDT for a free webinar & discussion with Quill West, an open education advocate, librarian, and educator from Washington State.Quill is the Open Education Project Manager at Pierce College. In her webcast, West will speak to the importance of academic librarians fostering an institutional culture that embraces open education as their institutions recognize that textbook costs create a significant barrier to students’ access to education. Librarians in Washington State are taking a leadership role in

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John Shank's curator insight, May 28, 2015 2:01 PM

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How To Find Openly Licensed Educational Resources You Can Use [Infographic]

How To Find Openly Licensed Educational Resources You Can Use [Infographic] | Learning in blended environments | Scoop.it
Most of us turn to the internet when we are looking for resources to use for a presentation, report or article. The internet holds the key to so many robust resources.

Yet how many of these resources can you legally use for free? How many of them can you adapt?

That’s where Open Educational Resources (OER) can help. Here’s an infographic from the Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (at the University of Texas at Austin) that can help.

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Iolanda Bueno de Camargo Cortelazzo's curator insight, February 19, 2015 12:00 PM

Bastante úteis estas informações para professores e gestores educacionais.

NancyEvans@ATS-LU's curator insight, March 30, 9:14 AM

OER is a powerful concept.  Help yourself and your students by grabbing this concept with both hands. 

NancyEvans@ATS-LU's curator insight, March 30, 9:40 AM

OER is a powerful concept.  Help yourself and your students by grabbing this concept with both hands. 

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How to Create Awesome Infographics Without Being a Designer

How to Create Awesome Infographics Without Being a Designer | Learning in blended environments | Scoop.it

In this blog post, I’m going to introduce you to three awesome tools to create the best infographics, tell you how to use them AND how you can share your infographics in different channels all over the web. So, let’s get started!


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Michelle Gilstrap's curator insight, December 31, 2014 4:02 PM

Always good to have a way to create good designs.

Edgar Mata's curator insight, January 12, 2015 7:52 AM

In short, while you do know your way around the programs like Photoshop to a certain extent, it takes you forever and there’s absolutely no way you’d call yourself a graphic designer. 

Nedko Aldev's curator insight, February 4, 2015 3:11 PM

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PDF reducidos de tamaño con SmallPDF online

PDF reducidos de tamaño con SmallPDF online | Learning in blended environments | Scoop.it

SmallPDF comprime archivos PDF no veas qué bien. Archivos de varios MB los deja en un 10% de su tamaño, a calidad más que razonable. Y además junta varios en un mismo archivo y sabe muchos más trucos con los archivos PDF, Word y Excel.


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5 Killer eLearning Tips To Help You Dominate Content Chunking

5 Killer eLearning Tips To Help You Dominate Content Chunking | Learning in blended environments | Scoop.it

"Reading content on the Internet has changed the way people process information, and nowhere is this change more obvious than in fields where design must adapt to new technology such as in eLearning. eLearning course creators need to refine their content to suit learners’ behavior and accessibility to training. This is where chunking comes into play."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 1, 2014 5:56 PM

If you design a course, face2face or online, it is important to keep up with information on how people learn, and today we know that chunking information is critical. This post begins by describing what a chunk is and why they are important in learning. It them moves on to the five tips (quoted below):

1. Set a chunking limit

2. Chunk with coherance

3. Use the right formatting

4. Keep chunks short

5. Use the inverted pyramid method for for prioritization

Each of these is described in detail and many addional resources are included in the post. You will also find a SlideShare on the Basics of Content Chunking. If this concept is new to you it will provide additional information. However be aware that the number of items that can be held in short term memory varies, and the rule they use is not accurate for all people. A recent course I took on Coursera, Learning How To Learn, suggested that the number of items most people can keep in short term memory is four.

niftyjock's curator insight, September 1, 2014 6:24 PM

what's your chunking limit?

Mel Riddile's curator insight, September 2, 2014 10:16 AM
"Beth Dichter's insight:

If you design a course, face2face or online, it is important to keep up with information on how people learn, and today we know that chunking information is critical. This post begins by describing what a chunk is and why they are important in learning. It them moves on to the five tips (quoted below):

1. Set a chunking limit

2. Chunk with coherance

3. Use the right formatting

4. Keep chunks short

5. Use the inverted pyramid method for for prioritization

Each of these is described in detail and many addional resources are included in the post. You will also find a SlideShare on the Basics of Content Chunking. If this concept is new to you it will provide additional information. However be aware that the number of items that can be held in short term memory varies, and the rule they use is not accurate for all people. A recent course I took on Coursera, Learning How To Learn, suggested that the number of items most people can keep in short term memory is four."

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Channelkit

Channelkit | Learning in blended environments | Scoop.it

Organize links, articles, places, books or anything on the web into neat channels for personal or public use.


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Juan Fernández's curator insight, July 2, 2014 3:36 AM

It could be used, for example, to share resources and material for your students.

Sonya Kew's curator insight, July 2, 2014 1:48 PM

Another alternative is always good.  I think people need to find the one that works for them.

Patty Ball's curator insight, July 21, 2014 12:20 AM

collections online, 

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Collect and Organize Learning Resources Into Embeddable Collections with Blendspace

Collect and Organize Learning Resources Into Embeddable Collections with Blendspace | Learning in blended environments | Scoop.it

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Vittorio Canavese's curator insight, June 27, 2014 3:50 AM

Nell'ottica del "blended learning" una buona idea, da verificarne la realizzazione. 

Hairuddin Munip's curator insight, July 4, 2014 8:06 PM

Many great ideas on how you curate info for different purposes - research, reminder, wish list etc

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The Top 100 Tools to Capture, Edit, Publish and Distribute Video Online

The Top 100 Tools to Capture, Edit, Publish and Distribute Video Online | Learning in blended environments | Scoop.it
The best tools and services to capture, edit, publish and distribute video online.

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Mª Jesús García S.M.'s curator insight, January 13, 2015 1:58 AM

Awfully good list!

Tdutec Innovación Educativa's curator insight, January 25, 2015 11:51 AM

añada su visión ...

Ness Crouch's curator insight, April 9, 2015 8:31 PM

Wow! Extensive Lots of ideas here!!

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37 Blended Learning Resources You Can Use Tomorrow

37 Blended Learning Resources You Can Use Tomorrow | Learning in blended environments | Scoop.it
37 Blended Learning Resources You Can Use Tomorrow: blended learning, elearning, digital tools, khan academy, youtube (37 Blended Learning Resources You Can Use Tomorrow http://t.co/UpomdHQdYm via...

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, April 2, 2014 8:11 AM

Another handy list. 

Steve Vaitl's curator insight, April 3, 2014 9:16 AM

For my teaching friends. Some you likely know others you may not. Nice list of technology resources for teaching.

 

Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan's curator insight, April 4, 2014 12:25 PM

Thank you for sharing.

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4 Tips for Educators New to the Blended Learning Classroom

4 Tips for Educators New to the Blended Learning Classroom | Learning in blended environments | Scoop.it
Are you a blended learning rookie? No worries! Check out these four quick tips for any educator new to the blended learning field.

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2016 NMC Horizon Report Higher Education #edtech #highered #blendedlib #ACRL

2016 NMC Horizon Report  Higher Education #edtech #highered #blendedlib #ACRL | Learning in blended environments | Scoop.it

The NMC Horizon Report > 2016 Higher Education Edition is a collaborative effort between the NMC and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI).


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Trudy Raymakers's curator insight, February 6, 11:18 AM
i share John Shank's insight:

If you don't already know this, this is one of the best resources for learning about future trends in Higher Ed.

 
Paul West's curator insight, March 4, 4:12 PM

If you don't already know this, this is one of the best resources for learning about future trends in Higher Ed.

Stewart-Marshall's curator insight, March 9, 3:07 AM

If you don't already know this, this is one of the best resources for learning about future trends in Higher Ed.

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Presentious

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Presentious turns your live presentations into recordings that pair your audio with each slide. It’s a powerful format that combines the narrative structure of slides with the context of commentary.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 17, 12:55 PM

Very simple to use tool to get your presentations recorded and online.

Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, June 21, 12:53 PM
Easy tool for recording audio with slides. I don't like that you can flip ahead thus getting the audio off sync with the slides, but it looks like you can control that. 
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eCampus News How digital publishing is changing higher education » eCampus News

eCampus News How digital publishing is changing higher education » eCampus News | Learning in blended environments | Scoop.it

"Today’s college freshmen class, in particular, has been using smartphones or tablet devices for more than six years, according to a recent IDC study commissioned by Adobe."


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John Shank's curator insight, March 14, 2014 10:00 AM

Digital publishing has the potential to reinvent the nature of the book from more passive & reflective to engaging & interactive. The book of the future will seamlessly blend text, sound, graphics, video, as well as embedded social networking tools, games, simulations, and interactive tutorials/animations across many device platforms. Also, personalized learning analytics will enable books to become more customized to the readers skills, knowledge, abilities, and interests.  

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The 1st Handbook for Interactive Open Educational Resources is now available.

The 1st Handbook for Interactive Open Educational Resources is now available. | Learning in blended environments | Scoop.it

The iOER Handbook just earned a silver badge for the topic #Education Technology on @scoopit http://sco.lt/8YgC6D


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John Shank's curator insight, December 22, 2014 1:32 PM

The topic of Open Educational Resources is gaining momentum in higher Ed. but still a ways to go before it enters the mainstream.

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Ten Questions You Should Ask Before You Flip Your Classroom

Ten Questions You Should Ask Before You Flip Your Classroom | Learning in blended environments | Scoop.it

The purpose of the questions is to help teachers BEGIN the process of flipping their class. This is only the first step. Flipped Class 101 can lead to Flipped Learning, which is a second stage of the Flipped Class. Many teachers are asking for some step by step guidelines as they begin.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 11, 2014 10:00 AM

Some good sound practical questions.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 17, 2015 4:40 PM

Regardless of the pedagogic process, these might be good questions to ask whenever planning lessons, units, etc.

 

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Tony Guzman's curator insight, January 20, 2015 11:37 AM

Here is a list of 10 questions any instructor should ask themselves before diving into flipping their course. I also suggest connecting with your instructional designer (if you have one at your institution).

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Annotary | Highlight and Annotate Web Pages, Share Notes, Research Smarter

Annotary | Highlight and Annotate Web Pages, Share Notes, Research Smarter | Learning in blended environments | Scoop.it
Annotary is the social bookmarking and annotation platform that lets you catalog and share everything you read online.

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Rhonda White's curator insight, October 30, 2014 4:28 PM

Love the potential here of smarter bookmarking with your highlighted notes!

Edgar Mata's curator insight, November 3, 2014 7:10 PM

Our intuitive browser extension offers an easy method to bookmark, highlight, and take notes while you research on the web without disturbing your work flow.

Terri Rice's curator insight, November 6, 2014 5:18 PM

This sounds like a great new tool to combine your research and annotated notes I one place. I am jumping on this one fast !

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A Flipped Classroom? Or Should It Be Sideways? | Edudemic

A Flipped Classroom? Or Should It Be Sideways? | Edudemic | Learning in blended environments | Scoop.it

Since it is a less radical departure from what students and parents expect, there’s less stress and uncertainty. If you fear that students may not have access to video lectures or get distracted from learning while on their own time, then teacher resources and equipment available in most schools solve this logistics problem. Wealth and home situation do not become a barrier to learning.

 


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Still trying to better understand to help implement this "learning trend" http://t.co/HFrKxJfn4m
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Blendspace - Create lessons with digital content in 5 minutes

Blendspace - Create lessons with digital content in 5 minutes | Learning in blended environments | Scoop.it

Blendspace allows educators to blend their classroom with digital content. Collect web resources in one place and share with just one link.


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Gary Harwell's curator insight, July 3, 2014 2:56 AM
Great place to make online lessons
peterlakeman's curator insight, July 5, 2014 1:31 PM

Aanrader. werkt perfect en snel!

Ionel Nedelcu's curator insight, July 5, 2014 7:01 PM

Mi-am făcut cont aici.

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Blended Learning Innovations: 10 Major Trends

Blended Learning Innovations: 10 Major Trends | Learning in blended environments | Scoop.it

"Blended learning is constantly evolving. And most of the innovations and refinements have been developed to support student-centered learning. That means leveraging technology into learning activities, in and out of the classroom.

There is mounting evidence that complementing or replacing lectures with student-centric, technology-enabled active learning strategies and learning guidance—rather than memorization and repetition—improves learning, supports knowledge retention, and raises achievement. These new student-centered blended learning methods inspire engagement, and are a way to connect with every student right where they are while supporting progress toward grade level standards."


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Mika Auramo's curator insight, April 28, 2014 12:04 AM

Erinomainen infografiikka sulautuvasta opetuksesta, vertailun vuoksi myös arkaaisesta menetelmästä.

StudentGeneratedInduction's curator insight, October 28, 2014 6:06 PM

Links to an interesting set of infographics showing how learning can be made more active. The outcome of doing this has benefits for teachers and students. It is also noted to be an influence on student retention.

Anthippi Harou's curator insight, December 26, 2014 1:36 AM

Very interesting article on 'blended learning'.

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The right tool for the job: Five collaborative writing tools for academics.

The right tool for the job: Five collaborative writing tools for academics. | Learning in blended environments | Scoop.it
Research collaboration now involves significant online communication. But sending files back and forth between collaborators creates redundancy of effort, causes unnecessary delays and, many times,...

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massimo facchinetti's curator insight, April 5, 2014 3:34 AM

Not only for academics…!!!

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, April 14, 2014 2:58 AM

Five collaborative writing tools for academics.

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5 Steps to Create Stunning Slideshows with Audio Using YouTube ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Steps to Create Stunning Slideshows with Audio Using YouTube ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Learning in blended environments | Scoop.it

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