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Online Learning: It’s Different

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The number of online educational offerings has exploded in recent years, but their rapid rise has spawned a critical question: Can such “virtual” classes cut through the maze of distractions —  such as email, the Internet, and television — that face students sitting at their computers?

 

The solution, Harvard researchers say, is to test students early and often.

 

By interspersing online lectures with short tests, student mind-wandering decreased by half, note-taking tripled, and overall retention of the material improved, according to Daniel Schacter, the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Psychology, and Karl Szpunar, a postdoctoral fellow in psychology. Their findings are described in a paper published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, April 4, 2013 4:29 PM

By interspersing online lectures with short tests, student mind-wandering decreased by half, note-taking tripled, and overall retention of the material improved, said Daniel Schacter, the William R. Kenan Jr.

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#Leadership in Distance Education: Qualities and Qualifications Sought by #Higher Education Institutions

#Leadership in Distance Education: Qualities and Qualifications Sought by #Higher Education Institutions | Learning with Technology Tools | Scoop.it
(2012). Leadership in Distance Education: Qualities and Qualifications Sought by Higher Education Institutions. American Journal of Distance Education: Vol. 26, No. 3, pp. 180-199.

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The Next Generation of Online Learning Platforms - Online Universities.com

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The best online learning platforms for designing and maintaining courses must change with the trends, and these seem to be doing just that.

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Commonwealth of Learning - Linked Data for Open and Distance Learning | Teaching in Higher Education

Commonwealth of Learning - Linked Data for Open and Distance Learning | Teaching in Higher Education | Learning with Technology Tools | Scoop.it
Rosemary Tyrrell's insight: Some interesting data.
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M.A.P. for the Future of Online Learning

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M.A.P. for the Future of Online Learning

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Challenges of Online Learning: 4 Ways to Keep Your Online Students Engaged

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"When I set out to take my Social Media Training Courses online, I realized early on that online courses only work if people actually consume the content. It’s one thing to sit through a live training. Sure, retention may be low, but at least you do learn something. But one of the main challenges of online learning is that unless the learner has the discipline and the motivation to focus and watch the lectures, they learn nothing at all."


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Confessions of an Online Facilitator | B Online Learning Blog

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Gates foundation helps colleges keep tabs on adaptive learning technology | Inside Higher Ed

Gates foundation helps colleges keep tabs on adaptive learning technology | Inside Higher Ed | Learning with Technology Tools | Scoop.it

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John Shank's curator insight, April 4, 2013 3:16 PM

How could adaptive leaerning tech be applied to library instruction and information literacy - could it be a game changer?

Margaret Driscoll, Learning Organization Librarian's comment, April 5, 2013 4:05 PM
K-State is working on information literacy tutorials using adaptive learning techniques -- can't wait to see what they bring out!