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Research shows that exercise can fight aging - 7Online.com

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Research shows that exercise can fight aging
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But that's not to say that you don't have a say in how your body ages.

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10 educational and enlightening Twitter accounts you should follow

10 educational and enlightening Twitter accounts you should follow | Online education for lifelong learners | Scoop.it
Twitter may share some things with Facebook, but it's ultimately a different beast altogether. Continue reading →
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More and more knowledgeable people are curating these kinds of lists of their favorite social media sources. They're great tools to help you navigate your own social media explorations.

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Spatial Navigation Before GPS

Spatial Navigation Before GPS | Online education for lifelong learners | Scoop.it

"Giant 70-foot concrete arrows that point your way across the country, left behind by a forgotten age of US mail delivery.  Long before the days of radio (and those convenient little smartphone applications), the US Postal service began a cross-country air mail service using army war surplus planes from World War I.  The federal government funded enormous concrete arrows to be built every 10 miles or so along established airmail routes they were each built alongside a 50 foot tall tower with a rotating gas-powered light. These airway beacons are said to have been visible from a distance of 10 miles high."


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Giovanni Sonego's curator insight, December 15, 2013 1:49 PM

Adesso sembra incredibile che si usasse un sistema simile per guidare la posta aerea. Forse a quei tempi sembrava normale. 

Steven Flis's curator insight, December 16, 2013 3:14 AM

I love articles like this one where they talk about the collide of different times. This article speaks of huge concrete arrows which were left from 1930's air mail routes. sadly most of the towers that were paired with the arrows have been dismantled but still really cool that these directional arrows from the past can still be found almost 90 years later.

Elle Reagan's curator insight, September 28, 2014 11:44 PM

Wow technology has come a long way in just a short amount of time! We would still be using  those stone arrows if it wasn't for the invention of the GPS. 

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How Did Howard Rheingold Get So “Net Smart”: An Interview (Part One)

How Did Howard Rheingold Get So “Net Smart”: An Interview (Part One) | Online education for lifelong learners | Scoop.it

By Henry Jenkins

 

Howard Rheingold has been one of the smartest, most forward thinking, most provocative writers about digital culture for the past several decades. He’s someone who always makes me think. Even a short hall way chat with Howard at a conference can lead to transformative insights about how we live within a networked culture. I have been lucky to know him for more than two decades now, and I treasure every interaction I’ve ever had with the guy.

 

Your progression from work on virtual communities to smart mobs to digital literacies says something about the evolution of digital culture over the past few decades. What has led you right now to focus so much on giving everyday people the skills they need to more meaningfully participate in the new media landscape?

 

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(E-Learning Students!  I highly recommend this series of articles to anyone seeking a solid conntext for the work we are doing in social communication. ~ Dennis)


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UW-Stout Discussion Board Etiquette

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Here is UW-Stout's discussion etiquette guide. This was 'crowd sourced' via our online teaching staff and is regularly revised.  

 

The Discussion Board is a vital part of communication in online learning. If all participants agree to follow a few principles of civility and professionalism, the discussion board can be a great opportunity to express opinions, share ideas, and receive feedback from peers who are engaged in the same learning objectives.


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Ten Takeaway Tips for Online Learning

Ten Takeaway Tips for Online Learning | Online education for lifelong learners | Scoop.it
Good teaching is good teaching whether it happens in a classroom or on a computer screen (or in a house, or with a mouse, or in a box, or with a fox, for that matter).

 

The following tips are compiled from interviews with online principals and teachers in Idaho, including Mortimer; Jeff Farden, an online principal with the Idaho Digital Learning Academy (IDLA); Mike Caldwell, director of supervision and development with IDLA; and social studies specialist Jeff Simmons, also of IDLA. Kerry Rice, assistant professor and associate chair of the Department of Educational Technology at Boise State University (BSU), contributed as well.


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Acronyms and Abbreviations

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Abbreviations - acronyms and initialisms from a database of over 600,000 entries covering computers, technology, telecommunications, and the military.

 

The Acronyms section of this website is powered by the Acronym Finder, the web's most comprehensive dictionary of acronyms, abbreviations and initialisms.

 

The Acronym Finder allows users to decipher acronyms from a database of over 600,000 entries covering computers, technology, telecommunications, and the military. Unlike online glossaries, search engines, encyclopedias, or thesauruses, Acronym Finder exists purely to unravel the bewildering range of acronyms that impact daily life.

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Essential Elements of an Effective Online Learning Experience | Faculty Focus

Essential Elements of an Effective Online Learning Experience | Faculty Focus | Online education for lifelong learners | Scoop.it
An online course is like walking into a foreign land with an entire map laid out, but having no sense of the land’s origin or how to navigate the terrain.
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Ten Web 2.0 Things You Can Do in Ten Minutes to Be a More Successful E-Learning Professional ~ Stephen's Web

Ten Web 2.0 Things You Can Do in Ten Minutes to Be a More Successful E-Learning Professional ~ Stephen's Web | Online education for lifelong learners | Scoop.it
Stephen's Web, the home page of Stephen Downes, with news and information on e-learning, new media, instructional technology, educational design, and related subjects (“@MarSBayon: Ten Web 2.0 Things You Can Do to Be More Successful in...
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Communications in Business - eNotes.com

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This article was suggested by Marie Cristobal in our E-Learning For Educators class. 

 

The Communication Rules offered in this article certainly apply too online communications! ~ Dennis

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Massive List of MOOC Resources, Lit and Literati

Massive List of MOOC Resources, Lit and Literati | Online education for lifelong learners | Scoop.it
UPDATE 08.14.2012: This week marks the launch of MOOC MOOC, and given the insane amount of content that\'s already been produced, we\'re going to hold off on updating this ongoing list o\' links.
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bonkopen2012: Instructional Ideas and Technology Tools for Online Success

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Free, Open Course With Dr. Curt Bonk: The live course had ended, but please enjoy the course at your own pace!
Description: Motivating students and creating community within blended and online learning environments are crucial to academic achievement and success. This open course will provide both theoretical concepts and practical tools for instructors to improve motivation, retention, and engagement within blended and online courses.

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This course is finished but the resources are still available - some good stuff here!

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Test and Assess – be a curator!

Test and Assess – be a curator! | Online education for lifelong learners | Scoop.it
A key component to this process, which is tied directly into active assessment strategies, is synthesizing or making sense of the information gathered. Sense making can be writing a blog post using the links (like this post) or summarizing the key points in a presentation. Gathering and collecting specific content points is the beginning, and creating the theme is where an individual demonstrates their analysis and evaluation of the content included in a post or presentation shared. Kanter wrote, “Content curation is not about collecting links or being an information pack rat, it is more about putting them into a context with organization, annotation, and presentation.”   

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, December 27, 2012 1:15 PM

This article will help you understand how curating relates to both Bloom's taxonomy and the Engagement Pyramid proposed by Charlene Li and Jeremiah Owyang.


For those who must plan to standards, this article will give you great theoretical backing for teaching and using curation in your classroom. 


Bronwyn Desjardins's curator insight, December 27, 2012 5:19 PM

I agree. Education used to be about finding the information. With potential access to everything now, the focus should be on making sense of it and finding connections, drawing correlations and making conclusions - to become thinkers.

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Retire Here, Not There: Tennessee Retire Here, Not There

Retire Here, Not There: Tennessee Retire Here, Not There | Online education for lifelong learners | Scoop.it
Thanks to affordable real estate, low taxes and good transportation connections, boomers and retirees are giving Tennessee a second look.

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9 amazing ways to learn online

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There is no need to buy a massive set of encyclopedias anymore, as you can learn most things online these days. The trouble is that the internet is filled with terrible amounts of misinformation.
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This UK-based post includes appropriate warnings about the need to cross-check sources before concluding that anything written on the Internet is useful knowledge. With that caution in mind, it has never been easier to find information about almost any subject imaginable, at any time and from any location where you can access the Web. The suggestions included here are a great start, and a comment suggests two more.   

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Outsourced Lectures Raise Concerns About Academic Freedom

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As big names crowd into smaller classrooms via MOOCs, professors begin to wonder if their own teaching is at risk.
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10 Fun Tools To Easily Make Your Own Infographics

10 Fun Tools To Easily Make Your Own Infographics | Online education for lifelong learners | Scoop.it
People love to learn by examining visual representations of data. That's been proven time and time again by the popularity of both infographics and Pinterest. So what if you could make your own infographics?
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UW-Stout E-Learning Certificate Program: E-Learning Jobs: Job Listings.

UW-Stout E-Learning Certificate Program: E-Learning Jobs: Job Listings. | Online education for lifelong learners | Scoop.it

Here is a link to a curated list of jobs I maintain as a service for the graduate students in the UW-Stout E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate Program. I update this list (almost) daily.


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4 Time Management Tips for Online Students - US News and World Report

4 Time Management Tips for Online Students - US News and World Report | Online education for lifelong learners | Scoop.it
Procrastinators, learn how to stay on top of your online classes.


Online courses give students the flexibility to take their class anytime, anywhere. The trick, students say, is staying on top of them.


Doing so requires discipline, commitment, and organization—traits any successful student should possess, no matter what path they're taking to complete their degree.



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Jigsaw method

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The jigsaw strategy is used to develop the skills and expertise needed to participate effectively in group activities. It focuses on listening, speaking, co-operation, reflection, and problem-solving skills.

 

Jigsaw method is a very useful tool for trying to help students integrated knowledge and understanding from various sources and experts. The basic idea is very simple: students are divided into groups which all have their own research topic to study. After research each topic group is split in such a manner that new groups have a single member from each of the old topic groups. After the new groups have been assembled each topic expert is resonposible for integrating the knowledge of his/her topic specific knowledge into the understanding of the new group he/she is in.

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This design adapts nicely to online group work.  I recommend it! ~ Dennis

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How to create interactivity in online training | TechRepublic

How to create interactivity in online training | TechRepublic | Online education for lifelong learners | Scoop.it

By Laura Summers

Online learning needs to be more than just page turning.

 

While taking a course on how to create a secure commerce network, Mike scrolled through Web page after Web page. He found himself getting bored and wondering how he was going to remember all this new information. When was he going to be able to apply what he was reading?

 

Mike’s story is a prime example of ineffective online training that doesn’t engage the learner. Imagine, instead, an online course that mimics a real computer network where Mike can work through a Web-based simulation to diagnose a network problem. In this scenario, he is applying his new skills in a real-life context. Then, imagine an online learning community where Mike can talk to experts in the IT field, access job aids, and e-mail questions to a course mentor or tutor.


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Some great advice and guidance listed here - read and learn!

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Digital Stress and Your Brain

Digital Stress and Your Brain | Online education for lifelong learners | Scoop.it

Having several tabs open at once on your computer may make you feel like you're getting more done, but multi-tasking can actually hinder more than it helps.

 


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Hechinger Report | Q&A with Heather O’Mara: Teacher-student relationship remains vital in online learning

Hechinger Report | Q&A with Heather O’Mara: Teacher-student relationship remains vital in online learning | Online education for lifelong learners | Scoop.it
Informing the Public about Education through Quality Journalism...

 

In Colorado, a state where just this week there’s been controversy as three foreign-language teachers lost their jobs when their classes moved online, there are differing perspectives on the value of online education and technology’s ever-increasing role in education.


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Edutopia Resource Guide: Mastering Online Discussion Board Facilitation

Discussion boards, or threaded discussions, are one of the most commonly used tools in online teaching. Discussion  forums provide the ability for asynchronous discussion to occur over a period of time. The ability to learn asynchronously is one of the primary benefits of online learning. Students are able to reflect upon their ideas before sharing
them with the class, leading to more reflective responses and in-depth learning.
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his guide has been designed to provide some practical suggestions to assist you in making the most of this versatile tool. A number of topics have been addressed, including: facilitation tips, content area suggestions, time
management strategies and much more.


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The Ultimate list of Free Stock Photos Sites for eLearning

The Ultimate list of Free Stock Photos Sites for eLearning | Online education for lifelong learners | Scoop.it
In this post I will present you The Ultimate list of Free Stock Photos Sites for eLearning. If anyone of you have used one or more of the above Free Stock Photos Sites I will very much appreciate if he/she share with us his experience!
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