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Understanding the Building Blocks of Online Learning: Part 6 | Contact North

Understanding the Building Blocks of Online Learning: Part 6 | Contact North | online learning | Scoop.it

"ates emphasizes starting with the right research questions in deciding which technologies are most appropriate. Simply asking which is “better”, face-to-face or online teaching, is singularly unhelpful and easily misunderstood. While most studies reveal no significant difference between the 2, this does not mean that the choice of technologies is inconsequential. It all depends on what you are trying to achieve and which technologies best serve your ends.

Bates identifies the following as among the most consistent and helpful outcomes of studies into the application of different technologies in post-secondary education.

The focus should be on the teaching, not the technology.

Different media have different educational capacities.

Online learning is compatible with constructivist approaches.

Asynchronous learning supports reflection and critical thinking skills.

Asynchronous learning supports reflection and critical thinking skills.

Online learning supports collaboration.

Open educational resources (OERs) facilitate both quality and cost-effectiveness.

Evaluation is important to innovation

 


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Once you read this Part 6 in a series, you will likely want to follow the links included for Parts 1 - 5.

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Better Questions are the Answer

Better Questions are the Answer | online learning | Scoop.it
Good answers depend on good questions. That’s why we work so hard on the content of our questions and why we should work with students on how they ask their questions. What also helps to make questions good is asking the right type of question. It goes to intent—what we want in the way of an answer. The type of question we ask conveys this intent to the listener.

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Any of the question types explained in this article can be applied to discussions in online courses.

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OpenEd Recommends Common Core-Aligned Resources - Education Week News (blog)

OpenEd Recommends Common Core-Aligned Resources - Education Week News (blog) | online learning | Scoop.it
OpenEd Recommends Common Core-Aligned Resources Education Week News (blog) An entrepreneur today announced the launch of OpenEd, an online catalog of more than 250,000 web-based educational videos, games, and exercises through a platform designed...
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Wow!  Look at the number of categories in these resources!  I can find something for everyone!

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Top Five Tools for Online Learning | eTraining Pedia

Top Five Tools for Online Learning | eTraining Pedia | online learning | Scoop.it
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You have probably heard of some of the tools listed such as Edmodo and maybe others.  Edutopia has been a longtime favorite of mine.

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MOOCS are Evolving: Coursera Embraces Online Blended Model with Worldwide 'Learning Hubs'

MOOCS are Evolving: Coursera Embraces Online Blended Model with Worldwide 'Learning Hubs' | online learning | Scoop.it
Online course provider Coursera is developing in-person "Learning Hubs" that will allow MOOC students to work together and with subject experts.

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This description of Learning Hubs shows an excellent way to extend an online course to the community.  Participants in Learning Hubs could meet in a community center, a public park, a classroom, or anywhere you can imagine!

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EDTECH@UTRGV's curator insight, November 6, 2013 3:33 PM

MOOCs are evolving...

Steve Klien's curator insight, November 8, 2013 12:45 PM

Coursers moving to blended learning?

David Bramley's curator insight, November 11, 2013 6:26 PM

This post explains how MOOC's are morphing into blended learning courses,  at least for those who live close enough to one of their learning hubs.  All they need now is accreditation and commercialisation and we could have true disruption!

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10 eLearning Game Ideas for Instructional Designers - eLearning Brothers

10 eLearning Game Ideas for Instructional Designers - eLearning Brothers | online learning | Scoop.it
Instructional Designers have the ability to make awesome eLearning games, they just don't know it yet. Here are 10 simple eLearning game ideas that...

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Here are some excellent ideas for developing eLearning Games.  The templates linked at the end of the article make the process of getting started very easy!

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