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T is for teaching

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Campbell Walsh was sick of waiting for his NAPLAN test results. ''I wanted to know how I'd done.

 

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Student engagement is one of the keys to educational success - this collection looks at ways of facilitating this in online contexts.
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6 Techniques To Enhance Learner Motivation In eLearning - eLearning Industry

6 Techniques To Enhance Learner Motivation In eLearning - eLearning Industry | Online Student Engagement in Higher Education | Scoop.it
We often talk about the importance of learner motivation in eLearning. In fact, we’ve even said that motivation is often more important than the specific content when seeking to maximize the impact of instruction – particularly in eLearning, where relatively few social or external environmental factors are likely to inspire learners.

This has a great deal of surface value, in that motivation is actually a factor in all of human activity. For example, it’s been over 95 degrees here every day for the last week, and my motivation to work outside has plummeted. Of course, lacking motivation affects my level of effort. If willing effort is the only result of creating motivation, then saying that “designing for learner motivation in eLearning is important” is not really that significant. Of course it’s true, but it is so general a statement that this insight gains us very little in trying to really improve instruction. But actually, our focus on motivation has very specific importance in instruction.
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Online learning can work if universities just rethink the design of their courses

Online learning can work if universities just rethink the design of their courses | Online Student Engagement in Higher Education | Scoop.it
It’s no longer acceptable to upload video lectures to a website and call it a course. We need to start redesigning courses from scratch to find new ways to engage students.
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Why Are They Disengaged? My Students Told Me Why

Why Are They Disengaged?  My Students Told Me Why | Online Student Engagement in Higher Education | Scoop.it

I used to think that when students were disengaged it was their own fault, and while sometimes that is still true, I have found in my years of teaching that a lot of the fault lies with me as the teacher. Yet, realizing that I may be the cause of my students disengagement is hard to swallow. It certainly has not done wonders to my self-esteem, and yet, there is something liberating about realizing that while I am a part of the problem, that also means that I can fix it.


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Jamie Dammann's curator insight, October 25, 2015 9:38 PM

Student Issue

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Teaching ESL

Julie Cumming-Debrot's curator insight, October 28, 2015 1:05 PM

Some very interesting points.  Well worth the reading.

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Teaching Without Walls: Life Beyond the Lecture: Infographic: How to Humanize Your Online Class

Teaching Without Walls: Life Beyond the Lecture: Infographic: How to Humanize Your Online Class | Online Student Engagement in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Since then, I've tried lots of different strategies in my classes and, despite the fact that our world has become more connected through social technologies in recent years (that are easy to use and often free), I still have students who regularly share with me that my class is different -- because they feel like they know me and they feel like I care. This isn't to say that online instructors who use voice/video and interactive tools to design and facilitate their courses are the only instructors who care. But these strategies are key to my ability to be present in the experiences of my students. And they're key to my ability to share my inflection, my concern, and my enthusiasm for them -- nuances text cannot convey.


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Peter Mellow's curator insight, May 7, 2015 7:56 PM

Thanks to @stephenharlow  for pointing out this great resource.

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5 active learning experiences you can use in your MOOCS instead of videos

5 active learning experiences you can use in your MOOCS instead of videos | Online Student Engagement in Higher Education | Scoop.it

... Passively watching a video doesn’t achieve the same level of rich learning, because it does not require the student to do anything but sit, watch, and hopefully absorb information.

The great news is, designing active learning experiences for your MOOC is fun and won’t cost you a thing! ...

http://www.scoop.it/t/easy-mooc


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Jarrod Johnson's curator insight, April 14, 2015 6:39 PM

These insights are pretty obvious when you read them and a lot of MOOCs I have completed have used at least one of these methods.

elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, April 21, 2015 3:15 AM

Some interesting ideas to serve variety in learning

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2014 Student and Faculty Technology Research Studies | EDUCAUSE.edu

2014 Student and Faculty Technology Research Studies | EDUCAUSE.edu | Online Student Engagement in Higher Education | Scoop.it

The infThis hub contains the 2014 student and faculty studies from the EDUCAUSE Technology Research in the Academic Community research series. In 2014, ECAR collaborated with 151 institutions to collect responses from 17,451 faculty respondents across 13 countries about their technology experiences. ECAR also collaborated with 213 institutions to collect responses from 75,306 undergraduate students about their technology experiences.

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Peter Mellow's curator insight, November 4, 2014 9:11 PM

The infographic has many take home messages about our students, their use of technology, and our teaching methods.

 

The report is a great read.

 

66% of undergrads haven't heard of MOOCs!

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Effective study: top tips from the experts - Telegraph

Effective study: top tips from the experts - Telegraph | Online Student Engagement in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Understanding the workings of your mind can lead to optimum essay and exam results at university. Jessica Powell speaks to the experts
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Using Self-Determination Theory to Improve Online Learner Motivation

Using Self-Determination Theory to Improve Online Learner Motivation | Online Student Engagement in Higher Education | Scoop.it
According to self-determination theory, a theory developed by Deci and Ryan, three basic psychological needs affect motivation: autonomy, competence, and relatedness. Susan Epps, associate professor of Allied Health Sciences, and Alison Barton, associate professor of Teaching and Learning, both at East Tennessee State University, have used this theory to develop ways to improve online learner motivation.

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"Creating a sense of autonomy helps students make choices that emphasize what they value, which can increase the subjective value of the learning—the sense that the learning is relevant to one’s life, Barton says.



Here are some ways to offer students choices:

  • Content—Barton has her students, who are preservice teachers, facilitate online discussions about lesson plans that each student develops. Each student gets to decide what the lesson will be, which content from the module to include, and which theories to demonstrate. “That, I hope, makes it more of a motivating experience for them because they’re writing a lesson about something they want to write about,” Barton says.
  • Format—In some instances Epps gives her students choices on assignment format such as a paper or a narrated PowerPoint presentation. “When they feel they’re choosing something that is relevant to them, they actually do better work,” Epps says.
  • Grade weighting—In the past, Barton has offered students options on how much various assignments, quizzes, and tests will count toward the final grade. “If they’re not great test takers, you may offer them an option where their assignments or final projects are given more weight,” she says."
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Teachers’ Most Powerful Role? Adding Context

Teachers’ Most Powerful Role? Adding Context | Online Student Engagement in Higher Education | Scoop.it
When information is available in abundance, teachers will still be subject matter experts, but their true value will lie in their ability to facilitate and share the expertise of their students.

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John Clayton's curator insight, April 24, 2014 9:48 PM

Like the line 

"Teacher as Conductor in the Classroom Orchestra"
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Peerwise - Student Generated Assessment Questions - Ako Aotearoa

Peerwise - Student Generated Assessment Questions - Ako Aotearoa | Online Student Engagement in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Using Peerwise, students develop course-based multiple-choice questions and accompanying explanations to share with other learners. These questions are used by others for studying, critiquing and discussing. Each question is rated for difficulty and quality. The process of answering, evaluating and discussing questions developed by their peers enables students to compare their performance and understanding with that of other students studying the same material.

 

Author-  Paul Denny, University of Auckland

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4 Free Web Tools to Boost Student Engagement

4 Free Web Tools to Boost Student Engagement | Online Student Engagement in Higher Education | Scoop.it
When students use tool technologies to create content, their engagement is largely based on how successfully teachers craft the learning assignments, rather than on the technology itself. This is dif

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Fátima Hernández's curator insight, May 11, 2014 4:58 AM

Dear students, remember that you have to read this text an do a summary for next Monday. Have a nice weekend! 

 

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Confronting the Myth of the 'Digital Native'

Confronting the Myth of the 'Digital Native' | Online Student Engagement in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Professors at Northwestern University are training students to build online identities that can advance their academic and professional careers.

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, April 22, 2014 12:02 PM

"Because a 2-year-old can swipe their finger on an iPad, suddenly every young person, every child, is just universally knowledgeable about digital media," she says. "But there is so much more to using digital media than turning it on or starting an app."

Inma Contreras's curator insight, April 22, 2014 5:25 PM

Siempre he dicho que lo de los nativos digitales era un cuento chino,ahora,documentado.

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Students: could you be an autodidact?

Students: could you be an autodidact? | Online Student Engagement in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Forget exam-centered courses and £9k tuition fees, there are other ways to learn. But if you're going to educate yourself, you'll need more than motivation
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Mika Auramo's curator insight, March 23, 2014 6:04 AM

Autodidaktiikkaa ja itseohjautuvuutta...

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Tips for Increasing Engagement in Online Learning

Tips for Increasing Engagement in Online Learning | Online Student Engagement in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"Often times, tips for engaging learners in corporate online learning include external features and novel delivery methods. These range from using animations, “real-life” scenarios, game-design, leaderboards, and badges. But with learners actually spending more time learning and developing themselves outside of the corporate learning infrastructure, knowing what is appealing for them could have us directing our efforts and attention in a more focused approach that leads to greater engagement, activity and—more importantly—results.

 

Here are some tips based on learner preferences that could give you the results that you are seeking."


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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, January 29, 8:28 AM

adicionar sua visão ...

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Henry Jenkins on Participatory Media in a Networked Era, Part 1 - DML Central

Henry Jenkins on Participatory Media in a Networked Era, Part 1 - DML Central | Online Student Engagement in Higher Education | Scoop.it
You are probably reading this because you are interested in the use of digital media in learning. My single strongest recommendation to you: if you want the best and latest evidence-based, authoritative, nuanced, critical knowledge about how digital media and networks are transforming not just learning but commercial media, citizen participation in democracy, and the everyday practices of young people, my advice is to obtain a copy of the new book, “Participatory Culture in A Networked Era,” by Henry Jenkins, Mizuko Ito, and danah boyd.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Analyze My Writing - Way More Than Word Clouds ~ by Richard Byrne

Free Technology for Teachers: Analyze My Writing - Way More Than Word Clouds ~ by Richard Byrne | Online Student Engagement in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Paste your text into Analyze My Writing and it will generate a ton of information about your writing. Analyze My Writing will give you a break-down of the readability of your writing on five indices. The analysis will include listings of the most common words and most common word pairs in your writing. A listing of how frequently you use punctuation and punctuation types is included in the analysis provided by Analyze My Writing. Finally, a word cloud is included at the end of the analysis of your writing.

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Charles Newton's curator insight, May 14, 2015 4:02 PM

Tried this - very illuminating!

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6 Tips To Engage Passive Learners In eLearning

6 Tips To Engage Passive Learners In eLearning | Online Student Engagement in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Wondering how to Engage Passive Learners In eLearning? Check the 6 Tips To Engage Passive Learners In eLearning.

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Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, April 28, 2015 3:19 PM

Useful tips to get every passive learner of your audience fully engaged and immersed in your eLearning course ...in order to offer each one of them knowledge they can apply in the real world through an inspirational learning experience

Wendy Zaruba's curator insight, April 29, 2015 4:17 PM

Here are some great tips for engaging the Passive Learners in eLearning.

Edgar Mata's curator insight, May 1, 2015 2:40 PM

"In this article, I’ll share some tips on how you can create eLearning deliverables that turn even the most passive learners into engaged, excited, and motivated ones who achieve profound change thanks to your eLearning course. Read the following tips to engage passive learners in eLearning converting your eLearning course into a memorable experience."

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A 4-Step Recipe for Maximum eLearner Engagement

A 4-Step Recipe for Maximum eLearner Engagement | Online Student Engagement in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Discover the secret recipe for creating engaging eLearning courses. Only 4 ingredients required!

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Will Lenssen, Prin's curator insight, October 3, 2014 6:25 PM

Ontario's Min of Ed Document Growing Success, 2010 sure helps advise the many ways in which to engage students. 

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The Decay Of Comedy as a Requirement for Teaching | Humor in Classroom

The Decay Of Comedy as a Requirement for Teaching | Humor in Classroom | Online Student Engagement in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Use of humor in classroom can inspire teachers and learners. YouTube has funny celebrities who can provide the right kind of motivation for the teachers.

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John Clayton's curator insight, March 17, 2014 2:16 PM

Like the quote "any teacher that can be replaced by a computer deserves to be"  :-) 

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Teachers’ Most Powerful Role? Adding Context

Teachers’ Most Powerful Role? Adding Context | Online Student Engagement in Higher Education | Scoop.it
When information is available in abundance, teachers will still be subject matter experts, but their true value will lie in their ability to facilitate and share the expertise of their students.

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John Clayton's curator insight, April 24, 2014 9:48 PM

Like the line 

"Teacher as Conductor in the Classroom Orchestra"
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Why Professors Should Give a Damn

Why Professors Should Give a Damn | Online Student Engagement in Higher Education | Scoop.it

On social media, I’ve seen an uptick in professors’ complaints about their students. Recently, I read a thread on a social-media site that minimized a student’s struggles because she had asked for an extension on a deadline. Faculty members castigated her and welcomed her to “the real world.” One suggested how to avoid dealing with her. Are we serious? If we don’t understand students’ real-world dilemmas, what are we doing teaching?

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The 6 Note Taking Skills Every Student Should M...

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The 6 Note Taking Skills Every Student Should Master ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on Content Creation, Curation, Management curated by massimo facchinetti (The 6 Note Taking Skills Every Student Should Master ~ Educational Technology...

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Empower Students to Take Ownership of Learning

Empower Students to Take Ownership of Learning | Online Student Engagement in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Empowering students is not the same as abdicating control of your classroom. The ASCD’s journal Educational Leadership defines student empowerment as “student ownership of learning.” That is a good way to look at it – helping students take control of their own education. But how do you do that?


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Steve Vaitl's curator insight, February 4, 2014 10:45 AM

Excellent post about using student empowerment techniques for your assessments and for your classroom.

Lia Goren's curator insight, February 9, 2014 8:37 AM

"Empoderar a los estudiantes no es lo mismo que abdicar el control de su clase." El empoderamiento de los estudiantes alude a la apropiación de la tarea de aprendizaje. "Esta es una buena manera de verlo - ayudar a los estudiantes a tomar control de su propia educación. ¿Cómo lo hacemos?"

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"Empoderar a los estudiantes no es lo mismo que abdicar el control de su clase." El empoderamiento de los estudiantes alude a la apropiación de la tarea de aprendizaje. "Esta es una buena manera de verlo - ayudar a los estudiantes a tomar control de su propia educación. ¿Cómo lo hacemos?"