Online Student Engagement in Higher Education
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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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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?"

Lia Goren's curator insight, February 9, 2014 8:39 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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Education, schooling and the digital age

Education, schooling and the digital age | Online Student Engagement in Higher Education | Scoop.it

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Derek Wenmoth's curator insight, March 20, 2014 6:26 AM

Love the quote "Teaching to the test must be replaced by learning as a quest. "

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Team Working: 10 Tips For Effective Real-Time Online Collaboration

Team Working: 10 Tips For Effective Real-Time Online Collaboration | Online Student Engagement in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Digital natives co-author articles, theses, and books online and in real-time. If you're still sending back and forth emails with file attachments to collaborate on a document, you're doing it wrong. Unless you share the same office, online collaborative writing is generally safer, more reliable, and more efficient than emails. On top of that it's…

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Student Perceptions of Online Group Work: What They Really Think and How to Make it Work

Student Perceptions of Online Group Work: What They Really Think and How to Make it Work | Online Student Engagement in Higher Education | Scoop.it
This is the third post in a three-part series featuring strategies and skill development for instructors wanting to create, facilitate and encourage collaboration among students working in groups. ...

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Jeremy Cooke's curator insight, March 17, 2014 6:18 AM

Making online collaborative groups work - useful skill for future digital creatives ! 

Theophilus's curator insight, March 21, 2014 4:18 AM

There is great value in understanding the impact and design of group work or collaborative work strategies, from the student's point of view. I appreciate the effort made to get to the view of the student and at the same time I wonder if the research indicate any radical difference between the teacher's view and the student's view related to online collaboration.

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27 Ways to Encourage Team Work in Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

27 Ways to Encourage Team Work in Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Online Student Engagement in Higher Education | Scoop.it

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The Impact Of Technology On Curiosity

The Impact Of Technology On Curiosity | Online Student Engagement in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Looking at the impact Of technology on curiosity is also a look at the impact of technology on learning

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Curiosity is probably the greatest intrinsic motivator for learning... foster curiosity and you create a learner...

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, January 28, 2014 8:14 AM

Thanks to Nik Peachey.

Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan's curator insight, January 29, 2014 1:57 PM

Thank you for sharing.

Tonya Ward Singer's curator insight, January 31, 2014 11:57 AM

Provocative article, especially the questions at the bottom, including: What happens when students don't know what they don't know?

 

I ask this for us as communities and a socieity, what happens when we don't know what we don't know?     

 

History has some terrifying answers on what people can do collectively when locked into a set idea of "knowledge."   

 

How can we best leverage technology to support students as critical thinkers, curious and empowered? 

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3 Keys to Fostering Community Online -- Campus Technology

3 Keys to Fostering Community Online -- Campus Technology | Online Student Engagement in Higher Education | Scoop.it
A sense of isolation is a leading cause of dropout among online students. CT looks at proven strategies for building an inclusive, collegial atmosphere in online classes.
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Learning Online is not a Spectator Sport: How to Make it Active

Learning Online is not a Spectator Sport: How to Make it Active | Online Student Engagement in Higher Education | Scoop.it
“Learning is not a spectator sport.” Chickering & Gamson, excerpt from the Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education, (1987). Principle number three, ‘Good practice encourag...
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Flipping Online- Maintaining the In-Class Feel

Flipping Online- Maintaining the In-Class Feel | Online Student Engagement in Higher Education | Scoop.it
This infographic is as much about flipping online as it is about online teaching in general. If we, as instructors, can maintain the connected feel of a class, our students will feel valued.

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, August 14, 2013 9:10 PM

With blended learning, the need to be "online" should be balanced teaching approach.

Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, August 15, 2013 2:56 AM

Cool infograph.

Vera Weber's curator insight, August 15, 2013 9:34 AM

Good ideas for any web content

 

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Well-Behaved Students and Engaged Students Aren't the Same Thing

Well-Behaved Students and Engaged Students Aren't the Same Thing | Online Student Engagement in Higher Education | Scoop.it
While educators often focus on class behavior as a measure of student engagement, a new study finds subtler facets of engagement can be harder to flag but just as critical for their long-term academic success.
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"A constructivist approach to learning proposes that
students make sense of new information by using and
building upon prior knowledge. However, learners often do
not have adequate cognitive structures for accommodating
new concepts. In these cases, designing activities that
prepare students for future learning can be an efficient
strategy, and the PFL framework is based on this assumption [5].

In other words, this approach encourages students
to generate their own ideas about a class of phenomena.
Previous work [5], [34], [35] suggests that this preparation
sets the stage for future learning; once students develop
their own personalized theory about a phenomenon, they
can contrast their own thinking with that of others,
including experts."
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The Millennials Are Coming! Proven Engagement Strategies by Elisabeth Arellano : Learning Solutions Magazine

The Millennials Are Coming! Proven Engagement Strategies by Elisabeth  Arellano : Learning Solutions Magazine | Online Student Engagement in Higher Education | Scoop.it

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John Clayton's curator insight, July 7, 2013 2:42 PM

Millennials, the generation of people born between 1981 and 1999 during the rice of ICTs. They will be looking for mobile learning, gamification, and video-based learning.

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5 Online Discussion Tips For Students - Edudemic

5 Online Discussion Tips For Students - Edudemic | Online Student Engagement in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Students are online all day long. Here are a few ways to keep them civil: just a few online discussion tips for students to keep the conversation going.

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Paola Houston-Davalos's curator insight, June 26, 2013 9:18 PM

Students need to know how important it is to write meaningful assessments on articles and topics they choose so that their peers can in turn make meaningful comments. Then they need to comment on their classmates' assessments. This way students engage in an online community that keeps everyone powerfully engaged.

Paola Houston-Davalos's curator insight, June 26, 2013 10:02 PM

Students need to know how important it is to write meaningful assessments on articles and topics they choose so that their peers can in turn make meaningful comments. Then they need to comment on their classmates' assessments. This way students engage in an online community that keeps everyone powerfully engaged.

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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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Technologies to Help Students Find Their Voice In the Classroom

Technologies to Help Students Find Their Voice In the Classroom | Online Student Engagement in Higher Education | Scoop.it
By voice, I mean the ability to recognize their own beliefs, practice articulating them in a variety of forms, and then find the confidence -- and the platform -- to express them. The platforms par...

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What Keeps Students Motivated to Learn?

What Keeps Students Motivated to Learn? | Online Student Engagement in Higher Education | Scoop.it
What keeps students motivated to learn? Relevance, connections, and their teachers' emotional investment, among just a few criteria.

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You Can Lead a Class to Technology But Only Pedagogy Makes Kids Think

You Can Lead a Class to Technology But Only Pedagogy Makes Kids Think | Online Student Engagement in Higher Education | Scoop.it
In this prickly NYT op-ed, Pamela Paul bemoans the rise of game-based learning, pointing the finger directly at education technologists who "believe computer games (the classroom euphemism for video games) should be part of classroom lessons at...

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, April 13, 2013 2:33 PM

We need to be mindful and aware of waht helps children and adults learn. It is not enough to hook up the technology and expect everyone to learn in one way.

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Beth Case's comment, April 17, 2013 12:56 PM
Technology is a TOOL, not a goal. Just because students learned before the invention of TV doesn't mean education can't be improved. While it can be annoying to jump on every new gimmick, it's just as annoying to be resistant to trying anything new.
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Understanding the Learning Personalities of Successful Online Students (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

Understanding the Learning Personalities of Successful Online Students (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | Online Student Engagement in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Many factors contribute to the rapid growth in higher education's online course offerings, from economic realities to the need for alternative ways to teach a new media-savvy generation. As online classes reduce and often eliminate face-to-face (F2F) interactions, it's important for instructors to learn new ways of understanding and interacting with their online students to further enhance their success.

Studies show students' cognitive styles play a key role in their success in online courses.1 As one researcher noted, "Satisfying online learners' cognitive styles was a critical success factor for online instruction"2 and suggested further research studies to identify instructional strategies addressing online learners' cognitive styles to improve learning outcomes were also provided."

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Engagement: not motivation, nor conformity - The Centre

Engagement: not motivation, nor conformity - The Centre | Online Student Engagement in Higher Education | Scoop.it

To achieve deeper engagement, different approaches are required. Engagement is often ambiguous, tough to define and therefore problematic to measure/quantify.

 

Engagement is not a synonym for motivation or conformity. It also involves self-discovery, collaborative intent, it is attuned to emotional investment and personalised to embrace passion and interest – a lot of things PISA find difficult to measure. It is also rigorous, but not excessive to the detriment of wellbeing. Engagement in learning connects to real-world contexts, bringing relevance and horizontal connection to learning in other areas.

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University leaders need to look beyond their research superstars

University leaders need to look beyond their research superstars | Online Student Engagement in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Few vice-chancellors planning for life after REF will want to dispense with the services of good teachers, says Tony Kelly

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Motivating Students with Teaching Techniques that Establish Relevance, Promote Autonomy ~ Faculty Focus

Motivating Students with Teaching Techniques that Establish Relevance, Promote Autonomy ~ Faculty Focus | Online Student Engagement in Higher Education | Scoop.it

by Katherine Robertson, PhD

 

"Underachievement in college students is linked to lack of motivation (Balduf, 2009 and references therein). Two major factors that contribute to poor motivation are inability of students to see the relevance of classroom activities to their chosen careers (Glynn et al., 2009) and lack of a sense of autonomy (Reeve and Jang, 2006; Reeve, 2009).

 

"In this article, I provide examples of how I addressed these two issues with activities that promote experiential learning and encourage students to be more active participants in their learning. These techniques were used mainly in science courses but could be adapted to other disciplines."


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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, October 23, 2013 12:59 PM

Technique in Ellulian language is problematic. We need to go beyond formula and to relational ways.

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Research / Research

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The lit review is note worthy however there is more evidence from k-12 than higher ed, and the one case study from higher ed does not indicate positive results, however there are some take home messages consistent with other literature.

 

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"...the potential of Flipped Learning lies not in the videos but in how delivering direct  instruction in a different environmnet opens up time and space inside the classroom to engage in higher leverage instructional practices and individualize learning. Teachers need to be thoughtful about how to  maximize the opportunity for students to become active learners who are empowered to take charge of their own learning. Even critics acknowledge that the changeover to the Flipped Learning model encourages teachers to re-evaluate their teaching (e.g., Stumpenhorst, 2012)."

 

"Indeed, teaching successfully in a flipped classroom is even more demanding than is traditional teaching. So, if Flipped Learning is to succeed, teachers will need to be trained and supported in how to engage students more deeply in content."

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The flipside of the flipped classroom is that it challenges teachers to reconsider what is done and how time is spent in the classroom - that is, what students do to learn and what teachers do to facilitate and support learning, in the space left by the removal of 'teacher-talk'. For some, this is a paradigm shift that requires letting go of the attachment to content, in favour of a focus on the learning process ...

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Deep Engagement as a complex system: identity, learning power and authentic enquiry

Deep Engagement as a complex system: identity, learning power and authentic enquiry | Online Student Engagement in Higher Education | Scoop.it

This chapter develops a definition of engagement which is underpinned by a participatory enquiry paradigm and invites an exploration of patterns and relationships between variables rather than a focus on a single variable. It suggests that engagement is best understood as a complex system including a range of interrelated factors internal and external to the learner, in place and in time, which shape his or her engagement with learning opportunities. The implications of this approach are explored first in terms of student identity, learning power and competences and second in terms of student participation in the construction of knowledge through authentic enquiry. Examples are used to illustrate the arguments which have been generated from research into the theory and practice of Learning Power and from the Learning Futures programme in the UK and Australia. The chapter argues that what is necessary for deep engagement in the twenty-first century is a pedagogy and an assessment system which empower ­individuals to become aware of their identity as learners through making choices about what, where and how they learn and to make meaningful connections with their life stories and aspirations in authentic pedagogy. In this context, the teacher is a facilitator or coach for learning rather than a purveyor of expert knowledge.

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Assigning Wikipedia editing: Triangulation toward understanding university student engagement | Roth | First Monday

Assigning Wikipedia editing: Triangulation toward understanding university student engagement | Roth | First Monday | Online Student Engagement in Higher Education | Scoop.it


Professors across the United States participated in the first direct effort by the Wikimedia Foundation, the non–profit organization supporting Wikipedia, to engage the academic community and use Wikipedia in a class assignment. Three project participants, from different areas of study, conducted independent research into university student motivations for a Wikipedia assignment. We triangulate those data in this paper to describe how student motivations differ for a Wikipedia assignment from a traditional research paper assignment. Several themes emerged through the research and many of the dominant themes were linked. The global audience both motivated and intimidated students. Students appreciated the usefulness of contributing to Wikipedia and found satisfaction in making information accessible to the public worldwide. Students engaged with an online community and appreciated feedback and collaboration. Some recognized a degree of possessiveness that they felt toward the article. Both instructors and students observed that student research and writing skills improved. Qualitative data from both students and professors indicates that in learning basic writing skills, a Wikipedia writing assignment is comparable to a traditional research paper, however, students are more engaged in a Wikipedia assignment.

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