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9 Tips for Creating a Sense of Community for Distance Learners

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With ever-increasing opportunities for online learning, educators must find new ways to engage their students and create a sense of community in a virtual world.

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, March 3, 2014 11:22 AM

Great tips to grow your DL classroom.  Thanks Ana Christina!

Robert Rodenbaugh's curator insight, March 8, 2014 11:08 AM

A great list of suggestions, but overall and taking a look at #9, the key is connecting, building a relationship. Let's make sure we keep social-emotional learning (SEL) always in mind as a priority when we look to creating the education of tomorrow.

Allison Anderson's curator insight, March 10, 2014 12:28 PM

Geared toward educational settings, but I believe these are good ideas for creating a sense of community in a corporate setting.

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Self-publishing: the Road to Independence

Self-publishing: the Road to Independence | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Major publishers are still churning out the same old books; lots of glossy covers and sales talk, but it’s the same kind of material. It is difficult for new talent to get published – safe names sell books, conferences, and webinars. The market, the students and the teachers are all crying out for change. Independent self-published authors are edging in and offering a much different menu. Nik Peachey, Phil Wade, Jorge Sette – just to name just a few – are a new breed of innovative independents with a fresh approach.

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massimo facchinetti's curator insight, March 19, 2:51 AM

Nice to get a mention here.

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Nice to get a mention here.

Rossleigh Brisbane's curator insight, March 29, 2:02 AM

Nice to get a mention here.

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When Kids Have Structure for Thinking, Better Learning Emerges

When Kids Have Structure for Thinking, Better Learning Emerges | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Teachers are trying to get students to slow down and take note of how and why they are thinking and to see thinking as an action they are taking. But two other core components of metacognition often get left out of these discussions — monitoring thinking and directing thinking.

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Parent Cortical Mass's curator insight, April 5, 9:14 AM

Well worth reading.

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Learning analytics and Big Data: A tentative exploration

Presentation at the Apereo Africa cConference, 10 March 2016, Burgerspark Hotel, Pretoria, South Africa

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Building an effective learning environment - by Tony Bates

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I was asked by the Chang School of Continuing Studies at Ryerson University to do a master class on this topic at their ChangSchoolTalks on February 17, based on Appendix 1 in my open, online textbook, Teaching in a Digital Age.


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Special APHG Edition of the Journal of Geography

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"The special APHG issue of the Journal of Geography (Volume 115, Issue 3) has 11 articles that are all focused on APHG."


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With 11 superb articles from leaders in the APHG community, this issue of the Journal of Geography is a MUST HAVE for all APHG teachers (all NCGE members can digitally access it).  If you aren't an NCGE member yet, this alone is reason to become one today).  

 

On Saturday, July 30, 2016, members of the AP Human Geography Development Committee will present a workshop for high school AP teachers during the annual conference of the National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE). The workshop will take place between 8:00 A.M. and 12:15 P.M. at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel. The cost of the workshop is included in the NCGE conference attendance fee.  A special conference rate is available for Florida teachers.  Early-bird registration ends April 1st so act now.

 

Tags: NCGE, APHG, geography education, teacher training.

 

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Leonardo Wild's curator insight, March 29, 8:59 AM

With 11 superb articles from leaders in the APHG community, this issue of the Journal of Geography is a MUST HAVE for all APHG teachers (all NCGE members can digitally access it).  If you aren't an NCGE member yet, this alone is reason to become one today).  

 

On Saturday, July 30, 2016, members of the AP Human Geography Development Committee will present a workshop for high school AP teachers during the annual conference of the National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE). The workshop will take place between 8:00 A.M. and 12:15 P.M. at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel. The cost of the workshop is included in the NCGE conference attendance fee.  A special conference rate is available for Florida teachers.  Early-bird registration ends April 1st so act now.

 

Tags: NCGE, APHG, geography education, teacher training.

 

MsPerry's curator insight, March 31, 12:38 PM

With 11 superb articles from leaders in the APHG community, this issue of the Journal of Geography is a MUST HAVE for all APHG teachers (all NCGE members can digitally access it).  If you aren't an NCGE member yet, this alone is reason to become one today).  

 

On Saturday, July 30, 2016, members of the AP Human Geography Development Committee will present a workshop for high school AP teachers during the annual conference of the National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE). The workshop will take place between 8:00 A.M. and 12:15 P.M. at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel. The cost of the workshop is included in the NCGE conference attendance fee.  A special conference rate is available for Florida teachers.  Early-bird registration ends April 1st so act now.

 

Tags: NCGE, APHG, geography education, teacher training.

 

Ivan Ius's curator insight, April 3, 12:04 PM

With 11 superb articles from leaders in the APHG community, this issue of the Journal of Geography is a MUST HAVE for all APHG teachers (all NCGE members can digitally access it).  If you aren't an NCGE member yet, this alone is reason to become one today).  

 

On Saturday, July 30, 2016, members of the AP Human Geography Development Committee will present a workshop for high school AP teachers during the annual conference of the National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE). The workshop will take place between 8:00 A.M. and 12:15 P.M. at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel. The cost of the workshop is included in the NCGE conference attendance fee.  A special conference rate is available for Florida teachers.  Early-bird registration ends April 1st so act now.

 

Tags: NCGE, APHG, geography education, teacher training.

 

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The Role of Rural Women in Agriculture

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"Women are the backbone of the development of rural and national economies. They comprise 43% of the world’s agricultural labor force, which rises to 70% in some countries. In Africa, 80% of the agricultural production comes from small farmers, who are mostly rural women. Women comprise the largest percentage of the workforce in the agricultural sector, but do not have access and contr