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Major Players in the MOOC Universe

Major Players in the MOOC Universe | Resources for Teaching | Scoop.it

Millions of students have signed up for massive open online courses, and hundreds of universities are offering some form of Web-based curriculum. Most students aren’t paying much for these classes, if they’re paying anything at all. So where is all that knowledge—and all the cash—coming from? Explore connections among the major players.


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Finland Adopts the Common Core

Finland Adopts the Common Core | Resources for Teaching | Scoop.it

All right, its not the common core per se but it sure looks like it. And it helps to confirm what most people in the U.S. are saying about the Common Core: " This could be the holy grail of education reform."Finland changes its National C...


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Heightening Learner Engagement and Retention through Visual Learning

Heightening Learner Engagement and Retention through Visual Learning | Resources for Teaching | Scoop.it
Instructional designers and learning content developers have always affirmed the extensive impact of images and visual cues in learning – whether teaching 4-year-old in kindergarten or corporate

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Ralph Springett's curator insight, February 21, 2:51 AM

I am a visual learner. Images tell me stories.

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5 Lessons Education Research Taught Us In 2014

5 Lessons Education Research Taught Us In 2014 | Resources for Teaching | Scoop.it
Lessons from a handful of the most-viewed papers from the American Educational Research Association last year.

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Ralph Springett's curator insight, March 1, 2:27 AM

Ouch - short courses have expanded  and this is the learner outcome. Maybe it is the difference between getting a job or not.

"Individuals who earned short-term certificates (programs that last anywhere between a few weeks and a few months) were no more likely to see higher wages or better chances of employment than those who earned no credentials at all." (Lesson 3).

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How do students use video in higher education?

How do students use video in higher education? | Resources for Teaching | Scoop.it
A new SAGE white paper out today reveals the types of educational videos that appeal to students and where they go to find them. Titled 'Great Expectations: Students and Video in Higher Education,' the paper includes suggestions for librarians as they connect the video resources found in their libraries ...

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Book: Using Evidence of Student Learning to Improve Higher Education (2015)

Dynamic changes are underway in American higher education. New providers, emerging technologies, cost concerns, student debt, and nagging doubts about quality all call out the need for institutions to show evidence of student learning. The scholars at NILOA present a reframed conception and approach to student learning outcomes assessment. The authors explain why it is counterproductive to view collecting and using evidence of student accomplishment as primarily a compliance activity. Today's circumstances demand a fresh and more strategic approach to the processes by which evidence about student learning is obtained and used to inform efforts to improve teaching, learning, and decision-making.

 

 

 


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An Excellent Visual About Student Choice

An Excellent Visual About Student Choice | Resources for Teaching | Scoop.it

Amy Mayer has created what I think is an excellent visual about student choice, and has given me permission to publish it here.


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A Do-Not-Do list for eLearning designers

A Do-Not-Do list for eLearning designers | Resources for Teaching | Scoop.it
You have a Moleskin for your to-do lists. Or maybe you prefer an app. You probably get all (or most of) the items ticked off in the list. But what about the ones that you shouldn't be doing? It is as important not to do the wrong things—the ones that sap your energy needlessly or the time-wasters—as it is to do the right things. That is why, productivity champs ask you to take the Start/Stop/Continue road.

You know what to do; start doing them. Figure out what you are doing right; continue with it. But most importantly, STOP doing what is not serving you any purpose.

Here's a do-not-do list to help every eLearning professional become more productive:

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10 of The Best Chrome Apps for Math Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 of The Best Chrome Apps for Math Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Resources for Teaching | Scoop.it

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3 Tips to Communicate Change and Build Trust in Your Teams

3 Tips to Communicate Change and Build Trust in Your Teams | Resources for Teaching | Scoop.it

“Why is it that some leaders think by keeping everything a secret when they know big changes are coming”


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Joan Nichols's curator insight, February 23, 10:21 AM

Great article on communicating change.

Expressworks International's curator insight, February 24, 4:15 PM

Great article on communications.

judyhouse's curator insight, February 26, 9:54 AM

Gain some small wins, so your team will be prepared to embrace bigger wins down the road. They'll remember how you involved them in the past, and utilized their ideas. They'll more than  likely stay connective and supportive.

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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Browser-based Tools for Creating Audio Recordings - Videos on How to Use Them

Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Browser-based Tools for Creating Audio Recordings - Videos on How to Use Them | Resources for Teaching | Scoop.it

Earlier this week I featured some tools for creating podcasts across on a variety of platforms. An audio recording doesn't have to go through the full-fledged production process of creating an a podcast in order for it to be a valuable activity for students. Creating short, unedited audio recordings is a good way for students to record and share their reflections on things that they have learned and observed in your classroom. The following five tools can all be used for creating and sharing short audio recordings.


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3 Tips to Communicate Change and Build Trust in Your Teams

3 Tips to Communicate Change and Build Trust in Your Teams | Resources for Teaching | Scoop.it

“Why is it that some leaders think by keeping everything a secret when they know big changes are coming”


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Joan Nichols's curator insight, February 23, 10:21 AM

Great article on communicating change.

Expressworks International's curator insight, February 24, 4:15 PM

Great article on communications.

judyhouse's curator insight, February 26, 9:54 AM

Gain some small wins, so your team will be prepared to embrace bigger wins down the road. They'll remember how you involved them in the past, and utilized their ideas. They'll more than  likely stay connective and supportive.

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5 Creative Ways To Use Skype In The Classroom

5 Creative Ways To Use Skype In The Classroom | Resources for Teaching | Scoop.it
Creative Ways To Use Skype In The Classroom

The answer: in more ways than you could imagine. While Skype was not designed as an educational tool, it’s quickly becoming one as teachers discover the many ways it enriches their lessons and the lives of their students. Even something as simple as hosting a guest speaker through a video call can add excitement to a lesson.

As with any tech tool, it can seem daunting to introduce this into your classroom at first. If you don’t know where to start, try one of these five creative ideas.

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Skype

 


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Jen Pollard's curator insight, March 15, 4:40 PM

Skype is a great tool to use in learning as it provides real time engagement with experts. This a great article with ideas about thinking outside of the box when integrating Skype. 

Phil Hobrla's curator insight, March 16, 8:04 PM

Microsoft recently showcased a new Skype feature that allows for real-time, two-way, voice translation! This feature will make the Skype Cultural Exchange even more extensible and will allow those who use Skype for non-native language acquisition to have in-depth conversations, in their own languages, about their progress and issues in their learning. 

Henry Lee's curator insight, March 16, 9:25 PM

Rescooped from Sarah Kozlowski. This make distance learning possible for virtual classrooms. While this setup up isn't ideal for a lot of virtual classroom setups, it can work as a low-tech solution.

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Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy Infographic

Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy Infographic
The first part of an assessment design is the most obvious; the student performance, or more simply referred to as the activity. This requires a student to show the teacher what they know or can do.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, February 9, 10:41 PM

Useful infographic that helps us get out of the rut on assessing in a few ways.

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How The Activity Learning Theory Works

How The Activity Learning Theory Works | Resources for Teaching | Scoop.it
How The Activity Learning Theory Works

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LMS Evolution or Extinction Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

LMS Evolution or Extinction Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Resources for Teaching | Scoop.it
The LMS Evolution or Extinction Infographic presents the nine key trends that are currently changing the role of an LMS.

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Ralph Springett's curator insight, February 26, 3:01 AM

Defining the LMS has always been problematic. What may appear as extinction is simply a repurposing of the functionality. Unfortunately this is more often a patchwork fix rather than a redesign.

The result neanderthal online learning management systems (NOLMS)

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8 Ways to Engage your Learners

8 Ways to Engage your Learners | Resources for Teaching | Scoop.it
Do you struggle to engage your staff through e-learning? Check out the infographic and video below for 8 engagement tips that will leave your learners energised and primed to look at your learning in a different light.

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Ralph Springett's curator insight, March 28, 6:47 PM

Good advice if you apply it within your context - one size does not fit all.

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A Guide to Google Tools – Tips & Tricks You Can’t Live Without

A Guide to Google Tools – Tips & Tricks You Can’t Live Without | Resources for Teaching | Scoop.it
Whether you're a student, educator, executive or a scientist, Google offers online services and products that help everyone remain as productive as possible. There are many Google services that have come and gone through the years, but a few of them -- like Gmail, Google Drive and of course Google Search -- stay even more…

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Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, March 11, 10:14 PM

I had no idea the features Google has to offer.  I am definitely underutilizing Google.

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The Power of the Visual for learning

The Power of the Visual for learning | Resources for Teaching | Scoop.it

"Visuals are so powerful. Carl Hendrick wrote recently about motivational posters recently here and I tend to agree when they’re used out of context, however I think visualisations can be a great learning tool, particularly when students make them themselves."


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Megan Howe's curator insight, March 3, 10:55 PM

Having a variety of ways to accommodate all learning styles is important to access all students. Visual learners are common and there are many ways to enlighten these students in today's technological world.

David Baker's curator insight, March 4, 5:35 PM

So many tools that I need to look at and think about using with professional development classes in a targeted process. Thinglink, wordclouds and Glogster are three that jumped out.

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, March 9, 2:44 AM

Un très bon résumé de tout ce qui est possible pour visualiser des informations au lieu de le mettre dans un slide avec du texte.

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A Do-Not-Do list for eLearning designers

A Do-Not-Do list for eLearning designers | Resources for Teaching | Scoop.it
You have a Moleskin for your to-do lists. Or maybe you prefer an app. You probably get all (or most of) the items ticked off in the list. But what about the ones that you shouldn't be doing? It is as important not to do the wrong things—the ones that sap your energy needlessly or the time-wasters—as it is to do the right things. That is why, productivity champs ask you to take the Start/Stop/Continue road.

You know what to do; start doing them. Figure out what you are doing right; continue with it. But most importantly, STOP doing what is not serving you any purpose.

Here's a do-not-do list to help every eLearning professional become more productive:

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Connectivism: Bearing a Heavy Node

Connectivism: Bearing a Heavy Node | Resources for Teaching | Scoop.it
I recently came across this infographic on learning theory on the most excellent blog, TeachThought. As you can see, with the digital age, a new theory of learning has emerged called Connectivism. it is a theory advanced by George Siemens that is based ...

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Cheryl Frose's curator insight, February 10, 4:28 PM

Detailed explanation of learning theories. Easy to understand infographics. Well done!

mokshastocks's curator insight, February 13, 12:01 AM

http://www.mokshastocks.com

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Trends in distance education research: A content analysis of journals 2009-2013 | Bozkurt | The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning

Trends in distance education research: A content analysis of journals 2009-2013 | Bozkurt | The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning | Resources for Teaching | Scoop.it
Trends in distance education research: A content analysis of journals 2009-2013

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Go Engage The Modern Learners. Here’s How

Go Engage The Modern Learners. Here’s How | Resources for Teaching | Scoop.it
How To Engage The Modern Learners
These days, finding out almost anything is easy. Want to know the answer to a question? Just Google it. Want to get career advice? Poll your peers on LinkedIn. Need to see the latest breaking news?

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Chris Carter's curator insight, February 21, 5:38 PM

True. I like emphasizing #3, "Go Personal." All effective teaching is, at its heart. relational.

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Life of an Educator: 10 things students want all educators to know

Life of an Educator: 10 things students want all educators to know | Resources for Teaching | Scoop.it
10 things students want all educators to know http://t.co/EgA72m4APn #edtech

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7 Ways To Get Through To Just About Anyone

7 Ways To Get Through To Just About Anyone | Resources for Teaching | Scoop.it
Do you ever feel like no one is listening? Here's how to get your audience to sit up, pay attention, and hear what you have to say.

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Teaching Cultural Empathy: Stereotypes, World Views and Cultural Difference

Teaching Cultural Empathy: Stereotypes, World Views and Cultural Difference | Resources for Teaching | Scoop.it

"I am torn about how to teach these two ideas about cultures and societies all around the world:

People and cultures are different all over the world.People and cultures are the same all over the world.

These points may seem like a contradiction, but when put into proper context they teach important truths about culture."


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Cass Allan's curator insight, February 17, 7:44 PM

general article about teaching cultural empathy

Avery Liardon's curator insight, March 23, 9:48 PM

Unit 3:

Shines insight on stereotypes that are commonly used throughout the world. Reading this article really made me think about stereotypes that are so commonly used they are considered acceptable. It's a ridiculous idea to think that all people under a culture act and behave the same way. 

Emily Coats's curator insight, March 24, 12:06 PM

UNIT 3 CULTURE

This article is written to compare and contrast various ways to teach young school children about global cultures. On one hand, we can relate all cultures to each other, due to their common goals and views. For example, all families around the world aim to do what's best for each other, love and cherish one another, and try their hardest to succeed economically. On the other hand, cultures are extremely different around the world, with different music, clothing, and underlying views on life. We can continue to say that popular culture has diffused so greatly, with advanced technologies and means of transportation, so it has influenced and homogenized our landscape quite a bit. Folk culture is obviously still a powerful force, but popular culture does have some effects around the world. I believe that children need to understand the importance of maintaining diversity thy preserving folk culture but they also need to acknowledge the pros and cons of the global diffusion of popular culture and how it connects us at a global scale.