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Marvin for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch - an E-Reader

Marvin for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch - an E-Reader | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

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Keeping Students Engaged in the Online Classroom | Faculty Focus

Keeping Students Engaged in the Online Classroom | Faculty Focus | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

By: Ronald C. Jones


As an online instructor, I can fulfill the minimum requirements of the university regarding interacting with students, or I can create a learning environment that facilitates student engagement in the classroom. Students enroll in online classes because of the need for scheduling flexibility, work-life-school balance, costs, and convenience. Although online learning holds many advantages, the potential drawbacks revolve around the lack of personal interaction between the instructor and student, as well as the student-to-student contact. Keeping students engaged in the course is a vital function of an effective instructor.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, September 16, 2013 12:06 PM

Strong commonsense advice.  To summarize; use the online teaching environment to connect to your students with empathy and compassion.


Do more than the minimum. Be a teacher. 

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Six Principles of Effective e-Learning: What Works and Why by Ruth Clark : Learning Solutions Magazine

Six Principles of Effective e-Learning: What Works and Why by Ruth  Clark : Learning Solutions Magazine | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

"For the past ten years, Richard Mayer and his colleagues at the University of California at Santa Barbara have conducted a series of controlled experiments on how to best use audio, text, and graphics to optimize learning in multimedia. Six media element principles can be defined based on Mayer’s work. What follows is a summary of these principles along with supporting examples, psychological rationale, and research."


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A/Prof Jon Willis's curator insight, September 19, 2013 5:59 PM

I like these principles (and I like that there is some research to establish why they work)

Phil Turner's curator insight, September 19, 2013 7:00 PM

Not enough references, and not direct references, which is what my "yet to be convinced" colleagues are looking for ... but the principles are logical and probably good starting points for a bit of further reading and discussion in development workshops for professional development of higher ed teachers

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, September 22, 2013 1:13 PM

Take any e-Lesson — show it to five people and ask them what they think. My bet is you will get five different opinions about the quality of the courseware. But, wait! What if the five reviewers are educational “experts” — specialists with advanced degrees in training and education? Now you might expect a greater consensus. Based on my experience over the past three years reviewing courses with experts, I predict a little more agreement; but it’s not likely to be anything close to a consensus.

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Edutopia: 6 Free Online Resources for Primary Source Documents

Edutopia: 6 Free Online Resources for Primary Source Documents | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
“ The Common Core Learning Standards describe the importance of teaching students how to comprehend informational text. They are asked to read closely, make inferences, cite evidence, analyze arguments”
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A Great Visual Guide to Citing Tweets in Academic Papers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Great Visual Guide to Citing Tweets in Academic Papers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

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Interactive Whiteboard Games for Classroom Review Activities

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“These interactive whiteboard games are all based on popular TV shows and are a fun and engaging way for the whole class to review classroom concepts.”
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23 Great Sources For Free Educational Videos Online

23 Great Sources For Free Educational Videos Online | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Students love to watch and learn. Why not showcase some of the best free educational videos and their repositories then?

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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, November 28, 2013 7:26 AM

Very nice sharing. Thanks

Scott Anderson (Daymap)'s curator insight, December 1, 2013 7:53 PM

Here are some fantastic and free links teachers can use!

Maggie McGuirk Veres's curator insight, September 3, 2014 1:48 PM

It's worth a look.

 

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Is Content Curation in Your Skill Set? It Should Be. by David Kelly : Learning Solutions Magazine

Is Content Curation in Your Skill Set? It Should Be. by David  Kelly : Learning Solutions Magazine | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

“Curation is an important skill to develop, especially in an environment in which more and more organizations shift towards self-directed learning for their workers. Now is the time for learning and performance professionals to develop this new skill set.”


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MAría Rosa Arias's curator insight, September 24, 2013 10:21 AM

Muy bien explicado que es Curació de Contenidos

Elizabeth B's curator insight, October 21, 2013 8:04 PM

Insight into the value of social media and curation, and how to make sense of overwhelming amount of information online. Ideas about new ways to think about learning I.e. Informal and learner-led education.

Claudie Graner's curator insight, January 20, 2014 5:25 AM

To avoid being swamped....curate...

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25 Ways to Be More Creative

25 Ways to Be More Creative | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Feel like you lack imagination? Know this: Everyone can be more original--it just takes practice.
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Learning Tip Number 3: Why Storytelling Works

Learning Tip Number 3: Why Storytelling Works | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
t's in fact quite simple. If we listen to a PowerPoint presentation with boring bullet points, a certain part in the brain gets activated. Scientists call this Broca's area and Wernicke's area. Ove...

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Linda Allen's comment, August 27, 2013 1:57 PM
Ana thank you for sharing; excellent read!
Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, August 27, 2013 3:04 PM
Glad you liked it Linda!
Ulrike Grabe's curator insight, August 29, 2013 5:33 AM

Interesting article about the power of storytelling and how it activates the brain of the listener (=learner).