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5 Instructional Techniques that Encourage Optimal Learning

5 Instructional Techniques that Encourage Optimal Learning | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Use these five techniques below to encourage optimal learning among students in your eLearning courses.
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10 Tools For Mind Mapping Ideas

10 Tools For Mind Mapping Ideas | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The old models of capturing great ideas—the hasty scribbling on a spare bit of paper—just don’t always translate to an increasingly electronic world. To c
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2 Tips to Easily Increase Elearning Effectiveness | LearnDash

2 Tips to Easily Increase Elearning Effectiveness | LearnDash | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Elearning has often caused teachers and businesses a headache because it can be difficult to effectively motivate the learner to actually view the content. What often happens is the user will click “next” until they are at the end of the elearning course and then attempt the quiz until they pass.  This is especially true for yearly compliance training in businesses.  I am guilty of this myself.

 
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Anyone Still Listening? Educators Consider Killing the Lecture

Anyone Still Listening? Educators Consider Killing the Lecture | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Though some teachers are still adamantly holding onto traditional formal lectures, many others are considering whether this is an ineffective and outdated model that no longer works in the information age.

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Eme Ric's comment, July 26, 2013 5:24 PM
There are others ways. It's not lecture or online, hopefully
Eme Ric's comment, July 26, 2013 5:24 PM
There are others ways. It's not lecture or online, hopefully.
Heather Thompson's comment, July 26, 2013 5:40 PM
agreed engaged learning can happen in a range of ways. Face to face engages differently
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“I Don’t Like This One Little Bit.” Tales from a Flipped Classroom | Faculty Focus

“I Don’t Like This One Little Bit.” Tales from a Flipped Classroom | Faculty Focus | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Shifting responsibility for learning basic course content onto the student, alters the instructor’s role to that of setting the stage, not being on it.
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Digital Divide: Access Is Not Enough -- Campus Technology

Access to technology is not enough to eliminate the digital divide, according to a new study from the University of Southern California.

 

The study, "Computer Usage and Access in Low-Income Urban Communities," which was published in the July 2013 issue of Computers in Human Behavior, examined the effects of home computer access on low-income households that participated in the Computers for Families program. The program aims to reduce the digital divide by providing low-income families with refurbished desktop computers, software, technical assistance, and basic computer instruction, all of which are donated by companies, agencies, and organizations in the area. In order the qualify for the program, participants were required to attend an eight-hour computer skills boot camp.

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5 Ways to Personalize the Student Experience With Big Data -- Campus Technology

5 Ways to Personalize the Student Experience With Big Data -- Campus Technology | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
How two institutions are using big data and analytics to shape the student experience.

 

Each time a student registers for a class, swipes an ID card, or visits with a campus advisor, he or she leaves behind a trail of data -- information that provides valuable insight into student habits, practices, and academic performance.

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He Said He Needed an A - On Hiring - The Chronicle of Higher Education

He Said He Needed an A - On Hiring - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

After showing up 1¾ hours into a two-hour class, Mr. G wanted to know about his grade.

 

“You’ve turned in only two small assignments, so the grade you have right now isn’t really reflective of much,” I told him. “Wait till you get your first major essay back, and then we’ll have a better idea where you stand.”

 

“I have to get an A in this class,” Mr. G insisted as though I hadn’t said a word. I hate to burst a bubble so early in a semester. Well, I wish that were true. I’m fine bursting obnoxious bubbles like demanding a grade, the sooner the better.

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Citing disappointing student outcomes, San Jose State pauses work with Udacity | Inside Higher Ed

Citing disappointing student outcomes, San Jose State pauses work with Udacity | Inside Higher Ed | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
After six months of high-profile experimentation, San Jose State University plans to “pause” its work with Udacity, a company that promises to deliver low-cost, high-quality online education to the masses.
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Building Community in your Online Course: Course Introduction Video

Ed Tech Du Jour - MAIN COURSE: Hosts - Dr. Heather Farmakis and Dr. Melissa Kaulbach share helpful tips for online instructors on how to create a course intr...
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How to Use Twitter to Become an Expert on Any Topic

How to Use Twitter to Become an Expert on Any Topic | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Sometimes you need to quickly immerse yourself in a new field. You might want to gain expertise or quickly gauge what the current issues are around a particular topic. One way of doing this is by c...

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Stephen Dale's comment, July 31, 2013 4:48 AM
Thanks for the kind words :-)
Julia Chandler's curator insight, August 7, 2013 4:35 AM

Title says it all - good intro for those who remain unswayed?

Lucy Wyatt's curator insight, October 10, 2013 9:54 AM

This might be good for students beginning a current research topic.

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Applying the Kolb Experiential Learning Model (ELM) to Distance Learning | Faculty Focus

With student-centered learning and instructor involvement, I found I am able to apply the Kolb ELM model to an online course that fully facilitates a valuable adult learning environment.
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How Gates Shapes State Higher-Education Policy

How Gates Shapes State Higher-Education Policy | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Working alongside the Lumina Foundation and through intermediaries like Complete College America, the foundation has seen unprecedented results.

 

Over the past several years, lawmakers in dozens of states have passed laws restricting remedial college courses and tying appropriations to graduation rates. The changes have been advanced by an unusual alliance of private foundations and state policy makers who are shaping higher-education strategies in profound ways.

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5 Apps for Note Taking

5 Apps for Note Taking | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
These 5 note taking apps go above and beyond the default notepad and make retaining information from the classroom both fun and extremely organized.
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A University's Offer of Credit for a MOOC Gets No Takers

A University's Offer of Credit for a MOOC Gets No Takers | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Colorado State University-Global Campus made the $89 offer but may have to adjust its thinking, officials say.
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Low marks for MOOCs: Few students post, Stanford study says, and their grades show it - San Francisco Business Times

Low marks for MOOCs: Few students post, Stanford study says, and their grades show it - San Francisco Business Times | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Ask questions in class, get a good grade, conventional wisdom goes. Now Stanford...

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Ekaterina's curator insight, July 24, 2013 5:26 PM

Análisis sobre la participación en los foros MOCCs. 

Sunil Malhotra's curator insight, July 29, 2013 4:17 AM

Open might take a little time but is here to stay and there's no stopping it. Examples - Linux and wikipedia. Quality will improve iteratively not end-of-pipeline as it was in the material economy.

Sunil Malhotra's curator insight, July 29, 2013 4:18 AM

Open might take a little time but is here to stay and there's no stopping it. Examples - Linux and wikipedia. Quality will improve iteratively not end-of-pipeline like it was in the material economy.

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Make Yourself a YouTube Expert with these 13 Brilliant Tutorials

Make Yourself a YouTube Expert with these 13 Brilliant Tutorials | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Is your business fully leveraging the power of YouTube? If not, then you NEED to read these 13 articles to help you become a YouTube Expert!

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Two Pens's curator insight, July 23, 2013 2:43 PM

These are excellent. Now kept in my Bookmarks folder for easy access.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, July 23, 2013 5:41 PM

YouTube is the second web search engine... just after google, and the 3rd social media around the world.

 

YouTube is the 3rd largest social media site on the planet. And its activity makes up about 20% of all social media activity.

YouTube is also the web’s 2nd most popular search engine — behind parent company Google!

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YouTube is the 3rd largest social media site on the planet. And its activity makes up about 20% of all social media activity.

YouTube is also the web’s 2nd most popular search engine — behind parent company Google!

- See more at: http://www.postplanner.com/become-youtube-expert-13-brilliant-tutorials/#sthash.8wukhOnw.dpuf

YouTube is the 3rd largest social media site on the planet. And its activity makes up about 20% of all social media activity.

YouTube is also the web’s 2nd most popular search engine — behind parent company Google!

- See more at: http://www.postplanner.com/become-youtube-expert-13-brilliant-tutorials/#sthash.8wukhOnw.dpuf

YouTube is the 3rd largest social media site on the planet. And its activity makes up about 20% of all social media activity.

YouTube is also the web’s 2nd most popular search engine — behind parent company Google!

- See more at: http://www.postplanner.com/become-youtube-expert-13-brilliant-tutorials/#sthash.8wukhOnw.dpuf
Anabela Santos's comment, September 3, 2013 3:56 PM
Real good! Thanks
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SPOCs may provide what MOOCs can’t | University Business Magazine

News, Articles and Community for higher education decision makers. Magazine published monthly, with daily news and blogs and online content. Archives available.
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Remembering Our Mission to Teach | Faculty Focus

Remembering Our Mission to Teach | Faculty Focus | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Have you ever become so frustrated with students and overwhelmed by your workload that you start questioning what you are doing? At times it can feel suffocating.
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Before Reading or Watching Videos, Students Should Experiment First

Before Reading or Watching Videos, Students Should Experiment First | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

The study’s conclusion suggests that the current model of the flipped classroom should itself be flipped upside down. The researchers advocate the “flipped flipped classroom,” in which videos come after exploration and not before.

 


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Jim Lerman's curator insight, July 31, 2013 3:21 PM

A very worthy observation.

Gordon Dahlby's curator insight, August 1, 2013 2:27 PM

and the pendulum swings

Angela C. Dowd's curator insight, August 2, 2013 3:33 PM

Experimenting first sounds good, though I think it depends on the learner and on what is being taught. I like the idea of pushing the envelop to be more inclusive...yet not throwing out things that continue to work (for some types of learners).

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The Impact of Digital Tools on Student Writing and How Writing is Taught in Schools | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

The Impact of Digital Tools on Student Writing and How Writing is Taught in Schools | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
In a survey of Advanced Placement and National Writing Project teachers, a majority say digital tools encourage students to be more invested in their writing by encouraging personal expression and providing a wider audience for their work.
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Schedule E-mail on the Go with Boomerang - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Schedule E-mail on the Go with Boomerang - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Back in 2010, Amy reported on using Boomerang to schedule email within Gmail or Outlook for a later send date. I personally use this email add-on daily, finding it useful to queue up emails to arrive to their recipient at a reasonable time. For example, I often process email on Sunday evenings (a time that works well for me), but in case my colleagues check their email that same evening I don’t want them to feel that I’m pressuring them to respond immediately. So I use Boomerang to send the email at the beginning of usual workday hours, such as 8:30am on Monday.

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Assessing Student Learning - five practical guides

Assessing Student Learning - five practical guides | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

After a decade of rapid expansion in Australian higher education, student numbers have grown considerably in many courses and subjects, especially at the undergraduate level.

Larger class sizes pose significant teaching challenges, not least in the assessment of student learning. Perhaps most troubling, large classes may limit the amount of feedback provided to students.


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Kaylin Burleson's curator insight, July 16, 2013 9:47 AM

Good thoughts/good ideas. 

Maureen Greenbaum's curator insight, July 20, 2013 9:41 PM

very detaiiled

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A MOOC Delusion: Why Visions to Educate the World Are Absurd - WorldWise - The Chronicle of Higher Education

A MOOC Delusion: Why Visions to Educate the World Are Absurd - WorldWise - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

As The Chronicle recently reported, perhaps the most prominent motivation among professors at prestigious universities for teaching massively open online courses, or MOOCs, is “altruism—a desire to increase access to higher education worldwide.”

 

In itself, the desire to increase access to quality education for millions across the world is a laudable one. After seven years of being within American academe, first as a graduate student and now as an instructor, I share that desire. I wish to make my teaching available for students around the world who aspire to learn from knowledgeable educators regardless of national borders.

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Top Colleges Discourage Students From Careers in Teaching

Top Colleges Discourage Students From Careers in Teaching | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

In a professor’s office during my freshman year of college, I had to do it yet again: defend my decision to study elementary education. My professor—someone who, of course, was an educator—asked why I would want to teach young children and suggested that I might want to consider doing something else with my talents, that I could do so much more than be “just” a teacher.

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