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The Big List of Class Discussion Strategies

The Big List of Class Discussion Strategies | Teaching Online | Scoop.it
“ When I worked with student teachers on developing effective lesson plans, one thing I always asked them to revise was the phrase “We will discuss.” We will discuss the video. We will discuss the story. We will discuss our results. Every time I saw it in a lesson plan, I would add a note: “What format will you use? What questions will you ask? How will you ensure that all students participate?” I was pretty sure that We will discuss actually meant the teacher would do most of the talking; He would throw out a couple of questions like “So what did you think about the video?” or “What was the theme of the story?” and a few students would respond, resulting in something that looked like a discussion, but was ultimately just a conversation between the teacher and a handful of extroverted students; a classic case of Fisheye Teaching. The problem wasn’t them; in most of the classrooms where they’d sat as students, that’s exactly what a class discussion looked like. They didn’t know any other “formats.” I have only ever been familiar with a few myself. But when teachers began contacting me recently asking for a more comprehensive list, I knew it was time to do some serious research.”
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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, February 18, 12:15 PM

Great article with a list of specific strategies. 

Victor Ventura's curator insight, February 22, 12:57 PM

Discussion is required for learning in every level of classrooms. This article offers both  high level planning and low level planning. Well worth the time to read this.

Susan Wegmann's curator insight, April 22, 12:20 PM
Genuine class discussions -- singing my song!
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Don't Frustrate Your Learners! 7 Rules for Creating User-Friendly eLearning

Don't Frustrate Your Learners! 7 Rules for Creating User-Friendly eLearning | Teaching Online | Scoop.it
“ Checking for user-friendliness will help ensure that your students don’t lose out simply because the eLearning course is difficult to navigate.”
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Get Started Teaching Online: Step by Step

Get Started Teaching Online: Step by Step | Teaching Online | Scoop.it
“So what is required to teach online?A Masters degreeExperience in your fieldPassion and commitment to educating othersInternet access and a good computer”
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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, January 29, 11:26 PM

Are you new to the online job search? if so, read this article.  Even if you are a veteran, skim this one. You may find something new. 

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King’s College head: ignoring online education is big danger

King’s College head: ignoring online education is big danger | Teaching Online | Scoop.it
“ Ed Byrne says universities are not ‘immune to disruption’ from new models of education”
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10 Open Education Resource (#OER) Tools You Must Know About

10 Open Education Resource (#OER) Tools You Must Know About | Teaching Online | Scoop.it
“OER(Online Education Resources) are current edtech trend which are providing free online courses from many universities to our teachers and students.”
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The Big List of Class Discussion Strategies - Cult of Pedagogy

The Big List of Class Discussion Strategies - Cult of Pedagogy | Teaching Online | Scoop.it
“When I worked with student teachers on developing effective lesson plans, one thing I always asked them to revise was the phrase “We will discuss.” We will discuss the video. We will discuss the story. We will discuss our results. Every time I saw it in a lesson plan, I would add a note: “What format will you use? What questions will you ask? How will you ensure that all students participate?” I was pretty sure that We will discuss actually meant the teacher would do most of the talking; He would throw out a couple of questions like “So what did you think about the video?” or “What was the theme of the story?” and a few students would respond, resulting in something that looked like a discussion, but was ultimately just a conversation between the teacher and a handful of extroverted students; a classic case of Fisheye Teaching. The problem wasn’t them; in most of the classrooms where they’d sat as students, that’s exactly what a class discussion looked like. They didn’t know any other “formats.” I have only ever been familiar with a few myself. But when teachers began contacting me recently asking for a more comprehensive list, I knew it was time to do some serious research.”
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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, February 18, 12:15 PM

Great article with a list of specific strategies. 

Victor Ventura's curator insight, February 22, 12:57 PM

Discussion is required for learning in every level of classrooms. This article offers both  high level planning and low level planning. Well worth the time to read this.

Susan Wegmann's curator insight, April 22, 12:20 PM
Genuine class discussions -- singing my song!
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How to Make your eLearning Courses Worth Taking Infographic

How to Make your eLearning Courses Worth Taking Infographic | Teaching Online | Scoop.it

How to Make your eLearning Courses Worth Taking Infographic Our job as eLearning designers is to FASCINATE the learner from beginning to end. In the excitement of launching a new course, it’s easy to overlook details. Therefore, it can be very useful to have a checklist for last minute t... http://elearningfeeds.com/how-to-make-your-elearning-courses-worth-taking-infographic/


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Ready to Flip: Three Ways to Hold Students Accountable for Pre-Class Work - Faculty Focus

Ready to Flip: Three Ways to Hold Students Accountable for Pre-Class Work - Faculty Focus | Teaching Online | Scoop.it
“One of the biggest questions about the flipped classroom model is how to get students to actually do the pre-class work and come to class prepared.”
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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 15, 11:12 PM

Here are some clever tips to tighten up your flipped classroom dynamics.

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#Flipclassroom

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How Mobile is Revolutionizing the Learning Landscape

How Mobile is Revolutionizing the Learning Landscape | Teaching Online | Scoop.it
“ mLearning is changing the game. Here are a few ways that mobile is already transforming the world of corporate learning.”
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Synereo - The Decentralized and Distributed Social Network

Synereo - The Decentralized and Distributed Social Network | Teaching Online | Scoop.it
“The Decentralized and Distributed Social Network”
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Stuck in the 90s: Online Course Design in Traditional Higher Education — The Synapse — Medium

Stuck in the 90s: Online Course Design in Traditional Higher Education - The Synapse - Medium
by Dr. Keith Hampson is Managing Director, Client Innovation at Acrobatiq.@KeithHampson"We know, for example, that students benefit from having regular opportunities to apply their knowledge as they are learn and then to receive immediate, meaningful feedback on their efforts. But, of course, it’s not possible for lone instructors to produce hundreds of learning activities for each course using the common approach to course design. And it’s even less feasible for the instructor to provide feedback to each and every student in real-time. Similarly, we know that students come to us with very different cognitive and educational baggage; educators have little opportunity to identify and respond to these differences.But technology can, when built with a deep understanding of how students learn, meet both of these needs. We can build online courses that provide students with hundreds of opportunities to test their knowledge. Using scientifically-based learning analytics, we can provide each learner with immediate, context-specific feedback. We can build software that constantly responds to each student’s cognitive and educational differences and serves up activities that address these differences."
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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 7, 2015 1:59 PM

 Stuck in the 90's is a provocative way of looking at a massing online learning process that is continually changing. Keith Hampson describes a reality that veteran online teachers know well.  


Professionalizing the skill set needed to teach online and being open to team-design and team teaching approaches is an approach decision makers must be ready to fund if they want to remain competitive in online education. 

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Humanize Your eLearning Courses or Risk Losing Learners

Humanize Your eLearning Courses or Risk Losing Learners | Teaching Online | Scoop.it
“ eLearning is more efficient when the designer finds a way to personalize it for the learner.”
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5 Tips And Resources an eLearning Freelancer With No Experience Should Know

5 Tips And Resources an eLearning Freelancer With No Experience Should Know | Teaching Online | Scoop.it
“ How to Start eLearning Freelancing With No Experience. Check 5 Tips And Resources an eLearning Freelancer With No Experience Should Know!”
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Transformative Learning: Another Perspective On Adult Learning

Transformative Learning: Another Perspective On Adult Learning | Teaching Online | Scoop.it

In the 1980’s, Malcolm Knowles popularized certain assumptions about adult learning that have been the basis of a model you know as andragogy.


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Dani Babb: 17 surprising reasons you didn’t get that online teaching job

Dani Babb: 17 surprising reasons you didn’t get that online teaching job | Teaching Online | Scoop.it
“Having worked in online education for over 15 years and working with thousands of clients while maintaining the confidence and anonymity of deans and administrators, I have learned a lot about why candidates don’t get that interview or get the job they were a perfect fit for. In this article, my goal is to share with you this candid feedback – even when it hurts to hear (or just shouldn’t be that way!)”
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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, January 29, 11:18 PM

This is a terrific article from an expert in the field.  If you are looking for online work as a teacher read this article! 

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5 Character Archetypes You Can Use in Your eLearning Courses

5 Character Archetypes You Can Use in Your eLearning Courses | Teaching Online | Scoop.it
“ Using characters in eLearning gives your audience something to visualize and hold onto in the sea of new information they are being immersed in.”
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INFOGRAPHIC - How to Humanize Your Online Class

INFOGRAPHIC - How to Humanize Your Online Class | Teaching Online | Scoop.it
“ How to Humanize Your Online Class - 2 | Piktochart Infographic Editor”
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Fresh Research: Online Education Report Card


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 10, 11:50 AM

Online Educators: Be sure to review the Executive Summary of this new research from a very credible source.  

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US professors aren’t getting any more accepting of online learning—but students definitely are

US professors aren’t getting any more accepting of online learning—but students definitely are | Teaching Online | Scoop.it
“ Online education comes with plenty of drawbacks. The cons tend to amplify when schools try to integrate e-learning into a broader bricks-and-mortar college experience: Students are said to get bored, learn less, or absorb only a portion of the intellectual atmosphere they'd find in physical classrooms. Despite all that, online learning as part of university programs—also known as distance learning—has managed to...”
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Report Review of Siemen’s ‘Preparing for the Digital University’ - Class Central's MOOC Report

Report Review of Siemen’s ‘Preparing for the Digital University’ - Class Central's MOOC Report | Teaching Online | Scoop.it
“ Class Central summarizes the main findings from the MOOC Research Initiative (MRI) Report: Preparing for the Digital University.”
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elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, February 18, 4:59 AM

Interesting report as always from Class Central. If you can only ready one or two resources about MOOCs, here is one of them

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Study: Enrollment in Online Learning Up, Except at For-Profits

Study: Enrollment in Online Learning Up, Except at For-Profits | Teaching Online | Scoop.it

The number of students taking online courses continued to increase in 2014, rising at a slightly faster rate than the prior year, according to a report released today.

About 5.8 million students were enrolled in at least one distance learning course in fall 2014 – up 3.9 percent from the previous fall, according to "Online Report Card: Tracking Online Education in the United States," an annual report by the Babson Survey Research Group. Last year, that figure rose by 3.7 percent, which marked the slowest rate in more than a decade.


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Kicking off the New Year with Design Thinking | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Kicking off the New Year with Design Thinking | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | Teaching Online | Scoop.it

Over the course of the past 7 years I've been weaving a web of digital tools to support teaching and learning, and that work is documented on this blog

I began my journey into the use of digital tools for teaching and learning through blogging in March, 2009 and have thoroughly explored a substantial number of tools along the way. I've added the most flexible tools to my own digital toolkit, which has grown into a collection of tools capable of supporting powerful learning experiences. As I reflect on this learning journey, my mantra remains the same, I Blog to Learn!


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Wallflowers in the Online Classroom

Wallflowers in the Online Classroom | Teaching Online | Scoop.it
“The study found that visits to discussion boards correlated with student success. But the students didn’t have to post—they just needed to spend time there.”
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Maggie Rouman's curator insight, November 20, 2015 11:28 AM
Are there wallflowers in your online classroom? It may not be such a bad thing.
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5 Killer eLearning Tips To Help You Dominate Content Chunking

5 Killer eLearning Tips To Help You Dominate Content Chunking | Teaching Online | Scoop.it
“ To create an effective eLearning design, developers need to understand the art of chunking by following these rules.”
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10 Types of Learners You Can Run Into When Imparting Online Training

10 Types of Learners You Can Run Into When Imparting Online Training | Teaching Online | Scoop.it
“ nderstanding the different types of learners, summed up in following categories, is beneficial to any eLearning designer.”
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Sue Walsh's curator insight, August 5, 2014 6:17 PM
Nice :-)
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Great Infographic!