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Making Interactive Lectures

Making Interactive Lectures | Technology for Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

This module on Interactive Lectures provides strategies and specific examples of techniques and activities designed to involve students in large and small lecture-based classes. The module is designed for the instructor who does not want to replace lecture, but rather to enhance and punctuate lecture to create an interactive classroom experience


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Konstantinos Kalemis's comment, August 9, 2012 9:44 AM
Interactive lectures can increase student engagement with course material and facilitate learning. In traditional lectures, the majority of class time is devoted to the instructor’s delivery of information. During interactive lectures, the instructor interrupts the lecture to allow time for short activities.
These activities can take on many forms as discussed later, but they are important in that they allow students to use material learned in class and contribute to their own learning.During lecture breaks, the instructor poses a question or problem that promotes students to actively work with the concepts learned in class. Because learners tend to retain information based on their involvement in the learning process, transforming students from passive receivers of information into active users of information leads to increases in student retention of material.
The idea of incorporating activities within lecture time is often met with the criticism that it wastes time that could be used to cover additional course material. However, sustained lectures that exceed the typical attention span of 10-20 minutes do not ensure that the material is actually reaching students. In fact, students record in their notes a greater percentage of material from short lecture segments than they do from longer lectures. Many of the activities described below take only a few minutes to implement, but still provide important learning opportunities for students.Another benefit of using activities within lectures is that it can create a feedback loop for instructors to get information about student learning earlier than the exam or major assignment date. Seeing students struggle with an activity can be the stimulus for the instructor to review important concepts related to that activity.
In recent years, the lecture has fallen on hard times.
Prominent researchers have raised doubts about its use, claiming that lectures rely on rote learning and fail to promote active engagement. Yet most of us have either attended or delivered wonderful lectures—lectures that have expanded our thinking, provided fresh insights, or opened our eyes to new worlds. Clearly, lectures can be an efficient way of transmitting large amounts of information in a relatively small amount of time.
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Creative Educator - Articles, stories, and lessons for a creative approach to learning.

Creative Educator - Articles, stories, and lessons for a creative approach to learning. | Technology for Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Creative Educator magazines combines theoretical articles with classroom stories and practical lessons, bringing fantastic ideas from research to the realities of the classroom.

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Metacognition And Learning: Strategies For Instructional Design: The eLearning Coach: Instructional Design and eLearning

Metacognition And Learning: Strategies For Instructional Design: The eLearning Coach: Instructional Design and eLearning | Technology for Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Many adult learners don't know how to look inward to examine how they learn and to judge what is effective. Metacognitive strategies can help.
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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Not unique....just prophetic....(and a Fletch quote)

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Not unique....just prophetic....(and a Fletch quote) | Technology for Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Why are sites/services like Coursera, edX, Udacity, Academic Earth, TED-Ed and Khan Academy (feel free to comment and add all the ones that I've left out) really important? World-changing content? Maybe.
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Constructivism and Online Learning

Constructivism and Online Learning | Technology for Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
My notes from: Huang, H. (2002). Toward constructivism for adult learners in online learning environments. British Journal of Educational Technology. Vol 33. No 1. 27-37. Online learning requires a...
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Really insightful...students taking control of their learning.

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Evernote for Students: The Ultimate Research Tool - Education Series

Evernote for Students: The Ultimate Research Tool - Education Series | Technology for Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Enter Evernote. For students, it’s an invaluable way to organize research and streamline the collaboration process. Here are some examples of how Evernote simplifies the student research process.


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Despite rumors, creditialing still an impasse for universities offering MOOCs | Inside Higher Ed

Despite rumors, creditialing still an impasse for universities offering MOOCs | Inside Higher Ed | Technology for Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

A MOOC, but not a MOOC?

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Video Feedback in Higher Education - A Contribution to Improving the Quality of Written Feedback - Nr 02 - 2012 - Nordic Journal of Digital Literacy - tidsskrifter - idunn.no - tidsskrifter på nett

Video Feedback in Higher Education - A Contribution to Improving the Quality of Written Feedback - Nr 02 - 2012 - Nordic Journal of Digital Literacy - tidsskrifter - idunn.no - tidsskrifter på nett | Technology for Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

"The purpose of this article is to promote the significance of feedback regarding students’ working with written texts in higher education and to point out how technology can develop the quality and form of teachers’ feedback. The results of studies and tests completed in eight separate subject areas demonstrate that video feedback simplifies and increases the efficiency of responding to students’ work, as it allows the opportunity to achieve increased levels of precision and quality in the feedback process. Students emphasize their learning dividend and the inspiration they experience from working with this format. They actively use their teacher’s comments and acquire a stronger emotional bond with him/her as well.

Keywords: Video feedback, screen capture, feedback, higher education."


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New Pew data: There’s a good (and growing) chance you’re reading this on your phone

New Pew data: There’s a good (and growing) chance you’re reading this on your phone | Technology for Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Adrienne LaFrance says in NiemanLab, "The younger you are, the more likely it is that you mainly use a phone to go online."

 

I guess if you work with learners then you would be unwise to ignore this Pew study about how 31% of adults use phones for most of their Internet access, 45% for ages 18-29.

 

It's convenient, cellphones are easier to use all the time, low income folks tend to use it as their only net access. If you are not factoring these facts into your pedagogy, then you are already way behind the curve.  Yes, most of us are behind the curve.  Dammit.

 

 


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The Keyword Blog: Detecting Plagiarism: A MentorMob E-Learning Unit

The Keyword Blog: Detecting Plagiarism: A MentorMob E-Learning Unit | Technology for Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

I learned about MentorMob when I spoke with Joyce Valenza at ISTE 2012. When Joyce speaks, I listen. This experimental lesson is my first use of MentorMob. Give it a try!

 

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: The 33 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher should Have

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: The 33 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher should Have | Technology for Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Summer is a good time to up the skills.


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 17, 2012 9:19 AM

Summer is a good time for reflection and considering what happens next.

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The downside of e-textbooks

The downside of e-textbooks | Technology for Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

"When e-textbooks were first introduced, they were supposed to be the wave of the future, and experts thought we’d see e-reader-toting students littering college campuses, and of course being adopted in droves by online university students. But they haven’t taken off quite as expected: according to market research firm Student Monitor, only about 11% of college students have bought e-textbooks. So what happened? Here, we’ll explore several reasons why students aren’t yet warming up to the idea of e-textbooks today."


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Educational Technology Guy: 50 Excellent Online Professional Development Resources for Teachers

Educational Technology Guy: 50 Excellent Online Professional Development Resources for Teachers | Technology for Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Summer is a good time for teachers to up their skills.  Some good online resources here.

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Google Apps Expert | Google Apps Training Videos | Google Gooru

Google Apps Expert | Google Apps Training Videos | Google Gooru | Technology for Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Did you know that in 2011, Google Apps released 100+ new updates? With so many new updates how to keep does one keep up with all the new releases and updates? Try Ask Google Guru where you can find Google Apps Training Videos by topic, by level (beginner, intermediate, Gooru), and Migration Guides.


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GrammarCheck.net – Free Online Grammar Checker

GrammarCheck.net – Free Online Grammar Checker | Technology for Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Check your grammar for free on our site. Check whole documents or just a few sentences.

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Free open course: Fundamentals of Program Evaluation : Syllabus

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Familiarizes students in different types of program evaluation, including needs assessment, formative research, process evaluation, monitoring of outputs and outcomes, impact assessment, and cost analysis. Students gain practical experience through a series of exercises involving the design of a conceptual framework, development of indicators, analysis of computerized service statistics, and development of an evaluation plan to measure impact. Covers experimental, quasi-experimental, and non-experimental study designs, including the strengths and limitations of each.


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An Illustration of Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture

The Flipped Classroom: The Full picture is not about watching videos as homework.


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Ra's curator insight, November 10, 2015 3:46 PM

Jackie G quick and useful explanation to share with teachers' thinking about how to develop their curriculum development and student engagement methods. 

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LizJardim's curator insight, May 22, 4:08 PM
The flipped classroom looks like a great way to teach, engage learners & allow students to self-pace their learning.
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50 Striking Statistics About Distance Learning in Higher Education

50 Striking Statistics About Distance Learning in Higher Education | Technology for Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

The physical classroom is becoming a distant memory for some students. Distance and online learning is a big deal in higher education. Not only are more students taking online classes at traditional four-year colleges, but also the rise of innovative for-profit online schools is changing the landscape. We all know it’s happening, but now we can quantify the affect of online learning with these 50 striking statistics.


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Peer Grading in Online Classes: Does it Work?

Peer Grading in Online Classes: Does it Work? | Technology for Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Is student grading good enough to use? A loaded question – and though it is context-dependent, the answer is yes. Yesterday I peer-graded six student midterm exams in the Introduction to Sociology ...
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Massive List of MOOC Resources, Lit and Literati

Massive List of MOOC Resources, Lit and Literati | Technology for Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
We\'ve been following the MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) movement for a couple years now because we and our clients are all engaged in online learning at some level, be it totally online, flipped or hybrid, or just lecture capture for on-demand...
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Mind Mapping in ELT with MindMaple

Mind Mapping in ELT with MindMaple | Technology for Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

When I was at college, these were drawn by hand on large sheets of paper but nowadays they can be produced using computer programs, and MindMaple is one such program. Using a program like MindMaple to do this has a number of advantages (especially if you don'r draw well). The program comes with a library of images and graphics and you can import in your own photographs and illustrations too. You can also hyperlink words to website and webpages as well as upload files as attachments. Features like these make it much easier to produce a really useful finished mind map that you can share with other people.


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How I use social media for my professional development

The issue of how we use social media for our own development as teachers and as digitally skilled individuals, is one that I believe is of vital importance though, not just because it can enable us to keep developing as teachers through the content, ideas, resources and above all people it gives us access to, but also because the way use digital media for our own development should guide and influence the way we use it with our students and build their digital literacies and communication skills.

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