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Exploration of the new era in human history marked by invention of the Internet
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New Wordpress Plugin Lets You Build Your Own Online School

New Wordpress Plugin Lets You Build Your Own Online School | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

Ever wanted to build your own online school? A new Wordpress plugin called Sensei by WooThemes might be a good place to start.


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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 21, 2013 7:48 PM

WOW, looks interesting...

 

Idea: Why not using it for "Teachers helping Teachers on their Professional Development"!?

 

 

Gust MEES's curator insight, January 21, 2013 8:12 PM

Idea: Why not using it for "Teachers helping Teachers on their Professional Development"!?

 

 

Gianfranco D'Aversa's curator insight, January 23, 2013 2:01 PM

Ever wanted to build your own online school? A new Wordpress plugin called Sensei by WooThemes might be a good place to start.

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Teaching & Learning - Brain-Based Online Learning Design - Magna Publications

Teaching & Learning - Brain-Based Online Learning Design - Magna Publications | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

Abreena Tompkins, instruction specialist at Surry Community College, has developed a brain-based online course design model based on a meta-analysis of more than 300 articles. In this study, she distilled the following elements of brain-based course design:

Low-risk, nonthreatening learning environment Challenging, real-life, authentic assessments Rhythms, patterns, and cycles Appropriate chunking or grouping Learning as orchestration rather than lecture or facilitation Appropriate level of novelty Appropriately timed breaks and learning periods Purposeful assessments Learning that addresses visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learners Active processing with mental models The use of universal examples, analogies, and parallel processing


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The Innovative Educator: Considering BYOT / BYOD next year?

The Innovative Educator: Considering BYOT / BYOD next year? | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

Considering BYOT / BYOD next year? Get started with this sample policy & answers to FAQs

 

One of the best ways to prepare students to be prepared for the world is to help them use the tools of their world responsibly. Allowing students to bring their own devices is a terrific way to do just that, but even though some schools may have the wireless capacity and infrastructure, the admins / teachers may want to have a policy in place.

 

Below is the policy shared with me by Tim Clark who serves as the Coordinator of Instructional Technology for Forsyth County, GA Schools.

 


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Apple's iTunes U Morphs Into a Tool for Full Online Classes

Apple's iTunes U Morphs Into a Tool for Full Online Classes | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
Apple is turning its academic audio and video product, iTunesU, into a platform for creating full online classes through their iPad.

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Top eLearning Tips Straight From the Experts [INFOGRAPHIC]

Top eLearning Tips Straight From the Experts [INFOGRAPHIC] | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
To help you master eLearning course development, we gathered some of the top quotes by different experts in the industry.

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Ken Morrison's curator insight, January 26, 2013 7:09 AM

This is an important starting point infographic for eLearning. More important is the beautiful and informative .pdf download that you can download for free (email)

Two Pens's curator insight, January 27, 2013 1:03 PM

These tips work for any online experience, whether teaching a class, presenting to colleagues, or creating content or web sites.

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Memo to higher ed: get ready for remote learning to rock your world

Memo to higher ed: get ready for remote learning to rock your world | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
Despite ongoing debate about the effects of online learning, a report from the Pew Internet and American Life Project and Elon University shows that a majority of technology stakeholders expect it to transform higher education by 2020.

 

In a report released today, Pew and Elon University said that 60 percent of internet experts, researchers, observers and users polled said they agreed that by 2020, “there will be mass adoption of teleconferencing and distance learning to leverage expert resources … a transition to ‘hybrid’ classes that combine online learning components with less-frequent on-campus, in-person class meetings.” By comparison, 39 percent endorsed the contrary position that “in 2020 higher education will not be much different from the way it is today.”


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The 5 big mistakes in virtual education | #eLearning #edutech #learning

 

Gust MEES: A MUST READ ===> I love it as it reflects reality!

Jim Lerman: Also an excellent example of how to use PowerPoint effectively, even over the web.


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