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E-Learning Certificate Program: The Power of Infographics - UW-Stout Tech Tips

E-Learning Certificate Program: The Power of Infographics - UW-Stout Tech Tips | The best of online learning and learning technologies | Scoop.it

 This month's newsletter is a bonanza of resources for creating infographics!


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, May 14, 11:40 PM

Great infographic tips - Plus summer online courses open now.

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Increasing Accessibility - May 19, 2016 Online Learning Webinar | D2L

Increasing Accessibility - May 19, 2016 Online Learning Webinar | D2L | The best of online learning and learning technologies | Scoop.it
Are you wondering if your courses are accessible to everyone? This webinar will share different approaches that you can take to make sure that you never limit learning opportunities.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, May 9, 1:37 PM

D2L is doing great things with accessibility. Learn about about it!

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A Do-Not-Do List for eLearning Designers

A Do-Not-Do List for eLearning Designers | The best of online learning and learning technologies | Scoop.it
Here's a do-not-do list to help every eLearning professional become more productive.

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Some great comments about finding balance or the 'sweet spot' rather than the persist demand for "productivity (do it fast), learner satisfaction (do it right), predictability (do it on time, every time), and motivation (keep doing it)". While each of these things are important, most things aren't that straight forward in an unpredictable and changing world where we are still working out what is 'right' (whatever that means)!!

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Bryant Nielson: Top 10 Training Metrics

Bryant Nielson: Top 10 Training Metrics | The best of online learning and learning technologies | Scoop.it
Is it time for you to measure the effectiveness of your training programs? If you’re not sure where to start, these Top Ten Training Metrics can help.

Measuring the effectiveness of training is a very difficult task, for stakeholders, training departments and end users. If you are a training manager or company stakeholder looking for ways to measure the effectiveness of your programs, these ten metrics are a great place to start.

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A useful set of measures for an training organisation.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 11, 2015 7:49 PM

Corporate point of view-- excellent source for Instructional Designers! 

Alfredo Erba's curator insight, February 19, 2015 10:07 AM

Interessante approfondimento per ampliare le metriche per la valutazione delle attività formative.

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The Basics of Design Thinking in eLearning

The Basics of Design Thinking in eLearning | The best of online learning and learning technologies | Scoop.it
Design thinking in eLearning. Check the basic ideas behind design thinking in eLearning and the stages involved to offer real value to your audience!

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Absolutely agree with this approach. Always keep the learner at the centre!

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Exploring Learning Analytics: How is it affecting corporate learning?

Exploring Learning Analytics: How is it affecting corporate learning? | The best of online learning and learning technologies | Scoop.it
With changing technologies, the learning industry is changing its expectations from e-learning as well.  While until a few years ago e-learning was simply making learning available and accessible

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Mmmm, a warning about selective and judicious use as learning analytics matures!?

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Connected learning quadrant model

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Connected learning in higher education involves connecting learners, experts, networks and information in open systems. A rationale for connected learning in higher education is exemplified in the ...

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Connected Learning: The Power Of Social Learning Models

Connected Learning: The Power Of Social Learning Models | The best of online learning and learning technologies | Scoop.it
Connected Learning: The Power Of Social Learning Models

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Powerful, sophisticated, accidental and not that easy to wrap your mind around!

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Venn and the Art of Teaching Online: Finding Work in Online Teaching

Venn and the Art of Teaching Online: Finding Work in Online Teaching | The best of online learning and learning technologies | Scoop.it

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Skills in each of these areas is essential if you are to be effective in Online Teaching!

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Ideas para CONSEGUIR Empleo en Línea ... Venn y el arte de enseñar en línea: Encontrar Trabajo en la Enseñanza Online |scoopit travésapuustin http: //sco.lt / ...

Wired @ Heart's curator insight, January 1, 2015 3:11 AM

#online #Teaching

Rich Schultz's curator insight, January 13, 2015 9:59 AM

Check out the blogpost...

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The 11 Skills Underlying 21st Century New Literacies ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 11 Skills Underlying 21st Century New Literacies ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | The best of online learning and learning technologies | Scoop.it
The second major shift emerges with the uptake of the social networking sites and participatory technologies. Now, we no longer talk about a single literacy but multiple literacies. Literacies take many forms and encompass a varied body of social skills and cultural competencies. In their popular white paper "Confronting The Challenges of Participatory Cultures" Jenkins et al talked at length  about the development of these new literacies and how they come to shape the new learning forms that take place in the virtual space. According to Jenkins et al, these new literacies involve several social skills that are developed through collaboration and networking.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, November 29, 2014 1:15 PM

This overview article lists 11 literacy skills that resonate with me. As an online educator they all apply to my work. However the three that most closely describe the program I work in are:


6- Distributed cognition:
The ability to interact meaningfully with tools that expand mental capacities.


7- Collective intelligence:
The ability to pool knowledge and compare notes with others toward a common goal.


10- Networking
The ability to search for, synthesize, and disseminate information.


I learn by teaching. My life as an educator has prepared me to be 21st Century Literate.   

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Explainer: what is a Small Private Online Course?

Explainer: what is a Small Private Online Course? | The best of online learning and learning technologies | Scoop.it
If you have studied an online course at a university over the past couple of decades, you’ve probably already experienced a SPOC, or Small Private Online Course. SPOC is a new term for an old concept…
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Open University: Online Learning Must Be Collaborative, Social

Open University: Online Learning Must Be Collaborative, Social | The best of online learning and learning technologies | Scoop.it
The future of online education must include more social, collaborative contact among students and professors, suggests an Open University report.

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Does this depend on the student segment, learner preferences, type of learning e.g. f/t undergraduate experience (and desire to be part of a community) vs p/t professional development (just give it to me fast and painlessly because I have more pressing issues to deal with)?

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Learning Online is not a Spectator Sport: How to Make it Active

Learning Online is not a Spectator Sport: How to Make it Active | The best of online learning and learning technologies | Scoop.it
Yet active learning in the virtual environment is no different than learning in face-to-face classrooms; we can apply the same definitions to online learning communities. The goal is to encourage students to dialog, write, think and evaluate no matter what learning environment the student occupies. If we consider Bloom’s Taxonomy of cognitive development, we want students to employ skills that go beyond the entry-level skills of knowledge and comprehension.

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There is online learning ... and then again there is online learning. This of course requires appropriate teacher:student loads. Why some training organisations will allow near to empty classrooms and then expect online facilitators to manage a virtual stadium is beyond me!
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Maggie Rouman's curator insight, May 6, 10:57 AM

Great ideas for promoting active learning in the online environment.

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Are long winded lectures educational mal-practice? Time to pay attention to the research.

Are long winded lectures educational mal-practice? Time to pay attention to the research. | The best of online learning and learning technologies | Scoop.it
Numerous studies have demonstrated that students retain little of our lectures, and research on determining the “average attention span,” while varying, seems to congregate around eight to ten minutes (“Attention Span Statistics,” 2015), (Richardson, 2010).

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The challenge before us!!

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 31, 2015 2:32 PM

One thing is clear: It's time to get off the long winded soap box and pay attention to the research.


This piece is addressed to traditional faculty struggling to break their long lecture habits. As such it applies directly to online faculty who retained their long lecture habit when they moved to the virtual classroom.  


Recent research from EDx (Harvard and MIT) indicates that a short, 6 minute, talking head lecture from an enthusiastic teacher is highly effective.  See Optimal Video Length for Student Engagement: http://blog.edx.org/optimal-video-length-student-engagement/


It is difficult to give up long held assumptions about our teaching practice.  One benefit of the 'disruption' caused by online learning is having a database record of teaching effectiveness. As teachers we need to keep the lectures short.  If we've got more to say - chunk it!

Scott J. Simmerman's curator insight, September 1, 2015 9:47 AM
And this has a LOT to do with employee engagement and with leading change or organizational improvement. Those lecture-type talking head meetings and events simply do not effectively communicate. More inter-activity and participative involvement are needed to improve impacts. Does anyone actually remember ANYTHING from High School???
Bruce Hopkins's curator insight, September 6, 2015 12:34 PM
I totally agree. The kids of today are not going to pay attention to a long lecture. 15 minutes videos in a play list is much more effective for inducing learning that 2 hours droning on.
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The Educational Assessment Landscape Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

The Educational Assessment Landscape Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | The best of online learning and learning technologies | Scoop.it
The Educational Assessment Landscape Infographic gives a clear picture of how educational assessment works and how it supports today's students.

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Lots more work needed in the diagnostic space to inform a truly personalised learning experience!!

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Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, February 21, 2015 6:47 PM

Assessing global competencies- this seems to require something more than this overview

media350's curator insight, March 18, 2015 9:45 AM

Your assessments will be a big part of your edTPA. 

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NMC and EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Release th NMC Horizon Report - 2015 Higher Ed Edition

NMC and EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Release th NMC Horizon Report - 2015 Higher Ed Edition | The best of online learning and learning technologies | Scoop.it

Click here to edit the titleAnaheim, CA (February 11) -- Today the New Media Consortium (NMC) and EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) are jointly releasing the NMC Horizon Report > 2015 Higher Education Edition  in a special session at the 2015 ELI Annual Meeting. The 12th edition describes annual findings from the NMC Horizon Project, an ongoing research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in education. This report is also the first NMC publication made possible in part through crowdfunding efforts.  


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Brain food. Enjoy :-)

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 11, 2015 2:38 PM

I've been following the HORIZON reports for years.  They always give me a sense of what's coming down the near future information highway. 

Bobbi Dunham's curator insight, February 12, 2015 11:06 AM

interesting...

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The essential teacher's guide to social media - Daily Genius

The essential teacher's guide to social media - Daily Genius | The best of online learning and learning technologies | Scoop.it

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Jayne Courts's curator insight, February 9, 2015 5:24 AM

Tuesday 10th February 2015 is Safer Internet  Day. Please visit http://safetytrain.org.uk/safer-internet-day-2015.html where Safety Train have details on how to stay safe online.

M. Fagot-Karcher's curator insight, February 9, 2015 12:08 PM

intéressant, certes.

 

Simon Awuyo's curator insight, February 11, 2015 2:11 PM

Almost all our students are addicted to social media. this is a point to take advantage of their interest to make them learn without  stress.

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MOOCs will take off in a big way the world over by 2020: Anant Agarwal, edX

MOOCs will take off in a big way the world over by 2020: Anant Agarwal, edX | The best of online learning and learning technologies | Scoop.it
In his recent visit to India, Anant Agarwal, CEO of edX, an online learning destination founded by Harvard and MIT, has his agenda clearly defined. He is eyeing a larger share for edX and is targeting the high school segment in India. He is also keen on capturing the professional education segment through the edX platform. "In order to create content for these new segments, edX is looking at forging alliances with IITs, IIMs and other institutes," he tells Prachi Verma in an interview.

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An interesting conundrum. More and more free quality content … and an agenda to increase course fees for the ‘traditional’ accredited market. It will be interesting to watch consumer patterns over the coming years!

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, January 19, 2015 12:10 PM

The revolutionary possibilities of a low-cost quality global education are what keep MOOCs on my mind.  India is generating a wave for the future. And the future is now. 

Jorge Polo Contreras's curator insight, January 28, 2015 3:28 PM

Interesante.

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Learnlets » Maybe it is rocket science!

Learnlets » Maybe it is rocket science! | The best of online learning and learning technologies | Scoop.it

As I’ve been working with the Foundation over the past 6 months I’ve had the occasion to review a wide variety of elearning, more specifically in the vocational and education space, but my experience mirrors that from the corporate space: most of it isn’t very good.  I realize that’s a harsh pronouncement, but I fear that it’s all too true; most of the elearning I see will have very little impact.  And I’m becoming ever more convinced that what I’ve quipped in the past is true:

Quality design is hard to distinguish from well-produced but under-designed content.


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Well worth the read. The blog does articulate the challenges in developing good eLearning. "Quality design is hard to distinguish from well-produced but under-designed content." I would have to agree. All that is shiny is not necessarily quality!

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E-Learning Trends to watch for in 2015

E-Learning Trends to watch for in 2015 | The best of online learning and learning technologies | Scoop.it
In this elearning insight we explore the next big elearning trends in 2015.

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10 Online Learning Trends to Watch in 2015 [#Infographic] - EdTech Magazine: Focus on Higher Education

10 Online Learning Trends to Watch in 2015 [#Infographic] - EdTech Magazine: Focus on Higher Education | The best of online learning and learning technologies | Scoop.it
The future's biggest online movements in education are taking shape today.
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Well worth the read. It seems that the evolution of the LMS to a cloud based beast has prolonged and strengthened its existence ... at least for the immediate future.

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Cross-Device Holiday Shoppers Are Four Times More Likely To Be Female

Cross-Device Holiday Shoppers Are Four Times More Likely To Be Female | The best of online learning and learning technologies | Scoop.it
Starting a search on one device and completing it on another continues to gain popularity. Sometimes the search will begin on the desktop and the sale will be carried out on the smartphone. I do it all the time. Evidently, according to data released Wednesday, I'm not alone. Surprisingly, although men are typically known for being more tech savvy, women will jump from one device to the next when shopping more often -- especially during the holidays.

Drawbridge looked at device ownership, demographic, and activity trends of consumers falling into more than 100 categories of holiday shoppers to draw an outline of the habits of a typical cross-device holiday shopper. The research found that cross-device holiday shoppers who visit gaming, utilities, entertainment, social and style and fashion sites are four times more likely to be  female. When men use more than one device, they are more likely to visit entertainment, dating, gaming, utilities, and sports sites.

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Holy proliferating MOOCs! A review of MOOCs and their assessment tools

Holy proliferating MOOCs! A review of MOOCs and their assessment tools | The best of online learning and learning technologies | Scoop.it

Tony Bates: 

 

Chauhan, A. (2014) Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCS): Emerging Trends in Assessment and Accreditation Digital Education Review, No. 25 For the record, Amit Chauhan, from Florida State University, has reviewed the emerging trends in MOOC assessments and their application in supporting student learning and achievement. - See more at: http://www.tonybates.ca/2014/11/08/a-review-of-moocs-and-their-assessment-tools/#sthash.nAWTrGfI.dpuf


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Holy cow :-)

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, November 26, 2014 10:57 PM

Moocs now have more nuances and new names than a good juggler could keep up in the air.  Pull up your three legged stool and delve into this research overview from Tony Bates.

Claire Brooks's curator insight, November 30, 2014 5:14 PM

bad puns notwithstanding, lots of nuance explored here.

Anne-Marie Barrault-Méthy's curator insight, December 1, 2014 11:14 AM

Many instructional models, many ways to validate online learning

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'Digital is the missing link in higher education' - Telegraph

'Digital is the missing link in higher education' - Telegraph | The best of online learning and learning technologies | Scoop.it
Rather than dabbling with MOOCs, universities need to create a new kind of digital degree experience for students, argues deputy vice-chancellor Ian Dunn
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Similar to the 'Student Success Advisors', I have piloted Student Advisor models in the past with measurable success. Improved student satisfaction, higher completion rates and reduced learner frustration. The bottom line result of this also improves, particularly if there is a link between funding and completion. 

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