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Introduction to Google Classroom - Edudemic

Introduction to Google Classroom - Edudemic | The best of online learning | Scoop.it

With the recent announcement of Google Classroom, school districts and educators across the country that are currently integrating Google Apps for Education into their classrooms are awaiting the opportunity to gain access to Google’s workflow solution. While there are currently a number of workflow solutions and approaches within Google Drive that classroom teachers can take that range from manual organization and file / folder sharingto advanced automation with tools such as Doctopus, Google Classroom provides a viable option that strikes a balance – blending tight integration with Google Drive, an intuitive interface and advanced features that experienced Google Drive users are looking for.


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Mmmmm. What an interesting environment it is!!

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 23, 12:01 PM

Here's a strong introduction from Greg Kulowiec to the ins and outs of Google Classroom. This article includes a Vimeo based video tutorial.  Get up to speed now, you'll need this info in the Fall!

Maryalice Leister's curator insight, July 24, 8:43 AM

Here is the summit of the mountain for educators who are committed to the excellence of Google products. Use the "down" hours of summer to check it out.

Gary Harwell's curator insight, July 27, 4:29 AM

the more we know the more we understand that we don't know.

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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 | 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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How your Fitbit data can and will be used against you in a court of law

How your Fitbit data can and will be used against you in a court of law | The best of online learning | Scoop.it
A legal case in Canada is breaking new ground by using data collected from a Fitbit to assess the relative fitness of a person making an injury claim. The law firm representing the claimant is hoping to…

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As more and more of us wear devices that record our activity, and the more invasive the data becomes (heart rate, BP, activity, sleep patterns, location) ... the bigger this issue becomes. Interesting!

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Anne Bartlett-Bragg's curator insight, November 23, 7:15 PM

Now this is something that needs to be addressed fairly quickly!! We're already becoming more savvy about our data usage on social networks - but even more personal will be our health related data from our wearable devices!!

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The Future of Lifelong Learning - Knewton

The Future of Lifelong Learning  - Knewton | The best of online learning | Scoop.it
Lifelong learning, the constant acquisition of knowledge and skills, is seeing explosive interest today.
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Well worth the skim. Lots of little gems :-)

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Four Data-Backed Tips to Help You Rock Your Next eLearning Course

Four Data-Backed Tips to Help You Rock Your Next eLearning Course | The best of online learning | Scoop.it
Here are four tips for effective eLearning course design based on solid data. Stumble no more!

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Excellent tips!

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The Truth About Competitive Analysis

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As I write this, the World Series is about to get underway, which reminds me of a famous quote by Satchel Paige, one of the greatest baseball pitchers in history:
"Don’t look back.

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Chief Listening Officer. Love it. And a very important reminder to focus on what we have (current customers and what they say) not just what we might have (via competitor analysis). A healthy balance of both I believe!

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Top 10 Tips to Use Word Clouds in eLearning - eLearning Industry

Top 10 Tips to Use Word Clouds in eLearning - eLearning Industry | The best of online learning | Scoop.it
Word clouds are ideal for eLearning professionals who are looking for ways to visually represent text, whether this is content within an eLearning course or writings of the learners. Color and size can be used to denote a word's level of importance within the cloud, which helps learners to acquire and retain significant ideas (i.e. bolded words) more effectively. While word clouds are often associated with language arts eLearning courses, they can actually be used in virtually any eLearning setting.

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Word Clouds. Interesting. I like it. Something to have a play with :-)

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Frank Napoli's curator insight, October 16, 9:14 AM

The ability to bold words and change the colour and size to focus on the important words..

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Love using this in research classes.
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8 Facts About Adult Learners Every Instructional Designer Should Know

8 Facts About Adult Learners Every Instructional Designer Should Know | The best of online learning | Scoop.it
This blog post shares facts about adult learners which every instructional designers should know.Read more ›

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So obvious really but often forgotten. A great reminder.

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Social learning is not something you make other people do ...

Social learning is not something you make other people do ... | The best of online learning | Scoop.it
As organisations “go social” (a term increasingly used to refer to one that is adopting an enterprise social or collaboration platform) , I am often asked: “How do you make people learn socially?” But as I have pointed out before ...
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There is a degree of accidental ... and a degree of contrived. I think this raises a good point, if you keep 'purposeful' at the forefront you increase the likelihood of successful social learning.

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A Simple Guide to Creating Your First eLearning Storyboard

A Simple Guide to Creating Your First eLearning Storyboard | The best of online learning | Scoop.it
Don't begin an eLearning course without a clear path in mind. For that purpose, a storyboard can come in very handy.

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11 Things You Need to Know About the Redesigned Google Drive | Google Gooru

11 Things You Need to Know About the Redesigned Google Drive | Google Gooru | The best of online learning | Scoop.it

Google Drive, once again, has a brand-new look and there are a lot of changes to absorb. While many changes were design and user-experience improvements, Google also added some new functions. Check out the video below for our quick walkthrough, along with a list of some of our favorite changes!


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A great speed update :-)

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 27, 9:20 PM

Good video orientation video for those still calling Google Drive, Google Docs.  This is a great site for those looking to understand Google tech.  

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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 | The best of online learning | Scoop.it
nderstanding the different types of learners, summed up in following categories, is beneficial to any eLearning designer.

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Angela Kerr's comment, August 5, 10:14 PM
Great Infographic!
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The Periodic Table of iPad Apps

The Periodic Table of iPad Apps | The best of online learning | Scoop.it
Visit the post for more.

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Now we are talking!!!!!

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How Long Does it Take to Create Learning? (On Demand Corporate Training)

This deck contains research collected from 249 respondents about how long it takes to create different formats of learning including instructor-led training ma…

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It's no wonder getting large scale eLearning in place is such a challenge. Should be considered by all the CEOs who expect it to "just happen"!

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Tom Cockburn's curator insight, July 26, 4:48 AM

Useful stuff

Paula King, Ph.D.'s curator insight, July 26, 12:52 PM

Interesting study.  

Jose Pietri's curator insight, September 10, 6:51 AM

Essential for the good planning of any project.

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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 | 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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The 10 Commandments of Visual Communication | Visual.ly

The 10 Commandments of Visual Communication | Visual.ly | The best of online learning | Scoop.it
In case you are a part-time designer with little knowhow of communication design, below is an infographic that would work as a layperson’s handbook

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2015 - A Decisive Year For #Mobile Leaders

2015 - A Decisive Year For #Mobile Leaders | The best of online learning | Scoop.it
Mobile reached a tipping point in 2014 as it solidified its position as one of the most disruptive technologies for businesses in decades. Not since the advent of the Internet has a technology forced businesses to rethink completely how they win, serve, and retain customers.
 

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I think the mobile moment is well and truly upon us. How do we start all thinking (for services and systems) with the customer at the centre and a mobile device in their hand ... rather than making it an add-on to our current systems and services?

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Eric_Determined / Eric Silverstein's curator insight, November 17, 12:48 AM
"@Forrester believes that, in the future, the new competitive battleground will be the mobile moment. Why? Consumers expect to engage with brands to get any information or service they desire immediately and in context. Today, 18% of US online consumers have this expectation, while 30% are in the midst of a transition to this mobile mind shift. This revolution is taking place quickly across the globe: Forrester forecasts that 42% of the total population globally will own a smartphone by the end of 2015."
 
Do you have a clear mobile strategy on how you intend to win, service and retain customers?
Does your business look at Mobile as just another channel?
With a growing focus on the #wearable market and #IoT, make sure your future is Mobile ready!
If you are looking for a solution to better engage your customers within your mobile environment, reach out, I have the perfect new startup client for you.
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A Roadmap to Online College Student Decision Making

A Roadmap to Online College Student Decision Making | The best of online learning | Scoop.it

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, in 2012 approximately 2.6 million students were enrolled in fully-online degree programs, while 5.5 million were taking at least one online course.  For institutions to fully understand how to best serve this growing population, it is critical to understand who is studying online and what they are looking for in from their degree program.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, October 29, 9:18 PM

I work with those who have already made their online college choice. It's fascinating to get a glimpse of the process that brought us together. 

ajinugraha's curator insight, November 1, 12:09 AM

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Disrupt Your Grading Rut: Alternative Assessment Methods for the Online Classroom

Disrupt Your Grading Rut: Alternative Assessment Methods for the Online Classroom | The best of online learning | Scoop.it
Authentic, learner-centered, collaborative assessment alternatives
Alternative assessment methods such as writing assignments, collaborative assignments, case studies, and debates can avoid the problems often associated with tests and quizzes. “There are many ways to approach assessment. It depends on the context of the course. When we teach faculty how to teach online, we try to give them a taste of a majority of those methods. I don’t know that we can cover all of them in one course, but there are multiple ways to get at the issues and make this a real-life situation for the students so they can actually learn from the process,” Pratt says.
Palloff and Pratt recommend selecting assessment methods that are learner-centered and authentic.

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it is a real challege to stretch thinking to real-life assessment approaches and take everyone on the journey. the focus on learner centred and authentic is great, and dare I mention the many of these approaches lend to assessment only pathways ... but thats a whole other challenge!

 

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

Words of wisdom: Balance traditional, time saving automatic grading with learner centered assessment methods. 

Jose Pietri's curator insight, October 17, 3:43 AM

"... but there are multiple ways to get at the issues and make this a real-life situation for the students so they can actually learn from the process" 

Steve Vaitl's curator insight, October 17, 12:58 PM

For my Teaching friends. Great information about assessments focusing on more than simple memorizing information. With today's "age of information", open book testing can be used, when designed appropriately, to actually teach as well as assess.

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The 6 Social Learning Needs in eLearning Environments Infographic

The 6 Social Learning Needs in eLearning Environments Infographic | The best of online learning | Scoop.it

Targeting 6 Social Learning Needs in eLearning Environments Infographic 1. Belonging to a Group All of us need to feel part of a group, part of something more important and certainly bigger than ourselves. When we don’t perceive our standing in the group, we use a ton of thinking capacity in a... http://elearningfeeds.com/the-6-social-learning-needs-in-elearning-environments-infographic/


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And the chance of success increases!

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Here's Why Interactive E-Learning is a Two-step Process

Here's Why Interactive E-Learning is a Two-step Process | The best of online learning | Scoop.it
Want to build interactive elearning? Consider this first: include visual design, onscreen interactions, and interactive & relevant decisions-making.

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Interactive decision making not just bells and whistles. Absolutely! 

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Sue Walsh's curator insight, October 14, 5:53 PM

Interactive decision making not just bells and whistles. Absolutely! 

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Online learning: Pessimism, optimism and realism

Online learning: Pessimism, optimism and realism | The best of online learning | Scoop.it
However, the way we think about online learning is inadequate. Attitudes generally fall into one of two prevailing camps: online learning optimism and pessimism. Both sides are entrenched in meaningless, largely unproductive opposition, perhaps because both perspectives talk past one another in advancing valid points.

Optimists see online learning as inevitable, driven by demand for greater efficiency. Pessimists see institutions abusing government programs and uninformed consumers to maximize profits while undermining or even mocking quality of learning outcomes as a concept.

Within this polarized mix of ideas rests an underappreciated but important third perspective: online learning realism.

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Well I have to sit on the optimist side of the fence. Sure we struggle to get a real hold on online learning, yet it holds such great opportunities ... and as long as we focus on personalised, accessible,  high-quality production and implementation, we are sure to succeed ... eventually :-)

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, September 28, 12:16 PM

I've been part deeply involved with online teaching and learning since before the turn of the century. While I understand the pessimistic viewpoint,  I've been an optimist and a realist from day one.

Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, October 2, 9:46 AM

As a veteran facilitator of professional learning in both f2f and online environments, I see that they are both needed and both effective when the teacher/administrator is committed to the learning/course.

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Where eLearning is Headed: How to Get From Here to There

Where eLearning is Headed: How to Get From Here to There | The best of online learning | Scoop.it
To figure out how to get from here to there, eLearning professionals have to first understand where the "there" actually is. This list represents the newest and most important "rules" for eLearning today.

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Lots of great messages ... visually!

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 19, 8:12 PM

The first point is that no student is an island and that is so true. The use of digital technologies can lead to creating isolation. Their uses are the work of competent teachers.

 

@ivon_ehd1

Aparna Nagaraj's curator insight, August 29, 10:58 AM

Letting learners choose to move from one content to another to make connections as they wish is most needed in any kind of learning. 

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What It Means to Be a Modern Online Educator - Affordable Quality Writing

What It Means to Be a Modern Online Educator - Affordable Quality Writing | The best of online learning | Scoop.it
Traditional college instruction is part of a well-established tradition that has remained fairly unchanged over time. Becoming an instructor in this environment has meant conformity to teaching standards that have also remained fairly unchanged.

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This is a great article. It looks at some of the current challenges such as staffing courses that start at weekly, monthly or other non typical start intervals ... and the skills required by a contemporary online educator, including maintaining modern educator status. 

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Why Learners Continue or Stop in eLearning

Why Learners Continue or Stop in eLearning | The best of online learning | Scoop.it
I’ve been reading research on learner persistence (desire to continue) in eLearning for a potential upcoming research report. I’d like to tell you some of my initial thoughts about the topic. Then ...

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I would be particularly interested to see the findings re the effectiveness of social interactions in corporate education (or continuing professional education). A lot of anecdotal information points to less tolerance of social interaction if the learning is shorter, bite sized and 'just enough'. Interesting!

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Standards For Digital Citizenship In Graphic Form

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Standards For Digital Citizenship In Graphic Form

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Excellent!

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