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Quality Indicators for Learning Analytics


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Kathy Schrock's Guide to Infographics

Kathy Schrock's Guide to Infographics | The Future of Higher Education- Human Beings CAN create the future if we pay attention | Scoop.it
Infographics are a visual representation of data. When students create infographics, they are using information, visual, and technology literacies. This page includes links to help you develop formative or summative assessments that have students creating infographics to showcase their mastery of knowledge.

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I agree that infographics can convey a lot; I need to learn to make them.  

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, November 29, 8:24 PM

Here's a treasure trove of expertly curated resources about Infographics.  Thanks Kathy!

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Unlocking the Mystery of Critical Thinking

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Critical thinking. We all endorse it. We all want our students to do it. And we claim to teach it. But do we? Do we even understand and agree what it means to think critically?

According to Paul and Elder’s (2013a) survey findings, most faculty don’t know what critical thinking is or how to teach it. Unless faculty explicitly and intentionally design their courses to build their students’ critical thinking skills and receive training in how to teach them, their students do not improve their ski

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Teaching critical thinking is a passion of mine.  Good article.

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Ruby Day's curator insight, December 2, 5:20 PM

The challenge with projects can be getting students to go into depth, think critically about their research - its relevance and the conclusions they draw and apply to the project. Some probing questions in this article to help.

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sian etherington's curator insight, December 4, 4:16 PM

Useful insights - particularly that critical thinking skills can't develop in a knowledge vacuum.

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Q3 still not pretty for for-profits, but elections could see tides change

Q3 still not pretty for for-profits, but elections could see tides change | The Future of Higher Education- Human Beings CAN create the future if we pay attention | Scoop.it

FinanWith Republican majorities in Congress, struggling for-profits are likely to face less federal regulatory pressure.

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Financial performance of some for profits. 

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Mild Cognitive Impairment and Mild Dementia: A Clinical Perspective - Mayo Clinic Proceedings

Mild Cognitive Impairment and Mild Dementia: A Clinical Perspective - Mayo Clinic Proceedings | The Future of Higher Education- Human Beings CAN create the future if we pay attention | Scoop.it
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If you read one article on MCI or mild neurological impairment, read this one. 

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University of Central Florida: Teaching Online Pedagogical Repository

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The University of Central Florida's (UCF) Center for Distributed Learning (CDL) offers the Teaching Online Pedagogical Repository (TOPR) as a public resource for faculty and instructional designers interested in online and blended teaching strategies. Each entry describes a strategy drawn from the pedagogical practice of online/blended teaching faculty, depicts this strategy with artifacts from actual courses, and is aligned with findings from research or professional practice literature.


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I have not used this but will check it out. 

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, November 3, 10:42 PM

This is a significant archive of peer reviewed resources.  Get your mind around hundreds of field tested online teaching strategies!

David Baker's curator insight, November 11, 11:38 AM

Many resources here that may augment our efforts to provide a variety of professional learning options for teachers in the St. Vrain district.. 

Dennis Swender's curator insight, November 11, 3:52 PM

A novel approach in education:  Collecting and disseminating empirical evidence to justify beliefs and ideas in contrast with making or supporting decisions based on hearsay, anecdotes, and/or past experiences.

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Servant-leadership: the Online Way! E-learning where community building is key

Servant-leadership: the Online Way! E-learning where community building is key | The Future of Higher Education- Human Beings CAN create the future if we pay attention | Scoop.it

Sylvia van de Bunt-Kokhuis, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Nabil Sultan, Liverpool Hope University, United Kingdom


Abstract

The digitalisation of educational communities has increased rapidly in the last decade. Modern technologies transform the way educational leaders such as teachers, tutors, deans and supervisors view and manage their educational communities. More often, educational leaders offer a variety of gateways, guiding the e-learners in their search for finding and understanding information. A new type of leader is required for understanding the needs and requirements of geographically dispersed e-learners. This calls for a compassioned kind of leader, able to reconcile the dilemma of high-tech versus hi-touch in the online classroom. This article examines servant-leadership and its implications for e-learning in the 24/7 classroom where community building is key.


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Applying servant leadership to teaching online. 

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, September 13, 5:42 PM

The role of the teacher in online education is often described as the guide on the side, rather than the sage on the stage. Servant leadership concepts bring nuance and depth to the role of guide or facilitator.


In this article the authors stake out promising new ground for research. "In literature (amongst others Greenleaf, 1977 and 1991; Keith, 2011; Nuijten, 2009; Trompenaars and Voerman, 2009; Sarayrah, 2004; Vargas and Hanlon, 2007 and Spears, 2000) servant-leadership qualities can be found like listening, forgiveness, empathy, humility, care for people and the organization, healing of relationships, awareness, persuasion, courage, giving feedback, conceptualization, foresight, stewardship, authenticity, commitment to the growth and empowerment of others and building community. Teachers with some or more of these servant-leadership (high-touch) qualities can make the difference in the e-learning environment. In the (high-tech) online classroom the teacher, more than ever before, needs to be qualified to amongst others listen, care for the e-learners, encourage awareness raising, give feedback and, last but not least, build a vivid learning community. This calls for a compassioned kind of educational leader, able to connect high-tech (technology mediated learning, multimedia infrastructure) opportunities with hi-touch (contact, human interaction, commitment to the growth of others, etc.) opportunities in the online classroom."


The e-learning environments envisioned in this internationally oriented paper describe many of the values driving the University of Wisconsin-Stout's E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate.


van de Bunt-Kokhuis, S., & Sultan, N. (2012). Servant-leadership: the Online Way! E-learning where community building is key. [Electronic version]. European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2012/1.

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Richard Byrne's Free Technology for Teachers: Google Tutorials

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Google Tutorials

This page contains tutorials for using Google tools. The tutorials that I've created you are welcome to use in your own blog, website, or professional development session. Before using the tutorials created by others, please contact their creators.

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I trust Dennis O'Connor's views on tech and online learning.  

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, September 10, 6:10 PM

For more resources on STEM Education visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, September 23, 5:27 PM

Great tutorials just a keyword search away. (Better still, just click and you are there. 

Joann David's curator insight, September 26, 4:20 PM

Always good to bookmark a great resource for technology tutorials. Great tips to explore.

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Arguments for the Value of College, Even as Completion Lags

Arguments for the Value of College, Even as Completion Lags | The Future of Higher Education- Human Beings CAN create the future if we pay attention | Scoop.it
Free for 24 hours. Under pressure from families and legislators, institutions had to justify what they charge and how well they support students to graduation and prepare them for jobs.
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Got skills?

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FOR decades vocational education has suffered from the twin curses of low status and limited innovation. Politicians have equated higher education with traditional...
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Capella is mentioned in this article. 

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Financial Fragility Heralds Major Divide in For-Profit Higher Education

Financial Fragility Heralds Major Divide in For-Profit Higher Education | The Future of Higher Education- Human Beings CAN create the future if we pay attention | Scoop.it
Free for 24 hours. Nearly all of the publicly traded companies are facing scrutiny from federal agencies or state attorneys general or both. But troubled finances represent a far more imminent threat to some.
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Capella is not under scrutiny. 

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14 Colleges and Universities Selected for CAEL Competency-Based Education Initiative

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Fourteen colleges and universities across the country have been selected to participate in the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning Competency Based Education Jumpstart program, CAEL CEO and President ...
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14 selected

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Pilot program would offer academic credit for life experience

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TRENTON — Have you ever wanted to go back to finish that college degree but wished that you could get academic credit for all those years in the workforce? Well, now you can thanks to Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno’
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A survival guide for the millennial entrepreneur - Quartz

A survival guide for the millennial entrepreneur - Quartz | The Future of Higher Education- Human Beings CAN create the future if we pay attention | Scoop.it
How to make it.
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Go Millennials.

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The Pursuit of Deeper Learning - The Atlantic

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At this California charter school, students are evaluated based on yearly portfolios—not test scores.
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Not really that much new in the idea of portfolios....perhaps in high school but not in higher education. 

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Teaching Practices Inventory Provides Tool to Help You Examine Your Teaching

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Maryellen Weimer, PhD:


Here’s a great resource: the Teaching Practices Inventory. It’s an inventory that lists and scores the extent to which research-based teaching practices are being used. It’s been developed for use in math and science courses, but researchers Carl Wieman and Sarah Gilbert suggest it can be used in engineering and social sciences courses, although they have not tested it there. I suspect it has an even wider application. Most of the items on the inventory are or could be practiced in most disciplines and programs


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, November 19, 2:51 PM

This inventory, published by the University of British Columbia was developed by an impressive team from Canada, headed by Nobel Prize winning physicist Carl Wieman.  Fine research. Deep and worth the dive.

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Connecticut faculty push back on systemwide reform plans @insidehighered

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Faculty resist changes that affect them.  Most do.  The other factor is that cost data, outcomes and program reviews must be done to rationalize the system.  

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Making Moocs social is the next challenge

Making Moocs social is the next challenge | The Future of Higher Education- Human Beings CAN create the future if we pay attention | Scoop.it
Finding ways to engage thousands of people in discussion online is set to change the higher education landscape

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Engagement is a key to retention and completion. 


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Toward a Networked Writing Classroom


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This is a great idea.  

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The State of the Online University - Schools for Tomorrow 2014 - International Herald Tribune Conferences

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Capella's President at Schools for Tomorrow. 

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Workforce Investment Act Leaves Many Jobless and in Debt

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Millions of Americans have trained for new careers through the $3.1 billion Workforce Investment Act, but many have not found new jobs and are instead faced with thousands of dollars of debt.
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College debt article.  And, also the importance of re-tooling. 

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The Education Economy: America's Next Big Thing

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Integrating the country's educational system, employers, and job creators can reshape -- and reignite -- the American economy. An expert on education explains.
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Competency based education. 

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How To 'App Smash' And Implement Digital Storytelling On The iPad - Edudemic

How To 'App Smash' And Implement Digital Storytelling On The iPad - Edudemic | The Future of Higher Education- Human Beings CAN create the future if we pay attention | Scoop.it
App smashing, the process of using more than one apps in conjunction with one another to create a final product, is a concept that allows students to create engaging educational projects and illustrate their creativity in multifaceted ways. One of the most gratifying and effective ways to use app smashing in the classroom is to …
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Building a Better College Ranking System. Wait, Babson Beats Harvard?

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Money magazine released a new list of best colleges focused on what is on the minds of many parents and students: money. Babson ranked No. 1.
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A cheaper, faster version of a college degree

A cheaper, faster version of a college degree | The Future of Higher Education- Human Beings CAN create the future if we pay attention | Scoop.it
No one appears quite ready to dismiss the relevance of a college degree, but cheaper, faster alternatives are gaining traction.
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