I have experienced many of the same results as Professor Hubbell. My most motivated student was a young lady serving in the army while deployed in Iraq. She took my A&P class online from a camp, pretty much on the "front line". For a 2 week period she hadn't logged in nor had I heard from her. Early in the 3rd week she messaged me and apologized for missing work! The camp she was assigned to came under heavy fire and they had to move, twice!
Mobile has fast emerged as the primary platform for media consumption. However, as advertisers try to figure out how to best use mobile advertising to effectively reach their target audiences there is some hesitation around allocating budgets for mobile ad campaigns.
Sometimes I think there is so much focus on Math, Science, Reading, and Writing that I wonder if we sometimes forget about the other subjects. Especially in the US, where there is so much testing focused in these areas, the other stuff often feels like ‘extra’. Along the same lines, much of the professional development …
With all the research supporting active care for injuries, exercise to combat obesity and an active lifestyle for our senior citizens, this only makes perfect sense. Especially a society so heavily based in the use of sedentary electronics such as personal computers, tablets and video gaming systems.
Excellent advice for any computer regardless of the OS used!! While I use Linux 99% of the time, some of this advice should be applied when using Windows also! Some of this may not be under the control of a typical user of a Windows computer. Nevertheless they should try to verify these steps have been or are taken for the network they regularly use, regardless of their personal knowledge level of computers!!!
The Moodle rubric, a system built for criteria-based assessment, explicitly describes the performance expectation for an assignment. The rubrics have several criteria and each criterion has several descriptive levels provided. A rubric identifies several attributes. They include descriptions, performance levels and the criteria.
Criteria take into account the performance aspects that an instructor intends to assess. The description attribute denotes the desired characteristics associated with a criterion. The performance level is a rating scale in rubric used to identify the level of mastery a student has within a given criteria. Each descriptive level has a numerical grade and an instructor can choose the level that answers a given criterion in the best way possible.
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.
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.
Today, Edmodo is excited to announce a partnership with Common Sense Media, a national non-profit dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of media and technology. As part of our partnership, we have created a new resource for educators, the “Digital Citizenship Starter Kit,” which includes a series of activities and lessons designed to introduce digital citizenship concepts right in Edmodo. All lessons are based on Common Sense Media’s free K-12 Digital Literacy and Citizenship curriculum.
Google Docs is a powerful word processing tool that many schools have adopted. As it’s similar to Microsoft Word and other word processing tools, most of its features are intuitive to use. However, in addition to completing many of the functions of a traditional word processor, Google Docs provides even more capabilities that can be …
Normally I don't go for Infographics however this one is nicely done, covering a very important topic. Unfortunately, my experience has been most students don't seem to pay attention to (or maybe bother with is more appropriate) citing other people's work. Copy and paste seems to be "acceptable as their work".
"Tomorrow at the NCTIES 2014 conference I am facilitating a workshop on creating videos with mobile apps. I designed the workshop to accommodate users of iOS and Android devices. In preparation for the workshop I created this chart that compares the features and costs of eleven mobile video creation apps. The chart can be viewed as embedded below or you can grab a copy through Google Drive http://bit.ly/1mT9MlD ; (click "File" the "make copy" to save a copy for yourself)."
Participatory culture by definition requires full engagement by learners, and it becomes their inclination when environments are well facilitated. This article by Contact North provides a framework that can be used by facilitators to guide immersive learning. “The importance of student e... http://elearningfeeds.com/towards-a-new-pedagogy-of-engaged-learning/