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12 Things You Should Never Do When You Teach Online | Diigo


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Kathleen Cercone's curator insight, September 1, 2013 6:34 AM

You are never alone when teaching online. As a writer and teacher, I’m here to share my experiences and insights so that you will not hit the ground.

We all know there are a lot of great articles out there on the web that talk about what you should do when you teach online. But sometimes what a new online teacher really needs is a list of what NOT to do when teaching online.

 
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An insider's guide: what it's really like to study a MOOC

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While the academic commentariat has been debating the challenges and opportunities of MOOCs, not many have looked at the first-person experiences of students.

As an empirical researcher, and having studied at four Australian universities, some of which pride themselves on their online and distance courses, I thought I’d enroll in a MOOC to gain a student perspective.
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MOOC Brigade: With Free Online Classes, Guilt Is Part of the Bargain | U.S. | TIME.com

MOOC Brigade: With Free Online Classes, Guilt Is Part of the Bargain | U.S. | TIME.com | Virtual Classrooms - DM | Scoop.it
By the time the seventh e-mail about coursework and assignments arrives in my in-box, the guilt is too much to take. The online class I signed up for started on Sept.

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MOOC Brigade: With Free Online Classes, Guilt Is Part of the Bargain | U.S. | TIME.com

MOOC Brigade: With Free Online Classes, Guilt Is Part of the Bargain | U.S. | TIME.com | Virtual Classrooms - DM | Scoop.it
By the time the seventh e-mail about coursework and assignments arrives in my in-box, the guilt is too much to take. The online class I signed up for started on Sept.

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Schools Use Virtual Classrooms To Solve Teacher Shortages | Blog on Academic Earth

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Schools Use Virtual Classrooms To Solve Teacher Shortages posted by Academic Earth.
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What is Neat Chat?

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Kathleen Cercone's curator insight, September 5, 2013 4:44 PM

Neat Chat is the easiest and fastest way to have an online conversation with a group of friends or colleagues. No signups or software installs are required. You simply use a web browser to communicate via Neat Chat.

 
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5 Ways edX Could Change Education - Online Universities.com

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After the initial announcement of Harvard and MIT’s collaborative learning platform, edX, earlier this year, I speculated that it might have several things to teach the world about e-learning and education in general. Chronicle reporter Marc Parry recently visited the edX office on the MIT campus and uncovered the actual facts behind the developing research agenda at edX. Here is a look at what the researchers at MIT and Harvard intend to investigate and an evaluation of the evolving edX agenda.
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Moodle: Embed Youtube video directly onto your courses front page in

Embedding videos is a great way to enhance a website or online course. It used to be that we just linked to the video, clicked on the link and then watched the video on the video owner's site. Well since embedding has come ...


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Joseph Rene Corbeil, Ed.D.

Welcome to the Educational Technology News site. I have been involved in technology and distance education for over 30 years. Research interests include best practices in elearning and mobile learning. I am currently researching effectiveness of social media for enhancing social presence and teacher immediacy in elearning environments.


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Drora Arussy's comment, June 6, 2013 10:31 AM
This is really helpful in helping me stay on top of what's out there and how people are using it. Thank you
Surapon Boonlue's comment, July 5, 2013 2:11 PM
Well i want to know to research in social media in your country
burlysand's comment, September 24, 2013 12:45 AM
Thats amazing...
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Marvelous MOOCs

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MOOCs, or massively open online courses, are garnering
increased attention from universities and students.
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