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Why Are Girls Not Pursuing Computer Science Degrees? - Edudemic

Why Are Girls Not Pursuing Computer Science Degrees? - Edudemic | Virtual Learner | Scoop.it
Why don't more girls pursue technology careers, become scientists, or become computer scientists? They seem to be self-restraining from computer science degrees and more.

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Near and dear to me!

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, January 3, 2014 9:41 AM

Something we need to change.

Scott Turner's curator insight, January 3, 2014 12:38 PM
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What exactly does ‘blended learning,’ look like? This video explains | Hechinger Report

What exactly does ‘blended learning,’ look like? This video explains | Hechinger Report | Virtual Learner | Scoop.it
"The term “blended learning,’’ is fast-becoming one of the education buzzwords that you will hear at conferences and in news articles. Some call it digital learning or “personalized learning,’’ which is another way of describing how teachers can work with students at their individual skill level and deliver real-time instruction as needed — with the help of technology. Blended learning is a better term than some of awful jargon that has crept into the lexicon of education, but it still merits some explanation. That’s why we are posting this this video by The Learning Accelerator, a non-profit whose mission is to accelerate high-quality blended learning in school districts across the U.S."
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The Ideal Blended-Learning Combination: Is one-third computer time about right?

The Ideal Blended-Learning Combination: Is one-third computer time about right? | Virtual Learner | Scoop.it
Is one-third computer time about right?

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7 Ways You’re Sabotaging Your eLearning Courses (Plus 25 Solutions)

7 Ways You’re Sabotaging Your eLearning Courses (Plus 25 Solutions) | Virtual Learner | Scoop.it
Here are the traits of a bad eLearning course that you should steer clear of.

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Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, May 29, 2015 1:03 PM

Some good things to remember here. I think the first one "Be Dull and Boring" is perhaps the most important. 

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, May 29, 2015 2:21 PM

So, you when go to the trouble and effort to build an e-Learning course why not make it one that people will love?

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, May 31, 2015 11:11 AM

C'est intéressant de ne pas commettre les quelques erreurs. Surtout que cela m'est déjà arrivé. La solution est toujours de bien trier dans le contenu qu'on utilise.

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3 Ideas to Give Your Next eLearning Course Visual Oomph

3 Ideas to Give Your Next eLearning Course Visual Oomph | Virtual Learner | Scoop.it

"What do you think is the first thing people would remember about your eLearning course’s screen, if suddenly asked? It should be no wonder that what they will put design on top of the list. But why does this happen?"


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7 Things You Should Know About Universal Design for Learning | EDUCAUSE.edu

7 Things You Should Know About Universal Design for Learning | EDUCAUSE.edu | Virtual Learner | Scoop.it

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Universal Design for Learning is a framework for the design of materials and instructional methods that are usable by a wide range of students. One aim of UDL is to provide full access to students with special needs, but it offers significant affordances for all students, allowing them to benefit from learning presented through multiple sensory avenues and a variety of conceptual frameworks. Early research about the influence of UDL is positive, showing that it improves engagement and performance among all students.

The 7 Things You Should Know About... series from the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) provides concise information on emerging learning technologies. Each brief focuses on a single technology and describes what it is, where it is going, and why it matters to teaching and learning. Use these briefs for a no-jargon, quick overview of a topic and share them with time-pressed colleagues."


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Daniel Tan's curator insight, April 9, 2015 2:15 AM

why re-invent or create what exists?

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14 Cool ELearning Facts

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"It seems that every day there is a new list of new elearning facts and stats. Well, consider this short post just that! Recently I stumbled across some random, cool elearning facts and I thought that I would share them."


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5 Step Design Model To Gain Attention Of A Learner

5 Step Design Model To Gain Attention Of A Learner | Virtual Learner | Scoop.it

"You might have learned or seen many techniques to create an effective eLearning. But after all these learnings have you ever realized that to gain and retain the attention of a Learner is the most challenging aspect of an eLearning course design. In this article, I will take you through an effective 5 step design model to gain the attention of a Learner."


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The Second Digital Divide: Disparity in Online Skills Leaving Many Students Behind - NEA Today

The Second Digital Divide: Disparity in Online Skills Leaving Many Students Behind - NEA Today | Virtual Learner | Scoop.it
While digital learning can infuse an exciting variety of technological resources into the classroom, many students lack the basic understanding
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Blended Learning is a Marathon. So Keep Sprinting! (EdSurge News)

Blended Learning is a Marathon. So Keep Sprinting! (EdSurge News) | Virtual Learner | Scoop.it
In terms of buzz amongst educators, blended learning ranks right up there with the adoption of Common Core and John Stewart stepping down from the Daily Show. But with so much buzz, it can be hard to separate fact from fiction. In our role at the Silicon Schools Fund, we have a front row seat to s
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Top e-Learning Resources For You - eLearning Industry

Top e-Learning Resources For You - eLearning Industry | Virtual Learner | Scoop.it
Some of the top e-Learning resources to help you with e-Learning design and development for your online training courses.

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Carlos Oropeza's curator insight, February 20, 2015 11:44 AM

Menuda ayuda para no perderse en el "universo" de la red.

Tony Guzman's curator insight, February 20, 2015 1:22 PM

This article shares a few e-Learning resources available for anyone looking to improve their design and development process of their online courses.

Julia Echeverría Moran's curator insight, February 21, 2015 6:56 AM

Este papa si que se merece serlo

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Eliminate Traditional Grades with Digital Feedback

Eliminate Traditional Grades with Digital Feedback | Virtual Learner | Scoop.it

"In this post from our series on strategies for eliminating traditional grades, we feature feedback, using Google–a sneak peek at one part of the new Assessment 3.0: How to Throw Out Your Grade Book and Inspire Learning (Corwin, 2015).

 

One of the fears of discarding traditional grades, in favor of a system like SE2R (Summarize, Explain, Redirect and Resubmit) is due to confusion about how to efficiently deliver this ongoing feedback in ways that inspire learning."


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Karen Molineaux's curator insight, February 25, 2015 8:59 PM

I think that sometimes, educators lose sight of the value that personal feedback provides...something more than just a few comments here and there, or letting a grade stand as the final response from a teacher to a student.  This article gives some tools that can be used in the e-learning arena to correct this.

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Goodbye textbooks, hello free online resources

Goodbye textbooks, hello free online resources | Virtual Learner | Scoop.it
Schools are embracing 'open educational resources’ — entire lessons and yearlong curricula developed by educators and researchers and aligned to Common Core standards. The move has the potential to upend the $8 billion textbook industry.
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Scott Holcomb's curator insight, February 3, 2015 10:36 AM

The challenge is...

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2015 Instructional Design Trends Compass: Calling IDs to Action

2015 Instructional Design Trends Compass: Calling IDs to Action | Virtual Learner | Scoop.it

"Attention, fellow instructional designers! Our industry is all about learning and change, but our target audiences are not the only ones who should be learning. This in-depth article will help you stay at the forefront of 2015 instructional design trends. And it’s not just a list of the trends, but a “compass” with calls to action to help you implement them."


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Maruja Romero's curator insight, February 9, 2015 9:56 AM

Artículo perfecto para conocer qué  tendencias debes incluir en el diseño de aprendizaje. 

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Winning in the Classroom with Your Personalized Learning Playbook

Winning in the Classroom with Your Personalized Learning Playbook | Virtual Learner | Scoop.it
Personalized learning means different things to different people. Visit different schools with different models, and chances are they will all tell you they are using some form of personalized learning.
But what does “personalized learning” mean, and how do schools follow in others' footsteps in o

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Writing with Clarity for Effective Instructional Design

Writing with Clarity for Effective Instructional Design | Virtual Learner | Scoop.it

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, May 29, 2015 2:23 PM

Get more helpful writing tips for instructors!...You can never have too many writing tips!

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Instructor-Facilitated Online Learning: How to Maximize Your Virtual Student ... - Education Week News (blog)

Instructor-Facilitated Online Learning: How to Maximize Your Virtual Student ... - Education Week News (blog) | Virtual Learner | Scoop.it
Guest post by Academy of Learning College Instructors that have taught online, have at one time or another felt limited, because they do not have eye contact with their students. They cannot tell if they are awake or paying attention.

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Benjamin Carmel's curator insight, April 6, 2015 6:44 PM

This is focused on online school learning, not PD, but the lessons are much the same.

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Taking the Leap: Moving from In-Person to Online Courses

Taking the Leap:  Moving from In-Person to Online Courses | Virtual Learner | Scoop.it

"The landscape: You have taught a class in-person for five years and due to a variety of reasons you have the option to teach it online … next semester. You need to quickly transition your in-person curriculum into a creative and successful online course. Here are five steps to get you there."


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Dustin Fowler's curator insight, April 7, 2015 3:17 PM

Some of these items can be considered when designing blended instruction within a classroom setting (in particular, when flipping instruction).  

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Writing For Online Learners And Readers

Writing For Online Learners And Readers | Virtual Learner | Scoop.it

"More and more educators are doing more than simply teaching in the 21st century. Technology has expanded and changed our role. You may already be in this position, either by chance or not. Are you an educator who is new to the job of writing eLearning resources? I was. Here is what I’ve learned."


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Tanyam's curator insight, March 4, 2015 6:08 PM

Its been a while since my collegues and i did our "Writing for the Web".  Here are some reminders, or if you are a newbie, some tips, on writing for online learning

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14 Cool ELearning Facts

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"It seems that every day there is a new list of new elearning facts and stats. Well, consider this short post just that! Recently I stumbled across some random, cool elearning facts and I thought that I would share them."


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[Infographic] Tips for Creating Online Courses with Offline Material - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

[Infographic] Tips for Creating Online Courses with Offline Material - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Virtual Learner | Scoop.it
This infographic might guide you with tips for creating online courses with offline material.

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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, February 27, 2015 3:39 PM

Ideas for providing PD to your teaching staff.

Chris Carter's curator insight, February 28, 2015 2:45 AM

I love this infographic!

Scott Holcomb's curator insight, March 2, 2015 11:12 AM

Great tips!

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Why the Future of Pre K is at Home (EdSurge News)

Why the Future of Pre K is at Home (EdSurge News) | Virtual Learner | Scoop.it
What investment returns up to $17 for every dollar spent, is proven to help children graduate from high school and college, and has supporters like Goldman Sachs? Early childhood education.Awareness of this crucial learning period has never been higher. So how should we capitalize on this opportunit
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Teaching Your Kid to Read? Let Her Play Minecraft - Good.IS

Teaching Your Kid to Read? Let Her Play Minecraft - Good.IS | Virtual Learner | Scoop.it
The first time linguist and game studies theorist James Gee played a video game, he failed many times over. But instead of giving up, he merrily persevered, choosing to exercise “learning muscles” he hadn’t worked out since his grad school days. “Lots of young people pay lots of money to engage in an activity that is hard, long, and complex,” he realized. Games were evidence that humans love learning. But why do they seem to love it more during Minecraft than in the classroom?

A game, most simply defined, is nothing more than a set of problems that a player must solve in order to win. And whether played on a board, cards, a computer, an iPad, or a console, games have the ability to intrinsically shape the way we teach and learn language and literacy.

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4 eLearning Trends Every Educator Must Know

4 eLearning Trends Every Educator Must Know | Virtual Learner | Scoop.it

"The wise Peter Drucker once said, “The future of learning is outside the conventional mode of education, i.e. outside brick and mortar educational institutes. Distance learning is coming on fast.” He said this 16 years ago and, considering today’s eLearning trends, it seems he was absolutely right. Nearly every day new eLearning trends crop up, along with supporting technology, and today’s educator must keep up."


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JoanHughes's curator insight, February 6, 2015 5:41 AM

Learning trends are constantly changing especially since the evolvement of Web 2.0, the concern for most educators is how do we keep up?


Here are just four of the current elearning trends being discussed at present

Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, February 6, 2015 10:14 AM

Even passing familiarity with each of these trends can matter so you won't be surprised as they become something more than a trend.

juan garcia araez's curator insight, February 11, 2015 4:47 AM

e-learning

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PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators : PBS LearningMedia

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Heads up all your fellow Super Educators out there!

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What Do We Really Mean When We Say ‘Personalized Learning’?

What Do We Really Mean When We Say ‘Personalized Learning’? | Virtual Learner | Scoop.it
The definition of "personalized learning" is as varied as the richness of instruction tailored to learners.

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, February 3, 2015 4:10 PM

Diane Laufenberg, director of Inquiry Schools, shares her understanding of what "Personalized Learning" means. 


”For Laufenberg, personalization only comes when students have authentic choice over how to tackle a problem. A personalized environment gives students the freedom to follow a meaningful line of inquiry, while building the skills to connect, synthesize and analyze information into original productions."


Read more about Personalized Learning on www.personalizelearning.com and join in the #plearnchat on Feb 10th at 7pm ET where the topic will be PBL and PL.


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eLearning Trends to Follow in 2015

eLearning Trends to Follow in 2015 | Virtual Learner | Scoop.it
Fantastic infographic with eLearning Trends to you should follow in year 2015.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 22, 2015 8:25 AM

Fantastic infographic with eLearning Trends to you should follow in year 2015.

EduMel's curator insight, February 22, 2015 9:16 AM

interesting

Nathalie Mercken's curator insight, February 26, 2015 3:20 AM

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