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PHD Comics: Why Academics Really Use Twitter

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 23, 2014 12:35 AM

Insider's jokes even the outsiders can laugh at. 

GwynethJones's curator insight, August 23, 2014 10:18 AM

Hilarious!

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8 Tips To Minimize Transactional Distance In eLearning 

8 Tips To Minimize Transactional Distance In eLearning  | VirtualLibrarySchool | Scoop.it

"Are online learners engaging with your eLearning course? Or is there a noticeable disconnection? In this article, I'll share everything eLearning pros need to know about ways to minimize transactional distance in eLearning."


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Mining OER infographic

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A Helpful Guide to Understanding Open Educational Resources
Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, March 13, 9:22 PM
Sometimes searching for materials in the internet can take hours. If you are looking for a specific lesson or how to meet a specific objective, chances are someone has a lesson for it.  Looking through Open Educational Resources can help you find what you need, or at least get you started in the right direction.
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Fake News & the Library Solution #infolit #fakenews #highered #libraries 

Teaching students to separate fact from fiction has become a priority after an election in which false "news" played a large role.

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Effective Discussion Prompts for Online Discussion Boards

Published on Jun 7, 2015
The video explains why it is important to ask right, open-ended questions. It will give you overview for ineffective and effective question for online discussion boards, and some ideas of alternatives to the question-and-answer format.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 26, 4:20 PM

Learning to facilitate online discussion requires practice and a first foundation in the best practices described in this video. 

HCL's curator insight, March 6, 8:20 PM
A little long but raises some valuable points on eliciting effective online discussions...
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The Overselling of Open

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I gave two presentations yesterday, one to a faculty cohort at Coventry University about Domain of One’s Own, I also presented a session titled “The Overselling of Open” as part o…
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Open University Trends in Learning 2016 report identifies seven key trends to watch out for

Open University Trends in Learning 2016 report identifies seven key trends to watch out for | VirtualLibrarySchool | Scoop.it
The report examines how the learning experience is being influenced by rapidly advancing technology, changing the way people engage with education. It also looks at how these developments can be capitalised on, to maximise the effectiveness of learning delivery in the workplace.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 31, 2016 12:27 AM

No real surprises here.

Carolina Adriana's curator insight, September 1, 2016 5:45 PM
Today recommend the following article , when education have distances ...
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How do You Play? 

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, August 26, 2016 3:56 AM

Games - Team games, Icebreakers, Board Games, Card Games, Classroom Games

Joyce Valenza's curator insight, August 26, 2016 7:20 AM
If you need icebreakers! So many ways to begin learning about each other.
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What Meaningful Reflection On Student Work Can Do for Learning

What Meaningful Reflection On Student Work Can Do for Learning | VirtualLibrarySchool | Scoop.it
Reflecting on one's work can be instrumental to growth and improvement, but it's an activity that's often under utilized.
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Manuela Mejia's curator insight, August 27, 2016 10:33 AM
The connection between the digital age and the learning process is very interesting since it goes beyond the electronic devices as a learning tool. The author tries to provide some technological strategies in which students improve and give feedback to their learning process. I consider that our goal as teachers is to use technology not only as a device to give academic knowledge, we also need to implement technology as a tool which helps the learner to be autonomous, thoughtful and proactive.
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Academic Libraries and Open Educational Resources: Developing Partnerships | ALA Annual 2016

Academic Libraries and Open Educational Resources: Developing Partnerships | ALA Annual 2016 | VirtualLibrarySchool | Scoop.it
A number of higher education–focused sessions at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference touched on issues surrounding student retention and completion—and with the costs of tuition, housing, and materials constantly rising, saving students money is a major consideration. When the conversation includes state and community colleges, and a student body that may have less access to financial resources, finding strategies to cut costs becomes more important than ever. Open educational resources (OER)—freely accessible texts and media that faculty can assemble, repurpose, and package under open access agreements for teaching and research—are a rapidly growing option.

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Attended one of these meetings.  Interesting that in many cases the approach leads to a traditional pdf text. 
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10 Tools for More Interactive Videos 

10 Tools for More Interactive Videos  | VirtualLibrarySchool | Scoop.it
Forget about PowerPoints with voice-over — that's old school. These "new school" apps can help you engage your students while they're learning from your lectures.

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Richard Whiteside's curator insight, August 12, 2016 5:55 AM
Useful for blended or online courses
Willem Kuypers's curator insight, March 18, 3:04 AM
Certainement des outils à utiliser pour créer de la vidéo et ajouter des instructions.
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, March 20, 5:39 AM
10 Tools for More Interactive Videos
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Why Feedback Should Come in the Middle, Not at the End

Why Feedback Should Come in the Middle, Not at the End | VirtualLibrarySchool | Scoop.it

Traditionally, we give and receive feedback at the end of projects, assignments, and units. But is this the best way to ensure progress? Researchers are saying it’s not, especially when it comes to encouraging creativity. For optimal academic achievement, teachers and students should consider placing feedback somewhere in the middle.


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Great advice, for younger and adult learners.
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 28, 2016 12:33 AM

Some good tips towards the end of the article.

Character Minutes's curator insight, June 29, 2016 11:37 AM
Provides tips to follow when giving feedback.

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How to Humanize Your Online Class - 2

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How to Humanize Your Online Class - 2 | Piktochart Infographic Editor

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Good ideas and research to guide teaching and inspire learning
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Marianne Hart's curator insight, June 8, 2016 8:28 AM
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sdoukakis's curator insight, June 10, 2016 11:18 AM
Ένας χρήσιμος οδηγός για τον τρόπο που μπορεί να συνεργαστεί ο e-tutor με τους μαθητές του.
Sandy Loucks's curator insight, August 18, 2016 10:31 AM
Nice grahic that puts it all together
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Fifty shades of open | Pomerantz | First Monday

Fifty shades of open | Pomerantz | First Monday | VirtualLibrarySchool | Scoop.it
Fifty shades of open

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The meaning and the ambiguity of "the word."
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Engaging Students in Online Courses: Adding Experiential to Asynchrony

Engaging Students in Online Courses: Adding Experiential to Asynchrony | VirtualLibrarySchool | Scoop.it
In this article, I share a few ideas—starting with the simplest and working through some more complicated endeavors—that may assist you in bringing more engagement to your online classroom.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 14, 11:56 AM

Clever ideas to improve engagement in your online course. Use them! 

shazia.wj's curator insight, August 15, 1:23 AM
Tips to bring more engagement  in online teaching. 
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NMC Horizon Report 2017 Higher Ed now available #edtech #highered #elearning 

NMC Horizon Report 2017 Higher Ed now available #edtech #highered #elearning  | VirtualLibrarySchool | Scoop.it

The NMC Horizon Report > 2017 Higher Education Edition is a collaborative effort between the NMC and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI). This 14th edition describes annual findings from the NMC Horizon Project, an ongoing research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in education.


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The Great Unbundling of Textbook Publishers -

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By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1085) When we hear the phrase “unbundling” in education, it usually refers to one of two things.
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A Framework For Learning In Digital Networks

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A Framework For Learning In Digital Networks
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"The image is an artifact from a 2010 study by Patrick Griffin from the University of Melbourne in Australia. One thing that makes it interesting is the way it distinguishes between collaboration in problem-solving and learning in digital networks rather than simply making collaborative problem-solving a characteristic of learning in digital networks."
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How To Apply Reflective Practice when Teaching Online

How To Apply Reflective Practice when Teaching Online | VirtualLibrarySchool | Scoop.it
With online teaching, the only person to blame is yourself. That is what being objective means in this industry. An objective and reflective practitioner blames only himself or herself. If there is a problem, you need to consider ways to avoid it in the future by changing what you do and say, as well as how you act.

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, August 24, 2016 9:28 AM

Very interesting ways to self-evaluate your online teaching and issues you may encounter teaching online..

Elizabeth E Charles's curator insight, August 28, 2016 1:05 PM
Reflective practice useful not just for teaching, learning and or work but possibly a life skill.
Chris Carter's curator insight, September 10, 2016 6:32 AM
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What is Open Pedagogy?

What is Open Pedagogy? | VirtualLibrarySchool | Scoop.it
Hundreds of thousands of words have been written about open educational resources, but precious little has been written about how OER – or openness more ge
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Open Educational Resources - Babson Survey Research Group

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, August 1, 2016 8:03 AM
Important document revealing the barriers to implementation.
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The 9 Rules Of Innovation

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Take a slightly broader view and it becomes clear that innovation today goes far beyond research labs, Silicon Valley pitch meetings and large corporate initiatives.
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Open Educational Resources - - Linkis.com

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LibGuides. Open Educational Resources.

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What are the most-cited publications in the social sciences (according to Google Scholar)?

What are the most-cited publications in the social sciences (according to Google Scholar)? | VirtualLibrarySchool | Scoop.it
Drawing on citation data that spans disciplines and time periods, Elliott Green has identified the most cited publications in the social sciences. Here he shares his findings on the 25 most cited b…

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The Information Age is over; welcome to the Experience Age

The Information Age is over; welcome to the Experience Age | VirtualLibrarySchool | Scoop.it
Twenty-five years after the introduction of the World Wide Web, the Information Age is coming to an end. Thanks to mobile screens and Internet everywhere,..

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Martin McGaha's curator insight, October 25, 2016 7:18 AM

Not sure yet if I'm sharing this view-point... Actually I don't think I am. I don't think Information Age is over and replace by "Experience Age". Both are completing each other, but information remains a key for reflection and decision making. Anyhow, let's share and reflect on this.

Martin McGaha's curator insight, October 27, 2016 7:28 AM

Not sure yet if I'm sharing this view-point... Actually I don't think I am. I don't think Information Age is over and replace by "Experience Age". Both are completing each other, but information remains a key for reflection and decision making. Anyhow, let's share and reflect on this.

Martin McGaha's curator insight, November 25, 2016 7:04 AM

Not sure yet if I'm sharing this view-point... Actually I don't think I am. I don't think Information Age is over and replace by "Experience Age". Both are completing each other, but information remains a key for reflection and decision making. Anyhow, let's share and reflect on this.