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6 Online Teaching Lessons From Albert Einstein

6 Online Teaching Lessons From Albert Einstein | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Inspiration for online teaching can appear in surprising places.
 Who says it should be confined to conferences or journal articles?

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Liz Hardy offers 6 quotations from Albert Einstein as anchors for sound advice on the often misunderstood realities of online teaching. As always elegant insight wrapped in clever perspective. Listen to Liz! 

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Enroll Today: Elearning, Online and Blended Teaching Graduate Certificate - UW-Stout

Enroll Today: Elearning, Online and Blended Teaching Graduate Certificate - UW-Stout | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

ELearning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate. Flipped Blended and Online Teaching Program Prepare for online teaching jobs. Learn to teach online.

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Enroll Today: Elearning, Online and Blended Teaching Graduate Certificate

Prepare for designing online courses and teaching instructor-led blended or fully online classes and training.

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4 Ways Mentor Teachers Make A Difference In The Classroom | EdNews Daily

4 Ways Mentor Teachers Make A Difference In The Classroom | EdNews Daily | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Teaching online or in the classroom can be a challenging profession from many angles. Teachers have an enormous amount of responsibilities the moment they begin working in the profession.

Although educators should have ongoing professional development and practicum experience, there are many moments in a teacher’s day when he/she may need assistance or need to seek out an exceptional mentor.

Here are four ways mentor teachers help in the classroom-either online or in the classroom.
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Teachers helping teachers is a model that works -- especially in the online classroom. 

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The Top 15 Traits Educators Need To Teach Successfully Online

The Top 15 Traits Educators Need To Teach Successfully Online | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
What do you think it takes to be an online educator? Here are some replies from teachers and students who shared their vision from the US as well as internationally.
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I bet you already have the traits needed to teach online. Check out this list of dispositions that help an online teacher to thrive. 

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Salary Surveys - HigherEdJobs - 2016 - 17

Salary Surveys - HigherEdJobs - 2016 - 17 | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Latest survey results on salary in higher education. 

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Interested in a teaching career in higher education? These surveys will help you see the salaries offered for various positions. 

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Online Graduate Courses, Certificates and Degree for Teachers, Trainers and Community College Educators

Online Graduate Courses, Certificates and Degree for Teachers, Trainers and Community College Educators | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Online Certificate Programs

 

E-learning and Online Teaching Certificate

Reading Teacher Certification

Reading Specialist Certification

Instructional Design Certificate

Mathematics Specialist Certificate

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Earn a graduate certificate at UW-Stout.  Apply the credits earned to an online Masters Degree.  Stout Proud!

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EDUC 655 Strategies for Dealing with Disruptive Behavior

EDUC 655 Strategies for Dealing with Disruptive Behavior | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Evidence-based preventive strategies, positive behavioral supports, effective interventions, and classroom management strategies for addressing problem behaviors, chronic noncompliance, ADHD-related issues, and disruptive conduct.

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This course is an approved elective in the Master of Science in Education online degree program. NOTE: You may enroll in this course to meet your goals for professional development, license renewal, or to complete graduate credits and transfer the credit to another university or reading certification program.

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Modernizing Lifeline Program to Provide Affordable Broadband for Low-Income Families | Alliance For Excellent Education

Modernizing Lifeline Program to Provide Affordable Broadband for Low-Income Families | Alliance For Excellent Education | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

"Lifeline is a federal program that provides low-income families $9.25 every month to help reduce the cost of phone service.The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted on March 31 to modernize the Lifeline program to include internet access for low-income families....for internet access at home so that students are better equipped to do well in school."

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Great program that helps make online and blended learning programs accessible to all. Hopefully, income will no longer be a barrier.

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Personality Matters When Teaching Online

Personality Matters When Teaching Online | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Online instructors are hired for their experience and expertise, but don't under estimate the importance of personality when it comes to student learning.

Via Beret Furuseth Hagen
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Great advice for new online teachers!

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Beret Furuseth Hagen's curator insight, October 1, 2015 2:11 PM

Another good article by Errol Craig Sull- this time about creating an online presence in your eLearning classroom.

Maggie Rouman's comment, October 2, 2015 11:01 AM
Great online, especially good advice for new online teachers! Thanks for sharing!
Joyce Valenza's curator insight, October 3, 2015 8:16 AM

An important consideration. 

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Infographic: Ed tech can change the world

Infographic: Ed tech can change the world | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Educational technology is making a huge impact on how students learn, how teachers teach and how education is done.
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The world is changing. This infographic shows how technology has become a major force in transforming learning.

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SA Fia Z's curator insight, September 29, 2015 4:15 AM

Technology is and will continue to revolutionize education. I

elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, September 29, 2015 9:05 AM

Great inforgraphics

Tom Georgiev's curator insight, September 29, 2015 5:18 PM

Lets Change The World Together , I'll Show You How to Make Things Right Again, Gain Trust and Fix any Problems We Face! Give Me Your Hand and Trust Me!

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7 Myths and Facts About Online Learning

7 Myths and Facts About Online Learning | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Now that the number of students taking at least one online course has surpassed 6.7 million it’s high time we dispel the myth and discover the truth about online learning. Via: www.myeducation.com
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Over the past 10 years, our understanding of online learning has grown.  However, there are some lingering myths that just keep hanging on. This infographic is an overview of myths and the complex realities of online learning.

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ChristopherBell's curator insight, May 14, 2015 10:47 PM

Awesome stuff to share with parents and graduating seniors!

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7 mitos y realidades sobre la formación online.

 

Mito nro. 1, no se puede obtener un empleo acreditando un diploma logrado mediante aprobación de cursos en línea.  Reaalidad: 62% de los profesionales de RRHH creen que los diplomas obtenidos por cursos online son equivalentes o mejores que los logrados en universidades tradicionales.

 

Mito nro 2, sólo universidades de dudosa reputación ofrecen programas que se imparten totalmente en línea. Realidad: el porcentaje de instituciones que ofrecen programas completamente virtuales se ha duplicado en la última década hasta alcanzar 62.4%.

 

Mito nro. 3, los programas virtuales contribuyen con el aislamiento de sus estudiantes. Realidad: los cursos distribuídos en el formato presencial tradicional pueden también incentivar el aislamiento.

 

Mito nro. 4, obtener un diploma en línea es tomar el camino fácil. Realidad: si bien es cierto que el formato eLearning es más flexible, ello no significa que los cursos dictados en ésta modalidad sean menos rigurosos.

 

Mito nro. 5, "Tengo todo el tiempo del mundo para culminar mi curso online". Realidad: si intenta retrazar indefinidamente el cumplimiento de las tareas asignadas en un curso online, muy problamente, no superá ese curso. La procastinación no funciona el mundo real ni en el virtual.

 

Mito nro. 6, usted no aprenderá mucho tomando cursos vía eLearning. Realidad: investigaciones recientes indican que no hay diferencias significativas entre los resultados de aprendizaje por estudios virtuales y el método presencial tradicional.

 

Mito nro. 7, puedo hacer fraude en los programas de formación online. Realidad: muchas escuelas online han implementado sistemas de protección antifraude. Algunas otras exigen la realización de exámenes presenciales a sus alumnos. ¡ El gran hermano siempre está observando...!

Ellen Comito McKeown's curator insight, July 22, 2015 6:16 PM

A great, visual way to explain the value of online education.

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Keeping Pace with Online Learning

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Will your teaching skills keep pace with this decade (let alone the next one). Think about how you can build the skills needed to be a teacher in the 21st century. 


About Us: The University of Wisconsin-Stout E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate Program specializes in highly personalized, discussion-based training in how to teach online. 

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Dennis Danielson's curator insight, May 6, 2015 7:42 PM

The Pace is accelerating.

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E-Learning Certificate Program at UW-Stout: Final Call for March Online Courses

E-Learning Certificate Program at UW-Stout: Final Call for March Online Courses | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Featured Courses


EDUC 760 931 E-learning for Educators

March 2 - April 24, 2015

Instructor: Sara Turansky

Add an online component to enhance face-to-face instruction/training with blended learning or begin converting a course or workshop for online delivery. Create discussion forums, online surveys, quizzes and e-portfolios. Learn how to support online learners with strategies that increase learner interaction and engagement.

EDUC 762 931 Assessment in E-learning

March 2 - April 24, 2015

Instructor: Jim Erbe

"I found this class to be immensely gratifying, and my mind is full with new ideas, new concepts and new ways to assess students that I either shrugged off as ‘it will never work’ or simply didn't think to consider."
~ Kristina Vines, Technical College Instructor/Program Chairperson Surgical Technology

EDUC 761 930 Collaborative Communities in E-learning - Online Facilitation Skills

March 2 - April 24, 2015

Instructor: Dr. Kay Lehmann

“The time management techniques and resources shared related to prepping, first week activities and what to do during and after your online course ends were pure gold!”

~Jennette Kane, Technology Integration Supervisor, Pepper Pike, Ohio

EDUC 646 Using Games for Learning and Assessment 

March 30 - April 24, 2015 

Instructor: Dr. Susan Manning

"The games course took instructional design to a whole new level by the use of learning tools that truly engage the learners.
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~ Joni Burgin Ed.D., Superintendent, Grantsburg School District

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Just a few seats left for March.  


May - June classes are open for registration now.


About Us: The University of Wisconsin-Stout E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate Program specializes in highly personalized, discussion-based training in how to teach online.

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Online Teaching Pay: A university fine tunes its approach 

Online Teaching Pay: A university fine tunes its approach  | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Online instructors at Colorado Mesa University get paid per student for overtime hours. Now the institution is tweaking a model that's enticing to instructors but may not be best for students.
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Online teaching pay is like gold: it is different everywhere you find it. This article from Inside Higher Ed,  gives you a glimpse at the possible rewards (and risks) of paying online teachers well. 

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Ten Principles of Effective Online Teaching

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Best Practices in Distance Education - 10 Principles of Effective Online Teaching.  Here's a solid foundation for your teaching practice.
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Evaluation Instruments and Good Practices in Online Education | Baldwin | Online Learning

Evaluation Instruments and Good Practices in Online Education | Baldwin | Online Learning | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
After a review of the literature, twenty-eight evaluation instruments currently used to design and review online courses in higher education institutions were collected and divided into categories, based on geographical reach and the type of institution for which they were developed. This study investigates how evaluation instruments used in higher education assess the Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education, and what other items are addressed in the evaluation of courses
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This is a research paper comparing 28 different evaluation instruments for assessing online courses.  

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Online Courses as Good as In-Person Classes

Online Courses as Good as In-Person Classes | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Future Bright for Online Education
The arguments offered in Jing Liu’s essay run counter to the validation online programs receive from regional accreditation, the U.S. Department of Education and the success students experience as graduates. As someone who has taught online classes since 1999 and managed the online program administration at my campus for 16 years, I am personally aware of the progress we have made, the quality of instruction we do achieve, the access door we have opened wider and the difference we have made in the lives of our students.
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Despite the naysayers, online education is working and thriving despite the disruption in other sectors of Higher Education. 

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Online Courses as Good as In-Person Classes
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Perspective | I finally found a way to get students talking in class: Teach it online

Perspective | I finally found a way to get students talking in class: Teach it online | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Bill Bergman - A lecturer in marketing at the University of Richmond writes about his first experience teaching an online class, and the unexpected intensity of student participation.

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Teaching online can be so satisfying when you build a community of practice and truly connect with your students. See how this first time online teacher found his way. 

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Take the Plunge! Summer Online Professional Development

Take the Plunge! Summer Online Professional Development | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Summer Time: Dive In!
Enroll today for great online professional development
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Check out the summer lineup of great online professional development classes. 

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Online learning for beginners: 1. What is online learning? | Tony Bates

Online learning for beginners: 1. What is online learning? | Tony Bates | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Every day, someone new either thinks about doing an online course, or is pressured into doing one. You may have quite a lot of prior knowledge about online learning (or think you do), or may have no knowledge at all. The most important thing to know though is that you probably don’t know enough about online learning, especially if you are just starting out (which defines you as wise, according to Socrates).
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Tony Bates understands the long view of what seems like 'new' technology to many.  Allow him to introduce you to online learning!

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Carmen Ramos's curator insight, August 2, 2016 12:04 PM
Grundlegende Infos für Dozenten, die E-Learning-Angebote konzipieren wollen.
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Quality in Digital Learning MOOC | Feb 15 - March 25... join now

Quality in Digital Learning MOOC |   Feb 15 - March 25... join now | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

"... how can quality in digital learning actually be measured? Can the same mechanisms be used to measure for example the quality of traditional e-learning, mobile learning scenarios, gamified solutions or MOOCs? These are only some of the questions that will be tackled in the course of the MOOC. Sign up now."

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This MOOC is organized by Open ECB Check out of Germany. Creative Commons licensed content. Interesting topic & community for readers of this feed!

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Why Online Students Succeed

Why Online Students Succeed | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

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Improving online student success can be overwhelming, but findings from a recent Eduventures study suggest that it is not as complicated as it seems.

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Bottom line: back to basics... online teaching basics that is. 

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7 Online Learning Myths that University Administrators Believe

7 Online Learning Myths that University Administrators Believe | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Online learning has been hailed as a faster, cheaper way to provide education -- but it doesn't do half of what administrators think it will.   
 
With the help of a few experts, we've compiled a list of major myths that administrators believe, how they match up against reality and why administrators believe them.
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Here's a clever article that offers a 'reality check' for  Administrators who haven't taught online.  Online learning is real and effective. However, it isn't a magic bullet that can solve long term problems with the push of a button. 

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Ellen Comito McKeown's curator insight, July 22, 2015 6:12 PM

Sometimes you need to explain to administrators why you should use technology.  This will help you know what to say.

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E-Learning Summer at UW-Stout: June Courses Open - Enroll Now!

E-Learning Summer at UW-Stout: June Courses Open - Enroll Now! | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Summer E-Learning Courses are still open.


Enroll now for a great summer of 100% online professional development. 


There is NO charge for registration. 


2015-2016 No Tuition Increase!
Tuition remains at $415 per graduate credit hour ($1245 per course).

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Online teaching is an expected skill in the modern educational workplace. Build your resume and portfolio by earning UW-Stout's Graduate Certificate in E-Learning and Online Teaching. 

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Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy Infographic presents types of activities and grading and feedback criteria to help you plan better assessments.
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Here's an easy to comprehend infographic on assessment.  As always there's a bit of Bloom in the mix.  Well done! 

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Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, March 19, 2015 5:29 PM

Genial a utilização da taxonomia de Bloom nesse infografico das possiveis atividades em formato "blended"(mix presencial e on line)

Dr. Melissa A. Bordogna's curator insight, March 26, 2015 1:59 AM

At a glance, I thought this a helpful infographic.  It also made me think of the types of feedback I give my students.  In addtion to using a rubric (marking criteria), I tend to provide a fair bit of written feedback.  

How about you...Which types of feedback have you found to be very effective in terms of student learning (as oppose to time-saving for us)?

Karen Ellis's curator insight, April 1, 2015 6:57 PM

Designing and planning assesment in online learning is very important.  This infographic reminds us of the importance of making the task student centric and that  ongoing feedback is critical.