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Online instructors differ on whether they need online course experience

Online instructors differ on whether they need online course experience | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
“Ideally it would be great for an online instructor to have taken an online class,” said Susan Yochum, provost at Seton Hill University, in Pennsylvania. But, she added, “the biggest issue is our faculty have a lot of responsibilities, a heavy teaching load. It’s really a time issue.”
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Are you an online teacher? Did you ever take an online class as a student? Interesting situation.

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One 'dominator' can damage a group project - Futurity

One 'dominator' can damage a group project - Futurity | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Love them or hate them, group projects are a staple of college coursework. New research identifies a key aspect of successful teams.
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Online group work can be the best of times or the worst of times. A little planning and insight go a long way. Solid article with good links to current research.  

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Learning theories and online learning | Tony Bates

Learning theories and online learning | Tony Bates | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Chapter 3 of my open textbook on ‘Teaching in a Digital Age‘ is about theory and practice in teaching for a digital age, which I am still in the process of writing. I have to admit that I approached writing about learning theories with some dread. In particular I was concerned (in order of dread) that:
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This is why I often say, "When Tony Bates speaks, I listen." ~ lessons from a master!

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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, September 19, 2017 3:14 PM

Buen resumen de las teorías del aprendizaje por Tony Bates

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Teacher Characteristics and Behaviors that Make a Difference

Teacher Characteristics and Behaviors that Make a Difference | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Teaching and learning. For decades, we focused almost exclusively on the teaching side of things. More recently, we’ve been paying attention to learning, and that’s a good thing. However, we shouldn’t be thinking about one without the other—they’re both important and inseparably linked
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Read this article, even if you only scan the bullet list of teacher characteristics. This will get you thinking about your own classroom presence. 

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Juanita Amiel Townsend's curator insight, August 18, 2017 1:35 AM

Read this article, even if you only scan the bullet list of teacher characteristics. This will get you thinking about your own classroom presence. 

Alex Hurtado's curator insight, August 31, 2017 10:10 PM
This post shows us another point of view in which the behavior and the way teachers teach makes a difference in students. This article shows us the approach from a different characteristics. I think it is really important to take into account the points that stand out so that the impact on learning is positive. These characteristics say the studies can be reached through the experience where they will be implementing and improving. As future teachers it is necessary to take into account these characteristics that have been published some studies which can be quite useful. The way of teaching can engage students to motivate them and help them in their learning process.
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Report: Educator Confidence in Technology Increasing -- THE Journal

Report: Educator Confidence in Technology Increasing -- THE Journal | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Sixty-five percent of educators expressed confidence in using digital technology in their classrooms, a 7 percent increase over last year, according to a recent survey commissioned by education and publishing company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH).
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I've been using ED TECH since 1980.  Great to see the revolution is ongoing. 8-)

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Stunning market data predicts the future of online learning - eCampus News

Stunning market data predicts the future of online learning - eCampus News | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Today’s colleges and universities know that online learning is a must for satisfying the learning demands of a rapidly changing student body. Now, recent market data exposes just how big the business of online learning really is, as well as how much it’s expected to grow in the near future, and which components of online learning are expected to bring in the most revenue.
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It's important to keep an eye on the horizon.  We are riding a huge wave of innovation. Keep balanced!

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Navigating Generational Shifts Bb UPCEA Whitepaper.pdf

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The survey results are presented in a series of infographics that will help you understand the demographics of different generations of students. 

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Lack of faculty time and training limits digital learning more than resistance does, study finds | Inside Higher Ed

Lack of faculty time and training limits digital learning more than resistance does, study finds | Inside Higher Ed | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
A new survey of faculty members and administrators by Tyton Partners asserts that the use of digital instructional technologies, which it endorses, is facing "headwinds" in adoption by colleges and universities. The study identifies faculty take-up of digital courseware and other tools as among the leading impediments to their spread -- but cites faculty members' lack of time and the training they receive from their institutions as far bigger cause than their outright opposition.
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UW-Stout Online Professional Development offers a highly effective and affordable resource for directly addressing the issues raised in this article. 

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Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, June 15, 2017 12:05 PM
Interesting data. 
 
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Lack of faculty time and training limits digital learning more than resistance does, study finds
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UCI Launches Connected Learning Lab

UCI Launches Connected Learning Lab | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The Connected Learning Lab (CLL) is dedicated to studying and mobilizing learning  technologies in equitable,  innovative, and learner-centered ways. Located at the University of California, Irvine, the CLL supports interdisciplinary research and design, and partnerships with a broad network of educational practitioners and technologists. The CLL’s focus is defined by the “connected” in connected learning, which refers to both social relationships and emerging digital and networked technologies.
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UC Irvine is a respected and credible source of information. This new resource demands attention.

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Essay: Faculty members are right to be dubious of online education, and that's why they need to teach online | Inside Higher Ed

Essay: Faculty members are right to be dubious of online education, and that's why they need to teach online | Inside Higher Ed | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
In Learning Online: What Research Tells Us About Whether, When and How, Barbara Means, et al, looked at 45 studies comparing college learners in online and face-to-face conditions and found that “In most meta-analyses of controlled studies comparing learning outcomes for online and face-to-face instruction, those who learn online fare as well as, and sometimes even better than, those experiencing the instruction in face-to-face format.”
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It's not surprising that those who know the least about teaching online fear it the most.  Excellent article filled with obvious truths!

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Do Quizzes Improve Student Learning? A Look at the Evidence

Do Quizzes Improve Student Learning? A Look at the Evidence | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Recently I’ve been trying to locate the evidence that supports quizzing, wondering if it merits the evidence-based label. Tracking down this evidence in our discipline-based research is challenging because although quizzing has been studied across our disciplines, it’s not easily searchable. My collection of studies is good, but I know it’s not complete. As you might suspect, the results are mixed; they are more positive than negative, but still, a significant number of researchers don’t find that quizzes affect learning outcomes.
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It's easy to create time saving quizzes in the online teaching environment.  Quizzes may help you check for understanding.  Quizzes may provide a 'guide' to the reading that keeps students accountable.

 

However,  do quizzes really improve student learning?

 

This article from Maryellen Weimer, PhD will help you understand the question. 

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Using e-Assessment to enhance student learning and evidence learning outcomes

Using e-Assessment to enhance student learning and evidence learning outcomes | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
This special edition captures some of the recent investigations in e-assessment that move us beyond the traditional selected response formats of multiple-choice tests, short answer, fill-in-the-blanks, true-false, and matching. Higher-level cognitive and affective skills cannot readily be assessed using traditional selected response formats and more authentic e-assessments are being proposed (Kuh, Jankowski, Ikenberry, & Kinzie 2014).
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Current research on assessment in online environments.

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Research: Video Production and Engagement: Guidelines for the Talking Heads

Recently Juho Kim, a Ph.D. student at MIT, Rob Rubin, the VP of Engineering at edX, and Philip J. Guo from the University of Rochester  How Video Production Affects Student Engagement: An Empirical Study of MOOC Videos at the ACM Conference on Learning at Scale (L@S).

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This research should help all online teachers lighten up and step up to the power of video technology in the online classroom. 

 

My KEY take away: "Videos produced with a more personal feel could be more engaging than high-fidelity studio recordings."

 

Use your excitement about your subject create presence and engagement in your online classes.

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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, September 10, 2016 6:47 PM

Interesantes resultados y recomendaciones que surgen de un estudio realizado a partir del análisis de la data recogida de la observación de 6.9 millones de sesiones de videos por parte de estudiantes de cuatro cursos edX y de entrevistas con equipos de producción de dichos videos. Se midió el nivel de interés (engagement) que estos videos provocaron en los estudiantes de manera indirecta a través del tiempo en que estos permanecían observando el video. Aún cuando esta no es ni siquiera una buena medida para comprender el impacto de estos contenidos multimedia en el aprendizaje de los alumnos, el estudio brinda algunas interesantes luces sobre como deben producirse estos videos para fines educativos y conseguir al menos que los estudiantes no se aburran rápidamente con ellos.

Roberto Aníbal Arce's curator insight, October 12, 2016 9:52 PM
Para nuestros cursantes de edición de video
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Research: Video Production and Engagement: Guidelines for the Talking Heads
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Undergrads want more Elearning; Research results

Undergrads want more Elearning; Research results | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
There were no major surprises in Educause’s 2017 ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology. For four years running, the number of students preferring a blended learning environment that includes “some to mostly online components” has increased and those preferring a face-to-face only learning environment has continued to decline. The report did find, however, that tablets, which were gaining popularity a few years ago, are now on their way out as a device of preference.
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Do you think this research just restates the obvious?  Will this help you explain the obvious to decision makers who don't understand the environment?

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, November 29, 2017 3:22 AM
Etude intéressante, sauf qu'en Belgique la montée des tablettes avec clavier est en augmentation ! Les ordinateurs portables sont en diminution.
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NMC/CoSN Horizon Report > 2017 K–12 Edition

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Take a look at what's coming in K-12 EDTECH.  The Horizon Reports are important research. 

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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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The Learning House Online College Students 2017

The Learning House Online College Students 2017 | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Discover who is studying online. “Online College Students 2017: Comprehensive Data on Demands and Preferences” explores a survey of 1,500 online students.
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Understanding student needs is essential for ongoing program improvement. At UW-Stout we strive for maximum student engagement. This research is valuable to us.
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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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Special Issue: Social presence, identity, and online learning: research development and needs

Special Issue: Social presence, identity, and online learning: research development and needs | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Scholars across many disciplines have grappled with questions of what it means for a person to be and interact online. Who are we when we go online? How do others know we are there and how do they perceive us? 
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Excellent overview with solid references that will help speed your research on distance education issues. 

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Sylvia Riessner's curator insight, July 17, 2017 12:39 PM
A new (2me) open journal and an important refocus on issues of social presence in online learning.
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The Learning House Online College Students 2017

The Learning House Online College Students 2017 | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Discover who is studying online. “Online College Students 2017: Comprehensive Data on Demands and Preferences” explores a survey of 1,500 online students.
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Gain insight to what potential online college students are searching for. 

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First-Year Teachers More Confident in Tech but Use It Less Than Experienced Teachers -- THE Journal

First-Year Teachers More Confident in Tech but Use It Less Than Experienced Teachers -- THE Journal | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
New data from a survey of more than 37,000 educators revealed that first-year teachers aren't using tech in the classroom as much as their more experienced colleagues even though they have a higher opinion of their own technological abilities.
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New teachers need technology integration training (even if they don't know it). 

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Report: Millions of students reveal surprising online learning trends - eCampus News

Report: Millions of students reveal surprising online learning trends - eCampus News | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
New study reveals that collaboration is still not a prevalent online learning habit; mobile phones have yet to be used for serious learning.
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It's important to know your audience.  Do your classes have interactive resources like mind mapping, flashcards, image rich quizzes?

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Lee Hall's curator insight, February 28, 2017 1:51 PM
Interesting all the differences between the countries and their  students. 
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Interactive Map: Understanding Teacher Shortages

Interactive Map: Understanding Teacher Shortages | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
This map highlights a number of key factors that reflect and influence teacher supply and attrition and signal whether states are likely to have an adequate supply of qualified teachers to fill their classrooms. Based on these data—which treat compensation, teacher turnover, working conditions, and qualifications—each state is assigned a “teaching attractiveness rating,” indicating how supportive it appears to be of teacher recruitment and retention and a “teacher equity rating,” indicating the extent to which students, in particular students of color, are assigned uncertified or inexperienced teachers. Ratings are on a 1-5 scale, with 1 (the lightest color) being the least desirable and 5 (the darkest color) being the most desirable.
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Interesting way to look at complex data.  How does your state rate?

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HarvardX and MITx: Four Years of Open Online Courses -- Fall 2012-Summer 2016 by Isaac Chuang, Andrew Dean Ho 

HarvardX and MITx: Four Years of Open Online Courses -- Fall 2012-Summer 2016 by Isaac Chuang, Andrew Dean Ho  | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
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In 2014 and 2015, a joint research team from Harvard University and MIT released summary reports describing the first two years of Harvard and MIT open online courses launched on the nonprofit learning platform, edX. These reports set expectations for the demographics and behavior of course participants and established an analytic framework for understanding the then-nascent online learning context known as the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC).
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Research results compiled from the online behavior of millions of MOOC takers over the past four years. 

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MVLRI Webinar: The Journal Article Review Process - 11/30 at 2pm EST

MVLRI Webinar: The Journal Article Review Process - 11/30 at 2pm EST | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

The Journal Article Review Process
Wednesday, 11/30/16, 2pm EST
Presenters:

  • Ray Rose, Rose & Smith Associates; Texas Distance Learning Association
  • Leanna Archambault, Arizona State University
  • Michael Barbour, Touro University
  • Jered Borup, George Mason University
  • Susan Lowes, Columbia University
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No registration is required. Attendees are encouraged to participate in our webinar sessions using the text chat window. We also encourage attendees to chat on Twitter using #MVLRIchat.

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University of Wisconsin Stout: Interested in online teaching and learning?

Information about our Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning.