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These 12 Unique Blogs Are Written By Professors: The eLearning Coach

These 12 Unique Blogs Are Written By Professors: The eLearning Coach | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Why the interest in blogs by professors? I think academics often have a unique perspective. Think of how their community of peers, researchers and students are different than your own. Think of the journals and books they read, the research they conduct, the conferences they attend, the lectures they present, and the discoveries their students make. This gives them access to ideas and concepts that can promote distinctive thinking.

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E-Learning and Online Teaching (Blended) Graduate Certificate

E-Learning and Online Teaching (Blended) Graduate Certificate | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
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Are you ready to go back to school?

 

  • Expand the geography of your career.
  • Follow your passion.
  • Boost your salary with new skills.

 

NEW: E-Learning and Online Teaching Career Center

 

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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Prepare for teaching in blended or virtual online classrooms or training in e-learning settings. Become an effective online instructor.


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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Artificial Intelligence: The Robots Are Now Hiring

Artificial Intelligence: The Robots Are Now Hiring | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The practice is part of a general trend of some hiring companies to move away from assessing candidates based on their resumes and skills, towards making hiring decisions based on people’s personalities.
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What could an AI glean about your personality by analysing your social media presence?  How would you feel about an employer scanning your video interview to feed an artificial intelligence algorithm as it compares your micro-gestures to those of proven producers?   It's a brave new world of work out there.  

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Webinar 10/3 @2 CST - for K-12 Online and Blended Educators - Wisconsin Digital Learning Collaborative 

Webinar 10/3 @2 CST - for K-12 Online and Blended Educators - Wisconsin Digital Learning Collaborative  | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Transforming Professional Learning - Meeting the Needs of Online and Blended Educators by Michele Nickels | This newsletter was created with Smore, an online tool for creating beautiful newsletters for for individual educators, schools and districts
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Learn about a new survey tool from expert researchers. They report on their first survey. 

Agenda

2:00-2:05 p.m.Welcome & Introductions

2:05-2:25 p.m. Research Tool Development for Professional Learning Challenges & Preferences

2:25-2:35 p.m. Evidence from the Field: The Data Says and Implementation Strategies

2:35-2:50 p.m. Educational Practitioners Perspectives from the Field

2:50-3:00 p.m. Questions and Closing Remarks

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Teens Talk: What Works to Stop Cyberbullying

Teens Talk: What Works to Stop Cyberbullying | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
In our most recent survey of approximately 5,700 middle and high school students from around the United States, we once again asked them to give us their take, in their own words, on what works.
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Hear the voices of kids in the wires. How do they try to stop cyberbullying?  Block, ignore, tell the parents, call the cops - what works?  There's no magic answer, but this brief article will give you some useful ideas. 

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9/26 Webinar: Teachers and Mentors: Students Talk about Online Learner Supports

9/26 Webinar: Teachers and Mentors: Students Talk about Online Learner Supports | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Teachers and Mentors: Students Talk about Online Learner Supports
Webinar — Live Wednesday, September 26 @ 4:00 p.m. EST

During a series of focus groups, 51 students from three Michigan high schools shared their perceptions and feedback about instructional and facilitation support for online learners. Two reports — the last in a series of four — are being published about these findings. At this webinar, we will share some of what we learned that may help improve other students’ experiences and increase their likelihood of success in online courses.

 

This webinar will be hosted on Zoom — so please use the live chat feature to ask questions and leave comments.

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Listen and learn:  Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute webinar.  Feedback about online learning experiences from 51 high school students.

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Note-taking: A Research Roundup :: Jennifer Gonzalez

Note-taking: A Research Roundup :: Jennifer Gonzalez | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

"Every day, in classrooms all over the world, students are taking notes. I have my own half-baked ideas about what makes one approach better than another, and I’m sure you do too. But if we’re going to call ourselves professionals, we need to know what the research says, yes?

"So I’ve combed through about three decades’ worth of research, and I’m going to tell you what it says about best practices in note-taking. Although this is not an exhaustive summary, it hits on some of the most frequently debated questions on the subject.

"This information is going to be useful for any subject area—I found some really good stuff that would be especially useful for STEM teachers or anyone who does heavy work with calculations, diagrams, and other technical illustrations. Of course, there’s plenty here for teachers of social studies, English, and the humanities as well, so everyone sit tight because you’ll probably come away with something you can apply to your classroom."

 

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An exceptional summary of key research on the topic. Succinct practical, and with numerous links, this post is a must-read for every educator starting in about grade 4 up through graduate school and adult ed.


Via Jim Lerman
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Thanks to Jennifer Gonzalez for this literature review.  Also a tip of the hat to Jim Lerman for his insights on this topic. 

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Tina Jameson's curator insight, September 20, 7:29 PM
Highly recommended reading - and if you don't feel like reading, listen to the linked podcast version.  Not only does this article stress the value of note taking to learning and understanding, it provides several well outlined note taking strategies to try.
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5 Guidelines For Developing Good Online Assessments

5 Guidelines For Developing Good Online Assessments | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Wondering how you can start Developing Good Online Assessments? Check how you may start Developing Good Online Assessments.
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Online professionals know that appropriate assessments are an essential element of online design.  Build your foundation on these 5 guidelines. 

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Technology Tips Newsletter - Empathy

Technology Tips Newsletter - Empathy | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Tech Tips Newsletter - Empathy Should Become Part of Everyone’s Vocabulary
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Do you understand the difference between sympathy and empathy? Interested in free classroom activities for teaching tolerance and empathy? Looking for a way to lead virtual teams? Look here for all this and more. 

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Learning Trajectories in K-12 Online Mathematics Courses

Learning Trajectories in K-12 Online Mathematics Courses | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
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Present research has devoted attention to a long-standing problem: how to better serve students who take K-12 online mathematics courses by investigating learner subgroups based on their semester-long learning trajectories. Mixture growth modeling was used to examine month-by-month scores students earned by completing assignments. The best-fitting model suggested four distinct subgroups representing (1) nearly linear growth, (2) exponential growth, (3) hardly any growth, (4) and early rapid growth. Follow-up analyses demonstrated that two different types of successful trajectories were more likely associated with advanced level courses, such as AP or Calculus courses, and foundation courses, such as Algebra and Geometry, were with the unpromising trajectory. Given those results, implications for practitioners and researchers were discussed from the perspective of self-regulated online learning and evidence-based mathematics instructional practices.
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New research from the Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute. If you teach math online (or blended) you MUST read this report.  

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Schoology, NEO, Claroline, Chamilo: The beginning of the LMS long tail -

Schoology, NEO, Claroline, Chamilo: The beginning of the LMS long tail - | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Phil Hill
With reporting contributions from Jeanette Wiseman and O'Neal Spicer

We have described how the global LMS market is converging in the sense that the Big Four - Moodle, Blackboard, Instructure, and D2L - end up being the primary competitors in more and more global regions, often with similar dynamics. We have also described Sakai and its decline in some detail. But what about the next level down? Let's consider four LMS solutions that are still quite active but with fewer institutional users than Sakai - Schoology (whom we have described before), NEO, Claroline, and Chamilo. The following graphic shows both primary and secondary system usage in higher education in six different global regions, and all four systems have more than 100 active implementations.

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Want an insiders advice on Learning Management Systems, look here!  The LMS market is deep, complex, and always evolving.  Choosing an LMS means a lot of hand wringing, committee work and significant risk for those that make the decision. 

 

Everyone has a favorite, most don't want to give up the one they know and be forced into climbing a new learning curve. 

 

Ultimately,  you land in an LMS that might not be your 1st Choice.  When this happens my best advice comes from Stephen Stills: "If you can't be with the one you love, love the one you are with."

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A Brief Guide to Creating Learning Outcomes | Presence

A Brief Guide to Creating Learning Outcomes | Presence | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Whatever you call them – learning goals, learning objectives, outcome statements, learning outcomes (my go-to) – we should be able to indicate the knowledge or skills we intend students to gain.

The good news is there are general elements to include in naming what students will know, think, or do as a result of engaging with us.
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Many academics won't admit just how confounding writing learning outcome statements can be. This guide is one path to understanding for those scratching their heads on this evergreen issue. 

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Tina Jameson's curator insight, August 23, 7:58 PM
Even though this is not specifically aimed at schools, the simplicity of the advice and the 'formula' for breaking down your 'learning outcomes' could be useful to teaching staff.
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Training Contracts: 8 Things eLearning Pros Need To Know

Training Contracts: 8 Things eLearning Pros Need To Know | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Joseph R. Codde first introduced the term "Learning Contract" in 1996, years before the term "eLearning" was even coined. However, it’s the perfect addition to online training programs that lack structure and learner motivation.
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Combine the wisdom of the past with the demands of the now. Use Learning Contracts to promote engagement.

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The Importance Of Time Management In Online Learning 

The Importance Of Time Management In Online Learning  | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Want to know about the importance of Time Management In Online Learning? Check how to master your time management skills when you're an online student.

Via EDTECH@UTRGV
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You never really 'save time', you just learn to use the time you have more effectively.

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Jerry Busone's curator insight, December 10, 2017 9:00 AM

Not a lot of time mgt. tips but i do agree with one thing If you’re always wishing you had more hours in the day, you don’t know where all your time went, or you feel stressed you need time mgt. Most requested skills and in my observation the least executed.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, December 11, 2017 1:15 AM
The Importance Of Time Management In Online Learning
Nathalie Ferret's curator insight, August 18, 4:13 AM
 Indeed, an important skill that all online student must have/learn.
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Write the Perfect Discussion Board Post in Your Online College Course

Write the Perfect Discussion Board Post in Your Online College Course | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Students who enroll in online degree programs may be concerned that they will miss out on the interaction that is found in traditional degree programs. However, these students still benefit from class discussions through online discussion boards, which allow them to create original posts about a course topic and respond to the posts of other students. This guide provides information on what students can expect when using an online discussion board, the etiquette to follow on these boards, and how professors grade the posts students make.
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Anyone taking (or teaching) an online course will benefit from reading this article. Even if you know it all,  take a look... you just might find something new. 

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MIT: SQUADBOX - Anti Cyber-Bullying software 

MIT: SQUADBOX - Anti Cyber-Bullying software  | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Put a squad of trusted friends, volunteers, or paid moderators between the world and your inbox.

Messages only reach you if your squad approves it.

Together, the members of your squad can weather harassment so that you don't feel overwhelmed.
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Victims of cyberbullying have a new ally: Squadbox invented by MIT.  Your Squad will pre-filter your email, diverting harassment mail to be analyzed. The safe mail lands in your box. The bad get's flushed.  They also offer @squadbox email accounts.  Here's away to take back control.  Check it out. 

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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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Liz Hardy: The Art of Giving Feedback to Online Learners

Liz Hardy: The Art of Giving Feedback to Online Learners | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
To be an effective online teacher, it’s crucial to master the art of giving feedback to online learners.
 
This is no easy task.
It takes skill, and a light hand.
Especially when you’re teaching adult learners.
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Here's another eloquent article from Liz Hardy. She offers '6 artful ways to offer inspiring online learner feedback'.   This is an especially helpful article for those new to online teaching. 

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Developing a Survey Instrument for Evaluating K-12 Blended Teacher Readiness - Webinar 9/21/18

Developing a Survey Instrument for Evaluating K-12 Blended Teacher Readiness - Webinar 9/21/18 | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Blended teaching — which combines online and in-person instruction — is becoming more commonplace in K-12 schools.  In this webinar, we share the results of a two-year long project to develop an instrument for evaluating K-12 blended teacher readiness. We also provide list of core competencies for blended teaching along with resources can be used in professional development for in-service or pre-service teachers.
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Free Webinar sponsored by Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute.  September 21, 2018 at 3:30 EST.

 

If you're blending or preparing to blend k-12 instruction... be there!

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E-Jobs: Online Full-Time Faculty - Instructor - Philosophy American University

E-Jobs: Online Full-Time Faculty - Instructor - Philosophy American University | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Jobs in higher education. Faculty and administrative positions at colleges and universities. Updated daily. Free to job seekers.
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Is there any job better than online philosopher?  Put your degree to work with online teaching skills and deep subject matter expertise.

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Graduate Certificate Teaching Math Specialist Interventionist

Graduate Certificate Teaching Math Specialist Interventionist | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Graduate Certificate for Math Specialists. Online Courses Mathematical Concepts, Math Assessment, Math Games, RTI, Apply to Recertification and MS Degree
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Set your sites on a new way to teach. Specialize in what you love and watch your career soar.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 27, 2:30 PM

Classes starting Now! 

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Math Specialist Job Opportunities

Upon completion of the program, elementary and middle school educators will be able to

  • Provide intervention and diagnosis in school mathematics.
  • Evaluate math intervention programs to determine effectiveness and appropriateness for specific contexts.
  • Implement formative and summative assessment and diagnostic assessments in mathematics.
  • Analyze reform-based issues in mathematics education.
  • Evaluate instructional strategies for intervention, remediation, enrichment and acceleration issues in mathematics.
  • Design mathematics professional development activities to achieve specific goals and purposes.
  • Develop opportunities to teach math in context to establish relevancy for students from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences.
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Free Online Courses, Lessons & Practice

Free Online Courses, Lessons & Practice | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

You can learn anything. For free. For everyone. Forever

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This brilliant site is a favorite of Math teachers working in blended teaching environments. Powerful tools for teachers, parents and students.  Go SEE it! 

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CV vs Resume - What is the Difference? [+Examples]

CV vs Resume - What is the Difference? [+Examples] | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Do you know what is the difference between a CV and a Resume and when to use which? If no, find out now.
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Here's a detailed article, with examples, to help you build an effective CV or Resume. Knowing when and where to use either document will help you tune your job search.  

 

Academics, and instructional designers seeking work in higher education in the U.S.A. should read this article to check their understanding and spark their thinking. 

 

For detailed information on finding online teaching jobs:

https://www2.uwstout.edu/content/profdev/elearn_careers/index.html

 

For detailed information on finding instructional design jobs:

https://www2.uwstout.edu/content/profdev/idjobsearch/index.html

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Ca donne des idées. je m'aperçois que sans le savoir j'ai fait un mix entre les deux
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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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Designing Computer-Based Training Online Course University of Wisconsin-Stout

Designing Computer-Based Training Online Course University of Wisconsin-Stout | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

EDUC 767 Designing Computer-Based Training (CBT)

Online Course 3 semester hours graduate credit
Instructors: Nicholle Stone and Dr. Amy Gullixson
Tuition: $441 per credit hour ($1323 per course)<

Fall: August 27 - October 19, 2018
Tuition Due: October 10, 2018

Spring: January 7 - March 1, 2019
Tuition Due - February 27, 2019

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This course is part of UW-Stout's Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design.  Cohorts forming now!  Many classes are already filled. Enroll today. 

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We’re Online Teachers, Not Elvis Impersonators!

We’re Online Teachers, Not Elvis Impersonators! | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Authenticity and honesty help to make a genuine connection with your students.

It’s a terrible idea to try and be something you’re not.
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Teach from the heart.  Tap into your passion for teaching. Be real and present and you'll be the teacher.. online or face to face.. you want to be. 

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Hope filled news | School in the Cloud

Hope filled news | School in the Cloud | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
In 1999, Sugata Mitra’s pioneering “Hole in the Wall” experiments helped bring the potential of self-organized learning to the public’s attention. Research since then has continued to support his startling conclusion that groups of children, with access to the Internet, can learn almost anything by themselves.

From the slums of India and villages of Cambodia, to schools in Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, the USA and United Kingdom, Professor Mitra’s experimental results offer an intriguing new future for learning: a future in which ‘knowing’ may be obsolete.
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I've followed this project for many years.  Sugata Mitra provides the children of the world with a continual series of occasions for hope.  Inspiring video. 

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