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Flipped Learning: A Response To Five Common Criticisms - November Learning

Over the past two years, the Flipped Learning method has created quite a stir. Some argue that this teaching method will completely transform education, while others say it is simply an opportunity for boring lectures to be viewed in new locations.

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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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  • Expand the geography of your career.
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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 blended or virtual  classrooms or training in e-learning settings.GRADUATE CERTIFICATE 


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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e-Jobs: Academic Success Course, Graduate School - UMUC OnlineAdjunct Faculty 

e-Jobs: Academic Success Course, Graduate School - UMUC OnlineAdjunct Faculty  | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Required Education and Experience
Master's degree in computer programming or related field from an accredited institution of higher learning
Professional experience in computer programming or related field
You must meet the minimum technology requirements, which can be reviewed at https://www.umuc.edu/visitors/careers/facultyrecruit/upload/Adjunct-Faculty-Minimum-Technology-Requirements.pdf
Experience teaching adult learners online and in higher education is strongly preferred
This position is specifically to teach online
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Great school... if you have the talents! 

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Video Dubbing Learning Activities for Students

Video Dubbing Learning Activities for Students | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

"Although dubbing a video can be a great source of entertainment, it actually can be very educational as well. There are quite a few learning activities for students when they take a video, remove the original audio, and add their own narration."

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What a great idea!  New to me. Sounds like a winner! 

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Google Classroom: Updated Group Docs Maker - Teacher Tech

Google Classroom: Updated Group Docs Maker - Teacher Tech | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
To make the process of assigning students to groups and getting them going on editing the group’s template easier I coded an Add-on script: Group Docs Maker. This allows you to copy and paste your roster of students into the spreadsheet and automatically create a copy of a template for each group. Each group members name is automagically appended to the document title.
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Here's a clever timesaver when using Google Docs for collaboration from Alice Keeler. 

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Vicki Davis: Podcasting Equipment Setup and Software I use on the 10-Minute Teacher

Vicki Davis: Podcasting Equipment Setup and Software I use on the 10-Minute Teacher | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
I’ve been asked about the podcasting equipment setup and software that we use on the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast. After 220 episodes in one year and over 430K downloads, we’ve settled on a configuration we like. In this post, I’ll share the setup and help you get started.
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Excellent advice from a veteran teacher (and podcaster)  Vicki Davis. 

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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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What are the benefits of joining the Learn Moodle MOOC? A long-term participant shares. - Moodle.com

What are the benefits of joining the Learn Moodle MOOC? A long-term participant shares. - Moodle.com | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
December 11, 2017

Have you heard of Learn Moodle?

It’s a free, four-week MOOC run by Moodle HQ, designed for anybody who wants to use the Moodle learning platform. We also run the MOOCs twice a year, after every major Moodle release.

Our Learn Moodle 3.4 MOOC Basics is starting on 8 January 2018 and recently we talked to Mary Cooch, our Community Educator and Elizabeth Dalton, our Research Analyst, to tell us what’s new for this upcoming MOOC.
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Learn something new about Moodle in this Mooc!

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, December 13, 2017 2:15 AM
Just signed up :) Was thinking of creating a MOOC and this looks like it could be the starting point. 
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Use Techniques that Complement the Adult Learner - TOPkit

Use Techniques that Complement the Adult Learner - TOPkit | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The six basic techniques presented here are all tailored with respect to our audience, our faculty, who are adult learners at the core. The purpose of this area is not to explain exactly how to set up the training, but rather to instill these overarching principles.
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Superb open source materials. This is a article from TOPKit, the Teaching Online Preparation Toolkit - licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonComercial ShareAlike 4.0 international license. 

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Little Prompter

Little Prompter | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Meet the Little Prompter
The Little Prompter is a compact, versatile, and easy to use tool that helps you quickly deliver a polished video to your students, to your employees, or to the public.  Up until now, teleprompters have been clunky, expensive, and difficult to operate–and many required film studios or a production team.  The Little Prompter changes all of that.   It’s a simple tool that promises to help you nail a smooth delivery using just a smartphone and your desktop computer, DLSR, or webcam.
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If you want to create professional videos a teleprompter will really help you make an impression on your audience. This clever and inexpensive device turns your cell phone and webcam into a simple teleprompter.  Check it out!

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Badge Wiki -- Community Forming Now

Badge Wiki -- Community Forming Now | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
This is a new resource for the Open Badges community being built by We Are Open Co-op and made possible by Participate. We're currently building this out, so why not join our Loomio group to get updates?
Note that by using this wiki you agree to abide by the Code of Conduct.
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This Badge Wiki is just forming up.  Interested in a community focused on Badges?  Jump in. 

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UPCEA - Promise and Potential of Blockchain

UPCEA - Promise and Potential of Blockchain | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
There is much hype and hyperbole, and nearly as much promise and potential for blockchain in higher education. As has been the case with many technologies, I believe there is both much hype and underestimation of the coming impact of blockchain in higher ed.
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Get a grip on a sophisticated idea that may become a very important way to establish your reputation and credentials.

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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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Voice Recording Tools

Voice Recording Tools | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Our voice is one of the most powerful tools we possess, but many times we default to writing instead of talking. There are definitely times when writing is the way to go, but there are other situations when spoken words can have a dramatic impact.
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Voice = Presence -  these tools will help you speak to your students. 

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Juanita Amiel Garcia's curator insight, November 15, 2017 11:26 PM

Voice = Presence -  these tools will help you speak to your students. 

Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, November 17, 2017 11:00 AM
Having your  ESL/EFL students record themselves is a great way to assess pronunciation and fluency.  Here are some tools to get started.
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How online education benefits introverted students (essay)

How online education benefits introverted students (essay) | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Joe told me that after his high school graduation, he’d put off college because of his fears of the classroom environment. He’d decided to enroll in this, one class at his local community college, because he had the option to take his courses online. Joe loved the online environment, and rather than feeling like it was his second-best option or that he was a second-best learner, he was empowered and eager. I imagined him pursuing his degree while maturity had a chance to do its job, gaining confidence in his ideas in written form first so that he could begin to take more extroverted baby steps in the future.
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An important essay by Karen Costa on the benefits of online learning for introverted students. 

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Ines Bieler's curator insight, January 18, 12:37 PM

An important essay by Karen Costa on the benefits of online learning for introverted students. 

Bobbi Dunham's curator insight, January 19, 9:57 AM
Interesting read. There are pros and cons to everything, but in this case, I agree that extraversion gets more respect than its due.
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Teaching — It’s about Inspiration, Not Information – Tina Seelig – Medium

“Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.” Theodore Roosevelt

This is an important reminder that teaching is all about building a relationship with your students. In fact, in today’s world, when information is at our fingertips, we don’t need to go to school to learn facts and figures — a quick Google search, a glance at Wikipedia, or a question posed to Siri will usually result in answers to specific questions.
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Here's a thoughtful piece on teaching that will remind us all that teaching is a calling.  

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Ines Bieler's curator insight, January 17, 3:34 PM

Here's a thoughtful piece on teaching that will remind us all that teaching is a calling.  

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Maryellen Weimer, PhD: As You’re Preparing the Syllabus. . .

Maryellen Weimer, PhD: As You’re Preparing the Syllabus. . . | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The “find and replace” feature in Word quickly makes an old syllabus ready for a new course. Use it too many times and thinking about the course settles into a comfortable rut. Yes, we may change more than just the dates, but when was the last time we considered something beyond what needs to go on the syllabus? The literature answers that question with a few definitive conclusions and a host of possibilities. Here are some thoughts, offered with just a bit of provocation, in the hopes they might reenergize our thinking about the syllabus and what it can accomplish in the course, for students and for the teacher.
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Excellent advice from  Maryellen Weimer, PhD.

Make your syllabus revisions into something more.

 
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Battle of the Classrooms: Apple, Google, Microsoft Vie for K-12 Market - EdSurge News

Battle of the Classrooms: Apple, Google, Microsoft Vie for K-12 Market - EdSurge News | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
It’s terribly confusing, but perhaps no coincidence, that three of the world’s most prominent consumer technology companies—Apple, Google, Microsoft—each boast a “Classroom” tool aimed at K-12 educators and students. After all, what better way to secure a foothold in the market than impressing one’s brand to future consumers at a young age?
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Here's an overview article to help you understand the current k-12 online classroom environment. 

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Frank Napoli's curator insight, January 11, 8:55 AM
This is a battle that most systems are having 
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Different Approaches To Using Student Blogs And Digital Portfolios

Different Approaches To Using Student Blogs And Digital Portfolios | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
More and more educators are discovering the importance of having their students build some form of digital presence. Blogging is an excellent way for students to create their own online space, but what do you call this?
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Blogging puts the power of the press into everyone's hands.  Understand how to help your students become bloggers; read this article.

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Apple Classroom vs. Google Classroom

Apple Classroom vs. Google Classroom | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Apple Classroom was released in March 2016, but from things I read online, or hear when talking to other educators, I feel that it still gets mistakenly compared to Google Classroom. I can absolutely see why that happens. Both products have very similar names, and both were created to help solve technology problems in the classroom. However, the truth is, these two products could not be more different. So, in this post, I wanted to take some time to run through everything that Apple Classroom can do, and compare that to Google Classroom, in order to give you some ideas on how you can use these useful tech tools at your school.
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Good side by side comparison of two online elearning products.

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The Best Self-Assessment Questions for Encouraging a Growth Mindset

The Best Self-Assessment Questions for Encouraging a Growth Mindset | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
There is no topic in education that is more furiously debated than assessment. Of course, self-assessment tends to raise even more alarm bells. The notion of students assessing themselves is difficult for many educators to get around, but they’re warming to the idea. If our students learn to ask the right self-assessment questions and keep themselves accountable, the results in learning improvement can be amazing.
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This infographic delivers a powerful message about the growth mindset. 

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Carol Hancox's curator insight, December 21, 2017 9:06 PM
Self assessment questions for growth mindset
 
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E-Jobs: Online Studies Adjunct Faculty - Columbia International University | Columbia, SC

E-Jobs: Online Studies Adjunct Faculty - Columbia International University | Columbia, SC | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Online adjunct faculty members are responsible to facilitate online courses and occasionally serve as Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) for our growing online student body. Online faculty ensure that student learning objectives are met for every online course and that every online student learns at the highest level possible.

We are looking specifically for adjunct faculty members in the areas of:
Operations Management
Economics
Ethics
Marketing
English
Philosophy
History
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Columbia International is staffing up with online adjuncts. Now is the time to apply. 

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Blockchain Explained by Common Craft (VIDEO)

Blockchain Explained by Common Craft (VIDEO) | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
We now have a fundamentally new way to manage ownership of things like digital currencies and intellectual property. It’s called Blockchain and it is the foundation for concepts like Bitcoin. This video explains the basics in about three minutes.
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This lucid explanation will help you understand the core concepts of Blockchain.

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Blockchain Secured Digital Diploma debuts at MIT

Blockchain Secured Digital Diploma debuts at MIT | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

...this summer, as part of a pilot program, a cohort of 111 graduates became the first to have the option to receive their diplomas on their smartphones via an app, in addition to the traditional format. The pilot resulted from a partnership between the MIT Registrar’s Office and Learning Machine, a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based software development company.
The app is called Blockcerts Wallet, and it enables students to quickly and easily get a verifiable, tamper-proof version of their diploma that they can share with employers, schools, family, and friends.

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This technology may touch your teaching life.  Learn the vocabulary and concepts now!

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How to Ask Better Questions to Maximize Student Learning

How to Ask Better Questions to Maximize Student Learning | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Response: Ways to Use Questions Effectively in the Classroom
By Larry Ferlazzo Nov. 18, 2017
(This is the first post in a five-part series)

The new "question-of-the-week" is:

How can teachers use questions most effectively in the classroom?
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Facilitating an online forum involves a deep understanding of questioning. This is the first of 5 podcast episodes hosted by Larry Ferlazzo.  Fine work! 

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, November 28, 2017 1:35 AM
Have just added this to my PD to listen to list. 
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Is e-learning replacing face-to-face training?

Is e-learning replacing face-to-face training? | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The question of whether e-learning is replacing face-to-face training is one of the burning questions of the moment in corporate training departments around the world.

Organisations are looking for ways to maximise the effectiveness of their training while reducing costs.
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Convenience and effectiveness disrupt 'conventional' training.

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, November 26, 2017 2:42 PM

Convenience and effectiveness disrupt 'conventional' training.

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Some of The Best Tools for Creating Video Lessons

Some of The Best Tools for Creating Video Lessons | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education
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I've used 3 of the 8 tools featured in this article. It's fun to find some new (to me) resources. 

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Ileane Smith's comment, November 17, 2017 10:33 AM
Hi there! FYI - the first tool listed there is the YouTube editor, but YouTube retired the editor a few weeks ago.
Nevermore Sithole's comment, November 22, 2017 1:57 AM
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University of Wisconsin Stout: Interested in online teaching and learning?

Information about our Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning.