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2U One-Ups MOOCs, Coursera, Now Offers Online Undergrad Courses From Top Schools For Credit | TechCrunch

2U One-Ups MOOCs, Coursera, Now Offers Online Undergrad Courses From Top Schools For Credit | TechCrunch | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Four years after it launching its first graduate program with USC, 2U today has announced its foray into undergraduate education through a new program called Semester Online.
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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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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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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, 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, 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, 11:26 PM

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

Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, November 17, 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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Seven Tips for New Google Classroom Users

Seven Tips for New Google Classroom Users | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Google Classroom  is a great way to organize your lessons and resources. However, for new users it can be a little overwhelming. Here ar

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UW-Stout Online Professional Development Certificates - YouTube

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Earn a graduate certificate to advance your career and sharpen your skills. Online teaching skills, Instructional Design, Reading Specialist and Math Specialist -- doors waiting to be opened. 

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Unlocking the Promise of Digital Assessment

Unlocking the Promise of Digital Assessment | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
For many professors, student assessment is one of the most labor-intensive components of teaching a class. Items must be prepared, rubrics created, and instructions written. The work continues as the tests are scored, papers read, and comments shared. Performing authentic and meaningful student assessment takes time. Consequently, some professors construct relatively few assessments for their courses.
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Here's some guidance on using 'tech-enhanced formative assessments' to improve your online or traditional classes. 

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Sue Walsh's curator insight, October 30, 6:11 PM
Embedding video into formative, 'automated' assessment. Excellent!
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Here's some guidance on using 'tech-enhanced formative assessments' to improve your online or traditional classes. 

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10 Tools for Your Students’ Creativity Toolbox

10 Tools for Your Students’ Creativity Toolbox | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The Creativity Toolbox
Here are a few tools for your students’ creativity toolbox. Practice these techniques with students and they’ll begin to understand how to use them for themselves.
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How many of these creativity tools have you used? Give your shelf a shot of new ideas.  Follow up!

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Pause, Play, Repeat: Using Pause Procedure in Online Microlectures

Pause, Play, Repeat: Using Pause Procedure in Online Microlectures | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Pause procedure incorporates many of the best practices when it comes to online and active learning, including creating instructor presence, emphasizing metacognition, and aligning with outcomes-based learning.
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Here's a solid design for anyone creating online lectures.

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Donna Farren's curator insight, October 23, 7:23 PM
This is a good model to use - especially with so many people trying to "flip their classroom" and make videos for students.  I really like the solid theory behind it.  Good find!
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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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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, 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, 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, 10:33 AM
Hi there! FYI - the first tool listed there is the YouTube editor, but YouTube retired the editor a few weeks ago.
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5 Ways I Screwed up (and Fixed) Project Based Learning in My Classroom - Cooper on Curriculum

5 Ways I Screwed up (and Fixed) Project Based Learning in My Classroom - Cooper on Curriculum | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
About a month ago I was chatting with a colleague who was inspired to implement project based learning (PBL) in her classroom, took it upon herself to do so, and her first attempt at it was a complete flop. While talking with her about what took place, she mentioned how many bloggers and writers (including …

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Ever done PBL Online?

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GwynethJones's curator insight, November 11, 7:10 PM

OMGosh, too funny! I HEART PBL when it's done right.

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EDUC 760 E-learning for Educators - Enroll Today!

January 2018 classes open now .  Enroll today! 

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Start the new year with a career expanding professional development course. 

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Take a single class for professional development. Take all five classes to earn a Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and learning. 

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The Adjunct’s Lifestyle: The Need for Essential Moments of Unproductivity | Online Teaching Guest Blog | Blog

The Adjunct’s Lifestyle: The Need for Essential Moments of Unproductivity | Online Teaching Guest Blog | Blog | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
I work an average of 60 hours a week for my normal job (that’s being kind to myself) plus an additional 20 plus hours when I am teaching, and another 20 plus hours a week working on things like my side hustles, writing, researching, and yes looking for my next “opportunity”. Opportunities that are part of the adjunct’s lifestyle include looking or applying for more online teaching gigs, entrepreneurship/passive income ideas, conferences to submit papers to, and anything in general that theoretically will enhance my life. All these opportunities mainly for monetary and/or career enhancement in the hopes of achieving a more “free” and independent lifestyle.
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Here's timely advice for those of you striving to make the adjunct lifestyle work.  Mindful moments really can recharge the batteries. 

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Using Design Principles to Build a Culture of Innovation

Using Design Principles to Build a Culture of Innovation | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
This fall at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (aka the d.school)—where, until recently, I led the K12 Lab—we’re celebrating 10 years of exploring the role that design thinking can play in schools. In that time, we’ve learned a lot about building creative school cultures based on two essential design practices: changing your point of view and prototyping. Below are some of the most effective practices we’ve seen. 
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New Google Calendar Has Been Released

New Google Calendar Has Been Released | 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 use the Google Calendar all the time.  The new edition is worth downloading. 

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Sue Walsh's curator insight, October 20, 5:50 PM
A nice addition to G-Suite with features to challenge other calendar products!
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I use the Google Calendar all the time.  The new edition is worth downloading. 

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