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A Collection of Visual Infographic-Style Resumes

A Collection of Visual Infographic-Style Resumes | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Robin Good: A great collection of visual resumes, often in the style of an infographic. If you are looking for inspiration on how to style and assemble your next one, this is a must stop gallery to check.


Over 300 examples.


Great selection. Exhaustive. 8/10


http://pinterest.com/rtkrum/infographic-visual-resumes/




Via Robin Good
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The resume is so 20th century!  Here are some stand out ideas for putting yourself on virtual paper.   Do you include your core professional values on your resume?  


Perhaps you should! 

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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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10 Tips for Effective Online Discussions | EDUCAUSE

10 Tips for Effective Online Discussions | EDUCAUSE | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
These tips can help educators ensure that online discussions are engaging and beneficial for postsecondary students.
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If just one of these 10 tips lands right on you, it's worth the scanning time investment. 

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Transitioning from Teaching to Instructional Design 8-8-18

Christy Tucker,  tells (and shows) you how she made the move from teacher to ID.

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Here's one designer's journey from middle school music teacher to busy instructional designer. 

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e-Literate: by Phil Hill: North American Higher Ed LMS Market Share by Enrollments: A consolidating market

e-Literate: by Phil Hill: North American Higher Ed LMS Market Share by Enrollments: A consolidating market | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

In this view below we share North American (US and Canada combined) total enrollment for LMSs that are primary - that is, available for the entire institution. It is important to note that during an LMS transition there is often a period of time (6 - 18 months) where two systems overlap, with both available to the school. Therefore the total market share enrollments will be somewhat higher than actual total enrollments, as a subset of LMS-transitioning institutions will be counted twice.

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Thanks to e-Literate and author Phil Hill for pulling together the data needed to make some sense out of very competitive marketplace.

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Online university courses like EdX and Coursera will replace college degrees in the future —

Online university courses like EdX and Coursera will replace college degrees in the future — | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
This approach to further education can also be applied to single-course skills. Once you are in the workforce, learning and knowledge-sharing will be a continually rolling experience. Our ability to continually top-up our skills will become even more imperative in the future, where rapidly changing technology will force the workforce to constantly iterate. Workers will therefore need continually learn and refresh their abilities in order to stay relevant.
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The time to prepare for the future is now.

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Survey of professors shows surprising lack of awareness of instructional designers

Survey of professors shows surprising lack of awareness of instructional designers | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
As online enrollments grow and many colleges ramp up their digital course and program offerings, the role of instructional designers -- staff members who work with instructors to adapt or build new digital courses -- is growing in importance.

But new data from Inside Higher Ed's just-released 2018 Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology suggest that instructional designers -- and colleges and universities that want them to play a central role helping instructors create high-quality, well-built courses -- have a lot of work to do in building awareness of their role.
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 Hey,  you guys up in the ivory tower, WAKE UP! It's the 21st Century and Instructional Design is essential!  

 

Late comers to online professional development might not recognized the supreme importance of highly skilled instructional design.  They find out the hard way (low enrollment, destruction of the brand) that weak design drives highly mobile online students away.  This realization is responsible, in part, for the boom in the ID job market.   

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Noa Botello's curator insight, December 14, 2018 8:44 PM
Muchas instituciones educativas están creando cursos semi-presenciales o completamente virtuales, siguiendo las tendencias actuales de la educación, sin embargo, para lograr que esa adecuación sea una experiencia exitosa es necesario que el profesor de la materia y el diseñador Instruccional trabajen juntos.

 En muchos casos los docentes están haciendo sus propios cursos en línea, a través de la experimentación con las herramientas que ofrece la web, sin embargo es importante que los educadores sepan que pueden contar con expertos que les guíen en todo el proceso y les permitan lograr sus objetivos al cien por ciento y en menor tiempo.

Todavía existen dudas en cuanto al papel del diseñador Instruccional. Aunque la experiencia del trabajo colaborativo entre el diseñador y el profesor de aula ha dado resultados exitosos, una buena parte de los docente todavía no comprende la función del diseñador o como, a través de la experiencia, herramientas y posibilidades que tiene para aportar el diseñador instruccional, se puede mejorar la experiencia de aprendizaje del alumno. 

El DI puede ayudar al profesor a reenfocar su clase con la finalidad de que pueda adaptarse a las exigencias de la virtualidad y a las expectativas de los estudiantes actuales. Es necesario que las instituciones educativas tomen en cuenta el rol tan importante que tiene el diseñador Instruccional, en especial en la planificación de aulas semi-presenciales y virtuales y se permita una mayor vinculación entre los diseñadores y los docentes.
 
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A Beginner's Guide To Google Photos -- Store, organize, and share your photos for free!

A Beginner's Guide To Google Photos -- Store, organize, and share your photos for free! | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
If you’re anything like me, you’re taking more photos than ever but there’s an important next step which is often overlooked — organizing and archiving.

Google Photos is my favorite solution for storing, organizing, and sharing photos and videos.

It’s easy to use and it’s free, yet many people still don’t know about this useful resource. We’re here to help!

This beginner’s guide to Google Photos explains how Google Photos works, how to get started, and lots of tips and tricks for getting the most out of it.
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Handy information for a powerful (and typically Google-obscure) resource.  

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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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Challenges for Computational Thinkers: Robotics, Coding, Makerspaces – A Combination Approach

Challenges for Computational Thinkers: Robotics, Coding, Makerspaces – A Combination Approach | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Tools, Tips, and fascinating articles about putting your hands on coding, robotics, making, and thinking. 

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Curious about the origins of coding, robotics, computational thinking and makerspaces?  Great articles click here. 

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EdTechs and Instructional Designers—What's the Difference? | EDUCAUSE

EdTechs and Instructional Designers—What's the Difference? | EDUCAUSE | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Both edtechs and instructional designers (IDs) work with computer systems and programs, yet their actual duties differ from traditional IT tasks. The resulting confusion over what edtechs and IDs do—and how the two roles differ—is rampant, not least in the sector that needs them most: higher education.
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Where do you fit? (Or perhaps... where would you like to fit?)

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Masie Center Learning Lab

Masie Center Learning Lab | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The MASIE Center Learning Lab is a $2 million facility we designed and built in Saratoga Springs, New York for Learning Research, Innovation and Benchmarking. The 10,000 square foot facility is an active "sandbox" used for our Labs & Learning CONSORTIUM activities.
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Over the years I've listened to Elliott Masie present at numerous conferences -- always a great keynote.  Basically, I like the way I think when I'm thinking about his ideas.  Consider it! 

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Last Call: 1st Cohort of 2019: Instructional Design Certificate

Last Call: 1st Cohort of 2019: Instructional Design Certificate | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

100% Online - First Course in the Program:

EDUC 765 930 Trends and Issues in Instructional Design
Instructor: Nicholle Stone
3 graduate credits
Spring: January 7 - March 1, 2019

This 8-week online instructional design course provides an introduction to learning theory, instructional design models, and the instructional design and development process.

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Start now and earn your certificate by the end of the year. Instructional design is a hot job market.  Learn your way into a new career (or enhance the one you have). 

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What Teachers Need if the U.S. Ever Wants to Be Globally Competitive

What Teachers Need if the U.S. Ever Wants to Be Globally Competitive | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
We should all be very, very worried about this. In fact, I wanted to make the title of this article “Nine Things Teachers Need if We Don’t Want a Dystopian Future in Which America’s Children Are a Pack of Raging, Illiterate Wildlings,” but my editor said it was too long.
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Are you a teacher?  What do you need?

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We should all be very, very worried about this. In fact, I wanted to make the title of this article “Nine Things Teachers Need if We Don’t Want a Dystopian Future in Which America’s Children Are a Pack of Raging, Illiterate Wildlings,” but my editor said it was too long.

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Kathy Schrock: 23 Years on the web and still going strong

Kathy Schrock: 23 Years on the web and still going strong | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
As an educational technologist, I continue to learn each day. When I develop new presentations or explore a new passion, I create a page of resources. This site will serve as the entry point to these resources, ideas, tips, and tricks. The links to the pages are below.
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I've been following Kathy Schrock for almost as long as she's been on the net. I've heard her speak multiple times at ISTE conferences and have always referred to her indispensable ShrockGuide to the Internet as a 'Schrock-Solid' source of expertly curated content. Indeed all of her sites are 'Bookmark Worthy': http://ipads4teaching.net , http://kathyschrock.net , and http://blog.kathyschrock.net   

 

If you haven't been to her sites, what a treat awaits. If you have, you know I'm not exaggerating!  Thanks Kathy for all you do!

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Gary Liu: The rapid growth of the Chinese internet -- and where it's headed | TED Talk

Gary Liu: The rapid growth of the Chinese internet -- and where it's headed | TED Talk | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The Chinese internet has grown at a staggering pace -- it now has more users than the combined populations of the US, UK, Russia, Germany, France and Canada. Even with its imperfections, the lives of once-forgotten populations have been irrevocably elevated because of it, says South China Morning Post CEO Gary Liu. In a fascinating talk, Liu details how the tech industry in China has developed -- from the innovative, like AI-optimized train travel, to the dystopian, like a social credit rating that both rewards and restricts citizens.
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The world appetite for basic online education is real, and present.  I've lived for years with the core belief that "The future belongs to the educated."  The future in China rapidly becoming very bright. 

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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 21, 2018 12:29 AM
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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