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New iEARN Collaboration Centre Coming in August

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Academic Administration - Keys to Successful Learning Assessment Systems - Magna Publications

Academic Administration - Keys to Successful Learning Assessment Systems - Magna Publications | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Learning assessment systems are becoming more commonplace in higher education. This article outlines 4 challenges to these systems and offers solutions.
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Konstantinos Kalemis's comment, June 19, 2012 2:31 AM
Over the past decade, the rapidly growing realization of the importance of intangible assets and intellectual capital as a whole in the operation of organizations has led to the need to manage companies in a new way and to measure their performance in a new way.
In the business world where most of the organizational value is based on intangible assets, the ability to recognize and estimate the sources of this value has become vital for companies. In order to be able to manage intellectual assets we have to recognize where this value is coming from and how it is created in an organization. It has become very popular to define and study intellectual capital, and several authors have tried to define it in a unique way and propose their own measurement methods.
Though the definitions of intellectual capital are all very similar, describing more or less the same source of intellectual assets, the approaches to measure them differ substantially. They differ primarily in the purpose of the measurement, where some methods are more appropriate for external communication and some for internal use. But what is common to all the methods is their difficult implementation in practice. There are several problems with the implementation of different measurement methods, such as the lack of necessary data, of accounting standards for intellectual capital, and of detailed method descriptions. Some of these limitations can be overcome by approximation, by subjective evaluation or simply by choosing a different method.
The key elements have evolved through just being there, to physical capital dominated to organizational capital dominated and now to human capital dominated. It could be argued that agricultural and industrial societies required human capital too, however, in these societies the use of humans tended to be as extensions of machines rather than as assets employing the intellectual capital attributes of humans such as intellectual agility and creativity.
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Bring Your Own Device 10 Commandments | MaaS360 by Fiberlink

Bring Your Own Device 10 Commandments | MaaS360 by Fiberlink | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Embrace employee owned smart phones and tablets in the enterprise with the 10 commandments of bring your own device (BYOD).
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elearnspace › What is the theory that underpins our moocs?

elearnspace › What is the theory that underpins our moocs? | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

If you’re even casually aware of what is happening in higher education, you’ve likely heard of massive open online courses (MOOCs). They have been covered by NY Times, Chronicle of Higher Education, TV programs, newspapers, and a mess or blogs. While MOOCs have been around since at least 2008, the landscape has changed dramatically over the past 10 months. In this timeframe, close to $100 million has been invested in corporate (Udacity) and university (EDx and Coursera) MOOCs . And hundreds of thousands of students have signed up and taken these online course offerings.

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Tips and Tricks for Teaching Online: How to Teach Like a Pro!

Tips and Tricks for Teaching Online: How to Teach Like a Pro! | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Kaye Shelton and George Saltsman


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This paper summarizes some of the best ideas and practices gathered from successful online instructors and recent literature. Suggestions include good online class design, syllabus development, and online class facilitation offering hints for success for both new and experienced online instructors.

Keywords: online education, distance education, online teaching, online instructor, online faculty training

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Teach Online: Course Evaluations

Teach Online: Course Evaluations | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

During the last week, I put up a public discussion board forum called Course Reflection. Then I invite students to tell me what they liked and did not like about the course and to include suggestions for making it better.


This is an official and verifiable record of what students REALLY think of my class and of my teaching. It's right there in the course. This is the perfect way to PROVE how students really feel about your class.

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Quality Matters Rubric.

Maryland Online. (2011). Quality Matters Rubric. Retrieved from   http://www.qmprogram.org/files/QM_Standards_2011-2013.pdf.

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University of Wisconsin Stout: Checklist for Online Instructors

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Adopting Digital Technologies in the Classroom: 10 Assessment Questions (EDUCAUSE Quarterly) | EDUCAUSE.edu

Adopting Digital Technologies in the Classroom: 10 Assessment Questions (EDUCAUSE Quarterly) | EDUCAUSE.edu | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
EDUCAUSE Review


Information Ecologies
"Information ecology," a term coined by sociologists Bonnie Nardi and Vicki O’Day, means "a system of people, practices, values, and technologies in a particular local environment. In information ecologies, the spotlight is not on technology but on human activities that are served by technology."1 Thus, it is the complex interactions between people, their values and practices, and technology that constitute a classroom space defined as an information ecology. I find this a useful way of thinking about the classroom. Our classrooms are not devoid of technology, a pristine space that digital tools despoil. Rather, digital tools must be viewed as standing side by side with—and in some cases displacing—preexisting technologies

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LearnAR - eLearning with Augmented Reality

LearnAR is a new learning tool that brings investigative, interactive and independent learning to life using Augmented Reality. It is a pack of ten curriculum resources for teachers and students to explore by combining the real world with virtual content using a web cam. The resource pack consists of interactive learning activities across English, maths, science, RE, physical education and languages that bring a wow-factor to the curriculum.

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Online Teachers/Tutors Needed

Online Teachers/Tutors Needed | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Job Description
Immediate opening for On-line Tutors for 4th grade – college level students.

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Online Faculty

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This is your opportunity to teach courses online on topics related to your industry certification. Online teaching positions are being filled for courses related to areas such as:


Effective Business Writing Skills
Project Management Essentials
Finance and Accounting for Nonfinancial Mgrs
First Line Supervision and Leadership
Effective Time Management
Communication Skills for Managers
How to Manage Conflict in an Org.
Interpersonal Communication Skills
Practical Problem Solving Skills
Managing Multiple Projects
Project Risk and Cost Analysis

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Technology in (Medical) Education: Reading Journals in the Era of Tablets

Step by step how to guide for reading journals on tablet devices.

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Digital Stress and Your Brain » Online Universities

Digital Stress and Your Brain » Online Universities | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Having several tabs open at once on your computer may make you feel like you're getting more done, but multi-tasking can actually hinder more than it helps.

 


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Readabilty - making pages easy to read by design

Readabilty - making pages easy to read by design | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
> > Readability – making web pages easy to read...


All web users benefit from clear, readable text on web pages. People with visual impairments are particularly helped.

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Dr. Richard NeSmith's comment, June 18, 2012 11:12 PM
Hi Dennis,

You know I agree with this concept...however, I read an interesting article the other day that actually suggested that students learn more if they have to work a bit more than usual at reading a text (i.e., font and color-wise) than if it is simply the typical Times New Roman in blank font. I'll see if I can locate that article.
Dr. Richard NeSmith's comment, June 18, 2012 11:12 PM
"black" font. :-/
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The truth about flipped learning | eSchool News

The truth about flipped learning | eSchool News | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
A flipped classroom is all about watching videos at home and then doing worksheets in class, right? Wrong!
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Best content in E-Learning for Educators | Diigo - Groups

Best content in E-Learning for Educators | Diigo - Groups | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Resources and Annotations from UW-Stout's E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate Program. Contributors are mainly from the E-Learning for Educators Course & the E-Learning Practicum Course.


You are welcome to join this Diigo group of over 600 well trained online educators! ~ Dennis

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20 Twitter Chats Every Librarian Should Know About | Edudemic

20 Twitter Chats Every Librarian Should Know About | Edudemic | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Libraries are increasingly getting hip to using Twitter as a tool, with many offering the service as a point of contact with librarians. But Twitter is an excellent tool for librarian learning as well, offering lots of great opportunities for discussion. Many Twitter chats exist for the literary and library world, and we’ve discovered 20 of the absolute best for librarians to check out.

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Information Fluency in the Classroom: Evaluation and Critical Thinking

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I will be presenting along with Dr. Carl Heine of IMSA on Monday, 6/25/2012, 11:00am–12:00pm, SDCC 2.  If you are attending ISTE 2012, please join us! ~ Dennis


This session demonstrates effective information fluency instruction using free modules from 21st Century Information Fluency (http://21cif.com). The focus is on areas of critical weakness: searching for the "right" database, evaluating the credibility of information using information about authorship, date and external references.


Session Reference: http://www.isteconference.org/2012/program/search_results_details.php?sessionid=69980771&selection_id=77084509&rownumber=9&max=24&gopage=


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Self and peer-assessment: Making online group work - Learning and Teaching

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This seminar demonstrates the use of an online self- and peer-assessment program (SPARK - developed at UTS as part of a CAUT grant) in an online HRM course this year.


It also shows how, with practice, students can gain greater control over their own assessment, improve individual performance within a group and move towards a more equitable result for all involved in group assessment tasks.


Results suggested, at the time of this seminar, that a University-wide application for use in group work, particularly online group work was urgently needed.

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HORIZON Report 2012.pdf

The Horizon Report. Higher Ed Edition


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Assessing Student Learning - five practical guides

Assessing Student Learning - five practical guides | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

The conditions under which group work is conducted are crucial to its success:

Group work, under proper conditions, encourages peer learning and peer support and many studies validate the efficacy of peer learning. Under less than ideal conditions, group work can become the vehicle for acrimony, conflict and freeloading. It may also impose a host of unexpected stresses on, for example, students with overcrowded schedules living long distances from the University.
(University of Wollongong assessment policy, 2002)

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Doable, Affordable, and Sustainable Augmented Reality | Augmented Reality in Education

Doable, Affordable, and Sustainable Augmented Reality | Augmented Reality in Education | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

People often ask: “What is Augmented Reality?” The more we explain what AR is and what we are developing, the more we realize there is a need to give our AR productions an identity in order to distinguish it from other AR applications (e.g., mobile AR). Also, we often find people enthusiastic about this technology, but feeling intimidated by it because it appears to be “difficult.” We hope this essay will ease the technological anxiety and encourage more people to adopt this technology.

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Anatomy & Physiology Adjunct Online Instructor

Anatomy & Physiology Adjunct Online Instructor | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

South University is currently accepting applications for Adjunct Online Faculty to facilitate Anatomy and Physiology courses. All applicants must hold a Ph.D in Physiology or a Medical Degree from a regionally accredited U.S. University (or equivalent).

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Facebook Apps for eLearning | TOPYX Social LMS

Facebook Apps for eLearning | TOPYX Social LMS | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Facebook has been making many inroads into education over the last few years. Many institutions are using Facebook sites to publicize events on campus, as well as to aid in their recruiting.
As well, many students, instructors and administrators are using a number of Facebook applications for a wide variety of academic purposes.
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University of Wisconsin Stout: Interested in online teaching and learning?

Information about our Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning.