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How 12 Schools Are Using Khan Academy Right Now | Edudemic

How 12 Schools Are Using Khan Academy Right Now | Edudemic | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

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‘Free-Range Learners’: Study Opens Window Into How Students Hunt for Educational Content Online - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

‘Free-Range Learners’: Study Opens Window Into How Students Hunt for Educational Content Online - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Ms. Morgan borrows the phrase “free-range learning” to describe students’ behavior, and she finds that they generally shop around for content in places educators would endorse. Students seem most favorably inclined to materials from other universities. They mention lecture videos from Stanford and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology far more than the widely publicized Khan Academy, she says. If they’re on a pre-med or health-science track, they prefer recognized “brands” like the Mayo Clinic. Students often seek this outside content due to dissatisfaction with their own professors, Ms. Morgan says.

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Infiltrating the Walled Garden | HYBRID PEDAGOGY

Infiltrating the Walled Garden | HYBRID PEDAGOGY | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Hybrid Pedagogy is an academic and networked journal on teaching and technology that combines the strands of critical and digital pedagogy to arrive at the best social and civil uses of technology and digital media in education.

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ICDE » Quality reviews - call for reviewers

ICDE » Quality reviews - call for reviewers | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
ICDE is working to develop its Quality Review service for institutions and announces a call for interest for individuals willing to join the pool of reviewers. Reviewers work in small teams and study documentation, visit the institution, and submit a report. Remuneration is provided, and travel costs and incidental expenses are covered.
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Teacher Professional Development and Teacher Resources by Annenberg Media

Teacher Professional Development and Teacher Resources by Annenberg Media | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Annenberg Learner video may be licensed by educational institutions and incorporated into your distance learning, f2f, online, or hybrid course. Annenberg Learner courses include not only video but also online texts, guides and coordinated web sites. If your institution is already using any Annenberg Learner series it may be required to pay a license fee. Basic information about licensing requirements and fees can be found in the following FAQ. If you have questions about how the fees might relate to your particular situation or to your institution, please call 1-800-LEARNER or email distancelearning@learner.org.

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Obstacles and Solutions to Integrating Technology into the Kindergarten Content Areas

Obstacles and Solutions to Integrating Technology into the Kindergarten Content Areas | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

By Randi Lembke

 

"Integrating technology in the kindergarten curriculum is an exciting and rewarding experience. The children are drawn to technology in a way that sparks higher level thinking skills and leads students to effective problem solving. There are challenges that present themselves, however I feel like they are manageable. The content areas as well as student scores are improved with technology, making the need for effective integration even more necessary.

 

"One issue that presents itself in the kindergarten content areas is screen time. If students are in front of a computer screen, Smartboard, and iPad for much of the school day, will technology have an adverse effect? The answer is simply, yes. If students are put in front of these tools all day they will have issues with activity levels, motor development, social skills, as well as cognitive development. That is why students should only use these tools when it is truly beneficial throughout the day. If my students utilize iPads for 15 minutes during reading, I will limit the time they are “plugged in” for the remainder of the day. I will also be sure to balance other best practices; time with manipulatives, peers, and hands on learning. The secret to this obstacle, as with many in life, is balance."


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A Collaborative Guide to Best Digital Learning Practices for K-12 | DMLcentral

A Collaborative Guide to Best Digital Learning Practices for K-12 | DMLcentral | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

To teach responsibly in a digital age, we have to respect what our tools can do to help us learn together -- and what tools alone cannot do. We need to be prepared to adapt them to our specific needs as teachers and learners. We need tools that are as open as possible, that are designed to encourage students to participate and not simply consume. And we need to support teachers who are also learning how to use new tools for the most innovative, imaginative, interactive teaching.


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Early Participation in Asynchronous Writing Environments and Course Success | The Sloan Consortium

Early Participation in Asynchronous Writing Environments and Course Success | The Sloan Consortium | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

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"Many researchers have documented connections between student motivation/proactive student behavior and academic success. This study investigates if early participation on course message boards is connected with success in online and hybrid courses. Investigating 12 first-year writing classes, eight hybrid and four fully online, the authors found that first posters on course message boards had better grades than the class final average in every course, and later posters tended to have lower grades than the course average. The researchers also correlated course performance with average length of posts, finding earlier posts to be longer. This study was conducted in two phases, with the researchers initially investigating six courses and then engaging in a more robust analysis with additional metrics of six additional courses. The results provide teachers with evidence to support the connection between student volition and success in classes that rely heavily on learning in asynchronous writing environments."


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Articulate - Word of Mouth Blog - 20 Must See Tips & Resources from the E-learning Community

Articulate - Word of Mouth Blog - 20 Must See Tips & Resources from the E-learning Community | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
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No More Walls: Why Virtual Learning Is So Appealing

No More Walls: Why Virtual Learning Is So Appealing | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Barriers are falling that once separated virtual learning from the traditional K–12 approach centered on face-to-face classroom interaction. Thirty percent of high school students and 19 percent of middle schoolers took at least one online class in 2010, according to a 2011 report sponsored by the national nonprofit group Project Tomorrow. Scheduling flexibility, control over their own learning and the ability to work at their own pace were the top benefits cited by students who had taken virtual courses.
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Articulate - Word of Mouth Blog - Using Gamification To Transform Your Learners from Angry Birds into Learning Ninjas

Articulate - Word of Mouth Blog - Using Gamification To Transform Your Learners from Angry Birds into Learning Ninjas | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
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Online Workshops in May and June at the Social Learning Centre | Learning in the Social Workplace

Online Workshops in May and June at the Social Learning Centre | Learning in the Social Workplace | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Tweet TweetIn May and June, Harold Jarche and Jane Hart will be running another series of our popular public online workshops at the Social Learning Centre. 

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Open-Access Courses: How They Compare - The Digital Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Open-Access Courses: How They Compare - The Digital Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Open-Access Courses: How They Compare.Which model do you prefer? Do you have a better model #oer?


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Pinterest: Sharing and Curation Made Simple: Using a Virtual PinBoard

Pinterest: Sharing and Curation Made Simple: Using a Virtual PinBoard | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Webinar Archive: Are you looking for new ways to organize, access, and share information, resources, and ideas? Why not try a pinboard? In this webinar, we will demonstrate how to use Pinterest, the hot new content curation tool. We will show you how you can use it to help plan lessons, keep yourself organized, and share things with colleagues and students. We’ll also suggest ways in which students can use it for presentations, projects, and essays. Come discover how easy it is to incorporate Pinterest in your school or classroom!

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TED Blog | Flip this lesson! A new way to teach with video from TED-Ed

TED Blog | Flip this lesson! A new way to teach with video from TED-Ed | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading -- through TED.com, our annual conferences, the annual TED Prize and local TEDx events.

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Where Do Periods Go in Quotations?

Grammar Girl explains the differences between American and British rules of grammar. 

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The New Networking: Ultimate Twitter Guide for 2012 Grads - Online Colleges

The New Networking: Ultimate Twitter Guide for 2012 Grads - Online Colleges | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Twitter is a great option for new-to-networking grads because of its low level of commitment.
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Digital Storytelling - Richard Byrne

Digital Storytelling - Richard Byrne | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

A fine 'roundup' article on visual creation tools. Includes student samples.

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The Digital Education Revolution, Cont'd: Meet TED-Ed's New Online Learning Platform

The Digital Education Revolution, Cont'd: Meet TED-Ed's New Online Learning Platform | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

By Megan Garber

 

"TED-Ed is launching a suite of tools that allow teachers to design their own web-assisted curricula, complete with videos, comprehension-testing questions, and conversational tools. TED-Ed provides a template -- think Power Point slides, with populate-able fields -- that teachers can fill in with customized content: lesson titles, lesson links, student names, embedded video, test questions, and the like. Once saved, a lesson generates a unique URL, which allows teachers to track which students have watched assigned videos, how they've responded to follow-up questions, and, in general, how they've interacted with the lesson itself."


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Why Universities Will Be the Biggest Awarder of Badges (and When) | iterating toward openness

Why Universities Will Be the Biggest Awarder of Badges (and When) | iterating toward openness | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

As interest in badges continues to increase, it occurs to me that in their passion for gameification, innovation, and outright reinvention, many in the field are overlooking the place where badges make the most sense of all – the formal higher education institution. There are at least two high-level reasons why higher education is the perfect place for badging.

 


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:: e-Learning for Kids :: | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
e-Learning for Kids is a global nonprofit foundation dedicated to free and fun online learning for kids of all ages.
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Will “Thought-Pads” Supplant Touchpads in the Classroom?

Will “Thought-Pads” Supplant Touchpads in the Classroom? | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Could recent research revealing the mind’s ability to manipulate digital images ultimately lead to the development of a new type of touchpad?
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Online class attracts savvy sixth-graders

Online class attracts savvy sixth-graders | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Sixth-grader Kelsey Antolick may not know it as she arrives at school an hour early, but she's proof that the Clark County School District's goal of enrolling one in three students in online courses...
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Guest Blogger: Successful E-Learners vs. Successful Classroom Students

Guest Blogger: Successful E-Learners vs. Successful Classroom Students | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
This guest post is contributed by Christine Kane from internet service providers, she is a graduate of Communication and Journalism. She enjoys writing about a wide-variety of subjects for differen...
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Educator’s Voice: Increasing Student Retention in Online Courses | Pearson Academic Executives

Educator’s Voice: Increasing Student Retention in Online Courses | Pearson Academic Executives | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Jennifer Golightly, Ph.D.


Increasing student retention in online courses involves a combination of strategies that can be deployed at both the institutional and the course levels. This article will present a few of these strategies with some research-based analysis of the ways in which each will contribute to student retention in the online classroom; the most important of these strategies include institutional recognition of the wide variety of factors that may have an impact on student retention in online programs as well as the importance of course design in order to maximize retention rates.

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University of Wisconsin Stout: Interested in online teaching and learning?

Information about our Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning.