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Catalyst Academy | Navigator

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The HP Catalyst Academy is a fresh approach to professional development that will accelerate professional learning among STEMx educators, providing personalized and powerful learning experiences that inspire and transform teaching practices.

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This is part of a big STEM push from ISTE and HP. This is a launch for a 'Global Collaboratory" dedicated to STEM.  Check out the catalog of Mini-courses.  They also have a badge exchange.  Other ambitious features include a New Learner, Measring Learning, and Stem[preneur consoritums.  

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Google Forms Gets A Refresh, Adds Collaboration And Smarter Editing Features

Google Forms Gets A Refresh, Adds Collaboration And Smarter Editing Features | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Google Forms just got a nice little refresh and now allows you to build questionnaires and collect the data in a Google Drive spreadsheet a bit easier.

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If you are looking for a smooth way to gather form generated data into a spreadsheet, GoogleForms is the answer

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Mike Ellsworth's curator insight, February 2, 2013 2:49 PM

I've used Google Forms before and found them a bit counter-intuitive. This refresh should help. 

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Tim Mortensen's curator insight, February 12, 2013 9:52 AM

I use google forms a lot, and any featuers to add for ease of use will he helpful.

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5 Great Sites for Student Collaboration

5 Great Sites for Student Collaboration | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Get students collaborating successfully and productively with one another with these great tools for electronic student collaboration...
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It's easier than ever to integrate online collaborative tools into any face to face classes.

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Stephanie Payzant's curator insight, December 12, 2012 1:17 PM

Tools that can be used during class as well as outside.

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Collective Intelligence | Conversation | Edge

Collective Intelligence | Conversation | Edge | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Tom Malone's MIT Center for Collective Intelligence is emerging as the single most active researchsite for studying augmented collective intelligence. -- Howard

 

"If we want to predict what's going to happen, especially if we want to be able to take advantage of what's going to happen, we need to understand those possibilities at a much deeper level than we do so far. That's really our goal in the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence, which I direct. In fact, one way we frame our core research question there is: How can people and computers be connected so that—collectively—they act more intelligently than any person, group or computer has ever done before? If you take that question seriously, the answers you get are often very different from the kinds of organizations and groups we know today."


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Socius Ars's curator insight, April 15, 2013 6:29 AM

add your insight...

 
María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, July 9, 2013 2:35 PM

La inteligencia colectiva ese es el camino de las organizaciones del futuro.

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Starting a New School Year: Nine Tips for Collaboration

Starting a New School Year: Nine Tips for Collaboration | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Late August or early September is a make-it-or-break-it time for educators.

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Howard Rheingold: The new power of collaboration | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Howard Rheingold talks about the coming world of collaboration, participatory media and collective action -- and how Wikipedia is really an outgrowth of our natural human instinct to work as a group.
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How Did Howard Rheingold Get So “Net Smart”: An Interview (Part One)

How Did Howard Rheingold Get So “Net Smart”: An Interview (Part One) | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

By Henry Jenkins


Howard Rheingold has been one of the smartest, most forward thinking, most provocative writers about digital culture for the past several decades. He’s someone who always makes me think. Even a short hall way chat with Howard at a conference can lead to transformative insights about how we live within a networked culture. I have been lucky to know him for more than two decades now, and I treasure every interaction I’ve ever had with the guy.


Your progression from work on virtual communities to smart mobs to digital literacies says something about the evolution of digital culture over the past few decades. What has led you right now to focus so much on giving everyday people the skills they need to more meaningfully participate in the new media landscape?

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A Collaborative Animation Platform, From Chris Milk, Aaron Koblin, And Google

A Collaborative Animation Platform, From Chris Milk, Aaron Koblin, And Google | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Over the past three years, Google Data Arts creative director Aaron Koblin and director Chris Milk have produced some of the most powerful music videos of all time, by allowing passive viewers to participate in the creative process.
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The ART Of Collaboration (Collaborative Behaviours)

The ART Of Collaboration (Collaborative Behaviours) | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
If people are given the right tools and the right environment, will they spontaneously collaborate and share knowledge? Why do some people find it difficult to share and collaborate? Would incentives and rewards make a difference?

 

Collaboration in the workplace is now high on the priority list of many organisations seeking to leverage social technologies to free-up knowledge and provide opportunities for co-creation, co-production and innovation.

 

Gust MEES: I was one of the TOP10 Knol authors (Google Knol discontinued its service as on May 1, 2012) and I was involved in a lot of collaborative articles with multicultural authors and it was a very positive experience... I hope one day having the same opportunity back again on WordPress now...

 

One of our "old knols" (created on  November 02, 2010 [we were pioneers]) is being migrated to WordPress here if you would like to check it:

 

- For A Better World

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2011/12/29/for-a-better-world-test/

 

 

Read more:

http://steve-dale.net/2012/07/12/the-art-of-collaboration-collaborative-behaviours/

 


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Our Skype Adventures: Creating Connected Learners in a Global Classroom | Powerful Learning Practice

Our Skype Adventures: Creating Connected Learners in a Global Classroom | Powerful Learning Practice | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Skype enables students to connect, collaborate, and communicate with students across the globe.

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Teaching & Learning - Group Work, Discussion Strategies to Manage Online Instructor Workload - Magna Publications

Teaching & Learning - Group Work, Discussion Strategies to Manage Online Instructor Workload - Magna Publications | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Strategies that work in relatively small online courses do not necessarily translate when enrollments increase. Without a change in instructional strategies, doubling the number of students doubles the instructor's workload on things such as grading and feedback.


To address this issue, Keith Restine, associate director of distance education, and Allison Peterson, senior instructional designer, both at Texas Woman's University, recommend addressing instructor workload in two key areas: group work and discussion boards.

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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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Screen-Sharing Comes To Google+ Hangouts

Screen-Sharing Comes To Google+ Hangouts | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

If you were waiting for Google to release a screen-sharing feature inside the Hangout real-time collaboration platform, that time has come.

 

In the next 48 hours Google will be rolling out to all Google+ users the ability to screen-share during any hangout session.

 

From Christopher Johnson G+ post: "When we launched Hangouts with Extras last September, we wanted to test new features and get feedback from users.

 

We’ve learned a lot over the past few months, and today we’re rolling out a new Hangouts look and feel that incorporates some of the “extras,” and better reflects Google’s overall design ( http://goo.gl/gG1NA ).

 

Highlights include:

 

- Screensharing: share what’s on your computer screen with everyone in the hangout. This is the first of many extras we’re graduating to Hangouts proper.

 

- Bigger video: we’ve put more emphasis on the live video itself by optimizing white space and other screen elements."

Source:  https://plus.google.com/115570939558790629700/posts/h9HHTRBK7CJ 


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How Collaborative Learning Works in Closed Online Courses vs. MOOCs

How Collaborative Learning Works in Closed Online Courses vs. MOOCs | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
My previous post about the MOOC disaster at Coursera with the Fundamentals of Online Education [FOE] course generated constructive and worthy discussions among readers that focused on the value and...

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Effective Social Collaboration

Effective Social Collaboration | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Eight tips to jump start your social community.

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Annette Schmeling's curator insight, December 28, 2012 9:28 AM

Networking from within. Great advice and potentially a good cases for Values Based Leaders to explore and share common interests. 

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What's Changing Education? For This Tech Tool Expert, It's Collaboration

What's Changing Education? For This Tech Tool Expert, It's Collaboration | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
If eduTecher founder and FETC presenter Adam Bellow had his way, K-12 educators would jump out of the technology "echo chambers" that many of them are trapped in and test out new tools, implement new applications, collaborate among each other, and...

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Collaboration is essential in online teaching and learning.  I take a liberal view of the word and choose to think that every time a student participates in a meaningful online discussion, they are truly collaborating as they discuss ideas. 

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5 Ways to Inspire Students Through Global Collaboration

5 Ways to Inspire Students Through Global Collaboration | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The Internet has made the world smaller. Teachers can now collaborate with classrooms around the world to expose different culture to students. Two educators listed just a few of the advantages of investing in a globally connected classroom during a recent webinar hosted by EdWeb.
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The Keyword Blog: Howard Rheingold Interview: "Getting Net Smart"

The Keyword Blog: Howard Rheingold Interview: "Getting Net Smart" | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

A terrific three part interview Of Howard Rhiengold by Henry Jenkins

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Social Media Classroom

Social Media Classroom | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Welcome to the Social Media Classroom and Collaboratory. It’s all free, as in both “freedom of speech” and “almost totally free beer.” We invite you to build on what we’ve started to create more free value. The Social Media Classroom (we’ll call it SMC) includes a free and open-source (Drupal-based) web service that provides teachers and learners with an integrated set of social media that each course can use for its own purposes—integrated forum, blog, comment, wiki, chat, social bookmarking, RSS, microblogging, widgets , and video commenting are the first set of tools. The Classroom also includes curricular material: syllabi, lesson plans, resource repositories, screencasts and videos. The Collaboratory (or Colab), is what we call just the web service part of it. Educators are encouraged to use the Colab and SMB materials freely, and we host your Colab communities if you don’t want to install your own. (See this for an explanation of who “we” are).

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4 Ways to Empower Students Through Collaboration - @Getting Smart by Guest Author - DigLN, edchat, P21

4 Ways to Empower Students Through Collaboration - @Getting Smart by Guest Author - DigLN, edchat, P21 | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
If you want students to collaborate it is imperative that educators establish this as a norm at the beginning of the school year.

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Reflections of an English and Speech Teacher: No Man is an Island: Collaboration

Reflections of an English and Speech Teacher: No Man is an Island: Collaboration | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Stephanie Sukow: Recently, I had an opportunity to sit down with a newer teacher (friend from grade school) to share resources. My friend just got a job as a middle school choir and drama teacher. While he is a pro at teaching choir, he does not have a ton of experience with drama. Even though I teach drama to high school seniors, we sat down, went through unit by unit, talked about how materials that could be adapted, discussed literacy, and reminisced about our own high school musical and theatre experiences. Going through my curriculum like that and acting as a somewhat "coach" for his new course, really made me think about how important collaboration is.

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The All-New ePals(R) Debuts at ISTE 2012 - The-Press-News

The All-New ePals(R) Debuts at ISTE 2012 - The-Press-News | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

From the website

 

"At the core of the all-new ePals is its intelligent matching and project creation capabilities. Built to capture a classroom's profile and learning objectives, contextualize the information, and use it to anticipate compatibility across an international network of project-based learning communities, ePals not only maximizes the likelihood of finding the right classroom partners, it helps teachers drive student engagement and get the most out of each collaborative learning opportunity.

 

"Despite the advance of new media technologies, teachers everywhere remain limited in their ability to access the tools that most effectively foster 21st-century learning skills. ePals offers a new kind of social discovery network where teachers, students and mentors connect and collaborate in a safe and secure environment that motivates students and engages them in the world beyond traditional classroom boundaries. This newest version of our service reflects deep support for teachers and students as they explore how to make social media an integral part of their day-to-day learning, while promoting cross-cultural exchange, language learning and global awareness," says ePals Chairman and CEO Miles Gilburne. "We know that collaborative learning motivates students and develops many of the critical thinking, writing and problem solving skills demanded by the 21st century workplace. At a time when innovation in education is more important than ever, our new offering sets a new standard for safe meaningful collaborative learning both during and after school hours."

 


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Regent University Center for Teaching & Learning: Comparing Cooperative & Collaborative Learning

This short mini lecture provides the basic similarities and differences between cooperative and collaborative learning...


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25 Ways Teachers Can Connect More With Their Colleagues | Edudemic

25 Ways Teachers Can Connect More With Their Colleagues | Edudemic | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

A growing criticism of the American education system is that teachers spend too much of their time distanced from their colleagues (a recent survey found that teachers spend just 3% of their school day collaborating with other teachers), encouraging competition rather than collaboration, and making it difficult for teachers to work together to solve educational and institutional issues.


Things don’t have to be that way, however, as there are many ways that teachers can reach out and connect with their colleagues and build a more collaborative atmosphere in their schools. We’ve come up with just a few here, but feel free to share your own experiences and ideas that can help other educators to connect and ultimately improve the quality of instruction they can offer students.

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Creating Rich, Robust Discussions in Online Learning

Creating Rich, Robust Discussions in Online Learning | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Part 2 of a 2 part series on Instructor involvement in Online discussions. Who doesn’t love a stimulating, thought-provoking and engaging conversation? Online learning is a [potential] hotbed...


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

Information about our Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning.