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Does research support flipped learning? | eSchool News

Does research support flipped learning? | eSchool News | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

by Merris Stansbury

 

"Though quantitative and rigorous qualitative data on flipped learning is limited, a recent literature review based on teacher reports, course completion rates, and supported methodology research indicates that flipped learning is more than just a fad for bored teachers and students—it’s improving student achievement in classrooms across the country."


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It helps to have research to back up what you know in your bones is a powerful way to teach.  Here it is! 

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Jim Lerman's curator insight, July 30, 2013 1:18 PM

Good synthesis of the topic. Free registration required to read the article.

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Two Video Guides to Website Evaluation

Two Video Guides to Website Evaluation | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

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Website evaluation is an essential skill for online students and online instructors.  This element of information fluency is delt with in UW-Stout's E-Learning for Educators via a self-paced learning experience called Information Investigator 5.0

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Lourense Das's curator insight, July 28, 2013 7:13 AM

Two interesting videos on website evaluation from www.freetech4teachers.com

Dean Mantz's curator insight, July 29, 2013 12:33 AM

I would like to add to Beth Dicther's share, via Richard Byrne's Free Technology 4 Teachers, that website evaluation skills should be a necessity for any student and educator regardless of online or face-to-face. 

johanna krijnsen's curator insight, December 4, 2013 1:57 PM

website evaluation

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A Guide to Quality Online Learning

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diane gusa's curator insight, July 20, 2013 8:47 AM

Use this rubric when evaluating a MOOC should be interesting.

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Clip, Annotate, Markup and Permanently Archive Any Web Page with Scribble

Clip, Annotate, Markup and Permanently Archive Any Web Page with Scribble | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
scrible lets you highlight and annotate web pages and easily save, share and collaborate on your web research with others. Sign up for free!

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SLRE's curator insight, August 2, 2013 6:45 AM

Handig app om dingen die je op het web tegenkomt van aantekeningen te voorzien en te bewaren.

wanderingsalsero's curator insight, October 20, 2013 7:54 PM

I haven't read this article but I'm seriously interested in the question implied in the title.....i.e. how to 'mark up' information and get them on the web.  In many cases, I think that's adequate for most people's purpose.

 

I have yet to find a tool that I found really comfortable for doing that.  Maybe this is it.

יפה בן-דרור's curator insight, June 22, 2014 9:12 AM

CROCODOC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmWcWbGnpt4

 

A.NNOTATE

 

מגוון של תכניות להערות על PDF

http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/top-web-annotation-and-markup-tools/

 

 

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Benefits of Online, Face-to-Face Professional Development Similar, Study Finds

Benefits of Online, Face-to-Face Professional Development Similar, Study Finds | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Researchers found similar effects on student learning and teacher behavior regardless of whether teachers took part in online or face-to-face professional development.


Fishman said that administrators and policymakers should see the findings as further evidence that online teacher professional development, while no silver bullet, can be a viable alternative to the traditional model.


"There's some hesitation on the part of teachers who think that online [professional development] is somehow less valuable to them because of a lack of personal connection," Fishman said.


"I think this study may make them a little more optimistic."

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I've been working in online professional development since 1996. It's reassuing to hear that research backs up what I've know for nearly 20 years. 

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TechMarm's curator insight, June 22, 2013 5:48 PM

Teachers are really ready for this.   Receiving some of your PD via online means is less expensive and equalizes the participants.  For many teachers this what they have been waiting for.  I say let's grab a 'holt' of this and go.

 

Debra Evans's curator insight, June 23, 2013 7:38 AM

Interesting information, but I think I had self proved this anyway 

Gust MEES's curator insight, June 23, 2013 6:08 PM

 

Learn more:

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/is-your-professional-development-up-to-date/

 

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Moving Outside the LMS: Matching Web 2.0 Tools to Instructional Purpose | EDUCAUSE.edu

Moving Outside the LMS: Matching Web 2.0 Tools to Instructional Purpose | EDUCAUSE.edu | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

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What considerations support the decision to either augment or replace an institution’s existing learning management system (LMS) with a cloud-based, Web 2.0 technology tool to support students’ learning? The use of instructional technologies should be evaluated against a backdrop of pedagogical objectives, and students’ selection of tools to support their learning can result in a more collaborative, constructive, and authentic learning experience. Instructors must balance the benefit of introducing new technology tools into the curriculum with the additional load—for instructors (supporting the tool) and students (learning the tool).This paper describes the experiences of an online graduate program in instructional technology at Georgia Southern University (GSU) and the program faculty who have chosen to move beyond the LMS.

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Exploring Online Discussions - Raw research notes and article annotations

Abstract (pasted from AERA 2013 program)

This study investigated relationships between how students “listen” (access existing posts) and “speak” (contribute posts) in asynchronous online discussions. Eleven variables indexing four dimensions of student’s listening (breadth, depth, temporal contiguity and revisitation) and five variables indexing three dimensions of students’ speaking (discursiveness, depth of content, and reflectivity) were calculated for 31 students participating in six week-long online discussions as part of an undergraduate educational psychology course. Multiple regression analysis indicated that the breadth of students’ listening (the percentage of peers’ posts viewed) predicted both the responsiveness and argumentative quality of their posts, but the depth with which they attended to the posts (time spent viewing) did not. Implications for the theory and practice of online discussions are discussed.

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Interesting archive of research notes on an important topic. 

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CAEXI BEST's curator insight, June 7, 2013 8:28 PM
Exploration Discussions en ligne - notes de recherche premières et de l'article annotations
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scrible Student Edition

scrible Student Edition | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
scrible is launching a brand new Student Edition with new features and perks for any student with a ".edu" email address.
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The power research features of this online social bookmarking system make me sit up and take notice: 


Citations and Bibliographies

Capture citations in a snap and create bibliographies with a 
single click.


Summaries and Reports

Compile your annotations from multiple articles into a simple summary or robust report.


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NMC Horizon Report :: 2013 Higher Education Edition

The NMC Horizon Report :: 2013 Higher Education Edition is a collaborative effort between the NMC and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI), an EDUCAUSE Pro...

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This video gives you a quick overview of the emmerging technologies for the next 5 years.


I've been using the horizon report as a guide for this Scoop.it page for over two years.  It's one of the ways I decide on what to follow! 

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Adult Education Research: Where’s the Money?

Adult Education Research:  Where’s the Money? | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Interestingly, major American foundations have contributed millions of dollars to innovative delivery platforms such as Coursera and Udacity. As a result, millions have enrolled in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), with an average class size of about 50,000. Yet, according to a recent study by Katy Jordon, less than 10 percent of learners complete current MOOC courses, and the majority of completion rates are in the two to eight percent range. Does this sound like effective adult education? No higher education institution would be able to attract applicants if it posted attrition rates of 92 to 98 percent.

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Are MOOCs draining the foundation grant money pool leaving us without significant new research on adult learning?


How can we call a course with 98% attrition effective?

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Teacher Attitudes Toward Tech (EdSurge wiki)

Teacher Attitudes Toward Tech (EdSurge wiki) | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Recent surveys of teachers about their attitudes toward technology.

Just how do teachers feel about technology?

The vast majority use it--but still wary, according to a four-page report, “Technology and Effective Teaching," released in April 2012 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. (Here's a downloadable version.)

Based on a survey of 400 teachers from across the U.S., the report found that 67% of teachers use technology in every class and 85% use it every day. Their goals are clear--to help their students learn--but they remain skeptical “because there is little, widely accepted proof that technology tools provide real value for student learning.”

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I've been working with Ed-Tech for over 30 years.  Teacher attitudes have been slow to change. It's good to have lived long enough to see the results of change! 

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Report: Generation M2: Media in the Lives of 8- to 18-Year-Olds - Kaiser Family Foundation

Report: Generation M2: Media in the Lives of 8- to 18-Year-Olds - Kaiser Family Foundation | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The report is the third in a series of large-scale, nationally representative surveys by the Foundation about young people’s media use.  It includes data from all three waves of the study (1999, 2004, and 2009), and is among the largest...
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Full text research reports from 1999, 2004, 2009

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Turnitin - What's Wrong with Wikipedia?

Turnitin - What's Wrong with Wikipedia? | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Educators are well aware of the shortcomings of relying on crowd-sourced content for authoritative information, yet the fact that Wikipedia continues to reign supreme as a top match in Turnitin suggests that students don't see things the same way. In short, what constitutes "research" for students today has come to mean "Googling."

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 28, 2013 12:19 PM

This page includes an archive to a webcast on this topic.

Allan Shaw's curator insight, February 28, 2013 10:32 PM

Gaining access to turnitin's resources is a little clunky but worth it. The webinar is 30 minutes long and worth the time. The related SEER resource is also good.

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The 6 Types Of Assessments (And How They're Changing) - Edudemic

The 6 Types Of Assessments (And How They're Changing) - Edudemic | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Testing, especially any sort of standardized testing tends to get a bad rap. Teachers complain that they spend too much time teaching to a test. But assessments do have value, and an important place in our learning structure. By measuring what students are learning, we as teachers can look at how we are approaching different subjects, materials, and even different students. The handy infographic takes a look at different types of assessments and their attributes and questions. Keep reading to learn more.

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Limitless Learning Limited's curator insight, July 31, 2013 5:47 AM

A useful summary of how assessement is used in education to inform and demonstrate learning.

Shea Stehm's curator insight, August 2, 2013 1:41 PM

Testing, especially any sort of standardized testing tends to get a bad rap. Teachers complain that they spend too much time teaching to a test. But assessments do have value, and an important place in our learning structure. By measuring what students are learning, we as teachers can look at how we are approaching different subjects, materials, and even different students.

Dee KC's curator insight, August 6, 2013 3:25 PM

following the DfE's assessing without levels guidance this looks like  god place to start when reviewing how you measure progress

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Fifty Ways to Leave Your Term Paper/Book Report & Tell Your Story — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

Fifty Ways to Leave Your Term Paper/Book Report & Tell Your Story — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Although we believe that students need to develop the skills necessary to prepare a thoughtful, well-written, inquiry-driven research paper, our students have many other engaging product options. They can acquire subject knowledge and develop transferable information literacy and technology skills through a variety of creative activities. The following is a list of some alternative assessments for your class. For any research product or response to literature, consider how we might offer video, digital storytelling and publishing, art, drama, or presentation as an option for students to creatively communicate/share/publish/broadcast the knowledge they have gained. 

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A Faculty Observation Model for Online Instructors: Observing Faculty Members in the Online Classroom

A Faculty Observation Model for Online Instructors: Observing Faculty Members in the Online Classroom | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Michael T. Eskey
Park University
meskey@park.edu

Henry "Hank" Roehrich
Park University
Henry.Roehrich@park.edu

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Maintaining academic standards, retention of quality online instructors and establishing a measure for instruction can be enhanced through faculty observation and evaluation. As Park University entered the online market, the increased course offerings involved an increased number of adjunct faculty members. In order to ensure that these faculty members used best practices and maintain high standards of teaching that are important to student satisfaction, Park University developed an evaluation process for online adjunct faculty that was similar to in-class observation of full-time faculty, but focused on unique factors of online course facilitation. The focus of this paper is on the evolution and current usage of the Faculty Online Observation (FOO) method which is a model for evaluation developed from utilizing the original evaluation system used in annual observations for online adjunct faculty. The FOO process that is used by a team of evaluators ensures that Best Practices in online teaching are addressed continuously in the online delivery program. The focus on Best Practices, specific institutional policies of online teaching, and technology plays a significant role in the growth of online degree programs and the success of the Park University online program.

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MOOCs: A systematic study of the published literature 2008-2012 | Liyanagunawardena | The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning

MOOCs: A systematic study of the published literature 2008-2012 | Liyanagunawardena | The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
MOOCs: A systematic study of the published literature 2008-2012

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Just what I've been looking for: Mooc Research!

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tami neuthal 's curator insight, July 7, 2013 9:23 AM

Finally! I was so looking forward to a master list...

timokos's curator insight, July 8, 2013 5:35 AM

For further reading and case-studies....

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Breaking the ice: Supporting collaboration and the development of community online | Dixon | Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology / La revue canadienne de l’apprentissage et de la technologie

Breaking the ice: Supporting collaboration and the development of community online | Dixon | Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology / La revue canadienne de l’apprentissage et de la technologie | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Breaking the ice: Supporting collaboration and the development of community online


From the Abstract:


Icebreakers are fun activities that help people get to know each other. These activities can potentially ameliorate the perceived distance in online learning environments. Two author-developed icebreakers were used in a preliminary study involving university undergraduates and instructors in online environments. Respondents took part in an icebreaker at the start of a semester and at the mid-point after which they completed a questionnaire about perceived value of icebreakers. Early results were positive and have led to recommendations for practice.

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You'll find some interesting icebraker ideas in the the appendix of this full text research paper. 


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Ruth Hall's curator insight, June 16, 2013 11:21 PM

Check the icebreakers in appendix A

Carl Heine's curator insight, June 19, 2013 11:43 AM

Looking for activities to break the ice online?

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iNACOL | Research in Review

iNACOL | Research in Review | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Researching the Potential of K-12 MOOCsTuesday, June 18, 2013, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

MOOCs, also known as Massive Open Online Courses, have been called the Innovative Disruption and Top Tech Trend of the year (Watters, 2012). MOOCs can offer a break from the traditional system. Instead of offering elite education to a selected few, education is being offered to the masses, for free. By offering “open” online courses by qualified instructors from around the world, any learner can learn. What are the best practices of MOOCs and how can connectivist theory be applied to K-12 learning environments? This session will investigate open learning and how MOOCs have led to innovation and new opportunities in K-12 learning environments. Current research as well as potential for future research will be examined.

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JOLT - Journal of Online Learning and Teaching: Instructor-Made Videos as a Learner Scaffolding Too

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Instructors have frequently found that some content, such as mathematical formulae, chemistry laboratory experiments, and business practices, are unusually difficult for students to comprehend through text-centered approaches, and that this is especially so for online students. In response, instructor-made videos (IMVs) of three to 10 minutes in length on problematic topics or subject matter areas were produced for business, chemistry, and mathematics courses. The IMVs were intended to scaffold student learning. Initial findings revealed that multimodal IMVs involving the demonstration, illustration, and presentation of key terms, knowledge, skills, and resources can help students understand important procedures, structures, or mechanisms in previously problematic content. Simply stated, IMVs can have a positive impact on student learning.

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Allan Shaw's curator insight, June 7, 2013 2:39 AM

This will inevitably prove to be useful in school education too! Thanks Dennis T Oconnor.

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EduTech in K-12 (infographic)

EduTech in K-12 (infographic) | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Here is another visualization of the The Pew Research C… (> EduTech in K-12 (infographic) | EdTech Times:

http://t.co/wCX8JwQtJl)...

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SPECIAL CONFERENCE EDITIO Sloan-C Symposium on Emerging Technologies in Online Learning

SPECIAL CONFERENCE EDITIO Sloan-C Symposium on Emerging Technologies in Online Learning | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

HIGHLIGHTS FROM:

6th Annual International Symposium for Emerging Technologies for Online Learning

A conference devoted to the emerging and innovative uses of technology designed to improve teaching and learning online 

 Las Vegas, Nevada April 9-11, 2013

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I enjoyed attending this symposium. The size was just right, about 800 with a wide variety of presentations and ideas.  This site provides you with a strong archive of those presentations. 


I always ask myself what is one strong 'take away' from all this exposure to emerging tech.  Honestly, very little of what I learned was new, but I was struck by the prediction that Gesture Based computing would be a major part of the near future.  


One more interesting technology to track! 

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Hi Dennis! We are conducting a survey on education-related topics on Scoop.IT at the Open Universiteit in the Netherlands and could really use your help. Would you like to join our experiment? You can sign up here: http://bit.ly/14QR9oa Thanks for your participation!!!
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Student Persistence in Online Courses: Understanding the Key Factors | Faculty Focus

Student Persistence in Online Courses: Understanding the Key Factors | Faculty Focus | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Who should be taking online courses? Are online courses equally appropriate for all students? Can any content be taught in an online format or do some kinds of material lend themselves to mastery in an electronic environment?


Her review is based on 20 studies published since 1999. She found that researchers used a wide range of definitions for persistence. She opted for this straightforward description: persistence is “the ability to complete an online course despite obstacles or adverse circumstances.” (p. 30) The opposite of persistence is attrition, which she defined as “withdrawal from an online course.” (p. 30) Based on her review, she identified the following factors as being related to student persistence in online courses.

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Ruth Bass's curator insight, April 1, 2013 12:29 PM

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The Future of Gamification | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

The Future of Gamification | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Game mechanics like rewards and feedback loops are gaining ground in digital life and many experts think they will spread widely to key domains like education and health by 2020. Others worry about a darker side.
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Full text research report can be read online or downloaded via pdf.

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Toby Coop's curator insight, March 19, 2013 6:55 AM
Full text research report can be read online or downloaded via pdf.
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IRRODL New Issue: Vol. 14, No. 1

IRRODL New Issue: Vol. 14, No. 1 | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning (www.irrodl.org) is a refereed e-journal that aims to advance research, theory and best practice in open and distance education research.

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

Information about our Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning.