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How to Humanize Your Online Class - 2

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How to Humanize Your Online Class - 2 | Piktochart Infographic Editor

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Marianne Hart's curator insight, June 8, 2016 8:28 AM
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sdoukakis's curator insight, June 10, 2016 11:18 AM
Ένας χρήσιμος οδηγός για τον τρόπο που μπορεί να συνεργαστεί ο e-tutor με τους μαθητές του.
Sandy Loucks's curator insight, August 18, 2016 10:31 AM
Nice grahic that puts it all together
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Does the Role of the Instructional Designer Change in the mLearning Age?

Does the Role of the Instructional Designer Change in the mLearning Age? | Online Ed | Scoop.it
How the role of the instructional designer changing in mLearning explosion. Is there something that needs to change?

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As more students and teachers move to mobile, this is a consideration. 

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ePortfolio — The LMS for Students?

ePortfolio — The LMS for Students? | Online Ed | Scoop.it

"ePortfolio technology has evolved over the years — or maybe it's more accurate to say that the understanding of eportfolio and its application, or eportfolio practice, is still evolving. How will eportfolio find its place and differentiate itself among education technologies? Trent Batson, president of AAEEBL, the eportfolio field's professional association, comments on the current understanding of "portfolio"."


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Advice for administrators on meaningful social media use

Advice for administrators on meaningful social media use | Online Ed | Scoop.it

"While there may be a limit to how easy social media use can become, four of the nation’s most active chief information officers have advice on how to at least be effective in the role."


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Educators struggle with this topic in terms of effective use.  

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Skills and Strategies | Understanding Plagiarism in a Digital Age

Skills and Strategies | Understanding Plagiarism in a Digital Age | Online Ed | Scoop.it

Do your students have a hard time defining — and thus, perhaps, avoiding — plagiarism? Here are resources, exercises, and advice to help.

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Always a topic with every institution for which I work or consult.  

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Teacher Recommended: 50 Favorite Classroom Apps

Teacher Recommended: 50 Favorite Classroom Apps | Online Ed | Scoop.it

Educators from around the country shared their favorite teaching apps.

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So many apps, so little time! 

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The Top 5 Complaints of the Modern Learner

The Top 5 Complaints of the Modern Learner | Online Ed | Scoop.it
The Modern learner is a complex animal. Resourceful yet easily distracted. Social yet distant. Untethered yet connected. Hungry for information yet impatient.

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As an online learner I can relate and always push to make learning meaningful and relevant, but also worry that DEEP learning isn't always as obvious to learners and there needs to be the patience and trust that it will build to more meaningful application.  

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Gino Bondi's curator insight, November 26, 2015 3:46 PM

Understanding and creating context for your learners

Dr. Pyrate's curator insight, November 30, 2015 9:05 AM

There are plenty of ways to address these successfully. In any delivery mode. I stake my career on it. 

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10 Most Engaging Uses of Tech Integration

10 Most Engaging Uses of Tech Integration | Online Ed | Scoop.it
Educators know that "tech" is not synonymous with engagement. But how do we recognise an engaging use of edtech when we see it? Most of us hardly have en

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As I work with educators, this is the lesson I hope comes through. It's not about the tool, it's STILL about the teaching!  

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How UDL can get you to personalized learning

How UDL can get you to personalized learning | Online Ed | Scoop.it
UDL theory (universal design for learning) can help embed a personalized approach to the instructional design process.

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So important to consider while designing and teaching!  

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7 Myths and Facts About Online Learning

7 Myths and Facts About Online Learning | Online Ed | Scoop.it
Now that the number of students taking at least one online course has surpassed 6.7 million it’s high time we dispel the myth and discover the truth about online learning. Via: www.myeducation.com

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ChristopherBell's curator insight, May 14, 2015 10:47 PM

Awesome stuff to share with parents and graduating seniors!

Carlos Godoy Rodríguez's curator insight, May 15, 2015 1:13 PM

7 mitos y realidades sobre la formación online.

 

Mito nro. 1, no se puede obtener un empleo acreditando un diploma logrado mediante aprobación de cursos en línea.  Reaalidad: 62% de los profesionales de RRHH creen que los diplomas obtenidos por cursos online son equivalentes o mejores que los logrados en universidades tradicionales.

 

Mito nro 2, sólo universidades de dudosa reputación ofrecen programas que se imparten totalmente en línea. Realidad: el porcentaje de instituciones que ofrecen programas completamente virtuales se ha duplicado en la última década hasta alcanzar 62.4%.

 

Mito nro. 3, los programas virtuales contribuyen con el aislamiento de sus estudiantes. Realidad: los cursos distribuídos en el formato presencial tradicional pueden también incentivar el aislamiento.

 

Mito nro. 4, obtener un diploma en línea es tomar el camino fácil. Realidad: si bien es cierto que el formato eLearning es más flexible, ello no significa que los cursos dictados en ésta modalidad sean menos rigurosos.

 

Mito nro. 5, "Tengo todo el tiempo del mundo para culminar mi curso online". Realidad: si intenta retrazar indefinidamente el cumplimiento de las tareas asignadas en un curso online, muy problamente, no superá ese curso. La procastinación no funciona el mundo real ni en el virtual.

 

Mito nro. 6, usted no aprenderá mucho tomando cursos vía eLearning. Realidad: investigaciones recientes indican que no hay diferencias significativas entre los resultados de aprendizaje por estudios virtuales y el método presencial tradicional.

 

Mito nro. 7, puedo hacer fraude en los programas de formación online. Realidad: muchas escuelas online han implementado sistemas de protección antifraude. Algunas otras exigen la realización de exámenes presenciales a sus alumnos. ¡ El gran hermano siempre está observando...!

Ellen Comito McKeown's curator insight, July 22, 2015 6:16 PM

A great, visual way to explain the value of online education.

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Study Shows Sluggish Online Learning Growth for Second Year - U.S. News & World Report

Study Shows Sluggish Online Learning Growth for Second Year - U.S. News & World Report | Online Ed | Scoop.it
Annual report finds online enrollment shrank for the first time at for-profit institutions, but grew overall.
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Could this be that we are not meeting the needs of learners?  

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Study Reveals that Adding Frequent Tests to Online Learning Improves Retention - ATD (blog)

Study Reveals that Adding Frequent Tests to Online Learning Improves Retention - ATD (blog) | Online Ed | Scoop.it
Researchers have found that by interspersing online lectures with short tests, student mind-wandering decreased by half, note-taking tripled, and overall retention of the material improved.
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How many assessments do you have planned? 

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Tony Bates: Understanding the Building Blocks of Online Learning:

Tony Bates: Understanding the Building Blocks of Online Learning: | Online Ed | Scoop.it
For almost 50 years, Tony Bates has been a consistent, persistent and influential voice for the reform of teaching and learning in post-secondary education, notably through the effective use of emerging technologies. Author of 11 books and 350 research papers in the field of online learning and distance education, Tony Bates is also an advisor to over 40 organizations in 25 countries, and publisher of what is arguably the most influential blog on online learning with over 20,000 visits a month.  A Contact North | Contact Nord Research Associate, Dr. Bates has helped educators, academic administrators and policy makers grasp key concepts, trends and challenges in online learning. This posting is one of a series that looks at Tony’s perspectives and advice on key issues in online learning.  

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, January 6, 2015 5:41 PM

First installment of a multi-part series from Tony Bates.  

Rich Schultz's curator insight, January 14, 2015 9:16 PM

Build that online class!

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MS in Criminal Justice Administration - ONLINE | Hilbert College

MS in Criminal Justice Administration - ONLINE | Hilbert College | Online Ed | Scoop.it
Hilbert College has built a tremendous record as a leader in criminal justice study in western New York - now available online
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Really excited to be involved in this excellent program. Please share with anyone who may be looking for a high quality, respected MS in Criminal Justice Administration Online Program. Fully online, Law Enforcement scholarship available. Expert faculty.
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15 Useful DIY Professional Development Resources for Teachers | Edudemic

15 Useful DIY Professional Development Resources for Teachers | Edudemic | Online Ed | Scoop.it

Teaching is a constantly evolving profession; new ideas and new techniques that may help you become a more effective educator are constantly emerging.


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Francis Gilbert's curator insight, February 22, 2016 12:49 PM

Interesting diagram.

Steve Borley's curator insight, February 26, 2016 12:04 PM

Whether a professional teacher or a professional parent schooling your child at home, professional development is a healthy way of modelling life-long learning to children.

Dennis Swender's curator insight, March 13, 2016 9:49 AM

Teaching is a constantly evolving profession; new ideas and new techniques that may help you become a more effective educator are constantly emerging.


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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/03/15/professional-development-why-educators-and-teachers-cant-catch-up-that-quickly-and-how-to-change-it/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/03/28/learning-to-learn-for-my-professional-development-i-did-it-my-way/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/


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Understanding Project-Based Learning in the Online Classroom

Understanding Project-Based Learning in the Online Classroom | Online Ed | Scoop.it
Project-based learning puts students into the position of having to determine what information they need by asking the right questions.

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Learn The Do's, Don'ts of Online Group Work

Learn The Do's, Don'ts of Online Group Work | Online Ed | Scoop.it

Follow these tips to collaborate effectively when your classmates are across the nation.

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Managing online groups can be a challenge. This article offers some great tips.  

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The 37 Best Websites To Learn Something New — Life Learning

The 37 Best Websites To Learn Something New - Life Learning - Medium

There is absolutely no excuse for you not to master a new skill, expand your knowledge, or eventually boost your career.

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Want to keep learning and model life-long learning for your students and family? 

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The Top 5 Complaints of the Modern Learner

The Top 5 Complaints of the Modern Learner | Online Ed | Scoop.it
The Modern learner is a complex animal. Resourceful yet easily distracted. Social yet distant. Untethered yet connected. Hungry for information yet impatient.

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Gino Bondi's curator insight, November 26, 2015 3:46 PM

Understanding and creating context for your learners

Dr. Pyrate's curator insight, November 30, 2015 9:05 AM

There are plenty of ways to address these successfully. In any delivery mode. I stake my career on it. 

online4ed's curator insight, December 6, 2015 11:25 AM

As an online learner I can relate and always push to make learning meaningful and relevant, but also worry that DEEP learning isn't always as obvious to learners and there needs to be the patience and trust that it will build to more meaningful application.  

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Online learning success depends on student effort

Online learning success depends on student effort | Online Ed | Scoop.it

"Online learning is not for everyone — not for all students nor all faculty. It takes the ability to motivate oneself and the expectation of doing work on your own. Some researchers have identified a trait they call “learning presence,” which is a combination of self-efficacy and self-regulation, and found that it is needed for students to succeed in online classes."


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I always tell students, "You get what you give...but this is true particularly online!"  

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8 ways to improve your digital teaching

8 ways to improve your digital teaching | Online Ed | Scoop.it
There are countless recipes for digital teaching out there, but here are just a few tips to help educators find their inner digital teaching balance.

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7 Online Learning Myths that University Administrators Believe

7 Online Learning Myths that University Administrators Believe | Online Ed | Scoop.it
Online learning has been hailed as a faster, cheaper way to provide education -- but it doesn't do half of what administrators think it will.   
 
With the help of a few experts, we've compiled a list of major myths that administrators believe, how they match up against reality and why administrators believe them.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, May 12, 2015 11:24 AM

Here's a clever article that offers a 'reality check' for  Administrators who haven't taught online.  Online learning is real and effective. However, it isn't a magic bullet that can solve long term problems with the push of a button. 

Ellen Comito McKeown's curator insight, July 22, 2015 6:12 PM

Sometimes you need to explain to administrators why you should use technology.  This will help you know what to say.

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Online Degrees Can Help Adults Switch Careers - U.S. News & World Report

Online Degrees Can Help Adults Switch Careers - U.S. News & World Report | Online Ed | Scoop.it
Prospective online students and aspiring career changers should first research the kind of credential they need, experts say.
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One reason why my online teaching work is so very important and satisfying to me.  

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The MOOC Hype Fades, in 3 Charts – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

The MOOC Hype Fades, in 3 Charts – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Online Ed | Scoop.it
The #MOOC Hype Fades, in 3 Charts http://t.co/CjfetCOZ66
About 20% offer MOOCs primarily to get insights in online teaching and learning.
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