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Handy YouTube Tools for Teachers

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In Steven's Web20Classroom blog, he shares his top 5 favorite teacher tools on YouTube.

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The Top 10 Myths About Online Learning - Online College Courses

The Top 10 Myths About Online Learning - Online College Courses | OTLBlog | Scoop.it
Online learning is a popular option among traditional colleges and it is the foundation of for-profit schools.

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How to get students to participate in Online Discussions…

How to get students to participate in Online Discussions… | OTLBlog | Scoop.it

Students’ participation in online discussions is central in online learning courses as it contributes to a participative and meaningful instruction where learners build their knowledge in a constructive way with instructors, colleagues, informal sources and by reflecting upon the process.

Debbie Morrison is posting a triplet series on how to create effective discussions in an online learning environment. In part I she presents components which make online discussions effective, namely:

 

1.  A solid course design 

2.  Guidelines and expectations for students  

3.  Well constructed topics/questions

4.  The existence of a skilled facilitator or moderator

5.  An assessment component

 

References:

Wang Y. & Victor Der-Thang Chen (2008). Essential Elements in Designing Online Discussions to Promote Cognitive Presence, Journal of Asynchronous Communication. Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 3-4 (12).

Wade, D. A., Bentley, J. P. H., & Waters, S. H. (2006). Twenty guidelines for successful threaded discussions: A learning environment approach. Distance Learning, 3(3), 1-8.

 


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How education startup Coursera may profit from free courses

How education startup Coursera may profit from free courses | OTLBlog | Scoop.it

Earlier this week, online ed startup Coursera said it added a dozen new universities and raised an additional $6 million.

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How to Make Your Distance Learning Classroom PINTERESTing? 10 Ideas for Using PINTEREST

How to Make Your Distance Learning Classroom PINTERESTing? 10 Ideas for Using PINTEREST | OTLBlog | Scoop.it

PINTERESTing... hmm...


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