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Ensuring Student Success in Online Courses

Ensuring Student Success in Online Courses | Educational Technologies | Scoop.it
As an online instructor, there is a lot you can do to support your students through better course design, communication, and instructor presence.
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A great article with ideas for things you can do to ensure your students have the best possible online learning experience.
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How to Add the Human Element to Online Learning

How to Add the Human Element to Online Learning | Educational Technologies | Scoop.it
The online classroom sometimes feels like a lonely place, and this lack of presence can negatively affect learning and lead to student attrition. 
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Open Badges in Higher Education: Disruptive, Desirable, and Democratic

Five years since the first pilot, there is now a flourishing ecosystem of (millions of) Open Badges putting learners in control of their digital credentials. E…
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Tony Guzman's curator insight, March 17, 2016 8:06 PM
This link takes you to a recent presentation on Open Badges and how they are being used in higher education.
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How to Make History Exciting

How to Make History Exciting | Educational Technologies | Scoop.it
One professor is borrowing a method from Harvard Business School to engage students and inspire better decision-making skills.

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Social Learning Vs Informal Learning: Can You Tell The Difference? - eLearning Industry

Social Learning Vs Informal Learning: Can You Tell The Difference? - eLearning Industry | Educational Technologies | Scoop.it
Interested in learning the differences of Social Learning vs Informal Learning? Check this article to find out 3 plus 3 tips for each.

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Bobbi Dunham's curator insight, April 7, 2016 2:57 PM
Nice article with good ideas for instructional design.
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Everything You Need to Know to Host a Webinar

Everything You Need to Know to Host a Webinar | Educational Technologies | Scoop.it
Here’s everything you ever wanted to know (and then some) about running a successful webinar.
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The Keys to Designing Successful Open Course Experiences -- Campus Technology

The Keys to Designing Successful Open Course Experiences -- Campus Technology | Educational Technologies | Scoop.it
In the future, the majority of our learning is going to be informal and self-directed, he said. "Yet the conversations continue to be around formal learning.

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University of Adelaide is phasing out lectures

University of Adelaide is phasing out lectures | Educational Technologies | Scoop.it
University of Adelaide is phasing out lectures in favour of online learning and small-group discovery.

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University of Adelaide is phasing out lectures in favour of online learning and small-group discovery.

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US professors aren’t getting any more accepting of online learning—but students definitely are

US professors aren’t getting any more accepting of online learning—but students definitely are | Educational Technologies | Scoop.it

Online education comes with plenty of drawbacks. The cons tend to amplify when schools try to integrate e-learning into a broader bricks-and-mortar college experience: Students are said to get bored, learn less, or absorb only a portion of the intellectual atmosphere they’d find in physical classrooms.

Despite all that, online learning as part of university programs—also known as distance learning—has managed to wrangle more than a decade of continuous growth, according to an annual update from the Babson Research Group, which has tracked online education in the US since 2002. That’s even as higher education enrollment in the country in general is dropping.


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