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Moving from f2f to online teaching -- strategies and perspectives on how to transform your online 'course' into an active and engaging virtual 'class'
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Talk about the stuff you’re into with people who love it too - Google+

Talk about the stuff you’re into with people who love it too - Google+ | Creating an online learning space | Scoop.it
Whether they’re for your family, your book club or people around the world who share your interests, Communities give each of your different groups a home base.
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This link describes how it is possible to join a Google+ community. Contributed by Charles Ansorge. 

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Google+

Google+ | Creating an online learning space | Scoop.it
Google+ aims to make sharing on the web more like sharing in real life. Check out Circles, Events and Hangouts, just a few of the things we've been working on.
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Understanding People is the Most Important Thing in eLearning Design

Understanding People is the Most Important Thing in eLearning Design | Creating an online learning space | Scoop.it

"Effective eLearning design also must incorporate this foundation of good design. Our courses have to acknowledge the habits and tendencies of the people interacting with the course so the learning becomes relevant, lasting and useful to the learner. 

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10 great things to put on your office wall and keep in mind when yuou design online learning experiences. (courtesy  Irina Ivliyeva)

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11 strategies for managing your online courses | Faculty Focus

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"Much has been written about the challenges of teaching an online course. While not dis- counting the unique (and sometimes frustrating) aspects of the online learning environ- ment, it could be said that, despite the numerous differences, many of the same course management strategies that are essential to success in a traditional classroom also apply in the online classroom. These strategies include the importance of a strong syllabus, clear directions, well-organized materials, and timely feedback.

 

Of course, the big challenge for online instructors is that the very nature of online education amplifies the importance of properly addressing these management issues, while throwing a few more additional obstacles into the mix."

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10 Most Important Things You Can Do During Your First Week in an Online Class

10 Most Important Things You Can Do During Your First Week in an Online Class | Creating an online learning space | Scoop.it
"The first week in an online class can be a little disorienting. New students must learn to navigate a virtual "classroom," interact with their peers and professors without actually seeing them face-to-face, and balance their assignments with their everyday lives."
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Managing a Discussion in a Large Class

She's demonstrating what she does in a f2f lecture hall, but think about how the same understandings and practices can be translated into the online environment. 

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Building Learning Communities Online

Ways to use different social media and web2.0 tools to build community -- this is a promo video made for a 2009 course, but it has some interesting tips.

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Online Teaching - Building Community, Instruction, & Engaging Students

"A short jam packed video illustrating the uses of multimedia and screencasting for Building Community, Enhancing Instruction, & Engaging Students. Feel free to pause it, and use the slider bar to go through at your own pace.

 

Accompanying Screencasting Reference Guide for Educators -- http://tinyurl.com/ScreenCastingGuide.

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Students' Preferences on Web-Based Instruction: linear or non-linear | Cagiltay, Yildirim, Asku

"... students' preferences on the learning path of instruction (linear or non-linear) differ. ... To ease student's transition between these approaches, providing both methods at the same time and leaving the choice to the learner could be a good strategy. Such an approach helps students to go between these two approaches ... "

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This study was conducted with younger students but the conclusions are interesting. 

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What are Google Circles and how do I use them?

What are Google Circles and how do I use them? | Creating an online learning space | Scoop.it
Google's social platform, Google+, has a feature called "Circles" that allows users to put various different people in specific groupings or lists.
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Contributed by Charles Ansorge. 

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Why Giving and Receiving Peer Feedback in the Online Classroom Matters

Why Giving and Receiving Peer Feedback in the Online Classroom Matters | Creating an online learning space | Scoop.it
Giving and receiving peer feedback makes college classes a truly interactive medium that not only relies on the teacher and student interaction, but actually thrives on peer interactivity.
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elearn Magazine: 10 Things I've Learned About Teaching Online

elearn Magazine: 10 Things I've Learned About Teaching Online | Creating an online learning space | Scoop.it

"When I first started to think about teaching online, I realized I had a lot to learn. I had never been an online student, nor did I know much about distance education. I just knew I wanted to be a part of something I felt would benefit those students who—for whatever reason—could not come to a traditional classroom setting. I wanted to help create quality courses for these students that would incorporate the kinds of activity and discussion that typically took place in a classroom-based course."

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Learn from your Peers | 20 Helpful Online Education Tips

Learn from your Peers | 20 Helpful Online Education Tips | Creating an online learning space | Scoop.it

"As we get older, we tend to become embarrassed when offering our opinions in a group setting, and we worry about making mistakes, but the truth is we can progress farther if we try to learn from our peers."

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Online Learning in the Social Era: Human, Connected, and Inclusive

Michelle Pacansky-Brock traces the possibilities the social era holds for transforming online learning.
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Steven Verjans's curator insight, June 8, 2016 5:22 AM
Interessante reflectie over sociale en activerende vormen van online leren. Moeten we als OU zeker ook wat mee doen in de nabije toekomst. Gewoon het oude "content delivery model" van de OU transplanteren naar een online omgeving is niet voldoende, in mijn opinie.
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Student Voices: What makes an online class feel more human?

Real online students share their thoughts about the qualities of an online class that makes it feel more human.
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Teaching Presence

Social presence, cognitive presence, & teaching presence overlap.

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Renee Phoenix's curator insight, September 3, 2015 11:25 AM

A quick 10 minute intro to Online Teaching Presence from The Online Learning Consortium

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Creating Teacher Presence in an Online Class

Increasing your presence in an online class is a way to build student success.

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7. Building Instructor and Social Presence

Additional resources for e-Teaching and Learning -- http://www.indiana.edu/~icy/media/de_series.html 

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Instructor and social presence

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Linear and non-linear learning - Ken Carroll's Remarkable Writing Techniques

Linear and non-linear learning - Ken Carroll's Remarkable Writing Techniques | Creating an online learning space | Scoop.it

 "You can see the linear format at work in textbooks that stagger information: In most textbooks you’re not supposed to proceed to Unit 2 until you’ve learned Unit 1. Nor will you will understand Unit 3 until you have ‘mastered’ Unit 2, and so on. Almost all textbooks are designed, literally, along such lines. ... If anything, non-linear learning has more to do with a network than a line. It’s about experience and connecting the dots."

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Diigo-Groups | Bright Ideas

"Groups are a powerful feature of Diigo, as they allow you to share links between people with a common interest. You can join and post links to groups, as well as create your own."

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