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UW-Stout Online: Instructional Design Certificate have it In Just 9 Months

UW-Stout Online: Instructional Design Certificate have it In Just 9 Months | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Build Career Skills - Fall Term Begins August 26, 2019

 

  • Complete the certificate in nine months or within three years.
  • Courses begin three times each year - spring, summer, and fall
  • Credits earned can be applied toward UW-Stout's Master of Science in Education or as electives in the Master of Science in Career and Technical Education (MSCTE) degree
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UW-Stout's Online Instructional Design Certificate provides quality instruction at a highly competitive price. Earn a graduate certificate in Instructional design and build a professional portfolio in as little as 9 months.  

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UW-Stout Facilitate Collaboration - Hands On - Online

UW-Stout Facilitate Collaboration - Hands On - Online | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
EDUC 761 Creating Collaborative Communities in E-Learning

Concepts, methods, and research for creating a collaborative online community of practice. Essential topics about how to facilitate discussion forums, including hands-on experience using asynchronous and synchronous communication technologies.

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Learn to facilitate deep discussions while fostering a lasting community of practice. Understand the science while you practice the art.  

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BFTP: 7 reasons educators secretly fear creativity - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

BFTP: 7 reasons educators secretly fear creativity - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Developing creativity in the classroom, in the school, in the district is not particularly difficult. Simple teaching techniques can spur divergent thinking. Innovation can be a part of all content areas and disciplines. Any project can have recognition of originality in its assessment. But creativity tends to be actively suppressed by teachers and administrators*. Here's why.
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Does creativity make waves you'd rather not surf? 

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Top 7 Video Editing Software - Improve Video Quality Easily

Top 7 Video Editing Software - Improve Video Quality Easily | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Don’t know how to improve video quality on PC or Mac? Here are 7 video editing software which can help you easily increase video quality.

Via Skylly_W
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Professionalize your video quality with editing software that fits your needs. 

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Design Thinking and Instructional Design: Clearing Up Confusion | BLP

Design Thinking and Instructional Design: Clearing Up Confusion | BLP | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Design thinking and instructional design: See how each step of the design thinking process adds value to instructional design.
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Is your understanding of design thinking a bit fuzzy? No worries, here's a quick way to grasp the fundamentals of an evolving process. 

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CaseyPaz's curator insight, May 24, 10:41 AM
If/when you start researching the design thinking process and its origins, you will quickly realize that it’s not a process that was invented one day by one person
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ASCD: Guidelines for Creating Rubrics

ASCD: Guidelines for Creating Rubrics | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Bryan Goodwin and Elizabeth Ross Hubbell's new book The 12 Touchstones of Good Teaching: A Checklist for Staying Focused Every Day includes a chapter on how to clarify performance expectations for students. Rubrics are an essential tool for delineating the criteria that distinguishes between novice and mastery-level work. Here are a few brief guidelines Goodwin and Hubbell recommend for creating rubrics, as well as a list of online tools to support your work:
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Pleased to see UW-Stout's amazing archive of rubrics being recommended in this article!

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Kristi Newgarden's curator insight, May 7, 8:22 AM

The title caught my attention.  The online rubric resources are linked from the ASCD website.  

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Instructional teams challenge tradition by dividing teaching roles

Instructional teams challenge tradition by dividing teaching roles | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
During the recent debates around rewriting federal rules on higher education innovation, officials from the U.S. Department of Education raised the possibility of revising the definition of an instructor to include “instructional teams.” While some experts involved in the discussions endorsed the proposal, others fretted that it could allow nefarious institutions to receive federal aid while hiring groups of unqualified people to lead courses.

The resulting proposal softened the department’s original intention, allowing that distance education courses eligible for federal aid can be taught by “an instructor or instructors” who are "responsible for delivering course content." Under the proposed new rules, institutional accreditors will have the authority to define more specifically an instructor’s qualifications. Advocates of new forms of teaching and learning largely welcomed these changes, which protect institutions experimenting with new classifications of faculty roles.
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Change comes so slow to Higher Education.  This one is long overdue.

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2019 Horizon Report | EDUCAUSE

2019 Horizon Report | EDUCAUSE | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
This report profiles six key trends, six significant challenges, and six important developments in educational technology as ranked by an expert panel of leaders from across the higher education landscape.
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The Horizon report is out.  Look up and see the near future roaring your way.  EDUCAUSE provides insight and fore-site.  (None of us really need coaching for hind-sight.)

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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, April 24, 10:53 PM

Como todos los años el Reporte Horizon 2019 revela interesantes proyecciones del uso de la tecnología en el sector de educación superior. En el corto plazo, el rediseño de los espacios de aprendizaje y el diseño de espacios mixtos (presencial + virtual) están favoreciendo el desarrollo de tecnologías como el mobile learning y learning analytics, mientras que a largo plazo (5 o más años) se espera que tecnologías como blockchain y los asistentes virtuales hayan sido adoptados por un buen número de instituciones de educación superior. 

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Without grand expectations, always curious about trends...
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UW-Stout Instructional Design Certificate Program: Become an Instructional Designer

UW-Stout Instructional Design Certificate Program: Become an Instructional Designer | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Instructional Design Graduate Certificate Online train for a new job, start a new career.
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This program is for anyone interested in ID. Teachers, trainers, medical educators, web designers -- build on your existing skill set and earn a place at a new table. 

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Evolution of Professional Learning whitepaper by Participate

Evolution of Professional Learning whitepaper by Participate | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Explore how professional development can be achieved through a social learning approach. Harness the power of connections to improve learning experiences.
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Good Professional Development is water in the desert.  Drink deeper with the insights from participate. 

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15 Instructional Design Books You Should Know About - Updated

15 Instructional Design Books You Should Know About - Updated | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Look no further. If you want to learn more about instructional design, eLearning and how people learn, here is an updated selection of books for you to browse. If you are already competent, there are a few books here that will expand your skills and understanding. In this updated article, there are a range of books, from the smaller less expensive ones to pricey graduate level texts.
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Books: On demand, highly portable and effective for learning. Dive in.

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Empirical Educator Project Open Source Carnegie-Mellon Updates -

Empirical Educator Project Open Source Carnegie-Mellon Updates - | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Michael Feldstein: "Let's start with the big picture. Carnegie Mellon has been a pioneer in various types of theoretical and applied educational and cognitive science research—which is now fashionable to roll up into a ball and call "learning science"—for decades. While their work often doesn't get the publicity it deserves, the breadth and depth is astounding. I've had the privilege of visiting a few times and taking deep dives.1 There are very few institutions in the world that are in their league in terms of the scope of what they do."

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100 million dollars worth of 'learning science' is going open source.  What will it take to get us all sharing and thinking outside of our silos?

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What is ‘Swift Trust,’ and Why Do I Want it in My Classes? | Faculty Focus

What is ‘Swift Trust,’ and Why Do I Want it in My Classes? | Faculty Focus | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
During the first two weeks of class, most faculty work to build a learning community among their learners. Cultivating swift trust should be part of those activities, too. This might be happening serendipitously, but it is important to take a deliberate approach. Because online students do not have the same chances to make small talk before class starts and in between activities, the opportunity to get to know each other in the same ways as their brick and mortar peers do is much less likely or even non-existent. Informal and purely social interactions are hard to come by in most online courses, which erodes the chance of trust being built naturally (Carroll, 2007).
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I like the phrase 'swift trust' when applied to the intention of quickly forming a community of practice in the online classroom. 

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Jan MacWatters's curator insight, April 4, 7:17 AM
Building trust within the classroom benefits everyone. 
 
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Michigan Virtual:  New Research in Online & Blended Learning

Michigan Virtual:  New Research in Online & Blended Learning | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Stay up to date with the latest research on virtual learning by following new publications. Below you will find the abstracts to our most recent publications, as well as links to the full, downloadable reports. We hope you find them helpful.Click here to edit the content

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This gets you to the front door.  Open that door to fresh research from Michigan Virtual.

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The Golden Age of Teaching Yourself Anything

The Golden Age of Teaching Yourself Anything | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
There are several components, but the real shocker is that more of us aren't embracing the current age of access to mastery of any topic. But that may not be so surprising—most of us were taught to be passive learners, to just "get through" school. It's easy to be lazy. The rewards of becoming an autodidact, though, include igniting inner fires, making new connections to knowledge and skills you already have, advancing in your career, meeting kindred spirits, and cultivating an overall zest for life and its riches.
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The opportunities to be a "self-taught" human abound. Are you taking part in this golden age of opportunities to learn?

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Gust MEES's curator insight, May 31, 6:06 AM

There are several components, but the real shocker is that more of us aren't embracing the current age of access to mastery of any topic. But that may not be so surprising—most of us were taught to be passive learners, to just "get through" school. It's easy to be lazy. The rewards of becoming an autodidact, though, include igniting inner fires, making new connections to knowledge and skills you already have, advancing in your career, meeting kindred spirits, and cultivating an overall zest for life and its riches.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

 https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2017/12/09/tips-to-become-an-autodidact-self-directed-learner/ 

 

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

 

https://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?&tag=autodidact

 

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I've always felt 'different' because I genuinely love to learn, and most times it doesn't matter what...a combination of new experiences, new connections and new knowledge - maybe I just have a fondness for 'new'? 
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Do it yourself 
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12 Tips For Students To Manage Their Digital Footprints by TeachThought Staff

12 Tips For Students To Manage Their Digital Footprints by TeachThought Staff | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Helping students learn to manage their digital footprints starts with helping them understand how they're vulnerable, then how to address it.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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You might think they know this (but they don't).  Do you?  Basics of protecting your self as you walk, run, skip, stumble or fall online. 

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Morgan Adams's curator insight, May 15, 11:23 PM
I think as we move through quick releases of technology, especially for younger generations we often move away from managing a digital footprint. This is an important insight to ensure the safety, legality and advocacy of our students. We need to make it really clear once something is posted on the internet, even if it has been deleted, someone around the world still has access to it through their own methods. Teaching students to manage their Digital Footprints is beneficial in many ways such as keeping them grounded and in the physical world that surrounds them, stops them from engaging in risky behaviour and can encourage them to talk beyond the screen of what they are engaging in, even if it could be considered a little risky. 
Esther Crossley's curator insight, May 26, 11:17 PM
This is a very important article for students. Personal information on the internet is sometimes quite had to manage and it is important that young people are well informed about the world that they are in. This is also another responsibility we have as teachers. Great Article 
Jan MacWatters's curator insight, May 29, 7:48 AM
Digital citizenship is important
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Twenty classroom technology tools you might not know

Twenty classroom technology tools you might not know | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

"There are tons of classroom technology tools you could use. We've tried out the newest tools so you don't have to. Check our carefully curated list of the best pieces of classroom technology to ease your burden and engage your learners ..."

  1. Screencastify
  2. Google Tour Creator
  3. ViewPure
  4. AutoDraw
  5. Wakelet
  6. Feedly
  7. Live Binders
  8. Tes Teach
  9. WorldBrain's Memex
  10. Peergrade
  11. ProWritingAid
  12. Trello
  13. Slack
  14. SMMRY
  15. Project Gutenberg
  16. Actually Read It Later
  17. Qikipedia
  18. Creaza
  19. More Than A Mapp
  20. Real World Match

Via Leona Ungerer
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Click worthy list of tech tools.  Lots to play with, perhaps some will help you teach and learn!

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Jan MacWatters's curator insight, May 29, 7:54 AM
More tools.  We can't learn the best without trying them all out.
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UW-Stout Online: Hit the Target with Rubrics - June Classes Are Filling Quickly - Register Soon

UW-Stout Online: Hit the Target with Rubrics - June Classes Are Filling Quickly - Register Soon | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Here is a curated list of rubrics and assessment resources as well as information about our summer online professional development classes. 

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Rubric Resources. Wave the flag for precisely targeted feedback and assessment! Join UW-Stout this summer for online professional development.

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Online teachers can work from anywhere, but it's not always easy

Online teachers can work from anywhere, but it's not always easy | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Thompson said he’s an outlier among his military colleagues, few of whom maintain outside jobs while deployed. But in distance education, he’s far from alone. Online courses are often discussed in terms of opening opportunities for students in disparate locations. But instructors are increasingly seizing opportunities to teach from their homes or other locations convenient to their needs, if their institutions let them.
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Living the dream means working the dream.  Here's a real glimpse into 'what it's like to teach online'.

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Christy Turner: Is Instructional Design the Right Career?

Christy Turner: Is Instructional Design the Right Career? | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Is Instructional Design the Right Career?
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Last in a series by Christy Turner, who describes how she made the transition from teacher to instructional designer.   Well crafted and packed with insight. 

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Ray Schroeder Discusses The Plight of Small Colleges in the Age of Online Learning and the Promise of AI in Personalized Learning

Ray Schroeder Discusses The Plight of Small Colleges in the Age of Online Learning and the Promise of AI in Personalized Learning | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Henry Kronk | IBL News: "Professor Emeritus Ray Schroder finds it difficult to stop working. As the Associate Vice Chancellor for Online Learning at the University of Illinois Springfield and the founding director of the National Council for Online Education at the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), he has a lot on his plate."

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When Ray Schroeder speaks I listen. Insight for disruptive times. 

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UW-Stout Online Professional Development: Enroll Now! Trends and Issues in Instructional Design

UW-Stout Online Professional Development: Enroll Now! Trends and Issues in Instructional Design | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
EDUC 765 Trends and Issues in Instructional Design Online Course - 3 semester hours graduate credit Instructor:   Nicholl
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Cohort forming now.  Earn a graduate certificate in Instructional design in as little as 9 months.  Build a portfolio that will land you an ID job.

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Kevin Kelly: Online Course Design Rubrics, Part 1: What are they? -

Kevin Kelly: Online Course Design Rubrics, Part 1: What are they? - | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Currently, the primary method to scale online course quality is through the use of rubrics that inform online course (re)design. Understanding the rubric field is critical for educational institutions that a) want to offer quality online programs, credentials, and/or certificates, and b) want to increase online student success rates.  To support these institutions—especially those that do not yet use a rubric at scale—as well as the rubric providers themselves, I conducted a review of the most widely used online course design rubrics, which I have turned into a three-part series:

Part 1: WHAT? A comparison of the seven most widely used online course design rubrics, along with their collective strengths and limitations
Part 2: SO WHAT? A discussion of why using these rubrics has become so important, and some early evidence of impact
Part 3: NOW WHAT? Recommendations for what the rubric providers and adopters should do next to increase online student success further
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How does your school measure up? Is there a rubric that would improve your 'fit'?  This article provides fine resources and a useful summary of rubric 'Influences' that will get you quickly up to speed. 

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New approaches to discussion boards aim for dynamic online learning experiences

New approaches to discussion boards aim for dynamic online learning experiences | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Speer isn’t alone in seeking to refresh the discussion forum as the key source of person-to-person interaction in online courses. Educators are pursuing a variety of strategies for fostering student engagement. One approach is to emphasize quality and thoughtfulness of responses over quantity and frequency. Another puts the instructor in the driver’s seat, steering conversations to sharper insights as they might from the front of a classroom.

The goal that unifies all of these efforts? Constructing a learning experience around collaboration as a means to deeper understanding.
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How to we create Collaborative Communities online? Is discussion forum fumbling a major fail for many online instructors? Where does your practice fit?

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Time Management Strategies for the Flipped Classroom | Faculty Focus

Time Management Strategies for the Flipped Classroom | Faculty Focus | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
In a flipped learning model of teaching, students get first contact with new ideas not during class time but in structured independent activities done prior to class time. This frees up class time to be used for more active work, digging more deeply into advanced ideas. This inversion of the use of time is a key difference between the flipped and traditional models of instruction—and when instructors flip, it brings up issues about time management for both instructors and students that require special attention.

Let’s take a look at three specific questions about time management that often arise when planning and teaching a flipped course.
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We can't really 'save time'. However, we can manage it all in a way that makes us more productive teachers. 

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We can't really 'save time'. However, we can manage it all in a way that makes us more productive teachers.