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E-Jobs: Online Full-Time Faculty - Instructor - Philosophy American University

E-Jobs: Online Full-Time Faculty - Instructor - Philosophy American University | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Jobs in higher education. Faculty and administrative positions at colleges and universities. Updated daily. Free to job seekers.
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Is there any job better than online philosopher?  Put your degree to work with online teaching skills and deep subject matter expertise.

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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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Call for Chapter Authors: Microlearning in the Digital Age: The Design and Delivery of Learning in Snippets 

Call for Chapter Authors: Microlearning in the Digital Age: The Design and Delivery of Learning in Snippets  | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

"Grounded in research-based best practices in instructional and multimedia design, this book will provide a one-stop shop for instructional designers, e-learning professionals, content creators, trainers, and academics in K-12 and higher education interested in designing, creating, and integrating effective, bite-sized learning objects into their instructional units. 

Interested authors may select from the proposed chapters or propose a new chapter that can fit within the five sections of the book. Chapters should be approximately 5,000 - 8,000 words in length, including references, tables, and footnotes."

 

Contact us through the web site to indicate your interest in submitting a chapter.


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Looks like an opportunity to share and learn for instructional designers, course authors, and academic technologists.

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Top eLearning Learning Pedagogy Coaching Content for Tue.Jul 09, 2019

Top eLearning Learning Pedagogy Coaching Content for Tue.Jul 09, 2019 | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The links and resources in this post include learning science, patterns and tips for branching scenarios, visual design principles, and some free resources. Learning Science.
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 Christy Tucker's update on ID and eLearning links. I like her combination of common sense and ID insider point of view. Her articles show and tell what I need to know. Way to go Christy.  #instructional-design #elearning
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Online Learning and the Future of Education with Ray Schroeder

Online Learning and the Future of Education with Ray Schroeder | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
As a leading expert in online education, Ray Schroeder brings an unmatched depth of knowledge and passion for advancing the field. He’s the current associate vice chancellor for online learning and founding director of the Center for Online Learning, Research, and Service at the University of Illinois Springfield. He’s also the founding director of the National Council for Online Education at the University Professional and Continuing Education Association.
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Here's a thought provoking podcast from Ray Schroeder.  If you know the name, that all you need. If not, tune in the future and lend an ear. 

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Best Practices for Online Discussion: 16 Quality, Timing, and Value Added Response Tips

Best Practices for Online Discussion: 16 Quality, Timing, and Value Added Response Tips | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Expertly facilitated online discussion is the driving force for community in online classes. Creating norms for discussion quality and timing improve the dialog. This also helps the facilitator step back as students learn to deepen their online dialog.Click here to edit the content

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Change up your facilitation response style with these value added tips. 

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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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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

 

Mrs Lord's curator insight, May 31, 7:59 PM
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.

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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 
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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

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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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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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A Reminder That 'Fake News' Is An Information Literacy Problem - Not A Technology Problem - FORBES

A Reminder That 'Fake News' Is An Information Literacy Problem - Not A Technology Problem - FORBES | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Beneath the spread of all “fake news,” misinformation, disinformation, digital falsehoods and foreign influence lies society’s failure to teach its citizenry information literacy: how to think critically about the deluge of information that confronts them in our modern digital age. Instead, society has prioritized speed over accuracy, sharing over reading, commenting over understanding. Children are taught to regurgitate what others tell them and to rely on digital assistants to curate the world rather than learn to navigate the informational landscape on their own. Schools no longer teach source triangulation, conflict arbitration, separating fact from opinion, citation chaining, conducting research or even the basic concept of verification and validation. In short, we’ve stopped teaching society how to think about information, leaving our citizenry adrift in the digital wilderness increasingly saturated with falsehoods without so much as a compass or map to help them find their way to safety. The solution is to teach the world's citizenry the basics of information literacy.

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The ability recognize fake news can be taught and learned.  For all those who say,  '...There's no time to do this, there's no place to fit it in the curriculum!'  .... WAKE UP.

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Thanks to John Evans.

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SEL in the House: Democrats Approve Millions in Landmark Federal Funding for Social-Emotional Learning in Bill That Now Faces Test in Senate | The 74

SEL in the House: Democrats Approve Millions in Landmark Federal Funding for Social-Emotional Learning in Bill That Now Faces Test in Senate | The 74 | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
In what’s been described as a landmark investment from the federal government in social-emotional learning, the House of Representatives approved a spending bill last month that included $260 million in funding for what it calls “whole child” initiatives within the Department of Education.
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Social-emotional learning makes sense. A relatively small investment could pay off for generations to come. Let's hope it does. 

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Create a Gamified E-learning Template

Create a Gamified E-learning Template | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Using a few simple building blocks, one can convert an existing template to a gamified template to create engaging and effective learning experiences.
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Fine examples using Articulate templates to gamify e-learning content. This is a piece from Tom Kuhlmann. (He's the best!)

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UW-Stout Online Professional Development

UW-Stout Online Professional Development | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Online Courses for Continuing EducationMeet your goals for professional development, continuing education, license renewal, certificate, or graduate credits for transfer to another university.

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Strike up the band with UW-Stout Online Professional Development

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How Good Are Your Discussion Facilitation Skills?

How Good Are Your Discussion Facilitation Skills? | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
How effective are your discussion facilitation skills? Do you have any evidence or are you relying on your impressions? Would some feedback be useful? If so, you’ll find in the table below and in a downloadable Word doc an empirically developed instrument that can be used to more clearly identify the various skills involved in effective discussion facilitation and to gather student feedback that can help you assess yours.

 

 


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Want to ramp up your online discussion facilitation skills?  

Begins June 24, 2019  -  Don't miss it!

EDUC 761 Collaborative Communities in E-learning - Online  Facilitation Skills
3 graduate credits
Instructor: Dr. Maryruth Hicks

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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.

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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...