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CIC consortium makes progress with online course development, but still no time, money savings

CIC consortium makes progress with online course development, but still no time, money savings | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Consortium of small colleges makes progress in launching online humanities courses, but report shows that collaboration has not saved institutions money and instructors time yet.
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Online courses take time..and money..if you want to do them right..there are few short cuts if you want quality..

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Is Your University’s Online Course Up to Code?

Is Your University’s Online Course Up to Code? | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Scorecards offer benchmarks for digital learning and instruction.
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This article contains links to 5 different scorecards to evaluate how ready your college administration is for online learning, for blended learning programs, course design, and digital course ware.

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Summer Pilot: Teaching and Designing an Online Course Workshop

Summer Pilot: Teaching and Designing an Online Course Workshop | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

This summer we offered a face-to-face pilot workshop titled: Teaching and Designing an Online Course. Eleven part-time and full-time instructors worked with us on the following topics:

 

  1. Course Structure and Course Expectations
  2. Course Design and Learner Engagement
  3. Assessment, Grading and Academic Integrity
  4. The Human Factor: Communication, Feedback, and Course Orientation

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The workshop went well, but there definitely ups and downs! Find out what worked and lessons learned...

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Taking the Leap: Moving from In-Person to Online Courses

Taking the Leap:  Moving from In-Person to Online Courses | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
The landscape: You have taught a class in-person for five years and due to a variety of reasons you have the option to teach it online … next semester.
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Great points-but the comment added is excellent-don't just add a voice over for your powerpoints or just add a powerpoint and think that is the same as you teaching in the classroom. A video of you pointing out what is most important in a unit would be appreciated  much more..personally, I dread videos longer than 5 - 10 minutes.

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How to Help Faculty Build Online Courses -- Campus Technology

How to Help Faculty Build Online Courses -- Campus Technology | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
The University of Arizona developed a toolkit to help new instructional designers and online instructors get up to speed in creating courses for students that might never show their faces on campus.
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I'd like to see articles that help online instructors build courses without instructional designers-community colleges and smaller colleges and universities have very limited resources to assist online faculty, especially online part-time faculty..

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Is Your Online Course Up to Code?

Is Your Online Course Up to Code? | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Scorecards offer benchmarks for digital learning and instruction.
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The article provides links to a number of online course benchmarks, including one benchmark that is Creative Commons licensed, if you want to use the materials.

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Three ways to help online students succeed

Three ways to help online students succeed | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
A recent survey of 28,000 students yielded three specific factors that contributed to high or low academic performance, and experts say online student success really depends on effective learning design.
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What do online students need?

  • Clear course objectives, 
  • Easy to use technology, and 
  • A good course pace.


It's back to the basics: Make your online courses easy to use, and students are much more likely to succeed.

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Rosidah Awang's curator insight, June 25, 2015 8:55 PM

Effective learning tips for online students.