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NC3ADL's Online DL Together Conference Highlights/Resources

NC3ADL's Online DL Together Conference Highlights/Resources | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Find out what we learned at the NC3ADL's Online Together "We are 58 Strong" conference
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If you missed the excellent speakers at the online (Distance Learning) conference, here's your chance to see and hear them talk about online teaching and learning: Dr. Torria Davis, Dr. Abbie Brown, and Allegra Davis Hanna

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Are educators asking the right questions about distance education?

Are educators asking the right questions about distance education? | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Online instruction, and testing specifically, can still be considered the Wild West in higher education. It is uncharted territory, quickly expanding with no specific guidelines or hard and fast rules to follow.
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Cheating can occur in any learning environment, but there are a lot of ways to  Reduce cheating..without expensive monitoring.

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Four Crucial Factors in High-Quality Distance Learning Courses

Four Crucial Factors in High-Quality Distance Learning Courses | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
“Distance learning is here to stay. Educational institutions should have a vision for what type of distance learning programs they will implement and the standards they will hold to. Institutions will master distance learning, or in some cases, distance learning trends and demands will master the school.” This is the conclusion of Joseph McClary of Liberty University in his article, “Factors in High Quality Distance Learning Courses,” appearing in the Summer 2013 issue of the Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration. In it, he examines the components of a high quality distance learning course and some of the barriers to their development.
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What are the 4 factors?


  1. Course Design
  2. Course Content
  3. Course Instructor
  4. Support Systems
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Distance Learning Bridges the Digital Divide in Higher Education

Distance Learning Bridges the Digital Divide in Higher Education | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Rural colleges achieve digital equity with distance-learning solutions and online curricula.
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Find out the creative ways rural colleges are offering online courses to remote learners..

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Free Distance Learning Webinars: Nov 10-14 from USDLA

Free Distance Learning Webinars: Nov 10-14 from USDLA | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

Sponsored by the United States Distance Learning Association: "National Distance Learning Week (NDLW) held November 10-14, 2014, seeks to promote and celebrate the tremendous growth and accomplishments occurring today in distance learning programs offered by schools, businesses, and governmental departments."

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Register now to attend free webinars Nov 10-14 for K-12/HE about gaming, badging, testing, information literacy,  videoconferencing,  and competency based learning. 

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National Distance Learning Week (NDLW) Nov 10-14: Schedule of *Free* webinars

National Distance Learning Week (NDLW) Nov 10-14: Schedule of *Free* webinars | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

FROM NDLW: "The purpose of National Distance Learning Week (NDLW) is to generate greater awareness and appreciation for distance learning, including K-12, Higher Education, Corporate and Military, while recognizing leaders and best practices in the field."

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Check out the schedule and register for NDLW's free webinars. Some you might be interested in:


-Adding Game Elements to Online Courses: It’s Not That Hard!

-Videoconferencing Solutions Connecting Leaders, Teachers and Students in Learning Networks

-Where Competency Based Education is Leading Us: Interviews from the field

-Five M's to Training and Developing Faculty to Teach Online

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