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In Coverage of Online Courses, Generalizations Prevail

In Coverage of Online Courses, Generalizations Prevail | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Given the context of the article, Dynarski seems to be right on the money. But accounting for the full scope of the term 'online courses,' she couldn't be further from the truth.
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Here's a different perspective on who takes online classes: adults vary on why they take online courses and what they want out of them..

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Accreditor denies Arizona community college's bid to expand online

Accreditor denies Arizona community college's bid to expand online | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Accreditor’s rejection of Scottsdale Community College’s proposed expansion suggests that consistency and mandated faculty training could become a focus for quality control in online learning.
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Wow-the accreditor didn't think the faculty had enough faculty training to teach online, due to inconsistencies across online class content..

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7 keys to great videos for online courses

7 keys to great videos for online courses | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Video of the instructor is an important component of many high-quality online and blended courses.
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Another great article for e-learners from Whitney Kilgore, PhD who taught the excellent MOOC I took: The Human Element: An Essential Online Course Component

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Collaboration and Discussion Tools Help Make Online Courses More Social

Collaboration and Discussion Tools Help Make Online Courses More Social | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
California community colleges take part in chatbot tool pilot aimed at getting students to interact and help each other with coursework.
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Okay-maybe I should go back to using more discussion posts..

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Conducting Observations in Online Classes

Conducting Observations in Online Classes | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

The evidence against the effectiveness of student evaluations as a way to measure instructional success or gather feedback for redesigning courses is mounting

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The Learning Paradigm in Online Courses

The Learning Paradigm in Online Courses | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
In their 1995 Change magazine article, “From Teaching to Learning—a New Paradigm for Undergraduate Education,” Robert B.
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The Ultimate Guide to Online Courses

The Ultimate Guide to Online Courses | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Professional and personal development are important to many people. Professional development allows you to stay current in your field, make connections with likeminded professionals, and satisfy any continuing learning requirements your job may have.
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I really have enjoyed my Coursera MOOC online courses, too..

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