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Waunita Scott

Teach Outside the Classroom - 7 views

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    A variety of resources for transitioning from traditional face-to-face instruction to online teaching for novice and seasoned educators
anonymous

Why Do you opt for Part time University study courses - 1 views

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    The benefits and advantages associated with part time university study makes it a popular and sought after option amongst working professionals.Read this article and know your answer.
anonymous

Distance courses in UK that gives an edge to your career - 3 views

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    This year the academic world is planning to introduce more professional courses so that the students can benefit from the courses. The UK distance learning institutions are providing overseas students professional courses so that they can take up some of the demanding professions in future.
anonymous

Is online education needed in childhood? - 2 views

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    Online education providing lots of facilities for students & professionals. This education system caring good & bad effect on our society, so do you think online education is appropriate for children?
Travis Gibson

Travis Gibson Search Engine for PLE's - 3 views

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    I've created a search engine for PLE resources for education.
anonymous

Stanford's Online High School Raises the Bar - NYTimes.com - 2 views

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    This article is about how colleges and universities are getting into the high school education business via online "high schools" operated under their name but not necessarily with their staff. Tuition is $15,000 plus.  
edutopia .org

Research Findings: Rocketship Education Boosts Scores with Online Learning | Edutopia - 0 views

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    A San Jose, CA elementary school shows improvement on math scores with a blended learning approach. 
E Nelson

US DOE Evaluation of Evidence-based Practices - 2 views

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    The article Evaluation of Evidence-Based Practices in Online Learning: A Meta-Analysis and Review of Online Learning Studies is a study undertaken at the behest of the U.S, Department of Education to evaluate online learning practices through a meta-analysis of research. It is intended for policy-makers, administrators and educators to use to make research based decisions on online learning and teacher preparation at the K-12 level. The original plan was to have it completed by 2008, but there were so few rigorous studies available that they waited until 2010 to include more. In a search of the literature from 1994-2008, only 5 studies were found of sufficient rigor to measure effectiveness of online learning in K-12 students. The remaining 43 studies were for older learners, with most content being from the medical or health care field. The lead author, Dr. Barbara Means, directs the Center for Technology in Learning at SRI International, an independent nonprofit research organization. Her focus is on the relationship between technology, education systems, and student learning. Four research questions were addressed: * How does the effectiveness of online learning compare with that of face-to-face instruction? * Does supplementing face-to-face instruction with online instruction enhance learning? * What practices are associated with more effective online learning? * What conditions influence the effectiveness of online learning? The findings that were most interesting to me were: * Guiding questions provided to discussion groups influence the way students interact, but not the amount they learn. * Learning is enhanced when students can manipulate media or reflect. * Videos do not influence learning more than assigning homework, unless students can manipulate them. * Online quizzes do not influence learning more than homework. * Explicitly taught self-reflection, self-regulation and self
Rosanne Ragnacci

Implementing Best Practices in Online Learning (EDUCAUSE Quarterly) | EDUCAUSE - 0 views

  • The primary motivation is a desire to increase service to students in a way consistent with their needs and the mission of the institution.
  • the involvement of key leaders in prioritizing where to focus online learning development activities was critical and highly correlated with perceived success in these institutions
  • Putting a full program online, when done correctly and focused on student learning, involves teamwork within the academic department and among several units of the institution
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  • a quality online learning experience still has much more to do with the faculty member teaching the course than anything else. It’s still the teaching, not the technology.
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    The study identifies causes for success or lack of success for higher education online programs
Shandana Said

The Top Web-Based Education Resources - 0 views

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    "Here is Wired News' selection of the best educational resources on the net." This site provides excellent links to some top on-line learning resources for students of all ages.
Bob Palmer

Teaching with Technology - Facilitating Online Learning - 0 views

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    An excellent resource from the University of Oregon's Teaching Effectiveness Program, offering tips and guidelines for facilitating online learning.
Nicole Suri

VoiceThread - Conversations in the cloud - 6 views

    • Aaron Sato
       
      Definitely play this
    • Susan Hinkley
       
      Awesome, especially for a world language teacher! As an example, I could post a picture and ask students to talk about it/describe it. Great for a fun oral assessment tool. Thanks for sharing this!!
    • Sandy Madelung
       
      I love this tool and can't wait to use it for answering emails, making Blackboard announcements, and explaining new content to students.
  • Anytime, anywhere
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  • collaborate wherever and whenever it’s convenient for you.
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    Great to try as an audio discussion board.
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    Allows you to have an interactive audio discussion.
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    A menu of voice thread presentations from the recent Sloan C Symposium on Emerging Technologies in E-learning
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    This tool allows groups to have a conversation around a visual. Very Cool!
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    I love this website for online teaching if you have to present a lot of content. I also use it if I have a lot of students who are going to be absent for a particular lecture. This site allows you to upload lecture motes of some kind, and then narrate those notes. Additionally, people you invite to view your presentation can make comments or ask questions within each individual slide. It's a fantastic tool for asynchronous teaching.
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    Great site for interacting asynchronously in many forms.
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    This tool allow collaboration over one document. This can be by voice, video or type. Ideas: Art classes, editing, practicing for speeches, science projects, history from those that lived it. Or personal uses such as long distance communication about student's homework with parents.
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    A VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos and allows people to navigate slides and leave comments in 5 ways - using voice (with a mic or telephone), text, audio file, or video (via a webcam). Use it to for online discussion and collaborative project based learning.
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    VoiceThread is an interactive tool that allows for collaborating, sharing, and commenting. VoiceThread is a free program that can be operated by students and easily monitored by teachers. It allows for uploading pictures, narration by the creator and commenting by other viewers in 5 different ways-including audio and text. It has revolutionized story telling and can be used by teachers in all subject areas to present and share information. VoiceThread can be used as a creation, discussion, and assessment tool. VoiceThread is changing the way in which information in presented and shared.
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    I have used this to present PowerPoint with videos and voice over
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    Hope you find this tool helpful! Sandy in Madison
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    A tool to add an explanation or details using your own voice and an illustration.
Marissa Wilson

Classroom 2.0 - 11 views

  • The topic this Saturday (March 28) is "Using Moodle in the Classroom" with special guest Tomaz Lasic. Please join us to talk about innovative ways to use Moodle in the classroom. Our Newbie Question of the Week will be "What are ways I can use Moodle in the classroom with students?" More information and session details are at http://live.classroom20.com. If you're new to the Classroom 2.0 LIVE site and show you might want to spend a few minutes viewing the screencast on the homepage to learn how we use Elluminate and how to navigate the site to find the archives of previous shows and resources, including the recent "Using Moodle in Education" with guest Miguel Guhlin. Each show begins at 11am CDT/12pm EDT.
  • social network for those interested in Web 2.0 and collaborative technologies in education
  • discussions here, to receive event notifications, and to find and connect with colleagues.
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  • click here to join the Beginner Group
    • Karen Ditmer
       
      This network has a beginner group to help those who are new to the community become comfortable.
  • Classroom 2.0 is a free, community-supported network. We especially hope that those who are "beginners" will find this a supportive comfortable place to start being part of the digital dialog.
    • Eric Beckman
       
      Support and networking. Two great tastes that taste great together
  • Classroom20.com, the social network for those interested in  Web 2.0, Social Media, and Participative Technologies in the classroom
  • WELCOME!
  • The topic for Saturday, February 4th will be "Using Evernote" featuring Wiliam Stites.
    • Maggie Rouman
       
      Classroom 2.0 live shows seem like a great way to learn how to use tools. -Blackboard collaborate used -next event sat. 2/5
  • Classroom 2.0 is a free, community-supported network. We especially hope that those who are "beginners" will find this a supportive comfortable place to start being part of the digital dialog.  
  • Classroom 2.0 is a free, community-supported network. We especially hope that those who are "beginners" will find this a supportive comfortable place to start being part of the digital dialog
  • Classroom 2.0 is a free, community-supported network. We especially hope that those who are "beginners" will find this a supportive comfortable place to start being part of the digital dialog
  • Classroom 2.0 is a free, community-supported network. We especially hope that those who are "beginners" will find this a supportive comfortable place to start being part of the digital dialog.  
  • Classroom 2.0 is a free, community-supported network. We especially hope that those who are "beginners" will find this a supportive comfortable place to start being part of the digital dialog.
  • Classroom 2.0 is a free, community-supported network. We especially hope that those who are "beginners" will find this a supportive comfortable place to start being part of the digital dialog.
  • Classroom 2.0 is a free, community-supported network. We especially hope that those who are "beginners" will find this a supportive comfortable place to start being part of the digital dialog .
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    The topic this Saturday (March 28) is "Using Moodle in the Classroom" with special guest Tomaz Lasic. Please join us to talk about innovative ways to use Moodle in the classroom. Our Newbie Question of the Week will be "What are ways I can use Moodle in the classroom with students?" More information and session details are at http://live.classroom20.com . If you're new to the Classroom 2.0 LIVE site and show you might want to spend a few minutes viewing the screencast on the homepage to learn how we use Elluminate and how to navigate the site to find the archives of previous shows and resources, including the recent "Using Moodle in Education" with guest Miguel Guhlin. Each show begins at 11am CDT/12pm EDT.
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    Another social networking site for teachers.
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    This is a Ning social networking site created for people interested in Web 2.0 and collaborative technologies in education. Includes discussions, live workshops and PBS and Classroom 2.0 live webinars.
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    Connect with colleagues and learn about web2.0 and the 21st century classroom. Join this free, community supported network to discuss, teach and learn through common experiences.
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    website with tons of stuff to investigate
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    Thanks, Shavonne! Found this link on your e-portfolio. Mary in Cedarburg
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    "Classroom 2.0 is a free, community-supported network. We especially hope that those who are "beginners" will find this a supportive comfortable place to start being part of the digital dialog. " While this isn't is a Web 2.0 tool, it looks like it might be a helpful group for beginners like me. Living in Laos, I like how international the group looks. Does anyone else have suggestions of this kind of support group for beginners?
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    " Classroom20.com, the social network for those interested in Web 2.0, Social Media, and Participative Technologies in the classroom"
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    A tool for teachers
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    Resources like Classroom 2.0 are what a lot of my "beginners" would benefit from. A community supported network aimed at easing one into the technology discussion and learning some cool resources along the way. I encourage teachers who want to find some level of comfort with technology to engage it through sites like Classroom 2.0
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    A social media site for those interesting in gaining knowledge about web 2.0 tools. 
Kaye Ortman Peters

Web 2.0 for the Classroom Teacher - 2 views

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    Good site for resources on Web 2.0 -
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    Called 'an Internet Hotlist on Web 2.0' it has links to a variety of Web 2.0 tools for teachers.
Greg Lunsford

e-learning 2.0 - how Web technologies are shaping education - 3 views

  • Teacher's TV Teachers who are subject specialists are also using blogs to provide up-to-date information and commentary on their subject areas, as well as posting questions and assignments and linking to relevant news stories and websites.
  • However, student-produced podcasts are where it's at when it comes to educational podcasting. Swap 'user-generated content' for 'learner- generated content' and you soon get the picture. Apple, with its strong presence in the education market, has been quick to recognize the learning potential of student podcasting.
  • Media sharing The photo-sharing site Flickr is also finding use within education - as it provides a valuable resource for students and educators looking for images for use in presentations, learning materials or coursework. Many of the images uploaded to Flickr carry a Creative Commons license, making them particular suitable for educational use - and the tagging of images makes it much easier to find relevant content. Students can also use Flickr to publish their digital photography to a wider audience. And like blogging, the commenting function on Flickr allows for critical feedback. A lesser-known feature of Flickr - the ability to add hot-spot annotations to an image - also has much potential as a learning tool. Beth Harris, director of distance learning at the Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, has used this feature to enable her students to annotate and discuss a series of paintings as part of an online art history course.
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  • e-learning 2.0 - how Web technologies are shaping education
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    An informative article including information on Teacher's TV(blogs for assignments and subject areas) and student-centered podcasts. Especially interesting is Flickr, a photo-sharing site that can be used to add hot-spot annotations to an image. Online art courses can use this feature to annotate and discuss paintings.
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    summary of web 2.0 technologies
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    A simple but good article.
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    A great source of what is happening in education regarding Web 2.0 technologies and where we are heading.
mcphailj

Questioning Toolkit - 14 views

  • These are questions which touch our hearts and souls
  • Essential Questions would be at the center of all the other types of questions
  • probe the deepest issues confronting us
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  • Essential Questions are at the heart of the search for Truth.
  • offer the organizing focus for a unit
  • Most Essential Questions are interdisciplinary in nature. They cut across the lines created by schools and scholars to mark the terrain of departments and disciplines.
  • Many of us believe that schools should devote more time to Essential Questions and less time to Trivial Pursuit.
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    New and different questioning skills added to your resume are always welcome - here are some to consider
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    On-line questioning
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    Questioning Tools
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    A resource to help create discussion questions
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    Examples of effective questioning techics to expand learning
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    great essential questions! Part of suggested reading for class that will readily apply to teaching!
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    from The Educational Technology Journal
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    Toolkit which contains several dozen kinds of questions and questioning tools.
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    Module 3 - This guide from Penn State leads you through an excellent tutorial on how to use questions to promote critical thinking. *Study this resource. You'll be asked to apply these ideas to create your own discussion prompt. (Bookmark this site with Diigo!)
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    McKenzie defines and provides examples for seventeen types of questions. As a facilitator it is your task to ask questions that deepen thinking and expand on essential ideas.
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    From Now On - The Educational Technology Journal
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    Questions are always important
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    Use as a cluster diagram!
Kim Audetat

MERLOT - Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching - 1 views

    • Tania Messina
       
      Also has the option to have peers review your online course
  • Browse new online learning materials in different disciplines.
  • Business
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  • Learning Exercises     Find learning exercises in different disciplines you can use with your students.
  • Putting Educational Innovations Into Practice
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    Learning objects
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    Great resource for on-line learning and teaching.
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    MERLOT is a very rich site for online educators with articles and learning objects posted by members.
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    Useful resource for online learning and teaching
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    Browse for learning exercises and online learning materials. Also has the option to have peers review your online course.
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    Peer-reviewed contributions for higher education. Students can access learning materials for review of some material or introduction to new subject areas. The site also offers ideas of different learning exercises that can be used with your students.
Darin Pardoe

techLEARNING.com | Tech&Learning - Ideas and Tools for Ed Tech Leaders - 0 views

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    This link has several articles relating to blogging in education.
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