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Dennis OConnor

Teacher Training Videos | Edmodo and Moodle Videos | Edmodo & Moodle - 1 views

    This is a rich site filled with video tutorials.
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10 Memorable Quotes From President APJ Abdul Kalam for Students - 0 views

    Look out the collection of best inspirational quotes, motivational quotes, motivational thoughts, Inspirational ideas, sayings, and inspiring life quotes about dreams, happiness, strength and success from the Ex-President of India - Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam (Born in 1931).
Dennis OConnor

The beauty of unfinished work - The Learner's Way - 1 views

  • Believe you can improve and you have taken the first step towards achieving your goal.
  • If we value the processes of learning, creating, thinking and collaborating more than we value the finished product we send a message to our students that we see learning as a continuous act with mistakes, failures and refinement as essential components
  • This fascination with publishing as the path to perfect finished works persists in the digital age only when the very nature of digital works as open to constant refinement and reworking is ignored.
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  • A digital work of art, of music of writing is never truly finished, it grows and transforms over time. 
    • Dennis OConnor
      This aligns with my feeling about summative evaluation... aka grades.  If you want to terminate the writing process, grade the product. 

      Will 'grading' an e-portfolio halt the process.  I certainly hope not. Instead see the evaluation process as feedback to prompt an ongoing process you'll continue throughout the E-Learning Certificate Program. 

      As a middle school teacher I taught for six months without grades. It worked quite well. Eventually the parents and administration figured out what I was doing and sent me to the woodshed. Still it worked in Middle School!
  • 'Woe to you the day it is said that you are finished! To finish a work? To finish a picture? What nonsense! To finish it means to be through with it, to kill it, to rid it of its soul – to give it its final blo
  • the foundation required for a culture that values process over product.
  • What must be avoided is a belief that mistakes are to be accepted without an equal emphasis on identifying and understanding their causes.
  • odder for the next lesson
Sajid Hussain

elearn Punjab - 2 views

    Sajid, Thank you for sharing the open source efforts taking place in Pakistan. We welcome an international viewpoint and appreciate the work you are doing. ~ Dennis
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5 Free Websites Every College Student Should Know - 3 views

    In this era of rapid changes, top educational websites for students plays a crucial role in providing the relevant information about the Universities in USA. A lot factors are to be assessed and shortlisted regarding the USA Universities, before getting into one. Many key factors like deadlines, scholarships, ranking, application procedure, academic qualification, tuition fees , and exams, plays a critical role on students' as well as on parents' mind.

15 Free e-Learning Resources to Help You Make Great Content - 5 views

    Struggling to create courses and content that your learner really loves? Or maybe you're low on budget? Then check out these free e-Learning resources soon.
Sajid Hussain

SmithsonianTweenTribune | Articles for kids, middle school, teens from Smithsonian | t... - 1 views

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    Lexile leveled current events, lesson plans, quizzes, assessments
Dennis OConnor

Ten Steps Toward Universal Design of Online Courses: Home Page - 4 views

shared by Dennis OConnor on 02 Jul 15 - No Cached
    "Step 1: Develop content first, then design.
    Step 2: Provide simple, consistent navigation.
    Step 3: Include an accommodation statement.
    Step 4: Choose CMS tools carefully.
    Step 5: Model and teach good discussion board etiquette.
    Step 6: Use color with care.
    Step 7: Provide accessible document formats.
    Step 8: Choose fonts carefully.
    Step 9: Convert PowerPoint™ to accessible HTML.
    Step 10: If it's auditory make it visual; if it is visual make it auditory."
Angela Hoistion - 4 views

    Strategies for Effective Online Teaching
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7 Strategies to Make Your Online Teaching Better | GradHacker | InsideHigherEd - 6 views

    "7 Strategies to Make Your Online Teaching Better"
Angela Hoistion

Instructional Strategies for Online Courses - 5 views

  • priately designed and facilitated by knowledgeable educators. Because learners have different learning styles or a combination of styles, online educators should design activities that address their modes of learning in order to provi
    Overview of multiple instructional strategies
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    This web page goes through all of the components that a facilitator should consider while instructing an online course. It highlights the different combinations of learning styles and how to consider addressing all learner's needs.
    U of Illinois resources promoting effective online instruction
    ION is a terrific resource. Thank you for sharing it with us.
    "Instructional Strategies for Online Courses

Angela Hoistion - 5 views

    Very good article on online teaching strategies

K-12 Education: One-to-One Technology - 1 views

    Does one-to-one technology improve student achievement?

Collaborative Learning - 5 views

    Tips and technology suggestions for group projects.
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