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Karen Watte

Does it really take longer to create an online course? - eCampus News - 2 views

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    Components of development and delivery: Content development, pre-semester setup, and overall involvement in the class decrease in time consumption by the third iteration. Yet, Grading & Assessment time consumption actually increases. The survey found that [of the respondents]: Learning curves: The problems, "myths," and concerns associated with online course development and delivery are more likely associated with pedagogy than with technology.
Shannon Riggs

Caffeinate PPT Presentations - 3 views

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    Tips for improving PPT presentations
Shannon Riggs

Faculty Development in Distance Education: Issues, Trends and Tips - 2 views

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    A guide for faculty development planning, including just-in-time trainings
Shannon Riggs

WCET: Practices in Ensuring Quality - 2 views

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    Some interesting stats on QM-like programs being used, as well as stats on trainings.
John Robertson

High Impact Online | Confessions of a Community College Dean @insidehighered - 1 views

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    Folks who study student retention and success in community colleges are well-acquainted with the concept of "high-impact practices." They're a set of measures that have been shown through empirical research to make positive differences in student outcomes. The list of high-impact practices usually includes learning communities, service learning, writing-intensive courses, undergraduate research, internships, and capstone courses, among others.
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    + useful bibliography in one of the comments
Cub Kahn

Gagne's 9 Events of Instruction - 2 views

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    See the section on application of Gagne's 9 Events to online and hybrid courses.
Cub Kahn

U.S. Postsecondary Faculty in 2015 - 0 views

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    Gates Foundation survey: "The research illuminates how different internal and external factors (motivational, behavioral, contextual enablers/barriers, values, beliefs, and demographics) come together to influence faculty members' willingness to learn about new pedagogies, incorporate new ideas in their work, and spread new ideas regarding teaching and learning to peers and campus leaders."
Karen Watte

Complete Guide to Open Educational Resources - 0 views

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    Article that includes tips/arguments for OER and a list of 18 OER sites every educator should know about. Includes information about spreading OER use across campus.
    (This is an article in Campus Technology magazine -- free subscription online if you're unable to access it via the link here.)
Shannon Riggs

MOOC Guide for Facilitators - 1 views

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    Provides some standards for facilitating MOOCs. Though the document is written for a specific audience, we can certainly borrow the standards to apply elsewhere.
warrenebb

Why Academics' Writing Stinks - 2 views

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    I thought this was a funny and insightful explanation into why smart academics find it impossible to write directly or clearly. It's kinda long (ironically?) but eventually starts listing a few good (specific) insights. Thought yall might enjoy from a "how can we improve communication and content" perspective.
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    Great article -- and a real issue in some online courses, where we often need more of a technical writing style, such as numbered lists for directions instead of super-long paragraphs. Thanks for sharing!
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