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Contents contributed and discussions participated by Karen Watte

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How to keep discourse civil in online courses - 0 views

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    An article shared with me by Aaron Lewis (COB); very timely; related to how online instructors can encourage civil conversations in their classrooms
Karen Watte

Why free university 42 breaks all the rules for educating engineers, and is coming to t... - 0 views

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    French university École 42 torches the instruction manual on how to educate software engineers. It eliminates teachers. It doesn't make students memorize facts, or even buy books. There's no syllabus or curriculum to be found anywhere in the school's Paris headquarters. And to top it off, it doesn't charge students any tuition or fees.
Karen Watte

Understanding Project-Based Learning in the Online Classroom - 4 views

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    Interesting article with real examples of project-based approaches to typical 'solve this' problems in a variety of disciplines.
Karen Watte

How Course Web Design Impacts Student Engagement -- Campus Technology - 4 views

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    Research: When Instructure began analyzing the course designs for its higher ed customers, the LMS company discovered something about getting students to interact with the online elements of their courses.
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.
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.)
Karen Watte

Campus Technology - 1 views

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    Online Learning | Feature 6 Ways to Be a Better Online Teacher --- check out #3 for a creative 'active-learning' activity that has students tweeting as various characters as they read texts from the Crusades.
Karen Watte

Social Teaching by Design - Sample Assignments Using Social & Mobile Tools - 1 views

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    Good selection of tools for online presentations, etc.
Karen Watte

Role-Playing in Online Education - 4 views

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    Great article by enthusiastic instructor that gives details about designing and delivering effective role-playing activities online. Relates activities to Bloom's taxonomy and gives tips for grading students.
Karen Watte

Learning Outcomes Rubric - 2 views

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    Example of a rubric that helps IDs or course developers assess the quality of learning objectives in a course
Karen Watte

Room 9wuydpbcj - Online Tutoring and Collaboration at Scribblar.com - 2 views

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    Free online collaborative whiteboard
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