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Contents contributed and discussions participated by Shannon Riggs

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Community of Inquiry - 2 views

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    Randy Garrison, Univ. of Alberta
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Current Status of Research on Online Learning in Postsecondary Education - 1 views

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    As online courses continue to gain in popularity at colleges and universities throughout the country, knowledge about the effectiveness of this mode of instruction, relative to that of traditional, face-to-face courses, becomes increasingly important. (An update to the 2010 DOE report showing no significant difference).
Shannon Riggs

Copyright and Intellectual Property Office - Ball State University - 1 views

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    Official homepage for Ball State University's Copyright and Intellectual Property Office, sponsor of the Midwest's only annual Copyright Conference.
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Writing Great Alt Text - 1 views

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    A slideshow with guidance for writing alt text
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Designing Purposeful Pathways for Student Achievement through Transparency and Problem-... - 2 views

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    "W hat are your learning outcomes for all of your students?" "Do your students know that these are your expectations?" "Do students understand the relationship between their demonstrated achievement of your learning outcomes and their preparation for future success in life and work?"
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25 Principles of Learning - L.T.T.A @ the UoM - 0 views

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    Learning Theories, Technologies, and Applications -- these were referenced in MacMillan's presentation (Rachel Losh) as the guiding principles that inform the development of their adaptive learning platform, LearnSmart.
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4 Values That EdTech Leaders Should Champion | Technology and Learning - 0 views

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    (Shared with me by Kathy Becker-Blease)
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Data & Information - Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - Postsecondary Success - 1 views

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    Report: Can we adequately answer questions about postsecondary outcomes and value? No. Data play a crucial role in improving college access, completion, and career readiness. Students need clear and timely information about how much college will cost, how long it will take to graduate, and how well a degree will prepare them for the job market and enable them to repay their loans.
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Tweeting in Higher Education: Best Practices - 1 views

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    A survey of literature regarding Twitter use in the higher education classroom finds substantial support and good advice regarding its usefulness in pedagogy. Research found that Twitter aids students in building relationships, fosters students' connections with each other, and allows them to create meaning through sustained communication.
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Equal Access: Universal Design of Distance Learning Programs - 1 views

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    A checklist for making distance learning programs welcoming and accessible to all students Represented by students in distance learning courses are a variety of racial and ethnic backgrounds, ages, native languages, and learning styles. In addition, increasing numbers of students with disabilities participate in regular precollege and postsecondary courses.
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Caffeinate PPT Presentations - 3 views

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    Tips for improving PPT presentations
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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
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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.
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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.
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Unmasking the Effects of Student Engagement on First-Year College Grades and Persistence - 0 views

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    "First, student engagement in educationally purposeful activities is positively related to academic outcomes as repretsented by first year student grades and by persistence between the first and second year of college."

    "Second, engagement has a compensatory effect on first-year grades and persistence to the second year of college at the same institution"
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Student Engagement and Student Learning: Testing the Linkages - 1 views

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    "The results suggest that the lowest-ability students benefit
    more from engagement than classmates, first-year students and seniors convert different forms of
    engagement into academic achievement, and certain institutions more effectively convert student
    engagement into higher performance on critical thinking tests.
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Research Summary on the Benefits of PBL | Project Based Learning | BIE - 1 views

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    What is it? This summary of research on Project Based Learning also appears in the BIE book PBL for 21st Century Success. It provides a quick look at key studies showing PBL's positive effects on student academic achievement, mastery of 21st century competences such as problem-solving and critical thinking, addressing the needs of diverse learners and closing achievement gaps, and increasing students' motivation to learn.
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