Librarians are a major part of universities, but they’re almost entirely missing from the MOOC conversation. That’s a big mistake.
Libraries offer resources, from research to licensing support, that are essential to the future of MOOCs as they grow both in numbers and in seriousness. As MOOCs become an increasingly valid and valuable resource, it’s clear that they can benefit from another great educational resource: librarians.
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Dennis T OConnor‘s insight:
The University of Florida developed three Flash games for their ‘Gaming Against Plagiarism’ project.
See on www.digitalworlds.ufl.edu
Teaching students the importance of having and using manners is nothing new to teachers. However, what has changed is the type of etiquette kids needs today—namely, the digital kind. True, please, thank you and excuse me are still significant, but in addition to these basics, students growing up in this ever-connected, social media crazed world require much more. Concepts such as online privacy, sharing and creating a positive digital footprint through the demonstration of responsible online behaviors are just as vital.
See on edutech4teachers.edublogs.org
The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators.
See on www.techlearning.com
For those who might be new to the term, formative assessments are ongoing practices that help both the teacher and student evaluate and reflect on how they are both doing, and what changes either or both might need to make to become a more effective teacher and learner (I’d love it if someone left a comment with a better definition). I use a lot of these in my classroom, ranging from regular cloze (fill-in-the-blank) and reading fluency assessments, to “show me with thumbs,” to observations. I feel that I use them pretty effectively, but also feel that I could do a better job applying what I learn from them in the classroom.
See on larryferlazzo.edublogs.org
Jobs in higher education. Faculty and administrative positions at colleges and universities. Updated daily. Free to job seekers.
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