Monthly Archives: August 2013

Blogs | Common Craft

This video introduces the concept of a blog as a way for every person to have the power to share news and information. It includes:

  • How blogs are changing the idea of news in the 21st century
  • How blogs are created and organized
  • The role of blogs in bringing like-minded people together
  • How blogs facilitate conversation and networking

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10 Conditions For Achieving Success With Blended Learning

10 Conditions For Achieving Success With Blended Learning The definition of blended learning is the “integrat(ion) of online with traditional face-to-face class activities in a planned, pedagogically valuable manner.” Put another way, it is the…

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PresentationTube: Record & Share Online Video Presentations

PresentationTube offers a free desktop presentation recorder and YouTube-based video sharing network to help teachers and students produce and share quality video presentations for e-learning in a new way. The recorder allows the presenter to synchronize a variety of visual aids, including presenter’s audio and video footage, PowerPoint slides, hand-written text, drawings, and web pages. The platform integrates scrollable slide thumbnails allowing the audience to move to the respective video content and control both the time and progress of video presentation.

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Online Adjunct Faculty (Psychology) – HigherEdJobs

Online Adjunct Faculty (Psychology)
New England College seeks adjunct faculty for current and future teaching assignments in our online undergraduate degree program in Psychology. NOTE: Courses run for an intensive seven week term, with seven terms per year offered. Course content is fully developed for all courses.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Engage all students to facilitate and achieve course learning outcomes;
  • Interact with students in all discussion boards, guiding the discussion toward the course outcomes;
  • Review and grade all work submitted by students and provide timely and substantive feedback;
  • Coach struggling students toward success;
  • Submit final course grades.

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Time Management Strategies for Online Instructors

Time Management Topic Links

Handle it onceRespond to student questions efficientlyBillable hoursOrganize the discussion forumsGet organizedUse the right toolsStay focusedWork smarter, not harder at gradingKnow thyselfUse a quiz or scavenger hunt Establish email and file naming protocols

Dennis T OConnor‘s insight:

This resource was compiled by online instructors at UW-Stout.  Consider this ‘learned in the trenches’ advice from the pros!

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A Great Edmodo Cheat Sheet for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Edmodo is a social networking website that has a huge potential in education. Thousands of teachers and educators have already started using it with their students and I personally believe that more and more educators will flock to it.

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Top 5 #Back2School Online Tools

It’s Back2School season! Are you prepared to go back to school? Make sure you check these online tools to impress you colleagues in class.

Regardless of which side of the desk you sit, you can make sure you’re up-to-date with the latest online platforms that will aid you in class (and leave everyone around you in awe) with this list of 100 Tools for Learning. I’ve selected my top 5 – let me know what yours are!

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Quick Key Mobile

Quick Key eliminates hand-grading of quizzes, tests, and formative assessments, even for teachers working in paper-based classrooms, without a computer. With Quick Key, you can spend your time addressing the different learning needs of your students, not messing around with grades and grade books. Quick Key is easy to use, and doesn’t require you to change anything about how you teach. But you might, once you discover what you and your students can accomplish when assessment is effortless!

What does Quick Key do?

Quick Key turns your phone into an optical scanner to grade quizzes, tests, and surveys on paper, up to 30 questions long. Then, Quick Key allows you to run analytics right on your phone, then upload the data to your electronic grade book.

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Framework for assuring quality in distance learning courses

Richard Walker and Wayne Britcliffe will be presenting a framework for assuring quality in the delivery of distance learning courses to delegates at the Association for Learning Technology’s annual conference (10-12 September, Nottingham). The framework was developed by a working group of the University’s Distance Learning Forum and is available in hard copy format and in an interactive format as well, and has just been released by the University under a creative commons licence to the HE sector.

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