Monthly Archives: December 2013

UW-Oshkosh pilots virtual student teaching as online learning blossoms

UWO in conjunction with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction developed and piloted the state’s first virtual student teaching placement this past fall. Wilbert, whom his teachers said was an obvious candidate, volunteered as the first participant.

Dennis T OConnor‘s insight:

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Virtual charter schools began operating in Wisconsin in the 2002-03 school year, when four schools enrolled 265 students, according to a 2010 Legislative audit. Today there are 28 virtual charter schools enrolling more than 6,700 students full time, according to DPI records.

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Why school librarians are critical to digital learning | eSchool News | eSchool News

A new Follett-sponsored initiative aims to raise awareness of how important school librarians are to the success of digital learning.

School librarians are critical to the success of digital learning initiatives, and they deserve a place at the table in discussions about digital learning: That’s the message behind a new awareness campaign that targets K-12 superintendents and other senior school district leaders.

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Data Mining Exposes Embarrassing Problems for Massive Open Online Courses | MIT Technology Review

Not only does student participation decline dramatically throughout the new generation of Web-based courses, but the involvement of teachers in online discussions makes it worse.

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Embed Google Calendar into Moodle

Ever wanted to show events from your Google Calendar in Moodle? Don’t want to import the new events everyday? Follow this blog post to embed Google Calendar in Moodle in 6 easy steps.


We can embed multiple Google Calendars into a Moodle course using a few simple steps.

Dennis T OConnor‘s insight:

Moodle Tricks are always welcome!

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