10 Netiquette Tips For Online Discussions. As an online learner, you already know that participating in your eLearning course online discussions contributes to your critical thinking and writing skills' development.
However, there is a netiquette code for online discussions too. In this article, I’ll share the 10 top netiquette tips for participating in online discussions, so that you will be able to make the most of your eLearning experience. “Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; argument an exchange of ignorance” once said Robert Quillen, an acclaimed journalist, who was also a discussion specialist. Amazingly enough, this quote is still suitable, after almost a century, for all kinds of discussions, whether offline or online. Indeed, as an online learner, your goal when participating in an online discussion related to your eLearning course is the exchange of knowledge; after all, you are taking eLearning courses because you want to learn. Use proper language. Get 2 Free eBooks. Classmill - Create Online Courses. Classmill is a new service for creating self-paced online courses.
David Kapuler wrote a short blurb about Classmill earlier this week and I finally got around to trying it out this morning. On Classmill you can create public or private (invitation-only) courses. Courses are built as a series of modules. In each module you can include videos, text, images, links, and file attachments.
The BOLT Project. During the BOLT project a number of smaller projects were completed in order to gleam learning points which would prove useful insights into the challenges faced around the embedding of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) in an organisation.
Each of these projects and their key learning points are detailed below: Health and safety in agriculture This project identified key issues relating to: • The need to evaluate different software tools and gain competence in the required tools prior to commencing any project • The value of establishing a well-defined user persona to guide content creation. Writing for the media • The need for clearly defined contracts with identifiable outputs and clarity of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) when working with external parties • The importance of good planning for media asset creation. Mountain bike tourism • Opportunities to ‘convert’ paper based information into interactive online content Childcare unit development. 10 Drivers Of Blended Learning In Education. Blended learning is the use of both face-to-face and eLearning approaches to deliver learning experiences (as opposed to direct instruction).
Whether you’re mixing a formal learning management system with in-person lectures, or a flipped approach that combines YouTube videos with in-class group work and individual instruction, these are all examples of blended learning. The infographic below from the good folks at Digital Learning Now offers a basic framework for implementing blended learning (Create conditions for success, Plan, Implement, Improve), and then interestingly offers to “drivers” of blended learning, including online state testing, cost, and the critical ability to personalize learning.
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Glossary - Blended Learning Essentials. Five reasons why you should 'do digital' Even as digital technology becomes ever more pervasive in learning and teaching, 'I don't do digital' is still a comment we hear from teachers and staff in further education. Yet, this attitude completely overlooks all of the excellent things that can be achieved by using new technologies and systems. Here's five reasons why people should embrace digital in the classroom. New platforms for reaching learners As an educator, the learner should be at the heart of what you do. If you’re not bringing digital into your teaching then it’s going to be really hard to meet their needs. Digital actually gives teachers more opportunities than ever before to converse with and support learner development, on their terms – whether that’s through the virtual learning environment (VLE) or social media. Cat's musings — Perceptions of blended learning. Blended Learning Essentials: Getting Started.
Week One I have enrolled to complete a MOOC course Blended Learning Essentials offered on FutureLearn which started this week.
I have enjoyed the course so far although it is only a week one and the materials within the course are so useful and all the videos are presented so well, so easy to follow. If you think perhaps you might like to find out more and do this course as well, there is still time to enrol and complete week one as all the lessons are so easy to follow and recap. I am not sure if the course providers would appreciate me saying this but I would recommend it even if you just enrol to explore for useful materials and forums. Here is the link if you wish to find out more and enrol: 2015 Learning Technologist of the Year Awards. About the Awards The Awards celebrate and reward excellent practice and outstanding achievement in the learning technology field and aim to promote intelligent use of Learning Technology on a national scale.
The Awards are open to individuals and teams based anywhere in the world. They are sponsored by the University of London Computer Centre (ULCC). First, second and third prizes will be available in each of two categories: individual, and team, as follows: 1st prize £1000; 2nd prize £500; 3rd prize £250. Awards are also available for Highly Commended entrants. Follow news about the Awards on Twitter: #LTAwards. ABC (Arena Blended Connected) curriculum design. By Natasa Perovic, on 9 April 2015 The ABC curriculum design method is a ninety-minute hands-on workshop for module (and programme) teams.