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?new_loc=/webapps/portal/frameset. Canvas Network | Free online courses | MOOCs. C) About MOOCs - How the brain learns. Course: bonkopen2012: Instructional Ideas and Technology Tools for Online Success. CourseSites by Blackboard Instructional Ideas and Technology Tools for Online Success Free, Open Course With Dr. Curt Bonk: The live course had ended, but please enjoy the course at your own pace! Description: Motivating students and creating community within blended and online learning environments are crucial to academic achievement and success. Course Objectives: • Identify and apply relevant motivational strategies and instructional techniques • Construct thinking skill options for different types of learners and subjects• Design and share innovative thinking skill activities as well as unique cooperative learning• Map and apply instructional models and ideas to online learning tools Self-Enroll below to get started today!

Instructor(s): Open Educational Resource Title Instructional Ideas and Technology Tools for Online Success Description Motivating students and creating community within blended and online learning environments are crucial to academic achievement and success. Version 5. Discover Free Online Courses & MOOCs • Class Central. Digital Garage. Webcasts. 1 - 25 of 539 webcasts found. Virtual Student Open Day 2015Recorded: 1 December 2015 Duration: 01:00:00Webcast of OII faculty and student discussing graduate study at the OII, with live-tweeted questions answered.Being Human in a Digital AgeRecorded: 12 November 2015 Duration: 00:46:43Speakers: Tom ChatfieldWhat can humans do that machines will not soon be doing too? William Dutton discusses the Oxford Internet InstituteRecorded: 5 November 2015 Duration: 00:40:27Speakers: Professor William H.

DuttonOur Founding Director, Bill Dutton, returns to the OII for a "fireside chat" with our Deputy Director Vicki Nash, in which he discusses the OII and his own work.Online privacy: turning rights into commodities? Open Learning Initiative. STEM free online courses & MOOCs. Code Generation-Traffic Sorting Page. Nano-Professional Development: 20 Quick Courses For Teachers - Nano-Professional Development: 20 Quick Courses For Teachers by TeachThought Staff Professional development can come from a variety of sources–conversation, books, blogs, social media, YouTube, and more–courses, for example. Nanocourses, more specifically. What’s most appealing about these courses is the low time-investment necessary, combined with the visual elements–examples, models, and other explanations to support what’s being explained. All but two of the following courses for teachers are 5 hours or less in length, and can supplement your reading and school-based PD usefully.

Also note, though we have gone in and hand-picked these courses for relevance and even instructors (Monica Burns, who has published on both TeachThought and edutopia, is among the instructors), these are also affiliate links, which means we get a small percentage of any purchase you might make. Update: The courses are on sale through November 27. 1. Time To Complete: 2 Hours 2. Time To Complete: 3 Hours 3. 4. 5. Consultancy skills. Building Your Professional Network. The Pause Principle. THE PAUSE PRINCIPLE: Step Back to Lead Forward posits that pausing to gain fresh perspective and transcend immediacies is the key to leadership excellence in today’s complex, dynamic world.

An antidote to our addiction to speed and transaction, pause is a conscious, intentional process of stepping back to reflect and deliberate, and then lead forward with greater clarity and impact. Rather than merely doing more, we must learn to pause and to do things differently in order to grow, achieve and innovate. In the book, Cashman provides the reader with real tools and practices to make pause a pragmatic practice of deep, reflective inquiry for focused problem-solving and for engendering creative insights. All of these practices lead to purposeful change, and contribution, an essential part of a leader’s everyday life.

“In our fast-paced, achieve-more-now culture, the loss of pause potential is epidemic,” writes Cashman. Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers. It pays to be smart with social media. “We want to inspire young people – and help them draw on their achievements – and we want to make sure they present themselves in the best way possible, socially,” says Kirstie Mackey, head of LifeSkills at Barclays, a programme that aims to help young people gain confidence and skills to apply for work. “You need to be shouting about positive experiences to boost your employability. That’s why our LifeSkills programme has developed new tools, which provide practical help to young people to present their best self online, using social media.” More than half of young people who have taken part believe LifeSkills helped them get a better job, and 70pc said it improved their confidence in interviews.

Whether Will lands a job sooner or later, he’s at least given himself a head start through his online presence. “It’s a difficult environment, no question,” says Linda, “but he’s got so many tools at his fingertips – he can use social media to show how positive and creative he can be.” Using Digital Technology for Accessibility and Inclusion. About the Event #DigiLearnForum : Prospects College of Advanced Technology (PROCAT) hosts a digital learning community of practice for the sharing of effective practice between Colleges, FE, HE, Schools, Employers and other interested parties. The events are free to attend. Attendees are welcome from all locations. The group meets on the last Friday of every calendar month (with the exception of October – due to half term the date will be Thursday 22nd October 2015). Here is the padlet wall for the Digital Learning Community of Practice 22nd October 2015.

Each month will focus on a specific theme and the forum will adopt different formats each month, from hands-on workshops, to share and tell sessions, presentations, round table exercises and action planning. The next Digital Learning Community of Practice will take place on Thursday 22nd October 2015 at 8.30am – 12.30pm. Book on this event from our events page. Working in Partnership with: Outline Programme: 12:30: The event closes. FAQs. CMALT FAQs. Google for Education: Training Center. Understanding Google Certification. A challenge of raising a connected generation of students is figuring out how to be a connected learner yourself. This requires learning about the tools that support connections and connected learning, and to accomplish this goal you may want to consider Google Certification. Which one is the best option? Here are two great ways you can accomplish this task. First, you need to know what the difference is between a Google Certified Teacher and a Google Education Trainer?

Since there are some Google Teacher Academies coming up soon, it is time to break down the difference from both a Google Certified Teacher and Education Trainer. I will start with a quick overview and then give you five reasons why you would want to become either a Google Certified Teacher or a Google Education Trainer – or both! Vs. Google Certified Teachers are chosen through a rather competitive vetting process.

To become a Google Certified Teacher, you must first apply. Five Reasons to Become a Certified Teacher. For Education: Google Teacher Academy. Training Center: Training. TESS-India OER | TESS101x. BBC Radio 4 - Digital Human - Available now. Do-It-Yourself Virtual Professional Development: Taking Ownership of Your Learning. With so many great resources on the web, teachers are realizing that they can learn just as much (if not more!) From their personal learning network (PLN) as they can from traditional professional development (PD).

Educators are connecting with like-minded individuals across the globe, reading about best practices and new trends in education, and sharing their experiences with friends and colleagues. Through social media, popular blogs and webinars, teachers are taking ownership of their learning and finding PD opportunities that weren't possible a decade ago. Try using these strategies to make your PLN work for you, and take control of your own professional development! Follow Along on Twitter Twitter is one of my favorite places to gather information on education trends.

Create Twitter Lists As you jump into Twitter, whether you follow superstars, education leaders or friends, that list of people is sure to grow quickly. Join a Twitter Chat Watch a Webinar Video Tutorials. Help! I'm a Teacher -- How Do I Get into Education Technology? | Deborah Chang. When I first started teaching fifth grade science at KIPP Academy in Houston, Texas, I had no idea that I would end up parlaying that experience into my current role as a consultant to education technology companies.

I was simply a teacher on a mission to do right by my students, and that drive just happened to coincide with an inclination towards figuring out how to use technology to solve problems. Looking back, however, I realize that I took some steps that other teachers who are interested in getting into technology can absolutely replicate. I also took quite a few missteps that I hope I can help others avoid. So here's a guide on how teachers can get into education technology, written in partnership with four other educator-entrepreneurs who have found their own unique way to combine their love for education with their love for technology.

Education technology companies need educators. Technical: Business: How do you build a budget? Operational: Cultural: Context: 7 eLearning Specialties That Are On The Rise. Are you thinking about breaking into a new eLearning speciality? Still undecided about which eLearning speciality will lead to long term success? If so, take a few moments to read this article and learn about the eLearning specialties that are on the rise. Selecting a specialty can give you the opportunity to become a master at your craft. You can be the "go-to" expert in your field, and turn your passion for eLearning into a lifelong career. Mobile Learning Specialist. Take time to research the eLearning niche that appeal to you, so that you can choose the path that suits your talents and skills. One of the perks of finding your niche is reaping the financial rewards. References: Corporate Learning Goes Digital: How Companies Can Benefit From Online Education.

Get 2 Free eBooks Get the eLearning Industry's Articles in your inbox. 5 Tips To Build An Instructional Design Portfolio. Having a carefully crafted instructional design online portfolio can put you at a significant advantage when it comes to leaving a lasting impression on potential employers and clients. In this article, I'll share some helpful tips on building an instructional design online portfolio that effectively showcases your expertise and talents. There's no rule that says you should have a carefully crafted Instructional Design portfolio on-hand when trying to find eLearning jobs. However, as the saying goes, “you only get one chance to make a first impression”, and properly showing off your talents, skills, and experience with an online portfolio gives you the opportunity to prove that you have what it takes to create winning eLearning courses.

Here are a few key Instructional Design portfolio tips that you may want to keep in mind. Focus on specific professional skills. Use these instructional design portfolio tips to offer clients and employers a glimpse of what you can bring to the table. The Top 10 TED Talks For eLearning Professionals. Exploring a learning topic from a whole new perspective is a rare opportunity. Fortunately, TED talks offer the chance to dive into the minds of other educators, subject matter experts, and eLearning professionals. In this article, I'll introduce 10 talks that are definitely worth a watch. TED talks are inspirational and innovative speeches that delve into the presenter's topic of choice.

Each video features stories, tips, and helpful insights that you won't find elsewhere, all packed into an 18 minute time limit. Here are the top 10 TED talks that eLearning professionals won't want to miss! Eddie Obeng: Smart Failure For A Fast-Changing World. One of the most valuable teaching tools we can offer our corporate learners is the ability to benefit from their mistakes. Be sure to have a pen and paper ready for note taking, as these TED talks offer a wealth of information. Last but not least, you may find valuable the following two free ebooks: Page from Get Started with Online Learning - The Open University. Social learning and professional development. The Modern L&D Dept requires other skills than instructional design.

Instructional Design is for designing instruction. But in the workplace we don’t just learn from instruction, i.e. by being taught in classroom training or online courses. We learn in many different ways – from information, from working with our teams as well as through our own experiences in doing our jobs. In fact most of the way we learn in the workplace happens in these non-taught ways. Instructional Design is therefore not the right approach for helping people with all these other ways of learning; it’s not about designing learning for them, but helping people to learn for themselves as they do their jobs, and share their knowledge and experiences with one another.

In the new world of workplace learning, instructional design is only one skill. It requires a range of other new roles and skills. Not everyone will need to have all these skills, but there will be a need for specialists in each of these areas. Social learning and professional development. Categories. Nanodegree: A New Kind Of Credential For Jobs in Technology.

What Instructional Designers Do: Is this a career for you? What is instructional design? Instructional design involves the process of identifying the skills, knowledge, information and attitude gaps of a targeted audience and creating, selecting or suggesting learning experiences that close this gap, based on instructional theory and best practices from the field. Ideally, workplace learning improves employee productivity and value and enhances self-directed learning. As social media technologies for learning become increasingly important to organizations and to individuals, instructional designers will need to focus on broad learning events and strategies that incorporate many approaches rather than on individual courses. See A Look into the Future below for more on this. What is the instructional design process? Although the approaches people use to design and develop online instructional events vary widely, the common denominator is that the process is systematic and iterative.

What does an instructional designer do? Professional Foundations. Powerful Tools for Teaching and Learning: Web 2.0 Tools - University of Houston System. About the Course Are you overwhelmed by the tidal wave of new technology tools available for teachers and learners? Powerful Tools for Teaching and Learning: Web 2.0 Tools can help channel that flood into a manageable power source for student engagement and motivation in your classroom! This course is designed to provide teachers with strategies to effectively integrate Web 2.0 technologies into their instruction. You will learn how to use these tools effectively in your classroom through unique problem-based scenarios that will help you understand how to choose the best Web 2.0 tool. Our approach focuses on the task rather than the tool in an effort to improve communication, collaboration, presentation, creativity, problem solving, and critical thinking in your learners.

Course Syllabus Our Web 2.0 explorations during Weeks One, Two and Three are based on ideas in the article, Implementing the Seven Principles: Technology as Lever by Arthur Chickering and Stephen C. Week Four: Oh! Yes. Teacher Training Videos - Free online technology and ict tutorials for use in education. Get Connected. Training Accreditation Programme - Queen's Award-winning Train the Trainer accreditation. Learn | Codecademy. Degree finder | Postgraduate study. Effective Communication Techniques for Teachers | ALISON. Diploma in Teaching Skills for Educators | ALISON. Setting Up A Udemy Course For Success. Skype for Business (and Lync 2013) training. How to initiate kids (or anyone) in coding « Emma Mulqueeny. Getting Into Literacy - Home Page. 2DIY | 2Simple. Scratch - Imagine, Program, Share.

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