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J., & Mishra, P. (2009). What is technological pedagogical content knowledge? Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 9(1). 2015 Higher Education Edition. The NMC Horizon Report > 2015 Higher Education Edition is a collaborative effort between the NMC and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI).

2015 Higher Education Edition

This 12th edition describes annual findings from the NMC Horizon Project, an ongoing research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in education. Six key trends, six significant challenges, and six important developments in educational technology are identified across three adoption horizons over the next one to five years, giving campus leaders and practitioners a valuable guide for strategic technology planning. The report aims to provide these leaders with more in-depth insight into how the trends and challenges are accelerating and impeding the adoption of educational technology, along with their implications for policy, leadership and practice.

Ken Robinson: Changing education paradigms. U. Illinois Online Network: Educational Resources. HERDSA » HERDSA Review of Higher Education, Vol. 1. Establishing a Quality Review for Online Courses. A formal review of online courses measures their quality in key areas and reveals changes needed for improvement, if any.

Establishing a Quality Review for Online Courses

Instructional Strategies for Online Courses. Instructional Strategies for Online Courses Effective online instruction depends on learning experiences appropriately designed and facilitated by knowledgeable educators.

Instructional Strategies for Online Courses

Because learners have different learning stylesor a combination of styles, online educators should design activities multiple modes of learning in order to provide significant experiences for each class participant. In designing online courses, use multiple instructional strategies. Teaching models exist which apply to traditional higher education learning environments, and when designing courses for the online environment, these strategies should be adapted to the new environment.

Traditionally, in a teacher-centered classroom, instructors control their environment because they have a monopoly on information. Strategies for Effective Lesson Planning. Stiliana Milkova Center for Research on Learning and Teaching A lesson plan is the instructor’s road map of what students need to learn and how it will be done effectively during the class time.

Strategies for Effective Lesson Planning

Before you plan your lesson, you will first need to identify the learning objectives for the class meeting. Then, you can design appropriate learning activities and develop strategies to obtain feedback on student learning. A successful lesson plan addresses and integrates these three key components: Objectives for student learning Teaching/learning activities Strategies to check student understanding. Digital_literacy.pdf. Losing confidence in university teaching. We’ve come to expect less and less.

Losing confidence in university teaching

Before we came to university most of us had perceptions which provoked images of ancient libraries, world class academics, the sense of an academic community and regular tutoring with a couple of fellow students. However, in the last decade I think it is fair to say that this utopian image of a university experience has been shattered. Today’s students appreciate that they study in a larger student body with fewer resources to go round. PRACTICAL%20TIPS%20FOR%20TEACHING%20ONLINE%20GROUPS.pdf. 03_Ni.pdf. Practitioner-led Action Research 2014. Implementing FELTAG. Implementing FELTAG The government’s response to the FELTAG recommendations published on the 16 June confirmed the government’s commitment to the use of technology for learning.

Implementing FELTAG

However, there are unanswered questions to how the FE and skills sector can meet the FELTAG challenge. To help support members and providers in supporting learners, NIACE are running series of webinars on the subject of "Implementing FELTAG" with input from national agencies, providers, leaders, practitioners and learners, the sessions will examine how the implementation of FELTAG recommendation can include more people in learning throughout life and avoid exclusion of those who could benefit most. This page will host recordings of these webinars, along with other associated resources. Book into our forthcoming FELTAG webinars at www.niace.org.uk/events Session 1: Meeting Learner's Needs Webinar Recording:

Tel 2014 Final 18 August.ashx. How to use Learner View. You will need to access your email account and click the link in the email you receive to activate your log-in.

How to use Learner View

Search. AoC / ALT Position Paper Sept14. Learning in a Digital Age - extending higher education opportunities for lifelong learning. View or download the publication (PDF )1 View the publication in ePub format2 View the publication in Kindle format3 View or download the publication in text only format (PDF )4.

Learning in a Digital Age - extending higher education opportunities for lifelong learning

Watson_McIntyre - Too hard, too busy. A New Pedagogy is Emerging...And Online Learning is a Key Contributing Factor. In all the discussion about learning management systems, open educational resources (OERs), massive open online courses (MOOCs), and the benefits and challenges of online learning, perhaps the most important issues concern how technology is changing the way we teach and - more importantly - the way students learn.

A New Pedagogy is Emerging...And Online Learning is a Key Contributing Factor

4991-Prof-standards-A4_4-2.pdf. The future of universities: The digital degree. FROM Oxford’s quads to Harvard Yard and many a steel and glass palace of higher education in between, exams are giving way to holidays. As students consider life after graduation, universities are facing questions about their own future. Online learning. How NOT to Design a MOOC: The Disaster at Coursera and How to Fix it. I don’t usually like to title a post with negative connotations, but there is no way to put a positive spin on my experience with the MOOC I’m enrolled in through Coursera, Fundamentals of Online Education: Planning and Application.

The course so far is a disaster, ‘a mess’ as numerous students have called it. Ironically, the learning outcome of the course is to create our own online course. To be fair, there are some good points to the course, but there are significant factors contributing to a frustrating course experience for students, myself included. The Benefits of Online Ed for Disabled Students. "Limitations only go so far. " — Robert M. Hensel Although every student should carefully weigh the benefits and considerations of online learning, web-based courses can offer disabled students some additional perks, most notably the convenience and flexibility to accommodate individual needs.

Disabled students comprise a larger percentage of the U.S. population that most people realize. According to a recent study conducted by the Disability and Information Technologies (Dis-IT) Research Alliance, 49 million Americans (or 16% of the overall population) identify themselves as disabled; the most commonly reported disabilities included learning disabilities (42% of respondents), mobility impairments (23%), ADD or ADHD (20%), psychological or psychiatric conditions (16%), and health- and medical-related impairments (15%).

And based on data from the Social Security Administration, CNN Money reports the number of disabled U.S. citizens is continuing to rise. The Sociability of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Environments. The Sociability of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Environments Karel Kreijns Department of Natural and Technical Sciences Open University of the Netherlands P.O. Box 2960, 6401 DL Heerlen, The Netherlands karel.kreijns@ou.nl Paul A. Kirschner Educational Technology Expertise Center Open University of the Netherlands P.O. Box 2960, 6401 DL Heerlen, The Netherlands paul.kirshner@ou.nl Wim Jochems Educational Technology Expertise Center Open University of the Netherlands P.O. Introduction. Www.elearninglist.com/whitepapers/137CardiffROIcasestudy.pdf. Has e-learning increased access to learning opportunities?

Innovation in Education. Characteristics of Effective Teachers. Overview Effective teachers appear again and again to display certain characteristics, while ineffective teachers tend to make the same mistakes repeatedly. Below is a look at some of the things more effective teachers tend to do right and less effective teachers tend to do wrong. What Effective Teachers Do Right. Welcome to the Rubric for Online Instruction (ROI) - Rubric for Online Instruction.

California State University, Chico's first strategic priority is "...to develop high-quality learning environments both inside and outside the classroom. " Blended learning: Uncovering its transformative potential in higher education. Abstract The purpose of this paper is to provide a discussion of the transformative potential of blended learning in the context of the challenges facing higher education. Co-Authors New Book on Innovation in Education » Www.herdsa.org.au/wp-content/uploads/HERDSARHE2014v01p83.pdf. General. The Brave New World of Online Learning: Amy Collier at TEDxStanford. More pedagogic change in 10 years than last 1000 years: Donald Clark at TEDxGlasgow.