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9 Tips To Apply Adult Learning Theory to eLearning. In this article I'll discuss how Knowles' 5 adult learning theory assumptions can be translated to modern day eLearning experiences, so that you can integrate the 4 principles of Andragogy into your eLearning course for maximum learner engagement and motivation. According to the renowned American educator, Malcolm Knowles there are 5 assumptions concerning the characteristics of adult learners, and 4 principles concerning adult learning (andragogy). Despite the fact that Knowles' adult learning theory assumptions and principles were introduced in the 1980's, each can be utilized today to help eLearning professionals create more meaningful learning experiences for adult learners. Applying Knowles’ 5 Adult Learning Theory Assumptions to eLearning Applying Knowles’ 4 Adult Learning Theory Principles to eLearning Principle of Andragogy#1Adults must have a hand in the design and development of their learning experience.

Humanizing Your Online Class. Massive Open Online Courses Are Multiplying at a Rapid Pace. The paint is barely dry, yet edX, the nonprofit start-up from Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has 370,000 students this fall in its first official courses.

Massive Open Online Courses Are Multiplying at a Rapid Pace

That’s nothing. Coursera, founded just last January, has reached more than 1.7 million — growing “faster than Facebook,” boasts Andrew Ng, on leave from Stanford to run his for-profit MOOC provider. “This has caught all of us by surprise,” says David Stavens, who formed a company called Udacity with Sebastian Thrun and Michael Sokolsky after more than 150,000 signed up for Dr. Thrun’s “Introduction to Artificial Intelligence” last fall, starting the revolution that has higher education gasping.

A year ago, he marvels, “we were three guys in Sebastian’s living room and now we have 40 employees full time.” “I like to call this the year of disruption,” says Anant Agarwal, president of edX, “and the year is not over yet.” “We are just going to see how this goes over the next few weeks,” says Dr. Mr. Dr. Dr. Online-3rd-Party-Tools. The MOOC Misnomer. MOOC = Massive Open Online Course There are a number of reasons why the term MOOC is a misnomer. - Many MOOCs are massive but not open (e.g.

The MOOC Misnomer

Teaching Commons. What is a MOOC?

Teaching Commons

A Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is an openly accessible, web-based course designed for large-scale enrollment and instruction. Unlike a blended or flipped course, a MOOC is taught completely online, though many MOOCs encourage local learning communities to form. It is not uncommon for MOOCs to offer statements of accomplishment once learners have completed some or all of the learning activities in the course. Learners participate in MOOCs for various reasons, including a desire to acquire new skills and knowledge, obtain job (re)training, and even personal enrichment (Kizilec, Piech, & Scneider). Increasingly, universities are creating MOOCs to connect various audiences with the latest research findings and applications in a field. Why teach a MOOC? Those who choose to teach a MOOC want to broaden the impact of their teaching and research.

Teaching a MOOC pushes you to be innovative and creative when it comes to teaching. Developing a MOOC Tools for MOOCs Assessment. Report-11-strategies-for-managing-online-courses1.pdf. Instructional Design Models. The following is a list of prescriptive instructional design models.

Instructional Design Models

Prescriptive models provide guidelines or frameworks to organize and structure the process of creating instructional activities. These models can be used to guide your approach to the art or science (your choice) of instructional design. The following are commonly accepted prescriptive design models: Dieter Rams' 10 principles of good web design. "My heart belongs to the details.

Dieter Rams' 10 principles of good web design

I actually always found them to be more important than the big picture. Nothing works without details. Annenberg Learner - Teacher Professional Development. Saylor Academy. OpenStax College. Online Textbooks, eTextbooks @Flat_World Knowledge. HippoCampus - Homework and Study Help - Free help with your algebra, biology, environmental science, American government, US history, physics and religion homework. Tech Tools Featured in T4LT - Google Sheets. Is there a Future for e-textbooks in Online Courses? What is the future of Digital Textbooks in U.S. education?

Is there a Future for e-textbooks in Online Courses?

Technology for Learners and Teachers. For Many Students, Print Is Still King - Technology. Despite the hype about e-books, the classic textbook hasn't gone away.

For Many Students, Print Is Still King - Technology

In fact, the hold-it-in-your-hands book remains the first choice for many instructors and students. Even as publishers scramble to produce new kinds of content for a digital learning environment, print is still king for many of the biggest-selling textbooks. Take the familiar Norton Anthology of English Literature, which celebrated its 50th anniversary this past year. Norton doesn't even offer an electronic version, but the book is going strong in its ninth edition. Its success has spawned a long line of Norton anthologies, devoted to American literature, African-American literature, children's literature, Latino literature, and more. Collectively the anthologies have sold more than 15 million copies, says Julia A. That doesn't mean that Norton has ignored the Web or the current push in educational publishing to deliver online assessment tools and tutorials along with textbooks.

The 'Comfort' of Print Julie K. The No-textbook Challenge: Using web resources to replace the College Text. Is it possible to use Open Educational Resources and other open education materials to replace student textbooks for an online college course?

The No-textbook Challenge: Using web resources to replace the College Text

Find free content on the web, eliminating the need for students to buy textbooks? Yes! – at least for the course United States Government which I put to the test. I put myself up to the No Textbook Challenge – to replace textbooks for a given General Education college three credit course as described in my last post. In this post, I’ll outline the context of the course, and the engaging, comprehensive and free instructional resources which I’ve incorporated into the online course delivered via Moodle (the learning management platform our college uses).

The context I use the Dick, Carey and Carey instructional model (consisting of 9 phases) for design and re-design of our online courses. Instructional Materials: Instructional materials are part of the Instructional Strategy and are essentially the content that supports the course objectives.