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European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning. Luis Roberto de Camargo Ribeiro [] Departamento de Metodologia de Ensino Marcia Rozenfeld Gomes de Oliveira [] Centro de Educação a Distância Daniel Mill [] Centro de Educação a Distância Universidade Federal de São Carlos [ Via Washington Luís, km 235, 13565-905 São Carlos, SP, Brazil Abstracts English This article examines distance education (DE) in the context to which is most frequently applied, i.e., higher education, and from the perspective of some of its most important actors, i.e., teachers.

European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning

European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning. Dr.

European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning

Lalita Rajasingham [] Associate Professor, Communications Studies School of Information Management Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand [ Abstract This paper explores some new challenges facing universities in a global multimediated Internet-based environment, as they seek alternative paradigms and options to remain true to their core business. At a time of rapid technological change, and contested, complex concepts associated with globalisation, knowledge is becoming a primary factor of production in a global economy.

Universities face macro challenges of responding to the exponential demand for higher education, decreasing government funding, and the changing nature of knowledge, student expectations and global competition. Keywords: global curricula and local learning; teaching/learning/knowledge; the Internet; artificial intelligence (AI) systems. Why Diigo Rocks for Educators! Recently, I was asked why do I use Diigo for my social bookmarking tool.

Why Diigo Rocks for Educators!

The more I thought about it the more I needed to write about all the great features Diigo is not just for regular ol' users but has some great features for educators too. First, what the heck is Social Bookmarking? Most people are familar with favorites or bookmarks in their browser. Basically, when you come across a website you want to make sure you come back to later or want to visit a lot, you bookmark it (or for you Internet Explorer users you favorite it). But there is a flaw. All across the nation, school, teachers, students, libraries, and families... Experts have identified character education as the core, underlying ingredient... Teaching Virtual Teamwork. Today's college graduates are entering a world where much of the most dynamic and important work will not be performed in a solitary office or around a physical conference table, but in virtual teams of individuals scattered around the globe.

Teaching Virtual Teamwork

This mode of work, once confined to high-level scientific research, is already the norm in many fields, and it is accelerating quickly in almost every area of human endeavor. Yet we do very little in our undergraduate curriculums to prepare students for this essential aspect of their future professional lives. Yes, we are incorporating technology into the classroom, and there are also an increasing number of higher education projects that encourage online cross-cultural dialogue.

Teaching international students. November 7, 2011 By: Tracey Pritchard, EdD in Online Education The online learning platform is gaining popularity worldwide.

Teaching international students

Ambient Insight found that 12 million post-secondary students currently take online courses and this number is expected to explode to 22 million by 2014 (cited in Nagel, 2009). This research is exciting for those of us committed to teaching in the online environment, but also presents many challenges. Fluency, Curriculum, Development. Social Media's Slow Slog Into the Ivory Towers of Academia - Josh Sternberg - Technology. Underpinning a disdain for social media in higher education is the assumption that incoming students have an inherent aptitude for new technologies "If you took a soldier from a thousand years ago and put them on a battlefield, they'd be dead," Howard Rheingold, a professor teaching virtual community and social media at Stanford University, told me one morning via Skype.

Social Media's Slow Slog Into the Ivory Towers of Academia - Josh Sternberg - Technology

"If you took a doctor from a thousand years ago and put them in a modern surgical theater, they would have no idea what to do. Take a professor from a thousand years ago and put them in a modern classroom, they would know where to stand and what to do. " Terms like "digital native" and "digital immigrant" have been used by marketers as a way of differentiating generations.

This tale is not new. But as social interactions and technologies mature, there has been a swing in the pendulum. Teaching Social Media Theory "As faculty, we're always trying to engage our students better," Smith-Robbins says. Syllabus Tutorial. The syllabus is a small place to start bringing students and faculty members back together...

Syllabus Tutorial

If students could be persuaded that we are really interested in their understanding the materials we offer, that we support their efforts to master it, and that we take their intellectual struggles seriously, they might respond by becoming involved in our courses, by trying to live up to our expectations, and by appreciating our concern. - Rubin, “Professors, Students, and the Syllabus,” Chronicle of Higher Education Your syllabus is one of THE most important documents you create for your class, serving as an agreement between you and your students. A Holistic Approach for Establishing Social Presence in Online Courses & Programs. August 17, 2011 in Volume 1 HETL Note: We are happy to present this feature article by Dr.

A Holistic Approach for Establishing Social Presence in Online Courses & Programs

Reflections on Inflections. Email Share August 19, 2011 - by Tom Vander Ark 0 Email Share.

Reflections on Inflections

The Common Sense of the Fair-Use Doctrine - Commentary. By Patricia Aufderheide While checking final edits on their new book, two media-studies scholars are informed by their publisher that they must secure permission to use a magazine cover as an illustration of one of their assertions.

The Common Sense of the Fair-Use Doctrine - Commentary

Instead of dropping the graphic or making cold calls to the magazine, the scholars explain their fair-use rights under copyright—and the publisher's general counsel agrees. A researcher asks a librarian if the librarian can provide her with a clip from a major motion picture, relevant to the researcher's presentation at the annual meeting of her academic association. When the librarian demurs, the researcher explains her fair-use right to show the work. MIT's OpenCourseWare designers, who develop free online curriculum materials, are preparing a course on sound engineering. Mycorrhizal networks and learning. After reading Brian’s post about mycorrhizal networks I went digging around through some older papers and found this, an exploratory piece by my doc student Erin Brewer circa 2003.

(Erin was my co-author on the Online Self-Organizing Social Systems paper.) As we examined biological models (like self-organization) to explain what we saw happening in informal online learning communities, mycorrhizal networks caught our attention. I’d forgotten about the topic until recent discussions in the ed tech blogosphere brought it back to memory… On the Benefits of Lectures - Brainstorm. One of the axioms of progressivist education is that the lecture format is an inefficient and, potentially, alienating method of instruction. The “sage on the stage” has to pretend that all students have the same abilities and learning styles, and he or she has to package the material into a linear, factual presentation that keeps the students passive and disengaged from it. Create more problem-solving units, more collaborative projects, and more “ownership” for the students and learning will increase.

That’s the progressivist theory, and it dominates pedagogy studies and training programs. Here’s a study from Education Next, however, that reverses the outcome. Guido Schwerdt, postdoc at Harvard University and researchers at the Ifo Institute for Economic Research in Munich, and Amelie Wupperman, postdoc at University of Mainz, analyzed data from the 2003 TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study) and were able to draw a significant conclusion. Handbook of Emerging Technologies for Learning - Emerging Technologies for Learning. Destinations. The Wrath Against Khan: Why Some Educators Are Questioning Khan Academy. An Explainer Post There's an article in this month's Wired Magazine about Khan Academy. The headline speaks volumes -- "How Khan Academy Is Changing the Rules of Education" -- as do the responses I've seen to the article.

Increase Your Productivity By Shortening Your Work Day. Tech Learning TL Advisor Blog and Ed Tech Ticker Blogs from TL Blog Staff – JOLT - Journal of Online Learning and Teaching. Abstract. Online Student Demographics INFOGRAPHIC. Get free information from online schools on Get free information from online schools on Copy and paste this code in your site. <a rel=”nofollow” href=” _mce_href=” alt=”student demographics” img src=” _mce_src=” alt=”student demographics” border=”0″ width=”877″ height=”4654″ /></a><br />Source: <a href=” _mce_href=” Colleges</a><br /><br /><br> JOLT - Journal of Online Learning and Teaching. Jacqueline A. JOLT - Journal of Online Learning and Teaching. Frank M. LoSchiavo Department of Psychology Ohio University-Zanesville Zanesville, OH 43701 USA — Any file, in your website.

Convert PDF Files Into 3D Magazines, Embed in Web Pages - Issuu. 05 Feb 2008 While Scribd and Slideshare also support PDF files, Issuu allows you to upload large PDF files (upto 100 MB) and their inline PDF player looks absolutely amazing. You even get to decide the colors and the PDF player dimensions. Iaza gives you every image editing feature you’ll ever need in one page - Apps. Iaza is a no-frills online image editor that probably meets just about every basic photo editing need you might have. How the Internet is Revolutionizing Education. What You Don't Know About Copyright, but Should - Technology. By Jennifer Howard. Brain Calisthenics Help Break. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2009. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. Pedagogy. MERLOT Pedagogy Portal. Google Tools and Bloom's Revised Taxonomy.

Facts.Leslie Owen Wilson provides a good overview of Anderson and Krathwol revised Bloom's Taxonomy which was updated in 2000. Andrew Churches developed a model, called Bloom's Digital Taxonomy, to highlight the use of tools and technologies at each level to facilitate learning.Alex Ambrose (2009) created a site dedicated to his idea of Googlios, the use of Google tools to support the creation of student ePortfolios to enhance their personal learning environment.

After looking through the wealth of information offered by Andrew and Alex, and having already developed my own version of Bloom's Digital Taxonomy with my favorite Web 2.0 tools for students to use at each cognitive level, I decided to combine the two-- a Bloom's Digital Taxonomy using ONLY the suite of tools offered by Google. Boy, was I surprised! Even as a Google Certified Teacher, there were so many cool new tools that I did not know about! Useful Facebook Applications for Online Instructors. Apps 4 Teachers. Most of what we do is for the students. ReadPlease - Home - Text-to-speech software that lets your computer talk - *HG* Educational Technology Open Source Textbook. Bloom's Taxonomy. 20 Technology Skills that Every Educator Should Have.

Planning a Class with Backward Design. Teaching and Learning Online. Higher education. Connexions - Sharing Knowledge and Building Communities. Teaching and Learning Methods and Strategies. TEACHING TIPS. Scholarship of Teaching & Learning - Teaching Commons. Research on Learning and Teaching - Enhancing Education.

Assessment - Enhancing Education. Information Visualization Tools - Enhancing Education. Learning/Teaching Principles - Enhancing Education. Higher Education Teaching and Learning Portal. IMPLEMENTING THE SEVEN PRINCIPLES - Chickering and Ehrmann. Resources for Faculty. Teaching and Learning Together in Higher Education » Resources.

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