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The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers: Small Steps to Transform Your Teaching: Shelly Sanchez Terrell: 9780415735346: Books. Learning to Go: Lesson Ideas for Teaching with Mobile Devices, Cell Phones, and BYOT. Every day, people around the world communicate, connect, and learn digitally on the go.

Learning to Go: Lesson Ideas for Teaching with Mobile Devices, Cell Phones, and BYOT

Our students spend hours with their devices and digital tools. Designing Virtual Learning Environments that Engage Students. Byte Sized Potential Lectora 2015. Eportfolios for Meaningful Student Learning. Digital Notetaking to Ignite Their Minds. Building Personal / Passionate Learning Networks for Teachers. Teacher Zen with Google Tools and Apps. So You Want to Teach Online? How to use Rubrics. Rubrics are a way to assess work using criteria.

How to use Rubrics

The assessor sets up a series of statements that reflect the different levels of criteria fulfilment and then assesses the work using a rubric grid. From version 2.2 moodle supports rubric grading. This requires several steps, explained below. This guide uses Assignment for the rubric grading example. 1. How to Develop a Sense of Presence in Online and F2F Courses with Social Media.

Social presence is a significant predictor of course retention and final grade in the college online environment.

How to Develop a Sense of Presence in Online and F2F Courses with Social Media

Two effective interventions are recommended: establishing integrated social and learning communities;… (Liu, Gomez & Len, 2009) Presence is considered a central concept in online learning. ‘Presence’ in the online course is understood as the ability of people “to project their personal characteristics into the community, thereby presenting themselves to other participants as ‘real people’”. (Garrison, Anderson, & Archer, 2000, p. 89). One way of examining ‘presence’ online is through the Community of Inquiry (CoI) framework, a frequently referenced model that outlines three interdependent dimensions of presence: social, teaching and cognitive. CoI–is breaking through the social barriers that exist because of the transactional distance between students and instructors (Moore, 1993)…. Action mapping: Design lively elearning and training. Quick!

Action mapping: Design lively elearning and training

Design some elearning that has compelling activities and a real business impact! How? Try action mapping. I’ve been using a quick, visual process to design projects. I call it action mapping because it helps you change what people do, not just what they know. Here’s a slideshow with an overview. How does it work in the real world? For me, the map fills three roles: Design documentOutline (obviously non-linear; if someone wants a linear approach, I write a short, high-level text outline or move the nodes so they form a list on one side of the goal)Content repository The map is a content repository because I use Compendium, which lets you include PowerPoint slides, Word documents, and other files in the map.

If you use a rapid tool, you could probably just dive into the tool after creating the map, using the map as an outline and tightening the source materials as you go. Introducing Classroom for Google Apps for Education. Online Teaching Tips by Nicky Hockly. Teaching Online: The key ingredients. Friday, 8 October 2010 - 10am GMT.

Teaching Online: The key ingredients

Publications. I have written extensively about English Language Teaching and technology: Going Mobile: Teaching with hand-held devices Delta Publishing, 2014 (with Gavin Dudeney) [download a free sample] This ground-breaking publication is the first published book on mobile and handheld learning in ELT.


Starting with a history of mlearning and moving through a rationale and a set of practical case studies from around the world, the book will provide you with a set of sample activities to try out with your classes, and also help you envisage, develop and implement your own mLearning plan in your institution or organisation. Top 5 Ways to Use Mind Maps for E-Learning. Are you interested in improving your eLearning?

Top 5 Ways to Use Mind Maps for E-Learning

These 5 techniques will help you leverage the power of Mind Maps and encourage you to utilize online Mind Maps in particular. Follow these tips to transform your eLearning using online Mind Maps. Mind Maps are increasingly used as a tool to improve eLearning, understanding and memory through the visual representation of information. Resources for online facilitators. So You Want to Teach Online? – Tips & Resources. E-moderation station. Daphne Koller: What we're learning from online education. Tips for Teaching Online by Nicky Hockly. New LMS Evaluation: A 9 Step Guide.

MOOC completion rates. College online courses are costly, result in high drop-out rate, report says. Published By Times Herald.

College online courses are costly, result in high drop-out rate, report says

A New Use for MOOCs: Real-World Problem Solving - Zafrin Nurmohamed, Nabeel Gillani, and Michael Lenox. By Zafrin Nurmohamed, Nabeel Gillani, and Michael Lenox | 9:00 AM July 4, 2013 There’s been no shortage of media coverage on Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in the past year.

A New Use for MOOCs: Real-World Problem Solving - Zafrin Nurmohamed, Nabeel Gillani, and Michael Lenox

Universities have touted the value of free on-line courses offered to millions of learners from all walks of life. Some MOOC critics have argued that the “MOOC revolution” has been characterized by the Gartner Hype Cycle and that 2012, the Year of the MOOC, has given way to a new trough of disillusionment. Recent criticisms by faculty at Amherst College and professors at San Jose State University have questioned the pedagogical value of these online courses. However, directly comparing MOOCs to traditional classrooms may prevent us from realizing the true potential of global online education. COFA Online Gateway. Multimedia Learning Resources - Educaplay. Four Videos on Instructional Design. Using Games and Gamification for Employee Screening I was interviewed a while ago about the use of games and gamification within the employee selection process, here are some of the questions and responses.

Four Videos on Instructional Design

Can you give an example of a gamified hiring process? One example is to gamifiy the process of selection of people to work in the cyber security industry. 5 Creative Ideas for using Break-Out Rooms. 65 Flares Twitter 7 Facebook 46 Google+ 5 LinkedIn 7 inShare7 65 Flares × Break Out of conformity, Unleash your Creativity, The walls are gone, Story-telling lives on!! What can you do with more than one room to teach in and why would you need it? If you think about collaborative learning or language games, you will soon get the bigger picture. 7 Ways to Create an Engaging Online Science Course « Online Science Educator. 1.Introduce yourself and your course │ A creative and engaging way for your students to get to know you better is through an introduction video. Include background information about your experiences and interests along with a review of the syllabus.

ShortTakes. RealtimeBoard. Tips to Curb Online Cheating « Online Science Educator. As the popularity of distance learning grows, there is a perception that cheating is more difficult to monitor than ever before. In the 2008 study, Cheating in the Digital Age: Do Students Cheat More in Online Courses? , students admitted they were nearly four-times more likely to cheat in online courses than live classes. While academic dishonesty may seem difficult to detect in a virtual classroom where instructors may never meet students face-to-face, there are methods instructors can use to try to keep students honest. Jennifer Sieszputowski, anatomy and physiology instructor at Kirtland Community College in Rosscommon, Michigan, uses LabPaqs in her courses and says she has noticed more online cheating in her distance learning classrooms in recent years.

4 Principals Of Digital Literacy. Literacy Literacy is the ability to make sense of something, often generalized as the ability to read and write. In many ways, reading is reading, media is media, but in the same way a play places unique comprehension demands on a reader compared to a poem or a letter, so do digital media compared to classic media forms. 10 Steps to Developing an Online Course: Walter Sinnott-Armstrong. Building a Virtual Tour of Online Communities. Free Virtual Classroom Software:! Stephen's Web. 6 Favorite Teaching Online Activities by Lindsay Clandfield. Nicky Hockly's six favourite teaching online activities. Lang-8 - Multi-lingual language learning and language exchange.

Social Networking Language Education Websites: Livemocha, Busuu, Babbel, Myngle, Italki.Com, Lang-8, Edufire by LLC Books (Creator) Social media for schools: a guide to Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest. • For advice on e-safety in schools, click here. Mobile video conferencing, video conferencing on mobile.

The Adobe USA site has been optimized for users within the United States. If you live outside the U.S., we recommend that you visit your local site for the most relevant information, including pricing, promotions, and local events. United States. 15 Ways to Engage Students and Prevent Online Drop-Outs. Connect free trial. We Collaborate! - Users of Blackboard Collaborate. 10 Steps to Running a Knockout Webinar. E-learning: How to deliver an engaging Virtual Classroom presentation. Introduction to WizIQ. WizIQ: My Virtual Classroom. The Free Virtual Classroom on WiZiQ. Teaching English in Second Life. Over the past few weeks I've been pretty busy teaching my first English students on a Business English course I have been developing for Second Life.

The experience has been pretty daunting with myself and the students having to come to terms with the complexities of the user interface and I have felt at times that my fifteen years of 'real world' classroom experience and the subconscious habits and reflexes that I developed over that period have totally deserted me. The introduction of voice within SL has certainly made a huge difference, though there are still problems and bugs to be ironed out. Though to my surprise I did find myself drilling a group of advanced learners to help them with their word stress, something I rarely do in the 'real' language classroom. Stoodle. Live Video Learning at eduFire.

  1. shellyterrell Oct 17 2012
    Thanks so much for the cmment, Debbie :-)
  2. datenglish Oct 2 2012
    Thanks Shelly, awesome presentation. Your loyal follower: Debbie @datenglish