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Teaching and Learning Online Teaching and learning online This resource is a collection of resources related to the major sub-division of elearning which deals with teaching and learning online. If you know of a resource on Wikiversity which deals with this topic, please add it to the list below. Feel welcome to develop any of these resources further. Topics[edit] KAYA BENGKUK Please do not list self-reflective resources here. Self-reflective resources[edit] This section lists some selected resources relating to the use of Wikiversity in teaching and learning online. Contributors[edit] The page below lists major contributors to projects within the scope of the page. Contributors to "Teaching and Learning Online" projects See also[edit] These items are not strictly on teaching and learning online, but provide useful related information. Hits this month for the page Teaching and Learning Online - (Hold down CTRL key to display in separate tab in browser)

What Happens to Your body if you stop smoking Right now? Contributed byLiz Lewis I think one of the main reasons it’s so hard to quit smoking is because all the benefits of quitting and all the dangers of continuing seem very far away. Well, here’s a little timeline about some of the more immediate effects of quitting smoking and how that will affect your body RIGHT NOW. * In 20 minutes your blood pressure will drop back down to normal. * In 8 hours the carbon monoxide (a toxic gas) levels in your blood stream will drop by half, and oxygen levels will return to normal. * In 48 hours your chance of having a heart attack will have decreased. All nicotine will have left your body. So, you have more immediate things to look forward to if you quit now besides just freaking out about not being able to smoke. - shorten that long URL into a tiny URL The Skills that Inbound Marketing Agencies Need to Have The HubSpot partner team spends a lot of time helping marketing agencies develop their inbound marketing skills and their businesses. There's good ones, there are bad ones, and there are good ones in the making. It might make sense for you to hire a new inbound marketing agency, unencumbered by the old ways of marketing . But, you should be vigilant as you interview new firms. If you're hiring an agency, you should test for the aptitudes below. Sales If they don't know how to sell in the right way, they should forget about starting a marketing agency. Ironically, these sales skills seem to get lost somewhere along the way when agencies get to a certain size. Account Management If an agency isn't strong at managing their accounts by setting expectations, reviewing activities, seeking buy-in, inspiring continued action and reporting results, they'll quickly lose clients. In order to avoid firms like this, ask questions about how they do monthly reviews. Project Management

Communication dynamics: Discussion boards, weblogs and the development of communities of inquiry in online learning environments | incorporated subversion Online learning environments (OLEs) are now critical to teaching and learning across Australian higher education. Their influence impacts on the availability of content, the design of courses and, perhaps most pedagogically significantly, the nature of communication. The discussion board is the ubiquitous communication tool within these OLEs and hence significantly shapes the kind of communication that takes place. Introduction and background: Towards social constructivism and community in online teaching and learning I believe that all education proceeds by the participation of the individual in the social consciousness of the race… I believe that the only true education comes through the stimulation of the child’s powers by the demands of the social situations in which he finds himself. …only through communication can human life hold meaning. This is not to say, however, that effective communication is the sole contributor to successful teaching and learning.

Advanced training for therapists 100 Awesome Classroom Videos With so many good teachers out there, it’s fortunate they can share their knowledge via video on the Internet. From the funny to the poignant, these glimpses into the lives of teachers and their students will keep you entertained while learning a little something as well. Whether you are a new teacher storing up tips and tricks or an experienced teacher who could just use a fresh perspective, you are sure to find something helpful among these videos. The Basics Reading, storytelling, math, and science all get coverage with these videos that show how some Teaching Storytelling in the Classroom. Myst ‘Exile’ in the Classroom. The Arts From visual arts to music to drama, these videos will offer suggestions and stimulate creativity when teaching art to your students. Footprint dancing at the Nest. Getting Physical Movement doesn’t have to be reserved just for PE class. Student Body: Classroom Exercises Make Learning Lively. Education and Technology Turning on Technology: Ferryway School.

Aardvark and the Synaptic Web | Pawns via Creative Commons/Flickr. “It’s overwhelming, fantastic, and like all technological marvels,” says Damon Horowitz, “just a little bit amusing.” Just a week ago Google bought Horowitz’s social search start-up Aardvark for a reported $50 million. If you’re familiar with Aardvark let your imagination run for a moment and consider how the platform can turbo-boost Google Buzz which was also, and perhaps serendipitously, released last week. If you’re not familiar with Aardvark — and since it only launched a public beta last October, there’s no reason you should be — a basic primer runs something like this. Aarvark is a free service that lets those of us puzzled about life’s quandaries ask our social network for answers to our questions. More often than not, a response comes within a few minutes. “We think of Aardvark like a contact who should be available everywhere, through your existing communication channels,” says Horowitz. Microsoft’s Photosynth is a Synaptic Web example, says Loux.

Managing Groups and Teams/How Do You Build High-performing Virtual Teams? Introduction[edit] “Virtual teams are groups of geographically and/or temporally dispersed individuals brought together via information and telecommunication technologies.” (Piccoli and Ives, 2003, p365) Virtual teams are increasingly becoming a key feature of projects in modern organizations, while the landscape of communication tools continues to change dramatically. The benefits of virtualization include diversity of perspectives, large member selection pool, extended hours of productivity, and reduced transportation costs. However, many new challenges arise, such as difficulty in performance monitoring, disappearance of social cues, member isolation and anonymity, and technology issues. A Clear and Elevating Goal[edit] Larson and LaFasto (1989) stress the importance of a clear and elevating goal in the performance of an effective team. Results-Driven Structure[edit] Team structure is a key factor which differentiates successful teams from unsuccessful ones. Members[edit] Houghton G.

Terra Rosa Balancing 2 Faces of ePortfolios Reflection takes place at several points in time: when the piece of work (an artifact) is saved in the digital archive (a contemporaneous reflection while the work is fresh on our minds... or reflection in the present tense)... thus the role of a blogging tool; and when (and if) this piece is included in the more formal presentation/showcase or summative assessment portfolio. The reflection written at this later point of time is more summative or cumulative, providing a much broader perspective on a body of work that represents the author's goals for the showcase portfolio.. reflection in the past tense. Technologically, selection would involve creating a hyperlink to specific blog entries (reflection) which may have documents (artifacts) as attachments. Finally, once we have looked back over our body of work, then we have an opportunity to look forward, setting a direction for future learning through goals... reflection in the future tense. GoogleApps Version Google Apps Version Summary

Corante Media Hub Maximizing the Impact: The Pivotal Role of Technology in a 21st Century Education System, Partnership for 21st Century Skills, 2007 All students need a more robust education--and a refreshingly different kind of education--than most are getting today. The vision of learning individuals embrace focuses on teaching students to become critical thinkers, problem solvers and innovators; effective communicators and collaborators; and self-directed learners. This vision responds to the demand for citizens who are globally aware, civically engaged, and capable of managing their lives and careers, and for young people who are economically and financially literate and fluent in information, media and technology skills. Employers, educators and the public strongly believe that students need to be proficient in 21st century skills like these to succeed in a world that is constantly in flux. Partnership for 21st Century Skills. 1 Massachusetts Avenue NW Suite 700, Washington, DC 20001.