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Contact Us Home LTTO Episodes Learning To Teach Online Episodes context, planning and teaching case studies technical glossary context, planning and teaching Welcome to Learning to Teach Online What are the aims of the Learning to Teach Online project? COFA Online Cracks the MERLOT Learning To Teach Online, a video-based program from UNSW... 02 May 2012 Why is online teaching important? What role does online teaching have in our society? Conducting effective online discussions Strategies for creating and sustaining online interaction. 23 Feb 2011 Managing your time when teaching online How can you make the most of your time when teaching online? Learning management system or the open web? Key considerations about using an LMS or open social media. 26 Oct 2010 Integrating online resources into your teaching Benefit from using online educational resources. 10 Mar 2011 Planning your online class Important considerations for planning online curricula. 17 Jan 2011 Engaging and motivating students case studies Related:  Knowledge Networking for Educators

From evidence to action - it’s time to join the dots A new research report says it's time to 'join the dots' and scale up successful examples of flexible learning systems to meet the 21st Century education needs of all Australian school students. The Case, released by the Dusseldorp Forum, brings together the findings of national consultations, a review of research evidence, and a review of current education policy and practice. The independent philanthropic foundation highlights the fact that one in five high-school-aged students in Australia are currently not attending school. It adds although retention rates to Year 12 have increased, recent research shows 21 per cent of youngsters leave school in Australia without a Year 12 qualification. The foundation estimates more than 600 000 students in the high school age group could benefit from more flexible and inclusive learning approaches; and the good news is there are already plenty of examples of effective practice across the country to build on. References

How Course Design Puts the Focus on Learning Not Teaching This is the second post in a series of four on instructional design for online courses. The goal of this series is to introduce a fresh, innovative approach to course design. Instructional design, also known as learning design, appears to be making a comeback, which is most fortunate given that I am writing a series on this very topic. Massive open online courses [MOOCs] that mimic the classroom model where the learner is passive and the instructor is not, highlights the need for fresh, new approach to course design. And it’s not just MOOCs that need help, but numerous courses currently offered online; many are in need an overhaul to create an environment focused on learning, rather than one that focuses on instruction. My aim here is to provide readers with a course design framework, information and tools for designing online courses. Before I move on and provide further examples, I’ll review four learning orientations—beliefs in how people learn. Resources: Like this: Like Loading...

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You are a global educator. It's time to start thinking like one True online global collaboration takes place when students with different cultures and points of view gather information and co-create artifacts together, building knowledge and sharing with the world. Schools that foster this type of learning must have: Educators who participate in online global collaboration need professional support in understanding how to build engaging and successful relationships with others at a distance so that deeper global learning is realized. Online global collaboration features a number of typical or usual behaviors and actions, called norms, that are found in both synchronous and asynchronous modes. The eight norms of online global collaboration Be Prepared (connect, communicate)Have a PurposeBe able to ParaphraseBe able to PerceiveMake sure you ParticipateBe PositiveBe ProductiveRealize the Potential Be productive Productivity is a critically important norm. This norm homes in on collaboration and shares essential practices while learning globally online.

Why Online Courses [Really] Need an Instructional Design Strategy In this post I examine and define instructional design, and share why it’s essential to the development of online courses. “Design brings forth what would not come naturally“ Klaus Krippendorff Developing an online course that is engaging, promotes interaction, motivates learners, and above all facilitates learning is easier said than done. The Design Process for Online Courses, by Giulia Forsythe (Flickr) I have over twelve years experience as an instructional designer, which includes creating management development courses and employee training programs. In this first post of a four-part series my aim is to provide an overview of what instructional design is and why it’s essential to the development of online education. What is Instructional Design? Instructional Design is defined as “a systematic process that is employed to develop education and training programs in a consistent and reliable fashion” (Reiser & Dempsey, 2007). Why Instructional Design? I. II. III. Resources Like this:

Welcome to Stand Against Violence Anytime online video-based learning for Office 2010 users — IIWE-yes dot Com Article by Bob Little IT training specialist Quasar has launched a series of video-based online learning materials. Covering Microsoft Office 2010, Upgrade to Microsoft Office 2010 and Microsoft Office 2007, the series of e-videos – known as Anytime – is intended for organisations which want to gain the maximum benefit in terms of worker efficiency and effectiveness following an upgrade of the Microsoft Office suite of programs. They are also available to individuals who want to improve their Microsoft Office skills. Anytime uses hundreds of short e-videos that have been specially designed to maintain the important balance of the audio, visual and kinaesthetic elements which are necessary in any successful learning process. “Producing Anytime is a new venture for us – because we’ve built up many years’ experience in delivering instructor-led IT training,” said Quasar’s managing director, Michael Shane. Central to the system is ‘My Anytime’. End About Quasar About the Author Related posts: