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Best Practice Models

Best Practice Models
Are you thinking about using technology to support learning and teaching? Do you want to get the best out of Blackboard to support your students? The Best Practice Models for e-Learning are designed to support practitioners when planning, designing and delivering learning using technology. Principles The Best Practice Model embeds a number of pedagogic principles for learning that have been selected for e-Learning design: E-Learning is designed in timed chunks that emphasises time on task and expectationsE-Learning is assessed using a range of types (self/peer/tutor) and options/choicesE-Learning includes a variety of interactions between student/ tutors/ peers/ externalsE-Learning is accessible, activity-led, collaborative and designed in phases that support, scaffolds and increases learner independence Best Practice Models for e-Learning The models are all based on a set of principles above and include:

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Designing for Participant Engagement with Blackboard Collaborate The JISC e-Learning Programme together with JISC Advance makes use of Blackboard Collaborate (previously named Elluminate Live) for project support online events, meetings and also as part of our annual online conference, Innovating e-Learning1. The e-Learning Programme worked with Peter Chatterton to produce a good practice guide on the use of Elluminate Live, Designing for Participant Engagement with Elluminate Live2: A good practice guide to using Elluminate Live to support teaching, learning and assessment, co-operative working and conferences (April 2011) Peter Chatterton has updated and revised this guide to reflect the changes to Blackboard Collaborate and produced a set of guidance materials: Designing for Participant Engagement with Blackboard Collaborate: A good practice guide to using Blackboard Collaborate to support teaching, learning & assessment, co-operative working and conferences (May 2012). This Guide therefore has the following objectives:

27 Moodle Tutorials on Youtube  Welcome to Moodlenews.com A resource site for all Moodle-related news, tutorials, video, course content information and original resources. If you're new here, you may want to subscribe: RSS feed| Weekly Email Newsletter | Moodle News Twitter Thanks for visiting! Here are 27 new Moodle tutorials created by EducationPublic on Youtube Each of the 27 tutorials covers a different aspect of Moodle editing or configuration from the teacher perspective. Learn to setup gradebooks, manage and create activities and resources and much more. The 10 Biggest Myths About Synchronous Online Teaching (EDUCAUSE Quarterly Key Takeaways Reaching agreement on the convenience of online classes is easy, but arguing in favor of a synchronous learning experience in a virtual classroom is harder. Debunking the top 10 myths about synchronous online teaching helps refute the arguments against it, while the transformational nature of online teaching can convert skeptics into supporters. With adequate support for their online efforts, would-be online educators can embark on their own synchronous online teaching adventures — and fly! Come to the edge. We might fall.

Five Techniques for Improving Student Attendance June 25, 2012 By: Rick Sheridan in Effective Teaching Strategies The general consensus among most faculty members is that regular class attendance helps students learn and retain the course content more effectively. According to Park & Kerr (1990), research demonstrates that the lack of attendance was statistically significant in explaining why a student received a poor grade. In this article I focus on some of the practical techniques that faculty can use to increase the attendance in their classrooms.

Rules of Engagement; or, How to Build Better Online Discussion All participation is not equal. Digital media prompt us for comments, but in an academic setting we should harness this cultural habit to teach the difference between expressing opinion and authentic engagement. Professors often feel unfulfilled by poorly designed peer review exercises with their students. They complain: “The students don’t offer anything helpful. They just write things like ‘I like this part,’ or ‘this doesn’t make any sense,’ or ‘good paper!’” Edmodo vs Blogging When introducing transformative teaching practices involving technology, you have to be careful not to overload the senses of the tech novices on your staff. What took über geeks like me a couple of hours to master can take a life time for others. This year at my school we’ve begun to dip our toes into the waters of online communication (some staff are already swimming while others are still sitting on the edge thinking they’ll drown without support). We’ve introduced both Edmodo and blogging to varying degrees this year. Grade 6 embraced Edmodo from the start and used it in many ways, following in the footsteps of a trial program I began with some of the current teachers last year.

Virtual Spaces: Employing a Synchronous Online Classroom to Facilitate Student Engagement in Online Learning J. Lynn McBrien and Phyllis Jones University of South Florida, USA Rui Cheng Nazareth College, USA Abstract This research study is a collaborative project between faculty in social foundations, special education, and instructional technology in which we analyze student data from six undergraduate and graduate courses related to the use of a virtual classroom space.

How a Bigger Purpose Can Motivate Students to Learn Jane Mount/MindShift A few years ago, psychologist David Yeager and his colleagues noticed something interesting while interviewing high school students in the San Francisco Bay Area about their hopes, dreams and life goals. It was no surprise that students often said that making money, attaining fame or pursuing a career that they enjoyed were important to them. 30 Innovative Ways to Use Twitter In the Classroom Do you use Twitter in your classroom as part of your lesson plans? If not, don’t worry—you’re not alone. Although 80% of K-12 teachers do have Twitter accounts for personal or professional use, most of them don’t integrate tweets into classroom lessons. And at first glance, it might be difficult to understand why you would, especially when Twitter is best known for getting updates on the oft mundane activities friends, family and celebrity crushes.

Checklist for Online Courses Have you been thinking about authoring an elearning course (Life as a 360 Author), but are having a hard time getting a sense of how much content to create to end up with about an hour of seat time? The following provides broad high-level guidance for authors, subject matter experts, and instructional designers when planning an online course. Note that these are guidelines only. Tips to Craft Good Multiple-Choice Questions Assessments are an essential part of instruction. They are used by the instructor to test student’s understanding of the subject matter, to prompt learners to think more about course content before moving forward, and to identify the learning curve of the students in order to direct them towards remedial information (if required), in an online training. When it comes to designing assessments for online courses, multiple-choice questions are widely used because of their efficiency and rapidness.

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