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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:

(11) Using e-Learning To Facilitate 21st Century Learning 5 pasos para implementar un sistema de e-learning en las aulas Aunque los alumnos tienen asumidas las nuevas tecnologías al cien por cien en su vida cotidiana, el e-learning es todavía algo a lo que no se le ha sacado el partido que merece. Las nuevas tecnologías son muy atractivas para el aprendizaje, pero si no establecemos unos objetivos y una planificación a la hora de implementar un plan de e-learning no conseguiremos que nuestros alumnos aprovechen esta tecnología. Mientras el profesorado está cada vez más al día de las oportunidades que ofrece el e-learning, es necesario motivar a los alumnos y mostrarles todo lo que la formación online les puede ofrecer. A continuación te exponemos 5 pasos para implementar con éxito un método de enseñanza e-learning: Utiliza recursos atractivos Lo bueno de las nuevas tecnologías es que tienen tal multitud de soportes y tipos de contenidos que es casi imposible que resulten aburridos. Motiva al Alumno. Es importante crear necesidades a la hora de enseñar. Dosifica la información y valora su utilidad

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. Check out the whole channel at the link above or view the “Add Label Resource” video below. 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. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. My 14 years of college teaching experience has convinced me that maintaining a high level of student attendance has significant benefits to both the student and the faculty member. What are some of the tactics you use to ensure students come to class? Reference Park, K. & Kerr, P., Determinants of Academic Performance: A Multinomial Logit Approach, The Journal of Economic Education, Spring, 1990. Dr. Tags: should professors take attendance, taking attendance

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. The Grade 6s have taken to blogging this term, although more as private digital portfolios rather than true blogging with a global audience. In a nutshell, I see Edmodo as an all encompassing classroom management/teaching and learning/collaboration system.

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. Given this information, Yeager and his colleagues wanted to know: could such a bigger sense of purpose that looks beyond one’s own self-interests be a real and significant inspiration for learning? They recently explored purposeful learning in a series of four studies and put their intervention to the test against one of the banes of learning: boredom. Can Drudgery Be Eliminated from Learning? The idea of drudgery in schoolwork is anathema to many progressive educators these days. It’s complicated, though. The Potential of a Purposeful Mindset How Does It Work? Such a payoff can be hard to believe. Finding Meaning in Schoolwork

11 Reasons why education can't wait for your at... Education vs Learning - What Exactly is the Dif... 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 social media accounts, such as Twitter for personal or professional use, most of them don’t integrate them into classroom lessons. With Twitter, for example, it might be difficult to understand why you would, especially when the platform is best known for getting updates on the oft mundane activities friends, family and celebrity crushes.

Checklist for Online Courses | 360 Authoring Program-Blog 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. 5-10 learning objectives, and per learning objective: 500-750 words (¾ – 1½ typed pages) 4-6 minutes of spoken audio 2-4 presentation slides + 1-3 context-rich interactive exercises or examples3 assessment questions Learning objectives are measurable/demonstrable via an assessment in an online course. Learning objectives reflect real world requirements, taking into account regulatory, industry, and instructor objectives. To the extent possible, learning objectives represent practical, meaningful tasks from the learner’s perspective. Content is accurate. Thought progression is logical and organized.

Tips to Craft Good Multiple-Choice Questions | 360 Authoring Program-Blog 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. The following five tips may be helpful as a guideline for writing better MCQ’s for your elearning courses: Write short and clear stem A multiple choice question consists of a stem and set of options. Your questions should support the learning objectives of your course Ensure to align your MCQ’s with the learning objectives of your online course and avoid “gotchas” approach by avoiding things that were not included in your course. Keep answer choices reasonable and short Feedback is important

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