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Intro to Online Course Design

Intro to Online Course Design
"Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works." — Steve Jobs As an online instructor, you may find yourself involved in numerous roles related to online course design. Whether you are responsible for the conversion or adaptation of a traditional course for online delivery, assigned to teach courses that were previously designed and developed by others, or relied on for content expertise as a member of a design and development team, your understanding of the online course design process is crucial to the development of an effective learning environment for future students. Online course design requires a wide range of skills and tools. This article provides an overview of the field of instructional design and technology, a look at the typical process of an online course design project, guidelines for faculty subject matter experts (SME), as well as resources for further reading and research. Instructional Design & Technology Models, Theories, and Frameworks Related:  Educación Librepuertoro

Una universidad en el P2P El sistema universitario no responde de forma adecuada a las demandas sociales. Es la premisa de los creadores de la primera universidad P2P, la Peer-to-Peer University ( una comunidad educativa en línea inspirada en la filosofía P2P (intercambio libre y gratuito de contenidos en la Red) que ofrece cursos sobre materias tan diversas como desarrollo web o realización de campañas electorales. "Si estudias programación web en la universidad, para el momento en que salgas al mercado laboral la tecnología que has aprendido se ha quedado obsoleta", resume Philipp Schmidt, cofundador de la P2PU, de nacionalidad alemana pero residente en Johanesburgo (Sudáfrica). "En nuestros cursos, la discusión es pública, y cualquiera puede intervenir y proponer nuevos contenidos", explica Schmidt. Cualquiera puede ser profesor, pero los alumnos evalúan las clases En 2011 habrán impartido más de 200 materias distintas Hasta ahora, se han realizado 35 cursos.

Understanding by Design Overview Understanding by Design, an excellent book by Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe, offers a powerful framework for designing courses through what they call “Backward Design.” It seems “backward” in that it starts from the opposite end of the planning process we typically go through to design courses—we usually start by thinking about how to teach our content. Backward Design, in contrast, leaves teaching activities until the end and starts with the desired results of that teaching. In other words, Wiggins and McTighe argue that you can’t start planning how you’re going to teach until you know exactly what you want your students to learn. “Teaching is a means to an end. The Backward Design process proceeds in three phases, as follows: I. First, you establish your learning goals for the course. What should participants hear, read, view, explore or otherwise encounter? II. III. Resources Understanding by Design is available online and in the CFT library.

P2PU - Programa de Educación / Escribiendo artículos de Wikipedia Bienvenidos a la clase! Escribir artículos de Wikipedia: Fundamentos y mucho más es un curso gratuito de seis semanas que se ofrece a través de Peer to Peer University's. Para registrarse por favor visite el sitio P2PU . Una vez que estés registrado, vuelve a esta página - es nuestra página central para el curso. Daremos clases semanales y sesiones de laboratorio utilizando el software de webinar Blackboard Collaborate (más detalles bajo). El lugar principal para interactuar con nosotros y con otros estudiantes, es la "página de discusión" (talk page) del curso. Abajo en cada una de las páginas semanales, está todo lo que necesitas saber para esa semana: qué vamos a cubrir en la sesión, la tarea, etc. Para los que usan Twitter u otras redes sociales, estamos usando el hashtag #WIKISOO (que significa Wikipedia / Escuela abierta), y sobre todo el tweeter de la cuenta @CommOER. Semana 1 (14/15 mayo): Wikipedia bajo el capóSemana 2 (21/22 mayo): ¿Quién soy yo para editar Wikipedia?

Blended Learning Toolkit | – Free Online Courses Built by Professors List of academic databases and search engines This page contains a representative list of major databases and search engines useful in an academic setting for finding and accessing articles in academic journals, institutional repositories, archives, or other collections of scientific and other articles. As the distinction between a database and a search engine is unclear for these complex document retrieval systems, see: the general list of search engines for all-purpose search engines that can be used for academic purposesthe article about bibliographic databases for information about databases giving bibliographic information about finding books and journal articles. Note that "free" or "subscription" can refer both to the availability of the database or of the journal articles included. This has been indicated as precisely as possible in the lists below. See also[edit] References[edit] ^ "List of EBSCO databases".

Teaching Kids with iPads – Part 1 of 5 | Elementary School Tech Ideas #edtech #edchat How to you teach these kids? A few months ago I took a survey of my elementary kids to see what kind of mobile technology they had at home and it turned out that 53% of my students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades had iPads and 82% had iPods! With over half of my students having iPads, there is no doubt that soon they will be bringing these devices to school — so it go me thinking… How do I teach students with iPads? So I called my friends over at Atomic Learning to brainstorm some ideas and we both agreed that this was a question worth answering. Planning iPad Projects: The first thing I did to get ready for my iPad Boot Camp was to start designing iPad projects, projects that were designed with a focus on Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy and the principles of UbD. Day One of iPad Boot Camp: So after two months of project planning, I started the iPad Boot Camp this past Monday with 10 students in the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades to see how to teach students with iPads.

Stanford Literature Review What is it? A critical literature review is one of the most important activities in the process of research and is usually included as part of the introduction to a research report or thesis. The aim of a literature review is to show that the writer insightfully evaluated the existing published literature on a particular topic. A good literature review should do the following: Define the scope of the problem Place the current study in a historical perspective Show the relationship between previous research and the current research thesis Avoid unnecessary duplication Evaluate different research methodologies and emphasize key studies Compare and contrast different research findings on a topic while grouping together authors with similar conclusions and noting areas in which authors are in disagreement Report gaps in the previous research and how the current study can add to the literature in general Conclude by summarizing what the literature says How does one begin? C.

Lesson plans for teachers Common Core Implementation Kit enables the creation of a Common Core State Standards aligned lesson plan with a few easy clicks. Common Core operates from within Word 2013 and provides daily learning targets for Common Core State Standards, along with instructional notes, student friendly “I Can” statements, vocabulary lists, differentiation ideas, activity ideas, assessment ideas, common student misconceptions, and links to open educational resources aligned to the standards. Save time planning lessons and locating resources for your students The Common Core Implementation Kit is a free tool that makes it easy for teachers to create Language Arts and Math lesson plans aligned to the Common Core State Standards all from within Microsoft Word 2013. To create a lesson plan, a teacher selects the desired learning target and adds it to the lesson plan document with a click. System requirements

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