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E-learning and Digital Cultures

E-learning and Digital Cultures Description: Motivating students and creating community within blended and online learning environments is crucial to academic achievement and success. This open course will provide both theoretical concepts and practical tools for instructors to improve motivation, retention, and engagement within blended and online courses. Course Objectives: Identify and apply relevant motivational strategies and instructional techniquesConstruct thinking skill options for different types of learners and subjectsDesign and share innovative thinking skill activities as well as unique cooperative learningMap and apply instructional models and ideas to online learning toolsCourse Duration: April 30th- June 4th ( A total of 5 weeks) Announcing a Free, Open Course With Dr. Course Title: Instructional Ideas and Technology Tools for Online Success Enrollment is Now Open

computing4migrants For Teachers Do you want to use Gapminder tools in your classroom? Check out all our resources on this page and the downloads page to get started. For more info, contact our educational staff at and . Featured examples of Gapminder in education Teachers TV: Looking at statistics with Year 8 students[Javascript required to view Flash movie, please turn it on and refresh this page]Thanks to: Bob LangGapminder and Worldmapper Geography for a changing world resources from the Geographical Association, UK.Thanks to: Paula CooperGapminder course at the NYC iSchool An experimental high school course that challenges 10th and 11th grade students to use a quantitive lens to analyze the last 200 years of global history.Thanks to: Jesse Spevack Featured resources Gapminder Tools Gapminder Tools OfflineYou can use Gapminder Tools without an Internet connection! External resources about Gapminder

Data Visualization Theory & Practice In this course you will explore the question of what visualization is, and why you should use visualizations for quantitative data. In doing so, you will address theoretical concepts and examine case studies that show the importance of effective visualizations in real world settings. Image courtesy of Ryan Harris Course Description You will also look at how to interpret meanings in visualizations. In the lab portion of the course the main objective is to expose you to a variety of common and different digital visualization software tools. Technical Requirements Although software availability may change slightly, lab assignments will utilize the following software: Interested in a degree? This course was created by faculty in the Department of Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences at Utah State University .

computer-aided language learning for migrants Blogging for ELT It gives an overview of blogging websites, suggests why you might want to use them, and gives some practical advice on setting up blogs for use with your own classes. What is a blog? Types of blogs used in language teaching Why blog? Where to start Tips for managing learner blog settings Keeping students interested Some ideas for activities Pitfalls to watch out for Advanced feature What is a blog? Nowadays, blogs can also display photos and some people are using them with audio and even video, but this article will concentrate on the basics, showing how a simple text-based blog can be used to great effect with your English language learners. Types of blogs used in language teachingAaron Campbell (2003) has outlined three types of blogs for use with language classes: The Tutor Blog is run by the teacher of a class. Of course, teachers who decide to use blogs often use a combination of Tutor or Class blog and Learner blogs, with hyperlinks connecting them. Why blog? Some ideas for activities

CourseWiki - CS 448B The world is awash with increasing amounts of data, and we must keep afloat with our relatively constant perceptual and cognitive abilities. Visualization provides one means of combating information overload, as a well-designed visual encoding can supplant cognitive calculations with simpler perceptual inferences and improve comprehension, memory, and decision making. Furthermore, visual representations may help engage more diverse audiences in the process of analytic thinking. In this course we will study techniques and algorithms for creating effective visualizations based on principles from graphic design, visual art, perceptual psychology, and cognitive science. The course is targeted both towards students interested in using visualization in their own work, as well as students interested in building better visualization tools and systems. There are no prerequisites for the class and the class is open to graduate students as well as advanced undergraduates. Schedule Fri Nov 2:

C is for Coherence Watch this much discussed video of a young beauty pageant contestant answering a question posed by the judges. 1. Is Miss South Carolina coherent or not? 2. Where was published? These children can be said to have two three or more mother tongues neither language is foreign to that child even if one language is a foreign language for the vast majority of people in the childs birth country. Scroll down to the end of the post view the answer. Definitions: Review the following definitions and choose the best one (or the one you understand best): 1/ Coherence (linguistics) 2/ Here is another definition from the Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Applied Linguistics coherence Coherence is the quality of meaning unity and purpose perceived in discourse. 3/ A definition from the Longman Dictionary of Language Teaching & Applied Linguistics coherence n coherent adj the relationships which link the meanings of UTTERANCES in a DISCOURSE or of the sentences in a text. Answers to thinking tasks 1. 2. Related Posts

Gamification About the Course Gamification is the application of digital game design techniques to non-game contexts, such as business, education, and social impact challenges. Video games are the dominant entertainment form of modern times because they powerfully motivate behavior. Game mechanics can be applied outside the immersive environments of games themselves, to create engaging experiences as well as assign rewards and recognition. Over the past few years, gamification adoption has skyrocketed. Companies use game thinking for employee motivation in human resources, team building, productivity enhancement, training, health and wellness, sustainability, and innovation. Game thinking means more than dropping in badges and leaderboards to make an activity fun or addicting. Subtitles forall video lectures available in: English, Russian (provided by Digital October), Turkish (Koc University), and Ukrainian (provided by Bionic University) Course Syllabus The course is divided into 12 units. 1. 2. 3.

About « TEACHER IN RESIDENCE I started teaching in a computerless era back in the early eighties of the previous century. For years I worked in the same school building, carrying books and teaching Dutch, the mother tongue of my students. And then it happened: the BOMBputer, as I call it, came into my life and into my teaching and a new world opened up in World Wide Wonderland. I started travelling both virtually and physically. This blog is one of the many I created, but I want to make this a very special one. Bart Verswijvel Other projects: Teacher Aid Embedded in EU Poets Laureate of Antwerp Creative Commons – eTwinning Schol Listoria Immalle gedichtendag Like this: Like Loading...