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National Repository of Online Courses (NROC)

National Repository of Online Courses (NROC)

Connexions - Sharing Knowledge and Building Communities Mooc: Digitale Vorlesungshäppchen revolutionieren die Bildung | Studium Interaktive Kurz-Vorlesungen im Netz elektrisieren die akademische Welt. Unternehmen in aller Welt wollen am Boom teilhaben. Der Wettlauf beginnt. Speichern Drucken Twitter Facebook Google + Jörn Loviscach unterrichtet täglich Tausende Menschen. Er hat Mitte 2009 als erster deutscher Hochschullehrer begonnen, Massenvorlesungen ins Internet auszulagern. Anzeige Solche Modelle zeigen, wie Onlinekurse die Lehre an den Hochschulen verändern können. Eine Reihe renommierter US-Unis hat es vorgemacht. MoocPeer-to-PeerInverted ClassroomOpen Courseware Mooc Mooc ist die Abkürzung für Massive Open Online Course, eine spezielle Form der Vorlesung, die auf Video aufgezeichnet wurde und online abrufbar ist. Zum Ende eines Moocs können Studenten in der Regel eine Prüfung ablegen, für die sie ein Zertifikat erhalten. Peer-to-Peer Wer an einem Mooc teilgenommen hat, kann sich anschließend im Peer-to-Peer-Learning mit anderen Teilnehmern austauschen. Inverted Classroom Invert bedeutet umkehren. Open Courseware

8 Great Free Digital Presentation Tools For Teachers To Try This Summer A mix of web apps that can help you make presentations that are fun, eye catching, and engaging (great for students too)! In this month's free online workshop, we're learning about the wonderful variety of free digital presentation tools available on the Internet today, and ways we might use them in our classroom. For the last assignment, I want to let participants select from a list of applications we haven't tried yet. I've been searching out new ones, as well as revisiting tools I've used before or known about, and I've listed a handful here. This interactive image is an example of a Glogster “poster” I tossed together in about 25 minutes, without any previous knowledge of using the tool. Note the different functionality for video and images – click an image to see it zoom and straighten for a better view, and the videos clips actually play! If there are other free digital presentation tools that you like to use, please comment and let us know about them!

HippoCampus Online Learning Quiz Great! You’ll need to be able to download course material, get assignments and communicate with other students and your instructor. Fabulous! You’ll need to be able to download course material, get assignments and communicate with other students and your instructor. Contact a college advisor or counselor to help with other options. Good. It’s good you understand these basic skills and it would be wise to have a backup plan in case you have technology problems. Beware! Good. Consider how important this is to your learning and decide whether or not you are currently willing to challenge yourself to learn in a new way. Stop here! Great. Great, it’s good that you realize when it is important to speak up. It is important that you contact your instructor if you’re having any sort of problem. Super! Good. Reconsider. Just what you need to succeed! Keep sharp! Learning and communicating in online courses requires much reading and writing; these skills are essential. Great! Great. Super!

My Learning Plan ® - Home Free Online MIT Course Materials for High School | Highlights for High School gnitive Differences Between Adults & Children Author: Jeff Durham - Updated: 15 September 2012| Comment There’s an old saying that goes “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks” and, whether you believe that or not, the same principle cannot be applied to humans. In fact, adults can learn just as easily as children but there are several basic differences between what works effectively for adults and what works best for children. Experience Of Life As an adult, you’ll have had far more experience of life in general than a child and whilst this can help an adult more than a child when it comes to learning, it can also hinder them and a child’s lesser experiences can occasionally prove more beneficial. How Adults And Children Use Different Techniques For Learning For an adult learner, their experiences of life will have been far more vast and diverse than that of a child’s and their brain’s maturity will enable them to apply their learning through relating it to certain experiences they’ve had. The Significance Of ‘Purpose’ In Learning

Snapshot: Using Popplet and Google Documents to Develop Explanation Writing for Pasifika Students Kia ora! The Virtual Learning Network (VLN), He kōtuinga ako ā-ipurangi, is an interactive resource provided by the Ministry of Education for all New Zealand educators. The VLN provides access to: The Learning Exchange is a brokerage site that enables connections between teachers and learners; joining clusters, schools, groups and individuals who are learning through online and blended programes. The VLN supports the work of the Māori Medium Kura Network and the VLN Community (VLNC), and promotes the concept of classrooms without walls, where learners and educators have the flexibility to connect with each other 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The learning exchange comprises of five areas of collaboration: Programmes of learning, Projects, Professional learning, Participation, Parents & Whanau. Find out more ... VLN Groups is a social network for teachers, school leaders and facilitators to connect, share experiences, and learn together. It includes the Enabling e-Learning community groups

MOOCs: Top 10 Sites for Free Education With Elite Universities MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Courses. Although there has been access to free online courses on the Internet for years, the quality and quantity of courses has changed. Access to free courses has allowed students to obtain a level of education that many only could dream of in the past. This has changed the face of education. In The New York Times article Instruction for Masses Knocked Down Campus Walls, author Tamar Lewin stated, “in the past few months hundreds of thousands of motivated students around the world who lack access to elite universities have been embracing them as a path toward sophisticated skills and high-paying jobs, without paying tuition or collecting a college degree.” Although MOOCs are the latest trend, not everyone agrees that schools should offer them. There may also be some issues for students who lack motivation. For those who desire a free education and have the motivation, the following includes the: Top 10 Sites for Information about MOOCs:

Spelling & Vocabulary Website: SpellingCity 43 Apps, Games, and Websites Transforming This Year's Classrooms In the middle of October, we invited educators to tell us about the "apps, games, and websites that are helping to tranform their classrooms this year." We asked that you submit your responses in the form of Field Notes and we received more than 700 submissions! 43 products emerged with several votes and strong, detailed Field Notes to explain just how they are being used effectively at school. So here is our (albeit unscientific) list of apps, games, and websites transforming classrooms this Fall. We are also pleased to announce the winner of the $250 Amazon gift card. To qualify for the drawing, educators had to submit more than one qualifying Field Note during this campaign. What apps, games, and websites are transforming your classroom? Related Posts: 5 Easy Steps to Writing a Great Field Note Teaching Online 3: Online teacher skills Friday 1 October 2010 by Nicky Hockly What makes a good online teacher? What are some of the key skills needed? Earlier this year, I asked our own team of very experienced online moderators what they thought. This is the list of top ten skills that we came up with: You can read more about each skill in my original blog post here. There are also a number of checklists out there which can be used for (self) evaluation by online teachers. QualificationsSubject matter knowledgeTechnical SkillsOnline task/materials design skillsSoft skills I notice that the original list of skills we came up with focused almost exclusively on soft skills. What do you think? Nicky