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Teaching Online Courses – 60 Great Resources

I received an inquiry about resources that would help instructors who are about to move into teaching online courses. It made me immediately think back to my first experience with an online session. It was the first ever public session for Placeware - a virtual meeting software company that was much later acquired by Microsoft and became Microsoft Live Meeting. After that experience, I vowed to try to stink up virtual presentations less in the future. So, what I thought I would do is go back and see what resources I could find some good resources that would help me and could be used by instructors be better prepared to teach online. As always I do this by looking through eLearning Learning and related sites like Communities and Networks Connection. Books By going to one of these on Amazon – you can easily find a TON of additional books. Teaching Online Online Discussions Social Networks Effective Online Conferences Related:  elearning

Online Learning: More Than Just a MOOC « TechKNOW Tools As a life-long learner, I have appreciated engaging and interacting with a wide variety of educators in a few Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs). The concept of a MOOC is has been around for a while. In previous blog posts, I have shared the definition of a MOOC and my participation and experience. I have appreciated learning from the #eci831 and #CCK09 MOOC facilitators, such as Alec Couros, George Siemens & Stephen Downes. Image c/o Flickr user guilia.forsythe In a recent CBC radio interview and blog post, George Siemens discusses more about the good and bad aspects of Massively Open Online Courses are for online learning. Current Learning & Development = #AltProDev If there is an interesting alternative professional development (#AltProDev) opportunity available – I’m there! Teaching locally but accredit widely. Sustainable model? Types of MOOCs As the online learning trend grows there will be various types, targets and tiered offerings of MOOCs. Incomplete = Failure? Like this:

Aktuelle Studie zu "Studieren im Web 2.0" - CHECK.point-elearning.de Aktuelle Studie zu "Studieren im Web 2.0" Hamburg, November 2008 - Die Mehrheit der deutschen Studierenden (73%) bewegt sich täglich zwischen einer und drei Stunden aktiv im Internet, ein knappes Viertel surft sogar vier bis sechs Stunden pro Tag. Dabei greifen die Studierenden unter verschiedenen Internetangeboten besonders häufig auf die Online-Enzyklopädie Wikipedia und auf Social Communities wie StudiVZ, FaceBook, MySpace oder Xing zu. Diese netzgestützten Gemeinschaften dienen überwiegend der Kommunikation mit Freunden, werden aber immerhin von einem guten Drittel der Studierenden auch für den Austausch über Themen des Studiums genutzt. Initiatoren der Erhebung, in deren Mittelpunkt die studentische Nutzung von Web 2.0-Applikationen und von verschiedenen eLearning-Angeboten steht, sind die HIS Hochschul-Informations-System GmbH und das Multimedia Kontor Hamburg (MMKH).

Personal Learning Environments and the revolution of Vygotsky’s Zone of Proximal Development Developmental psychologist Lev Vygotsky defined what the person or a student can do — or the problems they can solve — as three different stages: What a student can do on their own, working independently or without anyone’s help.What the student can do with the help of someone.What it is beyond the student’s reach even if helped by someone else. He called the second stage the Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD) which had, as said, two limits: the lower limit, which was set by the maximum level of independent performance, and the upper limit, the maximum level of additional responsibility the student can accept with the assistance of an able instructor. This reaching beyond one’s capabilities can be pictured as the student entering their Zone of Proximal Development. The Personal Learning Environment and the Zone of Proximal Development: a static approach The Personal Learning Environment and the Zone of Proximal Development: a dynamic approach The future of educators?

education & media » e-Learning 2.0 and quality -> Assessment for learning Google edu 2.0: willkommen zu der zukunft der bildung What is digital literacy? Digital literacy is the topic that made the ETMOOC learning space so irresistible to me… I think as educators we spout off about wanting our students to be digitally literate, but not many of us (myself included) have a firm grasp about what that actually means, and quite a number of us are still attempting to become digitally literate ourselves. Whatever that means. It turns out, defining digital literacy isn’t such an easy task. The etmooc community was fortunate enough to hear Doug Belshaw speak on this topic in a recent webinar. I’ve followed Doug on Twitter for quite some time, and it turns out his dissertation investigates just what is digital literacy… and his TED talk can be viewed here. Doug explained that digital literacy is quite ambiguous, and he doesn’t have all of the answers when it comes to defining these terms. 30 definitions of digital literacy represented in one of the first texts about the topic (from Gilster, published in 1998!!)

Web 2.0 Sie sind hier: Medienwelten > Web 2.0 > Web 2.0 Tipps der Redaktion PodcastsSchon ab Klasse 3 können Kinder Exposees und Drehbücher entwickeln und sie als Hör- oder Videoszenen umsetzen.Podcasts im Unterricht produzieren Politik/SoWiIn dieser Unterrichtseinheit lernen die Schülerinnen und Schüler das Angebot der Online-Beratungs-Plattform "juuuport" kennen.Online-Beratungs-Plattform juuuport Einführung Auch wer nicht viel mit Computer und Internet zu tun hat, wird sicher schon irgendwo etwas von Web 2.0 gehört oder gelesen haben, denn als Schlagwort hat der Begriff es nicht nur in Computerfachzeitschriften gebracht. Web 2.0 - aktiv im NetzDieser Artikel bietet Ihnen einen Einstieg in die Thematik und stellt einige konkrete Web 2.0-Anwendungen und ihre Relevanz für Bildungsprozesse vor. Web 2.0-Anwendungen in der Schule PodcastEine neue Form von Audioformaten hat sich durch das so genannte Podcasting entwickelt. Exkurs: Portfolioarbeit Weitere Informationen zu Web 2.0 Kontakt Verwandte Themen

ipad childrens education iPad Family has reviewed HUNDREDS of iPad Education Apps for children. NOT ALL OF THEM MAKE IT TO THIS SITE. We're only happy to shre the best, highest quality educational Apps. When evaluating an app, we consider it's educational value. If it enhances their educational development... good. These educational apps have all been thoroughly tested and ARE USED - and we think they're all worth having on your child's iPad! Book Apps Reading "to" and reading "with" our children is an important area of cognitive development which can be overlooked in all the fuss of homework and schoolwork. Geography Apps You gotta know where you are in the world. Mathematics Apps Children's Numeracy Apps for iPad & iPad Mini changes Math's education, for good! Music Apps Children's Music Apps for iPad & iPad Mini are very important to a developing child. Puzzle Apps Let's face it, you've got to use your brain to put puzzles together. Reference Apps Science Apps Give your child a head start! Speech Pathology Apps

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