ePortfolio Showcase We're collecting and sharing eportfolios as a resource so you can see what other people are doing about not just talking the talk but also walking and walk and working on their own eportoflios. You'll see a variety of eportfolios below from single-purpose to in-process, to showcase, to course eportfolios. Some people have more than one eportfolio.Thank-you to those who sent links to their eportfolios for sharing. If you are willing to share your eportfolio, please send email to Judy Batson with a brief note about what kind of eportfolio you're sharing and why you developed one.
11 Web-based Polling and Survey Tools Yesterday, I wrote a short post about Kwiqpoll. After that post was published I got a few requests for suggestions about other web-based polling/ survey tools. Here are eleven other ways you can conduct polls and surveys online. Army Builder We're excited to announce that the Army Builder Roster Viewer is now available on the App Store! This new, free app provides you with multiple views of your saved rosters, including a standard print-style list, a "card view" with individual cards for each unit, a mobile view optimized for use on the iPhone, or a simple text summary, tournament summary or model list. Find out more about the Army Builder Roster Viewer now! What Is Army Builder? For miniatures gamers, the Army Builder brand roster construction tool is as vital as glue and paint.
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17 Best Online Survey & Poll Apps Reviewed Nowadays online surveys and polls are becoming more and more important as they are used on a large scale. Now site owners understand a significant role that surveys play for clients and visitors of the web site. If people are asked some feedback or comments, they feel that their opinion is very important for you and they become more reliable. So while creating a survey or poll you should do it as perfect as you can. Here are some apps that will help you with it. “YouTube for MOOCs” reinvents how online learners watch videos What 7 million clicks tell us about how to fix online educationA "YouTube for MOOCs," LectureScape re-invents the video-watching experience The rise of online education and massively open online courses (MOOCs) have prompted much naysaying on their effectiveness, with detractors citing single-digit completion rates and short-lived pilot programs. Amidst all the arguments about “flipped classrooms” and “hybrid learning,” however, few people have actually analyzed what makes MOOCs work (or fail): the content. Online learners spend most of their time watching videos — but are the videos any good? LectureScape is a “YouTube for MOOCs” video platform developed by CSAIL researchers that uses data on viewing behavior — particularly the “interaction peaks” that correspond to points of interest or confusion — to present lecture videos in a way that’s more intuitive, dynamic, and effective. Read more on MIT News:
Seven Free Online Whiteboard Tools for Teachers and Students This afternoon through the Free Technology for Teachers Facebook page I received a request for some free whiteboard apps. All of the following seven tools can be used to draw and type on a whiteboard in your browser. With the exception of PixiClip all of these tools can be used collaboratively for brainstorming sessions. While PixiClip doesn't allow for collaboration it does have a voice-over capability. Sketchlot is a free collaborative whiteboard service that works on any device that has a web browser. I tested it on my MacBook, my iPad, and my Android tablet.
What 6.9 million clicks tell us about how to fix online education The rise of online education and massively open online courses (MOOCs) have prompted much naysaying on their effectiveness, with detractors citing single-digit completion rates and short-lived pilot programs. Amidst all the arguments about “flipped classrooms” and “hybrid learning,” however, few people have actually analyzed what makes MOOCs work (or fail): the content. Online learners spend most of their time watching videos — but are the videos any good? Adult and vocational education Develop greater training and development expertise Study at the cutting edge of adult, vocational and professional education with a Master of Training and Development. This program gives you the leading advantage that’s required of a professional educator in today’s competitive education and training environment.
Best Practices in Learning - adult learning theory Benchmark Learning Philosophy Learn by Doing People retain knowledge and skills if they have immediate and repeated opportunities to practice what is learned. Informal Atmosphere Learning increases in an atmosphere that is the least reminiscent of any formal schooling Variety of Methods Research has demonstrated that learning proceeds most quickly when information reaches the learner through more than one sensory channel. We use methods directed at the visual, auditory and kinesthetic channels.
Online Learning 2012: Six Issues That Refuse to Die By Jim Shimabukuro Editor As we teeter on the brink of the new year, we’re left with more questions than answers. In a way, that’s a good thing, considering the makeshift nature of technology in higher education.