U An immersive learning experience from Rheingold U A half-day (four hour) online workshop with Howard Rheingold introduces the mindset, attention training, online media skills, and information tools you need to transform information overload into knowledge navigation. Learn about tools to bring continuous streams of relevant information to your attention and techniques for harvesting useful knowledge and avoiding distraction. Questions no one knows the answers to - Chris Anderson 1) Ask teachers for their favorite unanswered questions. Create a large display space in your school or in some other public area in your community where people can write down other big questions, and/or identify which of the already-posted questions seems especially intriguing to them. 2) Anderson asks, “Why do so many innocent people and animals suffer terrible things?”
Clued Up! Digital skills for the 21st Century Student This site has 8 main sections. Each page is designed to make you reflect on your own online experience and knowledge, showcase the views of some of our London Met students and provide practical ideas and advice to help you get more clued up about being a digital student. Being smart in how you use all those devices and technologies out there – laptops, mobiles, tablets, websites, apps - can give you a real advantage, helping you to study and learn more effectively and build up an online profile that will enhance your future career prospects. The aim of this site is to help you think about how our digitally-saturated environment affects the way we study and learn and the way we represent ourselves to others through social media and online.
The Invisible Gorilla: And Other Ways Our Intuitions Deceive Us Demonstrations, videos from our research, videos of us speaking, etc. Dan's YouTube Channel includes most of these videos as well as favorites from around the web that are related to or mentioned in our book. You can view more videos on his personal website Establishing a Quality Review for Online Courses A formal review of online courses measures their quality in key areas and reveals changes needed for improvement, if any By Tracy Chao, Tami Saj, and Felicity Tessier Since the inception of online learning in the 1990s, innovative technology and pedagogy have broadened access to higher education.
Holmes-Marking Student Work on the Computer The Internet TESL Journal Martin Holmesmholmes [at] uvaix.uvic. University of Victoria English Language Centre As more and more of our students' work is submitted in word-processed form, it seems logical that we begin to develop tools to mark and annotate written assignments quickly and clearly using word-processors. This article describes some tools which I have developed for marking electronic documents using a word-processor, and discusses some of the advantages and drawbacks revealed by my early trials of the system. The macros and templates I have developed for MS Word 7 and WordPerfect 6.1 for Windows can be downloaded from links in the article.
Book ‘Teaching in a Digital Age’ now ready and available Click image to view the book For the last two weeks I have been frantically re-editing my online open textbook, ‘Teaching in a Digital Age.’ I am relieved and pleased to announce that the book is now finished – or at least as finished as an open online textbook will be, as it’s possible, indeed essential, to continue to add or remove materials to keep it up to date.
Instructional Strategies for Online Courses Instructional Strategies for Online Courses Effective online instruction depends on learning experiences appropriately designed and facilitated by knowledgeable educators. Because learners have different learning stylesor a combination of styles, online educators should design activities multiple modes of learning in order to provide significant experiences for each class participant. In designing online courses, use multiple instructional strategies. Teaching models exist which apply to traditional higher education learning environments, and when designing courses for the online environment, these strategies should be adapted to the new environment. Traditionally, in a teacher-centered classroom, instructors control their environment because they have a monopoly on information.
Online research: the dangers Academics face issues around privacy and identity in the digital world Source: Reuters Identity check: it’s easy for someone to assume another persona online Academics are increasingly carrying out their research online, using tools that allow them to reach more people more efficiently than before. It is no surprise.
Strategies for Effective Lesson Planning Stiliana Milkova Center for Research on Learning and Teaching A lesson plan is the instructor’s road map of what students need to learn and how it will be done effectively during the class time. Before you plan your lesson, you will first need to identify the learning objectives for the class meeting. Then, you can design appropriate learning activities and develop strategies to obtain feedback on student learning. A successful lesson plan addresses and integrates these three key components:
Teens, Social Media & Technology Overview 2015 24% of teens go online “almost constantly,” facilitated by the widespread availability of smartphones. Aided by the convenience and constant access provided by mobile devices, especially smartphones, 92% of teens report going online daily — including 24% who say they go online “almost constantly,” according to a new study from Pew Research Center. More than half (56%) of teens — defined in this report as those ages 13 to 17 — go online several times a day, and 12% report once-a-day use. Just 6% of teens report going online weekly, and 2% go online less often. Much of this frenzy of access is facilitated by mobile devices.
Losing confidence in university teaching We’ve come to expect less and less. Before we came to university most of us had perceptions which provoked images of ancient libraries, world class academics, the sense of an academic community and regular tutoring with a couple of fellow students. However, in the last decade I think it is fair to say that this utopian image of a university experience has been shattered.