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Archive for May, 2013

Version 10.1 of D2L coming this June: please consider orientations sessions

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 20th May 2013

D2L version 10.1 will be rolled out at the end of this month. D2L will be unavailable from 10:00 PM on Friday, May 31, 2013 until 10:00 PM on Saturday, June 1, 2013. Training videos highlighting the changes in version 10.1 are available for both faculty and students at: http://mnscuims.mnscu.edu/training.html Brief training sessions outlining the changes in […]

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Online Learning: TUITION AND COMPENSATION FOR ONLINE COURSES

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 17th May 2013

TUITION AND COMPENSATION FOR ONLINE COURSES Useful discussion on the Educause Listserv “Blended and Online Learning Constituent Group” http://www.educause.edu/discuss/teaching-and-learning/blended-and-online-learning-constituent-group/tuition-and-compensation-online-courses Per Ann Hamilton from Penn State and Linda Futch with U of Central FL, it is obvious that compensation varies all across the board. Steve Covello’s comment most probably will resonate with any faculty, who had […]

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your q/s our answers: feature within D2L that may be exploited by students to cheat on quizzes and exams

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 16th May 2013

This email is in regard to a feature within D2L that may be exploited by students to cheat on quizzes and exams.SUMMARY D2L allows students to re-enter a quiz after leaving the quiz for any reason.  This feature is useful for recovering from internet connection problems or other disruptions.  This feature can be exploited by […]

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your q/s, our a/s: What does the “Late Limit” quiz submission type mean?

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 15th May 2013

Go to FAQ https://d2l.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1300 for details on “Late Limit” quiz submission.  

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Summer Technology Institute 2013

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 14th May 2013

http://www.stcloudstate.edu/teaching/documents/TechInstituteSchedule_TENTATIVE.pdf

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D2l summer courses are populated

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 14th May 2013

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Mastery Learning: the middle ground between individual tutoring and a lecture

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 13th May 2013

5 Tips: Learn more effectively in class with Mastery Learning http://blog.coursera.org/post/50352075945/5-tips-learn-more-effectively-in-class-with-mastery In traditional classrooms, students progress through the class regardless of their level of achievement.  In mastery learning classrooms, students must fully understand (demonstrate mastery of) the material before moving on to the next topic.  Mastery learning is about how students navigate through exercises and assignments. In the SCSU […]

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Live Preview of the Virtual Attendee Option/Live Webcast for the 10th Annual Sloan-C Blended Learning Conference and Workshop

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 13th May 2013

Live Preview of the Virtual Attendee Option/Live Webcast  for the 10th Annual Sloan-C Blended Learning Conference and Workshop (July 8-9, Milwaukee) which will be held on Wednesday, May 15th, 2013, 2013 at 2 pm ET. REGISTER REGISTER

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MOOCOW (Massive Open Online Course Or Whatever) to explore John Sener’s book “ The Seven Futures of American Education: Improving Learning & Teaching in a Screen-Captured World.

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 11th May 2013

http://tltgroup.roundtablelive.org/ViewEvent.ashx?eventId=677435 FridayLive! First Session of MOOCOW May 17, 2013  2:00-3:00 pm ET – free to all.                 Presenter; John Sener This MOOCOW (Massive Open Online Course Or Whatever) to explore John Sener’s book “ The Seven Futures of American Education: Improving Learning & Teaching in a Screen-Captured World.” NOTE:  Login instructions for the session will be […]

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D2L Upgrade: May 31-June 1, 2013

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 11th May 2013

D2L Production Upgrade from Version 10.0 to Version 10.1 is May 31-June 1, 2013 The D2L upgrade to version 10.1 is scheduled for Friday-Saturday, May 31 to June 1 2013. More on information on exact times the system will be unavailable will be forthcoming. The new D2L version is currently available to at  https://stcloudstateqa.ims.mnscu.edu/ Version […]

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