Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 24th October 2014
Of course, not all aspects of online course design require a team of specialists, a longer development time, and more funding. Some things can be done quickly, cheaply and by individuals with focused skill sets.
But technology can, when built with a deep understanding of how students learn, meet both of these needs. We can build online courses that provide students with hundreds of opportunities to test their knowledge. Using scientifically-based learning analytics, we can provide each learner with immediate, context-specific feedback. We can build software that constantly responds to each student’s cognitive and educational differences and serves up activities that address these differences.
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Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 16th October 2014
Adobe Connect webinar: https://desire2learn.adobeconnect.com/_a707373752/p1sx4w2gfir/?launcher=false&fcsContent=true&pbMode=normal
1. Build personal knowledge base in web accessibility for each participant
2. Create Accessible images, diagrams and charts
3. same for audio and video
4. same for HMTL content
5. same for other formats (PDF, Word, PPT)
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Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 2nd October 2014
The role of communities of practice in a digital age
Communities of practice are groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.
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Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 26th September 2014
MIT recently released its final report on what the school’s future will look like, education-wise.
As with any disruptive technology, MOOCs have been viewed with enthusiasm in many quarters and skepticism in some. However, the underlying facts are inarguable: that the rising cost of education, combined with the transformative potential of online teaching and learning technologies, presents a long-term challenge that no university can afford to ignore.
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Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 11th September 2014
The Four Stages of Moving from Traditional to Online Teaching
1. Sage on the Stage:
In this stage the teacher takes on traditional lecture-style teaching and hasn’t yet implemented any online or blended learning strategies.
2. Stranger in a Strange Land:
Next, the teacher becomes a Stranger in a Strange Land, as instruction moves to the computer, and the computer becomes the primary instructional tool. At this stage, the teacher is still unsure of how they fit in but is experimenting with and utilizing online tools to enhance instruction.
As the teacher continues to evolve, they enter the Resource stage, and while the computer is still the primary instructional tool, the teacher is comfortable being a resource, answering questions and re-teaching when asked.
4. Facilitator and Initiator of Interventions:
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Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 4th September 2014
50 Shades of Mobile
Smart phones (MLDs)
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Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 13th July 2014
The 70 Best Apps For Teachers And Students
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Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 28th May 2014
Blended Learning: Resource Roundup
4 Tips for Getting to Know the Blended Instructional Model
Tip #1: Kids Aren’t as Tech Savvy as You Think
Tip #2: Be Wary of Online Textbooks and Online Classes
Tip #3: PowerPoint is for Planning Lessons, Not Delivering Lectures
Tip #4: Get Your Students to Communicate with Each Other
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