Virtual reality may be the closest to teleportation we will ever have in our lifetime.
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Open Source Textbooks
Presenters: Steve Gilbert, TLT Group and Others
PLANNING MEETING – Flipped Classrooms, Blended Learning, and Integrating Technology
Date: Thursday, May 26, 2016
Time: 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET
Presenters: Steve Gilbert and many more
In this session we will finalize the design of the May 27th & June 24th events. Link to planning document.
Here is a history of our work on this topic:
- During our March 11th FridayLive! event, Irene Knokh helped us explore the flipped classroom. There was interest expressed in building a flipped classroom toolkit.
- On March 17th TLT Members were invited to start this work.
- On March 24th TLT Members met and decided to create a Flipped/Blended Learning Series.
- On March 31st the planning continued and the 3 part series has begun to take shape.
- In April we decided to focus on 2 events.
- On April 27th we finalized the dates (May 27 and June 24th) and began to design the first session.
- On May 5th the design work continued
- On May 11th the design work continued
- On May 19th the design work continued
Special and Gifted Education: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (4 Volumes)
Release Date: April, 2016
Diverse learners with exceptional needs require a specialized curriculum that will help them to develop socially and intellectually in a way that traditional pedagogical practice is unable to fulfill. As educational technologies and theoretical approaches to learning continue to advance, so do the opportunities for exceptional children.
Special and Gifted Education: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is an exhaustive compilation of emerging research, theoretical concepts, and real-world examples of the ways in which the education of special needs and exceptional children is evolving. Emphasizing pedagogical innovation and new ways of looking at contemporary educational practice, this multi-volume reference work is ideal for inclusion in academic libraries for use by pre-service and in-service teachers, graduate-level students, researchers, and educational software designers and developers.
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Behavioral Disorders
- Emotional Disorders
- Exceptional Learners
- Learning Disabilities
- Physical Disabilities
- Response to Intervention
- Talented Education
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Integrated Strategic Planning and Resource Allocation
Ultimately, aligning plans, people, and resources is about working collaboratively across departments and divisions. This program will give you the tools and techniques needed to accomplish this in a meaningful way. This workshop goes beyond creating a beautiful strategic plan; it’s about the hard work of implementation to move your institution forward.
Future of Education Technology Conference <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Orlando, FL, January 24-27 2017
Researchers: Forget Internet Abstinence; Teens Need some Online Risk
By Dian Schaffhauser 05/16/16
My note: after years of imposing Internet filters at schools, “cap” students’ natural curiosity by denying open access to the Internet, etc., this is the first article, which openly defies the bureaucratic / technocratic approach to regulation of the acquisition of knowledge at American schools.
the conclusion from a Pennsylvania State University research project that examined adolescent online safety. This approach includes an important role for teachers as “trusted confidantes” and “educated advisors.”
The results, “Dear Diary: Teens Reflect on Their Weekly Online Risk Experiences,” were published by the Association for Computing Machinery and presented at the organization’s recent Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.
“Teens have a strong sense of cost vs. reward, so if we can educate them more clearly on the costs associated with their actions, they may make better decisions on their own,”
Moving beyond smile sheets: A case study on the evaluation and iterative improvement of an online faculty development program
The eCampus Quality Instruction Program (eQIP) is an online faculty development program developed to train faculty in designing and teaching fully online courses.
What is the best way to design and develop high- quality online courses and support faculty as they teach online?
Given faculty’s competing priorities and limited time, we contend that it is important for institutions, and specifically faculty developers, to analyze how much time faculty are spending in online faculty development activities as well as which parts are taking the most (or least) time. (p. 5)
A successful online faculty development program must include pedagogical support, technology support, and design and development support (Baran & Correia, 2014) that overcome obstacles about time, expertise, and motivation of faculty (Henning, 2012).(p. 17)
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