# Archive for the 'online learning' Category

## Flipped Classrooms’ may not have any impact on learning

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 23rd October 2013

‘#FlippedClassrooms’ may not have any impact on learning – See more at: http://www.eduwire.com/technology/flipped-classrooms-may-not-have-any-impact-on-learning/#sthash.ydZEqVVD.dpuf

Students reported in anonymous surveys that they either loved or hated the new model, and some said they felt the flipped classroom had a heavier workload since it required students to set aside time to watch the lengthy lecture videos.

Professors, too, had to spend considerably more time making and editing the videos and crafting engaging, hands-on sessions for their classes, she says.

Given these drawbacks, the fact that the actual learning outcomes seemed unaffected by the switch suggested that it might not be worth the hassle, Lape says.

## your wireless service: 20 Myths of Wi-Fi Interference

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 16th October 2013

20 Myths of Wi-Fi Interference

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/wireless/ps9391/ps9393/ps9394/prod_white_paper0900aecd807395a9.html

Thank you Tony (Sorteberg, Anthony J. <tsorteberg@stcloudstate.edu>)

## blended learning: outcomes, assessment, etc.

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 16th October 2013

On Tuesday, October 15, 2013, Patrice Torcivia Prusko wrote:

Sloan defines blended as anywhere between 30-79% online, so there is a pretty wide range. (I attached a document with the reference). The following are from a Blended Workshop I attended by Dr. Norman Vaughan

## SPOC, swarm and MOOC

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 27th September 2013

SPOC as the cousin of smartmobs (http://www.smartmobs.com/author/bryan/) and swarming (http://bwatwood.edublogs.org/2010/08/05/learning-swarms/)?… as per Bryan Alexander

Bryan Alexander forwarded the idea of swarming in education some 10 years go: synchronous online communication will break the brick-and-mortar classroom and must lead to offering a f2f class on a specific subject to “swarming” of interested students all around the globe around the specific subject. It was in an Educause article, which, of course, I cannot find now. The term comes from the 1999 riots in Seattle when protesters where calling each other on cells after the police hits them and were “swarming” to a different rally point.

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Plamen Miltenoff, Ph.D., MLIS

From: Ewing, M Keith
Sent: Friday, September 27, 2013 11:55 AM
Subject: First MOOCs, now SPOCs

“Harvard plans to boldly go with ‘Spocs’”

SPOC = Small Private Online Course

Well, not so small and private—still large, but not thousands.

“The smaller class size will allow “much more rigorous assessment and greater validation of identity and that will be more closely tied to what kind of certification might be possible,” he [Prof Robert Lue] says.”

Keith Ewing

## conferences and related events regarding technology in education

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 2nd August 2013

Looking to attend and/or present at appropriate event regarding technology in education?
Please have a tentative list below.
Do you know an event, which is worth presenting/attending? Please contribute!

by Barry Dahl (Greg Jorgensen) - link to a list of conferences regarding e-learning:

http://www.scoop.it/t/e-learning-conferences

campus technology conf. - boston - http://events.campustechnology.com/Events/CT-Summer-Educational-Technology-Conference/Home.aspx
educause - anaheim – October - http://www.educause.edu/annual-conference
devlearn las vegas – October - http://www.elearningguild.com/DevLearn/content/2825/devlearn-2013-conference-and-expo---home/?gclid=CJj7usLCy7gCFdBaMgodeR8AoQ
dist. learning - ann arbor -- ??
iste (intl soc. tech ed)  july – Atlanta - http://www.isteconference.org/2014/
aect (assoc education communications and tech) - oct 29 - 2 nov, Anaheim - http://aectorg.yourwebhosting.com/events/Louisville/default.asp
ascd (assoc of supervision and curricular dev) - november 1 - 3, las vegas - http://www.ascd.org/conferences/conference-on-educational-leadership/2013-registration.aspx#payment
salt (soc. of applied learning and tech) - august 14 - 16, reston, VA - http://www.salt.org/dc/washingtonR.asp?pn=wPrices
National Forum on Active Learning Classrooms  - august - u of m - http://www.cce.umn.edu/National-Forum-on-Active-Learning-Classrooms/index.html
D2L Fusion - july – Nashville – http://fusion.desire2learn.com
Sloan c - november disney world, florida - http://sloanconsortium.org/conference/2013/aln/registration
QM - october 1-4, Nashville - https://www.qualitymatters.org/5th-annual-conference-2013-0
distance teaching and learning - madison - august 7 – 9 - http://www.uwex.edu/disted/conference/2013_Registration.cfm
LERN  - san fran. - nov. 21 – 23 - http://www.lern.org/conference/

CCUMC – october 9-13 – Chicago – http://www.ccumc.org/2013-conference-rates

## Blended Learning Course Design: A Boot Camp for Instructors

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 20th June 2013

Blended Learning Course Design: A Boot Camp for Instructors
http://bit.ly/12V6NzN

July 29 – 30, 2013

This intensive two-day workshop offers one-to-one instruction and consultation from top innovators in blended learning. It’s a hands-on, working workshop. You bring a syllabus, exams, other course materials, and a computer. You leave with an action plan for a blended course that will keep you on the cutting edge of pedagogy.

Through this process, you will:

- Take one of your existing face-to-face courses and convert it into a blended format
- Feel comfortable and confident with the technology so that IT becomes an aid rather than a barrier to communicating with your students
- Learn the most pedagogically effective ways to blend instructional technology, course content, and course activities to promote interaction of students with each other, the instructor, and the content

You will finish with an understanding of how to balance what happens before class, what happens in class, and what happens after class. You will learn how to organize your own Learning Management System (LMS), and you will be exposed to the very best technology tools to support student learning.

Topics explored during this event include course design principles, pedagogical considerations, technology how-to’s, and student engagement strategies.

Enquiries: support@magnapubs.com

## Smart Phones Set To Overtake Feature Phones This Year Read

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 11th June 2013

Smart Phones Set To Overtake Feature Phones This Year

## Pennsylvania Pumps \$633,000 into Hybrid Learning

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 11th June 2013

## Online Learning: TUITION AND COMPENSATION FOR ONLINE COURSES

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 17th May 2013

online learning

### 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 taught online.

What are your thoughts as a faculty about how you need to be compensated for teaching online, versus F2F course?

## 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

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