Quality Matters 2014 Southwest Regional Conference: The Landscape of Quality

QMWe will be attending and presenting at Quality Matters 2014 Southwest Regional Conference: The Landscape of Quality this Friday, April 25th.

“With the mountains and sky of New Mexico as our setting and the QM rubric as our guide, we hope to get to the heart of what it means to provide quality distance learning and engage students, faculty, and administrators in the process of designing and implementing excellence.

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Who’s Writing Rhizo14?

Well, I stole my own thunder. It happens.

I wanted to answer here the second of two questions about membership in Rhizo14, but instead I mostly addressed the question in a comment on Frances Bell’s blog. You’d think that at my age I’d have more control, but Frances’ post Ethics and soft boundaries between Facebook and other web services is such a fine read and engendered such a rich discussion,… Continue reading

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Thanks for your post. Very interesting. Recently, …

Thanks for your post. Very interesting.
Recently, together with a group of like-minded teachers, we have decided to set up a blog where we are going to publish articles and materials related to hiring policies and NNEST/NEST debate.You can find it here: http://teflequityadvocates.blogspot.nl/
We would like this blog to be a place for discussion, exchange of ideas and above all a source of inspiration and motivation that change is possible.… Continue reading

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How’d You Do That? Tips and Tricks That Might Account for My 95 Percent Retention Rate

At The Sloan Consortium’s 7th Annual International Symposium Emerging Technologies for Online Learning, we attended an excellent workshop led by Kari Frisch (Central Lakes College) entitled “How’d You Do That? Tips and Tricks That Might Account for My 95 Percent Retention Rate.” At Academic Partnerships, one of our biggest foci is retention so we were anxious to learn how Frisch attained such an incredible retention rate of 95%.

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AP Faculty Grant Recipient Published and Accepted to Present at International Conference

Ronda Mintz-Binder

Ronda Mintz-Binder, DNP, RN, CNE, Assistant Professor-Graduate Studies, College of Nursing, University of Texas at Arlington

2013 AP Faculty Grant recipient, Ronda Mintz-Binder, DNP, RN, CNE, Assistant Professor-Graduate Studies, College of Nursing, University of Texas at Arlington, had her paper published and was accepted to present it at the International Journal of Arts and Sciences at Harvard Medical School, May 26-30, 2014.

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What I’m Learning: Flipped PD from Kristin Daniels

I really love this article on EdSurge, but my favorite part comes from the section on planning. It is truly a wonderful way to show how both easy and effective good personalized learning plans can be. Nice work Kristin!

The Flip Side of Professional Development | EdSurge News

The very first coaching session of Flipped PD often begins with the creation a google document that is shared between the teacher and the coach.

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2014: The Year of MOOC Click Bait

The University of Pennsylvania invited several hundred education reporters to a seminar on MOOCs. The school expected 15 to 20 enrollees from media outlets, but as of the catering deadline, only four responded. So the group cancelled the event.

This is the premise under which the Chronicle of Higher Education provided the click-bait headline “2014: The Year the Media Stopped Caring About MOOCs?” The article, written by Steve Kolowich, is only a few hundred words and notes that discussion of the MOOC in mainstream media has not waned…meaning the article headline poses a provocative question that the text of the article not only fails to support but rather disputes.…

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Project Roundtable: Professional Learning as Daily Practice (#2minPD and Other Innovative Ideas)

*Don’t Forget to Fill Out the Planning Document after you RSVP for the Event:* http://bit.ly/pldaily

*Roundtable Purpose:*
The purpose of this roundtable is to consider the role that Professional Learning plays in our lives as teachers and leaders. It is also to explore how we can make PD an expected and welcome part of every day.…

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