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Quality Matters Monday: Standard 4.1

QMIt’s Quality Matters Monday! Each Monday, we highlight a Quality Matters standard and review its importance in an online course and how we evaluate this standard.

Today, we are reviewing Quality Matters Standards 4.1.

General Standard 4 addresses the inclusion of instructional materials that enable learners to achieve the stated learning objectives or competencies.

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Research into Montessori

I do not believe that there is any 'right way' to learn. Howard Gardner points to different intelligences, Loris Malaguzzi describes 100 languages, Mark Wahl sees animal temperaments... Thus, in a constant search for 'what works' for each child I have been reading research and documentation of Montessori Method.…

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Faculty Spotlight: Sedef Smith, Randy Davis, and Carl Sheperis, Spring 2014 Recipients

Dr. Sedef Smith

Dr. Sedef Smith

Today, we are spotlighting Lamar University professors, Drs. Sedef U. Smith, Randy J. Davis, and Carl J. Sheperis. They were Spring 2014 Faculty Research Grant Recipients for their proposal, “Feedback plug-in application for Blackboard: The much needed tool for revolutionizing the assessment of students’ online discussion participation.”

Dr. Randy Davis

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Space to make ideas your own

Helen Crump caught my attention earlier today with her reflective post Literacy: Not a desk job, but an identity job. It’s a great story reminding us of the connections between literacy, identity, learning and teaching. And then I learned there is more to the story.…
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Why Do Learners Drop out of a Course?

TalentLMS

Despite the best laid plans, the loudest bells and whistles and the loftiest experts in your learning network, learners might enroll only to drop after the first two weeks. There is nothing more heartbreaking than to see the dropout rates of a seemingly perfect course rise above the horizon.

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A Visual Tilt-a-Whirl, a Carny Ride of Systems Thinking – Ride With Me

Terry Elliot, who I first met during the 2014 Making Learning Connected MOOC, posted this "Visual Tilt-a-Whirl" statement as an introduction to a July 19th Faceblook post. He included the graphic below, and a link to his blog, where he describes the graphic.…
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Quality Matters Monday: Standard 3.5

QMIt’s Quality Matters Monday! Each Monday, we highlight a Quality Matters standard and review its importance in an online course and how we evaluate this standard.

Today, we are reviewing Quality Matters Standards 3.5.

General Standard 3 addresses the inclusion of assessments that evaluate learner progress in achieving the stated learning objectives or mastering the competencies.

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Badges, Trello and Organisation

ShowsTrello

While I enjoy a geeky lifehack blog post as well as the next person I rarely take the advice. My inbox is pretty messy, I have no consistent way of organising files and I keep notes in text files in several different places (mostly dropbox), links in pinboard.in and that is about it.…

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