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Proto. Type. (cont’d) Messing with WordPress themes

Back at hacking around my prototype for the next iteration of popping-the-lid off of the course MSLOC 430. I can point you to msloc430.net – the work in progress – but just be warned that it changes a lot. And all the photography used on the site is simply placeholding.…
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The Web and Ed We Want via Justin Reich

Justin Reich’s recent Berkman Center talk – “The Web We Want and the Ed We Want” – is a great, actually entertaining tour through the recent history of the web and the parallel narrative of the web and education. I am posting it here as a note to myself.…
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Developing a framework for teaching open courses

This post was written jointly with Katia Hildebrandt and also appears on her blog.

Recently, we presented at OER15 in Cardiff, Wales, on the topic of developing a framework for open courses. In our session, we considered our experiences in facilitating MOOC type courses in order to think through and address the challenges that these types of courses present.…

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A Fringe Festival of Learning

“People don’t go to conferences for presentations. They go for the networking.” Overheard on tram 48, 6.47pm, 16.4.15.

As educators we know and understand the importance of providing authentic, rich and fulfilling learning experiences that provide real world contexts for learning.…

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Quality Matters Monday: Standard 3.3

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 3.3.

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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The Role of Portfolios in Personalization, Competency Based Education and Blended Learning

It’s clear that one of the changes needed in education is to personalize learning. This goes hand in hand with competency based education and blended learning. A focus on all three of these areas is key to the futuring of education.…

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What Does Design Thinking Have To Do With the Futuring of Education? Everything!

What does design thinking have to do with the futuring of education? Everything. We are continually striving to reimagine the educational system to provide learning environments that foster innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurialism for all students. Conversations, shifts, and fixes have been going on for years, with few truly disruptive changes.…

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8 Top Tips to Create an Effective Social Learning Strategy

eLearning_IndustryIn this article, you’ll find Social Learning tips, advice, and techniques for creating a successful Social Learning Strategy. From research to implementation, I’ll walk you through on how to develop a Social Learning Strategy that engages learners and encourages collaborative eLearning.

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Clicker points and mindset

I’m a big fan of peer instruction with clickers and of Carol Dweck’s model of growth and fixed mindset. The streams crossed the other day which can be both revealing (and dangerous.)

If you’re familiar with peer instruction and mindset, skip down to “Clicker points: performance or participation.” If you’re still here, a quick refresher:

(Image: Peter Newbury CC-BY)

(Image: Peter Newbury CC-BY)

Peer instruction is a powerful, evidence-based instructional strategy where the instructor poses a conceptually-challenging multiple-choice question, the students vote using “clickers”, discuss their thinking with their neighbors, vote again (depending on the type of question asked) and then participate in a class-wide discussion.…

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syndicating 5368 posts from 517 #etmooc blogs