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Five Steps to Improving Online Group Work Assignments

Faculty Focus

Online Group Projects — Yikes! You can hear the moans and groans of students echoing through your computer monitors as you start the first week of your online course. The reasons for requiring a group project vary from one discipline to another, but there are educational and career motives for requiring group projects.

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A Little Aggregation

Starlings

The new Syndication plugin gives Glow Blogs the ability to bring content in from other sources aggregating content into one space.

For example a School site could aggregate several department or class blogs. This gives the classes/departments a degree of autonomy and control.…

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Garden Beds

As part of their assessment, Yr 7s completed a task where they had to consider different shaped garden beds that all covered the same area, choose one, then calculate the volume of soil needed to fill it.

There was an optional extension involving a circular based bird bath, for those who had completed work on the circumference and area of circles.…

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Making peace with ambiguity #msloc430 #wol

I started this post last night, reflecting at the end-of-the-day for day one of our Working Out Loud week. Was a bit too tired to finish it in a coherent fashion. Serendipity. A theme emerged. Along with the coffee. I woke up this morning to a blog post from Helen Crump in which she shares […]
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Quality Matters Monday: Standard 1.8

QMIt’s Quality Matters Monday! Each Monday, we will 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 Standard 1.8.

Click here to view Quality Matters Standard 1.8 in the Quality Matters Rubric.

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Warming up to the official start of #msloc430 Working Out Loud Week May 4-10

I’ll be here, narrating some of my own work and thoughts on this effort as we go through the week ahead. But we’re already witnessing the kind of experimentation that a short-burst work-out-loud event seems to inspire – both on Twitter and within our graduate program’s private enterprise social network.…
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Content in #rhizo15

It's Week 3 in #rhizo15, and Dave Cormier has asked us to consider content and its role in education. He says: I’ve always been a little confused by the word ‘content.’ There is something lonely and unconnected about the word somehow, when i hear it used with reference to what happens in learning.…
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What *We* Talk About When *We* Talk About MOOCs

Yesterday’s Chronicle announcement of the MOOC-related study Preparing for the Digital University (a comprehensive review of distance, blended and online learning funded in part by the Gates Foundation and investigated in part by Athabasca University) created somewhat of a tremor in the social media landscape for those who follow George Siemens (one of the researchers in the study, the point-person for the Chronicle write up, and one of the creators of CCK08, the course that spawned the MOOC acronym) and Stephen Downes (one of the more prevalent and accessible EdTech researchers today, as well as the other primary creator of CCK08, the course that spawned the MOOC acronym).  …

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Faculty Spotlight: Holly Kathleen Hall, Dr. Thillainatarajan Sivakumaran, Dr. Annette Hux, Fall 2013 Grant Recipients

Holly Kathleen Hall

Holly Kathleen Hall

Today, we are spotlighting Arkansas State University professors, Holly Kathleen Hall, Dr. Thillainatarajan Sivakumaran, and Dr. Annette Hux. They were Fall 2013 Faculty Research Grant

Recipients for their proposal, “Is the Market Saturated for Graduates in Online Educational Leadership Programs?”

We are thrilled to share their findings and thank them for participating in our Faculty Research Grant Program.

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Ethics for MOOCs: Imagination

I want to finish my series about rhizo-ethics before Dave Cormier posts another #rhizo15 challenge. We'll see. Woermann and Cilliers' discussion of complex ethics in their article The ethics of complexity and the complexity of ethics (2012) insists that ethics in complex spaces requires a self-critical rationality and that this rationality is supported by four principles: provisionality,…
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