2014 National Distance Learning Week

2014 NDLWSponsored by the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA), National Distance Learning Week (NDLW) is this week!

What is NDLW?

Purpose: To generate greater awareness and appreciation for distance learning, including K-12, Higher Education, Corporate and Military, while recognizing leaders and best practices in the field.

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Recap: 2014 Online Learning Consortium International Conference

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Last week, we attended, presented, and were sponsors for the 2014 Online Learning Consortium International Conference in Orlando. We learned a lot and can’t wait to share it all with you! To start, we will share what we presented.

During our presentation, “Struggling with Group Projects in Your Online Course?

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How to Make Your Own Sound Booth for Better Voice Overs

Not everyone has access to a professional recording studio so most of us have to improvise when recording audio. That is why we are so glad we came across this article by eLearning Brothers! Click here for the original article.

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Effective Design and Management for Group Projects in Online Courses

How Does Group Work Relate to Student-to-Student Engagement and Overall Success of Course Design? Dr. Melissa Kaulbach and James Bryan Smith answer this question during this episode of Ed Tech Du Jour.

Click here for a PowerPoint version of the video.

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8 Lessons Learned from Teaching Online

Educause recently published a video list of insights comes from experts in the field of online teaching. Here is a collection of 8 lessons that might improve your online course!

Click here to view the video’s original post.

About Educause

EDUCAUSE® is a nonprofit association and the foremost community of IT leaders and professionals committed to advancing higher education.

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Do Listening Styles Matter in Online Learning?

eLearning_IndustryCommunicating is all about what you say… Right? The skill of listening is often overlooked in discussions of communication styles and techniques. But without being able to listen—and recognize how your conversation partner prefers to listen—you are not truly communicating. Understanding the different listening styles can help you improve your e-Learning content too.

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Tips for Online Students to Work Successfully in Virtual Group

Whether on the job or in school, you’ll find yourself participating in group projects. Working in groups provides a great opportunity to collaborate with other seasoned professionals and explore different viewpoints, strategies and solutions.

Because group projects can sometimes be challenging, especially for the online learner, we’ve created an infographic detailing some best practices for online group work.

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Updated Academic Partnerships Course Quality Review Rubric

Two of our affiliate organizations, Quality Matters and Online Learning Consortium (formerly The Sloan Consortium), have updated their Higher Education Rubric and Quality Scorecard. In light of these changes, we have updated our quality rubric that we use to review our partners’ courses.

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New Ed Tech du Jour Video: Ensuring Deep Learning in Online Courses

Dr. Melissa Kaulbach, Vice President, Academic Services, had the opportunity to interview Dr. Andrew Rice of Queens’ College at The University of Cambridge on his experience teaching computer programming courses online.

“Many people think that certain disciplines and courses cannot effectively be facilitated online; however, Dr.

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edSurge: Michael Horn on ‘Failing Fast’ and Why Companies Should Understand Competency-Based Learning

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edSurge recently interviewed Michael Horn, co-founder of the Clayton Christensen Institute, on the power and importance of competency-based learning. We found that the interview closely aligns with what we practice (and preach). You can find the insightful interview below.

EDSURGE: What’s your background in education and the marketplace?

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