AP Publishes Guide to Quality in Online Learning

We have published a pioneering primer on the key quality issues in online education. Edited by international higher education authorities Stamenka Uvalić-Trumbić and Sir John Daniel and authored by learning experts Neil Butcher and Merridy Wilson-Strydom, A Guide to Quality in Online Learning is designed to provide insight into opportunities presented by online learning and is available to readers free of charge.

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Resilience


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Resilience. For yourself. For your students.

My friend Susan Spellman-Cann created the HaikuDeck and a blogpost, “Bent But Not Broken” to guide us in resilience.

She says, ” We need to see students as they should be and help them to see what they are capable of becoming.…

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University of North Florida Offers Four High-Demand Online Degree Programs

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. and DALLAS (Feb. 25, 2014) – The University of North Florida (UNF) today announced that it will make three of its high-demand degree programs—Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics (MS, Nutrition and Dietetics) and Master of Education in Special Education with a focus on Autism (MEd, Special Education)—available online this spring.

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The Free Enterprise System

The FES Unit Plan

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Objectives  Students will become informed of the basic economic freedoms in the free enterprise system.

SWBAT: 80% of students will demonstrate competencies using a variety of assessment with an overall portfolio score of 80% or higher.…

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The Magic of Feedback

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I believe in magic.  I believe in the power of positive thinking, positive words, and positive feedback.   As a high school English teacher, this has served me well to build long-term relationships with my kids.  Maintaining positive interactions with my kids has been a truism of my days, in this way the cycle of validation and feedback for who they are – as I see them to be – must be present in my communications with them, always.…

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Reflections of my #ETMOOC experience

In January last year, I signed up for an unforgettable experience with the Educational Technology & Media Massive Open Online Course, or ETMOOC for short. I deliberately use the word ‘unforgettable’ because, 12 months later, ETMOOC is still in my life through Google + and my personal learning network on Twitter.…

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AP Faculty Research Grant Recipient’s Research Published

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Dr. Joohi Lee, Associate Professor, College of Education and Health Professions at the University of Texas at Arlington

Dr. Joohi Lee, Associate Professor, College of Education and Health Professions at the University of Texas at Arlington, was a recipient of AP’s Faculty Research Grant in our 2012 round of proposals for her proposal, “An exploratory study of effective online learning: Assessing satisfaction levels of graduate students of mathematics education associated with human and design factors of an online course.” Lee was recently notified that her AP-funded article will be published in the March/April edition of International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning.

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Top #EdBlogs2013 Posts

2013 was a productive year that saw quite a bit of professional development and new thinking, highlighted by traveling, where I made new colleagues, and attending the Google Teacher Academy in Chicago. In reflecting on this year, +Eric Saibel has inspired colleagues who blog to share their most influential posts of 2013 for the #EdBlogs2013 series he’s collecting, and I’m honored to participate (read his own post here…). Continue reading

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Sunshine Gratitude

I owe +Megan Valois (@msvalois) and +Karl Lindgren-Streicher (@LS_Karl) some gratitude for sharing their Sunshine posts with me a few weeks ago, and I’m happy to finally respond with my first post of 2014.

Here’s how Sunshine posts work:

  1. Acknowledge the nominating blogger
  2. Share 11 random facts about myself.

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#etmooc #etmchat Anniversary

From Susan Spellman-Cann we continue the gift of #ETMOOC and will enjoy an anniversary event complete with chats and Google Hangouts. Join the Post ETMOOC community and the #etmchat .

What is ETMOOC… Here is Susan Spellman-Cann‘s explanation in HaikuDeck


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My HaikuDeck is One Slide about the effect of #ETMOOC

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After ETMOOC, I reflected on the experience in a blog post –  Unfinal Reflection, because it truly has been the gift that keeps on giving.…

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