A Crowdsourced Rubric for Evaluating Infographics

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The Eight-Minute Lecture Keeps Students Engaged

The Eight-Minute Lecture Keeps Students Engaged

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A Learner-Centered Syllabus Helps Set the Tone for Learning

By Mary Bart

At its most basic level, the syllabus is used to communicate information about the course, the instructor, learning objectives, assignments, grading policies, due dates, the university’s academic integrity statement, and, in some cases, an increasingly long list of strongly worded admonitions on what is and isn’t acceptable behavior in the college classroom.

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Why Change Our Approach to Teaching?

Why Change Our Approach to Teaching?By: Doug Ward, PhD

Jennifer Roberts first noticed the difference a few years ago in Geology 101.The course regularly draws 300 or more students a semester, and Roberts, an associate professor of geology, was teaching in much the same way she had since she took over the course in 2002: lecture and exam.Problem was, exam scores were dropping, she said, and as she interacted with students, she found that they had less understanding of the material than students had had just two or three years before.

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Rethinking Direct Instruction in Online Learning

Rethinking Direct Instruction in Online LearningBy: Kristi Bronkey. Direct Instruction has a bad reputation. It is often associated in higher education with long lectures and passive learners. “Passivity isn’t wrong because it’s boring; it’s wrong because it doesn’t work” (Daniel and Bizer, 2005, p. 103). Direct Instruction is an instructional model that consists of three main components: modeling, guided practice with formative feedback, and independent practice. When utilized correctly, the Direct Instruction model is anything but boring, and students should never be passive recipients of learning.

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How a Course Map Puts You on Track for Better Learning Outcomes

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My Upcoming Presentation on Self-Leadership in Columbus, Ohio – e-Learning Feeds

My Upcoming Presentation on Self-Leadership in Columbus, Ohio

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Reflection on a Training: Using iPad as a Documentary Photo Device – e-Learning Feeds

Reflection on a Training: Using iPad as a Documentary Photo Device

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Five Steps to Improving Online Group Work Assignments | Faculty Focus

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April 20, 2015
Five Steps to Improving Online Group Work Assignments

By: Gregory Wells in Online Education
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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. Students will have an opportunity to develop team skills, improve communication skills, and leverage their own personal interests and experiences to contribute to a group project.

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Teaching with WordPress

Welcome!
This is an open online course on Teaching with WordPress, running June 1-26, 2015. Join us to talk about and experiment with, among other things:

open education, open pedagogy and design
WordPress as a highly customizable framework for teaching and learning
examples of instructors and learners using WordPress sites in many different ways for multiple purposes
plug ins, applications and approaches for creating, discussing, sharing and interacting with each other

Throughout the course, you’ll be creating your own WordPress course site, so that by the end you’ll have a beginning structure to build on with your learners.

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