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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

FREE eBooks from The eLearning Guild!

Here are some eBooks I thought you may find interesting.
eBooks from The eLearning Guild are guaranteed to put a wealth of information at your fingertips!


The eLearning Guild's Handbook on Synchronous e-Learning
This FREE Digital Handbook on Synchronous e-Learning is intended for anyone and everyone who wants to produce, lead, or promote live, interactive learning events on the Web. It's packed with job aids, references, examples, and information to significantly reduce the amount of time required to produce online learning events.
Published 01-16-2007.


  • 382 Tips on the SELECTION of an LMS or LCMS
    This FREE Digital Book is an awesome collection of tips from hundreds of your professional colleagues. These tips will help you navigate the LMS minefield, streamline your selection process, and help you save money! Nowhere will you find a more comprehensive set of tips that you can use to improve your LMS and LCMS selection efforts.
    Published 12-12-2006

  • 311 Tips on the MANAGEMENT of an LMS or LCMS
    This FREE Digital Book is an incredible collection of tips from hundreds of your professional colleagues. Why reinvent the wheel when you can learn from these tips on the management of your LMS or LCMS system! Nowhere will you find a more comprehensive set of tips that you can use to improve your LMS and LCMS management efforts.
    Published 12-12-2006

  • 339 Tips on the IMPLEMENTATION of an LMS or LCMS
    This FREE Digital Book is an amazing collection of tips from hundreds of your professional colleagues. Nowhere will you find a more comprehensive set of tips that you can use to improve your LMS and LCMS implementation efforts.
    Published 11-20-2006

  • 834 Tips for Successful Online Instruction
    This FREE Digital Book is a wonderful collection of tips from 336 of your professional colleagues. Nowhere will you find a more comprehensive set of tips that you can use to improve your knowledge and skills in online instruction.
    Published 12-18-2005

Source: The eLearning Guild


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FREE eBooks from The eLearning Guild!

Here are some eBooks I thought you may find interesting.
eBooks from The eLearning Guild are guaranteed to put a wealth of information at your fingertips!


The eLearning Guild's Handbook on Synchronous e-Learning
This FREE Digital Handbook on Synchronous e-Learning is intended for anyone and everyone who wants to produce, lead, or promote live, interactive learning events on the Web. It's packed with job aids, references, examples, and information to significantly reduce the amount of time required to produce online learning events.
Published 01-16-2007.


  • 382 Tips on the SELECTION of an LMS or LCMS
    This FREE Digital Book is an awesome collection of tips from hundreds of your professional colleagues. These tips will help you navigate the LMS minefield, streamline your selection process, and help you save money! Nowhere will you find a more comprehensive set of tips that you can use to improve your LMS and LCMS selection efforts.
    Published 12-12-2006

  • 311 Tips on the MANAGEMENT of an LMS or LCMS
    This FREE Digital Book is an incredible collection of tips from hundreds of your professional colleagues. Why reinvent the wheel when you can learn from these tips on the management of your LMS or LCMS system! Nowhere will you find a more comprehensive set of tips that you can use to improve your LMS and LCMS management efforts.
    Published 12-12-2006

  • 339 Tips on the IMPLEMENTATION of an LMS or LCMS
    This FREE Digital Book is an amazing collection of tips from hundreds of your professional colleagues. Nowhere will you find a more comprehensive set of tips that you can use to improve your LMS and LCMS implementation efforts.
    Published 11-20-2006

  • 834 Tips for Successful Online Instruction
    This FREE Digital Book is a wonderful collection of tips from 336 of your professional colleagues. Nowhere will you find a more comprehensive set of tips that you can use to improve your knowledge and skills in online instruction.
    Published 12-18-2005

Source: The eLearning Guild


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EDUCAUSE Review


Just look at this interesting line-up in this EDUCAUSE Review, January/February 2007, Volume 42, Number 1 issue:


  • Entering the Interaction Age: Implementing a Future Vision for Campus Learning Spaces . . . Today
    Andrew J. Milne

  • The Future of the Web, Intelligent Devices, and Education
    Howard Strauss

  • Open Source 2010: Reflections on 2007
    Brad Wheeler

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Source: EDUCAUSE Review


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EDUCAUSE Review


Just look at this interesting line-up in this EDUCAUSE Review, January/February 2007, Volume 42, Number 1 issue:


  • Entering the Interaction Age: Implementing a Future Vision for Campus Learning Spaces . . . Today
    Andrew J. Milne

  • The Future of the Web, Intelligent Devices, and Education
    Howard Strauss

  • Open Source 2010: Reflections on 2007
    Brad Wheeler

Read more...

Source: EDUCAUSE Review


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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

USC Teaching Excellence Colloquium

Here is another presentation on-line from the colloquium.
"Linking Academic and Civic Engagement: A National Imperative"

Dr. Edward Zlotkowski, Bentley College



Whether one looks at higher education research, the development of instruments like the National Survey of Student Engagement, or the sessions offered at disciplinary conferences, it is clear that over the last decade student engagement, academic and civic, has become a topic of increasing importance. What are the implications of such engagement for curricular design and classroom practice? What resources do faculty need - and most often lack - to help them help their students successfully embrace a more active approach to learning? How can such active learning also pave the way for a more engaged citizenry, a generation ready and able to to address public problems? Questions like these lie at the core of what more and more academic thinkers are calling our new educational model: "the engaged campus."
View it on-line: (Januar 11, 2007).

About the Presenter
Edward Zlotkowski, a professor of English at Bentley College, received his BA in English and his PhD in Comparative Literature from Yale University. In 1990, he founded the Bentley Service-Learning Center, an institution-wide program that involves all of the college's undergraduate academic departments.

UPCOMING EVENTS!
Center for Teaching Excellence Teaching Our Students Seminar"Using Breeze for Assessment and Research Collaboration "Presenter: Dr. Tena CrewsFriday, February 9, 2007, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Close/Hipp Building (Moore School of Business), Room 203.
View it live (link activates 1/2 hour before the event).

Source:
Center for Teaching Excellence


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USC Teaching Excellence Colloquium

Here is another presentation on-line from the colloquium.
"Linking Academic and Civic Engagement: A National Imperative"

Dr. Edward Zlotkowski, Bentley College



Whether one looks at higher education research, the development of instruments like the National Survey of Student Engagement, or the sessions offered at disciplinary conferences, it is clear that over the last decade student engagement, academic and civic, has become a topic of increasing importance. What are the implications of such engagement for curricular design and classroom practice? What resources do faculty need - and most often lack - to help them help their students successfully embrace a more active approach to learning? How can such active learning also pave the way for a more engaged citizenry, a generation ready and able to to address public problems? Questions like these lie at the core of what more and more academic thinkers are calling our new educational model: "the engaged campus."
View it on-line: (Januar 11, 2007).

About the Presenter
Edward Zlotkowski, a professor of English at Bentley College, received his BA in English and his PhD in Comparative Literature from Yale University. In 1990, he founded the Bentley Service-Learning Center, an institution-wide program that involves all of the college's undergraduate academic departments.

UPCOMING EVENTS!
Center for Teaching Excellence Teaching Our Students Seminar"Using Breeze for Assessment and Research Collaboration "Presenter: Dr. Tena CrewsFriday, February 9, 2007, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Close/Hipp Building (Moore School of Business), Room 203.
View it live (link activates 1/2 hour before the event).

Source:
Center for Teaching Excellence


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The Invisible Professor and the Future of Virtual Faculty

Article by Martha C. Sammons and Stephen Ruth, appears in Vol. 4. No. 1. (2007) edition of International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning:


The Sloan Consortium’s latest report, (“Making the Grade: Online Education in the United States 2006”) estimates that 850,000 more students took online courses in fall 2005 than 2004, an increase of almost 40 percent. Although the online teaching continues to grow in popularity, it places greater demands on faculty than traditional courses.
The Sloan report found that this problem exists at all levels of postsecondary education, from doctoral-granting institutions to community colleges. A significant number of full-time professors are thus understandably reluctant to participate in distance learning, and faculty questions about online teaching continue. Traditional professors are disappearing from online classrooms as distance learning has altered their roles and responsibilities, as well as their professional status, job security, workload, rewards, and intellectual freedom.
This article delineates some of the most significant challenges and suggests that distance learning has created new questions about the future of virtual faculty.


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The Invisible Professor and the Future of Virtual Faculty

Article by Martha C. Sammons and Stephen Ruth, appears in Vol. 4. No. 1. (2007) edition of International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning:


The Sloan Consortium’s latest report, (“Making the Grade: Online Education in the United States 2006”) estimates that 850,000 more students took online courses in fall 2005 than 2004, an increase of almost 40 percent. Although the online teaching continues to grow in popularity, it places greater demands on faculty than traditional courses.
The Sloan report found that this problem exists at all levels of postsecondary education, from doctoral-granting institutions to community colleges. A significant number of full-time professors are thus understandably reluctant to participate in distance learning, and faculty questions about online teaching continue. Traditional professors are disappearing from online classrooms as distance learning has altered their roles and responsibilities, as well as their professional status, job security, workload, rewards, and intellectual freedom.
This article delineates some of the most significant challenges and suggests that distance learning has created new questions about the future of virtual faculty.


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Monday, January 29, 2007

Free seminars from e2train to uncover e-learning solutions,exclusively at Learning Technologies 2007


e2train, the UK's leading provider of learning and performance technology, announces a complimentary series of seminars for attendees of Learning Technologies 2007. The bite size, expert-led sessions will uncover how to create powerful e-learning, deliver it to the widest audience and most importantly, make it count, with e2train's solutions.


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Free seminars from e2train to uncover e-learning solutions,exclusively at Learning Technologies 2007


e2train, the UK's leading provider of learning and performance technology, announces a complimentary series of seminars for attendees of Learning Technologies 2007. The bite size, expert-led sessions will uncover how to create powerful e-learning, deliver it to the widest audience and most importantly, make it count, with e2train's solutions.


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Friday, January 26, 2007

USC Teaching Excellence Colloquium


Dr. Charles Dziuban, University of Central Florida

"The Net Generation, Learning Styles and Technology-Enhanced Education: Opportunities and Challenges"

This presentation focused on the characteristics of net generation learners and their interaction with reactive behavior patterns in the distributed learning environment. Results focused on success and withdrawal across disciplines, students' satisfaction with their learning experiences, and differing reactions to online learning by generational cohorts and learning preference.
View it on-line: (November 17, 2006)

About the Presenter
Charles Dziuban is Director of the Research Initiative for Teaching Effectiveness at the University of Central Florida (UCF) where has been a faculty member since 1970 teaching research design and statistics.

UPCOMING EVENTS! Center for Teaching Excellence Teaching Our Students Seminar"Using Breeze for Assessment and Research Collaboration"Presenter: Dr. Tena CrewsFriday, February 9, 2007, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.Close/Hipp Building (Moore School of Business), Room 203
View it live (link activates 1/2 hour before the event).

Source: Center for Teaching Excellence


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USC Teaching Excellence Colloquium


Dr. Charles Dziuban, University of Central Florida

"The Net Generation, Learning Styles and Technology-Enhanced Education: Opportunities and Challenges"

This presentation focused on the characteristics of net generation learners and their interaction with reactive behavior patterns in the distributed learning environment. Results focused on success and withdrawal across disciplines, students' satisfaction with their learning experiences, and differing reactions to online learning by generational cohorts and learning preference.
View it on-line: (November 17, 2006)

About the Presenter
Charles Dziuban is Director of the Research Initiative for Teaching Effectiveness at the University of Central Florida (UCF) where has been a faculty member since 1970 teaching research design and statistics.

UPCOMING EVENTS! Center for Teaching Excellence Teaching Our Students Seminar"Using Breeze for Assessment and Research Collaboration"Presenter: Dr. Tena CrewsFriday, February 9, 2007, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.Close/Hipp Building (Moore School of Business), Room 203
View it live (link activates 1/2 hour before the event).

Source: Center for Teaching Excellence


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Gatlin Learning, Inc.

Gatlin Learning and Tennessee Tech Announce e-Learning Center Website


The eLearning Center recently released Phase II, a package of upgrades that included increasing the course offerings to more than 5,000.“Tennessee Tech students have access to the Internet’s largest collection of leading educational courses,” said Stephen Gatlin, founder of Fort Worth-based Gatlin Learning. “The eLearning Center is a one-stop shopping solution where students can advance their educational or career needs.”
Read more...



William Woods University recently partnered with Gatlin Education Services to provide new online career training programs.

Online career training courses are in heavy demand. Staying on the cutting edge of this popular educational methodology, William Woods University recently partnered with Gatlin Education Services to provide online career training courses in the fields of healthcare, business, construction/automotive technology, Internet, design and technical, networking and CompTIA certification, Microsoft certification training and video game design and development.The courses can help individuals at any stage of their career. Whether the student is interested in switching career paths, obtaining advanced training and certificates, or a first-time job seeker in need of specialized training, William Woods and Gatlin provide the necessary resources for workforce, corporate, vocational rehabilitation or individual career training, all from the convenience of your own home or office.

Read more...

Source: Newswire Today


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Gatlin Learning, Inc.

Gatlin Learning and Tennessee Tech Announce e-Learning Center Website


The eLearning Center recently released Phase II, a package of upgrades that included increasing the course offerings to more than 5,000.“Tennessee Tech students have access to the Internet’s largest collection of leading educational courses,” said Stephen Gatlin, founder of Fort Worth-based Gatlin Learning. “The eLearning Center is a one-stop shopping solution where students can advance their educational or career needs.”
Read more...



William Woods University recently partnered with Gatlin Education Services to provide new online career training programs.

Online career training courses are in heavy demand. Staying on the cutting edge of this popular educational methodology, William Woods University recently partnered with Gatlin Education Services to provide online career training courses in the fields of healthcare, business, construction/automotive technology, Internet, design and technical, networking and CompTIA certification, Microsoft certification training and video game design and development.The courses can help individuals at any stage of their career. Whether the student is interested in switching career paths, obtaining advanced training and certificates, or a first-time job seeker in need of specialized training, William Woods and Gatlin provide the necessary resources for workforce, corporate, vocational rehabilitation or individual career training, all from the convenience of your own home or office.

Read more...

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Thursday, January 25, 2007

The Classroom of Tomorrow: Here Today!

We know we need many new schools to replace aging structures and/or to support booming student populations. We must also build classrooms that not only meet the teaching and learning needs of today, but are flexible enough to adapt to new pedagogies, learning technologies and instructional tools – even some that do not yet exist.


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The Classroom of Tomorrow: Here Today!

We know we need many new schools to replace aging structures and/or to support booming student populations. We must also build classrooms that not only meet the teaching and learning needs of today, but are flexible enough to adapt to new pedagogies, learning technologies and instructional tools – even some that do not yet exist.


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Should States Mandate Online Learning?


By Patricia Deubel, Ph.D.


In Keeping pace with K-12 online learning: A review of state level policy and practice, Watkins and Lewis (2006) reported, "As of September 2006, 38 states have either state-led online learning programs, significant policies regulating online education, or both." (p. 6). In 2006, "Michigan passed a law creating an online learning experience requirement for high school graduation" (p. 7). Michigan Merit Curriculum Guidelines (2006) indicate "Students must take an online course or learning experience or have the online learning experience incorporated into each course of the required curriculum beginning with the class of 2011" (p. 8). I have a concern about any state or education institution mandating online learning for any education level.


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Should States Mandate Online Learning?


By Patricia Deubel, Ph.D.


In Keeping pace with K-12 online learning: A review of state level policy and practice, Watkins and Lewis (2006) reported, "As of September 2006, 38 states have either state-led online learning programs, significant policies regulating online education, or both." (p. 6). In 2006, "Michigan passed a law creating an online learning experience requirement for high school graduation" (p. 7). Michigan Merit Curriculum Guidelines (2006) indicate "Students must take an online course or learning experience or have the online learning experience incorporated into each course of the required curriculum beginning with the class of 2011" (p. 8). I have a concern about any state or education institution mandating online learning for any education level.


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Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Feedback Model to Support Designers of Blended Learning Courses

Article by Hans G. K. Hummel, appears in Vol 7, No 3 (2006) edition of The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning:


Abstract

Although extensive research has been carried out, describing the role of feedback in education, and many theoretical models are yet available, procedures and guidelines for actually designing and implementing feedback in practice have remained scarce so far. This explorative study presents a preliminary six-phase design model for feedback (6P/ FB-model) in blended learning courses. Each phase includes leading questions and criteria that guide the designer. After describing the model, we report research into the usability and quality of draft versions of this model. Participants in both a small usability pilot and an expert appraisal survey rated and commented on the model. We conclude that the overall quality of the model was perceived as sufficient, although experts recommended major revisions before the model could actually be used in daily practice.


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Feedback Model to Support Designers of Blended Learning Courses

Article by Hans G. K. Hummel, appears in Vol 7, No 3 (2006) edition of The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning:


Abstract

Although extensive research has been carried out, describing the role of feedback in education, and many theoretical models are yet available, procedures and guidelines for actually designing and implementing feedback in practice have remained scarce so far. This explorative study presents a preliminary six-phase design model for feedback (6P/ FB-model) in blended learning courses. Each phase includes leading questions and criteria that guide the designer. After describing the model, we report research into the usability and quality of draft versions of this model. Participants in both a small usability pilot and an expert appraisal survey rated and commented on the model. We conclude that the overall quality of the model was perceived as sufficient, although experts recommended major revisions before the model could actually be used in daily practice.


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3-Minute e-Learning

3-Minute e-Learning is the newly-launched e-Learning book that produces rapid e-learning, enabling the learners to be trained and gain the skill in working proficiency while spending literally about three minutes.

Written by the noted expert of e-Learning Dr. Ray Jimenez, this 300-page book provides managers, instructional designers, developers and top-level management a new method and key insights to rapidly developand deploy e-Learning and impact performance.

Read more...

Source: Learningbusiness.fi


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3-Minute e-Learning

3-Minute e-Learning is the newly-launched e-Learning book that produces rapid e-learning, enabling the learners to be trained and gain the skill in working proficiency while spending literally about three minutes.

Written by the noted expert of e-Learning Dr. Ray Jimenez, this 300-page book provides managers, instructional designers, developers and top-level management a new method and key insights to rapidly developand deploy e-Learning and impact performance.

Read more...

Source: Learningbusiness.fi


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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

The Best Evidence Encyclopedia


I came across this free web site recently.

The Best Evidence Encyclopedia is a free web site created by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Data-Driven Reform in Education (CDDRE) under funding from the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. It is intended to give educators and researchers fair and useful information about the strength of the evidence supporting a variety of programs available for students in grades K-12.


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The Best Evidence Encyclopedia


I came across this free web site recently.

The Best Evidence Encyclopedia is a free web site created by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Data-Driven Reform in Education (CDDRE) under funding from the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. It is intended to give educators and researchers fair and useful information about the strength of the evidence supporting a variety of programs available for students in grades K-12.


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The Journal of Educators Online has announced the publication of its January 2007 issue


Don't miss this issue contains three papers representing the areas of contract learning, blended learning and online discussion, appears in Volume 4, Number 1, January 2007 edition of The Journal of Educators Online

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The Journal of Educators Online has announced the publication of its January 2007 issue


Don't miss this issue contains three papers representing the areas of contract learning, blended learning and online discussion, appears in Volume 4, Number 1, January 2007 edition of The Journal of Educators Online

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Monday, January 22, 2007

Blended Learning: Research Perspectives Publication


I've earlier recommended to visit the new Sloan-C Blended Teaching.org website.
Here is an interesting book in Sloan-C Book Series.
At the nexus of education and technology, blended learning is growing rapidly. Integrating face-to-face and online learning, blending can enhance learning and optimize seat time. How can blending transform today’s learning environments?

Sloan-C is now accepting pre-orders for this publication with anticipated shipping in January.


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Blended Learning: Research Perspectives Publication


I've earlier recommended to visit the new Sloan-C Blended Teaching.org website.
Here is an interesting book in Sloan-C Book Series.
At the nexus of education and technology, blended learning is growing rapidly. Integrating face-to-face and online learning, blending can enhance learning and optimize seat time. How can blending transform today’s learning environments?

Sloan-C is now accepting pre-orders for this publication with anticipated shipping in January.


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From application to graduation and beyond: Exploring user engagement with e-portfolios and the e-advantage


Just look at this paper, by Christopher Murray and Andrew Smith.


This paper is an expanded version of a paper presented at the EDEN conference, Vienna, June 2006. It expands the model of learner engagement in the e-portfolio process and defines types of engagement experienced by the user. The factors which impact on the type of engagement enjoyed by the user are numerous and the paper will argue that feedback provision and relevance are the two most important issues which affect learner engagement and engagement type. Technology is not a barrier to the user but to the educator. Ownership is a secondary factor and in this study is shown to have little impact on the engagement process. The paper will also look at the e-advantage as reported by the users and try to examine why learners choose to use e-portfolios.



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From application to graduation and beyond: Exploring user engagement with e-portfolios and the e-advantage


Just look at this paper, by Christopher Murray and Andrew Smith.


This paper is an expanded version of a paper presented at the EDEN conference, Vienna, June 2006. It expands the model of learner engagement in the e-portfolio process and defines types of engagement experienced by the user. The factors which impact on the type of engagement enjoyed by the user are numerous and the paper will argue that feedback provision and relevance are the two most important issues which affect learner engagement and engagement type. Technology is not a barrier to the user but to the educator. Ownership is a secondary factor and in this study is shown to have little impact on the engagement process. The paper will also look at the e-advantage as reported by the users and try to examine why learners choose to use e-portfolios.



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Friday, January 19, 2007

EdTechLIVE

EdTechLIVE's weekly webcast interviews series by Steve Hargadon focus on educational technology. The goal is to produce a library of recordings that provide good, brief introductions to different educational technologies that can be implemented in the K-12 school environment.
Audio Interviews

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EdTechLIVE

EdTechLIVE's weekly webcast interviews series by Steve Hargadon focus on educational technology. The goal is to produce a library of recordings that provide good, brief introductions to different educational technologies that can be implemented in the K-12 school environment.
Audio Interviews

Source: EdTechLIVE


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eLearning Papers publication launched


Second edition from elearningeuropa.info.

Highlight in this issue of the eLearning Papers the topic of quality:


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eLearning Papers publication launched


Second edition from elearningeuropa.info.

Highlight in this issue of the eLearning Papers the topic of quality:


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Thursday, January 18, 2007

The Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication has announced the publication of its January 2007 issue


JCMC 12(2), a double issue that features a special theme section on "e-Science" guest edited by Nick Jankowski.

Just look at this interesting line-up in this quarter's issue:

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The Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication has announced the publication of its January 2007 issue


JCMC 12(2), a double issue that features a special theme section on "e-Science" guest edited by Nick Jankowski.

Just look at this interesting line-up in this quarter's issue:

Read more...

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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Getting the Most from Online Learning: a Learner's Guide


Here is an interesting book by George M. Piskurich.

Getting the Most from Online Learning is a must-have resource that helps people, become better e-learners by showing them how to prepare for, participate in, and apply e-learning in all its variations.
Here's a free four pages executive Book Summary by e-LearningGuru.

George M. Piskurich is a consultant whose areas of expertise include learning systems design, and performance improvement. His projects include designing e-learning and self-directed learning programs for international companies. He has been CLO for a major retail drug firm, director of training and development for Mount Sinai Medical Center, and a professor at North Carolina State University.


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Getting the Most from Online Learning: a Learner's Guide


Here is an interesting book by George M. Piskurich.

Getting the Most from Online Learning is a must-have resource that helps people, become better e-learners by showing them how to prepare for, participate in, and apply e-learning in all its variations.
Here's a free four pages executive Book Summary by e-LearningGuru.

George M. Piskurich is a consultant whose areas of expertise include learning systems design, and performance improvement. His projects include designing e-learning and self-directed learning programs for international companies. He has been CLO for a major retail drug firm, director of training and development for Mount Sinai Medical Center, and a professor at North Carolina State University.


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What Makes a Great Online Course for teaching Workplace Procedures and Technical Skills?


This new report is designed to give you a look inside the tools used and processes professional development teams follow to bring smarter and more innovative e-learning courses into existence. It’s a great way to benchmark your own online courses against the practices of professionals.


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What Makes a Great Online Course for teaching Workplace Procedures and Technical Skills?


This new report is designed to give you a look inside the tools used and processes professional development teams follow to bring smarter and more innovative e-learning courses into existence. It’s a great way to benchmark your own online courses against the practices of professionals.


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SyberWorks e-Learning Podcasts: Episode #5 e-Learning Accessibility For Training Managers and Human Resource Professionals, Part 2


SyberWorks, a leader in custom e-Learning Solutions and the Learning Management System industry, announces the next episode in their e-Learning Podcast Series, e-Learning Accessibility For Training Managers and Human Resource Professionals, Part 2.

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SyberWorks e-Learning Podcasts: Episode #5 e-Learning Accessibility For Training Managers and Human Resource Professionals, Part 2


SyberWorks, a leader in custom e-Learning Solutions and the Learning Management System industry, announces the next episode in their e-Learning Podcast Series, e-Learning Accessibility For Training Managers and Human Resource Professionals, Part 2.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Teachers’ Conceptions of Teaching Service Statistics Courses

Just look at this paper, by Sue Gordon, Peter Petocz and Anna Reid.
In this paper, we report on the results of a series of e-mail interviews with statistics educators around the world, focusing on their views of the nature of teaching statistics as a ‘service’ subject. What do they think are the important aspects of statistics to focus on in such servicing teaching? What do they think are the characteristics of good teachers? And how do they go about developing themselves as statistics teachers?
We analyse their responses to these and other questions using a phenomenographic approach to identify an outcome space for their conceptions of teaching service statistics. We examine the centralities and tensions that emerged from their responses and discuss the implications—insights on agency and reflective practice. The study contributes to a research framework for understanding the nature of pedagogical awareness in contexts beyond the setting for this study and aims to stimulate discussion about teaching service courses.



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Teachers’ Conceptions of Teaching Service Statistics Courses

Just look at this paper, by Sue Gordon, Peter Petocz and Anna Reid.
In this paper, we report on the results of a series of e-mail interviews with statistics educators around the world, focusing on their views of the nature of teaching statistics as a ‘service’ subject. What do they think are the important aspects of statistics to focus on in such servicing teaching? What do they think are the characteristics of good teachers? And how do they go about developing themselves as statistics teachers?
We analyse their responses to these and other questions using a phenomenographic approach to identify an outcome space for their conceptions of teaching service statistics. We examine the centralities and tensions that emerged from their responses and discuss the implications—insights on agency and reflective practice. The study contributes to a research framework for understanding the nature of pedagogical awareness in contexts beyond the setting for this study and aims to stimulate discussion about teaching service courses.



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Blended Learning


Visit the new Sloan-C Blended Teaching.org website and join a growing community of educators focused on blended learning.
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Blended Learning


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Monday, January 15, 2007

Kort nyt fra universitets-verdenen


Syddansk Universitet i Second Life
Syddansk Universitet åbner en afdeling i Second Life. "Som flercampus-universitet er Syddansk Universitet vant til at være fysisk repræsenteret i flere byer – Odense, Sønderborg, Kolding, Esbjerg, Slagelse og København.

Ny uddannelse i it og kognition
Københavns Universitet åbner fra september 2007 en ny uddannelse i it og kognition.



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Kort nyt fra universitets-verdenen


Syddansk Universitet i Second Life
Syddansk Universitet åbner en afdeling i Second Life. "Som flercampus-universitet er Syddansk Universitet vant til at være fysisk repræsenteret i flere byer – Odense, Sønderborg, Kolding, Esbjerg, Slagelse og København.

Ny uddannelse i it og kognition
Københavns Universitet åbner fra september 2007 en ny uddannelse i it og kognition.



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UK Elearning Market Update 2006


Kineo look back at 2006 and pick out some of the key events and trends.

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UK Elearning Market Update 2006


Kineo look back at 2006 and pick out some of the key events and trends.

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