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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Welcome to a worldwide learning network


OER Commons is the first comprehensive open learning network where teachers and professors (from pre-K to graduate school) can access their colleagues’ course materials, share their own, and collaborate on affecting today’s classrooms. It uses Web 2.0 features (tags, ratings, comments, reviews, and social networking) to create an online experience that engages educators in sharing their best teaching and learning practices.
These learning materials are freely available online for everyone to use, whether you are an instructor, student, or self-learner. Examples of OER include: full courses, course modules, syllabi, lectures, homework assignments, quizzes, lab and classroom activities, pedagogical materials, games, simulations, and many more resources contained in digital media collections from around the world.

Source: OER Commons


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Welcome to a worldwide learning network


OER Commons is the first comprehensive open learning network where teachers and professors (from pre-K to graduate school) can access their colleagues’ course materials, share their own, and collaborate on affecting today’s classrooms. It uses Web 2.0 features (tags, ratings, comments, reviews, and social networking) to create an online experience that engages educators in sharing their best teaching and learning practices.
These learning materials are freely available online for everyone to use, whether you are an instructor, student, or self-learner. Examples of OER include: full courses, course modules, syllabi, lectures, homework assignments, quizzes, lab and classroom activities, pedagogical materials, games, simulations, and many more resources contained in digital media collections from around the world.

Source: OER Commons


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Online degree can be convenient alternative to campus by BILL GAITHER/The Register-Mail

When Darlene Smith wanted a bachelor's degree, the 47-year-old Galesburg woman went online.
Smith, a life-long Galesburg resident, finished a degree in business and management of information systems from Kaplan University last fall without ever setting foot on a campus. She and her two daughters, ages 6 and 17, will travel to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., next week to participate in graduation ceremonies.
Based in Davenport, Iowa, Kaplan University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The for-profit school offers associate's, bachelor's and master's degrees online and on its physical campus.


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Online degree can be convenient alternative to campus by BILL GAITHER/The Register-Mail

When Darlene Smith wanted a bachelor's degree, the 47-year-old Galesburg woman went online.
Smith, a life-long Galesburg resident, finished a degree in business and management of information systems from Kaplan University last fall without ever setting foot on a campus. She and her two daughters, ages 6 and 17, will travel to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., next week to participate in graduation ceremonies.
Based in Davenport, Iowa, Kaplan University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The for-profit school offers associate's, bachelor's and master's degrees online and on its physical campus.


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eLearning Africa 2007

eLearning Africa 2007, the second International Conference on ICT for Development, Education and Training, will take place from the 28th to the 30th of May, 2007 in Nairobi, Kenya.
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Source: CHECKpoint eLearning


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eLearning Africa 2007

eLearning Africa 2007, the second International Conference on ICT for Development, Education and Training, will take place from the 28th to the 30th of May, 2007 in Nairobi, Kenya.
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Source: CHECKpoint eLearning


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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Creating Content in Flash Format

Brandon Hall Research's 763-page new report "Creating Content in Flash Format: 41 Authoring Tools to Produce Engaging Online Learning Experiences" highlights tools to create engaging, interactive content in a bandwidth-friendly format.
By Janet Clarey, Adam Cunningham-Reid, and the staff of Brandon Hall Research.



Organizations tell us that they’d like to build more engaging, interactive e-learning content as part of their blended strategy. Research suggests that many organizations have moved out of the start-up (using minimal off-the-shelf content) phase of e-learning and are now mature practitioners.
Statistics suggest that more e-learning content will be developed in-house in the future. All this e-learning content will be authored in many forms – from static pages to rich, realistic simulations, games, scenarios, and assessments.
Read more...

Source: Brandon Hall Research


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Creating Content in Flash Format

Brandon Hall Research's 763-page new report "Creating Content in Flash Format: 41 Authoring Tools to Produce Engaging Online Learning Experiences" highlights tools to create engaging, interactive content in a bandwidth-friendly format.
By Janet Clarey, Adam Cunningham-Reid, and the staff of Brandon Hall Research.



Organizations tell us that they’d like to build more engaging, interactive e-learning content as part of their blended strategy. Research suggests that many organizations have moved out of the start-up (using minimal off-the-shelf content) phase of e-learning and are now mature practitioners.
Statistics suggest that more e-learning content will be developed in-house in the future. All this e-learning content will be authored in many forms – from static pages to rich, realistic simulations, games, scenarios, and assessments.
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Source: Brandon Hall Research


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Profs Debate Use of Laptops in Classrooms by SYLVIA A. CASTILLO

As the growing presence of laptops changes the Harvard classroom, students and professors are working out new rules to determine the computers’ proper place.
Some embrace their use in lecture halls, saying laptops allow students to take faster notes and look up references that may have eluded them.
Others have banned computers from their classrooms completely, arguing that they distract students and damage the classroom dynamic. To date, no College-wide policy exists.
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Source: The Harvard Crimson


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Profs Debate Use of Laptops in Classrooms by SYLVIA A. CASTILLO

As the growing presence of laptops changes the Harvard classroom, students and professors are working out new rules to determine the computers’ proper place.
Some embrace their use in lecture halls, saying laptops allow students to take faster notes and look up references that may have eluded them.
Others have banned computers from their classrooms completely, arguing that they distract students and damage the classroom dynamic. To date, no College-wide policy exists.
Read more...

Source: The Harvard Crimson


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Monday, February 26, 2007

Framework For Conceptualising The Impact Of Technology On Teaching And Learning

Article by Price, S., & Oliver, M. (2007). A Framework for Conceptualising the Impact of Technology on Teaching and Learning.
The Journal of Educational Technology & Society, 10 (1), 16-27.





ABSTRACT:
Although there is great interest, and considerable investment, in adopting technology within Higher Education, it is less clear what this change means to the people who implement or experience it. Presently, there is no consistent framework used to study and explain this phenomenon. In this paper, we propose a framework that can structure and guide work in the area. Work carried out as part of a Kaleidoscope-funded project (see Price et al, 2005) to explore the impact of technology, providing an overview of current research in this area is described, outlining a framework of approaches to researching this topic, and providing an example of empirical work that fits within this methodological framework. Findings from the case study reported here focus on the role that models of teaching and learning play in the process of technology adoption and will be used to elaborate on the themes emerging from the review of existing research. The paper will conclude by considering the framework’s role as a foundation for further work in this area.
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Source: Distance-Educator.com


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Framework For Conceptualising The Impact Of Technology On Teaching And Learning

Article by Price, S., & Oliver, M. (2007). A Framework for Conceptualising the Impact of Technology on Teaching and Learning.
The Journal of Educational Technology & Society, 10 (1), 16-27.





ABSTRACT:
Although there is great interest, and considerable investment, in adopting technology within Higher Education, it is less clear what this change means to the people who implement or experience it. Presently, there is no consistent framework used to study and explain this phenomenon. In this paper, we propose a framework that can structure and guide work in the area. Work carried out as part of a Kaleidoscope-funded project (see Price et al, 2005) to explore the impact of technology, providing an overview of current research in this area is described, outlining a framework of approaches to researching this topic, and providing an example of empirical work that fits within this methodological framework. Findings from the case study reported here focus on the role that models of teaching and learning play in the process of technology adoption and will be used to elaborate on the themes emerging from the review of existing research. The paper will conclude by considering the framework’s role as a foundation for further work in this area.
Read more...

Source: Distance-Educator.com


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E-portfolios are the wave of the future by Harry Grover Tuttle

Here is yet another example of E-portfolio-Based Teaching, I thought you may find interesting.

E-portfolios can be a great way for educators to track student progress and inspire them to examine how and what they learned — and what they need to work on.



Effective 21st century assessment reaches beyond traditional testing to look at the broader accomplishments of learners. Assembling an e-portfolio, or electronic portfolio, is an excellent method for assessing students' progress toward school, state, or national academic standards, as well as 21st century skills. An electronic portfolio is a purposefully limited collection of student selected work over time that documents progress toward meeting the standards. Work may be collected over a semester, a year, or even several years, passing from one grade level and teacher to the next.
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Source: TechLEARNING


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E-portfolios are the wave of the future by Harry Grover Tuttle

Here is yet another example of E-portfolio-Based Teaching, I thought you may find interesting.

E-portfolios can be a great way for educators to track student progress and inspire them to examine how and what they learned — and what they need to work on.



Effective 21st century assessment reaches beyond traditional testing to look at the broader accomplishments of learners. Assembling an e-portfolio, or electronic portfolio, is an excellent method for assessing students' progress toward school, state, or national academic standards, as well as 21st century skills. An electronic portfolio is a purposefully limited collection of student selected work over time that documents progress toward meeting the standards. Work may be collected over a semester, a year, or even several years, passing from one grade level and teacher to the next.
Read more...

Source: TechLEARNING


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Virtual Mentoring in Higher Education: Teacher Education and Cyber-Connections

Article by Sandy Watson, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, appears in Volume 18, Number 3 (2006) edition of International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.

This study explored the benefits and limitations of mentoring relationships between pre-service and practicing K-12 teachers. Thirteen pre-service education students at a university in the southeastern United States and 17 practicing teachers from four states participated. The student participants were in their senior year in a teacher education program, during the semester just previous to their student teaching experience.
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Source:
International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education


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Virtual Mentoring in Higher Education: Teacher Education and Cyber-Connections

Article by Sandy Watson, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, appears in Volume 18, Number 3 (2006) edition of International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.

This study explored the benefits and limitations of mentoring relationships between pre-service and practicing K-12 teachers. Thirteen pre-service education students at a university in the southeastern United States and 17 practicing teachers from four states participated. The student participants were in their senior year in a teacher education program, during the semester just previous to their student teaching experience.
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International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education


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Saturday, February 24, 2007

A new look at learning by Cindy Votruba

At some schools, Smartboards are replacing more traditional teaching tools at the front of the classroom and are helping get kids more involved in learning.
Kids can “dissect” a frog with them, place states into a map and catch up on homework with them.
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Photo by Cindy Votruba


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A new look at learning by Cindy Votruba

At some schools, Smartboards are replacing more traditional teaching tools at the front of the classroom and are helping get kids more involved in learning.
Kids can “dissect” a frog with them, place states into a map and catch up on homework with them.
Read more...

Photo by Cindy Votruba


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Podcasts transforming campus life by BRIAN LEE

Monterey Institute of International Studies students may soon be taking their professors with them to the library - and to the gym, on the bus and even on road-trips - in downloaded lectures they can listen to on portable music players.
Since the introduction of digital music players like Apple's iPod five years ago, the devices have gone from classroom nuisance to homework resource by providing lectures on the go. Advances in portable computing have allowed students to put an entire year's worth of lectures in their blue jeans pocket.
Say goodbye to heavy backpacks.



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Podcasts transforming campus life by BRIAN LEE

Monterey Institute of International Studies students may soon be taking their professors with them to the library - and to the gym, on the bus and even on road-trips - in downloaded lectures they can listen to on portable music players.
Since the introduction of digital music players like Apple's iPod five years ago, the devices have gone from classroom nuisance to homework resource by providing lectures on the go. Advances in portable computing have allowed students to put an entire year's worth of lectures in their blue jeans pocket.
Say goodbye to heavy backpacks.



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Is Online Help E-Learning or E-Larming?

Increasing droves of students are seeking late-night or last-minute homework help from online tutors, the Brigham Young University NewsNet reports, and peers and professors are asking the usual questions: Will they learn? And will they cheat?
The answers appear to be: maybe and maybe.


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Is Online Help E-Learning or E-Larming?

Increasing droves of students are seeking late-night or last-minute homework help from online tutors, the Brigham Young University NewsNet reports, and peers and professors are asking the usual questions: Will they learn? And will they cheat?
The answers appear to be: maybe and maybe.


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Friday, February 23, 2007

E-learning and Disability in Higher Education


Take a look at this excellent book below. It's by Jane Seale.

Most practitioners know that they should make e-learning accessible to students with disabilities, yet it is not always clear exactly how this should be done. This useful guide evaluates current practice and provision, and explores the tools, methods and approaches available for improving accessible practice.
Examining the social, educational and political background behind making e-learning accessible in higher and further education, it provides advice for the key stake-holders involved in e-learning provision on the opportunities that e-learning can offer students with disabilities, the impact of accessibility legislation, guidelines and standards on current e-learning practice, the reliability and validity of accessibility related evaluation and repair tools, and practical guidelines for 'best practice' in providing accessible e-learning experiences.
Published 2006-06-29


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E-learning and Disability in Higher Education


Take a look at this excellent book below. It's by Jane Seale.

Most practitioners know that they should make e-learning accessible to students with disabilities, yet it is not always clear exactly how this should be done. This useful guide evaluates current practice and provision, and explores the tools, methods and approaches available for improving accessible practice.
Examining the social, educational and political background behind making e-learning accessible in higher and further education, it provides advice for the key stake-holders involved in e-learning provision on the opportunities that e-learning can offer students with disabilities, the impact of accessibility legislation, guidelines and standards on current e-learning practice, the reliability and validity of accessibility related evaluation and repair tools, and practical guidelines for 'best practice' in providing accessible e-learning experiences.
Published 2006-06-29


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Classroom Collaborators by John K.Waters

JOHN CHAMBERS, CEO of San Jose, CA-based computer networking giant Cisco Systems, paced the main stage in San Francisco's Moscone Conference Center, admonishing the members of his audience like a Southern preacher, warning them to prepare themselves for a revolution.
"Do you ever watch your children doing their homework?" he asked. "They're listening to music, instant messaging, and chatting on the phone at the same time.

These aren't distractions you're seeing, but new forms of collaboration. You may not like it. You may say, ‘That's not for me.' But believe me, that'll be you in five years.
You will change your form of collaboration, in your business and in your personal interactions....Collaboration is the next frontier. It will be enabled by different concepts and different devices, but it will be about the power of the human network in ways we are just beginning to understand."

Source: THE Journal


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Classroom Collaborators by John K.Waters

JOHN CHAMBERS, CEO of San Jose, CA-based computer networking giant Cisco Systems, paced the main stage in San Francisco's Moscone Conference Center, admonishing the members of his audience like a Southern preacher, warning them to prepare themselves for a revolution.
"Do you ever watch your children doing their homework?" he asked. "They're listening to music, instant messaging, and chatting on the phone at the same time.

These aren't distractions you're seeing, but new forms of collaboration. You may not like it. You may say, ‘That's not for me.' But believe me, that'll be you in five years.
You will change your form of collaboration, in your business and in your personal interactions....Collaboration is the next frontier. It will be enabled by different concepts and different devices, but it will be about the power of the human network in ways we are just beginning to understand."

Source: THE Journal


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New 2007 Horizon Report names Mobile Phones as ''Next Big Thing'' in Higher Education

The annual Horizon Report is produced by an elite, global team of higher education technology visionaries who evaluate and pinpoint the top six technologies due to influence college campuses, with an approximate timeframe for "major impact." Rave Wireless and Apple (for the iPhone) are the only vendors listed as references in the mobile phone section of the Report, which is issued through a joint effort between the New Media Consortium (NMC) and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI).
The 2007 Horizon Report listed mobile phones
third, with expectations that this technology will have a "major impact" on teaching and learning in higher education in 2-3 years, right behind user-generated content and social networking which will realize their full potential within the next year.
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The 2007 Horizon Report

Source: Broadcast Newsroom


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New 2007 Horizon Report names Mobile Phones as ''Next Big Thing'' in Higher Education

The annual Horizon Report is produced by an elite, global team of higher education technology visionaries who evaluate and pinpoint the top six technologies due to influence college campuses, with an approximate timeframe for "major impact." Rave Wireless and Apple (for the iPhone) are the only vendors listed as references in the mobile phone section of the Report, which is issued through a joint effort between the New Media Consortium (NMC) and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI).
The 2007 Horizon Report listed mobile phones
third, with expectations that this technology will have a "major impact" on teaching and learning in higher education in 2-3 years, right behind user-generated content and social networking which will realize their full potential within the next year.
Read more...

The 2007 Horizon Report

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Thursday, February 22, 2007

K12 Academics

Below is a link to a very interesting as well as informative web site run by Chris Glavin.

It is devoted to providing resourceful information for a number of topics in education and disabilities and disorders.
Chris Glavin has created an information page for Blended Learning including the current usage of the term, alternative usage, animated blended learning, Pre e-learning and non e-learning usages, current non e-learning-based blended learning, models used by Language Schools & books for Blended Learning.
K12 Academics has established relationships with hundreds of Camps, Museums, Zoos, Exhibits, Memorials, State & National Organizations, Websites, Universities, Institutions, Libraries and International Programs.
If you are looking for a web site or information on a school, organization, museum, consultant, library, camp, study abroad program or support in your area you can find it here.
Although the site name is K12 Academics, there is helpful information for college-bound students on this web site.
K12 Academics is updated daily.


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K12 Academics

Below is a link to a very interesting as well as informative web site run by Chris Glavin.

It is devoted to providing resourceful information for a number of topics in education and disabilities and disorders.
Chris Glavin has created an information page for Blended Learning including the current usage of the term, alternative usage, animated blended learning, Pre e-learning and non e-learning usages, current non e-learning-based blended learning, models used by Language Schools & books for Blended Learning.
K12 Academics has established relationships with hundreds of Camps, Museums, Zoos, Exhibits, Memorials, State & National Organizations, Websites, Universities, Institutions, Libraries and International Programs.
If you are looking for a web site or information on a school, organization, museum, consultant, library, camp, study abroad program or support in your area you can find it here.
Although the site name is K12 Academics, there is helpful information for college-bound students on this web site.
K12 Academics is updated daily.


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Reports from the Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C)


Don't miss these reports from the Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C).

Making the Grade by I. Elaine Allen and Jeff Seaman
Online Education in the United States, 2006 represents the fourth annual report on the state of online education in U.S. Higher Education. Supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and based on responses from over 2,200 colleges and universities, this year’s study, like those for previous years’, is aimed at answering some of the fundamental questions about the nature and extent of online education:

• Has the growth in online enrollments begun to plateau?
• Who offers online courses and programs?
• Is online education becoming part of long-term strategy for most schools?
• How do Chief Academic Officers rate the quality of online courses?
• What barriers do academic leaders see to widespread adoption of online learning?

The survey analysis is based on a comprehensive nationwide sample of active, degree-granting institutions of higher education in the United States that are open to the Public.
Published 2006
Read more...

Blending In by I. Elaine Allen, Jeff Seaman and Richard Garrett

Blending In: The Extent and Promise of Blended Education in the United States, builds on a series of annual reports on the state of online education in U.S. Higher Education. This study, like the previous annual reports, is aimed at answering some of the fundamental questions about the nature and extent of education in the United States. Unlike the previous reports that focused exclusively on online learning, the current report examines blended (also called hybrid) instruction. The findings are
based on three years of responses from a national sample of over 1,000 colleges and universities.


Questions examined in the report include:

• Have the course and program offerings in online education entered the mainstream?
• Are blended courses more prevalent than fully online courses?
• Do blended courses hold more promise than fully online courses?
• Are blended courses simply a stepping stone for institutions on the way tofully online courses?
• Do students prefer blended courses over either fully online or face-to-face courses?
Published 2007

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Reports from the Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C)


Don't miss these reports from the Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C).

Making the Grade by I. Elaine Allen and Jeff Seaman
Online Education in the United States, 2006 represents the fourth annual report on the state of online education in U.S. Higher Education. Supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and based on responses from over 2,200 colleges and universities, this year’s study, like those for previous years’, is aimed at answering some of the fundamental questions about the nature and extent of online education:

• Has the growth in online enrollments begun to plateau?
• Who offers online courses and programs?
• Is online education becoming part of long-term strategy for most schools?
• How do Chief Academic Officers rate the quality of online courses?
• What barriers do academic leaders see to widespread adoption of online learning?

The survey analysis is based on a comprehensive nationwide sample of active, degree-granting institutions of higher education in the United States that are open to the Public.
Published 2006
Read more...

Blending In by I. Elaine Allen, Jeff Seaman and Richard Garrett

Blending In: The Extent and Promise of Blended Education in the United States, builds on a series of annual reports on the state of online education in U.S. Higher Education. This study, like the previous annual reports, is aimed at answering some of the fundamental questions about the nature and extent of education in the United States. Unlike the previous reports that focused exclusively on online learning, the current report examines blended (also called hybrid) instruction. The findings are
based on three years of responses from a national sample of over 1,000 colleges and universities.


Questions examined in the report include:

• Have the course and program offerings in online education entered the mainstream?
• Are blended courses more prevalent than fully online courses?
• Do blended courses hold more promise than fully online courses?
• Are blended courses simply a stepping stone for institutions on the way tofully online courses?
• Do students prefer blended courses over either fully online or face-to-face courses?
Published 2007

Read more...


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E-portfolio-Based Teaching continuous

Here are some other examples of E-portfolio-Based Teaching, I thought you may find interesting.
These two features appears, in February/March 2007,Volume 3, Issue 3 edition of Innovate, focus on a significant trend in the use of technology for enhanced professional communication: e-portfolios. Cara Lane emphasizes the importance of e-portfolios as a way for students to develop effective online presentation skills for their future careers. In offering the results of a survey administered to participants in an e-portfolio contest, Lane highlights the key proficiencies that students should develop to ensure the long-term value of their e-portfolios as records of their professional and academic growth. Vicki Lind gives a more focused look at e-portfolios in the context of a music education program, illustrating the ways in which this medium allowed student teachers to document their distinctive skills, their instructional strategies, and the ways in which they align their teaching with state standards.

The Power of "E": Using e-Portfolios to Build Online Presentation Skills
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e-Portfolios in Music Teacher Education
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Source: Innovate journal of online education


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E-portfolio-Based Teaching continuous

Here are some other examples of E-portfolio-Based Teaching, I thought you may find interesting.
These two features appears, in February/March 2007,Volume 3, Issue 3 edition of Innovate, focus on a significant trend in the use of technology for enhanced professional communication: e-portfolios. Cara Lane emphasizes the importance of e-portfolios as a way for students to develop effective online presentation skills for their future careers. In offering the results of a survey administered to participants in an e-portfolio contest, Lane highlights the key proficiencies that students should develop to ensure the long-term value of their e-portfolios as records of their professional and academic growth. Vicki Lind gives a more focused look at e-portfolios in the context of a music education program, illustrating the ways in which this medium allowed student teachers to document their distinctive skills, their instructional strategies, and the ways in which they align their teaching with state standards.

The Power of "E": Using e-Portfolios to Build Online Presentation Skills
Read more...

e-Portfolios in Music Teacher Education
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Source: Innovate journal of online education


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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Workshop on Scenario-Based e-Learning (SBL): Creating Highly Engaging e-Learning, Faster and Lower Cost

e-Learning expert Dr. Ray Jimenez presents Creating Highly Engaging Scenario-Based e-Learning (SBL), a high-interactive and high-discovery workshop that place participants on the spot, while creating highly engaging, real-life applications. The workshop is also designed to expand the use of software to construct SBL architecture and development.
Workshop starts on June 5, 2007.
Read more...

About Vignettes for Training (VFT)
Vignettes for Training (VFT) is an e-learning services company. VFT assists clients develop and convert content to highly engaging online learning, implement a Metrics Drive Learning Systems, and host the programs through VFT's secure web servers. VFT also delivers a unique blended e-learning workshop for instructional designers, trainers, managers and executives.

Source: SBWire


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Workshop on Scenario-Based e-Learning (SBL): Creating Highly Engaging e-Learning, Faster and Lower Cost

e-Learning expert Dr. Ray Jimenez presents Creating Highly Engaging Scenario-Based e-Learning (SBL), a high-interactive and high-discovery workshop that place participants on the spot, while creating highly engaging, real-life applications. The workshop is also designed to expand the use of software to construct SBL architecture and development.
Workshop starts on June 5, 2007.
Read more...

About Vignettes for Training (VFT)
Vignettes for Training (VFT) is an e-learning services company. VFT assists clients develop and convert content to highly engaging online learning, implement a Metrics Drive Learning Systems, and host the programs through VFT's secure web servers. VFT also delivers a unique blended e-learning workshop for instructional designers, trainers, managers and executives.

Source: SBWire


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Principles of Effective Online Teaching and Advanced Principles of Effective e-Learning

Principles of Effective Online Teaching

Principles of effective online teaching helps you understand and develop your own e-learning by presenting various approaches, options, and decisions involved in e-learning. The book also provides the necessary overview of constructs, relevant pedagogical theories, and definitions common to the field.
Read more...






Advanced Principles of Effective e-Learning

With the global academic community currently focused on student learning outcomes achievement, assessment, and continuous improvement, e-learning strategies provide effective measures than can assist educators and educational administrators in the satisfaction of key objectives. Whether it is creating and incorporating simulations, building courses and curriculum, engaging in virtual team building, managing online programs, concept mapping, developing an electronic portfolio program...
Read more...

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Principles of Effective Online Teaching and Advanced Principles of Effective e-Learning

Principles of Effective Online Teaching

Principles of effective online teaching helps you understand and develop your own e-learning by presenting various approaches, options, and decisions involved in e-learning. The book also provides the necessary overview of constructs, relevant pedagogical theories, and definitions common to the field.
Read more...






Advanced Principles of Effective e-Learning

With the global academic community currently focused on student learning outcomes achievement, assessment, and continuous improvement, e-learning strategies provide effective measures than can assist educators and educational administrators in the satisfaction of key objectives. Whether it is creating and incorporating simulations, building courses and curriculum, engaging in virtual team building, managing online programs, concept mapping, developing an electronic portfolio program...
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E-portfolio-Based Teaching

Here is some papers, about E-portfolio-Based Teaching, I thought you may find interesting.

Some ideas are better in theory than practice, writes Shari Wilson, who found the much-praised approach gave students needless fears and the wrong motivations.


From Application To Graduation And Beyond: Exploring User Engagement With E-portfolios And The E-advantage

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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E-portfolio-Based Teaching

Here is some papers, about E-portfolio-Based Teaching, I thought you may find interesting.

Some ideas are better in theory than practice, writes Shari Wilson, who found the much-praised approach gave students needless fears and the wrong motivations.


From Application To Graduation And Beyond: Exploring User Engagement With E-portfolios And The E-advantage

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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E-portfolio – en mognadsprocess eller återvändsgränd? Se nedenstående link


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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

ITU gennemfører webcam-eksamen fra Nicaragua

IT-Universitetet i Ørestaden gennemførte i sidste uge en speciale-eksamen med en studerende via webcam fra Nicaragua.

Den vellykkede videokonference via Skype er, ifølge Computerworld, blandt danmarkshistoriens første eksamen med en studerende på webcam.
Skype var valgt som kommunikationsmiddel, da eksamenen skulle have været endnu mere eksperimenterende med en visuel trevejskommunikation, som netop Skype tilbyder.

Source: Computerworld







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ITU gennemfører webcam-eksamen fra Nicaragua

IT-Universitetet i Ørestaden gennemførte i sidste uge en speciale-eksamen med en studerende via webcam fra Nicaragua.

Den vellykkede videokonference via Skype er, ifølge Computerworld, blandt danmarkshistoriens første eksamen med en studerende på webcam.
Skype var valgt som kommunikationsmiddel, da eksamenen skulle have været endnu mere eksperimenterende med en visuel trevejskommunikation, som netop Skype tilbyder.

Source: Computerworld







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Digital teaching environment improves learning results at all levels

With the help of a modern digital teaching environment and rich multimedia content the teaching process can be individualized and differentiated to match individual student needs, improving learning efficiency on all educational levels.



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Digital teaching environment improves learning results at all levels

With the help of a modern digital teaching environment and rich multimedia content the teaching process can be individualized and differentiated to match individual student needs, improving learning efficiency on all educational levels.



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Monday, February 19, 2007

Universities register for virtual future by Stefanie Olsen

If you want to know what higher education will look like in a few years, you might ask Charles Reed, chancellor of the largest four-year university system in the United States.


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Universities register for virtual future by Stefanie Olsen

If you want to know what higher education will look like in a few years, you might ask Charles Reed, chancellor of the largest four-year university system in the United States.


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