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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Take a closer look at E-learning, Teaching and Learning Conferences

Here are some list of forthcoming conferences: 


Upcoming events in internet-based education, educational technology and related fields.E-learning Conferences Worldwide

Upcoming events in Teaching and Learning, including primary and secondary education.Teaching and Learning Conferences Worldwide

Upcoming events in mathematics and related fields.Mathematics Conferences Worldwide

Upcoming events in statistics and related fields.Statistics Conferences Worldwide


Enjoy your conference with coffee breaks and networking!

Source: Conference Alerts 


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Take a closer look at E-learning, Teaching and Learning Conferences

Here are some list of forthcoming conferences: 


Upcoming events in internet-based education, educational technology and related fields. E-learning Conferences Worldwide

Upcoming events in Teaching and Learning, including primary and secondary education. Teaching and Learning Conferences Worldwide

Upcoming events in mathematics and related fields. Mathematics Conferences Worldwide

Upcoming events in statistics and related fields. Statistics Conferences Worldwide


Enjoy your conference with coffee breaks and networking!

Source: Conference Alerts 


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New Articles in The European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning -19.09.2013

Take a look at these articles, appears in EURODL.

Completion Rates – A False Trail to Measuring Course Quality?
Let’s Call in the HEROEs Instead

Alastair Creelman [alastair.creelman@lnu.se], Linda Reneland-Forsman [linda.reneland@lnu.se], Department of Pedagogy, Linnaeus University, 391 82 Kalmar, Sweden [http://lnu.se]

Abstract
Statistics are often used to reveal significant differences between online and campus-based education. The existence of online courses with low completion rates is often used to justify the inherent inferiority of online education compared to traditional classroom teaching. Our study revealed that this type of conclusion has little substance. We have performed three closely linked analyses of empirical data from Linnaeus University aimed at reaching a better understanding of completion rates. Differences in completion rates revealed themselves to be more substantial between faculties than between distribution forms. The key-factor lies in design. Courses with the highest completion rates had three things in common; active discussion forums, complementing media and collaborative activities. We believe that the time has come to move away from theoretical models of learning where web-based learning/distance learning/e-learning are seen as simply emphasizing the separation of teacher and students. Low completion rates should instead be addressed as a lack of insight and respect for the consequences of online pedagogical practice and its prerequisites.
Date of publication: 19.09.2013
Read more...

The Intersection of Dialogue and Low Transactional Distance: Considerations for Higher Education

Lynn Farquhar [lfarquhar@brocku.ca], 1 Briarwood Crescent, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L9C 4B7, [http://www.brocku.ca/education/directory/caeco]

Abstract
The theory of transactional distance has been subjected to a variety of empirical tests and philosophical critiques. Throughout this process, the variable of dialogue has attracted much attention. Although dialogue has proven difficult to measure and define, it is widely regarded as an ideal outcome of the teacher-learner transaction. Considered from a constructivist perspective, dialogue can also be understood as an ideal outcome of classroom transactions among and between the learners themselves. Subject matter experts in post-secondary education responsible for designing, implementing and presenting classes online might consider the possibility of embracing constructivist pedagogy in order to create what Moore (1993) referred to as low transactional distance.  
Date of publication: 19.09.2013
Read more... 

Source: The European Journal of Open, Distance and E-LearningEURODL 


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New Articles in The European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning -19.09.2013

Take a look at these articles, appears in EURODL.

Completion Rates – A False Trail to Measuring Course Quality?
Let’s Call in the HEROEs Instead

Alastair Creelman [alastair.creelman@lnu.se], Linda Reneland-Forsman [linda.reneland@lnu.se], Department of Pedagogy, Linnaeus University, 391 82 Kalmar, Sweden [http://lnu.se]

Abstract
Statistics are often used to reveal significant differences between online and campus-based education. The existence of online courses with low completion rates is often used to justify the inherent inferiority of online education compared to traditional classroom teaching. Our study revealed that this type of conclusion has little substance. We have performed three closely linked analyses of empirical data from Linnaeus University aimed at reaching a better understanding of completion rates. Differences in completion rates revealed themselves to be more substantial between faculties than between distribution forms. The key-factor lies in design. Courses with the highest completion rates had three things in common; active discussion forums, complementing media and collaborative activities. We believe that the time has come to move away from theoretical models of learning where web-based learning/distance learning/e-learning are seen as simply emphasizing the separation of teacher and students. Low completion rates should instead be addressed as a lack of insight and respect for the consequences of online pedagogical practice and its prerequisites.
Date of publication: 19.09.2013
Read more...

The Intersection of Dialogue and Low Transactional Distance: Considerations for Higher Education

Lynn Farquhar [lfarquhar@brocku.ca], 1 Briarwood Crescent, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L9C 4B7, [http://www.brocku.ca/education/directory/caeco]

Abstract
The theory of transactional distance has been subjected to a variety of empirical tests and philosophical critiques. Throughout this process, the variable of dialogue has attracted much attention. Although dialogue has proven difficult to measure and define, it is widely regarded as an ideal outcome of the teacher-learner transaction. Considered from a constructivist perspective, dialogue can also be understood as an ideal outcome of classroom transactions among and between the learners themselves. Subject matter experts in post-secondary education responsible for designing, implementing and presenting classes online might consider the possibility of embracing constructivist pedagogy in order to create what Moore (1993) referred to as low transactional distance.   
Date of publication: 19.09.2013
Read more... 

Source: The European Journal of Open, Distance and E-LearningEURODL 


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The Scout Report: Research and Education - September 20, 2013

Check out these highlights from The Internet Scout Project 

September 20, 2013 -- Volume 19, Number 38


Ascend: Aspen Institute

http://ascend.aspeninstitute.org/

The Ascend initiative at the Aspen Institute is "a hub for breakthrough ideas and collaborations that move children and their parents toward educational success and economic security." The folks at the Aspen Institute are focused on taking a "two-generation approach" to their work. This idea is outlined in areas that include Our Strategies, The Two-Generation Approach, Resources, and About Us. In the Our Strategies area, visitors can learn about the network the Aspen Institute is building to support the initiative, upcoming events, and related news and media coverage. The Resources area includes documents, fact sheets, and other publications that include "Analyzing Social Capital in Context" and "At What Cost? How Student Debt Reduces Lifetime Wealth." Finally, visitors should read the Two-Generation Approach to learn more about this social policy philosophy.


Sheet Music From Canada's Past
 
http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/sheetmusic/
 
If you love Canadian history and music, you will most find this site most fetching. Created by the Library and Archives Canada, the site brings together intriguing and historically important sheet music from the past 150 years. The collection exists due to the diligence of Helmut Kallmann, a young CBC music librarian who began to collect sheet music in the early 1950s. Today, the archives contain over 20,000 pieces of sheet music, many of which are available online. In addition, the site offers a handful of musical clips that represent pre-1921 Canadian musicality. Visitors can Search Sheet Music to get started or browse the Gallery area. Here visitors can look around via themes, including Colleges, Flowers, Summer Sports, and Winter. It is worth noting that although we reviewed the English site, the archives are also available in French.
 
University of Wisconsin Digital Collections: Learning Resources
 
http://uwdc.library.wisc.edu/learning-resources
 
Among the major research universities in the Midwest, the University of Wisconsin has some of the best digital collections. The collections span Badger State history, textiles, human ecology, and American military history. This particular site brings together a trove of learning resources designed to be used in conjunction with the digital materials. The Subject Guides list links to particular collections related to themes that include agriculture, veterinary sciences, women, and Native Americans. The Lesson Plans area includes a dozen plans on subjects including "Irish Famine: An Exploration of Primary Sources," "Wisconsin's Connection to the Galapagos Islands," and "An African American Settlement in Wisconsin," as well as more general-use lessons such as "You Be the Historian - Analyzing Primary Sources."
 
Feedly
http://cloud.feedly.com/#welcome
 
For those still mourning the loss of Google Reader, Feedly might be a good place to rebuild. Start with a particular blog or URL you would like to follow, or explore one of the suggested topics. The smooth, easy-to-use interface makes it a snap to browse the headlines or delve more deeply into particular stories of interest. Feedly is compatible with all operating systems. 
 


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The Scout Report: Research and Education - September 20, 2013

Check out these highlights from The Internet Scout Project 

September 20, 2013 -- Volume 19, Number 38


Ascend: Aspen Institute

http://ascend.aspeninstitute.org/

The Ascend initiative at the Aspen Institute is "a hub for breakthrough ideas and collaborations that move children and their parents toward educational success and economic security." The folks at the Aspen Institute are focused on taking a "two-generation approach" to their work. This idea is outlined in areas that include Our Strategies, The Two-Generation Approach, Resources, and About Us. In the Our Strategies area, visitors can learn about the network the Aspen Institute is building to support the initiative, upcoming events, and related news and media coverage. The Resources area includes documents, fact sheets, and other publications that include "Analyzing Social Capital in Context" and "At What Cost? How Student Debt Reduces Lifetime Wealth." Finally, visitors should read the Two-Generation Approach to learn more about this social policy philosophy.


Sheet Music From Canada's Past
 
http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/sheetmusic/
 
If you love Canadian history and music, you will most find this site most fetching. Created by the Library and Archives Canada, the site brings together intriguing and historically important sheet music from the past 150 years. The collection exists due to the diligence of Helmut Kallmann, a young CBC music librarian who began to collect sheet music in the early 1950s. Today, the archives contain over 20,000 pieces of sheet music, many of which are available online. In addition, the site offers a handful of musical clips that represent pre-1921 Canadian musicality. Visitors can Search Sheet Music to get started or browse the Gallery area. Here visitors can look around via themes, including Colleges, Flowers, Summer Sports, and Winter. It is worth noting that although we reviewed the English site, the archives are also available in French.
 
University of Wisconsin Digital Collections: Learning Resources
 
http://uwdc.library.wisc.edu/learning-resources
 
Among the major research universities in the Midwest, the University of Wisconsin has some of the best digital collections. The collections span Badger State history, textiles, human ecology, and American military history. This particular site brings together a trove of learning resources designed to be used in conjunction with the digital materials. The Subject Guides list links to particular collections related to themes that include agriculture, veterinary sciences, women, and Native Americans. The Lesson Plans area includes a dozen plans on subjects including "Irish Famine: An Exploration of Primary Sources," "Wisconsin's Connection to the Galapagos Islands," and "An African American Settlement in Wisconsin," as well as more general-use lessons such as "You Be the Historian - Analyzing Primary Sources."
 
Feedly
http://cloud.feedly.com/#welcome
 
For those still mourning the loss of Google Reader, Feedly might be a good place to rebuild. Start with a particular blog or URL you would like to follow, or explore one of the suggested topics. The smooth, easy-to-use interface makes it a snap to browse the headlines or delve more deeply into particular stories of interest. Feedly is compatible with all operating systems. 
 


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Articles released by The CITE Journal, Volume 13, Issue 3 (2013)

I hope you would like to read these two interesting articles released by CITE Journal.
Don't miss these articles. 
 

Photo:CITE Journal 
Using Online Error Analysis Items to Support Preservice Teachers’ Pedagogical Content Knowledge in Mathematics 
 University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
 

Abstract
This article describes how a free, web-based intelligent tutoring system, (ASSISTment), was used to create online error analysis items for preservice elementary and secondary mathematics teachers. The online error analysis items challenged preservice teachers to analyze, diagnose, and provide targeted instructional remediation intended to help mock students overcome common error patterns and misconceptions. A short description of how the ASSISTment system was used to support follow-up in-class discussions among preservice teachers is provided, as well as suggestions for producing similar online error analysis items in other content areas. Directions for accessing all of the mathematics error analysis problem sets currently available in the ASSISTment system, sample error analysis items and responses, and a rubric for implementing these assignments in mathematics methods classes to support preservice teachers are included at the conclusion of the article.
Read more...

Write for Your Life: Developing Digital Literacies and Writing Pedagogy in Teacher Education
 California State University, Northridge

Abstract
The need for the effective development of digital literacies pervades every aspect of instruction in contemporary classrooms.  As a result, teacher candidates must be equipped to draw upon a variety of literacies in order to tap into the complex social worlds of their future pupils.  The Write for Your Life Project was designed to strengthen teacher candidates’ skills in both traditional and digital writing literacies through the use of social networks, blogging, texting, online modules and other social media. The project, to a large degree, was structured according to Calkins’ (1994) Writing Workshop Approach.  This process encourages teacher candidates to write daily, devise writing minilessons, use peer conferencing, and publish final pieces.  This article describes the Write for Your Life Project that was piloted in two courses with 45 teacher candidates, shares findings from the implementation process, and makes recommendations for more effectively integrating writing and technology across the content areas in teacher education courses.
Read more...

Enjoy your reading!   

Source:The CITE Journal


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Articles released by The CITE Journal, Volume 13, Issue 3 (2013)

I hope you would like to read these two interesting articles released by CITE Journal.
Don't miss these articles. 
 

Photo:CITE Journal 
Using Online Error Analysis Items to Support Preservice Teachers’ Pedagogical Content Knowledge in Mathematics 
 University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
 

Abstract
This article describes how a free, web-based intelligent tutoring system, (ASSISTment), was used to create online error analysis items for preservice elementary and secondary mathematics teachers. The online error analysis items challenged preservice teachers to analyze, diagnose, and provide targeted instructional remediation intended to help mock students overcome common error patterns and misconceptions. A short description of how the ASSISTment system was used to support follow-up in-class discussions among preservice teachers is provided, as well as suggestions for producing similar online error analysis items in other content areas. Directions for accessing all of the mathematics error analysis problem sets currently available in the ASSISTment system, sample error analysis items and responses, and a rubric for implementing these assignments in mathematics methods classes to support preservice teachers are included at the conclusion of the article.
Read more...

Write for Your Life: Developing Digital Literacies and Writing Pedagogy in Teacher Education
 California State University, Northridge

Abstract
The need for the effective development of digital literacies pervades every aspect of instruction in contemporary classrooms.  As a result, teacher candidates must be equipped to draw upon a variety of literacies in order to tap into the complex social worlds of their future pupils.  The Write for Your Life Project was designed to strengthen teacher candidates’ skills in both traditional and digital writing literacies through the use of social networks, blogging, texting, online modules and other social media. The project, to a large degree, was structured according to Calkins’ (1994) Writing Workshop Approach.  This process encourages teacher candidates to write daily, devise writing minilessons, use peer conferencing, and publish final pieces.  This article describes the Write for Your Life Project that was piloted in two courses with 45 teacher candidates, shares findings from the implementation process, and makes recommendations for more effectively integrating writing and technology across the content areas in teacher education courses.
Read more...

Enjoy your reading!   

Source:The CITE Journal


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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Upcoming Webinar: Using Video Games to Assess Students' Noncognitive Skills

Attend this live webinar below:  

Using Video Games to Assess Students' Noncognitive Skills 

This event takes place on  
Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, 2 to 3 p.m. ET.
 



Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison believe new video games like Crystals of Kaydor and Tenacity can measure student learning in real time while literally rewiring kids' brains to help them pay better attention and improve their behavior. 

It's digital media meets big data meets state-of-the art brain research. But can a role-playing video game about aliens change the way U.S. schools think about testing students and boost the noncognitive skills that are critical to success later in life? 

Join our discussion led by a pair of prominent academic scholars as they discuss the implications of games designed to develop and assess grit, tenacity, and persistence.
Reserve your seat for this free webinar now!

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Upcoming Webinar: Using Video Games to Assess Students' Noncognitive Skills

Attend this live webinar below:  

Using Video Games to Assess Students' Noncognitive Skills 

This event takes place on  
Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, 2 to 3 p.m. ET.
 



Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison believe new video games like Crystals of Kaydor and Tenacity can measure student learning in real time while literally rewiring kids' brains to help them pay better attention and improve their behavior. 

It's digital media meets big data meets state-of-the art brain research. But can a role-playing video game about aliens change the way U.S. schools think about testing students and boost the noncognitive skills that are critical to success later in life? 

Join our discussion led by a pair of prominent academic scholars as they discuss the implications of games designed to develop and assess grit, tenacity, and persistence.
Reserve your seat for this free webinar now!

Enjoy this free webinar!


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Fall Events - Brandon Hall Group

Join Brandon Hall Group for their upcoming events, where you can interact with the Brandon Hall Group analysts and their guests discussing the latest trends and insights on improving performance in today’s modern organizations.

 For detailed descriptions of their webinars visit their website here 
Sep 24
Disruptive Technologies and the New Realities of Performance Support
David Wentworth, Brandon Hall Group
John Low, Carney, Inc..




Oct 1
Global Learning Trends: Unexpected Findings that Could Impact Your Strategies
Stacey Harris, Brandon Hall Group
Jeremy Blain, Cegos




Oct 8
Next Generation Learning Content Strategies: Search and Learn ModelDavid Grebow, Brandon Hall Group
Chris Osborn, BizLibrary




Oct 10
Thinking of Replacing Your LMS?
David Wentworth, Brandon Hall Group
Shruti Kala, Saba




Oct 15
Leveraging Your Organization's Big Data
David Wentworth, Brandon Hall Group
John Ambrose, Skillsoft




Oct 17
The Role of Learning in Asia Pacific Talent ManagementDavid Wentworth, Brandon Hall Group
Steve Young, NetDimensions




Oct 24
Social Learning and Enterprise Social Networks: The Future of Learning
David Wentworth, Brandon Hall Group
Heidi Farris, Bloomfire




Oct 31
Keeping Your Brand Promise: Ensuring a Unified Brand Experience at Every Touch PointStacey Harris, Brandon Hall Group
Narayanan Raman, Interakt
  

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Fall Events - Brandon Hall Group

Join Brandon Hall Group for their upcoming events, where you can interact with the Brandon Hall Group analysts and their guests discussing the latest trends and insights on improving performance in today’s modern organizations.

 For detailed descriptions of their webinars visit their website here 
Sep 24
Disruptive Technologies and the New Realities of Performance Support
David Wentworth, Brandon Hall Group
John Low, Carney, Inc..




Oct 1
Global Learning Trends: Unexpected Findings that Could Impact Your Strategies
Stacey Harris, Brandon Hall Group
Jeremy Blain, Cegos




Oct 8
Next Generation Learning Content Strategies: Search and Learn ModelDavid Grebow, Brandon Hall Group
Chris Osborn, BizLibrary




Oct 10
Thinking of Replacing Your LMS?
David Wentworth, Brandon Hall Group
Shruti Kala, Saba




Oct 15
Leveraging Your Organization's Big Data
David Wentworth, Brandon Hall Group
John Ambrose, Skillsoft




Oct 17
The Role of Learning in Asia Pacific Talent ManagementDavid Wentworth, Brandon Hall Group
Steve Young, NetDimensions




Oct 24
Social Learning and Enterprise Social Networks: The Future of Learning
David Wentworth, Brandon Hall Group
Heidi Farris, Bloomfire




Oct 31
Keeping Your Brand Promise: Ensuring a Unified Brand Experience at Every Touch PointStacey Harris, Brandon Hall Group
Narayanan Raman, Interakt
  

Source: Brandon Hall Group


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