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The Best Length for Online Content

Solid research exists to show the value of writing, tweeting, and posting at certain lengths. We can learn a lot from scientific social media guidelines.

Source: thenextweb.com

This is a great guide @jeffbullas is right on it.

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The 6 Laws of Learning No Instructional Designer Can Afford to Ignore

By following these tested principles, eLearning professionals can help students learn more effectively. Ignore them at your own risk!

Source: info.shiftelearning.com

Simple, yet powerful infographic

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Oldest and Youngest Populations

“There are 1.2 billion people between the ages of 15 and 24 in the world today — and that means that many countries have populations younger than ever before.  Some believe that this ‘youth bulge’ helps fuel social unrest — particularly when combined with high levels of youth unemployment.  Youth unemployment is a ‘global time bomb,’ as long as today’s millennials remain ‘hampered by weak economies, discrimination, and inequality of opportunity.’  The world’s 15 youngest countries are all in Africa.  Of the continent’s 200 million young people, about 75 million are unemployed.

On the flip side, an aging population presents a different set of problems: Japan and Germany are tied for the world’s oldest countries, with median ages of 46.1. Germany’s declining birth rate might mean that its population will decrease by 19 percent, shrinking to 66 million by 2060. An aging population has a huge economic impact: in Germany, it has meant a labor shortage, leaving jobs unfilled.”

Source: www.globalpost.com

Scan this map and tell me your thoughts…

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What ExAcTlY is an Online Teaching Space?

image of computer screen with instructor and chalkboardIn a few discussions that I have been a part of lately, including updating the UAA Student Fact Finder Blackboard information, it has come to my attention the definition of “Online Teaching Environment or Space” can be a little vague, or even misunderstood.

So let me clarify it for you as far as UAA Academic Innovations & eLearning is concerned.

All classes in the UAA Class Schedule receive an online course shell in UAA Blackboard. This means traditional, hybrid or online courses all have an online space for faculty and students to use during the course of the semester.

Why is this important to you?

  1. You can create online content that your students can access 24/7
  2. You can engage students in online discussions outside the classroom
  3. You can send announcements and information to students outside a classroom
  4. You can encourage students to collaborate using these tools and publish work to share with their classmates
  5. You can use the Grade Center features to collect, review and submit grades to students online. This thing is really a time management hero!
  6. You can track when students submit assignments and create quizzes and other learning modules that auto-grade.
  7. You can build it and reuse modules in subsequent semesters
  8. You can import publisher test banks and create unique tests & quizzes
  9. You can embed video/audio and other online resources for students to review previous to class
  10. You can create your own video/audio or online media and embed it in your online space

Is 10 enough? There are more really great things you can do using this space! Currently Blackboard is the learning management system at UAA, and students also have Google Apps for Education and other online options to use in their personal learning environments.

Need help with organizing and setting up an online course environment? Give me a shout!

 

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Humanize Your eLearning Courses or Risk Losing Learners

eLearning is more efficient when the designer finds a way to personalize it for the learner.

Source: info.shiftelearning.com

I love this SH!FT blog. This is a great reminder when thinking out online course content creation and execution.

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Research: How Video Production Affects Student Engagement

edX recently commissioned a study of nearly 1,000 videos, segmenting them out by by video type and production style, and discovered this among their other findings:

Shorter videos are more engaging. Engagement drops after 6 minutes.Videos with a more personal feeling are more effective than high-fidelity studio recordings.
Videos in which the instructor speaks quickly and with high enthusiasm are more engaging.Khan-style tablet drawings are more engaging than power point slides.

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Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding

Through alternative formative assessment, teachers can check for student understanding without falling back on the tedious or intimidating pop quiz.

Source: www.edutopia.org

Love this, how can we harness formative assessment when teaching tech tools?

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Nik’s QuickShout: Edupunk and student centred learning through technology

 

Nik’s QuickShout: Edupunk and student centred learning through technology.

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