Category Archive: Online Learning

Oct 31

To Tweet or Not to Tweet; Facilitating Personal Values Formation in Students in Online Religion Courses

Blogging at the Online Learning Consortium International Conference 2014 Presenter: Renate Hood (University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, USA) Notes and Thoughts How to help students form personal values and built affective competencies Aims at affective maturity in terms of civic and social responsibilities Types of courses: value exploration courses;  cultural exploration courses; service oriented learning; How important is …

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Oct 31

Relationship Between Student Surveys of Teaching and Course Quality Assurance Components for Online Courses

Blogging my session at the Online Learning Consortium International Conference 2014 Here are the resources supporting my session My PowerPoint Links to the components of our Online Course Quality Assurance process Several of the attendees in the room are also looking at the relationship between their student evaluations and components of their quality assurance process. This …

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Oct 31

The Community is the Curriculum

Blogging the Online Learning Consortium International Conference 2014 Keynote by Dave Cormier I participated in the twitter stream this morning during the keynote, which was great! But I thought I’d just collect here some resources mentioned and shared in the twitter stream that I want to keep: OLC program description and resources of the keynote Avoiding …

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Oct 31

The Dangers of Standardized Online Courses: Consistency vs. Creativity

Blogging the Online Learning Consortium International Conference 2014 Melanie Kasparian, who has a very cool title: Online Experiential Learning Developer at Northeastern University, USA. PowerPoint. Concepts and Notes Their model is “flexible yet scalable” They do curated content with the one to many model – a master course that is used for multiple sections They want to have …

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Oct 30

Death by Discussion Boards: Strategies for Thinking Outside the Box

Blogging the Online Learning Consortium International Conference 2014 Presenters: Lead Presenter: Ken Hartman (Eduventures, USA) and Kristen Betts (Drexel University, USA) Presentation is online here. Note: This presentation was fast paced and packed with ideas! Why do we need more engagement? How can we create more of a classroom atmosphere with different types of engagement than just the …

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Oct 30

Using U.S. News & World Report Academic Insights To Benchmark Your Online Program

Blogging the Online Learning Consortium International Conference 2014 Presenter:  Evan Jones (U.S. News & World Report, USA) A little background on U. S. News and World Report. Their rankings are online here, and for a variety of categories, including online programs. From 1983 to the early 1990s, the rankings were reputation based. In the early 1990s they …

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Oct 30

Three Interesting Poster Sessions: Procrastination, Learning Database, and Moodle Themes

Photographer: Janine Lim

Blogging the Online Learning Consortium International Conference 2014 Student Procrastination in Open Testing The University of Central Florida has a centralized testing process for lower level undergraduate courses. The study was on student procrastination in taking their test over the time window allowed for the exam. The more students procrastinated, the lower the average exam score. I …

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Oct 30

Marzano’s Taxonomy as a Design Framework for MOOCs

Blogging the Online Learning Consortium International Conference 2014 Presenters:  Teresa Ferrer (Excelsior College, USA) and Jane A LeClair (National Cybersecurity Institute (NCI) at Excelsior College, USA) Presentation PowerPoint and Abstract Discussion of MOOCs: participation, credit, completion rate, the model of students tasting a MOOC, interaction in MOOCs, etc. (I would add the difference between xMOOCs and …

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Oct 30

Five Science Teachers and a Banana: Are Traditional Labs Better Than Online Labs, or Just the Way it’s Always Been Done

Photo Credit: Amy - Bio Lab

Blogging the Online Learning Consortium International Conference 2014 Presenter: Jim Brinson, American Military University All his presentation resources are online here Different ways to do labs: hands-on manipulatives in person, remote labs, virtual labs, lab kits, etc. Who is saying which method is more effective, why are they saying it, and based on what criteria? This …

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Oct 30

Advising for a New College Reality: Dual-credit High School Students in an Online University

Blogging the Online Learning Consortium International Conference 2014 Presenters: Daniel McCoy, Sophie Spratley, Jessa Carpenter (University of Florida) UFL’s Concurrent Enrollment program website Nice example of resources that need to be built around the dual credit program Interesting Notes Trends: accelerated high school online (virtual schooling), home schooling – dual credit helps home school students transition to …

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