Finding Supplementary Material for your Online Course

GoConqr

Creating a Course: Why use supplementary material? When it comes to the ‘Create’ part of the 7 Cs of Learning Design most course creators will create original content for most of their course. Learn more about the GoConqr Course Builder tool.

Will the decline of AP course offerings spur the rise of Course Access?

The Christensen Institute

Last month, Nat Malkus of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) published a study on the trends in Advanced Placement course offerings in public schools from 2000 to 2012. The data shows that from 2008 to 2012, the percentage of public schools offering AP courses declined from 79 percent to 74 percent, a backslide from the eight percent increase in schools offering AP courses eight years prior. Some districts, of course, have embraced this potential.

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Using Google Drive as a Course Organizer

Educational Technology Guy

I am creating a curriculum for an Aircraft Design course for the high school level. Since it will be shared with many other people, I decided to do the organization in Google Drive, instead of Evernote like I usually do my course organization.

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The unintended benefits of online courses

The Christensen Institute

A La Carte courses—in which students’ teachers of record are online—are one of the fasted-growing blended-learning models in K–12 education and offer many students access to and flexibility within courses otherwise out of reach.

Google Course Builder - create your own online courses

Educational Technology Guy

Google Course Builder is a new resource from Google that allows you to create your own online courses. Google used it to create their Power Searching with Google online course. It has all of the software and instructions for creating an online course. Your course can contain lesson materials, student activities, and assessments. There are also instructions for integrating other Google products into your course.

California Launches the Nation's Largest Community College Course Exchange

Edsurge

At worst they run out of financial aid and drop out of school before they have a chance to take the courses. California Community Colleges , the nation’s largest system with 113 institutions, just launched a course exchange so students at one campus can take classes online at another if those courses aren’t available on their home turf. Course offerings fell 21 percent between 2007 and 2012. But California’s OEI is the largest formal course exchange to date.

Texas fumbles on Course Access leadership

The Christensen Institute

Larry Taylor introduced a bill that would have removed barriers that block some students from accessing supplemental online courses offered through the Texas Virtual School Network (TxVSN). To give credit where it’s due, Texas is one of only seven states that provide students with access to online learning options through a statewide Course Access program. TxVSN has a catalog of more than 89 different courses—including U.S. Take an advanced science course, for example.

Some ideas for Course Management Systems and Apps

Educational Technology Guy

There are a lot of course management tools available for educators, including Blackboard and PowerSchool, that allow educators to do attendance, grading, post and organize resources and lessons, and interact with students. Schoology -Schoology is a free course management system for educators that allows them to manage their lessons, post resources and assignments, create quizzes, link to additional resources, conduct online courses, provide one-on-one help sessions and host discussions.

Teaching Digital Citizenship - free online course for teacers to help teach students to be safe online

Educational Technology Guy

The course is self-paced, consists of a series of videos and quizzes that take about an hour to complete. Teaching Digital Citizenship is a free, new tool that educators can use to keep kids safer online.

Why this one STEM course has four different teachers

eSchool News

In the summer of 2015, the district asked a technology teacher, a library media specialist, a math teacher, and a science teacher to create a STEM course that would be part of the students’ daily class schedule. eClassroom News STEM defined stem rotation model stem course

Google announces 5 New GAFE Courses for Teachers and Admins

Educational Technology Guy

Google has an excellent selection of free courses and training materials for Google Apps and more. ( They have just announced 5 new online courses for teachers and administrators on Google for Education that were designed by educators. New Courses include: Internet 101, Apps for Education, Gmail, Drive, Chrome and Chromebooks. You can find the new courses here: https://educourses.withgoogle.com/course This is a great resource for all educators.

Courses, or learning episodes?

Learning with 'e's

During a recent Learning Pool Live event in London, I posted the following message on Twitter: Move away from courses, towards events, experiences, challenges. Courses can be very expensive to develop and deliver. Can we do better than the course?

eCoach Course Builder to Bring Lessons to Life

Class Tech Tips

eCoach is an online platform that lets teachers turn lessons they’ve already created into online courses. Perfect for BYOD classrooms, eCoach makes it easy to share course material with students no matter what device they are using.

The Internet Could Offer Free, Accredited College Courses For All

EdNews Daily

But for all the sophistication of the Internet age, the idea of getting top quality college courses online for free, and using them for credits in the traditional college system, is only now being tested. Modern States Course Providers. Written by Steve Klinsky.

Estimating Student Workload for Your Courses

ProfHacker

As the start of the fall term approaches, many ProfHacker readers are designing or revising course syllabi. The federal definition of course credit hours assumes a minimum of “two hours of out-of-class student work per week for a semester hour.”

Save 15% on Parenting Course!

The Thinking Stick

As part of our work ( Eduro that is ) Kim Cofino and Chrissy Hellyer have put together a 6 course parenting certificate program for parents who want to learn and understand the connected digital lives of teens today. Kim and Chrissy interviewed parents and teenagers for the course.

How to create beautiful online courses: colors

Neo LMS

Your business as a teacher is to create the best possible courses for your students. Too many teachers focus on the educational part of their courses — making the chocolate — and simply forget about, or even ignore the visual part — adding a nice packaging to it.

9 Educational Websites That Offer Open Online Courses from Top Universities

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Free coursesJuly 1, 2017 The Internet and web technologies have radically transformed the concept of learning. They have empowered users with the necessary tools to take control of their own learning and.read more.

New Online Courses in Digital Pedagogy

ProfHacker

One of the things we haven’t done, though, is offer online courses on digital pedagogy–a new venture the journal Hybrid Pedagogy has taken with Digital Pedagogy Lab ! The course descriptions for both are tantalizing.

50 Free Online Courses For Educators: Spring 2015

TeachThought - Learn better.

50 Free Online Courses For Teachers: Spring 2015. Below is a list of 50 free online courses for teachers for Spring 2015, aggregated by Class Central. Education, Mini-Course III: Accountability and National Standards. Genetics and Society: A Course for Educators.

Missouri misses Course Access moment

The Christensen Institute

On April 30, the House passed a bill to create a statewide Course Access program with a favorable vote of 110 to 40. To this end, Course Access programs can have substantial, positive effects on students’ learning outcomes. Consider, for example, these stories from students in nearby states where Course Access programs are available. All of these courses could easily be made available to every Missouri student through a statewide Course Access catalog.

The NEW Become a Google Certified Trainer E-Course is Here!

Shake Up Learning

The post The NEW Become a Google Certified Trainer E-Course is Here! My new e-course: Become a Google Certified Trainer is open for enrollment! The NEW E-Course is OPEN: Become a Google Certified Trainer! Watch the Latest Video to Learn All About the Course!

How to create beautiful online courses: layout

Neo LMS

But when your course is riddled with misspellings and ill-placed imagery, all your students will lose their focus from your message, and run to other more beautiful things. A great course design will support your message in many subtle ways. A small thing can pass by unnoticed.

Success with Online High School Courses: From Probation to Graduation for More Than 600 Students

FuelEd

Since implementation in February 2011, more than 600 PASS program students have earned their high school diplomas and more than 2,000 credits have been recovered through online high school courses

?What Makes a Smart Course ‘Smart’?

Edsurge

So it stands to reason that using the term “smart” to describe the application of technology within college courses might have a similar connotation. Online courses are “smart,” one might assume, because they use technology to improve educational outcomes or, at least, create new efficiencies or extend the abilities of faculty and students. Yet, while technology exists in the world of higher education, it’s not clear that technology is actually making courses smarter.

Nano-Professional Development: 20 Quick Courses For Teachers

TeachThought - Learn better.

Nano-Professional Development: 20 Quick Courses For Teachers by TeachThought Staff Professional development can come from a variety of sources–conversation, books, blogs, social media, YouTube, and more–courses, for example.

Managing Macs & PCs in Online Courses

ProfHacker

When teaching on-campus, the Mac or PC decision is usually made for me: a computer lab will be equipped with one or the other, and students in courses that involve digital production can be relied upon to have access to those labs.

In Online Courses, Students Learn More by Doing Than by Watching

Wired Campus

The study, “Learning Is Not a Spectator Sport: Doing Is Better than Watching for Learning From a MOOC,” looked at a group of Georgia students in a course called “ Introduction to Psychology as a Science.” Those in the MOOC-only course scored an average of 57 percent on the final. Those in the combined course scored an average of 66 percent. Distance Education MOOCs Online Courses Online Learning Teaching

Course Round-Up: Summer Learning for Educators

MIND Research Institute

Maybe you want to develop your personal learning network on social media, read a few new books , or take a course alongside other educators. Below, we have collected some Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) as well as open courseware, so you can choose your own learning adventure this summer.

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Udemy - take or create your own online course

Educational Technology Guy

Udemy is a site that enables anyone to take and build courses online. It is free to sign up and there are both free and paid courses available. You can also create your own online course on the site. Students could also use it to create a short course as a class project.

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University of Michigan Turns Courses Into Games

Edsurge

But unlike Monopoly or Taboo, Fishman believes the plays and strategies in higher education courses are often poorly designed. He and his colleagues at U-M’s Gameful Learning Lab are working together to incorporate essential elements of well-designed games into courses. The lab has built an LMS called GradeCraft that allows faculty to structure and deliver courses like a game. “We

Designing Engaging Course Documents with Piktochart

ProfHacker

It’s sometimes a struggle to get students to carefully read course documents. As I prepared to teach our Technical Writing and Communication course this fall, I decided I wanted to emphasize document design and economy of language, two areas in which I felt my previous classes could improve.

How to create beautiful online courses: fonts

Neo LMS

This post is the second in a series of three, on how to create beautiful online courses. The first one was about colors , while the last one will explain the layout of a nice course page. Creating beautiful online courses with fonts. Font families can save your course.

District adds course on problem solving with technology

eSchool News

” During his time helping students as a tech adviser in the library, Hussain said he saw the questions change over the course of the year.

New Research Shows Free Online Courses Didn't Grow As Expected

NPR Learning and Tech

A new study of free, online college courses says that growth fell short of early expectations, as well as a pattern among users: mostly college-educated, including a surprising number of teachers. »

Preparing to Teach a Large Online Course

ProfHacker

With increased pressure on classroom spaces, many departments are moving courses online. I’ve written here at ProfHacker about teaching online previously, but in that past experience I was teaching a very small synchronous online course.

Free computer training resources and courses

Educational Technology Guy

GCFLearnFree is a program of Goodwill Industries of Eastern NC and provides quality online learning courses for free. The Office 2010 course is great and I am sharing it with our users to help them transition from Office 2003 to Office 2010 because of the different menu system.

Taking Course Design Seriously (Finally)

Management and Strategy issues in DIGITAL HIGHER E

Most institutions had no more than a handful of online courses. Online education was largely a faculty-led effort; few university Strategic Plans included … Continue reading Taking Course Design Seriously (Finally) → Innovation Instructional Strategy When I first entered the field of online education back in 1997, the first 56.6 kps modems were appearing in homes.

Good Free Online Courses to Help You Better Integrate Technology in Your Teaching

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

April 25, 2016 Udemy is one of the best platforms where you can access a plethora of online courses. There are actually over 40.000 courses covering different subjects from programming and media to.read more. Free courses

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Things to know before paying for online courses

Neo LMS

But this is felt when I opened a virtual library of online courses. Enrolling and paying for an online course is a little bit more challenging than deciding which snow cone to choose. Things to know before paying for online courses. How good are you with making decisions?