Professors Aren’t Good at Sharing Their Classroom Practices. Teaching Portfolios Might Help.

Edsurge

At the height of the buzz around MOOCs and flipped classrooms three years ago, Bridget Ford worried that administrators might try to replace her introductory history course with a batch of videos. Looking through a collection of teaching portfolios by her colleagues helped reassure her that she could redesign her course while preserving what worked about the classroom experience. Ford says her redesigned course also worked for students.

Three GREAT (and Free) Virtual Conferences Where You Can Attend, Present, or Volunteer!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Held over the course of two days (three actual calendar days when including all time zones), there will likely be over 150 presentations. We have three great world-wide virtual conferences coming up in the next few months.

Storms over liberal education: notes on the 2016 AAC&U conference

Bryan Alexander

I kicked things off with a survey of major technological developments in a very top level way, then dived into specific, currently used digital tools (the LMS, ePortfolios, video, robotics, big data, social media, 3d printing, etc.).

Testing and the future of education: Anya Kamenetz on Future Trends Forum #6

Bryan Alexander

One example: eportfolios dropped in one case because doing them decently was seen as too onerous. Anya asked us instead to see eportfolios as integrated into learning, and saving time from testing. This works in a low-stakes settings, like a MOOC.

The Free Learning 2.0 Conference: Great Keynotes and Sessions and YOU!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

is a free conference and is held online, in multiple time zones, over the course of five days. The Learning 2.0 virtual conference is just around the corner (August 20 - 24 [link] ).

20 years in e-learning

Mark Smithers

In June of this year it was twenty years since I set up my first web server for delivering e-learning courses. Other highlights of the last twenty years are the growth of open education, open courses, connected, social and rhizomatic learning. Universities upgrade their LMS with the newer web technology (although generally significantly behind the UX of mainstream web sites) in the hope that this will make it super easy for academics to create online courses.

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20 years in e-learning

Mark Smithers

In June of this year it was twenty years since I set up my first web server for delivering e-learning courses. Other highlights of the last twenty years are the growth of open education, open courses, connected, social and rhizomatic learning. Universities upgrade their LMS with the newer web technology (although generally significantly behind the UX of mainstream web sites) in the hope that this will make it super easy for academics to create online courses.

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