An Index Of Online Courses For Teachers: Summer 2015

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Powerful Tools for Teaching and Learning: Web 2.0 Tools. Instructional Ideas and Technology Tools for Online Success. IOC Athlete MOOC via Independent. College Readiness Math MOOC. iTDI Summer School MOOC For English Teachers. Digital Badge: Rockets to the Rescue! eLearning Higher Ed moocs pdAn Index Of Online Courses For Teachers: Summer 2015. by Class Central. EDUCATION & TEACHING (29).

The Winners and Filmstrips of An (Almost) Decade in Education Technology

Edsurge

I define education technology as any tool that supports learning, digital or not. But today, edtech is commonly understood to mean digital technology. MOOCs. Digital badges. The real power of digital technology to increase learning remains untapped.

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Educators Make, Play, and Connect This Summer

Educator Innovator

But we also know that for many educators summer is a time to collaborate, try new tools, and come up with ideas. In Dallas, it might mean exploring community action with digital storytelling. Connecting all these activities are digital badges. Designed by the Mozilla Foundation, open digital badges are a new form of credentialing for the digital age. Once earned, kids can display their badges online for teachers, employers, and others to see.

It’s Time to Digitally Transform Community College

Edsurge

As a group, we called for a reimagining of community college, including moving toward more alignment with industry and more digital options. But are community colleges ready for this digital transformation?

To Better Serve Adult Learners, Eliminate the Barriers Between Work and Learning

Edsurge

At Northeastern, for example, we’ve partnered with both Google and IBM to recognize Google’s IT Support Professional Certificate and IBM’s digital badges for academic credit in our degree programs for working adults.

Give Your Traditional Syllabus a Needed Makeover!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Time to do away with the traditional syllabus and make it more engaging for your digital learners. Piktochart is a free infographic tool. I actually did this for one of my Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC). Find out more about mission minded learning in my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions in Your Classroom. Give digital badges or set it up to where students can level up on a leaderboard !

Online PD Courses Help Educators Understand Ed-Tech, Classroom Management, Study Finds

Marketplace K-12

The three biggest reasons pre-K-12 educators took online professional development courses in the past year were to learn how to use digital devices, how to use the educational software that goes on them, or to find out more about classroom behavior or management, according to a new study. Training for education software, digital applications, digital program, other digital product: 34 percent. Training for electronic/digital devices: 33 percent.

Using Transactional Distance Theory to inform instructional design

IT Bill

This approach to online learning has served to help new-to-online learners navigate the online course, learn to use the most common learning management system (LMS) tools, and interact with their classmates in ways that have modeled the traditional classroom. The use of practice quizzes along with digital badging systems and other formative assessment tools can assist students in measuring their own progress, as well as providing motivational support.

20 New Ways to Use Google Classroom [infographic]

Shake Up Learning

Badging Systems. Digital Badging as become a fun way for teachers and students to show off their accomplishments. Organizing and tracking badges could easily be managed through Google Classroom. Badging has become particularly popular for encouraging teachers to learn new tech skills. Be sure you check out these blog posts to learn more about how some districts are using badges for professional learning. Use #GoogleClassroom for Badging!

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Education Dive makes claims about “ MOOCs as tools for equity in under-resourced high schools.” ” Elsewhere, more claims about “the global poor” and MOOCs (and other ed-tech companies) in Edsurge. Remember when the World Economic Forum was super-into MOOCs? Education Politics.

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3 Big Issues We Heard About at SXSWedu

Wired Campus

Student privacy, easier-to-use digital tools for instructors, and efforts to offer alternative credentials were some of the most-talked-about topics this week at the South by Southwest Edu conference, an offshoot of the popular South by Southwest music festival. But the rules and norms for handling digital information generated by students are far from clear. Few were predicting, however, that new certifications or badges would eliminate the value of a college degree.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “That Hilarious Tweet About an Instructor’s Big Mistake? Salesforce has filed a patent for “ Digital badging for facilitating virtual recognition of an achievement.” ” Via Education Week : “New Tool Alerts Teachers When Students Give Up on Tests.” (National) Education Politics. “Americans Have Given Up on Public Schools.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

The implication, according to one NYT article : “the digital gap between rich and poor kids is not what we expected.” The real digital divide, this article contends, is not that affluent children have access to better and faster technologies. (Um, Badges.