Saturday, August 24, 2013

E-Learning and Online Teaching: End 2013 with a new career

Enroll Today in our E-Learning and Online Teaching 

Graduate Certificate Program! 

End 2013 with a new career.









Prepare to be a Great Online Teacher 

  • Develop and enhance your online teaching skills. 
  • Teach online from anywhere as a highly effective e-learning professional. 
  • Hone your skills to compete in a rapidly growing job market!
EDUC 760 Elearning for Educators 3 graduate credits
This is the introductory course in the E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate, is an approved elective in the online Master of Science in Education degree program, and is open as an individual course to students seeking professional development.
EDUC 761 Creating Collaborative Communities in E-learning 3 graduate credits NOTE: This is the fourth in the series of five required courses.
EDUC 764 E-Learning Practicum 3 graduate credits
Prerequisite: Successful completion with a 3.0 gpa in EDUC 760, 761, 762, 763 and Consent of Instructor.

Enroll for the fall semester!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Specialized E-Learning Magazines- Just Click a Tag

E-Learning Scoop.it Magazines on Demand

Click a tag and open a personalized magazine of article relevant to the topic of your choice!
 

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Friday, April 20, 2012

UW-StoutTech Tips NewsletterApril 19, 2012(Re-posted with permission of the Editor: Karen Franker)

This e-newsletter is brought to you by University of Wisconsin-Stout School of Education. If you do not wish to receive future issues, please see instructions to manage preferences at the bottom of this message.
  
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In this issue...
  1. E-Learning Certificate Program
  2. New Summer Online Courses 
  3. Top Resources For Exploring iTunes U  
  4. Tech Tip: 101 Web 2.0 Teaching Tools Every Teacher Should Know About  
E-Learning Certificate Program
Summer Classes are open for enrollment. For complete information visit the E-Learning and Online Teaching Certificate Homepage.

New Summer Online CoursesEnroll soon and meet your goals for continuing education professional development and license renewal.

Check out the new courses. 

List of Forty Summer 2012 Online Courses 
Register now to reserve a spot.  No tuition is due until the first day of class.

Top Resources For Exploring iTunes U
This week’s newsletter explores how open education resources expand delivery to new audiences. Discover why iTunes U, MITx, the Khan Academy and others are changing how we think about course content and instructional design.
iTunes U: Free Education for the Masses
Nathaniel Mott explains the benefits of exploring the wealth of free resources available on iTunes U.
Hands On With Apple’s iTunes U: An Education
Darrell Etherington provides an overview of how iTunes U is structured, including screenshots of a typical iTunes U course.
Which University is #1 on iTunes U?
Tony Bates presents statistics on which universities have the most-frequently-downloaded materials on iTunes U.
HACC Offers iTunes U App
Enelly Betancourt describes the results of a pilot program at Harrisburg (PA) Area Community College where students can use their iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad tablet to download assignment instructions, audio and video podcasts, handouts, syllabus, and self-assessments
Ithaca College has created an extensive guide to assist instructors who wish to create digital materials for students to access on iTunes U.
iTunes University (video: 1:39)
The staff at Southeast Missouri State University has created an introductory video about using iTunes U, including how to share content with students.
iTunes U. vs. Blackboard
Juli Clover compares iTunes U with Blackboard and describes iTunes U’s better navigation and more user-friendly interface as key advantages.
ACSD on iTunes U
Mike Hohenbrink describes the new ASCD channel on iTunes U that provides free professional development resources to K-16 educators.
Tech Tip: 101 Web 2.0 Teaching Tools Every Teacher Should Know About
Jeff Dunn has created an excellent slideshow describing the best Web-based tools to create instructional materials. Browse his extensive list of tools to create timelines, graphs, games, posters, mind maps, flashcards, word clouds and more.
List of All Summer and Fall 2012 Online Courses 

Register Soon to Reserve a Spot  

Request Information Online 
School of Education
Online Professional Development
University of Wisconsin - Stout
Phone: (715) 232-2253

Archives - back issues in case you missed the most recent newsletter.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Secret Archive of E-Learning Research Revealed!!


Discover  more than 60 articles about  about E-Learning and Online Teaching research!


Just blink your way using this secret URL into our E-Learning and Online Teaching Magazine:

http://www.scoop.it/t/e-learning-and-online-teaching?tag=research

E-Learning Graduate Certificate Summer Courses

Enroll today in our E-Learning and Online Teaching 

Graduate Certificate Program! 









Prepare to be a Great Online Teacher 

  • Develop and enhance your online teaching skills. 
  • Teach online from anywhere as a highly effective e-learning professional. 
  • Hone your skills to compete in a rapidly growing job market!
EDUC 760 Elearning for Educators 3 graduate credits
This is the introductory course in the E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate, is an approved elective in the online Master of Science in Education degree program, and is open as an individual course to students seeking professional development.
EDUC 761 Creating Collaborative Communities in E-learning 3 graduate credits NOTE: This is the fourth in the series of five required courses.
EDUC 764 E-Learning Practicum 3 graduate credits
Prerequisite: Successful completion with a 3.0 gpa in EDUC 760, 761, 762, 763 and Consent of Instructor.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Time Management for E-Learning Instructors


Time is Money On Line

Time Management: Teaching Online:
A great list of tips and advice from veteran online teacher Dr. Kay Lehmann.
http://www2.uwstout.edu/content/profdev/rubrics/time_management.html

Be Efficient, Not Busy: Time Management Strategies for Online Teaching "Online teaching redefines the faculty member’s schedule. The feeling of being a 24/7 professor can lead to frustration. Managing one’s time as an online teacher can be a challenge."

Time Management for Online Teachers. This is a breeze video/audio archive. Give it a look/listen? http://breeze.boisestate.edu/p82935848/



Time Management Strategies for Online Teaching. This is an excellent, relatively recent (2006) academic research paper on time management. The authors compare Face to Face with online teaching in a number of areas. http://itdl.org/Journal/Feb_06/article01.htm



Time Management Tips for Online Instructors. This is basic advice for k-12 online teachers from the Connecticut Virtual School http://www.ctvirtuallearning.com/timemantips.cfm

Thursday, September 22, 2011

YouTube for Teachers

YouTube is one of the best online education sites on the Internet.  The problem has been that YouTube is also filled with every kind of video, from sublime lectures by some of the great minds of the century to the bone snapping stunts of marginally sane teens, to the grungy mumblings of the fringe.  It's like much of the Internet: a mixed bag of nuts with some real gems if you know how to find them.

Many school districts ban the use of YouTube because it is easier to just say no and cover your liability than spending the time to evaluate content and use a great resource the kids already have after school (and on their phone) access too in the first place.

YouTube has taken steps to create a safe silo of content for teachers everywhere.  Other services like TeacherTube and Schooltube have been providing this service as well.

Let's hope that creating YouTube Teachers (http://www.youtube.com/teachers) will make it easier for someone in a district office to punch the filter button and let the video stream.

10 Ways to use YouTube in the Classroom

Thursday, September 15, 2011

UW-Stout Online Adjuncts Needed

elearning jobs


Open Invitation to Apply: http://www.uwstout.edu/cec/adjpool.cfm 


University of Wisconsin-Stout maintains a pool of qualified individuals who would like to teach online courses. This is an open invitation to apply for the University’s Adjunct Instructor Pool. Individuals with online teaching experience and appropriate degrees in instructional areas offered at University of Wisconsin-Stout are encouraged to apply.

Candidates with e-learning and online teaching certificates and online e-portfolios should emphasize that experience when completing the the web-based application.

The university is building a pool of qualified subject experts with professional online teaching skills to teach general education courses at the undergraduate level. Additional opportunities are available at the graduate level for teaching instructional design, reading/literacy, using games to assess learning

Please do not send resumes or applications to this blog. Only applications submitted to the Adjunct Pool will be reviewed for spring 2012 openings. 

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Using Mobile Technologies to Enhance Learning

EDUC 744 969 3 Graduate Units 
October 3 – November 30, 2011











Enroll NOW!

Fundamental to the modern definition of mlearning is that it is the learner/learning that is mobile, not the device.

In-depth analysis of mobile learning research, trends, instructional strategies, curriculum integration, professional development, and on-the-job training using handheld technology such as the iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone, and smartphones.






This course will explore learning design, content, and critical factors that need to be considered for successful application in a mobile environment. It will help educators and trainers develop effective pedagogy and instructional strategies that capitalize on learners' interest and access to mobile technology and use that familiarity to meet learning, professional development and training goals.

Ann Bell

Author/Online Instructor and Course Developer


Mobile Learning Wiki: http://uwstoutmobilelearning.wikispaces.com/http://uwstoutmobilelearning.wikispaces.com/
Website: http://www.annamaebell.com
Author Blog: http://annbell.wordpress.com/http://annbell.wordpress.com/
Educational Technology Blog: http://annamaebell.wordpress.com

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Getting Into the Flow

All of my life I've wanted education to be more like what's described in this video. I count myself fortunate that I'm still able to get into the flow when learning, teaching, reading, and researching online. In many ways the Internet and the Information Fluency skills I've developed over the past decade have guaranteed me a ticket to ride (the flow that is).

One of the things that promotes flow is listening to music as you work. More often than not I've moved into the deep concentration and mental focus I think of as Flow while listening to music.  When this happens I've learned to appreciate the moment and go with it.

Can school be like this?  

Yes, I recall many a writing workshop session that was a hot bed of  flow.  ~ Dennis


Born to Learn: Class Reunion from Born to Learn on Vimeo.

Saturday, September 03, 2011

Virtual School: Family Friendly Flexibility

    • Joubert argues that virtual school allows students and teachers to work more closely together. “Students still talk with their teachers; you might even say they talk more. When I was in school, you didn’t have many one-on-one conversations with your teachers. Your teachers spoke to you, they didn’t speak with you. Here, they do oral exams, they talk with the kids, they really get to know each student.”
    • By having this type of learning, we are able to still have a family life. We have the ability to travel when we want to and choose our time. You can’t do that in traditional schools. Our kids have had the opportunity to go places and see things that other students don’t get to.
    • With online learning, when you get it, you can move on. When you don’t get it, you can get extra tutoring help and teachers will walk you through it. If you’re sick for a couple of days, you can do your work over the weekend when you feel better. You’re not missing anything.
    • My kids are very self-paced because they’ve always been homeschooled, but I think if a child was not so motivated, it would be a bit of a challenge to keep up.
    • they’re learning how to overcome the challenges of working with someone else and to interact with other kids. Just because you don’t “see” someone doesn’t mean you’re not interacting.
    • online clubs at FLVS
    • at least once a year, we do a Barnes & Noble Book Fair where students can go to whatever Barnes & Noble is closest to where they live and meet at least some of their teachers.
    • It’s important to learn how to self-pace and do these kinds of courses; I think it’s as much of a learning experience just taking the course as it is learning what the course teaches.
Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Information Fluency Assessment: Limited Time Preview

Boost Information Fluency Scores 50% in 3 hours.

This is our newest approach to information fluency assessment and training.

This package starts with a 10-level interactive tutorial that diagnoses and strengthens eight key search and evaluation competencies.

Live search challenges are coupled with "first aid kits" that address the knowledge and skills needed to succeed.

A Certification Exam is provided after the tutorials to assess information fluencies in finding and evaluating information.

The entire experience can be completed in about 3 hours.

If you are interested in previewing the entire package for your students, please contact Carl at carl@21cif.com.

The course is completely free.  You are under no obligation to purchase anything.

This course and assessment package was developed with feedback from teachers and library media specialists last spring. Over 900 students in middle school and high school used the materials this summer and improved their information fluency scores by over 50%.

We will give you full access to the course so you can evaluate the effectiveness of the training.  If you wish to make the course available to your institution, group discounts based on volume are available.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

E-Learning for Educators Register Now: Fall 2011 UW-Stout Online

ONLINE COURSE EDUC 760 E-Learning for Educators 3 semester hours graduate credit



Adjunct Professors, K-12 Educators, Corporate Trainers, Health Educators, Curriculum specialists: Hone your skills so you can compete in a growing job market!

Explore online and blended applications for e-learning using an open source learning management system, Moodle, and the D2L learning management system. You will have the opportunity to create your course content with Moodle, an inexpensive way for educators to create an effective online course.

The course provides a strong foundation in e-learning and online teaching theory and technology.  Emphasis is on developing a community of practice founded on critical reflection, personal interaction, and rich experiences with web 2.0 tools. E-Learning for Educators is is the recommended first course in the E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate program.

Activities include hands-on experience with Web 2.0 tools such as social bookmarking, blogs, podcasts,  personalized search tools, surveys, quizzes, and discussion systems.

This course prepares learners to lead and manage instructional challenges in a variety of online settings in educational institutions, corporations, the military, health care and government agencies. The emphasis is on what you can use right now in your teaching or training.

This course introduces educators to the hands on realities of teaching online. Using Moodle and D2L teach and learn as both a student and an instructor.  Discover e-learning best practices and create discussion forums, online surveys, quizzes and e-portfolios.

EDUC 760 E-Learning for Educators 3 graduate credits
This is the introductory course in the E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate, is an approved elective in the online Master of Science in Education degree program, and is open as an individual course to students seeking professional development.


Sections are nearly full:

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EDUC 760 900 September 19- November 11, 2011 Instructor: Jim Erbe
EDUC 760 901 October 3 – November 30, 2011 Instructor: Dennis O'Connor
EDUC 760 902 October 3 – November 30, 2011 Instructor: Sara Turansky


Register Now Course Info

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What students are saying:

"It was a great first experience with online learning!  I would, I have, and I will, recommend the course to colleagues with whom I work, and I would consider another online course without hesitation. I couldn't have asked for a better experience!" 
~ Middle School Librarian, Los Angeles, California

"I enjoyed the instructor(s) and their focus on organization and professionalism."
~ Instructor at Waukesha County Technical College, Pewaukee, Wisconsin

"Prior to beginning the class, one of my most strongly held notions was that the interaction and level of engagement in an online course environment could not come close to the experience one has in a face to face class. While I don't know that I am ready to fully embrace the concept that one should be able to earn a high school diploma or a Bachelor's degree completely online,  I certainly believe there is tremendous value, rigor, and powerful sense of community that can be developed in a thoughtfully constructed course with a skilled teacher shepherding the process. "
~ Middle School Librarian, Los Angeles, California

Assessment in the Online Classroom: E-Learning Assessment

Join the Fall 2011 Class!








EDUC 762 900 September 19 – November 11, 2011 Instructor: Datta Kaur Khalsa
EDUC 762 901 October 3 - December 2, 2011 Instructor: Jim Erbe


EDUC 762 3 semester hours graduate credit

As an educator you already understand the importance of efficient and accurate assessment. Have you realized how powerful assessment is in the online learning environment?

Assessment has the capability to drive interactions and engagement.
Assessment can minimize plagiarism
Assessment can strengthen higher-level learning.
Assessment can streamline blended learning environments.

Learn what is needed to become an excellent online teacher and course designer while developing your electronic record keeping systems and methods for evaluating discussion postings and group projects.


Become familiar with assessment tools that could make or break your online course.

Modules


Module 1: Why is Assessment Important?
Module 2: Emerging Practices of Online Assessment
Module 3: Perfect E-Storm
Module 4: Variety of Assessment Tools
Module 5: Taxonomy of Assessment
Module 6: Cybercoaching - an Emerging Model
Module 7: Summative Assessment
Module 8: Discourse Analysis

Course Description. Register Now!

Some might think of online assessment as a dry topic. You'll find this class anything but dry! This is a great course! Take the leap and join now.



You won't be disappointed


~ Dennis


Dennis O'Connor
Program Advisor
E-Learning and Online Teaching
Graduate Certificate
UW-Stout