Friday, April 20, 2012

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

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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

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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:

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.