Monthly Archives: November 2013

JOLT – Journal of Online Learning and Teaching

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MERLOT is a free and open peer reviewed collection of online teaching and learning materials and faculty-developed services contributed and used by an international education community.

Karen Johnson‘s insight:

JOLT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching is published by MERLOT.  You might like to look at the MERLOT site http://www.merlot.org/merlot/index.htm as well as looking at the latest Abstracts of the Journal.  

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Netskills: Are you an online Visitor or Resident?

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New forms of practice and the challenges of Residency on the web

Karen Johnson‘s insight:

Not sure how many of you know Dave White’s work, I think of it as being in that area where elearning and digital literacy overlap.

 

This is a Jisc Netskills workshop so it will undoubtedly be very good.  Be quick and sign up if you want to feel more confident about working online.

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Copyright in Higher Education: Teaching, Digitisation and OERs

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Copyright developments and licensing in relation to the UK HEIs, and the progress of OERs

Karen Johnson‘s insight:

If you have more than a passing interest in Copyright in UK HE you should be following this scoop.it site.

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Open access and Creative Commons licensing: copyrights, moral rights and moral panics

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There is still widespread confusion over copyright and open licensing in relation to academic research outputs. Anne Barron addresses the uncertainty by disentangling the four regimes of authors’ r…

Karen Johnson‘s insight:

Do you wake in a cold sweat at night, worrying about copyright?  You might find this article from the LSE reassuring – then again you might not 🙂

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30 Apps Perfect For BYOD Classrooms – Edudemic

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BYOD classrooms can address a number of issues. It can solve the problem of not having enough (or any) devices for your classroom.

Karen Johnson‘s insight:

I was standing in the coffee queue the other day and noticed that far more students were using iPads this semester.  These 30 apps are for those of you who have students with smart phones and iPads.

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Five Things Game Designers Can Teach eLearning Designers

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Game designers continually create engaging, dynamic experiences for players. What if eLearning developers could take some of those ideas and techniques and appl

Karen Johnson‘s insight:

At first you think this is going to be death by PowerPoint but be patient, there are some really good tips in this slide show.

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Labster – Virtual Lab for Teaching Life Science

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Labster is a virtual laboratory and interactive e-learning platform for teaching biotechnology, biology and life sciences.

Karen Johnson‘s insight:

For all those people who found Second Life just one step too far 🙂  Labster looks as if it could be a useful addition to your teaching tools.

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6 Blended Learning Models [INFOGRAPHIC] | LearnDash

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…  what some people do not know is that there are multiple ways (or models) for a blended learning approach.

The infographic below, created by DreamBox.com, describes six distinct blended learning models – they are as follows:

Face-to-Face DriverRotationFlexOnline LabSelf-BlendOnline Driver

Karen Johnson‘s insight:

Once again here is an article written for American schools.  As I have said before, there is no reason we cannot learn from these articles.  If you are not sure what blended learning involves, this infographic explains in very simple terms a variety of ways of creating blended learning.  There are more ways of approaching blended learning but at least this is a start.

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Using Social Media To Increase Awareness Of Medical Specialties Among Physicians

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ASN Logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia) As the use of social media to communicate has grown exponentially over the past several years, so has its use in areas of business, technology and essentially every aspect of our daily lives.

Karen Johnson‘s insight:

Here is an example of what I was talking about in the previous scoop.  This article is about how medics, in particular nephrologists, are teaching and raising interest in their specialities using Twitter.  A useful read for those of you who want know how useful Twitter can be in your teaching.

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7 Ways To Effectively Use Twitter – Edudemic

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How does one effectively use it? How do you find and effectively use Twitter to find interesting people? By following these tips, of course!

Karen Johnson‘s insight:

I know I’m repeating tips I’ve scooped before but I am always being asked how to "get started" or "how to use" Twitter.  There are loads of other tips for lecturers that I can and should pass on – may be that is something for the blog ( http://digitalliteracyuow.wordpress.com/ ).

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