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Best Practices For Online And Blended Learning: Introducing The R2d2 And Tec-Variety Models, Curt Bonk Ph.D. 2017 Indiana University - Bloomington

Best Practices For Online And Blended Learning: Introducing The R2d2 And Tec-Variety Models, Curt Bonk Ph.D.

Fall Faculty Development Conference

There are dozens of new technologies emerging each year and endless ways in which they can be used for teaching and learning. So many in fact, that most instructors are simply overwhelmed. Curt Bonk offers two simple yet powerful frameworks that can be used to organize and understand what is available. Based on two decades of research, he will reveal dozens of practical examples using his widely acclaimed R2D2 (Read, Reflect, Display, and Do) framework for instructional design with technology. He will also showcase his TEC-VARIETY model for enhanced student motivation with Web technologies, where each letter stands for a ...


Education 20/20: Visions Of A New Learning World, Curt Bonk Ph.D. 2017 Indiana University - Bloomington

Education 20/20: Visions Of A New Learning World, Curt Bonk Ph.D.

Fall Faculty Development Conference

We are in the midst of a learning revolution. During the past few years, learning has become increasingly collaborative, global, mobile, modular, informal, immediate, self-directed, open, blended, visual, hands-on, ubiquitous, and personal. Instructors today may be called upon to take on many new roles such as curators, counselors, consultants, concierges, and cultivators of learning. In this session, Curt Bonk will define 20 new roles for instructors and 20 principles of instruction which support these roles; all while providing a plethora of examples of how these roles and principles can liven up lectures and motivate and engage students in their learning ...


A Hermeneutic Phenomenological Exploration Of The Impact Of Technology On The Collaborative Practices Of Rural Middle School Teachers, Kimberli Dailey 2017 Liberty University

A Hermeneutic Phenomenological Exploration Of The Impact Of Technology On The Collaborative Practices Of Rural Middle School Teachers, Kimberli Dailey

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

This qualitative study described the impact of collaboration and technology-based communication on the professional experiences of rural middle school classroom teachers. A hermeneutic phenomenological approach was used to determine if technology-based tools, such as online discussion boards, email, social networking sites, and short message service (SMS) texting has made an impact on instructional collaboration for rural middle school teachers. The theory guiding this study was connectivism (Siemens, 2005) as it addresses the concept that in the digital age knowledge is stored outside the learner and distributed knowledge as it relates to the connections formed between individuals and/or networks (Downes ...


How To Merge Courses Via Skype™? Lessons From An International Blended Learning Project, Yasemin Akbaba, Filiz Başkan 2017 Gettysburg College

How To Merge Courses Via Skype™? Lessons From An International Blended Learning Project, Yasemin Akbaba, Filiz Başkan

Political Science Faculty Publications

This study reports on an international project in which students taking the course Contemporary Issues in Turkish Politics in spring 2011 and fall 2011 at two institutions of higher education, ‘Gettysburg College’ in the United States and ‘Izmir University of Economics’ in Turkey, worked together in virtual learning environments to complete various tasks as part of their course work. The project employed a blend of traditional and technology-based teaching methods in order to introduce a technology like Skype in a bi-national learning environment in Turkey. Students collaborated and interacted with their international counterparts in two different virtual contexts. First, classrooms ...


The Cetl Correspondent: Swosu Center For Excellence In Teaching And Learning Newsletter, Marci Grant 2017 Southwestern Oklahoma State University

The Cetl Correspondent: Swosu Center For Excellence In Teaching And Learning Newsletter, Marci Grant

The CETL Correspondent

CETL, SWOSU, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning


Ma In International Education - Low-Residency Singapore Program, Joyce Ting (Chen) 2017 SIT Graduate Institute

Ma In International Education - Low-Residency Singapore Program, Joyce Ting (Chen)

Capstone Collection

The Master’s of Arts (MA) in International Education (IE) Low-Residency Singapore Program is a new graduate program designed for SIT Graduate Institute. It is created to value-add to the current program offerings of SIT Graduate Institute. The MA in IE Low-Residency Singapore Program is a two year long program, and is delivered via a unique combination of online coursework and low-residency periods in Singapore. The program is designed to allow current working professionals to keep their current job in the field of International Education while pursuing a higher degree. Participants will study in Singapore for two weeks in the ...


Differential Impacts Of Online Delivery Methods On Student Learning: A Case Study In Biorenewables, Darren H. Jarboe, D. Raj Raman, Thomas J. Brumm, Robert Martin, Scott McLeod 2017 Iowa State University

Differential Impacts Of Online Delivery Methods On Student Learning: A Case Study In Biorenewables, Darren H. Jarboe, D. Raj Raman, Thomas J. Brumm, Robert Martin, Scott Mcleod

Thomas J. Brumm

In 2007, a Virtual Education Center for Biorenewable Resources was initiated that offered three distance education courses, one being Biorenewable Resources and Technology (BRT) 501 – Fundamentals of Biorenewable Resources and Technology, the subject of this study. The primary objective was to determine if course delivery method (video lecture format and the other in menu-driven auto-tutorial presentations (MDAP) deliv¬ered via Flash format), student major (agricultural and non-agricultural), and gender influence online student learning in BRT 501. We found that BRT 501 student performance was not significantly impacted by module delivery method. Students with agricultural majors were outperformed by students with ...


Student Perspectives On A New Online Biomass Production Module For Fundamentals Of Biorenewable Resources And Technology, Darren H. Jarboe, D. Raj Raman, Thomas J. Brumm, Robert A. Martin, Scott McLeod 2017 Iowa State University

Student Perspectives On A New Online Biomass Production Module For Fundamentals Of Biorenewable Resources And Technology, Darren H. Jarboe, D. Raj Raman, Thomas J. Brumm, Robert A. Martin, Scott Mcleod

Thomas J. Brumm

In 2007, a Virtual Education Center for Biorenewable Resources was initiated that offered three online courses, one being Biorenewable Resources and Tech¬nology (BRT) 501 – Fundamentals of BRT. The objective was to assess student perceptions on two delivery methods, course assessments, module material, and student learning. Twenty students completed the survey of qualitative aspects of student experiences in BRT 501. The biomass production module brought non-farm students closer to the knowledge level of farm students as demonstrated by students’ self-assessed knowl¬edge and their BRT 501 assessment scores. Students desired a stronger connection with the course instructor and peers, whether ...


Immigrant Parental Involvement In Student Academics, charles tebben 2017 South Dakota State University

Immigrant Parental Involvement In Student Academics, Charles Tebben

Empowering Research for Educators

Abstract

This study is meant to focus discussions about the importance of the involvement of immigrant parents in respect to student academics. In this study I intend to make evident a relationship between parental involvement and student academics, after which I will draw in a conclusion of the resources utilized by my community at the elementary and middle schools. I’m conducting my research study starting at elementary school and running through middle school. I’m eliminating the high school period because of their unique parental involvement complexities which share little constraints and outcomes with the lower levels. To build ...


The Language Of Learning In Family And Consumer Sciences: English Language Learners In Career Technical Education, Kali S. Lenhoff 2017 South Dakota State University

The Language Of Learning In Family And Consumer Sciences: English Language Learners In Career Technical Education, Kali S. Lenhoff

Empowering Research for Educators

Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) content and English as a Second Language (ESL) strategies can be organically incorporated to create a successful education for an English Language Learner (ELL). The first objective of this research project is to discover how prepared Family and Consumer Sciences teachers feel to work with English Language Learners in the classroom. The second objective is to identify practical and effective methods and strategies that are useful for Family and Consumer Sciences teachers instructing English Language Learners. The rationale for this project is that by identifying the challenges faced by English Language Learners in education, teachers ...


Growth Mindset In The Classroom, Luther L. Kiger 2017 South Dakota State University

Growth Mindset In The Classroom, Luther L. Kiger

Empowering Research for Educators

This article discusses how Mindset can effect a students educational and social life.


Emphasis On Test Scores In Education, Lindsay Olson 2017 South Dakota State University

Emphasis On Test Scores In Education, Lindsay Olson

Empowering Research for Educators

This article discusses how too much emphasis on standardized testing can affect student learning as well as teaching in the classroom. It includes a personal interview with a high school teacher as well as an article from the Washington Post regarding a study that was completed involving testing students.


The Road To Hybrid Courses: Challenging Yet Rewarding, Phyllis K. Adcock 2017 University of Nebraska at Omaha

The Road To Hybrid Courses: Challenging Yet Rewarding, Phyllis K. Adcock

Journal of Curriculum, Teaching, Learning and Leadership in Education

Faculty who have good technology skills and are searching for a way to adapt a course into some form of a distance education course have a number of options. Faculty who have the support of a technology specialist who can share many opportunities such as collaboration technologies and digital media, enable more flexibility in how courses are delivered. The ability to reach beyond the four walls of a classroom has helped developed an attitude that faculty are looking for innovative methodology, using technology in the classroom. Online programs, hybrid courses, audio-video conferencing, and virtual office hours have the power to ...


Inclusivity: Universal Design Strategies For The Online Classroom, Sarah Keene, Amy LimBybliw 2017 University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Inclusivity: Universal Design Strategies For The Online Classroom, Sarah Keene, Amy Limbybliw

Innovate! Teaching with Technology Conference

The importance of inclusivity work is backed by the Association of American Colleges & Universities, who in 2005 charged higher education institutions to work toward "inclusive excellence" by promoting a positive campus climate, establishing diversity as a core component in achieving desired student learning outcomes, linking diversity with quality, and rethinking and modifying pedagogy to reflect and support goals for inclusion and excellence (Williams, Berger, & McClendon, 2005). In addition, research conducted at higher education institutions have demonstrated that the extent to which students felt their institution had a nondiscriminatory environment positively impacted students' openness to diversity and taking on challenges (Pascarella ...


Feeling Real: Social Presence Within Online Discussion Forums, Maggie Struck, Trish Harvey, Karen Moroz, Jennifer Carlson 2017 Hamline University

Feeling Real: Social Presence Within Online Discussion Forums, Maggie Struck, Trish Harvey, Karen Moroz, Jennifer Carlson

Innovate! Teaching with Technology Conference

Research on effective online teaching indicates that social presence enhances learning in an online environment (Bolliger & Inan, 2012). Social presence connects students to the instructor and to one another and influences the online learning experience and perceptions of learning (Bibeau, 2001). By establishing social presence of the individual and honoring the social and historical experiences of the collective; a richer, more engaging learning community can be formed. However, social presence is not easily attained in online learning environments. Rethinking the discussion forums within the online learning environment is a possible strategy for increasing social presence. In this session, presenters will share findings and examples of four teaching strategies that emerged from a qualitative action research study that investigated the social presence of students in three different graduate level online learning communities within a Midwestern urban school of education. The following question guided ...


Steam Travel Without The Field Trip Migraine, Tami Moehring 2017 Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration

Steam Travel Without The Field Trip Migraine, Tami Moehring

Innovate! Teaching with Technology Conference

Educator will discover how the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC) can bring STEAM opportunities into the classroom without the hassle of a physical field trip. Participants will enjoy the arts, touch plants and discover organization from around the world while never leaving their seats.

K-12.


Trials And Tribulations Of Designing An Online Science Lab, Kalli-Ann Binkowski 2017 University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Trials And Tribulations Of Designing An Online Science Lab, Kalli-Ann Binkowski

Innovate! Teaching with Technology Conference

Between supplies, safety, simplicity, authenticity, inquiry, and time, online labs are really difficult to design. Learn how we utilized free resources and a vendor kit to create an authentic inquiry lab for online students, that includes safety instruction, videos, and group work.

Multiple Audiences


Proctoring Exams In The Online Environment, Chlene Anderson, Pamela Gades 2017 University of Minnesota - Morris

Proctoring Exams In The Online Environment, Chlene Anderson, Pamela Gades

Innovate! Teaching with Technology Conference

The University of Minnesota, Morris Online Learning program has a history of using proctors for off-campus online students taking paper and pencil or computer-based exams. These methods require coordination between the student, proctor, instructor, and the online learning coordinator. The program must verify proctors identified by students, safely distribute exams to proctors and instructors, and follow protocols for the occasional late or lost exam. Recently the program piloted a remote proctoring system that allows students the flexibility to test at a time and location convenient for them while maintaining the integrity of online exams by authenticating students and deterring cheating ...


Byov-Connecting Students Globally With Video Everywhere, Tami Moehring 2017 Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration

Byov-Connecting Students Globally With Video Everywhere, Tami Moehring

Innovate! Teaching with Technology Conference

We often hear that we should be teaching our students how to interact and collaborate with their peers across different countries, background, cultures and practices. Indeed, the global citizens and the workforce of the future require employees that are adept with team problem solving through multi-cultural experience and collaboration skills. Using high speed bandwidth and cloud-based Interactive Videoconferencing (IVC) students across the globe are practicing these types of skills while covering the national curriculum!

K-12.


Enhancing & Extending Learning Through Innovative Wrap-Around Technology, Sara Croymans, Ellie McCann 2017 University of Minnesota Extension

Enhancing & Extending Learning Through Innovative Wrap-Around Technology, Sara Croymans, Ellie Mccann

Innovate! Teaching with Technology Conference

Do you wish you had more class time to provide additional engagement among students and parents/guardians? Consider using a 'wrap-around' strategy to build anticipation and garner engagement around your program goals.

This session will focus on an innovative technology approach to extend, expand, and enhance learning beyond the formal classroom as well as build an engaged community. Together we will discuss how to create a simple series of cohesive and coordinated technology related activities to develop a story that generates excitement and promotes engagement.

Through a 'world-cafe' experience session participants will be exposed to wrap-around technology activities such as ...


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