New technologies are frequently accompanied by unrealistic hype and promise regarding their transformative power to change education for the better or in allowing better educational opportunities to reach the masses. Examples include silent film, broadcast radio, and television, none of which have maintained much of a foothold in the daily practices of mainstream, formal education. Technology, in and of itself, does not necessarily result in fundamental improvements educational practice. The focus needs to be on the learner’s interaction with technology—not the technology itself. It needs to be recognized as “ecological” rather than “additive” or “subtractive”. In this ecological change, one significant change will create total change.
Your Spring 2018 courses are now visible to your students. Here are some helpful links to get you started in eLearning this semester. Want to print your PHOTO ROSTER? CLICK HERE Want to MERGE your courses?… More CLICK HERE Want to ADD A TA to your course? CLICK HERE Need to COPY CONTENT from your OLD course to your S18 course? CLICK HERE Want to CLEAN UP YOUR COURSE LIST in eLearning? CLICK HERE Need help GETTING STARTED in eLearning? CLICK HERE
Single Sign-On (or SSO) is a term that finds its way on to every LMS requirement list. It can appear complicated at first but it doesn’t have to be. In this post, we outline: What is SSO? What’s the difference between SSO and an API? How to decide which one is most suitable for your needs. MORE
The University of Alaska Fairbanks offers high-quality degrees that are known for being among the most affordable in the country. UAF ranks among the top 10 online colleges with the best return on investment and the 10 best low-cost online colleges for out-of-state students.
UWF’s online courses are made available through eLearning, which is hosted by Desire2Learn, one of the leaders in online learning. eLearning is widely used by UWF instructors for fully online courses and to supplement traditional courses with online content.
Your Fall 2017 courses are now visible to your students. Here are some helpful links to get you started in eLearning this semester. Want to print your PHOTO ROSTER? CLICK HERE Want to MERGE your courses? CLICK… More HERE Want to ADD A TA to your course? CLICK HERE Need to COPY CONTENT from your OLD course to your F17 course? [ 49 more words ]
This Spring, the eLearning team offers the following training and support services for faculty and staff: Training: This semester, we offer eLearning training for faculty and staff on a one-to-one, or group/… More departmental basis. We provide hands-on training at our training room (JSOM 2.224), or we can come to your office/ conference room. Please use our SPECIAL TRAINING REQUEST FORM… [ 74 more words ]
Many US states spend large sums of money on technology. However, as of 2013, none were looking at technology return on investment (ROI) to connect expenditures on technology with improved student outcomes.
^ Ho, A. D., Reich, J., Nesterko, S., Seaton, D. T., Mullaney, T., Waldo, J., & Chuang, I. (2014). “HarvardX and MITx: The first year of open online courses”. HarvardX and MITx Working Paper No. 1. doi:10.2139/ssrn.2381263. SSRN 2381263 .
Neil Postman endorsed the notion that technology impacts human cultures, including the culture of classrooms, and that this is a consideration even more important than considering the efficiency of a new technology as a tool for teaching. Regarding the computer’s impact on education, Postman writes (p. 19):
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In higher education especially, a virtual learning environment (VLE) is sometimes combined with a management information system (MIS) to create a managed learning environment, in which all aspects of a course are handled through a consistent user interface throughout the institution. Physical universities and newer online-only colleges offer select academic degrees and certificate programs via the Internet. Some programs require students to attend some campus classes or orientations, but many are delivered completely online. Several universities offer online student support services, such as online advising and registration, e-counseling, online textbook purchases, student governments and student newspapers.
Summer 2018 Courses – Summer courses are now available to instructors in eLearning. Students will be loaded one month prior to the semester start. Summer courses, however, will not become visible to students until the first day of class (May 21st). REMINDER: Adding Users to Your eLearning Course Below are forms to have users added to your eLearning courses. We strongly recommend that all requests be submitted… [ 178 more words ]
This is an instructional strategy in which computer-assisted teaching is integrated with classroom instruction. Students are given basic essential instruction, such as lectures, before class instead of during class. This frees up classroom time for teachers to more actively engage with learners.
Assessing learning in a CBT is often by assessments that can be easily scored by a computer such as multiple choice questions, drag-and-drop, radio button, simulation or other interactive means. Assessments are easily scored and recorded via online software, providing immediate end-user feedback and completion status. Users are often able to print completion records in the form of certificates.
In the mid 1960s Stanford University psychology professors Patrick Suppes and Richard C. Atkinson experimented with using computers to teach arithmetic and spelling via Teletypes to elementary school students in the Palo Alto Unified School District in California. Stanford’s Education Program for Gifted Youth is descended from those early experiments.