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May 19, 2015

Hi Michael, We Have Recommended Courses For You

Note the virtual learning MOOC from the inbox overnight…

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Recommended Courses For Michael

University of California, Irvine
Begins 2015-11-09

University of California, Irvine
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University of California, Irvine
Begins Now

Rutgers the State University of New Jersey
Begins Now

The University of Edinburgh
Begins Now

Curtis Institute of Music
Begins Now

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May 13, 2015

Hi Michael K., We Have Recommended Courses For You

Note one or more K-12 online learning focused MOOCs…

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Recommended Courses For Michael K.

University of California, Irvine
Begins May 18, 2015

University of California, Irvine
Begins Now

University of California, Irvine
Begins Now

Curtis Institute of Music
Begins Now

Rutgers the State University of New Jersey
Begins Now

Curtis Institute of Music
Begins Now

University of California, Irvine
Begins Now

University of Pennsylvania
Begins May 22, 2015

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March 18, 2015

Canvas Connection – March 2015

Note a couple of relevant items from readers in this newsletter…

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CANVAS NEWS:
So we’ve raised another round of funding to help us continue to grow up big and strong. We raised $40 million in a Series-E round lead by Insight Venture Partners.

We raised $40 million. Here’s why.
Read full article at blog.canvaslms.com ›
With more colleges and universities taking services to the cloud, keeping student data secure is an increasingly complex issue. And it’s one cloud-based learning management system provider Instructure is all too familiar with.

Putting a Bounty on Bugs: Instructure’s Wade Billings on Securing Data
Read more at Education Dive ›
When Canvas began analyzing the course designs for its higher ed customers, the LMS company discovered something about getting students to interact with the online elements of their courses.

How Course Web Design Impacts Student Engagement
Read full article at campustechnology.com ›
INDUSTRY NEWS:
Faculty, stakeholders weigh the credit hour against competency-based learning.

Are You For or Against the Credit Hour?
Read more at eCampus News ›
The annual Horizon Report is developed by a panel of higher education experts to identify major developments in education technology and technology trends. Here are their findings.

6 Emerging Trends Driving Technology in Education
Read full article at campustechnology.com ›
Two IPEDS-based research studies show that online learning preferences and trends are changing. But what are these new trends and how does this affect colleges and universities?

11 Online Learning Demands from Today’s Picky Students
Read more at eCampus News ›
JUST FOR FUN:
Buried in snow? Take hope. Climate change will one day bring warmer Februaries. Boston will feel more like Georgia does today.

Don’t Like Winter? Don’t Worry–See How Warm Winter Will Be Where You Live By 2100
Read more at Co.Exist ›
From fanciful flying cars to garden-covered rooftops, here’s a look at what designers have imagined for our cities and how they’ve shaped our urban future.

18 Visions Of The City Of The Future, From The Past
Read more at Co.Exist ›
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March 2, 2015

Do Some “Canvas Networking”

This item is being posted back-dated.

I don’t normally post these, but note the blended learning items.

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HELLO LIFELONG LEARNER,

DO YOU KNOW WHAT MAKES “CANVAS NETWORKING” SO MUCH MORE ENGAGING THAN PLAIN OLD NETWORKING? (IT’S REALLY NOT A TRICK QUESTION.) THE ANSWER IS CANVAS, THE OPEN, ONLINE LEARNING PLATFORM THAT MAKES IT EASY TO CREATE A LEARNING COMMUNITY AROUND WHATEVER IT IS YOU WANT TO LEARN (OR TEACH, OR SHARE, OR DO). OUR NEWEST COURSES WILL HELP YOU NETWORK TO BECOME A BETTER TEACHER OR LEARNER, TO DEVELOP FOOD BANK NUTRITION POLICIES, OR TO GET BIG ON THE HISTORY OF MICROBES.

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Becoming a Blended Learning Designer provides facilitated assistance to faculty and instructional designers in developing and designing blended courses. Participants who meet portfolio review expectations will earn a certificate and digital badge from EDUCAUSE and the University of Central Florida.
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Personalized and Student-Centered Learning provides an opportunity to collaborate with other educators and professionals to explore what personalized and student-centered learning is (and what it is not). Participants will design learning experiences to accomplish the shift toward personalization.
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Learning to Learn Online addresses common misconceptions, frustrations, and fears about online learning and introduces techniques to help overcome such obstacles. Participants will explore who they are as learners and develop effective tools and strategies for learning online.
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Developing a Food Bank Nutrition Policy to Procure Healthful Foods presents real-world examples of the challenges food banks face in applying nutrition guidelines. Participants will develop skills and competencies needed to create their own food bank nutrition policies and to promote “food system literacy.”
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Microbes Rule the World: Effects of Disease on History explores the effects of disease on human events, especially religion, war, and migration. Participants will watch video lectures and vignettes with accompanying essays and exercises to learn about the startling influence of microbes on history.
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Visit Canvas Network, find “whatever it is” you want to learn, and start Canvas Networking today.– Canvas Network

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February 28, 2015

Register Today For DLT & TSDI MOOC-Eds!

Also from Thursday’s inbox…

Free professional learning on your schedule – even if you’re snowed in! MOOC-Eds are a great way to connect with education professionals like you, and to learn from those who have successfully done what you hope to accomplish in your school or district. Registration is still open for:
Leading the Digital Learning Transition: Creating Future Ready Schools
March 2 – April 26
 
Organized around the Future Ready Schools Digital Learning Framework, this eight-week course is designed for school and district leaders, as well as university faculty, consultants, parents and any others involved in planning and implementing K-12 digital learning initiatives. Everyone involved in digital learning (also known as blended learning, e-learning and instructional technology) in a K-12 school or district is welcome to join the course.
This course will help you:
  • Understand the potential of digital learning in K-12 schools;
  • Assess progress and set future goals for your school or district; and
  • Begin to develop a plan to achieve your digital learning goals.
Learn more and register at go.ncsu.edu/dlt4
 
Teaching Statistics Through Data Investigations
March 9 – May 3
 
Our world is rich with data sources, and technology makes data more accessible than ever before! To help ensure students are future ready to use data for making informed decisions, many countries around the world have increased the emphasis on statistics and data analysis in school curriculum–from elementary/primary grades through college. This course allows you to learn, along with colleagues from other schools, to use an investigation cycle to teach statistics and to help students explore data to make evidence-based claims.
Learn more and register at go.ncsu.edu/tsdi
 
If you have already signed up for one of these MOOC-Eds, please share this information with your colleagues!


The MOOC-Ed Team

 

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