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December 13, 2018

Online Learning News – December 12, 2018 / Bulletin de l’apprentissage en ligne – Le 12 décembre 2018

A Canadian e-learning newsletter from yesterday’s inbox.

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2019 Top Ten Wish List for Online Learning

Contact North | Contact Nord’s wishes, hopes, and in some ways, its predictions for online learning in 2019 fall under five distinct themes:

  1. Increasing access and flexibility;
  2. Improving course design;
  3. Supporting learners;
  4. Innovation in technology; and
  5. Supporting faculty.

The wish list is anchored in what is possible, what is beginning to happen in colleges and universities around the world and also what the sector collectively needs to imagine!

Read Contact North I Contact Nord’s Top Ten Wish List For Online Learning In 2019

CN-100318-8.jpg Discover the Innovative Learning Designs, Tools and Technologies being used at l’Université du Québec and Yorkville University

Explore how integrating agile design made it possible to ensure maximum flexibility and currency in the choice of tools and technologies, essential in a course on the integration of technology in teaching as part of the Master of Secondary Education at l’Université du Québec à Trois Rivières in Quebec, Canada. The tools and examples used each year reflect the latest in technologies and pedagogical thinking.

Learn how Yorkville University in New Brunswick, Canada designed a strategy to offer practicums in counselling at a distance to a quality standard acceptable to the professional regulatory bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Interaction between students and clients are recorded and analyzed by the course instructor, site supervisors, and the student.

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Access the resources of over 80 teaching and learning centres in colleges and universities in Ontario and across Canada that support faculty and instructors by offering resources, tools, coaching, and training to help enhance teaching and learning strategies, assessment practices, and student interaction.

Search the directory by province, institution name or enter a keyword to find resources and tools available for use by faculty and instructors at any institution.

Search the list of teaching and learning centres

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Must-Read Books on Online Learning

Books to inspire and guide those committed to the development, expansion and improvement of online learning.

For Faculty and Instructors

High Impact Practices in Online Learning

For Instructional Designers

Gamification – Using Game Elements in Serious Contexts

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Power Up Blended Learning: A Professional Learning Infrastructure to Support Sustainable Change

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La liste des 10 souhaits prioritaires pour l’apprentissage en ligne en 2019

Les souhaits et les espoirs de Contact North | Contact Nord et, d’une certaine manière, ses prévisions concernant l’apprentissage en ligne en 2019 relèvent de cinq thèmes distincts :

  1. Augmentation de l’accès et de la flexibilité;
  2. Amélioration la conception des cours;
  3. Soutien aux étudiantes et aux étudiants;
  4. Innovation technologique;
  5. Soutien du personnel enseignant.

La liste de souhaits s’inscrit dans ce qui est possible, ce qui commence à se concrétiser dans les collèges et universités du monde entier et ce que le secteur doit collectivement imaginer.

Consultez la liste des 10 souhaits prioritaires de Contact North | Contact Nord pour l’apprentissage en ligne en 2019.

CN-100318-16.jpg Découvrez les concepts, les outils et les technologies d’apprentissage novateurs utilisés à l’Université du Québec et à la Yorkville University

Explorez les façons dont l’intégration de la conception agile a permis d’assurer un maximum de souplesse et de pertinence dans le choix des outils et des technologies, indispensables dans un cours d’intégration des technologies à l’enseignement dans le cadre de la maîtrise en enseignement secondaire à l’Université du Québec à Trois Rivières au Québec, au Canada. Les outils et exemples utilisés chaque année mettent en valeur les nouveautés en technologie et en pensée pédagogique.

Découvrez comment la Yorkville University au New Brunswick, au Canada a conçu une stratégie visant à offrir des stages de conseil à distance d’un niveau de qualité acceptable pour les organismes de réglementation professionnels en matière de counseling et de psychothérapie. Les interactions entre les étudiantes, les étudiants et la clientèle sont enregistrées et analysées par l’instructrice ou instructeur du cours, les superviseures et superviseurs de site et l’étudiante ou l’étudiant.

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Accédez aux ressources des centres d’enseignement et d’apprentissage dans plus de 80 collèges et universités de l’Ontario et de partout au Canada qui permettent d’appuyer le corps professoral, les instructrices et les instructeurs au moyen de ressources, d’outils, de coaching et de formation qui servent à améliorer les stratégies d’enseignement et d’apprentissage, les pratiques d’évaluation et les interactions avec les étudiantes et les étudiants.

Effectuez une recherche dans le répertoire par province, par nom d’établissement ou entrez un mot-clé pour trouver des ressources et des outils pouvant être utilisés par le corps professoral, les instructrices et les instructeurs de n’importe quel établissement.

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Les lectures essentielles sur l’apprentissage en ligne

Des ouvrages qui inspirent et qui guident les personnes engagées dans le développement de l’apprentissage en ligne, qui oeuvrent pour en étendre sa portée et pour l’améliorer à l’aide d’un apprentissage personnalisé.

À l’intention du personnel enseignant

High Impact Practices in Online Learning 
(Les pratiques à forte empreinte sur l’apprentissage en ligne)

À l’intention des concepteurs pédagogiques

Gamification – Using Game Elements in Serious Contexts (La ludification : utilisation des éléments de jeu dans des contextes sérieux)

À l’intention des cadres et des responsables des politiques

Power Up Blended Learning: A Professional Learning Infrastructure to Support Sustainable Change (Le démarrage de l’apprentissage hybride : une infrastructure d’apprentissage professionnelle pour le soutien d’un changement durable)

Consulter l’inventaire de lectures essentielles sur l’apprentissage en ligne

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Les liens les plus populaires du portail teachonline.ca
  1. A New Pedagogy is Emerging… and Online Learning is a Key Contributing Factor (Une nouvelle pédagogie émerge… et l’apprentissage en ligne en est un facteur d’influence)
  2. Tools and Trends (Les outils et les tendances)
  3. Training Opportunities (Les ressources et les occasions de formation)
  4. Searchable Directory of 1,700 Upcoming Education and Technology Conferences from Around the World(Un répertoire de recherche sur plus de 1 700 conférences à venir sur l’éducation et la technologie dans le monde)
  5. Searchable Directory of Teaching and Learning Centres in Ontario and across Canada (Répertoire consultable des centres d’enseignement et d’apprentissage en Ontario et partout au Canada)
Visitez teachonline.ca dès aujourd’hui afin de constater vous-même pourquoi il attire chaque mois plus de 200 000 visites du personnel enseignant et de formation, des administrateurs, des fournisseurs de technologie et des décideurs de partout en Ontario et dans le monde pour se servir des ressources disponibles sur le portail.

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December 12, 2018

NZC Online Newsletter December 2018

One for my Kiwi readers.

December 2018
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Kia ora and welcome to the December newsletter for NZC Online. In these newsletters we keep you up to date with resources, events, stories, and research to help you implement your school curriculum.
What’s new on NZC Online?

Transitions spotlight
Our latest spotlight focuses on transitions, an important component of the coherence principle. It provides videos, questions, group activities, and opportunities for personal reflection to help you ensure positive transitions for your students and their families.

“The curriculum offers all students a broad education that makes links within and across learning areas, provides for coherent transitions, and opens up pathways to further learning.”

The New Zealand Curriculum, p. 9


Amesbury School – Celebrating Diwali
Staff and students at Amesbury School recently celebrated Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights.

In this snapshot, teacher Sonali Singh and Associate Principal Angela Johnston describe the activities from the week and explain why they brought Diwali to life at Amesbury School.


National events and the NZC
We have updated our National events page, so you can plan ahead for 2019. Our pages link to The New Zealand Curriculum and provide you with ideas, resources, and tools to help you and your school get involved.

How do you celebrate national events in your school?
Share your stories with us by emailing nzcurriculum@tki.org.nz

               

Curriculum support

Local curriculum package of support for 2019

The Ministry of Education has heard that schools and kura want to focus on local curriculum – both design and review. In recognition that a range of leadership, teacher, and kaiako capability already exists on local curriculum practice, the Ministry is responding to this feedback by providing a package of support on local curriculum, which will be will be available online from 22 January from NZC Online and sent directly to schools in the week beginning 28 January. Workshops with teacher-release time, guidance, and tools will also be provided.


Resources on the DT I HM curriculum change

This Ministry of Education web page has a range of factsheets, posters, reports, and resources on how to teach the Digital Technologies Hangarau Matihiko curriculum content.

Other news

VLN Primary School – Online programmes

Registrations are invited from schools wishing to participate in the VLN Primary School in 2019.

There are a wide range of online language programmes, as well as extension maths, literacy, digital technology, astronomy, visual arts, web design, life skills, health and the Over the Back Fence Project. All NZ children are welcome to learn with the VLN Primary – Nau Mai, Haere Mai!

Find out more and register your interest online or contact primary@vln.school.nz with queries.

Holiday reading

We wish you all a restful and relaxing summer break. If you find yourselves looking for some summer professional reading, check out our most popular blogs and school stories for 2018.

School Stories

Blogs

Your feedback helps

NZC OnlineWe would love to hear from you if you have ideas to make the website easier to use, or better for you, or if you have ideas for future blog posts or newsletters.

Email us at: nzcurriculum@tki.org.nz

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Creating Boundaries Within the Ubiquitous Online ClassroomManaging one’s time and setting boundaries while teaching online are essential for continued job satisfaction and effective teaching. Online teaching offers attractive flexibility, but instructors report high teaching workloads, feeling isolated, high stress levels, and a poor work-life balance. By utilizing assumptions about online learners set out in andragogy theory, the practical application of the […]

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The Rise and Fall (?) of Digital NativesBuilding on the earlier net generation and millennials concepts, Prensky popularised the notion of a generation of “digital native” students through his 2001 two-part series “Digital natives, digital immigrants”. Although his ideas about how students perceive and utilise technology resonated with many educators, they lacked supporting evidence. Subsequent investigations, which informed the so-called “digital natives […]

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December 11, 2018

[AECT] December 10, 2018 – News & Notes

A newsletter from yesterday’s inbox.

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December 10, 2018

2019 CALL FOR PROPOSALS

AECT invites you to submit a proposal for the 2019 AECT International Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. The AECT International Convention brings together participants from around the world, offering practical applications, cutting-edge research, hands-on workshops, and demonstrations of new technologies in teaching and learning. Proposals open on December 16, 2018 and close February 18, 2019.  The complete Call for Proposals can be found here .

CONVENTION VIDEOS

Videos (Keynote and Presidential Sessions) from the 2018 AECT Convention in Kansas City are now available on Vimeo. Check them out!

DEADLINE – DECEMBER 15!

The election of new division officers will go live on January 7, 2019.  Be sure to get your division list of candidates for office to Larry Vernon by December 15, 2018.

TED LEADERSHIP AND COMMITTEE NOMINATIONS

Leadership and Committee positions are available in the Teacher Education Division. Please use this form to nominate yourself (or someone else) for any of the listed leadership or committee positions. If the link above is not working, please copy and paste the link to a browser:https://goo.gl/forms/Sm3iuH5lIOuO44312  Please feel free to forward the email to your colleagues and friends who might be interested. We look forward to working with you!

STC LOOKING FOR OFFICER CANDIDATES

STC is looking for officer candidates for the 2019-2020 service year. We are taking nominations (self-nominations welcome) for President (3-year term as President-Elect and Conference Planner, President, and Past President), Communications Officer Elect (2-year term as CO elect and CO), Secretary/Treasurer-Elect (2-year term as ST Elect and ST), and Board Member (2-year term). Candidate nominations are due by December 15th. Please email President Aaron Bond at mabond@vt.edu if you are interested in serving in one of the open positions.

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS

Chapter proposals are being sought for the upcoming handbook: Handbook of Research on Adult Learning in Higher Education. Potential chapter contributors are invited to submit a 2-page proposal and discuss topics and issues to be covered in their respective proposals. Submission deadline is January 6, 2019. The complete call can be found here.

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The AECT Foundation was formed in 1970 to support the charitable and educational activities of AECT. The purpose of the Foundation is to prepare and develop leaders and practitioners in our fields, to enlarge the body of knowledge available in the fields of educational communications and technology, and to encourage the dissemination of such knowledge.  Donations are now accepted online . Please consider contributing to the general fund or a specific internship or endowment of your choice.

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