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May 24, 2018

USDLA Newsletter 2018 (05-22-2018)

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Evaluating theImpact of Engaged Philosophy in the Online Classroom: Lessons Learned As an Oregon State Ecampus Research Fellow, I designed and initiated a research study thDowat aimed to: 1) investigate tools and techniques for engaged, experiential online learning with undergraduate philosophy students and 2) propose discipline- specific criteria for evaluating the impact of these pedagogical […]

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Creating and Collaborating: Students’ and Tutors’ Perceptions of an Online Group ProjectAlthough collaboration skills are highly valued by employers, convincing students that collaborative learning activities are worthwhile, and ensuring that the experience is both useful and enjoyable, are significant challenges for educators. This paper addresses these challenges by exploring students’ and tutors’ experiences of a group project where part-time distance learners collaborate online to create a […]

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OER Awareness and Use: The Affinity Between Higher Education and K-12Educators within Higher Education (HE) and K-12 share in the need for high quality educational resources to assist in the pursuit of teaching and learning. Although there are numerous differences between the two levels of education, there are commonalties in the perceptions of the purpose, practical uses, and challenges that abide in the use of […]

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Designing Continuing Professional Development MOOCs to promote the adoption of OER and OEPThere is growing interest in the adoption of open educational resources (OER) and open educational practices (OEP) in a variety of contexts. Continuing professional development (CPD) among practitioners in the effective adoption of OER and OEP is critical in this scenario. Massive open online courses (MOOCs), which also grew as part of the open education […]

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The potential role of Open Educational Practice policy in transforming Australian higher educationOpen Educational Practices (OEP) have played an important role in assisting educational institutions and governments worldwide to meet their current and future educational targets in widening participation, lowering costs, improving the quality of learning and teaching and promoting social inclusion and participatory democracy. There have been some important OEP developments in Australia, but unfortunately the […]

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Alaska ramps up efforts to close broadband gap in K-12 schoolsThe state remains a laggard nationally when it comes to school connectivity, but a partnership with EducationSuperHighway aims to fix that. edscoop

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Michigan Has Required Online Classes for K-12 Students for Over a Decade. Is it Working?In 2006, the state of Michigan passed a controversial piece of education legislation known as the Michigan Merit Curriculum. The revamp required students to complete upper level STEM subjects and, among other things, take at least one online class. Known as the online learning requirement, it was intended to onboard students for a future of […]

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Network Neutrality: The End of the Beginning (Again)With federal policy debates currently dominated by tax-and-spending issues along with immigration, one might easily lose sight of the relatively recent, dramatic shift in Federal Communications Commission (FCC) policy on network neutrality. In part, this is because the 2017 FCC order changing the rules on network neutrality has yet to take full effect. On February […]

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How congressional politics drive the net neutrality debateThe ongoing national debate over the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality rules started a new chapter this week. Senate Democrats, led by Senator Ed Markey (D-Mass.), filed a petition that will force a vote on overturning the Commission’s 2017 decision to undo rules from the Obama administration. In doing so, Markey and his colleagues will […]

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May 23, 2018

Gestion Du Cellulaire En Classe Et Autres Nouvelles…

A couple of interesting items here for my Francophone readers.

Gestion du cellulaire en classe et autres nouvelles…

***** La gestion du cellulaire en salle de classe *****

Comment les enseignants doivent-ils réagir à la présence des ordinateurs et des cellulaires dans leur salle de classe? Bien que les technologies mobiles présentent de nombreux avantages, elles constituent une source de distraction, et ce, tant pour l’élève que pour l’enseignant.

Via le Réseau d’information pour la réussite éducative (RIRE): http://rire.ctreq.qc.ca/2018/05/gestion-cellulaire-salle-de-classe/

* Aussi via le RIRE La lecture interactive : un outil pour mieux identifier les états internes http://rire.ctreq.qc.ca/2018/05/lecture-interactive-outil-mieux-identifier-etats-internes/
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***** Faire le tour du monde en 180 jours de classe  *****

Un projet hors du commun des élèves en adaptation scolaire de l’école secondaire de la Rencontre.

Par Karine Bilodeau / Commission scolaire de la Côte du Sud: www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdmkzRjSGlw&feature=youtu.be

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Pour en finir avec les fausses nouvelles – Deux journées d’activités à Montréal en novembre 2018

La Chaire de recherche du Canada en éducation aux médias et droits humains de l’Université TÉLUQ, en collaboration avec le Groupe de recherche en communication politique, le Centre d’études sur les médias et la Bibliothèque nationale du Québec, annonce la tenue de deux journées d’activités sur le thème « Pour en finir avec les fausses nouvelles : L’avenir des politiques et des pratiques en éducation aux médias ».

* Le communiqué complet: www.teluq.ca/siteweb/univ/pour-en-finir-avec-les-fausses-nouvelles-deux-journees-dactivites-a-montreal-en-novembre-2018.html

* Le lien direct de l’événement des 9 et 10 novembre 2018: https://media-education2018.teluq.ca/fr/
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Planification stratégique eCampusOntario 2018–2021

Le document d’eCampusOntario (www.ecampusontario.ca/fr) via www.ecampusontario.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/eCampusOntario_strategic_Plan_2018-2021-FR.pdf

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***** Infolettre ACDEAULF *****

La dernière infolettre de l’Association canadienne d’éducation des adultes des universités de langue française (ACDEAULF): https://acdeaulf.org/?mailpoet_router&endpoint=view_in_browser&action=view&data=WzUsIjk5MjMyNjNkZjliYSIsMCwwLDAsMV0

* Concernant les Journées d’études de l’ACDEAULF (6-7 juin / Université de Saint-Boniface / Manitoba), voir l’article du CAPRES Journées d’études /  Formation continue comme levier de développement www.capres.ca/activite/journees-detudes-formation-continue-comme-levier-de-developpement/
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Archives vidéos / Colloque sur l’innovation pédagogique / Université de Saint-Boniface

Le lundi 30 avril 2018 s’est tenu à l’Université de Saint-Boniface un colloque sur l’innovation pédagogique, une initiative permettant d’explorer de nouvelles stratégies d’enseignement pour appuyer dans l’adaptation aux changements technologiques tout en continuant de répondre aux besoins des apprenants et apprenantes.

https://ustboniface.ca/videos-colloque-sur-linnovation-pedagogique-mai-2018

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***** Canada 2067 *****

Canada 2067 est une initiative nationale visant à façonner l’avenir de l’apprentissage des sciences, de la technologie, de l’ingénierie et des mathématiques (STIM) qui se concentre sur les jeunes de la maternelle au secondaire.

https://canada2067.ca/fr/

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***** La dramatisation du décrochage scolaire *****

Le problème du décrochage ne va pas disparaître par la simple magie d’un surcroît de rationalité technique et gestionnaire.

L’opinion via Le Devoir: www.ledevoir.com/opinion/idees/527940/la-dramatisation-du-decrochage-scolaire-au-quebec

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Une galerie symphonique interactive pour les élèves du primaire

L’Orchestre symphonique de Québec annonce la création d’une plateforme éducative.

Radio-Canada: https://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/1101490/une-galerie-symphonique-interactive-pour-les-eleves-du-primaire

* Aussi via Radio-Canada Le Collège Éducacentre de la Colombie-Britannique https://ici.radio-canada.ca/premiere/emissions/la-croisee/segments/entrevue/71585/education-francais-ouest-canadien, De la réalité virtuelle dans votre bibliothèque https://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/1101214/casques-realite-virtuelle-bibliotheque, Le modèle de formation allemand adapté à la sauce québécoise https://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/1100957/cours-technique-collegial-entreprise-main-oeuvre-plastiqueDes élèves de l’Est ontarien s’entreprennent et publient autrement avec Radio-Canada https://ici.radio-canada.ca/communication/24/eleves-cepeo-est-ontarien-entreprend-publie-radio-canada?fromApp=appInfoAndroid&fromMobileApp=androidLe télétravail prend lentement sa place au Canada https://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/1100423/teletravail-encore-peu-repandu-quebecCréation à Gatineau du 1er centre d’excellence en cybersécurité au Québec https://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/1100526/creation-centre-excellence-cybersecurite-gatineau-universite-quebec-outaouais, et Les applications sont gratuites parce que vous partagez vos données https://ici.radio-canada.ca/premiere/emissions/dessine-moi-un-dimanche/segments/chronique/71862/facebook-donnees-personelles-gratuit-produit-confidentialite-catherine-mathys
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***** Imprimantes 3D et robots pour la rentrée *****

Le ministère de l’Éducation du Québec invite chaque école à faire connaître ses choix d’équipements numériques.

Le Journal de Montréal: www.journaldemontreal.com/2018/05/11/imprimantes3d-et-robots-pour-la-rentree

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***** Bulletin de veille – Éducation des adultes *****

Une réalisation du Centre de documentation sur l’éducation des adultes et la condition féminine (CDÉACF): https://crm.cdeacf.ca/fr/civicrm/mailing/view?reset=1&id=405

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Inspirer la communauté éducative francophone à changer ses pratiques

À l’occasion du colloque #Clair2018, l’École branchée a rencontré Mario Asselin, grand ami et contributeur de cet événement au fil des ans. Il nous raconte comment est né ce rendez-vous annuel incontournable.

https://ecolebranchee.com/2018/05/18/inspirer-la-communaute-educative-francophone-a-changer-ses-pratiques/

* Aussi via l’École branchée Riviera Éducation : l’interactivité au service de la compréhension
https://ecolebranchee.com/2018/05/17/edteq-riviera-education-interactivite-comprehension/, et Enseigner : un acte complexe porteur de grandes occasions https://ecolebranchee.com/2018/05/13/enseigner-un-acte-complexe-porteur-de-grandes-occasions/
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***** Infolettre – Centre de Formation continue et en ligne – La Cité (Ottawa) *****

L’édition de mai 2018: http://info.collegelacite.ca/webmail/48842/454912038/f48d377e2da65ba8e035ac1ad429ed29

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Banque d’activités pédagogiques (BAP – ACELF www.acelf.ca)

La BAP propose plus de 650 activités favorisant la découverte de la francophonie canadienne. Principalement destinées aux élèves du primaire et du secondaire, certaines peuvent être réalisées si on possède les manuels scolaires en question, offerts sur le site.

Via Carrefour éducation: http://carrefour-education.qc.ca/sites_web_commentes/banque_d%E2%80%99activit%C3%A9s_p%C3%A9dagogiques_bap

* Toujours concernant l’ACELF Congrès Édition 2018 — 27 au 29 septembre à Moncton, Nouveau-Brunswick www.acelf.ca/congres-acelf/description.php
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***** Bulletin en ligne – Collège Éducacentre (C.-B.) *****

Le dernier bulletin du Collège Éducacentre (https://educacentre.com/): http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1101959204021&ca=081a56b3-68cf-4bb8-a4a8-0d893a07b338

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***** Veille scientifique du CRIFPE *****

Livres, mémoires et thèses, rapports et études. Veille scientifique du Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur la formation et la profession enseignante (CRIFPE) via http://www.crifpe.ca/veille

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***** La réalité virtuelle, mieux que la vraie vie ? *****

Difficile de trouver un secteur qui ne se laisse pas tenter par cette technologie. URBANIA: https://urbania.ca/article/realite-virtuelle-mieux-vraie-vie%E2%80%89/

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***** Bulletin Savoirs ACFAS – Contenus – Mai 2018 *****

Le bulletin de l’Association francophone pour le savoir (ACFAS; www.acfas.ca) via https://mailchi.mp/acfas/bulletin-savoirs-contenus-mai-736537?e=176322768a

* Voir aussi concernant l’ACFAS La recherche cherche… à se réinventer (L’actualité) http://lactualite.com/sante-et-science/2018/05/10/la-recherche-cherche-a-se-reinventer/
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Les étudiants étrangers incités à s’établir dans les provinces de l’Atlantique

Un programme découlant d’un projet pilote mené en Nouvelle-Écosse vise à combattre le déclin et le vieillissement de la population.

Affaires universitaires: www.affairesuniversitaires.ca/actualites/actualites-article/les-etudiants-etrangers-incites-a-setablir-dans-les-provinces-de-latlantique/

* Également via Affaires universitaires Préparer un dossier de demande convaincant aux cycles supérieurs www.affairesuniversitaires.ca/conseils-carriere/matiere-a-reflexion/preparer-un-dossier-de-demande-convaincant-aux-cycles-superieurs/
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***** Prix Clifford 2018 : Appel de candidatures *****

Contribuez-vous à la recherche innovante en éducation ou connaissez-vous quelqu’un qui y contribue, et ce, en revisitant les postulats communément admis en matière de politiques, de pratiques ou de théories en éducation au Canada ?

Via le Réseau EdCan (Date limite: 31 mai): www.edcan.ca/awards/the-pat-clifford-award/appel-de-candidatures/?lang=fr

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***** Intelligence artificielle et pensée humaine *****

Parler encore d’intelligence artificielle ? Au milieu de tout le bruit médiatique sur ce sujet une chercheuse en sciences de l’éducation, Margarida Romero, va répondre à une question rarement posée et jamais analysée de façon aussi profonde à notre connaissance : comment éduquer nos concitoyen·ne·s dans un monde où l”intelligence artificielle” devient omniprésente ?

The Conversation (France): https://theconversation.com/intelligence-artificielle-et-pensee-humaine-96508

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***** Padlet, un mur virtuel collaboratif  *****

Padlet, c’est un site web (mais aussi une application pour téléphone ou tablette) qui permet de réunir des publications sur un mur virtuel. Via Profweb: www.profweb.ca/publications/articles/padlet-un-mur-virtuel-collaboratif

* Aussi via Profweb Utiliser LearnTechLib pour sa veille technopédagogique www.profweb.ca/publications/articles/utiliser-learntechlib-pour-sa-veille-technopedagogique
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***** Veuillez contacter directement le REFAD si vous désirez être retiré de notre liste courriel: refad@sympatico.ca      
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– Colloque REFAD 24 et 25 mai 2018 – Ville de Québec www.refad.ca/colloque_2018.html
– Guide sur la personnalisation des apprentissages en FAD www.refad.ca/publications-et-rapports-de-recherche/rapports-de-recherche/personnalisation-des-apprentissages-en-formation-a-distance-au-canada-francophone
– Webographie de la FAD http://webo.refad.ca
– Panorama des pratiques en FAD au Canada francophone www.refad.ca/publications-et-rapports-de-recherche/rapports-de-recherche/panorama-des-pratiques-en-formation-a-distance-au-canada-francophone

OLC Today Newsletter: May 22, 2018

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May 22, 2018 | Volume 17 | Issue 10

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Webinar: The Language of Accessibility
June 14, 2018 | 2:00pm ET

During this webinar, an accessibility and disability services expert will share the common terms we use and explain what they mean as well as provide tips, strategies and resources so our colleagues across the campus can ask thoughtful questions, make reasonable requests and demonstrate their commitment to access and inclusion for all learners.

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You’re invited to download Online & Blended Learning: Selections from the Field, a collaborative effort between Routledge and the Online Learning Consortium. 

This eBook is a collection of the work of Online Learning editorial board members and the greater OLC community, including Charles Graham, Charles Dziuban Patsy Moskal, Robert Ubell, Susan Ko, Michelle Pacanksy-Brock, Thomas Cavanaugh, and Tony Picciano. Learn more in this blog post.

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OLC Accelerate 2018 CFP Deadline Extended!
Nov 14-16, 2018 | Orlando, FL

You now have through June 4, 2018 to submit your presentation for OLC Accelerate 2018.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Back to the Future in Online and Digital Learning”. We are excited to announce our two keynote presenters for OLC Accelerate 2018 – Dr. Jane McGonigal and Dr. Jean Twenge, who will be providing a look at advances and prospects for future generations in digital learning. Submit now, and join OLC — and our keynote speakers — in sunny Orlando this fall for one of the premier conferences in digital learning! Learn more.

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Come to New York City to Collaborate
August 7 | Berkeley College

Engaging speakers, relevant topics, and dynamic discussions. Join us as we take a deep look at federal, state, and accreditation policies, identify trends and behavioral patterns in online learning and learn how you can use predictive analytics at your institution, as well as learn to develop technologies, policies, procedures, and practices to identify and prevent online fraud. Register today!

“OLC Collaborate energized my thinking about online learning. The collaborative break-out sessions gave everyone a voice, so I was able to advocate for our students.”

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Summit for Online Leadership and Administration
June 18-20, 2018

Are you concerned about how federal or state policies might impact your institution and the students you serve?

In this year’s Policy Track at the 2018 Summit for Online Leadership and Administration, you’ll hear from experts in the field, right in the heart of Washington, DC. Learn more.

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US-Sino Online Higher Education Conference 2018
May 31 – June 1,  2018  | Shanghai, China

OLC is excited to help improve the quality of online higher education and promote US-Sino Higher Education Collaboration. Catering to the global needs of our educational industry, the 2018 US-Sino Online Higher Education Summit will be held under the theme of improving the quality of online higher education and the promotion of US-Sino higher education cooperative agreements.

Communicating best practices and learning about new innovations in online higher education for China and the United States will be a central focal point. Learn more.

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Summer Mastery Series Line-Up
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Each Mastery Series program consists of three workshops that help you explore relevant research and use that research to help you design an effective teaching and learning environment. Successful participants of a Mastery Series program now receive a digital badge of completion via Credly. Here are the summer cohorts:

Social Media for Online Education | Jun 13 – Aug 15
Instructional Design | Jul 11 – Sep 12
Online Nursing | Aug 8 – Oct 10
Blended Learning: Research into Practice | Aug 22 – Oct 24

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“I feel this course is very relevant not just for online teachers, but for anyone wanting to make their courses more relevant for the students they teach.  Social media usage grows more each year and if we want to reach our students, we need to be able to use their platforms.” 
-Francy Johnson, Teacher  and  Advisor, The Anglo-American School of Moscow
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Lori Kupczynski, OLC Institute faculty, recently discussed how research knowledge and experience are important competencies for instructional designers, in both their career and professional development, in this blog post.
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Workshop: Research Methods for the Instructional Designer Community

Are you an instructional designer interested in pursuing research opportunities and collaborations? This course provides an introduction to quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methodology along with a clear understanding of ethics in research. Instruction and activities include an overview of the purpose of research, specific research designs, research questions and hypotheses, data collection and analysis, and human subject ethics in research. Register today.
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Nominations Open: Effective Practice, OLC Awards, and OLC Fellows

Award nominations for the 2nd round of Effective Practice awards and OLC annual awards are now open through August 30, 2018. Nominations for the 2018 Class of OLC Fellows are being accepted through July 31, 2018.

All recipients will be recognized at OLC Accelerate in November in Orlando, FL. Learn more.

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Exploring Learning Analytics
June 4-10, 2018

New to Online: Essentials Part 2, Converting Your Course
June 4-10, 2018

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June 18-24, 2018

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MASTERY SERIES

Social Media for Online Education
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Starts July 11, 2018

Mobile Learning: Connect, Create, and Consume
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Evaluating theImpact of Engaged Philosophy in the Online Classroom: Lessons Learned As an Oregon State Ecampus Research Fellow, I designed and initiated a research study thDowat aimed to: 1) investigate tools and techniques for engaged, experiential online learning with undergraduate philosophy students and 2) propose discipline- specific criteria for evaluating the impact of these pedagogical […]

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Creating and Collaborating: Students’ and Tutors’ Perceptions of an Online Group ProjectAlthough collaboration skills are highly valued by employers, convincing students that collaborative learning activities are worthwhile, and ensuring that the experience is both useful and enjoyable, are significant challenges for educators. This paper addresses these challenges by exploring students’ and tutors’ experiences of a group project where part-time distance learners collaborate online to create a […]

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OER Awareness and Use: The Affinity Between Higher Education and K-12Educators within Higher Education (HE) and K-12 share in the need for high quality educational resources to assist in the pursuit of teaching and learning. Although there are numerous differences between the two levels of education, there are commonalties in the perceptions of the purpose, practical uses, and challenges that abide in the use of […]

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Designing Continuing Professional Development MOOCs to promote the adoption of OER and OEPThere is growing interest in the adoption of open educational resources (OER) and open educational practices (OEP) in a variety of contexts. Continuing professional development (CPD) among practitioners in the effective adoption of OER and OEP is critical in this scenario. Massive open online courses (MOOCs), which also grew as part of the open education […]

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The potential role of Open Educational Practice policy in transforming Australian higher educationOpen Educational Practices (OEP) have played an important role in assisting educational institutions and governments worldwide to meet their current and future educational targets in widening participation, lowering costs, improving the quality of learning and teaching and promoting social inclusion and participatory democracy. There have been some important OEP developments in Australia, but unfortunately the […]

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Alaska ramps up efforts to close broadband gap in K-12 schoolsThe state remains a laggard nationally when it comes to school connectivity, but a partnership with EducationSuperHighway aims to fix that. edscoop

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Michigan Has Required Online Classes for K-12 Students for Over a Decade. Is it Working?In 2006, the state of Michigan passed a controversial piece of education legislation known as the Michigan Merit Curriculum. The revamp required students to complete upper level STEM subjects and, among other things, take at least one online class. Known as the online learning requirement, it was intended to onboard students for a future of […]

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Network Neutrality: The End of the Beginning (Again)With federal policy debates currently dominated by tax-and-spending issues along with immigration, one might easily lose sight of the relatively recent, dramatic shift in Federal Communications Commission (FCC) policy on network neutrality. In part, this is because the 2017 FCC order changing the rules on network neutrality has yet to take full effect. On February […]

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[AECT] May 21, 2018 – News & Notes

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May 21, 2018

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION ENDS MAY 31ST

Registration is available for the 2018 AECT International Convention to be held in Kansas City,MO, October 23 – October 27, 2018.  Register now to get the early discount  – deadline is May 31, 2018.

2018 AECT SUMMER RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM

Registration is open for the 2018 AECT Research SymposiumA New Focus for Learning: Educational Technology Beyond Content July 16-17, 2018 at the Indiana University Student Memorial Union & Biddle Hotel in Bloomington, Indiana.  Register today!   Hotel reservations can be made by calling the IMU Biddle Hotel at 800-209-8145 and use the Block Code AECT2018.

REGISTER NOW FOR ONE OF THE CONVENTION WORKSHOPS!

We have a great line-up of workshops available before and after the convention for only $15 each.
User Experience and Usability Testing Within the Sociotechnical Process – Methods, Challenges and Pitfalls with Isa Jahnke, Neeley Current, Hao He, Yen-Mei Lee, Minh Pham, Carl Hewitt, Gayathri Sadanala and Joi Moore. This full day workshop introduces user experience (UX) projects including client communication, goal negotiation, conducting the study, methods, results and presentation of recommendations.
Design Layers and Functional Design: A Hands-on Experience with Andrew Gibbons. This workshop will offer hands-on experience in applying the theory of design layers and functional design to specific instructional design problems. The theory of instructional design layers provides a new view of design architecture that leads to a more direct and common-sense application of instructional theory.
Visit https://members.aect.org/events/review/workshops.asp for more information about workshops.

PUBLICATION OPPORTUNITY

AECT and Routledge are excited to announce the Key Issues in Learning Design and Technology series. Books published in this series may be individual books or edited volumes that translate cutting-edge research from developments in instructional design and technology into approachable, cross-disciplinary volumes for academic professionals and students. Each book in this series is poised to provide expert perspectives and principles on evolving areas of research, from personalized learning to data and analytics to visual design and beyond. To learn more about the possible topics and proposal guidelines, visit https://sites.google.com/view/ldtseries/home . Questions about this opportunity may be directed to the series co-editors, Linda L. CampionCindy S. York, or Tonia A. Dousay.

AECT INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

The AECT Leadership Development Committee is excited to invite applications for the AECT Leadership Development Internship Program to coincide with the 2018 AECT Convention in Kansas City, MO. We need your help to identify and recognize outstanding individuals with leadership potential in educational technology and in the broader field through the AECT Leadership Development Internship Program.  Eligible applicants and interested sponsors may review program details and application requirements on the AECT websiteThe deadline for submission is11:59 PM ET on June 4, 2018Contact Megan C. Murtaugh for additional information at 239-560-8301 or aect-intern-chair@aect.org.

CALL FOR VIDEOS
Publish a video with the Division of Organizational Training and Performance (OTP). We invite ALL AECT members to submit your original video content to the OTP Best Practices and Microlearning YouTube Channel! Videos are peer-reviewed, must be related to organizational training and performance, and no longer than seven (7) minutes. Topics can include but are not limited to: organization professional development, best practices in organizational training and performance settings, models, products, research (applied and theoretical), diversity considerations, accessibility, process examples, reflections and tips and techniques. Click here foradditional guidelines and our promotional video.

IVLA CONFERENCE

The International Visual Literacy Association (IVLA), an AECT Affiliate organization, announces its 2018 conference, to be held in Chicago November 1-4, 2018. It will be a celebration of the organization’s 50th anniversary. The conference theme is Viewing the Past, Picturing the Present, Designing the Future: Celebrating 50 Years of Visual Literacy. Please join us in this celebration by submitting a proposal. The conference website is: http://ivla.org/conference/. The submission deadline is May 31, 2018.

eLEARNING AFRICA 2018

Don’t forget to put this year’s eLearning Africa Conference and Exhibition on your calendar. This event will take place from September 2628, 2018 in the Rwandan capital, Kigali, one of Africa’s most attractive, exciting and innovative cities. Packed with dozens of interactive sessions, presentations by top experts and new solutions displayed by exhibitors from all over the world, it will be a great learning and networking opportunity. It will also be a chance to find out about the latest developments in technology assisted learning and hear how they are changing education and training in Africa.

JSET-AECT 2018 IRS

You are invited to be part of the 2018 JSET-AECT Summer International Research Symposium – Designing Learning Environments for Creativity: Space, Activity, and Community. Symposium dates are September 7-9, 2018 to be held at Future University Hakodate and Takuboku-Tei at Yunokawa Hot Spring, Hokkido, Japan.Complete details and registration information is available here .

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