A Roadmap to Online Learning [Infographic]

Blackboard shares in this infographic ‘best practices’ and ‘lessons learned’ from some of their cutting-edge professional college and university clients about their journeys into online learning.

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The History of eLearning

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Courtesy EdTech Times

Profile of an Online College Student

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Courtesy EdTechTimes

Designing an Exemplary Online Course: Blackboard Announces Open Online Course to be Offered

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Blackboard has announced a new open online course “Designing an Exemplary Course,” as part of the CourseSites Open Course Series. The course will run from September 26th – October 17th, 2012. Registration is free and opens Wednesday, September 19th.

Whether you are just getting started or are an advanced online educator, this course will provide you with a framework to help identify and apply best practices for designing engaging online courses.

You will learn from 11 instructors and instructional designers including distinguished Exemplary Course Program (ECP) Directors and several of the 2012 ECP winners. Using the Blackboard ECP Rubric as a guide, the course will focus on the four critical elements of a course: design, interaction and collaboration, assessment, and learner support.

You will have the opportunity to participate in weekly live, online sessions, learn with peers in focus groups, and complete optional assignments to aid your course development and improvement. A panel of course design experts will facilitate each group to provide you with valuable feedback.

The learning environment will offer learners the flexibility to choose their own learning outcomes and time commitments based on individual needs. To maximize benefits of participation, optional homework assignments will be provided each week to apply concepts to build out one’s own course structure and materials. The course will provide a framework for forming collaborative teams.

For more details or to sign-up to be notified when registration opens, click here.

Teaching Online in the Mobile Age

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As technology continues to advance, we’re moving into the “post-PC” era as we find an increasing number of students and faculty alike relying on the mobile devices in place of traditional desktop or laptops. These mobile devices are continually becoming powerful and rapidly affording profound new opportunities for teaching and learning, both in and outside the classroom.

During this keynote presentation at the 2012 Missouri Distance Learning Association Conference, we explored current trends in mobile technology adoption among students and faculty and considered how mobile devices are changing the way we communicate and access information. We discussed the possibilities for new teaching and learning experiences using readily available mobile technology.

Stats on Mobile Technology Adoption and Usage

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Tips and Tutorials

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General Mobile LearningResources

Photo Credits (photos shown during presentation)

Photo courtesy flickingerbrad on Flickr