E-brary of Resources

Assessments and Evaluations:

 

Making peer evaluations work in Online Learning

The article discusses a process for assessing Peer Evaluations for online learning. The types of assessments for Peer Evaluations contains some complex process where it particularly to sharing responses and Peers measuring each other’s level of participation on projects or assignments. The three grading strategies are Peer Evaluation with team grade, Team grade only, Self evaluation and team grade. Each provides the group members with a score or some type of measurement on team members levels of participation and contributions. (Onlinelearninginsights) Even though Peer Evaluations may have its ups and downs, or positive and negatives, it is important for students to learn and/or have some type of experience working with groups because in almost every career at some point or even regularly these students may be working with peers, groups or co-workers at some point in their careers.
REFERENCES:
Making peer evaluations work in Online Learning; Onlinelearninginsights.wordpress.com. website:
http://onlinelearninginsights.wordpress.com/2012/03/30/making-peer-evaluations-work-in-
online-learning/, 2012.

 

6 Online Rubric Makers Worth Trying

The article provides the importance of utilizing rubrics for project and assignment assessments. The article highlights how rubrics are beneficial to instructors and students because they help organize projects and assignment details as well as serve as a measuring tool to determine students work and participation and grades. The article also provides a helpful list of rubric software and websites that make creating rubrics simple. The rubric software and websites range in that most are free, full online or can be downloaded to a Mac or PC.(lepi)
REFERENCE:
Lepi , Katie, 6 Online Rubric Makers Worth Trying; website: http://www.edudemic.com/online-rubric-
makers/ 2014

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Connectivism and others…

George Siemens – Connectivism: Socializing Open Learning
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-20Oqm1GvsU
Connectivism
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqL_lsogeNU
• Connectivism: http://www.connectivism.ca/

• IRRODL: This specifically links to another article on connectivism.
http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/523/1103

• Places to Go: Connectivism & Connective Knowledge
by Stephen Downes – bsili.3csn.org

• Barnett, J., MacPherson, V. & Sandieson, R.M. (2013). http://ascilite.org.au/ajet/submission/index.php/AJET/article/view/243/757 – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology

• elearnspace: everything elearning: This includes a Siemen (2004) article on Connectivism and a Brown article (2002) that can be found on pages 1-21. http://www.ingedewaard.net/papers/connectivism/2005_siemens_ALearningTheoryForTheDigitalAge.pdf

 

4 Learning Models – Resources

scholarly journal articles concerning experential learning theory

  • Here is an interesting infographic that delves into the importance of online education throughout history.
  • An online article offering a description of the history of online learning.
  • This blog discusses blended learning and its impact on f2f learning.
  • The Blended Learning Institute offers a wealth of resources for teachers who want to incorporate web-based tools into their classrooms.

Scholary Articles– these articles may be relevant for your WordPress PLE!

Open Education Resources, MOOCs, Social Media and other Online Learning Trends

Websites:

http://instructionaldesign.org/

http://innovativelearning.com/educational-games/index.html

http://innovativelearning.com/online_learning/sloodle.html

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• Diaz, V., Brown, M. & Pelletier, S. (2013). Learning and the massive, online, open course. ELI Paper No. 2. EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative. When reading this consider how you might be able to incorporate certain sections of MOOCs (Remember what we did in this class, back in Unit 2 with an already developed MOOC!) within your instructional module.
• Lagerwey, J. (2013). Grading with Google+: Assessing social media assignments. Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier, 1.
• Sloan, A.M., & Linardopoulos. (2011). Development, implementation and evaluation of a grading rubric for online discussions. Journal of Online Teaching and Learning, 7(4).
• Blog post: Eight Brilliant Minds on the Future of Online Education

Podcast
Podcast concerning Online Learning and Emerging Trends. This discussion summarizes much of what we have addressed throughout the MOD concerning trends in online learning, social media, APPs and how learning has changed as a result of the changes that have arisen as a result of online learning.
Web Activities
• Online article about the ways in which online educators can integrate social media into their instructional modules.
• This Mashable site also offers suggestions as to how to infuse social media into online courses.

• Explore these K-12 APPS that can be incorporated into online classes
• This EDUCAUSE site offers suggestions as to how to incorporate Google+ and other Google tools into instructional modules.

 

OER – Open Educational Resources

OER Commons helps organizations reduce costs and be more effective
by using existing content and tools for teaching and learning.

 

Introduction to Open Educational Resources (OERs)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2VOcdndYxo

Why Open Education Matters

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHQp33rbg5k

Anderson, T. (2013). Open access scholarly publications as OER. The International Review of Open and Distance Learning, 14(2). Retrieved – from http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/1531/2494

Rolfe, V. (2012). Open education resources: staff attitudes and awareness. Research in Learning Technology, 20(14), 1-13. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.340/flt.v10i0/14395

OER Commons
http://www.oercommons.org/

Peer Reviews:

Edutopia’s Educator’s Guide for to OERs including online repositories, curriculum-sharing websites, sources for lesson plans, activities and open textbooks. http://www.edutopia.org/open-educational-resources-guide

Open Educational Resources and Collaborative Content Development: A Practical Guide for State and School Leaders.
https://post.blackboard.com/bbcswebdav/pid-1871636-dt-content-rid-19161660_1/courses/EDU639.901238026230/inacol_OER_Collaborative_Guide_v5_web.pdf

 D’Antoni, S.D. (2009). Open Educational Resources: reviewing initiatives and issues. Open Learning: The Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learning, 24:1, 3-10. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02680510802625443

Machinima. website: http://wiki.creativecommons.org/Machinima#Machinima_Sites_.28Viewing.29

iTrainonline – http://www.itrainonline.org/itrainonline/english/basic_skills.shtml

Saylor Academy – http://www.saylor.org/majors/workplace-skills/

Rubrics – information and resources…

I have only recently realized Rubrics are very necessary for organizing instructional materials and coursework. The resources below are very helpful and useful for creating rubrics:

Livingston, M. (2012). The infamy of grading rubrics. English Journal, 102(2), 108-113.

Anglin, L., Anglin, K., Schumann, P.L. & Kaliski, J.A. (2008). Improving the efficiency and effectivesness of grading through the use of computer -assisted grading rubricsDecision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education,6(1), 51-73.

Online Resources for Rubric Development 

Rubistar — A free, web-based tool for rubric development

Digital Media Scoring Guides — A free, customizable scoring guide for the creation of evaluations of students’ written work

Creating a rubric — A tutorial that offers a guide through the basic steps to creating rubrics for evaluating student performances.

For All Rubrics — web based program for developing rubrics. Also available as an APP for iPad, tablets and phones.

TeacherVision: Creating Rubrics — A web based, five part series that explores how one teacher has designed, refined and implemented rubrics in a variety of instructional areas.

From POST LIBRARY

 

Resouces for Unit 4:

 

Bringing Life to Learning: Immersive Experiential Learning Simulations for Online and Blended Courses
http://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ1000091

Emerging Technologies in Distance Education
http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=337533&site=eds-live&ebv=EB&ppid=pp_Cover

REMOVING THE “DISTANCE” FROM DISTANCE EDUCATION
Rich, L., Cowan, W., & Herring, S. D. (2009). REMOVING THE “DISTANCE” FROM DISTANCE EDUCATION: STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESSFUL STUDENT ENGAGEMENT AND COLLABORATION. Summer Internet Proceedings, 1184-88.

Pedagogical Models the Discipline of Online Teaching
Fulgham, S., & Shaughnessy, M. F. (2010). Pedagogical Models the Discipline of Online Teaching. Hauppauge, N.Y.: Nova Science Publishers.

 

Engaging Group E-Learning in Virtual Worlds
Franceschi, K., Lee, R. M., Zanakis, S. H., & Hinds, D. (2009). Engaging Group E-Learning in Virtual Worlds. Journal Of Management Information Systems, 26(1), 73-100.

A Digital Media e-Learning Training Strategy for Healthcare Employees:
Lynn, J. J., & MacFarlane, A. A. (2009). A Digital Media e-Learning Training Strategy for Healthcare Employees: Cost effective Distance Learning by Collaborative offline / online Engagement and Assessment. Proceedings Of World Academy Of Science: Engineering & Technology, 53886-890.