53 Tips on Using the Cloud for eLearning

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The eLearning Guild has recently released a new book of tips for the utilization of the “Cloud” in e-learning.  Among the tipsters are:

  • Robbe Addis, ALMS CMT Courseware Director, Global Business Servies.
  • Christopher Johnson, Instructional Technologist, Crummer Graduate School, Rollins College
  • Christin Manning, Instructional Design Consultant, Manning Associates
  • David Nilsen, Founder, Corporation for Learning Research
  • TJ Palazzolo, Senior Principal Curriculum Developer, Oracle Corporation
  • Robby Robson, President Eduworks Corporation
  • Kris Rockwell, President/CEO, Hybrid Learning System
  • Henry Ryng, President, inXsol
  • Reuben Tozman, Chief Learning Officer, edCetra Training
  • Adam Vandover, Learning Consultant, Global Business Servies, IBM
  • Bret Weinraub, DEO, Aura Software LLC

The tips are broken down thusly:

  • 21 Tips on Planning
  • 9 Tips on Cost
  • 11 Tips on Content and User Experience
  • 12 Tips on Support and Security

The book is available here.

Rick W. Burkett runs the John A. Logan College Teaching and Learning Center, teaches history, and heads an educational nonprofit. He publishes blogs on a wide variety of topics, including history, teaching and learning, student success, and teaching online.
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Paying for an Online “Tutor”

Inside Higher ED has an interesting article about websites offering “tutors” for online classes.  These tutoring services offer to take your online class for you.  The article specifically looks at services offered by Boostmygrades.com,  Noneedtostudy.com, and Onlineclasshelpers.com.  Since cheating in college is nothing new, it is no surprise that these services are entering the marketplace.  The article looks at what some schools are doing to address these concerns, including the use of products like Acxiom.

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Rick W. Burkett runs the John A. Logan College Teaching and Learning Center, teaches history, and heads an educational nonprofit. He publishes blogs on a wide variety of topics, including history, teaching and learning, student success, and teaching online.
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Daphne Koller: What We’re Learning from Online Education

Daphne Koller is enticing top universities to put their most intriguing courses online for free — not just as a service, but as a way to research how people learn. With Coursera (cofounded by Andrew Ng), each keystroke, quiz, peer-to-peer discussion and self-graded assignment builds an unprecedented pool of data on how knowledge is processed.

With Coursera, Daphne Koller and co-founder Andrew Ng are bringing courses from top colleges online, free, for anyone who wants to take them. Bio:
http://www.ted.com/speakers/daphne_ko…

Rick W. Burkett runs the John A. Logan College Teaching and Learning Center, teaches history, and heads an educational nonprofit. He publishes blogs on a wide variety of topics, including history, teaching and learning, student success, and teaching online.
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Inside Higher ED: MOOCs’ Little Brother

The University of Main at Presque Isle is trying out a new type of online course, one that is the opposite of a MOOC.  Provost Michael Sonntag calls them little open online courses or LOOCs.  These course would have a more traditional feel to them with lots of feedback.

The Inside Higher Ed article is here.

Rick W. Burkett runs the John A. Logan College Teaching and Learning Center, teaches history, and heads an educational nonprofit. He publishes blogs on a wide variety of topics, including history, teaching and learning, student success, and teaching online.
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