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Collaborating on Flipped Library Sessions: 8 Best Practices for Faculty & Librarians

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Sun, 2019-09-08 02:05

By: Nicole Webber and Stephanie Wiegand, Faculty Focus
A common practice at many colleges and universities involves course faculty inviting librarians into their classrooms to teach research and information literacy skills and concepts customized to disciplinary or course needs. Library instruction varies in format but often manifests in the librarian teaching a single, isolated class session—what librarians refer to as a “one-shot.” Flipped Learning methods can help counter these challenges even when the overall course is not based on a flipped model. They liberate librarians and faculty from the one-shot model and expand opportunities for library instruction to occur at multiple times in a course, to be delivered virtually or in person, and to invoke a broader range of educational tools.

https://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/blended-flipped-learning/flipped-library-sessions/

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Wake Tech added OER to one class and saved students $360K

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Sun, 2019-09-08 02:03

EdScoop

“Many Wake Tech students take at least one online course, and it’s continuing to grow more and more all the time,” Shahid-El says. “That’s something that we’re thinking will really start to shape more and more how students experience not just their campus but the college community.” An introductory business course, which used OER developed by the class’ lead instructor and college’s instructional support team, saved students money on traditional textbook costs, she says. During the 2015-2016 grant cycle, Wake Tech received a $2.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to address the “achievement, success and withdrawal gaps for students of color and in online courses.”

https://edscoop.com/video/oer-cost-savings-wake-tech-community-college/

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Role of Nursing Informatics in Implementation of SNOMED-CT in India.

NLM - Nursing Informatics - Sat, 2019-09-07 13:51
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Role of Nursing Informatics in Implementation of SNOMED-CT in India.

Stud Health Technol Inform. 2019 Aug 21;264:1718-1719

Authors: Rai S, Siddiqui OM, Meher SK, Shariff A, Banga S

Abstract
SNOMED-CT project under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is operational at AIIMS since July 2016. A team of nurses were recruited under SNOMED project who actively works for integrating existing EHR with SNOMED-CT, monitoring, training of users auditing the data, resets creation and development of National Drug Database. This paper emphasizes role of Nursing Informatics in implementation of SNOMED-CT project in India as well as in any other country.

PMID: 31438309 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Categories: nursing informatics

Regis University’s technology systems targeted by “malicious threat” likely from outside the country

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Sat, 2019-09-07 02:10

By ELIZABETH HERNANDEZ, Denver Post

Student, staff and faculty can keep updated on the situation through a new website and text message alerts.  The “external data security threat” prompted Regis to yank down its technology services — including its website and all phone lines, email services and online programs that students use to submit work and professors grade it. The Denver institution has been dealing with this disruption in the throes of wrapping up summer semester and welcoming fall students back to campus. The university has since created a supplementary web page, regisupdates.com, to communicate to its community about the ongoing inconvenience.

https://www.denverpost.com/2019/08/23/regis-university-cyber-attack/

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Looking for continuous improvement? Focus on continuous learning

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Sat, 2019-09-07 02:05

Michael Norton, Vail Daily

“In times of change, the learners will inherit the earth, as the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to live in a world that no longer exists.” — Eric Hoffer.  And since it seems like the world is changing at the speed of thought, we will all do well to focus on the way we grow, evolve, and learn. One of the mantras that we hear with greater frequency these days is around the term continuous improvement. Typically, we hear the term continuous improvement when it comes to our efforts to continually strive to improve our products, services, and processes. However, we are now seeing the concept played out when it comes to people as well. The push to be better, faster, smarter, and stronger has many top achievers placing a focus on their own continuous improvement.

https://www.vaildaily.com/opinion/columns/norton-looking-for-continuous-improvement-focus-on-continuous-learning/

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Is Africa the future for recruiting international students?

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Sat, 2019-09-07 02:03

Marguerite Dennis, University World News

Africa has the fastest-growing middle class in the world. Despite recent revised forecasts, the African economy is predicted to grow at a faster rate than many other regions. More than 1.2 billion people currently live in Africa. By 2030, the continent’s population is estimated to be 1.7 billion and 2.2 billion in 2050. Sixty per cent of the African population (250 million people) are under the age of 25. Despite these statistics, less than 10% of Sub-Saharan African youth are enrolled in post-secondary education.

https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=20190816144515896

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Creative and Innovative Online Teaching Strategies: Facilitation for Active Participation

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Fri, 2019-09-06 02:10

Leighsa Sharoff, Journal of Educators Online
Facilitating an online course in today’s student population requires an educator to be innovative and creative and to have an impactful online presence. In the current online learning environment (also known as e-learning), keeping students’ thoughtfully engaged and motivated while dispensing the required course content necessitates faculty enabling a safe, nonjudgmental environment whereby views, perspectives, and personal and professional experiences are encouraged. The educator must exhibit an educator-facilitated active, student-centered learning process, whereby students are held accountable for their active participation and self-directed learning while balancing a facilitator role to further enhance the learning process. This article explores one educator’s reflective practice process that has been developed over numerous years as a very early adopter of online education. It will explore the organizational aspect of teaching-facilitating a dynamic robust online course.

https://www.thejeo.com/archive/2019_16_2~2/sharoff

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Americans have $1.5 trillion in student loans. Is it worth it?

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Fri, 2019-09-06 02:05

KURT SNIBBE, Orange County Register

Other than mortgages, the highest amount of debt is in student loans. According to the Federal Reserve Bank in 2018, the average monthly payment of students loans was $200-$300. More than 44 million Americans owed about $1.5 trillion on student loans at the end of March 2019, more than twice what they owed a decade earlier. The increase has come as historically high shares of kids go to college and the cost of higher education increases. In 1985, annual tuition and fees for University of California schools were about $1,295 for residents, which is about $3,087 in 2019 dollars. In 2011, the average tuition and fees for UC students were $14,460.https://www.ocregister.com/2019/08/23/americans-have-1-5-trillion-in-student-loans-is-it-worth-it/

 

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Is Virtual Reality the Future of Online Learning?

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Fri, 2019-09-06 02:03

Stephen Gossett, Builtin

He based his hunch on American educator Edgar Dale’s well-known but controversially non-scientific theory dubbed the Cone of Experience, which posits that people remember far more about something through direct experience of it as opposed to just reading, seeing or hearing about it. And early research indicates that Chacon’s instincts about VR were correct. A Penn State University study found that students who used immersive virtual reality to accomplish a task did so more than twice as fast as students who used traditional computer programs.

https://builtin.com/edtech/virtual-reality-in-education

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Gefährdungseinschätzungen

Gesundheitsberichterstattung - Fri, 2019-09-06 00:00

Die im Informationssystem eingespeicherte gestaltbare Tabelle aus der "Statistik der Kinder- und Jugendhilfe - Gefährdungseinschätzungen nach § 8a Absatz 1 SGB III" des Statistischen Bundesamtes wurde um die Angaben des Jahres 2017 ergänzt.

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Adaptive Learning to Personalized Learning

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Thu, 2019-09-05 02:10

Ray Schroeder, Inside Higher Ed

To customize learning for each of 30 or 40 students in a class, monitor their individual progress and provide meaningful feedback has been just too time-consuming. Now, machine learning can synthesize the huge volume of data needed to more fully deliver student-centered learning. It can assemble the background, take input from the individual learner regarding their self-determined needs and expectations, identify learning deficits and needs, and produce and present the learning path to best accomplish those goals. In this case, the role of the faculty member shifts from directly delivering materials and grading based on a single syllabus to advising, assisting and assessing personalized learning that meets the needs of both the individual and the prescribed outcomes of the program.

https://www.insidehighered.com/digital-learning/blogs/online-trending-now/adaptive-learning-personalized-learning

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The Prevalence of Algortihms in Education

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Thu, 2019-09-05 02:05

Matthew Lynch, Tech Edvocate

There’s an old rhetorical question that asks, “If you could keep only the alphabet or numbers, which would you choose and why?” The answer is numbers, of course, because in addition to describing quantities, numbers can do double duty as language. In fact, numbers have already become the language of education, in the form of algorithms. Long thought by many high school students to be a suspicious word, algorithms are a simple term for the steps taken in solving a problem. Algorithms are the efficiency experts in getting things done, especially when it comes to computers, and education relies on efficient systems.

https://www.thetechedvocate.org/the-prevalence-of-algortihms-in-education/

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How to build a real-time development program

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Thu, 2019-09-05 02:03

By Riia O’Donnell, HR Dive
In today’s talent market, employees are looking for real-time development, continuous feedback and open dialogue. Businesses are looking to accommodate workers but may struggle to keep pace with what employees want and what they can deliver. The challenge for employers is to create development programming that addresses immediate needs without overwhelming employees. The rise of online learning has made that easier, but often employees worry their remote access means learning has to happen off the clock. Accessing learning when needed — rather than when convenient — is a major trend largely enabled by new learning tech.

https://www.hrdive.com/news/how-to-build-a-real-time-development-program/561132/

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Patricia Flatley Brennan on Nursing Informatics and the National Library of Medicine.

NLM - Nursing Informatics - Wed, 2019-09-04 13:49
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Using Nursing Information and Data Mining to Explore the Factors That Predict Pressure Injuries for Patients at the End of Life.

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ANI Emerging Leader Project: Identifying Challenges and Opportunities in Nursing Data Science.

NLM - Nursing Informatics - Wed, 2019-09-04 13:49
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NI2018: Fourteenth International Congress on Nursing Informatics.

NLM - Nursing Informatics - Wed, 2019-09-04 13:49
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Understanding the Essence of Caring from the Lived Experiences of Filipino Informatics Nurses.

NLM - Nursing Informatics - Wed, 2019-09-04 13:49
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Video Games – the new highway to learning and personal growth

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Wed, 2019-09-04 02:10

By Dimitra Giannouplaki, Thrive Global

The main question is whether video games can be used in our learning process. Can they transform the ways we learn and make us enjoy the process and simultaneously help us develop as personalities through the acquisition of skills like critical thinking, collaboration, and empathy? My answer could be only positive, and I will mention just three examples coming from the digital world that can make us reconsider the potential of video games in education. When students are exposed for so many hours to their digital devices, what if we use this new lifestyle to channel and inspire a new kind of education to both kids and adults?

https://thriveglobal.com/stories/video-games-a-highway-to-learning-and-personal-growth/

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States Can Foster Job Growth if Lifelong Learning is at Play

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Wed, 2019-09-04 02:05

By Jamie Merisotis, Inside Indiana Business

The worlds of work and learning are merging in powerful ways, driven by the exponential growth in human knowledge. This means the abilities needed in the workplace go beyond simple “job skills” that can be learned quickly through a short-term training program.

http://www.insideindianabusiness.com/story/40947808/states-can-foster-job-growth-if-lifelong-learning-is-at-play

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