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GKV, Abrechnungsfälle ärztlicher und zahnärztlicher Behandlung

Gesundheitsberichterstattung - Mon, 2016-11-28 23:00

Die im Informationssystem eingespeicherten gestaltbaren Tabellen aus der "KG 3-Statistik (gesetzliche Krankenversicherung: Abrechnungsfälle ärztlicher und zahnärztlicher Behandlung, Maßnahmen zur Früherkennung von Krankheiten)" des Bundesministeriums für Gesundheit wurden um das Jahr 2015 ergänzt.

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Visionary Leader in Adult Higher Education John F. Ebersole dies

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Mon, 2016-11-28 01:10
by Albany Times Union John F. Ebersole, the former president of Excelsior College, has died, the college announced Thursday. Ebersole, 72, took a leave earlier this year because he was battling myelodysplastic syndromes, Excelsior President James N. Baldwin said in a news release. Baldwin called Ebersole “our former president and a visionary leader in adult higher education.” In taking his leave, Ebersole said Excelsior’s “staff, faculty, and leaders are passionate and committed to providing educational opportunity to those who need it most. The future is bright. Ever upward.” A native of Windsor, Mo., Ebersole served in the U.S. Coast Guard, enrolled in officer candidate school and served for 21 years, including combat service in Vietnam. He had a 30-plus-year career in higher education including the University of California Berkeley, Colorado State University, and Boston University. http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Former-Excelsior-President-John-F-Ebersole-dies-10634660.php Share on Facebook var button = document.getElementById('facebook_share_link_23050') || document.getElementById('facebook_share_icon_23050') || document.getElementById('facebook_share_both_23050') || document.getElementById('facebook_share_button_23050'); if (button) { button.onclick = function(e) { var url = this.href.replace(/share\.php/, 'sharer.php'); window.open(url,'sharer','toolbar=0,status=0,width=626,height=436'); return false; } if (button.id === 'facebook_share_button_23050') { button.onmouseover = function(){ this.style.color='#fff'; this.style.borderColor = '#295582'; this.style.backgroundColor = '#3b5998'; } button.onmouseout = function(){ this.style.color = '#3b5998'; this.style.borderColor = '#d8dfea'; this.style.backgroundColor = '#fff'; } } }

Open Online Education and Liberal Arts Schools

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Mon, 2016-11-28 01:05

By Joshua Kim, Inside Higher Ed

As the open online learning movement comes to it fourth year of life, it is natural for attention to focus on matters of economic sustainability. The path to cover the costs of open education will surely go through online courses that focus on career building and job skills. The fees that students pay for alternative credentials in these programs represent the surest path to cost recovery for both the schools creating these courses and programs. As those of us in the open online learning world turn our attention to professional education, we would be wise to not lose our connection with the founding liberal arts institutions of the open online education movement.

https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/technology-and-learning/open-online-education-and-liberal-arts-schools

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Six new tech rules that will govern our future

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Mon, 2016-11-28 01:02

By Vivek Wadhwa, The Washington Post

Technology is advancing so rapidly that we will experience radical changes in society not only in our lifetimes but in the coming years. We have already begun to see ways in which computing, sensors, artificial intelligence and genomics are reshaping entire industries and our daily lives. As we undergo this rapid change, many of the old assumptions that we have relied will no longer apply. Technology is creating a new set of rules that will change our very existence.

http://www.cantonrep.com/opinion/20161119/commentary-six-new-tech-rules-that-will-govern-our-future

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xkcd.com - Mon, 2016-11-28 01:00
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Education, Not Income, Predicted Who Would Vote For Trump

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Sun, 2016-11-27 01:08

By Nate Silver, 538

Sometimes statistical analysis is tricky, and sometimes a finding just jumps off the page. Here’s one example of the latter. I took a list of all 981 U.S. counties with 50,000 or more people and sorted it by the share of the population that had completed at least a four-year college degree. Hillary Clinton improved on President Obama’s 2012 performance in 48 of the country’s 50 most-well-educated counties. And on average, she improved on Obama’s margin of victory in these countries by almost 9 percentage points, even though Obama had done pretty well in them to begin with.

http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/education-not-income-predicted-who-would-vote-for-trump/

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University Of Arizona To Offer Science Lab Classes Online

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Sun, 2016-11-27 01:05

By Kerry Fehr-Snyder, KJZZ

Students will be able to take science lab classes virtually. University of Arizona is giving students the chance to take science lab classes without ever setting foot in a lab. Classes being offered at UA Online Science Academy will include biology, chemistry, physiology, space, atmospheric and environmental sciences. The academy has been in the works for the past two and a half years, said Vincent Del Casino, UA’s vice provost for digital learning and student engagement. Advances in virtual reality, simulations and kits make science lab work possible, Del Casino said.

http://science.kjzz.org/content/397333/university-arizona-offer-science-lab-classes-online

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Build a Campus Network as an Online Student

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Sun, 2016-11-27 01:03

by Joe Chapman, US News

For some, thriving in an online learning community may include joining a club; for others, it may be joining a social media group or meeting up in person for a class or with other students nearby. For many, this can be new territory. Here are a few ways to create community that prospective students should look for and current students should take advantage of.

http://www.usnews.com/education/online-learning-lessons/articles/2016-11-18/build-a-campus-network-as-an-online-student

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Trends in education: Facts, Fads and Fiction

OLDaily by Stephen Downes - Sat, 2016-11-26 13:01

This talk looks at a number of current trends in online learning and sorts then according to their likelihood of success. In general, those that depend on significant human intervention - such as, for example, creating competency definitions - are expected to be failures. The distinction between learning as a path and learning as an environment is discussed. In the video, Wilfred Rubins speaks first; my talk begins at 1:01:00

 

After the talk, we held an afternoon workshop in the BeODL offices.

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More Private Colleges Welcome Online Education

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Sat, 2016-11-26 01:10

By Audri Taylors, UniversityHerald

A survey conducted by the CIC and the Learning House revealed that more colleges have grown to accept online education in their institutions. According to a survey of chief academic officers conducted by the Council of Independent Colleges and the Learning House, more and more private colleges are now open and accepting of online education. The number of private colleges that offer online education has now increased from 15 percent to 25 percent, and this climb was based on a survey conducted 2013. While there are still colleges who remain doubtful about online education, many colleges have already adapted to this. Learn what the private institutions will have to say about the implication of online education in their schools. Here are the findings revealed by the survey.

http://www.universityherald.com/articles/49671/20161116/more-private-colleges-welcome-online-education.htm

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Education Insider: Ohio State faculty urged to put mental-health help info on course syllabus

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Sat, 2016-11-26 01:05

by Bill Bush and Mary Mogan Edwards, Education Insider

Ohio State University professors who want to make sure that students know how to get help for mental-health problems now have an easy way to do that. On Thursday, the University Senate approved a resolution encouraging all instructors to include a statement about mental-health services on their course syllabus. It’s up to each instructor or the department or college whether to incorporate the statement, which would describe the risks of poor mental health and give addresses and phone numbers for help. The university doesn’t require any specific content on a syllabus, said Wayne Carlson, dean of undergraduate education.

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2016/11/16/education-insider-ohio-state-senate-backs-putting-mental-health-advisory-on-syllabus.html

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Online learning is a smart option for HR professionals

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Sat, 2016-11-26 01:02

By AVADO, Personnel Today

Training your HR and L&D team doesn’t just improve their knowledge and skills; it also makes them feel more motivated and valued in their role. But many organisations are currently facing the challenge of training budget cuts and difficulty in releasing busy staff for face-to-face courses. Online training offers the perfect solution to this problem, providing a more time-efficient and cost-effective way to get employees to reach their full potential. However, not all online courses meet employer expectations; some simply offer dense passages of text on a page and leave students without structure or support. Completion rates are often low as learners struggle to stay motivated.

http://www.personneltoday.com/hr/online-learning-smart-option-hr-professionals/

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How to Create and Sell Courses Online

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Fri, 2016-11-25 01:09

By Kirsten Drickey, Inside Higher Ed

Problem: you are a highly trained, skilled professional, but the academic job market is less than rosy. Solution: the market for online, nonacademic courses is large and growing. According to some estimates, by 2020 the worldwide market for self-paced online learning will be between $27.1 billion and $47.9 billion. Simply put, keeping their skills current has become another part of the job for most working professionals. More and more people are turning to platforms such as Lynda.com, Skillshare, Udemy and others. Unlike degree or certificate programs, most of these courses don’t lead to formal certification. Instead, participants aim to close an immediate gap in their skill sets or to further a personal interest.

https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2016/11/15/advice-academics-creating-and-selling-online-courses-essay

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Free and inexpensive OER expand access, reduce stress for college students

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Fri, 2016-11-25 01:05

by Matt Zalaznick, University Business

The University of Maryland’s open source textbook initiative, known as “MOST,” has guided faculty through more than 50 OER adoptions. The program helps instructors assemble resources to significantly keep down the cost of course materials. Open educational resources have grown over the last few years from one-off oddities in single courses to the basis of entire degree programs. Cutting out textbook costs for students tops the list of reasons administrators encourage faculty to develop and adopt these free—or very inexpensive—resources, also known as OER. Other enticements include immediate access for students who sometimes wait or refuse to buy course materials, and instructors’ ability to customize and update OER, which range from digital textbooks to interactive tutorials to quizzes to YouTube videos.

https://www.universitybusiness.com/article/oer-revolution-higher-ed

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EdTech From Artificial Intelligence To Big Data, Is Shaping The Future Of Online Learning

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Fri, 2016-11-25 01:02

by Seb Murray, Business Because

Edtech, from artificial intelligence to cloud computing and augmented reality, is sweeping through the higher education sector. And as online learning providers continue to challenge the oldest and best-known institutions, the world’s top business schools are racing to adopt cutting-edge learning technologies. “Innovations by vendors have led to the use of more advanced technologies such as simulations, cloud-based solutions, and AR,” says Jhansi Mary, lead analyst at Technavio, the consultancy.

http://www.businessbecause.com/news/mba-distance-learning/4297/edtech-trends-disrupt-business-education

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XKCDE

xkcd.com - Fri, 2016-11-25 01:00
Categories: Cartoons, Science News

Ausgewählte Informationen aus Anlass des Internationalen Tages der Menschen mit Behinderungen am 03.12.2016

Gesundheitsberichterstattung - Thu, 2016-11-24 23:00
Ausgewählte Informationen aus Anlass des Internationalen Tages der Menschen mit Behinderungen am 03.12.2016
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Post-Truth And Fake News

OLDaily by Stephen Downes - Thu, 2016-11-24 22:00

Yes, by all means, do something about the fake news that is propagating through Facebook and Twitter. But let's not forget that we have been in the post-truth era for some time (indeed, one wonders whether we ever entered the truth era in the first place).

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Pedagogy of the Empowered

OLDaily by Stephen Downes - Thu, 2016-11-24 22:00


Harry C. Boyte, Edcation Week | Bridging Differences, Nov 24, 2016

As gthe blurb says, "Agency is not the same as activism. Civic agency is the capacity to work across differences on common problems and creation of common things including communities, and, broadly, democracy as a way of life... As Josiah Ober, the classical scholar, has shown, for the Greeks democracy did not mean voting. It meant the "collective strength and ability" to act in the public world. Developing civic agency is central to democracy schools. It is 'pedagogy of the empowered.'" This is what Yale provides students, and online learning doesn't. Yet. Image: The Naked Truth | Trumpland.

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I Am Now More Open-Minded About Football

OLDaily by Stephen Downes - Thu, 2016-11-24 22:00


Chris Kennedy, Culture of Yes, Nov 24, 2016

I don't like the physical damage football and hockey create. And I think college sports has taken on absurd proportions (at the very least, they should properly pay their athletes). But I am in favour of sports, and especially in favour of the role of sports in the education of young people. It's far more than the "structure that football can give young people" talked about in this article. More than just empowerment, more than just participation. Sport teaches people to endure, it teaches people how to lose, and it teaches them the effort it takes to succeed. And it does this through a combination of personal experience and role models. P.S. Go RedBlacks!

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