Schooling vs Education, Online Pillars and Badass Intros


5 Pillars of Online Teaching

Thank you to Sylvia Guinan for her Prezi image of 5 Pillars of Online Teaching.  It nicely outlines and demonstrates connection between online presence, presentations, platforms, creativity and engagement – really great!  Sylvia further shares a suite of tools that support each pillar in her article which you can find here.

PowerPoint as a 21st Century Teaching Tool

Many thanks to Kelly Walsh and his article: 10 Pretty Awesome Things You Can Do With PowerPoint where he provides video clips and hyperlinks on how to embed videos, create more dynamic animations (including GIFs), narrate over  slide presentations, and teach students how to use PowerPoint as a template for building video content. All very practical given that PPT is a common tool we’ve been using for decades.

YouTube for Your eLearning

Christopher Pappas from eLearning writes frequently to remind us that YouTube is a helpful elearning tool which teachers, faculty and instructional designers should be sure to leverage when working to engage their learners and advance their learners’ media/digital fluency skills.  Read his 8 tips to effectively use YouTube in elearning … I particularly liked the self-study application with GoogleForms.

Making Badass Intros to Your Online Learning

Always thought-provoking, Donald Clark challenges us this month to get creative and bring some life to our online courses.  His most recent blog post, 10 Ways to Make Badass Intros to Online Learning  offers up some reminders on how to engage our audience.  I couldn’t help but smile at items 3 and 6 … you’ll have to read the post to let me know your thoughts 🙂

Do Years of Schooling Equate to Education?

Are “schooling” and “education” synonymous?  The United Nation’s 1948 Declaration of Human Rights states that “Everyone has the right to education” (Article 26 (1)); yet with with the UN’s Millennium Development Goal Target 2.A, it states:  “Ensure that, by 2015, children everywhere, boys and girls alike, will be able to complete a full course of primary schooling.” Does the latter assume that meeting a target for years of schooling will achieve the goal of education? In their book, Knowledge Capital of Nations: Education and the Economics of Growth, Eric A. Hanushek and Ludger Woessmann outline how the expansion of schooling around the world has led to a disconnect between years of schooling completed and economic prosperity.

Cheers to the week that was and the week ahead!

3 thoughts on “Schooling vs Education, Online Pillars and Badass Intros

  1. Elisabeth, thanks for the list and sharing the links – many great articles with plethora of tips that come in handy while teaching online 😉 Love YouTube and consider it as a one of the best and powerful resources to be employed in eLearning.

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