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486 – Online Ed

This week on WELSTech Rachel Feld joins the conversation to discuss the latest developments in online and adaptive learning. Educators will want to listen on Rachel’s iPad/iPhone pick called “Duck, Duck, Moose.” Sallie is unplugging … for a day, and Martin shares a great site to get reviews of gadgets for those who are looking to plug more things in.

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Individualized learning for littles – Using the New Media Consortium K-12 Horizon Report 2016 as a springboard, the edtech conversation du jour is online learning, but not just for high-schoolers. Teacher Rachel Feld from Bethany in Kenosha, WI shares her 1st and 2nd grade classroom experience with online tools that adapt for individualized student needs.

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Amazon AWS S3 outage is breaking things for a lot of websites and apps

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Celebrate Lutheran Schools Week with students from St. Paul’s Lutheran School in New Ulm, MN, We’re Happy! on the WELSTech Schools YouTube playlist.

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 487 – Tune in for a primer on positive parenting in the digital age. Release date: Wednesday, March 8.

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440 – Online Learning with Moodle

It’s a special day on WELSTech as Martin celebrates a milestone event with the WELSTech audience! The discussion topic centers on the popular open-source online learning platform Moodle and whether it might meet the needs for churches and schools interested in delivering course content online. Facebook has a new streaming video service, MLC has a lengthy list of interesting summer classes and WELSTech Hall-of-Famer Pastor Rob Guenther shares a method for automated catechism quiz grading.

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Moodle_Cloud145x100Moodle and more – As online learning becomes widely adopted, it may be time for churches and schools to look for ways to deliver course content digitally. Moodle is a free, open-source learning management platform which is widely used in WELS circles (Area Lutheran High Schools Online | MLC | WLC | WLS). There’s even a hosted option for small installations (50 users or less) which may be just right for church and school settings.

WELS distance learning opportunities

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Facebook Live

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Summer class offerings at Martin Luther College

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Pastor Rob Guenther uses Flubaroo to automate grading catechism quizzes

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From the Moodle channel on YouTube, we share What is Moodle?, featured on the WELSTech Product Demo playlist.

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 441 – Martin and Sallie share the latest chapter of the WELSTech book project, With All Your Heart, this time focusing on troubleshooting project roadblocks. Release date: Wednesday, April 20

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368 – The New Way To Learn

On WELSTech this week the discussion topic is online learning and we welcome a special guest, Dr. John Meyer, from Martin Luther College to tell us about their spring course offerings which range from one hour webinars for clock hours to 3 credit hour courses. Martin gives us the skinny on a brand new gadget and Sallie shares community feedback from the WELSTech audience.

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johnMeyer145x125Learning Online – Dr. John Meyer, Director of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education at Martin Luther College, joins Martin and Sallie to discuss the variety of offerings available in the area of online learning.

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Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 369 – Join us on a special date and time – Monday, November 24 @ 11 am – for a look at ShopWELS.net offerings and an interview with ShopWELS vendor, Chris Hunt from Troxell. (Broadcast date – 11/24/14)

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This week we’ve added an entry on the WELSTech Presentation/Teaching Videos YouTube channelSalman Khan talk at TED 2011

 

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