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AP Faculty Research Grant Recipient’s Research Published
January 21, 2014 – 1:01 pm | Comments Off on AP Faculty Research Grant Recipient’s Research Published

Dr. Joohi Lee, Associate Professor, College of Education and Health Professions at the University of Texas at Arlington, was a recipient of AP’s Faculty Research Grant in our 2012 round of proposals for her proposal, …

October is Connected Educator Month!
September 24, 2013 – 8:50 am | Comments Off on October is Connected Educator Month!

The U.S. Department of Education has declared October, 2013 this year’s Connected Educator Month, a four weeks-plus exploration of key educational issues through online communities and networks, dedicated to broadening and deepening educator participation, as …

The Sloan Consortium – Call for Presentations
September 11, 2013 – 10:44 pm | Comments Off on The Sloan Consortium – Call for Presentations

Academic Partnerships Partner, The Sloan Consortium, invites you to submit a proposal for the 7th Annual Emerging Technologies for Online Learning International Symposium, to be held April 9-11, 2014 in Dallas, Texas.
The Emerging Technologies for …

Create Interactive eBooks with Bookry
August 30, 2013 – 12:00 pm | Comments Off on Create Interactive eBooks with Bookry

Do you use iBooks Author? If so, you need to know about Bookry. Boorky is a free service that offers iBook Author users a growing library of widgets to create interactive eBooks. Boorky is …

Designing an Online Course that Mimics Face-to-Face Interactions
August 28, 2013 – 12:00 pm | Comments Off on Designing an Online Course that Mimics Face-to-Face Interactions

“People…seem to feel that an online environment may somehow be less personal and interactive than [in] a classroom.”

Identified by Dr. Beth Mancini in the video below, this sentiment is common among instructors designing an online …

Introduction Video: Why Your Online Course Needs One
August 7, 2013 – 12:00 pm | 4 Comments

If you’re unsure how to excite new students about your online course, here’s a simple solution to spark learners’ intrigue: create an engaging introduction video that makes students want to learn more. Course introductions are …

5 Visual Design Strategies that Promote Student Retention
July 29, 2013 – 11:53 am | Comments Off on 5 Visual Design Strategies that Promote Student Retention

Maintaining student retention can be challenging, and no one factor determines whether students complete or leave an online program. Even when identifiable, these factors might be beyond your control.
As an online instructor, your best bet …

5 Common Mistakes to Avoid During Online Course Design
July 22, 2013 – 12:49 pm | 5 Comments

Whether you’ve been teaching online for ten years or ten minutes, chances are you’ve made a few mistakes along the way. Below we’ve outlined five common mistakes of online course design and provided suggestions on …

Cleveland State University: Taking Mobile Learning to the Nth Degree
July 1, 2013 – 2:46 pm | Comments Off on Cleveland State University: Taking Mobile Learning to the Nth Degree

Classical education requires a local, physically-stationed classroom; distance education allows for asynchronous correspondence across different locales; early eLearning makes virtual communication increasingly instantaneous.
Now, new innovations in mobile learning (mLeaning) put eLearning to flight, making the …

10 Proven Steps to Accelerate Your Online Course, Part 2
June 21, 2013 – 11:48 am | Comments Off on 10 Proven Steps to Accelerate Your Online Course, Part 2

In part one of this two-part post, we discussed the first five steps (and offered tips) to accelerate your online course. Remember: Many online learners are non-traditional students who have full time jobs and responsibilities …