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A Must-Read! DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education
May 29, 2013 – 11:15 am | 2 Comments

“This book is all about the power of sharing ideas freely, ” says Anya Kamenetz, author of DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education. Actually, the book is mostly about sharing …

Instructional Design for Mobile Learning (#IDML13) – Free Professional Development
March 15, 2013 – 9:12 am | Comments Off on Instructional Design for Mobile Learning (#IDML13) – Free Professional Development

Join us in our next Mirco-MOOC, Instructional Design for Mobile Learning (IDML13)! Mobile technology is a growing and powerful trend–people now spend more time on mobile apps than they do on the web.

What opportunities does …

8 Effective Practices for Teaching Science 100% Online
February 28, 2013 – 12:08 pm | Comments Off on 8 Effective Practices for Teaching Science 100% Online

Online science education may be at a fork in the road, but its creative and resourceful leaders are lighting the path to ensure we’re headed toward quality and improvement. As the demand for online science …

Using Videos in the Virtual Classroom
October 25, 2012 – 8:55 am | One Comment

Overview:

Statistics reveal an increasing popularity of online video.
Videos bring value to online courses by increasing interactivity, fostering engagement, and contributing real-world content.
When incorporating videos into a course, instructors should consider the principles below to ensure …

Helpful Strategies and Tips: Designing an Online Course
October 22, 2012 – 2:43 pm | Comments Off on Helpful Strategies and Tips: Designing an Online Course

When designing an online course, you may feel overwhelmed, disorganized, and unsure where to begin. Faculty teaching online for the first time encounter common challenges including minimal or inadequate training regarding online instruction, uncertainty of …

Helpful Strategies and Tips: Self-Assessments
September 25, 2012 – 3:18 pm | Comments Off on Helpful Strategies and Tips: Self-Assessments

This post is part of the series Helpful Strategies and Tips: Designing an Online Course, which provides guidance through common challenges instructors face during online course development.
Self-assessments can be used throughout the course to vary …

Helpful Strategies and Tips: Readings
September 24, 2012 – 9:12 pm | Comments Off on Helpful Strategies and Tips: Readings

This post is part of the series Helpful Strategies and Tips: Designing an Online Course, which provides guidance through common challenges instructors face during online course development.
Readings don’t have to be just textbooks! Remember to list …

Helpful Strategies and Tips: To-Do List
September 24, 2012 – 9:02 pm | Comments Off on Helpful Strategies and Tips: To-Do List

This post is part of the series Helpful Strategies and Tips: Designing an Online Course, which provides guidance through common challenges instructors face during online course development.
To help keep students on task, include a To-Do …

Helpful Strategies and Tips: Learning Objectives
September 24, 2012 – 8:57 pm | Comments Off on Helpful Strategies and Tips: Learning Objectives

This post is part of the series Helpful Strategies and Tips: Designing an Online Course, which provides guidance through common challenges instructors face during online course development.
Learning objectives play an important role in designing instruction …

Helpful Strategies and Tips: Module Overview
September 24, 2012 – 8:38 pm | Comments Off on Helpful Strategies and Tips: Module Overview

This post is part of the series Helpful Strategies and Tips: Designing an Online Course, which provides guidance through common challenges instructors face during online course development.
Providing students a module overview of the material is …