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Access Open Educational Resources at CosmoLearning
August 20, 2013 – 11:42 am | One Comment

Finding free resources for your course can be tough, especially if you’re unsure where to look. Even if you do have sources in mind, you may have difficulty finding the right content—many of these …

Welcome Announcement: Paving a Path for Students’ First Steps toward Success
July 19, 2013 – 12:00 pm | Comments Off on Welcome Announcement: Paving a Path for Students’ First Steps toward Success

Your online course should challenge learners; however, this challenge should lie in the learning process where knowledge and skill sets expand, not in the access to that learning.
A small but impactful step towards easing this …

Eberly Center: Providing Access to Carnegie Mellon’s Teaching Resources
July 16, 2013 – 1:15 pm | Comments Off on Eberly Center: Providing Access to Carnegie Mellon’s Teaching Resources

The Eberly Center is a one-stop shop for teaching support and resources built for Carnegie Mellon faculty and teaching assistants. From tips on choosing collaboration tools to guidance on developing assessments, Eberly Center provides resources …

Align Course and Module Objectives: Prepping a Course to Collect Analytics
July 8, 2013 – 11:22 am | 2 Comments

This post is part of an on-going series that discusses how to gather learning analytics through course alignment. In the first post of this series, we discuss how course alignment provides the most basic method …

3 Easy Ideas for Student Introduction Assignments
June 17, 2013 – 2:06 pm | Comments Off on 3 Easy Ideas for Student Introduction Assignments

By asking students to introduce themselves at the beginning of a course, you promote social interaction and communication between students that helps pave the way for increased participation and engagement later in the course.
Although you …

Visual.ly: Easily Turn Complex Data into Attractive Stories
May 31, 2013 – 12:19 pm | Comments Off on Visual.ly: Easily Turn Complex Data into Attractive Stories

Images and storytelling are deeply ingrained within human history as ways of sharing ideas—it’s no surprise they’re are also effective for teaching and learning. On a mission to tell stories with data, Visual.ly lets you …

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 …