July 24, 2015
4 Ways Snapchat is Going to College
Snapchat is a social media platform with a bad reputation, but it’s changing for the better. Known for users’ way-too-personal posts (i.e., sexting), this tool’s features and functions also have the potential to improve communication when used in a different …
July 17, 2015
Online Education News from Connect 2015
What’s in your playbook for online education success? This was the theme of The Learning House Connect 2015 conference in Kentucky last week. I was fortunate to attend in person and learn more about this organization and its research, as …
June 26, 2015
Social Media Guidelines for Recent College Graduates
“What’s your favorite resource for better social media use by young professionals?” A couple of weeks ago a friend asked me this question via Twitter. I admit to being a little stumped at first, but suggested a couple of articles from …
June 19, 2015
Are You New to Online Teaching? Try a MOOC.
Whether you are new to college-level teaching or a seasoned professor, professional development is an essential part of the job. Staying current in our course topics, the technology used to connect with students, and emerging instructional strategies takes time and …
June 12, 2015
What Can You Learn from Your Online Professors?
One of the items frequently included on lists of “tips for being a successful online student” is: Get to know your professors. But making these connections at a distance isn’t always easy. What is the benefit of a professional network …
June 5, 2015
Defining an Online Course: What’s in a Name?
Are there differences between online learning, distance learning, web-based learning and eLearning? The only assumption you can really make is that at least a component of the experience will not occur in a physical location (i.e., campus classroom, regional learning …
May 29, 2015
5 Steps for Finding a Summer Online Class
With the spring semester behind us, many students are either already enrolled in a class or looking for something to add to their schedules during the summer term. The idea of a “summer break” from school isn’t the norm anymore. …
May 22, 2015
Try Facebook in Your Next Online Class
Facebook, once thought too informal or personal to use in a professional way, is gaining ground in education. Until very recently, when asked about using Facebook for professional purposes, I always advised against it. But the response to several online …