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 …
May 15, 2015
Internet Speed: How much do you need for online education?
“All you need is an Internet connection!” We often hear this description of online learning and teaching. Work and learn on the go as long as you have access to the World Wide Web. But, what kind of Internet connection …
May 8, 2015
Do You Need a Proofreading Assistant?
If you’ve ever edited your own paper, only to find it full of errors when returned by the professor, you know the power of a second set of eyes. As an online student it can be challenging to coordinate this …
May 1, 2015
Online Teaching and Twitter: Beyond the Basics
Twitter continues to be my go-to resource for a wide range of professional activities, and I’m not alone. There’s a large network of educators using Twitter to connect and collaborate with each other as well as with students. By now …
April 24, 2015
What Do Online Students Want?
The range of online student needs is wide and varied. Every learner enters his or her program with individual goals in mind, as well as a set of expectations for what the experience will be like. These goals and expectations …
April 17, 2015
6 Top Collaboration Apps for Online Students
If you’ve ever worked on a project as part of a student group, you know that the experience isn’t without stress. Add distance to the equation and you often find yourself coordinating complex tasks across time zones and conflicting schedules. …
April 10, 2015
Online Student Success is Messy
How do decisions about the design of online courses impact student learning? This was a discussion prompt in one of my online classes this semester and one of responded by saying, “Online student success is messy.” Yes! It is messy. …
April 3, 2015
My “Aha!” Moments in Online Teaching
We’ve all experienced times when something clicked, we “got” it, and this new-found understanding moved us to the next level. In the context of online teaching these moments can make us more productive, efficient, and engaged educators. Online education offers …