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Scaling Down: Benefits of Small Class Size Online

I know this may sound a little crazy, but what if the conversations about scaling online education included downsizing as well as upsizing? Until recently, my experience as an online instructor and instructional …

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Makerspaces and Online Education

“Makerspaces” was one of the more than 50 technologies considered for the most recent Horizon Report for Higher Education, and while it didn’t make the cut for this year’s list …

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Open Education Week 2014

Open Education Week 2014: Calling all educators!

Open Education Week 2014 (OEW) is a celebration of the global Open Education Movement. This is the third year for this annual event that includes online and on-site events all over the world Monday, March …

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LinkedIn Groups: 20 Tips for Student Participation

Advice to join LinkedIn Groups is everywhere these days. But which groups should you join and what does it mean to be a member? I admit it. I’ve been struggling with LinkedIn Groups and recently …

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Snow Days 2014: Taking Online Education Offline

Do online classes have snow days? I was asked this question recently while my community waited to hear about school and business closings during the polar vortex weather event. This “once in a generation …

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My Test Run with Audio Feedback

I don’t think I’m alone when I say I struggle with grading. Providing personalized and thorough feedback is critical in an online course, but it can also be time consuming, especially when you …

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Trends in EdTech: The 2014 Horizon Report

This week the New Media Consortium (NMC) and EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) released the 11th annual Horizon Report for Higher Education. This year’s report presents “emerging technologies …

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Twitter Classroom

Twitter Tools & Strategies for the Classroom

Twitter may be a web-based tool, but it’s not just for online use. Last week NBC News featured an article about Twitter in high school classrooms. While many instructors ask students to put away …

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