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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 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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Should Your Class be a Google+ Community?

As Google continues to seemingly connect all the things, Google+ Communities are making their way into education. Through my work with eLearn Magazine over the past several months, I’ve been more …

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Get Your Group Project Back On Track

Do you groan when you enter a new class and see “group project” on the syllabus? You are already struggling to find time for your course work and then you need to find the additional time …

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Tracking Online Education: 2013 Survey Report

This week The Sloan Consortium released the results of its annual survey on distance education. Grade Change: Tracking Online Education in the United States is the 11th report in this series, a collaborative …

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Explore Mentoring Opportunities for Online Students

Online students often juggle school, work, and family commitments. These busy schedules can result in common challenges ranging from staying motivated in their academic programs to making decisions about …

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