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New Manifesto Offers Direction for the Future of eLearning

The Serious eLearning Manifesto was introduced last month as a sort of petition for better practices in the design of eLearning opportunities. The community at large, which includes instructional designers …

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Online Teaching: Is Certification Right for You?

“Is there a specialized training or certification process for online teaching? I taught for many years without certification, do you find it valuable?” I recently received this question via …

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How Can Student Feedback Improve Online Classes?

Professionals in higher education spend a lot of time talking about what online learning should be, what it should look like, and how it should work. But what do the students think? They are on the front …

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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

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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