Monthly Archives: March 2012
Each week we meet via Twitter for #IOLchat to discuss current issues related to online learning. Participants include students, instructors, eLearning companies, schools, publishers, and instructional designers. Educators, students, and higher education administrators are increasingly involved in social media (i.e., Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Google+) these days with individual accounts and online community membership. Many of [...]
Last week I had the privilege of meeting with middle and high school students to discuss blogging. Their teacher and I collaborated via Skype and email before the visit to prepare a game plan, and How are blogs used in education? was one of the questions we decided to address. He asked me to tell [...]
More and more businesses these days are catching on to the fact that social media is kind of a big deal.
As an online student, you are at the intersection of academia and technology. This is an exciting and dynamic place to be as educators across disciplines explore new ways to engage in scholarly pursuits and enhance learning environments. New media and communication technologies allow us to both access and distribute knowledge in changing ways. In [...]
The Teslas and Newtons of history have already received enough attention, thank you very much. Ever since science started being a thing, the ladies have always played an integral role in keeping human knowledge marching forward, they just lacked the same social and political standings as their male contemporaries, therefore ranking far lower on the [...]
Each week we meet via Twitter for #IOLchat to discuss current issues related to online learning. Participants include students, instructors, eLearning companies, schools, publishers, and instructional designers. Learning games are gaining ground as a way for students to interact with each other and course content, especially in an online environment. These activities can be entertaining [...]
Social media-savvy educators should check out the following circles for hot topics in teaching all age levels.
If you are considering an online program, it should not be surprising to hear that computer hardware and software are required. But what will you need? With the unrelenting news of all the latest technologies, one can go broke and get overwhelmed trying to always have the newest thing. As a new online student you [...]
Readers love to see into the minds of their favorite authors, but doing so can be next to impossible.
You can probably remember a lesson or two delivered by one of your teachers in high school or college. It may have been something that changed the way you thought about the subject matter or helped you make a connection necessary to understand a tough concept. These kinds of lessons can make a real difference [...]
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Making the Most of Your Virtual Career CenterOnline students are not always aware of all of the resources available to them, including career centers. Just like their traditional, on-campus counterparts, professional career practitioners at online institutions provide valuable services for …