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Monthly Archives: March 2012

#IOLchat Report: Developing Social Media Goals for Online Learning

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 […]


How are Blogs Used in Online Education?

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 […]


11 Industries That Benefit the Most from Social Media

More and more businesses these days are catching on to the fact that social media is kind of a big deal.


Digital Scholarship and the Online Learner

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 […]


25 Female Scientists to Celebrate This Month

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 […]


#IOLchat Report: Game-based Learning and Online Courses

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 […]


Top 40 Google+ Circles for Cutting-Edge Educators

Social media-savvy educators should check out the following circles for hot topics in teaching all age levels.


20 Incredibly Rare Author Interviews Unearthed

Readers love to see into the minds of their favorite authors, but doing so can be next to impossible.


TED-Ed News: Educators, Animators, and Lifelong Learning

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 […]


Surprising Side Effects of Rising College Costs

The rising cost of college doesn’t just affect how much it costs to earn a degree — it’s also changing how students and graduates live their lives because of the increased burden of student debt.