Monthly Archives: May 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. As we approach the summer months, you may be thinking about vacations and catching up with a variety of projects. Have you considered professional development options? While not [...]
Research shows that long summer vacations may not be a good idea for retaining information.
There is a lot of debate these days about the application of game-based formats in academic settings, both online and face-to-face. I've been a part of several recent discussions that made me aware I need to learn more. At this point I have more questions than answers, and just a little experience with digital badges, [...]
One of our recent blog posts, 20 Compelling Reasons to Spend Less Time on Facebook and More Time on LinkedIn, inspired me to take a closer look at the LinkedIn system. You can put both Facebook and LinkedIn to work for you and your job search, but LinkedIn has some special features designed specifically for professional [...]
The popularity of for-profit schools is difficult to dispute — they enroll more students than the University of California system and the Ivy League combined — but their glory days may be over, according to a Wall Street Journal article. Enrollment rates have plummeted at DeVry University, Corinthian Colleges, Kaplan Higher Education, and Capella Education [...]
Mashable.com posted a list of the Webby Awards, also referred to as the "Oscars of the Internet," on their site last week and I was surprised to find that this year's winners included resources relevant to learning and education. I only recently discovered the Webbys, but they have been around since 1996 "honoring the best of [...]
When asked, 91% of CEOs say a sense of humor is important for career advancement. Where’s your whoopie cushion?
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. The terms interaction and innovation may seem like buzzwords in higher education, but both are critical to the success of online learning. Dr. Kelvin Thompson (@kthompso) from the University [...]
Whatever the reason behind choosing a gap year, there are numerous possibilities for customizing the experience to your own interests.
Can you imagine being enrolled in a course with hundreds or even thousands of classmates? What about being responsible for teaching a course with that many students? It may seem like an impossible situation, but that's exactly what's happening at Virginia Tech in John Boyer's World Regions geography course with over 2,600 students in the [...]
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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 …