Monthly Archives: June 2012
Over the past decade, the world of learning and education has become steadily more immersed in the technology available to our modern society. From elementary school students using laptops in class, to collegiate learning taking place online, such as through online bachelor’s degree programs, students are plugging in, signing on, and becoming ever more engaged [...]
Our lives are increasingly busy as we try to juggle multiple roles and responsibilities, and adding school to the schedule only extends the list of things we need to accomplish each week. A 2011 study [PDF] from Noel-Levitz higher education consultants found that the majority of online learners are adults (55% are 35 and over) [...]
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. Special thanks to featured guest R.J. Jacquez, mobile learning analyst and consultant, for joining us this week! R.J. brought his expertise and advice on leading practices and the latest mobile technologies to [...]
Read on for 12 reasons why community service is so vital to student success, and why volunteering should be required in schools.
I spent most of last week at the National Career Development Association's (NCDA) Global Conference participating in a wide range of conversations about the roles of the modern career advisor and realities of today's job market. One of the questions that emerged after a session focused on online students was, "How can they balance all [...]
These social entrepreneurs use their know-how and business savvy to make the world a better place.
As an online student you are likely already immersed in digital writing requirements. Emerging as a component of the new digital literacies, digital writing can be described as written communication that goes beyond just text, is created through the use of technology, and is connected with and made available by a wide network of web-based resources. Michigan [...]
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. Social media accounts and networking sites are quickly becoming tools of the trade for those involved in the job search process. As the need to develop an online presence, [...]
These 25 bloggers earn our endorsement as the best of the best when it comes to both leadership and blogging skills.
Have you ever had trouble figuring out why you received a particular grade on a project? Or maybe you missed a critical assignment and didn't know how you could get back on track? A new book titled Say This, NOT That to Your Professor, from Ellen Bremen (aka The Chatty Professor) aims to help students communicate these and [...]
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Flipping Your Online Course with Synchronous SessionsThe flipped classroom concept is a popular one. It usually involves shifting more passive learning activities, such as listening to lectures, out of the face-to-face classroom to an online format. The second half …