Monthly Archives: January 2013
What do you do when something inappropriate pops-up in your online class? I’ve dealt with this on a small scale as an instructor, reacting to students’ posts that for various reasons were inappropriate in the context of an online academic course. In many cases, a quick connection with the student reveals that they were unaware […]
College graduates have needed their career services departments more than ever recently, and departments are shifting to keep up with needs.
Last week, a prospective student wrote to me asking about how to “earn a degree online as quickly as possible.” While I am not a proponent of program selection based solely on how long it will take to graduate, I do understand that there are situations in which program length can make a big difference. […]
In our recent Inside Online Learning chat (#IOLchat), which focused on creating balance, one participant mentioned the use of an emergency or survival kit to reduce stress. While the reference was related to things like batteries, food, and candles, the tweet really got me thinking about what students might need in an emergency situation to […]
These creative ideas might just be the thing you need to attract your future employer and stand out from the rest of the job seekers.
Digital analyst and author Brian Solis shared an interesting observation on a Google+ post, this month: “The only way to understand new culture and behavior is to go native.” The context was related to business operations and the use of technology to connect with consumers, but it struck a chord with me as an online […]
All students should expect to interact with their classmates and work together on collaborative assignments in their online courses. This was my response when a staff member, working in an ombudsman role to advocate for students, called me with student complaints. At the time, I was working as an instructional designer and responsible for updating […]
Even though badges are still in their infancy, a class of them have emerged that will make employers and admissions counselors take notice.
Note-taking has evolved way beyond pencil and paper – but it’s still an effective study method whether you are learning online or on campus. How do you take notes during your classes? An image posted by Edudemic recently showed a classroom of students all snapping pictures of a projected computer screen with their smartphones. I […]
Here are some tips that can help make a remote interview a less stressful, more successful experience no matter what kind of job you’re interviewing for.