Monthly Archives: February 2013
Each week we meet via Twitter for #IOLchat to discuss current issues related to online learning. Participants include students, instructors, advisors, counselors, eLearning companies, schools, publishers, and instructional designers. Thanks to all who voted on this week’s topic via TwtPoll! Assessing student learning from a distance presents both opportunities and limitations. From rubrics and online [...]
We’ve compiled information that addresses the basics of virtual internships as well as some tips that can help students make the most of the experience.
While last week’s post encouraged you to “Stop Thinking About Career Path,” this post takes you a little further into the topic of new types of work. The GOOD community, like many others in education, asks how we can “prepare kids for jobs we can’t imagine yet.” And the world of work is changing even [...]
Transitioning classrooms over to the 21st century doesn’t have to be a tough ordeal. Learn more about how instructors and schools can incorporate technology into their teachings.
A member of my personal learning network (PLN) posted a question on LinkedIn that essentially asked, “What topics should be included in an Introduction to Social Media course”? There are multiple ways to approach the subject matter and my response was that new users should think of social media updates as a “type of publication, [...]
I am learning a lot from my online students this semester. So far in our course, which addresses instructional design and web-based learning, they’ve introduced me to a number of resources I wasn’t aware of through an assignment that required them to review websites of their choice. The result was an eclectic collection of tools, [...]
Each week we meet via Twitter for #IOLchat to discuss current issues related to online learning. Participants include students, instructors, advisors, counselors, eLearning companies, schools, publishers, and instructional designers. Thanks to all who voted on this week’s topic via TwtPoll! Being able to connect and communicate using social media is increasingly part of the online [...]
After serving our country, veterans are struggling to find jobs when they return home.
An article in this month’s Career Convergence Web Magazine advises career counselors to “Stop Saying Career Path,” and it’s a great message for students, too. Author Eric Anderson explains that “the metaphor of a career ‘path’ continues to embed in our minds the ideas of visibility, stability, and predictability” – all of which are increasingly [...]
While researching a previous post for job seekers, I used an online calculator to estimate how my salary compares with that of others who do what I do, in my local area. After entering information about my education, I was prompted to answer an unexpected question: “Did you obtain that degree online?” This definitely got [...]
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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 …