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Monthly Archives: February 2013

#IOLchat Report: Grading Challenges and Online Teaching

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 […]


The Invisible Office: A Guide to Virtual Internships

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.


How to Make the Jump to Digital

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.


The Public Nature of Social Media Participation

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, […]


#IOLchat Report: Social Media Management for Online Students

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 […]


The War at Home: The Struggle for Veterans to Find Jobs

After serving our country, veterans are struggling to find jobs when they return home.


Students, Stop Thinking About Career Path!

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 […]


Did You Obtain That Degree Online?

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 […]


#IOLchat Report: Ins and Outs of Online Mentoring

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. How can online students overcome the potential isolation of learning at a distance? Many students are finding ways to meet with each other, as well as […]


Does Texting Hurt Your Grammar?

All those LOLs and J/Ks on the phone may have an adverse effect on non-tech grammar usage. Learn how “techspeak” could be hurting the English language.