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#IOLchat Report: Inside Online Learning’s Summer Reading List

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.

shutterstock_141436636It’s officially summer! Many of us plan to catch up during this time of year and usually have a few projects in mind, including reading. This week we collected suggestions for online students and instructors.

Books, Blogs, and More

Organize Your List

  • Try a Pinterest Board! Check out Dina Moati’s example: Must Read Books.
  • Create a wishlist with your Amazon account.
  • Use a tool (like Feedly) to collect RSS feeds including blogs and news services.

Beyond the Reading List

  • “This summer, fail at something – best lessons are from failure, and don’t be scared. Try something new.”
  • “Check out a MOOC. If nothing else, it’s a great way to engage/meet others with low risk and your choice on effort.”
  • Add to your Twitter network: Follow @laurapasquini for “amazing links and info on a variety of higher ed tech topics.”
  • Join a book club. @LrnBk, a Twitter reading group, is starting The Power of Habit on July 9th.

What is your all time favorite read? Add your recommendations to the list through the comments area.

Thanks to @TheresaHarper, @dinamoati, @ODU_DL, @HOLScience, @crazyknit68, and @jshamsy for their contributions! For more from the most recent session, review the chat feed below. Our past chats can be found on the archives page.

Follow us (@OC_org) and plan to attend our next chat. We meet on Wednesdays at 12pm ET and look forward to hearing your perspective.

This week’s read-aheads:

10 Books That Can Transform Teaching and Learning from ASCD

Skill Building Opportunities for Distance Learning Professionals from The Online Science Educator

Recommended Reading from the American Library Association

50 Must-Read Higher Education Technology Blogs from EdTech Magazine

4 Awesome Aggregators for Education News and (4 more) from

This week’s chat feed:

June 27th, 2013 written by (learn more about our authors)

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