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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. It’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 […]


#IOLchat Report: What Does Social Media Mean to You?

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. Mashable asked this question a couple of weeks ago and received an overwhelming response. This week, we wanted to find out what social media means to […]


#IOLchat Report: When Should Students Drop an Online Class?

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. Online students are often overscheduled – adding academic course work to employment and family responsibilities. Dropping a class can seem like an easy option to lighten […]


#IOLchat Report: Things I Wish I Had Known About Online Learning

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. Have you heard the saying “experience is the best teacher?” Setting realistic expectations comes from preparation, but sometimes even with significant research we are surprised by […]


#IOLchat Report: Mobile Apps and Online Education

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. My favorite app for online education is ________. Mobile devices and their applications are fast becoming part of our online teaching and learning. This week chat […]


#IOLchat Report: Making an Open Contribution

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. These days there’s no shortage of discussion about open resources for teaching and learning. From MOOCs to open education resource (OER) repositories and open academic journals, […]


#IOLchat Report: Virtual Internships

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. What is a virtual internship and how can the experience benefit today’s online students? This week we focused on setting expectations to help students and employers […]


#IOLchat Report: End-of-Course Activities for Online Instructors

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. The last day of class doesn’t mean the last day of work for online instructors. From evaluating final projects to submitting students’ grades to the Registrar, […]


#IOLchat Report: Online Instructors on the Front Lines of Tech Support

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. Online instructors are not strangers to technology support. Often working with multiple tools and platforms, including the learning management systems that deliver their courses, they rely […]


#IOLchat Report: Peer Review in Online Courses

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. Asking students to grade each other’s work has become a popular assessment strategy in online courses, particularly those with high enrollments such as MOOCs. While classmates […]