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Monthly Archives: September 2012

Educators Connect, Collaborate, and Commiserate Online

Much like online learning, teaching at a distance can be a lonely existence. Fortunately, the ways in which we can communicate with each other online are growing. While many online programs do a terrific job with faculty development – providing new instructors with orientations, initial training, and continued learning opportunities, such as workshops and in-house […]

15 Free Learning Sites You Haven’t Heard of Yet

Here we highlight just a few of these under-the-radar free learning sites, with something for every type of learner.

Online, No Waiting: Prepare for Career Decisions in 2013

I know, I know, summer has just ended and fall doesn’t officially begin until later this week, but I am already talking about next year. In the words of Benjamin Franklin, “You may delay, but time will not.” A preliminary report from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) reminds us all that 2013 […]

10 Twitter Tips for the Tentative Student

In the online course I taught last spring, only two out of 26 students were using Twitter. And my announcement that I was active there (would be sharing resources, etc.) and encouragement to join me was met with a round of “is it required?” While I didn’t expect everyone to jump on board, I was […]