Wednesday, 02 May 2012 08:00

The All-Powerful Google!

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The All-Powerful Google! Google. It’s one of those ubiquitous, household words that is a name, a brand, a tool, and perhaps most interestingly, now a verb as well: “Let me just Google that.” Google, the owner of the most popular search engine, is also home to several other fundamental tools...

Wednesday, 02 May 2012 08:00

The Flipped Classroom

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The Flipped ClassroomThe flipped classroom, popularized by Khan Academy, has been gaining increasingly more attention by educators as a way to increase learner productivity and information retention.

Wednesday, 02 May 2012 08:00

Group Discussion

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Group DiscussionAn effective way to open a unit or topic is to introduce a topic or problem to the class and allow the learner’s to flesh out the details with through a cooperative and collaborative discussion.

Tuesday, 01 May 2012 08:00

Rubrics

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RubricsA final and essential component in designing any kind of assessment is a grading rubric, a scoring guide that lists the criteria for the assignment, or the major points on which the student will be graded.

Tuesday, 01 May 2012 08:00

The Purpose of a Course Outline

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The Purpose of a Course OutlineDid you know that a course outline is a legal, binding document? It communicates important information about a class such as course outcomes, class expectations, and grading structures. Both instructor and student are obligated to follow the content of the syllabus.