Friday, 27 April 2012 08:00

Lesson Models

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Lesson ModelsWhile you may not need a daily lesson plan for an online course, you still want to plan for structured segments of learning within a module, and a course module may consist of one or more specific lesson plans.

Monday, 23 April 2012 08:00

SPARC

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SPARCThe SPARC strategy of pedagogy involves yourself in the process of teaching and learning in a way that maintains your positive engagement with the course. By creating a significant learning experience coupled with your passion for teaching you will foster a learning environment...

Meebo, Adium, and Pidgin: Three Communication Tools with Strange NamesMany instant messaging tools (MSN, Gtalk, Yahoo, AIM) really bridged the gap that email left by allowing you to have synchronous conversations with people. The only problem is that there are so many services out there that it becomes difficult to figure out which friend/colleague/student is using which service.

Monday, 23 April 2012 08:00

Mapping-Out Your Course

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Mapping-Out Your CourseBefore traveling to a new destination you usually consult a map. Why wouldn’t you do the same before designing your course? In a sense, creating a new course is an exciting new adventure. Course mapping helps you outline your destination and ensure your outcomes and assessments are aligned.

Monday, 23 April 2012 16:21

Cutting Edge

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Cutting EdgeWith all the technology out there, how you do decide what is appropriate for your course and, more importantly, what will help students learn? New applications and tools are being created for online learning and collaboration at a fast rate and as exciting as these trends may be...