Thursday, 19 April 2012 22:10

What is Active Learning?

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strategies for actively engaging studentsActive learning ranges from basic reading/listening activities such as guided reading of text or advanced organizers for lectures, to highly physically active activities such as field trips, student demonstrations, role plays and games.

Thursday, 19 April 2012 21:40

Design for Active Engagement

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designing your course for active student engagementIf you’re thinking about designing a course, you may be asking yourself “What will be engaging and effective for both my students and myself?” If you’re instructing an established course with set content, you may be asking yourself how much latitude you have as an instructor...

Thursday, 19 April 2012 20:59

Digital Wisdom

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Using technology to enhance our capabilitiesDoes technology make us smarter? Or does our reliance on the digital inhibit our mental and intellectual growth? Is the term ‘digital wisdom’ a cruel oxymoron in a digitally dependent age? Or is our relationship to current technologies simply an ongoing progression with our ability to create...

Thursday, 19 April 2012 20:21

Readability of an Online Course

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Readability of an online courseJust as you should try to avoid long, mundane lectures in a face to face course, the instructional segments of your online course should be short and concise, conveying only relevant, critical information to support concepts, procedures, and skills outlined by your learning outcomes.

Thursday, 19 April 2012 19:56

In a Nutshell: What is Blended Learning?

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In a Nutshell: What is Blended Learning?Blended learning is a term that is thrown around quite liberally. That’s because there isn’t a finite definition of what a blended learning course actually is. In general, blended learning means some classroom components are face-to-face (f-2-f) while some components are online. However, it can be difficult to decide...