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...

Thursday, 19 April 2012 19:35

Teaching Presence

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Tips for maintaining presence in an online classroomAs the teacher or instructor of a class, whether face to face or online, you have two primary responsibilities: development of the course and facilitation of the material. The first responsibility includes the design and development of learning activities and assessment strategies.

Thursday, 19 April 2012 16:33

Social Presence in the Online Classroom

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Social Presence in the Online ClassroomFor students and instructors, projecting your personality is an important part of collaboration and learning. When you begin delivering instruction online or in a blended format, what can you do to maintain social presence?