Google Launches Free Tool To Let You Run Your Own Online CoursesGoogle has launched its own online course building software. Could this be the next big thing in education or will it be like so many of Googles other initiatives where it pulls the plug on support or will it follow this one through making ever improving updates?

Online education becomes even more democratic with CourseraSince when have top universities around the world offered courses to anyone willing to learn for the cost of, well, nothing except for an internet bill? Never – until now!

Monday, 01 October 2012 08:00

Blending a Large College Class

Blending a Large College ClassA challenge of college classes can be class size. Large classes can make it difficult to create classroom community and opportunities for collaboration and a way to overcome this challenge is to blend the class.

Monday, 09 July 2012 08:00

Some Tips for Better Pictures

Some Tips for Better PicturesUsing your own photos can really enhance your course. By taking and including your own pictures, you infuse personality into the course. Also, the images are essentially free and you don’t have to provide attribution to anyone else except yourself! Here are a few tips for composing better photographs.

Monday, 11 June 2012 08:00

Using images in your courses

Using images in your coursesThe visual learning style is one that really adds an element of immediacy and interest to a course. Enhancing a course with images makes a course interesting to read through and helps to connect and illustrate ideas. Stock imagery is easily accessible, but why not include your own photos...

Tuesday, 01 May 2012 08:00

The Purpose of a Course Outline

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.

Monday, 23 April 2012 08:00

Mapping-Out Your Course

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.

Friday, 20 April 2012 19:27

Updating your classroom

Learn the different ways to deliver a courseCourse delivery is more flexible now than it has ever been before. Student achievement research shows different delivery methods can be equally effective. In short, good teaching is the result of good instructors. This means the instructor of today not only has choice in what to instruct, they have choice...

Friday, 20 April 2012 16:47

Course Design Terminology

Course Design TerminologyWhen you’re designing a course, especially when it is your first time, there can be a lot of new terminology to learn. Here’s a quick list to get you started. This is instruction that does not happen at predetermined or regular intervals.

Thursday, 19 April 2012 21:40

Design for Active Engagement

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...

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