Friday, March 14, 2014

15 Tips For Better Online Student-Faculty Communication - Edudemic

15 Tips For Better Online Student-Faculty Communication - Edudemic.


10 rules for developing your first online course - eCampus News | eCampus News

10 rules for developing your first online course - eCampus News | eCampus News.


Rule 1: Provide Extra Detail in Your Online Syllabus

Rule 2: Begin with Community Building

Rule 3: Design for the Web

Rule 4: Account for Different Systems

Rule 5: If Someone Can Say it Better Than You, Then Let Them

Rule 6: Use a Consistent Format

Rule 7: Remember the Workload Parameters 

Rule 8: Provide Content in Different Formats Whenever Possible

Rule 9: Mix Content and Activities 

Rule of Rules (10): It Takes Longer Than You Think

Check out the full article on eCampus at the link above for more details!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Handy YouTube Tools for Teachers

See on - OTLBlog

In Steven's Web20Classroom blog, he shares his top 5 favorite teacher tools on YouTube.

See on

How education startup Coursera may profit from free courses

See on - OTLBlog

Earlier this week, online ed startup Coursera said it added a dozen new universities and raised an additional $6 million.

See on

Thursday, July 12, 2012

The Top 10 Myths About Online Learning - Online College Courses

See on - OTLBlog

Online learning is a popular option among traditional colleges and it is the foundation of for-profit schools.

See on

How to Make Your Distance Learning Classroom PINTERESTing? 10 Ideas for Using PINTEREST

See on - OTLBlog

PINTERESTing... hmm...

See on

How to get students to participate in Online Discussions…

See on - OTLBlog

Students’ participation in online discussions is central in online learning courses as it contributes to a participative and meaningful instruction where learners build their knowledge in a constructive way with instructors, colleagues, informal sources and by reflecting upon the process.

Debbie Morrison is posting a triplet series on how to create effective discussions in an online learning environment. In part I she presents components which make online discussions effective, namely:

1.  A solid course design

2.  Guidelines and expectations for students

3.  Well constructed topics/questions

4.  The existence of a skilled facilitator or moderator

5.  An assessment component


Wang Y. & Victor Der-Thang Chen (2008). Essential Elements in Designing Online Discussions to Promote Cognitive Presence, Journal of Asynchronous Communication. Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 3-4 (12).

Wade, D. A., Bentley, J. P. H., & Waters, S. H. (2006). Twenty guidelines for successful threaded discussions: A learning environment approach. Distance Learning, 3(3), 1-8.

See on