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Futurelearn plans Moocs for mobiles | News | Times Higher Education

Futurelearn plans Moocs for mobiles | News | Times Higher Education.

May 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Online Courses or MOOCs: A Faculty Perspective

Faculty are teaching more  on-campus courses with online components. They’re exploring new ways of packaging online content for different audiences with varied needs. And they’re asking the big questions about … Continue reading

April 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

The future of higher education online

Source: Tomorrows-Professor The posting below is an abstract of an interesting, and somewhat controversial TEDx talk on the future of higher education by Michele R. Pistone, professor of Law, and … Continue reading

May 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

Teaching with Technology

Technology should not be used as a method for delivering information to learners, but instead it should be used as tools to assist learners in developing knowledge. Technologies should engage … Continue reading

March 9, 2011 · Leave a comment

Adaptive Release in Blackboard 8

Overview Adaptive release allows instructors and course designers to release course content based on rules that they create; in other words, you can control what content is made available to … Continue reading

August 12, 2010 · Leave a comment

Creating Engagement throught Discussion Forums

“A free exchange of ideas, opinions, and feelings is the lifeblood of collaborative learning.” – J. McKinley Discussion forums can serve as a learning tool that fosters in-depth, academic discussion, … Continue reading

July 27, 2009 · Leave a comment

Creating Learning Communities with Blackboard 8 Blogs

“What we thought was the horizon of our potential turns out to be only the foreground.” Tom Roberts Educator A Blog Tool is a tool which provides an online forum, … Continue reading

May 4, 2009 · Leave a comment

Blackboard 8 – Discussion Forums

Discussion Boards can serve as a learning tool that fosters in-depth, academic discussion, an arena in which students work collaboratively or conduct peer analysis, or simply a place where they … Continue reading

January 3, 2009 · Leave a comment

Designing Multimedia Training Utilizing Learning Centered Teaching Practices

In all offerings the direction of the content for this course is defined by the instructor but the actual content is driven by student interests. Students are provided with a series of industries and guiding questions that they use as a basis for designing their own learning opportunities. In many cases the design of this course assisted the students in going above and beyond the course expectations.

June 19, 2006 · Leave a comment

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