Tag: online learning

Two Views on the Future of Learning Management Systems (LMS)

I’m writing this in response to the article that was shared with me titled “Colleges connect the textbooks: How colleges are integrating digital textbooks with back-end learning and administrative systems”. That article speaks to the challenges presented as higher education institutions attempt to

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My two-cents on MOOCs

On of my graduate students asked me for my point of view on the future of Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) since we’ve been studying them this past week.  I’m glad he asked and I’ll try to share here.  I’m

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Introduction to Socrative

Main Function: Student remote response system (See my comparison between and Socrative and InfuseLearning) Platforms: Windows, Mac, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Android (any web-enabled device) Website: http://socrative.com Cost: free Company Support: http://www.socrative.com/how-it-works Video Tutorials: http://www.pinterest.com/socrative/socrative-media/ How to get started: Get registered with any browser as a

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Yahoo! Inc. ends telecommuting

Internet company Yahoo! Incorporated has been on a positive path since bringing in a new CEO, Marissa Mayer, from Google Inc. last July. This week, Yahoo! employees received a memo from CEO Mayer stipulating that those who have been working

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New writing tutorial offered online by Cal State Fresno

As a follow up to my post a week ago on “Student Writing Struggles in the 21st Century”, it might be worth checking out Cal State Fresno’s new and free online writing tutorial described in an LA Times news story

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Lore.com course platform brings social learning to the fore

Until about a year ago, Lore was known as CourseKit – an online toolkit to support teaching and learning.  Since then, the platform has been re-branded and transformed into a community of learners that puts the social aspect of learning

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Do online students cheat more often? [from OnlineCollege.org]

Whether the answer is “yes” or “no”, online instructors, just as much as face-to-face instructors, need to know how to minimize opportunities for students to cheat.  Several good suggestions are offered at the bottom of this infographic: Brought to you

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