Students and the Online Education Experience

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Any educational arena would be nothing without the enrollment and involvement of interested students. The motivations, actions, and trends of students guide the future direction of the institution. Check out this infographic from the Online Learning Consortium about what factors are…

Newest Thoughts on Online Education


As online education grew by leaps and bounds, leaders of higher education realized that the best way to harness this new mode of instruction was to study its effects and, based on that, devise strategies for the future. Rafael Reif,…

An Essential Guide to Videos for a Flipped Classroom


Since 2007, flipped classrooms have gradually risen in popularity as a mode of education throughout the country. Students and teachers alike have embraced the concept of maximizing class time with an instructor to work with and understand new concepts as opposed…

Is a Video Worth 1,000 Words? [INFOGRAPHIC]


YouTube is one of the most commonly used search engines. Users often think of it in the context of viral videos or do-it-yourself tutorials, but in addition to this, it contains a wealth of valuable and information information. Due to…

How To Find a Mentor in a Virtual World


So, you are excelling at your online courses but wondering about where they may one day lead you. You are toying with the idea of pursuing a career as an astronaut, a science teacher, or a food chemist. You enjoy…

The Four Cs of Online Education


A school’s role is complex and constantly developing. What began as means through which to teach a trade evolved into a forum through which to impart knowledge. Today’s classrooms go beyond these original objectives and are intended to “prepare all…

Rubrics for Assignments in Online Courses


An important aspect of an online course is grading assignments and providing feedback. This is especially true in an asynchronous course where there is no real-time interaction between the instructors and students. Click to learn about how rubrics can enhance your online course.

How to Use Wikipedia for Research

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Wikipedia is a massive and website and it utilized for research across the world. However, since it can be easily edited, it is not safe to use as an academic citation. Click here to learn how students can use it as a safe and academically sound research tool.

Defining Gaming in Education


Gaming is a hot topic in online education. Because of its many different modes, terms are often misused. Click here to learn about the different types of gaming in online education.

Top 9 Ways to Use a Smartphone for School

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Personal digital devices are a mainstay in society. While many studies show that smart phones are a distraction to students and their use yields poorer results in the classroom, students are going to have them even if they might pose a challenge. Click here for 9 clever uses for a smart phone to help enhance your performance in school.

26 Tips for Using Twitter in the Classroom [INFOGRAPHIC]

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An advantage of educational technology is that it allows learning to take place beyond the classroom walls. Whether through email, discussion boards, videos, or articles, there are many opportunities which instructors can use to engage their students. Twitter, the 140-character…

How Polls Can Enhance Your Classroom

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Instructors always want to know what their students are thinking. Unfortunately, this important information often comes too late to create a noticeable impact in the course. Distributing a poll is a solution to this problem.

An Online Course is not a Rubber Band

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Meet Christie. She is a motivated junior majoring in Psychology. Because of her hectic schedule she takes online courses each semester. But what is the best way for her to complete all that she has to do?