7 Tips for Linking Videos to an Online Course

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Everybody loves videos. Whether feature films or short, creative clips, they are viewed as a way to spark interest and take a break from the usual classroom rhythm. Here are seven tips to enhance your use of videos in your online classroom.

The Development of Online Education

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Online education is often thought of as a current phenomenon. However, in reality, this mode of education has been in development for over two centuries. With today’s technology, we are at a monumental juncture in the field. Check out this…

MUSIC Model of Motivation

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All educators know that it is important to motivate students. No matter how exciting or necessary the material, students must be motivated to learn, study, and achieve. Dr. Brett Jones, a professor of education at Virginia Tech, has studied what…

Avoid These 10 e-Learning Design Mistakes


There is a lot to keep in mind when designing an online course. This infographic from e-LearningInfographics.com outlines 10 mistakes which you should avoid. Below are tips which provide alternative suggestions to counter these mistakes.   Audience – Be sure…

Online Study Skills [VIDEO]

Check out this exciting and helpful video by Sarah-Hahn Winchester of UWG Online about how to effectively apply study skills in an online learning environment.

What is Content Chunking?

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The lecture has been the mainstay of education for centuries. However, with the advent of online education, many educators are choosing to “chunk” the content.

The Power of Online Learners


Online students are often misunderstood. Their classes are just as challenging as traditional ones and take a great amount of will and strength to complete.

Check out this infographic to learn why online learner stereotypes are false and to discover the great things which online learners achieve.

5 Effective Ways to Communicate Expectations Online

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Just like in a traditional classroom, a clear understanding of expectations is essential in a online student’s ability to excel in a course. Effective communication of these expectations is especially important because online students do not have face-to-face interaction with professors through which they can understand what they need to do.

Here are five ways to structure your online course so that expectations are made clear at the beginning and throughout the semester.

Top 10 Ways to Battle Procrastination

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Students regularly fall prey to procrastination. Since most online learning is done entirely at home (or wherever else one chooses to work), it is especially important for e-learners to be prepared to tackle procrastination.
Here are 10 tips to beat procrastination: