In this episode of Lecture Breakers, a podcast devoted to helping educators teach in more engaging ways, Holly Owens shares 5 ways to help students succeed in online courses. Holly discusses course design strategies to increase student engagement and ways to leverage technology tools to improve learning.
Category: Best Practices
Why You Should Use Videos in Your E-learning Courses
If you are looking for ways to improve your e-learning courses, then you’ve surely thought about using videos. People studying online are looking to get the most information in the shortest amount of time, and there’s no better tool to accomplish that than educational video content! In this piece, we are going to talk a bit about five major reasons why you want to start introducing effective video pieces into your e-learning courses (and how to make the most out of them.)
3 Tech Tools to Increase Participation in Virtual Discussions
In this blog post, I want to introduce you to some easy-to-use tech tools have the potential to provide exciting and innovative ways for virtual discussion to take place and increase student engagement. Read below to learn more about three tech tools that can be especially interesting for students: Padlet, Flipgrid, and Yellowdig.
7 Not-So-Common Reasons Why I Love Teaching Online
As online educators, these are some ways that we can push our creative limits!
5 Mistakes to Look Out For As An Online Student
Online education courses have actually been around for many years now, but in recent years there’s been a marked increase in the quality and quantity of what’s being achieved. Some online educational courses are now easily rivaling and even bettering classroom learning and other traditional methods of education. As a method that is still somewhat unorthodox, and certainly nowhere near as explored as the traditional routes, there are things that you need to be careful about with online studies. So, without further ado, let’s look at some of the mistakes you should be avoiding as an online student.
Do Learning Management Systems Actually Improve K-12 Outcomes?
Today, organizations and academic institutes require robust and strategic learning management systems (LMS) that can automate manual processes of traditional tools. Effective learning management systems can empower departments and enable business growth, as well as further educational initiatives.
Seven Reasons Why Online Courses Are the Future of Education
Online courses are growing in popularity as they help even people with full-time jobs and children earn a university degree or a training certificate. From flexibility and affordability to interesting content and engaging tutors, web-based learning offers numerous benefits that traditional schools can’t deliver. Due to that, online courses are becoming a key component of the modern education system.
5 Ways Online Learning Can Benefit Special Needs Learners
Being able to learn online, either as a supplement for the classroom or as the primary educational resource can be especially beneficial to students who would like to pursue a higher education degree but still require individualized support.
Gamification and Game-Based Learning
When discussing gamification and game-based learning there is often some confusion as to how they differ. Many people use the terms interchangeably but they are not the same. This article explores the educational benefits of both gamification and game-based learning.
5 Ways Online Students Can Create a Distraction-Free Study Zone
Studying is hard for everyone. It’s difficult to get into the groove and hit a stride and where you study makes all the difference. For online students, getting into the zone can be especially tough since they don’t have the discipline of attending class in-person or the freedom to study on campus.
If you’re an online student, you need to create a distraction-free space where you can focus, push yourself, and still relax. But don’t fret! We’re here to help.