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The Digital Textbook Revolution [INFOGRAPHIC]
The way in which students access information is in a constant state of change. While many students are loyal to traditional textbooks, many seek to use more modern, digital textbooks in their studies. This infographic from OnlineUniversities.com outlines different aspects…
7 Tips for Linking Videos to an Online Course
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.
Learner Interactivity in a Synchronous Classroom
In this interesting presentation, Claudia Dornbusch of Facilitador.com demonstrates how to promote learner interactivity in a synchronous classroom. Discover how to engage learners while not losing sight of the learning objectives.
Blended Learning: A Benefit for Teachers [INFOGRAPHIC]
Studies often point to the many benefits of online or blended learning for students. Interestingly, it benefits the teachers as well.
Debunking the Common Misconception about Flipped Online Classrooms
How can a course be flipped when there is no physical setting in the first place? Discover how to flip your online classroom.
Making the Leap: 7 Tips for New Online Learners
Will this semester be your first time taking an online course? While a syllabus should outline the technicalities and course navigation, the mental leap from traditional instruction to a virtual classroom can be daunting.
Here are 7 suggestions to make the transition easier.
What is Rhizomatic Learning?
Rhizomatic learning is a perspective on learning that has been promoted in the past few years by Dave Cormier, a teacher at the University of Prince Edward Island.
In botany, a rhizome is the term used for the stem of a plant, usually found underground, whose roots spread out in many directions. With this image in mind, supporters of rhizomatic learning believe that learning is a multi-dimensional process that has no defined beginning or end. Learning is a complex, chaotic process, in which each student independently chooses his or her own path.
The rhizomatic learning perspective is based on the premise that teachers cannot possibly know or cater to students’ individual needs, interests, and contexts.
Add Interactivity to Video Lectures with eduCanon
Want to prevent the “zone out” effect for students watching your video lectures online?
Try using eduCanon to keep your students awake and actively engaged. eduCanon is an online tool that allows professors to easily add questions at key points during video lectures. Simply upload a screencast, YouTube video, or Vimeo video to the eduCanon site, and choose where you want to insert the questions.
Active Learning Techniques in Online Courses
Active learning is an engaging form of learning that involves higher-order thinking skills such as evaluation, synthesis, and analysis. It is much more effective than the passive learning that occurs when students simply listen to a lecture or watch a powerpoint presentation. When engaged in active learning, students are forced to process and apply the information that they learned.
Watch this video to understand how professors of online courses can create opportunities for active learning.