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.
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.
An Online Course is not a Rubber Band
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?
Why are Assessments Important in an Online Course?
Assessments are an important aspect of any course. They allow students to interact with information that they learn, enable instructors to check students’ progress, and simply keep the class on track. In online environments, assessments play a crucial role due…
Video Animation in an Online Course
Animation can be an appealing and advantageous supplement in an online classroom. Learn its benefit and how to create your own animated videos.
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.
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.
6 Characteristics of Effective Online Courses
This well-developed presentation outlines 6 characteristics of effective online courses: access to technology, clear guidelines and procedures, participation, collaborative learning, transformative learning, assessment and evaluation. Six Characteristics of Effective Online Courses by Christopher T. Davis, Ph.D.
10 Tips for Boosting Participation in Online Discussion Boards
In a regular classroom setting, discussions are generated spontaneously and participation is encouraged naturally by the professor’s verbal or implied feedback – such as eye contact, nodding, and facial expressions of approval or surprise. When these factors are not present…