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Lectures May Be Dead But Do We Still Need Teachers?

  Technology has DISRUPTED education, to use a popular phrase from the valley. Most traditional institutions are clinging to their linen cardstock degree certificates fearful that a shift to online learning will render them worthless. The paradigm shift underway due to the marriage between technology and education has many innovative thinkers questioning the need for […]

eLearing: How instructors can help provide students with a safe and positive online learning experience

  In his 2009 Ted talk, Alain de Botton, discusses our propensity for career anxiety and blames exceedingly high cultural expectations and the perception of equality as the cause. He encourages everyone to define their OWN definition of success and not believe the false credo that ‘we CAN do it all’. This anxiety that many […]

Online Learning Strategist, Kate Pinner, 'Educators are curators of content'

  “The attainment of knowledge is readily available by almost anyone with an internet connection. Educators are curators of content, providing access and opportunities for discovery of content, rather than the people who just structure and deliver it.” – Kate Pinner, Learning and Content Strategist Learning and Content Strategist, Kate Pinner, stumbled across my website […]

Designing an Effective Online Learning Program: WHO are you teaching and HOW do they learn?

Technology is having a huge impact on education. More than 90% of all colleges now offer some online programs with schools as prestigious as Harvard joining their ranks (Rudestam, K. E. & Schoenholtz-Read, J. 2010). The exponential growth in online learning has been fueled by many factors including rising transportation costs, advances in learning technologies […]

Engagement and Learning Styles: SuperHero strategies to engage both online and off

Today’s teachers are finding it increasingly challenging to engage students. Considering the unique learning styles of our students and catering teaching techniques to support these styles can improve student performance (Dunn, R., Beaudry, J.S. & Klavas, A., 2002) and increase student engagement. Research indicates that learning styles are the result of many influences including biological, […]