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Distance Learning
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The disruption to life & livelihood brought on by the global pandemic wreaks havoc with students' well-being. How can we use our presence to stay connected?
There is a difference, perhaps subconscious, between a hybrid and a blended approach to education, and the different terms indicate different priorities.
When designing a course for a new delivery mode, we need to realize that it is indeed a new course, one that needs reinvention, not translation.
I have here this giant ethernet cable, but I can't find a giant outlet around here. Who uses wired connections anymore, anyway?
Effective online education enhances the student/teacher connection, enhances a student’s ability to learn, or utilizes online tools as the curriculum.
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Schools must clarify the types of course delivery, differences between humanities and sciences, and the balance between scheduling and independence.
A pile of rubble and debris in front of a graffiti-covered wall. But a tree grows to the left, and the blue sky shows through, so it's not all bad, right?
The networked approaches to teaching & learning essential in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) can benefit small, in-person composition classes, as well.
Take your positions. The race is about to begin.
Why did I sign up to participate in NaNoWriMo? To help prep for my comp exams. Here are 3 ways it'll help and 4 tools I'll use to meet the 50k-word goal.
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If we can’t continue teaching when the power fails, we’re doing it wrong. If our teaching has to fundamentally change when our classes get plugged in, we’ve been doing it wrong.
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The student/teacher dynamic in computer-enhanced classes should be "everted," turning traditional power hierarchies and content relations inside-out.
<![CDATA[The oft-repeated refrain, “I’ll need to reflect more on this,” illustrated an impressive and unexpected characteristic of our Massive Open Online Course: the course moved very quickly. There hasn’t been enough time to digest everything we’ve done and discussed. We who participated were given only seven days to work with/on/through the nature and implications of...
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