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August 27, 2017
Faculty often tell students to study two hours for every credit hour. Where and when did this rule of thumb originate? I’ve been unable to track down its genesis. I suspect it started around 1909,...
August 24, 2017
A student’s initial introduction into higher education can be exciting and frustrating, especially when the student is enrolled in their first online class. This year I taught a newly created first-...
August 22, 2017
To: My Students From: Your Teacher Re: A Better Learning Experience This is just a brief note to let you know how committed I am to making this a good course. But I can’t do my best teaching without...
August 22, 2017
National Science Literacy Week is Sept 18-24, 2017. Libraries, museums, schools and community science groups will be celebrating Canadian science and scientists through a number of events. One of the...
August 21, 2017
When talking about online education, quality can be hard to define. This should come as no surprise, though. Institutions have been struggling for years to define quality in face-to-face courses....
August 20, 2017
What would happen if you were to arrive to your classroom, unplug the devices, turn off the projector, and step away from the PowerPoint slides … just for the day? What would you and your students do...
August 20, 2017
In our recent coverage of BbWorld and D2L Fusion, Michael and I came away impressed. Both companies are improving and doing so in ways showing them listening to customers, empathizing, and developing...
August 17, 2017
I teach a Comprehensive Review course, the final course for Family Nurse Practitioner students in an online program.  My focus is to prepare students for the certification boards and ultimately,...
August 15, 2017
Teaching and learning. For decades, we focused almost exclusively on the teaching side of things. More recently, we’ve been paying attention to learning, and that’s a good thing. However, we shouldn’...
August 14, 2017
Faculty presence is a component of the online classroom that’s sometimes overlooked or underestimated by new online instructors, but it is often the most important determining factor for a student’s...

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