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June 4, 2018
College teachers are always on the lookout for ways to help students better understand why their paper, essay answer, or project earned a particular grade. Many students aren’t objective assessors of...
June 3, 2018
Online students need to feel an instructor presence in their classes. Thorough explanations and effective communication help fulfill this need and can transform a mediocre online course into a great...
June 3, 2018
There is comfort in things that are black or white, isn’t there? It feels good to have clarity and to be able to predict an outcome with certainty. I’m a scientist and therefore well-schooled and...
June 2, 2018
Research shows that appropriate humor in the instructional setting can set the stage for a fun attitude toward learning. It can enhance interest, build rapport and heighten attention. In this...
May 31, 2018
Here’s an interesting way to incorporate collaboration in a quizzing strategy, with some pretty impressive results. Beginning with the mechanics: students took three quizzes in an introductory...
May 30, 2018
With the proliferation of digital learning technology in the classroom combined with the bandwidth needs of todays tech dependent Gen Z student educational networks which provide the backbone for...
May 29, 2018
If there’s a downside to another academic year coming to a successful close, it’s reading course evaluations. This post explores how we respond to those one or two low evaluations and the occasional...
May 28, 2018
In my last post, I wrote that the Empirical Educator Project (EEP) is e-Literate's way of putting our money where our mouth is, so to speak, regarding our own theory of change for improving student...
May 26, 2018
As you look for ways to develop your personal learning network, consider attending small learning and development conferences. Here is a list of smaller conferences worldwide.
May 25, 2018
“Together — one of the most inspiring words in the English language. Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” ~Edward Everett Hale In the fifteen...

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