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Ensuring Quality in Blended LearningDeb

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 23:58:32 +0000

Online learning and blended learning environments have received much criticism in recent years as being ‘ineffective’, ‘unsuccessful’ and not as ‘good’ as a face-to-face traditionally designed course.  Yet, there is very little specific information offered with this criticism that can help to improve these new forms of educational delivery. I grant you that scanning a […]

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Blended Learning – Creating a Consistent WholeDeb

Thu, 19 Mar 2015 20:18:24 +0000

One of the challenges in creating a blended learning course is being certain that there is a tight integration of learning activities and content flow from the online side of the course to the face-to-face session.  When a blended course is integrated well, the user experience is seamless. There are tools available to help the […]

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Authentic Assessments in Blended Learning EnvironmentsDeb

Thu, 12 Mar 2015 15:32:16 +0000

A key component of effective blended or hybrid courses is an a assessment that can accurately gauge the depth of student learning.  It is often customary for instructors to assume that assessments delivered in a traditional face-to-face course will be applicable in a blended or hybrid course.  This assumption is not always correct.  Riley et […]

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Student Interaction: The Life of Blended LearningDeb

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 00:50:02 +0000

As more and more research comes out on blended learning, clearly student interaction is a topic that cannot be ignored.

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Blended Learning: The Best of Both WorldsDeb

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:35:11 +0000

A brief discussion of blended learning featuring information from ELI's BlendKit15 course on hybrid design.

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Massive Disruption: MOOCs in Higher

Tue, 18 Jun 2013 17:13:01 +0000

If you’ve been following the stream of articles on digital education, no doubt you’ve run into the frenzy around MOOCs. MOOCS represent a new form of online education deliverable to students worldwide for a low- to no-cost and can provide, in some cases, college credit. Students can access educational content delivered by some of the most prestigious universities in the world on their time and from multiple devices.

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Wrestling With InnovationDebScreen Shot 2013-06-04 at 2.23.19 PM

Tue, 04 Jun 2013 21:28:50 +0000

 In this day and age, ‘innovation’ is certainly the buzz word especially  with new modes of educational delivery given the discovery that in a myriad of ways that traditional models are not serving the student and preparing them for their role in the 21st Century global marketplace. While we need to embrace traditional learning theories, we need to […]

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Building BridgesDebPeace-Bridge-At-Night-Wallpaper

Fri, 30 Mar 2012 18:38:06 +0000

At the Center for Applied Second Language Studies at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon a grand experiment is taking place.  Due to the impact of recent budget cuts in education both at the K-12 level and in higher education, foreign language courses are being dropped and students are scrambling to find new and […]

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Online Collaboration AssessmentDebFOgv1YqKYEcdgouY7pdETThNkSsSWPLUBPf2NaecNtqEtFG59CfgGzzShfVgeCxjOcqa4QE=s85

Wed, 15 Jun 2011 18:45:16 +0000

Assessing a Collaboration Project Online For this discussion post, you are in the role of an online instructor who has assigned a website to be built by groups comprised of four students each in your course in Multimedia Web Design. This is a capstone project for the course and you have had the opportunity to […]

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Examining Online Learning and PlagiarismDebimages

Fri, 08 Apr 2011 01:58:13 +0000

(Cartoon thought bubble reads: ””)   With the explosion of online learning in both K-12 and higher education, there too, has been an explosion in plagiarism and cheating.   While the motivation for cheating has not changed over the years, the realization that one has cheated, especially in the digital world, has, as it is […]

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