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Fri, 11 Sep 2009 00:00:00 CSTION has joined twitter as a way to spread news and announcements (image)
Fri, 4 Sep 2009 00:00:00 CSTEven if you missed the new Mobile Learning Advanced Online Seminar this summer, there is another new AOS coming in October: Group Work Online. Dig into the reasons for using group work in online courses and how to do it effectively. Check the ION/MVCR online courses catalog for more information.
Fri, 31 Oct 2008 00:00:00 CSTION, as part of the U of I Global Campus, now enjoys access to Elluminate Publish and will soon install the Elluminate Moodle Bridge.
Tue, 7 Aug 2007 00:00:00 CSTVirgil Varvel of ION has published a chapter in the Sage Handbook of E-learning Research on Policy and E-learning
Mon, 11 Jun 2007 00:00:00 CSTPart 2 of the Making of a Podcast Pointer gives a quick glance at creating your podcast rss feed and advertising it.
Fri, 11 May 2007 00:00:00 CSTKeynote address by Virgil Varvel discussing several Web 2.0 applications with attention to their impact in education
Mon, 5 Mar 2007 00:00:00 CSTIn a recent debate, the speakers argued for and against the idea that cheating is rampant in online education. After an overview of the arguments from both sides, it is argued that cheating is an issue that will continue to be rampant in all education until cultural shifts occur.
Wed, 28 Feb 2007 00:00:00 CSTAfter experiencing a new found appreciation of the possibilities of podcasts, Virgil presents an overview of the process of starting your own podcast from start to finish.
Thu, 22 Feb 2007 00:00:00 CSTVirgil and Kevin report on their experiences at eLearning 2007, including key points from sessions and interviews with some of the speakers and participants in ION's first Frontiers of Distance Education Podcast
Fri, 5 Jan 2007 00:00:00 CSTIn this pointer article, we look at alternative keyboard layouts that are currently available.
Mon, 6 Nov 2006 00:00:00 CSTVolume 7 Issue 6 - Online Instructor Competencies Written By: Virgil E. Varvel Jr. This pointer lays out a long list of competencies that have been found to improve practice and student learning and satisfaction in online education.
Wed, 13 Sep 2006 00:00:00 CSTION has taken the lead to develop a quality online course rubric and evaluation system in the state of Illinois. The goal of this project is to help colleges and universities to improve accountability of their online courses.
Wed, 30 Aug 2006 00:00:00 CSTVolume 7 Issue 5 - Increasing Online Interactivity through the Use of a Database-Driven Lesson by Leaunda Hemphill & Jing Yu
Mon, 10 Jul 2006 00:00:00 CSTIn this Pointer, Lisa Bathe asks the question, "How do I ensure that the assignment I create is authentic?" 6 criteria are relayed that one should consider when creating an assignment. A before and after example is discussed followed by steps to create your own authentic assessments.
Fri, 30 Jun 2006 00:00:00 CSTDouglas Mills presents a report from the Teaching with Podcasts Learning Team at the 2006 Illinois Faculty Summer Institute. 5 Podcasts are presenting by the Learning Team Participants including What is Podcasting, What Is Involved in Podcasting, What Makes a Good Podcast, How to Podcast, and When and Why to Do a Podcast.
Thu, 1 Jun 2006 00:00:00 CSTBy: Norma Grassini-Komara This brief article presents the informtion mapping method and how it can be applied to online course design. Step-by-step instructions and an overview diagram are provided.
Tue, 30 May 2006 00:00:00 CSTVirgil Varvel presents an Elluminate session on Copyright Issues in Education
Thu, 6 Apr 2006 00:00:00 CSTVirgil Varvel presented a workshop on best practices and tips when using a CMS such as WebCT and devloping an online course
Wed, 1 Mar 2006 00:00:00 CSTThis brief Pointer article presents some quick tips for marketing.
Thu, 9 Feb 2006 00:00:00 CSTVirgil Varvel and Rae-Anne Montague provided an overview of common issues in e-learning.
Fri, 2 Dec 2005 00:00:00 CSTThis article takes a careful look from both a student and instructor perspective of how these two systems compare with particular attention to communication.
Fri, 7 Oct 2005 00:00:00 CSTA brief outline of the use and creation of educational storyboards.
Sat, 1 Oct 2005 00:00:00 CSTKevin Johnson introduces future online instructors to designing and implementing online courses starting with strategies for transitioning from onground to online. Participants left this session with activity templates they can use or reference upon returning to their classrooms.
Wed, 21 Sep 2005 00:00:00 CSTVirgil Varvel provides an overview of privacy laws and situations related to online education
Wed, 31 Aug 2005 00:00:00 CSTMessaging is a new feature introduced in Moodle Version 1.5 which enables users to send private messages to other users. This document will describe the main components (The Message Block, The Messages Window) and functions of the Messaging feature.
Fri, 26 Aug 2005 00:00:00 CSTWant to enhance your online search skills and help your students develop their skills too? Join Dan Balzer and Dennis OConnor for a hands-on-the-keyboard experience with searching digital resources.
Thu, 18 Aug 2005 00:00:00 CSTThe instructional practice of Webquests are explored and their usefulness in online education.
Fri, 29 Jul 2005 00:00:00 CSTMichael Lindeman discusses ION's implementation of ePortfolios.
Thu, 14 Jul 2005 00:00:00 CSTVirgil Varvel presents 12 strategies for providing effective feedback in online courses
Wed, 13 Jul 2005 00:00:00 CSTMichael Lindeman presents strategies for transitioning from face-to-face to online teaching
Wed, 1 Jun 2005 00:00:00 CSTFSI 2005 Presentations now online
Sat, 28 May 2005 00:00:00 CSTDr. Guessoum and participants will discuss issues related to Higher education in the Arab World.
Mon, 9 May 2005 00:00:00 CSTIn this Pointer and Clicker, the ION Staff present an overview of Moodle, an open source course management system.
Mon, 28 Mar 2005 00:00:00 CSTThe Promise of Podcasting
Sun, 6 Mar 2005 00:00:00 CSTCompetency-Based Strategies to Effectively Prepare Faculty to Teach Online
Tue, 1 Feb 2005 00:00:00 CSTIn this ION Case Study, Dan Balzer describes the logistical and pedagogical elements of facilitating a multiple venue production/presentation (MVP)