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UW Flex – Online Learning for Students

UW Flex – Online Learning for Students

Photo: https://onlinelearninginsights.wordpress.com/2012/02/13/is-there-a-future-for-e-textbooks-in-online-courses/ D2L is the creator of Brightspace, an online teaching and learning platform that’s easy to use. The Brightspace Community has created a new program that will help students get started with online learning. The new Competency-Based Education (CBE) offers courses you can take with a partner to support you at every step. The programRead more about UW Flex – Online Learning for Students[…]

How Student Video Presentations Can Build Community in an Online Course

How Student Video Presentations Can Build Community in an Online Course

Robert Talbert, a STEM professor at Grand Valley State University, decided to integrate online student presentations into his online Calculus I class. He mentioned that teaching an online course came with a few challenges including setting up student presentations when the class never actually met face-to-face. Talbert would give students one week to prepare forRead more about How Student Video Presentations Can Build Community in an Online Course[…]

Engaging Students to Learn Through zyBooks

Engaging Students to Learn Through zyBooks

Textbooks can often be long and boring to read, making it difficult to keep students engaged. Now there’s a new web platform ‘zyBooks’ that creates a new way to learn from textbooks. ZyBooks mixes learning activities such as question sets and animations with written content. ZyBooks wants professors to use the web-based platform as aRead more about Engaging Students to Learn Through zyBooks[…]

Why Blogging Is Key to the Future of Higher Ed

Why Blogging Is Key to the Future of Higher Ed

At Virginia Commonwealth University, nearly 30,000 students were encouraged to start blogging about their schoolwork. It was a way to incorporate social media, something that almost all college students are fond of, with education. Gardner Campbell, Vice Provost for learning innovation and student success, said that this “catastrophic success…does not do justice to his realRead more about Why Blogging Is Key to the Future of Higher Ed[…]