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Tips on Teaching Classes Online

Tips on Teaching Classes Online

The following tips are excerpts  from Michelle Everson’s 10 Things I’ve Learned About Teaching Online article about teaching online. The full article is at http://www.elearnmag.org/subpage.cfm?section=best_practices&article=57-1 Teaching online is a lot of work. Students appreciate regular communication and timely feedback on their progress. Many great tools exist but aren’t always necessary. Assignments and activities take more time online. Students needRead more about Tips on Teaching Classes Online[…]

Feeling Generous? Donate Your First Generation iPad to a School in Need

Feeling Generous? Donate Your First Generation iPad to a School in Need

The iPad 2 became available for purchase last week, and managed to sell out before the weekend was over. The device–a slimmer, lighter iPad with updated features (such as front and back-facing cameras)–was met with overwhelming excitement and response by the public. Even owners of the first generation iPad wish to upgrade to v.2, whichRead more about Feeling Generous? Donate Your First Generation iPad to a School in Need[…]

Helping Students Understand the Japan Crisis Through Technology

Helping Students Understand the Japan Crisis Through Technology

Edudemic has posted this list of over 100 online teaching resources to help students understand the crisis in Japan. After a disaster such as this one, many questions arise–especially those from students who don’t have a prior understanding of geology, natural disasters, radiation or nuclear energy. These aides cover a variety of topics associated withRead more about Helping Students Understand the Japan Crisis Through Technology[…]

An Interesting Look at Purdue’s Mobile Apps

An Interesting Look at Purdue’s Mobile Apps

This weekend, Higher Ed Live interviewed Kyle Bowen, Purdue University’s informatics director. The interview centered around Studio by Purdue, a suite of three classroom-based mobile apps: Hotseat, Mixable, and DoubleTake. These apps are making interactions easier between the student and professor both in and out of the classroom. Hotseat allows students to ask questions andRead more about An Interesting Look at Purdue’s Mobile Apps[…]