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Using Humor to Boost the Online Classroom Experience

Using Humor to Boost the Online Classroom Experience

Image Source: Pixabay Research continues to prove that higher levels of classroom engagement lead to better understanding of course materials. For this reason, many educators are experimenting with more creative—perhaps even light-hearted—teaching strategies to help students get comfortable, motivated, and willing to participate in online classroom activities. According to Joe Barnhart, an instructor from WesternRead more about Using Humor to Boost the Online Classroom Experience[…]

Expanding Education Through Microcredentials

Expanding Education Through Microcredentials

Image Source: Pixabay As educators aim to prepare today’s learners for tomorrow’s workforce needs, many are also working and looking to provide learners with more opportunities to accreditation. In fact, an increasing number of universities are expanding access to accreditation by offering their students online programs as an opportunity to learn new skills and gainRead more about Expanding Education Through Microcredentials[…]

Adapting Microlearning to Social Media

Adapting Microlearning to Social Media

Image Source: Pixabay Educause Review shares an interesting case study on the practice of microlearning in contemporary social media. In the 2017 article, “Learning in Bursts: Microlearning with Social Media,” authors Stephanie Trowbridge, Clair Waterbury, and Lindsey Sudbury examine the potential benefits of social microlearning in the classroom: A significant part of what makes microlearningRead more about Adapting Microlearning to Social Media[…]