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How to Create Your Own Professional Development Network Using Twitter

Friday, May 22nd, 2015


I used to subscribe to several academic magazines in an attempt to stay informed in the worlds of higher education, technology, and pedagogy. I stopped nearly all of those subscriptions the moment I started¬†using Twitter as a resource-gathering tool. It saved me time, money¬†and I found better and more current information. Like many online tools, […]

Instructional Designers Increase Student Satisfaction

Thursday, May 7th, 2015


Every day, millions of students log onto a learning management system. Too often they find syllabi that are inconsistent with the actual course contents, disjointed activities, and links that require them to navigate a complicated maze. More times than not, colleges and universities assume that they have a great online learning product and maintain that […]

How is Student-Centered Instruction Different than Traditional Instruction?

Friday, February 27th, 2015


Student-centered learning looks at where students are when they enter the classroom and attempts to customize teaching to allow students some freedom in choosing how to learn. This kind of teaching allows instructors to free themselves from the traditional lecture and allows them to change the learning space to one that best fits the needs […]

Flipping With Interactive Video Through TED-Ed

Friday, February 13th, 2015


Flipping the classroom requires students to gather information outside of class, generally through reading or watching recorded lectures. As flipping the classroom gains momentum, instructors are increasingly looking for ways to engage students in online content so that students will be prepared and ready to participate in class. The material presented must not only provide […]

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