Tag Archives: Distance Education

Simple Thoughts for Simpler Times: ‘Think like a Student’

We all strive to create effective online learning content and experiences for students. Yet, when we are teaching content to students and designing our online course, it’s so easy to overwhelm students with lists and folders of materials, cross-links and … Continue reading

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Using Mobile Device Logic and Tracking in Qualtrics Surveys

Qualtrics online survey software, provided to faculty, staff and students at Purdue, is providing more options for mobile device display choices and tracking. We often want to know these days whether someone is accessing our survey from a mobile device … Continue reading

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Never Overlook the Value of Communication When Teaching Online

I’ve been teaching online at an institution other than Purdue for about 7 years now.  During the Fall 2013 semester, a student commented to me that they really appreciated the amount of communication I had with them during the semester.  … Continue reading

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A Game-Changer for Wireless Communications

A true marvel of ingenuity is about to hit the market and it will have a profound effect on mobile communications. See what “lightradio” is all about!! Continue reading

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Extended Learning Environments to the Forefront

We know that students are accessing instructional content online more than ever before, but most recently; the mobile learning trend is also becoming common. For many instructors it is still a challenge to provide online content that is also readily … Continue reading

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Google Wave for Instruction

Thinking of using Google Wave in the classroom? The active learning potential that a Google Wave can facilitate has sparked the interest of many instructors.  Google Waves can be embedded objects in web pages and course management systems.  Some instructors … Continue reading

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MS Live@edu – What’s in it for students?

Hosted e-mail solutions and collaboration hubs come in all flavors.  For institutions, however, the selection of e-mail and collaboration tools is a more complex undertaking due to what institutions need to consider (cost, security, reliability, support, etc).  At Google, the … Continue reading

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Jing Video Feedback

For distance learning, video feedback from an instructor can add an additional dimension of connection with students.  But I’m not talking about buying an expensive piece of software and a steep learning curve that instructors may not have time to … Continue reading

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