Monday, March 26, 2012

Encouraging Student Participation: Daily Experts!

THIS ARTICLE suggests some simple techniques for encouraging the participation of learners in class discussion. The idea of "daily experts" could be easily adapted to "weekly experts" for an online course. The advice is practical and straight-forward but has big implications in both the theory and practice of teaching and learning. What do you think?

State-to-state Distance Education

There is an issue that has been brewing for a long time regarding the certification of distance education programs in state-to-state agreements to allow courses to be taught across state lines. I have no new information to add to this issue, but a great resource for tracking legislative updates and their impacts!

Check out the WCET blog and bookmark it! The handy resource links on the right are a gold mine of information and insight!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

5 Innovative Animation Tools for Teachers

I haven't tried these yet. Have you? Animation is so critical to learner engagement, especially in online environments!