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Multimedia Design Principles Part 1: Keep it Simple

Raise your hand if you have created more training videos, more PowerPoint presentations, or more online course modules in the last year than ever before? As I suspected. OK, you can all put your hands down. So, let me ask you this question. How do you ensure your final product becomes an effective learning resource?

How Do You Teach THAT Online?

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought enormous upheaval and changes for almost everyone in society. In the field of Education, teachers at all levels are acutely aware that most schools were forced to provide some form of emergency remote learning in place of traditional on-ground instruction (Kelly, 2020). New, sudden, and ever-changing teaching and learning modalities became the reality for instructors and students this school year (Supiano, 2020).

Becoming a Successful and Engaged Dissertation Candidate

I have been an instructor and a dissertation chair for quite a while. Most of my students are in the United States but many are also from around the world including China, Africa, South America, the Pacific Islands, and Canada. They come from diverse backgrounds and experiences. These students come to a doctoral program for a number of reasons – to achieve their dream of becoming a doctor in their chosen field, conduct research to make a difference, learn more about what it means to be a scholar, or be able to wear a cool tam instead of a mortar board ;-)

10 Tips for Building Relationships as an Online College Student

We had a Blackboard discussion forum in the hybrid doctoral program I attended. One of the discussion threads was called “Water Cooler.” An introvert by nature, I tended to disregard the Water Cooler conversation. I was a busy Mom, and unsure about how to engage in this online banter. On the evening my qualifying papers for doctoral candidacy were due, I learned an important lesson about relationships and online learning.

Getting the Most from Instructor Feedback and Critique: Tips for Empowering Yourself as an Online Student

Feedback is a key element to learning. Feedback in the virtual environment may be synchronous or asynchronous. Asynchronous feedback may be shared in writing, audio, video, or a combination of these modes. These tips will help you get the most from instructor feedback!

EdTech: Getting Started with Articulate Storyline

Online engagement is making significant impact on all aspects of educational learning, training, and development. Educational Technology (EdTech) poses opportunities and challenges to schools, corporations, organizations, communities, and families. Transformations in EdTech have the potential to enhance the efficacy of our learning and development outcomes. This blog provides four tutorials to help you get started with Articulate Storyline.

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2 Strategies for Integrating Transformative SEL in the K-12 Online Classroom

Transformative Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) accepts students as individuals and supports a balance of voices. From this lens, teachers are facilitators who ensure everyone in the learning community is seen, heard, and valued. They guide students to acknowledge and engage with each other (Jagers, Rivas-Drake, & Borowski, 2018).

Supportive Feedback for Non-Native Speakers of English

Online graduate education presents a myriad of challenges for the student. For the non-native English speaker, these challenges may be exacerbated by language barriers. While English language learning students need to demonstrate a level of English proficiency as part of their application for admission, basic proficiency does not always mean that they have a comprehensive set of language tools to be successful (Albashtawi, 2019).

Evernote: More than a Note-taking App

Lots of different notetaking apps will allow you options for putting information into the  app but Evernote leads the pack by providing both rapid and varied options for adding  data. Evernote is one of those applications that just keeps evolving as the need arises.  It would be impossible to describe all of its features in a single review and some of the  material would be outdated by the time I finished.

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