Wednesday, 15 February 2017 20:55

Peer Observation of Online Instructors

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Many instructors are teaching online and would like feedback on their delivery of these online courses.  The process for peer observation of online courses is similar to the face to face model with a few tweaks. 

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Elise Roy opens our minds to the benefits of designing for those with disabilities to benefit all. She outlines how design thinking allows designers to enhancement for those without disabilities. In her speech Elise also encourages designers to utilize the experiences of those with disabilities to help design better.

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Donald E. Hall explores the obligation of post-secondary institutions to teach students how to navigate through the tangled web of internet lies, fake news, and social media hoaxes to find the truth. Now more than ever it seems that digital literacy is critical for keeping citizens of all ages properly informed.

Monday, 16 January 2017 22:40

3 Forces Shaping Ed Tech in 2017

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2017 is now upon us and Dian Schaffhauser (writer for Campus Technology) dives into the tech trends that await those in higher education.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017 20:08

Fostering a Reflective Practice

Peer Observation Reflection is necessary for growth. It helps us identify the gaps in our knowledge, our strengths and weaknesses and confirms our beliefs.

Wednesday, 14 December 2016 16:37

Scaffolding in Online Education

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This infographic explores the uniqueness of scaffolding in online learning.

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Suzanne Bowness (University Affairs) examines the growing popularity of research competitions amongst students in higher education.

Thursday, 24 November 2016 15:27

3 Easy Ways to Embrace High-Impact Learning

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In this article Rebecca Pope-Ruark (Associate Professor of English at Elon University) asks the question: Must a high-impact learning experience require an extended period of time to be, in fact, high impact?

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Nancy Thomas (Inside Higher Ed) explores the relationship between post-secondary institutions and democratic elections. The article examines the responsibilities of higher education to engage students in the democratic process, be non-partisan, and use elections are learning experiences for their students.

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In this TED talk tech entrepreneur Michael Bodekaer introduces us to virtual labs that can engage students on a whole new level. Bodekaer used the success of flight simulators as a model for building a virtual laboratory simulator that gives students to chance to perform real experiments and grow significantly as learners.

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