H5P Interactive Content

H5P – A Free Super Tool for Creating Interactive Content

The effective use of educational technology is paramount to students’ academic success and lifelong growth.  Finding meaningful ways to engage and elicit students’ intrinsic motivation have been a constant challenge to the growing field of online education.  Given the multi-faceted needs of learners as well as their inherently diverse learning styles, finding a super tool […]

5 Billion Reasons Why Internet of Things is the Future

In April, Microsoft announced an investment of $5 billion dollars in the Internet of Things over the next five years. What exactly does “Internet of Things” mean? As access to broadband widens, more appliances are equipped with sensors, wifi capabilities, and other advancements capable of communicating and exchanging data. The move from individual “smart appliances” […]

FIU Online Co-hosts Fourth Annual International Seminar on Online Higher Education

Miami, Florida, January 16, 2018–Technology is making the world an increasingly smaller place. As more institutions embrace distance learning and the demand for online learning surges, interest in best practices and tried-and-true methods will continue to grow. In response to this movement, Florida International University, a leader in “e-learning” since 1998, welcomed international delegates to […]

Instructional Design – much more than fixing the LMS!

Inside Higher Ed recently wrote an article titled “Instructional Design Teams: Beyond the Numbers”. The article focuses on the structure of instructional design teams across different universities and colleges. As you can imagine, the teams come in all shapes and sizes. One-Stop Shops At some institutions, the instructional design “team” is usually one full-time instructional […]

Looking at the Future of Cognitive Technology in Education

Artificial intelligence (AI), cognitive technology, and machine learning are becoming increasingly intertwined in the classroom and online learning environment as products like IBM Watson Element aim to make personalized learning attainable and functional. A recent article published by IBM presented some interesting and compelling uses of IBM’s Watson artificial intelligence supercomputer to assist teachers and […]