From the early years of correspondence courses all the way through the age of the internet, distance education has taken many forms. However, the promotion of accessibility of education remains a timeless aspect of the field. This brief video will take you through the different stages that affected distance education, which dates back as far […]
Educators in the pursuit of learning try and establish a plethora of environments that attempt to address the needs of 21st century learners. In fact, we are living in a time and age in which a variety of different educational environments and communities are being explored by institutions both private and public. Professor Richard Elmore, […]
Leveraging Learning Analytics for Student Success During the 2016 FIU Online CON, this session, presented by Gus Roque, Educational Technology Manager, and Maggie Smith, Lead LMS Administrator, focused on how FIU is leveraging a world of data from a variety of platforms to promote student success. Highlights of the session included an introduction to the […]
Article from Faculty Focus: Course Evaluations: How Can Should We Improve Response Rates? This article from Faculty Focus discusses how to improve response rates for online course evaluations. The most effective method also comes with some interesting implications. Click on the link above to review the article and let us know what you’ve done to […]
From The Runner. Have you heard of the SPOC? The Small Private Online Course? Learn how Kwantlen Polytechnic University instructor David Burns is personalizing his online course for his students who have unpredictable schedules. Article: Online Courses Just Got Personal. Written by Aly Laube.
By Gus Roque This week’s “Pick of the Week” is a video tool called ApprenNet. Summary: ApprenNet is a video exercise solution which lets online students upload video responses to video exercises, provide peer-reviews for other video responses from students in their class, and then unlock the “expert response” from a faculty or facilitator. The […]
By Lergia Olivo How much do students spend buying the text and materials for your course? $30? $60? $150? For a full-time undergraduate student taking four 3-credit courses, FIU’s Financial Aid site estimates the cost of textbooks at $731 each term. This number rises to $972 for graduate students. Combined with about $200 in other […]