FIU Online leveraged data available via the Blackboard Learn learning management system to figure out when students were interacting with their online course. We engaged in research to analyze the specific dates of the week during which students in fully online courses interacted with and submitted work in their course. With this research, we sought to […]
To understand any theory, it’s best to understand the person behind its creation. Benjamin Bloom was born on February 21, 1912. He completed his bachelor’s degree at Penn State in 1935, and finished his PhD at the University of Chicago in 1942 (cft.vanderbilt.edu). This places Benjamin Bloom’s professional career in the WWII and postwar eras, […]
Stuck in the doldrums of grading your student’s ho-hum writing? In the inaugural article of this series, “Raise the Bar: Building Better Writing Assignments,” the value of writing and general strategies on developing structured writing assignments were introduced. Chunking a large writing project into smaller tasks with specific milestones can lead to writing improvements, as […]
By: Dr. Michael A. Brown Sr., PhD Public Administration Professor, FIU Online After creating a social media planning course for FIU, I struggled a bit with lesson plans. The issue was that one of the chosen textbooks, The Social Media Bible by Lon Safko and David K. Brake, did not specifically address social media […]
This year’s conference sessions were filled with inspiring and informative speeches from our two keynote speakers, Erin Gruwell and Elliott Masie. We also offered enriching sessions focused on collaboration, innovation, technology and design. To access the recordings from the keynotes and sessions, please access the 2016 FIU Online Conference Summary Page.
At the 2016 FIU Online Conference, we provided a sneak peek of the Affordability Counts program. We are happy to announce that the ‘Affordability Counts’ program is now live at FIU! This initiative has two objectives: Help make college education more affordable by encouraging the adoption of low-cost course materials. Recognize faculty who have proactively […]
An example of the new Blackboard theme. Hello Faculty, We are pleased to announce that for the Summer 2016 semester we will be rolling out a new Blackboard theme. With this new Blackboard look and feel, we’ve implemented a simplified and smoother design to enhance the user experience. The new Blackboard theme will be live […]
Do you ever wish you received better student submissions to your writing assignments? Writing can be difficult for students, as it is a complex skill that needs frequent practice. Implementing structured writing assignments can enhance learning and promote the receipt of better results from students’ submissions. There are several strategies to provide writing activity support […]