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innovedCon 2019: Ultimate Higher Ed Learning Design Conference

innovedCon 2019, an FIU Online powered Learning Design Conference, was held on October 2nd & 3rd at the InterContinental Doral in Miami Florida. Lead. Design. Create. FIU Online’s second innovedCon event invited online higher education professionals from around the country to participate in immersive sessions showcasing the latest in emerging online curricular design practices. The conference […]

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Predesigning Instructor-Friendly Courses

In a recent article for Inside Higher Ed, writer Mark Lieberman reports on common objections to predesigned online courses. Unreported is how many institutions have found ways to reap the rewards of predesigned online courses while reducing disadvantages. FIU Online boasts an effective process for developing predesigned online courses. Our process is proven to maximize both […]

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Affordability Counts Program Grows Beyond FIU

Great things are happening at FIU Online! For example, Affordability Counts is being offered to other Florida state schools, along with a new revamp of its website. Affordability Counts encourages faculty to adopt free or low-cost materials when developing their courses and recognizes those faculty who have proactively made changes to make materials less costly […]

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Making an Impact with Microlearning

The term “microlearning” has received increased buzz over the last year as educators and trainers continue to explore ways to engage students and reduce learning gaps. Defining Microlearning Microlearning is an approach which features relatively small learning units. Gaining popularity in the field of corporate training, microlearning uses short-term activities designed for quick delivery of […]

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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 […]