Tag: Research

Sep 10

More About Drawing Stick Figures

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It looks like our Faculty Challenge #5 might been too difficult or you didn’t quite buy the premise that stick figure drawings could enhance your courses. I’ve a couple of articles to help persuade you that a) it might be worth your time and b) you HAVE the requisite talent, even if you, like me, “can’t …

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Sep 08

Capturing Your Student’s FULL Attention

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Back in June of 2014 Saga Briggs wrote The Science of Attention: How To Capture and Hold the Attention of Easily Distracted Students. In this article she describes the findings of research which indicates that university students do best when their attention is captured by periods of active learning. She then gives the reader 15 Tricks …

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Dec 08

Gamification: The Science and Benefits

Tina found this article published in the eLearning Industry titled “The Science and the Benefits of Gamification in eLearning” by Christopher Pappas. Pappas states that endorphins are released during exercise and mental challenges that not only increase pleasure but also aid in the retention of information. This is one of the benefits of the gamification …

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Jun 13

Technology Tips from eCampus News

We talk alot about using technology in both online and face-to-face classrooms. But we don’t want the technology to overshadow the learning and we don’t want to push technology on either our faculty or our students. This week eCampusNews shares 10 Tech Do’s and Don’ts for Every Campus. It’s a good article and we encourage …

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Mar 06

Ten Years of Tracking Online Education

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Are you interested in seeing the results of a survey of over 2800 Chief Academic Officers and academic leaders say about online learning over the past ten years? Do academics feel it takes more time to manage an online course? Are the student learning outcomes comparable? How many students are actually taking online courses? Check …

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Dec 04

How Long is TOO Long?

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One of the biggest pitfalls in creating an online course is in trying to reconstruct your face-to-face classroom on the web, complete with 50 minute lectures and handouts. What’s wrong with that? First we must keep in mind that the web is a very different learning environment from our traditional classrooms, and online courses should …

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Feb 20

Information For Your Students

Tips for Student Success has a new post that may be of interest to your students. Visit the blog to view the article by Alan Henry: How to Conduct Scientific Research On the Internet (Without Getting Duped).