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Announcing Our New Blog Title: “EdVenture Calling”

Posted on Friday February 8, 2013

Once upon a time, professors who stepped out from behind the lectern were considered innovative. Remember the poster boy for this movement, John Keating in Dead Poets Society, who not only stepped out, but who also stood on desks and occasionally left the tidiness and conformity of the classroom to teach his students using “unorthodox […]

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5 Creative Ways Faculty Can Help Online Students Succeed

Posted on Wednesday February 6, 2013

Often as online instructors when we see a title such as the one for this post, we immediately assume that the suggestions will either be too time consuming or too complex to implement. Therefore, with this post, I’m going to adjust the boundaries of “creative” within the parameters that no tip will be too difficult […]

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Memoir Monday: From Professor to E-Learner

Posted on Monday February 4, 2013

One of the most common statements made by educators is that they chose their profession because they love to learn. They want to continue to grow individually and professionally, and most realize that there is no single way, method, context, or individual from whom learning can occur. For example, teachers learn from their students, and […]

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How to Use Video to Enhance E-Learning

Posted on Friday February 1, 2013

Earlier this month, I published, “Improve Your Academic Success with Fun” (2 January, 2013) and demonstrated that online students can do better in their classes by proactively seeking out ways to make e-learning fun for themselves. One of the suggestions made in that post was to “play with technology.” Doing so is part of the […]

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3 Easy Ways to Use an Online Class to Improve Diction

Posted on Wednesday January 30, 2013

One of the most sought after skills by employers is the ability to communicate well, especially virtually and in writing. For example, Quintessential Careers’ experts, Dr. Randall S. Hansen and Dr. Katharine Hansen, stated that the top skill sought by employers is “by far …the ability to listen, write, and speak effectively” (2013). The reasons […]

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New Global Study Shows U.S. Students Performing Better

Posted on Monday January 28, 2013

Comparing the performance of students in various countries often feels like the proverbial search for a needle in a haystack. Mostly what we end up with is some bumps, bruises, and a lot of agitation. Those competing in the search for accurate information make contradictory claims of success or failure. Usually the politicians are on […]

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Proof Faculty Expectations and ELearning Improve Student Performance

Posted on Friday January 25, 2013

Recently, the Education Committee of the States (ECS) released a study linking student performance with faculty expectations (December 2012). As the ECS report states: “It is human nature to form instant impressions, perceptions, and expectations of those with whom we come into contact. At the beginning of each school year, teachers must quickly gauge academic […]

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7 Ways to Improve Online Student Ownership

Posted on Wednesday January 23, 2013

The need for students to take ownership of their learning has become a frequent mantra for educators looking to find ways to meet student needs. How, exactly, this may be accomplished is not so easy to define. As a way to share with other educators how her high school has succeeded in increasing student ownership […]

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