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Growing Community and Collaboration in Synchronous Sessions

Fostering community and collaboration online is easier said than done. Many online courses are designed for competency learning. Students progress through material and complete assignments and assessments to on a course to mastery learning. Although this model can benefit from … Continue reading

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Avoiding Cognitive Overload in Synchronous Sessions

There are two types of brain freezes. The first type follows an overly ambitious slurp of a frozen treat. The second type stems from an over-abundance of media and information. Some call this information overload. Researchers in instructional design and … Continue reading

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Teacher Presence in Synchronous Sessions

For students enrolled in an online course, it is easy to forget there is a live human being on the other end of the Internet. The synchronous session gives students a chance to interact with the teacher live, which can … Continue reading

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GAVS- Giving Digital Feedback

Communicate 4.2.2 – Digital Feedback When giving authentic, effective feedback, the online instructor wants to use a variety of online tools to keep the message motivational and relevant but not nagging. There are times for generalized praise, as in the … Continue reading

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Tinkering Fundamentals

This summer I took my first MOOC, and I’ll write later about the experience, but right now I’ll focus on this particular course: Tinkering Fundamentals: A Constructionist’s Approach to STEM Learning offered by San Francisco’s Exploratorium: The Museum of Science, … Continue reading

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The Life Infographic

Using Data to tell the Story of Your Life The “Feltron Annual Report” sounds like a futuristic analysis of the GDP from a Tom Cruise science fiction thriller. In fact, it’s an annual recap of the previous year, told in … Continue reading

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