Category Archives: On-line Education

Collaborative Learning & Piazza


Last week in my technology and education class, one of the instructors introduced us to a site where anyone with a .edu email address can create an interactive learning space where the students can connect and ask and answer questions. Piazza allows … Continue reading

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Educate or perish!


My technology and education class has spent considerable time in recent weeks discussing how people learn, what constitutes learning, and what we, as educators, can do to facilitate learning. We analyzed different taxonomies of learning that ranged from a simple … Continue reading

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The Plaid Avenger!


A recent class discussion centered on how to engage students in the educational process.  It seems that one professor from Virginia Tech has come up with an interesting twist on engagement by employing a multi-pronged approach to learning the topic … Continue reading

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More on-line educational resources


My last post detailed information about MIT’s initiative to make high quality content available on-line for free.  At the time, I had assumed that the content available through MITx open courseware was relatively unique, so imagine my surprise when I was exposed … Continue reading

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MIT offers credential certification for on-line classes


A recent article posted on The Chronicle of Higher Education’s website details information about MIT’s initiative to provide official certification for completion of on-line content. http://chronicle.com/article/MIT-Mints-a-Valuable-New-Form/130410/ This certification will provide credibility for on-line learners through knowledge assessment to ensure mastery … Continue reading

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