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Need a little help with your grammar?

By Jean Mandernach – 5 Comments

An online grammar check can come in handy for anyone who wants to write proper English. Like many, you probably learned many of the grammar rules all throughout your school years.


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Lecture Capture: Lessons Learned

By Jean Mandernach – 4 Comments

When asked about the impact of lecture capture technology on teaching and learning, James Craig, professor in the Department of Health Promotion and Policy at the University of Maryland Dental School in Baltimore, doesn't mince words. "With lecture capture," claimed Craig, "students have more opportunity to learn and a greater level of performance because of it."


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Special Edition of JALN

By Jean Mandernach – 4 Comments

Effective faculty are key to student success and to the success of online programs, according to a new special issue of the Sloan Consortium’s Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks (Volume 16.2). The issue features insights about professional development for faculty and guidelines from successful programs.


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Super-size your teaching????

By Jean Mandernach – 4 Comments

Controversy surrounding class size is not new to higher education... while budgets push for increasing class size, educators cite the educational value of smaller classes. But, one professor is challenging the notion that size really matters...


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FreeConferenceCall.com

By Jean Mandernach – 6 Comments

Looking for a free, easy-to-use solution to group audio conference with your students? Check out freeconferencecall.com.


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TED Talks for Education

By Jean Mandernach – 4 Comments

The nonprofit group called TED, known for streaming 18-minute video lectures about big ideas, today opened a new YouTube channel designed for teachers and professors, with videos that are even shorter.


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Interactive Review Game based on Bloom's Taxonomy

By Jean Mandernach – 5 Comments

Interactive review games provide an opportunity for students to test their knowledge in a fun, hands-on environment. View the following video for an overview of a review game for use in the face-to-face classroom.


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"One of the challenges of teaching in the online environment is the physical separation of the instructor and learner. Faculty teaching face-to-face depend on the opportunity to look at a learner’s expression to see whether he or she understands course materials. The lack of visual contact in the online environment becomes a barrier for teaching." (Stavredes, 2011, pg. 10)


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Sloan-C YouTube Channel

By Jean Mandernach – 4 Comments

For all the latest happenings in online education, check out the Sloan-C YouTube channel.


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An article recently published in the "Review of Educational Research," finds a significant positive effect from the utilization of technology in the classroom over more traditional instruction, and that computer technology that supports instruction has a greater effect compared with technology applications that provide direct instruction.


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