Monthly Archives: September 2014

Aesthetics and Pedagogy in Online Learning

The online environment is a visual medium. Whether you are teaching a dedicated online course, using a hybrid format, or using your online course site (Moodle or Blackboard) as a resource and enrichment component of your classroom course, “style” and … Continue reading

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Using Instructional Prompts for Online Learning

The greatest potential of the online learning environment is its capacity to foster high levels of interactive learning that leads to “deep understanding.” The instructor’s role is critical to making this happen. The manner and frequency of the instructor’s response … Continue reading

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Using announcements in the online environment

I’ve found that instructors new to the online environment sometimes are not too clear about functionality of various pedagogical actions on the LMS platforms. Teacher behavior that has become intuitive in the classroom environment become a challenge when one tries … Continue reading

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It’s not that complicated

Dear professors, it’s not that complicated. (Click image to enlarge) Israel Galindo is Associate Dean, Lifelong Learning at the Columbia Theological Seminary. Formerly he was Dean at the Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond. Galindo serves on the Advisory Committee of … Continue reading

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Google Classroom, not yet ready for prime time

There’s been a lot of buzz in the instructional tech world about Google’s new “Classroom” LMS. Given Google’s influence and impact, it’s worth watching. But writer and educator Phil Hill shares his opinion that it’s too early to know if … Continue reading

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Overcoming “transactional distance”

There’s a term for the anxiety many novice instructors feel about the online teaching-learning environment. It’s called “transactional distance.” This relates to the dissonance of feeling “distant” or disconnected from one’s students when one is used to only teaching face-to-face. … Continue reading

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Six Challenges When Leaving Office as Dean

New post on Wabash blog for deans: “Six Challenges When Leaving Office as Dean,” http://goo.gl/CSGWNB Please like & share:

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