Category Archive: Professional Development

Nov 21

Sloan-C, Day-2

First things first–please note my badge bling in the picture to the left. I was the first #sloancninja of the 2013 conference! Basically, that just meant that I was the first one to Tweet, Instagram, Vine, LinkedIn, and post on my blog all either about the conference, or with the hashtag #aln13. I’m a big …

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Nov 20

Sloan-C, Day-1

My university has graciously sent me to the annual SLOAN-C conference this year, hosted in Orlando, FL. SLOAN-C is an organization whose primary focus is the advancement of online education and distance learning. It’s been a wonderful experience so far, and I’d like to share just a few random thoughts from the first full day …

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Oct 21

Human Element MOOC starts today!

The MOOC I mentioned a few days ago is starting today! I encourage you all to join me and then watch for ideas and comments here at ed.tech.for.me. Join in on the conversation and let us all know what you think!   I’m taking a MOOC: “Tools for Humanizing Your Online Course” – Join Me …

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Oct 14

Need to learn how to teach online?

Sorry for the late notice, but I just learned of a MOOC that is opening today entitled, “Online Instruction for Open Educators,” hosted for free on D2L’s open couseware site. As with most MOOCs, how much you get out of it will depend greatly on how much you put into it. Also, as per usual, …

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Oct 12

How do you make your online course feel “human”?

Photo by Ben Russell (ben110) on Flickr. CC BY-NC-ND

Do you struggle with connecting with your students online? Do you wish you could develop the same meaningful relationships with them online as you do in a traditional classroom? Lots of teachers struggle with these concepts, because like or not, teaching online IS more difficult in terms of keeping education personal and “human.” I have …

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