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Why Online Classes Matter

Why Online Classes Matter

When I listen to conversations about online education with college educators, the dialogue almost always turns into a debate about quality. And face-to-face classes are regarded as the quality standard. Why is this a problem? Because quality has nothing to do with course modality. High quality learning occurs in both on-ground and online classes when […]

Zoom – Boom – Whose Room? A User’s Perspective*

Zoom – Boom – Whose Room? A User’s Perspective*

If you are of a certain age (like me) you have probably been around long enough to experience different iterations of the “ultimate teleconference system”…remember Polycom, Google Hangouts, Skype, JoinMe, Collaborate, GoToMeeting… they have all come and (somehow) gone. Until Star Trek’s transporter becomes a reality, my more recent experience using and playing around with […]

7 Strategies for a Successful Online Summer Session

7 Strategies for a Successful Online Summer Session

Co-Authored by Michelle Dean, Assistant Professor, Special Education and Jaime Hannans, Assistant Professor, Nursing Summer is almost here … Who’s teaching summer school? Summer session in 5 weeks – no problem. From the student perspective what better choice is there than to get some required courses out of the way over in 4-6 weeks instead […]

It’s All About the Fundamentals

It’s All About the Fundamentals

I haven’t been able to dunk a basketball for the past five years. Or during the 30-some odd years prior, for that matter.   Back in 3rd grade, though, you would have had a hard time convincing a four-foot-me that I wasn’t destined to star in Space Jam 2. And I wasn’t the only one […]

Online Learning is a Two Way Street!

Online Learning is a Two Way Street!

The Setting: Fully asynchronous online class – Principles of Marketing – Winter, 2015 The Assignment: A course-long project in which the students working in teams had to write a comprehensive Marketing Plan for a new product idea or for an existing product targeted to a new audience. Nothing it is really revolutionary till here. The use […]

2 Tips for Google Docs: Beautiful Existing Templates & How to Create Your Own

2 Tips for Google Docs: Beautiful Existing Templates & How to Create Your Own

Google Docs is a powerful collaboration tool available to all CI faculty and students, branded as CI Docs. CI Docs is part of the DolphinPod suite of services that provides for the creation of digital documents, presentations, and forms through your web browser. Any of these items may be turned into a collaborative environment simply […]

Virtual Reality & Online Teaching: Are we coming full circle?

Virtual Reality & Online Teaching: Are we coming full circle?

vir-tu-al re-al-i-ty (noun) technology that replicates an environment that simulates physical presence in places in the real world or imagines worlds and let the user interact in that world.  A few weeks ago, I came across an interesting article* about Virtual Reality (VR) and Facebook’s purchase of Oculus Thirst, maker of the soon to be first consumer […]

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