Time management has to be one of the most difficult tasks for students (and adults) to master. There are so many things to do and keep track of each day! When we are helping our students become expert learners, we need to help them develop important self-regulation skills, like sustaining effort, managing time, and even breaks.
Educators have a daunting task. It’s our job to help students prepare for a workforce that we can’t describe. Today, people have jobs that we couldn’t dream of several years ago. For example … managing social media for companies arranging work-from-home or telecommuting optimizing websites for search engines People all over the world are doing these jobs.
Online instructors need to be intentional about creating a sense of presence in their courses so that students know that somebody is leading their educational experience.
Although eLearning (electronic learning, or online learning) and mLearning (mobile learning) seem similar, they have distinct differences. When I think of eLearning, I imagine an ongoing course I take online, that lasts multiple weeks or a semester. I think of mLearning as sitting in my car and looking at a YouTube video on my phone […]
We’re about to tackle a well-worn debate here. As teachers, why should we choose not to fear technology in the classroom? What are some solid compelling justifications for embracing classroom technology? Let’s explore this for a bit. Is there still a fear?
What it means to be literate today is significantly different to what it was in the not too distant past. Once, being able to decode text was sufficient even if barely so. Today literacy involves the ability to make meaning from a multitude of text types, formats and modalities.
Online instructors are hired because they are judged as having the right combination of education, teaching experience, content expertise, and professional accomplishments. But once an instructor is in the classroom, these abilities and achievements can go only so far. There also must be a constant injection of personality.
“If you look closely at people who are succeeding in this new digital world of work, you’ll notice they have something in common: they’re fast learners and they’re willing to adapt.
‘Inside the Black Box’ was written by Black and William in 1998 and in it they describe the classroom as a black box with inputs and outputs but what occurred inside was a mystery.