Whitney Kilgore

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October is Connected Educator Month!

Home / Featured<p>Submitted by Academic Partnerships on September 24, 2013 – 8:50 amNo Comment<p>The U.S. Department of Education has declared October, …

Professional Development MOOC Success: Feedback from Instructional Design for Mobile Learning

The Faculty eCommons recently wrapped up Instructional Design for Mobile Learning (IDML), a free, 4-week professional development MicroMOOC in which …

Have You Got Game? A Brief Overview of Games in Education

Games and Gamification are quickly becoming the new buzz words in education. While the concept of using games to teach is not new, recent innovations …

Welcome Announcement: Paving a Path for Students’ First Steps toward Success

Your online course should challenge learners; however, this challenge should lie in the learning process where knowledge and skill sets expand, not …

5 Common Mistakes to Avoid During Online Course Design

Whether you’ve been teaching online for ten years or ten minutes, chances are you’ve made a few mistakes along the way. Below we’ve outlined five …

5 Visual Design Strategies that Promote Student Retention

Maintaining student retention can be challenging, and no one factor determines whether students complete or leave an online program. Even when …

A Simple Method for Verifying Course Alignment

<i>This post is part of an</i> <i>on-going series</i> <i>that discusses how to gather learning analytics</i> <i>through</i> <i>course alignment.</i><p>In the last post of this series, we …

Introduction Video: Why Your Online Course Needs One

If you’re unsure how to excite new students about your online course, here’s a simple solution to spark learners’ intrigue: <b>create an engaging</b> …

9 Strategies for Promoting Student Retention

Starting in July, QM is implementing a number of changes related to the course review process to improve the rigor of reviews and to provide more …

“When Will I Get My Grades?” How You and Students Benefit from the Answer

One of the most common questions students ask deals with a course’s feedback time frame, that is, the turnaround time in which instructors provide …

Deepen Learning through Student-Created Lessons

<i>The best way to learn something is to teach it.</i> This old adage is true for teachers <i>and</i> students. While content creation is often considered the …

Optimizing Library Resources for Online Students at Purdue University Calumet

<i>Do your online students know how to engage with your institution’s library resources?</i><p>Bridging the gap between online students and an on-campus …

Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology

Online education arguably came of age in the last year, with the explosion of massive open online courses driving the public's (and politicians') …

MOOCing in Hawaii: Dr. Melissa Kaulbach Chosen as Guest Speaker

Home / Latest News, MOOC Content and Commentary<p>Submitted by Academic Partnerships on August 22, 2013 – 10:00 amOne Comment<p>[<i>source</i>]<p>Academic …

Designing an Online Course that Mimics Face-to-Face Interactions

<i>“People…seem to feel that an online environment may somehow be less personal and interactive than [in] a classroom.”</i><p>Identified by Dr. Beth Mancini in …

Create Interactive eBooks with Bookry

Do you use iBooks Author? If so, you need to know about Bookry. Boorky is a free service that offers iBook Author users a growing library of widgets …