Janine Lim

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Name: Janine Lim
Date registered: April 25, 2011

Latest posts

  1. Essentials: Structure and Routine in Online Courses — July 6, 2014
  2. 3 Simple Rules of Facilitating Online Discussion — July 6, 2014
  3. Harnessing the Leadership Potential of Online Adjunct Faculty — May 7, 2014
  4. Game Based Lessons: An Adult Education Experiment — May 7, 2014
  5. First Course Success: Using Data to Predict Program Success — May 7, 2014

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Jul 06

Essentials: Structure and Routine in Online Courses

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Note: This article was originally published in the Journal of Adventist Education, Distance Education Issue, April/May 2003. I’m reposting it here to give it a new home.   Essentials: Structure and Routine in Online Courses By Janine Lim (p. 16) Recent studies indicate the importance of consistency and structure for students learning online. Data obtained …

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Permanent link to this article: http://blog.janinelim.com/?p=5321

Jul 06

3 Simple Rules of Facilitating Online Discussion

3 Simple Rules of Facilitating Online Discussion The role of the instructor in online discussion includes that of a facilitator. The following three basic rules are compiled and adapted from Connected University’s Online Faculty Training course. In the first week, respond to every participant’s introduction posting and make them feel welcome. After the initial response …

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Permanent link to this article: http://blog.janinelim.com/?p=5318

May 07

Harnessing the Leadership Potential of Online Adjunct Faculty

USDLA 2014 session by Jennifer Varney and Amie Ader-Beeler from Southern New Hampshire University At Southern New Hampshire University, they have a standardized curriculum, where the online faculty are teaching. They have 8 week courses for undergraduate, and 11 week courses for graduate. They have about 600 adjuncts, and 30% of them in any semester …

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Permanent link to this article: http://blog.janinelim.com/?p=5314

May 07

Game Based Lessons: An Adult Education Experiment

By Henrietta Irizarry-Ortiz and Kimberly Gates from the Sheridan Technical Center. In this session at USDLA 2014, Henrietta and Kimberly shared some background on game based learning, and then told the story of how they collaborated to experiment with game based education for adult learners. They talked about why gaming gets a bad rap – …

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Permanent link to this article: http://blog.janinelim.com/?p=5312

May 07

First Course Success: Using Data to Predict Program Success

This action research at USDLA 2014 was presented by Karen Ferguson & Renee Aitken from Northcentral University. They were looking at students’ first course success as a potential predictor for their overall program success. They are serving working adults, and they start a set of classes every Monday. They took an interesting presentation approach by …

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Permanent link to this article: http://blog.janinelim.com/?p=5310

May 07

Why Thurgood Marshall College Fund is Building Blended Lab Schools

Presented at USDLA 2014 by Mickey Revenaugh from Connections Learning and Juontonio Pinckney from the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. I attended this session because I’m very interested in other partnerships between higher ed and K12. It’s something we are trying to strengthen within our system, so it’s always nice to hear what others are doing. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://blog.janinelim.com/?p=5308

May 06

Creating and Implementing Faculty Online Teaching Standards: Our Journey

This is the USDLA 2014 session that I presented yesterday. I shared our three year journey of merging two universities, revising existing standards, and rebuilding an online course approval process into an online course review process. I told our story – and invited participants to share their stories as well. My PowerPoint Our online standard …

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Permanent link to this article: http://blog.janinelim.com/?p=5305

May 06

Game Rush – Motivation and Engagement Strategies for Gamification

This USDLA 2014 session was presented by Katharine Hixson and David Small from Pearson. One helpful concept clarification was the difference between games and gamification. Gamification is all about using the principles of games. On the games side, there are simple games such as hangman or crossword puzzles. More advanced like using Jeopardy in your …

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Permanent link to this article: http://blog.janinelim.com/?p=5303

May 06

Blogging USDLA 2014: Accessibility vs. Usability – Designing Beyond the 508 Requirements

I dedicate my blog posts at the USDLA 2014 Conference to Kimberly, the fast runner who let me borrow her Dell power cord! The first session I attended was on Accessibility, which was presented by someone in place of the main presenter, and I didn’t catch the name. He shared three myths about accessibility: I …

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Permanent link to this article: http://blog.janinelim.com/?p=5300

Feb 16

Maximizing Reach, Learning and Reflection with Online Learning

GAIN Conference Presentation 2014: Maximizing Reach, Learning and Reflection with Online Learning What are all the ways you can learn online? Mentoring, blended learning, just-in-time learning, personal learning networks, xMOOCs, cMOOCs, LOOCs, collaborative projects, and more! Come for a fast-paced look at a selection of methods and models for facilitating learning for others or jump-starting …

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Permanent link to this article: http://blog.janinelim.com/?p=5296

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