Category Archive: Online Learning

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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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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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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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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Oct 17

Educational Technology in Open and Distance Learning

Still blogging the ICDE 2013 conference. Panel Sessions #2. Exploration and Practice on Promoting Digital Learning Community Construction Based on Mobile Internet Technology – By Taking “Fujian Lifelong Learning Online” as an Example By Shen Guanghui, The Open University of Fujian, China China’s mobile users – about 75%. Fujian Lifelong Learning Online – www.fjrtvu.edu.cn – …

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Oct 17

The Regulatory Environment and Strategies for Innovative Open and Distance Learning

Parallel Session #1, Subtheme 6: The Regulatory Environment and Strategies for Innovative Open and Distance Learning. ICDE Conference 2013. Blogging my learning. One sidenote on the format. With English being the second language for so many participants, it was very important to have much of the text written out on the PowerPoint slides so that …

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Oct 17

Open Educational Resources (OER) in ODL

It’s Thursday morning in Tianjin, and we have a session on Open Educational Resources in open and distance learning. The panel presenters are: Prof. Fred Mulder, UNESCO Chair Holder in OER; Prof. Rory McGreal, UNESCO/COL OER Chair Holder (Athabasca University); Prof. Nizam, Ministry of National Education, Indonesia; Dr. Griff Richards, African Virtual University; and Dr. …

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Oct 16

Quantity vs. Quality in Open and Distance Learning

ICDE Conference Overview and Welcome Welcome to Tianjin, China! I’m attending the International Council for Open and Distance Education World Conference; with over 1000 participants from around the world, including Canada, Pakistan, Iran, Australia, Indonesia, and many more countries. The conference began with an opening ceremony – with speeches from dignitaries from several organizations. The …

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Jan 31

Day 20: Follow the Yellow Brick Road: Keep on Learning

Congratulations! With today’s tip, you have now completed the 20 Day Challenge to Teaching Interactive Online Courses. Let’s review, reflect, and look to the future of your online teaching. Review We spent the first several days setting up your course, your online teaching space, and getting your students started. Then we spent a week on …

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Jan 30

Day 19: Frustrations with Teaching Online

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Now that you are almost 4 weeks into your online course, there may be some things about online teaching that are frustrating you. In today’s tips, we’ll look at some common frustrations and some potential solutions. Students don’t follow instructions. Include instructions in the syllabus, in your weekly email, and in the pace where students …

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