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Learning by Visuals

Friday, 20 February 2015 by

When it comes to learning, external representations, aka visualizations, have always been valuable tools to students. Visualizations play a key role in all learning. So why are visuals important? According to The Theory and Practice of Online Education: Students learn better from words and graphics or pictures than from words alone. There is the The Spatial

A cheating deterrent going back as far anyone can seem to remember is to pledge an oath, a vow, to swear on something, or just simply read an honor code. It’s even Numbers 30:2 “If a man vows a vow to the Lord, or swears an oath to bind himself by a pledge, he shall not break his

How do different environments affect learners? According to the equivalency theory, it is the responsibility of the educator to design learning events that provide experiences with equal value for learners no matter what environment the learners are coming from. The theory states that in order for distance education to be successful, there should be equivalency

One of the biggest shockers at Campus Tech 2014, and was a key take-away for online education, was the revelation that video analysis is showing that educators can not hold student’s attention for more than 6 minutes. This factoid rocked the audience during Anant Agarwal’s keynote. If you want to read a great write-up and

As 2013 comes to a close, we thought we would take some time to review some of the top cheating scandals that we blogged about over the year. While it may seem redundant, we think it’s important to take a look and see how students, teachers, and administrators find ways to cheat the system. If

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