We are living in a world of personalization. It’s everywhere. Pay attention next time you are surfing on the internet, and you will find that almost everything is customized to your interests. For example, your Facebook news feed is your personalized newspaper with data from friends, Google Ads are personalized based on your search data, and in

How direct can you be with your online students, especially from a virtual space? What is the best way to get your students to stay focused in your online classes? Is there a correct strategy for online students to learn course material? Epository instruction, aka a direct teaching strategy, is a style of instruction that may

In my time at Georgia Tech, online learning has been a prevalent force from day one of classes.  In my freshman year I was introduced to MyMathLab, a website by Pearson Higher Education that provided a platform that was my textbook, homework, and practice quizzes all rolled into one.  Over the course of my two

Journaling through E-Learning

Thursday, 21 May 2015 by

Multiple choice, true or false response, matching, and completion type questions seem to be the norm in online class assignments. While traditional is great, are there different ways online students can express themselves in assignments, and express that they are learning the material? What about online journal assignments? The Inside Online Learning Blog hosts weekly

Learning before the learning?

Thursday, 09 April 2015 by

Similar to a marathon, a participating runner wouldn’t embark on a 26 mile journey without some sort of preparation (well, hopefully not). The same follows for students, or in this case, an “online learner”. Pre-learning activities help prepare students for the details of the lesson, getting them connected and motivated. So why is student preparation necessary?