Hey friends, Director of Partner Relations Jeff here. I’m just coming off a long road trip through the great state of Texas; the last leg of which was the Emerging Technology for Online Education (ET4O) conference by the wonderful people of the Online Learning Consortium (formerly Sloan Consortium). I’ve written a few of these “conference

Comedy and Academic Integrity?

Thursday, 23 April 2015 by

Improv! You have seen it on the television show, Saturday Night Live, and probably at your local comedy club. But can you incorporate it in your classroom? To find out, I attended the online webcast, “Improvisation and Plagiarism: Fostering a Culture of Creativity” during Turnitin’s Plagiarism Education Week. The webcast, led by Teddi Fishman, the

With their mobile processing power, tablet devices have become an essential tool for students and educators in the classroom. However, many learning institutions are hesitant to completely rely on this trend because it can also be a tool for cheating. In India, they found a way to use tablets as a device to assist proctors

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?

Can you teach online?

Monday, 30 March 2015 by

Want to become an online instructor?   This qualitative research study from online faculty members produced insight on online faculty burnout and strategies to identify the teaching strategies, attributes, and job satisfaction of online faculty. In a nutshell, the research identified traits those looking to teach online or transition into online teaching. What attributes do