Category Archives: Distance education

Videos and Animation

Two of the five sessions at the Online Learning Showcase I attended in February dealt with the incorporation of videos into white boards or other presentation software. The first was from a part of the university that is flush with … Continue reading

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Ideas, Ideas, Ideas

Last week I attended a small conference where different instructors demonstrated techniques they use in their online classes. Ironic in that the meeting was F2F …. but all the ideas presented were useful and worth considering. Not all, of course, … Continue reading

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Class Size

I decided not to attempt to be clever in choosing a title for this blog post. Universities and colleges for many years now have had to deal with large class sizes. In particular this is a problem for online classes. … Continue reading

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A New Term

One of the dangers of online teaching and indeed of all teaching is to become stale. By this I mean that once you find a comfortable niche and comfortable practices they can become set in stone. I recall a professor … Continue reading

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Books

I am still working my way through the course revision for Religion & Society in the Modern World. Files came back from an editor last week and I am working my way through them. I am reminded how important it … Continue reading

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Teaching/learning/teaching/learning…

I received a link to a webinar ¬†organized by a publisher in my university email inbox today. I had attended when it was live, but as usual in a distracted fashion. The arrival of the emailed link reminded me of … Continue reading

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Links: the ties that soar

I am surfacing a bit from the frantic world of course revisions. My online courses contain a lot of links to outside web pages. I do this for good reasons (I hope). Firstly, to direct students to good, scholarly sites … Continue reading

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