Technology integration has become an integral part of a modern curriculum; however, there any still many teachers who don’t want to use technology tools in everyday practice. The reasons start from the unwillingness to give up time-tested techniques to the belief that technology doesn’t bring any value. To help teachers to overcome their concerns and give insights into integrating technology in the classroom we talked to an instructional technology specialist – Kyle Pace.Add a comment
Have you heard about a student-centered approach to learning? Chances of a positive answer are pretty high. Numerous researches show the effectiveness of learner-centered education with a focus shift from a teacher to a learner. To help you to apply a student-centered approach in the distant learning environment and highlight typical obstacles you can face trying to adopt student-centered projects across the curriculum we interviewed an educator, teacher, Director of Technology and consultant – Troy Patterson.Add a comment
You’ve bought a Learning Management System, invested a lot of money into marketing and promotion but didn’t receive the return on investments. Students drop your classes and don’t recommend your online courses to the peers as they think the class wasn’t worth their money and time.
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Traditional teaching methodologies such as reading a text and answering the questions have run out of steam and need to be replaced by innovative techniques that resonate with the needs of modern learners. Today’s student wants to be an active participant of the studying process and you can easily satisfy this need by applying a student-centered approach. Not familiar with the term? Don’t worry, Sam Gliksman, an eLearning guru and author a book “Creating Media for Learning. Student –centered Projects across the curriculum” will explain it to you.Add a comment
Information overload, also known as "information glut" and "data smog", is a widely known phenomenon caused by an abundance of information that our brain cannot cope with. The term is a buzzword, however, few people know the nature of the problem and how to avoid it when designing eLearning courses and teaching students. To get to the bottom of information overload problem, we interviewed an educator, speaker, director of Instructional Technology, #edchat contributor and author of the “Content curation. How to avoid Information overload” book - Steven W. Anderson.Add a comment
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