Summer is finally coming to a close. Our unpredictable Kansas weather has already begun to fluctuate between a low of 68 and a high of 95; barbecues are being substituted for crockpot potlucks; and Starbucks has finally released the Pumpkin Spice Latte. I’m so anxious for the arrival of fall. For me, the upcoming Labor Day
This is our fifth podcast and I have to say, I really think we’ve hit a milestone in both quality and content. Our new microphone setup installed by our Episode 4 guest, Ryan Corcoran has paid off beyond measure. Listen to Episode 4 and then listen to Episode 5. You’ll hear the huge jump in audio quality immediately. PLUS, we have our first student guest! We talk to John, a Loyola student currently taking MOOCs about the value he sees in these classes, along with some examples of what makes or breaks a good online course.
One of the things we keep kicking around in our office is how we can improve the interactivity in our online classes. Interactivity is one of the most important keys to online student retention and persistence, and yet multiple forms of interaction can be cumbersome to design and time consuming for all involved. This is the
One of the truisms of designing/delivering an online course is this: don’t do it until you have taken an online course yourself. Until you know what it’s like to be a student in an online course, you will struggle to understand how to meet the needs of that student population. Well, I’ve taken several online