Category Archives: e-learning courses

Nautilus, a Valuable Site for Science Teachers

By Lillian Williams Mrs. Lillian Williams is an award-winning, retired public school teacher of southern Illinois. She won a coveted Golden Apple Award for excellence in teaching. She is my mother. For many years Mrs. Williams taught science at Dunbar … Continue reading

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The Simple Truth About Editor John Seigenthaler

( Video credit: The Freedom Forum and Newseum) By Lillian Williams You will find dozens of posts and videos about the life and legacy of John L. Seigenthaler, the long-time newspaper editor and fierce champion of the First Amendment.  Advanced digital … Continue reading

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Why Community College Students Don’t Take Online Courses

By Lillian Williams Ever wonder what motivates a college student to take an online course rather than a traditional, face-to-face course? You might be tempted to answer: flexibility and convenience.  But not so fast.  Those aren’t the only reasons. Thanks … Continue reading

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HOW BIG DATA INFLUENCES HIGHER EDUCATION

Courtesy of datascience@berkeley: Master of Information and Data Science   This infographic from datascience@berkeley explores the growing field of online education in depth, including the types of data collected, challenges to institutions, and key players in the field. Take a … Continue reading

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2013 SNAPSHOT OF ONLINE EDUCATION AT U.S. COLLEGES Courtesy of: The Learning House, Inc.

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Pew Research surveys on audience habits and effect on news

Editor’s Note: The following analysis was written by Andrew Kohut , founding Director of the Pew Research Center. By Andrew Kohut News organizations have been confronting the problem of a shrinking audience for more than a decade, but trends strongly suggest that … Continue reading

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Oprah Enters the E-Course Sphere !

  By Lillian Williams When you think of Oprah, traditional TV show formats come to mind. Right? The Queen of TV Talk, perched in a studio (or on location somewhere), interviewing her guests. We know the routine well.  One of … Continue reading

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A MOOC ABOUT K-12 ONLINE TEACHING

By Lillian Williams As we know, questions about online teaching and learning abound. How can teachers encourage greater interaction among students in online courses? What constitutes effective feedback in online courses? In what ways can teachers support a multitude of … Continue reading

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A DYSLEXIC MOM’S EXPERIENCE WITH E-LEARNING

Editor’s Note: Terrence G. Harris is the author of the following guest blog post.  A student at Columbia College Chicago, Terrence reflects on online learning through the eyes of his mother’s experience.  By: Terrence G. Harris My mother, Dr. Delena … Continue reading

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PRESIDENT OBAMA ON COLLEGE EDUCATION REFORM

By Lillian Williams What are innovative ways to educate students in the 21st century? President Obama jumped into the education reform debate today during a speech at State University of New York in Buffalo, N.Y. Citing specific examples,  the President’s … Continue reading

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