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

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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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Howard University Ramps Up Online Learning Programs

By Lillian Williams As previously reported on this website, a research study concludes that historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) should increase offerings of online courses and programs. Four researchers at Fayetteville State University in Fayetteville, NC., conducted the study. … Continue reading

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My Reflections on MOOC at Halfway Point Of Course

By Lillian Williams The captivating video above features global health expert Hans Rosling. We’ll get to his relevance for this posting in a moment. If you follow this blog, you know that I’m taking a 10-week public speaking MOOC taught … Continue reading

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AP-Level Computer Science MOOC for High Schoolers

By Lillian Williams Are you a high school student interested in computer programming? Does your school offer computer science courses? A new computer science MOOC (massive open online course) is available, free of charge, during the 2013-2014 school year. Anyone … Continue reading

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I’m Taking a MOOC This Summer! Are you?

By Lillian Williams So, I’m enrolled in a MOOC this summer.  It’s a public speaking course taught by Matt McGarrity, a senior lecturer at the University of Washington. MOOCs, of course, are those massive open online courses which are free of charge, … Continue reading

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Sugata Mitra: Build a School in the Cloud

By Lillian Williams What is the future of learning? Perhaps not what you think! Sugata Mitra, the Indian education innovator, has a daring plan that has attracted worldwide attention. He explains it best in this inspiring  2013 TED Talk. By … Continue reading

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More Research Urged to Improve Online Learning Outcomes

By Lillian Williams Do all college students adapt well to online learning?  Do some  student populations drop out of online courses at higher rates than others?  What happens to grade point averages? A study by the Community College Research Center … Continue reading

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