Building a Sustainable Quality Matters Community of Practice Through Social Network Analysis

The growth of distance education has necessitated strong evidence of quality for institutions of higher education, and numerous standards and principles of quality have been […]

Inbox eLearning

You’ve already read further than I thought you would. Maybe you received this via your Inbox? An email Inbox may not be your idea of […]

5 Surprising Ways Twitter Can Help With Online Teaching

For the longest time, I could see no way to connect online teaching with Twitter.   Twitter was like some annoying, large exotic bird. Oh, […]

One Surprising Skill Every Online Trainer Needs

Online teachers draw from a deep well of teaching skills every single day. From the very second you fire up your computer in the morning, […]

The A-Z Of Online Teaching Challenges

How Many Challenges Does An Online Teacher Have to Face?   The challenges involved in online teaching sometimes seem too numerous to count.   It’s […]

A Quick Way To Cut the Drop Out Rate in Online Training Courses

Online training courses have long been plagued by a high student drop out rate.   This issue keeps plenty of online teachers up at night. […]

How To Teach Online Using Humor: What Works

When you teach online, you’re always looking for ways to make your job easier, and your students’ experiences more satisfying.   Humor is an online […]

Essentials for Preparing to Teach an Existing Online Course on Short Notice

In this presentation at the 2017 Distance Teaching & Learning Conference at UW-Madison, we explored questions to consider when preparing faculty to teach a developed […]

Designing Personalized Online Teaching Professional Development through Self-Assessment

Many institutions use a one-size-fits-all approach to faculty development for online teaching, which does not meet the needs of faculty who often have different levels […]

How to Make A Reference List (Without Eye of Newt)

This quick reference guide involves zero black magic.   But many new students are convinced that referencing is the work of the devil.   They […]

6 Online Teaching Lessons From Albert Einstein

Inspiration for online teaching can appear in surprising places.   Who says it should be confined to conferences or journal articles?   When you teach […]

How Effective is Your Online Teaching? 6 Quick Ways to Find Out

Online teaching presents a unique professional challenge.   You may interact with hundreds of students (and a handful of colleagues) every week. You may send […]

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