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8 Lessons Learned from Teaching Online

Here is a project that Joni Dunlap and I worked on while at EDUCAUSE ELI. You can see the original page about the project on EDUCAUSE Review Online.

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2011 NWeLearn Conference: Recordings

South Seattle Community College has archives from the 2011 Northwest eLearn Conference posted on their website: Descriptions of Recorded Sessions below are outlined in this schedule (link) Advanced Angel & Angel 8.0 Jump-Start = Tegrity Recording Instructional Design

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Best Practices in Online Teaching

Jeff Geronimo from the Faculty Development & Instructional Design Center at NIU recently presented the following: “Online teaching presents a unique set of challenges that require clear definition of faculty performance. Research shows that specific strategies can support and enhance

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Northwest eLearning Conference Presentation on Establishing Social Presence

I presented at the Northwest eLearn conference last week. The conference was great and I had a blast in Portland. The slides from my presentation on Establishing Social Presence are below: View at slides: Please upgrade your browser

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Call for Papers for a special issue on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

The MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching (JOLT at has just released a Call for Papers for a special issue on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), to be published in Summer (June) 2013. The Guest Editors of the

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Create PDFs from Web pages in Moodle

Faculty struggle with whether to create a pdf version of everything they add to an LMS. This video shows how students can use Google Chrome to create PDFs of pages in Moodle.

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AERA 2011 — Investigating Students’ Perceptions of Various Instructional Strategies to Establish Social Presence

Joni Dunlap and I presented a paper titled “Investigating Students’ Perceptions of Various Instructional Strategies  to Establish Social Presence” at AERA 2011. Abstract Social presence theory explains how people present themselves as “real” through a communication medium and is a

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