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Academic Partnerships to Launch Third-Generation Online Instructional Model for Higher Education

Author: Melanie Hovland
Posted: April 22, 2015, 7:17 pm

DALLAS, April 21, 2015 Academic Partnerships 3.0 Key Facts Technology-driven solution Enhanced interaction between faculty and students Peer-to-peer collaboration Face-to-face environment in cyberspace Global 24/7 access in multiple languages Revenue-sharing with faculty who participate Academic Partnerships, a global provider of online services for ...

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6 Tips to Improve eLearning Course Navigation

Author: Melanie Hovland
Posted: April 21, 2015, 4:45 pm

While high quality content, stunning visuals, and interactive eLearning activities may be essential elements of any successful eLearning course, all of these come second to navigability. If learners cannot navigate your eLearning course, then ...

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Quality Matters Monday: Standard 1.7

Author: Melanie Hovland
Posted: April 20, 2015, 7:58 pm

It’s Quality Matters Monday! Each Monday, we will highlight a Quality Matters standard and review its importance in an online course and how we evaluate this standard. Today, we are reviewing Quality Matters Standard 1.7. Click here ...

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Faculty Spotlight: Spring 2013 Faculty Research Grant Recipient – Dr. Debra J. Dewitte, The University of Texas at Arlington

Author: Melanie Hovland
Posted: April 17, 2015, 4:37 pm

Today, we are spotlighting The University of Texas at Arlington professor, Dr. Debra J. Dewitte. She was a 2013 Faculty Research Grant Recipient for her proposal, “Assessment of Technological Tools to Support Studies in the ...

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The Top 6 eLearning Course Navigation Styles

Author: Melanie Hovland
Posted: April 16, 2015, 2:39 pm

When designing your eLearning course, effective navigation is essential. In this article I will highlight the 6 most effective eLearning course navigation styles, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each one, in order ...

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Quality Matters Monday: Standard 1.6

Author: Melanie Hovland
Posted: April 13, 2015, 8:12 pm

It’s Quality Matters Monday! Each Monday, we will highlight a Quality Matters standard and review its importance in an online course and how we evaluate this standard. Today, we are reviewing Quality Matters Standard 1.6. Click here ...

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You’re Asking the Wrong Question

Author: Melanie Hovland
Posted: April 7, 2015, 3:05 pm

You’re asking the wrong question. No, seriously, you’re probably asking the wrong question. Yeah, that’s a pretty bold statement. But I’ve read tens of thousands of questions meant to prompt discussions in online course rooms, and ...

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Quality Matters Monday: Standard 1.5

Author: Melanie Hovland
Posted: April 6, 2015, 9:47 pm

It’s Quality Matters Monday! Each Monday, we will highlight a Quality Matters standard and review its importance in an online course and how we evaluate this standard. Today, we are reviewing Quality Matters Standard 1.5. Click here ...

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The Online Learning Consortium’s 2014 Survey Report

Author: Melanie Hovland
Posted: April 1, 2015, 6:32 pm

The Online Learning Consortium sponsored the 2014 survey report, Grade Level: Tracking Online Education in the United States and it is now available as a report and as an infographic. This complimentary online learning research report ...

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6 Tips to Write Effective eLearning Course Scenario Questions

Author: Melanie Hovland
Posted: March 31, 2015, 2:11 pm

Creating effective eLearning course scenario questions that engage the learners and tie into real world challenges can be difficult, unless you know a few key tips that can make the process simple and straightforward. ...

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