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2014 National Distance Learning Week

Sponsored by the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA), National Distance Learning Week (NDLW) is this week! What is NDLW? Purpose: To generate greater awareness and appreciation for distance learning, including K-12, Higher Education, Corporate and Military, ...

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Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Amy C. Smith

Today, we are spotlighting Dr. Amy C. Smith, Assistant Professor of English and Associate Director of the Quality Enhancement Plan, Lamar University. Dr. Smith was one of our Spring 2013 Academic Partnerships Faculty Research ...

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Recap: 2014 Online Learning Consortium International Conference

Last week, we attended, presented, and were sponsors for the 2014 Online Learning Consortium International Conference in Orlando. We learned a lot and can’t wait to share it all with you! To start, we will ...

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How to Make Your Own Sound Booth for Better Voice Overs

Not everyone has access to a professional recording studio so most of us have to improvise when recording audio. That is why we are so glad we came across this article by eLearning Brothers! Click ...

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Effective Design and Management for Group Projects in Online Courses

How Does Group Work Relate to Student-to-Student Engagement and Overall Success of Course Design? Dr. Melissa Kaulbach and James Bryan Smith answer this question during this episode of Ed Tech Du Jour. Click here for a ...

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8 Lessons Learned from Teaching Online

Educause recently published a video list of insights comes from experts in the field of online teaching. Here is a collection of 8 lessons that might improve your online course! Click here to view the video’s ...

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CFP EXTENDED for Round Two of the AP 2014 Faculty Research Grant Program

We have extended the call for proposals for round two of the 2014 Faculty Research Grant Program! Proposals are now being accepted through this Friday, October 3rd. The program, which has committed to providing $100,000 in funding ...

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Do Listening Styles Matter in Online Learning?

Communicating is all about what you say… Right? The skill of listening is often overlooked in discussions of communication styles and techniques. But without being able to listen—and recognize how your conversation partner prefers to ...

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Tips for Online Students to Work Successfully in Virtual Group

Whether on the job or in school, you’ll find yourself participating in group projects. Working in groups provides a great opportunity to collaborate with other seasoned professionals and explore different viewpoints, strategies and solutions. Because group ...

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Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Luke Dowden, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Receives OLC Award

Congratulations to Dr. Luke Dowden of University of Louisiana at Lafayette for receiving the Online Learning Consortium’s Bruce N. Chaloux Award for Early Career Excellence in Online Education ! The OLC Awards recognize the ...

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