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Top 10 Tips to Use Mind Mapping Tools in eLearning

Author: Melanie Hovland
Posted: February 10, 2015, 8:35 pm

In this article, we’ll highlight the top 10 tips on how to make the most out of mind mapping tools. I’ll share how mind maps have the potential to transform any eLearning course or module ...

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The 6 Best Free Mind Mapping Tools for Teachers

Author: Melanie Hovland
Posted: February 5, 2015, 10:02 pm

Organizing thoughts is a difficult task, for both teachers and students. Lack of a medium to organize all these thoughts can lead to stress, confusion, and lack of success in regards to yourself, or your ...

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An eLearning Design Checklist with Development in Mind

Author: Melanie Hovland
Posted: February 3, 2015, 8:25 pm

Tired of having developers come to you with questions? Better yet, tired of being in the middle of developing your work when you realize you didn’t think something through or document it? Time to get ...

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Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Vivek Natarajan and Dr. Lynn Godkin

Author: Melanie Hovland
Posted: January 30, 2015, 4:56 pm

Today, we are spotlighting Lamar University professors Dr. Vivek Natarajan, Associate Professor of Marketing, and Dr. Lynn Godkin, Professor of Management. They were 2012 Faculty Research Grant Recipients for their proposal, “Technology readiness and learning ...

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App Review: Voice Record Pro

Author: Melanie Hovland
Posted: January 29, 2015, 4:48 pm

The average person probably remembers more of what they see than what they hear. For example, you’re likely to readily remember a person’s face more easily than you would his name. However, according to molecular ...

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Have MOOCs Helped or Hurt?

Author: Melanie Hovland
Posted: January 28, 2015, 5:15 pm

This article was originally written by Academic Partnerships Chairman and CEO, Randy Best, for Inside Higher Ed. Click here for the original post. As the hype around MOOCs has subsided, a frequently asked question in ...

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Quality Matters Monday: Standard 1.1

Author: Melanie Hovland
Posted: January 26, 2015, 5:12 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. General Standard 1 – Course Overview and Introduction: The ...

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Why Students Don’t Attend Office Hours

Author: Melanie Hovland
Posted: January 22, 2015, 5:43 pm

By Maryellen Weimer, PhD More than 600 students answered 17 survey items about one of their courses in order to help researchers explore factors that influence students’ use of office hours. The research goal was to ...

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Academic Partnerships Now Accepting Proposals for Round One of 2015 Faculty Research Grant Program

Author: Melanie Hovland
Posted: January 19, 2015, 12:00 pm

Academic Partnerships (AP), one of the world’s largest representatives of online learning, today announced that it is currently accepting proposals for Round One of its 2015 Faculty Research Grant Program, which supports faculty research on ...

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Faculty Spotlight: Fall 2014 Faculty Research Grant Recipients, Part 3

Author: Melanie Hovland
Posted: December 17, 2014, 4:04 pm

We have spent the last several weeks spotlighting the recipients of the Fall 2014 Faculty Research Grants. Get to know these distinguished faculty members below! Name: Audrey Tolouian University: University of Texas at El Paso Title of Proposal: ...

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