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Platforms and Tools for Online Education

The novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 has forced schools across the nation to make an abrupt shift away from traditional classroom methods to remote education thanks to school closures aimed at slowing the pandemic. Distance learning, online education, e-learning, remote instruction—whatever your school district is calling it—just about any teacher or educator will tell you […]

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Tips to Engage the Modern Learner

5 Tips to Engage the Modern Learner

Technology, resources and innovative education tools have made today’s students experts at multitasking. They have grown accustomed to having access to information at their fingertips. However, with numerous distractions available to them it can be challenging to keep them engaged. Here we share some suggestions to keep the modern learner engaged in their studies. Make […]

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Adapt to Teaching in an Online High School

How to Adapt to Teaching in an Online High School

If you’re in the business of teaching, an online course could very well be in your future. With the rapid rise of online school enrollment — at both K-12 and college levels, institutions are preparing for an increasing demand for teachers who can make the transition to an online education format. In 2014, 5.8 million […]

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The ‘Quiet’ Online Student

The ‘Quiet’ Online Student Our focus for last month’s professional development was on the introverted student.  Over the past month, I have been reading a book that I have found to be absolutely phenomenal titled Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking.   Reading this book through the lens of a virtual school staff […]

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5 Key Elements of Social Presence

5 Key Elements of Social Presence:  Part 5 Instructor Involvement This blog is the fifth and final of a five part series on the 5 key elements of social presence.  It is based on an article from the September/October edition of Learning & Leading with Technology magazine.  The article, written by Amy Garrett Dikkers, Aimee […]

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5 Key Elements of Social Presence: Part 4

5 Key Elements of Social Presence:  Part 4 Knowledge and Experience This blog is the fourth of a five part series on the 5 key elements of social presence.  It is based on an article from the September/October edition of Learning & Leading with Technology magazine.  The article, written by Amy Garrett Dikkers, Aimee Whiteside, […]

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5 Key Elements of Social Presence: Part 3

5 Key Elements of Social Presence: Part 3 Interaction Intensity This blog is the third of a five part series on the 5 key elements of social presence.  It is based on an article from the September/October edition of Learning & Leading with Technology magazine.  The article, written by Amy Garrett Dikkers, Aimee Whiteside, and […]

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5 Key Elements of Social Presence: Part 2

5 Key Elements of Social Presence: Part 2 Community Cohesion This blog is the second of a five part series on the 5 key elements of social presence.  It is based on an article from the September/October edition of Learning & Leading with Technology magazine.  The article, written by Amy Garrett Dikkers, Aimee Whiteside, and […]

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5 Key Elements of Social Presence: Part 1

5 Key Elements of Social Presence:  Part 1 Affective Association This blog is the first of a five part series on the 5 key elements of social presence.  It is based on an article from the September/October edition of Learning & Leading with Technology magazine.  The article, written by Amy Garrett Dikkers, Aimee Whiteside, and […]

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