In this knowledge economy there is a need for a sophisticated set of skills. Learning is a modern day entrepreneurial survival tool, especially given today’s fast-paced and ever-changing landscape. It can go beyond simply company culture and staying on top
Effective practices for live online teaching
Live online teaching is an alternative to face-to-face teaching or asynchronous online teaching. It enables instructors to connect with students synchronously without the restrictions of a physical classroom. Web conferencing software can be used to deliver lectures, hold seminars, or facilitate study
Bring experts into the classroom with Skype
Use Skype to extend your classroom by inviting experts to join remotely. Many instructors invite professionals into their classrooms to add diversity to the discussion and dialogue. Introducing students to professionals in their field of study is one way to
Considerations and challenges in developing and delivering online programs
Earlier this spring, I participated in an author series panel at Teachers College, Columbia University to discuss online teaching and learning in higher education. The panel was moderated by Steven Goss who is the Vice Provost of Digital Learning and
Understanding blended learning
We live in an age where college classes are no longer taught exclusively in classrooms, but rather as a combination of onsite and online learning. In this post, I’m going to share an overview of the blended learning approach to
Teaching with Technology
Learn six very easy ways to use technology as a teaching tool There are many everyday tools out there that can help you achieve specific educational goals in your teaching. But first, let me emphasize that technology should be used in
Tools for creating interactive educational videos
Many universities and colleges support faculty in the development of robust video lectures. Short videos can replace long lectures, but how does one know if students are actually watching the videos? The Education Group at the W.R. Berkley Innovation Lab evaluated
What is online course design?
Online course design is the planning and development of an online course. It involves the visual, structural, and pedagogical elements of the learning experience. The Essentials of Online Course Design: A standards-based guide (2nd edition) provides educators, administrators, and educational technologists with an online course design roadmap.
Are you flipping yet?
Many faculty are flipping our classrooms. In other words, we’re delivering our lectures online and students are working on activities and problems in the classroom. This educational model reserves class time for student centered activities. At NYU Stern we are
How people learn
How people learn . People learn in different ways. However, the lecture teaching-format has favored specific types of learners. Specifically, those that learn from listening and speaking. For the rest of us, the lecture format is a far less optimal