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10 Creative Ways to Use Interactive White Boards in the Classroom

Inspiring Ideas to Help you get the Most out of the IWB in Your Classroom Over the last decade or so, Interactive White Boards (IWBs) have proliferated in schools in the U.S. and across much of the world. Some teachers have embraced them, and others, well … not so much. Unfortunately, some schools did not […]
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Argos and FormFusion Users! 2015 Evisions Conference Registration Now Open

Join Evisions for a full day of education and networking with peers on Saturday, April 11th at the Marriott New Orleans.  Register today.  The 2015 Evisions Conference is where you'll learn some tips and tricks to take advantage of the tools you already have and will allow you to meet the mandates you get in your job. The Evisions Conference has sessions aimed at helping increase your institution's success using the Argos and FormFusion.

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The Benefits of Learning-by-Doing With Business Simulation Games

Business Simulation Games are a Great way to Bring Active, Applied Learning into Business and Marketing Courses Of the many different forms of Active Learning made possible through modern instructional technologies, one of my favorites is Simulations. These can come in so many forms … Clinical Healthcare Simulations, Flight Simulations, Weather Simulations, etc. Today we […]
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The Benefits of Learning-by-Doing With Business Simulation Games

Sub Heading Of the many different forms of Active Learning made possible through modern instructional technologies, one of my favorites is Simulations. These can come in so many forms … Clinical Healthcare Simulations, Flight Simulations, Weather Simulations, etc., many of which can be useful in education. Today we feature a guest post about Business Simulations […]
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5 Tips for Using Google Apps on an iPad

Kasey Bell is an instructional technology consultant with a Master’s degree in Educational Technology, and more than ten years in the field of education. Kasey will be presenting the session “Ooey Gooey Google! Google Apps for the iPad” at the 2014 Teaching and Learning with the iPad Conference this November in Raleigh, NC. Follow Kasey […]
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The strengths and weaknesses of competency-based learning in a digital age

Chapter 5 of my open textbook, ‘Teaching in a Digital Age‘, is now published. In Chapter 5, I developed the concept of a learning environment. I am now working on Chapter 6, ‘Models for Designing Teaching and Learning.’ In my last two posts I discussed respectively the appropriateness of the classroom model and the ADDIE model for a digital age. […]
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What UBC has learned about doing MOOCs

Engle, W. (2104) UBC MOOC Pilot: Design and Delivery Vancouver BC: University of British Columbia The University of British Columbia, a premier public research university in Canada, successfully delivered five MOOCs in the spring and summer of 2013, using the Coursera platform. This report is an evaluation of the experience. The report is particularly valuable […]
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Transforming university teaching and learning: UBC’s strategy for flexible learning

UBC campus, Vancouver BC Flexible Learning Implementation Team (2014) Flexible Learning – Charting a Strategic Vision for UBC (Vancouver Campus. Vancouver BC: Office of the Provost, University of British Columbia The University of British Columbia is one of Canada’s premier research universities with almost 60,000 students. It usually features within the top 30 universities worldwide in […]
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10 Pretty Awesome Things You Can do With PowerPoint

When Used With Tact, These Techniques can Help to Make Your Presentations Fun and Engaging It’d easy to bash PowerPoint, especially given the poor uses we see all too often … plain boring slides with no personality, or worse yet … slides that are inundated with text, delivered by monotone lecturers lacking enthusiasm. But this […]
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September APP ED REVIEW Roundup – Apps for Video Creation Projects

iPad Video Creation Apps are Great for Student Projects (and for Teachers too!) Few strategies can get students more engaged in the classroom than creative projects. Teachers can embrace the Information Generation’s learning preferences by integrating these video-creation apps below into their assignments, which can really amp up classroom engagement! Plus, differentiating classroom projects that […]