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Tell us how you Motivate Your Students and Win!

Getting Students to be Independent Learners is a big Challenge for Teachers Everywhere. How do you do it? Put a pizza or a smart phone in front of a high school or young college student, and they’ll probably jump at it! Motivation in action! You can probably think of things that would grab the attention […]
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Time to retire from online learning?

Forgive me for being personal in this post (well, it is a blog), but I also have a few important things to say professionally. The context I was 75 yesterday and as I’ve tried to do each birthday for the last 25 years, I spent the day skiing at Whistler. (A wonderful day: sunshine and […]
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Augmented Reality – The Coolest Instructional Technology You’ve Never Heard of?

AR Tools are Being Used Today by Creative Educators in Fun, Innovative Ways, but few Know About it (yet). Educators are always looking for new ways to enhance learning and expand the horizons of students in an engaging and interactive way. Gone are the days when class plans were based around exercises from a text […]
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It’s 2014 – Can You Text Your Students?

Teachers and Administrators Should be Able to Communicate with Students Using Text Messaging (Without Using Their own Phones). Not too long ago, a teacher said to me, “It’s 2012, why can’t we text our students? That’s how they communication”. That stuck with me. Texting turned 20 years old in 2012 (wow!). According to ChaCha, way […]
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Why successful consortia for online learning are so difficult

Fishman, R. (2013) State U Online Washington DC: The New America Foundation Fishman, R. (2014) Seeking Your Input on Online Consortia and Online Community Colleges WCET Frontiers It would seem obvious that there would be great advantage in building consortia for online courses, so that courses could be shared between institutions, thus saving institutions the cost […]
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A new MOOC on how to do blended learning

Kelly, R. (2014) EDUCAUSE and UCF launching blended learning MOOC Campus Technology, 3 April EDUCAUSE and the University of Central Florida are offering a free MOOC called ‘BlendKit2014 – Becoming a Blended Learning Designer‘, which will run initially from April 21 to May 27. It is aimed primarily at faculty and instructional designers, will come away […]
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No Permission

For some of you at selective institutions, you have a little more than 2 weeks to fill your class for this Fall. For most of you that admit more than you deny, May 1 isn’t what it used to be, but more importantly, you have more applications and more admits to try to persuade to enroll in the Fall. In either case, you have to use your time wisely with time and resources not necessarily on your side.
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Change is coming

The first Recruitment Minute hit email inboxes in November 2002. Back then it was known as the “Email Minute,” because that’s how it was delivered and that’s what it was all about — email marketing. TargetX was a pioneer in email marketing.
But electronic communication grew and evolved, and so did TargetX. We focused on higher education as our niche and developed additional products and services to help colleges bu...

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Getting serious about retention

Acceptance letters have been sent. YouTube videos posted as eager applicants open their letters. Deposits mailed in. It’s another full cycle completed in the college admissions process.
As we enter July, the incoming Class of 2013 is now preparing for the next step in their college journey while heading to Bed, Bath and Beyond or Target to stock up on all the college essentials. Colleges across the country are holding their orientations so...

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Who's your customer

First, thank you for the lack of hate mail from last week’s Recruitment Minute, “What’s your business?” Maybe what I’m talking about here is beginning to resonate with the higher education industry (or perhaps everyone is just on vacation). But let’s not count our Mai Tais too soon. Today I’m talking about the other word that, when uttered on campuses, in my experience, renders even more disdain … ...