Higher E-Learning is a website put together by myself (Jason Johnston) who is a full time instructional designer at University of Kentucky in the College of Social work. I mostly did this so I could have a repository for my own learning and a place to create help pages for teachers and instructors as they use Canvas to help make online learning happen. My hope with this website that it would go beyond the University of Kentucky and help the larger community of teachers and learners. My hope is also that it would always be a good balance of pedagogical best practices and tech support. My professional life has basically been about teaching and technology, so I hope to pass some of that along. Let me know how I can improve this site and I will as I have time.

Recent Posts:

15 Ways for Students to Use Google Keep

What is Google Keep? Google Keep is a new google online tool that works across platforms and integrates with all the other Google products. It can be used to create lists, clip information, make notes and then share anything with others easily. There are many educational uses even in higher learning. You will need a…

Interactive Classroom Ideas (to save your students from more lectures)

The Lecture Doth Persist Lectures, either in-class or by video, have their place in education but still too lofty a place. If they are too long they can become a waste of time and the format itself kills student interaction. Why do we persist in the lecture as primary means of teaching when research suggests there…

Robots Take Distance Learning to New Level

Personal Robots in 2017 It is not longer science fiction. For years, robots have been increasingly working in the manufacturing industry.  They are “helping, not replacing humans” as I heard one Toyota tour guide say. Now robots are quickly become part of our everyday life and culture. What was impossible or way too expensive a few…

How to Make a Great Presentation – Powerpoint using Assertion Evidence

New video below on how to make a great PowerPoint presentation using the Assertion Evidence model. Also included 2 design tips and some other ways to present other than PowerPoint using Prezi, Haikudeck and the new Microsoft Sway. Using the assertion evidence way of making slides can lead to better comprehension, deeper learning and less sleeping during your presentation.…