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.…

Top Websites to Add Learning Games to your Classroom – Gamification for Higher Ed!

Top Picks for adding Learning Games to your Classroom or Course Can We Learn Through Play? There is a lot of talk in the education world in the last few years about leveraging games for instruction. Professor James Gee is quoted as saying, “Games are goal-directed learning Spaces” (Hoffmann, 2009, p.21).  There is no doubt…

How to Measure the Quality of Online / Hybrid E-Learning Courses

Stop staying “We don’t know if online learning works.” This was true a few years ago, but the data are in: Online learning works and we even know how it works better. The truth is that we have an expansive wealth of articles related to best practices in every level of education. If the search “best practice”…