Teaching with Technology in Social Work – March/April 2017 Article

A good article addressing some questions and issues with using technology in social work education. One take away is considering how to connect with technology and multimedia tools that would be helpful in the social work classroom. March/April 2017 Issue Teaching With Technology in Social Work Education By Sue Coyle, MSW Social Work Today Vol.…

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”…

It’s Midterm: Time to check in with your students and your course design

  Hope classes are going well, both online and off. Can you believe it is midterm already? This a good time to check in with your students and give yourself a midterm evaluation of your class. Michelle Miller in her book “Minds Online” writes of how early online social participation can be an indicator of…

4 Popular Learning Myths debunked

What you believe about your students directs your actions towards them. What do you believe? Is it true? As teachers, we need to be careful that we are following best practices in our classes, online and off-line, and this includes these four popular myths about learning: Students will learn more if they are taught in a…

Understanding Bloom’s Taxonomy in E-Learning – New Resources

If you talk with me for long about education, you will realize that I’m a big fan of Bloom’s taxonomy. Specifically the revised taxonomy which takes into consideration our new digital world. By moving students into higher orders of thinking, we help them solidify understanding and push through assumptions. Besides that, assignments and learning become…