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…

Article: Moving from the Transactional LMS to the Transformational LRM (Learning Relationship Management) System

The Article LMS to LRM This article summarizes the current thought and development in the world of e-learning in regards to our standard LMS (Learning Management System) approach to offering classes online. http://www.educationtechnologyinsights.com/cxoinsights/moving-from-the-transactional-lms-to-the-transformational-lrm-nid-260.html The Problem The LMS (Canvas, blackboard, Moodle, etc.) were developed to recreate what we mostly did in the classroom – the basic transaction…

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…