Category Archives: elearning

Education and Automation

There are a lot of things that technology can do in education. A lot of automation in education is very useful: handling student records and passwords, single sign-on, that sort of thing. Then there are things that should not be … Continue reading

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Time Saving Tips for Teaching Online

I often hear that online learning takes a lot of time for instructors. I have found that it can, but when a course is set up in advance, using the appropriate tools, a lot of time can be saved. There are … Continue reading

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Promoting Academic Honesty Online

#143071328 / gettyimages.com Every semester we deal with questions like “how do you know the person enrolled in the course is the one taking the test?” The instructional designers in Humboldt State University’s College of eLearning & Extended Education often assist faculty  in … Continue reading

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mLearning Initiatives at Humboldt State University

This just in from Morgan Barker, an instructional designer at Humboldt State: Hello Staff & Faculty, I would like to personally invite you to campus sessions centered around the topic of mobile learning. The eLearning department will be holding a … Continue reading

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Time Saving Tips for Online Teaching (2014)

We often hear that online learning takes a lot of time for instructors. I have found that it can, but when a course is set up in advance, using the appropriate tools, a lot of time can be saved. A … Continue reading

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Scientific Discovery and the Creative Commons

Tim Spuck’s students discuss their search for T Tauri stars with renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson at the American Astronomical Society conference in January 2007. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) In a recent episode of Cosmos: a Spacetime Odyssey, Neil deGrasse Tyson … Continue reading

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#Rhizo14: “Cheating” as Learning Modality

I have had to address “cheating” in education is a very real way here at Humboldt State. I have instructors who are new to online learning and that is one of the first things they asked – how do we … Continue reading

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#Rhizome14: Community as Curriculum

This is my introductory post. I am participating in a MOOC facilitated by Dave Cormier called “Rhizomatic Learning – The Community is the Curriculum.” Dave’s 2008 article “Rhizomatic Education: Community as Curriculum” has informed many of my education projects since … Continue reading

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eLearning 101: Presentation from DET/CHE

I went to the DET/CHE conference in November and I had a presentation that I was going to give. What happened at the conference was interesting. After listening to other presentations and listening to the concerns, fears, and needs of … Continue reading

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DET/CHE: Cognition, Learning Theory, Backward Design: The importance of instructional design.

Hierarchy of Instructional Design (Photo credit: jrhode) Jim Monaghan, AVP Academic Technologies/Associate Professor, Educational Technology, CSUSB Instructional designers take on many roles at campuses. The perspectives of the designers combined with the organizational structure of the campus can greatly impact … Continue reading

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