Category Archives: Teaching

Educational Lectures on YouTube

Many universities require educators to create their online presentations, whether in video webcam format or PowerPoint presentation. Simple presentation programs such as PowerPoint offer audio capabilities, allowing instructors to voice their presentations, creating a more personal delivery of the course … Continue reading

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Making a Good Impression Through Writing

Writing is considered one of the most important transferable skills for students to possess. The quality of writing first captures a job recruiter’s attention. As distance learners, students are continually adapting and improving their writing skills because it is their … Continue reading

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How distance learning can help you change your career

Changing career is daunting at the best of times, but can seem impossible for busy mums. With bills to pay and kids to raise, taking time off to study full-time for that dream career just isn’t an option for most … Continue reading

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Learning Styles

As an online instructor, you are faced with the challenge of providing education to students who may come from a variety of age groups and cultures. Selecting the best teaching techniques to employ in such an environment demands an understanding … Continue reading

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Professional Development for Online Instructors

Have you considered becoming an online instructor? Reasons many educators choose to teach online include: Teaching is something they have always wanted to do They are stay-at-home parents who would like to work from home in addition to raising their … Continue reading

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12 Easy Ways to Use Technology in the Classroom, Even for Technophobic Teachers

Everyone wants teachers to use technology in the classroom. But you’re busy — meeting standards, prepping students for tests — and maybe you’re not too fond of computers, anyway. Never fear – there are easy ways to bring your classroom up-to-date, … Continue reading

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Why is Social Media so Alluring?

Social media offers many valuable capabilities beyond sharing a great selfie. Students worldwide habitually access social media on their mobile devices. Learners from nearly every cultural background take time from their busy schedules to participate in social media to keep … Continue reading

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Instructional Design for e-Learning

In the past few years, the use of e-Learning tools has increased dramatically due to the popularity of distance learning and as a method of delivery for training in the corporate world. Also known as web-based training (WBT), Internet-based training … Continue reading

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The Number of Women in Tech Jobs is Expected to Hit a New Low

Despite efforts to get more women into tech fields, a new study from Accenture and Girls Who Code called “Cracking the Gender Code”finds that the number of women in those jobs will fall to historic lows over the next decade. … Continue reading

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Online Tutors – Smarthinking

At some point in your academic life, the need for a tutor will likely arise, and whether you decide to enlist the assistance of a tutor is a personal choice. However, using the services of a tutor is not something … Continue reading

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