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Teaching Adult Students Online
Throughout my career in information technology I have witnessed a transformation in how conglomerates hire, train, and share information. Gone are the days of on-site interviews, face-to-face staff meetings, and in-house corporate training.
Teaching and Learning in Virtual Worlds
Schools such as Harvard, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Stanford have developed university tours within SL for potential students to visit the campus virtually. This is a great first step that introduces SL to students, allowing them the opportunity to learn about it firsthand.
Teaching and Learning Through Social Media
If you are interested in using social media during your educational journey, whether you are a student or teacher, please visit my distance-learning site for future articles on this topic.
Teaching with LinkedIn
LinkedIn is a global social media service designed for professional networking with business colleagues or future prospects. Think of LinkedIn as a progressive method of discussing your work background and exchanging business cards, minus the actual cards.
Teaching with Technology
The use of technology is not only required in an online environment—today many teachers from brick and mortar institutions are beginning to incorporate technology into their own instruction.
Teaching with Wordpress
Many marketing tools today allow users to incorporate a variety of social networking applications; Wordpress is one of these tools. It can provide users with a great launching pad to begin conceptualizing their eMarketing strategy, and it can be used as a great companion tool for class projects.
The Self-Directed Distance Learner
Have you ever heard of Self-Directed Learning? If you have ever participated in a distance learning program, then you might be familiar with self-directed learning.
Understanding 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 of how individuals learn.
Understanding the Baby Boomer Student
Baby boomers were born between 1946 and 1964 and adopted their name because more babies were born in the year 1946 than ever before. This was a result of couples postponing marriage and childbirth during the Great Depression and World War II.
Understanding the Generation X Student
Generation X, commonly referred to as Gen-X, the Pacman Generation, Millennials, or the post-baby boomer generation, were born between 1961 and 1981. Generation X is smaller in population than the baby boomer generation but is considered to be better educated and more ethnically diverse.
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