Community Managers in Online Education

My previous post on using MOOC technology to Support Educators to Support Students generated quite a bit of interest, and I realized there was more to be said on the topic of using Community Managers in online education.  That post analyzes what MOOC providers like Udacity and Coursera are doing well, …

MakerSpaces in Education | Horizon Report 2014

One of the emerging trends from the 2014 NMC Horizon Report is the growing prevalence of MakerSpaces in education. MakerSpaces (also called HackerSpaces) are places where people gather to build projects, collaborate, and incubate ideas. The best way to think of them is like “Industrial Arts class” for the 21st Century — …

Use Google Timer as a ‘Teach Timer’

It’s good practice to use a “Teach Timer” during class meetings to keep a good momentum between different activities. Generally, you shouldn’t do a class activity (like lecturing or project work time) for more than 20 minutes at a time, lest students’ interest and productivity start to slip away. Even …