I mentioned in a previous entry that running synchronous online classes can be more challenging for instructors than face-to-face classes and that is it often all too easy to slip into a lecture-style presentation to combat a feeling of being over-whelmed while teaching a large group online. Baehr (2012) and Peacock et al (2012) found

Active learning comes out of the constructivist learning theory that we learn better through building our own knowledge and connecting new ideas to existing knowledge and experiences to form understanding. This model starts to take on greater importance when we consider an online learning environment which for the presenter can be far more challenging than a face-to-face

As we gradually move to hosting our courses online either as a blended model, independant resources or a mix of synchronous and asynchronous courses, the Community of Inquiry framework (CoI) can offer good pointers and guidance into creating an effective online learning platform where learners and instructors can engage in collaborative and engaging learning activities.

With faculty’s access to Adobe CC software, there are now a lot more tools available for engaging our students in the learning process. We have access to over 20 apps and while many of these are quite technical in nature and may not suit the needs of teachers, there are some great apps that we

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