As teachers begin to feel more comfortable working in an online learning environment in terms of tools, logistics and management, there are still a few sticking points that challenge along the way. One of the more pressing is the lack of connection with students. It may be true the rapport and familiarity of the face-to-face classroom may never be fully

Welcome to this series on the Top Ten Participatory Learning Activities (PLAs). Each week, I’ll describe PLAs that are effective to use online. Your use of these PLAs will foster better learning and higher motivation in your learners. Each PLA contains an illustration that contains four elements: The name of the activity. Which one of the four types the activity is (that’s

A concern when transitioning from face-to-face to online delivery, which is driven by campus closures, is that the required speed of transition may negatively impact the learning experience. This is due to faculty needing to re-think their learning activities and to upskill themselves to succeed in an online model. This adjustment takes time. However, delivery

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 so many different types of delivery and learning modes being discussed these days, it can be difficult to differentiate between them, or to choose which ones best suit our contexts. Sometimes the names of delivery modes are used interchangeably when they shouldn’t be, and that can to further confusion. Two terms that are often used this way are eLearning