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Study Measures Benefits of a ‘Flipped’ Pharmacy Course – Wired Campus – Blogs – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Study Measures Benefits of a ‘Flipped’ Pharmacy Course – Wired Campus – Blogs – The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Online Courses Could Widen Achievement Gaps Among Students – Wired Campus – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Online Courses Could Widen Achievement Gaps Among Students – Wired Campus – The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Writing Syllabi Worth Reading « Tona Hangen

A great article on how to make syllabi more visually interesting as a way to encourage interest.

Writing Syllabi Worth Reading « Tona Hangen.

What  Do  Unsuccessful  Online  Students  Want  Us  to  Know? | The Sloan Consortium

What  Do  Unsuccessful  Online  Students  Want  Us  to  Know? | The Sloan Consortium.

Student Engagement in the Online Classroom – Do Your Job Better – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Excellent article on how to keep students engaged online.

Student Engagement in the Online Classroom – Do Your Job Better – The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Bitten by the Online Bug – Do Your Job Better – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Bitten by the Online Bug – Do Your Job Better – The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Why Instructor Presence Matters

A recent research study showed that when students believe that they are interacting with a live person online, their performance improves. Chalk another one up for the importance of instructor presence.

http://www.learningsolutionsmag.com/articles/1021/research-for-practitioners-social-interaction-belief-and-learning

Daphne Koller: What we’re learning from online education – YouTube

Daphne Koller: What we’re learning from online education – YouTube.

The value of discussion forums

Some research on what makes for a successful discussion forum. The most interesting data point:

“…the practice of asking students to post a comment to introduce themselves correlated with more-robust discussions. When professors asked for introductions, students posted an average of 25 comments per term, compared with 9.5 comments per term in other courses.”

http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/what-a-tech-start-ups-data-say-about-what-works-in-classroom-forums/38960

Teaching Critical Thinking through Online Discussion

http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/EQM0048.pdf