Innovators in Online Learning: Introducing CareerSMARTZ–Career Guidance that Produces Problem-solvers Capable of Higher Levels of Personal and Career Success

February 26, 2019

 

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Tech Tips for Teaching with SoftChalk Cloud: Tip 12 - Modernize your lessons! Explore the new layouts!

February 11, 2019

 

 
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Innovators in Online Learning: A "Public Engagement" Approach to Public Health

January 29, 2019

 

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Tech Tips for Teaching with SoftChalk Cloud: Tip 11 - The New SoftChalk Support Portal

January 16, 2019

 

 
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Innovators in Online Learning: Student First-Year Experience Program

January 07, 2019

 

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Lesson of the Week Recap

December 18, 2018

Catch a recap of all the amazing lessons YOU, our users are creating!

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New in SoftChalk Create 11―THEMEBUILDER

December 11, 2018



New in SoftChalk Create 11—THEMEBUILDER!

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Developing Agentic Learners

December 10, 2018

 

This is a series of five blog posts on Self-Directed Learning (SDL), which has become somewhat of a vogue term in the present educational context. For example, the Partnership for 21st Century Skills identified SDL as one of the life and career skills necessary to prepare students for post-secondary education and the workforce.

In the previous post motivational strategies that can promote and sustain SDL were identified and illustrated.

This final post continues with strategy usage, focusing of cognitive strategies, and concludes with a summary frame on facilitating Agentic Engagement in students that enables the collaborative shaping of instructional environments and strategies with educators that best support their self-directed learning.

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Learn the Secrets for Creating Exceptional, Interactive (and Accessible) Online Lessons

November 28, 2018


Learn the Secrets for Creating Exceptional, Interactive (and Accessible) Online Lessons

Educators, instructional designers, curriculum specialists: why create an online course that is ‘meh’ when it’s easy to create online lessons that are definitely “NOT MEH!” No matter what discipline you teach or design for, you want your content to be engaging, interactive and professional-looking. It also HAS to be accessible and employ a responsive-design so your content looks great on any device. These are not “nice-to-haves.” These are requirements! And you’re the one responsible for making it happen! So what is the secret to success?

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Infusing Motivational Strategies

November 28, 2018

 

This is a series of five blog posts on Self-Directed Learning (SDL), which has become somewhat of a vogue term in the present educational context. For example, the Partnership for 21st Century Skills identified SDL as one of the life and career skills necessary to prepare students for post-secondary education and the workforce.

In the previous post, the methodology for the systematic infusion and facilitation of metacognitive strategies was outlined and illustrated.

In this fourth post, the focus is on motivational strategies that can promote and sustain SDL. Although a whole host of research studies have shown the importance of metacognitive competencies in learning, it is widely accepted that metacognitive knowledge or regulation is not sufficient to promote student achievement. Students must also be motivated to use their metacognitive skills.

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