Instructional Design

Teach Online: Engaging and Enriching Online Education

As an online science teacher and one-to-one tutor the single biggest challenge to teaching online is to create a stimulating and engaging learning environment in a virtual setting. The bottom line is I communicate with students who are on the other side of the world...

What to Look For in Learning Management System Software (LMS)

If you're going to be offering a course online you'll need Learning Management Software (LMS) for your online educational environment. Learning Management Software is more formally known as a Learning Management System but you'll hear the phrases thrown around ...

Online Classroom Management Strategies

Academy Of Mine recently chatted with Michael Linsin (see his website) about his book "The Classroom Management Secret". It's a book dedicated to helping teachers working in a bricks and mortar setting effectively manage their classrooms. However, we thought it would...

Best LMS For Teaching Courses Online

If you're thinking about offering a self hosted online course then you'll undoubtedly come across the need for some type of Learning Management System (LMS). An LMS is essentially the background processes that allow you to administer, teach and learn online. An LMS...

Online Course Development and Design Strategies

Academy Of Mine was recently lucky enough to chat with Rosemary M. Lehman, Ph.D. who is an author, consultant in the world of distant education, and a partner in eInterface. We recently interviewed her about her book entitled “Motivating and Retaining Online Students:...

Proactive vs. Reactive Student Communication

In a recent blog post we talked about how gamifying a client's Learning Management System (LMS) led to a 260% increase in student activity (see the case study here). However, in that case study we mentioned that it was something else, not gamification, that led to the...

Gamification of Education: 260% increase in student activity

If you're running an online course and you're finding it difficult to keep your students engaged in your community you'll be glad to know that gamification may be the tool you're looking for to help inspire students to engage.   WHAT IS GAMIFICATION?  ...

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