Category Archives: work

What skills should K-12 online teachers try to export to higher education?

I’m at the iNACOL Virtual School Symposium in New Orleans. I hope you’ll come to our panel discussion (4:30-5:30) on Interventions for Struggling Students in Online Courses. You can also visit our website to catch up with our new projects. … Continue reading

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How Big is the Manual?

Two weeks ago, ENG 271W learned about writing usable instructions. We analyzed this manual for usability. Because it’s an online class, I needed a way to demonstrate the size of the manual. Size and design of a document or manual … Continue reading

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Interventions in Online Writing Instruction

I completed a chapter about interventions for a book on Online Writing Instruction (OWI). I was inspired to write about interventions because I feel they can make an impact in the lives of students and the success of OWI and … Continue reading

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Open Source Higher Education: What Is It and Who Is It For?

These are my notes from a livestreaming event , which occurred on February 7, 2012 from 10:00am – 11:30am Attendees and Panel Introductory remarks: Louis Soares, Director, Postsecondary Education Program, Center for American Progress Keynote speaker: Martha Kanter, Under Secretary … Continue reading

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The power of nice: How to conquer the business world with kindness

Before I review this book, I need to level with you and tell you that I, myself, am painfully nice. Or, maybe considerate is a better word. Anyhow, I didn’t read this book to find out how to be nicer. … Continue reading

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Copyediting Lite

I think it’s pretty common for a graduate student to teach undergraduate classes while working toward an MA, MS, or PhD. I’d like to do that eventually, but right now I have no teaching skills. I could not even begin … Continue reading

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