Category Archives: Virtual graduate seminar

New book

Excited to announce the publication of our new book “Educational Communities of Inquiry: Theoretical Framework, Research and Practice” and my contribution as coauthor! I wrote a chapter entitled Effective Teaching Practices to Foster Vibrant Communities of Inquiry in Synchronous Online … Continue reading

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Ensuring quality online learning

In this report shared by Tony Bates, Bill Gates offers his views on ensuring quality online learning: One step that would help is having course standards that break down all of the various things to be learned into a clear … Continue reading

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Using online class time wisely

In a recent talk (Quest 2010), Alec Couros suggested that lectures be put on course websites and class time be used for coaching, which is exactly what I think. It makes so much sense especially at the graduate level where … Continue reading

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BOLD faculty members needed for doctoral research

A quick tweet posted last night generated a lot of interest and retweets, thanks to my awesome network. I am taking this opportunity to provide further details on my research and my research criteria. My qualitative research involves developing a … Continue reading

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Asynchronous or synchronous online learning? All of the above!!!

I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to complete all my graduate studies at a distance. I’ve seen(been) it all, from the self-paced learner flipping book pages to the distance learner in asynchronous mode to the virtual learner in synchronous mode. I … Continue reading

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An overview of my research

Over the past decade, phenomenal advances have been made in the application of communication and information technologies to support student learning in higher education. Yet, in proportion to overall provision of higher education, the use of technology for online learning … Continue reading

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