Tag Archives: Synchronous

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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Great references on synchronous online learning (webconferencing)

I am just taking a moment to share these good readings on synchronous online learning (webconferencing) as a way of engaging students and fostering communities of inquiry. Chen, N.-S., Ko, H.-C., Kinshuk, Lin, T. (2005). A model for synchronous learning … 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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The foundation of a vibrant learning community

As an online educator, I am a strong proponent of teaching students basic interaction and collaboration skills. As is the case with teamwork, we expect them to perform but are guilty of assuming that they have the required know-how. Can … Continue reading

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On student’s motivation and engagement

Being a mentor in Alec Couros’ EC&I 831 online course is a wonderful opportunity to observe an open education classroom leveraging the potential of Internet in education. Back in 2008, I also had the opportunity to attend Stephen Downes and … Continue reading

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Online learning in real time

Last night, I had the wonderful opportunity to attend Dr Alec Couros’ online class (on social media and open ed #eci831) on Elluminate. About twenty graduate students and their mentors, some joining in from as far as Egypt and Mexico … Continue reading

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