Category Archives: Online Best Practices

Re-envisioning the Vision (Part 2): The Vision of Ubiquity U

“A whole new kind of education for a whole new kind of world . . .” Quote from Jim Garrison (Founder and CEO of Ubiquity University) What does a transformative vision of education look like?  I can think of no … Continue reading

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Move Over MOOCs: The Real Revolution is Personalized Learning

Given the hype about MOOCs in the past two years, it was inevitable that a reassessment would happen.  In an article entitled, “The MOOC Disruption Proves Less Than Revolutionary After All” in last month’s Chronicle, some of the hot air … Continue reading

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Top 10 Tips for Online Instructors

As one who makes lists, a list about online learning would be a natural for me.  Admittedly, my Top 10 List for online instructors is limited by a fault in all such lists; namely, it merely reflects the thinking of … Continue reading

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Evolution of a Course

I have been fortunate to teach a capstone course for the CUNY Online B.A. program. Capstone courses in many programs are the culmination of work toward a B.A. degree, taught in small classes. Students are asked to produce a project … Continue reading

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Focus on Online: Opportunities to Publish

Understandably, professors on the tenure track are quite concerned about finding journals to publish in.  The field of online learning presents many opportunities for those interested in adding to their CV’s. Given that online teaching and learning has been a … Continue reading

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Online Teaching: Instructor Concerns

A three-year review of concerns about online teaching was conducted at Oklahoma State University.  The resulting article, “Exploring Online Teaching: A Three-Year Composite Journal of Concerns and Strategies from Online Instructors,” speaks eloquently to what faculty worry about when teaching online courses and how they address … Continue reading

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CUNY Closed vs. Academic Continuity: An Institutional Choice

The current weather-related closing of all CUNY campuses for several days this week offers a case study in emergency preparedness or lack thereof. In bold red letters, many campus websites proclaim: All (CUNY College of choice) Classes and Activities Cancelled … Continue reading

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Online and Emergency Planning

I came across a wonderful study published in the Journal of Distance Learning Administration (Volume IV, Number 1, Spring 2011) entitled, “The Role of Online Learning in the Emergency Plans of Flagship Institutions.” Authors Katrina Mayer and Jeffrey Wilson had … Continue reading

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The “Central” Issue

Should there be a greater central office presence at CUNY for hybrid/online?  In my estimation, this is a central issue for the future development of CUNY’s hybrid/online programs. As I have suggested over a series of blog posts, there are … Continue reading

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The 400% Solution

Assume you are the point person on your campus for hybrid and online faculty development efforts. I come to your office and suggest I have an approach that would increase the impact of what you’re doing by four times (400%).  … Continue reading

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