There is Big World Out There – Virtual Field Trips

Yearly Archives: 2012

There is Big World Out There – Virtual Field Trips

Our Wordless Wednesday picture this week demonstrated hands holding up a world.  When I saw the image it made me ask the question, “How do we bring the world to our children?”. Growing up attending a small town elementary school, I remember loading up on the cheese wagon (i.e. school bus) to go to a local […]

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Did You Know? Fun Facts About Blended Courses

According to an article from “Blended Learning ToolKit“, research indicates there is a difference between students in traditional and blended courses.  Faculty teaching in blended courses report their students: Arrive in class better prepared (Bauer, 2001; Cameron, 2003), Write more effective and longer papers (Benbunan-Fich & Hiltz, 1999; Garnham & Kaleta, 2002; Murphy, 2002-2003; Spilka, 2002), […]

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To Educate or Not to Educate

To be or not to be; that is the question! In his acclaimed work, Hamlet, William Shakespeare coined a catch phrase that has stood the test of time.  Do we ever grow weary of hearing it?  Wordless Wednesdays this week had an image with the words “to educate”.  I used that graphic because it caused me […]

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Coming Soon – Wordless Wednesdays

Welcome to our newest feature – Wordless Wednesdays.  Beginning next week, every Wednesday’s blog post will be a picture or image of some kind.  I hope it will cause you to think, form an opinion, comment or at the very least, bring a smile to your face.  Then stop back by on Friday so you […]

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Blended Learning – The Right Combination

Blended learning is what some refer to as a happy medium or compromise.  According to University of Central Florida’s “Blended Learning Toolkit“, blended learning is the “pedagogical approach that combines the effectiveness and socialization opportunities of the classroom with the technologically enhanced active learning possibilities of the online environment”.  In other words taking the positives from both […]

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