Speaking of Shadows

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Speaking of Shadows

Today is Groundhog Day and that means many are anxiously waiting to see if the groundhog will see his shadow and thus sentence us to another six weeks of Winter.  In researching where the Groundhog Day celebration came from I stumbled upon a clever piece from GKLife with some history.  It turns out that it […]

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iNACOL Requests Your Help

Calling all K12 schools, recently iNACOL sent out a request to participate in an important study.  The U.S. Department of Education is sponsoring the Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Online Courses for Secondary Students, which will include a series of rigorous studies to determine the effectiveness of different models of online learning relative to traditional […]

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eLearningToolBox Facebook Fan Page

As promised, 2010 is looking different for eLearningToolBox.  We have many exciting things going on and coming up.  Become a fan of our facebook page and get updates about what we are doing, where we are going, and what you are missing!  

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Reaching Obama’s 2020 Goal

In February 2009, President Obama stated in his speech to Congress, one of his goals was to have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world by 2020.  Since then monies have been moved into grant programs to increase technology in the classrooms and promote alternative learning that includes distance learning.  However, what has been done […]

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Fighting for an Education

In a recent article, published in Ventura County Star, serviceman Wallace Larson earned his MBA from California Lutheran University taking online classes while serving in Germany and Iraq.  Technology allowed him access and with flexible assignments and instructors, Larson was able to obtain a degree in finance that gave him a new career path after retiring from […]

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2010 Looks Different

Most of the time a new year is accompanied by a fresh perspective.  It allows everyone to take a look back and plan for a better future.  Maybe to change your ways, add new skills, improve relationships or decide to “make things happen”!  In 2010, eLearningToolBox is determined to make things happen!  We are planning […]

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Flexible and Open – Core Competency for Online Faculty

I found this clip interesting.  D.K. Philbin from Allan Hancock College gives his opinion of a core competency for online faculty. This particular clip caught my eye not only for the content but because he references student’s learning styles.  Apparently he sees the value in knowing what those are.  He should check into READI – […]

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WatchKnow.org

  As distance learning in the k12 space continues to grow, teachers are looking for good resources to use as of way of making course content more engaging.  Searching YouTube for appropriate videos has been a pasttime of some teachers looking for unique ways to engage the visual learner.  Unfortunately it is time consuming and difficult to weed out […]

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FREE Resources

Recently we learned about an online professional development newsletter that is designed to be a resource about teaching and learning for instructors.  The Toolbox: A Teaching and Learning Resource for Instructors, written by Brad Garner from Indiana Wesleyan University, recently promoted their online version as a FREE resource.  The newsletter is produced by “The National Resource Center […]

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