Electronic Portfolios

An electronic portfolio (EP) “can act as multimedia containers for students and teachers” (Meyer, et al.) and is able to store anything from text to images to videos and everything in between. This is different from the traditional portfolio that “is paper-based , usually in manila folders, three-ring notebooks or larger containers” (Barrett, 2000). These ...

Online Mentoring

Online mentoring is not just about educational levels. This is especially true when you are mentoring students are your own grade level. These students are not necessarily looking for your educational advice but instead your real work experience. Being a mentor is not about reciting information from a book, but instead giving opinions on what ...

Reflection in the Classroom

The online learning environment is a better suited match for asynchronous learning than it is for synchronous learning. Of course, synchronous learning can be done through real-time video, such as video conferencing or web conferencing. However, given the nature of online learning, asynchronous learning with tools such as forums, chats, and the utilization of a ...

Real-Time Discussions in the Classroom

Real-life situations are currently being discussed all across the web in real-time. This could be anything including RSS feeds, blogs, wikis or social media. The recently launched Google Plus is just one example of how this works. Users can follow news outlets and receive all of their recent updates either through email, text message or ...

Giving Meaningful Feedback

Meaningful feedback does not come easily to some individuals. In the online learning community, and particularly in online discussions, meaningful feedback is essential in order to promote growth and learning. It is not only the instructor that is required to give meaningful feedback in online discussions, but students are required to do so, as well. ...