Writing an Essay in the Digital Era

By Lesley J.V., writer and private tutor of French. Not only grads but also freshmen know the importance of being prosperous. While a well-rounded education helps you find success in life, the educational process might be difficult. What is the number one fear of all students? As a rule, most scholars postpone writing their academic […]

Facebook: It’s Not Just For Cat Videos Anymore

By Geralyn M. Caplan, Associate Professor of Biology, Owensboro Community & Technical College I was sitting at a Biology meeting recently and started to talk about the success I have had using Facebook in my Anatomy & Physiology (AP) course. The group I was talking to acted like I just betrayed the teaching profession. The first comment was […]

5 Essential Elements of an Online Science Lab Syllabus

Based on a white paper By Linda and Dr. Peter Jeschofnig, Co-Founders of Hands-On Labs & IEDSE (The Institute for Excellence in Distance Science Education) Online science instructors who are willing to invest initial time and energy into creating a thorough syllabus will save themselves innumerable headaches throughout the semester. An online course syllabus, regardless of the type of […]

Using Videos to Enrich Your Teaching of Online Science Courses

By Peter Jeschofnig, PhD, Founder of IEDSE: Institute for Excellence in Distance Science Education and Co-Author of “Teaching Lab Science Courses Online” No matter how carefully we design the content of a new online science course, once we start teaching and getting student feedback, we learn that students often need extra help and additional clarification with certain course […]

Worlds of Learning – Let’s Get Virtual!

By Dr. John Jamison One of the emerging technologies for learning we’ve enjoyed watching develop is the collection of online, 3D, virtual-environment platforms. Becoming more visible with the entry of Second Life around 2003, a search will present a list of more than 1000 approaches to virtual environments, each with their own unique twist. Many […]

Tenured online science instructor shares his secrets of success

By Dr. James  Brown, Associate Professor of Science at Ocean County College Ocean County College (OCC) in Toms River, New Jersey has offered students online science courses since 2005. Jim Brown, Ph.D., teaches online human anatomy and physiology (A&P) and microbiology courses to OCC students. Why did he decide to move his courses online and has that […]