Online learners want to feel that they are part of a class or program and that they are valued as students.  The more they can become engaged in the course the more they will feel they are contributing to the learning process. This group is for educators who aspire to discuss and master the competencies necessary for exemplary performance and top customer service in a dynamic, rapidly changing higher education landscape.  Group members share best practices, ideas, thoughts, reflections, and resources to help colleagues across the globe improve performance. 


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Media Hosting and Sharing | Origin: EL110 | New comment by Carmelia McNeill

Rubrics are important tools to evaluating students in social media and sharing.

Social Networking | Origin: EL110 | New comment by Carmelia McNeill

I learned that social networking tools can be productive when teaching online.

Blogging | Origin: EL110 | New comment by Austin Sutton

I've learned theat blogs are great empowering students. Blogging gives students a sort of new voice in the ways that they can express themselves and also engage in a learning experience. 

Microblogging | Origin: EL110 | New comment by Austin Sutton

I've learned to use microblogging more effectively. The three ways discussed here were really helpful. I can create my own content, challenge the students to create content, and also follow prominent...

Media Hosting and Sharing | Origin: EL110 | New comment by Austin Sutton

I've learned to use digital portfolios to keep track of student work. This is a great way to show student growth in the content that I teach.

Connecting Instructors’ & Students’ Personality Traits | Origin: EL117 | New comment by Muhammad Taqi Rahim Laghari

I realized that When I structure a course, I do should add more activities ( for the sake getting student's interest, knowledge, and engagement reinvigorated).  

Successful Instructors’ & Learners’ Personality Traits | Origin: EL117 | New comment by Muhammad Taqi Rahim Laghari

I learnt that setting the "energy level", "authority level"  in the class has more than one avenues that an apet instructor must explore and not be tied down to "THis is how i was taught and...

Online Learners with Disabilities | Origin: EL111 | New comment by Joanna Wyatt

I really enjoy reading the different scenarios in this section- it allows you to get a better idea of how to handle a situation if and when you have a student with a disability. Creating an...

Online Communication Strategies | Origin: EL201 | New comment by Jonathan Keller

From the first meeting or class start, setting the correct tone for effective communication is essential for student success, student retention, and student learning outcome.

The Role of Technology | Origin: EL201 | New comment by Jonathan Keller

There is no such thing as online learning without technology. But, technology is a double-edged sword - the current technology of smartphones and social media has grabbed the attention of the current...