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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Successful Instructors’ & Learners’ Personality Traits | Origin: EL117 | New comment by Dr. Robert Touro

An interesting and useful primer on personality trait considerations.

Understanding True Colors Personality Traits | Origin: EL117 | New comment by Dr. Robert Touro

With regard to "True Colors" all I kept thinking about was Cyndi Lauper. But I digress....

Foundational Personality Trait Models | Origin: EL117 | New comment by Dr. Robert Touro

A good primer on personality traits and profiles.

Blogging | Origin: EL110 | New comment by Dr. Robert Touro

Two of the biggest obstacles to using a blog in a course of instruction is; 1.) Learning Curve, and 2) Course duration. Since I instruct mostly adult learners, some but not all are familiar with...

Microblogging | Origin: EL110 | New comment by Dr. Robert Touro

An interesting read and perspective.

Media Hosting and Sharing | Origin: EL110 | New comment by Dr. Robert Touro

One of the biggest drawbacks to using Social Media is the rampant use of copyrighted material in the classroom or in posts on social media websites. Seldom if ever do you see a reference to a...

Social Networking | Origin: EL110 | New comment by Dr. Robert Touro

Social Media in general has departed from the medium it once was to a politized and highly censored medium controlled by tech companies who solely wish to present a certain point of view. Thus this...

Online Persona | Origin: EL108 | New comment by Lorinda Manuel

Some steps to helping students become successful online learners will include self-evaluation of both students (as learners) and instructors (as presenters). It is helpful for instructors to have...

Successful Online Learning Techniques | Origin: EL108 | New comment by Dr. Robert Touro

The 7 Principles of Learning was new to me. I think I will share it with my students since it provides a roadmap for success for both the instructor and the student.

Technical Skills | Origin: EL108 | New comment by Dr. Robert Touro

The use of technology tools in the online class is constantly changing and improving. It is essential to be both aware and wary of tools that improve learning and those that don't. The challenge is...