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Anahid Boghosian

Virtual Reality Game: A Learning Tool

Some students in a second-year Spanish class at the University of New Mexico have been able to experience learning in a whole new way. They have been able to learn through an educational game called Mentira, which mean lie in Spanish.

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Anahid Boghosian

Voice-over Presentations

Joshua Kim, a senior learning technologist and an adjunct in sociology at Dartmouth college, has been using Jing in his classroom. Jing allows you to create voice-over presentations in PowerPoint. Instead of having his students give live oral presentations, he has them make voice-over presentations with Jing. 

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Anahid Boghosian

E-books Replacing Traditional Textbooks

The use of e-textbooks might not be big in nonprofit universities, but it is being widely used in for-profit colleges. Both online for-profit colleges, American Public University Systems and the University of Phoenix, have been using e-textbooks for a number of years. The law school at Kaplan University assigns 80% of their reading through e-textbooks. "In for-profit education, more than any other sector, the traditional book is becoming obsolete."

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Anahid Boghosian

Three Generations of Distance Education Pedagogy

Terry Anderson, a PhD Professor, discusses three pedagogical models that have defined distance education: behaviorist/cognitive, constructivist, & connectivist. Here are some highlights taken directly from his PowerPoint presentation. If you would like to hear & view the full presentation click here

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Anahid Boghosian

Research on Hidden Costs of Unbundling Faculty Roles in Online Education

Due to the growth of online education offered by colleges and universities, Neely and Tucker conducted a research to find out the hidden costs of unbundling faculty roles. This cost is often overlooked when planning to develop an online course. The research is a bit limited because it was conducted on one course in one college.

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