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About NCCC Online Learning

I have been helping faculty develop quality courses for delivery online for over 20 years. My online teaching experience includes both online at the undergraduate and graduate level and have created and delivered numerous workshops focusing on the pedagogy of teaching online and strategies to support student success. I hold an M.S. ED in Educational Computing and have proudly worked at SUNY-Niagara County Community College for the last 20 years.

NCCC Goes Mobile with ANGEL

A mobile app (Blackboard Mobile Learn) is now available for ANGEL users at NCCC.  This new app enables you to access and update much of the core content available in ANGEL from your mobile device.  Faculty members can now post … Continue reading

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Online Learning Today: What Works, What Doesn’t

The journal Community College Week recently published an article entitled “Online Learning Today: What Works, What Doesn’t.” The author, William Wade, is dean of Online Learning at West Kentucky Community & Technical College, a school that began its online course … Continue reading

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Assessing Online Learning: Strategies, Challenges and Opportunities

  When it comes to online education, one question still persists: “How do I know what my online students have learned?” While there are no simple answers, with a little creativity you will soon discover that the online learning environment … Continue reading

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Horizon Project Short List

NMC Horizon Report > 2012 Higher Ed Edition The NMC Horizon Report > 2012 Higher Education Edition is a collaborative effort between the NMC and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI), an EDUCAUSE Program. This ninth edition describes annual findings from … Continue reading

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Looking for a simple solution for synchronous discussion in your online course? Try the chat feature in ANGEL!

One of the tools available in ANGEL is the Live Chat nugget. As the name implies, this tool is for synchronous conversations, or chats. Here any students (or faculty) attached to a course can communicate in real-time. The communications may … Continue reading

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10 Principles of Effective Online Teaching: Best Practices in Distance Education

  In the traditional college classroom today, faculty and students arrive with a certain set of expectations, shaped largely by past experiences. And although students may need the occasional (or perhaps frequent) reminder of what’s required of them, there’s usually … Continue reading

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Remind 101: A Free and Easy to Use Tool for Communicating with Students.

Text-messaging is a great way to reach students instantly.  Remind 101 is a free and easy to use tool that allows you to easily send text messages to your students. Use Remind 101 to send texts to students to remind … Continue reading

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The Ideal Professor vs. The Typical Professor

January 16, 2012, Faculty Focus The Ideal Professor vs. The Typical Professor

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Higher Ed IT developments predicted for 2012 | Inside Higher Ed

Gonick essay predicting higher ed IT developments in 2012 | Inside Higher Ed.

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Head in the Clouds? Ten Free Web 2.0 Tools to Support Faculty Research

Take a look at the following list of Web 2.0 Tools to Support Faculty Research. The list was compiled by Faculty Focus. Click here to read the full article. Web 2.0 Tool/Link Functionality BibMe ·Create fast and easy bibliographies bubbl.us … Continue reading

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