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Eric Hudson
Eric Hudson is the Director of Teaching and Learning at GOA. His colleagues turn to Eric for even-keeled evaluation of a situation and solutions that account for many variables. Prior to GOA, Eric taught English at Kingswood Oxford and Buckingham Browne & Nichols Schools, where he spent seven years integrating technology into school classrooms. Connect with him on Twitter or LinkedIn.

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GOA’s Director of Teaching and Learning, Eric Hudson, is teaching “Advocacy” this semester. Every week, he will blog about his experience designing and facilitating this online course for high school students. You can learn more about the course here.  The first week of Advocacy was both familiar and strange: there was not only the usual sense […]

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Online Learning

This is a map of the busiest airport in the world, Hartsfield-Jackson in Atlanta, GA As tangled as the map appears, over 95 million people a year manage to find their own way through this maze of walkways and trains and gates and escalators. Why is that? What allows an individual to navigate such a […]

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Online Learning

“People, despite their best intentions, do not always make rational decisions, even when it is in their interest to do so, because the circuitry that the human brain engages to reach decisions is hard wired and difficult to alter.” The above insight may seem obvious, but it is essential to understanding human behavior, according to […]

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Online Learning
Instructional Design
Student Engagement

GOA regularly creates short videos highlighting examples of excellent teaching and instructional design featuring Global Online Academy Faculty. Each member of our faculty currently works for one of our member schools. In this video, I highlight teacher approaches to instructional design promoting community building during the orientation of a online course. Examples from Nan Ketpura-Ching (Punahou School), Wayne […]

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Online Learning
Instructional Design

Where and how faculty gather are critical factors in the life of a school. In an environment where time can be scarce and adult connection can be fleeting, a faculty room serves a variety of purposes: as a hub for information and communication, as a place to encourage adults to interact meaningfully, as a refuge […]

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Leadership
Online Learning
Professional Learning

In this video, I will highlight tips and examples for utilizing and managing video chats, both student-to-student and student(s)-to-teacher. Examples in this video come from from Glenda Baker (The American School in Japan), Nan Ketpura-Ching (Punahou School), Jen Neubauer (The Dalton School), and Alyson Solomon (Germantown Friends School).    

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Online Learning
Instructional Design
Student Engagement
Video - Teacher Feature

In this video, I will highlight teacher strategies for supporting students in becoming successful online learners – focusing on skills. Examples from Alyson Solmon (Germantown Friends School), Ayako Anderson (Noble & Greenough School), Chris Rhodes (Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School).  

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Online Learning
Instructional Design
Video - Teacher Feature

The other day, I came across this photo on Twitter: The photo comes from a Pinterest page, “UX Design Explained,” dedicated to best practices in product and web design. Mastery of UX, the user experience, has become a top corporate priority, whether a company designs ketchup bottles or some of the most popular technology in […]

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Online Learning
Instructional Design
Making Connections

This video highlights examples of teacher efforts to create low-stakes, straightforward, communal work that bring an entire classes together in one activity. Examples from Steve Ingrassia (Hawken School), David Lowen (Greenhill School), and Douglas Kiang (Punahou School).

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Online Learning

In this video, I highlight examples of effective communication strategies, including email and video examples, as well as an example of one strategy for using quizzes as a way to communicate intention / expectation.  

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Online Learning
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