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

Every Global Online Academy course has a few things in common: close contact between the teacher and student; opportunities for students to participate in the creation of course content; collaborative and independent assignments; opportunities for students to improve their digital literacy; and a chance to increase, through social interactions and course content, their awareness and […]

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Online Learning
Student Engagement
Student Experience

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

Teachers agree that a strong sense of community is a critical component of any successful class. Traditionally, though, communal activities are based on course content. We find a textbook or a novel, and we have lively discussions about it. We have an important lab to complete, and we group students and ask them to complete […]

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Online Learning
Instructional Design
Student Engagement

March 12 marked GOA’s third anniversary. When GOA began, we were just ten schools spanning two countries and nine states. Today, Global Online Academy includes students and teachers from 4 continents, 9 countries, and 24 states. Over 900 students have taken our courses, and we’re hoping to have over 1000 students register next year in […]

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Leadership
Online Learning

By Paula Wang (Sidwell Friends School) Last spring, I agreed to develop a hybrid science course for a new semester abroad program in China offered by the Sidwell Friends School. I was excited but somewhat apprehensive. Not being very tech savvy, and not having had the most wonderful online learning experiences myself, I was a […]

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Online Learning

I first discovered the idea of action research while perusing the website of High Tech High’s Graduate School of Education (HGH GSE). In short, action research is a data-based, action-focused, teacher-led, and often collaborative investigation into one’s own teaching practice. At HTH GSE, all students, with the help of faculty, design and implement their own […]

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Online Learning
Professional Development

In this video, I highlight examples of course page design strategies, including ‘keeping it simple’, ‘using a variety of techniques’, and ‘delivering information in digestible bites’.

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Online Learning

By Scott Cotton (Greenhill School) Teaching an online course has been one of the most challenging and gratifying experiences of my professional life. As with most new ventures, there has been a steep learning curve, a few bumps in the road, several “a-ha” moments and, ultimately, a sense of deep satisfaction in completing (or is […]

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Online Learning
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