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I consider myself to be a digital native. Yes, I know, I’m a bit old, but hear me out. My father is a programmer, part of that first generation who fell in love with computers before there was a lot of formal training. Our house was covered in computers. My dad was one of those guys who was posting on Bulletin Boards. We even had Prodigy! I like being a digital native. I admire the digital immigrants (even as I [...]
Moodle was launched as a pet project in 1999 by Martin Dougiamas. Since then, it has grown into an enormously popular learning platform that boasts over 57 million users who have access to roughly 5.8 million courses. Moodle is an open source, community driven learning management system that is used in traditional, blended, and fully online classrooms. Anyone can setup a Moodle server and start building online courses in a matter of minutes. Because of my interest in online learning, [...]
A ruling by the California Supreme Court granted illegal aliens in-state tuition to all public California universities as long as they completed at least three years of high school and graduated in California. What was given little notice, but made a huge impact in my yearning for more education is that people living out of state who also graduated from a California high school are eligible for in-state tuition. Hey, I graduated from Hillsdale High School in San Mateo, California [...]
Facilitating an online course is a lot different than teaching a traditional face-to-face course. Success in a traditional classroom does not necessarily translate into success as an online facilitator. There are some fundamental differences between online and traditional courses that explain why a different skill set is required for online instructors: In a traditional course, the majority of instruction is given verbally, in an online course the majority of instruction is written. In a traditional course, the majority of instruction is given [...]