Plagiarism Detection and Prevention

What plagiarism detection software is available to online instructors? Stealing work from someone else and telling people it’s your own, is stealing. This is plagiarism. Plagiarism is the “act of using another person’s words or ideas without giving credit to that person” (www.unplag.com). When someone plagiarizes, it can damage his or her reputation and trustworthiness….

Impact of Technology on Adult Learning

There’s no question that technology has become a huge part of our everyday lives. It has impacted how we think, because we depend on it; how we read, how we communicate and so much more. It has even impacted the education world. Technology has profoundly changed how teachers teach and how students learn, especially adult learners. For…

Internet-Based Multimedia Resources for Online Learning

Just as in a traditional classroom, it is vital to keep online learners engaged so they are actively learning. One way to help keep them engaged in an online course is with the aid of various multimedia resources. Conrad and Donaldson (2011) stated, “By involving [students] in activities that utilize games and simulations, real-life skills…

Setting Up Effective Online Learning Experiences

Essential Steps for Effective Online Learning There are many essential steps for setting up effective online learning experiences for adult learners however, the ones I feel are most essential are, creating social presence, providing students with a course syllabus, and prepare discussion posts that will invite learners to reflect on their experiences. Boettcher and Conrad…

Online Learning Communities

Online education is becoming rather popular. Many students are taking online courses due to the flexibility and accessibility of the class. However, taking an online course should be more than just sitting in front of a computer. There should be real engagement between the learners; just as there would be in a traditional classroom setting….

Technology Examples from Colleagues

There are so many ways technology can be used as an instructional tool when it’s integrated into instructional activities. Not only can adult learners learn the course materials through technology, learners can learn about technology itself as well as, develop the skills to use it competently. From reading my colleagues’ blogs throughout the course of…

Technologies Related to Digital Citizenship, Ethics, and Netiquette

Since the introduction of the Internet, it has “evolved into a participatory culture, allowing students to create, connect, and collaborate with a global audience” (Education World, 2016). Because of this connection with a global audience, some users look at the Internet as a space where one can say or do almost anything. Mainly because they feel…

Distance Education Technologies

There are many types of technologies that can be used for distance education. I will share with you just two that have the potential to enhance adult learning. First, I will discuss Moodle. The word Moodle is an acronym for ‘Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment’ (Lambda Solutions, 2015). This learning management system is an “open…

Why Teach with Games?

Gameplay can prove beneficial to students in many ways. There are studies that show some games have the potential to teach important skills to students. Some benefits of using games in a classroom are: They can grab students’ attention and actively engage them. Students can learn a variety of important skills. Students can develop a…

Mobile Learning Technologies: Adobe Kuler and TED

Mobile technologies have indeed opened the door to a whole new level of accessibility for educational materials. There are many educational applications that cover any subject matter conceivable. With the aid of mobile technology, the learner has options for learning on the go. There are many apps that are useful for students who are learning…

Social Networking Technologies: Instagram and Scoop.it

The popularity of social networking sites is increasing rapidly. They provide various services and benefits to its users such as helping them connect with new people, stay in touch with old friends and colleagues, and share opinions with people who share the same interests. Not only can social networking sites be used for personal reasons,…

Educational Technologies: Screencast-O-Matic and Pinterest

Technology is everywhere; it is intertwined in almost every part of our lives. Kids and families, students and communities are plugged in, cued to the latest electronic developments and diversions, ready to creatively adapt them to their own purposes (Delacruz, 2009). Technology has changed the way educators teach, how students learn, and it even offers…