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Online tutoring services

We are expanding our tutoring center to an online platform and we would like to see what everyone else is doing in this space. See More
Erin Maney replied to Alexandra M. Pickett's discussion Job Openings
"SUNY Polytechnic Institute has an opening for a Director of Distance Learning for the Utica campus. Details are posted at share with anyone you think would be…"
Andrew McIntosh posted a status
"Does anyone have ideas for a software evaluation checklist? I'm creating a software evaluation checklist and need some ideas. Thanks!"
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Magdalene Brandeis replied to Alexandra M. Pickett's discussion Who are you?
"Hi - I'm the Associate Director of the new MFA Program in Film. We hope to offer online screenwriting class this spring, and are working with Karen Offitzer to build up an online presence in our film program. Nice to met you!! Magdalene  "
Sep 30
Roberta (Robin) Sullivan posted a discussion

2015 Genteels' Excellence in Teaching Conference at the University at Buffalo

Hi all, UB's annual Genteels' conference is coming fast, and we have lined up a comprehensive program. Hope you can join us.Register today at for cross-posting.Robin----Download the conference flyer 2015 Genteels' Excellence in…See More
Sep 29
Ian August replied to Ian August's discussion Online learning Policy
"Hi Andrea, you wee the first one to reply to me, but i just took the time to read and digest your reply. I really like the idea of a two day event. Everyone is there, and the work gets done. I developed an online self-paced course, but it could take…"
Sep 29
Ian August replied to Ian August's discussion Online learning Policy
"thanks Donna"
Sep 29
Donna Simiele replied to Ian August's discussion Online learning Policy
"At NCCC we have a voluntary peer review process. Due to faculty contracts we can’t make this mandatory.  What we are trying to do is make sure a faculty member has a course go through the peer review before they develop a new…"
Sep 29
Dan Feinberg replied to Paul McLean's discussion Now that Google Classroom has API Roster Sync capability should OPEN SUNY allocate resources to fully support this rather than or in addition to supporting BlackBoard
"Interesting question, Ian. Open SUNY does conduct a survey of student perceptions, but I'm not sure that LMS satisfaction is addressed. As you mention, I can see this being a very hard variable to isolate. We do get a fair amount of feedback…"
Sep 23
Shijian (Jeff) Li replied to Alexandra M. Pickett's discussion Who are you?
"Hello, everyone.      My name is Shijian Li (or call me "Jeff", an assistant professor of public health at SUNY Old Westbury. Over the past three years at OW, I have been teaching hybrid classes. Online teaching is great,…"
Sep 23
Adam Stern replied to Alexandra M. Pickett's discussion Who are you?
"Hi everybody! Thank you so much for accepting me. I'm pleased to join the community and contribute as much as I can. I'm a young professional that just started in this space. I contribute to Feedback.Tips and Impraise - We…"
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Blog Posts Seeking Peer Reviewers

Posted by Arthur L. Finkle on June 9, 2015 at 10:32am 0 Comments is a gateway for educational materials appearing on the web. Created by the University of California, it over 20 Editorial boards, each with a group of Peer Reviewers that are the essence of MERLOT materials.  As a Peer reviewer, you participate in the peer review process (described below).  Each board has an Editor that triages each material in their discipline and assigns it to a reviewer in that discipline.  This section describes both the  …


Punished by innovation: The need for better focus on IMPLEMENTATION of educational technologies

Posted by Mark K. Warford, Ph.D. on October 13, 2014 at 11:30am 0 Comments

Nearly  two decades ago, educational innovation researcher, Gene Hall (1995), warned of a growing "development-implementation balance". The pace of innovation in educational technologies, on top of the increased accreditation and accountability demands placed on P-12 teachers and higher ed. instructors, suggests a need to slow down and think through the consequences of adoption decisions.

While it has been rightly criticized as a theoretical framework that is prone to determinism,…



Posted by Women mental health on October 26, 2013 at 5:03pm 0 Comments

Welcome! My name is Valentina Capponi, I'm a psychiatrist in Chile and I am doing a research trainee program in women mental health at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston MA.

My interest is to build a system of communication between specialists from different countries working in this area. The objective is to create a partnership between hospitals that have a service specialized in women's mental health with training programs in this area, and other countries where this is still…


Who's on the other end?

Posted by John Thompson on November 25, 2010 at 10:25am 1 Comment

Once people hear I teach online, I've had a few ask me how I know it's the real student actually taking the online course (assignments, discussions...). What are the latest thoughts on maintaining academic integrity/honesty in making sure online students have not hired someone to take the course for them? There was a recent Chronicle of Higher Education piece that raised some concerns.

Pulling back and looking at learning theories

Posted by Robert Piorkowski on October 21, 2010 at 10:34am 0 Comments

As a K12 teacher in my formative years, I remember taking education courses while I was teaching high school French to complete my masters. These were required for NYS certification as well as tenure. Like most young teachers, my first years in the classroom were filled with daily, "urgent" needs to have lessons and materials prepared for my students. When I would go to my… Continue

Research on authenticity of student work

Posted by Dan Feinberg on September 30, 2010 at 4:09pm 2 Comments

Online faculty (and the public at large) frequently have questions about how to maintain academic integrity in online classes. While research shows that people assume more cheating is happening online, there is no conclusive evidence that there is any difference in the amount of cheating that actually occurs...I thought this was an interesting paper on the subject: Assessment Design and Cheating Risk in Online Instruction (… Continue

Thanks for joining the community to help me test the site!

Posted by Alexandra M. Pickett on August 21, 2010 at 11:00am 0 Comments

Hi! During this limited release of this site, i am looking for feedback, comments, suggestions, edits, clarifications that i need to make, broken links you may find... anything that will help improve the navigation and usefulness of the site.

I really appreciate your help.


Alex : )


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