A little holiday reminder that online learning (whether fully online or in a “blended” mode) is about engagement. This entry from “Online Universities Dot Com” is a nice list of some of the ways “social media” might be used to create a learning environment, to help students and faculty connect, and to prepare students for a networked working environment.
Learning Ventures supports multiple approaches to online learning and will help you select and use the tools you need. From UT’s investments in Echo 360 (Lecture Capture), Wimba (video chat and screen-sharing), Blackboard, (our Learning Management System), the Virtual Lab and Office Communicator, to free and publicly accessible tools online (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), LV’s outstanding instructional designers are ready to help you succeed in the online, blended, and face-to-face learning environments.