Guest post*: Four effective ways to make the most of an online education

Earning an advanced degree online is no small feat. Taking online classes can present you with a unique set of challenges, including little interaction with others, staying motivated, and maintaining a set routine. To earn an advanced degree, understanding these obstacles is very important. Continue reading

Is Instructional Design Truly a Design Activity?

My last post was the shortest I’ve ever done. This is probably the longest: a ‘blast from the past’ in the form of an article I had published back in 1992 in Educational and Training Technology International (29, 4, pp. 279-282). Like others I’ve resurrected, I boldly claim that this one stands the test of time, given its focus on the universal nature of design. Continue reading

Guest post*: Online learning issues we have yet to resolve

Online learning, or e-learning, is becoming an increasingly popular way to earn a degree.

The convenience of learning from one’s home computer, not to mention saving money on transportation, room and board, etc., is attracting an ever-larger number of students each year. Adult learners, who are often tied to familial and employment obligations, find this an excellent way to obtain a degree. Continue reading