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Open Educational Resource and Statistics Anxiety

Open Educational Resource and Statistics Anxiety

Yu-Ju’s (Sharon’s) paper is just published in the Journal of Formative Design in Learning (Wohoo). This is part of her dissertation study that she adopts open educational resources in the introductory statistics/quantitative research methodology courses to...
Gamifying Your Course

Gamifying Your Course

We have a fair number of meetings with instructors who want to gamify their courses. Who can blame them – if you could get your students hooked on your subject like they are on whatever they’re playing on their phones during class, you’d be a fool if you didn’t...

Use of Social Media in Your Course

Social media has been widely utilized in teaching and learning. Doctor (2013) stated that the advantages that social media brings to education include easy communication, immediate information update, and high flexibility with a variety of devices (e.g., smart phones...

Create Infographic for Data Visualization

Images are sometimes more explanatory than texts. More and more people like to create infographic to convey complex information. Infographic not only includes text and images to transmit abstract information but also makes the entire graphic more visually appealing....

Book Review: Teaching in a Digital Age

On one Wednesday afternoon, some of my friends who teach or design online courses in other institutions were talking about the books you may recommend to novice instructors in online teaching. This free eBook, Teaching in a Digital Age, was recommended as a good...

5 Myths about Open Educational Resources

Myth 1- Quality does not matter. OER repositories such as Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT) provides over 40,000 materials in 19 different material type categories which include animations, simulations, open textbooks, etc. The...

Why Open Educational Resource?

Have you ever thought that some students drop courses due to textbook prices? How many students do you think do this every semester? To avoid high costs, students resort to used books, so publishers respond with frequently updated editions, and students start renting...
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