"There is a growing body of literature demonstrating that computer game characteristics such as interactivity, appropriate challenge, and in-game puzzles to be solved are effective ways of motivating learners to progress through course materials."
"This study examines perceptions of six experienced online instructors to determine factors they believe increase interaction among their students and between the students and instructor of online courses."
"It’s not enough to slap together a series of textual notes, PowerPoint slides, or talking-head videos followed by a quiz, and call it “eLearning.” In order to compensate for the lack of real-time learning feedback, you must use the advantages of the Internet to overcome its disadvantages and engage learners."
"Multilevel analysis showed that behavioral engagement (defined as effort and perseverance in learning) and emotional engagement (defined as sense of belonging) significantly predicted reading performance."
We've found some interesting new research which suggests the optimal video length for student engagement is six minutes or less. It's no big surprise that students lose interest in videos that are too long; however, what's ...
"Depending on what was covered in each presentation, we chose one of the following options: an html version of the slides, with graphics, to share the content with students without the need for downloading; narrated slideshow videos; or lecture capture videos which include annotations on the slides by the course author, along with audio content. To take the use of video one step further, the course author used video messages to communicate with students throughout the course."
"Online classes have changed the face of education considerably. As a result, various synchronous teaching tools such as WebEx are becoming quite popular. The tools provide a digital solution for e-learning and also provide a platform for training and accessibility that can be used from anywhere with virtually any device."
"Choosing the right tools for small group collaboration is crucial for facilitating easy communication between small groups of students and teachers — no one benefits from a clunky platform that frustrates students and inhibits smooth peer-to-peer communications."