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Online Meeting Best Practices

Online Meeting Best Practices

The advantages of online meetings are to save travel time, convenience, and flexibility while retaining or augmenting the benefits of group interactivity. For interactivity, we need engagement; for engagement, we need...

Revitalizing Civic Education

Revitalizing Civic Education

Our current political polarization is highlighting the lack of civic education in our schools and in our communities.  In fact, Fourteen students in a Rhode Island lawsuit say the state provided such a substandard civic education that it “violates their rights under...

Disrupt Online Learning

Disrupt Online Learning

The state of distance education is in pretty poor shape.  An online class is a lonely, boring experience: most are not really classes, just multi-media textbooks. As a result, dropout and incompletion rates are high. And even worse, learners are turned off learning....

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