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20 Minute Mentor Commons

20 Minute Mentor Commons

Magna 20 Minute Mentor programs are intensive—but brief—programs designed to help you address your everyday teaching challenges. Fast, focused and on-demand, they're great resources to have on hand at the departmental or institutional level. Each program cuts to the point, answering one critical question and offering specific strategies you can start using right away at your university.

A Guide to Video Communication for Online Instructors

A Guide to Video Communication for Online Instructors

If you’re an online educator, creating online video content is no longer an option.  It’s a virtual requirement in today’s online environment, where students expect your curriculum to keep pace with new technologies. Unfortunately, even if faculty would love to make their students happy, most educators don’t understand how to create online video, and budget shortfalls are limiting training opportunities. Learn all about video creation from inception to viewing and discover simple ways to effectively create and deliver online video content.


How Do I Use VoiceThread for Online Student Discussion?

How Do I Use VoiceThread for Online Student Discussion?

With the availability of VoiceThread, technology that allows educators to host secure conversations using media that include videos, images or presentations, students can now post comments within a lecture itself.  An expert in distance education program development, discusses how VoiceThread can add a whole new element of interaction to an online course.

Learner-Centered Technology: Aligning Tools with Learning Goals

Learner-Centered Technology: Aligning Tools with Learning Goals

Today’s teachers need a thorough understanding of how the available wide variety of technological tools can enhance learning. Knowing about the tools is the first step, but the most successful teachers become adept at creating courses that capitalize on the pedagogical benefits that technology can bring.


Magna Commons - Unlimited Faculty and Staff Development

Magna Commons - Unlimited Faculty and Staff Development

Magna Commons offers the tools you need to improve teaching and learning on your campus. We provide you online, cloud-based access to more than 100 full length Magna Online Seminars with new seminars added monthly. Also included: Supplemental materials custom-designed to help you implement the strategy, handouts, in-depth facilitator's discussion guides and complete transcripts of each program. This on-demand service eliminates the need for CDs and provides instant access to a complete faculty and administrator professional development library at an extremely affordable price.Use Magna Commons for faculty development, just-in-time learning, and group meetings and discussion.

Online Classroom

Online Classroom

Online Classroom newsletter as been helping educators develop and define the world of online education since its inception in 2003. Issue after issue, we look at the challenges and opportunities presented by this dynamic, fast-growing teaching medium.


Where Can I Find Free Tools for Holding Online Office Hours?

Where Can I Find Free Tools for Holding Online Office Hours?

Office hours for online faculty might sound like an oxymoron, but here you’ll discover web-based tools you can use to connect with your students.


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