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Online Instruction: How Can Media Richness Theory and Social Presence Theory Help Me Improve?

Attrition rates are 10% to 20% higher in online courses than their face-to-face counterparts. While online course formats offer convenient methods of instruction, poor course development often leads to high attrition rates. This facilitated discussion explores how applying Media Richness Theory (MRT) and Social Presence Theory to online course design and instruction can aid overall…

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InteresTED: Let’s Use Video to Reinvent Education – Flipping the Classroom with Khan Academy

In this TED Talk, Salman Khan talks about how and why he created the remarkable Khan Academy. He shows the power of interactive exercises, and calls for teachers to consider flipping the traditional classroom script — give students video lectures to watch at home, and do “homework” in the classroom with the teacher available to…