Using GoToTraining to Provide Career Support to Alumni

The Alumni Relations office runs an ongoing series of webinars conducted by La Salle alumni on career-related topics.  We previously used Wimba for webinars.  Our most recent webinar on June 3, Take Charge of Your Career,  was hosted by GoToTraining. This post reviews some of the differences between the two tools. When we used Wimba, […]

Engaging Students in Online Class Meetings

This week, the Instructional Design team offered three different training sessions on our new web conferencing tool, GoToTraining. One concern that I often hear when we talk about online class meetings is that it can feel like no one is listening. This sentiment often leads to questions about whether such tools are even effective. Live […]

Advantages and Disadvantages of Online Testing

With Spring weather around the corner, students may protest showing up to class to take a quiz or a test when it is possible to deliver assessments online at the students’ convenience. But before giving into the impulse of online testing, consider the advantages and disadvantages. While very fitting for meeting some learning goals, assessing […]

A Snow Day Solution: Student-Led Learning

It’s hardly news to anyone in the Philadelphia area that it has been an especially snowy and icy winter. Even though we are now well into March, it is still possible that another snow day could be in our future. When class is suddenly canceled, it can be difficult to figure out how to compensate for the missed […]

What Higher Ed Can Learn from K-12 Online Instructors

Regardless of grade level, any new teacher quickly finds out that there is no perfect way of preparing for the actual work of guiding students through a  curriculum while navigating the day to day challenges of the academic year. Whatever preconceptions you hold about education, hands-on classroom experience tends to introduce unexpected truths about today’s […]