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April 30, 2014

Expanding Your Online Pedagogy Toolkit

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by Steven Mintz, Inside Higher Ed

Next-generation online learning differs from last generation e-learning in six distinct ways. First, it is scalable. New instructional support models—including coaches and peer mentors— allow online courses that are not MOOCs to effectively reach many more students in the past.

Second, it is personalized. It offers multiple learning pathways tailored to student learning styles, needs, and interests. Just-in-time remediation and enrichment are embedded and content reflects students’ learning goals.

Third, it is outcomes-oriented. Mastery of explicit learning objectives, including content and skills, represents its aim.

Fourth, it is data-driven. Learning analytics provide students, instructors, coaches, and advisers with dashboards that signal student progress and problems in real time.

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