*Lesson Planning : Considering Motivation and Motivational Techniques

This idea paper “Student Goal Orientation, Motivation and Learning” by Marilla D. Svinick, provides some insights into the different student behaviours that we experience everyday in our classroom. These ideas are important because instructors must be able to recognize students’ behavioural tendencies and adjust their efforts in order to reach greater success. This paper classifies student […]

*Lesson Planning : Creating a positive learning environment for online course delivery

“The Theory and Practice of Online Learning” eBook published by the Athabasca university includes a comprehensive coverage of the practices and challenges of online course delivery: http://cde.athabascau.ca/online_book/pdf/TPOL_book.pdf The author discusses the importance of creating a sense of trust and safety amongst the learners to ensure that they feel comfortable in expressing their thoughts and comments within […]

*Lesson Planning : Constructing course objectives using Blooms Taxonomy

The University of North Carolina’s published this document summarizing four different interpretations of Blooms Taxonomy by four different educational institutions for use with course objective construction: http://teaching.uncc.edu/sites/teaching.uncc.edu/files/media/files/file/GoalsAndObjectives/BloomWritingObjectives.pdf I found this document to be very useful for two reasons: 1. In understanding that Blooms Taxonomy is not a static set of verbs but something that can be […]

*My online classroom trends and the different roles I play as an instructor.

A background scenario to consider : Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do. I came across this quote recently but I cannot remember where I first read it. It felt as though I have always known this expression and it stuck to the back of mind, emerging every […]

*Online education and 2013-14 industry trends

Introduction Online education or E-learning is no longer considered to be a new trend in higher education or the corporate training world. Both businesses and educational institutions have been delivering E-learning products and services for more than a decade, to meet the growing need for self-paced continuous learning, anywhere, anytime. E-learning has now grown to […]

*A short bio

My name is Easwari Thoreraj and I live in Nelson British Columbia. For the past nine years I have been teaching the the Web Design and Development program for Selkirk College in partnership with a partner organization. In this capacity, I not only taught all the nine courses in the program but I also wrote […]