Overcoming Barriers to Online Group Work

Online group work is a popular instructional strategy for university courses because of its many benefits. Working in groups fosters student collaboration and provides opportunities for peer-learning and problem-solving. Group work enhances learners’ development of higher-order thinking skills, as they learn how to approach complex and abstract tasks with the support of their peers. These…

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Pittsburgh’s Remake Learning Network

The Remake Learning Network is “a professional network of educators and innovators working together to shape the future of teaching and learning in the Greater Pittsburgh Area” (remakelearning.org). This group is a helpful and inclusive resource for educators, community members, organizations, families, makers, technologists and others interested in engaging students in prosperous learning opportunities. Originally…

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Pitt’s New BFF is Named SARA

As online education continues to evolve, so too does the legislation that governs it. Just this month, online education at Pitt received an early holiday gift when Pennsylvania officially joined the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). You may be wondering: What in the world is SARA, and why is this so important…

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