Does learner engagement and understanding increase with the use of asynchronous discussion in a blended learning environment?

Introduction In 2008 I was granted an e-learning fellowship allowing me to research if the use of online discussion forums in a high school history class had enhanced student engagement and led to deeper learning. I recently read two papers that caused me to reflect on my research. Holmes (2005), while analysing the benefits of…

Timelines using Dipity

Hey I just discovered this cool timeline tool which I intend to use next year with my History classes. It is called Dipity and allows the user to create timelines over any period and to post events with multimedia embedded. There is even a function which allows for the presenting of timelines in a “flipbook”…

Fling the Teacher

“Fling the Teacher” has proven to be one of the most popular Quiz tools for my students. In the last 15 minutes of a period the class are invited to go online and are given a reward if they manage to “Fling the Teacher” Fling the Teacher quiz software is free from Content Generator and…