The Google Classroom: How it works, what it is and what it isn’t

Above: The clean GUI of the Google classroom. Besides standard themes, the header can be customized, as shown here. Students can also invite themselves via a Class Code.  Some background The first e-learning platform I ever encountered was the Open Source project ‘Moodle’, which had been used for the University of Oxford’s undergraduate and professional training courses. However, when we tried to install and use Moodle for my college, we found it to be somehow cumbersome…
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The Advent of Online Education (Part I)

The following entry has been inspired by my participation in ‘Effective Online Tutoring’ with Oxford University. Part I explores broadly the current trends in online education and its pedagogical implications. A PDF-version of this post is available at  The Advent of Online Education – Part 1 1. Flipped Classrooms and Blended Learning: The Pragmatist’ Approach to Empower Learners 2. Graduate, Postgraduate & Professional Online Courses: Tutor-based  Environments for Elites 3. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs): Educating…
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