How Do I Create an Online Course? – Part 3: Planning Learning Activities
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How Do I Create an Online Course? – Part 3: Planning Learning Activities

This is part three of my series of how to create an online course. The aim of this series is to make you familiar with the basics of planning and developing a learning design to successfully implement a blended learning environment. This part will go through the concrete planning process.

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How Do I Create an Online Course? – Part 2: Planning Process and Practical Tips
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How Do I Create an Online Course? – Part 2: Planning Process and Practical Tips

This is part two of my series of how to create an online course. The aim of this series is to make you familiar with the basics of planning and developing a learning design to successfully implement a blended learning environment. This part will discover the process of planning your learning design.

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How Do I Create an Online Course? – Part 1: The Importance of Learning Design
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How Do I Create an Online Course? – Part 1: The Importance of Learning Design

As with face-to-face courses, online courses also require targeted planning of the learning process and the learning environment, not to mention the fact that, teachers have already developed their own teaching style tailored to the needs of the learners.

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How to bring your teaching online – Part 2: About the importance of interactions
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How to bring your teaching online – Part 2: About the importance of interactions

This is part two of my series of how to explore the many opportunities of learning and teaching online. The aim of this series is to make you familiar with the basics, potentials and risks, interactive elements, and the strategies you can use to develop and implement successfully blended learning environments. Not all students, teachers, academics are aware of the possibilities that were behind online learning. This series provides practical tips and takes you through the process of development of online learning courses.

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How to bring your teaching online – Part 1: What is Online Learning?
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How to bring your teaching online – Part 1: What is Online Learning?

This is part one of my series of how to explore opportunities for learning and teaching online. The aim of this series is to make you familiar with the basics, potentials and risks, interactive elements, and the strategies you can use to develop successfully blended learning environments. Not every student, teacher, academic is aware of the possibilities that were behind Online Learning. This series provides practical tips and takes you through the process of the development of online learning courses.

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Review to “What is a Text? Explanation and Understanding” (Ricoeur, 1971)
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Review to “What is a Text? Explanation and Understanding” (Ricoeur, 1971)

The French Philosopher Paul Ricoeur examines a few important issues in his thoughtful essay regarding our everyday use of the terms, speech, language, understanding, explanation, and interpretation. This essay brings a good understanding of a text in qualitative research. In most cases in textual analysis, there is the use of texts as data for description and interpretation. Most of the textual materials are written texts of oral speaking like interviews or observations. In understanding what has been said and observed, we use text to provide evidence of people’s thinking, acting or beliefs among others.

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Playing Culture in Intercultural Trainings and the Role of Simulation Games
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Playing Culture in Intercultural Trainings and the Role of Simulation Games

Games are not only an integral part of our everyday routine from the early days of our life, but they are also regarded as an effective teaching method in (higher) education. Previous research has shown that business or simulation games in the classroom support problem-based learning.

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What to Do when you Can’t Answer a Student’s Question? An Essay about Being Productively Stupid
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What to Do when you Can’t Answer a Student’s Question? An Essay about Being Productively Stupid

Human beings are not perfect, nor does every individual possess knowledge of all domains. The same is the case for teachers. Nearly every teacher has experienced it at some time or other: You receive a tricky or unexpected question from a student which you cannot instantly answer. 

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Dr. Maik Arnold is Professor for Non-Profit-Management and Vice-President for Research, Innovation and Transfer at University of Applied Science Dresden.