Author Archives: nancyzingrone

About nancyzingrone

An experienced Moodler, passionate about online education and WizIQ.com, psychology, history, history of psychology, exceptional experiences, survey research, and Second Life

Designing, Organizing, Facilitating and Commemorating Our First MOOC

Recently my husband and I finished up the live portion of our first MOOC on the WizIQ  social media teaching and learning platform. We are both research psychologists with doctorates from the University of Edinburgh, and for over thirty years, … Continue reading

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The leaves are changing and I’m reflecting

Sometimes I find it really hard to think about blogging. My husband is a heck of a blogger who feels like the universe is totally out of order if more than four days go by without posting a blog. He … Continue reading

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On Teaching from Your Past

It’s been a long time since I’ve written on this blog, so here I am. This morning I was in the Cousera course run by Prof. Cathy Davidson from Duke University, History and Future of (Mostly) Higher Education. I’m not … Continue reading

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Rafe Esquith and WizIQ Conversations with Incredible Teachers

I’ve been blogging for WizIQ on and off for a few months now. It’s a privilege. I don’t think I’ve ever in my life been around a group of people with more passion for education, with more expertise, and with … Continue reading

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The Joy of Learning from Other Teachers: Sylvia Guinan’s Blog on Online Teaching

I haven’t been around this blog much since the end of May. Partly this is because I have been blogging for my favorite online teaching site, http://www.WizIQ.com, where I started out as a student of online teaching/presentation skills in 2009 … Continue reading

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What makes a Great Online Course?

Recently I’ve been reading Karen Head‘s guest blogs for Wired.Campus, part of The Chronicle of Higher Education. She’s a faculty member at Georgia Institute of Technology. I like her blogs. She’s a good writer and she provides an interesting picture … Continue reading

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Why Teachers Love Technology

A while back I got an email from a new friend who had built a really gorgeous graphic for a blog on http://www.onlineuniversities.com. It’s just an amazing visual commentary on the growth of technology use among teachers, including the growth … Continue reading

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Join the Introduction to Parapsychology course at the Rhine Education Center!

Just wanted to let folks know that I’m teaching an “Introduction to Parapsychology” course for the Rhine Research Center’s Education program. The course is eight weeks and starts next Monday evening with the first live class. The deadline for applying … Continue reading

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No really I’m loving Coursera …

I’ve spent a lot of time taking courses over the last 4 years in small online environments (less than a few hundred folk), nurtured by facilitators and colleagues taking a journey through the same type of materials as me (Moodle … Continue reading

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Owning Your Own Learning

This morning I had the pleasure of attending quite a wonderful conversation on the teaching/learning/social site WizIQ. Nellie Deutsch, a nimble Ed.D. from the University of Phoenix, now a faculty member at Atlantic University, started a series of conversations with … Continue reading

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