Archive for November, 2008

Creating good discussion topics

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

It is a frequent maxim among online educators that’s the discussion board is the heart of the online classroom. Indeed it is, and it is also the part of online teaching that is perhaps the most daunting for novice online professors. There are a number of different strategies for managing a discussion board, and while […]


On becoming an online professor

Sunday, November 9th, 2008

This is an essay I wrote a couple of years ago and have updated it to reflect changes in my life and career. I hope it is of use to people. I am frequently asked for details about my rather unusual career and how I got to be doing what I’m doing. I started with […]


Hi everyone!

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

Welcome to my new online enterprise. There are a lot of blogs out there for online educators, both in a university and corporate setting, but I wanted this one to be a bit different. I wanted to not only engage with new online learning strategies, platforms and technologies, but also to share a bit of […]

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Migrating to a new format

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

No reason to get excited!  Dr. Amy Hale’s old website is being updated to this new WordPress blog!

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