Mary Burns

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Senior Learning Technologist, EDC; Technology & Instructional Design Specialist IREX, Technology & Pedagogy Advisor, MCC

Education Development Center

Mary Burns ([email protected]) is a senior technology specialist at Education Development Center. She develops educational technology plans and online learning strategies for schools, school districts, states, universities and ministries of education in the US, Asia, Africa, South America, and the Caribbean. She is also an author, invited speaker, instructional designer, online instructor, curriculum development specialist, and evaluator and researcher on effective e-learning programs. Mary is currently based at the International School of Panama. Follow her @countykerrymary. Read more about Mary’s work at www.linkedin.com/pub/mary-burns/5/418/4a2/

eLearning Articles by Mary Burns

Improving Assessment In eLearning Programs

Improving Assessment In eLearning Programs

Sunday, 22 April 2018 by Mary Burns

What should we think about as we develop assessments in our online education programs? Mary Burns shares some thoughts for…

Design and Development
Evaluating Your Online Learning Program (Part 2)

Evaluating Your Online Learning Program (Part 2)

Wednesday, 11 April 2018 by Mary Burns

This article—a continuation of last month's article on evaluating online teacher professional development programs—examines 3 evaluation frameworks you can use…

Best Practices
Backwards And In High Heels: Teaching (Well) Online

Backwards And In High Heels: Teaching (Well) Online

Wednesday, 21 March 2018 by Mary Burns

Online teaching is an important tool for teachers and students, but in order for it to be used correctly teachers…

Best Practices
Evaluating Your Online Learning Program (Part 1)

Evaluating Your Online Learning Program (Part 1)

Wednesday, 7 March 2018 by Mary Burns

Evaluation is often one of the weakest areas of any eLearning program. This article (the first of two parts) talks…

Best Practices
The Online Course Designer's Toolbox, Part 2

The Online Course Designer's Toolbox (Part 2)

Wednesday, 7 February 2018 by Mary Burns

This is the second part of 2 articles on the tools every eLearning designer needs in his or her toolbox.

Design and Development
The Online Course Designer's Toolbox, Part 1

The Online Course Designer's Toolbox (Part 1)

Wednesday, 10 January 2018 by Mary Burns

Mary Burns shares some of the most important tools that every online course designer should have in their toolbox.

Design and Development
16 More Technology Tools For Teaching And Learning (Part 2)

16 More Technology Tools For Teaching And Learning (Part 2)

Saturday, 21 October 2017 by Mary Burns

Part 2 of two articles on great online tools for online, blended or face-to-face learning, across all content areas and…

Educational Technology
10 Technology Tools For Teaching And Learning (Part 1)

10 Technology Tools For Teaching And Learning (Part 1)

Friday, 8 September 2017 by Mary Burns

The internet abounds with technology tools for teaching and learning students of all ages. In this article, I share 10…

Educational Technology
My Favorite Things (Part 2): More Formative Assessment Tools

My Favorite Things (Part 2): More Formative Assessment Tools

Thursday, 17 August 2017 by Mary Burns

Interested in tools for formative assessment? We've got 'em! This article discusses several popular formative assessment tools for educators.

Design and Development
My Favorite Things: 5 Useful Formative Assessment Tools

My Favorite Things: 5 Useful Formative Assessment Tools

Saturday, 3 June 2017 by Mary Burns

The internet is full of all sorts of helpful formative assessment tools for blended learning. Like many readers, I'm often…

Design and Development
Feedback In Online Courses: Advice From Emily Dickinson

Feedback In Online Courses: Advice From Emily Dickinson

Sunday, 30 April 2017 by Mary Burns

Feedback is critical to effective learning. Some of the best advice of feedback for online learners that I've read comes…

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Is Online Learning Right For You?

Is Online Learning Right For You?

Sunday, 23 October 2016 by Mary Burns

Is online learning right for you? Instead of that online course, would you better suited to a blended course or…

Best Practices
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