Mary Burns

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

Education Development Center

Mary Burns (mburns@edc.org) 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

10 Strategies To Help Online Learners Complete An Online Program

10 Strategies To Help Online Learners Complete An Online Program

Monday, 27 October 2014 by Mary Burns

“Successful” online learners are those students who complete their online course. “Unsuccessful” online learners either drop out of the online…

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Helping Online Learners Succeed

Helping Online Learners Succeed (Part 1)

Thursday, 2 October 2014 by Mary Burns

How can we help online learners successfully complete a course of study? The first of two blog posts by Mary…

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Top 5 Online Learning Skills That Online Instructors Should Have

Top 5 Online Learning Skills That Online Instructors Should Have

Friday, 19 September 2014 by Mary Burns

Online learning programs must pay as much attention to quality of instructors as they do to the technology. This article…

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Why, What and How To Move To Online Courses

Why, What and How To Move To Online Courses

Friday, 29 August 2014 by Mary Burns

As K-12 and university institutions and school districts shift to an online strategy, an important question is to ask, which…

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Get Started With Online Learning

5 Questions To Get Started With Online Learning

Tuesday, 5 August 2014 by Mary Burns

Developing a powerful e-learning program for your school or district should begin with some questions. In this article, senior technology…

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