Author Archives: Ben Brezner

About Ben Brezner

I write poetry and fiction. I live in Arlington, VA, with my wife and two cats. I put my pants on just like everyone else, by imagining myself wearing them, twitching my nose and blinking hard.

Is there a false dichotomy between “social presence” and self-paced learning?

The past week has been quite a productive one for me, in terms of developing my understanding of online and blended writing instruction. Virtually attending the 2016 OLC Accelerate Conference (Thanks, GMU!) right after our last brainstorming session raised some … Continue reading

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Maintaining Student Buy-In in Online Collaborative Writing Tasks

The power of collaborative learning has long been established, in particular for language development tasks. I used to teach middle school ESL, and, one of the principles of my pedagogy was the use of data-built Kagan structures and other methods … Continue reading

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