About This Blog

Brian C. Steinberg has over 15 years of Academic and Student Affairs experience. He has managed residence halls and apartments, advised Multicultural and International Students, and taught geography, diversity, college orientation, and technology courses at many campus and online colleges and universities.

Brian received his M.A. in Post Secondary Education: Student Affairs and Geography from The University of Northern Iowa. Brian is also a June 2002 graduate of the Social Justice Training Institute and is currently finishing up his PhD in The Leadership for Higher Education Program at Capella University. Brian also received his Diversity Graduate Certificate from Capella University.

Brian currently works for a diversity and multicultural education training and consulting firm and teaches and designs courses for a few online colleges and universities near Buffalo, NY.

Monthly Archive


Monthly Archives: October 2011

Online Classes from your Cell/Smart Phone?

For one of the online institutions that I teach for, I just downloaded a new application that allows me to access the classes I teach on my android cell/smart phone. This is a newer trend that seems to be catching … Continue reading

Using Facebook in Online Classes

Using Facebook in online classes is a very controversial and debatable topic. Should you friend other online students in your online classes? What about your online instructor? There are many sensitivity and confidential issues that could be at play here. … Continue reading

Microsoft PowerPoint for Online Students

This week for one of the online colleges that I teach for, I am facilitating an online student workshop on how to use and master Microsoft PowerPoint. In many online classes, students are required to make online presentations either live … Continue reading

To Emoticon or Not?

In my previous blog post on the “Top 10 Netiquette Rules in Online Education,” #8 was “Don’t Abuse Emoticons.” It is clear in online courses that one should never use emoticons in an academic paper, but what about in the … Continue reading

Using Twitter in Online Courses

By: Melissa Miller Not all online faculty are as tech savvy as the online students they often teach. That is no excuse for you as an online student not to use your tech savvy skills in your online course to … Continue reading