Who says it should be confined to conferences or journal articles? When you teach online, the words of celebrated thinkers can offer plenty of food for thought. And Albert Einstein provides a perfect example… Although he’s known for re-writing the laws of physics, Einstein’s genius extended beyond his academic achievements.
This is no easy task. It takes skill, and a light hand. Especially when you’re teaching adult learners. The challenges are many. For example: * The communication environment is devoid of visual cues. Your message can easily be misinterpreted, and offence taken. * Online learners are at their most vulnerable when being assessed.
Teaching online is a unique experience for faculty and students. Although I love the online environment for some courses, it does present its own challenges. One of those challenges is how to engage online students in activities that push them to go beyond simply reading, interpreting, and interacting.
In order to grow your academic career, you need to diversify your online teaching workload. One of the best ways to do this is to think more broadly. By saying yes to unique opportunities, you can open doors that you didn’t even realize existed. Diversifying your credentials shows your flexibility and willingness to adapt.
A helpful list of behaviors and strategies for improving instructor presence in an online class.
Social networks, digital resources, and other online tools have revolutionized the online training landscape. In this article, I’ll explore how to apply the Connectivism Theory in online training. By Christopher Pappas George Siemens and Stephen Downes are the main proponents of the Connectivism Theory, which suggests that online networks and resources play a vital role in the learning experience.
There were no major surprises in Educause’s 2017 ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology. For four years running, the number of students preferring a blended learning environment that includes “some to mostly online components” has increased and those preferring a face-to-face only learning environment has continued to decline.
Online education programs are seeing steady growth, though lower tuition and the use of innovative technologies and tools seem to be lagging.
I was surprised by the tone and conclusions of the recent opinion piece by Jing Liu, ” It’s Time to Ask Why Online Learning Isn’t Working,” published in “Inside Digital Learning.” Perhaps online learning is struggling at major universities — after all, there is an obsession to turn online learning into profit centers, right?
Virtual schools are expected to grow at an annual rate of 12.8 percent during the next four years. Nearly one million students currently participate in some form of online learning, with more than 25 virtual schools providing services in various states across the country.