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.
Open education is particularly characterized by the removal of restrictions, exclusions and privileges; by the accreditation of students’ previous experience; by the flexibility of the management of the time variable; and by substantial changes in the traditional relationship between professors and students.
Ambar presses her hand to her forehead, nose crinkled in concentration as she considers the question on her screen: how many sevens in 91? The ten-year-old has been grappling with it for about a minute when she smiles: “13!”.