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Discussion Boards: Valuable? Overused?

New approaches to discussion boards aim for dynamic online learning experiences

Discussion boards have been a staple of online courses for decades. But Carolyn Speer, manager of instructional design and access at Wichita State University, thinks many instructors default to using them incorrectly. Instructors often kick off a discussion board assignment by asking each student to respond to an assigned reading.

Teacher’s Essential Guide to Cyberbullying

Teachers’ Essential Guide to Cyberbullying Prevention | Common Sense Education

What is cyberbullying? How common is cyberbullying? How can I tell if a student is being cyberbullied? When and how should I intervene in a cyberbullying situation? What’s my responsibility as a teacher in preventing cyberbullying? What lesson plans and classroom resources are available to address cyberbullying?

Scaffolding Online Student Success

Scaffolding Online Student Success | Faculty Focus

Where did it all go wrong? Professor Elavor* just wrapped up what she hoped would be a successful semester of her new online course-Introduction to Natural Sciences. Unfortunately, the course ended with a giant thud. For their final projects, students were asked to write an essay illustrating the connection between chemistry and biology and the impact of these sciences on industry and society.

50 Challenging Activities To Promote Digital Media Literacy In Students

50 Activities To Promote Digital Media Literacy In Students

50 Challenging Activities To Promote Digital Media Literacy In Students by Terry Heick Literacy is changing-not at its core necessarily, but certainly at its edges as it expands to include new kinds of “reading.” Digital media is quickly replacing traditional media forms as those most accessible to most 21st century learners.

Leading together: insights from ministers and teachers on the future of education

Leading together: insights from ministers and teachers on the future of education

By Andreas Schleicher Director, OECD Directorate for Education and Skills The expectations we place on teachers are high and growing. We expect them to have a deep and broad understanding of what they teach, how their students learn, and of the students themselves.

The 10 top tech trends in education this year

The 10 top tech trends in education this year

Gartner has identified 10 strategic technologies CIOs in the higher education sector need to get their heads around this year to support their transformation activities and differentiate their organisations from competitors. Four technologies that will be crucial in the education market include: cross-life-cycle CRM platforms, smart campuses, wireless presentation technologies, and career software.