Tag: online education (6)

To direct or to indirect, that is the question.

How direct can you be with your online students, especially from a virtual space? What is the best way to get your students to stay focused in your online classes? Is there a correct strategy for online students to learn course material?

Technology's Advantages and Drawbacks in Today's Colleges

In my time at Georgia Tech, online learning has been a prevalent force from day one of classes.  In my freshman year I was introduced to MyMathLab, a website by Pearson Higher Education that provided a platform that was my textbook, homework, and[...]

Journaling through E-Learning

Multiple choice, true or false response, matching, and completion type questions seem to be the norm in online class assignments. While traditional is great, are there different ways online students can express themselves in assignments, and express[...]

ProctorFree - Themes of ET4O

Hey friends, Director of Partner Relations Jeff here. I’m just coming off a long road trip through the great state of Texas; the last leg of which was the Emerging Technology for Online Education (ET4O) conference by the wonderful people of the [...]

Learning before the Learning?

Similar to a marathon, a participating runner wouldn’t embark on a 26 mile journey without some sort of preparation (well, hopefully not). The same follows for students, or in this case, an “online learner”. Pre-learning activities help prepare[...]

Do you have what it takes to teach online?

Want to become an online instructor?

 

Does Online Group work, work?

Before an instructor starts assigning group projects in their online classes, it’s important to ask, can they work? In “Teacher Perspectives on Online Collaborative Learning:  Factors Perceived as Facilitating and Impeding Successful Online Group[...]

Learning by Visuals

When it comes to learning, external representations, aka visualizations, have always been valuable tools to students. Visualizations play a key role in all learning.

Online Learning for the Win

In the “A Synthesis of New Research on K-12 Online Learning” study, online and conventional learning were compared. The results found that online learners slightly outperformed face-to-face learners on achievements measures. The outcome = the[...]

Can Online Classes Deter Cheating?

A McCabe and Treviño (Rutgers University) study took 1,800 students at nine medium to large-sized universities to examine the influence of contextual and individual factors on cheating behavior. Contextual factors of behaviors, such as peer cheating[...]