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Today's college graduates are entering a world where much of the most dynamic and important work will not be performed in a solitary office or around a physical conference table, but in virtual teams of individuals scattered around the globe. This mode of work, once confined to high-level scientific research, is already the norm in many fields, and it is accelerating quickly in almost every area of human endeavor.
November 7, 2011 By: Tracey Pritchard, EdD in Online Education The online learning platform is gaining popularity worldwide.
Underpinning a disdain for social media in higher education is the assumption that incoming students have an inherent aptitude for new technologies "If you took a soldier from a thousand years ago and put them on a battlefield, they'd be dead," Howard Rheingold , a professor teaching virtual community and social media at Stanford University, told me one morning via Skype.
The syllabus is a small place to start bringing students and faculty members back together... If students could be persuaded that we are really interested in their understanding the materials we offer, that we support their efforts to master it, and that we take their intellectual struggles seriously, they might respond by becoming involved in our courses, by trying to live up to our expectations, and by appreciating our concern. - Rubin, “Professors, Students, and the Syllabus,” Chronicle of Higher Education Your syllabus is one of THE most important documents you create for your class, serving as an agreement between you and your students.
A Holistic Approach for Establishing Social Presence in Online Courses & Programs | Higher Education Teaching and Learning PortalHETL Note: We are happy to present this feature article by Dr. Baker and Dr. Edwards entitled “A Holistic Approach for Establishing Social Presence in Online Courses & Programs” which considers online learning environments from the dual perspective of instructional design and instructional support.
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By Patricia Aufderheide While checking final edits on their new book, two media-studies scholars are informed by their publisher that they must secure permission to use a magazine cover as an illustration of one of their assertions. Instead of dropping the graphic or making cold calls to the magazine, the scholars explain their fair-use rights under copyright—and the publisher's general counsel agrees.
After reading Brian’s post about mycorrhizal networks I went digging around through some older papers and found this, an exploratory piece by my doc student Erin Brewer circa 2003.
One of the axioms of progressivist education is that the lecture format is an inefficient and, potentially, alienating method of instruction. The “sage on the stage” has to pretend that all students have the same abilities and learning styles, and he or she has to package the material into a linear, factual presentation that keeps the students passive and disengaged from it. Create more problem-solving units, more collaborative projects, and more “ownership” for the students and learning will increase.
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Posted June 22, 2011 in Productivity
Abstract As online course formats become an accepted long-term strategy in education, instructors who personalize their courses with humor can positively contribute to the students’ learning experiences. The purpose of this paper was to determine student perceptions of humor added to an online undergraduate production operations management course and how that humor influenced student engagement through participation in online discussion forums.