Online Education

Scaffolding Online Student Success | Faculty Focus – Education Article

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. Professor Elavor anticipated that this type of project would be accessible to students exploring the natural sciences…

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Five Lessons Online Faculty Can Learn from the IRS – Faculty Focus – Education Article

Another Tax Day is upon us. I’ll keep this post brief, just in case you haven’t yet filed. The Internal Revenue Service is good for lots of things, but it’s not usually viewed as a source of sound teaching advice. In 2016, however, the government agency created an online publication called the Behavioral Insights Toolkit. At just 72 pages, the toolkit is a relatively short guide for IRS employees and researchers to help promote compliance and improve taxpayer engagement by…

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What is ‘Swift Trust,’ and Why Do I Want it in My Classes? – Education Article

Due to the shift to performance-based funding in many states, colleges and universities have sharpened their focus on student retention. Because of this, I have sought out information about best practices in retaining students, in particular online students, to help do my fair share in this effort for the schools where I teach. While I found many articles about the importance of social presence, one of the more interesting discoveries was from a chapter in Trust in Organizations on the…

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Last Chance for this College-credit Class – Education Article

All-online, college credit, MTI 558 starts Monday, January 21, 2019! This is the last chance to sign up. Click this link; scroll down to MTI 558 and click for more information and to sign up. This slideshow requires JavaScript. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed,… This is only a…

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Starting This Week: MTI 562 – Education Article

MTI 562 starts Monday, January 7, 2019!  The 21st century lesson blends technology with teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. In this course, you will use a suite of digital tools to make that possible while addressing overarching concepts like digital citizenship, internet search and research, authentic assessment, digital publishing, and immersive keyboarding. You will actively collaborate, share knowledge, provide constructive feedback to classmates, publish digitally, and differentiate for unique needs. Classmates will become the core…

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Join me for a free Webinar on Building Digital Citizens – Education Article

Please join me on Jan 23rd for a Free webinar on Building Digital Citizens: Being a responsible digital citizen is critical to success in school and beyond, which is why integrating digital citizenship lessons across the curriculum at every grade level is so important. Join educator, coach and editor of the Ask a Tech Teacher blog, Jacqui Murray, for this free webinar to learn the essentials of digital citizenship and best practices for blending digital citizenship into lesson plans. Jacqui……

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Seven Things to Consider Before Developing Your Online Course – Faculty Focus – Education Article

January 16th, 2019 By: Brian Udermann, PhD <!– – As the number of online courses and degree programs in higher education continues to increase, more faculty are being asked to design and develop online courses. Sometimes this course design and development process is done somewhat reflexively, in a short time period, and with limited planning and preparation. This is not ideal as it can lead to a more stressful course development…

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