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The Impact of Online Teaching on Faculty Load

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Computing the Ideal Class Size for Online Courses

Lawrence Tomei



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It is not uncommon for non-teaching administrators to view online, distance learning-based courses as the “mother lode” for sizeable tuition revenue increases. Why shouldn't an online instructor be capable of handling a hundred students? After all, there are no office hours, no classroom presentations, and no pencil-paper assessment.

 

This study examined the impact of substituting didactic instruction, face-to-face advisement, and pen and paper evaluations with web-based content, electronic information and inquiry, and online assessment. It analyzed the impact of distance learning demands on faculty teaching loads and computed the ideal class size for an online course.

 

Many readers are distance educators who, for the first time, will be provided with new facts to confront those who see online teaching as a panacea for expanding revenues and increasing student enrollment.

 

Tomei, L., 2004. The Impact of Online Teaching on Faculty Load, Computing the Ideal Class Size for Online Courses. International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning.

 

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Note this research was done before the advent of the MOOC

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Drones that will follow and video you

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Don't worry, it's not as creepy as it sounds.


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I know someone who will relish the prospect of this!

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Competition to Hexo+ (https://hexoplus.com) who was the first to pioneer this concept which has yet to launch. For Christmas if my sources are correct...
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eLearning Hack: 7 steps to improve your online courses

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Even if your online courses are good enough, it's not that hard to make them even better. Enjoy these 7 quick steps and improve the quality of your courses.

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170 Ways To Use Word Clouds In Every Classroom

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Welcome to a post I always have  fun writing. Last year I attempted finding ways to use Word Clouds (Wordle) in education. When I concluded writing that post I was at 108 possible ways. More than a...

 

Gust MEES: I created the above "Wordle Logo" with "Word Clouds" as example. You may use it for non-commercial use by giving credit to my blog ===> http://gustmees.wordpress.com/ <===

 

Check the free service here:

 

http://www.wordle.net/

 


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I use Word Clouds regularly on my VLE (Moodle) courses.  They do need explaining sometimes, which makes me think they are less valuable than some other graphics, but there are lots of ideas here I am going to try.

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M Bresson's curator insight, May 21, 2014 10:18 AM

Des idées pour utiliser les nuages de  mots en classe dans toutes les disciplines. Créer une discussion, partager, comparer, proposer des hypothèses, travailler le vocabulaire, etc.

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, November 30, 2014 8:14 PM

Great ideas presented here! I have used Wordle before, but I had not thought of using it in the ways listed. Can't wait to try them.

Judy Doctoroff's curator insight, December 2, 2014 10:36 AM

Creating word clouds is always enjoyable  and engages students and teachers.

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Framework for assuring quality in distance learning courses

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Richard Walker and Wayne Britcliffe will be presenting a framework for assuring quality in the delivery of distance learning courses to delegates at the Association for Learning Technology’s annual...
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Always a challenge, so this might help to ensure a consistent standard across the available learning materials and delivery mechanisms.

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The Impact of Online Teaching on Faculty Load

The Impact of Online Teaching  on Faculty Load | Getting better with E & M-learning | Scoop.it

Computing the Ideal Class Size for Online Courses

Lawrence Tomei



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It is not uncommon for non-teaching administrators to view online, distance learning-based courses as the “mother lode” for sizeable tuition revenue increases. Why shouldn't an online instructor be capable of handling a hundred students? After all, there are no office hours, no classroom presentations, and no pencil-paper assessment.

 

This study examined the impact of substituting didactic instruction, face-to-face advisement, and pen and paper evaluations with web-based content, electronic information and inquiry, and online assessment. It analyzed the impact of distance learning demands on faculty teaching loads and computed the ideal class size for an online course.

 

Many readers are distance educators who, for the first time, will be provided with new facts to confront those who see online teaching as a panacea for expanding revenues and increasing student enrollment.

 

Tomei, L., 2004. The Impact of Online Teaching on Faculty Load, Computing the Ideal Class Size for Online Courses. International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning.

 

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bonkopen2012: Instructional Ideas and Technology Tools for Online Success

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Free, Open Course With Dr. Curt Bonk: The live course had ended, but please enjoy the course at your own pace!
Description: Motivating students and creating community within blended and online learning environments are crucial to academic achievement and success. This open course will provide both theoretical concepts and practical tools for instructors to improve motivation, retention, and engagement within blended and online courses.

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This course is finished but the resources are still available - some good stuff here!

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12 Free Online Quiz Makers to Create Online Quizzes | Training & E-Learning Zone for Quizzes | Keep learning

12 Free Online Quiz Makers to Create Online Quizzes | Training & E-Learning Zone for Quizzes | Keep learning | Getting better with E & M-learning | Scoop.it
I often receive a lot of questions about how to make online quizzes for free.
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Quizzes are one of the best ways to test and consolidate learning.

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60 Apps For 21st Century Learning

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60 Apps For 21st Century Learning : evernote, google, pages, ipad, dropbox, mobile learning (60 Apps For Mobile, 21st Century Learning http://t.co/631EJwQV via @teachthought.
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12 Principles Of Mobile Learning

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12 Principles Of Mobile Learning (RT @NMHS_Principal: 12 Principles Of Mobile Learning http://t.co/kInEddsv...)...
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Flash, E-learning and What We're Learning About HTML5

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Why HTML5 and the race toward mobile learning is not yet driving the final stakes in the e-learning-with-Flash coffin.
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E-learning comes of age - Daily News & Analysis

E-learning comes of ageDaily News & AnalysisAs a large part of the school curriculum goes online, kids are going to walk lighter to school.
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The Future of Learning

At 2Revolutions, we are partnering with forward-thinking governments, funders, nonprofits and entrepreneurs to innovate across the human capital continuum - ...
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The Big Mistake in Elearning

Describes a fundamental shift that I think needs to happen to make corporate elearning more effective.
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The Biggest Education Platform on Earth - Coursmos Blog

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Long story short, Coursmos became the biggest education platform on Earth with more than 30,000 online courses, containing 127,000 online lessons.
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Educational Technology Guy: The 10 Most Important Work Skills in 2020

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Seems to me that most of the key skills are covered here for the modern workforce, so why don't we see educational institutions taking a lot more notice of these and make the necessary investment?

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Deborah Rinio's curator insight, January 20, 1:55 PM

Did you know libraries can facilitate learning for most, if not all, of these skills? Ask your librarian how he or she can help you instill these skills and values in your students.

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Are we teaching kids these skills in a system designed for the 20th century?

Light Core's curator insight, February 8, 6:47 PM

The only permanence is impermanence. That is irrefutable fact. 

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Creating interactive e-Learning with Rapid Authoring Tools | G-Cube Solutions

e-Learning course development through Rapid Authoring Tools, Conversion of PowerPoint presentation into an E-course with Rapid Authoring Tools (Learn how to Create interactive #eLearning with #RapidAuthoringTools

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'Rapid' is of course a relative term!

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How to create interactivity in online training | TechRepublic

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By Laura Summers

Online learning needs to be more than just page turning.

 

While taking a course on how to create a secure commerce network, Mike scrolled through Web page after Web page. He found himself getting bored and wondering how he was going to remember all this new information. When was he going to be able to apply what he was reading?

 

Mike’s story is a prime example of ineffective online training that doesn’t engage the learner. Imagine, instead, an online course that mimics a real computer network where Mike can work through a Web-based simulation to diagnose a network problem. In this scenario, he is applying his new skills in a real-life context. Then, imagine an online learning community where Mike can talk to experts in the IT field, access job aids, and e-mail questions to a course mentor or tutor.


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What Students Can Actually DO With An iPad

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Online, in workshops, and even with friends, I frequently get asked What can the iPad actually do? as a sort of challenge to the worth of the device. I would rather that they ask, What can you actually do with an iPad?
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Some practical advice on how to actually use an iPad to be educationally productive - the Holy Grail?

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How to Be More Productive When Using PowerPoint to Create E-Learning Courses » The Rapid eLearning Blog | 2.0 Tech Tools for Education | Technologies des moyens de diffusion et e-learning | Dyslexi...

How to Be More Productive When Using PowerPoint to Create E-Learning Courses » The Rapid eLearning Blog | 2.0 Tech Tools for Education | Technologies des moyens de diffusion et e-learning | Dyslexi... | Getting better with E & M-learning | Scoop.it
How to Be More Productive When Using #PowerPoint to Create E-Learning Courses » The Rapid eLearning Blog http://t.co/3Cq8Teh0 (How to Be More Productive When Using PowerPoint to Create E-Learning Courses » The Rapid eL...
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Making your time more effective is a constant battle so any advice on how to use it better is great!

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Trends in online learning: #FOAMed | eLearning, Medical Education and Other Snippets

Trends in online learning: #FOAMed | eLearning, Medical Education and Other Snippets | Getting better with E & M-learning | Scoop.it
In recent months RSS feeds and Twitter have been overflowing with mentions of MOOCs, as Cousera, Udacity and EdX continue to attract new university partners and launch growing numbers of courses.  ...
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Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars) Tools for e-Learning | Talented HR

Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars) Tools for e-Learning | Talented HR | Getting better with E & M-learning | Scoop.it
The following list contains free and open source Web Conferencing tools and are not in any particular order. BigBluebutton* is built for Higher Education. It enables universities and colleges to de...
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Learning: Making the implicit explicit

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Having worked in schools implementing the IB Primary Years Programme, he is fascinated by the philosophies of constructivism, inquiry and powerful learning that is connected to life. Sam is an IB workshop leader and has ...
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How to Create Great Webinars - Slide Development

Implement these webinar tips to improve your slides. Virtual Communications Coach, Sheri Jeavons explains how to create great webinars. http://www.power-pres...
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E-learning: How to deliver an engaging Virtual Classroom presentation

Learn How to Deliver an Engaging Virtual Classroom Presentation in Under 10 Minutes! and get the restuls you want! We will share with you some best practices...
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Are Your E-Learning Courses Going to Land You in Jail? » The ...

Whenever I do a post on clip art, I get bombarded with emails and comments about copyrights and whether or not they can use these assets in their elearning courses. It makes sense, no one wants to violate any laws or steal ...
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