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Effective Practices in Online Education | The Sloan Consortium

Effective Practices in Online Education | The Sloan Consortium | Online Faculty Effectiveness | Scoop.it

To help make quality online education accessible and affordable for anyone, anywhere, at any time, the Sloan-C community shares techniques, strategies, and practices in online education that have worked for them. All effective practices are peer reviewed to insure quality and to give submitters some documentation for tenure and promotion files. Sloan-C focuses on five pillars of quality in online education: access, learning effectiveness, faculty satisfaction, student satisfaction, and scale.


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A Dozen Strategies for Improving Online Student Retention | Faculty Focus

A Dozen Strategies for Improving Online Student Retention | Faculty Focus | Online Faculty Effectiveness | Scoop.it
Online student retention is one of the most critical components for the success of any college or university. The key to a successful online retention program is the realization that student retention is everybody's job.

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Ralph Springett's curator insight, July 9, 2013 5:14 PM

Some good advice here. No wonder it is not cheaper than face to face teaching.

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Get Your Online Course Off to a Good Start | Faculty Focus

Get Your Online Course Off to a Good Start | Faculty Focus | Online Faculty Effectiveness | Scoop.it
The beginning of an online course is a critical time in which the instructor establishes expectations, sets the tone, and helps students navigate the course.

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Tips for Online Instructors: Managing Files, Feedback, and Workload | Faculty Focus

Tips for Online Instructors: Managing Files, Feedback, and Workload | Faculty Focus | Online Faculty Effectiveness | Scoop.it

By Eileen F. Schiffer

 

"Teaching online is a rewarding experience; but any instructor who makes the transition to online education, thinking it will be easier and less time-consuming than face-to-face classroom teaching, is in for a big surprise! Establishing a regular presence in the online classroom, grading assignments and discussions, and maintaining records and notes from term to term are all time consuming – but essential – tasks. Learning to take care of the details of online teaching more efficiently makes it possible to be more effective in your teaching. The following is an abbreviated version of guidance I provide to new instructors about ways to keep their course files organized, students engaged, and workload manageable."


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Andrew Blanco's curator insight, February 5, 2015 11:16 AM

Tips for educators teaching online classes

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Faculty eCommons Does Your Online Course Promote Academic Honesty? - Faculty eCommons

Faculty eCommons Does Your Online Course Promote Academic Honesty? - Faculty eCommons | Online Faculty Effectiveness | Scoop.it
academic honesty

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11 Tips for Setting the Tone in Your Online Course - Faculty Focus | Faculty Focus

11 Tips for Setting the Tone in Your Online Course - Faculty Focus | Faculty Focus | Online Faculty Effectiveness | Scoop.it
By: Errol Craig Sull in Online Education

 

The cliché that you only get one chance to make a first impression is especially true when you teach online. Each item you post—email, discussion message, announcement, etc.—must be created with much thought, and none is more important than the first post to your class.


It is a delicate creation, this first post, but once you know how, it can be pivotal in getting your class off in the right direction.

 


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Does Teaching Online Really Take More Time? - Faculty Focus | Faculty Focus

Does Teaching Online Really Take More Time? - Faculty Focus | Faculty Focus | Online Faculty Effectiveness | Scoop.it
There are certain widely held ideas about how time is used in distance education. One is that distance education “takes more time” than face-to-face teaching. This is one of those axioms that people accept and repeat, but don’t think about.

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Student Persistence in Online Courses: Understanding the Key Factors | Faculty Focus

Student Persistence in Online Courses: Understanding the Key Factors | Faculty Focus | Online Faculty Effectiveness | Scoop.it
Who should be taking online courses? Are online courses equally appropriate for all students? Can any content be taught in an online format or do some kinds of material lend themselves to mastery in an electronic environment?

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How to Create Effective Activities for Online Teaching - Faculty Focus | Faculty Focus

How to Create Effective Activities for Online Teaching - Faculty Focus | Faculty Focus | Online Faculty Effectiveness | Scoop.it
We’ve all used them, first as students and now as online instructors: activities in a class meant to highlight, spotlight, underline, enhance, or explain some aspect of the subject we are teaching. Too often, not much thought or effort is given to these activities, resulting in outdated and unsuccessful activities. With the right approaches and a bit of knowledge, online instructors can create activities that are dynamic, effective, and interesting.

 

Here’s how …


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The Top 10 Faculty Challenges for Teaching Online | Faculty Focus

The Top 10 Faculty Challenges for Teaching Online | Faculty Focus | Online Faculty Effectiveness | Scoop.it

Issues such as time and workload management, quality assurance, and the need for new skills and competencies remain real or perceived barriers for faculty who are new to teaching online.
On November 8, one of the most respected authorities in online education will present an hour-long online seminar vital to anyone interested in helping faculty successfully transition to the online classroom.
Dr. Lawrence C. Ragan is director of faculty development at Penn State’s renowned World Campus. He has decades of distance learning experience and an expert perspective on the issues faculty face.
Dr. Ragan is also the codirector of Penn State’s Center for Online Innovation in Learning, a research and development collaboration designed to inform and inspire the best in education.


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Six Ways to Get Your Online Students Participating in the Course | Faculty Focus

Six Ways to Get Your Online Students Participating in the Course | Faculty Focus | Online Faculty Effectiveness | Scoop.it
Have you ever worried about the level of participation in your online courses? Perhaps you have difficulty encouraging students to interact with one another, or maybe you find student responses to be perfunctory.

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Faculty Are Afraid of Online Education

Faculty Are Afraid of Online Education | Online Faculty Effectiveness | Scoop.it

What do professors and administrators really think about online education? Inside Higher Ed and the Babson Survey Research Group asked more than 4,500 of them. Here are three important takeaways from their survey...

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Faculty Senate grapples with the possibilities and challenges of online learning | R.F.Mackay

Faculty Senate grapples with the possibilities and challenges of online learning | R.F.Mackay | Online Faculty Effectiveness | Scoop.it
John Mitchell, vice provost for online learning, outlines progress in online teaching and learning and hears both praise and skepticism.

 

Comment: a report on a meeting of the Standford Senate in which online learing was discussed. Although nothing really new is being said and no deep insights are revealed, it is interesting to read how Stanford professors themselves think about their efforts to create MOOCs and about the 3 platforms they work with. Those include Coursera, set up by Stanford's Daphne Koller, and Class2Go, an open and highly flexible platform of their own making. There's no strategy that all agree on and there is a lot of experimenting, as elsewhere. (peter sloep, @pbsloep)


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Faculty Concerns About Online Versus In-class Student Ratings of Instruction

Many faculty members express reservations about online SRIs. To increase their motivation and cooperation, it is essential to understand the underlying reasons for their resistance and to provide them with good answers to counter their reservations and diffuse their concerns. The following are research-based answers to four major faculty concerns about online SRIs.


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Can creativity and innovation be taught? A new free online course says 'yes' | Penn State University

Can creativity and innovation be taught? A new free online course says 'yes' | Penn State University | Online Faculty Effectiveness | Scoop.it
For the faculty members of a new free online course, creativity and innovation aren’t just the purview of artists, musicians or designers. Instead, they say, it’s about the process.

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Salome Tam's curator insight, July 4, 2013 11:05 PM

Creativity, Innovation, and Change

begins Sept 2013

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Don't miss this opportunity - The free eight-week course, which begins on Sept. 1, focuses on teaching participants techniques to unlock their innate creativity, to solve problems and to become more innovative.

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Applying the Seven Principles for Good Practice to the Online Classroom | Faculty Focus

Applying the Seven Principles for Good Practice to the Online Classroom | Faculty Focus | Online Faculty Effectiveness | Scoop.it

By Oliver Dreon

 

"Almost 25 years have passed since Chickering and Gamson offered seven principles for good instructional practices in undergraduate education. While the state of undergraduate education has evolved to some degree over that time, I think the seven principles still have a place in today’s collegiate classroom. Originally written to communicate best practices for face-to-face instruction, the principles translate well to the online classroom and can help to provide guidance for those of us designing courses to be taught online."


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Two companies give faculty more control of online courses | Inside Higher Ed

Two companies give faculty more control of online courses | Inside Higher Ed | Online Faculty Effectiveness | Scoop.it

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Mark Smithers's curator insight, December 16, 2012 6:54 PM

The beginning of the disestablishment of the HEI?

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Company unveils line of free online courses from elite college faculty | Inside Higher Ed

Company unveils line of free online courses from elite college faculty | Inside Higher Ed | Online Faculty Effectiveness | Scoop.it

Robert Garland, a professor of classics at Colgate University, is not accustomed to discussing Greek religion with the lifeless lens of his MacBook’s built-in video camera. But that was how Garland spent Wednesday afternoon: in his home study, recording lectures on his laptop in 20-minute chunks.
Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/01/27/company-unveils-line-free-online-courses-elite-college-faculty#ixzz1kt97yfPC
Inside Higher Ed

 


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'Now you try it': Stanford faculty share experiences of online teaching

'Now you try it': Stanford faculty share experiences of online teaching | Online Faculty Effectiveness | Scoop.it
A packed forum at the Stanford Graduate School of Education draws students and educators eager to implement new technologies and methods.

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Mark Smithers's curator insight, January 28, 2013 7:55 PM

Phew, thank goodness the elite unis have discovered this concept so they can tell the rest of use what we've been doing wrong for the past few years.

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Tips for Building Social Presence in Your Online Class | Faculty Focus

Tips for Building Social Presence in Your Online Class | Faculty Focus | Online Faculty Effectiveness | Scoop.it
You’ve been assigned your first online class to teach and you feel like you’re ready. You’ve done your homework and learned the ins and outs of the institution’s course management system.

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James J. Goldsmith's comment, May 13, 2013 4:50 PM
A short articile that lists five basic ways to build social presence into online learning. Useful for people new to online learning development.
Jodi Lynn's curator insight, May 14, 2013 3:29 PM

He mentions having students introduce themselves and I can see where VoiceThread would work great for that!

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Using Synchronous Tools to Build Community in the Asynchronous Online Classroom - Faculty Focus | Faculty Focus

Using Synchronous Tools to Build Community in the Asynchronous Online Classroom - Faculty Focus | Faculty Focus | Online Faculty Effectiveness | Scoop.it
Sometimes students in the online environment just need that extra nudge to feel connected in order to truly excel. As instructors, we can facilitate community-building in an asynchronous environment by utilizing synchronous tools, such as Wimba, Skype, Elluminate, and others available to us via our learning management system or outside of the LMS.

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Online Student Retention Strategies: A Baker’s Dozen of Recommendations | Faculty Focus

Online Student Retention Strategies: A Baker’s Dozen of Recommendations | Faculty Focus | Online Faculty Effectiveness | Scoop.it
Despite the tremendous growth of online education programs, student retention for online courses remains problematic. The attrition rate from online universities is often cited as 20% to 50% (Diaz, 2002).

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Nancy L Zingrone's curator insight, December 13, 2012 11:17 PM

A good list of requirements that focus on the need to respond fast and with empathy and encouragement.

 

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Online Teaching Tips: Sweat the Small Stuff - Faculty Focus | Faculty Focus

Online Teaching Tips: Sweat the Small Stuff - Faculty Focus | Faculty Focus | Online Faculty Effectiveness | Scoop.it
When we teach online courses there are many fundamental issues that concern us: knowledge of our subjects, teaching strategies, engagement of students, school policies, deadlines, grading and returning of assignments, posting announcements, and...

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Five Factors that Affect Online Student Motivation | Faculty Focus

Five Factors that Affect Online Student Motivation | Faculty Focus | Online Faculty Effectiveness | Scoop.it
Understanding what motivates online learners is important because motivated students are more likely to engage in activities that help them learn and achieve, says Brett Jones, associate professor of educational psychology at Virginia Tech.

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Creating Effective Online Discussion Boards Requires the Right Balance | Faculty Focus

One of the most frequently asked questions from veteran and novice online faculty alike is, “How many weekly discussion posts should I contribute?

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