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Group Work, Discussion Strategies to Manage Online Instructor Workload | Faculty Focus

Group Work, Discussion Strategies to Manage Online Instructor Workload | Faculty Focus | Online Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Shrinking budgets and increasing enrollments are putting online instructors in the position of teaching larger classes. Accommodating more students means rethinking how you teach your courses. Otherwise your workload can quickly become overwhelming.
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Brain-Based Online Learning Design | Faculty Focus

Brain-Based Online Learning Design | Faculty Focus | Online Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it

Abreena Tompkins, instruction specialist at Surry Community College, has developed a brain-based online course design model based on a meta-analysis of more than 300 articles. In this study, she distilled the following elements of brain-based course design using the acronym IGNITE.


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Five Factors that Affect Online Student Motivation | Faculty Focus

Five Factors that Affect Online Student Motivation | Faculty Focus | Online Learning and Teaching | 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.

 

Jones has developed the MUSIC model of student motivation, which identifies five main factors that contribute to student motivation: eMpowerment, Usefulness, Success, Interest, and Caring.


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Top 10 Rules for Developing Your First Online Course

Top 10 Rules for Developing Your First Online Course | Online Learning and Teaching | Scoop.it
Years of helping faculty pass to the dark side of online education have taught me a few simple rules that I brow beat (in a collegial way) into all new online teachers.
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