8 tips for creating video in online learning eCampus News video-online-learning To use or not to use faculty and admin created video in online learning has been a hot topic of debate in higher education, for many reasons.
Enhancing Student Engagement with Social Media. Twitter is a great venue for enhancing student engagement. A vast majority of students are now engaged in social media on a daily basis, accessing various platforms such ...
The use of visual, engaging content is a regular topic around these parts, isn’t it. Getting your students interested and keeping them engaged is a challenge for every teacher in every subject and at every age level. That said, when you’re putting together your class materials, do you give a ton of thought to how …
As of January 2014, nine out of 10 Americans own a cell phone, with almost half using a smartphone (Pew Research, 2014). Given the ubiquity of mobile devices, it makes sense for instructors to leverage this technology to improve communication with students.
The Community of Inquiry framework is seen as an educational practice which is centered around interactions between teachers and students. I believe that such educational communities can provide a floor for learners to ...
"Facetiously described as the “third generation” of distance learning, blended learning is now the new kid on the block in the deployment of technology to support teaching and learning. Its versatility as a pedagogical strategy for creating learner-centered instruction lies in the capacity to exploit the potentials of both the traditional face-to-face instruction and online learning modality in order to provide students with multiple pathways of learning. Yet, developing a blended course ..."
"The paper is based on quantitative investigations of more than 300,000 students’ behavior in several large Stanford University courses offered on Coursera, one of the major MOOC platforms. It identifies five distinct types of engagement with MOOCs:
>Viewers, who primarily watch lectures but don’t hand in many assignments
> Solvers, who hand in assignments for a grade but view few if any lectures
>All-rounders, who watch most lectures and hand in most assignments, behaving more like a student in a traditional course
> Collectors, who primarily download lectures and may or may not be watching them immediately or in the future
> Bystanders, who register for a course but whose total activity is below a very low threshold"
Join the conversation on #whatisschool this Thursday July 24 at 7PM EDT (Friday 9am AEST, 11am NZT) as we discuss student engagement on a global platform. Last week on #whatisschool we began a conversation about ...
“I just cram for the exam and then forget everything.”
“If I can just get this last paper done I am in the clear.”
Comments like these make us cringe, but we all know the external factors that motivate students: grades, grades, grades. I spend a great amount of time providing students with concrete, detailed feedback on papers only to hear someone say, “Oh, I didn’t look at the feedback, just the grade.” From a faculty perspective, the grade is the least important. The joy of student engagement and learning drives our work. We ended up in higher education for a reason—most of us see great value in the learning process.