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Instructor Characteristics That Affect Online Student Success | Faculty Focus

Instructor Characteristics That Affect Online Student Success | Faculty Focus | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it

Which online instructor characteristics help students succeed? It’s a rather basic question that has not been adequately answered. We did a literature search to find if anybody had done any research from the students’ perspective on what constitutes a quality online instructor. There were perhaps 10 articles by professors speculating about what they thought defined quality online instruction, but nobody had asked students

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Articles and resources to help college faculty improve their teaching and stay current on the latest pedagogical challenges and trends for the face-to-face, online, blended, and flipped classroom.
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Contradictions in How We Think about Teaching

Contradictions in How We Think about Teaching | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
It’s perplexing how we are committed to data but unwilling to act on it. How we can love learning, but step away when confronted with pedagogical knowledge.
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Teaching Blunders to Avoid: Ten Worst Teaching Mistakes – CELT

Like most faculty members, we began our academic careers with zero prior instruction on college teaching and quickly made almost every possible blunder.
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Classroom Discussions: How to Apply the Right Amount of Structure

Classroom Discussions: How to Apply the Right Amount of Structure | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
One of the biggest challenges with effective classroom discussion involves finding the right balance between too much structure and a lack of structure.
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Peer Review Strategies that Keep the Focus on Better Teaching

Peer Review Strategies that Keep the Focus on Better Teaching | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it

Too often peer review for promotion and tenure don’t contain the type of feedback teachers need to continue their growth and development in the classroom.

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Using a Flipped Classroom Approach and Just-in-Time Teaching to Engage Students

Using a Flipped Classroom Approach and Just-in-Time Teaching to Engage Students | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
Course gets redesigned using the flipped classroom model and Just-in-Time-Teaching techniques that promote the use of class time for more active learning.
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Digging Deeper into Social Presence

Digging Deeper into Social Presence | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
I've written several times about the Community of Inquiry framework and how it relates to online education. Developed initially by Garrison, Anderson and Archer (2000), the framework examines the different "presences" that need to be cultivated to build an effective online learning community. As they design and facilitate an online class, instructors need to thoughtfully…
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Point-Based Grading Systems: Benefits and Liabilities

Point-Based Grading Systems: Benefits and Liabilities | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
There’s no perfect grading system. This post is about point systems—not because they’re the best or the worst but because they’re so widely used.
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Professors are hired to teach, but few are ever taught how

Professors are hired to teach, but few are ever taught how | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it

Professional development has to be relentlessly focused on student success.

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Should We Lose the Lecture? – Stanford Magazine – Medium

Should We Lose the Lecture? – Stanford Magazine – Medium | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
To AN OUTSIDER, the contest at the heart of Carl Wieman’s 2009 experiment at the University of British Columbia might have looked laughably lopsided. On one side was a charismatic veteran professor…
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Why Won’t Students Ask Us for Help?

Why Won’t Students Ask Us for Help? | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
A group of college students was surveyed on what determines whether they will ask their professor for help. Here's what they said.
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Learning Outside Your Comfort Zone

Learning Outside Your Comfort Zone | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
True, learning outside the comfort zone is anything but comfortable. But do it and watch how it changes things, most notably your teaching.
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Why I Teach Online

Why I Teach Online | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it

Faculty objections to online teaching remain widespread in the academic circles in which I travel. At each of the universities where I’ve taught, I’ve encountered colleagues who feared or despised it, most of the time without ever actually having taught online themselves.

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Participation Points: Making Student Engagement Visible

Participation Points: Making Student Engagement Visible | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
Engaged learners are active learners, but how do we help our students shift from grade seekers to knowledge seekers? A participation rubric can help.
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SoundIDEA Podcasts: Active learning vs lecture

You don’t have to completely redesign a course, completely abandon lecturing, or fully alter your teaching style to incorporate meaningful active learning strategies into a course. Start by reviewing the major learning outcomes you have for the course and perhaps the sub-outcomes for particular units or individual classes. These are the concepts or skills that you want to be sure students are “getting,” and these are the ones for which active learning can be the most useful. Then think about how you can get students to exercise their understanding.

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Lack of faculty time and training limits digital learning more than resistance does, study finds | Inside Higher Ed

Lack of faculty time and training limits digital learning more than resistance does, study finds | Inside Higher Ed | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it

The majority of surveyed administrators agreed that faculty are crucial to the success of digital learning initiatives -- serving as both a bolster and a barrier to implementation success," the report states. Yet reports from both administrators and faculty suggest that the resources to support faculty to implement digital learning are lacking.

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Educational Technology Leadership and Practice in Higher Education: The Emergence of Threshold Concepts

The author views educational technology leadership and practice through the lens of three threshold concepts and his experiences at the 2017 ELI Annual Meeting.
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What makes a course hard?

What makes a course hard? | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it

"The more I read and think about what makes a course "hard," the more it feels like we're trying to nail jello to the wall. When we meet the needs of some, the rest may feel squished. It may not be possible to get it right, all the time, for every student."

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Taking Time to Refresh, Recharge, and Recommit

Taking Time to Refresh, Recharge, and Recommit | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
It's important to set aside some time for a planned and purposeful set of activities that renews your commitment to and passion for teaching.
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Student Rights and the Role of Faculty

Student Rights and the Role of Faculty | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
Here's a list we could use to start a conversation about the learning-related conditions students have the right to expect in every college course.
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Back in my day, we lectured in unflipped classrooms... and we loved it 

Back in my day, we lectured in unflipped classrooms... and we loved it  | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it

Well, in my day, when I was an undergraduate, we didn’t have all these newfangled “radical pedagogies.” We’d loll in class, getting our faces sand-blasted by hot flaming chunks of knowledge expectorated by a professor who never learned our names. He’d drift hopelessly off subject and make inappropriate sexual innuendos. And we loved—actually we didn’t love it. We just never imagined there could be any other way to learn.

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Five Ways to Get Students Thinking about Learning, Not Grades

Five Ways to Get Students Thinking about Learning, Not Grades | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
Grades matter, of course, but we need to get students more focused on learning and more accurately understanding it's a matter of effort more than ability.
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How Faculty and Instructional Designers Can Work Together - University of Wisconsin-Extension CEOEL

How Faculty and Instructional Designers Can Work Together - University of Wisconsin-Extension CEOEL | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it

Athena is an associate professor of philosophy, and this summer she’ll be creating an online version of one of her courses. Her chair/dean has asked her to work with an instructional designer, but Athena hasn’t worked with an “ID” before. She feels a bit nervous about it, so she asks a few of her …

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Common Challenges for Instructors in Large Online Courses

Teaching in the online classroom is becoming commonplace for instructors as universities seek to grow enrollments and tap into unexplored markets. Many instructors, however, are often unprepared for the nuances of distance education and apprehensive about making the transition to online learning. This article aims to discuss common challenges for instructors of high-enrollment online courses (70+ students). Course design and instructional effectiveness are some of the most significant challenges facing instructors tasked with managing large online courses and those challenges align with the areas students commonly consider as necessary for successful online delivery. Using examples from large online classes and the existing research on best practices in online education, ways to minimize those challenges will be discussed.
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New Report Examines What's Next for Academic and Research Libraries

NMC Horizon Report reveals the top trends, challenges, and technology developments disrupting academic and research libraries worldwide.
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What Research Tells Us about Online Discussion

What Research Tells Us about Online Discussion | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
A meta-analysis of studies on online discussion yields interesting findings about student participation habits that faculty can use to boost engagement.
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