Demographic studies of distance learning students indicate that they are older than students in traditional campus-based programs, they usually work outside the home, and many are married with families. Most students take courses on a part-time basis while holding down a job, with the intention of pursuing education to help them advance in their careers….Continue Reading Tips for Teaching Adult Students Online
The online quiz feedback conundrum
Giving feedback to students taking online quizes can be tricky. While it is very easy to provide feedback to students immediately this is not always desirable; sometimes you want to wait until after the quiz is over to provide feedback to only those students who took the quiz. In the past this was a fairly manual process, but…Continue Reading The online quiz feedback conundrum
What do new WPI faculty need the most?
A few weeks ago, we in the TTL team met with WPI’s newest faculty members, and the excitement was palpable. I shared some of the FAQ’s from that session here. As we prepare to support these folks throughout their (hopefully very long) careers at WPI, I am wondering what your thoughts are about the things…Continue Reading What do new WPI faculty need the most?
Welcome & Welcome Back!
This is our busiest day here in the TTL group and we are thrilled to see all of the new and returning students and faculty! It’s the most wonderful time of the year! On Monday, we were able to meet with the new faculty on campus, and compiled a list of our most frequently asked…Continue Reading Welcome & Welcome Back!
Hammering home your (power)Point – Presenting Part II
In my last post, I shared some ideas from EDUCAUSE’s Malcolm Brown on presenting. I ran out of time and space before I had a chance to finish! Here are some more of my thoughts on his tips. Idea 15: Who do you think you’re talking to?!? Though it is impossible to address your entire…Continue Reading Hammering home your (power)Point – Presenting Part II
If Powerpoint is the hammer, is my presentation the nail?
Maslow said, “I suppose it is tempting, when the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail.” We constantly hear phrases like “Death by Powerpoint”, but is it Powerpoint’s fault that it just happens to be a really good hammer? I think not. I recently had the…Continue Reading If Powerpoint is the hammer, is my presentation the nail?
Protected: Teaching to Diverse Learning Styles
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Trends in Online Education: More predictions
It must be the season for predictions! Jes posted yesterday about the Horizon Report, and there is more to come! In the meantime, our neighbors to the north have some thoughts as well. Sir John Daniels of Ontario’s Distance Education Network Contact North introduces three trends he thinks will have a high impact on higher…Continue Reading Trends in Online Education: More predictions
Revisiting the Horizon
Report that is! It has been a few years since we reviewed the Horizon Report and I thought it would be a good time to double back take a look at the predictions from 2010 and continue forward to the Horizon Report 2012. Just as a recap, The Horizon Report is published each year as a joint…Continue Reading Revisiting the Horizon
Seven Principles at WPI: Technology as a Lever
Several years ago – dare I say it – before blogging took off, I wrote a short piece for our TTL team e-newsletter on applying the “Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education” (Chickering and Gamson, 1987) based on the follow-up “Implementing the Seven Principles: Technology as a Lever” (Chickering and Erhmann, 1996). Since…Continue Reading Seven Principles at WPI: Technology as a Lever