Several months ago, a colleague sent me the book “The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership: A New Paradigm for Sustainable Success” (Dethmer, Chapman & Klemp, 2015), and I was introduced to a new framework for leadership in post-secondary education. The Read More >
Archives - November, 2018
Checklists help students to be more metacognitive and to self-regulate their learning. Well-defined checklists can make expectations clear for students and help them monitor their progress in completing the expectations.
It’s accurate to put me in the “reluctant online teacher” category. I am tired of the grind of the commute, which continues to get worse every year, and I see how teaching online will reduce the hours in my car. Therefore, I decided I was going to give online teaching a real chance. If I was going to take the plunge to build an online course, I was going to make THE BEST course I possibly could, and I was going to do it the right way the first time.
Liz Ciabocchi (Emcee and panel moderator) Earlier this week, I was fortunate to participate in the OLC Collaborate Conference in New York City, co-sponsored by the host institution, Berkeley College. As a member of the OLC Board of Directors, I Read More >
Sharing student work is a wonderful way to showcase the efforts and talents of your students as well as your pedagogical approach as an educator. Student work should be appreciated and should serve as a reminder of why we all Read More >
In science, researchers see theories and ideas as being tentative. New information can be introduced that prompts reflection and re-examination. For example, Copernicus’ work forced astronomers to re-evaluate whether the Earth was the center of the solar system and it Read More >
Once you learn that an algorithm determines these hits, does that impact what you ask students to research? When you require students to use TurnItIn, do you tell them what happens to their intellectual property? If you require students to use publisher courseware, do you know how publishers use the data they’re gathering?
If you’re a teacher, I’m sure you’ve had this experience. You teach a lesson with one group of students, and it works great. The students are motivated and engaged. The technology works correctly. The activities you planned all make sense Read More >
When you hear about accessibility, what comes to mind? In community colleges, do we think of accessibility as a core individual value, a fundamental aspect of how we enact our roles as educators? We take pride in being the people’s Read More >
Regular readers of this blog know that I’ve been trumpeting the use of Open Educational Resources (OERs) for years. For the most part, I promote OERs because they’re free for students and faculty to use. I work at a public Read More >