What is it like to switch your role from an online instructor to that of an online student? Is a 12-week workshop enough time to impact an instructor’s teaching toolkit or transform an institution’s online course quality? These are among Read More >
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.
While rubrics sound like a critical tool for teaching and learning, I find that few educators enjoy making them or using them. I attribute this to several reasons. First, good rubrics are hard to make. It can be difficult to capture the essence of an assignment in objective and observable terms.
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 >
Search Google News for “Facebook scandal” and you’ll get 53,600,000 hits. Well, you will, if you have the same location and browsing history as we do. Once you learn that an algorithm determines these hits, does that impact what you Read More >
Earlier this week, we launched the second in a series of white papers focused on digital learning trends and focal points for our field. This series, OLC Outlook, will provide thoughtful, well-researched overviews on topics such as accessibility, leadership, instructional Read More >
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 >