How common are refrains about computer glitches causing delays? Pretty common. Unfortunately, even a small malfunction can mess up an aspect of an online course.
That is why it is important to have a plan.
Just like in a traditional classroom, a clear understanding of expectations is essential in a online student’s ability to excel in a course. Effective communication of these expectations is especially important because online students do not have face-to-face interaction with professors through which they can understand what they need to do.
Here are five ways to structure your online course so that expectations are made clear at the beginning and throughout the semester.
Are you interested in becoming a Special Education teacher? Want to find out more about the Special Ed career path?
Check out this infographic to find out answers to all your questions!
Salary information for Special Education teachers, Job Outlook, Why You’ll Love Being a Special Ed Teacher, Stats by State, How to Become a Special Education Teacher, and much more!
On Tuesday, May 27, 2014, Touro College held a webinar for online faculty and administration as part of a series of webinars for professional development of online faculty. On the webinar, Dr. Gail Bell-Baptiste, Chair of the NYSCAS Education Department, shared tips and tricks for facilitating rich discussion board participation.
Here is a list of discussion board tips mentioned on the webinar. Some of these tips were contributed by the faculty members participating in the webinar.
PDF conversion tools can help both educators and students present and share their assignments, reports and projects in a universal format that can be viewed on any device without needing to install the native application used for creating the original documents.
Here are six ways online learners and teachers can use PDF converters in online education.
Are online students just as successful as students learning in traditional classrooms?
The answer might not match with what you’d intuitively think.
According to this infographic from eLearningInfographics.com, the average online student tests in the 59th percentile, whereas the average classroom student tests lower – in the 50th percentile.
Aside from test scores, online college students also save in the financial realm: The average total cost of a traditional degree is a whopping $85,000, whereas the average total cost of an online degree is only about $30,000.
Check out the infographic below for some more interesting facts and stats.
Are you teaching an online class and meeting with students via videoconference?
Interacting with students via videoconference is a great way to maintain a personal connection and make your online course engaging and interactive. Skype, Zoom, GoToMeeting, and Google Hangouts are all great options for hosting your videoconference, but keep in mind that videoconferences can be a disaster if you’re not prepared.
Here are 5 essential tips to keep in mind to avoid common videoconference lecture mistakes.
Do you spend hours researching for a topic, and feel like you’re getting no where?
You’re not alone. According to a recent study, 75% of students couldn’t perform a “well-executed search” on Google to find what they want.
Don’t despair – help is here! Check out this infographic to learn some neat tricks to help you research more quickly and more efficiently.
Learn about how to use operators, file types, and keyboard shortcuts to find what you need. Fast.