Understanding Student’s Needs – Core Competency for Online Faculty
This video reminds us that understanding student’s need and challenges can be as diverse as the students themselves. Nonetheless, it is important for online faculty to be trained in how to assess situations and get creative to help students succeed.
Flexible and Open – Core Competency for Online Faculty
I found this clip interesting. D.K. Philbin from Allan Hancock College gives his opinion of a core competency for online faculty. This particular clip caught my eye not only for the content but because he references student’s learning styles. Apparently he sees the value in knowing what those are. He should check into READI – […]
As distance learning in the k12 space continues to grow, teachers are looking for good resources to use as of way of making course content more engaging. Searching YouTube for appropriate videos has been a pasttime of some teachers looking for unique ways to engage the visual learner. Unfortunately it is time consuming and difficult to weed out […]
Recently we learned about an online professional development newsletter that is designed to be a resource about teaching and learning for instructors. The Toolbox: A Teaching and Learning Resource for Instructors, written by Brad Garner from Indiana Wesleyan University, recently promoted their online version as a FREE resource. The newsletter is produced by “The National Resource Center […]
The New Classroom – Appealing to the Masses
What’s a faculty member to do? With class size growing in community colleges due to increasing enrollments, the challenge to keep up with numbers is coupled with addressing a cross section of students. From the traditional student, to the working adult, to senior citizens, instructors are finding it increasingly difficult to make the subject matter […]
Perfect World of Education
Edutopia is an organization founded through The George Lucas Educational Foundation. According to their mission, “no previous generation has experienced anything like the current pace of transformational societal change. Yet, in light of extraordinary advancements in how we interact with each other and the world, our system of education has been frustratingly slow to adapt. The George […]
Students Want Face Time
According to a recent research paper featured in MERLOT‘s JOLT-Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, students sent an overwhelmingly positive message that they do feel more connected to instructors when they are able to view a live video of the instructor. In her report, “Student Perceptions of the Use of Instructor-Made Videos in Online and Face-to-Face […]
Case Study Western Wyoming Community College
At Western Wyoming Community College, helping students succeed is a responsibility taken very seriously. WWCC takes a holistic approach to student retention, including faculty development, student preparation, procedures, new technologies, course design, student support services, and data collection/reporting. This goal requires two view points: the administrator’s responsibility to understand how to help their students and […]
NDLW FREE Webinars
This week, try to find some time and register for a free webinar. What better time to get some professional training than National Distance Learning Week?
Happy National Distance Learning Week!
The week of November 9th-13th is National Distance Learning Week! Check out our daily posts that will include interesting tidbits about what’s going on in online learning! For more information go to http://www.ndlw.org/.