The New Classroom – Appealing to the Masses

Monthly Archives: November 2009

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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?

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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/.

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Students are “Talking”…Are We Listening?

In an effort to deliver an education with academic integrity that is engaging and relevant, do we carefully consider our audience?  Who are we talking to?  What role do 21st century college students have in their education?  Watch this video done by a group at Kansas State University and think about what these students are trying to tell […]

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