Why Do Schools Not Provide More Proctoring Choices?
Regarding proctoring, faculty want choices. Students also want choices. But often administrators have to limit those choices. Why? One of the tenants of academic freedom is that faculty members should have the liberty to determine what they teach, methods they use to teach it and how mastery is assessed. However, at many institutions the options […]
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7 Mission Critical Objectives for Online Programs
Colleges, universities, and k12 schools are learning, albeit some faster than others, that having a successful online program requires more than just creating mobile courses. While developing courses to meet instructional design standards is important, that is only one student need among others. Often times schools stop there and fail to complete the circle that […]
Summer Webinar Series
Don’t miss our summer webinar series! In June and July we will be discussing how to redefine the proctoring process and use student data to improve practices. Both webinars are free, but space is limited, so sign up today! Redefining the Proctoring Process Wednesday, June 25th, 1:00 cst/2:00 est REGISTER – https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/878783246 SmarterProctoring and B […]
Professor or Policeman?
When I was in high school our history teacher expected us to cheat. That’s right, she had fostered an environment in which everyone cheated on her exams. During the exam she would noticeably be reading a book or working on filing papers in a file cabinet in the room. This practice had been going on […]
2013 WCET Managing Online Education Survey Results
New Survey Finds Higher Education Institutions Are Adopting Standards to Promote Online Education Quality The 2013 Managing Online Education Survey by WCET, Reveals 85% of Responding Institutions have Implemented some form of “standards” or “best practices” in online courses. Boulder, CO – WCET (the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies) in partnership with BCcampus, Connecticut Distance […]
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Survey Says…Can be Misleading
How many of you have read the results of a survey and been shocked, surprised, angered, or perhaps you just kept reading and didn’t give it much thought? I suppose we’ve all been duped by “survey results” that seem a bit one-sided. It is no secret that survey questions often times can be slanted to […]
Online Learning Called “Radical” in California
The recent budgeting crisis nationwide, has caused California to rethink how to get students in courses that are already overcrowded and full. It looks like the nation’s largest public university system is finally getting on board with online classes. California State University is launching 30 approved courses this fall across all of their 23 campuses. Mike Uhlenkamp, […]