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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Share With Colleagues What Works for Student Success
E-Source for College Transitions Sharing Opportunity What contributes to student success on your campus? Has it been assessed/ what are the results? Can other campuses use it? If you have successful strategies and practices, please consider submitting an article to E-Source for College Transitions, a bi-annual, electronic newsletter published by the National Resource Center for […]
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 […]
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 – Is it for You?
There comes a time for us all when we realize we have made a slight miscalculation. Perhaps you underestimated the time it will take to arrive safely to your destination and due to traffic you walk into the office noticeably late for your annual review. Oops! Maybe you overestimate the amount of energy and stamina […]