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 […]
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 […]
Throwback Thursdays – Webinars
Did you know that we provide an archive to all of our previously recorded webinars? They are great training resources and can be used with groups. To access the webinar, just click the appropriate link below. Happy Throwback Thursday! A Conversation About the Challenges Facing eLearning Leaders: A Review of ITC’s Distance Education Survey Best […]
The Future of Education is Online and the Future is Now
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Teaching Students How to Cheat
Yes, you read that right. A recent article in The Chronicle of Higher Education highlighted a MOOC in which students are encouraged to cheat. What’s the catch? The students have to then disclose to the class exactly what they did to cheat. The idea behind the course was to learn how students are cheating and be able […]
Summer Webinar Series
We are pleased to announce our Summer Webinar Series! This summer, we are offering webinars that address the challenges elearning leaders face and the importance of creating a strong orientation for students. Join guest presenters Dr. Fred Lokken – Truckee Meadows Community College, and Ghazala Hashmi – J. Sargeant Reynolds as we talk about these hot […]
Friday Facts – Save Time with Email Templates for SmarterSurveys
SmarterSurveys has built in the capacity to send emails to students with a direct access link to their end of course evaluations. To save time, create email templates and reuse them for each semester. To learn more about this and other features of SmarterSurveys visit our tutorials page.
Friday Facts – Looking for Qualified, Online Faculty?
If you have open faculty positions to fill for online courses, check out SmarterFaculty. Search the database for free and find the right candidate for the job. SmarterFaculty has over 12,000 profiles to choose from and you don’t pay any fees unless you choose to unlock an interesting profile.