Tag Archives: E-Learning and Online Teaching

Why I Teach Online

Having the option to work remotely and asynchronously was a godsend. I figured my online students would have no idea if I were moderating online discussions or grading papers while sitting next to a spouse hooked up to an Oxaliplatin IV. During this family crisis, I knew I would miss being in the same room with students, and the instantaneous give-and-take of a physical classroom. I only ever envisioned online teaching as a short-term reassignment.

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My online career allows me to be a primary caregiver for my loved one. This aspect of the work wasn’t what I’d anticipated. In the end it was a God send. 

Essay: Faculty members are right to be dubious of online education, and that’s why they need to teach online | Inside Higher Ed

In Learning Online: What Research Tells Us About Whether, When and How, Barbara Means, et al, looked at 45 studies comparing college learners in online and face-to-face conditions and found that “In most meta-analyses of controlled studies comparing learning outcomes for online and face-to-face instruction, those who learn online fare as well as, and sometimes even better than, those experiencing the instruction in face-to-face format.”

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It’s not surprising that those who know the least about teaching online fear it the most.  Excellent article filled with obvious truths!

6 Signs of a Bad Online Instructor

About 5.4 million students, or 1 in 4, took at least one distance education course during the fall of 2012, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.

That said, even the best online programs – like their traditional campus counterparts – have some poor professors. And it can be trickier to identify those instructors in an online course until it’s too late to switch.

The many students beginning a new online course should be aware of these six signs their professor won’t make the grade.

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Many valid points here!  This is why continuing to expand our “teaching toolboxes” by taking classes like the E-Learning & Online Teaching Certificate Program courses, to learn about best practices of online teaching is key. 

Branching Scenarios: What You Need To Know – eLearning Industry

Want to know about the pros and cons of using Branching Scenarios in eLearning? Check everything you need to know about using Branching Scenarios.

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Have you ever fallen asleep on the keyboard while clicking through on-demand e-learning modules?  I have. There’s lots of page turner and quiz e-learning out there and it bores me to death.  HOWEVER, branching scenarios really change the game.  Learn more about this challenging design process! 

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This time next year you could have your certificate and a new job. Set goals and get started. Register today: Graduate Certificate Homepage,

Online Professional Development Courses for Teachers, Instructional Designers and Trainers University of Wisconsin-Stout Continuing Education

Earn Graduate Credits – Online Courses for Professional Development No travel to campus required. Meet your goals for professional development, continuing education, license renewal or to complete and transfer graduate credits to another university. The courses are approved electives in the Master of Science in Education online degree program.

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