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EDUC 762 – Online Assessment – Register Today!

EDUC 762 Assessment in E-Learning
Online Course 3 semester hours graduate credit

Instructor: Maggie Rouman
Summer: EDUC 762 961 June 26 – August 18, 2017

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Last Call for a great online summer class. Register now and start learning with Maggie Rouman next week. Online assessment strategies that make blended courses more efficient. 

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! 

Resolve to Earn a Certificate in 2017 Classes Begin January 3 Register NOW!

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Earn a graduate certificate in E-Learning and Online Teaching in as little as 10 months online with the University of Wisconsin Stout

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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,