Tag Archives: E-Learning and Online Teaching

E-Learning for Educators  – Enroll Today!

EDUC 760 900 September 5 – October 27, 2017
or EDUC 760 901 October 9 – December 1, 2017
  • Tuition is the same for Wisconsin residents, out-of-state and international students
  • No registration fee and no program application
  • E-textbook provided as part of course tuition
  • Enrollment is limited to 15 students per section

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Start learning to teach online this fall. EDUC 764 is our foundation class in the E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate. Try it! 

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Stunning market data predicts the future of online learning – eCampus News

Today’s colleges and universities know that online learning is a must for satisfying the learning demands of a rapidly changing student body. Now, recent market data exposes just how big the business of online learning really is, as well as how much it’s expected to grow in the near future, and which components of online learning are expected to bring in the most revenue.

Source: www.ecampusnews.com

It’s important to keep an eye on the horizon.  We are riding a huge wave of innovation. Keep balanced!

Perspective | I finally found a way to get students talking in class: Teach it online

Bill Bergman – A lecturer in marketing at the University of Richmond writes about his first experience teaching an online class, and the unexpected intensity of student participation.

Source: www.washingtonpost.com

Teaching online can be so satisfying when you build a community of practice and truly connect with your students. See how this first time online teacher found his way. 

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

Source: elearning-certificate.blogspot.com

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.

Source: www.chronicle.com

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.”

Source: www.insidehighered.com

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.

Source: www.usnews.com

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.