Tag Archives: research

One ‘dominator’ can damage a group project – Futurity

Love them or hate them, group projects are a staple of college coursework. New research identifies a key aspect of successful teams.

Source: www.futurity.org

Online group work can be the best of times or the worst of times. A little planning and insight go a long way. Solid article with good links to current research.  

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Learning theories and online learning | Tony Bates

Chapter 3 of my open textbook on ‘Teaching in a Digital Age‘ is about theory and practice in teaching for a digital age, which I am still in the process of writing. I have to admit that I approached writing about learning theories with some dread. In particular I was concerned (in order of dread) that:

Source: www.tonybates.ca

This is why I often say, “When Tony Bates speaks, I listen.” ~ lessons from a master!

Evaluation Instruments and Good Practices in Online Education | Baldwin | Online Learning

After a review of the literature, twenty-eight evaluation instruments currently used to design and review online courses in higher education institutions were collected and divided into categories, based on geographical reach and the type of institution for which they were developed. This study investigates how evaluation instruments used in higher education assess the Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education, and what other items are addressed in the evaluation of courses

Source: olj.onlinelearningconsortium.org

This is a research paper comparing 28 different evaluation instruments for assessing online courses.  

Teacher Characteristics and Behaviors that Make a Difference

Teaching and learning. For decades, we focused almost exclusively on the teaching side of things. More recently, we’ve been paying attention to learning, and that’s a good thing. However, we shouldn’t be thinking about one without the other—they’re both important and inseparably linked

Source: www.facultyfocus.com

Read this article, even if you only scan the bullet list of teacher characteristics. This will get you thinking about your own classroom presence. 

Report: Educator Confidence in Technology Increasing — THE Journal

Sixty-five percent of educators expressed confidence in using digital technology in their classrooms, a 7 percent increase over last year, according to a recent survey commissioned by education and publishing company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH).

Source: thejournal.com

I’ve been using ED TECH since 1980.  Great to see the revolution is ongoing. 😎