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What Students Want: Characteristics of Effective Teachers from the Students' Perspectiv... - 135 views

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    Conveniently, I was able to watch faculty from the Memorial University of Newfoundland present a study on Students' Perceptions of Effective Teaching in Higher Education at Wisconsin's 26th Annual Distance Teaching and Learning Conference. Researchers had asked their students this question: What characteristics are essential for effective teaching from the student perspective? Analyzing and combining reasonably synonymous characteristics, researchers isolated the top nine for online and for face-to-face students.
    Essential characteristics for effective teaching from a student perspective!
    Respect your students.
Mary Beth  Messner

eLearn: Opinions - Academic Honesty in the Online Environment - 33 views

  • There seems to be a common sentiment that online courses open up the door for students to become more mischievous and dishonest than they ever would dare in a more traditional classroom setting, but why is that the case?
  • Can he or she know for sure—even when students are in direct eyesight as they work through an exam—that nothing improper is happening? And what about the instructor who gives take-home exams? How are these any different from the kinds of exams that students in an online course might take?
  • Perhaps the key for all of us—regardless of where and how we teach our course—is to really rethink just what assessment means, because no matter where the class takes place, someone who wants to behave in a dishonest way will probably figure out how to do so.
Mary Beth  Messner

Lovely Charts | Screencast - 126 views

    Free tool to create flowcharts, sitemaps, graphics, etc. Easy to use and might be good for creating graphic syllabi.
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