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Traditional Education Beats Online in Key Areas, Opinion Poll Finds - Wired Campus - Th... - 25 views

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    Gallup Poll on American's views of online courses: Mixed - "online instruction is at least as good as classroom-based courses in terms of providing good value, a format most students can succeed in, and instruction tailored to each individual. But they question the rigor of testing and grading, and whether employees will view such degrees positively..."
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American adults see online courses as at least equivalent in most ways | Inside Higher Ed - 17 views

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    Gallup Poll on American's views of online courses: Mixed - "online instruction is at least as good as classroom-based courses in terms of providing good value, a format most students can succeed in, and instruction tailored to each individual. But they question the rigor of testing and grading, and whether employees will view such degrees positively..."
Jim Aird

California Bill Would Force Colleges to Honor Online Classes - NYTimes.com - 13 views

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    Being in this world I was happy to see our innovations being shared. When I read the comments (unfortunately closed ATM) I became aware of the largely unfavorable reactions to solutions that we are a part of. I was shocked. So many people willing to throw stones and to assign conspiratorial motivations to the "improvements" being introduced.
tgoodmann

Decoding Digital Pedagogy, pt. 1: Beyond the LMS | Digital Pedagogy | HYBRID PEDAGOGY - 2 views

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    "What's the difference between digital pedagogy and teaching online?" Challenges to the the now-old new (weak online instruction) and to the same-old, same-old: "Pedagogy is a scholarship unto itself, a study of learning and the many ways it is fueled . . ."
D. S. Koelling

Online Courses Should Always Include Proctored Finals, Economist Warns - Wired Campus -... - 34 views

  • Online economics students do not absorb much material from homework and chapter tests during the semester—perhaps because they expect to be able to cheat their way through the final exam.
  • she has noticed that her online students perform much worse than their classroom-taught counterparts when they are required to take a proctored, closed-book exam at the end of the semester.
  • Ms. Wachenheim’s findings parallel those of a 2008 study in the Journal of Economic Education. That study found indirect evidence that students cheat on unproctored online tests, because their performance on proctored exams was much more consistent with predictions based on their class ranks and their overall grade-point averages.
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  • Those include insisting on a proctored final exam and reminding students of that exam “early, often, and broadly, so students are ever-conscious that they will be responsible for the material in an unaided environment.”
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    "In self-paced courses, many students appeared to cram most of the homework and chapter exams into the final week of the semester. Few of them bothered to do the ungraded practice problems offered by the online publisher." First, where is the teaching? It sounds more like a case of poorly designed instruction...or a complete lack of instruction. Of course these students are not learning...they are not being taught. Also, if they are in classes which are actively taught by a teacher, then where are the formative assessments by the instructors? That teacher should know long before the final exam if the students know the material or not. A good teacher and a well developed online course would have a number of ways to determine this which do not allow for "cut and paste" or cheating. Finally, does this department test a student's memorization of material or the mastery of the concepts and and understanding of how to apply those concepts? Perhaps, there is also a need to reevaluate the assessments. Good teaching is good teaching. If a student is not learning the material, who is really to blame?
Dallas McPheeters

A Checklist for Facilitating Online Courses | Faculty Focus - 68 views

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    A Checklist for Facilitating Online Courses is a brief reminder of what to do each week of an online course and itemized by the different needs within the online classroom.
Dallas McPheeters

Freely Educate - 86 views

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    Links to many rich resources for free online education needs.
Dallas McPheeters

Resource: The Western Tradition Video Lectures - 52 views

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    52 free online videos professionally produced to teach Western Civilization history. Super resource.
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    I went to the site and the quality of the videos is good. THX ;) I may watch the series just for my own education, too.
Dallas McPheeters

Hoagies' Gifted: (Free) Online High School Courses - 60 views

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    Great resource for teachers needing some online support for student curriculum needs.
Thieme Hennis

530 Free Online Courses from Top Universities | Open Culture - 88 views

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