I think we can agree that live classes are not mirrors of web classes, or vice versa. But there are some fundamentals that transcend the medium in which a class is taught. On the positive side, engaged professors make a difference, whether it be in a live class or a web class. Also, unleashing student’s [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Distance Education'
April 13th, 2010 · No Comments · Active Learning, Distance Education
March 19th, 2010 · No Comments · Composition, Distance Education, Resources
A few years ago I read an article about how professors were using course contracts in their live classes. The argument is that having students sign a course contract outlining course policies and expectations helps to avert discipline problems in class, and provides faculty with a firm ground from which to react when problems arise [...]
February 17th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Distance Education, Learning Management Systems, Moodle
There are a lot of Learning Management Systems out there, the most famous being Blackboard and WebCT. However, working in these systems is often a very frustrating experience because they are like a series of boxes, each one locked inside the other. In other words, you have to click multiple times to navigate the site, [...]
February 8th, 2010 · No Comments · Blogs and Blogging, Distance Education, Learning Management Systems, Moodle, Multimedia, Video, YouTube
“Soundings,” a best practices network for pedagogical technology at UTA, came about as a result of discussions I have had with many of its now-authors—talks which highlighted for me the need for an electronic space where we might reflect on the deeper questions of technology in teaching, learning, and education.
Watching the creative practice of Gina [...]