There has been a lot of articles lately about how an online education does not stand up to the quality of a traditional education. The first thing that came to my mind was a question: Am I part of the problem? Or am I part of the solution?
Coaches do almost all their teaching through feedback. Yes, grading is a requirement that must be done. However, grading is a minimal part of feedback. Dr. John Orlando gives an insider’s viewpoint taking us through the process of effective feedback.
It’s Sunday morning. Is it wrong that I want to check my email? Beth and I do our best to unplug from work on Sundays. We typically work five-and-a-half days a week, and sometimes six. So we make a conscious effort to take time off on Sunday to relax and do something else besides work. Even so, I am often tempted to check my email.
In this insightful interview, Dr. Kristen Jensen Wall shares her perspective on the transitions and driving forces for online education. Benefit from her nine years of experience as she talks about flawed assumptions and the biggest challenges for faculty members moving to the online environment.
According to Jim, one of the most important things that goes into your welcome video is a bit about who you are and why you love to teach. Beth says this helps to put a human face on the instructor of the course and helps to create an atmosphere of being approachable.
This week we discuss some of the things that go into recording videos for our classes. We begin by asking the question why videos. Jim makes the comment that if you do only one video for your course, make it your introduction and welcome to class.