By viewing student feedback through alternative lenses, faculty and administrators are able to better understand and manage mismatched definitions of rigor. Careful consideration of student feedback can lead to instructional and policy changes that facilitate closer alignment of expectations regarding rigor, assessment, and learning.
When it comes to gatekeeper courses, there are often cases where expectations and reality don’t match, and fears, rumors, and beliefs about “hard” courses and programs discourage students and limit enrollment. By creating student buy-in and ensuring students understand that you have their best interests at heart, you can help increase their satisfaction with their college experience and influence them to move along in their academic program, resulting in positive outcomes for students, teachers, and institutions.
You can’t dispel students’ misperceptions about difficult coursework if you’re unaware of what these misperceptions are. This program discusses common mismatched definitions of rigor and strategies for bridging the divide between teacher definitions and student definitions. By leveraging these strategies, you’ll be better able to improve students’ motivation and build stronger classroom connections.
Disconnects between student and faculty expectations can create disenfranchised students and decrease faculty morale. Keeping students and instructors on the same page leads to better learning and better attitudes all around.
Gamification uses gaming elements and mechanics in a nongame context. It doesn’t require the expertise of a “professional gamer” or the creativity of an artist. It just needs the willingness to approach your content and your class a little bit differently.
Gamification uses gaming elements and mechanics in a nongame context—and it’s really simple to implement if you know where to start.
This program explains what you need to do to gamify more courses and ensure students persist even through failure. You’ll be exposed to several effective gamification strategies and examples of each. You’ll also explore how these strategies can foster student persistence and engagement.
When gamifying your courses, it’s vital that you measure the effectiveness of gamification and identify which aspects keep students most engaged. At times, you might have to make small changes. At other times, you might have to stop gamifying and reevaluate. This program will help you find the right fit for your courses.
By learning how to effectively create, share, and stream video, instructors become more successful in communicating and solving problems. This multipack of programs not only contains tips for creating impactful videos, it also provides actionable advice for advancing one’s career by getting video content viewed by a broader audience.
Academic knowledge rarely permeates into mainstream society, much less the media. To get publicity, more grant and funding opportunities, and to effectively disseminate knowledge, instructors must understand how video plays a major role. This program discusses five strategies you can use to create videos that reach more people and answer common problems.
Often teachers and researchers work tirelessly to make an impact through video, but its reach is typically limited to the classroom or institution. In the information age, knowledge is power. This program provides proven methods for creating impactful video content that gets viewed and shared by a broader audience.
Livestreaming can reenergize teaching, research, projects, departments and units, and institutions. Younger generations especially crave the raw, authentic viewpoints that livestreaming provides, and all audiences like the “behind-the-scenes” and “insider access” that going live enables.
Through proven techniques, strategies, and real-life examples, this suite of 20-Minute Mentor programs, presented by Ann Taylor, Phd, provides the necessary information for attracting, hiring, training, and retaining online faculty who are inspired and prepared to give students a quality online learning experience.
To ensure faculty have a seamless transition into their online role, your institution needs to have a proper onboarding process in place that introduces instructors to the unique aspects of the online classroom. This program provides best practices for onboarding online faculty and ensuring online programs run smoothly and successfully.
Discover the qualifications and traits administrators should seek when hiring for three distinct online roles as well as strategies for attracting qualified faculty to such positions.