This mentor will cover the benefits of providing high quality professional development opportunities for faculty, what some of these opportunities (or programs) might look like, and ultimately how these opportunities can positively impact the overall quality of online programming.
Enhancing consistency in online courses and programs is a current topic of interest to university administrators. Viewing this mentor will lead to enhanced awareness of the many benefits to both students and faculty that come from consistent course design. The program provides development staff, faculty, and other administrators many ideas that can be implemented easily at almost any institution.
As colleges and universities continue to expand the number of online courses and programs they offer, faculty, staff, and administrators will continue to identify ways to improve the quality of those offerings. One sometimes-overlooked strategy to positively impact quality is to periodically survey online students and faculty to receive feedback on topics such as online course design, facilitation skills of instructors, how content is created and delivered, if adequate technological support is available, etc. Student…
This program offers a realistic and practical alternative to the ever-escalating “cheating wars” that consume so much college and university resources in prosecuting dishonest academic conduct. Implementing the strategies in this presentation can greatly reduce the hassle for instructors and student-support staff of having to go through the paperwork, process, and frustration of responding to academic dishonesty.
Discover how to incorporate student-created video to foster engagement in online classes. Learn how to avoid common obstacles and how best to structure assignments to leverage student videos.
By incorporating student videos into online classes, students can feel connected to their classmates and more engaged with course content. Online instructors may encounter some challenges when incorporating student videos initially. This session provides practical ways to avoid them.
This multipack includes strategies for designing activities that increase learning and comprehension, tips on tech tools that humanize courses, and insights which will foster deeper understanding and curiosity in students. Through the techniques gleaned from this bundle of 20-Minute Mentors, student motivation and learning are improved, faculty performance is enhanced, and institutional culture is strengthened.
Through the theories and activities discussed in these videos, faculty will better understand the impact brain-friendly learning can have on student success. The tips and techniques offered are easy to execute and will help faculty engage students with course content before, during, and after class, improving student performance and retention of concepts.
This program addresses how student misconceptions about course content can become barriers to learning and offers several techniques to help teachers facilitate the adoption of alternative viewpoints in their students.
It is becoming more and more important to actively stimulate and engage the emotional responses of students to help them learn deeply and meaningfully. The intentional application of technology can capture an interaction with the content to develop students’ emotional responses to content which in turn, fosters deeper understanding and learning of important concepts and ideas.
Learn techniques you can use to deepen student understanding of course material—after class is over—that you presented in the classroom. These techniques include creating reflection videos and cartoon making, among others.
This program demonstrates several techniques to engage student brains in learning. All can be incorporated into either a traditional 50-minute or a longer class period. Since each student’s brain is unique and may learn in different ways, the presenters offer specific techniques that help vary the learning experience during a typical classroom timeframe.
In this 20-minute session, you’ll come away with expert strategies from a world-renowned teaching and learning specialist that will move students toward becoming effective learners with integrity, allowing them to pursue understanding, learn from failures, and continue learning for life.
Explore the phenomena of emotional contagion and affective crossover, both rooted in the emerging science of emotion, to develop techniques that enable faculty to inspire students, foster enthusiasm, and motivate learning.
Recent research shows that emotions have a strong impact on cognition. Instead of excluding emotion from the classroom, instructors would do well to acknowledge and take advantage of the impact emotions have on students’ ability to learn new material. Drawing on a proposed addition of Emotional Presence to the Community of Inquiry Framework, examine why and how emotions can increase learning and retention.