Potential legal risks need not deter instructors from incorporating relevant and compelling resources into their online distance courses. Awareness of current copyright and fair use law enables instructors to teach confidently and effectively. This white paper interprets recent court cases and offers institutions a framework to use in making their own copyright determinations.
There are seven common styles of student disruption, and each requires a different strategy for prevention and response. This 40-page white paper provides the guidelines instructors need to overcome the behavioral challenges of the college classroom and get back to the important work of teaching.
This white paper gives you the simple tools and strategies that create and maintain an optimal classroom environment. Become equipped with the classroom management tools you probably did not learn in graduate school but that have a measurable impact on instructional success.
What your institution needs to do to remain compliant depends on where your students are and how their home states authorize institutions to educate their citizens. And the onus is on your institution to figure out what, if anything, you need to do—all on a state-by-state basis. It sounds daunting, but this white paper can simplify things for you.
The eQuality Model is a highly adaptable program designed to continuously improve the quality and integrity of online and distance education learning. You can learn how to adapt this model and develop your own comprehensive quality program in Ensuring Online Program Quality with the eQuality Model: A Magna Publications White Paper.
All sorts of things can go wrong when you’re running a student organization. Your students could be injured at an event or transportation accidents may occur en route to an off-site event. Facilities or property may be damaged. This white paper explains risk management for these situations in plain English (not Legal-ese) so that you can take the steps necessary to safeguard organizational activities and reduce potential problems
Service-learning is a popular pedagogical option in many disciplines, but doing it right requires extensive preparation. You want your service-learning program to offer a rigorous academic experience for your students while also genuinely benefiting your community partner. This 40-page white paper explores ten essential elements that will contribute to the success of your service-learning program.
A white paper on retention strategies for first-generation students that effectively support, assist, and validate this population to increase graduation rates.
Many familiar forms of assessment don’t work well—or at all—in a web-based format. Assessing students online requires fresh thinking, new ideas, and a willingness to embrace the latest technologies and methods for measuring learning in an online course. This 48-page White Paper delivers updated assessment techniques tailored to the strengths of internet-based learning.
A white paper that discusses service-learning course design and how to explore the connections between your discipline and questions facing society.
New instructors need to know many things immediately. This white paper offers strategies on writing a syllabus, setting learning goals, managing a classroom, grading, and creating assignments, quizzes, and tests.
These are tough questions, but now there are good answers – research-based answers – that you can put to use in your campus programs, to create a richer, more fulfilling experience for your current and future student leaders. You’ll get those answers in Student Leadership Development Programs: 16 Best Practices - whitepaper. The white paper encapsulates findings from an extensive survey of students, faculty, student affairs professionals, and student advisors.
Unproductive meetings can be painful to endure, and a costly waste of time. With better preparation and the implementation of a few key principles, leaders can avoid the most common problems and dramatically improve higher education gatherings. You will discover the most effective strategies for preparing for and conducting effective meetings that involve faculty members.