Can you teach online?

Monday, 30 March 2015 by

Want to become an online instructor?   This qualitative research study from online faculty members produced insight on online faculty burnout and strategies to identify the teaching strategies, attributes, and job satisfaction of online faculty. In a nutshell, the research identified traits those looking to teach online or transition into online teaching. What attributes do

Students can now use their financial aid disbursement to purchase test-proctoring sessions through the college bookstore. ProctorFree created our proctoring solution with accessibility in mind. By creating an autonomous, affordable, no-travel-required, and no-scheduling-needed solution we are allowing thousands of students to take exams and earn degrees on their terms. Just last week we announced another

Creating a Community of Learning

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 by

There are many advantages to students who are involved in learning communities. Studies show that students maintain greater academic achievement, greater involvement in classes, more motivation, greater intellectual development and increased retention. Overall, these students are often more engaged and satisfied with their college experience and are more likely to remain in school. How is

Does online group work, work?

Friday, 27 February 2015 by

Before an instructor starts assigning group projects in their online classes, it’s important to ask, can they work? In “Teacher Perspectives on Online Collaborative Learning:  Factors Perceived as Facilitating and Impeding Successful Online Group Work”, 24 students in an online instructional technology course participated in a group project to determine the challenges of online group work.

Hi everyone, Jeff here. I just returned from CHEP 2015 by CIDER at Virginia Tech. While I will always fondly remember Cabo Fish Tacos, the conference itself had a pretty significant impact on me as I reflected on the trends rising in pedagogies (the study/science of teaching). This post began as a follow-up email to attendees