While there are many theories pertaining to online learning and outcomes, “Impact of Instructor Immediacy and Presence for Online Student Affective Learning, Cognition, and Motivation” addresses an important theory relating to the importance of web based student and instructor interaction. The transactional distance theory states that cognitive space between instructors and learners puts potential misunderstandings

I spent the better part of last week in Baltimore for the Quality Matters 6th Annual Meeting. Now I have been traveling to lots of conferences this year for ProctorFree, but this one was quite different. I think it has to do with some of their incredibly people. There was the typical keynote sessions and

According to the Online Learning Survey, there has been an decrease with faculty accepting the legitimacy of online education. A recent study found that 30.2% of faculty accepted the value and legitimacy of online education while 57.2% were neutral. In universities with full online programs, less than a majority of academic officers say their faculty accept

Just yesterday we came across a well done post on MiddleWeb as part of their “New Teacher Series” titled “What an Effective Teacher’s Classroom Looks Like.” The article is worth the click. The authors, Annette Breaux and Todd Whitaker, lay out bullet points, or rather tangible pieces, of ineffective and effective teaching behaviors, environments, and pedagogy. Naturally,

Poor enrollment has had many schools, both public and private; see an unprecedented decrease in their net tuition revenue. The latest Moody’s Investor Service survey reveals that universities’ tuition revenue cannot keep up with inflation. The economic recession is only now showing how deeply it has affected higher education. Before the recession, most universities would