Teaching Presence and Facilitation

“Those teachers who are students of their own effects are the teachers who are the most influential in raising students’ achievement.”

~John Hattie

One of the largest influences on student satisfaction and/or success is a faculty member’s direct interaction with students during a course, whether provided asynchronously / synchronously or as individual / group communication.

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5 Steps to Refresh Your Course

5 Steps to Refresh Your Course

 

It’s a New Year and time to take a new look at our work.  Here are 5 steps that can help you refresh your course.

 

Step 1: Use a Course Buddy.  FacultyeCommons.com

Step 1: Use a Course Buddy. FacultyeCommons.com

1.Find a Course Buddy.

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Quality Matters Monday: Standard 8.5

It’s Quality Matters Monday! Each Monday, we highlight a Quality Matters standard and review its importance in an online course and how we evaluate this standard.

Today, we are reviewing Quality Matters Standards 8.5

General Standard 8 addresses Accessibility & Usability

Click here to view Quality Matters Standard 8.5 in the Quality Matters Rubric.

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Quality Matters Monday: Standard 8.4

It’s Quality Matters Monday! Each Monday, we highlight a Quality Matters standard and review its importance in an online course and how we evaluate this standard.

 

Today, we are reviewing Quality Matters Standards 8.4

 

General Standard 8 addresses Accessibility & Usability

 

Click here to view Quality Matters Standard 8.4 in the Quality Matters Rubric.

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Quality Matters Monday: Standard 8.2

It’s Quality Matters Monday! Each Monday, we highlight a Quality Matters standard and review its importance in an online course and how we evaluate this
standard.

Today, we are reviewing Quality Matters Standards 8.2

General Standard 8 addresses Accessibility & Usability

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Quality Matters Monday: Standard 6.3

It’s Quality Matters Monday! Each Monday, we highlight a Quality Matters standard and review its importance in an online course and how we evaluate this standard.

Today, we are reviewing Quality Matters Standards 6.3

General Standard 6 addresses course technology.

Click here to view Quality Matters Standard 6.3 in the Quality Matters Rubric.

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Skills To Include In eLearning for Employable Students

This article was written by James Degenhardt for eLearning Industry. Click here to see the complete original post.

Following recent eLearning trends, we are witnessing a shift towards education that is accessible, personalized and attractive. Fantastic! This is a welcome reeLearning_Industryvolution, allowing a wider and more encompassing reach – education for all.

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Technology Tools for Teaching Online

We have created a handout that highlights technology tools for teaching online. It is separated into category of technology, tool name, website, price, compatibility, and use.

Click here for a printer-friendly version.

Category

Tool

Website

Price

Compatibility

Use

Content
Hosting

You Tube

http://www.youtube.com/

Free

PC/Mac/tablet

Video and audio content

iTunes

https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u

Free

PC/Mac/tablet

Video and audio content

Box

www.box.com

Free-Premium

PC/Mac/tablet

Content sharing (integrated with Canvas)

Dropbox

https://www.dropbox.com/

Free up to 18 GB

PC/Mac/tablet

Content sharing

Vimeo

http://vimeo.com/

Free & Premium accounts available

PC/Mac/tablet

Video and audio content

TimeToast

http://www.timetoast.com

Free

PC/Mac/tablet

Create an online timeline, with comment/blog section available.

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Teaching Online for the First Time: 9 Helpful Resources

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Teaching online for the first time? Unsure where to start? Start here!
We’ve designed the Faculty eCommons to provide you proven strategies for online teaching. We cover a myriad of useful information, but if you’re ……

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9 Strategies for Promoting Student Retention

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Have you designed your online course to promote student retention?
Factors contributing to attrition rates originate from a variety of sources, many that are beyond your control. However, as an instructor and course designer, you do ……

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