Stephanie Delaney, the director of eLearning at Cascadia Community College, gave a presentation last Wednesday about web 2.0 tools and the legal considerations faculty members should take while using them. The presentation is fantastic and is available in full through Tegrity here. Topics she covers include FERPA, student privacy and faculty responsibility. Here’s a sneakRead more about Legal Considerations While Using Web 2.0 Tools[…]
It is not uncommon for college students to dread group projects. Why? Within their first year, students discover that half of the battle in any group project is finding ways to communicate and collaborate. Sometimes in-person collaboration is not an option, so students turn to technology–usually combinations of phone, email, Google Apps, Skype, and variousRead more about Free Technology for Group Projects[…]
For those who aren’t familiar with it, the Educause Learning Initiative Annual Meeting is a conference that meets every year to discuss technology, teaching and learning in the upcoming year. The 2011 meeting took place on February 14-16 in both Washington D.C. and around the world online. The focus was heavily on open education–covering topicsRead more about ELI 2011 Annual Meeting[…]
Last week, Mashable published an article containing an infographic by onlineschools.org examining open source textbooks. The infographic highlights the advantages of colleges and universities switching to open source textbooks, rough cost estimates as well as what is currently standing in the way of a switch. The graphic below links to the entire infographic and articleRead more about Infographic: Open Source Textbooks[…]
For professors, one of the big drawbacks of distance learning is the potential for a student to cheat on or plagiarize assignments for the class. Unfortunately, students sometimes feel as though they have more room to cheat in a hybrid or online course, since their professor cannot always physically see them.
The Faculty Assistance Center for Teaching (FACT) at Utah State University has put together the guide How to Prevent Cheating in Distance Education. Meant for instructors, the guide gives helpful tips on how to plan and organize your distance learning class in a way that prevents cheating and promotes learning. Here are some highlights: