Campus Technology reported yesterday that the Villanova University School of Law has come up with a very interesting way to use lecture capturing. The school teamed up with Control Concepts and Creston to equip their practice courtrooms with lecture capturing software and several technology tools for use during students’ mock trials. To be exact: threeRead more about Lecture Capturing in the Courtroom[…]
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:
Yesterday, Emerging EdTech posted an article titled 7 Challenges to be Aware of When Considering Distance Learning. The article’s author, K. Walsh, gave a great overview of the challenges experienced by many distance learners taking classes partly or fully online. It’s always important to keep in mind that although different forms of online learning mayRead more about The Challenges of Distance Learning[…]
April marks the one-year anniversary of Apple’s release of the first generation iPad. The Chronicle of Higher Education posted this article on Sunday, which asked six Chronicle writers (who are also professors, assistant professors and librarians) about their experience with the iPad within the first year of its release. The writers discuss the ups andRead more about Professors Review their First Year with the iPad[…]
The following tips are excerpts from Michelle Everson’s 10 Things I’ve Learned About Teaching Online article about teaching online. The full article is at http://www.elearnmag.org/subpage.cfm?section=best_practices&article=57-1 Teaching online is a lot of work. Students appreciate regular communication and timely feedback on their progress. Many great tools exist but aren’t always necessary. Assignments and activities take more time online. Students needRead more about Tips on Teaching Classes Online[…]