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April 7, 2015
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April 6 - You’re Asking the Wrong Question

By: Barbara M. Hall, PhD in Online Education

You’re asking the wrong question. No, seriously, you’re probably asking the wrong question.

Yeah, that’s a pretty bold statement. But I’ve read tens of thousands...

March 23, 2015

By: Lolita Paff, PhD in Online Education

I am not an athlete. I lack coordination and have some physical limitations. My husband, on the other hand, is an excellent skier. He isn’t a teacher but he believed I could learn to ski, convinced me to try, and partnered with me...

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February 18, 2015

By: Maryellen Weimer, PhD in Teaching and Learning

Faculty regularly face the problem of getting the students most in need of help to come to the office for help. Not only do a small number of students take advantage of office hours, typically those who show up are not those...

February 11, 2015

By: Maryellen Weimer, PhD in Teaching Professor Blog

“Teaching is such a challenge! Just when one thinks improvements are happening, the goal post of perfection moves further away. A bit like getting better headlights on one’s car: now you can see as far as the next corner, but the final...

February 6, 2015

By: Jennifer Patterson Lorenzetti in Online Education

“Online teaching can be a bit of a juggling act,” says Oliver Dreon, PhD, associate professor in the School of Education at Millersville University of Pennsylvania.

Instructors must be able to handle student concerns, subject material, and delivery modality to create an interesting,...

January 29, 2015

By: Maryellen Weimer, PhD in Instructional Design

Can you teach students to be creative? Most of us would say no. It’s more like trying to teach for it—encouraging it, promoting it, acknowledging when it happens, and rewarding it. Despite the difficulties associated with teaching creativity, teachers shouldn’t be excused from...

January 22, 2015

By: Maryellen Weimer, PhD in Teaching Professor Blog

More than 600 students answered 17 survey items about one of their courses in order to help researchers explore factors that influence students’ use of office hours. The research goal was to identify ways instructors could increase the use of office hours...