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News Archive for 2014


March 4, 2014
Seven Characteristics of Good Learners

By Maryellen Weimer, PhD

I've seen lots of lists that identify the characteristics of good teachers. They're great reminders of what we should aspire to be as teachers. I haven't seen many corresponding lists that identify the characteristics of good learners. I decided to put...

February 27, 2014
Four Student Misconceptions about Learning

By Maryellen Weimer, PhD

"Efficient and effective learning starts with a proper mindset," Stephen Chew writes in his short, readable, and very useful chapter, "Helping Students to Get the Most Out of Studying." Chew continues, pointing out what most of us know firsthand, students harbor...

February 25, 2014
10 Assessment Design Tips for Increasing Online Student Retention, Satisfaction, and Learning

How much time do we put into the design of the assessment plans in our online courses? Is most of that time focused upon summative graded assignments that factor into the course grade? Or, do they also include...

January 23, 2014
January 17, 2014