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Five Steps to Improving Online Group Work Assignments
May 5, 2015 – 12:37 pm | Comments Off on Five Steps to Improving Online Group Work Assignments

Online Group Projects — Yikes! You can hear the moans and groans of students echoing through your computer monitors as you start the first week of your online course. The reasons for requiring a group …

You’re Asking the Wrong Question
April 7, 2015 – 9:05 am | Comments Off on You’re Asking the Wrong Question

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 of questions meant to prompt discussions in online course rooms, and …

Online Student Retention Requires a Collaborative Approach
March 24, 2015 – 8:01 am | Comments Off on Online Student Retention Requires a Collaborative Approach

Institutions of higher education are increasingly using online courses and fully-online programs as tools to increase enrollment. There are many issues surrounding the subject of online education as an enrollment strategy. For instance, attrition rates …

App Review: Voice Record Pro
January 29, 2015 – 10:48 am | Comments Off on App Review: Voice Record Pro

The average person probably remembers more of what they see than what they hear. For example, you’re likely to readily remember a person’s face more easily than you would his name. However, according to molecular …

Why Students Don’t Attend Office Hours
January 22, 2015 – 11:43 am | Comments Off on Why Students Don’t Attend Office Hours

By Maryellen Weimer, PhD
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 …