Students in ED 505 have been working hard - learning all about Digital Citizenship, safe Internet use and more. They information gathered, identified related resources and presented their findings in self-created websites. I believe you will enjoy viewing their great work!
While technology resources are abundant in education, sometimes instructors do not know how to use them effectively for instruction. This past week, ED 510 students investigated this topic, chose a technology resources to learn more about and presented their findings through informative videos. Enjoy!
the exponential growth in online courses, retention, which has been suggested
as one of the greatest weaknesses of online education, is an area of great
concern. Studies show that failed retention rates for online college and
university graduates range from 20 to 50%, however the number of college
students who are participating in online courses continues to increase
dramatically despite this likelihood of non-completion.
Student persistence in online courses is related to many reasons, of these,
research suggests that both time and relationships rate high on the list. While
the instructor may not be able to combat a student’s “time” commitments, it is
possible to create positive and trusting online relationships, which begins
with student engagement.
Attend this session to learn about the three essential components for building
student engagement in online courses and thus, increasing student retention and
success. View the presentation here. View handout here.
Students in ED 510 are learning to design, create and publish digital teaching resources. This past week they received SoftChalk Cloud accounts and were asked to create and publish a lesson that could be viewed and completed online. Lesson topics ranged from dual enrollment to welding and electrical safety.