Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Students in ED 510 designed professional ePortfolios for their final course project. Enjoy viewing their submissions*.

*ePortfolios posted here do not necessarily meet all course assignment requirements

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Teaching Strategies Web Page

Want to take a really great course? Then sign up for ED 307 Teaching Strategies for the Digital Age!! What makes it so great - see student showcases below -

Partnering Pedagogies

ED 307 students turned into investigative reporters - enjoy the following investigative reports about a variety of different partnering pedagogies.

K Bates - Inquiry Based Learning
A Chandler - Community Service Learning
S Jackson - Challenge Based Learning
D Livingston - Global Collaboration
J Sims - Problem Based Learning
C Stout - Project Based Learning
A Wiggins - Team Based Learning
M Wooten - Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Engagement - the special ingredient for increasing online student retention

With 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.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Digital Teaching Resources

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.