Winner of Best Colleges Online’s 2012 Online College Professor of the Year contest LeAnne Prenovost will be blogging for Edventure Calling throughout the school year on issues that new online students face. The Internet has provided the world a vehicle and means to obtain a college degree online, but it can also provide challenges for [...]
One of the most sought after skills by employers is the ability to communicate well, especially virtually and in writing. For example, Quintessential Careers’ experts, Dr. Randall S. Hansen and Dr. Katharine Hansen, stated that the top skill sought by employers is “by far …the ability to listen, write, and speak effectively” (2013). The reasons [...]
Comparing the performance of students in various countries often feels like the proverbial search for a needle in a haystack. Mostly what we end up with is some bumps, bruises, and a lot of agitation. Those competing in the search for accurate information make contradictory claims of success or failure. Usually the politicians are on [...]
Recently, the Education Committee of the States (ECS) released a study linking student performance with faculty expectations (December 2012). As the ECS report states: “It is human nature to form instant impressions, perceptions, and expectations of those with whom we come into contact. At the beginning of each school year, teachers must quickly gauge academic [...]
The need for students to take ownership of their learning has become a frequent mantra for educators looking to find ways to meet student needs. How, exactly, this may be accomplished is not so easy to define. As a way to share with other educators how her high school has succeeded in increasing student ownership [...]
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There’s an old expression that says, “art imitates life.” Nowhere is this more true than in literature. In fact, the development of the field closely parallels the growth of civilization from prehistoric cultures that may have painted and chiseled markings on cave walls to tell the stories of their lives, to ancient civilizations who praised [...]
Earlier this week, I shared documentation that from whatever context faculty are studied, they tend to provide the same rationale for wanting to work in education: They are passionate about their profession, and they want to see their students succeed (“Educators Offer Consistent Reasons for Working in Higher Ed,” 16 January, 2013). A new book, [...]
While there is no single solution to improving student achievement, there are some tried, true, and tested methods that have proven to be very effective in raising student achievement.
Fairly often when I tell people I work in education, I am asked: “Why would anyone want to be a teacher?” The responses to this question are consistent within the most hostile socio-political context, over time, and even delivery modality. Here are three examples. In Bad Times The recent election season and concerns about the [...]