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Monthly Archives: June 2013

5 Things Cave People Want You to Know about E-Learning

Posted on Thursday June 27, 2013

Who can forget the poor cavemen struggling for recognition of their intelligence in the Geico commercials? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5JV0Fs_GE8 When I have taught courses in art history (prehistoric through the proto-Renaissance), Classical literature, and related humanities subjects, the attitude among students that people in the past were somehow less intelligent than modern humans has always baffled me. [...]

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Getting Students Excited About an Online Education

Posted on Monday June 24, 2013

Students are enrolling in online classes in droves — in 2011 more than 30 percent, or six million U.S. students, took at least one online course. Higher education is adapting by steadily increasing online programs and funding to meet student demand. Yet there is still a lot of skepticism towards online education in academic and [...]

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Educators: How to Be the Effective Communicator You Think You Are

Posted on Thursday June 20, 2013

Often, there is something of a disconnect between well-intentioned educators and their students’ perceptions. Adult learners do not seem to express quite as high a level of confidence in the caring of their professors and other educators. This paradox seems, at least partially, the result of the way many educators communicate—or perhaps, miscommunicate. Before my [...]

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Ten Years of Online Education: The Bumpy Road to Better Days

Posted on Monday June 17, 2013

Over the past decade the world has experienced a massive shift in the way we consume information. The advent of online education has proven access to quality education is now possible for anyone with an internet connection. While the future of online education is indeed bright, the road to get there hasn’t always been smooth. [...]

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How to Overcome Being a Negative Online Student Stereotype

Posted on Thursday June 13, 2013

Few people would make the choice to set themselves up for failure or to embarrass themselves in a public venue. This is especially true in an academic context, such as an online college class. However, students exhibiting behavior that is detrimental to their individual success and often, to that of the class as a whole, [...]

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Find the “Grit” to Succeed as an Online Student

Posted on Thursday June 6, 2013

Most people are aware of the importance of being academically prepared for college and the workplace. Students have it drilled into their heads, especially in high school, that they’ll need writing, math, and other such skills to succeed in postsecondary education and their future careers. Students are assessed specifically for these academic skills upon admission [...]

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Memoir Monday: Software vs. Student

Posted on Monday June 3, 2013

Josephine Nieto is a current student at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, which is located in Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN. She is majoring in Computer Information Systems (CIS) major and pursuing a mathematics minor. The Beginning It was January 7, 2013, the first day of a new semester. Going into new classes not knowing what to do or [...]

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