10 tips from a mom of an online college student who also teaches distance learning courses

By Robin Hendrix, Hawkes Curriculum Specialist As a mom of an online college student and someone who also teaches distance learning courses, here are 10 tips based on what I have learned over the years. I hope some of these can help you with your online courses. Record audio or video to accompany notes that … Continue reading 10 tips from a mom of an online college student who also teaches distance learning courses

Respondus LockDown Browser: At Home Testing

Overview of Respondus LockDown Browser Respondus LockDown Browser® is a custom browser that secures WebTest and WebTest Review within Hawkes. When you use Respondus LockDown Browser (RLB), you will be unable to capture screenshots, print, copy, screenshot, go to another URL, or access other applications. Once a WebTest or WebTest Review is opened within the … Continue reading Respondus LockDown Browser: At Home Testing

Advice from 4 Online Educators for Hosting a Successful Course

We know that change can be hard, and a lot of educators are facing the sudden challenge of transitioning face-to-face classes into an online format in the middle of the semester. Our goal is to provide resources to help during this challenging time, so we’ve called in the experts.  We asked instructors who have taught … Continue reading Advice from 4 Online Educators for Hosting a Successful Course

6 Ways to Get Students Engaged in a Distance Learning Course

How do you get and keep students engaged in an online course?  This is a critically important question.  Personal connection – that’s our answer.  Promoting social interaction, staying in constant communication, and building collaboration into in an online learning environment is vital to student engagement.   We are by nature very social creatures.  Interaction and the … Continue reading 6 Ways to Get Students Engaged in a Distance Learning Course

5 Free Projects to Promote Mathematical Literacy

Real-world projects from the NEW Pathways to College Mathematics promote active learning and application of essential mathematics.  Stimulate classroom discussion by using these free samples as group projects! Download FREE sample projects. Sample Chapter Projects: 1. Algebraic Pathways: Patterns, Patterns Everywhere! Demonstrate the use of mathematical expressions to represent patterns. 2. Algebraic Pathways: What’s Your Car Worth? Demonstrate the … Continue reading 5 Free Projects to Promote Mathematical Literacy