Online Testing: Ensure Comprehension & Mitigate Cheating with “Show Work”

In online testing, asking students to support their answers can give insight into their thought processes. Not only can you provide partial credit should you choose based on their supportive comments, but it might also help ensure that students are completing assessments without outside help.  In a math course, ask students to input the steps … Continue reading Online Testing: Ensure Comprehension & Mitigate Cheating with “Show Work”

7 Reasons for Competency Based Learning in online courses

Competency-based learning is a natural approach for online learning and the de facto choice for many virtual institutions.  Competency-based learning, often called mastery-learning, insists on mastery of subjects.  It provides students the opportunity to learn in a more personalized way and educators with the ability to ensure standards of achievement throughout the course.  Students are … Continue reading 7 Reasons for Competency Based Learning in online courses

The TED Talk “Unstoppable Learning” will get you thinking about thinking!

Inspiring TED Talks can stick with us for weeks after listening. This particular talk, “Unstoppable Learning,” did exactly that for us. While it focuses on learning during infancy and childhood, we all can relate to the truth that those years are some of the most crucial and informative for our education. You know the phrase … Continue reading The TED Talk “Unstoppable Learning” will get you thinking about thinking!