Instructor advice on motivating students

Having trouble motivating your students to stay active and engaged in class? We understand that some days, it can be a struggle. Current and former instructors here at Hawkes Learning have provided advice on how to keep students motivated. Check it out below, then let us know what advice YOU have! In-class Consider announcing a … Continue reading Instructor advice on motivating students

Online students can take advantage of their support services with these 4 tips

Not being on campus can make some things extra difficult for students. If you're an online student who's not sure how to get the answers to questions about admissions, future courses, and other necessary items, take a look at Bradley Fuster's tips on using your support services! In his U.S. News article, Fuster points out … Continue reading Online students can take advantage of their support services with these 4 tips

3 Obstacles Adult Learners Can Overcome with Online Education

We can weigh pros and cons of online education all day, but Darwin Green shows us some advantages of online learning—specifically for adults "3 Challenges Online Education Helps Adult Learners Overcome." What are the top three advantages he lists? Online learning... provides more flexibility in your schedule removes the stigma of adult learners being older … Continue reading 3 Obstacles Adult Learners Can Overcome with Online Education

What do all great online instructors do?

We know that running an online class has several challenges not always faced by those that meet in a physical classroom on campus. Barbara A. Popp, the director of curriculum, instruction, and professional development for New Jersey's Manville School District, lists out the top practices for online instructors to help guide the way. Among her … Continue reading What do all great online instructors do?

Study Shows Students who Attend Face-to-Face Classes Do Better than Online Students

[Originally published at the Center for Digital Education] A recent study conducted by researchers at the University of California at Davis suggests students who attend face-to-face classes outperform students who take classes online. The sample was taken from the 2008-09 through 2011-12 academic years and included about 440,000 students in the published study (Hughes). The … Continue reading Study Shows Students who Attend Face-to-Face Classes Do Better than Online Students