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

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

Helping math learners succeed online with Dr. Paul Nolting

Dr. Paul Nolting, author of Winning at Math,  is an expert in math learning strategies and diagnosing learning deficiencies.  His lifelong passion has been helping mathematics students become stronger learners and working with faculty to incorporate the teaching of study skills in the math classroom.  As the shift to complete online delivery of courses occurs, … Continue reading Helping math learners succeed online with Dr. Paul Nolting

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