Establishing authority is hard. And teaching is scary. Anyone who tells you otherwise is not doing you any favors.
What does it mean to be there? It may seem obvious that face-to-face instructors are “there” every time they hold class. But everyone has had professors who seemed more present, more engaged, than the norm. What behaviors make for an excellent sense of presence? And does presence matter?
Have to teach an online course that someone else built? If it’s well designed, the transition should be seamless. If it’s lousy, you’re in for a long haul.
Using test question pools can save you a lot of time. This video will walk you through finding questions in a test pool.
Would you like to add some video to your Blackboard portion of a class? IDT may be able to help you. Watch this short video to learn how to coordinate with us on these projects. Related posts: Student: How to Save a PowerPoint as a .pdf Post Video to Discussion Boards with Blackboard Mobile Using
Talking about cheating is another way to talk about learning. When students cheat, they subvert their own learning. There are many reasons they may choose that path, and working to understand those reasons will help you design a class where cheating is both difficult and unnecessary.
Whether you are a math professor who wades through handwritten solutions to weed out the arithmetical error from the failure to understand or the comp professor weighing the relative demerits of comma splices against poor organization, here are some hard-won insights that might help you in your task.
It’s uncomfortable to feel like a fraud. If misery loves company, perhaps it helps to know you are not alone. But on those days when that simple fig leaf of assurance isn’t quite enough to gird you for your class, keep these things in mind.
If you are considering using social media in your classes, here are some things you should keep in mind.