Category Archives: Summer Online

The Online Syllabus: A Roadmap to Success

A well designed online syllabus explains how the class will unfold, faculty expectations, student responsibilities, office hours, assignments, projects, assessments, rubrics, grading criteria, and technology tools-- as well as incorporates important links, examples, and contact information.  This post serves as the roadmap for your course guiding the student to success.  Here are some tips for creating ...

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Elon faculty share methods to deter academic dishonesty

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These best practices for online and blended course design were compiled from the Summer College @Elon faculty data and personal interviews from 2006-2015. The consensus among Elon faculty parallels the literature in the field. Academic dishonesty At some point in our teaching careers, we’ve all asked ourselves, how can we uphold the integrity of our online/blended ...

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Creating captivating online lectures with screencasts

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During Elon’s summer terms, students have the opportunity to take a variety of online courses. A key difference between these online courses and their in-class counterparts is the lack of face-to-face communication between professors and students. Screencasts, or recorded video lectures, propose a solution to this challenge while adding visual and audio dynamics to the ...

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6 tips for teaching online during Elon’s summer terms

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How do you engage students without seeing them face-to-face? How does the time commitment of teaching an online course compare to teaching an in-class course? How should I communicate with my students? These questions are among the several Elon faculty members might have as they navigate the challenges of designing and teaching online courses for ...

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Prepare your device for online courses

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Taking an online course during the summer is quite different from your normal run-of-the-mill classroom courses of fall and spring. Even though the first summer session of classes is well underway at Elon, the second summer session of courses is right around the corner. Here are some tips to help students beginning summer classes succeed ...

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5 tips for students taking an online course this summer

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Are you taking an online course this summer? If this is your first time taking a college-level online course, you may not know what to expect. There are some obvious and some not-so-obvious ways it differs from your traditional face-to-face class. To help with the transition, Elon students and alumni offer their advice on how ...

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Common questions about teaching online at Elon

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As Elon continues to grow, the university's online summer course offerings expand as well. For professors who are new to online teaching, teaching an online course may seem daunting, but many professors have transitioned their courses from semester-long to summer online.  Nine faculty members attended two sessions on online summer learning on March 18 and 19. These faculty ...

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Professor uses technology to move student presentations online

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Professor Scott Buechler has taught Business Communications before, but for the first time this summer, Buechler taught the class online. For one assignment, students had to do a five minute oral presentation to the CEO of a company. Buechler needed to replicate this assignment in his virtual classroom. “We had to create the same kind of ...

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Tips for providing online feedback in virtual courses

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Dr. Cheri Crabb with Teaching and Learning Technologies (TLT) hosted the third online course discussion group for new online faculty on Wednesday, May 9. These discussion groups focus on enhancing face-to-face courses for online environments, and each meeting has an emphasis on a particular topic. This meeting concentrated on ways faculty can provide online feedback to ...

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Students highlight online summer courses as opportunity to get ahead

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With the summer quickly approaching, it is hard to decide what to do to fill you summer free time. You could apply for internships, just get a summer job close to home or take summer courses. If you choose to follow the academic route, Elon’s summer courses are split into two sessions and classes are ...

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