Online alternatives to cancelling class

Posted on: September 5, 2019 | By: Scott Hildebrand | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, News, Online Instruction, Teaching & Learning
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When the unexpected occurs and you can’t make it to campus, cancelling class is not your only option. Consider using online alternatives instead.

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Elon faculty share methods to deter academic dishonesty

Posted on: March 2, 2016 | By: Cheri Crabb, PhD | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Tech Tips, Online Instruction, Teaching & Learning
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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

Posted on: May 6, 2015 | By: Stephanie Bedard | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Online Instruction, Teaching & Learning
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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

Posted on: April 28, 2015 | By: Stephanie Bedard | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Moodle, Online Instruction, Teaching & Learning
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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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5 tips for students taking an online course this summer

Posted on: May 22, 2014 | By: Casey Brown | Filed under: Tech Tips, Online Instruction, Teaching & Learning
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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

Posted on: May 1, 2014 | By: Mary Kate Brogan | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Online Instruction, Teaching & Learning
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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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Tips for providing online feedback in virtual courses

Posted on: May 14, 2013 | By: Sam Parker | Filed under: Moodle, Online Instruction, Teaching & Learning
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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

Posted on: April 15, 2013 | By: Casey Brown | Filed under: Online Instruction, Teaching & Learning
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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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Tips for assessing students and initiating class discussions in online courses

Posted on: April 2, 2013 | By: Sam Parker | Filed under: Online Instruction, Teaching & Learning
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Dr. Cheri Crabb with Teaching and Learning Technologies (TLT) hosted the second online course discussion group for new online faculty on Friday, March 15. 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 testing students via quizzes and exams and …

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Tips for teaching online courses

Posted on: March 5, 2013 | By: Sam Parker | Filed under: Online Instruction, Teaching & Learning
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Dr. Cheri Crabb with Teaching and Learning Technologies (TLT) hosted the first online course discussion working group for new online faculty on Friday, Feb. 22. The goal of these discussion groups is to focus on enhancing face-to-face courses for online environments. Each meeting has an emphasis, and this one concentrated on modifying syllabi. Dr. Dan Haygood, assistant …

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