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There is one commonality that all online instructors will face, and that is student diversity. Since the majority of online instructional programs are available to students nationwide, and in some cases globally, your classroom will likely contain a range of age groups and cultures.
How Rubrics Help Assess Learning
In academia, a rubric is a scoring tool that identifies criteria related to a particular assignment or learning objective. It is what both teachers and students use to ascertain the requirements for meeting a particular grade expectation.
Self-Assessments for Teachers
In an academic environment, assessments are used to measure students’ learning success; however, assessments are also used to measure the quality of teacher knowledge.
College Guides - 2014 USA Best Book Awards
The 2014 USA Best Book Awards honored Distance Learning: Is it Right for You? with a Best Book Award for the College Guides category.
Classroom Assessment Techniques (CAT)
Student assessments help distinguish whether students understand learning objectives assigned for a particular course. Teachers can then subsequently use the results of the assessments to reevaluate their teaching strategies to improve teaching.
Today, it is a common practice for educational institutions to promote the use of learning and teaching measurements; as a matter of fact, it has become a requirement in most schools. Many methods are used to measure the success of student learning.
The Generation Z Student
It is safe to say that gen Z members will have more than one “life” identity. This includes their normal, human identities; their social media identities; their virtual gaming identities; and in some instances, their avatar identities.
Generation Y - Adult Learning
Gen Y’s technology savvy creates a portal to new ways of gaining knowledge and communicating with individuals from around the world, thus producing an ethnically diverse virtual environment.
Understanding the Generation X Student
Generation X, commonly referred to as Gen-X, the Pacman Generation, Millennials, or the post-baby boomer generation, were born between 1961 and 1981. Generation X is smaller in population than the baby boomer generation but is considered to be better educated and more ethnically diverse.
Understanding the Baby Boomer Student
Baby boomers were born between 1946 and 1964 and adopted their name because more babies were born in the year 1946 than ever before. This was a result of couples postponing marriage and childbirth during the Great Depression and World War II.
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