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Preparing to Teach Your First Course
Preparing to teach your first course can be intimidating. Colleges, universities, and other educational institutions have required materials such as selected textbooks, curricula, and syllabi that are necessary to begin your teaching experience.
Teaching with Technology
The use of technology is not only required in an online environment—today many teachers from brick and mortar institutions are beginning to incorporate technology into their own instruction.
Characteristics of a Motivated Instructor
According to Robert Wlodkowski’s book Enhancing Adult Motivation to Learn: A Comprehensive Guide for Teaching All Adults, there are five characteristics an instructor must exhibit to motivate students: expertise, empathy, enthusiasm, clarity, and cultural responsiveness.
Challenges of Teaching Online
Technology has been a great instigator in promoting the growth of online teaching, but with the demand for online education come complex choices that instructors must face in developing effective online courses.
Distance Learning - Is it Right for You ?
Before you consider participating in a distance learning program, it is essential for to understand the fundamental requirements needed to enhance your eLearning experience. Distance Learning - Is it Right for You? will help you determine whether distance learning is the right choice for you.
Using various types of electronic devices such as laptops, tablets, smart phones, and personal computers for long periods of time can contribute to eyestrain, also known as computer vision syndrome, which can ultimately affect your work performance and ability to concentrate.
What Is eLearning?
The term eLearning evolved from the phrase electronic learning, with the emphasis placed on “electronic.” The term eLearning describes many different media associated with delivering distance education and training, whether in academic or corporate environments.
Etiquette on the Net - Netiquette
Netiquette, commonly known as online etiquette, is a social code for network communication, which outlines behavioral expectations when communicating or collaborating with others online, via e-mail, in chat rooms, or on discussion boards.
Exercise and Learning
We have all heard how regular exercise can contribute to better health and fitness, but did you know the benefits of a good workout can also improve your mood, memory, concentration, and intellect?
Tools for Distance Learning
So you have made the decision to pursue your degree online. Before you get started, there are a number of tools you should become familiar with to help you in your journey through distance learning.
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