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Understanding Learning Styles
As an online instructor, you are faced with the challenge of providing education to students who may come from a variety of age groups and cultures. Selecting the best teaching techniques to employ in such an environment demands an understanding of how individuals learn.
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.
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 Generation Z Student
It is safe to say that Generation Z Students 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 identity used in virtual worlds.
Using Facebook Groups to Collaborate
Countless universities have already produced a university network page to share campus events, highlights, and photos of those events. The group feature allows university educators to create a private group as a companion tool for their course.
What Is Your Intelligence Strength?
Throughout your experience as an instructor, you will always have some students who excel in a particular subject with minimal effort while others seem to struggle no matter how hard they try. In 1983, Dr. Howard Gardner of Harvard University identified different intelligences.
Why is Social Media so Alluring?
Social media offers many valuable capabilities beyond sharing a great selfie. It is a newly evolved form of socialization, and what once appeared to be a fad, is only gaining momentum.
Women and Social Media
Women have the desire to learn and grow, so much so that the number of female college students in the United States exceeds the number of male students.
Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement ?
At some point during your academic journey, you will realize the time has arrived to begin hunting for that teaching position you have always desired.
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