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June 10, 2018
“Are students getting it? How do I know?” Instructors answer these questions through a variety of assessments, from small, informal methods such as asking students if they have questions, to formal,...
June 8, 2018
Talk with almost any faculty member and they will tell you that many (sometimes it’s most) of their students are unprepared for college. They lack basic skills in reading, writing, and computation...
June 8, 2018
Research shows that checking for understanding is perhaps one of the most important components of a teaching sequence. Most teachers provide instruction on a topic and follow up with some questions....
June 8, 2018
One of the arguments that we have made as part of our LMS Market Analysis service is that if you look beyond market share numbers, there has been a tectonic shift in the academic LMS market that...
June 7, 2018
“Your students are failing because you are failing them.” These words can cut to the core of any professional educator who strives for excellence in teaching and learning. However, hidden within that...
June 7, 2018
The Province is providing BCcampus with $250,000 for the creation, modification, distribution, and evaluation of textbooks for the British Columbia adult graduation diploma (or adult dogwood diploma...
June 7, 2018
Last week I had the good fortune to co-keynote the Northeast Regional OER Summit at UMass Amherst. My counterpart keynoter was Don Kilburn, the current CEO of UMassOnline and former CEO of Pearson...
June 5, 2018
Recently I had reason to revisit Paul Pintrich’s meta-analysis on motivation. It’s still the piece I most often see referenced when it comes to what’s known about student motivation. Subsequent...
June 5, 2018
Glynda Rees, Rob Kruger, and Janet Morrison recently learned that their open textbook on Health Case Studies was the 4th most popular book in BCcampus’ Open Textbook collection with 270,000 visits...
June 5, 2018
Student engagement has become a focus of higher education—online education in particular—over the past few years. The wide range of interactive methods now available on the web provides instructors...

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