Education Anywhere: Distance and K-12 Education for Innovation in Research and TeachingSuccessful Online Teaching<div><p>There are many strategies for being an effective online instructor. In this article, several topics are introduced, including: Learn to Adapt to Technology, You will Facilitate and Teach, Even a SME Needs Research, A Virtual Presence is Mandatory, Other Skills that are Necessary, and Create a Learning Environment.</p> <p>How do you meet these areas in…</p></div>Rick HolbeckFri, 21 Nov 2014 14:06:40 -0700 the Volume Constant<div><p>Implementation of the Common Core State Standards is believed by many to raise the academic bar for students. Some may even see it as the source of all necessary improvement in schools.  So, will simply increasing the volume of information required to be learned actually increase student success?</p> <p>The issue at hand is that merely increasing the…</p></div>Timothy GehleSat, 01 Jun 2013 06:43:26 -0700 Thinking and Entitlement<div><p>These days, it is often lamented among secondary educators that students lack critical thinking skills. That sentiment is echoed by college professors at all levels from lower division undergraduate to doctoral candidacy level. It simply cannot be said clearly enough that students need and are lacking critical thinking skills.</p> <p>What is at the root…</p></div>Timothy GehleMon, 13 May 2013 16:40:26 -0700 Readiness<div><p>A common buzzword in the modern era is <em>college readiness</em>. Hyslop and Tucker (2012) , for example, studied why students in California are not passing college placement exams and are being tracked into remedial courses. Students in their study have passed the high school completion exams and yet are being declared to be unready for college. </p> <p>The…</p></div>Timothy GehleMon, 06 May 2013 12:22:55 -0700 Schools Is Easy – Just Add Time, Right?<div><p>Somewhere in every discussion of K-12 school improvement someone reaches the conclusion that adding more days to the school year and more hours to the school day will fix the problem of lagging test scores and national disgrace on the international achievement testing front. After all, if students are in school longer, teachers can teach more and…</p></div>Timothy GehleMon, 29 Apr 2013 15:17:02 -0700 Identical Learning a Reasonable Goal?<div><p><span"font-family: 'Tahoma','sans-serif'; color: #555555; font-size: 9pt;">Prior to the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act (2002), many schools used a tracked model that directed students into courses appropriate for their intellectual development and long-term goals. The mission of schools using this model was simply to assure that all of the enrolled students could learn to the best of their abilities. This was often…</span></p></div>Timothy GehleTue, 23 Apr 2013 04:08:00 -0700 X and Theory Y: What Works Online?<div><p>With the pace of life accelerating and the nearly instantaneous availability of information, ideas presented last year may seem outdated. However, McGregor's (1960) notions of Theory X and Theory Y are still widely accepted as seminal in the world of management and leadership. Even in the context of online education, these theories serve as…</p></div>Timothy GehleTue, 16 Apr 2013 15:19:59 -0700 Education through Mutual Respect<div><p>The modern rhetoric of lawmakers has focused on a perceived need for improved education since the 1983 report, <em>A Nation at Risk</em>.  Since then, efforts have focused almost exclusively on adapting teaching methods to meet the needs of diverse students. Is this really the right focus?</p> <p>To say that educational methods have not changed much over that…</p></div>Timothy GehleSat, 30 Mar 2013 07:20:16 -0700 Math in the Online Environment<div><p>Teaching mathematics in a face-to-face classroom can be challenging. Consider the sheer volume of material to be taught, the pressure to have all students pass high-stakes tests, and the classroom management and discipline. While a passionate teacher can make any subject interesting and can keep most students engaged, it is certainly not an easy…</p></div>Timothy GehleSun, 10 Mar 2013 07:32:39 -0700 Education Pendulum - Part 2<div><p>Professional educators commonly recognize and lament the cyclical nature of education. It seems that ideas are often recycled without any modification save changing the name by which the technique or idea is identified. More importantly, these ideas often vacillate from one extreme to the other. This is what is commonly called the <em>education…</em></p></div>Timothy GehleSun, 03 Mar 2013 07:55:52 -0700