Education Anywhere: Distance and K-12 Education
Archives for August 2012 « Recent Articles
Some interpret rigor to mean quantity: the longer the papers, the more rigorous the course. Is this really the right definition of academic rigor?
I had the privilege of conducting a focus group with approximately seven learners at a doctoral residency last summer. I simply joined their table over lunch and starting asking questions. As a curriculum developer, I wanted to hear their perceptions of both the curriculum used in their programs and their individual progress. Their perceptions of these things were significantly different than those of the department chairs with whom I interact on a regular basis. While the chairs noted…
Classroom management is a unique challenge indistance education. Modern technology can mitigate some issues, but learners are still learners- even in distance education.
If you're like me, you're shaking your head in disbelief simply from reading the title of this column. Of course, if you're really like me, you'll keep reading out of pure curiosity.
After moving to the Southwest to chair the Math department at an online K-12 school and to thaw out from far too many winters in the climactic deep freeze, I was quickly lulled into the fantasy that online education solves all classroom management issues known to the teaching profession. This fragile fantasy that…
About this channel
- 27,963 views
- 25 articles
- 1 follower
This channel explores current issues in the sphere of distance education/ technology-assisted learning, accentuates student successes, and promotes conversation by suggesting educational applications of current technologies; addressing controversial topics; or taking a satirical view of scholars, scholarship, and scholarly issues.